I think you owe me an apology … and I owe Glendora an apology …

I hyped Glendora ALL SUMMER LONG and all the way into halftime of the Alta Loma game. And during this time I got nothing but heat and doubt and arguments from all of you Monrovia bloggers.

“Not fast enough”

“Glendora at No. 2 is a joke”

“Too slow”

“How can you say Fink is the best QB in the area?”

SHADDUP! WHO’S THE MAN? ARAM, THAT’S WHO!!! So anyway, after Thursday’s win over a very good (not great) Charter Oak team and beating Los Altos handily last week, I think we can all give credit where credit is due. And I accept your apologies. And I extend my apologies for jumping off the Tarty wagon after the first half of the Alta Loma game.

  • Magic Man

    Aram you picked CO. You cant jump back on the band wagon and claim that you are the one steering it! Just admit it you got it wrong.

    • AramT

      Did you read the post? I said I owe Glendora an apology, too. For jumping off after Alta Loma first half and paying attention to the geniuses who saw their scrimmage and said “No. 2 is a joke” …. by the way, I accept your apology.

      • Magic Man

        I know you apologized, my point is that you don’t get to go back to steering the ship that is sailing out of G-Town.

        • AramT

          I’m not trying to. I’m just reminding you all who told you about all of it back in summer.

          • Magic Man

            Very true, I was pleasantly surprised to finally here Glendora given some respect.

      • Magic Man

        I am not be mad though. Glendora won, CO lost and the Mayors Trophy is back in Glendora. All in all a great night of football.

  • Valley Athletics

    GP was actually one of the Monrovia bloggers who predicted Glendora to win and score last .

    • AramT

      That was a weak apology, but I accept it.

  • reality

    Wow a terrific game. Stars all over the place. Here’s an idea that maybe the Trib could get behind. There is bound to be trash talk about what division is stronger, Central or Southeast. How about a December Bowl game between the Divisions. That would be fun. Conrats Glendora,

    • AramT

      Apology accepted.

    • WCDan

      Hate to say it but at this point I would have to go with the Southeast even though I am a Central fan. Just because of La Mirada and St. Francis being in that division. Without those two teams in the Southeast the Central would easily be the better division.

      • La Mirada Guy

        don’t forget La Serna….

        • WCDan

          Yes your right, La Serna has beaten two Baseline teams in the same month, how many SGV teams can say the same, they are certainly one of the SE elites, thought the loss of Frankie P. would have had a significant negative effect on the program, goes to prove coach beltran has a nice system/program over at LS.

  • observantcat

    Aram, I think you just hit a crossroad with Glendora because of your love for CO. Yes earlier in the summer you heralded Matt Fink the Next coming of Teddy Bridgwater but you also Predicted CO under Farrar as the team to beat. You put Monrovia way under the bus by never giving them their true props in terms of Central Div. Speed, earlier in the summer all that Love was given to CO or Glendora for having the Big boy line. Now that they both played this pre-season that game could have gone either way, Maybe, just Maybe you overrated CO and Glendora at this stage of the season. Both teams to me are given up way too many points on defense and that won’t fly against teams that have better defenses. I’m sure it was a great game but 75 pts between the two does not show well. Greenie has predicted all along that Glendora would beat CO as well as myself, so maybe the passing league has you confused as to why some of the Monrovia bloggers feel the edge over Glendora. We may see them in Post season so it just makes for a great showdown of the top teams in the Central Div. Right now we have Los Altos coming to our house tomorrow night where we will roll out the green carpet. Central Div. Semi’s game 2.

    • AramT

      Apology accepted, O-cat. And for the record, I believe I said last week that Monrovia and CO appear to be on a collision course in the Central and that I’d be shocked if one of those teams didn’t win it.

      Time to stop with the perceived slights about Monrovia.

      • New York

        Aram,
        The slights are not perceived when this thread has a “Monrovia” crossed out…LOL

  • gladiator at heart

    If you guys weren’t there you would’ve seen terrible refs calling a PI on CO every time Glendora put the ball in the air 90 yard Td drive with about 40 yards of penalties horrible. if they see each other again in the post season expect CO to come out on top

    • Tan K Solot

      The refs seemed to be flag happy, but it was the 2 turnovers that really cost CO this game. The first turnover came as CO was ready to ice this game inside the 20 with 7 minutes to go, already up by 11, then another QB fumble deep in Tart territory. You just can’t make those kind of mistakes against a team like Glendora.

      • AramT

        Apology accepted. Boom! From all of youz.

      • WCDan

        Fumbles happen, they’re part of the game, give Glendora “D” credit for the pressure they had on those fumbled plays, I was on that end of the stadium and had a good view and it looked like the CO qb/rb saw those linebackers closing in lost focus and fumbled, linebacker pounced on the ball as soon as it hit the ground.

    • Nomoredrama

      Wah, wah, wah….now let’s blame the refs, lol it was the turnovers that cost CO the game.

