Friday Night Aftermath: Wow, wow, wow. Maranatha, Valley Christian in epic smackdown. Valley Christian survives, 70-64 in 5 OT!!!!! Don’t look now, Temple City 2-0 in Rio Hondo League; Arcadia, Muir, PHS all winners.

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Tonight’s games
Arroyo 35, Rosemead 21 — Mike Amaya intercepted a pass and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown to break a 14-14 tie in the third quarter. Moments later, Alexis Aceves returned an interception 35 yards to help host Arroyo ice a 35-21 victory and improve to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in league.

Cerritos Valley Christian 70, Maranatha 64, 5OT — Maranatha held a 17-7 lead with 9:07 left in the second quarter before Cerritos Valley Christian stormed back to take a 26-24 lead with 1:56 left in the second quarter. After that, there were four lead changes before Tyler Boer connected on an 80-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fronke with 36 seconds left to tie the game at 40 and force overtime. It was Trevor Rodriguez who finally came through on a broken play to score from 25 yards out to lift the visiting Crusaders to an improbable 70-64 win in the fifth overtime. It was absolutely insane, and definitely a game you wish never came to an end, but it did, at exactly 11:30 p.m. I’ll have more details Saturday morning, and we’ll also have a full story in Sunday’s paper.

Monrovia 56, San Marino 0 — Monrovia dominated, including scoring 21 points in a 29-second span of the second quarter.

Temple City 27, La Canada 15 — Joshua Simangunsong continued his string of big games for Temple City High School as the senior running back ran for 252 yards on 28 carries with three touchdowns in leading the Rams to a 27-15 Rio Hondo League win over La Canada Friday night.

Arcadia 48, Burbank 20 – The game got off to a sloppy start. Arcadia fumbled the snap on a third-and-15 on its opening series and had to punt. Still in the first quarter, Arcadia blocked a punt by Burbank inside the Bulldogs’ 20 that flew out of the end zone for a safety. Late in the first quarter, a fight broke out on the Burbank sideline, with Arcadia’s Taylor Lagace and Burbank’s Quortney Brazier ejected. Arcadia’s Sheldon McKinley gained 137 yards on 23 carries, with one touchdown. Rodney Arnett added 87 yards rushing and a score. Quarterback Myles Carr was efficient in going 11 for 15 for 123 yards and three touchdowns. Everett Frazier caught two of those touchdowns.

Muir 53, Hoover 0 — The Mustangs’ playmakers put on a show. Quarterback Jeffery Davis was sharp with 150 yards passing on 7 of 10 attempts. Davis connected on three long passes for scores, including two to Daityevon McFadden (47 and 75 yards) and one to Deshawn Hayes (49 yards).

Pasadena 21, Crescenta Valley 14 — Andreece Brown’s 3-yard touchdown run capped an eight-play, 89-yard drive to lead Pasadena High School to a 21-14 victory over Crescenta Valley at Glendale High in a Pacific League game on Friday night. The Bulldogs (3-4, 2-3) got the ball at their own 11-yard line with 4:59 left in the game and the score tied 14-14. On fourth down and 3 from the Bulldogs’ 33, coach Randy Horton rolled the took a chance. Brandon Cox rolled to his left and hit Riian Simpson slanting across the middle for a 30-yard catch and run to the Falcons’ 33. Following a short run, Cox scrambled 36 yards to the Falcon 3. Brown covered the last 3 yards for a 21-14 lead with 1:56 to play.

Chaminade 29, St. Francis 26 — Logan Scott’s 5-yard run with 55 seconds left led Chaminade High School to a 29-26 victory over St. Francis on Friday night.

Schurr 44, Alhambra 16 — The Spartans dominated the second half, particularly in the fourth quarter when they scored 28 points. Aaron Cantu finished with 12 completions in 21 attempts for 205 yards and three touchdowns.

San Gabriel 42, Keppel 0 — After struggling in an Almont League loss to Montebello last week, the Matadors roared back with a 42-0 victory over visiting Keppel on Friday in another Almont League game. Junior Andy Guerrero threw three touchdown passes to Alex Villalobos and Arthur Brown rushed for two touchdowns. San Gabriel led, 22-0, at the half. The second half was played with a running clock.

South Pasadena 44, Blair 7 — The Vikings couldn’t stop Tigers quarterback Conor Bednarski and running back Patrick Martin. With 9:46 in the first quarter, Bednarski hit receiver Matt Nelson with a 20-yard touchdown pass. Two minutes later, Martin ran it in from 34 yards. With 6:57 on the clock, Bednarski found Nelson again on a 52-yard pass. At the end of the first quarter, the Tigers led 23-0.

El Monte 31, Gabrielino 19 – The Lions scored 24 consecutive second-half points. Gabrielino led, 19-7, at the half.

Bishop Montgomery 49, Bosco Tech 21 — Bosco Tech had its opportunity. But it all fell apart within a matter of a few plays. The host Tigers failed to score and Bishop Montgomery capitalized en route to a 49-21 Del Rey League victory Friday afternoon. “That’s a 14-point swing,” Bosco Tech coach Chris Shockley said. “That’s a momentum swing and everything else. It’s really tough to overcome that.”

Saturday’s games
Pasadena Poly at Webb, 2 p.m. — Melendez (Poly); Stang Fan (Poly)
Rio Hondo Prep vs. Flintridge Prep at Occidental, 7 p.m. — Melendez (RHP); Stang Fan (RHP)

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  • Goldenarm

    The best football game on tap this week in the SGV is TC/LC.

    Arroyo will beat Rosemead by 10 points. They need to watch the TC/Mead game film to take note on shutting down Fregoso. Mikey Vasquez of Arroyo will break 100 yards rushing and Rivera will take care of the rest, even in 2 feet of mud… the kid can throw completions.
    As long as Arroyo mans up on the line of scrimmage – this game is the Knights. Rosemead kids are fighters, I just think Arroyo has the polish to beat them.

    La Canada now has 2 or 3 sound running backs amd Yoder will want to own the clock a la TC. Top it off, they have an accurate quarterback, word is nearly as good as Rocky Moore, though not as tall and doesn’t look 40 years old like Moore did. TC is living off the feet of Josh S, who may or may not be a mudder. Normally quick footed scat backs struggle in poor footing conditions. Mota may have better success, being he is a standard “freight train gone wild” runner or possibly let Lopez loose to punish some tacklers or lead the way to the promised land.
    TC will need a strong performance from young Quintanilla and a sound game plan from McFarland and crew.
    TC fans – lets get muddy!!
    Go Rams.

  • Huckster!!!!!!

    Pasadena has started their improbable run towards the playoffs and CV is on the chopping blocks tonight! I believe!!!! Lets go Bulldogs!!!!! THE BEST IS COMING SOON!!!!!

  • theRealdeal

    wont be surpirsed if apaches take home the win
    arroyo will prob be too much for rosemead
    chaminade vs st francis is gonna be a gritty one

  • Here we go again

    Aw sh*%! Looks like The Huckster has started drinking before noon again. Hide the women and children.

  • Matt

    Good analysis on TC/LC. One change however. GO LC

  • Goldenarm

    Matt,
    I gotta accept that change without complaint.
    Is R Moore playing anywhere?

    Someday we still need to have a couple cold one’s at the Boat (that definitely is not a boat any longer)…but the brew still tastes good.

    TC is still figuring out who they are…I hope they know by tonight.

  • Falcons

    Even w/o their starting RB and best player CV will still beat PHS pretty good because PHS is awful. PHS was losing to Glendale late until the 3rd quarter and PHS has been blown out by the other teams in league as has Glendale, and CV beat Glendale kinda bad. PHS is awful and they have no excuse other than organization and coaching there is now way they should be that bad but they are and the will miss the playoffs as usual. CV has to beat Arcadia to get in but probably wont w/o Marro Lee. Maybe next year.

