Tribskin Pick’em, your predictions and ours

Steve and I will go head-to-head in Tribskin Pick’em throughout the season for our annual dinner bet. I lead the overall series, two years to one.
Last Week: Robledo (15-5); Ramirez (15-5).
Season: Robledo (82-28); Ramirez (77-33).

Last week: We’re both losing too many games each week, part of the unpredictability with so much parity in the Valley, probably the most we’ve seen in a while. Steve and I both missed taking South Hills over Monrovia and Rosemead over San Gabriel. Steve had a chance to gain ground, because I also lost taking Diamond Bar over Diamond Ranch, Workman over Gladstone and Pomona over Baldwin Park (what was I thinking). While Steve picked up those three on me, he gave it right back by taking South El Monte over Temple City, Ayala over St. Paul and Bassett over Ganesha (why?). What an ugly 15-5 week from both of us.

This week: Only 18 games on the schedule, plenty of teams using their bye week after zero week games. The entire Sierra League is off with the exception of Damien playing a non-league game against undefeated JSerra (4-0), but the game of the week without a doubt is West Covina at Rowland. The problem I have with Rowland is the same with everyone else in league, nobody is going to stop the Bulldogs’ running game. You have to outscore them, and nobody is going to outscore them, simple as that. Sierra Vista and Azusa shapes up as a game of the week, both 4-0 and 1-0, both ranked in the Mid-Valley top ten, but that’s all on paper. The Aztecs will probably win by three touchdowns or more. Though I think Sierra Vista will do enough to finish third in the Montview when all is said and done, Azusa is too tall a task the way they’re playing. How about Baldwin Park at San Dimas. The Braves can go from the outhouse to the penthouse just like that, but don’t bank on it. I’m taking San Dimas, using the stupid analogy that San Dimas beat Monrovia, Monroiva beat South Hills, and South Hills beat Baldwin Park. Fair enough? Wilson’s league opener against Covina is interesting. Colts QB Billy Livingston is banged up, but he will play. In a toss-up, I’m going with the team that beat West Covina … Covina. I’m still not on the Ranch bandwagon, guessing they will have a letdown and Walnut takes advantage.
Note: Steve will update his picks this afternoon.

This week’s games and predictions.
Bonita at Diamond Bar, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bonita); Ramirez (Bonita)
Diamond Ranch at Walnut, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Walnut); Ramirez (Walnut)
West Covina at Rowland, 7 p.m. — Robledo (WCovina); Ramirez (Rowland)
Bassett at Duarte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bassett); Ramirez (Bassett)
Sierra Vista vs. Azusa at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Azusa); Ramirez (Azusa)
Workman at La Puente, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Puente); Ramirez (La Puente)
Baldwin Park at San Dimas, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SDimas); Ramirez (San Dimas)
Covina vs. Wilson at Covina District Stadium, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Covina); Ramirez (Covina)
Northview at Pomona, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Pomona); Ramirez (Northview)
Bell Gardens at South El Monte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bell Gardens); Ramirez (Bell Gardens)
Chino at El Monte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Chino); Ramirez (Chino)
JSerra at Damien, 7 p.m. — Robledo (JSerra); Ramirez (JSerra)
La Canada at Arroyo, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arroyo); Ramirez (Arroyo)
Rosemead at Temple City, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rosemead); Ramirez (Rosemead)
Venice at Bishop Amat, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (BAmat); Ramirez (Bishop Amat)
South Hills at Los Osos, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Los Osos); Ramirez (Los Osos)
Gladstone at Ganesha, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Ganesha); Ramirez (Ganesha)Saturday
Mountain View vs. Bellarmine-Jefferson at Burroughs, 7 p.m. — Robledo (MView); Ramirez (MView)

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  • Chino Hills Husky Fan

    You missed South Hills @ Los Osos …… Los Osos by 17…my prediction

  • Unreal…

    Pretty good article on the top ten strongest leagues in America. Trinity comes in #2 and Serra comes in number #9.

    Venice will be a good tune up for Brock and Wallace. I wish we could have added a Inland school to really get us ready but with St. Bonaventure dropping from our schedule Venice seemed like a good test at the time. Unfortunately, Venice has been decimated by injuries and will have to play perfect football to challenge in this game.

