Santiago vs. Rivera: The difficult question I’m being asked these days and the difficult answer …


The question I keep being asked these days is Rivera vs. Santiago, who’s better? My answer is quite simply this:


If you’re going to tell me for one second that Santiago would be putting up better numbers than Rivera if he were playing at Arroyo and surrounded by Arroyo’s skill talent and line, then you’re just lost. And if you’re going to tell me that Rivera is not capable of putting up Santiago-like numbers were he to be playing at CO and surrounded by CO’s skill guys, then you’re lost.

Bottom line: These are the best two QBs in the area. And their teams are going to need help draw-wise to last a round or two in their respective playoff divisions.

One Snoop Dogg son “in”, one Snoop Dogg son in limbo at Diamond Bar

Cordell Broadus, the freshman wide receiver son of rapper Snoop Dogg, has been given a valid residential change by the CIF-Southern Section and is cleared to play at Diamond Bar High School after transferring earlier this month from Long Beach Poly.

But no paperwork has been submitted to CIF for Corde Broadus, Cordell’s older brother, who was on the varsity roster at Long Beach Poly this season and played special teams for the Jackrabbits.

Diamond Bar would not elaborate on why no paperwork has been submitted to get Corde eligible with CIF. Meanwhile, Cordell has been practicing with the varsity team and may end up being on the roster when the Brahmas’ season resumes this week against Walnut.

Cordell would not need CIF clearance to play if he were to be on Diamond Bar’s freshman team.

All-Encompassing SGV(N) Top 25 after Week 6 …

Summer of Santiago has become the Fall of Travis

1. Charter Oak (5-1) — Hands down the best offense in the area.
2. St. Francis (6-0) — Knights have inside track to Mission crown.
3. West Covina (6-1) — Getting scarier as Chris Solomon gets healthier.
4. Bishop Amat (5-2) — Crespi could be Amat’s first quality win this season.
5. Damien (5-1) — Sparty making me look like a genius (see preview mag).
6. San Dimas (5-1) — Saints are this good because they know their identity.
7. Covina (6-1) — Healthy Billy The Kid may be the difference vs. San Dimas.
8. St. Paul (5-1) — Chaminade loss puts Swordsmen under serious pressure.
9. La Habra (3-3) — Highlanders are back to doing what they do best.
10. Maranatha (6-0) — League opener vs. Whittier Christian is a doozy.
11. Chino Hills (3-3) — Quietly laying in the weeds waiting for Charter Oak.
12. La Serna (5-1) — Can put El Rancho in a world of hurt in the Del Rio.
13. Arcadia (4-2) — Still dangerous enough to win it all in Southeast.
14. Los Altos (6-1) — Conqs put themselves right back in Hacienda race.
15. La Puente (6-0) — Averaging a whopping 40 points per game.
16. Arroyo (5-1) — South El Monte game is for high stakes. Who knew?
17. Alhambra (5-1) — Defending Almont champ Schurr would be nice win for Moors.
18. California (5-1) — Defense continues to impress (allowing 10.5 ppg this season).
19. Diamond Ranch (3-4) — Panthers got wake up call from Los Altos.
20. Monrovia (3-3) — Four more weeks to get good before title defense begins.
21. Claremont (4-2) — Wolfpack now under big pressure in rugged Sierra.
22. Pomona (4-3) — Devils on a roll since Covina loss.
23. South El Monte (5-1) — Dream season could get dreamier with Arroyo win.
24. El Monte (4-2) — Lions down Rosemead, now thinking league title.
25. Azusa (3-3) — Remember the Aztecs? They’re creeping up in Mid-Valley.