Great job M-Town! To be put in the discussion of larger schools in bigger divisions is a testament of your ability and potential. This is going to be a great season and I look forward to seeing each game.
How dare you guys throw Maddox under the bus. He made Monrovia champions. Better slow your roll your not their yet.
Who the heck threw Maddox under the bus?! Did you not read my comment or did your dyslexia twist up my words. I clearly said “Hats off to Maddox for giving us great years of football”. How is that throwing him under the bus. The penalties that we had last year are a fact. There is no debate about whether or not we were plagued by penalties. No one is blaming Maddox for that. I said the practices feel and look different. How is that a knock on Maddox? I never said better. Please reread my post before commenting further.
Please reread my post when I say you guuuyyysssss. Hows your reading comprehension?
AKA Green Machine,
Read his posts. You would think Maddox was the problem rather than the solution. I hope you compete this year and are succesfull. Why wasnt Monrovia able to attract this great experienced private league coach rather than the inexperienced lucky to be there Coach Maddox to begin with? Maybe had he been their you would be Pac5 or West Valley currently!!!!!
Maddox was not the problem. But he had someone things to improve on. He would still be the coach if he wanted to Be. Monrovia was not firing him nor were the fans running him away. Monrovia had not won anything prior to Maddox. Since he decided to resign, Monrovia is now a much more attractive place to coach thanks to coach Maddox. However, for him to continue to be the coach at Monrovia He would have to improve on some things especially moving out of the Midvalley. We love that Guy, but we support the new guy now.
All Monrovia faithfull are scared. You can see it in the posts. Just being factual. It’s the end fella’s its the end.
Scared, you don’t know Monrovia Posters too well. We believe we can walk into this division and be successful. All this first round exit stuff is crazy to us. It may be what everyone believes. That’s how we want it. For 5 years we were the class of our division. This new role is exciting for us. Being the undercat feels good. If you notice out of all the teams the Trib could be writing about….they chose to kick it off with Bishop Amat…and you guess it. Monrovia.
You now love the guy, you were just $hitin on earlier. How about Aram or Fred and Cousin Steve ? You Monrovia fans were blessed and now your “SUPERSTARS”! You ready for the LA Times and Sond only. I want to hear from New York? The SGV Tribune is small time for these Monrovia Wildcats.
What’s wrong people, Saying that someone has things to work is Sh%ting on someone. I guess.
It’s the way you idiots said it. Leave the past in the past. Look through the windshield not the mirror.
No one is throwing Maddox anywhere. You are talking to life time Monrovia football people. No one is ungrateful for the success he has brought us. We were glad to see change and glad to have him. Monrovia would have never let coach Maddox go. he decided to resign. Maybe he felt he had took Monrovia as far as he could. There is no doubt that he walked into a wonderful situation. He was in the right league, in the right Division, with 6 D1 guys in the program, and he had a new assistant coaching staff that knew the kids and parents for their entire careers. After 5 years and 3 titles maybe he felt like there was nothing else to do at that position. Now that he is no longer the coach, we can be even more critical. No one is above criticism. Monrovia lost games they shouldn’t have, due to discipline and poor play calling. There is no sugar coaching that. No one said Maddox was a bad coach. He was a good coach. He was an inexperience coach when he came to Monrovia. Now he has time to reflect on his career, and take that experience somewhere else and not make the same mistakes he made at Monrovia. Everyone makes mistakes. Our new coach is experience coaching us in a higher division with a better reputation than what Maddox came in with. Don’t start framing anything Mtowners are saying.
If you are a lifetime fan where were your CIF titles prior to Coach Maddox’s arrival? Maybe he left to go into administration and have a life with his family. No one is above reproach but you green ladies seem to have a since of entitlement all the sudden. Sounds like he may have played a kid ahead of yours. I am done defending Coach Maddox and his Championships. They speak for themselfs.I’m gonna let you in on all the teams that will match you player for player and then some.
Good Luck Cat’s!!!
LOLOL!!! I get it now. You are a fake a$$ Monrovia fan. Which of those teams you listed are you really from? You in no way rep Monrovia with comments like that. No self respecting Monrovia fan would ever make a list of teams that can beat us. Just be honest dog and tell us who you really rep. Don’t front like you from M-Town. Also, you have yet to explain why you believe we are dissing Maddox. Please let me know the specific comment you are referring to, because I have read over everything on this blog and never once seen anyone from MTown disrespect Maddox.
