Saturday Morning Quarterback: Damien makes Amat work for 28-7 win; Charter Oak earns respect in loss to Rancho Cucamonga and San Dimas routs Mid-Valley champ Monrovia; Check out highlights and our PrepXtra Postgame Rewind with Aram

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PREPXTRA POSTGAME REWIND…


Friday’s games and predictions
Story: Bishop Amat 28, Damien 7 — It was a 7-7 game at half, then the Lancers scored three second-half touchdowns and picked Spartans quarterback Gage Pucci three times. Jalen Moore rushed for 191 yards and Rio Ruiz threw for 142 yards and three touchdowns.
Story: Rancho Cucamonga 21, Charter Oak 13- For all those who kept saying the Chargers would get blown out, they showed they can compete with the Inland’s best. Nothing to be ashamed of. They didn’t win their step up, but they didn’t take a step back either.
Story: Covina 42, Walnut 6 — Colts keep on rolling, but there is bad news. Quarterback Billy Livingston suffered a shoulder injury and left for the hospital. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that he’s OK.
Story: West Covina 20, Glendora 19 — The Tartans missed a 25-yard field goal with five seconds left that would have won it. What is that, three times the Bulldogs have escaped in the final minute? Either it’s a pattern or that’s what champs do — just win baby.
Story: San Dimas 31, Monrovia 14 — With or without McCarthy, this is a big win for the Saints at MTown, beating the defending champs in their own backyard. Plus, the Saints won without Dillon Corona, so both teams missed star players. For those keeping score, San Dimas leads the overall series 3-2 dating back to 2009.
For stories on other games, click our home page.
Bonita 50, Marshall 22 – Nice win for the Cats’ after a couple close losses. Maybe they’re Hacienda contenders after all.
Claremont 30, Rowland 20 – Raiders made a game of it, but the bottom line is the Wolfpack are 4-0.
Brea Olinda 34, Diamond Bar 6 — Yes, this was a step-up game for the Bahamas, but you wish they would have competed better. See Charter Oak if you don’t know what I mean.
Sierra Vista 21, Keppel 14 -- A competitive game for both teams, and a must-needed win for the Dons going into the Montview.
South El Monte 28, Nogales 16 — Someone reported back that the Tribune isn’t showing the Eagles any love or respect for their early season wins. Like everyone else, we didn’t see it coming.
Baldwin Park 26, San Gabriel 22 — Braves win again, but have a long way to go to compete with the big boys of the Valle Vista.
Chino Hills 37, Pomona 6 — I heard the score could have been much worse, but I get it, the Huskies were ready to beat up on someone after losing the way they did to Tesoro.
La Puente 28, Wilson 13 – Let’s be clear, the Warriors, not the Aztecs, are the Montview League favorites.
Los Altos 21, Ayala 17 — You wanted proof, here it is, over a Sierra League and Inland team. Yes folks, the Conquerors are back.
El Monte 35, Gladstone 0 - Mark my words, the Lions will be a contender in the Mission Valley.
Rosemead 23, San Marino 14 — Panthers hand San Marino its first loss. With Rosemead, Arroyo, El Monte and South El Monte, the MVL is legit. Now when’s the last time I wrote that?
Hart 42, Arroyo 17 – Knights lose a game that was delayed more than an hour because of lighting. SGV teams never fare well in that other Valley.
Don Lugo 30, Azusa 14 – Stepping up the schedule hasn’t worked out for the Aztecs.
Chino 23, Northview 0 – Vikings have a rough time on the road, but Chino’s good, real good.
Rancho Alamitos 43, Ganesha 7 -- Giants are no match.

Check out Charter Oak’s close call with Rancho Cucamonga with the Inland Insider and crew. Postgame highlights and interviews.

TDro caught up with Podley and crew in Bonita’s big win


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  • 12th man

    Coach Hags,
    I was watching ESPN this morning & apparently there is this new padding called Exo CRT by Unequal Technologies which actually reduces the risk of concussions.. It has been tested & Michael Vick (Eagles) will be using it on Sunday despite his concussion…Go to unequal.com
    I actually got this from the website (below)

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    CRT is engineered to supplement the padding of virtually any helmet
    Worlds first protective composite head pads with ballistic grade DuPont Kevlar
    Thin, lightweight, comfortable and flexible. Washable too!
    Easily cut with scissors/utility knife to virtually any pad size. Peel and stick to existing pads.
    To attach: Just sew, tape, Velcro or slip in custom / existing pockets
    Air cooling channel technology (AC2T) keeps the protected area cool and dry
    Assortment of 8 precut pads in various shapes and sizes that are 3/16 (5mm) thin

  • Guest

    Let me answer those questions: Yes. No. No.

  • Colt74

    No,
    No,
    Yes

  • AMAT 73

    Good luck to all the teams of the SGV tonight for a well played game and free of injuries. Take it the IE CO and get the win for the SGV.
    To the Men in Blue , stay focused and do the work and everything else will fall into place .AMAT WILL SHINE .

  • SGV FOOTBALL

    Amat 73 Thanks!

    It’s going down today at CO, Rancho is always a great game. The Amat/Damien score will be closer than last years score but Amat still wins easily.

    Best of luck to all the SGV teams playing tonight!

  • AMAT 73

    SGV FOOTBALL,
    Hopefully you guys take it to the cougars and see if rcfootball comes around after you lay the wood on them . Enjoy the game and hopefully we both see victories for our teams.

  • Colt74

    I’ll send in Covina-Walnut scores via the cousin.

  • Relentless D

    Good games today, so here’s my predictions Glendora will upset WC, CO will get their first lost, Damien has no chance, and Monrovia will loose again.

  • Relentless D

    Good games today, so here’s my predictions Glendora will upset WC, CO will get their first lost, Damien has no chance, and Monrovia will loose again.

  • Cali

    DE LA SALLE playing ST.THOMAS FROM FLORIDA ON ESPN ON CHANNEL 209 DIRECT TV.

  • CALI

    LET’S GO CHARTER OAK! DO IT FOR AMAT BULLY!HAHAHAHA…. AND DO IT FOR SGV…

  • LA Futbol

    Los Altos won a thriller! 4-0 doubters! Start believing!

  • Wow

    I was @ the Wilson-LP game and cant help it but i gotta say that JR Nelson’s father is out of his mind. I fully understand why he is frustrated with coach Burt and staff, since the are running the ball with 6:00 left down by 21, believe me i dont get it either, But Mr. Nelson please shut your mouth. You sound like a fool and nobody in the stands wants to hear you. It seams that you been schooled by M.S. actually you have, since you and him were buddy buddy the last couple of years. Instead of screaming like a fool @ the staff you should scream @ your son for that foolish un-sportsman like conduct penalty that cost the team momentum. Hey just sayin

  • CALI

    FUTBOL, i’ll say this and being 4-0 is not to bad, compared to being 0-10 last year!! looks like you guys found yourselves a coach! GOOD JOB LA! Keep it rolling…

  • MY EARS HURT.

    WOW, PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT COME IN HERE PLACING NAMES ARE SLIME BALLS! SO WHAT IF HE SCREAMED AT THE GAME AND THAT’S WHAT YOU DO AT A GAME! LA,SGV HAS TO MANY FAIR WEATHERED FANS THAT JUST SIT THEIR, LIKE THEIR WATCHING AN OPERA SHOW.

    THAT’S WHAT I WOULD BE DOING IF THE COACH WAS DOWN BY 21, AND STILL RUNNING THE BALL WITH VERY LITTLE TIME LEFT!

    THE WORD IS CALLED FRUSTRATION, AND YOU LET STEAM OUT, WOW!!!!

  • coltfan97

    Went CDF tonight to watch my Colts play, and I saw a team tonight. Livingston got hurt, but the Colts kept rolling. It was great to see!!!

    As for Livingston, I hope it isn’t serious!!! Somebody please update on his status????

    As for the SGV, West Covina another nail biter wow!!!! CO tough opponent tonight but great job!!! San Dimas great job making the VVL proud!!! Cant wait to play you guys in league!!! It will be fun!!!!

