San Gabriel (9-4) at Monrovia (10-3)
Saturday December 10
Kick off 7:30 PM (Plan for 7:00 PM)
Common Opponent: 9/23/11: San Dimas 31 Monrovia 14
9/16/11: San Dimas 59 San Gabriel 6, 12/3/11: San Gabriel 29 San Dimas 28
You could see it coming. San Dimas kept missing opportunities early and San Gabriel kept hanging around. San Dimas fails to score at the end of the first half and San Gabriel scores on its first drive of the third quarter. A couple of missed two point attempts by San Dimas and boom! The Matadors pull off the upset.
You give the Mats and open door and they’re going to walk through it. Andy Guerrero, Alex “Crispy” Villalobos, Steven Garcia, etc will take advantage of opportunities.
The difference in this game is Monrovia won’t leave an open door. Monrovia won’t miss an opportunity. If Monrovia gets you down they will also knock you out.
Blake Heyworth has a multitude of weapons at his disposal and right now he’s using all of them. The passing attack has never looked better. Marquis Bias is running the ball better than he has all year. The Cats have other guys toting the rock as well but Bias leads the ground game. And of course there’s De’Shawn Ramirez.
Defensively Brett Walsh is the center piece of a unit that not only hits hard but forces turnovers as well. San Gabriel will have trouble going outside because the Cats are too quick with guys like Anthony Craft and Luke Williams. Rushing between the tackles will be difficult because that’s where Ellis McCarthy hangs out.
Covina has as much talent as anybody. The Colts had a solid quarterback and running back, great receivers and a stout defense. Monrovia dispatched them by two touchdowns leading 34-14 at one point in the third quarter.
San Gabriel has had a great run. It brought back memories of 2003. But in ’03 the Mats ran into a better team in South Hills in the Final. The same thing is going to happen here.
Monrovia is too fast, too big, just simply too good. M-Town goes back to back.
Monrovia 42 San Gabriel 10