Bishop Amat football not only graduated one of the best senior classes that advanced to back-to-back Pac-5 Division semifinals, but four seniors they had counted on to keep the train moving are no longer at the school. Here are four former Lancers who started their senior years someplace else, and how they did in Week 0.
Quarterback Jack Graham, Citrus Hill: Completed eight passes for 60 yards and four carries for 14 yards. Didn’t play second half in 31-0 win. Wide Receiver Tyler Sweet, Upland. Finished with five receptions for team-leading 133 yards in 41-22 loss to Mountain Pointe. Wide Receiver Noah Rigney, Chino Hills. The slot receiver had eight receptions for 63 yards in 19-7 win. Defensive Back Blake Jenkins, Corona Centennial. Deflected numerous passes and played a bunch for one of the best teams in the country.
Speaking of Amat, came across its 2016 hype video. Great stuff. Enjoyed the part where they showed Aram, Steve and I on PrepXtra with a “You (meaning Amat) against Can’t (meaning us). All in good fun.
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Girls volleyball El Monte 3, Nogales 0 — Giselle Alarcon had 11 kills, Jackie Lam added seven kills and three aces, Stephanie Garcia had five aces and Ariana Gutierrez recorded 12 digs for the Lions (4-1) in a 25-23, 25-16, 25-18 nonleague match. Gladstone 3, Palm springs 1 — Celina Vargas had 12 kills, Lissette Ramos had 11 kills and Selena Jara had five aces for the Gladiators (6-1) in a 25-18, 20-25, 25-18, 25-21 nonleague win.
Boys water polo San Dimas 11, Webb 8 — Goalie Joe Doonan recorded eight saves and Robbie Simpson scored seven goals for the Saints in their first nonleague win of the season. San Dimas’s Jared Caldarone, Henry Landers and Brady Boyde each scored a goal.
Girls tennis Gladstone 11, Charter Oak 7 — Marina Chow and Josephine Marquez swept in singles and the doubles teams of Anahi Sandoval and Erika Rios and Julia Escobar and Melina Ramos won two for the Gladiators in their first win of the season.
Field hockey Glendora 1, Newport Harbor 1 — Paige LeHine scored a goal with an assist from Ellie Morrison and goalie Meagan Olson had 22 saves for the Tartans in a nonleague tie.
Two-Minute Drill: Damien and Glendora were very impressive in Week 0, setting up Friday’s game of the week between the Tribune’s fourth-ranked Damien and fifth-ranked Glendora. They play Friday at Citrus College at 7 p.m.
Two-Minute Drill: West Covina is playing a typically tough non-league schedule. They hung with Colony for a half before getting routed in the fourth quarter last week. Will it do any better with St. Francis coming to town. We discuss. Bulldogs host the Golden Knights Friday at 7
Two-Minute Drill: La Mirada had the big win over Division 1 Orange Lutheran last week, which follows their CIF section and state titles from last year. Now it gets St. John Bosco, ranked top ten in the country by MaxPreps and we’ve got one question … Can they stay within 40?
Aram Tolegian and Fred Robledo will discuss the big stories from Friday’s games in 15 minutes of fun on Monday’s Prep Xtra Rewind. This week we discuss what La Mirada’s big win over Orange Lutheran and Bishop Amat’s big loss to Mater Dei mean to the programs.
One of the best highlight compilations is from SoCal Prep Legends host Tarak Fattal, who recaps the best of the best from the Southland on Flashback Monday. Watch Charter Oak-Northview highlights at the 4:00 minute mark and look for plays that make the SCPL Top 10 and are eligible for plays of the week.
