St. Francis vs Palos Verdes playoff game notes

St. Francis (9-1)
vs
Palos Verdes (6-4)

Facts: This is the first round of the CIF SS Division 3 Championship. St. Francis finished second in the Angelus League and Palos Verdes tied for first in the Bay League.

Game location: San Pedro High School (1001 W 15th St, San Pedro, CA 90731)

Friday Knight lights: Kick off at San Pedro High School is at 7:00 pm.

In the polls: St. Francis is the number four playoff seed.

Four for the road: This is the fourth straight road game for the Golden Knights.

On the road: The Golden Knights will travel 39 miles to the San Pedro High School campus.

Did you know: Palos Verdes nickname is the Sea Kings and their colors are red, black and white.

Coach Bonds says: “We finished strong against St. Paul and are thrilled to be 9-1 on the season. We have had a great week of practice and know we are in for a big challenge Friday night against a good, physical Palos Verdes football team.”

Team quote of the week: “Running towards expectations and running towards pressure is important in my opinion. Instead of running away from them.” – Joe Maddon

Captains: Each week Coach Bonds selects an additional captain to represent the team. To date the additional captains have been: Gabe Mathews, Gavin Campbell, Jace Harrick, Michael Bonds, Matt Venegas, Matt Bazarevitsch, Dulles Hanula, Michael Bauw and Trafton Welsh.

Players of the week: The players of the week for the game against St. Paul are:

Offense: Jace Harrick
Defense: Daniel Scott
Special Teams: Dulles Hanula
Practice Player: Chris Thomas
3rd Down: Michael Bonds
Will To Win: Maxx Jakeway

Angelus League action: All of the other teams from from the Angelus League (Cathedral, Harvard Westlake, La Salle, Salesian and St. Paul) will compete in the CIF Playoffs.

Division 3 playoffs:

Paso Robles at #1 La Mirada

Serrano at La Serna

Los Alamitos at Villa Park

#4 St. Francis at Palos Verdes

Hart at #3 Cathedral

Oak Hills at Rancho Verde

San Juan Hills at Buena Park

Newbury Park at #2 Edision

Next up: The winner will play Los Alamitos/Villa Park winner.

Follow us: Connect with St. Francis Football @SFGoldenKnights.

Gameday roster: http://www.sfhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=253226&type=d&pREC_ID=578915

By the numbers:

17: The number of seasons Jim Bonds has been the Golden Knights head football coach.

9: Eight consecutive trips to the playoffs for the Golden Knights.

33: Number of points per game for St. Francis this season.

7: Kickoff time for all home games at St. Francis.

St. Francis at St. Paul game notes

St. Francis (8-1)
vs
St. Paul (4-5)

Facts: This is the final Angelus League game of the season. St. Francis competes for the Division 3 Championship and St. Paul competes for the Division 7 Championship.

Friday Knight lights: Kick off at St. Paul is at 7:30 pm.

In the polls: St. Francis is ranked 5th in the CIF SS Southest Division poll. St. Paul is ranked 10th in Division 7.

Three for the road: This is the third of three straight road games to finish the regular season.

On the road: The Golden Knights will travel 32 miles to the St. Paul campus in Santa Fe Springs.

Did you know: St. Paul’s nickname is the Swordsmen and their colors are navy blue and white.

Coach Bonds says: “What’s done is done. It does hurt a little more when you lose by one touchdown and we had so many mistakes, but that’s behind us and all we can control now is how hard we work this week and how well we prepare for a tough game against St. Paul.”

Team quote of the week: “Hardships often prepare ordinary people, for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

Captains: Each week Coach Bonds selects an additional captain to represent the team. To date the additional captains have been: Gabe Mathews, Gavin Campbell, Jace Harrick, Michael Bonds, Matt Venegas, Matt Bazarevitsch, Dulles Hanula and Trafton Welsh.

Players of the week: The players of the week for the game against Cathedral are:

Offense: Gabe Mathews
Defense: Joey Gallo
Special Teams: Trafton Welsh
Practice Player: Andy Burgess
3rd Down: Will Mudie
Will To Win: Hagen Harvey

Angelus League in action:
Fri 11/4 Harvard Westlake at Cathedral
Fri 11/4 La Salle at Salesian

Next up: CIF Playoffs November 11th.

Follow us: Connect with St. Francis Football @SFGoldenKnights.

Gameday roster: http://www.sfhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=253226&type=d&pREC_ID=578915

By the numbers:

17: The number of seasons Jim Bonds has been the Golden Knights head football coach.

8: Consecutive wins to begin the 2016 season.

32: Number of points per game for St. Francis this season.

7: Kickoff time for all home games at St. Francis.

