After 10 years in the competitive Baseline League, Alta Loma is ready to get out. In the upcoming realignment, the school is hoping for relief in the form of a move to another league, though Alta Loma athletic director Brett Procter declined to name a preference.
“The last five years we just haven’t been competitive,” Procter said, “not just in terms of league championships, but competing for playoff spots.”
Two primary reasons for Alta Loma’s competitive decline are the size of the school — it is the second-smallest to Colony in the Chaffey Joint Union District — and the new rules easing the ability to transfer. Alta Loma’s football program, which endured a 21-game losing streak that ended in 2011, has certainly suffered due to the loss of transfers. As of this school year, transfers need only to sit out the first 30 days of the season instead of an entire school year.
“The 30-day sit-out is no penalty at all,” Procter said. “And people are transferring like never before. I just want to go to a competitive league with around the same enrollment we do with teams like we have.”