Early returns are in and it ain’t pretty …

THIS PERTAINS TO THE SGV ONLY: Last season’s senior class was the best I have ever seen in the SGV in my 10 years on the job and another 10 or so following semi-close. So it’s only fitting that the following year things are going to be down. And man, according to the buzz I’m hearing (and not hearing), things are REALLY DOWN in a lot of key places. Personally, I don’t really care if it’s true because these seasons are also fun to cover in their own way. Outside of Northview, Arroyo and Los Altos, the things I’m hearing are not good. Amat is supposedly wayyyyyyyyy down in terms of skill guys. How could the Lancers not be (down) compared to last year? Charter Oak, I hear is decent, but not great. And so on … Maybe I’m wrong. I hope I’m wrong. We’ll see.