    • apachejoe

      Apparently, you must be blind, the CO DB’s were holding on almost every play.. Either it’s poor coaching, or the DB’s were scared. Watch the film it’s there for you to see.. As the saying goes “excuses are like aholes, everyone’s got one and they all stink.”

    • WCDan

      Apachejoe is right on one thing, CO db’s were holding as soon as Glendora recievers got past them, penalty flags were on the money, it’s not terrible coaching on CO’s part though, it was actually a smart thing for the CO db’s to do since they would have been beat deep and possible Td’s scored on them, better a penalty than giving up a TD.

      • Mean Joe Green

        There were too many P.I.s from too many DBs to say that this was sheer coincidence. These kids have been coached to P.I. if they believe they are beat. In high school its better to give up the 15 than the TD. Its a logical tactic until it bites you in the rear like it did CO. There were some P.I.s that were completely unnecessary. I saw three of them where the DB was running stride for stride with the receiver and did not look back at the ball but preferred to grab jersey instead. It got to the point where it was comical and almost sad.

      • apachejoe

        can’t disagree with that I stand corrected..

  • Valley Athletics

    Glendora vs Kaiser is going to be a good game . Get to see where IE teams stand in the Central . Both teams have losses against San gorgonio .

  • Wait Uh Minute

    “This is the smallest football team we’ve ever put on the field, pound for pound. We don’t have a defensive lineman. We don’t own one in the program. We have a bunch of linebackers on the field.
    “We have speed here, but it’s no good if it’s standing still without the football.” – Charter Oak coach Lou Farrar explaining why it’s tough to measure up with the big boys at Glendora.

    The winning score came on Justin Frazier’s 8-yard run with 4:40 left in the game. So the little guys posted 37 point gainst the newly crowned world beaters Glendora Tartans…seriously?

    Tartans coach Jerry Lewallen said. “We got off to a quick start and Charter Oak made some plays to
    get back in it.” …..this guys is a genius isn’t he?

    “We fought back,” Chargers coach Lou Farrar said. “We played well in the
    second and third quarters, but two turnovers in the fourth just can’t
    happen and expect to win. Those turnovers and penalties killed us.”

    Fink was only 4 of 11 throwing the ball but rushed 13 times for 146 yards and two touchdowns. Just another lopsided performance for the anointed Boy King Of Foothill Blvd.

    “We wanted to go 50-50 pass and run,” Fink said. “But, the second half
    came and we decided running the ball was the best option for us.”……well duh your playing a bunch of linebackers and your passing numbers aren’t so good. And Fink get away from Lewallen your starting to sound like him!!

    “Hopefully, Glendora will win their league and we’ll see them down the road in the playoffs,” Farrar said.

    Hopefully!!!! Ha Ha Ha nice little dig from Lou.

    Chargers hopefully you guys can send Glendora home for another one and done season.

    Aram you owe Glendora nothing especially an apology!!!

    • apachejoe

      you sound like a whining parent get over it.. Good lord it’s just high school football and kids having a good time.. As for Lewellan they guy cares a ton about the kids and that’s hugely important!

      • Wait Uh Minute

        Oh Joe haven’t you got a yogurt fundraiser to attend?

        • apachejoe

          Damn straight us Glendorans are Amazing! Thanks for admitting that fact, you’ve now taken your first step to reality.

          • Wait Uh Minute

            Yep really amazing!!!

    • ValleyProtector

      he was probably keeping it simple so idiots like you can understand him. What do they say? If you don’t got haters, your not doing something right? So whats wrong? Your kid not get enough playing time? Did Lewallen start over you in high school or did he beat your team when he won CIF? Guy hasn’t lost to an SGV team in a while as head coach, pretty sure he can coach and his players can play, just ask the last 10 or so central division teams they’ve played. How did big lou sound any smarter when he said they played well in the second and third quarters? Get a life man, mocking a 16 year old kid for his response to an impromptu interview. Thats just plain sad. Keep up the negativity though if it makes yourself feel important, just know you sound ignorant and childish. Both teams played hard, both teams played sloppy at times. As i’ve said many times, the Central should be really fun this year.

      • Wait Uh Minute

        LOL dude compensation obviously wasn’t your subject on your SAT.
        LOL

        • ValleyProtector

          haha, thats why your first reply that you deleted said compensation wasn’t my strong point on the SAT. glad you fixed your little mistake. I give you credit for realizing you can’t spell or don’t know the meanings of words though… Maybe your not comprehending what Glendora’s coaching staff is all about. WINNING, not caring about impressing people like you.

          • ValleyProtector

            but glad you can copy and paste from a dictionary. Nice try though and my Berkeley degree say my “compensation” score on the SAT was just fine. haha.

          • Wait Uh Minute

            Oh gee he caught me LOL….LOL Berkeley scores at a SAT.
            LOL…..
            Oh Good Lord.

          • Wait Uh Minute

            With no edits……congrats on those “Berk” scores.
            Guys like you crack me!!! Hey meet meet at the Comeback Inn.
            Fool!!

