2011 Schedule: West Covina Bulldogs …

Week 0 — at Covina (District Field)
Week 1 — at Loyola (at L.A. Valley College)
Week 2 — South Hills
Week 3 — Glendora
Week 4 — at Diamond Bar
Week 5 — Walnut
Week 6 — BYE
Week 7 — Rowland
Week 8 — at Los Altos
Week 9 — at Bonita
Week 10 — Diamond Ranch

Aram’s take: If the Bulldogs want to be in the mix for a regional semifinal bowl game, they had better not slip up anywhere other than the Loyola game. OK, I’m sorry I said that. Who the hell cares about the state bowl games? Anyway, playing Covina with its best team since McDonough Era, traditional power Loyola, neighborhood foe South Hills and Glendora won’t be easy. League actually looks easier for the Bulldogs and that’s probably by design. With some luck, WestCo could be 10-0. With a new QB and several new linemen, 8-2 looks like the safest bet. Your thoughts?

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  • Get real

    there’s not a chance in hell that wc gets even mentioned for a state bowl game with that schedule. the hacienda league is good by sgv standards, but bad by oc, ie, or ventura co. standards. the southeast section is even worse then the hacienda league its self and wc’s non league schedule is week – covina plays in the softest cif section in all of the southern cif section, loyola is a bottom dweller pac5 team (but still better then all but 1 of the sgv teams) south hills is a mid to low level sierra league team, and glendora is the 2nd worst team in the baseline league. even if wc beats everyone by 40+ pts, there is no way that they get the bid for the d1 state title, in fact their name won’t even come up in conversation at the committee table. period end of story – aram, if your going to day-dream, make it about winning the lottory, you know, something that could conceivably happen.

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball Aram

    Get real,

    I’m not daydreaming. No reason WestCo won’t bang with Loyola at least for a little while.

    About the others, some may feel how you do. Others may feel those teams are better than what you give them credit for.

    Also, WestCo isn’t D-1 for state bowl games. They’re D-2.

  • no_step

    Aram

    They’re already posted on high school sports net.

  • Dan

    Get real,
    Get a clue, all of a sudden Loyola is a bottom dweller because they are playing West Co? Loyola has struggled the last few years, but only a couple of seasons ago they beat Amat, Crespi and lost by a touchdown to De La Salle. The bottom dwellers of the Pac 5 would be your LB. Wilsons, Millikan’s LB Cabrillo’s etc. Loyola has not and will not sink to that level and could rise up at any time, they were young last season but will have some experience this year. If WC can hang with them it would be a good showing on their part. I’m not saying that schedule would get them state bowl consideration, but it would show that their program is on the rise.

  • get real

    @ aram
    My bad, I forgot that cif changed the way they grouped the state divisions as of last year, moving away from enrollment to a section by section grouping. Non-the-less, wc schedule isnt impressive enough to get them to a state or regional game.
    @ dan
    Ill give the benefit of the doubt to you and can call Loyola a low-mid level pac5 team. With only 1 winning record in the last 5 season (2008, 6-5) only 1 playoff appearance in the last 5 years (2008, with a blow out loss to mission Viejo in the 1st round), and an overall record of 21-30, there is no way you can call them a good or upper level pac5 team. If Loyola played in any other section of cif they would of course be a top tier team, and if they played in the sgv they would be a dominate team. However, they play in the best section in the state and because of that they are a low-mid level team. And fyi Wilson made the playoffs last year, so I guess by your words, Loyola is looking up at a bottom feeder. With all that said, Ill take Loyola by 2 tds over wc in 2011

  • Dan

    To Get Real,
    I can buy Loyola being a midlevel team in the Pac 5, bottom dweller just doesn’t fit for them, not even sure lower midlevel does, to much tradition over there. Lets not forget they had Pac 5 titles as recently as 05 and 03, which is more recent than all but three teams in the Pac 5. Last year they had no quarterback after the 4th game because Jerry Neuheisel was injured in the St. John Bosco game, thus the 3 & 7 record and the blowout loss to MV, heck MV blew out LB Poly 37 to 7, would you consider the Jackrabbits a Pac 5 bottom dweller too? The year before last they lost an excellent runningback in Anthony Barr for most of the season, he would have been good for a few more wins that year.
    I’m ok with your making our WC Bulldogs 14 point underdogs to a team like Loyola, they have a lot of kids returning and those kids beat some pretty good teams last year such as Baseline power Upland, Mira Costa who is no slouch, and an 11 & 2 Valencia team from the foothill league. Yet at the same time I will not be a bit suprised if we pull an upset.

  • Dan

    Get Real,
    One other thing, Wilson only made the playoffs because they were from the Moore league, most likely Loyola would have crushed them.

  • Jefe

    I can actually see WestCo beating Loyola.

    Loyola was ATROCIOUS last season. They had one impressive win over Upland but that was basically it as far as looking good last season.

    Did the Cubs get this huge influx of talent that I didn’t hear about?

  • Joe Amat

    wouldn’t you say handing Valencia one of it’s only two losses is “impressive”? You;re not going to let a blowout by Mission Viejo get to you… get in line, and they played tough vs Newport Harbor.

    If you’re just basing it off how they looked against you after Jerry Neuheisel went down with a concussion in the 1st half they are way different than that

    How they look vs the caliber of competition they play is different than the caliber of a majority of the teams that were on West Covina’s schedule.

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