    Anyways… I’m really starting to get excited about league play. There should be some real fireworks over at Kiefer in the coming weeks.

    Go AMAT!!!

  • SGV ese

    Hey Fred saw you at the LP vs. Azusa game lastweek. were you impressed more with the play of AHS or the amount of “size” their kids have put on in the last six (6) months?

  • Colt74

    What? Another transfer?

    Colts QB Shaun Livingston is banged up, but he will play.

    Is he related to Billy?

  • Norco

    By Cal-Hi Sports staff

    Corona Centennial forces its way higher in new California top 25 rankings

    Other major movers include Norco, Bellarmine, Bishop Amat

    10/04/10 – Contributing: Mark Tennis, Ronnie Flores, Paul Muyskens

    (After games of Saturday, Oct. 2)
    (Previous ranking in parentheses)

    1. (1) Grant (Sacramento, Calif.) 5-0
    The Pacers went to Merced where junior quarterback Terry Shine rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another in a 55-7 win over the Bears, but the big news was Shaq Thompson and Vei Moala each leaving the game in the second quarter with injuries and not returning. According Sacramento Bees Joe Davidson, both Moala and Thompson are expected to be okay when Grant opens Delta Valley League play on Friday at home against Elk Grove.

    2. (2) De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 4-0
    The Spartans scored a quick touchdown on their first drive, then forced a punt and scored again on the ensuing possession, en route to an easy East Bay Athletic League opening 49-7 win over visiting Foothill of Pleasanton. Junior signal caller Bart Houston was a pinpoint 13 of 17 for 232 yards and two touchdowns. Next up, head coach Bob Ladouceurs charges play at Amador Valley of Pleasanton.

    3. (3) Servite (Anaheim, Calif.) 5-0
    Junior quarterback Cody Pittman set up both of Servites first half touchdowns in a eventual 28-7 win over Chaparral of Temecula on Saturday night with a 48-yard pass and a 54-yard run. Then in the second half, Pittman threw for one score and scored one himself. The Friars take this week off, then open the Trinity League portion of their schedule against JSerra of San Juan Capistrano.

    4. (4) Westlake (Westlake Village, Calif.) 4-0
    Tavion Mowry added 19 carries for 92 yards and one touchdown when the Warriors defeated No. 20 Oaks Christian 31-12 last Friday in the first-ever matchup between the two schools. Mowrys running is a perfect complement to quarterback Nick Ishams passing, who led the way against Oaks Christian with 308 yards and two touchdowns. Westlake meets Simi Valley in this weeks game.

    5. (5) Junipero Serra (Gardena, Calif.) 5-0
    In contrast to earlier games this season, the Cavs came out with guns blazing against Narbonne of Harbor City. They scored the games first 34 points in an eventual 42-22 victory. The Gauchos simply had no answer for Grid-Hoop extraordinaire Marqise Lee, as he finished with 191 yards on five catches, four of them going for scores. St. Francis of La Canada hopes to slow down Lee and company in a Mission League opener in this weeks game. Unbeaten Chaminade of West Hills is also looking formidable in Serras new loop.

    6. (6) Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) 5-0
    The Diablos beat their second consecutive solid opponent without their best player, linebacker-quarterback Tre Madden. After routing Long Beach Poly two weeks ago, Carson gave Mission some trouble before the Diablos pulled away, 42-21. Bob Johnsons club won the battle up front, but had four costly turnovers (two fumbles, two interceptions) that kept the game interesting. Carson definitely played better than it did against CIFSS Pac-Five foe Santa Margarita earlier in the season, but its scary to think how good the Diablos can be with Madden healthy. Another good test comes this week against 3-1 Redlands East Valley.

