Umatilla has eight experienced seniors including Trent Durfay.
This week I ranked Umatilla outside of the top 10. It didn’t take long to recognize that I (BBallDream) was only one to do it. Oregon3aPredicit, Yoda and Coaches Polls was all in agreement that they belonged.
I contacted Yoda about it and here is what he had to say..
Osaa RPI is 8. So schedule strength isn't that bad.
coaches poll put Irrigon all at 7 or 8 for winning against 2 1a- schools that won't make districts during week 1.
tell some of those schools to stop saying they won't travel to the east side then they can get some better teams to play.
Defense wins the long haul. Here Umatilla's defense stats...
Gervias average 44. Held to 36
Joseph average 55.6. Held to 20
Stanfield average 46.16. Held to 16 and 29
#1 ranked 1A Nixy average 72.2. Held to 25.
That’s not bad offense that’s great defense. It’s not a coincidence that every team struggles against them. To me it's not the win, it's the how you win that matters.
So that’s 12, 35, 30, 17 and 47 points below their averages. Who else is doing that? ”