Aram “The SGV Tour” continues at Schurr … Mid-Valley Division favorite? …

The Tour took a long rest due to some big news in the area recently, but it was back on in full force as The Fat Man made his way to Montereybello Park High School, aka Schurr on Monday.

First, let’s get one thing established. There was not 150 kids out there. Not 140, 130, 120, 110, 100, 90, 80. 70 or 60. I counted just over 40 on Monday … and one asst. coach told me it’s probably 50-55. Nothing wrong with that, but please take it as another sign that you can’t believe everything you read or hear, nor can you overreact to spring and passing league.

One more thing about the numbers, Schurr has about what every other team I’ve seen in the Mid-Valley Division has. Not much more. Not much less. So those sweating the Almont League being in the division because of the high enrollment numbers should make their way up the hill and check out what it actually means in terms of players participating.

So what about eye test? The Spartans pass it easily. They have the right types of bodies in the right positions. I didn’t get to see too many plays because it was the tail-end of practice.

It’s pretty obvious that Aaron Cantu is the best QB in the division. And that’s saying something given the signal callers in the Mid-Valley. But this guy has size, footwork and a cannon.

OK, on to the interviews …

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  • anonymous

    You schurr are getting ahead of yourself!!!


    No way, No how Schurr, wins Monrovia or San Dimas. I’m SCHURR OF IT!!!

  • Anonymous

    Aram, are you Schurr about this?

  • The Stang Fan


    Quick question, not related to Schurr however. There are 7 CIF divisions that do not have 16 playoff entries (according to CIF) including the Southeast who only has 15. I assumed that they would have an at-large bid added, but it isn’t mentioned like it is for other divisions that also do not have a full 16, like the Mid-Valley, that has 4 at-large slots. Do you know how these are going to play out?

  • Schurr Honk

    Let’s get one thing established…55 Kids now…on varsity.. In the summer they ran everybody out there. Freshman, jv and varsity. I was out there helping out. In June there was 130. I saw it. I was coaching them! Of course we lost some kids since then ..everybody does. But in May / June there was 130..not 120…not 110…not 100…not 90…not 80….not 50…130! Are myself and Coach Negrete Liars? What are you doing?

  • I’m not calling anybody liars. I’m just simply updating my readers with what the current numbers are in the wake of what they supposedly were back in spring. And in spring I doubt there were any frosh working out with the team when we heard things like 130 (or was it 150?). Weren’t the current frosh still in 8th grade at that point? So either the JV team has an unheard of 80-90 players, or about 60 kids decided football wasn’t for them. Or, the numbers were way off.

    Why does it matter? Well, there’s been a lot of bitterness about Schurr and the rest of the Almont League being put in the Mid-Valley Division due to the high enrollments of the Almont schools (seven of the eight highest enrollments in the division). So when it’s floated out there that there are 150 or even 130 players working out, it makes people say “See, I told you so. Those schools are too big for the division.”

    Like I said, anybody thinking that way will quickly realize that enrollment doesn’t equal large roster size if they pay a visit to Schurr. Just on appearance and look test, I would say Schurr fits in better with the Mid-Valley than it did the Southeast.

  • muy malo

    best qb in the division? come on now…..slow down there aram.

  • Midvalley Man

    Aram stop bashing other sport outlets that are on the rise. Man you talk about hatin! Maybe you should help write at the Pasadena Star News, because they could use the help. I think that bashing other papers is a little childish!

  • There are other papers around?

  • Knightstalker


    The only obvious thing is that you don’t know what you’re talking about. I’ll give you 3 qbs in the division that are better. (Rivera, Anderson and Bueno)

  • Those are all very good QBs, but better? Equal I could maybe accept. But Cantu is 6-4, maybe 6-5, and threw for 2500 yards last year and 28 TDs. And he did that in a higher division and probably a slightly overall tougher league than those guys. Granted, he had a great supporting cast, but so did those guys. Hey, you have to take a stand somewhere.

  • 1knight1

    If there are no other papers around, how are we not supposed to believe what we read about Schurr having 130 or more kids out? I’m pretty sure I didn’t read that here.

    And, does not believing what we read also apply when we read that Anthony Miller from Arroyo is out for all of spring and summer workouts and won’t be back until League starts?

    C’mon why be so petty? It’s obvious you guys have your differences but to deny existence is rather juvenile. Even Fred doesn’t deny that they exist!

  • Knighstalker

    129 – 233 1941yds 25TDs

    115 – 205 1816yds 14TDs
    69 carries 287yds 3TDs

    66 – 126 978yds 10TDs
    130 car 1461yds 16TDs

    *Cantu had neg yds rushing*
    Higher division doesn’t always mean better

  • OK then, let’s do it this way. If you were starting a team in the Mid-Valley Division which of the QBs do you choose? That’s a very tough question.

    1knight1, are you comparing information given to me by a coach to what’s heard around the water cooler? When a coach tells me a player is out for a certain amount of time, that’s what I write. It’s not something I made up out of thin air.

    And you’re right, La Verne Online is a very up and coming sports outlet. I give them their props and have never denied their existence.

  • Aaron

    Bueno is nails!

  • TFB

    There was about a 150 kids out around June. Then all the ones that couldn’t hang started getting some real football practice in and pretty sure they quit. And yeah 50-55 kids out at varsity practice, in june it’s everyone practicing together. Maybe if you were out there year around you would know…

  • 1knight1

    So what you are saying is that only if a coach tells YOU something then its true? And, if they tell someone from another media source something then its not true because you refuse to recognize the other outlet as a legitimate publication. Is that what you’re telling me?

  • 1knight1,

    This is the last I’ll say about this … and by the way, if you’re giddy about any other site, then please stop wasting your time here and go there. Anyway, I truly don’t understand why you’re not getting this.

    If I go to a practice and report what I saw, then that’s on me. If a coach tells me the information, then I am reporting what the coach said. About other sites, I’m not aware of any other daily newspaper sites around this area beside ours. Maybe the Bulletin with some crossover schools?

  • spartan football alum

    As a schurr football alum, I can speak firsthand about spartan pride. Often oversized and underestimated by opponents, schurr prides itself on fundamental smashmouth football. Back in my day 90’s, we used to play powerhouse Hart High in league and often won/lost by a touchdown. Say what you will, but them Spartans have some BOLAS.

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