Outback is coming to Diamond Ranch …

Here’s what I’ve got for you today. I’ve spoken to a few more coaches, but Coach Pasquarella Watch has entered into Day 4. That means still no call back. Hurts! Speaking of getting stiffed, I spoke to Diamond Bar coach John Martin, who offered very little info about the Brahmas and justifiably so. Martin said he won’t really know what he’s got until the pads go on in August. Fair enough. He’s new and wants to see what the boys can do in pads. But not even receiver Kyle Warren is guaranteed a starting spot, according to Martin, who will not name any starters and said all positions are considered open until he sees what happens in pads. One small issue for Martin, who likes to run a double tight end set, is finding two tight ends to fill those roles. Stay tuned … I also spoke to Arroyo coach Jim Singiser, who said he wouldn’t go so far as to compare this year’s team to the 2004 team, which went 12-1. I don’t blame Singiser for tempering expectations because his team has been the darlings of summer, impressing many observers in t-shirts and shorts. Singiser did say he was pleased with how things went throughout passing league. One of the people impressed by Arroyo was West Covina coach Mike Maggiore, who also said South El Monte caught his eye. I’ve heard different things about West Covina, but Maggiore said he’s still pleasantly surprised and really likes his both of his lines. Maggiore did say the Bulldogs aren’t as fast as last year, but there will be athletes in the right places. Just don’t expect the offense to do much more than push opponents around, eat clock and grind for yards. Sounds like a good formula. Maggiore also said the program’s overall numbers are excellent. That’s good news for WestCo as it remains one of the area’s best talent bases. Outback Steakhouse is going to sponsor/cater Diamond Ranch’s annual “Black and Blue Game” on August 25. For $5, people will get chicken or ribs and some sides. That’s a pretty good deal. Then the question will be how how many D-Ranch fans yack it all back up when they see this nonleague schedule:

8/31 at Edison

9/7 at Chino Hills

9/15 Christian of El Cajon (9-3-1 last year)

9/28 at Ayala

10/4 Oaks Christian

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