It’s Official: Kurt Scoby enrolled at Monrovia, plans to play this fall …

Former Charter Oak, Duarte, St. Paul, Cathedral and Alemany running back Kurt Scoby is enrolled at Monrovia High School and is following a plan to get himself eligible to play for the Wildcats in 2013.

Not exactly breaking news as this was the plan for Scoby ever since he left Alemany last month or so ago, but now this makes it official.

Obviously, lots need to happen. Scoby must get up to speed with his classes and of course be eligible grades-wise. But he is reportedly living within in the Monrovia district, which is a hurdle he’ll need to clear with CIF and will do so as long he as a valid residential change.

Aram’s take: I’ve called seeking confirmation from Monrovia officials all week and there’s a gag order in place by Principal Darvin Jackson, who himself refused to confirm whether Scoby was a student at his school. I guess they’re playing it safe and there’s supposedly some type of rule that disallows schools from confirming whether a student is enrolled. Of course, if I was to call down there today and ask baseball coach Dave Moore how Joe Mata’s arm is feeling after yesterday and he answered me, wouldn’t that be confirming he’s a student there? I asked that question and they told me that would be fine because I already knew Mata was a student there. It’s very confusing. Calls to Scoby’s guardian have not been returned. Anyway, beside staying at CO, Monrovia is probably the best place for Scoby. He will be teaming up with several of his former Duarte Hawks teammates and the coaches at M-Town appear well-suited to handle the situation. They had a touchy one two years ago with De’Shawn Ramirez and everything went off without a hitch. There are still some big questions, i.e. is he an official member of the football team NOW? If he does somehow make it to fall with full eligibility, will he be given the chance to win the starting RB job? M-Town has a nice returner in Darione Jones, but Scoby is on another level.

  • GP AKA Green Machine

    4 peat…4peat…4peat. Welcome home Kurt!!!!! Jackson and Maddox, know exactly how to handle this situation. Don’t underestimate Jones, Having Kurt there is going to push him to that “next level” It will also push him to find a spot on the defense. With those two in the backfield, Mtown officially has will have the best backfield in The SGV. Monrovia is going to be so good this year. I am sure a few more ex d hawks players will return back in the future… They will win the state title Div 3. I am calling it right now.

    • The truth and nothing but…

      Jones will only get garbage carries.

      • GP AKA Green Machine

        I don’t think so…He will have over 1,000 yrds…stamp that. No Monrovian will attest to the non sense your drooling. We know what both backs are capable of. Did you know at least one coach on the Monrovia staff has coached Kurt since he was 7? Only missing the 2 years at CO and short stay at SP. They know how to divide the carries.

        • The truth and nothing but…

          What does this coach who have coached Kurt Scoby have to do with Jones? He may get 1,000 yards but it will be during garbage time after Scoby have done the heavy lifting.

          • GP AKA Green Machine

            cool dude…

          • The truth and nothing but…

            If Scoby gets 2,500 prime time yards and Jones gets 1,000 yards during garbage time. If you are okay with that and still consider Jones bonafide than cool.

          • GP AKA Green Machine

            The answer is yes… Name one SGV RB who got 1,000 yards in Garbage time….West Co had two running back which had over 1,000 yards, and I don’t think they considered those Garbage carries…

          • Bulldogs have bite

            Actually in 2011, WC had three backs with over 1000 yards (Solomon, Frazier and Salgado) and at least 12 or more TD’s. None of them was considered garbage time yards although that season we got up early numerous times, especially the playoffs .They were used according to situation or justrotated to keep fresh. Frazier was the shifty back, Salgado was the hammer with good speed, and Solomon did everything!

          • GP AKA Green Machine

            Exactly, and West Co Pounded teams…So I don’t see how anyone could say that a team can’t have 2 or more legit backs, and find carries for them all.

          • Not Since 1995

            That Solomon, Frazier, and Salgado team from WC would have smoked any of the last 3 CIF Division 11.5 Champions…!

            WC would have embarrassed those MILDCats by like 82 points…!

            That is the TRUTH…!

          • GP AKA Green Machine

            Yeah, but that same team lost to Covina, and beat them by 1 point in OT the following year. That’s the same team Monrovia beat by 3 tds… Look at you…

          • Not Since 1995

            MildCATs “MidGET Champions” also got their a$$es handed to them by the other little people teams like Arcaria and Rosemead…!

            Member that, CRACKER…?

            ROSEMEAD…! Heh…heh! Heh…heh! Heh…heh!

            Rosemead…

            Can’t stop laughing…

          • The truth and nothing but…

            True, but West Co doesn’t play in the RHL where every team is weak except a respectable San Marion team last season.

    • Not Since 1995

      GP AKA Dumb A$$
      Congratulations…Dumb A$$…!
      He’s your CIF Division 11.5 problem now…!
      I say the over/under on Scoby is 2nd period 10th Grade English…!
      Not In 2013…

      • GP AKA Green Machine

        Bigot!

        • Not Since 1995

          Dumb A$$…!

          • GP AKA Green Machine

            Klan member.

          • Not Since 1995

            gp aka “CIF MidGET Champion”

            Tell your FAT wife errrrrrrr…Tania Dorazio…to put down the ice cream…!

            How old is your wife, anyway? She looks to be illegal…!
            Just sayin….CRACKER…!

          • GP AKA Green Machine

            hahah…step out the basement for a few hrs….you need some fresh air.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tania.dorazio.9 Tania Dorazio

      My son will be there…Jordan Nathan…thats right…SGV & whoever wants to bring it, Im sure we’ll be glad to show em…that is all

  • Catz

    have fun sitting out.

