Tribskin Pick’em: Could be another tough week for Bishop Amat, Charter Oak and San Dimas … Figuring South Hills goes down as well

The game: In this year’s Tribskin Pick’em, Aram will I will do it a little differently. We’ll pick all games from the SGVN coverage areas of the Tribune, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena Star-News for an all-encompassing, all-out bragging right for 2014, since nobody ever pays the dinner bet. I won last year, ending Aram’s two-year win streak.
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Aram Tolegian (Last Week: 26-10; Season Total: 26-10)
Fred Robledo (Last Week 24-12; Season Total 24-12)

Last Week: We were off in so many games we thought were sure-bets like Bishop Amat over Santa Margarita, San Dimas over Monrovia, La Habra over El Toro and Baldwin Park over El Monte. Then there were the surprises like La Mirada over Tesoro and La Canada over Verbum Dei. But Aram takes Week 0, getting me with games like Don Lugo over Walnut, Bonita over Schurr and El Rancho over Claremont, to name just a few.

This Week: Look for Bishop Amat to start 0-2 heading to Texas to face an Aledo team that went undefeated last year and already is 1-0. After big wins last week, La Salle and Pasadena could get interesting, but La Salle gets the edge. I also like Los Altos over San Dimas. As good as the Saints are, they’re still not quite as good as the best in the SGV. They’ll get going again when they get to their Valle Vista and Mid-Valley comfort zone. If Monrovia’s plays like it did in the second half against San Dimas, it will beat Bonita. South Hills will likely get stomped by La Habra, and figuring Charter Oak could get crushed by La Mirada too. What do you all think?

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Thursday’s games
Blair vs. Marshall at Muir, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Marshall); Aram (Marshall)
Brethren Christian vs. Whittier Christian at Ocean View HS, 7 p.m. Robledo (WC); Aram (WC)
Glenn vs. Pioneer at La Mirada, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Pioneer); Aram (Pioneer)
La Serna at Los Osos, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Los Osos); Aram (LS)
Northview vs. Montebello at San Dimas HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Northview); Aram (Montebello)

Friday’s games
Bishop Amat at Aledo, TX, 8 p.m. — Robledo (Aledo); Aram (Texas)
La Salle at Pasadena, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Salle); Aram (LS)
Los Altos at San Dimas, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Los Altos); Aram (LA)
Mission Prep at Rio Hondo Prep, 7 p.m. — Robledo (RHPrep); Aram (Mission)
Monrovia at Bonita, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Monrovia); Aram (Monrovia)
Alhambra at La Canada, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LC); Aram (LC)
Arroyo at Temple City, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arroyo)
Azusa at Whittier, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Azusa); Aram (Whittier)
San Marino at Duarte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SMarino); Aram (SM)
Schurr at El Monte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (El Monte); Aram (Schurr)
South El Monte at Santa Fe, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Santa Fe); Aram (SF)
South Hills vs. La Habra at Walnut HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Habra); Aram (LH)
Baldwin Park vs. Fountain Valley at Westminster, 7 p.m. — Robledo (FV); Aram (FV)
Bosco Tech at Gabrielino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Gabrielino); Aram (Gabrielino)
Buena Park at California, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Buena Park); Aram (BP)
Santa Ana Calvary Chapel at Bassett, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SACP); Aram (CC)
Cantwell-Sacred Heart at Western Christian, 7 p.m.– Robledo (Cantwell); Aram (Cant)
Cathedral at Muir, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Cathedral); Aram (Cathedral)
Charter Oak at La Mirada, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LM); Aram (LM)
Chino at St. Francis, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SF); Aram (SF)
Covina at La Puente, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Covina); Aram (Covina)
Damien at Roosevelt, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Damien); Aram (Damien)
Diamond Ranch at Rosemead, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DRanch); Aram (DR)
Don Lugo at Pomona, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Don Lugo); Aram (Pomona)
Firebaugh at Maranatha, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Maranatha); Aram (Maranatha)
Flintridge Prep vs. Brentwood at Occidental, 7 p.m. –Robledo (Brentwood); Aram (B-wood)
Ganesha vs. Gladstone at Citrus, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Ganesha); Aram (Gladstone)
Glendale at San Gabriel, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SG); Aram (Glendale)
Glendora vs. Alta Loma at Chaffey College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Glendora); Aram (Glendora)
Mountain View at Nogales, 7 p.m. — Robledo (MView); Aram (MV)
Pasadena Poly at Keppel, 7 p.m. — Robledo (PPoly); Aram (Poly)
Salesian at Claremont, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Salesian); Aram (Salesian)
Troy at El Rancho, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Troy); Aram (ER)
Walnut at Diamond Bar, 7 p.m. – Robledo (DBar); Aram (Dbar)
Warren at St. Paul, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (St. Paul); Aram (SP)
LB Wilson at West Covina, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LB Wilson); Aram (WC)
Yucca Valley at Rowland, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Yucca); Aram (YV)
Eagle Rock at South Pasadena, 7 p.m. — Robledo (ERock); Aram (ER)

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  • The truth and nothing but…

    Pasadena upsets La Salle and no way San Gabriel would beat Glendale.

