Where, when: St. Paul High, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Outlook: Servite has been shut out in back-to-back games. We researched, trying to find out when the last time that happened to Servite football, but did not find previous back-to-back shutout losses. Certainly, this is the first time that has occurred since Troy Thomas became Servite coach in 2005.
This also is the first time in Thomas’ tenure that Servite’s offense has six sophomore starters and a freshman starter, and only two senior starters.
Servite also has not yet established those go-to guys, or even one of them, then spark an offense. Maybe somebody will assume that role in this game.
St. Paul’s three losses are to teams that are a combined 12-1-1. The Swordsmen beat La Habra, 34-20.
They have a new coach, Elijah Asante, who worked wonders at Carson.
St. Paul’s “Pit” is a tough place for visiting teams. This is a game that could, and should, get Servite a confidence boost before the Friars open Trinity League play on Oct. 5 against Santa Margarita.
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