Tribune Super 32 Football Rankings: Los Altos clear No. 1, Northview up to No. 3

Tribune Super 32 Football Rankings
1. Los Altos (9-0) – All that stands in the way of a perfect season is West Covina. And it won’t be easy.
2. Bishop Amat (7-3) – If it didn’t blow that lead to Loyola, would have been 8-2. Regardless, great job by coach Steve Hagerty and Co. Now they’ve got two weeks to wait for a playoff opponent.
3. Northview (8-1) – Will head to the playoffs with a lot of momentum, but has a dangerous game Thursday against Baldwin Park, who just upset San Dimas.
4. Charter Oak (8-1) — As good as Brian Casteel is, he can’t do everything for the injury-riddled offensively challenged Chargers.
5. Damien (6-3) – Spartans can probably wrap up a playoff berth with a victory over Etiwanda. First time in a while they will finish with a winning record.
6. Arroyo (8-1) – Is this the year the Knights finally make a playoff run to go with one of its great regular seasons?
7. West Covina (6-3) – Can shake up the Hacienda League with a victory over undefeated Los Altos.
8. San Dimas (7-2) – Losing to Baldwin Park was the shocker of the season. Not even close.
9. Nogales (8-1 ) – Huge win over Duarte puts the Nobles in position to win the Montview League title with a win over Sierra Vista.
10. South Hills (5-4) – Huskies can clinch share of Palomares with a victory over Ayala.

The Rest: 11. Glendora (4-5); 12. South El Monte (8-1), 13. Baldwin Park (5-4), 14. Diamond Ranch (4-5), 14. Covina (6-3), 16. Duarte (6-3), 17. Bonita (3-6), 18. Sierra Vista (6-3), 19. Azusa (4-5), 20. Rowland (4-45), 21. La Puente (6-3), 22. El Monte (6-4), 23. Pomona (4-6), 24. Workman (4-5), 25. Mountain View (3-6), 26. Diamond Bar (2-7), 27. Rosemead (2-7), 28. Ganesha (3-6), 29. Wilson (0-8), 30. Walnut (0-9), 31. Baseett (0-9), 32. Gladstone (0-9).

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Los Altos wins battle of unbeatens, 21-7; Bishop Amat wins in OT; Nogales wins; Baldwin Park shocks San Dimas

Los Altos gets defensive in 21-7 win: Anyone thinking that the Los Altos High School football is a one-man show got a rude awakening on Friday night.
With star running back Tyler Nevens bottled up for most of the night, the Conquerors turned to other methods to post a 21-7 win over host Charter Oak and clinch at least a share of the Hacienda League championship.
“Football is a team game, and it takes us all,” Los Altos head coach Dale Ziola said. “Tyler is special. He’s awesome. But everyone’s trying to stop him and we’ve got to have an answer and the kids have been responding.”

Nogales closing in on league title: Nogales overcame an early 14-point deficit to score 28 unanswered points on its way to beating Duarte in a pivotal Montview League game, 28-14.
Nogales, the second-ranked team in the CIF-SS Division 13 poll, didn’t do itself any favors after losing to Azusa in the league opener.

Glendora comes up short: Ayala tackled Glendora quarterback Bryce Wooldridge at the 2-yard line as time expired to win its first league championship since 2008 by a score of 26-21 Friday night at Ayala.For a defense that had only given up six points in league, it was only fitting that it was the unit on the field to secure the Palomares League title in head coach A.J. Garcia’s first season at the helm.

Damien hangs tough in loss: The Damien Spartans were able to do something few teams have done this season — stay close to the explosive Rancho Cucamonga Cougars.
But that can turn on a dime and it did, as the Cougars used a late second-quarter surge and went on to a 44-24 win that secured the Cougars a share of the Baseline League title Friday night at Cougar Stadium.

