Charter Oak, Chino Hills for second place? The loser probably still makes the playoffs, but who wants to be No. 3 in the Inland Division

“He’s one of the best defensive linemen we’ve seen since Shaun Cody. He’s the man.” Charter Oak coach Lou Farrar on Chino Hills nose guard Auston Johnson.

By Aram Tolegian, staff wrtier
The good news for the Charter Oak and Chino Hills high school football teams is that the loser of Friday’s showdown will still probably make the CIF Southern Section Inland Division playoffs. The bad news is who that team will likely play in the first round. If everything goes according plan, the Sierra League’s third-place team will likely get a road date with a league champion from one of the division’s first-place teams. That might mean a trip to play Centennial of Corona, which is considered to be one of the better teams in the entire Southland.


“We always think about the ramification that every game has,” Chargers coach Lou Farrar said. “Right now, we’re just trying to play hard so we can keep playing. As to who or where, that doesn’t really matter right now. We just want to make sure we keep playing.”

Charter Oak’s win over Damien last week pretty much ensures the Chargers will keep playing once the postseason starts. Damien would need a win over Claremont and a Charter Oak loss to Chino Hills to get back in the race.

With both Charter Oak and Chino Hills having lost to first-place Claremont, Friday’s game will likely be for second place. Both teams are expected to should win their Week 10 matchup

For Charter Oak, finishing second in the Sierra with such a young team would be a major accomplishment. To pull it off, though, the Chargers have to get past a Chino Hills team that’s bounced back from its loss to Claremont with two blowout wins.

“They have a lot of very good athletes,” Farrar said of Chino Hills. “They remind me of us last year when we had four or five Division 1 kids running around at one time. I just see a lot very, very good football players on their team.”

One player who stood out to Farrar is Huskies nose guard Auston Johnson, a senior who has 47 tackles, 12 sacks and four caused fumbles.

“He’s one of the best defensive linemen we’ve seen since Shaun Cody,” Farrar said. “He’s the man.”

There will be other intriguing matchups on the field on Friday, like Charter Oak’s trio of receivers against Chino Hills’ talented secondary.
Specifically, the chance to see Chargers receiver Dennis Rufus go up against Huskies defensive back Ifo-Ekpre Olomu should be worth the price of admission for fans.
“We played them back in summer, so everybody knows everybody,” Farrar said.
“It’s nice to see good kids play against good kids, but it also comes down to the team stuff — offensive line, defensive line and special teams.
That’s what usually determines who gets the win.”

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  • SGV Lifer

    LOVE IT! I can’t wait for the CO vs. CHHS game. Epic matchup. I only hope that the Sierra League teams are good enough to compete against the rest of the Inland Division teams they will be facing. I would love to see all 3 of the Sierra League entrants get a first round win and do some real damage in the playoffs

  • Why?

    Why 3? The Sierra league is not that good. Especially compared to the other inland division leagues. IF CO loses to Chino Hills they do not deserve to get into the playoffs. WHO HAVE THEY BEAT??????

  • CH Husky Fan

    LOL….
    “”He’s one of the best defensive linemen we’ve seen since Shaun Cody. He’s the man.” Is Farrar playing mind games?
    Auston is good but Shaun Cody he is not. That kid was a STUD! Johnson is hot and cold. He is also too small to play at the next level….maybe a D 2 school.
    I am excited to watch the match up between our defense and Charter Oak’s offense. Charter oak has some great receivers but I am not impressed with their running game. Their tandem of Scoby & Vaughns is just ok from what I have seen and heard. Their QB throws a nice ball…glad he is healed from his injury. I wish this game was for the league championship.

