Two-Minute Drill: Glendora vs. Damien; St. Francis vs. West Covina; St. John Bosco-La Mirada

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?

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Football Notes: Northview QB Steven Comstock OK; will South Hills face La Canada RB?

By Aram Tolegian
Northview QB Steven Comstock says he’s OK

Northview standout quarterback Steven Comstock gave his team quite a scare in the first half of last week’s loss to Charter Oak after suffering a knee injury and leaving the game in the first half.Comstock said he hyper-extended his right knee while scrambling and trying to avoid a Charter Oak defender inside the Chargers’ 10-yard line. He left the game but later returned with a noticeable limp.
After tweeting that night that he was in serious pain, Comstock said Monday that the knee is back to 100 percent and he won’t be limited in Thursday’s game against Rosemead.

Arroyo coach Jim Singister keeps tie with Covina in perspective.
There would be no other coach in the Valley more frustrated than Arroyo’s Jim Singiser, whose team committed seven turnovers, including two inside the Covina 2-yard line in the closing minutes, in a 17-17 tie to the Colts on Saturday night.
But Singiser is preferring to view the positives as his team prepares for Friday’s game against Temple City. However, Singiser said the end of Monday’s practice would look like cross country practice due to all the mistakes.
“Defense was awesome, special teams was solid for the most part, offense just has to hold onto the ball,” Singiser said. “We can’t run nine plays in the second quarter because of four straight turnovers. We will be fine.”

Will South Hills face La Canada’s bigtime RB Friday?
La Canada High School football coach Ryan Zerbel is hopeful that an independent investigator looking into the transfer of running back Drake Beasley will have situation concluded this week and the CIF Southern Section will clear his star ball carrier in time for this Friday’s game against South Hills.
La Canada hired the investigator in response to allegations from Loyola, Beasley’s previous school, that his transfer was invalid due to undue influence. Loyola presented its case to CIF-SS and now La Canada is set to respond.
“The third-party investigator is wrapping up his investigation and then it’s going to be hand delivered to CIF,” Zerbel said. “I’m really confident. Like I said from the beginning, there’s a process that’s in place and we’ll let that process take place.”

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Monday’s PrepXtra Rewind: What does La Mirada’s big win and Bishop Amat’s crushing loss mean?

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.

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Tribskin Pick’em: Glendora, Damien looking like game of the week; Charter Oak hosting Colony


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
Thursday’s games

Northview vs. Rosemead at Covina District Field — Robledo (Northview); Aram ()
Cantwell-Sacred Heart vs. Whittier at California — Robledo (Cantwell); Aram ()
Ganesha vs. Gladstone at Charter Oak High — Robledo (Ganesha); Aram ()
Blair at Angelou
Friday’s games
Alhambra at Rowland — Robledo (Rowland); Aram ()
Arroyo at Temple City — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram ()
Azusa at Bassett — Robledo (Azusa); Aram ()
Bishop Amat vs. Servite at Cerritos College — Robledo (Servite); Aram ()
Chino at Baldwin Park — Robledo (Chino); Aram ()
Chino Hills at Diamond Ranch — Robledo (CHills); Aram ()
Colony at Charter Oak — Robledo (COak); Aram ()
Covina at Pioneer — Robledo (Pioneer); Aram ()
Dominguez at San Marino — Robledo (Domniguez); Aram ()
Don Lugo at Pomona — Robledo (Don Lugo); Aram ()
Fairmont Prep vs. Rio Hondo Prep at Yorba Linda HS — Robledo (RH Prep); Aram ()
Garey at San Gabriel — Robledo (SGabriel); Aram ()
Glendora vs. Damien at Citrus College — Robledo (Damien); Aram ()
Keppel at Gabrielino — Robledo (Gabrielino); Aram ()
La Habra at Tesoro — Robledo (La Habra); Aram ()
La Mirada at St. John Bosco — Robledo (St. John Bosco); Aram ()
La Serna at Lakewood — Robledo (La Serna); Aram ()
Marshall at California Military Institute — Robledo (Marshall); Aram ()
Monrovia at La Salle — Robledo (La Salle); Aram ()
Montebello at St. Paul — Robledo (St. Paul); Aram ()
Mountain View at Viewpoint — Robledo (Vieopoint); Aram ()
Nogales at Ontario — Robledo (Nogales); Aram ()
Rancho Christian vs. Whittier Christian at Whittier College — Robledo (Rancho); Aram ()
San Dimas at Maranatha — Robledo (SDimas); Aram ()
Santa Clara at Bosco Tech — Robledo (Santa Clara); Aram ()
Santa Fe at Bonita — Robledo (Santa Fe); Aram ()
Schurr at El Monte — Robledo (Schurr); Aram ()
Sonora vs. Brea Olinda at La Habra HS — Robledo (Sonora); Aram ()
South El Monte at La Puente — Robledo (South El Monte); Aram ()
South Hills vs. La Canada at Covina District Stadium — Robledo (SHills); Aram ()
St. Anthony at Southlands Christian — Robledo (St. Anthony); Aram ()
St. Francis at West Covina — Robledo (St. Francis); Aram ( )
Walnut at Diamond Bar — Robledo (Diamond Bar); Aram ()
West Ranch at Pasadena — Robledo (WRanch); Aram ()
Wilson at Los Altos — Robledo (Los Altos); Aram ()
Windward at Duarte — Robledo (Duarte); Aram ()
Saturday’s game
Brentwood at Pasadena Poly, 12:30 p.m. — Robledo (PPoly); Aram ()

