San Dimas Knocked out in Rematch

Yards were hard to come by for Nico Buccola and the Saints.

By Tim Peterson

(San Dimas) – Kaiser’s defense carried the night and the offense did its part to beat San Dimas 28-6 Friday night in the second round of the CIF Division 8 playoffs.

For Kaiser it was deja vu all over again. Last year the Cats beat the Saints 35-34 when they made a stop at the goal line on a two point conversion. This year there was no goal line stand needed as Kaiser dominated from the outset.

San Dimas had a chance to take the early lead  but fumbled the ball at the one-yard line in its opening drive of the game.

Kaiser punted the ball away on its first two possessions in a scoreless first quarter but on its third drive the Cats broke through. They pieced together a 10-play, 62 yard drive to go up 7-0. Christian Hunter capped the march with a five-yard run with 7:48 left in the first half.

San Dimas again punted the ball away and Kaiser quickly took advantage. The Cats needed just two plays to get in the end zone. Trey Tribble  hit Lucas Mandujano for a 37-yard pass down to the two-yard line. On the next play Tribble connected with Isaiah Rush for a ten-yard score with 33 seconds left in the half. The Cats took the 14-0 lead into the break.

Kaiser again punted the ball away on its first two possession of the third quarter but the Saints offense continued to sputter. They punted on their first series and were stopped on fourth down on the Kaiser 27 on their second possession.

The third quarter ended as it had begun with Kaiser up 14-0. The Cats then chewed up the clock with a 14-play, 73 yard drive to start the fourth quarter mainly on the legs of Hunter. Hunter capped it off with a 14-yard touchdown run with 8:37 left to make it 21-0.

San Dimas, now with its backs to the wall, still could manage only one first down. The Saints were halted again on fourth down at the Kaiser 48. The Cats iced it on the next series marching 52 yards and burning nearly eight minutes off the clock. Adam Munoz went the final three yards with 1:01 left for the 28-0 margin.

Then San Dimas, desperately trying to avoid the shutout, used a hurry up offense to move down the field. Aided by a pass interference penalty the Saints drove down to the Kaiser 11. As the clock hit zeroes, Dylan O’leary scrambled out of the pocket and into the endzone for an 11-yard score. There was no point after attempt since time had run out.

Hunter was the workhorse for the Cats, carrying the ball 31 times for 181 yards and two touchdowns. Tribble ran for 97 yards on 22 carries and completed 4 of 7 passes for 88 yards and a score.

San Dimas, which normally has a devastating ground attack managed just 112 yards rushing on the night. The Saints had less than 200 total yards. The Saints finished the season 9-3 overall and 4-1 (second place) in the Valle Vista League.

Kaiser (11-1) moves on the semis after beating San Dimas for the second straight year in the playoffs. The Cats will face Santa Ana next Friday night.

9 Comments to "San Dimas Knocked out in Rematch"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 12, 2018 - 9:35 pm | Permalink

    @ qbsneak
    Again you ignore the question. your team is????????

  2. QB Sneak's Gravatar QB Sneak
    November 12, 2018 - 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Anonymous ! Lol excuses. You have all these local schools down the street from you. Charter Oaks, Damien why not schedule those schools? I’m not a big fan of SD or your HC as you can tell. All the BS that goes on with that program. As long as Holman is there, you guys will never win a championship!!

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 12, 2018 - 5:19 pm | Permalink

    You keep saying come watch your team play cause they’re still in the playoffs, yet you don’t tell us which team that is. Is it because you haven’t chosen a team yet?
    As for scheduling up, some times you schedule up and divisions change and now you have scheduled down.
    Case in point Bonita went from D8 to a double digit division this year. Those that scheduled them as a step up to play a D8 school now have a step down. Doesn’t matter what division they are in, you still play them.

  4. Coach O's Gravatar Coach O
    November 12, 2018 - 6:06 am | Permalink

    As a proud supporter of SD athletics I want to say Thank You to all coaches and players of the program. Your hard work and efforts have made for an exciting season. Going to miss the Friday night lights but the memories will last a lifetime.

