The Foothill Football Playoff Picture
A Breakdown Of The First Round By The Numbers
The Hart Indians are a curious two seed. It seems that they were bumped down to the number two seed because of the 21-21 tie they had with Valencia. However, they have the potential to be last year's Canyon and to storm through the playoffs which could earn them a bid to the CIF State Championship.
As for tonight's game, Thousand Oaks has their hands full. Just looking at the numbers, Thousand Oaks is a typical 15th seed; their record is mediocre and their point differential tells the story of how they won games... barely.
I expect Hart's QB, BR Holbrook to be unleashed here and to cut up Lancers defense. Meanwhile, expect Delano "Man-Amongst Boys" Howell to give those linebackers a taste of Hard-Hitting Foothill Football.
|Overall Record||9-0-1||Overall Record||5-5|
|League Record||4-0-1||League Record||3-2|
|Points Scored||343||Points Scored||247|
|Points Allowed||162||Points Allowed||223|
|Point Differential||181||Point Differential||24|
|Passing Offense||Passing Offense|
|Pass Compeltions||106||Pass Compeltions||130|
|Pass Attempts||179||Pass Attempts||221|
|Total Yds||1684||Total Yds||1845|
|Yards Per Game||168.4||Yards Per Game||184.5|
TD- Int 18-3 TD- Int 13-8
Saugus, the 5th seed, has had an incredible season with the Double Dragon tandem of QB Rodriguez and RB Zirbel. The 24-21 loss to Hart in the last week of the season was the closet thing you can have to a "Good Loss".
But I expect that the Senior studded defense of the Saugus Centurions to be the heroes in this playoff game against the Pacifica Tritons. Just looking at the numbers, Vince Moraga, Quarterback of the Tritons, has trouble keeping his team on the field. Another interesting note is that the Tritons have been outscored by their opponents heavily this year.
|Overall Record||8-2||Overall Record||5-5|
|League Record||4-1||League Record||3-2|
|Points Scored||362||Points Scored||178|
|Points Allowed||184||Points Allowed||271|
|Point Differential||178||Point Differential||-93|
|Russing Offense||Passing Offense|
|Total Yds||3191||Pass Compeltions||122|
|Yards Per Game||319.1||Pass Attempts||195|
|Yards Per Carry||8.27||Yards Per Game||184.5|
The 11th seeded Valencia Vikings are the lower seed to the Pacific View League Champs, the Oxnard Yellow Jackets (6th). But the way QB Graham Wilbert is playing, winning the Pacific View League might not matter in this contest.
Coach Muir's season started gaining momentum when they played a competitive game against Saugus. They then went on to tie Hart, handily beat West Ranch, and end their season on a positive note by thumping Canyon.
Oxnard's stats are deceiving at best, because at first glance they look comparable to Saugus. However, the truth is Oxnard hasn't competed with any team this season that can hold a match to a Foothill representative, especially a team with this much momentum coming into this game.
So regardless of seeding, Oxnard may be the underdog in this one.
|Overall Record||6-3-1||Overall Record||8-2|
|League Record||3-1-1||League Record||5-0|
|Points Scored||322||Points Scored||321|
|Points Allowed||181||Points Allowed||81|
|Point Differential||141||Point Differential||240|
|Passing Offense||Russing Offense|
|Pass Compeltions||197||Total Yds||3011|
|Pass Attempts||298||Yards Per Game||301.1|
|Yards Per Game||249.8||Yards Per Carry||7.34|