    7. (9) Centennial (Corona, Calif.) 5-0
    Its evident this years Centennial team is on the level of the 2007-08 Centennial clubs that went 1-1 versus De La Salle of Concord in CIF state bowl games. Coach Matt Logan has young talent in some key spots, but the offense is starting to look like the Matt Scott-Ryan Bass led 07 unit that racked up over 7,000 yards of total offense. Last week, the Huskies Barrington Collins rushed for 254 yards and four touchdowns on only 15 carries and Michael Eubank passed for 184 yards and three scores playing only the first half of a 66-14 victory over Martin Luther King of Riverside. When an offense as potent as Centennials also gets a 50-yard field goal (from Ezequiel Rivera), you know opponents are in trouble. Next up, the Huskies face Poly of Riverside.

    8. (8) Valley Christian (San Jose, Calif.) 4-0
    After outscoring their first three opponents 131-7 combined, the Warriors gave up some points. Unfortunately for visiting Serra of San Mateo, head coach Mike Machados boys continued their explosiveness in a 52-23 West Catholic Athletic League-opening victory that showcased multiple offensive weapons. Junior running back Byron Marshall had 140 yards and two scores rushing, and a score on a punt return, all in the first half. He added a fourth score on a second half 70-yard punt return. Not to be outdone, the senior quarterback-receiver duo of Zach Vaiana and Brian Fobbs hooked up seven times for 116 yards, the capper being a fourth quarter 27-yard touchdown. This week, Valley Christian plays struggling Archbishop Mitty of San Jose.

    9. (7) Lakewood (Lakewood, Calif.) 5-0
    The Lancers opened Moore League play against Compton and came away with a 37-0 victory. Despite missing a starting linebacker and defensive back, Lakewoods stingy defense held Comptons Wing-T offense to 21 yards of total offense in the first half. On the flip side, Lakewoods running game was clicking, as Allie Long gained 79 yards and scored three touchdowns on only 14 carries. Thad MacNeals starters wont be resting in the fourth quarter of this weeks Moore League showdown with 3-2 Long Beach Poly. Last year, the Lancers ended Polys state record 80-game league winning streak.

    10. (10) Centennial (Bakersfield, Calif.) 4-0
    For the first time this season, the Golden Hawks defense didnt allow any points as USC-bound Cody Kessler passed for 294 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-0 win over North of Bakersfield. Centennial should be 5-0 after the next game since 0-4 East Bakersfield is the next opponent.

    11. (16) Norco (Norco, Calif.) 5-0
    Coach Todd Gerharts club continues to surge with a possible showdown game looming in a few weeks against No. 7 Centennial of Corona. The Cougars opened Big VIII League play with a 38-7 win last Friday over J.W. North of Riverside. Kelsey Young had nine carries for 133 yards and three scores and added a 58-yard punt return touchdown. Norco faces Roosevelt of Eastvale in this weeks game.

    12. (13) Folsom (Folsom, Calif.) 4-1
    It may not have the luster of a 70-0 final score like the previous win, but the Bulldogs 49-14 win over Casa Roble of Orangevale was against a team that had won three straight games. Dano Graves passed for five touchdowns and added two rushing in Folsoms final non-league game. Delta River League play for the Bulldogs gets underway Saturday at Jesuit of Carmichael.

    13. (19) Bellarmine (San Jose, Calif.) 4-0
    A stingy defense coupled with the Bells solid ground game wore down host St. Ignatius of San Francisco in a 34-10 victory last Saturday that was a West Catholic Athletic League opener for both teams. The defense limited the hosts to 155 yards, and both Kristoffer Olugbode and Tim Crawley went over the century mark rushing. Olugbode, who rushed for 123 yards and four touchdowns, set up his first touchdown, a 1-yard plunge, on a 52-yard romp. Crawley finished with 108 yards with one score, a 33-yard run. Next up, the Bells play at St. Francis of Mountain View, whose only blemish so far is a 7-7 tie with Palma of Salinas.

    14. (14) Alemany (Mission Hills, Calif.) 5-0
    The Warriors would have loved to see Oaks Christian down state No. 4 Westlake, since Alemany defeated the Lions earlier in the season. Alemany, however, doesnt have much to worry about because it controls its own destiny as long as the team keeps winning. Last year, Harvard-Westlake of North Hollywood upset Alemany, but this year it was no contest as Vernon Adams accounted for four scores and completed 14 of 17 passes for 320 yards in his teams 49-17 win. This week, Adams and company take on 3-1 Beverly Hills before venturing into Serra League play.

