PrepXtra Live Playoff Show Rewind: Amat coach Steve Hagerty has message for area fans, Big Lou talks about CO’s Inland draw, and the boys break down the brackets …

Listen to pairings draw Interviews with Charter Oak coach Lou Farrar (27:30), Bishop Amat coach Steve Hagerty (36:00) and Arroyo coach Jim Singiser (57:30).


  • Coach Slayer

    The regular season now over I like taking a look back.SGV football is getting easy to handicap with the top seeds in most divisions predicted correctly. The disappointments are few. Diamond Bar, Wilson, Glendora,but they all had new coaches who knew. Some schools looking for a new coach maybe. For sure Santa Fe as Malstede retiring. Are they tired of getting pounded at Pioneer? and then theres the 3 stooges of the Suburban. Muir has such potential and needs a real Coach on staff, it makes a huge difference. I hope parents will rise up and take on the unions in order to hire quality men to lead their teams without losing all their senority. The parity of the Hacienda, Sierra, Mid-Valley, Olympic made for a interesting year. Officiating was again a huge problem especially in the Del Rio and will only get worse. There must be higher standards. I hope schools that make coaching changes will do so quickly and get their man on campus to supervise lifting and build rapor, just ask Wilson that did’nt.. Surprises have to be Los Altos, Pomona, So. El Monte, Pasadena. Congrats. I’am predicting as many as 20 HC openings in the SGV next season so get your resumes in order my young assts. There will be plenty of upsets in the first round. Experienced coaching staffs know how to break down film and to make half time adjustments, neutralizing a team that maybe stronger. As of now Charter Oak is the team on my radar to watch. I think they are under-rated in the tough Div. II. I like their team speed and coaching staff. If I don’t feel like driving then its Arcadia-Bonita, much closer. See you guys on the top row near the 20 yard marker.

  • Agreed

    Coach, Arcadia/Bonita should be a doozy. As far as Muir, what do you think they should do as far as a coaching change?

  • Blue History

    The year was 2004 and Santa Margarita was up, at home, 27-14 at halftime against Bishop Amat. At the end of the 3rd, the Eagles were up 34-17 and in complete control of the game. Then out of nowhere, Bishop Amat stormed back by scoring 20 unanswered points in the 4th quarter en route to a stunning 37-34 Lancer victory.

    We believe in you, Amat Lancers!

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball Aram

    Blue History,

    … And Aram was there. It was a stunned home crowd. That Amat team was very good. Same Amat team that spanked No. 1 Charter Oak 28-0. Why was CO ranked No. 1? Well, Amat had lost its first two game of the season and then really got a battle the following week against Glendora, which lost its starting QB and had a pretty good backup playing.

    I also covered that Amat team’s home game in the second round of the playoffs against Los Alamitos. And I remember a DB for Los Al named Orlando Scandrick telling the Amat fans on the sidelines to be quiet during the 52-6 romp for LA. He now plays for the Cowboys. I believe Jeremy Childs was also on that LA team.

  • Coach Slayer

    Agreed: Muir needs a fully credentialed teacher on campus as their Head Coach. They need to find a way to provide this. Scour all the young teachers in the district with any interest at all in coaching and then build a fire under him. The principal and other head coaches on campus must refrain from being jealous of him and the press he going to inevitibly receive and help him to succeed. I get the feeling at Muir when I’am on campus that it is almost like the admins against the parents and kids instead of pulling together. A young, vibrant, energetic coach would be just the ticket. One that is naive enough to think the world is fair and brash enough to fight the people who would pull is program down. I know just the guy who fits the bill but really it’s up to Muir to find him and hire him.

  • Jefe

    This isn’t 2004, Amat fan.

    Besides Servite with Pittman, the Lancers haven’t seen a quarterback the likes of Stanton all season. He is a defensive coach’s worst nightmare. There really is no way to defend against him.

    He is going to run wild on that Amat defense.

  • Flashback!

    Jefe – its more like 2004 than you think. That was the last time St John Bosco even made the playoffs before this year. LOL!!!

  • Tartan Faithful

    Aram,
    “Amat had lost its first two game of the season and then really got a battle the following week against Glendora, which lost its starting QB and had a pretty good backup playing.”
    A little Glendora trivia for you…The Glendora QB that got hurt that night at Kiefer was none other than Jake Crook who now coach’s at La Puente. The back up I believe was Johnny Garcia.

  • Jefe

    Flashback!,

    We’ll see who’s laughing Friday night.

  • Flashback!

    Jefe – after waiting since 2004 just to MAKE the playoffs you can start laughing now if you’d like. With your great season this year you’ve improved your league record during that time to 10-23. That’s worth laughing about!

  • AZTEC PRIDE

    Aram, I seen you at the AZUSA, LP game. After you finish interviewing Coach Scherf, I was going to try to introduce myself, but couldn’t because it seem you were almost RUNNING OUT OF CITRUS COLLEGE! What were you scared? J/K…

    ARAM how about some intel on how CERRITTOS CHRISTIAN plays and why you picked them to win!