  • Matt

    Rocky is grey shirting at Citrus. A very big definate about beers at the Boat. I agree, it just is not the same.

  • Bob Anon

    Now now, the food at The Boat is still good, though it may be more expensive. I miss the physical boat structure, but I enjoy the nice dining hall to eat and watch various sports.

    Tonight will be a tough game for LC; hope it’s a good game.

  • Anonymous

    Prediction:

    Score: Maranatha 88 Valley Christian -11

    Prepare to see the greatest display of football….EVER, as the Minutemen dominate from start to finish. This is just the beginning as Maranatha destroys the rest of the Olympic League and embarrasses every team in the CIF playoff. Yes, that includes you, Monrovia. You cannot compete with the Minutemen…bow before your masters. Is there anyone here that can, at least, give us some competition? Mission Viejo? Servite? the Pittsburgh Steelers? anyone?

    No. No one can match the ferocity that is Minutemen football.

  • Goldenarm

    Wow…I see someone found that bag of mushrooms I lost back in 1974

    It took 3 trips, but I got to the point the new “boat” is fine by me. Cheesebread seems a litlle less heart attackish, just not the same caloric seizure it once provided. Two schooners and everything seems a tad more enjoyable. I just miss hitting my head on the ceiling I guess….the new place is a giant wooden cafeteria – you could seat the RHL in there, no problem.

    Matt,
    I thought Daleep was going to be the primary ballcarrier this year? Are the other kids underclassmen?

  • Goldenarm

    Fred J

    good move.

    GA

  • BurroughsFan

    The Realist is missing from today’s blog. I wonder if he’s going to come out and say something stupid again.

  • Anonymous

    Fred J
    Not a good move.
    Just moves people to Facebook and off of Pasadena Star News.
    You lose hits and those hits help pay your salary. Censorship never works. At least you could have monitored and removed the offensive ones and unlike Facebook which is brutal on the parties involved. BTW we miss you on this blog.

  • John R

    Minutemen? LMAO I think they MIGHT have a chance against Mark Keppel! Forget Monrovia! lol

  • Anonymous

    For all those Rio bashers (and prep league bashers too) and Maranantha homers. Note Village Christian is up 26 to ZERO at the end of first quarter. Note that Rio beat Village Christian last week. RIo may be the best team in the area this year, Maranantha not so much.

  • Anonymous

    Monrovia 42 SM 0 at half and it is not that close.

  • Anonymous

    Ah Houston we have a problem VC 26 Maranatha 24 – sorry your little school (Rio) is still minor leagues.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous RHP Supporter,

    Don’t break out the champagne just yet. I believe RHP still has games against Poly and Chadwick left on their schedule. I watched Poly lose a close game (31-28) to Sierra Canyon the #1 team in Division XII. Additionally, if I am not mistaken, Chadwick is still the #1 ranked team in Division XIII. I’d slow my roll bro….there is still alot of football to be played.

  • goteamgo

    Maranatha is playing VALLEY Christian, not VILLAGE Christian tonight. RHP beat VILLAGE Christian.

    Don’t get too excited yet, and get the facts straight -

  • Mustangs4Life

    Don’t look now but the Muir Mustangs are starting to get back on the saddle. This is a great group of kids who have looked good even in losses. Now that they are on a nice winning streak with devastating and dominate play there is no telling what they can achieve. Don’t forget this team gels as the season goes longer. Congratulations Coach Howard and Staff.

  • Why

    Anon, you have had it out for MHS for years it seems, there is always one Rio guy out there trying to prove how great your team is by comparing to MHS.

    Just focus on your team, not everyone else.

    Oh’ and I am a Whittier Christian parent, and you know what? MHS can play ball.

  • Anonymous

    Rio will crush both Chadwick and Poly by a lot.
    That being said I think if the brackets line up they could be 3 of the 4 quarter finalists in their CIF division. Flintridge isn’t bad either this year but none are in the league of RIo. You might as well give them the trophy now.

  • N

    Does anybody have the final score on Maranatha game? And was that really 50 points to O in the San Marino game?

  • Anonymous

    You are correct, it isn’t right for me to compare Rio to Maranantha – that bar is too low for Rio. Let’s take a look at Rio vs. a real team like Monrovia.

  • prep fan

    Anonymous:
    Flintridge Prep isnt very good, they havent won a game yet. Chadwick is normally ranked top 3 in the division because they play creampuffs and win 70-0. Poly will be legit and Rio always contends for the title. 3 of the 4 final teams, i dont think so. Lucky if we get Poly and Rio in the semi’s.

  • Anonymous

    Tigers win 44-7

    38-0 at halftime

  • theRealdeal

    the realist- i bet you loved the game tonight!
    without their best APACHES destroyed the “supeior” BURBANK team that didnt have much offensive production. im glad i went to the game tonight! im offically on the apache wagon. dumb burbank coach tackle LAGACE and a brawl broke out! that scene was unclassy and it seemed like it was set up to get LAGACE out of the game! well i guess the burbank fans should stop talkin cuz this game wasnt even close! the were held to 14 pts til the last 32 seconds of the game! WOW!
    apaches win
    42-20!
    looks like league is in arcadia’s grasp!

  • Romball

    TC update anyone?

  • Anonymous

    Chadwick hasn’t lost a game yet. Poly lost by a couple to the top rank team a couple of divisions up and beat easily an undefeated near top ranked team a couple of divisions up. Rio is Rio and won the SGV passing league title. I think the prep league is better than you think with skill position players on the top few teams as good as any of the local leagues they just don’t have the depth or size on the line. I think the prep league will finish Rio, then Chadwick and then Poly then Prep. Rio will win the the CIF easily beating either Chadwick or Poly in the finals. Rio would handle Maranantha easily and would have for years and in the years to come.

  • Monrovia fan

    Monrovia 56, San Marino 0……..actually the game was over by the end of the first quarter……Monrovia did not play well, very sloppy and full of penalties. San Marino was overmatched…….Monrovia will have to play much better in the future if they are to compete for the mid-valley championship.

  • Blackheartart

    TC beats La Canada 27-15. Josh Simongunsong runs all over the Spartans….. proving he can do it in the mud just as easy as he can on dry turf. 200 plus yards. Ram defense bent but didn not break, and getting pressured on the Spartan QB notching at least three sacks. It was not pretty as the Rams did not play their best. Poor tackling and break down on Special teams, but when they needed to they all stepped up and did what it took to notch the win. Well done Rams

  • BigMLover

    What happened with TC/LC? Come on…help a brotha out!

  • expecttheunexpected

    Realdeal:

    League is in grasp? You do realize burroughs hasn’t lost a league game yet right? And you just can’t say they’ll lose because, if you didn’t know already, the jv and freshman teams last year demolished all their league opponents (a 18-1 overall combined record). Don’t jump to conclusions, there’s still three weeks left… anything can happen

  • Anonymous

    TC 27-LC15

  • expecttheunexpected

    Realdeal:

    League is in grasp? You do realize burroughs hasn’t lost a league game yet right? And you just can’t say they’ll lose because, if you didn’t know already, the jv and freshman teams last year demolished all their league opponents (a 18-1 overall combined record). Don’t jump to conclusions, there’s still three weeks left… anything can happen

  • expecttheunexpected

    Realdeal:

    League is in grasp? You do realize burroughs hasn’t lost a league game yet right? And you just can’t say they’ll lose because, if you didn’t know already, the jv and freshman teams last year demolished all their league opponents (a 18-1 overall combined record), and the varsity team has plenty of talent, arcadia lost to them didn’t they? And don’t say the refs screwed arcadia either, they miss dozens of obvious holding calls on arcadias scoring drives. Oh, and don’t forget what happened in overtime, how quickly burroughs got inside the 5. Don’t jump to conclusions, there’s still three weeks left… anything can happen…

  • Anonymous

    blair showed some real sportsmanship tonight…getting losses like these recent ones isnt easy

  • Realist

    Im just going to start by saying I am shocked at how classless the Burbank schools are. I witnessed a Burbank coach tackle Taylor on their sidelines. Not only did he tackle him, but he was on top of Taylor hitting him. What kind of a program would ever even imagine a scene like this. Its unbelievable. Not to mention before the game, Burbank was chanting and I quote, “suck us up.” Real classy. The second Taylor got ejected, it was a different Arcadia team. Taylor should not have even gotten ejected in the first place. He did absoltly nothing. He was blocking a Burbank corner and the corner started punching him. Not once did Taylor throw a punch. Keep it classy Burbank. Myles Carr also played absolutely lights out. I am also sick and tired of hearing about how good Ochoa is. Face it people, hes not that good. When Burbank is playing a team with a good d-line they get no production out of him. Not only that but Arcadias running game looked far superior to Burbanks.