Bishop Amat boots home OT win: Extra-point tries are usually one of the more mundane parts of a football game but the last extra point of the night for the Bishop Amat High School football team was the biggest of the team’s season.
Kicker Shazel Sakr nailed the ball through the uprights to give the Lancers a thrilling 41-40 overtime win over Chaminade in Mission League action on Friday night.

coFriday’s results
Baseline League
Rancho Cucamonga 44, Damien 24 — Great result despite loss against one of the best teams in SoCal.
Hacienda League
Los Altos 21, Charter Oak 7 — At the end of the night, chalk this up to a ferocious Conquerors defense.
West Covina 28, Chino 12 — Bulldogs can share league title with a win over Los Altos in finale.
Diamond Ranch 35, Walnut 7 — Sadly, only automatic W in Hacienda is against Walnut.
Miramonte League
Garey 35, Ganesha 0 — Thought Giants would put up more fight than this.
Mission League
Bishop Amat 41, Chaminade 40, OT — Went 7-3 and should have gone 8-2 and beat Loyola. Regardless, they proved a lot of doubters wrong, including me.
Mission Valley League
El Monte 30, Rosemead 27, OT — The battle for third best in the MVL goes to the Lions.
Mountain View 40, Gabrielino 0 — Final score is surprising, thought Eagles would be better.
South El Monte 28, Marshall 8 — Only blemish is the Arroyo loss.
Montview League
Nogales 28, Duarte 14 — Massive win for the Nobles, who go to first thanks to Sierra Vista’s win over Azusa.
Workman 28, Gladstone 6 — Lobos much improved.
Sierra Vista 20, Azusa 19 — Aztecs got win it needed from Nogales, then fell to Sierra Vista.
Palomares League
Claremont 55, Diamond Bar 41 — Lot of offense for two teams going nowhere.
Ayala 26, Glendora 21 — Tartans had chance in final minute, couldn’t pull it out.
South Hills 49, Bonita 17 — Huskies could be a real threat in Division 7 if it gets in.
Valle Vista League
Northview 62, Wilson 0 — About what you expected.
Balddin Park 28, San Dimas 23 — The absolute shocker of the season, give Baldwin Park all the props. Who saw it coming? Nobody.

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Thursday Final: Pomona clinches Miramonte League with 54-21 win over La Puente

Pomona running back Nygurrion Crouch (6) breaks away from a La Puente defender in their Miramonte League game at La Puente High School on Thursday October 27, 2016. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/SCNG)

Pomona running back Nygurrion Crouch (6) breaks away from a La Puente defender in their Miramonte League game at La Puente High School on Thursday October 27, 2016. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/SCNG)

By Stephen Ramirez
LA PUENTE — The Miramonte League football title will stay at Pomona High School.
Nygurrion Crouch rushed for 218 yards and three touchdowns and returned an interception 46 yards for another score as the Red Devils wrapped up their third consecutive league crown with a 54-21 victory Thursday at host La Puente.
Marshon Smith rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown for Pomona (4-6, 4-0), which now preps for the CIF Southern Section playoffs, which begin in two weeks.
Jesse Hernandez threw for 127 yards and a touchdown for La Puente (6-3, 2-1), which finishes its regular season next week at Garey.

Pomona led 20-7 at halftime before Crouch all but put it away in the third quarter. The senior, after La Puente cut it to 20-14 following a 29-yard fumble return by Nathan Prieto, followed with a 55-yard run at 10:15 before his 46-yard interception return made it 33-14 with 9:51 left in the quarter.
Devante Fields had a 44-yard interception return to make it 40-14 before Smith and Crouch had runs of 17 and 7 yards, respectively, for a 54-21 lead in the fourth quarter.
Pomona’s Nygurrion Crouch: “This feels pretty great for me. I’m a senior. I just wanted to help my team out and get another ring.”
Valle Vista League

Covina 45, Rowland 14

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SGVN volleyball Top 25

One loss among the elite teams in the San Gabriel Valley and it can set the Top 10 in turmoil.
Glendora High School fell to Claremont in five sets in a Palomares League finale, creating co-champions.
Both teams are ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section (Glendora in Division 3; Claremont in Division 4), but with 14 teams ranked in CIF-SS polls, one loss was enough to send one-loss Arcadia to the top of the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper’s poll for the first time.
La Salle had a huge sweep of Flintridge Sacred Heart and then a sweep in its Del Rey League finale to take over second.