Was a Monrovia fan when my niece was in the band and Maddox was your coach. After you crawl over Kellogg hill. Describe the ride back home to me!
Aram has done a great job over the years reporting on Monrovia’s rise. The minute he has something less than flattering to say the Monrovia faithfull turn on him the same way they seem to turn on Coach Maddox. When you start your year with Mater Dei, Long Beach Poly, Bishop Gorman, and Corona Centennial. Then you have arrived otherwise shut your division 13 pie holes. Bishop Amat would wax the floor with you and Pomona in a double header on the same day.
why would we play those teams…Bishop Amat does not have a schedule that tough. Monrovia is not in Div 13 now and never was. Bishop be dominate since they are a Pac 5 team. I think your mad about something. I am not going to call you out tho’. We will just leave it at that.
Amat’s schedule this year is pretty tough – Santa Margarita, Aledo TX, Rancho, Chino Hills. That’s nothing to thumb your nose at. Then Amat goes into league play, which is going to be incredibly difficult this year. If Monrovia played that schedule they would not only be 0-10 but they would have a running clock on them in each and every game.
They probably would have a bad record with that schedule. Mtown is not a pac 5 school. But, if they played the level of comp every year, they would slowly prepare and that would probably draw even more talent to the school. Monrovia is slowly going up and class. That’s fine with me.
Yes, you did get moved up in class. Unfortunately for Monrovia, you got moved up with this current team and not the team from 3 years ago. Monroiva in their new division without the likes of McCarthy, Frazier, & Walsh is in big trouble. Your not going to be able to turn the Central Division into a track meet like you did in the Mid Valley. One and done, I guarantee it.
Sounds like someone who either lost his job, or whose child lost a starting position. Am I close?
I plead the 5th….
Exactly as I thought. An incognito BA fan disguised in Green and White. How many usernames do you have exactly. You still have not answered the question of how did we disrespect Maddox? You want to know why you haven’t? Because we never did. Stop trying to come onto Monrovia topics and spew your poison. There are enough Bishop threads for you to go to. And now you’re accusing us of turning on Aram?!!!! Isn’t that the reason why reporters add a comment section at the end of their articles so that fans and viewers can weigh in with their opinions. If Aram had a problem with any of our comments he could simply delete them, close the thread or kick us off. So stop trying to defend someone who needs no defense or hasn’t asked to be defended.
Incredibly great mixture of athletic talent on the field for Monrovia. When the running game is in place this will be one of her most dangerous offenses in the area.
Cat’s look good. They will need to tighten up on some precision, but this is a very speedy group…and very accurate qb. They are going to be good in the central
GP my man , how in the heck have you been ????? Nice to see you back posting . Welcome back and don”t take the losses so hard , remember , it’s only a game . Looking forward to your posts this coming season and good luck to the Cats .
Thanks, I don’t take losses hard. I take it hard when a team losses because they are feeling themselves. However, it’s 2014 and Mtown is finally in Div 5. That’s a great accomplishment.
Yep they did get caught buying into all the hype on themselves last season , but that’s water under the bridge . Looking forward to seeing how they do season in the playoffs as they will be facing competition more in tune to their level of play . Yes it is an accomplishment that CIF recognized and realized they needed to move them up to tougher competition at least for the playoffs .
73, sometimes when you know that you are in trouble you bark the loudest. We barked a lot to disguise some really key flaws that most MTown fans knew about. Hopefully we can add some bite to the bark this year.
Very True…we couldn’ t complete a 5 yard out last year. We either threw it in the dirt or dropped it. We had the 2nd fastest person in the state on our team…and couldn’t utilize that speed. Disgusting.
yeah it is. This team want’s it’s own Identity. They are working hard, and playing with a chip on their shoulder. The extra incentive, is that if they do well in this division, no one can say, they won because they were in weak division. They want to hear that tune oh so badly.
Glendora looks a tad slow at receiver. Granted, Monrovia is fast. But a lot of Fink’s balls were on the money and the DBs closed the gaps and contested the balls.
You are correct. All the Mtowners were saying this kid really should have looked hard at Bishop Amat as his school of choice. Glendora is going to have a really long year. With his size and arm strength, He could play pac 5, and D1.
