Looking ahead: Monrovia at San Dimas, Covina-South Hills highlight openers

It’s never too early to look ahead, so what a better time during the summer downtime than to look at the opening week of the prep football season. And while most colleges rarely go the marquee route on week one, some area coaches have taken the opposite approach as we will have some intriguing matchups during the first week.
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The highlight is likely Monrovia visiting San Dimas, which has been sort of a rivalry in recent years. Some of the luster is likely off now that the two are in different divisions, but it should be a great one. Both lost some talent, but these two simply reload.
Other key games will be Arroyo at San Marino; Steve Bogan’s debut at Maranatha at home vs. Bassett; Bishop Amat vs. Santa Margarita and South Hills renewing its long-time rivalry with South Hills, which is scheduled for Saturday.
The season kicks off on Aug. 28 when Northview hosts Rosemead at San Dimas High School.

Thursday, August 28
Rosemead (CA) vs. Northview (Covina, CA) at San Dimas HS, 7:00pm
Friday, August 29
Alta Loma (CA) at Rowland (Rowland Heights, CA), 7:00pm
Arroyo (El Monte, CA) at San Marino (CA), 7:00pm
Baldwin Park (CA) at El Monte (CA), 7:00pm
Bassett (La Puente, CA) at Maranatha (Pasadena, CA), 7:00pm
Bonita (La Verne, CA) at Schurr (Montebello, CA), 7:00pm
Diamond Bar (CA) at Montebello (CA), 7:00pm
Diamond Ranch (Pomona, CA) at Nogales (La Puente, CA), 7:00pm
Duarte (CA) at Valley Christian (Cerritos, CA), 7:00pm
Gladstone (Covina, CA) at Jurupa Hills (Fontana, CA), 7:00pm
Monrovia (CA) at San Dimas (CA), 7:00pm
Pasadena (CA) at South El Monte (CA), 7:00pm
Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) vs. Bishop Amat (La Puente, CA) at Saddleback College (Mission Viejo, CA), 7:00pm
Santa Monica (CA) at Los Altos (Hacienda Heights, CA), 7:00pm
Sierra Vista (Baldwin Park, CA) at La Puente (CA), 7:00pm
Walnut (CA) at Don Lugo (Chino, CA), 7:00pm
West Covina (CA) at Colony (Ontario, CA), 7:00pm
Wilson (Hacienda Heights, CA) at Workman (City of Industry, CA), 7:00pm
Green Valley (Henderson, NV) at Charter Oak (Covina, CA), 7:00pm
Saturday, August 30
Covina (CA) vs. South Hills (West Covina, CA) at San Dimas HS, 7:00pm

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  • SEMHS FAN 3481

    You know, it seemed intriguing when CIF officials decided to add Marshall Fundamental to the Mission Valley League, but are they not AWARE that we already have two teams named “EAGLES” ** already in league? It just seems odd to have three teams named Eagles in HS sports for the MVL.

    ** 1 – South El Monte Eagles
    ** 2 – Gabrielino Eagles
    ** 3 – Marshall Fundamental Eagles

    • Not Since 1995

      All that will matter is who has the most points at the end of the game.

    • New York

      Should the league force two teams to change their names? Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, and Eagles?

  • 4peat

    Monrovia Has Indeed reloaded)

    • Not Since 1995

      Heard they did not show well at the linemen challenge. Without a line that makes for a long day.

      • 4peat

        lets just hope they inprove. or wow!!

      • AMAT 73

        ns1995 ????,
        What side of the field will you be sitting on come September 19th ? Interested to see where you stand on that game .

        • Not Since 1995

          I will be right next to you my brotha!

          • AMAT 73

            so your telling me you are abandoning your beloved huskies , what made you jump ship ????????

          • Not Since 1995

            I had a come to Jesus moment. Viva AMAT!

          • AMAT 73

            More like I wanna be a LANCER moment if you ask me . Just not sure you’re ready for the stands , you might have to hang on the fence for a season or two, just to see how loyal you are to the THE BLUE AND GOLD !!!

          • New York

            Not exactly the most flattering pen name for a supposed Amat fan, huh?

          • AMAT 73

            NY,
            Finally someone caught that . You would think a name change would be in order . That’s why I have him hanging on the fence just to see where he falls when the going gets tough and by our upcoming season it will be one tough season . We open with RSM and proceed onto RC , Aledo Tx , RC , CH then league . I though and had heard we were playing Corona Cent but not on the schedule I see on our website , either way it’s a killer schedule .