    IS THEIR A POSSIBILITY OF AN ALL VVL CIF FINAL IN THE MAKING?????? HMMM

  • coltfan97

    Went CDF tonight to watch my Colts play, and I saw a team tonight. Livingston got hurt, but the Colts kept rolling. It was great to see!!!

    As for Livingston, I hope it isn’t serious!!! Somebody please update on his status????

    As for the SGV, West Covina another nail biter wow!!!! CO tough opponent tonight but great job!!! San Dimas great job making the VVL proud!!! Cant wait to play you guys in league!!! It will be fun!!!!

    IS THEIR A POSSIBILITY OF AN ALL VVL CIF FINAL IN THE MAKING?????? HMMM

  • Just Saying

    I was at the La Puente Wilson game also. If I were Wilson I would have gone after the La Puente player wearing the number 1 jersey. That kid cant tackle for crap. Come to think of it La Puente cant tackle for crap. Wilson racked up big gains on La Puentes poor tackling.
    If you wanna beat Wilson you get into there heads the coaching staff start yelling crazy stuff and the parents are total JA parents they think they know it all. #3 for Wilson for Wilson is the franchise I hope that wasn;t his father in the stands acting like a doofus how embarrassing for that kid if it was because #3 should lots of class during the after game hand shaking. #3 for Wilson is a class act the Wilson parents are pathetic!
    LA PUENTE LEARN HOW TO TACKLE BECAUSE YOUR GOING TO LOSE GAMES AGAINST AZUSA IF YOU DONT

  • Gano Gano Gano

    Amat routs damien 28 to 7.

    Gano, your mighty mites failed you.

    You have small, faster, and supposedly stronger?
    today you met bigger, faster, stronger

    your little fast man philosophy bit you in the as tonite. Your little guys got burnt all day, and the little fellas were afraid of catching the ball over the middle and getting hurt.

    Back to the drawing board.

    As expected, Amat routes Damien.

  • Colt74

    Covina won tonight convincingly….
    But…..

    If the Colts don’t stop with the insane number of penalties it will be a long season.
    After half-time it was like every 3 plays…..

  • saw wilson in self destruct mode today

    2nd and 3 at the 7 what does wilson do pass into the endzone and interception

    3rd and 2 at the 20, what does wilson do pass into the endzone and a interception

    4th and 4 at midfield for lp and what does wilson do jump offsides first down lp and then go in for a score

    3rd and 8 at midfield for lp with an incompletion what does wilson do slap the helmet of the lp qb first down lp now at the 35 and go in for a score

    #15 running for a possible td on a punt return what does wilson do the blocker runs into the ball carrier and stays there for a good 3 seconds no td no score

    long run by #3 but gets a 15 yard penalty by taunting the tackler

    way too many dropped balls by the receivers when they were in their hands for wilson

    lp converts on a 4th and 14 yd play by getting 15 yards which leads to another td

    self destruct mode is the enemy

  • hey c’mon now!

    Cmon now, i am sure that those kids that got their
    butts handed to them were hitters not quitters. and Im sure that their daddies told them to run hard through wind sprints to win and be a better team. and I am sure that all of that recruited talent that didnt do anything ( except Alex Hernandez) were not to blame.

    It was just that AMAT was a bigger, stronger and better coached team.

    so stop now and be fair.

  • Warrior91

    Proud of my Warriors. Like the sound of 4-0. Sure we have room to grow but I know Coach Rohrer will keep helping our boys improve. We were pretty much in control the entire game. Our cheerleaders were even better. Tonight completed the sweep of Wilson (freshman, JV & varsity). Go Warriors!

  • coltfan97

    I agree Colt74 those penalties will kill them at some point. The players need to be a little more discipline!!! I counted 10 penalties in the 1st half alone!!!! Need to work on that Colts!!!!!

  • The U

    Hey Bigger Fish To Fry (Glendora Homer)I told you that your predictions SUCK…….UPLAND 54
    Norco 27……..ANd it was 34-14 at half….We will be waiting for you with 4 losses (LMAO)

  • RCFOOTBALL

    well Charter Oak I guess you did get a morale victory tonight. But that still equals a LOSS. we play this game to WIN, not for morale victories. Tell you one thing that Santiago is a beast and kept CO in the game until the end. He played a great game.

    I have no idea what the hell that defense was we were playing, they moved guys around and guys were playing where they have not before. We woke up in time and still pulled out the W, so that is all that matters. In the end SIZE MATTERED and we wore CO out.

    CO wins the sierra league that I will say for sure. They are much better than I gave them credit for, especially Santiago.

  • CHS FAN!!!

    What I heard on Livingston’s injury was a separated should and maybe out for 3 weeks. Don’t quote me on this but that’s what I heard. The offense still put up some numbers with him out so let’s hope they can let Billy rest up and still get some W’s. Also wanted to say congrats to San Dimas for their win tonight and for Charter Oak for hanging tough!

  • #21 for lp had a good game

    barrientos showed a lot of heart tonight and dug deep, great game

    just saying

    three years ago O luthern wanted him Oaks Christian invited him, the players from Charter Oak tried to get him there and he refused to think about B amat so the franchise as u say at wilson stayed there so its his own fault

  • Home Boy

    The reporter for the tribune was to cool. Stupid white boy shouldn;t be wearing his Dre headphones on the sidelines unless someone has his back ha ha haha

  • Honoring a Legend

    Tonight El Rancho earned respect by beating Montebello, but also PAID respect to one of high school football’s true legends, Ernie Johnson. This man won a NATIONAL championship with local talent, and won more games than any other club in the state during the entire 1960′s.

    Obviously, we are all interested in current scores and prospects, but what El Rancho commemorated tonight deserves our attention.

  • Wow

    MY EARS HURT:

    IF U WANNA SCREAM @ A COACHING STAFF BUY YOURSELF 4 AN NFL TICKET. HIGH SCHOOL COACHES GET PAID NEXT 2 NOTHING. IF YOU THINK YOU CAN DO THEIR JOB BETTER, DONATE YOUR TIME AND GET OUT THERE AND DO IT. I NEVER SAID THAT FANS SHOULD BE QUIET, CHEER 4 THE KIDS AND SUPPORT THEM WIN OR LOSE. SORRY IF I DROPED A NAME AND TOUCHED A NERVE, BUT PARENTS LIKE THAT DESERVE IT

  • Dan

    WC vs Glendora.
    This season our boys have turned into the Cardiac kids, we’re 3 & 1 but could very well be 0 an 4. Mistakes once again almost killed the Bulldogs but once again the football gods were standing with us. Glendora nice game, It was heartattack time in the stands tonight. I really felt bad for your kicker, lots of pressure in a situation like that. When WC is not making mistakes, they display the ability to put good teams away, then we commit just enough turnovers to give the other team the life it needs to pull themselves back into the game. Once again this almost turned into a nice gift wrapped game for the other team.
    If this West Co team can get it together, and stop with the mistakes and turnovers, they will be very good, next week would be a good time to start getting it together.

  • SEMHS FAN 3481

    South El Monte High School 28
    Nogales High School 16

    [ Nogales kicker during pregame warmups was knocking down 50 yard (40 yard line) kicks right between the beams, I counted 5 in a row ]

    1st Quarter felt like each team was poking and prodding each other to find out each others weakness. South El Monte scored 1st, and in the 2nd Quarter Nogales answered with a score of their own. In fact, I believe there were two more drives by Nogales before the half were they looked poised enough to get into the end-zone, but came out short and became turnover on downs.

    I am not sure where but when push came to shove in the end of the 1st half, and partly in the 3rd, that same Nogales kicker could not get the kicks in. I think it was the pressure of the d-line that made him kick the ball more vertical than in a horizontal position. During the 3rd, Nogales again capitalize on mistakes. Made a FG out of those mistakes, end of the 3rd the score in favor of SEMHS at 14-10

    The QB for South (the one QB that had been playing all game up to the 2nd Quarter of last night’s game too) did not play, so the 2nd stringer QB came in and made first time mistakes. One such mistake in their own endzone, a lateral play which looked like a forward (imcomplete) pass, which before a referee conference on it, was picked up by a Nogales linemen for a score, extra point was missed badly. Score at that point was 16-14. that was the beginning of the 4th, and in a series of 2 sequential drives, Nogales on both tries settled for FG attempts, missed them BOTH!

