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  1. No one is suggesting DLS for Tier 2. Results speak for themselves. Regardless of whatever weird obsession you have with trying to protect Duncanville, you're still wrong. Tier 2? No way. Tier 3? Maybe. Tier 4? Probably. They're not among the top 10 in the nation. They're just not and you have no evidence that they are. Desoto also lost to Judson... as in 1-3 Judson. As in, Desoto is the only team they've beaten. No matter what way you look at it, the top 10 national teams should absolutely destroy anyone outside of the top 150 and Duncanville just isn't doing that.
  2. Could you imagine Mission Hills from the SDS jumping on Centennial 14-0? Don’t care what the final score is, that just wouldn’t happen. That’s basically DV vs DS.
  3. I don’t care how many D-I players Duncanville is supposed to have, if coaching is questionable or if they just can’t play well as a team, then the results have to be the measure. In their second game, they played South Oak Cliff, a team that has a win over someone who had a -24 calpreps rating (negative twenty four) by only 17-0. SOC scored twice on Duncanville in the first half. A national top 10 or 15 team wins that game 56-0. Desoto was up on them 14-0. These guys do not appear to be Tier 2.
  4. I had told you that I had reservations about them being ranked so high. I think Los Al’s games with Lincoln and Buchanan showed about their level in CA, while SMCHS exposed them. Maybe high teens, low 20s in CA. In the first half, Santa Margarita couldn’t run at all. 2nd half? Holes were being blown open over and over. Adjustments were clearly in favor of the Eagles. Questions in Los Al passing game, too. I think they tried 3 straight fades into the end zone at one point, not completing one… won’t publicly go further than that. I think they’ll beat Corona Del Mar and San Clemente, but I think Edison might (if not, should) get them. Santa Margarita might be somewhere around 15 in CA. OLu will battle with them for #4 in Trinity. They were only down 14-0 at the half, but it really should have been 21 or even 28.
  5. The ratings don’t get completely updated until Tuesdays.
  6. I’ll revise my statement from “I do think Folsom would beat Los Al” to “I think Folsom would crush Los Al”, as would Centennial and Mission Viejo. Folsom-MV would be a good game. I think Centennial would take care of both by 17-21.
  7. I have doubts that Folsom could beat Centennial, but do think they could beat Los Al. Kind of a weird game against Santa Margarita. Los Al 14-0, start of 2nd half.
  8. Sorry, dude. I'll probably be heading to the Los Alamitos - Santa Margarita game and only maybe peeking in online on the DLS game.
  9. I can think of one other member that could be removed that would really improve things.
  10. Why doesn't everyone have that guy on "ignore"?
  11. Thanks. Are you suggesting that Sierra Canyon may have been sandbagging a little... maybe to get into D-II, rather than D-I? Why would they have more desire to beat Servite than Centennial? Bad blood somewhere? I don't know if the Spartan program would be in shambles, but I do agree that it needs a signature win. This season is starting to have the feels of 2004, where they had a stretch of struggles. I'd imagine the game you really want them to win is taking place on 10/8. I think I do remember DJ pimping Oscar Smith. Funny. Other than SJB, their schedule is absolutely horrible.
  12. De La Salle remains a mystery this year. Yes, they woke up to blow out St. Marys... then the Rams lose to Central Catholic. They whipped Monterey Trail... after the Mustangs were crushed by both Folsom and Los Gatos. They face a real team and lose. Reputation can only carry you so far. Cathedral Catholic will try to lull the Spartans to sleep much like they did Folsom a couple of years ago in the state game. They play very close to the vest. Yes, Centennial was able to force them out of that, but DLS's offense is not as dynamic as the Huskies. Bellarmine's wins have been so-so to decent. I still don't know what to make of Menlo-Atherton. They've been getting hype a lot over the last couple of years, but outside of upsetting the Bells a while ago, they haven't done much else. Central Catholic is rounding into shape after really struggling to hold off Merced. They are winning against some decent teams, but they're not exactly lighting up anyone. I think this should be a good game. The real benchmark for Mack will be when they play Pittsburg. I'm not entirely sure they're quite up to that level yet. Agreed on DO vs GB. Also agree on Sierra Canyon. They are a media darling, but they haven't had a really high-profile win since... Serra in the CIF 2A state game a few years ago? I definitely don't think they were better than Corona del Mar in 2019 (although Serra-CdM was a great game). But, the thing is, they probably won't drop with a big loss to Servite in either CalHi or calpreps because of how both of those systems work. They'd still be in the top 12 or so.
