“Once we understood students would have to ride on the bus for four hours, warm-up, play the game and travel back four hours, we looked at what’s in the best interest of the students and the long bus rides didn’t seem to be in the best interest of the kids.” — Fernando Meza, the Administrative Director at Pomona Unified School District,
My thoughts: The explanations don’t cut it. Why schedule a game in August then decide a week before it’s played not to play it because of travel cost? Or travel time? When I learned Mission Prep offered to pay for the trip, not sure I was convinced with the Pomona Unified School District’s answer that the long bus ride wasn’t in the best interest of the kids. Mission Prep is making four trips the same length and teams are traveling out of state to play high school football. If someone offers to pay your travel cost once a game already is established, isn’t it the right thing to at least play? Wouldn’t you owe Mission Prep that, who is forced to miss a game that already was agreed upon? You decide, I welcome your comments.
Bishop Amat was No. 9 last week, crushes Rancho Cucamonga 46-17 then drops from the top ten? Well, at least they got something right, looked terrible that Amat was ranked last week while Santa Margarita was not. Well, at least someone’s drinking their Margarita’s again.
Lookie here, Monrovia No. 1 with Charter Oak No. 3 and West Covina No. 4. After the ‘Cats get whipped by St. Francis Friday, Charter Oak will be back on top where it belongs.
San Dimas is No. 1 but officially, Pomona is No. 3 and 2-1. Pomona given a forfeit loss for not attending last week’s game at Mission prep.
TRIBUNE SUPER 32 FOOTBALL RANKINGS 1. Bishop Amat (2-1) — Starting to look like it might be a Mission League and Pac-5 contender after back-to-back blowouts over quality opponents. 2. Charter Oak (1-2) — Needed a win in worst way and got it against an improved Damien squad. 3. San Dimas (2-1) — When’s the last time San Dimas was ranked No. 2 in the area by MaxPreps’ computer rankings? They’re legit. 4. Los Altos (1-1) — Huge home gave vs. Glendora. Sooner or later, Conqs need to win these step-up games. 5. Glendora (1-1) — Huge step back in lopsided loss at San Gorgonio, but can get back on track at Los Altos next. 6. Diamond Bar (2-1) — Couldn’t handle defending Mid-Valley Division champion San Dimas. Surprise not the loss but how it lost. 7. Diamond Ranch (2-1) — Took a step back against Ayala, but that’s nothing to be ashamed of. 8. Damien (1-1) — After losing to Charter Oak, needs to take care of business against undefeated St. Paul. 9. Northview (3-0) — Won’t know how good the Vikes are until they line up against San Dimas. 10. Pomona (2-0) — After the Pomona School District robbed the kids of a memorable trip to San Luis Obispo, Red Devils have huge test at Colony. THE REST: 11. West Covina (2-1); 12. Bonita (2-1), 13. Arroyo (2-1), 14. South Hills (1-2), 15. Covina (1-1); 16. Walnut (1-2), 17. La Puente (1-2), 18. Baldwin Park (1-2); 19. Ganesha (2-1); 20. Azusa (0-2); 21. Rosemead (0-3), 22. Wilson (1-1); 23. Rowland (1-1); 24. Bassett (1-2), 25. Duarte (0-3), 26. El Monte (0-3), 27. South El Monte (0-3), 28. Sierra Vista (1-1), 29. Mountain View (0-2), 30. Workman (1-1), 31. Nogales (1-2); 32. Gladstone (0-2).
By the way, I’m covering Glendora at Los Altos on Friday… are the Conqueror Crazies really this good?
Check out our Maxpreps Made Easy Widget for Tribune Football Fans. If coaches are posting rosters, updating stats and standings, this is the most useful SGV widget there is. Check it out, makes following your teams and area leaders simple.