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Football: Rain is forecast, and that's good news for Servite

I was thinking about picking Concord De La Salle to win its Open Division game against Anaheim Servite on Saturday at the Home Depot Center in Carson in the CIF state championship bowl game.

Then I saw the weather forecast. Rain is expected. And that's good news for the Friars.

Last season, in the Pac-5 Division final, where it was pouring at Angel Stadium, Servite defeated Huntington Beach Edison, 16-6.

So rain doesn't bother the Friars. In fact, rain is good for Servite. Maybe Coach Troy Thomas gets Servite to feel comfortable by diving on a wet field in his clothes during practice. Whatever the reason, rain is a good omen for the Friars.

Rain, however, is not good for attendance. And the people at Home Depot Center didn't allow umbrellas the last time it rained during the bowl games. Hopefully, the weather forecasters are wrong.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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Sagehoe, yeah, that is like Bizarro World Huh? Except that last year in a what can only be described as a freakin' monsoon, Servite had a field day in the rain, they were laughing and sliding around and they dismantled what was the number 1 team in the USA at the time, and a damned good, discplined Edison team. So yeah a weird world we live in.


What world do we live in where a team from Orange County is supposedly better at playing in the rain than a North Coast Section team?

SM Offices

I'm not sure rain is always a "good omen" for the Friars but I do hope the rain holds for this game. At the very least, as you also say, it's not good for attendance.


I just checked the weather for concord. They have had rain the past two weeks. So I am not to sure about this.


Let's hope the rain will hold up. Definitely want to see a good game and a Southern California sweep! All the teams from Southern California are well deserving of playing in the State Championships. Also, hope that Servite will do what we (Crenshaw) couldn't do, and that is to beat De LA Salle. So let's all hope that there will be clear skies for this weekend. Good luck!

ex DB

The team that hits the hardest will win this game. In the end, turnovers because of weather even out. BUT hitting and tackling will cause mistakes. Who has the edge in this statistic? I've seen Servite hit. Ouch!!


it is harder to catch the pitch when the ball is wet.... i expect a low-scoring, high turnover game if it rains


How does it favor Servite? De La Salle is a veer offense. Rain would be in their favor also.


ES, so what is your pick?? Rain or shine a champion will find a way to win.


Let's hope that the official weather speculators are wrong. That soccer field at the HDC does not handle rain well. If there are two or three games played on that wet pitch before the Servite-DLS match, California will have its first State Championship Mud Bowl. That benefits no one. Including media types trying to see who runs/catches/tackles with muddy uniforms and non-existing yard markers.

There are enough Christian schools playing this weekend. Some prayers will be in order this week.


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