    15. (20) Bishop Amat (La Puente, Calif.) 5-0
    With a head-to-head win over Dominguez of Compton and Dominguez owning a win over Crespi of Encino, the Lancers are beginning to make some big moves in the rankings. They won last Friday 53-6 vs. Cathedral of Los Angeles behind Rio Ruiz, who had 245 yards of passing in the first half. Bishop Amat faces Venice in this weeks game.

    16. (23) Vista (Vista, Calif.) 4-0
    In a thriller against previous No. 12 Oceanside, it was the Panthers who came away with a 27-21 win to remain undefeated. Stefan McClure intercepted a Pirates pass in the end zone with one minute remaining to clinch the win in a matchup of San Diegos No. 1 and No. 2 teams. Shakeel Marshall rushed for 184 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Up next, Vista travels to Oceanside to play El Camino in the final nonleague game of the season.

    17. (18) Crenshaw (Los Angeles, Calif.) 3-2
    The Cougars ended their nonleague schedule with a 50-7 romp past Culver City. Jerry McConico threw for three touchdowns while DeAnthony Thomas had 12 carries for 120 yards and two more scores. Crenshaw has a bye this week, then gets into the Coliseum League part of its schedule.

    18. (NR) Dominguez (Compton, Calif.) 4-1
    Daveyon Monette rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns, but it was a short run to pay dirt with 2:04 left by Aaron Williams that gave the Dons a 21-17 win over Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks. Dominguez clearly has Crespi of Encino to thank for this high of a ranking since the Celts have posted recent wins over Vista Murrieta and Clovis West. In the first game, though, it was the Dons that posted a 14-11 win over Crespi. Next up after a bye, Dominguez plays Warren of Downey on Oct. 15.

    19. (NR) Crespi (Encino, Calif.) 4-1
    Well have a lot more during the week on Kenny Stenhouses phenomenal 493-yard passing effort in Crespis 45-31 victory over previous No. 11 Vista Murrieta of Murrieta, but the huge outing forces the Celts to be jumped up to No. 19 in this weeks rankings. Head coach Jon Macks club still has to be behind Dominguez of Compton due to a head-to-head loss, but combined with an earlier win over CIF Central Section power Clovis West its no problem to slot the Celts ahead of Oaks Christian but behind new San Diego No. 1 Vista as well as Crenshaw. Another big win this week against L.A. City school Taft of Woodland Hills could get Crespi even a few more spots higher in next weeks rankings.

    20. (15) Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.) 2-2
    Since Crespi now has wins over both Clovis West and Vista Murrieta, the Lions had to drop behind the Celts in this weeks rankings. With a number of younger players on offense, especially in the line, head coach Bill Redells team does have the potential to improve in the coming weeks and point toward a rematch with Westlake in the CIFSS Northern Division playoffs.

    21. (17) St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) 4-1
    Its tough to drop the Seraphs four spots after they notched a 28-25 win over Moorpark, but they also have to remain behind Oaks Christian in the rankings due to a head-to-head loss. If Oaks had defeated Westlake instead of losing, then St. Bonnie would have gone up in this weeks rankings. The Seraphs take on Newbury Park in this weeks game.

    22. (22) Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove, Calif.) 4-0
    Mark Jenkins and the rest of the Eagles had a Friday night off to relax after a 55-35 win against Roseville the week before that saw Jenkins score eight touchdowns. Pleasant Grove opens Delta River League play Friday at Ponderosa of Shingle Springs. No. 12 Folsom is in the same league.

    23. (NR) Clovis West (Fresno, Calif.) 3-1
    Soaring their way to their highest point total yet this season, the Golden Eagles picked up a 52-7 win over Bullard of Fresno as Kendall Brock rushed for 156 and three touchdowns, caught three passes for 103 yards and a touchdown, and returned a kickoff 99 yards for a score. Clovis West looks to stay on track Friday against winless Edison of Fresno.