1. Arcadia (26-1)
Won Crescenta Valley tourney; swept Pacific League (2)
2. La Salle (21-10)
Finished regular season with three 3-0 wins (3)
3. Flintridge Sacred Heart (22-9)
Ninth-place finish in Redondo tourney (4)
4. Monrovia (22-6)
Completed sweep of Rio Hondo League (5)
5. Gabrielino (24-4)
Seniors never lost Mission Valley Legue match (6)
6. Glendora (21-6)
Lost to Claremont in 5; tie for league title (1)
7. Westridge (24-5)
First Prep League title since 2006 (7)
8. Gladstone (23-3)
Back-to-back Montview League titles (8)
9. Los Altos (21-8)
Lost only three games in Hacienda League play (10)
10. Mayfield (15-12-1)
Will get third-place seed with sweep of Poly (11)
11. Northview (21-8)
Back-to-back five-game wins to end regular season (13)
12. South Pasadena (13-10)
Solid second-place finish in Rio Hondo (16)
13. El Monte (21-6)
Only league defeats were to Gabrielino (14)
14. Pasadena Poly (13-8)
Final two loses could KO Panthers from playoffs (9)
15. Bonita (16-11)
Finished regular season with two 3-0 wins (15)
16. Schurr (24-4)
Small hiccup en route to Almont League title (12)
17. St. Paul (24-10)
Finished 2-6 in Del Rey League; still No. 1 in D7 (17)
18. Cantwell-Sacred Heart (18-11)
Second place in Santa Fe League (22)
19. Bishop Amat (17-13)
Won four of final six matches (unranked)
20. Santa Fe (12-10)
First Del Rio League title in 13 years (21)
21. Pioneer (13-13)
Swept Santa Fe in league finale (24)
22. La Habra (12-11)
Sunny Hills wins second-place showdown in five (20)
23. Duarte (18-11)
Only two league defeats to Gladstone (25)
24. San Dimas (12-13)
Rebounded from 0-2 start to take second in Valle Vista (unranked)
25. Maranatha (16-8)
Lost final two matches 3-0; still third in Olympic (18)

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Tribskin Pick’em/2 Minute Drill: I’ve got Los Altos; Aram’s got Charter Oak

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This week’s games and predictions
All games start at 7 p.m., unless noted
Thursday’s games

Miramonte League
Pomona at La Puente — Robledo (La Puente); Aram (Pom)
Rio Hondo League
South Pasadena at San Marino — Robledo (South Pas); Aram (South Pas)
Valle Vista League
Rowland vs. Covina at Covina District Field — Robledo (Covina); Aram (Cov)