 

St. Francis vs Cathedral game notes

St. Francis (8-0)
vs
Cathedral (8-0)

Facts: This is the fourth Angelus League game of the season. St. Francis and Cathedral compete for the CIF Division 3 Championship.

Last week: St. Francis defeated Harvard Westlake 49-7 and Cathedral defeated Salesian  37-36.

Friday Knight lights: Kick off at Cathedral is at 7:00 pm.

In the polls: St. Francis is ranked 4th and Cathedral is ranked 3rd in the CIF SS Division 3 poll.

News to note: Both teams are 8-0 and 3-0 in league and they are the last two top-10 undefeated teams in Division 3.

On the road: The Golden Knights will travel 13 miles to Cathedral campus in Los Angeles.

Did you know: Cathedral’s nickname is the Phantoms and their colors are purple, white and black.

Road warriors: This is the second of three straight road games to close the regular season.

On the web: The game will stream live on Fox Sports Prep Zone:

http://www.foxsports.com/west/prepzone-stream

Series: St. Francis has defeated the Phantoms three straight seasons and five out of six times.

Coach Bonds says: “Cathedral is a very talented football team and we typically play tough games against each other. It should be a great environment Friday night and we look forward to the challenge.”

Team quote of the week: “I believe the main reason we are 8-0 is because nobody cares who gets the credit. We just want to win.” – Monte Harrick

Captains: Each week Coach Bonds selects an additional captain to represent the team. To date the additional captains have been: Gabe Mathews, Gavin Campbell, Jace Harrick, Michael Bonds, Matt Venegas, Matt Bazarevitsch and Dulles Hanula.

Players of the week: The players of the week for the game against Harvard Westlake are:

Offense: Jace Harrick
Defense: Michael Bauw
Special Teams: Gavin Campbell
Practice Player: Connor McGrory
3rd Down: Will Stewart
Will To Win: Hagen Harvey

Angelus League in action:
Fri 10/28 Harvard Westlake at La Salle
Fri 10/28 St. Paul at Salesian

Next up: St. Francis plays at St. Paul on November 4th.

Follow us: Connect with St. Francis Football @SFGoldenKnights.

Gameday roster: http://www.sfhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=253226&type=d&pREC_ID=578915

By the numbers:

17: The number of seasons Jim Bonds has been the Golden Knights head football coach.

8: Consecutive wins to begin the 2016 season.

34: Number of points per game for St. Francis this season.

7: Kickoff time for all home games at St. Francis.

St. Francis vs Harvard Westlake game notes

St. Francis (7-0)
vs
Harvard Westlake (3-4)

Facts: This is the third Angelus League game of the season. St. Francis competes for the CIF Division 3 Championship. Harvard Westlake competes for the CIF Division 5 championship.

Last week: St. Francis defeated Salesian at home 20-13 and St. Paul defeated Harvard Westlake 41-21.

Friday Knight lights: Kick off at Harvard Westlake is at 7:00 pm.

In the polls: St. Francis is ranked 4th in the CIF SS Division 3 poll.

On the road: The Golden Knights will travel 20 miles to Harvard Westlake’s campus in Studio City.

Did you know: Harvard Westlake’s nickname is the Wolverines and their colors are red, black and white.

Road warriors: This is the first of three straight road games to close the regular season.

News to note: The game will stream live from Harvard Westlake:

https://livestream.com/HWTVSchool/events/6420422

Coach Bonds says: “We were happy to come out with the win in a hard fought game with Salesian. We know Harvard Westlake always plays us tough and our guys need to be ready to play a tough, disciplined football team.”

Team quote of the week: “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” – Michael Phelps

Captains: Each week Coach Bonds selects an additional captain to represent the team. To date the additional captains have been: Gabe Mathews, Gavin Campbell, Jace Harrick, Michael Bonds, Matt Venegas and Matt Bazarevitsch.

Players of the week: The players of the week for the game against Salesian are:

Offense: Nicholas Konrad
Defense: Will Mudie
Special Teams: Dulles Hanula
Practice Player: Brock Steele
3rd Down: Matt Barriga, Andrew Monarrez, Daniel Scott
Will To Win: Bobby Gazmarian

Angelus League in action:
Fri 10/21 Cathedral at Salesian
Fri 10/21 St. Paul at La Salle

Next up: St. Francis plays at Cathedral on October 28th.

Follow us: Connect with St. Francis Football @SFGoldenKnights.

Gameday roster: http://www.sfhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=253226&type=d&pREC_ID=578915

By the numbers:

17: The number of seasons Jim Bonds has been the Golden Knights head football coach.

7: Consecutive wins to begin the 2016 season.

32: Number of points per game for St. Francis this season.

7: Kickoff time for all home games at St. Francis.

