What: Smudge Pot
Where: San Dimas HS
Kickoff: 7 p.m.
When it started: 1972
Series record: San Dimas leads 19-16-1
Streaky: San Dimas won 50-33 last year, its second straight win after snapping Bonita’s three game winning streak prior. However, the Bearcats have won 10 of 13 Smudge Pots since 1996.
Records: San Dimas (3-1); Bonita (1-3).
Predictions: Robledo (San Dimas)
Thoughts: In my two years covering this, it has been Saints domination, and truly one of the special rivalries in the Valley. Get there early, seats go fast, and if you have never been to one of these, make plans on Friday. These are two teams that truly dislike each other, you won’t want to miss it. The Bearcats have a worthy 9-3 win over Baldwin Park., but not much more. Last year Nico Barbone rush for 201 yards and five touchdowns, and Daniel Joseph rush for 219 yards and two touchdowns. They rushed for 454 yards in all. While I don’t expect the Saints to pile up the same numbers, especially after they got manhandled by Monrovia, the Bearcats still have allowed 21 points or more in three losses, including a 43-22 loss to Santa Fe. See where I’m going with this, a Saints 3-peat.
Video Highlights of 2008 Smudge Pot