2011 Schedules: San Gabriel Matadors …

Week 0: Muir
Week 1: at South Pasadena
Week 2: San Dimas
Week 3: at Baldwin Park
Week 4: Rosemead
Week 5: BYE
Week 6: Montebello
Week 7: at Keppel
Week 8: at Bell Gardens
Week 9: Alhambra
Week 10: Schurr

Aram’s take: Excellent schedule. Love the Week 0 test against Muir. Last year’s game was supposedly close for a while before mistakes did in the Mats. Maybe things can get crazy this year. Then you get right into to some nice Mid-Valley Division matchups against San Dimas, South Pas, BP and Rosemead. It takes stones for any Mid-Valley team to play that many inter-division games given how that no league has more than two guaranteed berths into the postseason. Obviously, SG needs to handle business in those games in case they need one of the four at-large berths come Noviembre. The Almont League should be interesting this year with several teams, including league champ Schurr, losing LOTS of guys. There’s no good reason why SG shouldn’t be 3-0 heading into the final two games of the year, and those two games are HUGE and at HOME. San Gabriel is one of my sleeper teams this year after beating both Alhambra and Schurr to end last season and finish 5-5 (missed the playoffs). Alhambra was young last year and will be a year older/better this year. Schurr is always formidable, but unless there’s another Aaron Cantu around campus Sparty will be down a notch (sorry for any hurt feeling there). With experience back at QB and the second year of a new coach, I make SG my early favorite to win the Almont. I will call for 7-3 as an early record prediction.