I don’t think for one second that Glendora is going to have a long year. If they don’t sweep the Palomares League, something is wrong. They will be a force in the Central playoffs, too. Semis or better. They are the No. 2 team in the area for me. Remember, they have 300-pound All-Area tackle returning. This team beat Upland last year and has quite a bit back from that group. If you put them in pads and went 11-on-11, I think Glendora would be a substantial favorite over Monrovia.
I will ask Fink tomorrow what he’s done this offseason as far as camps and specialized coaching. I agree, he could play Pac-5 and I do believe regardless he will be D-1.
Well you know we are going to disagree. Monrovia, owns the last victory verses that team. Well we will see…Verses common opponents Ayala and South Hills, Monrovia look Better…However, they did beat Upland and Charter Oak, which huge wins. Monrovia is coached up a lot better now. So hopefully we meet up one day.
Surprise me how? By winning the RHL? The only way Monrovia could surprise me is by being in the finals. I know there’s a lot of nice talent on the roster. I saw them last weekend. Certainly looks like they’ll give a good impression in this division. At the same time, I wonder how you lose a Scoby and Potts and get better. I saw what the rest of that team looked like against St. Francis and it wasn’t pretty. Glendora would not have been waxed by St. Francis the same way Monrovia was.
I use the Monrovia-Covina semifinals game a few years ago as the analogy. When Covina got on the field with somebody who could run around with them and push them around a little bit, it was el foldo time. Monrovia seems to do that with the big boys. You think they’re running by anybody in the CO secondary or the West Covina secondary? I don’t. You think they’re gonna push around Glendora or Los Altos? I don’t. What happens after that?
Aram why all the animosity? I get your disappointment last year at the St.Francis game. The year before were you equally disappointed when Monrovia beat them? They were completely different teams. Thats the beauty of high school football. I understand how you can fall into that trap of assuming, based upon the past , what is coming. We have had to hear it every year since 1990 something how Amat is number #1. Thats why we play the game!!! You are wrong on a number of statements here and i will tell you why. First of all if you think a 300 lb tackle would save Glendora from Monrovia this year you didn’t see them take the beating they took on Saturday. The fear and intimidation they experienced will only be worse in pads. They are good, i am not saying anything negative about them….Monrovia was just better. Football is a physical game and this group of kids are very physical. The Glendora tight end is legit and if you were there you would of seen him get handled by a monrovia linebacker. Those Glendora balls dropping in space are because the qb is missing his receivers. I understand the man crush on the eye test, but you put up the wrong film to showcase your next great d1 talent. The Monrovia qb hit every receiver in stride with a 90% completion rate???? Monrovia has thrown together 3 times and thats their first tournament. Does passing league mean anything? It is a learning tool for the most part and is a basic indicator of ability and talent. But lets be honest about what we see, not what we wish to see. Monrovia has a lot to work on and i am sure that coaching staff will have them ready. Another point is that these kids grow up together and play against each other for years before they get to high school. If you think that they get to high school and because the sticker on their helmet changes they can somehow magically beat kids they have never beat before you have been drinking too much koolaid. If they are dominate in youth sports they are usually pretty successful in High school. The point is there is no one in monrovia shaking in their boots over any team on the east side. I was very impressed with C.O. in the passing league, but monrovia would beat them worse than Ayala. Set it up and lets play. They look good i just think fundamentally monrovia is better.
It would be naive to think that Monrovia couldn’t bounce back and a true contender even in this Div. without the help of Kurt Scoby and Potts. If you recall Monrovia was helpless in the St. Francis game because for one all of the plays were designed around Scoby and Potts which both of them only seen limited action throughout that game. Monrovia put in Freshman QB Bryant as well as Sophomore Asaph Zamora to try and mend what we could in place of those two guys. This years team speed wise is much better prepared to utilize many more players in order to expose defenses and to open up the play book. We will have another shot at St, Francis this season and as far as I’m concerned both teams will have a lot to prove. Monrovia can run past a Charter Oak Defense, Why, because three of the guys doing so were on the third place in State 4×400 relay team and can all run the football very well. That statistic alone will get you past several guys weighing in at 280 + pounds. Monrovia always seems to do better against teams with bigger guys because speed kills and wears down a defense unlike running up the middle and taking a breath between plays. Prime example John Muir vs Los Altos speed vs. size/Speed won and won big. Should be a very interesting year andI predict that Monrovia will pull it together in the preseason get that need rest and healing time in the RHL and pull it back together in the post season. By the way, that Covina game was blown up by the tribune way too much whereas Monrovia according to the reporters had more to prove. That game was no match. The highest rated team that Monrovia has faced in the past few years was Madison of San Diego in the State Prelim game and we should have won that game. No Scoby in that one. Madison was ranked 36th in the State at the time.