    24. (24) Buchanan (Clovis, Calif.) 4-0
    Roger Biks 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the games only touchdown as the Bears added two fourth quarter field goals in a 13-0 shutout victory over Edison of Fresno. Coach Mike Vogt will look to lead his Bears to a fifth win of the season Friday when they play at Stockdale of Bakersfield.

    25. (NR) Valencia (Valencia, Calif.) 4-0
    The Vikings nab the final spot in this weeks rankings after crushing Santa Monica 63-28. It remains to be seen if they have the toughness to compete with the top Marmonte League teams in the CIF Southern Section Northern Division playoffs, but Valencia certainly has one of the top offenses in Southern California. Steven Manfro scored five more touchdowns against Santa Monica while Alex Bishop completed 16 of 27 passes for 337 yards and four scores. Valencia hosts Loyola of Los Angeles in this weeks game.

    Dropped Out: Previous No. 11 Vista Murrieta (Murrieta); No. 12 Oceanside; No. 21 Redlands East Valley (Redlands); No. 25 Edison (Huntington Beach).

    On The Bubble:
    Dorsey (Los Angeles) 5-0
    Eastlake (Chula Vista) 5-0
    Granada (Livermore) 4-0
    Helix (La Mesa) 5-0
    Nevada Union (Grass Valley) 4-1
    Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills) 5-0
    Oceanside 2-2
    Palo Alto 4-0
    Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley) 4-0
    St. Marys (Stockton) 4-1
    Vista Murrieta (Murrieta) 4-1

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  • GHigh

    BTW-The Ganesha-Gladstone game is Friday night at Ganesha.

  • SGV For 30 Years

    Looking back at last week in the Hacienda League, it looks like the Brahmana’s great return to dominance was just a bunch of Bull. After watching them get destroyed by DRanch, I’m thinking that the Trib had them WAAAYY overrated. It was a real beatdown. I still think WesCo is the class of the league. They have way to many horses. Over 500 rushing yards against Walnut was very impressive. Even more impressive was the fact that it was running back by committee that did it. Walnut hung tough for most of the game, they even made some big plays of their own. Someone said the Coleman ran down BJ Lee on a long run. I thought he wasn’t suppose to have speed? Rowland got some good practice in while hanging another one on Loss Altos.

    SGV430 Ouuutt!!

  • Wilson Parent

    Fred do some research as Livingston won’t be playing for a while…. Covina had no chance anyways. Best of luck Billy, hope you have a quick recovery!

  • Fred

    Do some research? How about I called Covina coach Darryl Thomas at 7:30 a.m., this morning and asked about Livington’s health status. He said the x-rays were negative (on his ankle) and that he will play this week…that’s why I wrote the comment above…

  • Dear Wilson Parent

    Dear Wilson Parent wrote: Livingston won’t be playing for a while…. Covina had no chance anyways. Best of luck Billy, hope you have a quick recovery!

    Were you not at the game on Friday – that was the worst 2 1/2 quarters Wilson has played in 2 years – if we play like we did against EM – WE – will have no chance against Covina

    and that is not an exaggeration

  • Walnut Insider

    What made that Coleman play special was not only the speed that he used to catch him, but also the angle. Most high school players take horrible angles, but Coleman didn’t change his angle at all. From the moment he went into pursuit, he had the right angle, all he had to do was catch him.

    Walnut controlled the first quarter of the game basically. They came out strong and hit West Covina like they had to. I said they might be able to catch some of these teams sleeping and they it looked like they had West Covina. But West Covina was able to turn it on and just control the game. Walnut’s offense didn’t score again, it was a defensive touchdown and kick off return that did it.

    The offense took a step back last week. I liked the play calling, but West Covina sent the ends straight up field taking away the roll out that made Walnut successful the previous week. And when the QB stopped the back side pressure was already coming. The way that Coleman dominates, I would keep the backs in for max protection and throw the ball up and let Coleman jump up and grab it. He’s your play maker, let him make them. But it doesn’t matter how good he is, if the QB doesn’t have time to get him the ball.

    The defense still needs some work. I will leave it at that.

