The search is on for Aaron Cantu’s supporting cast …

No returning QB in the SGV had better numbers last year than Schurr’s Aaron Cantu. But he enters his senior season with his top-two receivers gone and the team’s leading rusher. I think it’s safe to say Schurr’s players had a good chance to be walking around with rings on their fingers if they were in the Mid-Valley Division last year. This year? Well, Schurr has a lot to replace.

Here’s what Spartans coach Ben Negrete said about the search for skill: Right now we have a lot of athletes out there fighting for those positions. But I always withhold judgment until we get into pads. There’s a lot of bodies out here now, but how many end up being football players is debatable.

We have some guys who are ready to step up. I’m not as worried about that as I thought I was going to be. We have several guys waiting in the wings, but I’m not sure we’ll put up the numbers those guys did last year.

Aram’s take: Where do you rank Schurr in the Mid-Valley? Right behind Monrovia and San Dimas? Ahead of them? Somewhere in the area of Arroyo or Whittier Christian? If the Spartans are lighting it up in the nonleague, then you’ll know just how worried SD and M-Town should be.

  • AZTEC PRIDE

    Hey look who’s back and decided to put up a football topic. Hey ARAM, sgv football REALLY MISSED YOU and has some advise for you on how to run your blog. See your instructions on your previous article. HAHHAHAHHA…

    By the way ARAM, it was a three day weekend and not a SIX DAY weekend. But who’s counting the days since your last entry! It’s about (R&R)and I understand! My job look like a ghost town yesterday, with alot of peolpe calling in sick for that extra day!

    I’ll be watching Citrus College play each other today and i’m getting off early to watch that!

    GO OWLS!

    AZTEC PRIDE…

  • Aaron

    Koffler said the top four teams in the Mid-Valley Division are in no particular order: Schurr, Whittier Christian, Monrovia, and San Dimas.

  • Observantcat

    What’s up Aram…. The CAT’s Are completely Loaded and will be Loaded for a few Years. I think the question should be ” After looking at Monrovia in the Pre-season how will Shurr see the Mid-Valley Div? The top is full and will not invite anyone who is half stepping to enter. From what I’m reading Shurr has a lot of rebuilding to do. Any one of the three top Mid-valley teams get a jump on you and it’s lights out….Let Shurr earn their way in the Mid Valley Div. by winning some games this year. Nuf Said

  • Lan C. Erbacker

    Aram – in your efforts to NOT be so Fredesque, you are putting the blog and Amatville to sleep. It’s OK to post a thread about Amat football, just don’t make EVERY thread about Amat football. What do “You” hear from Lancerland?

  • Joe Amat

    Whether permanent or temporary – have Aram take a look at some coaching staff additions/changes in Lancerland and report back (there’s your tip AT). Some interesting sights. Guys are working hard and it’s a long way between now and Sept. Looking forward to it.

  • Joe Huskies

    Joe Amat,

    You’re killing me old man! Narcissism reigns again!

    Even a better story is the coaching staff changes at South Hills! Now if James could only get terminated!

  • SGV FOOTBALL

    Aram,

    This is what I like to see new threads! The Mid Valley is sometimes not the most intriguing division to follow. BUT this year is a whole new ball game, with the addition of Shurr. Monrovia, San Dimas, Arroyo, Whittier Christian returning studs left and right. Those will be the top teams in the Mid Valley. You cant forget paraclete if they are still in the division???

    Arroyo and Shurr are in the same boat, both return studs at Qb and I mean Studs! But the supporting cast will be crucial to the playoff runs. Passing league will let us know if they found some bodies that can catch.

    P.S AZTEC PRIDE

    At least my input to Aram is positive and never negative towards him. Yes, he runs the blog and a tip doesn’t hurt, just like Joe amat just gave him a tip, are you going to get worked up on him now…LMAO

  • DRanchhhh

    Put the word out. If Cantu needs receivers to throw too, that can run routes AND catch…AND get him a RING before he graduates, DR is his place.

  • http://www.youtube.com/kojazz1 kojazz1

    Cantu connections 2010…
    This year it is about the returning receivers (3 lettermen) stepping-up. Obviously, Arredondo and Sanchez are the best out of Schurr…perhaps, ever. To go along with their height, they had a “killer instinct” and “swagger” that Chiaromonte, Castro, and Contreras need to emulate.

    Arredondo and Sanchez knew that they had a special QB who could take them farther than anyone else out of Schurr, ever. They played with the necessary intensity.

    This year’s receivers need to know this, exploit this, and play with intensity. Performing for Cantu needs to be the most important thing in their teenage lives.

    2009 Spartans had their best chance to win a CIF through the Southeast. They got beat by DR’s QB.

    DRanchhhh –
    I appreciate your “sportsman” view of Cantu here and elsewhere. You have always had nice things to say, and can obviously recognize talent. We know what DR has, and yes, Cantu would compliment that team nicely.

  • Another “Schurr Parent”

    Another Schuurr Parent because you HAVE to be Cantu’s dad. Being that you are so focused on your sons ability and lack of receiving corps, maybe you should take DRanchhhh’s advice. Move him over. Last time I checked a qb is only as good as his line, yet you don’t give them any credit. Football is TEAM effort.The qb is but a part of that team. One can only wonder what an average qb such as Joe Orduno -you know the QB that DID lead the Spartans to a CIF championship- would have done with the likes of Sanchez and Arredondo.

  • 4417

    Cantu connections 2010…
    This year it is about the returning receivers (3 lettermen) stepping-up. Obviously, Arredondo and Sanchez are the best out of Schurr…perhaps, ever. To go along with their height, they had a “killer instinct” and “swagger” that Chiaromonte, Castro, and Contreras need to emulate.

    I agree with the height and killer instinct. but to say the best to come through Schurr you have not been around or seen enough of schurr football to make that statement. Chiarmonte, castro, and contreras don’t need to emulate any player those three player are hard workers.

    Arredondo and Sanchez knew that they had a special QB who could take them farther than anyone else out of Schurr, ever. They played with the necessary intensity.

    Schurr has Won the league title 8 times won a CIF Championship and a semi final apperance this decade.

    This year’s receivers need to know this, exploit this, and play with intensity. Performing for Cantu needs to be the most important thing in their teenage lives.
    Their most important thing in their lives is to performing for the team to reach and work towards team goals.

  • Johnny B. Good

    Guys, relax! Football is a “good” thing.
    I had a chance to see Schurr’s spring practice yesterday (Thursday). The first thing that stood out to me was the number of kids out for spring football. Well over a hundred. Remember, Schurr has a student enrollment of 3400 +. The next thing? The sheer amount of “good” athletes. Believe me guys, Cantu will have plenty of talent around him. As I walked over to where the qbs were, I noticed a tall fluid specimen. It had to be Cantu. He was working the dual side receivers’ lines like a seasoned vet. A man among boys. Unbelievable accuracy for a 17 year old. Chris Chiaromonte (wr) looked smooth as silk running his routes. I then strolled over to the area the linemen were working in. Big boys. Albert “Rhino” Perez (1st team CIF Southeast, Center) was showing some real nice footwork. He’s pushing 260 lbs., easy. The projected O line will be big and strong. The running backs looked good too. Second team CIF Southeast linebacker, Abe Gonzales looks to be the 1st string running back. But, a junior to be by the last name of Powell(1/2 chinese,1/2 black) should give him a run for his money… MidValley: Watch out! Here come the Latinos from Montebello…..

  • sarabia

    no matter what happens cantu&rino are the good’s !!!!!