Los Altos is now 2-0. I don’t care about the competition. If you knew how bad things were in recent years, the Conquerors players who have stuck things out and new coach Dale Ziola deserve all the praise in the world. Wilson is 0-2 but you don’t hear/read nearly the same uproar on the blogs about the Wildcats’ shortcomings this year compared to last. Why would that be? Here’s a clue: Pomona is 2-0. Call me crazy, but I like Bishop Amat’s nonleague results this year a lot better than last year. The Lancers will be a much better team for it come November. Call me crazy again, but West Covina’s season is teetering already. Injuries don’t heal during the season, they linger. South Hills will be taking no prisoners this Friday. Speaking of teetering, Glendora may be in deeper trouble than you think. The Tarts, as Charter Oak’s PA announcer likes to call them, have scored a total of 22 points in eight quarters, but only SEVEN of those 22 have come in the second half. Comments from new coach Todd Quinsey after losses to Charter Oak and Monrovia are nearly identical “I couldn’t have scripted it better in the first half,” Quinsey said after the Charter Oak loss. Following the Monrovia loss it was: “We completely outplayed them. We gave up that TD in the last minute. We probably should have been up 14-0 at halftime.” Yes, the second half has been a problem for the Tarts. The seven points they’ve scored in the second half this year came long after Monrovia had put the game away. Like I said earlier this season, once you crack the code of the Wing-T, which CO and M-Town obviously did sometime in the second quarter of their respective games, it’s all gravy from there. The flipside for Glendora fans, though, is their first two games came against the Trib’s top-ranked team and the Star-News’ top-ranked team. Speaking of Charter Oak. Don’t knock the Chargers because Roosevelt QB Aaron Crone played only one down on Friday. The Chargers’ offense did damage against Roosevelt’s defense and that had little to do whether or not Crone played. And the secondary I hyped all this summer had four picks. Jason David texted me to say that Aaren Vaughns could develop into one of the most exciting Charter Oak has had in years. That’s a scary thought. In case you haven’t heard, Pomona is 2-0. Arroyo QB Steven Rivera is building his case to be the Tribune Player of the Year. The senior has 10 TDs through the air and two on the ground. Huge bounce back by San Dimas against Azusa. Arcadia had a very nice showing in a tough loss to St. Francis. Now Apache and Monrovia fans can spend the week arguing about whether a loss final-minute loss to St. Francis is better than a big win over Glendora. Bad timing: I referred to Damien QB Gage Pucci as Kevin Pucci in my game story for Damien’s win over D-Ranch. No, his pops didn’t throw the TD pass. It’s kind of odd, but I was impressed by D-Ranch on Friday while not impressed by Damien. Is it possible to do both? Anyway, Hacienda League beware: the Panthers are better than I thought talent-wise and you can tell this team is going to be dangerous when it puts it all together. And signs are the Panthers are slowly getting better. I can’t tell whether Damien was that bad on offense or D-Ranch that good on defense. Still, Sparty needs a lot more out of its passing game. Muir is 2-0, and if the Mustangs aren’t the flavor of the week in what’s becoming a wide-open Southeast Division, they ought to be … for now. Claremont is 2-0 in the post-Matt Simko era. Montebello is 2-0 after taking care of Rosemead. You were warned all August long on this blog that Pete Gonzalez was putting something together down there. The scary part of La Habra’s schedule is set to commence. Schurr misses Aaron Cantu, obviously. And who wouldn’t?