Monday Night Football: Glendora, Duarte keep on rolling

It’s official, three championship games on Friday

Duarte (4-0) at La Puente (4-0)

Ayala (3-0) at Glendora (3-0)

Bonita (2-0) at Charter Oak (2-0)

Monday’s results
Duarte 49, Bassett 6 — The formality is over, time for the Falcons and Warriors to play for the league title.

Glendora 28, Chino 14 — Not this close, really, Tartans led 21-0 in the first quarter and coasted home. Get ready Tartans fans, you’ve got a championship game on Friday against Ayala.

Ayala 19, Chino Hills 10 — This Ayala story is amazing. To go from 0-10 to beating Damien, Chino Hills and now playing Glendora for the Sierra League title was unthinkable at the beginning of the season. And they sure do make Duarte’s only loss not that big of a deal.

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You will be banned

This weekends Saturday Morning Quarterback was the worst, and won’t be tolerated any longer. The foul-language, signing on with well-known users screen names, and going so off topic that it’s turning away our favorite people. I now have the authority to ban IP Addresses, and already have banned a few. If you’re a regular poster, and someone else is using your screen name, email me ASAP and I will ban the imposters. To everyone else, consider this your only warning. And if you are banned and want to be reconsidered, you’ll have to email me personally at
Sorry it came to this, but enough is enough.

Need your input: What are your thoughts on registration? You would still be anonymous but be required to use a screen name to post comments. Hopefully, these were just a few idiots I had to ban over the weekend and we can go back to normal conversation. Personally, I’d like to avoid registration. But if it comes to it, we may have to do it for the sanity of the blog.

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Saturday Morning Quarterback: Charter Oak, San Dimas and South El Monte all come up big

Glendora on Monday: The Chino School District canceled all events for its teams through the weekend. Therefore, Glendora will be at Chino, and Chino Hills will be at Ayala on Monday Night, 7 p.m.

Duarte-Bassett postponed until Monday: Bassett football coach Leon Ward said their game against Duarte has been rescheduled for Monday night at 6 p.m.

Above: Eagles march out, then march past host Arroyo, 40-19.

South El Monte-Arroyo game of the week highlights and interviews

Friday’s results
San Dimas 35, Northview 3 — Had a feeling the Saints would bounce back.
Charter Oak 49, Los Altos 21 — Conq’s led 14-0, but Chargers just too good.
South El Monte 40, Arroyo 19 — Three touchdowns in fourth broke it open for Eagles.
Diamond Ranch 35, Wilson 28 — DRanch almost blew a huge lead.
Crespi 55, Bishop Amat 5 — When’s the last time Amat got beat this bad?
West Covina 44, Nogales 22 — It’s settled, South Hills-West Cov to play for title on Thursday.
South Hills 42, Rowland 10 — Huskies cruise as expected; on Fox Sports live vs. Bulldogs
Damien 41, Diamond Bar 12 — Spartans needed this in the worst way.
Rosemead 27, Gabrielino 6 — No surprise, Panthers back in playoff contention.
Covina 40, Ganesha 21 — BPark-Covina should be interesting this week.
Mountain View 33, El Monte 15 — Well, lets call it the shocker of the night.
La Puente 34, Gladstone 7 — Warriors ready for showdown with Duarte next.
Azusa 38, Workman 22 — Azusa inching closer to playoff berth.
Bonita 35, Walnut 7 — Okay, lets see how they finish against Los Altos and Charter Oak.

Saturday’s games and predictions
Western Christian vs. Ontario Christian at Citrus College, Noon — Robledo (Ont Christian); Ramirez (Ont Christian)

Monday’s games and predictions
Duarte at Bassett, 6 p.m. — Robledo (Duarte); Ramirez (Duarte)
Glendora vs. Chino, 7 p.m.– Robledo (Glendora); Ramirez (Glendora)

Baldwin Park 33, Pomona 22 — Tied 14-14 at half, Braves go on 12-0 third-quarter run to improve to 3-0 in Valle Vista

For quarter-by-quarter updates of Friday’s games, click scoreboard:

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Fire Update: Glendora game moved to Monday. Baldwin Park still on. Orange County cancels all games

Tonight’s scheduled games
Baldwin Park vs. Pomona at Ganesha, 7 p.m.
Glendora at Chino, 7 p.m., Monday, 7 p.m..

Live blogging of today’s events, with updates as soon as we get them ….

