by Andy Villanueva
All games begin at 7:30 pm unless indicated
Saturday December 6
Los Altos (8-5, Hacienda #3 ) vs Colony (11-2, Mt. Baldy #1) at Cerritos College
Raise your hand if you thought Los Altos would be one step from glory. Throughout the season the focus has been on the defense. The fact that they have allowed South Hills and Bonita just 10 and 13 points respectively during the playoffs shows that the Conquerors can stymie any team. In two games against Monrovia, Los Altos outscored the Wildcats 70-62.
Tyler Nevens has emerged into a solid running back especially in the playoffs with 778 yards and seven touchdowns. Lorenzo Silva is managing the game at quarterback. On the defensive side of the ball, look for Tevita Sina to continue his ballhawking ability. Sina has 23.5 tackles for losses this season and anchors the defense along side Carlos Mejia and David Tolmachoff.
Colony managed to stave off La Canada, Glendora and Charter Oak on its way to the finals. Although many predicted they would be in this spot, the Titans needed to withstand the loss of Josh Thompson in the Don Lugo game. He returned last week to help Colony advance to the title game.
High-powered offensive attack will take centerstage for the Titans with Thompson slinging the ball to his receivers. Thompson finished the season with 1989 passing yards and 14 touchdowns. He also had four receivers over 30 receptions for the season. Zachary Fields led the team with 809 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Most will be impressed in Khalil Dorsey when watching him play defense. The Titan cornerback has 11 interceptions on the season. Mix in the fact that Daniel Porraz and Tyler Brisco have combined for 16 sacks on the season and this has the makings of a defensive battle between the two teams.
Colony 21 Los Altos 17