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Reseda Football 2016

Reseda advances to Division III Championship



The Reseda Regents will face Franklin High School for the CIFLACS Division III Championship after knocking off Hollywood High by a score of 37-0.  It’s Number 1 vs Number 2 for the DIII Crown, with Franklin coming in seeded as the Number 1 team.  Reseda used a balanced attack on offense and, as always, played sound on the defensive side of the ball, giving Hollywood High no time to set their offense and run their sets.


Reseda will need to rest their bodies as the extra games can take its toll.  Let’s hope everyone is healthy and at 100% come Saturday, December 3.

Reseda will  take their 5 game winning streak to El Camino College against a Franklin team that lost only one game all season and hold an 11-1 record.  The two teams faced three of the same opponents, going up against Chavez, Hollywood, and Van Nuys.  Look for Reseda to be too much for Franklin to handle and come away with their first City Section title under Coach Alonso Arreola.

Here are the highlights from the game against Hollywood, who were outmatched by Reseda from bell to bell.  Jr. Ja’Lani Elison has been a stud during the playoffs.  He had three picks –  two pick 6’s – and should be a serious contender for All City Player in Division III.  The Regents look good overall as a team but will need to be on their A game come 11am December 3, 2016 at El Camino College. Both teams will look for Santa to deliver an early Christmas present wrapped in the shape of a City Section title.

The Pick:
Reseda 40-21

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Reseda advances to Semifinals against Hollywood.


The Regents face Hollywood High Friday, November 25, 2016 to see who moves on and plays for the Division 3 Crown.  Playing a day after Thanksgiving, let’s hope the turkey doesn’t slow them down.  Image by PopScout.

The Reseda Regents  have advanced to the semifinals of the Division 3 CIF Los Angeles City Section playoffs.  The #2 Regents are undefeated this season at home and look to keep their streak alive when they host #7 Hollywood High School November 25, 2016. Reseda took care of business, handling a gritty West Adams squad by a score of 40-12.  It was a good game – in that – the Regents got a chance to see what they’re made of by holding West Adams’ nifty QB in check.

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It’s going to come down to who wants it the most, as both teams will look to execute and limit their mistakes in order to move on to the Championship game scheduled December 3, 2016 at El Camino College.  Hollywood High comes in feeling good about themselves after taking care of business against the #1 ranked team in DIII, defeating Torres by a score of 27-21.   Reseda will look to their two QB rotation as a means to keep Hollywood off guard.  The Regents have been effective utilizing both #7 Michael Martin III and #9 Zack Almora at the QB position.


The kicking game may play a factor if the game comes down to the wire.  Image by PopScout.

At the end of the day, it’s win or go home baby, with both teams looking to play one more game in December.  Special teams – and the little things – may play a big role Friday night, so let’s hope coaches and players have been in the lab, addressing weaknesses and making sure everyone understands that it takes a team effort to win a championship.  From the coaches, to the players, to fans and parents. No one wants to go home with that bad taste in your mouth, thinking that you could have given more.  Lay it all on the line come Friday Night under the lights. But no matter the outcome, both teams should be proud of themselves for making it to the semifinal game.   Great season for both teams looking to make it a special year.

Here are the highlights from the Reseda vs West Adams game.  Like they always say…big time players, make big time plays, in big time games.  Looking forward to seeing who steps up big Friday night.

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Reseda advances to 2nd Round


As teams get deeper in the playoffs, togetherness and team chemistry becomes a big factor towards success. Win or go home baby. Image by PopScout.

The Reseda Regents won their opening round playoff game against visiting Marshall High of Los Angeles by a score of 43-7.  The Regents are now 6-0 on their home turf and showed why they’re hard to beat at home this season.  With solid offensive schemes and a very good defense, the Regents are battle tested going into their Quarterfinal match-up Friday, November 18, 2016 against West Adams Prep. 7th ranked West Adams knocked off North Hollywood by a score of 48-28 and hold records of 6-5, 5-1 in league play.


It’s coming down to X’s and O’s.  Special teams, Center snaps, turnovers, and other aspects of the game are key.  Teams must execute and avoid mental mistakes for 48 minutes.

During the playoffs, all records are tossed out the window as it boils down to who can step up, make plays, and execute their game-plan at the end of the day. Ball security is a key component as well, as we all know turnovers can swing the momentum of a game and cost you victories in big games.  The Regents were able to come away with several picks and avoid making costly mistakes, to handle a Marshall team, who came out looking as if they would give the Regents a run for their money in the first few minutes of play. Reseda was able to show depth and rely on several underclassmen who stepped up and played very well.  Just goes to show that you must be patient and not be intimidated as other less talented teams who try to use the opening quarter to gain an edge. This could have you on your toes for the remaining 3 quarters.