    • GP AKA Green Machine

      yeah, but luckily Monrovia has 11 more games after that 30 day sit out, if you include league and playoffs. But you don’t know if he will have to sit out…so chill….Hater lol

  • Blue Book says

    The sit out rule does not apply to Scoby due to the fact that this is not his 1st transfer. The only way for Scoby to gain eligibility will be through a valid change of address.

    • GP AKA Green Machine

      Well that answers that.

  • Observantcat

    Monrovia may be well on its way to creating a younger version of the Oregon Ducks offense. Can you say LaMichael James and Kenyon Barner?

    • GP AKA Green Machine

      yeah, they really should work on a balanced attack that has both of the guys in the backfield at the same time. If they block and run off eachothers fakes….it’s going to be really ugly.

      • The truth and nothing but…

        Third stringers don’t pack a punch otherwise they aren’t third stringers.

        • GP AKA Green Machine

          who is Griffin?

    • Not Since 1995

      This is CIF Division 11.5 we’re talking about…right?

  • reality

    Oh joy more Green posters ad naseum

    • GP AKA Green Machine

      grab your barf bag!

  • D-Mo

    It’s official: the entire division better practice their tackling skills.

    • Not Since 1995

      D-MO

      You’re not saying much with that Statement, dude…! What kind of skills are there in that division to begin with…? Bring up the MILDCats to DI or DII, then you might be making a statement…!

      Remember…You’re talking about CIF Division 11.5…!

      8-man football laughs at the MILDCats…!

      Not In 2013…

      • GP AKA Green Machine

        You are a racist…..you should not write on high school football blogs. Look at the things you say….you have went too far. It’s not funny anymore. Very sad.

        Not Since 1995 GP AKA Green Machine • 5 days ago

        GP AKA Cracker

        Congratulations on cooking the grades so your “Local Talent” could scrape by and get into NW and Yale…!
        “We all know that those type of schools are literaly be begging your kind of people to come to their schools. What do they call it around here…? Affirmative Action…? Right…? So they got in. So what…? “The mark of a great student athlete is staying and growing. We’ll see if these 2 have what it takes.
        Scoby will fit in with the other 99.5% of the “MildCats” population at that institution. No Grades, No Education, No Job…!
        Division 11.5…! Heh…heh! Heh…heh! Heh…heh!
        Another “MethLab” busted last night in Monrovia…!
        Not In 2013 “MILDcat”…

        • http://twitter.com/aramtolegian Aram Tolegian

          Not Since,

          What are you doing man? Do you really need to go there with all the profiling crap? Keep your racial opinions to yourself like the rest of us do. We all know your line of thought still exists, but share it with people who agree with you and not the public where people may take offense.

          • jcaz

            I thought you once banished him from your blog. So what happened with all of that anyways Aram ?
            Now he’s acting the very same way he was the first time you threw him out on his ear, and your just warning him ? Come on dude….Seriously

            Look, id be cool with the fool if he’d just be talking smack all the time, been if it were solely against Amat, but he doesn’t know when not to cross the line.

            In fact over the years, he’s really made some incredibly tasteless remarks on Fred’s blog, but Fred has only rarely admonished him

          • GP AKA Green Machine

            Yeah, I don’t care about the Smack or divisional talk….but he is a bigot

        • Not Since 1995

          GP AKA Dumb A$$

          He who cries the loadest is the most insecure…!

          Where do you get off calling me a racist…? Explain to me how “Your Kind of People” = Black American…! Go ahead…I’ve got all day, little man…! What if I was talking about Gay Catholics, or Lesbian Islamists, or Midget Fat Women…? or Fat White Guys that eat burritos all over the SGV…? GP aka Dumb A$$ are you even a Black American…? Because if you are, you are an embarrassment to our people…!

          Your insecurity about your minimal accomplishments in CIF Division 11.5 makes you leap to the defense of your “Local Talent” MILDcats without recognizing the truth about what other people like me are saying. Its CIF Division 11.5, dude…! Everyone in the SGV laughs AT you, NOT with you, you Dumb A$$!

          The Truth is always the Truth…! Just ask the BishopNomas blow hards. And they “Participate” in DI. They know the Truth…

          And…the TRUTH is that the TURTH HURTS…!

          • GP AKA Green Machine

            Out of Control…I warned you about trying to bully me. Now look at you…Sad….Not in 2013, 2014, 2015…Either!!

          • Not Since 1995

            gp aka CRACKER

            That’s it…! That’s all you got…? C’mon “Midget Level” CIF Championship…! That’s it…!

            Your Division 11.5 level doesn’t even get close to my ankles…! Insulting you is like CO or BA smacking your “local talent” team…!

            You are Division 11.5…!

            You are the cream filled chocolate in the box. Nobody likes YOU…!

            Heh…heh!

            Not in 2013….Dumb A$$!

          • GP AKA Green Machine

            Racist!

  • Observantcat

    What are garbage carries?…. last time I heard that term was as in maybe a running clock. Though these two gifted athletes will be carrying the rock the majority of the time, we have a plethora of backs waiting in the wings to gain some playing time, the drop off won’t be that significant by seasons end. These two guys will have a couple of sophomores who will be as good as advertised by their Jr. and Sr. years. You must remember that football is a team sport. Monrovian’s have been blessed to have gifted running backs throughout the course of its history. Akil Harris one of the greatest backs, didn’t see playing time until two of our starting backs went out to injury midway though our rival game against Temple City where TC was up a touch down or two, Harris was a third string Sophomore back up and the rest was history, never lost another league game for the next 3 seasons. Look back at your teams history before commenting on ours because ours is truly unique in terms of gifted running backs.

