ARAM REPORTING ON IN THE HUDDLE: Sources close to the Diamond Bar football team are saying the school is bracing for the very real possibility that it will have to forfeit its Nov. 1 game against Rowland due to being unable to field a team after suspensions are handed down tomorrow by the CIF-Southern Section.
Story: Both the Diamond Bar and Diamond Ranch high school football teams are expected to see a considerable number of players handed one-game suspensions for their roles in a brawl that marred the end of last week’s game between the two rival schools. Sources say that Diamond Bar could lose as many 20 or more players for its next game, which is on Nov. 1 against Rowland. The Brahmas have a bye this week. Among those expected to be suspended is standout wide receiver Cordell Broadus, who is the son of rapper Snoop Dogg.
Diamond Ranch is not expected to have as many players suspended, but still a significant amount. Official numbers won’t be known until today when the CIF-Southern Section office is expected to put out a release with its ruling.
HACIENDA HEIGHTS — Justin Contreras just didn’t want to lose, and because of his effort, the Los Altos High School boys water polo team.
Contreras scored nine goals, including eight in the second half, and the host Conquerors rallied for a 17-14 victory over victory over Walnut Tuesday afternoon in a Hacienda League game that featured two teams ranked in the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 top 10.
TGeorge Millard had four goals and David Herrera had 15 saves for Los Altos, which improved to 10-7 overall and 3-0 in league play. The Conquerors, who face No. 1 Glendale on Friday, began the week ranked No. 6 in Division 5.
TX Body: Scott Media had nine goals and Jeffrey Silverberg three for Walnut, which slippes to 2-1 in league play. The Mustangs are ranked No. 2 in Division 5.
Los Altos’ Justin Contreras: “We just came out (for the second half) like we wanted it. In the first quarter, we didn’t seem to have too much intensity. In the second half, we came out with a little more confidence and played loosely.”
Los Altos co-coach Bobby Contreras: “I never count his goals. When I heard he had nine goals, that’s a good game for him. I’m always as a coach looking to spread it around, but it looked like with nine goals it proved he wanted this game quite a bit.”
Los Altos co-coach Chris Coleman: “This is big, very big. It’s our pre-CIF week. We have No. 1 (Glendale) and No. 2 (Walnut). They are our league rivals, they beat us here last year on senior day, so our boys wanted this win.”
Walnut coach Mike Rieben: “We just made mistakes in the second half. They capitalized on our mistakes.”
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STORY: Pomona High School announced that it has suspended 12 players for their actions in a brawl last week during the Red Devils’ game against Wilson.
The incident happened on the last play of the first half. A player from Pomona and a player from Wilson got entangled in front of the Wilson bench and soon a brawl ensued. Players from both teams left their respective benches.
STORY: Matt Koffler is once again the head coach of the Rosemead High School football team — but only for a week.
Koffler was asked by school officials to return as Panthers head coach for this week’s game against El Monte after the school was prompted by the CIF-Southern Section to take disciplinary action against head coach Marc Paramo and an assistant coach for an unspecified rules violation.
I don’t know if a 91-0 score is bullying, but that’s what they’re discussing in Texas after a parent filed a “bullying” complaint against the winning teams coaching staff …
STORY: Aledo ISD administrators say the complaint suggests the coaches should have told players to take it easy on the competition.
“I would never ask our kids not to play hard,” said Aledo football coach Tim Buchanan. “I would never tell them, ‘Go out and let them score.’ That’s not what you want to teach kids.”
MORE FIGHTS? — CIF-SS spokesperson Thom Simmons confirmed the section is also looking into an incident (fight between players) that occurred during Pomona’s 53-10 victory over Wilson on Friday.
STORY: As of Monday afternoon, Vern Sparling, who is the Foothill-Citrus area officiating liaison to CIF, was collecting video of the game from both schools and also the ejection lists from the referees who officiated the game.
“I think we should be more worried about the fact that we had two benches that went on the field and got themselves in the brawl. The behavior of the teams involved were such that perhaps that the last thing they should be worried about is whether or not they can make the playoffs.” — CIF-Southern Section spokesperson Thom Simmons.