    SEMHS slowly started getting their 2nd half swagger, because amongst the locals, if you have heard, this season the team is a 2nd half team, and so far it has worked to their benefit. When SEMHS started a deep drive from their own end zone, they couldn’t get stuff rolling, so when all else failed, they kept at it, held Nogales to another punt, and started again, this time reaching mid-field, and without notice, promptly ran a play, a reverse of sorts, that fooled almost the entire Nogales D-Line, as the RB for SEMHS started gaining speed down the sideline, almost untouched, you could hear the coaches telling him to pick up the pace, and he did so at the right time too, jumping well ahead of the Nogales defense who were in disarray thinking the 2nd String QB still had the ball, and the RB scored.

    From that point, and now leading in the score with about 5-6 mins left in regulation, the special teams of SEMHS kicked the ball deep, probably near the red zone, and with the 1st two plays from the ensuing offensive drive for Nogales, botched hike turned into a 15yard loss, next play was a overthrown pass, and it came down to a 4 and long, and Nogales had to throw, so there they go, but SEMHS pass defense (which still needs a bit of tweaking) covered all open areas, and since the QB for Nogales saw that no one was open, he tried to cut up the middle, and when he came to the scrimmage line, and saw the rush of the defenders at him, he tossed it towards the middle in desperation and into the hands of a SEMHS DB, who ran it back for a TD, opting to run towards the Nogales sideline (everyone was playing towards the South El Monte side), and it worked because no one was there, it was open field.

    Nogales got the ball soon after that score (which made it 28-16), but they were already looking defeated, and sure enough, they through another pick, and SEMHS wisely ran off the clock, which was under a minute by the point of the interception.

  • Tom Daniels

    You should keep an eye on a freshman QB at Bonita named Cody Brazzil (spelling?) he has had three impressive games so far this year. People say he is the real deal and a bright up coming star.

  • tommykiss

    Tonights Highlights and interviews from the CO-Rancho game

    http://www.youtube.com/user/tommykiss?feature=mhee

  • X’s and O’s

    Wilson fans upset with another coach???? NO WAY!!!!!

  • 1st And Long

    DBar DBar Dbar, where do I start? Brea is good. Athletic, fast and very well coached and hard nosed (am I saying these things about Brea?) It’s a team that has always been at our level and a great gauge as to where we are as a program. Tonight we were plain ass whooped. Their Off/Def lines probably averaged 6ft 205 and they kicked our 5ft 9 280 pounders butt up and down the field all night. The Brea running backs ran HARD and always produced yards after contact. The Brea coaching staff was spot on all night, making the correct decisions based on the action on the field.
    Ryan is trying but he has a lot of work to do. Ryan, give up play calling for the rest of the year and really analyze what you need to do the bring this program back. You are getting very predictable after calling plays the last four years. Example, you called a Katrib reverse inside handoff, the play was blown dead just as we handed off because of illegal procedure. So every one in the stadium just saw the play! So the next snap we ran the SAME play for a four yard loss! Omana is struggling. He only has one reliable (drop after drop after drop)receiver and no running game whatsoever. He’s throwing a lot of interceptions where there isn’t a DBar receiver around so I don’t know if they’re running wrong patterns but they really hurt us. We get a kickoff return by Brown to the five and on first down we throw a pick with no purple jersy’s in the area. In the second half, Omana was hit and knocked down on nineteen consecutive pass attempts! The main problem was easy to see to start the second half. Brea’s team ran on to the field and and looked crisp. Our team ran onto the field and and most of our linemen were gassed just jogging…Now we play West Covina whose lineman are very athletic, like Brea’s just forty pounds heavier….Oh, Boy!
    I haven’t given up on the program, but with Los Altos looking like they’re for real, and DRanch’s strong point, their line, being our biggest weekness…Bonita recovering…We may beat Walnut and Rowland but they are NOT SURE things…rooting for the 2011 team, looking forward to 2013!

  • Aaron

    Since losing to Bonita in the 99 championship Brea has not been very good overall and stuck in a strong league. DBar won this game last year, how in the world could it have been a step-up game if the Brahmas were supposed to be better?

  • http://www.twitter.com/SGVtylerd tDro

    http://youtu.be/UB_cnIjZSa4

    Highlights/ interviews from Bonita’s 50-22 win over LA Marshall… Sophomore QB Tanner “Sunshine” Diebold throws for 285 yards and 5 TD’s in one half of play while Garrett Horine states his case for Tribune POY w/ 5 receptions for 191 yards and 4 touchdowns… Is there anyone that means more to their team’s success than Garrett Horine?.. (Billy Livingston/ Steven Rivera maybe..) Either way, a big win for Bonita to get the…. Watch the video and Bonita coach Eric Podley will tell you why!!! Thanks!

    – Tyler Drohan

  • Dan Fastrup

    Hats off to coach Podley for scheduling Los Angeles Marshall this year.

  • RCFOOTBALL

    Where all you charter oak fans now. Telling all us Rancho fans we better be on the blog today.HAHAHAHA!!!!!! Yeah you all will probably make excuses for losing just like your head coach, but we had just as many mistakes as you.. We had a touchdown called back had a fumble on the 2 yd line and lost our starting rb with a dislocated ankle. In the end CO still does not know how to close the deal against a quality team. 3 years in a row you fall in the fourth qtr. I thought our boys probably read their press clippings and when we scored on the first drive they thought it would be a cake walk. Good wake up call for us, now hopefully they know do not read the papers before a game you have to play the game to win..RANCHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

  • P-Town

    My only comment about the game is once again Fred’s (The Tribune) source is wrong. Chino Hills beat us, they flat out shutdown our running game, only team this season to do that. But the comment “I heard the score could have been much worse” is not accurate. The score was 28-6 early in the second half and we had shots at getting the next score. They had their starters in the whole game. The only time they didn’t attempt to score was with less than 30 seconds left in the game.

    Chino Hills had excellent line play on both sides of the ball and that is what beat us. We did put up around 250 yards of offensive but they shut us down when it counted.

    We are going into league fairly healthy, it should be interesting.

  • 12th man

    It was no fluke or a ” Trap game” as some would like to call it? lol..last week when La Habra gave Servite a tough battle~..La Habra lost in Overtime to a very good Orange Lutheran team last night 30-24(OT) but more importantly they showed they can compete with anyone in the Pac5…Things would be very intresting if Bishop Amat & La Habra were to face each other..I think I would predict LH by 3 over BA…

  • Just sayin’

    La Habra vs Pac 5=1 win, 7 losses. 1 win vs San Clemente who also lost to an average Sante Fe team that year. 1 and 7. Period

  • bobbradstreet

    Go, Bulldogs. wowee. Always remember guys every
    football game is four quarters…four…4

  • hey P town

    dont think u r going to beat covina but i sort of wish you could, just to make the trib and fred say and write something good about pomona, that would be so hard for them to do

  • We need help!

    “He’s going to be fine,” Gano said of Pucci “We dropped some passes and they made some big plays. But he’s going to be fine.”

    Code words for “We’re screwed”.

  • Hello?

    Where are all those loud-mouthed, chest-pumping Charter Oak and Monrovia fans???

    They must be eating crow pie! mmmmmmm?

    ENJOY! LOL!

  • Spartan Pride

    For you Amat fans who watched that game last night, you know if was much closer than you care to admit. Not making any excuses for Damien’s loss, but everyone in those stands knew that Amat is going to get destroyed in league. Those supposed bigger, faster, stronger players got worked for the first half. Problem with Damien is that they have no depth so playing iron man football will not get it done against strong competition. Damien showed some promise and I am proud of the way they fought.