    • The truth and nothing but…

      Garbage carries = any carry when your team is winning or losing by at least four TDs.

      • GP AKA Green Machine

        What’s Funny is that Jones had plenty of carries in the 1st quarter of the regional playoff game last season…is that garbage time?

      • Nikko Pucci

        4 TDs? How did you come up with that? You’re such an idiot.

        • The truth and nothing but…

          Okay NICOLE Pucci, since you are the genius and we are all idiots, why don’t you tell us when is a game considered garbage time?

          • Nikko Pucci

            So by your definition, garbage time is anytime one team is either winning or losing by 4 TDs? And if you were coaching either team, you would go ahead and put in your 2nd and 3rd stringers cause in your mind the outcome of the game is inevitable? Is that correct? So how about if the game is only in the 1st quarter? See you just can’t use the score as the determining factor to whether it’s garbage time. You have to take into consideration the amount of time left in the game. Overcoming a 4 score deficit is not impossible if you still have a whole half of a game. So, a 4 TD lead is not automatically garbage time. It’s happened plenty of times. Team A goes up 28-0 by 2nd quarter and takes their foot off the gas. Team B makes adjustments and rallies in the 2nd half. Team A loses the game 35-28.

          • The truth and nothing but…

            Dear Nicole/Nicki/Nikko Pucci, as much as you want miracles to be reality, reality is very seldom a miracle. Football 101, if team A is beating team B by four touchdowns after one quarter, team A should put in their second string in the second quarter as a show of sportsmanship. Three possibilities exist: 1) Team A extends it’s lead by halftime in which case team A should play their third string in the 3rd quarter. 2) Team A maintains it’s four touchdown lead, team A will start it’s first string in the 3rd quarter and give way again to the second string after one or two series. 3) Team B comes back and cuts team A’s lead to two touchdowns, team A will re-insert it’s starters immediately in the next series. Make sure you get a handle on “Football Strategy 101″, there will be a pop quiz next week.

          • Nikko Pucci

            Wow. You consider coming back from a 1st quarter 28 point deficit a miracle? You need to watch more football cause it happens more frequent than you think. Your option 3 just exposed you. Every good coach avoids re-inserting their starters after sitting out an extended amount of time out of fear of injuries. That’s why all good coaches stick to their regular rotation thru at least mid 3rd quarter regardless of the score. Stop trying to preach Football Strategy cause you obviously don’t know any. Madden doesn’t transfer over to real life football.

  • Observantcat

    We maybe taking about HS div. 11 but were focused on College Div. !… get it? Now when you’re ready to square off on some football come back this way otherwise stay put in your crazed and wicked world of Naziism.. I see you love it, cause you cant seem to speak on anything else.

  • The truth and nothing but…

    Aram, Scoby is at least five levels above Jones. The kid has gained at least 1,500 yards since a freshman in D2 and D3, or 8 and 9 divisions above Monrovia. He also bench presses 400 lbs and runs 4.5. Jones was a 3rd stringer behind Ainsworth and Griffin. No, he will not play defense.

    • GP AKA Green Machine

      Yeah But Jones is good too…just like Ainsworth, Just like Scoby,,, Good players get carries.

      • The truth and nothing but…

        That’s the problem with your argument. Jones isn’t like Ainsworth or else he wouldn’t have been 3rd string behind Ainsworth and Griffin. He for sure is not like Scoby, who has proven what he is capable of the past three seasons as the no. 1 guy.

        • GP AKA Green Machine

          Who is Griffin? Jones was 2nd leading rusher on the team?

    • Nikko Pucci

      Obviously, you’re some kind of idiot. There is no Griffin on the team. The last time there was a Griffin on the team was maybe four years ago and he was a coach. And it’s clear you know nothing about Monrovia football or Coach Maddox. At Monrovia the best athletes always play both sides of the ball. Jones was never a third stringer. Last year he had 143 carries and Ainsworth had 151. So check your facts before you shoot your mouth off.

      • The truth and nothing but…

        I am the idiot and you are the one that thinks Jones is on the same level as Scoby. You want to see an idiot? Look in the mirror!

        • Nikko Pucci

          “Look in the mirror.” Ha ha ha. What are you, 8 years old? Please tell me where and when in your idiotic mind did I ever say Jones was in the same level as Scoby. Tell me when I ever said that. Scoby is good, but so is Jones. Doesn’t matter what level they are on. At the end of the season their number of carries will differ by no less than 20 touches. You would have to be an idiot(which you are) to only use one back through out the season when you have two proven ones on your roster. Please do yourself a favor and learn the game first. And again, who is this Griffin kid that supposedly played between Ainsworth and Jones? And yes, you are an idiot, you said so yourself.

          • The truth and nothing but…

            I am beginning to agree with Since Not 1995 about the academics at Monrovia. Obviously, someone’s comprehension skills needs a lot of work, “Scoby is good, but so is Jones.” How should that statement be interpreted? I interpret it as you saying Jones is just as good as Scoby. If this is what you think and you obviously do because you said it than who is the one that needs to learn the game first? Your constructive criticism also needs a lot of work. Any immature 8 year old can call someone else an idiot or stupid or dumb. As for me, I just have one question for you, why did your parents give you a boy’s name? Judging by the way you whine, you are obviously very confused, NICOLE Pucci.