Friday’s games
Almont League

Alhambra at Keppel — Robledo (Alhambra); Aram (Alh)
San Gabriel at Montebello — Robledo (Montebello); Aram (Montebello)
Schurr at Bell Gardens — Robledo (Schurr); Aram (Schurr)
Angelus League
Harvard-Westlake at La Salle — Robledo (La Salle); Aram (LS)
St. Francis at Cathedral — Robledo (St. Francis); Aram (St. Francis)
St. Paul at Salesian — Robledo (Salesian); Aram (Salesian)
Baseline League
Damien at Rancho Cucamonga — Robledo (Rancho); Aram (Rancho)
Del Rio League
La Serna at California — Robledo (La Serna); Aram (LS)
Pioneer at Santa Fe — Robledo (Santa Fe); Aram (SF)
Whittier at El Rancho — Robledo (El Rancho); Aram (ER)
Freeway League
Fullerton at La Habra — Robledo (La Habra); Aram (LH)
Sonora vs. Troy at Fullerton — Robledo (Troy); Aram (Troy)
Hacienda League
Diamond Ranch at Walnut — Robledo (DRanch); Aram (DR)
Los Altos at Charter Oak — Robledo (Los Altos); Aram (Charter Oak)
West Covina at Chino — Robledo (WCovina); Aram (WC)
Miramonte League
Garey at Ganesha — Robledo (Ganesha); Aram (Gan)
Mission League
Chaminade at Bishop Amat — Robledo (Chaminade); Aram (Cham)
Mission Valley League
El Monte at Rosemead – Robledo (El Monte); Aram (Rosemead)
Gabrielino at Mountain View — Robledo (MView); Aram (MV)
Marshall at South El Monte — Robledo (South El Monte); Aram (SEM)
Montview League
Duarte at Nogales — Robledo (Duarte); Aram (Duarte)
Gladstone vs. Workman at La Puente — Robledo (Workman); Aram (Work)
Sierra Vista vs. Azusa at Citrus College — Robledo (Azusa); Aram (Azusa)
Olympic League
Village Christian vs. Whittier Christian at Whittier College — Robledo (WC); Aram (WC)
Pacific League
Burroughs at Muir — Robledo (Burroughs); Aram (Burr)
Glendale at Arcadia — Robledo (Arcadia); Aram (Arc)
Hoover vs. Pasadena at Glendale — Robledo (Pasadena); Aram (PHS)
Palomares League
Diamond Bar at Claremont — Robledo (Claremont); Aram (Clare)
Glendora at Ayala — Robledo (Ayala); Aram (G-High)
South Hills at Bonita — Robledo (South Hills); Aram (SH)
Prep League
Pasadena Poly at Rio Hondo Prep, 7 p.m. — Robledo (PPoly); Aram (Poly)
Rio Hondo League
Temple City at Monrovia — Robledo (Monrovia); Aram (Monrovia)
South Catholic League
Bosco Tech vs. Bishop Montgomery at Schurr — Robledo (BMont); Aram (BM)
Valle Vista League
Northview at Wilson — Robledo (Northview); Aram (N)
San Dimas at Baldwin Park — Robledo (SDimas); Aram (SD)
Crean Lutheran at Maranatha — Robledo (Maranatha); Aram (Natha)

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Tribune Super 32 Football Rankings: No. 1 Los Altos at No. 2 Charter Oak on Friday

Tribune Super 32 Football Rankings
1. Los Altos (8-0) – Will get a chance to prove it’s No. 1 in the mother of all game on Friday at No. 2 Charter Oak.
2. Charter Oak (8-0) — Chargers have answered the challenge all season and have the biggest one next vs. No. 1 Los Altos at home.
3. Bishop Amat (6-3) – In all likelihood Lancers punched tickets to the playoffs with win over Alemany, but can improve positioning with win over Chaminade in finale.
4. Northview (7-1) – Won the thriller over San Dimas by wearing the Saints’ down in the second half with 28 straight unanswered points.
5. Damien (6-2) – If Damien can finish up 7-3 it should get a Division 4 playoff berth and be dangerous.
6. San Dimas (7-1) – Don’t worry, Saints will pick themselves off the floor and be a factor in the playoffs.
7. Arroyo (8-1) – Had a closer than expected victory over Mountain View, but all signs point to long playoff run.
8. West Covina (5-3) – Bulldogs a clear third in Hacienda behind undefeated Charter Oak and Los Altos.
9. Glendora (4-4) – Undefeated at 3-0 in the Palomares with a chance for a championship Friday against Ayala.
10. Nogales (7-1 ) – Can still clinch a piece of the Montview League title with a victory over Duarte. But won’t be easy at all.
The Rest: 11. South Hills (4-4), 12. South El Monte (7-1), 13. Diamond Ranch (3-5), 14. Duarte (6-2), 15. Covina (5-3), 16. Bonita (3-5), 17. Baldwin Park (4-4), 18. Sierra Vista (5-3), 19. Azusa (4-4), 20. Rowland (4-4)), 21. La Puente (6-2), 22. El Monte (5-4), 23. Pomona (3-6), 24. Mountain View (2-6), 25. Diamond Bar (2-6), 26. Rosemead (2-6), 27. Ganesha (3-5), 28. Workman (3-5), 29. Wilson (0-7), 30. Walnut (0-8), 31. Baseett (0-9), 32. Gladstone (0-8).

