What is going on at Upland? Lou Brewster tries to answer

It’s time for the truth, the real story, to emerge from Upland High School about its anguish over the transfer story that has come to resemble an octopus: eight sets of facts, eight different ends, eight different scenarios.
Late last week, it was reported – not in this publication we might add – that two assistant coaches had been fired and some transfers had been ruled ineligible. While it’s not all that difficult to get information from the CIF-SS about ineligible players, it has been extremely hard to get any confirmation on the status of assistants.

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Tribune Super 35 Rankings: Bishop Amat, Chino Hills are top two and square off on Friday for undisputed No. 1

hagsTRIBUNE SUPER 35 RANKINGS
1. Bishop Amat (1-0) — After a slow start against power Santa Margarita, Bishop Amat dominated in the second half offensively and defensively. Now it’s time to prove it’s still the Valley’s best with Chino Hills in town.
2. Chino Hills (1-0) – Dominant, dominant win for the Huskies, setting up this week’s battle of the top two teams. Many Huskies fans think Amat was lucky to sneak away with a 48-48 tie last year on fortunate calls down the stretch. Well, it’s time to settle it once and for all, and please, agree to overtime this around, will ya coaches.
3. Charter Oak (0-0) — If you thought the real tests were Los Alamitos and Bishop Amat in the next couple weeks you’re not paying attention to the Chargers’ season opening opponent, Roosevelt, who smacked Tustin, 38-8, in their opener. Big tests ahead for Lou Farrar and Co.
jpayton4. South Hills (1-0) – The Huskies’ 48-7 dismantling of Covina is why it took so long for these programs to play. It’s been a mismatch for years and still is. Bonita should give the Huskies a much bigger test.
5. West Covina (1-0) – The Bulldogs put all the distractions aside and showed they’re who they’re, still one of the Valley’s best in a 35-25 win over Colony. They’ll leave the Valley this week to take on Long Beach Wilson.
6. Los Altos (1-0) — Beating Arroyo 28-21, or narrowly beating Arroyo isn’t the type of performance you expect from No. 4, which is why they dropped to No. 6. They have another chance to prove their worth against San Dimas.
7. Diamond Bar (1-0) – Beautiful season-opening 44-10 win over Montebello, and the Brahmas try to keep the train moving this week against Norwalk.
8. Diamond Ranch (1-0) – The Panthers are doing right, scheduling more winnable opponents in non-league and it resulted in an easy 33-6 win over Chino.
9. Bonita (1-0) – After winning the Smudge, big step-up game against South Hills at the District. Always nice when two top ten teams go at it.
10. Ayala (1-0) — The Bulldogs were convincing in Week 0, but now comes the test at Monrovia in the debut of super senior Kurt Scoby.

The rest: 11. San Dimas (0-1); 12. Glendora (0-0), 13. Damien (0-0), 14. Northview (1-0), 15. Rowland (1-0), 16. Claremont (0-0), 17. Sierra Vista (0-0), 18. La Puente (0-0), 19. Arroyo (0-1), 20. Duarte (1-0), 21. Baldwin Park (1-0), 22. South El Monte (0-0), 23. Covina (0-1), 24. Gladstone (0-0), 25. Azusa (0-0), 26. Rosemead (0-0), 27. Gladstone (0-0), 28. Walnut (0-1); 29. El Monte (0-1); 30. Pomona (1-0), 31. Wilson (1-0), 32. Mountain View (0-0), 33. Nogales (0-1), 34. Bassett (0-1), 35. Workman (0-1), 36. Ganesha (0-1)

