Anything and anyone you want to talk about: Roddy Layton conveniently didn’t return phone calls last week, probably not wanting to hype the Panthers-Brahmas game any more than he already had. But he was in fully Roddy mode after Friday’s win, along with other quotables from the weekend.
“We’ve got their posters that they put up around campus that says, ‘Rivalry Week: Diamond Bar vs. Diamond Ranch.’ Diamond Bar High is our rivalry and they know that we’re their rival.” — Diamond Ranch coach Roddy Layton after 41-0 win over Diamond Bar.
“When asked why he felt Diamond Bar was averse to playing his team for so long, Layton simply turned and looked at the scoreboard, which was now dark but once read 41-0.” — Aram Tolegian in Saturday’s column.
“It’s not rocket science. If you hold on to the ball and create turnovers, you will win the football game.” — Ganesha coach David Fleming after 69-14 win over Bassett.
“League is a whole new season. We still have a lot of work to do but I’m proud of our kids. They deserved this win.” — Baldwin Park coach James Heggins after 33-7 win over Pomona, the Braves first after 0-4 start in VVL opener.
“I hope they don’t think we were trying to run it up. We’ve got a (heck) of a ballgame coming up next week against West Covina and we needed to get some work.” — Rowland coach Craig Snyder following the Raiders’ 44-6 win over Los Altos.
“We wanted to come out and make a statement. The kids needed to know that they could compete and win at this level against the best. I thought we took it to them and played physically.” Chino Hills coach Derek Bub after 14-3 win over Redlands East Valley.
“(Wide Receiver) Andrew Aguirre, with his speed, was the different tonight with some big plays. But we have to get a lot better on offense or else it’s going to be a long road for us, no question about it.” — Damien coach Greg Gano following 27-7 win over El Dorado.
“We play Bye High School, and we usually beat them.” — Bonita coach Eric Podley in response to Aram’s question of “Who do you guys have this week?”
“Who is going to score more points tonight, Diamond Ranch or Bishop Amat? Panthers just took a 41-40 lead. Now I know why they went for two.” — Commenter Chaleko on Coveritlive with Mike trying to make sense of Friday’s blowouts during the live Q@A.
This week’s games
South Hills at Los Osos, 7 p.m.
Bonita at Diamond Bar, 7 p.m.
Diamond Ranch at Walnut, 7 p.m.
West Covina at Rowland, 7 p.m.
Bassett at Duarte, 7 p.m.
Sierra Vista vs. Azusa at Citrus College, 7 p.m.
Workman at La Puente, 7 p.m.
Baldwin Park at San Dimas, 7 p.m.
Covina vs. Wilson at Covina District Stadium, 7 p.m.
Northview at Pomona, 7 p.m.
Bell Gardens at South El Monte, 7 p.m.
Chino at El Monte, 7 p.m.
JSerra at Damien, 7 p.m.
La Canada at Arroyo, 7 p.m.
Rosemead at Temple City, 7 p.m.
Venice at Bishop Amat, 7:30 p.m.
Gladstone at Ganesha, 7 p.m.
Mountain View vs. Bellarmine-Jefferson at Burroughs, 7 p.m.