Have we finally begun to see the rise and fall of Eastwood's short era. It seems like yesterday when the dynamic duo was (Mark and Richie) were tearing up the field and breaking records. And OT Greg Long was serving pancakes on every defender. Has Coach Lopez made this team spiral into the never ending abyss or is he just clearly being outcoached? Your views would be greatly appreciated.
Easily being out coached it's easy to win with athletes. Now his ability to coach is being exposed. Super boy it's time to be humbled.
Before you go all Jon Gruden and think you know what you're talking about, I want you to play a what if game really quick..
What if Eldo lost cedarius Barfield and Tyquez Hampton? How would they play? What if Americas lost Josh Fields? Would they be good? What if Montwood lost Fernandez? Would they be still pulling miracles out every week?
No excuse for losing games in the second half but at some point maybe you give Lopez and the staff some credit for keeping this team playing at a high level with all the "big" injuries this team has gone through. They're 8 points from being 4-0 and you all loving the Troop.
Starting QB Seth Ochoa done for the year before district
Tonight they lost their big receiver 80
They lost their starting slot #7 against Franklin for the year
Ryan Barnhouse 84 out 2 games
Starting CB out against Franklin & Coronado and played hurt tonight
Evan Aguilar moves to QB but was honestly one of their best defenders so you lose him on a side
Starting RB goes down at halftime against Eldo
At one point in the 3rd against Franklin they're down 8 starters
And honestly there's more, but before you point the finger at Lopez or the kids or the offense or the defense, just answer how any other staff would deal with this. They didn't lose 69-14. They've lost 3 games by a combined 8 points..
It's time to circle the wagons, win the next three over Pebble, Socorro, and Montwood and see if that's enough. And if it's not, at least evaluate the year the right way instead of using a rant and blaming people
Oh and in case you need scores:
Eastwood vs. Eldo 49-45 L
Eastwood vs. Franklin 41-40 L
Eastwood vs. Coronado 28-7 W
Eastwood vs. Americas 24-21 L
Again almost doesn't count, and moral victories don't make people happy, but like I said
Far cry from a "downward spiral" if you ask me. With all the injuries, I'd love to see evidence of being "out coached"
Very well put Troop. Unfortunately, Eastwood current record does not truly show how good of a team they are. I don't know if any defense has shut down Fields the way they did tonight. They proved me wrong for sure.
You can only go so far a pure passion and desire, athleticism is the key. And Eastwood doesn't have that key due to injuries.
well unfortunately shutting 1 player down does not get the win. Tonight obviously the more experienced coach got the win. moral victory shut fields down real victory is a team effort.
Where was he out coached? Please enlighten us with your wisdom
well wasn't there but apparently half time adjustments. you go in at half up 21-7 and loose 24-21.... what does that say.
yeah excuses last week the coach was crying a river on social media about injuries. Bottom line is all the coaches deal with it the good ones make it happen.
I guess they answered your question about being out coached ha ha.
Lopez is a VERY good Coach and Eastwood is lucky to have him.I saw MANY years of Eastwood being out coached and this is not that! Eastwood has not lost to a team they blatantly should have beat this season. I Socorro or Pebble Hills even makes a game of it with Eastwood then MAYBE you can start the "Outcoahed" chatter...but until then just let em play! Go Troop!!!
If you go into half time leading by multiple touch downs and after half lose that lead and lose the game. I would dare say you got out coached.
Name one team in the city right now who is playing with a backup QB and winning. The 3 district losses have been by a combined 8 points. Those games could have easily gone the other way.
Could've would've should've but didn't!!! Look weeks ago when the troop lost to Permian you all wanted to be praised and were for a good job and all we heard was oh we played the basically the whole game with a back up QB even the 3rd stringer!! Now that the coach is being OUT coached you wanna blame the QB and injuries which is bogus! Good coaches and good teams find a way to win! Prime example and I know it's not high school but the patriots with Bill Belichick guy is a genius he game planned for not only a second stringer but the third stringer to win while Brady was out they could've easily lost and blamed the fact Brady was suspended but No they found a way to win!!! Your coach is young and is going to get out coached from time to time with more experienced coaches quit crying!!
Look julio lopez is a good coach. He lacks experience and from what i can tell a working knowledge of defense. He probably got the nob too early because quite frankly eastwood has been loaded and they have underachieved. He will get better with age and experience just like with any job.....but hey he will stop getring all those "move ins" if he doesnt start winning. It is a total let down if he doesnt win out and make the playoffs.
He won't and they won't
as i said before
Eastwood fans can now appreciate how hard it is
to make playoffs in 10 straight years; he couldn't do 2 frkikken years
Permian game seems like years ago
Start getting ready for next year
I think it is clearly visible that Coach Lopez has been clearly outcoached in the games the troopers have lost. You can blame injuries all you want, but a good coach will work with what they have, and not make excuses for poor performances. He is finally seeing what coaching football is all about, many will bring up the 15-16 Troopers, but in reality Coach Lopez had taken over a program that was already destined for success. The 15-16 Troopers had been groomed by Phil Barrios, and were talented enough to make a run in the playoffs regardless of who the coach was. Maybe former OC Coach Molinar would have been the better fit for the head coaching job, because he played a big role in the development of many payers there at Eastwood, he was also a finalist for the job when it was open. I'm hoping things change for the better, but Eastwood is most likely returning the the Coach Ardoin days.....
It was two years ago torres got hurt. But he did miss parts of games last year.
They will not beat montwood, lopez will choke again by going for it on 4th down and all the other amateur things he does, never really an "era" to end, it's not like they are consistent winners
A couple of people have mentioned that Eastwood QB is a very good baseball player. Not only that, but that he's already got a future lined up for him, in baseball.
Why would thIs young man's parents allow him to come back on the football field? Risk losing out on what really matters to him
Having him play these last few games might have changed things........but maybe not
I guess my point is.....maybe the whole team shouldn't be so dependent of him. Win or Lose move on
Ok....after that Pebble Hills game I see the point some of you are making about Eastwood shutting down after the half. I still think it has more to do with this particular group of kids than it does with the Coach or any game adjustments of lack thereof. Something absolutely needs to be addressed though because when you shut down and give a team that is far inferior and behind 34-14 a chance to get back in the game then there is obviously a problem somewhere.
I like to see it as the beginning of an era......Eastwood gets this much respect with a terrible and inexperienced and young coach that makes horrible decisions and ****** off all the other head coaches and referees. Imagine when he grows up. That plus the continued support of certain youth teams which send all their kids there....they can be incredibly average for many years to come.
Just like someone used my name..
This doesn't sound like "supporter"
Didn't know you were a huge non playoff
Bound Eastwood fan.