          • GP AKA Green Machine

            What ever, I already name Several CIF Champions which had 2 backs or more over a thousand. If they thought like you they would have only 1 back because that back is miles ahead of everyone. News Flash teams who have one back…A only have one back..B. not given another good back a chance. If you have 2 backs you run em’.

          • Nikko Pucci

            Ha ha ha. Yet another lame come back. You’re such an idiot. Let’s see who has a real problem with comprehension. So if I tell you that the Empire State Building(1250 feet) is tall and then I say that the Burj Dubai Building(2717 feet) is also tall. In your idiotic head you would automatically assume that they are as tall as each other. Or if I said that Egypt is very far from here and then I say that the moon is also very far from here. In your idiotic way of thinking you would assume that it would take the same amount of time to get to either location. So you shouldn’t assume that just because I said Scoby and Jones are both good that I think one is just as good as the other. The same as just because the Empire State Building and the Burj Dubai Building are both tall, doesn’t mean they’re at the same height. I was speaking in general terms as opposed to a comparison term. So how’s your comprehension now? Let me know if you need any other lesson. Oh, I didn’t graduate from Monrovia. I just like to get involve when other people try to express their idiotic way of thinking. So you’re still an idiot. And I promise to stop calling you an idiot as soon as you stop thinking like one.

          • The truth and nothing but…

            Dear NICOLE Pucci, as I read your post tears are rolling down my face, it is both hilarious and sad. On behalf of our education system, I apologize on their behalf for failing you. I hope this can help make up for some of your illiteracy. “Empire State Building(1250 feet) is tall and then I say that the Burj Dubai Building(2717 feet) is also tall”, the correct grammar is the Empire State Building is tall but the Burj Dubai Building is much taller. “…Egypt is very far from here and then I say that the moon is also very far from here”, the correct way to express this is Egypt is far but the moon is in outer space so it’s much further. Now you try it, Scoby runs for more than 2,500 yards and Jones may run for 1,000 yards. Did you say, “Jones is good but Scoby is so much better?” If yes, good girl, you are correct. Sorry, this session is over, we will work on your gender issue next time.

          • Nikko Pucci

            Again you prove what an idiot you are. I like how you overlooked my statement “I was speaking in general terms as opposed to a comparison term.” If I was speaking in comparison, the way you said it was correct. But I clearly said I was speaking in general terms. Understand? It might help you to look up the definition of “general.” I’m starting to get the feeling you might be a tad illiterate. You seem to be having a hard time comprehending what you are reading. The funniest part is that you thought you could discredit me by making fun of my username and calling me Nicole. You’re such an idiot that you automatically assumed I was a man and thought calling me Nicole would hurt my feelings. The problem is my name is actually Nicki and I am a woman. So again you’re still the idiot. And you just got owned by a woman.

          • The truth and nothing but…

            Let me get this straight (no punt intended), Nikko is really Nicki and Nicki is Nikko? We suspected it but thanks for the confirmation, that explains A LOT! General term used as comparison term and comparison term used as general term, confusing but I get it, confusing is normal and normal is confusing.

          • Nikko Pucci

            I expected that male chauvinistic comment from you. I know plenty of guys like you wouldn’t have taken my comments seriously if you knew I was a woman. Thanks for proving my point. I’m pretty sure “the truth and…” isn’t your real name. By the way it’s “pun” and not “punt”.

          • The truth and nothing but…

            Dear Nicole/Nicki Pucci, how did you figure out “The truth and nothing but…” isn’t my real name? You must know someone in the CIA. Helping you to sort out your double identity crisis equates to being a male chauvinist and a male chauvinist is someone who helps others sort out their double identity crisis? In the medical world that’s known as a psychologist or psychiatrist. I took you a lot more seriously when you are Nicki or Nicole, at least it explains a whole lot. As Nikko, the diagnose is much more serious, it’s a woman trap inside a man’s body syndrome.

  • AMAT 73

    New York,
    What’s your take on all this , I would like to hear what you think .

    • New York

      My take is that I enjoy when the blowhards who take cheap shots at Amat are also shooting at Monrovia. It makes me feel like Monrovia football is in good company with Amat…

      Regarding Scoby: I know very little about the young man, other than credible sources telling me that he is quite an athlete. My concern is that his story ends well, and that means having a successful life after high school. Hopefully he is able to enjoy his senior year of high school and gain a perspective on life that the grass is not always greener and sometimes you need to make situations work.

      As far as gaining another running back? I’d rather have him than not have him. Our system under Coach Maddox has not really been one to “feature” a stud running back. We could have fed Ainsworth the ball 35 times and had our way with Ayala and probably the same thing with South Hills, but that’s not really what we do. We spread the ball around. Therefore, I really don’t anticipate Scoby coming away with gaudy numbers on offense, but I do anticipate that he will terrorize other team’s quarterbacks coming off the edge like Ainsworth did. The real question is whether or not Scoby will immediately buy into the program the way that Ainsworth did.

      Hopefully Scoby realizes that this is his last chance to play high school football, enjoy the clean fun of being a teenager, and map out and then follow a plan for life after high school.

      • The truth and nothing but…

        I don’t know about coming off the edge, he hasn’t played defense since JA but I can tell you Monrovia’s getting one heck of a RB. There is no comparison Scoby to Ainsworth RB wise, as good as he is at RB he’s just as bad on D but not his fault just haven’t played it in three years.