4:35 p.m. — Just finished my final round of phone calls with coaches, and everything scheduled for Friday is still on. In fact, nearly every coach I talked to sounded optimistic about getting the games in. If there are any cancellations on Friday, I’ll let you know as soon as I can. Good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow.

3:54 p.m. — Glendora school officials said they will not play on Friday. They’re hoping to play on Saturday instead.

3:50 p.m. — It is official, Baldwin Park is playing tonight vs. Pomona at Ganesha, 7 p.m.

12:18: p.m. — Glendora athletic director Brock Jacobsen said their game against Chino has been postponed because of poor air quality. They will try to reschedule it for Friday, but have not determined a site. Chino High School is unavailable, so they’re looking at the possibility of playing at Chino Hills High.

11:51 a.m. — Whittier Daily News reporter Roger Murray informed me that the Whittier School District has postponed all outdoor athletic events through at least Friday. This means all Del Rio League football games scheduled for Friday (La Serna-California; El Rancho-Whittier, and Santa Fe-Pioneer) have been postponed. They’re discussing the possibility of play them on Saturday instead.

10:45 a.m. — Los Altos coach Greg Gano said that he expects to play Friday’s game against Charter Oak. He said the Hacienda Heights school district has given them the green light to do a light practice today. Also, at Rowland, coach Craig Snyder said they will take a wait and see approach and make a final decision on whether to play Friday’s game against South Hills on Friday. As of now, the plan is to play the game.

10:18 a.m. — Went to L.A. Times website, in which reporter Dan Arrittt reports that all football games scheduled to be played this week in Orange County have been canceled, according to county superintendent Bill Habermehl, who spoke on Fox news this morning and said:
“We had a conference call with all of our districts and superintendents and their representatives this morning to talk about the air quality and the decision about, not only athletics, but other extracurricular activities, and the weather and air is so bad here in Orange County and all of Southern California that all 15 of our district superintendents decided to cancel all athletic events and extracurricular activities through the weekend.”

10:05 a.m. — I spoke with Glendora officials, who repeated that they will wait until noon to make a decision on whether to play tonight’s game at Chino. The alternative is to play at Downey High School.

9:54 a.m. — Just got off the phone with Baldwin Park athletic director Mike Zimmerman who told me that Baldwin Park’s game vs. Pomona at Ganesha tonight is still on.
“We’re doing everything possible to get it played,” Zimmerman said. “We’re monitoring the situation closely, and would never put kids health in jeopardy. Unless something drastic changes, the plan is to play the game tonight. Our bus leaves at 4 p.m., so we have until then to make a final decision. But as of now, the game is on.”

Thursday’s game and predictions
Baldwin Park vs. Pomona at Ganesha, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BPark), Rameriz (BPark)

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Breaking News update: Diamond Ranch will forfeit all five wins, including both Miramonte league wins

LATEST: Because of an ineligible player, Diamond Ranch, which was in prime position to make a run at the Miramonte League title, is now fighting for its playoff life. The school learned of an ineligible player, and reported itself to CIF, thus forfeiting all wins up to this point, including both Miramonte League wins over Bonita and Los Altos. Diamond Ranch was 5-2 and 2-0, and now will be 0-7 and 0-2, according to CIF spokesperson, Thom Simmons. Simmons also informed me that they have received the paperwork requesting a hardship for the player who Diamond Ranch has declared ineligible. Simmons said typically, it takes 7-10 days for CIF to make a determination on his eligibility.

On Wednesday, The Pomona Unified School Disctrict released this statement
When a student transfers to another high school and wants to compete in athletics, the proper transfer-eligibility paperwork has to be filed with the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). It was discovered late Tuesday afternoon that in the case of one Diamond Ranch High School (football) player that didnt happen. As a result, the Panthers must now forfeit their two league wins, and its not yet known whether that player will be given permission to play in the teams remaining games, pending a hardship application.
This was our mistake entirely, said Principal Monica Principe. The rules are very clear and we just didnt follow up to make sure CIF had received the paperwork we sent, and they say they didnt. Were terribly sorry for disappointing our players, their families, our students, and all the fans.
Diamond Ranch still has two Miramonte League games left, and could still be playoff- eligible, depending on the results of those games and on the end-of-season decision by league members on which teams to send to the playoffs.
We have personally delivered the required paperwork to CIF today, and are hoping to find out by Friday if this student will be allowed to play in the remaining games, said Principe.

As a result, the Miramonte League standings are as follows.
Bonita 2-0
Charter Oak 1-0
Los Altos 1-0
Diamond Ranch 0-2
Wilson 0-2

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