Pardon us at the Tribune, but that Covina team had beaten the same San Dimas team Monrovia lost to by 17 by 18 points. They were no joke.
I guess thats my point. When Monrovia with the athletes they possess and with the right coaching can play with just about anybody. This coach is going to let the horses go this season so it should be a team victory not a super star that everyone can focus in on like last season. Kameron Johnson, Aubrey Mosley, Octavious Spencer, Jordan Nathan, Khalil Bradley, James Jackson, Seth Raines, Anthony Marquez and the list goes on are going to be very hard to stop for many defenses. Plus add our kicker who is probably the best Monrovia high school has ever had and we have had some of the best in the area for years, will make it very difficult for teams to make up ground from their own 20. Just saying Aram, I know you know your stuff, but in this case you may need to do more research.
OCat, I have mixed feelings about Aram doing more research. On one end, I really want him to take a closer look at the team. On the other hand, I like going into the season as a dark horse. If teams have no idea about who we are and what we do, then it will be hard to match up. What film will they be looking at this year to prep for Monrovia. They will have nothing but rushing footage from last year’s team.
Great point…but coaching is the biggest change. Although Maddox was successful, He walked into a job with several D-1 players in a league and division he was bound to win. He was not experienced. He missed a lot of details prepping for big games. This new coach is experienced and can’t take anything for granted. Also, If you watch Monrovia play during it’s championship years, they made so many mistakes. Illegal procedures, delay of games, poor play calling in the red zone, falling asleep in the secondary. They were just far more talented than their comp. When they played St Francis or anyone with talent, they were exposed because of that. This is not the case now. There is no championship talk, there is no cake walking in the first round. They are not favorites in the division. These are new challenges that will have to be overcome. This is going to be the most enjoyable season in 5 years. Monrovia had a chance to go to state, and blew it because they kick the ball in the final seconds to the opposing teams best player, which was a D1 prospect, and he ran it back. To add insult to injury, Monrovia did not have one defensive starter in the game on special teams. When you choke a chance at a state title, you know you are not prepared. This year Monrovia will be keen, and will create mismatches, and adjust to their batch match ups.
GP I agree totally. Hats of to Maddox for all of his great work over the years. But you are right, I watched too many games where penalties and a lack of discipline killed us. If you walk on to the Monrovia practice field these days, it looks completely different and feels different.
When you go to a BA practice or Mater Dei practice, you see why they are so prepared. We need that type of approach. If we practice like that, then we will be tough to beat. The talent is there. But this style off practice will help our line. That’s where the games are won.
Yeah, Covina Colts were choke artist.
Aram, the reality is that all predictions are based on past results. I completely understand the opinions that some people hold about Monrovia based on last year’s performance. However, in this case, past results are in no way a predictor for this Monrovia team’s future. There is literally no comparison between the two teams. For better or worse, you will be looking at a completely different team. Different coach, different players and different approach. You asked, “how can this team be better without Potts and Scoby?” Easy. Any coach worth his salt should be able to stop a team that runs 90% of the time, if he possesses the horses. Last year’s loss to Paraclete was the inevitable demise of a team that was young and one dimensional. Most of our key defensive and offensive players were juniors or sophomores. True, the headliners were Potts and Scoby, but most of our starting DB and WR corp was made up of Juniors (Jackson, Nathan, Johnson, Mosley, Spencer, Raines and Bradley). How do you discount that? How do you discount that our leading receiver was a junior (Seth Raines) and our starting junior receiver Kahlil Bradley was 100% for the season. Kameron Johnson rushed for 9 touchdowns and 600 yards and had more INTS and rushing yards than Potts. Scoby and Potts will truly be missed and they were the leaders of our team. However, two players don’t make a team. This year the attack will be more balanced. Our defensive players that started as Juniors last year are more experienced and our offensive players that were underutilized last year will be unleashed.
