Rancho Cucamonga Tournament: Colony OUT, Bishop Amat IN! An already awesome field just got better …

Bishop Amat has joined Saturday’s field of teams competing in the Rancho Cucamonga Tournament.

The Lancers will take the place of Colony, which has defected (probably because of the coaching situation). That means an already impressive field just got better.

Here’s the lineup: Bishop Amat, Rancho Cucamonga, West Covina, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Ayala, Ontario, San Juan Hills, Ganesha, Claremont, Huntington Beach and Corona Santiago.

Saturday’s tournament really amounts to a quarterback derby. Several teams are currently auditioning new QBs and/or have all-out battles for the starting job taking place. For example ….

Chino Hills: Matt Simko, Jordan Thropay, Zach Chadwick.

West Covina: Noodles, Jon Najera.

Diamond Bar: Tyler Peterson and Nolan Luzzi.

Amat: Koa Haynes and the field.

Rancho: FIVE QBs battling it out with nobody in the lead, according to coach Nick Baiz.

First games are at 8:45 a.m. and the championship is expected to be around 1 p.m., so everyone should be home in time for the Preakness.

Aram’s take: Here’s the best news: Tommy Kiss, AKA Chino Hills Tom, AKA The Inland Insider, is expected to be there with his camera!!! So you won’t have to rely on me and my Toshiba Thrive. Moving on. Yes, it’s only May. But this is as good as it gets for this time of year. Passing games are a great way to see what kind of athletes your team is working with. And in some cases (CO last year), it will become very obvious that certain teams are loaded with skill.

  • Too soon to tell

    Wow, passing league starting early this year. Amat has been in spring practice for about a month now and some of these other teams just started spring ball last week and maybe even some starting this week. Several of these teams won’t have some of their kids that are still in the baseball playoffs or at the very most with only 1 week of practice.

  • Chonkoterio

    Ganesha and Ontario don’t belong. PERIOD.

  • Not So Fast My Friend

    Aram what’s your address, I’m going to mail you an iPad. The “thrive” thingamahjig is killing me. LOL

    Too bad Colony had to pull out, but it’s understood why (coaching change). I would have liked to have seen their trio of young WRs against some of the other schools.

    Nice to see Bishop Amat jumping in. That should be a good tournament. But I won’t lose any sleep over it. Everyone looks good in shorts and t-shirts.

  • 238

    No point in Colony doing the passing league with no coach. Plus I believe they finished 11th out of 12 last year. Yes, the RC tourney place 1-12. It is actually kind of cool. Unless they changed it from last year, every team gets 5 games. You got bracketed based on your finish in your pool. Winners advanced to play winners, and losers played losers. I liked the setup.

  • And the field??

    Aram, it’s Koa and Camargo for the qb spot at Amat. There are no other viable candidates for the qb position. The next kid down the line was the 3rd string qb from freshmen team last year until the 2nd string kid left for Los Altos. Mark my words, Camargo will be the starting qb come the first game of the season/next 3 years.

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

    OK, Koa and Camargo it is.

    I look forward to seeing both bright and early because AMAT vs. CHINO HILLS is the first game of the day for both teams.

    8:45 a.m. on Field 4.

  • And the field??

    Giddy up

  • Inquiring minds what to know

    Can you show us what the rest of the tournament schedule looks like?

  • Amat Fan

    To: Aram & And the Field,

    Koa will easily be the starting QB the next two years. Camargo is a big boy who is definately strong and can contribute, but unfortunately he isn’t that good at throwing the pig skin. He is only a freshman, so maybe he gets better. But right now, he is no where near Koa Haynes. By the way Koa looks great. He will open many eyes come the season. Camargo would make a better lineman. I think the coaches will want to use his size and athleticism and probably move him positions.

  • SGV Football

    I really don’t get excited whatsoever for passing tournaments. They mean nothing. Last season I saw Dbar do great at one tourney, but once the pads came on they flopped. This is true for many teams with quick kids that move faster without the pads. But once the pads come on, and the hitting starts let’s see who’s who then. The passing tourneys might seem fun, but they accomplish absolutely nothing.

  • patrick

    @ SgvFootball, so now that you’ve taken blows at DB , you wont bother following them anymore right?? Btw, nobody said they would win a championship, just be better then the previous yrs, and continue to strive to get better with each passing yr! Is that such a bad goal??? Sounds reasonable to me, so i dont see why you go out of your way to make sure you bad mouth them everytime you log into these message boards!

  • SGV Football

    To Patrick:

    Hey sorry if I hurt your feelings, because I did not mean to take any punches at Dbar. My nephew plays on that team and I totally support them and wish them the best. I was just making a point about these passing tourneys, and I actually happened to see Dbar last season when I went to see my nephew. I just meant that these passing tourneys mean nothing. Football is a contact sport, and that contact changes everything. These passing tourneys are a joke when it comes to showing what a team has.

  • Not So Fast My Friend


    I could have swore I said too bad and cited their loss of their coach. In fact, I even said I understood that. Lol. What I did say was I was looking forward to seeing their trio of young WRs in the Tournie.

    And who cares if they came in 11 out of 12?? Passing league games mean squat. But since you mentioned that, they may have finished 11th, but played in the CiF semi finals. So much for that 11th spot in a passing Tournie as being a qualifier of success.

    Just like SGV Football said, DBar was doing their “faster than the speed of light” routine during last season’s passing tournies and when the season came around, it was crickets.

    No flaming from me, but your post meant what exactly?

  • Rancho Schedule??

    Do you have the schedule or brackets for the Rancho Tourney Sat. I am interested to see what teams are in each pool.

  • 238

    not so fast my friend,

    I should have added a little context to the 11th place finish. It was not meant to flame. This tournament is too early for some teams and one of those teams is Colony. Lat year I believe they were still in Baseball and had many people still in track. This simply means that they were not at full strength. It is an early tournament and an early indicator as to how you are doing. Yes, Colony was a semifinal team last year in the Central. I do hope with the talent that they have they move up to a tougher league in the near future though.

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