Chino High football team is 2-0 but quality foes lie ahead

The Chino High School football team is off to a 2-0 start but first-year head coach Jesse Ceniceros isn’t overly excited. Why not? Well his team hasn’t exactly beaten top-notch foes. So the jury is still out.

The Cowboys have wins over Baldwin Park 53-20 and South El Monte 41-0 who are a combined 0-6 thus far.

There are facets of the game in which Ceniceros is pleased, others where he isn’t.

Ironically, the place his team still needs work isn’t what one would think. Ceniceros, who came to the school after a coaching stint at Norwalk, is still looking for better execution fro his offense.

He attributes that to a new offense, having institute the double wing which isn’t run by many schools any more. Senior Da’creh West has run for 421 yards and four touchdowns in two games but the coach thinks his team needs to do a better job in the blocking schemes.

“We’re still not where it should be,” Ceniceros said. “It’s a different system and you really have to execute blocking assignments. We’re not doing it consistently.”

The coach has however been pleased with the showing of the defense. Top performers there include junior corner back Willie Morris who had three interceptions in the opening game of the season.

Ceniceros also credited the play of his linebackers – junior Adrian Alfaro and brothers Matt and Jacob Lara.

Next up is a game against Ontario on Friday at Montclair High School. The Cowboys will be facing a team of similar fate as the Jaguars are 3-0 but have yet to play a quality opponent.

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Chino football job being flown outside

The head football job at Chino High School is open to outside applicants. The position closes on Feb. 25.

Former coach Jim Baty resigned in December after two years to spend more time with his family

The Cowboys are coming off a 5-5 season that included a 2-3 in Hacienda League play.

They were 10-11 in his tenure, with a 5-6 showing the previous year that included a .500 season and first round playoff loss.










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Jim Baty resigns football position at Chino

Add Chino to the growing list of school’s with head football coaching vacancies.

Jim Baty has resigned, citing family reasons. His wife Rebecca had a job change that has required more of her time so he wants to be available more for their four children who range in age from 5 to 12.

Baty had headed the Cowboys the last two years, directing the Cowboys to a 10-11 mark in that span.

The Cowboys were runner-up to Colony in the Mt. Baldy League in 2013, then lost a first-round playoff game to Paloma Valley.

They were also 5-5 in the past season, going 2-3 in the Hacienda League. They tied for fourth with Diamond Ranch ion the new league.

Baty also sustained a serious knee injury when he got rolled into during an Oct. 17 game against West Covina. He had surgery a week ago and has not been back to school since.

That had a minor role in that because of that he has spent more time with the family, which drove home the need to be available more.

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Chino’s Malik Demby finalizes college choice

Chino defensive back Malik Demby officially signed with New Mexico State, according to Cowboys coach Jim Baty.

Demby, a 6-foot-2, 180-pounder, was the Defensive Player of the Year in the Mt. Baldy League. He managed 74 tackles, 7 sacks and but was used on the other side of the ball. He tallied 307 yards and four touchdowns on 44 carries, in addition to 14 receptions for 281 yards.

He was a second-team All-Inland Valley selection.

Baty said his player visited the school last month and enjoyed the trip enough he didn’t feel it necessary to make any other trips.


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