I put Coach Layton on the spot after the Diamond Bar game. Among other things, I asked him about The Diamond Ranch Con, which is what the Panthers do annually. They start slow, then start rockin’ worlds in league and the playoffs.
My question to Coach Layton was: Are you conning us again?
His response: Our game planning is never “Did we fool Aram Tolegian, or not.” Our game plan is getting ready for the playoffs. We really don’t think about what are they going to write up on a blog. Con? No. That’s one game.
Aram’s take: Layton is the last guy any coach not named Lou Farrar should want to face in October and especially November. I saw Diamond Ranch vs.Damien and I saw them again vs. Diamond Bar. They’re much improved. The way Chase Price is running now … wow. And Marquise Cherry is one of the better receivers around. This team has more than enough to make a run. Don’t buy the record.