Wish you were here in the Corona I.E. I met Fred in 1999 while at West Covina with coach Majorie. Does Fred age at all? The Monrovia Cats who you 2 have covered so positively will be taught a valuable lesson this year. Not bagging on just being factual. They do not get prepared to play with this talent coming out of the Rio Hondo league.
You better look and see who’s in this central Division…This is not the Central with Rancho Verde and stuff. This is full of Div 8 beatable teams. The only power house team is Charter Oak. Name another?!!!
Show me your football acumen. How many titles has Rancho Verde won in their history?
In last four years, they have went 4 times, and only won in 2012. So I would say they are the powers that would have made this division even tougher. However, Heritage, Palm Springs, and Rancho Verde are not in this Division anymore. Kaiser and Colton are.. but from what some say Kaiser is no good, which I am not so sure about. I don’t know if Colton is the power they used to be, but I am sure they are all tougher than Midvalley teams. So there!
I would say the Central got better then what they were (with the exception of the RHL). All of the former Sierra League except CH is now in the Central and the entire former Hacienda (which over the last 4 years proved to be the best in the South East) is also in the Central. In addition the Mt. Baldy League got better then what they were previously. The truth is, once you get past the PAC-5 (D1) and the new West Valley (D2) Divisions 3 threw 8 will all be pretty evenly matched over a 4 year period.
That St Francis Team played like a pac 5 team. They were better than upland. They hung with Serra, and upland is no serra.
That’s a nice a compliment, as well as a VERY high bar. The only surprise is Monrovia making the finals? So you expect or won’t be surprised to see Monrovia make the Semifinals? You are closer to my mindset than I thought.
There tight end is good also and getting looks . Ben Northrop is 6’6″ 330 . Glendora always has big kids . Baseball team has big players .
Aram, I think Monrovia looks far more athletic than Glendora, but I agree Glendora would win. As far as the Palomares League, Glendora, South Hills, and Ayala will all be very good battles. I could see those games going any which way. Bonita could sneak in by beating South Hills and Ayala, but I don’t see that happening with the players on the field, but possibly happening due to the relentless effort in the “Think Tank.”
I don’t….Monrovia lost those kinds of games due to mistakes. This new coach….is big on eliminating mistakes. He has private school background, but now he has athletes, which he did not have at his previous jobs. I expect the cats to be improved despite losing big time talent.
Glendora lost to Monrovia the last time they met. Remember that.
G-town will be ready when it counts with returning 1st- Team All-Baseline LB’s De Guzman and Lewallan and a host of other starters from last years team. Passing
league doesn’t mean squat without a D-line in a QB’s face. Tartans will be ready when pads come into play. I hope Glendora and Monrovia have a chance to meet in the playoffs so everyone will see who would dominate. Be careful what you ask for Monrovia.
Why would Monrovia fear Glendora? The series is 1-1. No one is asking for Glendora. Before the two teams meet, there will be at least 10 games played. But don’t think for one minute that Monrovia can’t beat the Tartans. It’s already happened.
I hope we meet too. I hope Monrovia gets a chance to play every blowhard team on the East Side. It is long overdue. I hope we get to play those teams every year.
BA is east of mo-town… I doubt you mean every team NY.
Actually, I would love that game as well. The only way to get better is to play the better teams. BA is usually/always the best team on the field. So I would rather play Bishop Amat than San Dimas.
One caveate, though. I do not consider Bishop Amat to be a blowhard team. They are legite.
No bigger blowhards on this blog then the idiots from Monrovia. You would think they were an NFL team the way their parents talk them up in the summer. Then the preseason kicks off and they get their rear ends handed to them by some average team from the east side and all we hear after that are crickets until someone lets them back onto the kindergarten playground for league play.
Funny because the trib writes about two teams…Amat and Mornovia….I see you are right here discussing one of the most interesting and known teams in the SGV…One of the two teams to ever make a state regional.
Blue and Gold. Is that Notre Dame, Muir or Alhambra?
I think using the word “idiot” is harsh related to some of the Monrovia-affiliated overzealous bloggers. Every school discussed on here seems to have at least one. Even Amat73 shows his disapproval of a few bloggers claiming to be associated with Amat. By definition, I think every “idiot” is a blowhard, anyway, and most schools have them.
In my opinion, the biggest blowhard on these boards is Fred Robledo and his blind support of all things ESGV.