  • FredJ

    I’ve seen Pucci twice and think he’s going to be great. You have to remember, he’s only a sophomore. His night could have been much better if not for a few dropped balls. I don’t know what the agendas are for some of you that come in here and take shots at him, get a life. He’s as good or better than any soph in the Valley.

  • SGV FOOTBALL

    RCFOOTBALL,

    You posted at 7:45AM at least let the fans wake up to post on the blog. Yeah yeah yeah you guys won but all this talk about the size of Rancho didnt do anything CO did not get pushed around in this game. Your team had 3 or 4 players walking off the field with injuries. I had the pleasure to sit next to some RC parents who where filming the game and they said they were lucky to come out with the win today. Plus there is a real good shot that we play each other again in the playoffs and I feel more confident than ever after yesterday that we can knock you guys out of the playoffs this year, no doubt about it!

    Hello?,

    I’m here let me know what you go to say????

    Ceee-Ohhhh

  • Lance R

    It was a frustrating first half and being down 7-0 towards the halftime break was mind boggling. Damien came to play give them credit. Altho Amat tied it before half on a Damien turnover We have ourselfs to blame for starting the game in poor field position. Why did our guy call for a fair catch on the one yard line instead of letting the ball go in the end zone and taking it on the 20?? Not very smart as momentum swung their way on that one. poor field position for the first half but you knew and sensed it was a matter of time before Amat took over this game. Damien was happy and forgot they had to play a second half and seemed satisfied with the 7-7 tie at half and they did not come out to play the second half with the same intensity as the first. They bowed down to us as we struck first and fast in the second half. It was over as their crowd and team felt Amat was ready to play in this game. My concern with our team and I have said this before and most know it. The line small and has no forward surge in their blocking they are getting knocked backwards off the ball as you saw Jalen Moore run into them and was making yards on pure strength, Rio getting sacked. This is not going to work in the Serra. I watched late nite Alemany and Chaminade and that o-line and d-line of Alemany is huge. I think Serra league wise we are in for some brutal games in that area. We have Jalen and we have Rio and Sanchez but I really dont think our line competes with these other Serra league teams lines. Lastly I did see some huge guys sitting the bench #56 #71 and a few others we need size up front and weight. When Damien Garfield and of course Servite is knocking you bakcwards the Leagues games bring that week in and week out. I am hoping we can muster up some size and strength on both lines because we will not get out of the Serra and a playoff spot looks doubtful…

  • Middy

    brea won cif in 2002 Aaron but since Looney went to jail they have been down. Brea does stink and so does D Bar. Los Altos ????? seriously. We will see when they enter the Hacienda. I still have West Covina, Bonita, Diamond Ranch, and Rowland before LA. But we shall see.

  • iloveSGVTribune

    LanceR.. You’re right.. I have the same concern.. I know it’s a long shot.. but maybe Hagerty should look into the no huddle spread as someone mentioned on this blog a few days ago.. I remember a few years ago.. the Sherman Oaks Notre Dame coach had the same problem as Amat has today.. he had a small line.. but had some special skilled players.. they went to the no huddle spread.. kept defenses honest. and went on to average 40 plus points a game and had a great season.. they still run that offense today.. although they haven’t won a Pac 5 championship..

  • great for the sgv

    So bishop gets a big win! They dominated Damien with their bigger, stronger, faster dominant team? Now we know what bishop held back in the Servite game, they opened up their playbook against Damien and brought out their weapons! It’s good to see all the arrogance of bishop nation emerge after such a big win.

    On another note, great job West Covina!

    Hope Livingston recovers from his injury in time to finish the season.

  • Relentless D

    Ok based on my predictions yesterday I was 3 out of 4. Co, monrovia, Damien lost. WC got very lucky and was again they escape a lost because the opposite team missed the field. WC has been lucky 3 times but their luck will run out soon.

  • Dan Fastrup

    Horine is a beast for Bonita. The best player on the field last night. He brings a bravado to the team that I wish they would bring under control. To many personal fouls costing them field position.
    Tanner Diebold passed well tonight. Loved that long pass to Venegas late in the second quarter. Beautiful pitch and catch on that one.
    Marshall was over matched on this one but this is a game that will help the confidence going into next week league opener against Diamond Ranch at Ganesha.

  • Dan Fastrup

    I almost forgot. Go San Dimas hope you play Monrovia again and pin the ears back. I’ve never liked Monrovia going back to my Pacific league days in High School. They have QB problems and there line play is lacking when I went to there game a few weeks ago. Having a 5 star recruit doesn’t matter much. You have to play as a team to win the big games. My prediction played itself out.

  • Shmackdaddy

    SGV FOOTBALL

    You said, “Your team had 3 or 4 players walking off the field with injuries”

    YOU’RE RIGHT! RC also lost their starting runningback in the 1st half too! And RC STILL managed to beat your Chargers!

    And to you DAMIEN people,

    Bishop beat you without their other starting runningback, their starting WR/DB, and just lost one of their top OL to a transfer. BA now holds a 23-4-1 all time record vs. Damien!

  • LA Fan

    Good Job Los Altos, a very exciting game to the finish against Ayala. This wins shows that Los Altos should be taken seriously. They beat a very good Ayala team that beat Diamond Bar and only lost by 5 points against Colony. If Los Altos stays healthy and continues to play mistake free, then they will make the playoffs without a doubt. Good Job LA keep up the work

  • Bulldogs have bite

    Relentless D,

    I do not disagree with you about WC’s luck. But it’s the bad luck we have been experiencing, not the good kind. The way I see it, the other teams we played this year have been the lucky ones.

    Sitting on the sidelines or not at 100% is our best player and reigning Tribune POY Chris Solomon, Starting flanker Aaron Franklin, and Starting QB Jonathan Najera. We also missed OL Stud George Castro for the Glendora game, and Jimmy Frazier has had hip flexor issues since camp.

    To go 3-1 in that span with those type of injuries is a testament to the will of the team. Champions pull together and find ways to win. And sometimes they do get a lucky bounce here and there as evidenced against Glendora. But who knows what the outcome would have been given that we are still not at full strength. I say at full strength we still go 3-1 and still lose to Loyola but atleast put up a better fight.

    From here on out we face Southeast division teams, not exactly smooth sailing. But after facing one of Covina’s best teams in years, a Pac-5 traditional power and two Inland division teams. I feel good about our chances from here on out as long as we continue to get healthy.

    Go Bulldogs!

  • WC = Injured

    With all these West Covina injuries, one should question the actual conditioning of these kids. It appears that many of them are not being prepared for what their bodies are subject to on the field. I know that injuries are a part of football but West Covina in particualar seems to have had a disturbing amount the past 3 years. They are always missing someone that could have contributed and these are usually the better players. This has got to stop. If I was a West Covina parent, I would definitely be asking the hard questions. Until then, let’s hope for a speedy recovery for all of West Covina’s and the SGV’s injured.

  • Bulldogs have bite

    WC=injured,

    It does seem like the injury bug clouds over WC in recent years. Last season was relatively an injury free year and we go 13-1 and win the Southeast division. This season, Solomon hurdles a defender and lands awkwardly, Najera gets concussed, Franklin fractures his foot and Castro sat out with the flu against Glendora. Not exactly injuries you can blame on conditioning. If you take a close look at the Bulldogs, you will see an impressive collection of physiques. The weight lifting program turns ordinary looking pudgy kids into WWE superstars by the time they leave school. Our skill guys are fast and many of them play both ways.

    I sit with many WC parents every week and are pretty good friends with most of them. Not one of them ever questions the conditioning their kids go through because they can see for themselves the physical transformation their kids go through in Bulldog country.

    Ask Bishop Amat, Charter Oak, South Hills and Glendora people the kind of beating their kids take every week in their divisions. WC has been scheduling up in non-league and are getting a taste of programs that are just as big and fast if not bigger and faster than they are. All those upper division teams in the Inland and Pac-5 suffer loads of injuries every season too, but they have the depth to overcome these injuries. They also have the talent in spades to fill in for the injured, so many of their injuries go relatively unoticed or highlighted in my opinion.

