Game Preview: Serra @ Archbishop Mitty

Serra Padres (San Mateo, CA), League: West Catholic #1 @ Archbishop Mitty Monarchs (San Jose, CA), League: West Catholic #5. Both teams play in an exceptionally tough West Catholic league and are in the CIF Central Coast Section with Serra being #1 & ArchBishop Mitty is #3.

Serra Padres (San Mateo, CA), League: West Catholic #1 @ Archbishop Mitty Monarchs (San Jose, CA), League: West Catholic #5.  Both teams play in an exceptionally tough West Catholic league and are in the CIF Central Coast Section with Serra being #1 & ArchBishop Mitty is #3.

Kickoff: November 3, 2006 7:30 PM

 

Head Coaches:

Serra Padres: Patrick Walsh

Archbishop Mitty: Dave Brown

 

Serra is currently 7-2 having played Buchanan (Clovis, CA) W 35-14, De La Salle (Concord, CA) L 28-40, San Mateo (CA) W 49-6, Gilroy (CA) W 40-14 and League games with Bellarmine Prep (San Jose, CA) W 33-20, St. Francis (Mountain View, CA) W 21-17, Valley Christian (San Jose, CA) W 41-34, Riordan (San Francisco, CA) L 14-38 and St. Ignatius (San Francisco, CA) W 28-16. 

 

Serra has 223 runs for 1805 yards (8.09 avg.) 33 TD's & 34 completions in 61 attempts (55.7%) for 377 yards 2 Int's 3 TD's.  This is an excellent running team.  Their Defense allows 22 points per game, while the offense scores 32 points per game.

 

By comparison, last year Serra was 3-7.

 

These two teams played each other last year with Serra winning 27-24

 

Archbishop Mitty is currently 6-2 having played Pioneer (San Jose, CA) W 31-7, Milpitas (CA) W 44-21, Analy (Sebastopol, CA) W 41-27, Salinas (CA) W 31-10 and league games with St. Francis (Mountain View, CA) W 28-14, Bellarmine Prep (San Jose, CA) L 20-49, St. Ignatius (San Francisco, CA) L 2-28, Riordan (San Francisco, CA) W 42-7. 

 

Archbishop has 195 runs for 1345 yards (6.9 avg.) 15 TD's & 48 completions in 89 attempts (53.9%) for 536 yards 4 Int's 2 TD's.   Their Defense allows 20.3 points per game and the offense scores 29.8 points per game.

 

Here is the contrast last year they were 4-6

 

Playmakers to Watch:

Serra

  • 5'10" 173 Sophomore QB Cody Jackson has 34 completions in 61 attempts (55.7%) for 377 yards 2 Int's 3 TD's & has 29 carries for 193 yards (6.66 avg.) 3 TD's.
  • 5'11" 172 Junior RB Deleon Eskridge is the #1 Rusher with 93 carries for 1050 yards (11.29 avg.) 18 TD's
  • 5'11" 215 Senior FB Jeff Thomas is the #2 Rusher with 58 carries for 289 yards (4.98 avg.) 5 TD's.
  • 5'9" 172 Junior RB Tiuke Tuioulotu is the #3 Rusher with 36 carries for 253 yards (7.03 avg.) 5 TD's
  • 6'3" 182 Senior WR Andrew Cullins is the #1 Receiver with 10 catches for 136 yards (13.6 avg.) 1 TD
  • 6'3" 190 Senior WR B.j. Bryant is the #2 Receiver with 10 catches for 116 yards (11.6 avg.) 1 TD

 

Defensively Playmakers

  • 5'10" 185 Junior LB J.P. Hurrell is the leading Tackler with 7.8 per game

 

The Offensive Line is led by

  • 5'10" 280 Junior David MacIes
  • 5'10" 270 Senior Raymond Baldonado

 

Archbishop Mitty:

  • 6'0" 172 Senior QB Jordan Esparza has 48 completions in 89 attempts (53.9%) for 536 yards 4 Int's 2 TD's
  • 5'9" 168 Junior RB Thomas Reynolds is the #1 Rusher with 65 carries for 607 yards (9.34 avg.) 8 TD's & 12 catches for 108 yards (9.0 avg.)
  • 5'11" 235 Junior RB Kenny Jackson is the #2 Rusher with 100 carries for 540 yards (5.4 avg.) 6 TD's
  • 5'10" 166 Senior RB Kevin Toth is the #3 Rusher with 30 carries for 198 yards (6.6 avg.) 1 TD  

Defensively Playmakers (There were no defensively Statistics)

 

The Offensive Line is led by

  • 6'1" 280 Senior Pablo Garcia

My Final Thoughts: 

These are two highly ranked teams in the Central Section and that says enough at this late date in the season.  Neither team publishes their defensive statistics, however both teams will give up close to 3 TDs per game and both teams can score offensively.  This could be a game that you are able to see very good runners move the ball up and down the field.

 


 

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