Loyola’s first ‘Monday Night Quarterback’ session impressive and informative
On Monday night head coach MARVIN SANDERS and his staff presented their first film review of the August 19 Redondo scrimmage and provided some great insight into how Loyola’s offense will attack its first opponent, Highland of Palmdale, and the plan by which the Cubs’ ‘Wolfpack’ stop unit will defend the Bulldogs’ power run game. It is clear that coach Sanders and his assistants put a great deal of time and effort into game planning. Coach Sanders answered multiple questions. He noted that he really likes this season’s Cub Football team.
The final presentation of the night focused on the detailed analytics utilized to prepare for opponents based on their formational, down-and-distance and other tendencies. The analytics session was particularly informative. Tasty tacos and guacamole made the evening’s presentation all the more enjoyable.
Coach Sanders decided to cancel the upcoming QB session due to the conflict with Loyola's Fall Sports Night. (All Fall Sports are invited to attend.) Monday Night Quarterback with the Varsity Coaching Staff will resume on Monday, September 5th at 7PM. All are invited to attend: Las 7 Regiones de Oaxaca (2648 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90006 – southwest corner of Pico and Dewey – parking available in Loyola’s Dewey lot). The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m., and the film review commences at 7:00 p.m. The fee is $20.00 which includes a taco dinner. Sodas and beer are available for purchase.
More Loyola players selected to Times preseason top players
Returning All-CIF Pac 5 kicker DIEGO CACHO-SOUSA was selected as one of the top ten kickers in the Southland by the Los Angeles Times on its preseason all-star list. Senior defensive lineman SINJUN ASTANI, a 6’ 4”, 255 lb. (4.8 40 yd. dash) was recognized as one of 33 of the area’s top defensive linemen, and returning tackle leader, senior linebacker, D. WINSTON ANAWALT, was tabbed as one of the best linebackers in Southern California. Senior quarterback SEAN O’MALLEY made the list of the Southland’s premier signal callers last week.
A look at the Cubs’ first opponent: Highland of Palmdale
Loyola will make a 128 mile round trip to and from Palmdale this Friday to open its season against a Bulldog team that is much improved over its 2015 squad that advanced to the CIF Northern Division playoffs out of the eight-school Golden League.
Highland is a power running team with a swift, very athletic left-handed quarterback and a bruising 6’ 3”, 200 lb. fullback. Cub head coach Marvin Sanders said the Bulldogs, who performed impressively against Golden Valley last Friday in a scrimmage, will pose a real challenge in the road opener for Loyola. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. Highland High School is located at 39055 25th Street West, Palmdale, CA 93551.