  • RCFOOTBALL

    SGV,

    Sorry I was up so early I was putting in my 5 mile run, then returned home and flipped on the computer. You sound like your coach on the postgame Farrar “we just were unlucky tonight and made too many mistakes, we beat ourselves”..HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

    We had just as many mistakes and missed oportunities as you did, So I dont want to hear it. Now for injuries only one did leave the game and went to the hospital. He was our starting RB and the backup still ran for 153 yards. 4th qtr when we needed it the line pushed your a***s all the way back and scored 6 when they needed it. Your D-line was chopping down on our O-lines knees all game, I guess that is what you are proud of…

    2 of the kids that were limping around played hurt from the beginning and sucked it up and finished the game. We made the plays when it counted and you did not, hence BIG L for you…

    We did not play our best and when we lost our middle linebacker last week for the season we tried to move 19 back to linebacker and move the rest over, that killed our pass rush. As soon as he went to D-end he had 3 plays in the backfield in a row.

    I hope we are lucky enough to get you in the playoffs so we can beat you all for the fourth time in a row. We finish games!!! You all hang around and lose in the end, But you can count it as your morale victory…HAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • Poor Fred

    FredJ said:
    I’ve seen Pucci twice and think he’s going to be great. You have to remember, he’s only a sophomore. His night could have been much better if not for a few dropped balls. I don’t know what the agendas are for some of you that come in here and take shots at him, get a life. He’s as good or better than any soph in the Valley.

    Uh oh Mr Pucci has infested Fred now! Oh well Mr. P knows how to work it give him credit for that!!

  • 12th man

    Is Amat in trouble?? Can they compete in the Serra? Will they make the playoffs? All these questions will be answered when they play Alemany..What troubles me is the lack of efficiency inside the red zone BA struggled on numerous occasions to get a Touchdown..The Serra league will be a whole different beast in its own rite..You think trying to score against Damien was tough?? Try scoring inside the red zone on Crespi,Loyola,Alemany, One other thing, BA needs to tighten up on the kickoffs(giving up too many yards)….. I give Damien credit for trying to keep the game close,Oh! & of course the refs lol..I just found it a bit odd that there wasn’t any holding calls for almost 3 quarters except for the one TD play that was brought back on a late holding call on BA~ Hmmmmm~ One last thing…It seemed to me that the Damien QB was struggling all night to throw the ball mainly because he couldn’t see over his own line..He had a few batted balls & three picks..You could actually see the inexperience on the QB who was forcibly trying to thread the needle on tight & double coverage…

  • Thor

    RC, mistakes aren’t made they are caused by both sides, we lost our best lineman with a torn acl last week and our sam backer the week before with a dislocated elbow. It was a hell of a game to watch and we all know the inland is serious business!

  • oldschool

    someone on this blog keeps advising on trick plays. I forget who it was,maybe 12th man. last night de la salle scored on a trick play.so maybe it is a great ideal that some of our SGV teams work on some for special occasions against great teams.at the time de la salle attempted the play they could not get anything going for them.it was still early in the game.

  • Suggestion

    If I can add something to the suggestion box for the SGV Tribune? I think you guys should host a weekly chat with the public and answer their questions. The format could be similar to the live game chat so it would be easy to moderate comments. It’ll also be a great way to interact with the many aficionados of SGV prep sports. Thanks!

  • ???

    Fred,

    I don’t even know this Pucci kid have no interest in this issue. But when you come on this thread claiming this kid is going to be a great QB down the line, where is that coming from? Please enlighten us?

    I just checked out his stats through two games 3 td’s and i int. I know he threw three int. this last game but did he only have 1 int. through the first two games or is Gano back to playing some of his old games. He was 5 of 16 with a QB rating of 78. With the three picks that rating is going to go even lower.

    Now that sophomore qb over at Bonita’s Diebold stats are 29 of 52 with 8 tds and 1 int. and a QB rating of 121.

    If you made that comment about this kid just maybe we wouldn’t think you were talking out of your a@@.

    I sure would like to know if Pucci only had one pick going into the Bishop Amat game?

  • 12th man

    oldschool,
    I keep making little suggestions here & there..Its Constructive Criticism..I really dont have a team of choice & I dont have any ties to any schools..I root for Amat because i feel they have a punchers chance in a tough division..A few tweeks here a few there..& waaa-laa~ You have a strong competitive team..But im glad to hear DLS the best team in California & #3 in the Nation is doing watever it takes to win (“Trick Plays”) Amat ran a reverse last night..I wouldn’t necessarily consider that a trick play, but hey!! it’s a start…They will definately need to pull some rabbits out of a hat come league time…I believe Amat would have more success this season if they converted to a Pass 1st offense..& then start the run game..They executed perfect on the second half opening drive by passing 1st & opening up the defense & setting them up for the play action pass & then run..but thats just me~ Anyways thanks for noticing my comments im sure if you ask most bloggers on here they would say that im just rambling lol..

  • No Competition

    I think ???=Diebolds dad. That’s kid got worked by Damien. That’s great that he can throw td’s against weak teams. My son can do that on his POP warner team. Doesn’t make him the best qb in the valley. Play some real teams and then come on here and talk about how good your kid is.

  • Spartie Insider

    At least Fred admits that he has seen Pucci only twice.The kid gets pick off three times in one of those two games he has seen and Fred states :
    “He’s as good or better than any soph in the Valley ”
    And Fred is the Prep Editor…..
    Stick to covering soccer Fred at least you know that game.

  • ???

    Sorry not his dad, had to look up on Max Prep how to spell the kids name. Didn’t say the best qb in the SGV. The topic was best sophomore qb in the SGV. Don’t even know if he is the best sophomore qb in the sgv but have no doubt at this time is a better qb than the kid at Damien, that was my point. By the way didn’t check but was told the kid threw 4 or 5 td’s yesterday, don’t know if they were in the max prep stats. Also would think that San Dimas is competition.

  • I dont play soccer

    Spartie
    I was thinking the same thing

  • Mr. Coit

    Didn’t Aram admit that he worked for Daddy Pucci at Daddy Pucci’s Stanley Steamer at one time??? or was that a rumor?

  • 12th man

    WOW!!!~ Only 8 teams remain undefeated in Pac5 & three of them are from the Serra~
    Go figure??

    Loyola 4-0
    Santa Margarita 4-0
    Crespi 4-0
    Notre Dame 4-0
    Orange Lutheran 4-0
    Servite 4-0
    Los Alamitos 4-0
    San Clemente 4-0

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball Aram

    Yep, I worked for Daddy Pucci, as you put it, in 1993 for all of about three weeks. It was the summer I graduated HS. It was my first job ever. I was a telemarketer for him and his brother Jeff and it was the worst job I’ve ever had. Worse than FOX, if that’s possible. Not their fault at all, just was what it was. Kevin and Jeff were great guys and I’m sure they still are. I say “were” because I haven’t talked to either of them since 1993! So there goes your conspiracy theory.

    As I’ve said for a while, you people need to chill on the whole “daddy bought off this person or that person” when it comes to Gage. Makes you look busted out.

  • Proud To Bust Out

    I’ll stand by my comments.

  • Confused

    Funny I saw Aram talking to the dad a couple weeks ago?

  • Just An Opinion

    When it comes to Fred and Aram talking about Gage Pucci. Some but NOT all of their credibility goes out the door.

  • DAMIEN WHO?

    Donut Gano

    Here is the bottom line Greg. Your QB didn’t transfer to Damien because he was a starter or performed well… Your play calling sucks and having the worst QB in the SGV clearly showed last night.

    First and ten on I think Amat’s 32 and you call three straight pass plays? All thrown like skipping rocks and lame ducks?

    Find SOMEONE that has some athletic ability to play the position. Daddy check book isn’t going to win games.

    NEWS FLASH FRED, PUCCI IS NO DIEBOLD. NOT EVEN IN THE SAME CLASS OF TALENT.