  • observantcat

    After looking at the Hudl Video for Los Altos vs. Santa Monica, I will say Los Altos beware, San Dimas is much, much better in the trenches and is much faster on offense than SM. Santa Monica’s program has gone down hill the past 45 seasons and from what I was told only fielded 20 players. The wing Z will burn you out if you don’t keep the ball in your possession at least 50% of the time. San Dimas must utilize #6 at least 50% of the time and that will get them the win. His speed will neutralize the Los Altos Defense and make it easier for the rest of San Dimas backfield to operate efficiently. My prediction San Dimas 21 Los Altos 7

    • voizofreason

      On the SM team website they have a picture of the team with 50 guys in it. the have a separate page for college prospects with 21 players on it. Maxpreps lists only 20 but their coaches are just lazy on that. SM played Mater Dei and Hart last year. They play Pac-5 Valencia again this year. You may be observant but not so thorough. San Dimas suffering championship hangover.

      • observantcat

        Santa Monica’s sidelines and bleachers looked quit empty on their Hudl. video and the QB was very very slow. The offense was very predictable. I know what Santa Monica is capable of but this years team seem to be very sluggish, Maybe because of the first game jitters. A quick defensive team would give a team like that trouble all night. Last season SM had two descent running backs by the names of Kwame Duggins and Ryan Chamberlain both gone, This years San Dimas team seemed much more spirited than last years squad and bringing back most of their starters doesn’t hurt. All in all it should be a very interesting game. If Los Altos doesn’t score first, it could be a very long night. I don’t see the comeback type running or passing game for the Conquerors in a comeback kind of win.

      • Conq’76

        They fielded a full contingent with about 50 in uniform….I know that may not alwaye tell the story, but that was what was on the field.

    • The truth and nothing but…

      Hello Kitty, you know nothing about football. Man, stop trying to comment about other schools. SM is a formidable opponent for anyone. Who’s your team? Wait, let me guess, Bishop Amat’s little brother Monrovia?

      • observantcat

        Let’s talk Saturday Morning. See you in football court.

    • King Conq

      No chance, we’ll beat SD by 3 TD’s and then in week 5 we’ll do the same to the pussycats. Just because the softies from Monrovia struggled with SD and were fortunate to get out with a win doesn’t mean the same fortune awaits the Conqs.

      • observantcat

        Kong, I’m actually rooting for you. Week 5 will be a great showdown, athletic verses size. I’ll take Athletic all day long.

  • Tan K Solot

    CO at La Mirada. Brings back some memories. Glad to see them playing again. Not so sure LM is going to crush CO but yes a tough game on the road for CO.

  • Conq’76

    For what its worth, Santa Monica was ranked number one by a paper out there doing an assessment of its local talent. (Don’t want to take the time to do the research). I was fairly critical of LA’s performance against SM but IF their D-Line can do to SD what it did to SM then I can see a cominded score of less than 25 for the game. I don’t know what the final stats were but I would be surprised if SM had more than 100 total yards on O INCLUDING their 75 yard touchdown run. Now, having said that LA was able to move the ball outside of the Red Zone and IMO, Ziola has to keep pushing the ball and force SD to stop the run and “quick pass” O. They looked outmatched when Silva tried to air it out. But LA’s line play is the real deal and SD is gonna have to try and out-finess LA’s line because I sincerely doubt they will be able to outmuscle it. Either way, LA certainly looked beatable and a bunch of special team mis-cues added to their vulnerability.
    Good luck but I am still rooting for the Conq’s!

  • Conq’76

    For what its worth, Santa Monica was ranked number one by a paper out there doing an assessment of its local talent. (Don’t want to take the time to do the research). I was fairly critical of LA’s performance against SM but IF their D-Line can do to SD what it did to SM then I can see a cominded score of less than 25 for the game. I don’t know what the final stats were but I would be surprised if SM had more than 100 total yards on O INCLUDING their 75 yard touchdown run. Now, having said that LA was able to move the ball outside of the Red Zone and IMO, Ziola has to keep pushing the ball and force SD to stop the run and “quick pass” O. They looked outmatched when Silva tried to air it out. But LA’s line play is the real deal and SD is gonna have to try and out-finess LA’s line because I sincerely doubt they will be able to outmuscle it. Either way, LA certainly looked beatable and a bunch of special team mis-cues added to their vulnerability.
    Good luck but I am still rooting for the Conq’s!

  • Conq’76

    For what its worth, Santa Monica was ranked number one by a paper out there doing an assessment of its local talent. (Don’t want to take the time to do the research). I was fairly critical of LA’s performance against SM but IF their D-Line can do to SD what it did to SM then I can see a cominded score of less than 25 for the game. I don’t know what the final stats were but I would be surprised if SM had more than 100 total yards on O INCLUDING their 75 yard touchdown run. Now, having said that LA was able to move the ball outside of the Red Zone and IMO, Ziola has to keep pushing the ball and force SD to stop the run and “quick pass” O. They looked outmatched when Silva tried to air it out. But LA’s line play is the real deal and SD is gonna have to try and out-finess LA’s line because I sincerely doubt they will be able to outmuscle it. Either way, LA certainly looked beatable and a bunch of special team mis-cues added to their vulnerability.
    Good luck but I am still rooting for the Conq’s!

  • SEMHS FAN 3481

    just a tidbit of a correction:
    South El Monte Eagles vs. Santa Fe Chiefs @ Downey HS

    [not that it makes a difference, SEMHS is just a horrible team from that "performance" against Pasadena]