    A side note, it is against the law to not have a police officer at a high school football game. So Burbank was breaking the law even before a coach decided to beat up a player.

    Any more doubt about this Arcadia team? Great all around game for the Apaches WITHOUT their biggest play maker. Arcadia is a serious contender to win the Pacific League. No Doubt!

  • Realist

    Burroughsfan-

    He bud, im here and Im not posting anything dumb. As a school in Burbank, you should know better than anyone how classless you are. Do us all a favor and stfu. You have no idea what you are talking about. Burroughs has some losses coming their way. Dont worry.

  • Bob Anon

    Nice win for TC. They’re back, though Monrovia is clearly top team.

    I wonder if the LC offense is too one-dimensional? Hopefully LC can get the next two games.

    Good wins also for Muir and PHS.

  • a fifth of whiskey!

    I believe I saw a Miguel sighting tonight. Sorry to have you on the field for 4 1/2 hours! A missed field goal with something like 38 seconds left that would have put the Minutemen up by 10. Or the complete bonehead defensive miscue that allowed Valley to tie it up!
    A few completely MISSED calls (roughing the kicker twice, etc.) a call on roughing Valley’s “determined” QB… the list goes on and on. Hats off to Valley for staying out there and bullying Maranatha and taking advantage of a lot of crap!
    Would the outcome have been different with OMAR and CHRIS CORNELL! Uh… COMPLETELY! No Chris C after a couple of plays in and there goes his hard nose running and more importantly STELLAR defensive leadership and tackling!
    Valley nice win!
    When Valley watches this and the Minutemen watch this game on film, they will see how Valley NEVER had a drive. It was one big play here and a complete lack of effort about 69% of the time for MM! Valley brought some hard hitting SOB’s and Marantha dropped some game winners! Biggest mistake for Natha… Chris Cornell out for the game!
    Hats of to Andrew the Sophmore Elfers for his quality leadership as a QB in that type of game!

  • john Wayne

    Silenced!!!!

    Miguel you have a lot of material and over 4 and a half hours of football to talk about! Do it nicely!

    As far as Rio Hondo “fandome”goes… You are NOT until you play “it”! Talk is still just talk!
    You surprised a visiting and cocky VIllage team! Play them again and you lose your pants… or that janky field you play on~!

  • TJ

    How would the playoffs work if LC, TC, and South Pas all finish 3-2?

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous 11:20 PM ….Salesian will then whoop your A$$ in the Playoffs.

  • Anonymous

    Rio Hondo Prep Faithful ..If you are lucky enough to beat Poly or Chadwick ,Salesian will Kick your A$$% in the CIF Semis or finals.

  • Moneytalks

    I can confirm what Realist stated. It was an ugly scene out in Burbank. Burbank High, not Burroughs, has zero class, including their coaching staff and admin who are supposed to set an example for the kids. A burbank coach did get involved and made the situation worse. The refs did a poor job making a determination too. Lagace was defending himself, but he was ejected. We will see what happens with this. Burbank PD took a report and heads will be turning.

    As for the game, arcadia looked like a championship team!

  • MHS Fan

    Good game both Valley and MHS – clearly Vally did something right guys.

    Very proud of this young team, keep your head up!

  • Anonymous

    Only Maranatha will view a loss as a win. Miguel wrote your love letter after all your all you constant belly aching. Have fun watching us win the CIF from the stands.
    Salesian they lost to Maranatha, how good could they really be? Rio will roll them Chadwick and Poly and win the CIF again.

  • natha senior

    we don’t view this loss as a win.. are you kidding? were you at the game and did you see us after it? were you in the locker room? you have no idea what is going on and the ignorance level of some of the people here (mostly the rio homers) really amazes me. but whatever, you guys will lose to salesian and we’ll take care of village Christian and let’s see how much you have to say then.

  • Huckster!!!!!!

    The Pasadena Bulldogs are coming! The Dogs got a huge game on Friday and once we get that one! This $hit is shaping up to shut a lot Pasadena folks up! Im really hoping Muir loses to Burroughs and need to beat PHS to make the playoffs!!!! LMAO!!! Were going to see whos sorry!!!! I cant wait!!!! I know every year I say the same $hit, but Im loving are chances every week! I cant stop smiling..Were going to see whos sorry!!!!:) Muir can debate on how and who yawl beat versus who and how PHS has beaten team, but the fact’s are we’ve beaten every team Muir has played! Once again, I can’t wait!

  • Hal Lamaster

    With the ejection last night, does that mean that Taylor Legace is out for the next league game? If so, no problem, they have Hoover.

  • Hal Lamaster

    Huckster!!!
    I saw the PHS/CV game last night, and your Bulldogs are really coming around.

  • Hal Lamaster

    Speaking of coming around… Temple City picked up a huge win last night. The Rio Hondo League is going to have a log jam for the playoffs spots.

    I wish I could have seen the Maranatha marathon. WOW, 5 OT’s. Very exciting.

  • HS Football Fan

    I too was at the Burbank – AHS game last night. Amazing! Unlike an earlier poster, my take on the near brawl was that the Burbank admin (especially the AD) demonstrated a lot of class. They handled the situation well by demanding that the coach immediatly leave the field and firing him on the spot (supposedly – if that’s possible). It was the Burbank coaches and players that were classless. It took a photographer on the sidlines who was near the incident to identify the coach that attacked Lagace (and he did attack Lagace by throwing several punches) to the Burbank AD because the Burbank coaches wouldn’t identify him. It looked like a set-up to me. A classless set-up to get arguably the best player on the field ejected from the game. Hopefully, Lagace has now learned the extent that some programs are willing to go to “defend” against him.

    The way the AHS team came together after Lagace’s ejection was amazing! The message that the AHS coaches gave the kids was that they were going to respond and were going to win the game the right way, and they did – - like the classy program that Arcadia football is. The Apaches learned a lot about themselves as a team last night and the entire program should be extremely proud!

  • MHS Fan

    Natha faithful, just let Rio be, they (and we) make fools of ourselves with complaints.

    We played two great teams and made it a real game in both, respect has been given.

    Beg Murphy to put Rio on the schedule next year to settle it.

  • Goldenarm

    Cox put up good numbers for the Dogs…this kid still has 2 seasons of high school football ahead of him.
    Now that PHS seems to have found a run game…things can only get better.

    LA CANADA
    good football team. Sandhu grew since last I saw him. The Spartans punt returner wears a nitrous oxide canister somewhere near his butt pad…cause the dude can accelerate like a demon. 42 at QB (weird number) is a good athlete, but last night things did not quite jive for him and his receivers. He usually had the time but TC’s db’s are getting better and more aggressive every game…and they did a fine job last night. LC’s run a veer that looks alot like the old belly series, and it works for them. I’m surprised they did not run the QB keeper more.
    Both squads were hurt by penalties and the game had it’s share of questionable calls.