  • ???

    Were we watching the same game as Gano?

    Do you think those couple drops were the issue or going into the second half of a 7-7 tied game and proceed to throw three interceptions.

    My opinion but I think it was the three interceptions.

    I do have a question did he complete more passes to Bishop Amat or Damien in that second half?

  • Get Over it

    Damien Who? it’s clear your a Damien parent.

    You were obviously at the game and we know Amat fans dont care about this nonsense.

    So lets see your a parent and your not happy…hmmm

    I bet bet you poor baby didn’t play last night….hahaha

    Try a little less blogging and a little more practice with your boy.

  • Glendora SI

    Hey Mr. Pucci maybe you should go back to Glendora so that way you could sue for your sons palying time. Because he ain’t going to get a D1 scholarship
    You get a bloody nose at Glendora you can sue.

  • Hey Get Over it

    hey get over it, im an AMAT parent.
    your team sucked last night.
    Is your kid one of those tiny tots?
    hmmmmmm

  • Get Over it

    Ohhh OKK your an Amat parent….try harder and say no to blogs. It’s not helping your boy.

  • http://footballfan23@yahoo.com football fan

    Its sad that us Inland Empire fans have to blog in the SGV. Our paper (Daily Bulletin)sucks! Just wanted to see what happened to the Norco fans?? Upland destroyed them.. Fred Robledo show Upland some love this week against Loyola, should be great game. We dont have the 2 minute drill in the “fakey bulletin”! They had the game of the week Etiwanda Vs Miller.. Weak! It should have been Upland Vs Norco

  • The U

    Football Fan, the Norco s**t talkers are still filing police reports against that green and white SEMI that ran them over last night…..Loyola will be a great test this week, no doubt..

  • Dan Fastrup

    No Competition, Hmmm. What’s your point?

  • http://footballfan23@yahoo.com football fan

    Ya, I really was tired of seeing Norco fans posting there sh.. everywhere and now not a peep!

  • GoAMAT

    AMAT wins 28 to 7. Case closed. even Damiens announcer was a sore loser and stopped announcing the score after it went from 7 to 0 to 7 to 7. Grow up young man. Give the boys credit where credit is due and be one sided. We will pray for you.

  • Old Spartan Player

    Fred and Aram, after reading some of these comments from ur fans I just had to laugh and I want to say Thank you. You guys do a lot of hard work for the area preps coverage, even though people always want more from you guys . Lol thanks…. Now for Damien, man what’s up with all this hate for the qb and his dad. I don’t get it. He is a young qb who made some big mental mistakes but has potential. He has 2 more games to work on his reads before league and if he works on that he can get that offense going. I like the defense they did improve from last year but need help from the offense and no more mistakes from special teams. That hurt them in the Amat game. I also notice that a good amount of players were playing both ways, now I don’t know how skillful the kids are on the sideline but it looks like they can get some fresh legs on both sides of the ball. That can help prevent starters from wearing out. Now good luck to them and let’s see some improvement cause it looks like another fun year in the Sierra…. Also good luck to Amat they have another great running back running for them and they are going to need it for that very tough Serra league.

  • Aaron

    LA Marshall was a playoff team and league champ a year ago. They played Fairfax twice, first time they got smashed the second time they got bounced in the first round…but it was much closer.

  • Damien Who?

    Get over it!

    You wish I was a Damien Parent. Might write a check for Gano to buy a QB… LOL

    Bottom line , you lost by 3+ scorces, you coaching sucks, your offense can’t move the ball, special teams are out to lunch and the defense might be able to compete next year. And to top it off, your QB isn’t a varsity QB. Maybe JV at best.

    Read between the lines donut hole, find an kid in your school that has some athletic ability to play the position.

    I think some bloggers have said 3-7 or 4-7 season. Its coming! Damien’ a joke of the SGV!

  • Get Over it

    Guess Who ? Your pathetic.
    I hate you, your fat, you u cant play Qb.

    And your worried about Damien being and embarrassment.

    I would keep my identity hidden to if I were you to.

    hahahahahaa

  • CO Bully

    The U: just wanted to thank you for doing some exterminating here in the IE and getting rid of the NorCow cock roaches….LMAO. Hes probably in his backyard meth lab right now hiding from the truth.

  • Just. Askin

    Aaron – weren’t you the guy ragging on how weqk Garfield was? They were undefeated League champs in a tougher league, Played OLu tight, blew out Kennedy in the playoffs then gave Carson a tough time. now you’re tryin to make Marshall sound good?

  • Conq’76

    I agree that the Trib guys do a GREAT job covering SGV Football each week, but really? No first-hand account of the Ayala-LA game? It seems to me that resurrections always make for great reading.

  • Frank

    “Has any body here seen my old friend Notsince- can you tell me where he’s gone- He made some predictions- but they were wrong- Ive just looked on here and he’s gone”
    What happend to Damien, and your charter oak? Both teams got smashed, CO proved they are not ready for quality teams (real quality teams) not Freds versions.
    Damien I must give you guys some props, you hung with a heavely injured Amat team for two qrts, before getting blown out. The look on the faces of your crowd when Amat scored the touchdown before half time, said alot. It was that look of fear, like when somehting bad is about to happen and you’re just not prepared.(oh S%&t)
    Also whats up with your anouncer, what a sore loser, talking over Amats post game ceremony. Damien you have never been treated like that at Amat. Also you guys turned off the scoreboard immediatly as the game ended. I wanted to take a picture!
    But all in all, you guys have improved. Yet you are still along way from Amat. keep in mind how many starters are injured right now along with losing their best O lineman.Not making excuses Amat won, and injuries are part of the game. But with all that you still got blown out

  • ???

    Really the only difference between the two teams was the QB play. Bishop Amat has an average QB and Damien has a below average QB. Those three picks were the difference in the game. First half no picks 7to7 tie.

  • GoAMAT

    THE DIFFEENCE BETWEEN BOTH TEAMS ????? IS ……….WE WON AND DAMIEN LOST. SECONDLY.DAMIEN HATES AND ARE RUDE AND AMATs.NOT.

  • AMAT!!

    I try really hard not to come on here and talk crap about any teams because no matter how much they s*ck, its still someones team and most of those kids on that team play with heart and play hard… so with that said… I have to say how horribly disapointed I am with the Damien’s announcer. He was the poorest I have ever experienced. Announcers should try to be as neutral as possible and that guy was anything but… for him to be a part of Damien is embarrasing. For him to be representing Damien a well respected High School, is disgusting. It was such a display of poor sportmanship the way he neglected to announce some of our players after making some amazing plays and how he so rudely talked over Amats end of game traditional ceremony. Damien should really look into this because he is giving Damien a bad name!!!!

  • Aaron

    I thought Bishop Amat was the best team in the Valley…or so you say? If they want to be a big boy rather than the big fish in the small pond then schedule someone that isn’t weak like La Mirada/Garfield. These are by comparison and where the teams are competing. If you’re gonna talk, then start the walk.

    DVII and DI are different for a reason…it’s called depth.

  • Just askin

    Aaron – you’re really gonna call La Mirada weak after the way they played La Habra and what they just did to La Serna? You remember La Serna – right? before you call Garfield weak take a look at who their losses are too. would any team in the valley (save for one) have the balls to play that schedule? Are you going to slam Edison for scheduling a “weak” team too?

  • Witness

    Speaking of class. The score should have easily been 35-7, but coach Hag’s once again pulled off the gas peddle and took Rio out and just ran out the clock. We(Amat faithful) knew that hag’s would do this, because its the Amat way.
    Good luck with your season Damien. See you next year.

  • Amat Mom

    I did notice that the Damien announcer rudely started talking over our traditional, after game, school song. I did think that was classless, and I believe he did it becasue he personally was disappointed that his team got so badly beaten in that second half.

    He represented Damien poorly, but the Damien parents always do show class and integrity. I spend time pregame with many Damien parents, and have for years at their tailgates, and they at our tailgates. There is a nice respect among us.

    Shame on that announcer.