Anyway, Monrovia football still has a lot to prove. Most of it is attitude related from coaches, players and parents. The only way a little school like Monrovia can win is with aggressive and physical play by our linebackers, DB’s, running backs and offensive line. That is what we had in the late 1990s when those assistant coaches from Pasadena had a huge influence. We usually do not have much depth on the defensive line and will never be successful if we leave our guys out on the field too long. So, we need big plays on defense to get the ball back: linebackers and DBs separating ball carriers from the football, and then big return yards after turnover. Few to no offensive turnovers as well. I am hopeful about this season.
Everything you said is true. However, Monrovia fans are not the biggest blowhards….It’s all of the eastside bloggers who are blow hards. They feel inferior, because they can not compete with schools of similar size, traditions or reputation. Take BA for example. They love pounding on and thumping their chest about being the best in the SGV. However no one has the tradition or numbers of players or coaches they have. However, when they step into an arena where they face similar private schools like Mater Dei, Alemany, Etc….they don’t do so well. It’s the same with Damien. Charter Oak was out of their league, but now they are back where they belong. Monrovia on the other hand is a very small public school, which competes with schools much larger. The RHL schools which are now in the Central will be the smallest schools in this division. Mtown is still going do well.
They will be fine . My top picks in the new division is charter oak , Monrovia ,Glendora and Los altos .
Summit is going to be good and so is Kaiser.
Got to see Kaiset against Amat first game . They had no athletes . Qb held on to the ball and ran out off time 6 times . He had no arm and couldn’t hit receivers even with the 3rd string Amat defense playing . I can’t see them making playoffs . Unless there league is that weak .
Both Glendora and Amat are going to be in the loaded Edison tournament .
Glendoras pool has upland , SM Mission hills and Santa margarita .
Amats pool has mater dei , westlake and Canyon ..
According to Cal Preps and I’m guessing CIF, the Central is classed as Division VIII, and the Southeast has been classed as Division V, so in theory the Central is not close to what it was…so by CIFs thinking they should compete well. But I also think Wigod is an idiot.
Yeah the south east has the 4 finalist from last years southeast playoffs plus cathedral and st francis league .
That is true…The Central is the new Southeast.
Ha ha ha, Monrovia and their All American 7 on 7 team, too funny. I hope to heck we get a shot at these guys come playoff time. How the heck is that little QB going to even see his receivers over our big boys up front? And after he gets planted once or twice by our DL’s up front I guarantee he won’t want to even stay in the game. You can have all the speed in the world but if you can’t contend up front you’ll have zero chance to compete in this division. Frazier, Walsh, McCarthy, and Heyworth aren’t walking threw the locker room door.
LOL…as slow are your WR are, your line could hold for 4 minutes instead of 4 secs, and your WR still would not be able to get open and your RB would not be able to do anything. You just worry about taking care of your business. The Cats will be a top 4 seed coming into the playoffs at 8-2 , 9-1 or 10-0.
LOL – why would we throw the ball vs Monrovia when we could simply jam the ball down your throats and there won’t be a dam thing you can do about it. As Woody Hays once said, “when you throw the ball 3 things can happen and 2 of them are bad”. My bet is, there will be many bad things happening to Monrovia this year.
When Monrovia Lost to Glendora, Jefferies had 199 yrds passing. When Monrovia beat Glendora Kianpour had only 89 yards passing. The stats say if Monrovia can hold Fink to Around a 100 yrds passing, they have a great shot a winning the game. In both Match ups Glendora avg a little over 140 yrds rushing. Monrovia averaged a whopping 186 yrds rushing vs Glendora. In our Loss Bueno had only 64 yrds Passing. In the win Frazier had 161 yrds passing. He did not play Qb after that. It’s very simple. We know we can run the ball against the Tartans…all we have to do is take our shot down field in the passing game. Guess what, we will. This crop of DB’s are going to have a hard time staying with the Cats. I like our chances. Can we lose? Of Course, but I like our chances.
Glendora has a different coach and a different philosophy. So not quite the same. Lewallen really takes the air out of the ball.
Your quarterback couldn’t hit the side of a barnyard from what I saw. With the receiving corp that I saw, I actually feel sorry for the kid. Any window that he had to throw the ball was quickly closed by the speed our our DBs. I really really hope your running game is better, because your receivers looked like they were wadding in molasses.