    It was TC’s D and time of possesion that brought it home for the Rams. LC killed us on kick returns, probably averaging 40 yds a return and nearly breaking a couple. I hope the Rams learn from their arm tackling misses on the ballcarrier, bacause M-town will eat that stuff alive. You gotta wrap up and not drop your head!
    TC’s first 80 yard drive made this ol school Ram forget about the chilly air…beautiful non-creative play calling, at one point running the same play 3 times in a row. It is the old run it – till they stop it philosophy.

    Big night for our little guy Josh, who is so quick, he makes two moves before he makes his move. He is also kinda learning to follow his blockers, which I recommend he learns completely by Friday. McCarthy could fit Josh S in his pocket and still have room for his wallet and a couple of D1 paper offers as well.

    Exciting prep football game with a good turnout of LC supporters on a night many TC’ers choose to stay home -they missed the years best football game yet.

  • Big Daddy

    To:Rio, Maranatha debaters.

    Let’s see how M does against Village Christian. I think they will lose.
    Reminder.
    Rio beat Big Bear and M couldn’t. This is not a M year.
    Rio will beat Chadwick as Chadwick has played knowone.

    The competition this year will be CIF From the High Desert.
    M beat Salesian so I am sure Rio will handle them ifd they meet in CIF
    Rio will continue to beat schools 5 to 8 times their size as long as Mark Carson is defensive coach.

  • HOT ROD

    Somewhere in parts unknown, trash talker “falcons” is wondering why they ran their mouth about Dena. If you can’t run with the dogs, stay off the porch!

  • west SGV football

    I am really suprised at Football in the SGV. Right now it looks like monrovia is the#1 team. Arcadia is going to win the pacific, and monrovia handled them. I would say st francis, but arcadia put up 21 pts on them, and against Monrovia, they only scored once. Well my rankings would be

    1 Monrovia
    2 St Francis
    3 Arcadia
    4 Muir
    5 Maranatha

    After that, not one else is that good.

  • Anonymous

    Actually Burroughs is gonna win the Pacific.

  • Goldenarm

    early season games sometimes don’t mean a whole lot
    as playoff time approaches. who beat who in week 3, and mid-season rankings – serve to satisfy somebody – I don’t know who really.
    Miguel had Rosemead 3rd in the valley on Thurs

  • Toucan Sam

    BIG DADDY “brown nose”:
    Yeah you might want to get Coach Carson’s “DooDoo” off your nose! Past weeks games are just that! We both know that $#it happens. Big Bear was as surprised to have beat Maranatha as Maranatha was! You have played ONE legit team(Village) that was shocked. Nice win, compliments to that. However, they thought the nice lead they had, would be enough coasting into the second half. That was when they shut off their engines and just couldn’t truly restart them! Now let’s see you have played some other teams… BORON (hahaha) lost to them. WEBB? and only put up around 40? Wow.. that was Webb- you should have put up 90(yes with your 2′s and 3′s in for the starters). You had better believe that it’s coming if you lose to any of your next opponents! YOU HAVE A JOKE for a schedule! Envy is a really bad bad quality on these blogs!
    Enough trying to step up to anyone else’s standards and leagues! Just shut up and role your sissy division and enjoy it! Quit mouthing off OR do what other programs do…. MOVE UP!
    The mid-valley is awesome and as a parent and a Maranatha fan, I am glad they are having the opportunities to play such great winning and competitive programs out there. Whittier C, Valley, Village, Monrovia, Arcadia, etc…and the rest of the awesome schools that play in the Mid Valley! It is an honor for Maranatha to really try to put a program than can be decent in comparison to all the Mid Valley schools!
    Last question and after wiping off all that brown stuff on your nose…..
    How do you honestly think you would stack up against Valley or Whittier?

  • John Wayne

    never have I been an excuse maker…

    Know that the absence of both Chris Cornell and Omar Younger was a GIGANTIC PLUS for Valley. In fact, I would guarantee a different outcome with either. Especially Cornell and his defensive impact! He would have made calls, tackles, and picks all night! Huge knuckleheaded plays would have been avoided and they would have been no need for an overtime or five! Offensively, ask Salesian about how he put the team on his back and ran the ball straight down their throats on that final drive! Those are big boys over there at Salesian and Cornell just played with heart and intensity! Yep, he is a difference maker! Count your blessings Valley…..
    Omar, breakaway yards, kickoff returns… enough said! Both of them out and it went down to the wire! That also shows how the rest of the team really plays well together and has the fortitude to look past shortcomings and play their butts off!!!
    The naysayers, you at least owe those boys from Maranatha a tiny bit of respect for the program they have assembled over there. Remember, when these blogs went up everyone picked Maranatha as their step-child!!!!
    Village Christian this week- their homecoming at their place! Going to be exciting. They have a great program!
    Miguel, hats off to you(I can’t believe I just said that) for your article! I’m sure there is quite a lot more you would have like to have included… but you still have to remain a tad bit biased!

  • Bob Anon

    Toucan Sam, Arcadia is not in the Mid-Valley Division. Arcadia is in the Southeast Division.

  • HOT ROD

    Divisions are all mixed up nowadays, but MID-VALLEY Division teams are mostly what Division X (10) was. Southeast has mostly what Division II and III had.
    Sadly no team from our region has been selected to a CIF bowl game and may not for a long time. We can’t even get a FOX Sports game of the week. lol

  • Realist

    Anon-

    Buddy, Burroughs has 3 of the toughest team in the Pacific league still left on their schedule. Arcadia Plays Hoover, Glendale, and CV. Your crazy if you think that Burroughs is going to come out of the rest of the season unbeaten. Arcadia will win atleast a share of the Pacific League title.

  • Goldenarm

    Not sure why it seems so many dislike and take joy in ragging on Arcadia football.
    Is there a reason?
    At the start of last year’s brawl for the mall a couple Apache players were talkin serious trash, but grew silent quickly as the game progressed. I think the worst dislike, as in blood feud, existed between the TC and Arcadia band. I can’t hate on them because I will voice support for Backus wherever he coaches.

    For those that were around 2004-2006, a similar vibe existed between TC and M-town faithful on area blogs. They hated each other basically, and only a couple of folks could actually have dialogue on the blog – instead of immediate f bombs being hurled back and forth. I know O-Cat and NY and Philly B would recall this period.

    Myles Carr seems to be having an outstanding season at QB. Apaches defense is making some critical plays. Against us , they came out flat, but as the game went on, they rolled and took advantage of scoring opportunities and TC mistakes. The balance of their schedule seems to say CIF time is a comin.

  • Goldenarm

    MONROVIA / TEMPLE CITY

    Even in a lopsided year like this, some Ram fans become delusional, wild-eyed and see a path to victory.

    There is always hope, but the McFarland Miracle would have to get divine blessing to pull this one off.

    The reason is M-town will stack 8 in the box and do everything to deny our running game. They did this in 09, and TC answered with 13 1st half first downs. But that was a different O line for the Rams. That year like this, the Cats had a strong D line, backed by excellent backers like Haggard and Lowden. Cimarusti and others seems to be filling some of those shoes now.
    M-town can crowd 8 because their corners can easily handle man on man pass coverage against TC. Coach M be prepared to see this Friday.

    Simongunsong has 860 yds and 10 tds. Bueno has 750 ( 7 td’s ??)rush yards alone, and is easily M-town’s leading ground gainer. 3 or 4 other players are carrying the rock for M-town, no one gun Marquise Williams kind of backfield. TC has good backfield depth as well. Our QB is a soph.

    Somehow the Rams must get 150 yds out of Josh. If we get locked into must throw situations…their will be no joy in Ramland real quick.

  • Anonymous

    Monrovia, don’t come out flat or with the idea that the game is already won at some point. Don’t forget, Temple City is playing the league championship on friday night against you guys. Im sure McFarland will come at you with all kinds of looks, they are traditionally a run team but I’m sure their coach knows that you know, and will decide to switch things up come game time. My prediction however is that Monrovia absolutely dominates, but I do look forward to the day where this is the game to look forward to in the RHL.

