There appears to be quite a bit of argument going on about what conclusions we can draw from what took place this past weekend during the Hall of Fame Game and Bonita Air Assault.
Why can’t Amat dial 909 when trying to set its schedule?
Some of you think there’s nothing to be gleaned from any of it. YOU’RE %100 WRONG. Here’s some things I came up with. Read them and tell me if I’m crazy, even though I know I’m not.
Aaron Cantu — I know what you’re thinking — what’s Aaron Cantu got to do with this past weekend? Well, I can tell you. If you attended the Hall of Fame Game you saw Cantu’s top-two targets from last year — Carlos Arredondo and Angel Sanchez. What occurred to me right away is something a hardened Schurr supporter has been yelling in my ear for months — Schurr CANNOT repeat last year’s stats. With Arredondo, Sanchez and Nick Castillo all graduated, I can see the point. It helps the Spartans have 68,172 kids out for spring practice, but they aren’t like to find a set of skill guys better than last year, thus Cantu’s number appear likely to take a hit.
Chino Hills — There’s quite a few people saying “So what” to Chino Hills winning the Bonita Air Assault. Well, if I were a Charter Oak, Ayala, South Hills, Claremont or Damien fan, I’d be DAMNED WORRIED. Why? Well, going into any season Chino Hills has to be considered the deepest team in the Sierra League. Plus, you always know that because of the depth they’re going to have some horses up front. So if you’re argument against caring about Chino Hills’ Air Assault win is “Who cares, wait ’til there’s linemen” then you’re barking up the wrong tree. The last thing Sierra League team should want to see is Chino Hills with a strong group of skill player, because good size and depth are basically a given when it comes to the Huskies in any season.
Bishop Amat — Speaking of Chino Hills, why doesn’t Amat schedule a game with them? Instead of looking West of the 605 for all of its nonleague opponents, and instead of trying to prove they’re the kings of East L.A., why don’t the Lancers start looking EAST for your opponents. And what better place to start than Chino Hills?
Keith Jones — I can’t believe anybody would doubt, question or put down former San Gabriel coach Keith Jones. But as is typical with these blogs or any other, if you put up a thread about Santa Claus or ice cream, somebody would bash it. But those of you who are doing this need to rent a flux capacitor and go back to the 1980s and 90s and watch some San Gabriel football. In terms of offensive minds and “coaching them up”, Jones was as good as anybody in the Valley. Oh yeah, and no offense to the West players, no coach was going to lead them to a win over the East.