This is The Oinkster in Eagle Rock. Pulled pork sandwich and fries. Well worth your drive.
Maybe we should make this a semi-regular occurrence since I do eat lunch everyday and I do have some tidbits many of you would like to know. I also kinda like it because some of you get so offended by it. But then again, if you can’t see the relation between football fan and food, then you probably shouldn’t be here anyway.
Anyway, now that it’s out there that former South Hills QB Brock Booth transferred to Amat, the question now becomes whether he’ll challenge for the starting job. Why would Booth go if he wasn’t under the assumption that he’d push Rio Ruiz to be the big man on campus?
The thing is, Ruiz has had the starting job nailed since he was in 8th grade. But maybe since Ruiz will be doing baseball activities well into June, Booth’s camp thinks he’s got a chance to seize the job.
Did you know that the younger brother of Charter Oak standout Dennis Rufus has transferred to San Dimas? I believe he was a freshman this past season, so he’s well within his rights to jet. But it’s odd nonetheless.
Speaking of CO, the search is on for the next Chargers running back. A good RB could be all that stands between Big Lou’s troops and challenging Chino Hills for the Sierra League crown.
Here’s an early Sierra League final standings prediction for you. 1. Chino Hills, 2. Charter Oak, 3. South Hills, 4. Damien, 5. Ayala, 6. Chino. That’s right, Damien misses the playoffs. Talk to me next week, though, and I’ll probably have South Hills and Damien flipped.
Is Damien the biggest mystery team in the area? I cannot withold what I’ve heard from Spartans coach Greg Gano thus far, but you’ll be disappointed. So here goes … most of our conversations have gone like “Coach, did you get anyone in?” or “Coach, how are you guys looking?” The response? “I’ll let you know.” That just means Aram will be a very familiar face at Damien practices/passing games this spring/summer to get a better handle on it.
Keep an eye on Covina’s Gevontray Ainsworth this spring/summer. He’s the nephew of former Monrovia standout wide receiver Michael Ainsworth, who earned a scholarship to Cal back in the late 90s/early 2000s. Gevontray will be just a sophomore this spring, but he could do some damage this season for the Colts.
Sadly, this might be under the radar of area fans, but it should be as good as always when Los Altos and Wilson battle for the wheel in Week 3. Added intrigue now that Jim Arellanes is at LA and will be taking on his former defensive coordinator in Wilson’s Brian Zavala.
I can’t be the only one pumped up to see Baldwin Park and Walnut this May. How can you beat Aubrey Coleman, WC3 and Demetrius Jackson on the same field before the weather even heats up?
And don’t think for a second I won’t be out at Glendale to see St. Francis in May. I’ve gotta know how Jimmy Bonds is going to handle life after Dietrich Riley. Granted, the Knights may not be rolling at full strength, but Ian Hamilton should be out there shagging balls and that’s good enough for me.