Posted by Fan, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, on Dec 16, 2006 at 7:22 pm
Paly lost - 42-28...but played well. An early fumble and great comeback in the 4th quarter, 2 touchdowns, but ran out of time to keep the momentum going. They looked terrific though and should be very proud of themselves playing against a private school that recruits players!
Posted by Fan, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, on Dec 17, 2006 at 3:39 pm
Not a "slam" - just the truth. If you've ever played against a private school who recruits, you'd know that it's a whole different league, an advantage if you will. To lose by only two touchdowns is a huge accomplishment.
Posted by John, a resident of the Fairmeadow neighborhood, on Dec 17, 2006 at 4:26 pm
I went to the games, and ahppened to sit next to a local SoCal high school football coach. He was very knowlegable and friendly. Two main points I garned from him:
1. Orange Lutheran, not Oak Chrisitian is considered, by the coaching community, to be the best team in SoCal.
2. Recruiting goes on everywhere in SoCal, including the public schools. In the public schools, boundries are not a big issue, since any kid can go where he wants to go, but if it is beyond his normal school boundry, there must be space for him. The big football programs always make the space.