  • New York

    I would expect McFarland to take the air completely out of the football and hope to control the clock as much as possible, whether that is through a double-wing, a veer, power-I, whatever.

  • Big Daddy

    Toucan Sam

    You must be related to Nancy Pelosi. You have the same common sense. It is Maranatha that stopped playing Rio.
    Perhaps this is why. years 05 through 08

    Rio scored 94 points Mara: 21

    Rio was in the division with Whittier Chrsitian and W. C. lost to St. Margarets. Rio then beat S. M in semi’s
    Maranatha will be a force and are getting better but they are not quite up to the level of Rio. Enrollment 500 to enrollment 83 (Reminder)
    Rio and Maranantha shouldd receive our support and respect as both are small private schools who could play with much larger public schools.

  • new cats fan:

    If Monrovia was in the pacific league they would had for sure won it this year. look how we did little arcadia and arcadia might end up winning at least a share of the title smh. the arcadia, against monrovia was basically a stat game for us. man we prepared for arcadia like we prepare for blair ok maybe not blair how about la canada yeah to us arcadia was another monrovia la canada game, easy and a for sure win. and for the burbank schools hahahaha them dudes are just as terrible as arcadia and the rest of them sorry teams in the pacific league.

  • new cats fan:

    If Monrovia was in the pacific league they would had for sure won it this year. look how we did little arcadia and arcadia might end up winning at least a share of the title smh. the arcadia, against monrovia was basically a stat game for us. man we prepared for arcadia like we prepare for blair ok maybe not blair how about la canada yeah to us arcadia was another monrovia la canada game, easy and a for sure win. and for the burbank schools hahahaha them dudes are just as terrible as arcadia and the rest of them sorry teams in the pacific league and muir get coaching so we can see this so called equal talent to us as for p.h.s now they are our blair, terrible in all areas.

  • ATown

    New Cat,

    You don’t know much about football and your english is horrible. Monrovia got worked by SD two years in a row!!

  • new cats fan:

    Atown:
    my english is fine maybe its your reading and monrovia sd game come on dude sd was down big and we let up so shut up and im assuming the A stands for arcadia lol….we punished you guys dont go and pick out a team that got lucky against us talk about what we did to your team….EASY VICTORY MONROVIA BLOWS OUT ARCADIA AND THE REST OF THE PACIFIC LEAGUE.

  • The Stang Fan

    Nothing new here, and nothing solved. The Stangs have played two subpar teams and beat them soundly. Like they should have. Which means nothing. Matter of fact, they only have one more game left on the schedule (Burroughs) where their mettle will be tested. This soft schedule allows them to get hot at the right time, but hard-nosed competition, which is required as a tune-up for the playoffs, is being compromised.

    I didn’t make the Hoover game, but from what I understand there were still some issues with penalties, and multiple TD’s and big plays were brought back. This has got to be cleaned up. Got to. At least we didn’t turn the ball over. The regular season will come down to the Burroughs game in 2 weeks. The Stangs can make the Pacific very interesting with a win, but they have to actually PLAY to their potential to do so.

    LET’S GO STANGS!!!!!!!!!

  • Toucan Sam

    Bob A: You are correct… got carried away with all the hate/love for Arcadia on here!

    Big Daddy:
    Why is it that you guys keep living in the past with Maranatha. The last two years that they played, Maranatha won and moved on to another level of competition! You can throw up all the points you like, but at the end of the day it is the “W” that counts! Like others have stated, if you are close with your RIO program, do what I have seen Maranatha do…. move up! As far as school size- I am pretty sure if Maranatha was/is to get to playoffs and face off against a great school like Monrovia or one of the other larger Mid Valley schools the enrollment pretty much is off set there and the depth at which a team like Monrovia has in comparison to Maranatha is huge! So, I’m tired of hearing about your enrollment size! There proportions are still there against Maranatha as well!
    Why is it that you continue to show your envy of Maranatha? Did you try to send a child there and they didn’t get in? Stop your belly aching and whining! Stick to your blogs and worry about your season not Maranatha’s. It’s okay to be jealous, but it just gets boring after a while!

  • Anonymous

    Monrovia’s young defensive backs are not the same ones San Dimas faced earlier this year. They have grown since then, excellent man on man coverage, great speed, and not afraid to hit. I think a lot of us are hoping for a monrovia san dimas rematch in the cif playoffs

  • ATown

    New Cat,

    Doesn’t matter if you were up against SD. You guys lost. Two years in a row!! lmao! How about them apples?

    Monrovia caught arcadia at the right time, that’s it. TC will take the RHL kid.

  • new cats fan:

    Atown
    dude are you like a bandwagon jumper or something. look you are an arcadia fan im a monrovia wildcat fan we beat you guys pretty easily so face it we are the better team and as for sd yeah they won we shouldnt had fell asleep but its ok if we meet up with them again in the playoffs the score is going to look similar to the score when arcadia played us with us winning big. believe me monrovia will go all the way this year no one and i repeat no one is playing football on the level we are right now and tc lol were’re going to slaughter them you watch and see.

  • Realist

    What is it with these Monrovia fans. They got beat by SD. Don’t make excuses. They got beat. And then some idiot is trying to tell everyone how much they have improved. Well heres some news for you, Arcadia has made the biggest improvment in the SGV since that Movrovia game. Ill bet if they played again, the game would be won or lost by someone in the 4th. New Cats fan, dont comment on the blog ever again, your an idiot. I appreciate it, and so do all of the other bloggers. Go read a book, or get an education. I know Monrovia isnt the best of schools, but try your hardest to amount to something in life.

  • Anonymous

    HAHA! Monrovia easily beat Arcadia and shut down your hero, Lagace. Don’t ever talk about Monrovia again, if you’re gonna keep bringing up SD, then I will continue to bring up Arcadia’s loss to Monrovia earlier this year. Get over it.
    PS: Typing the phrase, “your an idiot”, says a lot about you, good show.

  • letthecatoutthebag+++

    I was @ Moor field on Friday night expecting to see the usually tough battle and hard fought game between AHS vs. Schurr. Well I can tell you this, along with the respectable and great legacy coach Gil Ruedaflores left behind, and was hoping to continue but thanks to the unknown powers that be(some powerful lady who’s in charge
    of the snack bar?) the great heartbeat of a program that
    coach built over 20yrs has been destroyed and taken away from our community. That was a TOTAL embarrassment.
    I played back in 2002 on the defensive side of the ball,
    and I can’t even remember the last time I’ve seen a 3 man rush the whole night, against shotgun formation and not to mention Schurr having one of the top qb’s in the area.
    That program will never be the same. It could have neen but some hot dog lady has some sorta super power’s I guess! p.s. By the looks of the attendance i’m quite sure snack bar sales have declined at least about 70%!
    I feel so bad for the kids because their the ones that deserve the best and it just isn’t fair. The sophmore qb for the Moors has so much potential to be great I just feel sorry for a kid like that not to be able to play for the respectable program that has been stripped away.

  • Anonymous

    A-town & Realist:
    Do you mean that Arcadia got beat 2 years in a row?…. that should be your focus. Next year should be your year, but from what I know coming back to the Wildcats it could easily become a 3peat. 2players will never beat an atheletic team like Monrovia. We still have the Best D in the Valley unless Coach D can figure something out quickly. The Monrovia/TC game will present a great challenge for the Rams this coming Friday. TC will be coming in with an offense that will have to play at its best to see where they fair if they are to make the playoffs. South Pas seems to have the best steam coming into to the close of the RHL regular season games. On another note the Mustangs need to remain focused and start believing in their playmakers, They cant let teams like Burbank dictate the pace of the game. Muirs Coaching staff needs to get the defense grounded and let them adjust to swarm the ball.