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Tribune Super 32 Football Rankings: Los Altos and Charter Oak take over top two spots

1. Los Altos (1-0) – Dominated defending Central champ San Marino 38-6 and Tyler Nevens showed he’s a next-level talent with four touchdowns.
2. Charter Oak (1-0) – Chargers answered their question at QB with Bret Clemetson throwing a schoool-record six touchdowns in a big win over Northview.
3. Bishop Amat (0-1) – Mater Dei made Bishop Amat look like a Division 3 or 4 team, but Mater Dei is going to do that to a lot of teams this year. Jury still out in terms of just how far the fall from last year’s semifinal team is.
4. Damien (1-0) – Spartans dominated a Chino team that was good last year, winning 21-6. It’s been a while since Spartans fans could be excited about their team. Is this year the one?
5. Glendora (1-0) – Question was how they would do without all-everything Matt Fink? Tartans QB Bryce Wooldridge answered that with a nice display of running and passing in 33-19 win over Kaiser.
6. San Dimas (1-0) — Saints ended three-year losing streak to Bonita with an eye-opening 42-14 win over the Bearcats.
7. Northview (0-1) — Vikings not ready for a team like Charter Oak, but QB Steven Comstock and Antwaun Ayers are going to lead to a lot of victories.
8. Diamond Ranch (1-0) — Didn’t show a lot of firepower in 14-7 with over South Hills, but always good to show you can play defense well enough to win when offense is struggling.
9. West Covina (0-1) — Bulldogs struggled in season-opening loss to Colony and it won’t get any easier hosting St. Francis next.
10. Baldwin Park (1-0) — Braves opened with easy 27-0 shutout over Workman, but schedule will get tougher.
The Rest: 11. South Hills (0-1), 12. Nogales (1-0), 13. Rowland (1-0), 14. Arroyo (0-0-1); 15. Covina (0-0-1); 16. Bonita (0-1); 17. South El Monte (1-0), 18. Mountain View (1-0), 19. Ganesha (1-0), 20. Sierra Vista (1-0), 21. Azusa (0-0), 22. Duarte (0-0), 23. Pomona (0-1), 24. Diamond Bar (0-1), 25. Walnut (0-1), 26. El Monte (0-1), 27. Rosemead (0-1), 28. Bassett (0-1), 29. La Puente (0-1), 30. Wilson (0-1), 31. Workman (0-1), 32. Gladstone (0-1),

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Los Altos hammers San Marino; San Dimas Smudges Bonita; Bishop Amat suffers one of worst losses ever


San Dimas routs Bonita to claim the Smudge: It was hard to tell where the irritation of losing last season’s CIF championship game ended and the San Dimas High school football team’s contempt for season-opening rival Bonita began.
Whatever the combination of pent-up offseason emotions released Friday night, the result was a 42-14 San Dimas victory at Citrus College.
The Saints ended a three-year losing streak to Bonita and celebrated accordingly after scoring 28 of the game’s final 35 points to pull away in the second half.
“We didn’t like the way last year ended,” San Dimas coach Mark Holman said. “And we’ve been preparing for these guys since January.”

