OK, first things first. My duty is to you, the readers, and not the coaches. But I want to respect the coaches’ wishes as well. Why am I starting with such a heart-felt opening? Well, because I’ve witnessed a lot of gamesmanship this week from several area coaches about not wanting their scrimmage times and places being made available to the public for fear of being scouted.
Heck, in Glendora’s case, the Tartans won’t scrimmage at all this week for the specific reason that they know that nobody quite knows what they’ll be doing yet under new coach Todd Quinsey and defensive coordinator Roger Armijo. Can you blame them? Leave Charter Oak guessing. That’s a good strategy.
“We have one week to have an advantage on somebody like this without having any film exist,” Glendora coach Todd Quinsey said. “Hopefully, Charter Oak hasn’t found anything from the Northview years.
“(Charter Oak defensive coordinator) Roger Lehigh does a great job and he’s a big proponent of having film, so when he doesn’t have any film, he gets frustrated. After next week, everybody will know what we’re going to do, but they (Charter Oak) don’t need any help.”
Quinsey did say there’s likely to be an onlooker or two from Glendora when Charter Oak scrimmages Chino on Friday. But he’s not surprisingly having trouble nailing down a start time for the Chargers scrimmage in Cowboy country.
Another area coach didn’t want me to post the time of his team’s scrimmage because he didn’t want his team’s first two opponents to get a looksy.
Beyond that, I’ve heard several requests among coaches have gone something like this “let’s keep it very vanilla … no blitzing … QBs can’t be hit.”
These are all valid concerns and requests. But myself and presumably my readers and area fans want to watch. So I ask you readers and area moles, to feel free to post on this thread in the comments section when, where and what time your team is scrimmaging (and against who).
I can already tell you this:
West Covina at Claremont, 7 p.m. — No idea on the script
Damien at Bonita (varsity around 6:30 p.m.) — Will be very scripted.
South Hills vs. Covina (at District Field), 6 p.m. — No idea on the script
Charter Oak at Chino (no idea about what time) — No idea on the script
Baldwin Park hosting Ganesha and Arroyo Valley (maybe one more team) — No idea about the script.
El Monte at Pacific
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