  • new cats fan:

    LOL@THE REALIST
    dude in every sport someone always claim if we played again it would be different dude shut up. and once again someone uses the get an education or your school is terrible in academics. SHUT UP WITH THAT LAME S**T. a diploma is a diploma and a beaten on the field is a beaten on the field and ok we accept our lost to sd now accept your lost to us. AND RUMOR HAS IT YOU HAVE A MAN CRUSH ON LEGACE who we shut completely down. and if im not mistaking you and burroughs fan is the most disliked on the blog…….

  • New York

    Realist. shhhhhhhhh. Scoreboard. Wait until next year.

    Man, this Realist is so obnoxious. I can’t imagine what “he” would be like if Monrovia had not completely dominated Arcadia just a few weeks ago. Even if Monrovia were to lose every game from now until next year’s Arcadia game, Monrovia still completely dominated Arcadia this year without question. The same Arcadia team that put up a lot of offense against Saint Francis got completely shut down the following week at Monrovia. Now you are talking about “improvement.” Well, following the Saint Francis game every Arcadia blogger was convinced that this was their year. Then Arcadia saw what a real football team looks like at Monrovia. After that, the competition got a lot lighter and the results reflect that.

  • Goldenarm

    New York is correct. TC will not show up doing the statue of liberty, dbl reverse pass or rolling out a new spread offense with a single back or in fact, changing anything they have done thus far.

    The game is interesting in the fact, TC comes in undefeated in league play, something no one expected and few beleved could happen, obviously with the exception of Coach McFarland. In fact, plenty predicted a 2-8 or even 0-10 year for the Rams.

    Monrovia is seasoned and battle tested – TC knows nothing of a pressure game environment or even a big game environment. This, the fact we play at Maranatha and many other factors including the rich Ram/Wildcat history make this game especially anticipated.

    I am amazed by the offensive production and contribution level coming out of Nick Bueno. He has 500 more yards rushing than the next Wildcat. His punt return numbers are excellent, the dude puts cheese on the chili dogs at halftime….he is everywhere, what a amazing local athlete NB has become. Monrovia has two very talented receivers who get open with regularity. Scary.

  • ; )

    realist:

    You might wanna ask the arcadia players if they even want to play monrovia again this season. Actually, don’t bother, because the answer would be a resounding NO! I’ve already asked a couple of them for you.

  • Observantcat

    What’s up GA? Monrovia is in a transition this year from run to pass. We have the backs to get the numbers but having a QB with an outstanding IQ is good enough. Michael Harris and Marquis Bias are a handful and let me not leave out a couple of gifted RB’s Christian Blanco and Sophomore Cade Schultz. I believe that Maddox knows that Nick can take his time this season and choose his running game on the spot or get our passing game going. George Frazier is with out a doubt one of the best upcoming propects in the valley at the QB postion. What is most impressive about the Wildcats this season is the Defense, that is the one area that has been most improved. Once we figured out what was going on in the secondary those players have stepped up and become very significant in stopping opponents from getting those easy throws. I dont know about some of the other Monrovia fans but I am somewhat getting bored watching these first 2 RHL games, I’m sure that the last three will be somewhat more challenging than the first 2 but I still see more of that domination on our defense and our offensive firepower getting better by the day. No comment on the Apache’s or the Pacific League. See you at the Natha on Friday.

  • Anonymous

    Every dog has its day. If you are living off the arcadia win all year, SD will step all over you guys again, maybe TC too.

    Monrovia a real team? Come on now. A real team up 28-7 in the 4th with 8 mins finishes a game. A real team doesn’t “blame it on rain” referring to the CIF game v. SD.

  • HOT ROD

    **FROM THE LA DAILY NEWS – BURBANK assistant football coach Stone Wall has been fired by Head Coach Hector Valencia for putting his hands on an opposing player Friday when a sideline scuffle broke out in the third quarter in a 48-20 loss to visiting Arcadia at Burroughs High.

    Valencia said Wall was just trying to break up a fight between Burbank’s Quortney Brazier and Arcadia’s Taylor Legace when Wall forcibly pushed Legace off of Brazier.
    *READ MORE ON THE PSN SISTER NEWSPAPER – LA DAILY NEWS PREP SPORTS SECTION*

  • Reno Hightower

    Reno Hightower knows football. Reno likes to get into his 1974 Ford Econoline and cruise over to watch the local games and cheer on the WSGV. Monrovia might win the Pacific League but to say they would waltz through the PL is absolutely ridiculous. The PL is heads and shoulders above the RHL; better teams, players, and coaches. The weaker sisters (Hoover, Glandale) go .500 vs. the RHL second tier (LC,SP) year in and year out. Reno says that M-Town would have a similar record as their pre-season of 3-2 vs. the likes of Burbank, Burroughs, CV, Arcadia, and Muir. Don’t start up with the BS that M-town beat Arcadia “woof, woof, woof” (Reno knows the score). Reno also knows that M-Town shellacked San Dimas last year but has lost two straight to the Saints. New York, you know this to be true. Reno also wants to know what is wrong with cheering on your own boy. Arcadia has Lagace, M-Town has Nick (and he is muy Bueno!), Muir has their favorites, etc. Even the Mayor is riding high on Josh Super-Gone-Song for his beloved Rams! Bottom line M-Town is good but to say they would win the Pacific unblemished is down right dumb. Maybe the Cat’s fans want St. Francis Mission League schedule? Maddox ain’t crazy to face the likes of St. Paul, Chaminade, and Serra!

  • new cats fan:

    Reno Hightower
    No one asked you to get on here and try to befriend all the enemies of monrovia. yeah we blew it against SD ok what team hasn’t blown a lead this year or took a lost to a team that they should had dominated, lets see to throw out a few names west co lost to covina, norco loses to roosevelt corona, st francis loses to paso robles or the SD team who beat us loses to a 2-5 baldwin park team and the list continues. Its an upset year but if you check out our resume we stay with a winning record and truthfully i believe that we would dominate the pacific league,and our win over arcadia who’s currently in 2nd in the pacific league was no upset. and no its not bad to have a favorite player but when you continue to mention a player over and over and then have excuses why he was shut down or didnt perform then say he’s the best in the sgv and could also tell you whats the guy favorite slow song or most embarrassing thing he hates about himself, somethings a little odd about that dont you think. Also i know our rh league is weak and if we was to play a st. francis schedule or st. francis we would be doing much better than st. francis and we’ll beat them to. i wish they would put us and la canada in the pacific league and kick out the glendale schools then you and the rest of the sgv will see that M-TOWN is serious and wouldnt dare down talk us again…

  • Observantcat

    Reno, stay on route 66 and stick your head out the window every once in awhile and grab some fresh air. I dont think that anyone is saying that Monrovia would waltz through the pacific league but they would certainly not have a problem winning it! Monrovia will not rest it’s laurels on the Arcadia game, thats old new, but I think that most of the games would have a simillar outcome if played in the pacific league. What makes RHL seem a slight bit weaker is that it ususally turns into a 2-team race at the of each season but who’s falt is that? The Pacific league usually has pretty much the same outcome year in and year out. As for your comment of having a favorite player on your local teams is nonsense when it comes to Monrovia. Yes we love our QB, but we love our LB’s, Safeties, RB’s as well. we speak of Bueno, McCarthy, Johnson, and others. If I were to move here from out of state and were to see what all the hype that Realist has put on one player I would be looking hard to see what all of the commotion was all about. I see three players in the pacific league at this kids position that I would give 1st team honors to at this point. Though I find your analysis humorous at times, I dont get your point half the time. Sell your CB radio and get yourself an Ipod. And finally the talk of who Maddox wont face? Maybe you’ve been misinformed about who Maddox has attempted to contact for preseason purposed. St. Francis was the first call this past fall and the answer from Bonds was absolutly not. So straighten out your signal and get some real facts before posting. See you down the road…

  • Anonymous

    @ Reno Hightower:

    Anonymous enjoys typing in 3rd person every once in a while. Also, Anonymous enjoys making dated puns and randomly popping into threads pretending to know what Anonymous is talking about.

