Johnson and Anderson: Bishop Amat’s version of thunder and lightning.
Tribune Top Ten
1. Bishop Amat (4-0) – The Lancers are 11-4 in the Hagerty-era, and with a win over Diamond Ranch on Saturday, would become a perfect 6-0 against area teams in his two-year tenure.
2. Charter Oak (4-1) – The expectations were so high, even a close win over Damien felt somewhat disappointing. It doesn’t get any easier with Etiwanda in town next, but it’s another game that should net a W.
3. Rowland (4-0) – The Southeast No. 1 for the second straight week blew out Covina, and will probably do the same with El Monte next. We know they’re good, we just don’t know how good.
4. Walnut (4-0) – Ditto for Walnut, though beating Arroyo was a nice sign. But again, until they bang heads with the San Antonio’s traditional finest, South Hills and West Covina, we just don’t know for sure.
5. West Covina (2-3) – Beating Los Altos doesn’t register like it once did, but still a sign the Bulldogs are on their way back. After Diamond Bar, they get South Hills at the District.
6. South Hills (2-2) – The Huskies took out their frustration on Northview, and solved a problem in the process. It appears that senior Jacob Shirley will be the starting quarterback the rest of the way after a dominant performance. Now, if they could just get the Canada’s ….
7. Glendora (2-2) – You have to give it up to quarterback Chad Jeffries. Twice now, he’s led Tartans on last minute drives to victory. That’s good to know come playoff time when the season is on the line.
8. San Dimas (3-1) – You know what’s up next, the Saints hoping to drop a three-peat on rival Bonita in the Smudge Pot.
9. Baldwin Park (4-1) — The Braves continue to pile up the wins, and should pile up a few more in the Valle Vista until they get San Dimas at the end of the year. But oh, don’t forget stubborn Pomona.
10. Damien (1-4) — When does a loss move you in the top ten? When they’re close back-to-back losses to Bishop Amat and Charter Oak in consecutive weeks, not to mention a tough loss against Rancho Cucamonga. Or tell me this, who ranked below has a more impressive victory than the Spartans’ 24-0 shutout over Claremont?
The Middle 10
11. Arroyo (2-2), 12. Workman (3-1), 13. La Puente (4-1), 14. Azusa (4-1), 15. Wilson (3-1), 16. Diamond Ranch (1-4), 17. Bonita (1-3), 18. Gladstone (4-1), 19. Covina (1-3), 20. Los Altos (1-3).
On the bottom looking up
21. Sierra Vista (2-2), 22. Rosemead (1-3), 23. Nogales (2-3), 24. Bassett (3-2), 25. Diamond Bar (0-4), 26. Northview (0-4), 27. El Monte (0-4), 28. South El Monte (0-5), 29. Mountain View (0-5), 30. Ganesha (0-5), 31. Duarte (0-5)