MIRAMONTE LEAGUE OUTSHINES SIERRA: Los Altos, Charter Oak both win
Los Altos 31, Damien 20 …. You have to see Mahmud-McBride (219 yards, 3 TDS) to appreciate him.
Charter Oak 13, Glendora 7 …. If you say you saw this coming, you must be from Charter Oak.
Schurr 43, Wilson 33 …..Everyone knows the Wildcats can score, but ohhh that defense.
South Hills 32, Claremont 7 …..Huskies fans are sleeping well, and can finally enjoy Saturday morning paper.
Rosemead 35, Northview 21 …..Uh oh, what happened to the Vikes. Yikes!
Baldwin Park 40, Sierra Vista 12 ….And the city bragging rights goes to the Braves.
Bishop Amat 20, Rancho Cucamonga 7 …. Told you they would start winning.
Alhambra 42, Arroyo 12 …..We heard the Moors were good, but geez louise.
West Covina 41, Locke 21 …..They’re really 2-0 if you throw out Mater Dei
Duarte 85, Ganesha 0 …..Did I just print that. Yes, it’s right.
San Dimas 41, Ontario 21 ….And the Saints keep marching on
Pioneer 34, Gladstone 0 …..And that Gladiators have to face Duarte next.
Chaffey 29, Nogales 13 …..Chaffey’s been tough on SGV teams.
Whittier 41, South El Monte 28 ….Not the year Eagles expected.
Mountain View 12, Keppel 6 ….It’s only Keppel, but still a big win for MView.
San Marino 55, Workman 14 ….Lobos get smashed by 3-0 Titans.
El Monte 39, Pomona 19 ….Lions continue to get better
California 53, Bassett 0 …..Some things are better left un-said
Bosco Tech 13, La Puente 0 ….Hey, didn’t think Warriors would be this close
Above: Covina quarterback Jacob Olivas, right, is congratulated by teammate Greg Reid, left, after Olivas made a touchdown during the Colts’ win over Walnut.
Covina 36, Walnut 29 …. Hmmm, Northview hammers Mustangs, Colts squeak by.
Sonora 17, Rowland 14 ….Raiders coach Craig Snyder thought it would be close.
Diamond Bar 32, Brea Olinda 13 ….. Working way back to the good ole’ days.
Chino Hills 36, Tesoro 27 ….Bet Diamond Ranch enjoys every CHills victory.
Game of the week, Los Altos vs. Damien
FINAL OBSERVATIONS: One of the great benefits of being on the sidelines is watching someone like Mahmud-McBride punish defenders the way he did. It was almost like he welcomed having someone step in front of him. He hit guys with so much force you thought it was a car accident. This kid is the real deal. He has great cutback moves, great acceleration through the holes and finishes off plays as well as anyone I’ve seen in a long time. I know Gano keeps talking about having to have a passing game, but until someone figures out how to stop McBride, Tamayo can keep having 100-yard plus games and they’ll be fine. And I love Raymond Rodriguez — dominating on both sides and what a weapon at tight end on short yardage plays.
All about the Miramonte
Guess we can end the debate between the Miramonte and Sierra. I think it’s clear with Diamond Ranch, Los Altos, Charter Oak, and mid-range toughies like Wilson and Bonita that the Miramonte is clearly the area’s top league.
Spartans not sharp at all
Damien’s tough to explain. Without Marcus Williams, they don’t have much of a running attack. They need Pertusati to come up big, but it’s just not happening. I know coach Morrison said his receivers need to catch balls, but there were also a lot of overthrown passes. But I wouldn’t give up on the senior QB, he’s too good of an athlete and competitor.
Could they have scored a 100? Glad they didn’t.
Duarte rolls up 71 first-half points en route to an 85-0 victory. I don’t care who they play that’s a lot of points. And don’t get on Crutch for running up the score, it was 41-0 in the first quarter. They tuned in down, scoring only 14 in the second half.
You see a trend here?
Northview, what happened to Northview? I thought watching them last week against Walnut that their defense was shaky. This 35-21 loss to Rosemead only confirms it. The Vikes are going to score every week, but until they shore up that defense, expect more shootouts like this…And give Rosemead credit, they’re only loss was to Los Altos (35-0), which also goes to show how great the Conquerors are too.
Rudy, Rudy, Rudy … Hope Ruedaflores goes all the way.
Alhambra 41, Arroyo 12…never saw this coming. knew Alhambra was talented because of Smith and Brown, but thought the Knights could score points on them too. Happy for Alhambra coach Gil Ruedaflores, he’s in his 20th and final year, and this might be his best team ever.
The Charter Oak we didn’t know about, vs. the not-so Goliath Glendora Tartans
Finally, Charter Oak. This is the magic of the Farrar’s I guess. I kept telling Ramirez in the office that I wasn’t that impressed with the Chargers last week against La Mirada, even though it was 27-0. I wasn’t convinced. They weren’t moving it well enough on the ground, and QB Chris Allen looked out of sorts at times. But Ramirez said Farrar would have them ready, and said that he wouldn’t be surprised if the Chargers won a game like this when everyone was picking Glendora. And Tartans fans, I wouldn’t fret too much over it. You lost to a very good team. Just regroup, and get ready for the next one, because the Sierra League is up for grabs.