          • New York

            Let’s be honest. You will be disappointed if Amat does not finish preseason at least 3-1. There is still a big gap between intensity and discipline between Amat and RC and CH, not to mention the depth of assistant coaches, not to mention the sheer pride that historic Amat fans have in knowing they are supposed to beat the public schools.
            I always thought your new friend was a Charter Oak fan who wanted to take pot shots at Amat.

          • AMAT 73

            NY,
            He gave it up last season admitting to being a huskie fan , which triggered the question . You’re right in the fact of at least 3-1 if not 4-0 , not sure about the Texas team but I’ll take a win there also . Huge factor is if the staff learned anything from their preseason blunders from last year . Gave at least 1 game away and the first one of the season also , but it’s a new season full of potentially good things to come . Good luck to the Cats this season .

          • Theblueandgold

            We had CC on the schedule, but when Damien pussed out and we had to go to a 7 team league, then we needed to re-due the schedule and CC was off due to having to make room for more league games

      • TruTH

        They were not very impressive at all. In another blog one of their fans compared their lineman to those of Concord De La Salle and that’s a complete joke. They lack size, strength and speed. I understand that these lineman competitions do not indicate how good of a line a team posses, however, they do indicate how strong or fast your lineman might be. Some of the top teams such as Upland, Los Altos, West Covina, not only looked impressive but performed well in events. Monrovia has the athletes there is no question there, but what happens when your offensive and defensive line can’t produce. What happens is your quarterback risk injury, your receivers don’t get the ball, and your defensive line gets scored on. This isn’t the mid valley division anymore where you can get away with the lack of size. Teams they might face in the playoffs such as West Covina, Los Altos, Kaiser, Diamond Ranch, Summit, Colony, Charter Oak, thrive on their line

        • Not Since 1995

          That is a complete joke… De la salle. Hahaha

        • 4peat

          monrovia.. has never had super big players..but we have always had the speed..and talent wicth you say we lack..i will admit..our linemen are young,but its still early..and with the good coaching staff we have in place..they will be ready. remember!! this is the same school that has been sending kids D1..for last few years..lol

          • AMAT 73

            4peat ,
            Ellis McCarthy (spelling ?) , do you remember him or are you a new bandwagon fan , can’t recall seeing to much on here in the past .

          • 4peat

            who..has Amat sent? oh and im not talkin about for baseball..lol

          • AMAT 73

            4peat,
            I was replying to your post of MTown has never had super big players . Not trying to get into a pissing contest on who sends more onto D-1. But we can debate that issue if you care to .

          • Valley Athletics

            Last year know one . the year before dionza blue to Boise st , darren Andrews ucla, sal velasquez university of Utah , Keanu Higgins New Mexico , Joseph cook Dartmouth , demetrious pontikes Georgetown . Matt Lopez cal Lutheran . Not all D 1 schools but all next level .

          • 4peat

            yeah i remember him..i coached him..)

        • Valley Athletics

          Los Altos , West Covina and D ranch lost early in playoffs last season. I don’t think they will be much better than Monrovia . Monrovia plays Los altos in preseason . So we will get to see early how they compare .

          • 4peat

            you really wait..before you put ur foot in you mouth..its to early..to make that statment

          • Valley Athletics

            Just my opinion from an Amat supporter not Monrovia .

          • 4peat

            well..Amat will really struggle at RB..unless you guys plan to put Sidney! there to…lol Sweet!. cant get it done..as you seen in the playoffs last year

          • Valley Athletics

            sweet was on JV last year getting developed . Combination of Sweet and Camargo will be good . camargo is bigger And faster this year . They have other guys that can take carries Also .last year they did line up sidney at running back a couple times . I expect they will do that .

          • AMAT 73

            VA,
            What’s going on with Benson at RB . I know he had to sit last season due to transfer rules but he should be ready to go . The few times he did get the ball at the end of last season he looked solid . Haven’t had much time to go by the school and have a look .

          • Not Since 1995

            Don’t seem to be playing this year. Has not been practicing.

          • Just wondering

            Los Altos will beat Monrovia by at least 10 points. Monrovia has some speed in their skill guys but they tend to drop a lot of balls. I saw the Monrovia QB in 7/7 this past spring and was not very impressed at all.

          • Just wondering

            Los Altos will beat Monrovia by at least 10 points. Monrovia has some speed in their skill guys but they tend to drop a lot of balls. I saw the Monrovia QB in 7/7 this past spring and was not very impressed at all.

