All true.This is an interesting take. Ignatius would win one more state title from this time in 2011. Play for one in 2016 and I think their last great team was 2018 where Ed's pulled the upset and went on a roll to win a state championship. I guess my point is that Ignatius was at least in the ballpark of competing for region 1 most of those years and their last talented team was 2018. The fact that Ed's was finally able to put it all together and win titles is the key here. Gibbons had it close, he had to have one of the top 2 talented teams in the state in 2002 and 2005, made it to the final in '03 with a scrappy team, that groundwork was laid. Finotti was a breath of fresh air after two years of us running our heads into the same walls and not trying to change. Ed's has a better relationship with the MUNY league for sure and I think a lot of public districts. (not saying they love it, just that Ed's has made in-roads there and kids have gone to Ed's with good success)
It is just crazy to me so much has changed since 2018.
As a sidenote, clearly Ignatius is lucky to have a treasure like Kyle. Class act all the way. However, football like all sports is about talent. Eds has it in barrels. Ignatius does not. That looks like it won't change in the near future.
Last night's massacre seemed like the finality to something that has been building for years.
And I don't know many Ignatius people that would hope for a rematch this season.