    JEFE don’t know SQUAT!

  • Blood is thicker than water

    funny one – if CO is lucky enough to get by Santiago they’ll be the only team in the playoffs where their own Principal and AD are rooting for the opposing team!

  • Amat Bully

    damn Aram are you deleting my post to?

  • comapritive scores

    Loyola over SJB 21-0 at half before a 2 TD win. Alemany beat Loyola. ’nuff said

  • BraveDad

    Jefe,

    Why do you engage these idiots? Who cares what teams have done or not done in the past, it’s 2011. The fact that these jack holes keep bringing this crud up speaks volumes. Go ahead folks and keep thinking about Bosco’s past and/or a week 4 game played at Loyola. Keep that in the forefront of your small minds if that’s what makes you all feel better because what it says to Bosco is that you fear the current team as well you should. LOL!

    SEMPER FORTIS!

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball Aram

    I haven’t deleted anything.

  • Amat Bully

    My bad Aram…..The beef aint with you Big homie.

  • bully’s all alone

    hey bully – how can you support your team when even your Principal and AD will be rooting for Upland in the 2nd round. If you get there!

  • SPUN OUT

    Damn bully you’re so spun out on Amat you don’t even know or remember what blog you’re posting on. You got it bad bully. How’s it feel to still be blogging about Amat .

  • X’s and O’s

    Coach Slayer,

    Who is your guy that fits the bill? I can think of a few guys who would be good for Muir (from the SGV) although they may not fit your standard of being naive and brash. Brian Mustain from San Dimas, Felipe Aguilar from Rowland, Joe Ledesma from Ayala, Ted Clarke from Whittier College, and Matt Koffler from Rosemead.

    Muir will definitely be an uphill battle, but I think each one of these men are capable of turning the tide. Also, you expect Muir’s admin to go out and find this guy, but in this day and age unfortunately they sit and wait to see who applies on “edjoin” or “cif.”

    You got upset with me before for saying that coaches are more valuable than teachers, but the truth is that there are very and I mean VERY few credentialed teachers who can handle the job of a head coach.

  • GoAmat

    WHO ARE WE??? WE ARE PROUD TO BE AMAT!!! GOOD LUCK BOYS! WE CAN DO IT BECAUSE WHO ARE WE??? WE ARE AMAT!

  • Just Sayin’

    A good guy for Muir would be former Muir assistant and current Saugus Head Coach. the hard part about getting a credentialed teacher as a coach from another school is , will the district make the mooney work. Many times districts will not match the years of service and coaches have to take too big a hit in the pocketbook.

  • Coach Slayer

    X&O: The ideal choice for Muir is so obvious, but its like a fantasy type dream that when you wake from it you’re angry. Coach Roddy from Diamond Ranch. He has the youth, exuberance,experience,energy, connections and take no prisoners attitude that Muir desperatly needs and he knows Muir well. I have no doubt his players would quickly take to him and in no time have Muir being the monster team they are capable of being and moving up the ranks. I use his name only because DR is not going to let him go but there are guys like him. From your list i think coach Aguilar is my favorite but not to open a can of worms there might be a Hispanic Black thing I don’t know. Anyway I will be following this hire with great interest. BTW I hope I did not disuade you from your support of coaches, I”m sure I did’nt. It’s just that sometimes very good teachers get lumped in with the ones only there for the paycheck and health benefits, clinging to the teachers unions to save their jobs for them time after time. Roddy is not my guy though.

  • X’s and O’s

    Coach Slayer,

    No you didn’t stop my support of coaches, I just think (from being pretty close to someone who is a teacher) that seniority needs to go and let the hours and results speak for themselves. If that were the case, Coach Howard would still be at Muir.

    I’m still curious as to who your guy is. I don’t fully agree that there is a Black/Hispanic thing going on and maybe that makes me naive but I do think that Roddy may be pretty good over there although he is not my favorite guy in the world. From what I’m hearing from you is that a credentialed young minority needs the job at Muir and I don’t fully disagree with you, but I would like to see some experience.

    Under your qualifications, Randy Horton would be a great choice but he’s already at Pasadena. Brian Zavala would too, but the Wilson/LA/Pomona blogger will count him out. The previous Wilson coach Hoyd is credentialed. How about Daryl Thomas? He’s still young and obviously very good. Ziola from LA? I would also say Karavedes, but I think he may be a little too used to the “good Christian kid.” Brandon Roher would be solid too as he has shown a positive influence at La Puente regardless of his background/race. What about the Glenn coach who left to be an assistant at St. Paul? Would McCutchen be willing to leave Amat?
    Have I described the guy you want? If not, who is it?

  • Agreed

    Coach Slayer, I agree again. I am also curious who your guy is but the names you and X’s and O’s mentioned all seem to be better than what the school has had in the past decade. Borne, Layton, even McFarland would all be good but the school just needs someone to bring a “program” back. No other school in the area has as much “potential” as Muir. There is just way too much talent in Pasadena. It’s good to see knowledgeable and articulate people speak on the matter.

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