  • HOT ROD

    Pasadena will have an open date next season (week 0)
    It would be fun to see them play someone in the area we haven’t seen in a while.

  • Grim Reaper

    Visiting the new Monrovia field portends the future.
    In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
    A stately pleasure-dome decree :
    Where Nick Bueno the sacred QB, ran
    Through syn turf measureless to man
    Down to a sunless sea.

    M town,twice five miles of fertile ground
    With chain link and pressbox were girdled round:
    And there were Green bright with sinuous rills,
    Where blossomed many a cheer leading girl;
    And here were class rooms ancient as the hills,
    Beside the sunny field of greenery.

    But oh! that deep romantic chasm which slanted
    Down green jacked believers athwart a cedarn cover
    A savage place! as holy and enchanted
    As e’er beneath a waning moon was haunted
    By fans wailing for their demon-lover!

    And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil
    seething,
    As on this earth in fast pads & uniforms were
    beating,
    A mighty team effort was forced:
    Amid whose swift line charge burst
    Outmatched opponents vaulted like rebounding hail,
    Or chaffy grain beneath the thresher’s flail:
    And ‘mid these dancing fans at once and ever
    It flung up momentarily the the great endeavor.
    Five miles square with green emotion
    Through wood and dale the sacred QB ran,
    Then reached the caverns measureless to man,
    And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean: of another
    CIF playoff loss.

  • Reno Hightower

    Reno to Cat Fans. Yes, you have a good team. But you would be 4-3 or 5-2 in Pacific League play year in and year out with an occasional 6-1 or 7-0 record. And it is not playing St. Francis, it was St. Francis schedule Reno was alluding to. Reno says take it as a compliment and don’t get all insulted/disrespected up.

  • New York

    Anonymous (redundant name on a blog),

    Your suggestion that Monrovia is not “a real team” just makes Arcadia look even worse…just imagine if Arcadia had played your definition of a real team that night….

  • New York

    Reno,
    I hope you did not bang your head jumping off French Gulch again…Of course cheering and supporting your team is good. I specifically, clearly, without hesitation, direct any of my posts that are not in support of Monrovia toward bloggers who attack Monrovia rather than cheer their own team.

    You are right. Hanging our hat on beating Arcadia would be foolish. We want bigger and better prizes, but the only time I mention the Arcadia win is when a divisive Arcadia blogger (usually “Realist”) feels the need to throw darts and make blanket statements. I never make blanket statements about cities, school districts, etc. I have too much respect for all the kids, coaches and parents who pay their dues.

  • Hal Lamaster

    No doubt Monrovia would be a contender year in and year out for a Pacific League title, but the sailing would not be smooth.

  • Observantcat

    Reno:
    No doubt we It wouldnt be a cake walk year after year, it isn’t a cake walk even in the RHL year in and year out. I think that the consistancy you build as a program determines the outcome most of the time. Addressing issues both on and off the field create growth in your program. Good example, not having a player with all of the skills in the world at RB (DeShawn R) could have been a major let down for a team on the rise, but Maddox manuvered around that distraction and moved on. His presence alone could have added another 1.500 plus yards to our offensive scheme but as a team we made up for it with everyone who wanted to touch the football. It’s just that when you look at leagues especially in the west valley and make comparisons it becomes foolish to say that year in and year out we would have our hands with league contenders of some sort of dominating caliber. Maybe if we were in an entirely different area code. If you are a good team, playing against great compettion will only make you better if their is any kind of consistancy in your program. If you maintain an underdeveloped history by not making nessasary adfustments to your programs then they will stay right where you last taught them. The best high school example that I can think of to this date on building a great program and maintaining it is Maranatha. We all laughed when the name Maranatha came up on the blogs a few years ago, all but the Maranatha faithful. But in this day and time I seee them right behind the Wildcats in this area as contenders to go places late in the season. Well good luck to all and I hope that things do turn around in this area it’s almost ghostly on Sat morning preps.

  • Realist

    You Cats fans are pretty amusing. Yes Monrovia lost to SD. But SD is used to beating the Cats in a big game. Nothing surprising. And yea Taylor got shut down against Mo Town because they had THREE people on him… They walked a lb out to his side and the corner was in man and there was a safty over the top EVERY time. I hope you feel good about yourself “shutting down” a player with 3 guys defending him. Anyone in the valley would be shut down with 3 players defending him. It doesnt change anything. Taylor is still the best all around player in the valley. And he plays some real compitions, none of these San Marinos, Temple Citys, South Pasadenas, or Blairs. And Arcadia has improved drastically since week two. From what I hear Monrovia has not been playing well since their San Dimas loss. Arcadia is almost guarenteed a share of the Pacific League title. You Monrovia fans make it seem like Monrovia is the best team in California. The best team in California wouldnt blow a big lead in the 4th quarter. Nuff said. Im out!

  • new cats fan:

    Realist
    your pathetic we did not triple team legace he got shut down one on one. wow and to think or say that we had three players on him is ridiculous and dumb, if a coach pays that much attention to one player he has to lose that game and his job. but obviously, we not only won the game but we blew you guys out, so stop with the excuses. and for you to say he’s the best all around player in the sgv is exactly why you should never blog again. and you say you heard we haven’t played well since the SD lost lol what an idiot we only won four straight since that lost but i guess thats not playing well and legace is the best all around player in the sgv. Realist give it up dude he is a good player but to have an excuse for every time arcadia loses or legace gets shut down is outrageous and kind of weird you must have a real close relationship with this kid and i mean a real close relationship.

  • ; )

    If Lagace was triple teamed, then that makes Carr a pretty horrible QB?

  • Goldenarm

    Realist,

    First your statement about “classless Burbank” may require some review, since the coach involved, right or wrong has been terminated, and without a protracted review of the incident. Boom, they dealt with it. One man, one incident does not make an entire football program “classless”.
    MONROVIA
    Just when I get close to believing you know something about football, out comes some cliched, short-sighted statement that attempts to wrap up and summarize somebody’s team in a neat little package.
    STICKING a label on a team as unable to finish off an opponent in the 4th quarter – would usually require several blatant examples of that fact. With you one is plenty. The fact the loss of a sizeable 4th quarter lead came against the Mid Valley champion seems unworthy of considering. Other 4th quarter factors of that game could have easily tilted the other direction. San Dimas is an extremely well coached football team. Ask Coach Z if he thinks Monrovia is a challenge to compete against.

    And finally, I’ve have not heard even the most drooling rabid M-town fan say they were among the best teams in the state.

    Don’t bring Temple City into your muckraking please. Our history runs deeper than one, two or even 10 seasons. The Ram program got stuffed into a black hole and we seem to have found our way out at least partially, thanks to a return to sanity in the coaching ranks and an offensive strategy suitable to the players whio attend TC. While I am glad to see the Apaches doing well and overcoming adversity, you do them a disservice in representation. Unless of course, your goal is to offend on a broad scale.

    GA

  • Philly B

    Ohhhhhh I knew it was too quiet around this blog from the Monrovia Haters! I wonder who started this hatred this time….Realist?? Reno??? and for the record, Reno you talking in the third person makes no sense, and makes you seem kindof silly. First of all, IF Monrovia was in the Pacific League, They would be highly favored to win the title. Point blank. Would they waltz in their??? I dont think so at all. Whatever Supposed Monrovia fan Said that, doesnt know football. But lets not be mistaken, you pacific league fans ALWAYS talk about how weak the RHL is, and how its only a two team league….LOOK AT THE FREAKIN MIRROR! Its either Muir-Arcadia, Burbank-Burroughs, Arcadia-Burbank for the league title EVERY YEAR! If Monrovia was in the Pacific League it would be like the SEC of the early 2000′s. With Hoover, And Glendale as Vanderbilt and Mississippi State(before Mullen). Meaning for those that understand, every game would be a battle like no other. Monrovia use to play Burbank years ago, and I think they were even match-ups. Muir and Monrovia at full strength are identical teams. Burroughs from what I hear have a sound defensive minded squad, and against Monrovia would be a defensive battle. So Monrovia in the Pacific League would make that league look much better. And St. Francis doesnt want to play Monrovia, thats clear. We’ve been trying to get that game since Maddox’s first year I believe.
    Realist: I thought we had some sort of a truce here man. Your blogging back like its week 0, 1, or 2. Go ahead and support your Apaches. But dont knock down monrovia in the process, it just makes you look like a hater, or a crybaby because the cats got the Win against arcadia. no one from Monrovia is dwelling on that week2 win against the apaches. We really dont care.