  • CH Husky Fan

    LOL….
    “”He’s one of the best defensive linemen we’ve seen since Shaun Cody. He’s the man.” Is Farrar playing mind games?
    Auston is good but Shaun Cody he is not. That kid was a STUD! Johnson is hot and cold. He is also too small to play at the next level….maybe a D 2 school.
    I am excited to watch the match up between our defense and Charter Oak’s offense. Charter oak has some great receivers but I am not impressed with their running game. Their tandem of Scoby & Vaughns is just ok from what I have seen and heard. Their QB throws a nice ball…glad he is healed from his injury. I wish this game was for the league championship.

  • CH Husky Fan

    LOL….
    “”He’s one of the best defensive linemen we’ve seen since Shaun Cody. He’s the man.” Is Farrar playing mind games?
    Auston is good but Shaun Cody he is not. That kid was a STUD! Johnson is hot and cold. He is also too small to play at the next level….maybe a D 2 school.
    I am excited to watch the match up between our defense and Charter Oak’s offense. Charter oak has some great receivers but I am not impressed with their running game. Their tandem of Scoby & Vaughns is just ok from what I have seen and heard. Their QB throws a nice ball…glad he is healed from his injury. I wish this game was for the league championship.

  • CH Husky Fan

    Why,
    Chino hills beat REV who will probably be the first place team out of the Citrus belt league but we did lose early in the year to Santiago ( we had many key injuries that game and got beat) I think Centennial is the cream of the crop in the Inland division….besides them, I don’t think there is a real clear favorite. If you look at common opponents, it gets real messy in the Inland Division. Norco got beat by Roosevelt who got beat by Santiago, who was 17 seconds away from beating Vista Murrietta. Rancho cucamonga got beat by Redlands who was beaten by REV who was beaten by Chino Hills who was beaten by Claremont…throw out Centennial and i think this division could be wide open for the team that gets hot and gets the breaks. The 3rd place team in the Sierra will be better than the 3rd place team in the baseline, CBL or southwestern leagues…and better than the 4th place team in the Big VIII.

  • CH Husky Fan

    Why,
    Chino hills beat REV who will probably be the first place team out of the Citrus belt league but we did lose early in the year to Santiago ( we had many key injuries that game and got beat) I think Centennial is the cream of the crop in the Inland division….besides them, I don’t think there is a real clear favorite. If you look at common opponents, it gets real messy in the Inland Division. Norco got beat by Roosevelt who got beat by Santiago, who was 17 seconds away from beating Vista Murrietta. Rancho cucamonga got beat by Redlands who was beaten by REV who was beaten by Chino Hills who was beaten by Claremont…throw out Centennial and i think this division could be wide open for the team that gets hot and gets the breaks. The 3rd place team in the Sierra will be better than the 3rd place team in the baseline, CBL or southwestern leagues…and better than the 4th place team in the Big VIII.

  • CH Husky Fan

    Why,
    Chino hills beat REV who will probably be the first place team out of the Citrus belt league but we did lose early in the year to Santiago ( we had many key injuries that game and got beat) I think Centennial is the cream of the crop in the Inland division….besides them, I don’t think there is a real clear favorite. If you look at common opponents, it gets real messy in the Inland Division. Norco got beat by Roosevelt who got beat by Santiago, who was 17 seconds away from beating Vista Murrietta. Rancho cucamonga got beat by Redlands who was beaten by REV who was beaten by Chino Hills who was beaten by Claremont…throw out Centennial and i think this division could be wide open for the team that gets hot and gets the breaks. The 3rd place team in the Sierra will be better than the 3rd place team in the baseline, CBL or southwestern leagues…and better than the 4th place team in the Big VIII.

  • Chino Hills

    The Man in the middle,

    Coach Farrar has seen the tape and is trying to figure out a way to stop this one man wrecking crew, Auston Johnson is a man amongst boys. I’ve seen him toss lineman around with one arm, he’s a beast. Best tactic is to be nice to him, you don’t want to upset him, he’s at his best when he’s upset. Charter Oak is a very good, well coached team with a great passing game. This is definitely the game of the week.

    Go Huskies!