        • New York

          Points well taken, but my comments were not so much based on comparing Scoby as a running back to Ainsworth as an RB, but to my belief that we don’t feed a primary RB the ball as much as other schools do when they seemingly ride one horse. It seems that we make a concerted effort to give as many different players touches as possible.

          I am sure that Scoby could learn how to play outside linebacker pretty quickly, especially in a simplified scheme.

          • The truth and nothing but…

            That’s because Monrovia have never had a RB like Scoby. That would be like Terrell Newby splitting carries at Chaminade or Zach Green splitting carries at St. Bonaventure. Scoby is in the same class as those guys.

          • AMAT 73

            TTANB,
            Hope you don’t mind me asking , but who do you root for on Friday nights. Following your conversation with GP and haven’t noticed that come up . Just wondering about your one back thinking with Scoby and knowing that might help .

          • The truth and nothing but…

            AMAT 73, you know what I am talking about. Even though St. Paul lost to Amat, Scoby got his and almost single handedly won the game for those guys with over 250 yards rushing. Now, think about it, if he can do that to a Pac 5 Serra League playoff team, what do you think he’s going to do against the likes of Temple City, South Pasadena, San Marino, and Blair? It cracks me up when Monrovia homers like GP is talking about Jones is comparable to Scoby. You know and I know that’s comparing a Volkswagon to a Ferrari. As to my allegiance, I just like to watch good football and know who’s got it and who don’t. If Monrovia can help get his academics in order, sky’s the limit!

          • GP AKA Green Machine

            Jones is great back…I am not here to say he is better or worse than Scoby. All I am saying is that Jones will get carries in the 1st and 2nd qtr. You can play semantics if you like. You talk about what Scoby did everywhere else…But the fact is he is at Monrovia now. There he will be a team player. Besides….the Sierra league had 7 sign to play on the next level and none of them were RB’s. So don’t try to act because you play in that league it validates a RB’s stats or ability. Actually, the last two years qualifying issues have plague the RB’s at Monrovia, or they would be D1 prospects. We need to change that.The last two RB’s at Monrovia have been just as good as Scoby…and Jones got his carries.That’s how I know Jones is legit.

          • AMAT 73

            GP,
            No those 2 backs were not as good as Scoby . Not taking anything away from them but Scoby is a cut above . What he did at both CO and the slime was nothing to what he will do at M’Town or could do if they let him run , which by you and others in the know say will not happen . I totally get what truth is saying as most at AMAT who were thinking Scoby would go to AMAT could see him carrying the load like previous backs have done . He is that type of back . The more carries he gets , the more damage he does .Look at his game against AMAT . It’s right there to see . He had no supporting cast at all at the slime . You see the speed of what he was up against playing at those schools compared to what he will see in the RH will enable Jones to get his carries because Scoby will be at 2 bucks or better by half at most league games . If they let him run !

          • The truth and nothing but…

            AMAT 73, Amen! That’s all I been trying to say. Scoby will have 300 yards by halftime in all the league games. But it is hard to get thru to someone like GP because he doesn’t know talent when he see it. He is use to watching slow guys look fast because they play in that weak RHL in division 11. If they were to play, Amat will lead by at least six touchdowns at halftime. I honestly think Amat’s JV will beat those three time Monrovia CIF championship teams by at least three touchdowns.

          • AMAT 73

            TRUTH,
            Not too sure about the JV’s but Varsity no doubt but not by 6 td’s at the half . But that another subject for a diffderent day . I can’t see having a Scoby type in your backfield and him not being the featured back . Yes you will spell him every now and then but not much . But that’s my point of view as we have had plenty of those types of backs at AMAT . You saw last year with Blue not being the typical power back we are known for we openned up the passing game . You need to adapt to what talents you have on the field in my opinion.

          • The truth and nothing but…

            AMAT 73, it’s refreshing to finally talk to someone who can give an objective opinion. Neither one of us are affiliated with Monrovia and we can give our objective opinion without worrying about hurting anyone’s feeling. It may be a slight exaggeration BA beating Monrovia by 6 TD at the half but not by much. Ayala’s Jordan Robinson ran all over them without any help. Imagine what Blue, Haynes, Andrews, Cook, plus better play calling will do. There is also no question BA’s D will shut down Monrovia’s O Jalen Moore was the feature back in 2011. If you have a work horse back on the same level as Newby and Green, he is going to be THE GUY in your backfield. The only one that disagree are the HOMERS that emotionally support the name and not the talent of a player.

          • The truth and nothing but…

            If Jones is a great back than there is no adjectives to describe Scoby. He may get a couple of carries in the 1st or 2nd to let Scoby catch his breathe after the 80 yards TD runs. No one ever said he won’t be a team player but that’s very different than putting him where he doesn’t belong. Sierra League? Who is talking about the Sierra League? Like I said before, your football knowledge is limited at best. Dionza Blue was BA’s RB and he signed with Boise State. Matt Lopez was a first team all area DT. HUH? Read the last part of your post, I think you had like a dozen cans too many.

        • GP AKA Green Machine

          That’s why Monrovia is going to coach him up on D like Monrovia did Ainsworth. He was at Covina for 3 years and did not play D much. He comes to Monrovia and because a great LB. Oh yea…Mtown just draws dirt in Sand and has no coaching…

          • The truth and nothing but…

            Like I said before, you are onto something there. Division 11, especially the RHL, will allow Scoby to star at any position.

