This is the first time I haven’t been out covering a game and have gotten to use the scoreboard for live updates. Awesome, awesome, awesome if I don’t say so myself.
Tell us who you think will win one game or all of them. Just make sure to provide final scores! Dang it!
Sonora at Rowland
El Monte vs. Azusa, at Citrus Coll.
Bonita vs. Pomona, at Ganesha HS
Gladstone at Pioneer
San Marino vs. Workman at La Puente HS
Tesoro at Chino Hills
Brea Olinda at Diamond Bar
Chino at Saugus
West Covina at Monrovia
Covina at Walnut
South Hills at Claremont
Chaffey at Nogales
Schurr at Wilson
Damien at Los Altos
Charter Oak vs. Glendora, at Citrus Coll.
South El Monte at Whittier
El Monte at Azusa
Alhambra at Arroyo
Keppel at Mountain View
Rancho Cucamonga at Bishop Amat, 7:30 p.m.
Carter at San Dimas
Rosemead vs. Northview, at Covina District Field
Baldwin Park at Sierra Vista
Bosco Tech at La Puente
Workman at San Marino
Duarte at Ganesha
California at Bassett
Ayala at Redlands
Western Christian at Sage Hill
Some of you are close to getting tickets …
I am aware that some of the threads below have become inundated with negative and controversial comments. I am also aware that this unfortunately often goes with the territory of high school sports. Managing this blog is one of several daily duties I have at the Tribune, and as enjoyable as it is, it’s also very time consuming. I need your help in a real simple way – I am asking that all of you use your best discretion when posting and stick to the main rules of this site – no bashing kids or getting too crazy when responding to other posters. You can disagree and voice those disagreements, but please stay tactful. Also, please try to stick to the topic. I am aware that conversations often spawn other conversations, and that’s fine. I really don’t want to censor this site. It’s not my style and I want people to have the freedom to say what they feel while staying anonymous. Just don’t abuse that freedom (sound familiar)?
He likes to run all over Sierra Vista … 342 yards last year!
The Dons have know what’s coming this week … but can they stop it?
What’s your call? OVER or UNDER?
This week’s projected total vs. Sierra Vista: 235 yards
Keep in mind that it’s likely BP coach James Heggins will let Harris run wild against rival Sierra Vista.
Week 1: 133 yards vs. Azusa UNDER
Week 2: 139 yards vs. West Covina OVER
The first truly huge Friday of the season is upon us …
Tribune No. 1 West Covina vs. Star-News No. 2 Monrovia
Tribune No. 2 Los Altos vs. Tribune No. 3 Damien
Tribune No. 5 Charter Oak vs. Tribune No. 6 Glendora
Inside scoop from Los Altos: The Conquerors coaching staff can’t buy that there’s a better team in the Valley than Damien.
Inside scoop from Monrova: Call it the hangover effect from last week’s win against Arcadia, but the Wildcats think they have a good shot against WestCo. Or should I say coaches are cautiously optimistic.
Inside scoop from Charter Oak: Receiver Michael Johnson has been suspended and won’t play against Glendora. The Chargers’ offense is in big trouble.
It doesn’t get any bigger than this! OK, maybe when a league title is on the line or late in the playoffs.
Tell us what game you went to and what you thought …
I was at Amat: Standing on the sideline, I heard the angry yells from fans. I don’t know what to tell you all. You guys pack a stadium as good as any fan base I have seen and you deserve to be rewarded. I think that all Amat fans should remember the average age of the coaches on their staff. Not sure, but I don’t think I saw anybody wearing a headset tonight who isn’t my age (30) or younger. Right around that age group, for sure. Because this is the path the powers that be at Amat have chosen, there’s going to be growing pains like there were tonight. I think that Coach Verti needs the support of the fans. It was told to me tonight that there are only THREE seniors starting on defense. The top running back was on crutches with his leg in a cast. The QB is in his first year under center. It’s not like Verti was handed a stacked deck. And tonight, he was facing the Herrington Family, which when you’re a rookie head coach, is a tough assignment. Yes, it was obvious who made the better adjustments at halftime. Amat was down 14-9 at the break and got the ball first in the second half, but the score late in the fourth was 39-9 … mama said there’d be days like this. This is a young coaching staff and you have to give them time to be in the wars. Hart has been in the wars, as my man Rudy Ruiz put it not-so-eloquently tonight. Verti and staff are going to do fine. They’re not in the best of situations right now, with the predicament of the team being what it is. The good news is that the frosh team is loaded and there are so many underclassmen getting their feet wet this year. I wouldn’t be too hard on the coaches or the players THIS SEASON. They played the game out tonight and scored late for pride. I know, that’s not a great sign when you’re playing/coaching at Amat, but it is what it is.
Hart 39, Amat 16 (ugh)
West Covina 26, Baldwin Park 6 (Harris went over)
La Habra 27, South Hills 10 (SH 0-3)
Charter Oak 20, La Mirada 3
Damien 56, Claremont 21 (wow)
Covina 34, Ontario Christian 6
Rowland 41, Montebello 7 (that’s more like it)
Walnut 34, Northview 9
Glendora 41, Duarte 16
Los Altos 17, LB Wilson 0
Beckman 20, Bassett 0
Wilson 21, Glenn 14
Bonita 35, South El Monte 12
Cal Hi 35, El Monte 13
Bosco Tech 24, Workman 14
Warren 32, Arroyo 31
Montclair 29, San Dimas 27
Azusa 35, Mountain View 7
Ontario 23, Nogales 19
The best pregame speech of all time? Hit the link below and let us know …
This is Michigan quarterback Chad Henne’s high school team. He is in his senior year in this video and among the players in this locker room.
Here’s the link http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ow2TwwzSXHg
Do you think Greg Gano or Steve Bogan could do something similar? They’re good, but I doubt it. I’ve never seen anything like it.
COMMENTS PLEASE … IS THIS TOO MUCH OR TOO GOOD?