CIF Football Division proposals for 2014-16 cycle are set … Monrovia AD says Rio Hondo likely to appeal move to Central

The football proposals were released today and the two to pay attention to locally are the Central and Mid-Valley Division. For football fans, putting the Hacienda, Palomares and Rio Hondo in the Central division is a dream for area public heavyweights. We’ve wanted West Covina, Charter Oak, South Hills, Monrovia, Diamond Bar, Los Altos and Glendora all in the same football division for years, and now we’ve got it. There’s no more debate, the best area public school WILL be decided on the field. The Mid-Valley Division is led by second-tier area public schools led by defending champion San Dimas from the Valle Vista, and including the Montview and new Hacienda. Of course, the divisions aren’t set in stone yet. League’s will have a chance to appeal. There might be some in Southeast that do not like the inclusion of the Mission League, which includes St. Francis and other Catholic school teams on the rise that fought recently to keep some of its teams from the Pac-5. Now they’re competing with leagues from the Pacific, and Del Rio. Wow, expect St. Francis to have the same type of success that Monrovia had in the Mid-Valley. If they don’t win at least two championships over the next three years it will be a huge disappointment.

Parochial A
Bishop Amat, Serra, Loyola, Notre Dame, Alemany, Chaminade, Crespi
Baseline League
Chino Hills, Damien/St. Lucy’s, Etiwanda, Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland
Palomares League
Ayala, Bonita, Claremont, Diamond Bar, Glendora, South Hills
Hacienda League
Charter Oak, Chino, Diamond Ranch, Los Altos, Walnut, West Covina
Mt. Baldy League
Alta Loma, Chaffey, Colony, Don Lugo, Montclair, Ontario
Valle Vista League
Nogales, Covina, Northview, Rowland, San Dimas, Wilson
Montview League
Azusa, Duarte, Gladstone, Baldwin Park, Sierra Vista, Workman
Miramonte League
Bassett, Edgewood, Ganesha, Garey, La Puente, Pomona

Facebook Twitter Plusone Digg Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Email
  • Mike Robledo

    Parochial A- Bishop Amat, Serra, Loyola, Notre Dame, Alemany, Chaminade, Crespi

    • Here’s JOHNNY, or Little Johnn

      Nice of you to retype what was already listed above…

  • Not So Fast My Friend

    I can see why Damien didn’t want to be in the Parochial League. That’s a week in and week out feeding frenzy.

    • Mike Spartan

      Damien should of stayed and “cowboy’ed up” in the Parochial (A) League. The baseline is NO picnic it is a tough as nails league, but if I were to compete against some tough schools I would want to play against some of the best schools in the state the and Parochial (A) League is that league. Yes it would be a piranha feeding frenzy to start but I also would think it would attract some great talent from the local area that would want to compete in the PAC5. against the big boys.

      • Not So Fast My Friend

        I totally agree. I would have chose to stay and compete.

        The Baseline is a pure top-down league. The heaviest hitters are Upland and Rancho Cucamonga. Chino Hills is entering the fray, but I don’t think they’re going to unseat the top two. Los Osos is I think in year two with a new coach. Etiwanda may be on the cusp of turning the corner, but they are a we’ll see. Either way doesn’t sound like an easy road for Damien.

    • Nonsense

      If Damien had stayed in the Catholic Association that Parochial League “A” would not have been the same league, it would have been divided into 2 different leagues.

      • Not So Fast My Friend

        Even if they split them into two leagues, it doesn’t matter. Pick your poison. Would they want to be in the league with Bishop Amat, Serra, Notre Dame, Loyola or would they want to be in the league that has Alemany, Chaminade, or soon to be strong again Crespi?

        Even with Alemany having a couple of players transfer out, there is no letting off the gas with that program. It’s full steam ahead.

        Bishop Amat is always Bishop Amat. Serra speaks for itself and Notre Dame and Loyola, even in a down year, are never push overs. Then there’s Chaminade.

