2011 Schedules: Diamond Bar Brahmas …

Week 1: at Ayala
Week 2: Wilson
Week 3: at Don Lugo
Week 4: at Brea
Week 5: West Covina
Week 6: Diamond Ranch
Week 7: at Bonita
Week 8: at Walnut
Week 9: Rowland
Week 10: at Los Altos

Aram’s take:
What jumps right off the page is the three-week stretch of playing West Covina, D-Ranch and Bonita. Will there be anything left in the tank for the Branding Iron game right after that? For fans, it’s nice because we’ll find out right away in league just how seriously we should take D-Bar. Here’s the thing, while it’s tough for D-Bar to play those Big 3 back to back to back, the good news is they’ll be catching a young Bonita team may or not have all the seasoning it needs at that point, and the same can probably be said for D-Ranch. The nonleague looks doable and with some breaks the Brahmas could be 4-0 heading into league and have everybody from Robledo to Donte Nicholson excited. I will call for 7-3 simply because the offense should give D-Bar in most games and the only time they’ll struggle is when teams can throw them around at the line of scrimmage and/or out-athlete them. Who do you see on this schedule, beside WestCo, that is lock to do this? Exactly. That’s why I say 7-3.

College interest in Diamond Bar QB Henry Omana Jr. picking up …

Spoke to Diamond Bar coach Ryan Maine this morning and he said that QB Henry Omana Jr. is nearing his scholarship offer after a spring that’s produced heavy interest from college recruiters.

New Pac-10 member Colorado looks likely to offer Omana, as does Oregon St. Once that happens, Maine expects several more schools that are interested to step up to the plate.

Omana, who is 6-3, 210 lbs., passed for 1,298 yards and 13 touchdowns last season while splitting time with Andrew Cameron. Omana is currently a standout pitcher on the Brahmas baseball team.

Omana’s father Henry Sr. was a star football/baseball player at El Monte and played in college at Utah St.

Aram’s take: Are you starting to see why I’m high on D-Bar’s chances of improving on last year’s 6-4 record? With Omana back and other weapons like receiver George Katrib and Jamaal Clayton, there hasn’t been this much excitement about Brahama football since … since … I don’t know, the Roche Era!

Enjoy his reel …

2011 Schedules: Chino Hills Huskies …

Week 1 — Bear Creek (Lakewood, Colorado)
Week 2 — Santiago
Week 3 — at Tesoro
Week 4 — Pomona
Week 5 — Redlands East Valley
Week 6 — at Ayala
Week 7 — Claremont
Week 8 — at Damien
Week 9 — at South Hills
Week 10 — Charter Oak

Aram’s take:
Now that’s a schedule! Click on Bear Creek above for more info about them. I must say, the Huskies picked a good year to play four of their five nonleague games at home. With so much to replace, why play on the road (not that it’s that tough in HS)? Anyway, we all know the Huskies always have horses. This year’s studs will be inexperienced, but with that nonleague schedule, you get the feeling they’ll grow up quick and by the time league rolls around CH will be ready to defend its title. Love that trifecta at the end of Damien, South Hills and CO in consecutive weeks. Furthermore, love the Charter Oak game in Week 10. That one should have league title or playoff implications on the line. I think 7-3ish sounds about right for an early record prediction for this team of mystery.