  • Amat Parent

    Seriously people, enough blogging about parents and naming names when you so immaturely criticize players. They are high school kids that put their hearts and souls out each Friday night.

    I saw an improved Damien team give us a scare in the first quarter, what game were you watching. I never felt really threatened as I saw Amat handle the Damien offense very well. It was just the Amat offense not being able to finish. The Amat offense moved the ball well against Damien’s D but we did’nt finish in the first half. It was just a matter of time.

    Most Amat fans are true class football fans, who appreciate all the players battling each and every Friday. My hat off to Damien for the battle they brought to Amat. And my Love and dire devotion to the boys in Blue and Gold who bring it every Friday, even when we are battered and injury riddled.

    Amat Forever Baby ! Bring it !

  • TouchedinLP

    Amat Mom

    I got no dog in this fight, but get real. You’re in enemy territory, and you expect everyone in the stadium to be quiet, so your team can sing their after game song, especially after you’ve just beaten them? You’ve apparently lost your mind. And don’t try to tell us that the Amat faithful at Keiffer silence their celebration’s after a game, so the opposition can do their post game “routine”.

    Good grief…

  • RCFOOTBALL

    You Amat and Damien people are hilarious.

    At any away game the announcer is going to be for their team and could care less about the other team, That is called home field advantage. At Muir they do not even have speakers on the visiting side so you can not hear anything they are announcing except mumbling which is more annoying. CO is a very classy team, their announcer was not excited when we scored and when we did he was ho hum about it, just as he should be.

    Another point these are all young men playing the game for the love of it. Lets remember that and keep the trash talking between parents and leave the kids out of the harsh words. Most of you probably talk down to the kids, because you sucked as a football player.

    Damien is still rebuilding and according to the Amat faithful you are the greatest thing ever created if you listen to the amat fans. Then to call Amat not scheduling harder games in the beginning just look at their league schedule it is stacked, so they play plenty of tough games before the season is over.

    Damien you can schedule easier teams and build up your record also, you took Rancho off your schedule, so you could schedule Chaffey…Be careful what you say about another team until you have examined your own.

  • Witness

    @TouchedinLP, Parochial schools always stay quite and listen to the other teams school songs, win or lose. Its always been that way, well not friday night, but all other games. Even Garfield knew this. Its a respect thing.
    So yes, We expect silence.

  • Come on Big Lou

    I’m tired of Lou Farrar talking about his 14 sophomores and his “young” team. He’s right, there are 14 sophomores, of which ONLY TWO step on the turf. Sounds like an excuse to me.

  • This just in!

    Rancho Cucamonga has replaced Charter Oak at #25 in the LA Times Top 25 teams.

  • D

    To “come on big Lou”, get ur facts straight before you hate. C/O starts 5 sophs and uses at least 2 more.

  • Painful Reality

    TIME TO START LOOKING FOR A NEW COACH! GUESS WHERE????

    TIME TO START LOOKING FOR A NEW QB? GUESS WHERE?

    TIME TO START WONDERING WHY A LOSING SEASON IS REALITY? GUESS WHERE?

  • 12th man

    There’s still two more weeks of nonleague action for the five schools that make up the Serra League, and that’s good, because I am still unable to come up with even a guess as to which three teams will end up making the Pac-5 Division playoffs.

    All five are ranked in The Times’ top 25. Loyola, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and Encino Crespi are 4-0. Alemany and Bishop Amat are 3-1.

    Many people are speculating that Bishop Amat is likely to be one of the two schools not to make the playoffs. I don’t know what evidence has come forward to indicate that.

    The simple fact is teams need to win at least two league games to earn a playoff spot, and that might not be enough if there’s a tie involved.

    The coaches are terrific, the fans are loyal, the players are talented. It’s going to come down to matchups. There are teams with speed and athleticism, such as Crespi and Alemany. There are teams that execute, such as Loyola and Notre Dame. And there are teams that have athletes who love to perform under pressure, such as Bishop Amat.

    So let’s see what transpires over the next two weeks, and then the real action begins. It’s going to be a wild, exciting time, with showdowns every week.

    – Eric Sondheimer

  • 12th man

    How good is the Pac5????? 15 teams from the Pac5 make the Times top 25…

  • CO Bro

    Sorry for not running to my computer saturday morning to post on this blog RC fan, I do have a life and better things to do. But you guys beat us again and for that I say congratulations, there are a few players on your team #1, #5 are beasts. As for CO being pushed around, I didn’t see it. I saw CO moving the ball on your defense all night long. We just didn’t execute in the red zone. No excuses, RC made the plays and CO didn’t. I hope we will get the opportunity to meet in the playoffs when the game really counts. Good luck with the remainder of the season and I hope your boy’s stay healthy. I hope your running back makes a speedy recovery.

  • Listen (UP)

    ( CO BRO), your all CLASS!!! People that’s how you come in here and make your opinion of the game like he just did! No bad mouthing, no complaining and just telling it like it WAS!

    Good luck to your team CO BRO,

  • Frank

    Glad to see RC and Upland make the times top 25 rankings. Those are solid programs and I was surprised they were not in there before.
    Coach Farrar, what an embarresment, trying to use youth as your excuse for losing. It looked pathetic and really like a coach who can’t handle a loss. You should of just given other team their props. Hagerty didn’t make excuses when they lost to Servite.
    As for the Serra league it going to be a battle. Sad to think 2 of those teams won’t make playoffs.As of now I couldn’t call it. Hope Amat gets a spot. They will definitly have to get their O line straightend out.

  • Norco

    Congrats to Upland….We got are but kicked…No excuses…They are a very well coached and balanced team…The Baseline is going to be brutal this year…

  • Gano Fan

    If Fred is nice enough to post this I’d certainly appreciate it as I’ve recieved a few calls wondering if I’m bagging on the Pucci’s. The simple answer is NO!…never have. Hope that clears things up. I also was suprised a few Damien parents thought I was “Frank” or a few other names…thought I cleared that up BEFORE this game…haven’t been on here for months..probably six as Fred and Aram know.

    Here’s my opinion of the game…Gano called a near perfect game and so did Fair. Anyone who thinks differently, while entitled to their opinion, don’t know much about football or just flat out hate. Damein should/could have been up 14-0 at half but a botched punt left the ball at the Damien 6 and Bishop capitalized..as good teams do. In the second half, more of the same..the better team made plays and while Gano and Fair did all they could do to deal with the TOs. Still tons of credit go out to Damien’s O & D Lines who threw down with Bishop all night long…next year Damein wins this game out right…just my honest opinion as the Spartans have turned the corner in the toughness department with Bishop.

    Now to Gage Pucci..kid has stones for sure and has poise to spare but he got burned by three things that night…dropped balls, inexperience and an inability to manage a game..all are going to get better with time. Is he the best So. QB in the Valley? Who cares..he’s a Spartan now and that’s all that matters…whatever he needs I’m sure Gano and Mark will provide…still to those that hate on Pucci being the starter aren’t being honest with themselves as he’s beaten out a 6’5″ Sr and a 6’4″ Jr…who’s Dad is Gano’s close friend…so much for playing favorites.

    To the Pucci Clan…one thing that has gotten under my skin more than anything else at Damein is how coaches have taken things out on my kids for things I’ve said on here so why would I do the same and sink to that level. I won’t. If Pucci loves his kid…than he’s a good man in my book…hope that clears things up as every man should be judged as an individual rather than by rumor.

    So to those that want to trash or play games with my opinion..knock yorself out or better yet just admit you would never do it to my face…six years proves that!

  • Gano Fan

    If Fred is nice enough to post this I’d certainly appreciate it as I’ve recieved a few calls wondering if I’m bagging on the Pucci’s. The simple answer is NO!…never have. Hope that clears things up. I also was suprised a few Damien parents thought I was “Frank” or a few other names…thought I cleared that up BEFORE this game…haven’t been on here for months..probably six as Fred and Aram know.