          • Wait Uh Minute

            Watch Valley search desperately to search Google to see what the Comeback Inn is!!! LMAO

      • Wait Uh Minute

        LOL

        • ValleyProtector

          I don’t have beef with you, was bored and thought that might be an interesting road to go down. What else is the internet good for? Just not sure why your calling me honey

  • GP AKA Green Machine

    Aram,

    In regards to Monrovia’s comments about Glendora….we were saying they would be too slow verses us. I don’t know how much speed Charter Oak truly has. I know they have coaching. However, despite the critics Monrovia is not small up front. We just lacked experience. This game seem like it was a shootout. Now, I am stepping out on limb, but I don’t think Glendora’s Defense is good. They held Los Altos to 14, but I am not sure how good Los Altos Offense is either. Now we will see tonight how we stack up. Sometimes we do get caught up in the margin of victory, but what’s really important is that the game was close. I am sure these same ol teams like Glendora, CO, Monrovia, West Co, and Los Altos will meet again in the playoffs. In a 1 pt loss like this, You have to ask yourself who’s ceiling is higher? You still can’t throw CO out the window…and Glendora is for real at 3-1, 2-0 verses Central teams…

    • AramT

      Apology accepted. I’m not throwing CO out the window. I think they’ll be a force in league and the playoffs, but a juggernaut CO team this is not. They have some VERY NICE parts, but top to bottom nowhere near the past 4-5 years.

      I’ve seen Monrovia and CO and think they’re comparable, but overall, Monrovia is better top to bottom.

      • GP AKA Green Machine

        I agree…put no one as a lock in the central division… a lot of key teams played each other during the preseason which makes this division dangerous come playoff time. Rematches are tricky. There is still a lot of football to be played. I like Monrovia and Colony’s chances, because they have the best chance of staying healthy in league. CO is still a contender right now. Turnovers will kill anyone..but if they don’t turn it over, CO wins by two scores. That’s how close this division is going to be down the stretch.

        • WCDan

          I Agree,
          No one has a lock on the division yet, I don’t know if there are stats on this but from memory, I would think more times than not a losing team in a close match usually wins the rematch.

  • Mean Joe Green

    I personally don’t have a dog in this fight. If I had it my way, the game would have ended in a 0-0 tie. However, I was at the game and I believe I can give an unbiased account of what I saw.

    Glendora DBs gave a 7 to 10 yard cushion to CO wide receivers and their quarterback took advantage of it. All night, Charter Oaks’ offense consisted of hitch passes and comebacks to their wide receivers. When the DBs crashed down, they simply went over the top. This tactic worked all night. It allowed them to come back from a 13 point deficit and gain the lead by halftime. Even though Zion Echols had a 33 yard run and a kick return to the house, Glendora pretty much contained him all night. COs offense marched down the field with ease by throwing quick hits to their receivers. Two major mistakes in the end cost CO the game. The first time the QB decides to throw across the middle he gets picked by either #1 or #7 (can’t remember). The second mistake was the fumbled hand off during a read-option play that allowed Glendora to get the ball in CO territory.

    Glendora’s strength is its running game. Anyone who thinks differently was not watching yesterday’s game. Fink was never in the same zip code as his receivers. Either they were not running the right routes, or he was not accurate. However, because he has a big arm, CO had to respect the deep ball. On the flip side, COs corners might be athletic, but they have poor coverage skills. I saw at least four P.I.’s where CO corners pulled on the jerseys of Glendora receivers because they got burnt deep (and those were the ones that the refs caught). Even though the CO fans protested about the refs, the penalties were clear and justified.

    Glendora won a game of attrition. By the time the fourth quarter came, the Glendora O line had punished the CO defensive line so much that they had nothing left. Glendora marched down the field with ease. Fink is a phenomenal runner. His ability to find open holes and wiggle through defenses is amazing. The kid looked like he had 4.4 speed. I was not convinced about his ability to throw. I have seen him in passing league and now this game, I have not been impressed with his accuracy. However, the kid is a playmaker and can flat out win.

    • AramT

      Apology accepted. Excellent recap and takes. I think Glendora doesn’t get style points and therefore nobody is quick to jump on the bandwagon. But like I have said all along, they have size and the best QB around (that kid will do whatever it takes to get a win). You give me size and physicality coupled with a QB like Fink who will win a close game when there is one, and I’ll take it every time. Again, what Glendora does isn’t as sexy as 60-yard bombs and 90-yard kickoff returns but it’s equally as effective.

    • WCDan

      Echols was a beast in this game. I think he had 4 td’, Fink wasn’t in the same zip code on a few of his passes because of the jersey grabbing by the CO DB’s.

  • goinggoinggone

    Charter Oak is blaming their loss on penalties and turnovers but the thing is Glendora i believe had the same amount of turnovers and they also had more penalties than Charter Oak. Charter Oak just had the bad timing ones which were near the end of the game.