VIDEO: Claremont football coach Coco Jarin talks about game against Bonita and ties with Bearcats coach Adrian Medrano.
What better way to start Palomares League play?
Claremont (5-0) will be facing Bonita (5-0) in the most intriguing match-up in any league in the Inland Valley. The Bearcats are ranked fifth in the CIF Central Division, the Wolfpack are seventh.
Forget that both are off to undefeated starts and the fact that the schools are geographic rivals, separated by just 3,83 miles.
There is another subplot to the showdown. Bonita coach Adrian Medrano was a linebacker at the University of La Verne and first-year Claremont coach Coco Jarin was then a defensive coach for the Leopards.
Well what do the respective coaches have to say about the other?
“Adrian was always well prepared so I know he is going to have his team ready,” Jarin said. “He never came into a situation unprepared so I’m sure his team takes after him.”
As for Medrano, well he knew his team was going to have its hands full when his former coach took over at Claremont.
“He brings a great energy and passion,” Medrano said. “That rubs off on his players and guys love playing for him.”
Game time at Glenn Davis Stadium on Friday is 7 p.m.