Tonight is the big night...we play Servite for the CIF Pac 5 Championship at Angels Stadium at 7:30. It will also be shown on Primeticket, but we'll be there! We've had a great season, UNDEFEATED.
I feel bad for Jullien, he should have been in this graduating class but I started him in school when he was 4. He constantly lets me know it too! Last year he received 1st Team All Sunset League Linebacker and had an amazing season. He said, "Imagine how good I could've been if I had one more year with the kids my own age." Last year he missed the last game, which we lost to Esperanza, due to a concussion. It was the worst possible thing...5 way Sunset League tie for 1st place. They pulled names out of the hat and we were not picked to go to CIF playoffs. It was devastating for the seniors! It's sad to see them at the games this year...just dreaming about what could've been last year.
It's going to be a tough game. Even though we handed Servite their only loss this year, they're going to be ready. The thing that worries me is the rain. My oldest son, Josh was on the 2006 Edison team that went to the CIF Championship game by defeating Servite twice to get there. The problem in that CIF game, which we lost lost to Orange Lutheran...R A I N!
We are a passing team. This presents a lot of opportunity for errors when it's raining. Servite has a quarterback who scrambles...makes it a little easier for them. This year however, Edison has so many weapons. They mixed in the Wildcat offense to throw our opponents off in a couple games. It worked! This may be a great alternative for Edison this year if we run into the same problem as the 2006 team. It will be the first CIF championship for Edison since 1985. I know the boys can pull it off...we just need to continue with the same "Refuse to Lose" attitude.
**If you watch it on t.v., be sure to look for my stepson on the sidelines #26 (he's only a sophomore). During last weeks game he kept standing behind our quarterback, Matt Viles, every time the camera was around. We were teasing him and told him to make sure he waves to all his fans this game! He's no dummy, he knows the cameras are going to be on Viles & strategically positions himself...he loves attention!