Discuss anything and everything you want … especially football ….
*Not 10 minutes had passed and I got bird droppings on my brand new watch and brand new shirt. Normally I wouldn’t have made a fit about it, but the Kenneth Cole watch and Van Heusen studio shirt was styling Friday night. Thankfully the droppings were wiped clean, but I still have to say getting bird droppings any time has to be a bad omen, no?
*I still think Temple City got burned by bad calls from the refs. Believe you me, if not for those questionable calls we have ourselves a much different ball game.
*Monrovia linebacker Josh Lowden proved to be a thorn in Temple City running back Max Ruckle’s side. Ruckle was limited to under 100 yards rushing and at the center of the human wall was Lowden. On one play, Ruckle took a handoff and threw to Justin Smith who later completed a long play. Ruckle was thrown to the ground by Lowden who received a roughing the passer penalty. But talk about class. Lowden and Ruckle slapped each other’s helmets and went on with the game. Throughout the game Lowden tackled Ruckle and their sportsmanship was still full on display.
*In the third quarter of the Monrovia-Temple City game, some knucklehead started yelling “Go back to Rosemead” … This guy (and I’m being nice by calling him “guy”) was yelling and letting it known he was not happy with Temple City coach Anthony White. To my surprise nobody seemed bothered by his classless act, in front of the Temple City crowd no less. There’s no room for that kind of behavior at HIGH SCHOOL football games.
*St. Francis won. Monrovia won. Try figuring out who is the new No. 1 team in the SGV. I know, I know. Our meesly top 10 rankings mean little to nothing, but pride is still at stake. I’ll let you guys figure this one out.
*Any thoughts on game of the week next week? I’m staying in the office Friday night, but I might sneak out to catch the first half of a nearby game. Right now I have my eyes set on Alhambra-San Gabriel. Anyone care to persuade me to go somewhere else?
*I was told by our Keith Lair that the way Pasadena played against CV last week and the way Muir played against CV on Thursday, and if the Turkey Tussle was this week, PHS would easily hold a 30-0 lead at the half. And that’s saying something because PHS had a bad game against CV last week. The Bulldogs took care of business when they had to and beat down Glendale, 48-0. But then again, who hasn’t beaten Glendale?