The most shocking result of 2010 was Covina’s mammoth fourth-quarterer comeback win over West Covina in the season opener, winning 27-21 and giving the Bulldogs their only blemish on a 13-1 season and Southeast Division championship. You can say West Co. has the rings, but Covina owns the belt. It owns the bragging rights, and everything else that comes with it. But here’s the truth: Even though Covina has Billy Livingtson, Vinny Venegas and Gevontray Ainsworth back, does anyone really believe they can beat West Covina again? You look at all the games on the 2011 schedule, there isn’t a more intriguing game than this. If Covina beats West Covina again, you can seriously make a case that the top teams in the Mid-Valley are as good if not better than the top teams in the Southeast. I can’t believe I just typed that, but it would be true, and show that last year’s Colts win wasn’t a fluke, which I think it was. I’m not hating on Covina, I love their chances in the Mid-Valley against anyone with the exception of facing Monrovia, but I think West Covina will be looking to make a statement on Sept. 3, and when they get up big on Covina again, don’t’ expect them to let off the gas.