  • Valley Athletics

    Don’t know to much about the mt baldy and sunkist league . Are these teams at the same level as Muir , Santa Fe , Norwalk , Downey , la Serna and la mirada . Or are they a bump up in competion . It’s good to see the local teams all in same division .wont be easy for Monrovia .

    • Not So Fast My Friend

      What’s interesting is seeing how or if La Mirada bounces back from last season. If they do, a Monrovia – La Mirada match up should be a good one.

      • Valley Athletics

        Monrovia and la mirada won’t be in same division . All the teams I listed above won’t be playing against the hacienda league teams like before . Now they are adding the inland empire leagues plus the rio hondo .

        • Not So Fast My Friend

          Wishful thinking just the same! 🙂

    • HSFootballFan

      Sunkist has two teams that are usually pretty good in Kaiser and Summit. Kaiser finished 10-3 last year. As for the Mt.baldy league, Colony is the top dog finishing 9-4. Both teams(Kaiser and Colony) lost their games in the semi-finals for the central division last year. As for comparing them to Muir, La Serna, and Downey thats too tough to call. I like La Serna and Muir’s coaching staff, they always seem to reload. Furthermore, Colony did lose to West Covina last year a team that lost to Norwalk 42-27. So who knows…that is why we play. However I do agree that Monrovia will be in for a challenge in this division being out of the Mid-Valley and without Scoby.

  • Guest

    And then there were none.

    Orange County public schools have officially vanished from the Southern Section’s premier playoff division in football, the Pac-5.Music, childhood pals keep All-City catcher at neighborhood school

    Eric Sondheimer

    The Southern Section released its new playoff divisions for 2014 on Tuesday, and the Pac-5 will be comprised of the Big VIII League, led by Corona Centennial; the Trinity, led by private schools St. John Bosco, Anaheim Servite and Santa Ana Mater Dei; an unnamed parochial league, led by private schools Alemany, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and Gardena Serra; the Marmonte, led by Ventura St. Bonaventure, Westlake and Oaks Christian, and the Moore, led by 19-time champion Long Beach Poly.

    It means there won’t be a single public school from Orange County represented in the Pac-5.

    “I guess it says we’re lagging behind the private schools,” Huntington Beach Edison Coach Dave White said. “The rich are getting richer.”lRelated

    HIGH SCHOOL SPORTSSouthern Section Division 1 baseball tournament to be ‘a gantlet’SEE ALL RELATED


    Edison, as a member of the Sunset League, was moved out of the Pac-5 in 2012. Now the South Coast League, where Mission Viejo has been king, will leave the Pac-5 and join the Sunset in a new West Valley Division that will also include the Foothill, Baseline and Southwestern leagues.

    The rise of the Big VIII League and its group of public schools with enrollments of more than 3,000 students tells of the Inland Empire’s burgeoning talent pool and also the influence of Centennial Coach Matt Logan, whose hurry-up, wide-open offense is being imitated around Southern California.

    “I guess we take it as a compliment and am thankful being in a league with Centennial,” Corona Santiago Coach Jeff Steinberg said.Column

    Valencia shortstop Keston Hiura leads the state in home runs

    Eric Sondheimer

    Said Logan: “With the growth of the area and how well teams have performed across the board is probably why the move has been done.”

    But the changes also reveal the success of an all-out competition for top player and coaching talent being waged by the private schools in the Trinity League that has been diminishing the competitiveness of Orange County public schools.

    While Mission Viejo and Edison have remained competitive against Pac-5 schools, others have not. Tesoro did make to the Pac-5 final in 2008 and San Clemente in 2011.cComments

    Got something to say? Start the conversation and be the first to comment.ADD A COMMENT


    Orange County likes to consider itself a hotbed for football talent, but now it’s only Mater Dei, Servite, Orange Lutheran, Santa Margarita and JSerra that are left in the Pac-5.

    Leagues can appeal if they don’t like their placement.