    Here’s my opinion of the game…Gano called a near perfect game and so did Fair. Anyone who thinks differently, while entitled to their opinion, don’t know much about football or just flat out hate. Damein should/could have been up 14-0 at half but a botched punt left the ball at the Damien 6 and Bishop capitalized..as good teams do. In the second half, more of the same..the better team made plays and while Gano and Fair did all they could do to deal with the TOs. Still tons of credit go out to Damien’s O & D Lines who threw down with Bishop all night long…next year Damein wins this game out right…just my honest opinion as the Spartans have turned the corner in the toughness department with Bishop.

    Now to Gage Pucci..kid has stones for sure and has poise to spare but he got burned by three things that night…dropped balls, inexperience and an inability to manage a game..all are going to get better with time. Is he the best So. QB in the Valley? Who cares..he’s a Spartan now and that’s all that matters…whatever he needs I’m sure Gano and Mark will provide…still to those that hate on Pucci being the starter aren’t being honest with themselves as he’s beaten out a 6’5″ Sr and a 6’4″ Jr…who’s Dad is Gano’s close friend…so much for playing favorites.

    To the Pucci Clan…one thing that has gotten under my skin more than anything else at Damein is how coaches have taken things out on my kids for things I’ve said on here so why would I do the same and sink to that level. I won’t. If Pucci loves his kid…than he’s a good man in my book…hope that clears things up as every man should be judged as an individual rather than by rumor.

    So to those that want to trash or play games with my opinion..knock yorself out or better yet just admit you would never do it to my face…six years proves that!

  • Gano Fan

    If Fred is nice enough to post this I’d certainly appreciate it as I’ve recieved a few calls wondering if I’m bagging on the Pucci’s. The simple answer is NO!…never have. Hope that clears things up. I also was suprised a few Damien parents thought I was “Frank” or a few other names…thought I cleared that up BEFORE this game…haven’t been on here for months..probably six as Fred and Aram know.

    Here’s my opinion of the game…Gano called a near perfect game and so did Fair. Anyone who thinks differently, while entitled to their opinion, don’t know much about football or just flat out hate. Damein should/could have been up 14-0 at half but a botched punt left the ball at the Damien 6 and Bishop capitalized..as good teams do. In the second half, more of the same..the better team made plays and while Gano and Fair did all they could do to deal with the TOs. Still tons of credit go out to Damien’s O & D Lines who threw down with Bishop all night long…next year Damein wins this game out right…just my honest opinion as the Spartans have turned the corner in the toughness department with Bishop.

    Now to Gage Pucci..kid has stones for sure and has poise to spare but he got burned by three things that night…dropped balls, inexperience and an inability to manage a game..all are going to get better with time. Is he the best So. QB in the Valley? Who cares..he’s a Spartan now and that’s all that matters…whatever he needs I’m sure Gano and Mark will provide…still to those that hate on Pucci being the starter aren’t being honest with themselves as he’s beaten out a 6’5″ Sr and a 6’4″ Jr…who’s Dad is Gano’s close friend…so much for playing favorites.

    To the Pucci Clan…one thing that has gotten under my skin more than anything else at Damein is how coaches have taken things out on my kids for things I’ve said on here so why would I do the same and sink to that level. I won’t. If Pucci loves his kid…than he’s a good man in my book…hope that clears things up as every man should be judged as an individual rather than by rumor.

    So to those that want to trash or play games with my opinion..knock yorself out or better yet just admit you would never do it to my face…six years proves that!

  • Sleepless in Seattle

    You guys are supposed to be grown adults with lives of your own and you waste your time talking shit on high school kids? Thats pretty pathetic…

  • Fair Fan

    One last thing…I’ve heard a few chuckle inducing comments from Damien parent bloggers about our wonderful Coach Fair…the Mad Scientist. Let’s see..he’s a Stanford Grad..which makes him a certified idiot…NOT! He played in the Rose Bowl while part of the Stanford Football team (linemen I belive) …which makes him…unqualified to coach teenagers…NOT!He’s been extremely loyal to Gano and Damien which mean he deserves to be second guessed by anonymous disgruntled alumni…NOT! I’m amused…is Fair too old, too rigid or too demanding or not demanding enough? Are his methods outdated, out of synch or old fashioned..or just old school fundamentally sound? which is it? You need a score card with these conflicting complaints…too funny for words. Caoch Fair..turn up the heat…that’s all I’m saying and keep doing what you do.

    In the Bishop game Fair was masterful as evidenced by Rio’s inability to connect or get comfortable in the pocket all night long..and by the DB’s who made play after play all night long. Few can ever stop a stud kid like Sanchez, who’s Bishop’s best player by far…but Fair did a solid job dealing with such a talent..easily the best WR in the Valley.

    I hear there’s a changing of the guard at Damien where seniors were given first crack at starting and Freshmen never made Varsity..well that’s changed…let’s all get used to that model as it creates competition..which is why you’re at a private school in the first place.

    Next year I hope to see Fair back where he belongs..doing what he loves to do…and that’s making boys into men. Hopefully, after his showing in the Bishop game alumni, parenst and most importantlt players will see Fair has been right all along. Man wants nothing but the best for every player out there…now if only the players came to practice with teh same conviction as their coach…then Damien would really make a mark.

  • AMAT 73

    Aaron,
    Who do you suggest we schedule ? Bonita ? Or that LA powerhouse Marshall.

  • Aaron

    Folsom and Crenshaw/Dorsey/Carson.

    Does playing La Mirada and Garfield prepare you for the Serra and the PAC-5?

  • Lol you guys are too much

    Gano fan and Fair fan
    You are too much. These guys are both dinosaurs
    and both need to be replaced. Lol we have heard about their glory days for too long now. Tell how great they are to Amat
    and the other 5 or so teams you will loose too.
    Lol

  • oldschool

    stop all this bashing of Pucci,he is just a 15 year old kid that is going to be a good quarterback.who cares that he threw 3 interceptions agains a good amat defense.Tom Brady threw 4 yesterdaay and he is the best.

  • Just sayn’

    Aaron – I know you’re really far away – but there’s some things you need to keep up with. Garfield was tied with Dorsey in the 4th quarter at 26 before losing by 6. Dorsey followed that by playing REV to a 2pt game. And they played Carson toigh in the playoffs. Y’all need to get the old Garfield outta your head. Edison scheduled them too. Orange Lu a year ago. Are you smarter than Hags , Kunau, and White? Crenshaw is 1-2 and lost to Norco – who got blown out by Upland. Might they not be as good without Mamba? Damien is a must. A nearby private schoo/ Inland team that has every advantage to be at Amat’s level if they weren’t satisfied with mediocrity for years. Folsom? Really? You had to go to Sacramento to find a team? Did Hagerty know Rettig was gonna be hurt. When Cathedral got scheduled they just moved up and we on the rise. Playing Rettig would been good prep for Notre Dame. Already talked La Mirada. 6 D1 guys a year ago and have proved against La Habra and La Serna they can play.

  • Where Have You Been

    Of course Aaron is smarter than Hags White and Kunau. He is a real expert. After all, he gets his info from reading Maxpreps and text messages from his dad.

  • fb102

    Fair/Gano Fan,

    I agree that Fair called a GOOD game, it was not enough to defeat Amat. Coach Fair needed to call the perfect game for Damien to win.

    IF Amats QB Ruiz had a few ounces of touch on his passes, the Damien game would have been over much earlier. RR needs to learn that EVERY pass does NOT need to be a bullet. RR also lacks the ability to see the field/play developing. Too MANY times, RR locks on to his primary receiver[usually Sanchez] and forces the pass without looking at other options [which TEND to be WIDE OPEN]. On the last TD, RR did NOT throw to Sanchez who was double covered[as he usually is], RR miraculously found a WIDE OPEN Patten for the Td. This is happening ALL the time BUT RR can/does not see it.

    RRs lack of time/comfort was due to POOR blocking on the OL. Numerous times OL players were getting blown off the ball. This also affected the running game. JMoore actually ran into an OL who had been BLOWN up and knocked back into his path.

  • ??????

    you’re trollin but you’re still amazing