Inland Insider’s highlights and interviews from Charter Oak, Glendora
Charter Oak 17, Glendora 6 — Travis Santiago threw for 168 yards and ran for a touchdown, and Kurt Scoby rushed for 81 yards and also scored in a tougher-than-expected win for the area’s top-ranked Chargers.
Bishop Amat 14, Garfield 0 — Quarterback Rio Ruiz didn’t start until the second quarter, but the good news is the Lancers’ much improved defense threw a shutout heading to mighty Servite next week. Ruiz was 10 of 13 for 90 yards and Jalen Moore rushed for 102 yards and a TD. Zach Shay also scored late.
Ayala 32, Diamond Bar 23 — Diamond Bar fell behind 9-0 early and never recovered. Not what the Brahmas had in mind for coach Ryan Maine’s opener.
El Monte 43, Baldwin Park 17 — The shocking score of the night wasn’t that El Monte won, but how impressive they did it.
Franklin 16, Northview 13 – Not bad considering many are predicting a long year for the Vikings.
Bosco Tech 28, Wilson 24 — The Wildcats nearly pulled off a big win in coach Bob Burt’s debut, falling a few points short.
Los Altos 49, El Rancho 36 — A dramatic turnaround considering El Rancho whipped the Conqs in last year’s season opener. This may give some in the heights hope.
Bassett 27, Keppel 6 — Big win for coach Aubrey Duncan, who kept telling me this year is going to be different.
Rowland 27, Nogales 7 — After so much discussion on how many players the Raiders lost to graduation, they come out rolling in the opener.
Alhambra 47, Mountain View 7 — Not a surprise, the Moors have a very good team.
Duarte 42, Marshall 27 — Give it up for Falcons coach Tip Sanders, his first win in his third year. The win broke the Falcons’ 20-game losing streak.
Arroyo 45, Ontario 12 — Steven Rivera was 19 of 25 for 276 and four touchdown passes. Oh, and he scored on a one-yard run too.
Bear Creek 36, Chino Hills 34 — Tough opening loss for the Huskies.
Pomona 41, Garey 6 – Maybe the Red Devils are going to be a force after all.
Claremont 24, Kennedy 20 — Solid win for the Wolfback.
Chino 41, Diamond Ranch 28 — Another season-opening loss for for the Panthers.
Salesian 49, Sierra Vista 0 — What else can you say but ouch.
Don Lugo 28, Walnut 14 – Now how Mustangs wanted to open at home.