For those who kept up with the “Instant Analysis” all night, you might remember I put this game in the fridge after MV scored on its opening drive of the second half to take a 35-10 lead over the Tritons.
What you don’t realize is that was just an ode to the late Chick Hearn, and it was meant to motivate the Tritons to keep on going. Clearly some Triton fan out there read that post and text messaged somebody on the SC sideline and the Tritons accepted the challenge.
My master plan almost worked. Actually it did work because the MV defense must have heard about the reverse phsychology I was using on the Tritons and realized it was really double-reverse psychology for the Diablos.
You didn’t think of that did you. I can be a mad genius.
The Diablos defense showed tremendous heart on that final series. SC had all the momentum, but MV cornerback Jake Staszak picked off Duke DeLancellotti on fourth down and ran out the clock with his return to preserve the victory for the Diablos.
This has turned into one of the best rivalries in the county.
MV has certainly locked up No. 2 in the South Coast League and SC will take No. 3 unless something crazy happens.
Both teams will be dangerous in the Pac-5 playoffs.
To all my OCVarsity homies out there, I got dibs on Mission Viejo vs. San Clemente in 2009. I called it first on Oct. 31, 2008.
BTW, MV vs. SC was the Cox3 “Game of the Week.” It will be broadcast on Cox3 tonight at 11, Saturday at 2 p.m., Sunday at 8 p.m. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. This is must-see TV for high school football fans.
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