        • NHC

          Maybe some of the amat ol dl will transfer with the skill kids

    • NHC

      Lol u mean got amat kids reloaded.

  • SDSaints

    Covina / SH is at San Dimas HS. The District Field is being renovated this year. All SH, Covina, and NV games will be at SD this season FYI.

    • Valley Athletics

      I heard some will be at walnut .

      • SDSaints

        Yes my bad, SH is playing at Walnut except for the game against Covina because it’s Covina’s home game.

  • Guest

    Okay don’t see to many comments on here, so i’m placing the AZUSA AZTECS schedule on here and they’re going to HaVE TOUGH pre-season! Plus good to see Baldwin Park on the schedule this year! Coach Scherf you have your work cut out for you! Good Luck AZUSA!

    09/057:00p@ Whittier (Whittier, CA)
    Location: Whittier High School
    Preview Game09/117:00pMaranatha (Pasadena, CA)
    Game Details: Citrus College
    Preview Game09/197:00pArcadia (Arcadia, CA)
    Game Details: Citrus College
    Preview Game09/267:00pCovina (Covina, CA)
    Game Details: Away – Citrus College
    Preview Game10/037:00p@ Temple City (Temple City, CA)
    Game Details: Temple City H.S.
    Preview Game10/107:00pSierra Vista (Baldwin Park, CA)
    Game Details: Citrus College
    Preview Game10/177:00p@ Workman (City of Industry, CA)
    Location: Workman High School
    Preview Game10/247:00p@ Baldwin Park (Baldwin Park, CA)
    Location: Baldwin Park High School
    Preview Game10/307:00p@ Duarte (Duarte, CA)
    Location: Duarte High School

    • Not Since 1995

      Hey it’s yeah yeah from the sandlot. Only need to post it once. And no we are not listening because it’s just Azusa.

      • AZTEC PRIDE

        Your right about posting twice and I tried to delete one of them but for some unknown reason it wouldn’t delete one , and to your other question, well at least I got a team that I’ve been sticking with for years! You’ve been riding with South Hills, Chino Hills, (NO TEAM) and now your riding with AMAT? What’s that word used when a woman hops in bed with different men called, I’m sure you know it! LOL…

        • Not Since 1995

          The past few years I have been laying in wait and fueling the fires I know the AMAT faithful have. Once I got the juices flowing I knew I had done my job and it was time for me to come out as the true AMAT fan I really am. I know the AMAT faithful have been tired of no thanksgiving week games and tacos at mamasitas house, but this year mamasita will have to keep them warm if you know what I mean Aztec…

        • NHC

          Lol u didn’t see a lot of comments for a reason.

          • AZTEC PRIDE

            Okay and what reasons would that be? I mean, I bring something in to the pot and all you have NHC, is LOL??? Remember this is a football blog!

      • AZTEC PRIDE

        Yesterday I’m driving by the AZUSA “sandlot” and I was pretty impressed on what I seen on the field. A lot of players out there and the size of the linemen looked pretty decent. Good to see the players come out this summer and practice twice a day, while everybody else is that the beach! I’m going to have to get some info on were this team for 2014, compares to years back. Good Job AZTECS!

    • New York

      Thank you for posting. I was curious about Azusa’s schedule as well. They do a great job over there. What does “Preview Game” mean?

  • Guest

    Okay don’t see to many comments on here, so i’m placing the AZUSA AZTECS schedule on here and they’re going to have a TOUGH pre-season! Plus good to see Baldwin Park on the schedule this year! Coach Scherf you have your work cut out for you! Good Luck AZUSA!

    09/057:00p@ Whittier (Whittier, CA)
    Location: Whittier High School
    Preview Game09/117:00pMaranatha (Pasadena, CA)
    Game Details: Citrus College
    Preview Game09/197:00pArcadia (Arcadia, CA)
    Game Details: Citrus College
    Preview Game09/267:00pCovina (Covina, CA)
    Game Details: Away – Citrus College
    Preview Game10/037:00p@ Temple City (Temple City, CA)
    Game Details: Temple City H.S.
    Preview Game10/107:00pSierra Vista (Baldwin Park, CA)
    Game Details: Citrus College
    Preview Game10/177:00p@ Workman (City of Industry, CA)
    Location: Workman High School
    Preview Game10/247:00p@ Baldwin Park (Baldwin Park, CA)
    Location: Baldwin Park High School
    Preview Game10/307:00p@ Duarte (Duarte, CA)
    Location: Duarte High School

    • TopDawgMan

      That schedule isn’t tough