  13. After this game with SJB, they only have one more on their remaining schedule against anyone with a calpreps rating higher than 0. I'm not sure they understand what will be arriving tomorrow evening.
  14. NorCal top game: De La Salle vs Cathedral Catholic (listing this here because it will be played in NorCal) The Spartans are coming off of an historic defeat to the St. Francis Lancers. How will they bounce back? While St. Francis was NorCal-ranked, they were not state-ranked by CalHiSports.com. The next opponent is ranked in the state top 10, however. The Lancers used a punishing ground game and opportunistic passing attack to garner the win. Another potentially physical ground game awaits against Cathedral Catholic. DLS is in the middle of a string of high-level contests, which will continue for the next couple of weeks against St. Frances (MD) and Folsom. The Dons of Cathedral Catholic know a bit about bouncing back from a defeat as they were soundly beaten by Corona Centennial a few weeks ago. They responded with blowout wins over a state-ranked Chaminade and Helix. Hoping that lightning with strike twice, Cathedral Catholic will use a triple-option offense to try to control the ball and the line of scrimmage much like how St. Francis did. For the first time in ages, the Dons will come in as a higher-ranked California DLS opponent not named Mater Dei or St. John Bosco. A win here and they are in the driver's seat for a CIF D-IAA regional bowl berth. Other interesting games: Bellarmine vs Central Catholic... With St. Francis' win over DLS, Bellarmine is now in the conversation for a potential CIF Open Division bid if they were to win out as they get their shot at the Lancers on 10/22. Central Catholic is 3-0, having defeated three capable opponents. Teams played in the Spring where the Raiders overcame a 21-point deficit to win 28-21. McClymonds vs Marin Catholic... McClymonds will demonstrate over the next three weeks whether they are a mere curiosity or if their CalHiSports and NorCalPreps rankings (40 and 10, respectively) are justified. Marin Catholic is undefeated so far (just like the Warriors), but has lost the last two meetings with McClymonds (2019 & 2018). Del Oro vs Granite Bay... Always tough Golden Eagles of Del Oro have started 4-0 start, having picked up a nice win over Concord Clayton Valley a couple weeks ago. 3-1 Granite Bay looks to spoil Del Oro's bid to be a main contender to Folsom in the Sierra Foothill League SoCal top game: Servite vs Sierra Canyon The Friars have looked explosive in three impressive wins so far and look to add another state-ranked opponent to that list. They have thus far yielded only 28 points in 3 games, including only 7 against powerful Mission Viejo. Servite was very opportunistic last week, taking advantage of several Bishop Amat gaffes on special teams. The Friars have a balanced offensive attack out of their spread formation to go along with their stingy defense. We're going to have to wait for the much-anticipated games against Mater Dei and St. John Bosco as they aren't until weeks 9 and 10 of the regular season, respectively. Sierra Canyon sits at 2-1, having had two weeks to get over their 19-point loss to Corona Centennial. Although the two teams they've defeated are not chopped liver, JSerra and Oaks Christian do sit at a combined 1-6, having taken on tough competition themselves. While the Trailblazer's efforts to schedule great competition has been rewarded with a top 10 state ranking by CalHiSports, it may be time to demonstrate whether or not they actually belong in that placement. Their tough schedule continues after this week with games against Mission Viejo and Saguaro out of Arizona later in the year. Other interesting games: St. John Bosco vs Smith (VA)... The Braves continue their tour of state #1 teams (according to calpreps.com) by traveling across the country to take on the Tigers in Chesapeake. Smith has only allowed 3 points in their 2-0 start, but their competition so far has been... ordinary, with neither team rated in the top 2500 according to calpreps.com. Los Alamitos vs Santa Margarita... The 4-0 Griffins survived a close battle with Clovis Buchanan last week, 34-31. The 3-1 Eagles are coming off of a win against Nolan Catholic out of Texas, 31-13, with their only loss coming to state top 10 Norco. Carlsbad vs Mission Hills... Carlsbad is ranked #2 in the SDS by CalHiSports and will have to beat #4 Mission Hills in order to stay there, since #3 Lincoln already has a win over them. Mission Hills fights to remain in CalHiSports' state top 25 this week in a game that may decide the Avocado League title.
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