    What Monrovia is looking forward to is this week against Temple City. I hate that the field is not ready but I know Bell did his best. And Im glad he found at least somewhere to play. Oh Im also calling it out now as far as the Mid Valley Division goes, I really think Azusa’s schedule is not as good as it seems. I also would LOVE TO SEE MARANANTHA OR SAN DIMAS IN THE PLAYOFFS, I DONT CARE WHICH ROUND IT IS! I JUST WANNA MAKE THE MINUTEMEN FANS BELIEVERS AND I WANT THE CATS TO BEAT THEM SAINTS!!! Ok Im done…

  • Realist

    Philly-

    We do have a truce. I came on these blogs to Monrovia fans hating on Arcadia. I just reminded them all that that game was 5 weeks ago. I have no idea why it is still fresh in their mind.. Kind of lame if you ask me.

    And I would love for Monrovia to join the Pacific. I know every Monrovian wouldnt mind that. I mean the RHL is far weaker than the Pacific. Burbank, Burroughs, Muir, and Arcadia all compete. In the RHL its really only Mo Town.

  • Anonymous

    Enough with the Monrovia vs Arcadia BS, this is a rivalry i hope will continue for many years. The wins will go back and forth, I’m just glad both of these teams are showing a lot of potential for years to come, thanks to a lot of young talent. I am a former Monrovia player and I can tell you firsthand that this Monrovia vs Arcadia thing is blown out of proportion on these blogs, and players take wins and losses as they come while only looking ahead towards the rest of the season and playoffs. Many of these players are focused on the main goal for either of these teams: winning a CIF Championship. I can only guess how Monrovia would fare in the Pacific. All I know is, Monrovia joining the Pacific would only strengthen the league, and would be a boost to WSGV football. Good luck to both Monrovia and Arcadia in the rest of the league and playoffs! Lets show them we can compete with those teams on the east!

  • Antagonist

    Realist or Lagace or whoever you are(I only say Lagace cause your mancrush is just so over the top), you should just really go away now. With your last comment, you just proved to everyone how little you know about football. What you call “triple team” was just your basic man cover 2. There was no triple team on #28 at anytime of that game. I have the tape to prove it. Did the LB actually walk all the way out to where 28 was? Or did he just walk out enough to take away the slant? Was the safety side by side with the corner? Or did he just cover his deep half and followed the Arcadia QB’s eyes since he never looks anybody off. Monrovia’s Derrin Jenkins just did an awesome job on 28 just accept that fact. And NO, he is not the best all around player in the Valley. For you to think that just proves how psychotic your love affair is. He’s a decent receiver and an average defensive back. He has no breakaway speed and he can’t tackle in the open field. He really can’t. He refuses to break down when he goes in for a tackle, puts his head down while the ball carrier cuts inside and there goes 28 diving by with another missed tackle. Again I have tape to prove it. And what real competition has he gone up against? Monrovia? Look how that turned out.

    Yes we lost to SD again. You need to get over it. We did.

    Why do fans of the losing team always say asinine things like “If we play them again we’ll definitely beat them this time”? NO, you won’t. If the game was played again the results would be worse. Don’t kid yourself. The game would be decided in the 2nd quarter. I’ll tell you exactly why you would lose again.
    The only way the fastest kid on Arcadia can catch Monrovia’s Nick Bueno is if Bueno ran backwards wearing flipflops.
    Monrovia’s 2nd string Defensive Line is still better than Arcadia’s 1st string Offensive Line.
    Monrovia’s 2nd string Offensive Line is still better than Arcadia’s 1st string Deffensive Line.
    If you had a relay race between Arcadia’s 2 QBs against Monrovia’s 2 slowest DEs, Monrovia’s DEs will win by at least 10 yards.
    Arcadia still doesn’t have a running game to balance out the passing game.
    The last time, all Monrovia did was set Bueno loose. Since then, Michael Harris arrived, McCarthy has moved to TE. And the way Arcadia’s defense tackles.. well you know.

    Just because you guys are doing well in the PL don’t get delusional. You caught the PL at the right time. The right time meaning that the whole league is down.

    And stop talking about how much Arcadia has improved. That’s all you talked about at the beginning of the season. You said Arcadia is going to be so much better this year cause of the butt whoopin’ they got last year. Now you’re saying how much more they’ve improved since Monrovia played them. With that much improvement they might be ready to play Auburn.

    PS. The best team in California would definitely not get blown out by Monrovia 34-7

  • Realist

    Wow.. Those wildcats are definatly the best team in the nation in Antagonists eyes. That was a jaw dropper of a comment. You obviously havent seen Arcadia play since the Monrovia game. Wow, Im really laughing at my computer as we speak. That was a funny comment. I think Monrovia would DOMINATE anyone in california.. I mean they have to. It seems to me all of the D-lineman run a 4.4 at most. Man thats NFL speed. I wish all the Monrovia players luck at the City College they will be attending. Go get em Cats. You guys are the strongest, fastest, most agile players on the planet. Ive never seen anything like it before. The closest to the Cats would probably be the Patriots. But I still think Monrovia would beat the Pats. What a squad.

    Antagonist-

    You are blowing up the Cats like they have never been blown up before. Man those were some quality reasons you listed. How long did it take you to compose that comments? Like 4 hours? Brilliant. You should take up journalism. You sure do tell it like it is. Great post. You got all of the Monrovia faithful scratching their heads now….

  • Antagonist

    Realist, thanks for the nice words but there you go again. It’s obvious that when you read things, your brain actually processes a whole different thing. I’m just blowing up the CATS against Arcadia, nobody else, I know better.

    By the way, nice comeback. You weenie.

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  • Philly B

    Realist-If anyone claiming they’re monrovia fans and they’re bashing Arcadia then they’re not true monrovia fans…We’re not worrying or caring about Arcadia anymore! Its pointless. Monrovia Fans are thinking about Temple City and Once again shutting down that run game!!!!

  • Realist

    Philly-

    Your the most intelligent Monrovia fan on these blogs. I was wondering why new cat and observantcat are still talking about the Arcadia game. You hit the nail on the head, they are true Monrovia fans. but you are and I respect it. Im rooting for the Cats in the playoffs. Go get em Wildcats.

  • Observantcat

    Realist, you dont spend much time reading do you? If you read anything I have written then you wouldn’t make such a dumb assesment of what I have said. You are the only one on this blog that EVER talks about the Monrovia Arcadia Game like it was just yesterday. And if the bloggers dont respond the way you want them to then you throw in the San Dimas game as though we all need to rehash the subject. This season is far from over and 99% of the Monrovia fans have burried that old hatchet and are looking forward to a great post season. You my friend need a freind. Your 51/50 is turning for the worse. Not just this blog but everywhere you see the word Monrovia you seem to get a hard-on for hate. Time to grow a pair and start thinking more positive about the outcome of your team and not try to destroy what others think of the outcome of their teams.

  • Realist

    Go look back and read the comments. You tell me who started the Monrovia talk. It was new cat fan then you chymed in. I didnn’t say a word about Monrovia until yall started talking about how Monrovia is the greatest blah blah blah.

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