SEASON LEADERS
Passing

1. Nathan Coto, Arroyo, 17-31, 296 yards, 2 TDs
2. Adrrain Cuevas, El Monte, 17-134 285, 2 TDs
3. Koa Haynes, Bishop Amat, 20-30, 261, 1 TD
4. Tanner Diebold, Bonita, 23-37, 210 yards, 3 TDs
5. Tyler Peterson, Diamond Bar, 19-29, 183, 1 TD
6. Manny Lua, Pomona, 9-14, 168 yards, 1 TD
7. Cristian Hacegaba, Los Altos, 11-18, 107, 1 TD
8. Micas Maes, Walnut, 7-23, 56 yards, 1TD
Rushing
1. Cristian Hacegaba, Los Altos, 153 yards, 1TD
2. Jake Payton, Bonita, 142 yards 1 TD
3. Tyron Kelley, Diamond Bar, 77 yards, 0 TD
4. Matthew Hayashi, Los Altos, 72 yards, 1 TD
5. Randy Amezcua, Arroyo, 65 yards, 0 TD
6. Tevita Sina, Los Altos, 64 yards, 1 TD
7. Jelani Staten, Pomona, 62 yards, 0 TD
8. Roy Barrajas, El Monte, 61 yads, 1 TD
9. Koa Haynes, Bishop Amat, 46 yards, 1 TD
10. Tyler Brown, Diamond Bar, 42, 2 TDs

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Tribskin Pick’em; Your Predictions and Ours .. Chino Hills-Amat, South Hills-Bonita, Monrovia-Ayala headline

Aram Tolegian and I will go head-to-head picking football games throughout the season. He edged me out the past two seasons, but it’s not happening this year, not when we’re playing for a Slater’s 50-50 burger.

Aram Tolegian (13-5, last week); (13-5, season total)
Fred Robledo (14-4, last week); (14-4, season total)

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Last week: I edged Aram in week 0, but it was a good week for both of us. We both missed taking Bosco Tech over Wilson, Keppel over Ganesha and El Dorado over Ayala. Aram got me taking Bishop Amat over Santa Margarita, but I picked up a game taking Bonita over San Dimas and Duarte over Valley Christian.

This week: Obviously, there are a few big games that stand out, like Chino Hills and Bishop Amat. After what happened in last year’s thriller, which ended in a 48-48 tie on a few controversial calls down the stretch, it’s huge again, especially given Chino Hills’ smackdown of Arlington and Amat’s big win over Santa Margarita last week. In recent years, however, I never pick against Amat in area games and I’ve been rewarded every time so I’m not changing now. South Hills and Bonita is another great one given each teams’ week 0 performance. Tell you what, I like the Huskies. Another super game to watch is Ayala at Monrovia. You know, the three-time champ Super Cats may be great in the Mid-Valley and Rio Hondo, but when they step up in class, the big boys usually get ‘em. But this time I like the ‘Cats for one reason. KURT SCOBY. He is, big-boy football.

This weeks games and predictions
Thursday

La Puente vs. Covina at CDF, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Covina); Aram (Covina)
Northview vs. Gladstone at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (NView); Aram (Northview)
Friday
Bonita vs. South Hills at CDF, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SHills); Aram (Bonita)
Chino Hills at Bishop Amat, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BAmat); Aram (Amat)
San Dimas at Los Altos, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LA); Aram (LA)
Ayala at Monrovia, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Monrovia); Aram (M-Town)
Azusa vs. Whittier at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Azusa); Aram (Azteca)
Bassett at Mountain View, 7 p.m. — Robledo (MView); Aram (Bassett)
El Monte at Ontario Christian, 7 p.m. — Robledo (OChristian); Aram (OC)
El Rancho at Diamond Ranch, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DRanch); Aram (DR)
Ganesha at Garey, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Garey); Aram (Garey)
Glendora at Claremont, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Glendora); Aram (G-High)
Irvine at Rosemead, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Irvine); Aram (Irv)
Lutheran vs. Damien at OCC, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Orange Lutheran); Aram (OLu)
Nogales at South El Monte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SEM); Aram (SEM)
Norwalk at Diamond Bar, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DBar); Aram (Noodles)
Pomona at Don Lugo, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DLugo); Aram (Lugo)
Sierra Vista at Baldwin Park, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BPark); Aram (SV)
Temple City at Arroyo, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arr)
West Covina at Long Beach Wilson, 7 p.m. — Robledo (WCovina); Aram (LB Wils)
Wilson at Rowland, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rowland); Aram (Rowland)
Workman at Keppel, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Keppel); Aram (Kep)

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