When: June 24
Where: West Covina HS
Series: East leads, 19-10-2
Last year: East 40, West 0
Coach Ryan Maddox (Monrovia)
Team: Antoine Peterson (WR, La Salle), Josh Simangunsong (RB, Temple City), Derrin Jenkins (DB, Monrovia), Nick Bueno (QB, Monrovia), Tim Sanderson (TE/LB Temple City), Jay Henderson (WR/S, Monrovia), Michael Jimenez (RB, El Monte), Howard Vaughn (LB, Muir), Karl Holmes Jr. (WR, Muir), David Maldanado (WR, Arcadia), Mike Amaya (DB, Arroyo), Chris Chiramonte (WR, Schurr), Gregory Castillo (S, Salesian), Andres Fernandez (WR/CB, San Gabriel), Alejandro Castro (S, Schurr), Kenny James (WR/DB, Pasadena), Sam Torres (TE/DE, Arroyo), Blake Edwards (CB, Pasadena Poly), Abraham Gonzalez (RB, Schurr), Andrew Medrano (LB, Lincoln), Ray Herrera (LB, El Rancho), Dominic Gonzalez (LB, Alhambra), Giovanny Berrios (LB, Lincoln), Noah White (OL, Pasadena), Kevin Ramirez (OL, San Gabriel), Dean Bisterfeldt (OL, Monrovia), Michael Rodriguez (OL, Duarte), Bryan Luna (OL, Crescenta Valley), Chris Salgado (OL, Alhambra), Genaro Torres (OL/DE, Salesian), Michael Lind (OL, South Pasadena).
Coach Darryl Thomas (Covina)
Team: Nick Alexander (LB, Charter Oak), Chris Auxier (OL/DL, Northview), Charlie Avila (DL, Charter Oak), Michael Ball (QB/DB, Rowland), Allen Brown (OL, San Dimas), Tyler Burns (OL/DL, Chino), Alejandro Camacho (DL, Bassett), Jacoby Carter (RB, Diamond Ranch), DeAngelo Cole (WR/DB Montclair), Aubrey Coleman (WR, Walnut), Randy Collins (LB, Walnut), Mike Cortez (OL/DL, West Covina), Bryan Cox (DL, Diamond Ranch), Wardell Crutchfield III (LB, Baldwin Park), Shaq Davis (DL, Claremont), Aaron Dockery (WR, Claremont), Travis Doll (C, Charter Oak), Maurice Dupleasis (LB, West Covina), Julian Gener (DL, Bishop Amat), Donny Hageman (K, Damien), Joseph Herrera (RB/LB Gladstone), Demetrius Jackson (DB, Baldwin Park), George Johnson (QB, West Covina), Mike Juarez (LB, Bishop Amat), Tarez Lemmons (OL/DL, Bonita), Jon Logan (OL, West Covina), Griffin Lord (LB, Damien), Mario Majano (DL, Wilson), Eric Mikity (LB, Bonita), Matt Murray (LB, Covina), Peter Nonu (DL, South Hills), Jose Nunez (LB, Azusa), Christian Orduno (OL/DL, Bishop Amat), Jamal Overton (DB, Pomona), Garrett Pendleton (QB, Bonita), Mario Rodriguez (QB/DB, Baldwin Park), Jeff Stamp (K, Diamond Ranch), Jordan Taylor (DB, San Dimas), Marquise Thomas (RB, Northview), Moises Torres (C, Covina), Adam Vanderloop (DB, Covina), Jeff Vargas (OL/DL, South Hills), Moises Vega (RB/DB Wilson), Tahir Sanders (WR, Northview), Hector Dominguez (K/P, Wilson), Demetrius Counts (RB/DB, Pomona), Andrew Cameron (QB, Diamond Bar).
Aram’s takes: The series has really gotten away from the West over the last decade. Yes, the West has had its moments, but not enough. This year probably won’t be any different, but you never know with Nick Bueno at QB and a healthy Jeff Davis right there with him. The East receivers are insane. Dockery is fantastic. If you haven’t seen him, you’re in for a treat. And then how does anybody matchup size-wise with Aubrey Coleman and Wallace Gonzalez? The East will be without QB Garrett Pendleton, who broke his hand on grad night. But they’re four-deep at QB with Cameron, Rodriguez, Ball and Johnson.