2011 Schedules: Northview Vikings …

Week 0: Franklin
Week 1: at El Rancho
Week 2: La Puente
Week 3: at Chino
Week 4: at Baldwin Park
Week 5: Pomona
Week 6: BYE
Week 7: Wilson
Week 8: at Nogales
Week 9: San Dimas
Week 10: Covina

Aram’s take: Northview is one of those teams that if you wanted to sell me on them being a playoff contender, I’d listen. And if you wanted to say they’re an also-ran, I’d listen to that, too. Basically, what I’m saying is that I’m very interested in seeing the Vikes this summer to get a feel for how many athletes they have. Year 2 of the Marcel Perez Era should see improvement as is usually the case in Year 2 of any new regime. Perez scored when he picked up former Monrovia head coach and Damien assistant Steve Garrison as one of his assistants. I keep going back to last August when I merely drove by Northview on the way to the office and was pretty impressed by my look-through-the-fence view. Anyway, the Vikes went 3-7 last year with all the three wins coming in league. They only lost to Covina by a count of 14-11, but were blanked by San Dimas, 43-0. See what I’m saying about people being able to sell me either way with this team? Outside of Covina, and I guess Pomona, the Valle Vista League won’t be as strong this year. I cannot put Northview in the top two right now, which means in my mind’s eye they have to earn an at-large to be dancing in Noviembre. Opening league with BP and Pomona in back-to-back weeks will tell us all we need to know. If the Vikes can win both or manage a split, that should make the final two games against San Dimas and Covina very interesting. I will call for 5-5 … for now.