 

St. Francis vs Salesian Homecoming game notes

Salesian (5-1)
at
St. Francis (6-0)

Facts: This is the second Angelus League game of the season. St. Francis competes for the CIF Division 3 Championship. Salesian competes for the CIF Division 5 championship..

Last week: St. Francis defeated La Salle at home 38-28 and Salesian defeated Harvard Westlake 51-14.

In the polls: St. Francis is ranked 4th in the CIF SS Division 3 poll. Salesian is ranked 3rd in Division 5.

Saturday Knight lights: Kick off at St. Francis at 7:00 pm.

Home sweet home: This is the fourth straight home game for Golden Knights.

Did you know: Salesian’s nickname is the Mustangs and their colors are black and columbia blue.

News to note: Salesian is outscoring opponents this season by 41 points per game.

Come loud: This is the 2016 Homecoming game and the Golden Knights final regular season home game.

Live on the web: The NFHS Network will be steaming the game: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/bn-productions/259bc9ae90

Non-league success: The Golden Knights went undefeated in non-league play for the second time in three years.

Coach Bonds says: “We took that first big step in league with the win against La Salle and we know Salesian has so many great players. They have speed and run a spread offense, a lot like we saw earlier in the season against Dorsey and Buena Park. So, we are pretty used to that kind of offense, but we’ll have our hands full.”

Team quote of the week: “We don’t practice to get it right, we practice until we can’t get it wrong.” – Nick Saban

Captains: Each week Coach Bonds selects an additional captain to represent the team. To date the additional captains have been: Gabe Mathews, Gavin Campbell, Jace Harrick, Michael Bonds and Matt Venegas.

Players of the week: The players of the week for the game against La Salle are:

Offense: Greg Dulcich
Defense: Maxx Jakeway
Special Teams: Bobby Gazmarian
Practice Player: Sean Barkley
3rd Down: Gaabe Grbavac
Will To Win: Daniel Scott

Angelus League in action:
Fri 10/14 Cathedral at La Salle
Fri 10/14 St. Paul at Harvard Westlake

Next up: St. Francis plays at Harvard Westlake on October 21st.

Follow us: Connect with St. Francis Football @SFGoldenKnights.

Gameday roster: http://www.sfhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=253226&type=d&pREC_ID=578915

By the numbers:

17: The number of seasons Jim Bonds has been the Golden Knights head football coach.

6: Consecutive wins to begin the 2016 season.

34: Number of points per game for St. Francis this season.

3: St.Francis is 3-0 vs La Salle since the inception of the Angelus League.

7: Kickoff time for all home games at St. Francis.

La Salle vs St. Francis games notes

La Salle (4-1)

at

St. Francis (5-0)

Facts: This is the first Angelus League game of the season. St. Francis competes for the CIF Division 3 Championship. La Salle competes for the CIF Division 9 championship.

Last week: Last week St. Francis defeated Buena Park at home 28-19 and La Salle defeated Notre Dame Prep (Az) 28-25.

In the polls: St. Francis is ranked 4th in the CIF SS Division 3 poll. La Salle is ranked 2nd in Division 9.

Did you know: La Salle’s nickname is the Lancers and their colors are navy blue, red and white.

Friday Knight lights: Kick off at St. Francis is at 7:00 pm.

Come loud: This is the Golden Knights 2016 Angelus League opener.

Live on the web: Watch every home game live on the St. Francis web site (sfhs.net).

Non-league success: The Golden Knights went undefeated in non-league play for the second time in three years.

Coach Bonds says: “We’ve talked all year about putting together a complete effort, and against Buena Park everybody pitched in and did their job. That is a great feeling for us at this stage of the season. We are excited to begin Angelus League play against a tough La Salle team.”

Team quote of the week: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

Captains: Each week Coach Bonds selects an additional captain to represent the team. To date the additional captains have been: Gabe Mathews, Gavin Campbell and Michael Bonds.

Players of the week: The players of the week for the game against Buena Park are:

Offense: Michael Bonds
Defense: Gabriel Grbavac & Gabe Mathews
Special Teams: Maxx Jakeway
Practice Player: Max McAnulty
3rd Down: Gavin Campbell
Will To Win: Elijah Washington

Angelus League in action:
Fri 10/07 Cathedral at St. Paul
Fri 10/07 Salesian at Harvard Westlake

Next up: St. Francis plays Salesian on Saturday October 15th.

Follow us: Connect with St. Francis Football @SFGoldenKnights.

Gameday roster: http://www.sfhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=253226&type=d&pREC_ID=578915

By the numbers:

17: The number of seasons Jim Bonds has been the Golden Knights head football coach.

5: Consecutive wins to begin the 2016 season.

18: Number of points St. Francis is outscoring opponents this season.

2: St.Francis is 2-0 vs La Salle since the inception of the Angelus League.

7: Kickoff time for all home games at St. Francis.