  • Norco

    I will be there this Friday night…As for Auston Johnson he is a stud…How do you stop a player like that….simple backside cut him at the LOS…

  • JFR

    Thankfully our widest lineman is our center so were hoping it will take about a 1/2 second longer for Johnson to get around him. His swim move to the left is so quick it’s sick. 5 & 7 look like men amongst boys, going to be tough one.

  • If the Playoffs started tomorrow…

    The 3rd Place Sierra team would have the following “choices”…

    Rancho Cucamonga (CIF will probably not pit CO vs. RC again)

    Redlands East Valley

    Vista Murrieta

    Corona Centennial

    The reality of the situation is that it is very possible that the entire Sierra League will be eliminated in the 1st round…especially if Claremont or Chino Hills have to play Etiwanda or Norco who are both 3rd place teams.

    Oh yes, defending Inland Division Champs Chaparral is also a 3rd place team!

    But really, as crappy as this all sounds, the Sierra should be thankful they are in the Inland and not the PAC5! lol

  • Norco

    FOOTBALL: More predicted playoff brackets

    By Eric-Paul Johnson on November 3, 2010 10:35 PM
    It seems like I’m taking a few minutes out of each work day to compile these projections, but that’s all part of the fun. I did the exact same thing last season and was able to nail 3 of the 4 divisions by the time the bracket were released. Practice makes perfect, eh?

    Again, projected records are in parentheses.

    INLAND DIVISION
    Centennial (10-0) vs. Yucaipa (6-4)
    Upland (7-3) vs. Murrieta Valley (7-3)
    Redlands East Valley (8-2) vs. King (5-5)
    Claremont (9-1) vs.Temecula Chaparral (4-6)
    Rancho Cucamonga (9-1) vs. Charter Oak (6-4)
    Roosevelt (8-2) vs. Chino Hills (8-2)
    Redlands (8-1-1) vs.Norco (8-2)
    Vista Murrieta (9-1) vs. Etiwanda (5-5)

  • AHSfbfan

    I thought our season was over, but just heard this highly unlikely scenario. Read it again “HIGHLY UNLIKELY SCENARIO.” (Don’t bash here)
    Charter Oak (CH @ SH), Claremont (SH & Damien), and Ayala (Damien & CH)each win out their season against the indicated opponents.
    Final Standings:

    1.Claremont @ 5-0
    2. CO @ 4-1
    3. Ayala @ 2-3
    (Receive Playoff berth as #3 based on head to head win over CH)
    4.Chino Hills @ 2-3
    5.Damien @ 1-4
    6. So.Hills @ 1-4

  • CH Husky Fan

    Norco,
    you can’t cut Auston from the backside…he is too damn quick plus you never know which way he is going. Teams have tried to high/low block him (illegal) and it hasn’t worked. He has 12 sacks so far which leads the inland division and he is 4th in souther section….pretty badass for a noseguard. He is usually double or triple teamed and still gets his sacks. If he was 6’2 or taller, he’d be a blue chip prospect.

    We’d welcome Roosevelt in the first round. I think that would be a good match up for us. We’d match up physically with them……anyone but centennial….lol

  • CH Husky Fan

    Norco,
    you can’t cut Auston from the backside…he is too damn quick plus you never know which way he is going. Teams have tried to high/low block him (illegal) and it hasn’t worked. He has 12 sacks so far which leads the inland division and he is 4th in souther section….pretty badass for a noseguard. He is usually double or triple teamed and still gets his sacks. If he was 6’2 or taller, he’d be a blue chip prospect.

    We’d welcome Roosevelt in the first round. I think that would be a good match up for us. We’d match up physically with them……anyone but centennial….lol

  • CH Husky Fan

    Norco,
    you can’t cut Auston from the backside…he is too damn quick plus you never know which way he is going. Teams have tried to high/low block him (illegal) and it hasn’t worked. He has 12 sacks so far which leads the inland division and he is 4th in souther section….pretty badass for a noseguard. He is usually double or triple teamed and still gets his sacks. If he was 6’2 or taller, he’d be a blue chip prospect.

