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Football: Chaminade gets confidence boost

Coaches don't normally settle for moral victories, but West Hills Chaminade Coach Ed Croson believes his team will be better after giving Gardena Serra a real scare before losing, 35-21, on Friday night.

"I don't think we knew if we could play with them," Croson said. "I think we're more confident as a program after the game than before."

Chaminade's offensive line, which has no seniors in the starting lineup, performed well, as did junior quarterback Logan Scott.

The only problem for the Eagles is that they couldn't solve dealing with Serra receiver George Farmer.

"He's right there with the best we've had and seen," Croson said of his days at City Section power Lake Balboa Birmingham. "He's a special guy."

Chaminade is 8-1 going into a regular-season finale against St. Paul and will be hoping for a rematch against Serra in the Western Division final.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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Just Sayin'

Just a Fan is correct, but you cannot give them a pass to the finals. There are other good teams out there.

Just a Fan

8 and 1 is 8 and 1. You can't say they haven't played anyone. True, they did not play Alemany or Westlake, but you can't take away from their victories against some quality teams. Bottom-line, they have gotten better week in and week out and are gaining valuable experience. To go head to head with a power like Serra gives them more confidence, and rightfully so. With only a handful of seniors, this team has shown a lot. And with a winning and experienced coach like Croson, I think it is not far fetched to say that Nade could be in for a re-match against Serra. Just saying....

Just Sayin'

I guess Optimus Prime is super sensitive. Zero wins against quality opponents. Beat someone first, then let's talk.

Optimus Prime

I don't think it's bold to suggest the #1 and #2 seeds are going to meet in the final. It's quite conservative. Lou Holtz once said "The race doesn't always go to the swiftest, the boxing match always to the strongest...but that's the safe way to bet." (He was making a reference to a famous poem by the way about perseverance)Are you in the prediction business? Well let's have your picks for all 13 divisions! Oh prepared for "super sensitives" to negatively comment on the blog boards.

Just Sayin'

Wow, already penciling in the Nad for the final! Pretty bold. I think Dominguez, Atascadero and Paso Robles may have something to say about that.


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