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Playoff games allow a chance for underclassmen to gain valuable experience, that could lead to success for next season.  Reseda gets good play from  underclassmen such as #7 Jr. Michael Martin III, #5 Jr. D’Marco Altieri, along with several others who shine on the field. Learning from your mistakes and being able to pick the brain of seniors who’ve been there, done that, allows you to step your game up and use that playing time to your advantage.  Nothing beats playing experience you feel me.


Senior Gerardo Hernandez studies the playbook during a league game against Van Nuys High. The team who executes the most and avoids costly turnovers, usually comes away with a victory during playoff time.

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The game of football is won and lost in the trenches.  Look for the Reseda vs West Adams match-up to be no different, as seniors such as #55 Alex Diaz, #52 Frank Hernandez, and #61 Captain Louie Hernandez look to impose their will on West Adams to allow their offense/defense to gain an edge, thus advancing to the semifinal match up against the winner of Torres vs Hollywood November 25, 2016.  It’s way too early to look ahead, but if the game becomes a battle of will, look for linemen to play key roles in who decides the outcome Friday night.


Reseda will look to protect their quarterbacks at all cost as Senior #9 Zack Almora gets some TLC from the Reseda training staff during a recent game.  With West Adams only having 25 players on their MaxPreps roster, depth may become an issue. Reseda likes to bring the wood each and every play.  Smash mouth football ya dig.

Take a look at highlights from the Reseda vs Marshall game played November 10, 2016 at Reseda High School. We spotlight #4 RB/LB Senior Carlos Hernandez who’s been a stud all year long for the Regents on both sides of the ball. We like to refer to him as a bruiser – always looking to hit somebody. Reseda was able to step their game up, show poise early on, and come away with a solid opening round victory.  Playoff football…it doesn’t get any better than this.

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Reseda Regents advance to Div. III Playoffs.


Look for the Regents to run the table and advance to the CIFLACS Division III Football Championship.  What a great way to start your Veterans Day weekend with a victory on your home field.  Image by PopScout.

It’s that time of year boys and girls… playoff football.  In the Valley Mission League, the Reseda Regents took their bumps and bruises but finished with an 8-2 record and a #2 seed in the Division III playoffs.  The Regents take on Marshall of Los Angeles Thursday night, November 10, 2016 at 7pm.  Having gone unbeaten at home this season, posting a 5-0 record,  look for the Regents to run the table and advance to the Championship game held December 3, 2016 at El Camino College.


Coach Alonso Arreola, along with his coaching staff, do a great job working with kids and maximizing the most out of their potential.  Image by PopScout.

We like what we see out of veteran head coach Alonso Arreola.  He calls the plays for the Regents and has done a great job, along with his coaching staff, evolving throughout the season and staying true to what they do.  Possessing a multi faceted offense, showing the ability to run and pass, look for them to create serious issues for defenses during the playoffs.


#6 Senior Uriel Mejia and the Reseda coaching staff should make an impact in the Division III playoffs.  Image by PopScout.

On defense, seniors have shown up each week, leading by example.  Players such as #4 LB  Carlos Hernandez and Captain #22 S Leo Perales, make big time plays and should continue doing what they do during their playoff run.  The two go both ways and show true grit on the football field. Every team has that special player – or two.  Reseda is no different as #2 CB/SB Ja’Lani Elison has stepped his game up.  He’s only a JR. and – if he stays in the lab during the offseason – should get some serious looks next season from D1 recruiters.


Jr. Ja’Lani Elison continues to develop into a nice looking prospect.  Image by PopScout.

Football is not a one man game, that’s for sure.  You play as a unit, win as a unit, and ultimately everyone plays their role. No matter how much limelight you get…your impact is felt, and needed, if your team wants to win and be successful.  Congrats to the Regents and good luck in the Playoffs.   Been a pleasure providing you guys with game film during the regular season..but at the end of the day, let’s get that Championship and bring it home ya dig.  Good luck during your playoff run.  Continue to believe in yourselves and play at a high level.  Take no plays off.

Take a look at some highlights of their game against cross town rival Van Nuys high school. The regents came away with a 20-0 victory.  Big time players, make big time plays, in big time games.

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