    We’d welcome Roosevelt in the first round. I think that would be a good match up for us. We’d match up physically with them……anyone but centennial….lol

  • Norco

    CH Husky Fan..

    Ive seen him play and Im looking forward to watching him tomorrow night…IMO if worked on his speed a little more he would be a great rush OLB at the college level…

    As for Roosevelt..damn that game still pisses me off…we gave them that game…we extended all their scoring drives when we had them 3rd and long…our defense would play great and then get called for some questionable PI….but hey thats part of the game….You can`t make mistakes against well coached disciplined teams.

    I would love to see a Norco/CH match up in the first round…were not that bad of a team …wink..wink

  • Weight Watchers

    Ouch!! Someone needs to get those coaches some chairs! after carrying all that weight around…they should run with their kids…LIVING LARGE??

  • Weight Watchers

    Ouch!! Someone needs to get those coaches some chairs! after carrying all that weight around…they should run with their kids…LIVING LARGE??

  • CH

    AHSfan….hahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahhaha……and then you woke up!!hahahahahahahahahhahahaahhahahahhahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahhahahaahahahahahahahhahaahhahhahahahhahahahahhahah

    i think i just wet my pants….

  • Chino Hills

    AHSfbfan,

    I like the way you think,you look at the bright side of your situation. Unfortunately your ranked 381st in the southern section, you’ve seen yourself on tape, you know why you’re ranked so low. Ayala should have gone to the Mt. Baldy league with Chino, you guys would be undefeated.

  • AHSfbfan

    Ha Ha Ha you won’t be laughing if you lose to Charter Oak. You’ll be a heartbeat from sitting home for the playoffs. It would’nt be the first time an underdog Ayala took down the mighty Chino Hills in both teams biggest rivalry game….IT’S STILL UNLIKELY AN UNLIKELY SCENARIO, but without any glimmer of hope it is hard to get excited about visiting these blogs. Go Chargers!!!!

  • AHSfbfan

    Ha Ha Ha you won’t be laughing if you lose to Charter Oak. You’ll be a heartbeat from sitting home for the playoffs. It would’nt be the first time an underdog Ayala took down the mighty Chino Hills in both teams biggest rivalry game….IT’S STILL UNLIKELY AN UNLIKELY SCENARIO, but without any glimmer of hope it is hard to get excited about visiting these blogs. Go Chargers!!!!

  • CH Husky Fan

    AHSFB fan,
    Way to see the glass as half full. It is still possible but highly unlikely. I heard Tommy Inglima won’t even be around for this game ( that could be a positive for you guys). We control our own destiny…If we can’t win at least 1 of the next 2 games, we don’t belong in the playoffs. You guys can probably beat Damien…they weren’t very good.

    Norco,
    It would be fun to play you guys. I think we could make it a game now that our offense is starting to come around. I think the only team that we’d truly struggle against is Centennial. Just like your game against Roosevelt, Claremont was our downfall….we blew that one. I think we beat them 7 out of 10 especially without their best player #2….that kid was a great athlete…so is #11. Their QB is #1 in so. section passing and we had him….UGGGGHHH!

  • CH Husky Fan

    AHSFB fan,
    Way to see the glass as half full. It is still possible but highly unlikely. I heard Tommy Inglima won’t even be around for this game ( that could be a positive for you guys). We control our own destiny…If we can’t win at least 1 of the next 2 games, we don’t belong in the playoffs. You guys can probably beat Damien…they weren’t very good.

    Norco,
    It would be fun to play you guys. I think we could make it a game now that our offense is starting to come around. I think the only team that we’d truly struggle against is Centennial. Just like your game against Roosevelt, Claremont was our downfall….we blew that one. I think we beat them 7 out of 10 especially without their best player #2….that kid was a great athlete…so is #11. Their QB is #1 in so. section passing and we had him….UGGGGHHH!