    As far as the DBar/DRanch game goes, DBar is still down. They had a nice preseason and had a good chance at the playoffs this year. I don’t think they were over-hyped, at least no worse than Walnut was last year after their 5 – 0 start. They have some players on offense, and I think they will end up #5 or #6 in league.

    I am curious to see how Walnut handles DRanch this week. DRanch might be looking next week at Rowland and I still think Walnut can catch someone sleeping.

  • Knock Knock

    Where is that serpent Frank Corona at? He’s the only thing missing from all of this. Where are all of his tired azz post of Damien and Diamond Ranch? Cathedral and Serra? And of course, Salesian. Let’s here it!

  • We are DR

    Walnut Insider,, you are right Coleman is a game breaker but he is all that Walnut really has going for them. Against so so teams he can single handedly dominate a game, against quality opponents they take him away and deny him the ball and Walnut has who to go to? their running game? not going to get you too many wins. I really do not think Roddy brings D ranch into Walnut looking ahead to Rowland, they know Walnut can play so they will not take them lightly. D’Ranch will win but they will not blow out Walnut the way they blew out D’bar. D’bar game had a rivalry stamp on it and they never took their foot off the gas pedal. The D’Ranch team is peeking like they always do around this time of year. When you play teams like Santa Margarita and prepare with the bigger boys League play becomes not easy, but now as difficult. Walnut plays no one tough in non League so consequently when league comes around they get buried from lack of preparation. This is where a teams season starts for better or for worse. For D’Ranch I see the Better for Walnut I see the worse. To catch someone sleeping this time a year would be a coaches blunder and I just do not see that happening. The teams that are sleeping right now Los Altos and Northview will be easy wins for Walnut down the road but it is not because they are sleeping, but it is because they are sleeping with the fishes already.

  • My take on the Montview League

    I have already seen Workman and Gladstone this season. Yikes! The only race in Montview league will be for second place and it’s wide open! I was at the Azusa vs La Puente game last week. Altough Azusa looks like a good team, I believe they had a much better squad last season. A healthy LP team could have kept up with them but with several key injuries, the Warriors were no match for the Aztecs. The game was actually close until midway through the second quarter the warriors bagan to unravel like a cheap suit. Just like the week before against Wilson, LP who has injuries, no depth and who has been playing with absolutely no intensity. The game was over by halftime. From what I’ve seen and read, I really think the Montview league is the weakest it’s been in years. Azusa, on the other hand, should have no problem running the table in the Montview league but I don’t expect them to go far in the play-offs. Hey, that’s how I see it.

    Just my oppinion.

  • Walnut Insider

    We are DR,
    Walnut has a pretty good running game. They haven’t been able to use it as much, but the two running backs run a lot harder than Rhodes did last year and if DRanch was to take away Coleman using more than one player, I like Walnut’s chances of being able to move the ball another way. But only time will tell if Walnut will rely so heavily on Coleman.

    As far as the preseason goes, I have been criticized on here for being to harsh on Walnut for their preseason in years past, but this year I felt they did a great job. Troy was kind of weak, but that was game one and I won’t knock that one. Claremont was a great preseason game to see where the Mustangs stood. Claremont beat Rowland and got beat up by Bonita. Covina had a bunch of returners and was a good match up for Walnut.

    Diamond Ranch plays a tough preseason. And trying to balance a preseason schedule is difficult, do you schedule hard opponents or easy teams? When you schedule easy teams, you get what happened to Walnut last year, a 5 – 0 record that wasn’t anything special. When you schedule tougher teams you risk injury, this could come back to hurt DRanch one day.

    As far as sleeping, you are right it is the coach’s job to make sure this doesn’t happen, but the players go online, the players read the paper. They read about how people are picking teams like Rowland, Bonita, or West Covina over them and they start thinking about “next week”. West Covina was caught off guard last week, I am sure Walnut can catch DRanch off guard if they aren’t focused.