  • Observantcat

    There is no Griffin, this guy is talking out the side of his mouth about a team he truly knows nothing about. If there were no Scoby this season I would expect that Jones may have ended up with 1700 yards by seasons end. I expect both and the our other guys to finish with what may be a record setting rushing season for all backs involved. Now you can take that Garbage to the can!

    • GP AKA Green Machine

      I know… This guy is a hater. Sometimes I wonder how good monrovia should be. They lost a lot Kurt Scoby type players to other SGV schools. I wonder what it would be like if they all stuck together…

      • how do you figure

        How is that Scoby is a Monrovia kid when he has always lived in Azusa? If anything, he is more of a Duarte kid just like several of your other players. Last time I checked Duarte and Monrovia are entirely different cities. I always laugh at how you Monrovia blowhards lump any kid from your general area into “he’s a Monrovia kid” If not for the difficulties that Duarte has had in their football program since Crutchfield left, Monrovia would not have had the same success that they have had over the past 4 years.

        • GP AKA Green Machine

          Yeah, there are Duarte Kids who live in Monrovia but go to Duarte and vice versa Both schools have benefited from talent depending where they want to go not which side of the tracks they live on… Duarte is unincorporated as well…. It Just depends on where kids want to go…. Any Monrovia or Duarte person know this. You know this.. plus Crutch’s best player was from Pasadena… During those years.. Just like last year…Historically Monrovia has been the better school in Football. Except for 90-92 and 94′. Lately Duarte has only been good with a Pasadena Head coach and best player being from Dena as well. I love it when duarte is an equally talented team as Monrovia. I miss the rivalry game.

        • anonymous

          If you knew anything about the 2 cities you would know they’re one in the same. Familes in the past have chosen to send their children to either school depending on which school is the dominant one at the time. Just depends on what side of the tracks you’re on. But at the of the day it’s a DoRoc/M Town thang. HIGH END/LOW END.

          • Kennedy Bryant

            Duarte hasn’t been dominate since the early ’80′s

          • GP AKA Green Machine

            90-93 The Ainsworth years were good.

          • Barry Bonds

            One and the same, my a*s. I guess CO and Pasadena are also one and the same? 2 different schools,2 different cities, 2 different school districts = pretty dam far from the same. Is that the BS story that the Monrovia Coaching Staff tells the Duarte Hawks JA parents when they are illegally recruiting their kids?

          • GP AKA Green Machine

            Like I said..both schools do the same thing, thats why we lump them together…why is everyone acting brand new? Monrovia and Duarte kids decide which schools is dominate by which school they choose to congregate at. There are some kids who are loyal to Duarte and there are some who are loyal to Monrovia. Then there are the group of kids I am talking about that fall in the grey…who follow the talent… Come on, we are not spewing hate against Duarte nor the talent in the city…When we are not playing each other….we are pulling for them.

          • anonymous

            CO & Pasadena? They’re not even neighboring cities Barry. Illegally recruitin Duarte Hawks players? Monrovia doesnt have a jr all american therfore the kids in monrovia go to Duarte or Arcadia u know the next city over. You clearly know nothing about the area to speak on it.

      • The truth and nothing but…

        Hater? How am I being a hater when all I said is Scoby is much better than Jones? Who am I hating? Or is your definition of hate The TRUTH?

        • GP AKA Green Machine

          What does it matter who’s better? They are both on the same team. Of Course there will be competition, of course someone will have to start, but they both may start, and Monrovia will have them in the back field at the same time. What really matters is they both will get carries, both will give teams problems, just as they both did prior to being on the same team. Having a 1-2 punch works in Monrovia’s favor. It’s not like Maddox is going to put Jones on the bench because of a transfer. If that was the case he would have never played last year when Ainsworth showed up. Bias and Rameriz, then Ainsworth and Jones, Now Jones and Scoby…That’s how Monrovia does it… And bet you are going to see Scoby in the slot…You are hating when you try to create a controversy that doesn’t exist…

          • The truth and nothing but…

            Scoby in the slot and Jones at RB? Yet, you are not somehow related to Jones?

          • GP AKA Green Machine

            No, I am not.. I said that you will see him in the slot. I did not say he was going to be a WR..You know nothing about ball man…U ever heard of screens, motion fly sweeps etc.. It’s Just like you saw Deshawn Ramirez playing some slot…and don’t you dare say those two are not on the same level.

          • The truth and nothing but…

            You think Ramirez is on the same planet as Scoby? Is there anything else you want to say that further proves you don’t know football?

          • MonroVian

            If you don’t think Ramirez is on tbe same level than you definitely know nothing about football! You can ask Scoob if he thinks so and I’m sure he will say yes. Deshawn is scary on the field, a totally different type of scary… Scary Fast!!!!

          • The truth and nothing but…

            When was Ramirez best season? His senior year? What were his numbers?

          • GP AKA Green Machine

            Just go back and watch East West All Star game. You will see. See you are not the truth….

          • MonroVian

            Deshawn had a 105 yard pick six against Whittier Christian also that had me saying that Deshawn Ramirez is the real deal and under othet circumstance had and had the talent to have gone to any school of his choice!

          • The truth and nothing but…

            That’s great. Now what were his stats for the year?

    • The truth and nothing but…

      Did you read your own post? “If there were no Scoby this season I would expect that Jones may have ended up with 1700 yards by seasons end.” If that’s all Jones could get in the RHL than there should be no question who would be the man as the featured RB. Scoby will easily run for 2,500 yards. As I said before, Jones may still get his 1,000 yards but most of it will be in garbage time when the game have long been decided.