  5. QB Sneak's Gravatar QB Sneak
    November 11, 2018 - 11:33 pm | Permalink

    San Dimas Fanatic!
    Welcome back! You are the ignorant one! What a joke. You must be one of the SD coaches! Your writing is like your coaching bad. Who said SD didn’t beat Wilson or Colton. Read son. I said they or D11 and D13, SD should beat them!! Your ignorance is starting to worrie me. Who schedules preseason games? Your HC. So San Dimas once again can pile up yards and run up the score until playoff time. Looks great on paper. So let me give you one of you ignorant quotes San Dimas doesn’t play good on Thursday. Well you played last Friday and what was the score? 28-6 SD had to use all those timeouts at the end of the game to prevent the shut out! Lol. Sorry Now that your free on Friday and my team is still playing. I would be more than happy to buy you a ticket for Friday’s game. Good luck next season can’t wait to see your cupcake schedule.

  6. San Dimas Fanatic's Gravatar San Dimas Fanatic
    November 11, 2018 - 8:27 pm | Permalink

    @QB Sneak
    First, SD beat Wilson and Colton which were playoff teams. For someone who played all levels you really don’t know what you’re talking about.
    Second, I will continue to be the eternal optimist for San Dimas and will always support our coaches and players. I stay positive I just call out people like QB sneak that are ignorant. If you understood how divisions are currently made, you wouldn’t make such a big deal about the teams we play. Hint: SD enrollment 1300 hmmm…. you probably still don’t get it. I wont explain I’ll let you wallow in your own ignorance.
    Third, I’m going to beat you to your own shallowness, a person that calls people women, calls coaches losers, wonders if people played the game. Well, for a person who claims that they “played at all levels” and apparently gives you more football insight. I’ll leave you with an old John Steinbeck quote “Perhaps the less we have, the more we are required to brag.”
    Lastly, I’m proud of our SD boys, I love their effort, and. Look forward to next season.

  7. QB Sneak's Gravatar QB Sneak
    November 11, 2018 - 4:11 pm | Permalink

    Wow! The real house wife of SD!! Easy.
    Colton D11
    Baldwin Park D12
    Rowland D12
    WILSON D13
    My point is San Dimas Fanatic was the one talking how great SD was. And you coming on here happy that the DC held a running back to 181 yard! Lol he had more yard than your whole offense. I guess when you guys run over teams in the lower division, it makes you guys fee you a powerhouse. The fact is when you play teams in your own division you guys get out played and coached. What is your playoff record the last past years? 1-4. I’m sorry that you make no sense. I believe that San Dimas should schedule harder pre-season games and stop the cupcake schedules. Also, look at the teams records that Sad Dimas beat? A combined record 38-46. Holman will never win a big game. That’s why he is trying to get out of San Dimas but no other schools will hire him as a HC. And the teams you did beat, I believe none of them are in the playoffs. Since your not doing anything on Friday now! My team is still playing. If you want. I can buy you a ticket and you can come and watch a real team play!! Lol I know a lot about your program!

  8. The Real HouseDads of San Dimas's Gravatar The Real HouseDads of San Dimas
    November 11, 2018 - 9:36 am | Permalink

    I am a proud SD Parent, and I can tell you, your post makes no sense!

    The three teams we lost to this year – Bonita, Northview, and Kaiser are ALL in the semifinals. Two of these teams are undefeated. No one is scheduling D13 schools.

    In fact, this was not a bad year at all. I am proud of my Saints. I am proud of our Coaching staff. I am proud of our kids. I am especially proud of my son.

    As to #28…. he is a great football player. Yet the DC was able to keep him at 181 yards in comparison to the 270+ yards he puts on other teams. 11 teams have not been able to stop that offense.

    These coaches you called out – Holman and the DC… give countless of hours from their time to coach my son. Hours away from their own families. Instead of talking craziness, about a team you know nothing about, you should focus on your own team….How did your team do this season?

    It sad that you are enjoying anoother teams defeat, when you should be enjoying your teams wins. if you don’t have your own team… that’s just sad too.

  9. QB Sneak's Gravatar QB Sneak
    November 10, 2018 - 11:49 am | Permalink

    San Dimas Fanatic!
    What happen? All your talk all season. That’s what happens when you not playing D13 schools. Last week you beat a 5-5 team 21-7. Once again Holman can’t win a big game! Maybe he should have saved some of those points that he likes running up the score on teams he can beat. SD DC had no answer to #28 on Kaiser. No pancake breakfast this year!!!

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