Thursday, November 17, 2011

San Diego Prep Football Games To Watch (Playoff Edition)

1-win teams in the playoffs?
You kidding me?

Game of the Week

Division III:
#9 Lincoln Hornets (1-8-1) at #8 Ramona Bulldogs (1-9)

Last Meeting: Nov. 26, 2010 D-III Quarterfinals
Lincoln 41, Ramona 28

Last Saturday's announcement of this year’s section playoff pairings were followed by many complaints from football fans around the county. For obvious reasons, the focus of those complaints were the teams featured in this match-up. I’m sure the majority would agree that a team with only 1 win should not have a shot at a championship but I personally don’t have a problem with it. If a 1 win team just so happens to finish in the top 12 of a weak division then why not give them an opportunity to redeem their season? Let’s say the winner of this game ends up defying the odds and winning the D-III title, would their 1 win regular season make them any less of a championship team? The winner here will have a date with #1 seed Cathedral in next week’s Quarterfinals so I doubt we'll be finding out any time soon. But despite the team records and all the controversy this should be an epic battle between two teams itching to take advantage of a rare opportunity.

Key Players

Lincoln Junior QB
Tajon Mondy 5'11 175lbs

Ramona Senior OT
Kwayde Miller 6'3 290lbs

My Pick - Lincoln

Division IV:
#9 Mission Bay Buccaneers (5-4-1)
at #8 Coronado Islanders (7-3)

Last Meeting: Nov. 27, 2009 D-IV Quarterfinals
Mission Bay 56, Coronado 17

The winner of this match-up will be rewarded with a trip to Spring Valley to take on #1 seed Mount Miguel.

Key Players

Mission Bay Senior QB
Nate Long 6'0 190lbs

Coronado Senior QB
Austin Denson 6'0" 185lbs

My Pick - Mission Bay

Division I:
#12 Grossmont Foothillers (5-4-1)
at #5 Mira Mesa Marauders (5-4-1)

Last Meeting: Nov. 26, 2010 D-I Quarterfinals
Mira Mesa 24, Grossmont 17

San Pasqual will have an extra week to prepare for the winner of this battle of Blue & Golds.

Key Players

Grossmont Senior RB
Lawrence Walker 5'9 200lbs

Mira Mesa Senior QB
Dominic Richardson 6'1" 170lbs

My Pick - Mira Mesa

Division V:
#12 La Jolla Country Day Torreys (6-4) 
at #5 San Pasqual Academy Dragons (6-2-1)

Last Meeting: Oct. 7, 2005
La Jolla Country Day 24, San Pasqual Academy 15

The Dragons host their first playoff game on the new “Field of Hope”. Bishop's will host the winner.

Key Players

La Jolla Country Day Senior TE/LB
Nick Schlossberg 6'2 210lbs

San Pasqual Academy Senior TE/LB
Travonne Trahan 6'1" 170lbs

My Pick - San Pasqual Academy

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