TRIBSKIN FOOTBALL PICK’EM The Game: Aram Tolegian and I will go head to head throughout the football season picking winners. If we don’t pick 80 percent winners, we’re not doing our job. Follow along. Last week: Aram Tolegian 31-8; Fred Robledo 24-15
My thoughts: Wouldn’t say Aram crushed it as much as I tanked it. Can’t remember the lat time I lost 15 games in one week. I’m starting way behind, and there were too many losses to call out, so on to Week 1. Best game locally, Glendora vs. Damien at Citrus College. We’ll have a two-minute drill on this Tuesday, but gotta believe Damien sneaks this one out. Glendora played well last week, but Damien’s win over Chino more impressive. Charter Oak gets a real tough opponent in Colony, who smacked West Covina last week. Might be going out on a limb taking Charter Oak, but I think they’re ready to prove they can battle and get a win against a tougher opponent than Northview. Bishop Amat will likely drop to 0-2 against Servite, not enough offense and defense gives up too many points.
This week’s games and predictions
All games scheduled at 7 p.m., unless noted
Northview vs. Rosemead at Covina District Field — Robledo (Northview); Aram (Nview)
Cantwell-Sacred Heart vs. Whittier at California — Robledo (Cantwell); Aram (Cant)
Ganesha vs. Gladstone at Charter Oak High — Robledo (Ganesha); Aram (Ganesha)
Blair at Angelou Friday’s games
Alhambra at Rowland — Robledo (Rowland); Aram (Row)
Arroyo at Temple City — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arr)
Azusa at Bassett — Robledo (Azusa); Aram (Azusa)
Bishop Amat vs. Servite at Cerritos College — Robledo (Servite); Aram (Servite)
Chino at Baldwin Park — Robledo (Chino); Aram (Chino)
Chino Hills at Diamond Ranch — Robledo (CHills); Aram (CH)
Colony at Charter Oak — Robledo (COak); Aram (CO)
Covina at Pioneer — Robledo (Pioneer); Aram (Covina)
Dominguez at San Marino — Robledo (Domniguez); Aram (Dominguez)
Don Lugo at Pomona — Robledo (Don Lugo); Aram (DL)
Fairmont Prep vs. Rio Hondo Prep at Yorba Linda HS — Robledo (RH Prep); Aram (RHP)
Garey at San Gabriel — Robledo (SGabriel); Aram (Garey)
Glendora vs. Damien at Citrus College — Robledo (Damien); Aram (Damien)
Keppel at Gabrielino — Robledo (Gabrielino); Aram (G-High)
La Habra at Tesoro — Robledo (La Habra); Aram (Tesoro)
La Mirada at St. John Bosco — Robledo (St. John Bosco); Aram (SJB)
La Serna at Lakewood — Robledo (La Serna); Aram (LS)
Marshall at California Military Institute — Robledo (Marshall); Aram (Marshall)
Monrovia at La Salle — Robledo (La Salle); Aram (LS)
Montebello at St. Paul — Robledo (St. Paul); Aram ()
Mountain View at Viewpoint — Robledo (Vieopoint); Aram (Viewpoint)
Nogales at Ontario — Robledo (Nogales); Aram (Nogales)
Rancho Christian vs. Whittier Christian at Whittier College — Robledo (Rancho); Aram (Whit Chr)
San Dimas at Maranatha — Robledo (SDimas); Aram (SD)
Santa Clara at Bosco Tech — Robledo (Santa Clara); Aram (SC)
Santa Fe at Bonita — Robledo (Santa Fe); Aram (Bonita)
Schurr at El Monte — Robledo (Schurr); Aram (Schurr)
Sonora vs. Brea Olinda at La Habra HS — Robledo (Sonora); Aram (Sonora)
South El Monte at La Puente — Robledo (South El Monte); Aram (SEM)
South Hills vs. La Canada at Covina District Stadium — Robledo (SHills); Aram (SH)
St. Anthony at Southlands Christian — Robledo (St. Anthony); Aram (St. Anth)
St. Francis at West Covina — Robledo (St. Francis); Aram (SF)
Walnut at Diamond Bar — Robledo (Diamond Bar); Aram (DB)
West Ranch at Pasadena — Robledo (WRanch); Aram (WR)
Wilson at Los Altos — Robledo (Los Altos); Aram (LA)
Windward at Duarte — Robledo (Duarte); Aram (Duarte) Saturday’s game
Brentwood at Pasadena Poly, 12:30 p.m. — Robledo (PPoly); Aram (Poly)