  • Panther Fan

    This week’s games.
    Gladstone at Ganesha, (Ganesha)
    Bonita at Diamond Bar, (Bonita)
    Diamond Ranch at Walnut, (Diamond Ranch)
    West Covina at Rowland, (West Covina)
    Bassett at Duarte, (Bassett)
    Sierra Vista vs. Azusa (Azusa)
    Workman at La Puente, (La Puente)
    Baldwin Park at San Dimas, (San Dimas)
    Covina vs. Wilson (Covina)
    Northview at Pomona, (Pomona)
    Bell Gardens at South El Monte, (Bell Gardens)
    Chino at El Monte, (Chino)
    JSerra at Damien, (JSerra)
    La Canada at Arroyo, (La Canada)
    Rosemead at Temple City, (Temple City)
    Venice at Bishop Amat, (Bishop Amat)
    Mountain View vs. Bellarmine-Jefferson (Bell-Jeff)

  • NFL players out there?

    Look for Ryan Wendell #62 and Brett Locket #26 getting some playing time tonight on MNF for the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, both Diamond Bar grads!! DR has no Champs and no Pros.

    You might also find another DB grad in Jason Wright #31 carrying the rock in a limited role for the ARZ Cardinals on Sundays. Where did all that D1 DR talent wind up?



  • Panther Fan

    Pros – Try Charles Brown #71 New Orleans Saints. First year playing after being drafted from USC last year.

  • Colt74

    NFL players out there? said:

    “……..Where did all that D1 DR talent wind up?”

    Just a guess so if I’m wrong cut me some slack….

    Maybe after High school they went into construction…..
    Maybe opened up their own Construction company….
    Maybe even built the scoreboard….

    You know..the one that said DR 41…DB…0…..

    Diamond Bar High School est 1982
    Diamond Ranch High School est 1997

    Why not compare DB against someone like Amat?

    Amat would take a couple of pages to list their accomplishments where DB is still working on a sentance….

    It’s all about perspective…..

  • Nope

    who does everyone think will win between Gladstone and Ganesha???

  • Dolt fans out there

    Hey Pony Rider 74, no one invited your crooked Mc “d” clan into this conversation. These were 2000 and later graduates, and we’re talking from little ol’ Diamond Bar proper. Not the open field that Amat gets to pick and choose from.

  • Colt74

    Dolt fans out there …..

    Keep that name instead of the other 50 you post under ….

    It fits you like a glove….


  • Colt74

    Hey Dolt: I’m Colt74 not pony rider 74….. and I don’t need or did I ask for your permission to join a conversation. Funny that your showing what class comes out of Diamond Bar along with the classless.

  • fan:

    DR has more d1 athletes coming out of there school than a lot of schools around. In 2009 they 15 division 1 players come out of that class. its only going to get better. Dbar is done.

  • Bulldog Fan

    Week Five Pick’s:
    Ganesha over Gladstone
    Bonita over Diamond Bar
    Diamond Ranch over Walnut
    West Covina over Rowland
    Bassett over Duarte
    Azusa over Sierra Vista
    La Puente over Workman
    San Dimas over Baldwin Park
    Covina over Wilson
    Pomona over Northview
    Bell Gardens over South El Monte
    Chino over El Monte
    JSerra over Damien
    Arroyo over La Canada
    Rosemead over Temple City
    Bishop Amat over Venice
    Bell-Jeff over Mountain View

    Bulldog Fan Last week went 15-5 Season total 86-24.

  • 1805


    Could you please name those 15 D1 kids and the schools they attend< I know they had a handful but 15.

  • SGV For 30 Years


    Once you get to league play, I don’t think anyone catches anyone else sleeping. It’s all about getting to the play-offs so preparation is everything. If you read my early Hacienda League rankings, I had DRanch and WC as my ones. I think WC is now clearly #1. Their running back group is the best I’ve seen in a long time. But their DEFENSE was incredible. They pretty much kept the Walnut QB running for his life all night after the 1st qtr. I can’t see them getting beat in league play. I think the DRanch-Walnut game will be interesting. I know that some people think that Dbar and Walnut are similiar. They really aren’t. Walnut is a much better coached team. There special teams did everything possible to keep them in the game vs WC. They managed to score 24 pts. despite having their offense totally shut down after the 1st qtr. Dbar’s QB controversy is starting to rip the team apart. I heard that some DB players have told Walnut players that DB has no chance (Not I don’t think they are Lou Holtz’n them). I had DB finishing just above Loss Altos in my first Hacienda rankings. But the bottom line with them is they just don’t pass the eyeball test.