      • GP AKA Green Machine

        So now Jones would end up with 1700 yrds if Scoby wasn’t there…geesh your opinion of Jones get better with every post

        • The truth and nothing but…

          Keep patting yourself on the back, I was quoting you hence the quotation marks. If 1995 call you a “moron”, he may have a point.

          • GP AKA Green Machine

            I guess…

  • SMH

    So in one calendar year, this young man has attended Duarte, St. Paul, Cathedral, Alemany, and now Monrovia? 5 schools in one year? Screw football, I hope this kid is able to catch up as much as he possibly can in order to graduate. And even if he does catch up, possibly with credit reclamation classes, he has still had tremendous gaps and lapses in his education. Sad situation and I wish the best for this kid.

    Let’s not forget, school is for academics and sports are a privilege that can be taken from a kid at anytime. I don’t know the specifics so I can’t speak specifically to his situation, but if this were my kid I’d just let him focus on school and not play football, in order to make up for what he’s lost. Then he could graduate and go to a JC, like Mt. SAC, and play again. It’s not like his skills will diminish in a year.

    Anyhow, good luck kid, but remember everybody hangs ‘em up eventually…even HOF’ers! Got to have something else for life after ball.

    • Kennedy Bryant

      So

  • Observantcat

    Alright, this goes out to the Truth and nothing Butt AkA Nonsense, when accessing our players and what they may be capable of you have to take under consideration that they will be sharing the football with several other players, just because you have 1 great running back doesn’t mean you don’t have several good ones to back them up. You seem to think that Monrovia somehow is a 1 man show and thats where you got your game all screwed up. Potts at QB, Jones & Scoby at running back will take you all the way back to the pop warner team they all shared space on. Now that they are mature and going forward towards the end of their High school careers thew will have plenty of time to impress the scouts if they haven’t already done so. Don’t be surprised if each of these guys gain 1,000 plus yards or better as the season progresses. We Monrovia fans still would like to know what you were drinking when you brought up the name Griffin? It’s becoming apparent that you and “not since whatever” have plenty in common, especially ignorance. You guys are becoming the anti-cats which is not a very good thing to become on these blogs these days. You can preach all you want about how low the league is and what division they are in, but the bottom line is that Monrovia is place amongst other teams in the area who have the same chances according to the size of their schools and just cant pass the test in terms of meeting the standards of their leagues and Div. So with that being said, Who in your fragile guess has a chance to get past the second round of playoffs in their prospective Div.? answer that and we continue to speak on the subject otherwise the hate for the team that has lived up to expectations needs to be praised not hammered with stupidity from lesser knowns.

    • The truth and nothing but…

      I am not going to bother finishing your post after the first paragraph. I am only saying Scoby is much much better than Jones, no more no less. I expect Scoby to gain 2,500 yards and Jones maybe 1,000 because someone has to carry the football after Scoby gets his and the team is winning by four TDs or more.

      • GP AKA Green Machine

        They will both get carries…just trust the Monrovia bloggers we know more than you regarding Mtown football.

        • The truth and nothing but…

          You may live in Monrovia and that makes you a Monrovia blogger, but that doesn’t mean you know football, haven’t proven it yet.

          • GP AKA Green Machine

            Um well…..we will see…

  • Barry Bonds

    From what I hear, CIFSS is now requiring mandatory PED testing prior to approving all transfer requests.

  • reality

    I rest my case.

  • New York

    Congratulations, Scoby. You made a good choice to join a great program filled with supportive coaches and administrators, not to mention the most passionate bloggers in the country.

    I suggest my fellow Monrovia affiliated bloggers take the old “sticks and stones” approach with any detractors. In fact, I take it as a sign of respect that “Not Since 1995″ is now attacking Monrovia. Why? That blogger once focused solely on Bishop Amat, the undeniable #1 program in the SGV over the passed 30 years. Now this blogger is giving a lot of time to Monrovia…So in some twisted way, we can conclude that Monrovia football has climbed a bit…haha. We are now in good company with Bishop Amat.

    • Kennedy Bryant

      Amen

    • GP AKA Green Machine

      Exactly New York ,

      Notice how at first Monrovia didn’t have D1 athletes now all of a sudden they do. Now, Monrovia is winning in a low division because they have D1 Athletes and no coaching. It’s so funny how people forget that Monrovia and teams RHL are small public Schools in cities that only have a 2-3 square mile radius. What Monrovia has done with the students it’s had is nothing but short of amazing. Monrovia just has a concentration of talent, that public schools of similar size don’t have. Most Small Schools like Monrovia have to win 3 or 4 titles in order to prove they can move up and compete. Monrovia has done that…So before people criticize, they should stop and think.

      • Not Since 1995

        Cracker MildCAT…

        How many Crack Houses in that same citiy that only has a 2-3 square mile radius…?
        Just askin…

        • GP AKA Green Machine

          Why you itching for a fix?

  • Kennedy Bryant

    Ha ha 1995 your funny …. Cooking the grades.

    • GP AKA Green Machine

      Lol KB…Can you believe that Racist said that?

      • Not Since 1995

        CRACKER MildCAT…!

        Rosemead….?

        CIF MidGET Division 11.5…

        • MonroVian

          Oh boy this dude ” Has not been laid since 1995″ has completely lost it! I see Charter Oak Mental health in your near future. Is your real name Norman Bates because you give me the vibe of being a skinny little mamas boy looser living in ber garage punchin away at the keyboard. You are such a nobody its not even funny! Ya Bish!

