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The Refs blew it: According to our Miguel Melendez, who covered Temple City-Arcadia’s 14-14 tie on Friday, both teams had agreed to play overtime, the crowd was screaming for it, but apparently the refs had other plans. “We don’t get paid for overtime,” was the excuse they used, according to Melendez. The refs then jogged off the field to a chorus of boos. I thought you got paid by the game, not the quarters. Ben Bolch takes a closer look in today’s Times Article.
Quoteworthy: “The officials are supposed to be there until the game ends, period. You get paid from when the game starts to the game ends, depending on what those schools agree to.” — CIF spokesperson Thom Simmons tells the Times.
Ben Bolch wrote: Umpire Darren Winkley, who worked the game as part of the crew from the San Gabriel Valley Football Officials Assn., said none of the officials made a comment about overtime pay. Winkley said his crew’s policy was not to allow overtime before league games.
Athletes of the week: Looking for nominations for boys and girls athlete of the week.
This Friday’s game of the week: St. Bonaventure at Bishop Amat. There were others we considered, but this is the game. If you thought Charter Oak had it tough with Rancho, you haven’t seen nothing yet. The Lancers are right where they’re supposed to be, 3-0, with a chance to knock off one of the best teams in the Southern Section at home. Do they have a shot?
Top Teams: After updating the Trib’s Top 20 records, how should the rankings change. This is I can guarantee, there will be some major adjustments.
1. Charter Oak (2-1), 2. Bishop Amat (3-0), 3. Glendora (1-2), 4. San Dimas (3-1), 5. Rowland (3-0), 6. South Hills (1-2), 7. Walnut (3-0), 8. Baldwin Park (3-1), 9. Damien (1-3), 10. Wilson (2-1), 11. Arroyo (2-1), 12. Diamond Ranch (1-3), 13. Workman (3-1), 14. West Covina (1-3), 15. Rosemead (1-2), 16. Los Altos (1-2), 17. Nogales (2-2), 18. Sierra Vista (2-1), 19. La Puente (3-1), 20. Azusa (3-1).
LA Times’ new rankings: Amat gets No. 4 while Rancho Cucamonga’s win over Charter Oak leaves them at No. 7
1. Crenshaw 4-0
2. Oaks Christian 3-0
3. Edison 4-0
4. St. Bonaventure 4-0
5. Lakewood 3-1
6. Servite 3-1
7. Rancho Cucamonga 4-0
8. Gardena Serra 4-0
9. Moorpark 3-0
10. Los Alamitos 3-0