LOL….it look like they were running with ankle weights on.
A real response in all honesty. I am a former Coach. You will struggle to win in the 1st round based on your league. Especially in this new division. Why CIF didn’t move Monrovia out of the Rio Hondo league is the same question I ask? Regarding, Long Beach Poly in the Moore league?
Really? we won’t be playing Glendora, or Charter oak in the first round. We’ve already beat South hills, and Ayala etc…Colony or a Los Altos Rematch would be a tough 1st round game, but the chances are we will be seeded in this division come playoff time. We will get pass game 1. Well Poly does well regardless of there league. The just won not too long ago…However, we must beat Los Altos in Preseason. Otherwise you could be right, we may get knocked out if we have to play a 2nd place team because we are not seeded.
You’ve also lost to SH and Ayala and there would be a very good chance that you could see either one of those teams in the 1st round. Playing a tough 3rd place team or a 1st place team that had a 3 way tie for their league title is also very possible. Your best case scenario would be a 3rd place team from the Sunkist or Mt. Baldy, but the chances are that one of the league Champs. from the Palomares or Hacienda will get those 3rd place teams. The bottom line is, Monrovia will be very fortunate to win their 1st round game. I guarantee you that every 3rd place team in a Central Div. League will be praying that they get Monrovia and not the Champ. from any of the other 4 leagues.
That really depends on what happens during the preseason. If We can sweep the preseason with the wins over Bonita and Los Altos, and St Francis, we could be the #1 overall seed at 10-0. I am not sure that will happen tho’ However, I don’t think we will be lucky to beat a South Hills or Ayala this year. Those games are tougher than Midvalley Games, but those are still games that Monrovia should win. So I am really looking at struggling in a 2nd round game. However, everyone is under the assumption that Monrovia is not a team to be reckoned with. Let them think that. The RHL Hurts us competition wise, but we do have a better chance of coming into the playoffs healthy. We get a chance to rest Starters during some of those games. So we are just gonna take the lemons everyone is tossing and turn it into lemonade.
The RHL has been the laughing stock of so many conversations. In the past, people thought that we needed to move out of it because it was unfair to the other teams in the league. Mark my word, really soon, people will start to say that the RHL is unfair to other teams in the division. If all things remain the same, people will complain that the RHL allows Monrovia to go into the playoffs, healthy and rested. Right now, people think the RHL is a weakness of Monrovia. However, the RHL will turn out to be a strength if we continue to play competitive ball in the preseason (non-league). If we play competitive ball in the preseason, we will walk into the playoffs a serious contender.
Monrovia is a serious contender in the division. Period. I don’t care what Aram says, or the naysayers. It all comes down to seeding… and If Monrovia has a stellar preason…we could be the number 1 seed. Right Now Charter Oak would be a favorites to win the division right? They will be playing 3rd place RHL After that some would say Glendora right? They will playing #3 from mt Baldy. Dbar has Noodles and Peterson..everyone else left. Dranch is depleted right? West Covina is going to win the mt baldy..we won’t play them round 1. Los Altos is good. Bonita is decent. Outside of CO, I don’t see a team that Monrovia can’t beat. If we get past the 2nd Round game…we could end up with Glendora on our side of the Bracket. I’ll take that any day. Since CO is coming down. They will not get the easy road Cif knows this…As a league Champ, Mtown could get
1st round Bonita (this is somewhat tough)
2nd round Colony/Los (the tough game)
This is tough, but not impossible for a well rested Mornovia team.
That’s exactly how I see it. No one said that it was not going to be tough, but based on history, departures and acquisitions, it is very much possible.
If you win all three games you may move 1% point up. Your not in Kansas anymore!
if we win all 3 we will be the number 1 seed in the division. Monrovia has one of the tougher preseason schedule in the division. Go look. I was surprised to see all these teams in the Central playing Schurr, Montview, South El Monte, Covina. Monrovia’s only week preseaon game is arcadia. San Dimas is legit, Los Al, Bonita and St Francis could be among the top wins in the Division.
I give credit to the producers of this video. The right cinematography and soundtrack makes even this stuff seem exciting. Back in my day we referred to this as “practice”…I did not even watch the whole thing. This passing league stuff on a partial field as compared to football is like a slip ‘n slide compared to Raging Waters. I would rather watch Friday Night Tykes.