    • Not Since 1995

      Exactly…! And that ain’t all that’s cooking in the garages of Monrovia…!
      Ha Ha…

  • Nothating

    This kid and his awful parents don’t deserve any type of special treatment. Monrovia needs to be moved up 2-3 divisions. Seriously, you are playing at a really low division with division one athletes. Take a look at the film of Monrovia. Do you honestly think that there is actual coaching or strategy involved, please. Let me se, go deep, run faster…..that is the strategy.

    Scoby and players like him have no shame. Play for your city, play for pride, what happened to that? If you are skilled, then you will get your scholarship.

    I hope that CIF does not allow this transfer. The best thing that could happen is to have Monrovia loose an entire season. Maybe then they will stop all the illegal recruiting.

    If he makes it to the NFL, great. If not, he will amount to absolutely nothing. I wonder how his transcripts look like or what he will score on the SAT.

    It takes great parents to make a teen understand that his brain will take him much father than his body. Then again, character development does not seem to be a focus, not in this situation as well.

    By the way, most of the “racist” comments made here are pretty much on the money. At least the academic ones.

    • The truth and nothing but…

      Nothathing, I agree with you Monrovia needs to move up in divisions. But I also think the school, faithfuls, coaches, and most of everyone associating with the program do want that but it is strictly in the hands of CIF to act. I also agree with you the RHL Monrovia is playing in right now is so weak that you can pretty much have the players draw plays in the sand and still win. No disrespect to the coaches because I do think that they do a decent job when they have to but you are right they definitely don’t have to do much during league. I, however, disagree with you about Kurt Scoby. If you have ever met and talk to him, he is a really respectful and down to earth kid. Most of what’s being said about him are by bloggers and people that don’t know him and they are putting words in his mouth. For this reason, I do hope he takes care of his academics and be eligible. I don’t think any adult should judge and wish ill will on a kid especially a good kid who has never gotten into any trouble (fighting, drugs, disciplinary issues, etc…). As for playing for your city and play for pride, most student athletes that attend Amat, SJB, Alemany, Cathedral, St. Francis, LaSalle, Rio Hondo Prep, etc. are not from the city of those schools but I can guarantee you those players have as much pride as any when it comes to representing their school so I don’t think that is an issue and wouldn’t want to make it into an issue.

    • GP AKA Green Machine

      Made you change your name lol..

  • Nothating

    The Scoby family should publish a small article on how to get around the CIF transfer rule. Please share, oh, its easy. Be dishonest and find dishonest school officials.

  • Not So Fast My Friend

    Wow… racist comments, grade cooking allegations? Geez, can we get back to the original subject??

    Or better yet, whose the teams to watch in their respective conferences?

    • GP AKA Green Machine

      We tried but Not since went after me and made that racist change their name…then that racist comes under a new name to support his own racist comments…Scary and sad too.

      • Not Since 1995

        CRACKER Machine…!
        You ain’t changing nothing except you depends underwear, little man…!

        Rosemead….

        CIF MidGET Division 11.5…

        • GP AKA Green Machine

          Mtown appreciates your attention…

      • Not So Fast My Friend

        So I see.

  • Youknowwhoyouare

    You gotta remember this kids like 18 and not the sharpest tool in the shed LOL

  • Not a big deal

    Why does everyone make such a big deal about this guy? Against High School kids you’ve got to finish runs to be a big deal. He’s not fast enough.

    • The truth and nothing but…

      If 4.5 isn’t fast, what is?

  • The truth and nothing but…

    No one cares what he did in an all star game. What were his stats senior season?

  • Observantcat

    Why is it that every thinks that Kurt Scoby is so new to the Monrovia scene?… Everyone in Monrovia that kept up with the Hawks new that this kid would be a phnom, and to answer the question whether or not Scoby is better than backs we’ve have in the past is yet to be seen. Remember we’ve had some ridiculous backs that would have ran all over pac 5 schools and they attended and played in those Div. Akil Harris is a prime example of a Monrovia back that could have gone anywhere and started in any back field as well as The Beast known as Paul Hewitt who could have done the same thing. Scoby is in line with those guys as far as build and speed so he could have an explosive year and prove you right, But to say he’s that dominant over other good running backs is just wishful thinking at this time of the year. The greatest thing of all is that he will be wearing a Wildcat Uniform along with other great players and this is how it should have been all along. You asked about De’Shawn Ramirez, well they all played on the same playgrounds as youths and have all lived up to the hype as High school ballers, with a little more direction early in DeShawn’s career he could have written a ticket to anywhere in the US thats how good he is. We have other up and coming players that will astound you with their raw talent as well, don’t believe me as the BA coaching staff. The name that comes to mind is Cameron Johnson who could easily be on the same level as Kurt Scoby by his Jr. or Sr. year luckily he decided to attend Monrovia High School and continue building a dynasty. Last but not least, you talk about colleges and their prospective on D1 athletes playing in a smaller Div. well Most of the better skill players attend smaller div. schools mainly because of the dynamics of High school sports. You live in a small city you play against smaller schools, but that does not make you a smaller recruit. Ref: Ellis McCarthy: Having Monrovia’s success shouldn’t make other Schools feel demeaned in any, A lot of the programs in the area just don’t have the makeup for great football. That 5 yards and a cloud of dust is OBSOLETE in this day and age.

    • MonroVian

      Well said my brotha! I can dig it..

  • Dirty Hawk

    @twitter-330763842:disqus

    This subject is played, I think it’s about time to post something new.

  • no-step

    I heard that he will turn 19 YO during the season. Anyone?

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