West Covina will play Loyola in Week 1 next season. That’s after the Bulldogs face Covina in Week 0. As many of you know, Bulldogs coach Mike Maggiore likes to step up and play the big boys because he feels his program is one of the big boys.
With two CIF titles in seven years, he just might be right.
Aram’s take: I’ve always said that WestCo has an amazing talent base, especially if the kids stay home and don’t go to Amat, South Hills or Los Altos, as they’ve done in the past and somewhat continue to still do. Well, you can scratch LA off that list and I’m getting the feeling that WestCo may even start to become the beneficiary of kids from outside its area wanting to come in and play for the Bulldogs. There’s no reason why the Bulldogs aren’t a SoCal power and that’s obviously what Maggiore has them on the verge of becoming. Now, can they beat Loyola? Heck, I’m not even sure they can beat Covina, given that Covina will have one of its best teams in years next season. Should be awesome.