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Northview is the real deal in win over undefeated San Dimas; Charter Oak, Los Altos set up next week’s showdown

nviewNorthview’s big second half beats San Dimas: The road to the Valle Vista League football title once again runs through Northview High School.
Steven Comstock accounted for 385 yards and five touchdowns and the Vikings’ defense shutdown San Dimas in the second half to secure a 49-34 victory over the host Saints on Friday.

Los Altos ready for Charter Oak: Moments after Los Altos secured its 39-7 victory over Chino and found out that Charter Oak won as well to set up next week’s battle of unbeatens and likely for the Hacienda League title, Los Altos coach Dale Ziola could not contain his excitement between two 8-0 teams that are also 3-0 in league.
“Sweet,” exclaimed the visibly pumped coach. “It’s what it’s all about It’s just like the good old days. That’s awesome, It’s going to be a great week and it’s going to be a good game. We got a lot of respect for Charter Oak. It’s 1-1 (between) us the last two years since they recreated the Hacienda League, so it should be fun.”

Duarte looking good in Montview: First-place Duarte scored on its first play from scrimmage and never trailed in 49-10 win over Sierra Vista in a Montview League game on Friday night.
The win gives the Falcons (6-2, 3-0) a one-game lead over Nogales and Azusa with two games to play. The Falcons will visit Nogales next week in a game that will decide the order for the Montview League playoff spots.

Charter Oak not happy with sloppy win: In Hacienda League play, a solid defensive performance by Charter Oak helps it stay undefeated with a 20-6 win after a sloppy game at Diamond Ranch on Friday night.
The Panthers (3-5, 0-3) struggled for the second straight week to put up points before the fourth quarter. With 5:30 left in the game, Trey Green got in the end zone by hurdling a Chargers defender at the 2-yard line after a 25-yard pass from Justin Tong to cut the lead to eight.

Friday’s results
Baseline League

Damien 49, Los Osos 19 — Second time Spartans bounce back after a tough loss.
Hacienda League
Charter Oak 20, Diamond Ranch 6 — Will need to be better again surging Los Altos.
Los Altos 39, Chino 7 — Conquerors set the stage for No. 1 vs. No. 1 next week.
West Covina 54, Walnut 7 — Clearly third best in Hacienda.
Miramonte League
Pomona 59, Bassett 27 — Red Devils go from zero to hearo in Miramonte.
La Puente 28, Ganesha 6 — Warriors doing good things again.
Mission League
Bishop Amat 48, Alemany 31 — Might be enough to earn Division 1 playoff berth.
Mission Valley League
Arroyo 38, Marshall 28 — Eagles gives Knights toughest MVL game.
South El Monte 19, El Monte 0 — Still think South will be a tough D-13 out.
Montview League
Duarte 49, Sierra Vista 10 — Falcons’ tough schedule paying off in Montview.
Azusa 40, Gladstone 6 — Aztecs bounce back from last week’s loss.
Palomares League
South Hills 35, Diamond Bar 21 — Offense has come a long way since September.
Valle Vista League
Baldwin Park 35, Rowland 20 – Braves better than you think.
Northview 49, San Dimas 34 — Steven Comstock and Co. rally with 28 unanswered in second half.
Covina 42, Wilson 17 — Not a surprise.

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