  • CH Husky Fan

    AHSFB fan,
    Way to see the glass as half full. It is still possible but highly unlikely. I heard Tommy Inglima won’t even be around for this game ( that could be a positive for you guys). We control our own destiny…If we can’t win at least 1 of the next 2 games, we don’t belong in the playoffs. You guys can probably beat Damien…they weren’t very good.

    Norco,
    It would be fun to play you guys. I think we could make it a game now that our offense is starting to come around. I think the only team that we’d truly struggle against is Centennial. Just like your game against Roosevelt, Claremont was our downfall….we blew that one. I think we beat them 7 out of 10 especially without their best player #2….that kid was a great athlete…so is #11. Their QB is #1 in so. section passing and we had him….UGGGGHHH!

  • OldMan in Chino

    I disagree with Chino Hills:
    AHS is down this year and the fortunes of football in The Hills is cyclical. They have always given CHHS a good game and are expected to do so again when they meet on Nov. 11th. AHS and CHHS view the Battle for the Bone as the game for the bragging rights for the City of Chino Hills. So best of luck to AHS in their game against Damien on Friday, play hard against Damien and hopefully you will win, because I do not see you winning against CHHS on the 11th.

  • CH

    AHSfun:

    Did you guys recruit some new talent last week? any kids get released from CIF for the last few games? (Like someone we know) we have someone new this week too, cant wait to see how he changes the game????? its going to be fun!!

  • D-Mo

    Let’s go Chargers! Play like champions. Stay focused, no mistakes. Take care of the ball. Play sound defense. Offensive line, hit somebody! Crap, almost broke the keyboard.
    CO!

  • Red Barron

    Auston Johnson is a beast. Double and triple teamed all year and his stats are tops in So. Section. The kid worked his ass off the past two summers and is now reaping his rewards. If he were to be picked by a D1 school he would probably work out as an inside LB. Wish O Coordinator Randle would turn the page and use Auston on offense, he would rumble down the field just like his brother AJ did.

    Can’t wait to see you get to the next level kid.

    Go Huskies!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh and yeah AHS, you don’t stand a chance against the real dogs in Chino Hills. Next year.

  • Blow out

    Co will get blown out.

    They arent very good.

    On a postive note the young talent is getting a lot of great experience.

  • CH Husky Fan

    Good job Huskies….played a solid game except for the fumbled punt and deflected interception that let Charter Oak back in the game. The defense played very tough. Auston Johnson had another great night in spite of being double and triple teamed. He had 3 sacks and intercepted a screen pass. He is no doubt the defensive MVP of the Sierra League. It was nice to see Ifo Ekpre Olomu healthy enough to play offense again. he is a real game changer. Big rivalry game with Ayala next week. With a win we should get a favorable draw for the playoffs.

  • CH Husky Fan

    Good job Huskies….played a solid game except for the fumbled punt and deflected interception that let Charter Oak back in the game. The defense played very tough. Auston Johnson had another great night in spite of being double and triple teamed. He had 3 sacks and intercepted a screen pass. He is no doubt the defensive MVP of the Sierra League. It was nice to see Ifo Ekpre Olomu healthy enough to play offense again. he is a real game changer. Big rivalry game with Ayala next week. With a win we should get a favorable draw for the playoffs.

  • CH Husky Fan

    Good job Huskies….played a solid game except for the fumbled punt and deflected interception that let Charter Oak back in the game. The defense played very tough. Auston Johnson had another great night in spite of being double and triple teamed. He had 3 sacks and intercepted a screen pass. He is no doubt the defensive MVP of the Sierra League. It was nice to see Ifo Ekpre Olomu healthy enough to play offense again. he is a real game changer. Big rivalry game with Ayala next week. With a win we should get a favorable draw for the playoffs.

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