From our boy FJR over on the Eastside with my two Lincolns….
With rain in the forecast through the end of the week, which teams are affected the most?
South Hills-Diamond Ranch: As much as they throw, and as slippery and muddy Covina District can get, add this to the list of things that don’t help the Huskies.
Charter Oak-CV: A Tsunami blowing into town won’t stop the Chargers from routing Crescenta Valley.
Rosemead-San Dimas: Won’t matter, this will be won in the trenches anyway. Might as well mud-it up to add to the mystique.
Glendora-Upland: Won’t matter, both teams are similar in what they do.
Temple City-Azusa: Favors Temple City. They’re going to run, run and run again. The Aztecs have to win the turnover battle. Azusa: meet Max and Joey. Your not-so-new buddies.
West Covina-Burbank: Fits right into the Bulldogs game plans, but the winds do swirl in that part of town.
Rowland-La Serna: The closest game to call in the quarterfinals will probably be decided by the fewest mistakes anyway.
Northview-Paraclete: It can’t help Northview playing on a sloppy field the day after South Hills tears it up. On the plus side, if Paraclete is as good as everyone says, a little neutralizing rain may not be a bad thing.
Rio Hondo Prep-Boron: Bring your gloves. Temperatures will dip into the low to mid 30’s. The conditions will be something Boron will be used to but the Kares, who are used to playing in near-perfect weather, will run away with a win courtesy of Alanis and Esguerra.
Maranatha-Big Bear Lake: This is a 1 p.m. game but showers are still in the forecast. But don’t be surprised if it snows. Celebrate a Minutemen victory by skiing.