Muir’s superstar quarterback Dejon Williams has been suspended for Friday’s huge Southeast quarterfinal at home against Los Altos because he received two taunting penalties, the second of which was caught on tape which resulted in his ejection in the final minutes of Muir’s 53-35 first-round victory over La Mirada. Per CIF rule, a player ejected must sit out the next game. What’s especially troubling is look at why he got the second taunting penalty in the video. Not sure why he got a flag. Williams points for a split-second to the sideline and then INNOCENTLY flips the ball to the referee after a touchdown. That’s a taunting penalty? Absolutely ridiculous. Horrible judgment, interpretation from the referee. It’s hard to imagine you would take away a players’ dream at a CIF title over something like this. Only the referee can rescind the decision, not CIF, and for this not to be rescinded after the fact for the sole purpose of DOING THE RIGHT THING, is horrible. But as of today, what’s in the referee report sticks. Williams is out. I’ll be honest, I doubt even Los Altos takes pleasure in this. Nobody wants to see anything like this happen to a player. It tarnishes was was building as one of the great quarterfinals between two storied and hungry programs. If this is taunting, then you might as well take the emotion out of the game altogether.
FROM CIF-SS SPOKESPERSON THOM SIMMONS: “The white hat, who has the ability and the power to rescind that ejection, is firm in his stance that the ejection is proper,” Simmons said. “The CIF-Southern Section considers the matter final and over. It’s not our place to have an opinion. Our place is to accept the report of the official and not second guess somebody who was actually on the field on the night of the event.”
New South Hills High School baseball coach Darren Murphy announced this week that the school will host a youth baseball camp on Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The camp is for ages 5 and up. Below is the details. For more info, e-mail coach Murphy at Dmurphy1@cvusd.k12.ca.us.
SOUTH HILLS HUSKIES BASEBALL CAMP
Site: South Hills High School
645 W. Barranca St., west Covina
(field is located off Cameron Ave.)
When: Monday, Nov. 26 and Tuesday, Nov. 26
Time: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day
Age group: 5 and up
Cost: $50 per camper
CIF-SS DIVISION 5 BOYS WATER POLO
Glendale vs. Los Altos, William Woollett Center, Irvine, 2:30 p.m.
Los Altos 11, Pasadena Poly 7
Glendale 16, Walnut 12
Los Altos Wins: L.A. is renown as the city of Showtime. There was no better example of it than Wednesday evening, as Los Altos High School ran its fast-break offense to perfection in the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 water polo semifinals. The Conquerors defeated 2012 champions Pasadena Poly, 11-7, at Mt. San Antonio College to advance to Saturday’s championship match.
Walnut Loses: Walnut High’s water polo team has been fighting — and overcoming — adversity all season. Beating Glendale, however, was a different matter.
Manuk Piloyan and Armon Momdzhyan scored five goals apiece to lead the Dynamiters to a 16-12 win over the Mustangs in the CIF-SS Division 5 semifinals on Wednesday night at Mt. San Antonio College.
“I was just thinking about how I’m going to get ready because I’m going to be on the field,” Hull said of his thoughts toward the end of Brahmas’ 63-29 beat-down over defending champion Downey. “I couldn’t believe it. They kept promising me that I was going to play this year and they kept their promise.”
TWO-MINUTE DRILL BREAKDOWN, LA SERNA AT MUIR
By Aram Tolegian, Staff Writer
The Diamond Bar High School football team kept its promise to teammate Antonio “Noodles” Hull.
When Hull, a standout all-purpose threat on offense and defensive back, was declared ineligible last summer by the CIF-Southern Section until Nov. 16 after it determined his transfer from West Covina to Diamond Bar was athletically motivated, his teammates assured him they’d get to the second round so he’d have at least one game his junior season.
Last Friday night, the Bramhas delivered. Diamond Bar, the No. 3 team out of the Hacienda League went on the road and put a 63-29 whipping on defending division champion Downey.
And because of that, Hull will be suited up and fully eligible for game action this Friday when the Brahmas host powerful La Serna in the second round of the Southeast Division playoffs. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.
“I was just thinking about how I’m going to get ready because I’m going to be on the field,” Hull said of his thoughts toward the end of the Downey game. “I couldn’t believe it. They kept promising me that I was going to play this year and they kept their promise.”
After some late-season drama that included a forfeited game against Rowland due to suspensions that came as a result of a brawl against rival Diamond Ranch on Oct. 18, the Brahmas appeared to be real long shots to even make the playoffs heading into Week 10.