    SGV430 Ouuutttt!!!!!

  • Proof please

    15 kids from the 2009 Diamond Ranch Panthers showing up on D1 rosters in the 2010 season? Please!!!!!!!!!!, they didnt have 15 kids play college anywhere after high school, much less saying DIVISION 1 schools. Delusional. Always have been.

  • BigDog

    How can you and Steve both pick Walnut over Diamond Ranch but yet you have Diamond Ranch ranked higher in your poll.

  • Try These

    Cal Preps Predictions:

    Bonita 46 Diamond Bar 10

    West Covina 31 Rowland 27

    Diamond Ranch 31 Walnut 24

  • dranchhhh


    What in the hail? 15, please name them…lmao. we had 0 in the 2009 class son. What’s funny I’m smart enough to know that you are DB POSTER posing as a DR “FAN”. YOU Brahmans bust me up. Good try though.

  • dranchhhh


    What in the hail? 15, please name them…lmao. we had 0 in the 2009 class son. What’s funny I’m smart enough to know that you are DB POSTER posing as a DR “FAN”. YOU Brahmans bust me up. Good try though.

  • Panthe Fan

    It’s not my post mentioning 15 kids in D-1 but I did find this out. This is a PARTIAL list of DR Alumni that has made it to Div 1 and/or the Pros.

    Titus Jackson class of 2005 – University of Oregon – Football
    Brian Holley Class of 2005 – Pac 10 school Unknown.
    Charles Brown class of 2005 playing first year for New Orleans Saints #71 after graduating from USC in June 2010.

    Derek Goodwin class of 2010? Diamond Ranch Baseball(Catcher) – was drafted by Milwaukee Brewers – 46th round.

    Karen Dunn class of 2008 DR Track & Field star. California High School Track and Field State Champion. National Jr. Champion in Long Jump at Stanford University as a Sophomore in June 2010.

    Terry Prentice class of 2007 DR Track & Field star. California Track & Field State Champion – Brought DR a 2nd place finish at the California State Track and Field Championships 2007. Went to USC then transfered out of state.

    Kyle Lengyel class of 2009 – USAF Academy – Football

    Brandon Sermons class of 2009 – UCLA – Football.

  • @Panthe Fan

    What are you trying to pull here putting down a list of D-1/pro athletes, with athletes whom are NOT football related?

  • Panther Fan

    It wasn’t specified to be Football related. The comment was, were did all that D1 talent wind up.


    All i have to say is “Watch Out” Amat will start punishing its oppents with a TRIPLE THREAT offense! (1) They have Ruiz at QB who can run with the ball and has deceptive speed, not to mention A rocket of an arm with a high completion accuracy percentage. (2) They have Moore at RB who is getting better each game & if im not mistaken is leading the SGV in scoring. (3) And last but not least…Wallace Gonzalez 6″5 WR.. who is going to open up the defense of opposing teams..They will no longer be able to put 8 up on the box and play the run..And if they do look for the other Amat standouts to make a play (Shay or Booth)Too many Weapons!! So good luck to Amat opponents who are averaging only 8 points against them!!~

  • SGV Athlete

    Bonita at Diamond Bar-Bonita
    Diamond Ranch at Walnut-Walnut
    West Covina at Rowland-West Covina
    Bassett at Duarte-Bassett
    Sierra Vista vs. Azusa-Azusa
    Workman at La Puente-La Puente
    Baldwin Park at San Dimas-San Dimas
    Covina vs. Wilson-Covina
    Northview at Pomona-Pomona
    Bell Gardens at South El Monte-South EM
    Chino at El Monte-Chino
    JSerra at Damien-Damien
    La Canada at Arroyo-Arroyo
    Rosemead at Temple City-Rosemead
    Venice at Bishop Amat-AMAT
    South Hills at Los Osos-Los Osos
    Mountain View vs. Bellarmine-Jefferson-Moutain View

  • Man I dont know, it’s too far out to be able to predict but somebody can get super high futures odds on Superbowl bets right now.