Glendora QB Bryce Wooldridge leads Tartans to win: Glendora High may have lost its star quarterback of a year ago to USC, but the Tartans found out in their 2016 season opener Friday night that their offense appears to be in very talented hands.
Junior Bryce Wooldridge passed for 154 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and ran for another 147 yards and two scores to lead Glendora to a 33-19 victory at Kaiser.
Wooldridge’s offensive performance behind a stout offensive line was more than enough to overcome a Kaiser team that struggled with mistakes and penalties in its opening game.

nevinsLos Altos routs San Marino: Like most of the Los Altos High School football team’s opponents, San Marino knew exactly what was coming but couldn’t stop it.
The Titans’ defense got a healthy dose of Conquerors’ standout running back Tyler Nevens, and by the end of the night the senior standout had run wild in a 38-6 win in the season opener for both teams on Friday.
“It’s truly a blessing,” said Nevens. “All of my teammates, we all came together. We were all hyped up for this game. We knew San Marino was going to come out with some intensity and we just had to come out with more.”Nevens rushed for 285 yards and four touchdowns. The Titans tried to match Los Altos’ ground game with one of their own, a stark change from last season’s pass-happy attack which averaged 46 points per game, but the Conquerors’ defense was having none of it.

Mater Dei hands Bishop Amat one of worst home losses: Mater Dei rolled into Kiefer Stadium on Friday night and routed an upstart Bishop Amat team attempting to move forward a season after graduating one of its more talented senior classes in recent memory, 63-14.
In last season’s 24-21 win over Amat, Mater Dei starved the potent Lancers’ offense by controlling the time of possession with 53 rushing attempts. No such strategy was needed this time.
Mater Dei sophomore quarterback JT Daniels came out of the gates firing. Daniels completed three of his first four passes for touchdowns, leading the Monarchs to an early 21-0 lead.On the game’s opening play, Daniels connected with Osiris St. Brown for 72 yards. A play later, he found Osiris’ brother, Amon-Ra St. Brown, who snatched an 8-yard touchdown pass out of the air with one hand.

Diamond Ranch holds on to beat South Hills: Diamond Ranch kicked off its 2016 football season with a 14-7 win over South Hills on Friday night and gave Eric Martinez his first win as a head coach.
The Panthers scored on their first possession of the game, a 19-yard pass from Justin Tong to Alec Flanagen with 4:49 left in the first quarter.
“We figured we could move the ball like that to get our running game going,” Martinez said. “(Sophomore) Conner Clark did well running the ball his first time under the lights.”
An interception by Carter Henderson, who ran the ball back 80 yards, set up the Panthers second score as they expanded their lead to 14-0 midway through the third quarter.

Friday’s Results
Mater Dei 63, Bishop Amat 14 — Probably worst home loss in history.
San Dimas 42, Bonita 14 – Nobody saw this pounding coming.
Los Altos 38, San Marino 6 — Tyler Nevens 285 yards and 4 TDs.
Damien 21, Chino 6 Could this be the year Spartans break through?
Alta Loma 48, Diamond Bar 28 — Brahmas keep taking steps back each year.
Diamond Ranch 14, South Hills 7 — Panthers grind out win over offensive challenged Huskies
Montebello 40, El Monte 6Lions figure to struggle all year.
Nogales 37, Garey 8 Nobles are the team to watch in the Miramonte.
Glendora 33, Kaiser 19 — Tartans better than expected, quarterback was great.
Sierra Vista 10, La Puente 0 — Dons open season with a big shutout.
Oak Hills 45, Pomona 7 — Red Devils aren’t what they were two years ago.
South Pasadena 35, Rosemead 20Panthers rally comes up short.
Rowland 42, Walnut 14 — Raiders could be team to watch in Valle Vista.
Colony 49, West Covina 14Bulldogs tied it at 14-14, then fell apart.
Baldwin Park 27, Workman 0 — Braves do everything in shutout win.
South El Monte 40, Gladstone 7 — Remember, someone named Mike Mooney on SELM staff.
Mountain View 48, Bassett 34 — Vikings open season in style.
Hoover 28, Wilson 13 — Opponent gave Wildcats shot at win, but still comes up short.

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Charter Oak too strong for Northview, wins 44-22 behind 6 TD passes from Bret Clemetson


Charter Oak routs Northview: Be careful what you ask for, you might not like the consequences.
The Northview High School football team is thinking about that today.
The Vikings asked for a meeting against traditional power Charter Oak and paid dearly for it Thursday.
Bret Clemetson threw for 314 yards and six touchdowns and the Chargers opened the season with a 44-22 victory over the Vikings at Covina District Field.
Jermaine Braddock also had six receptions for 146 yards and three touchdowns for Charter Oak. Northview quarterback Steven Comstock threw for 384 yards and two scores.

Thursday’s results
Charter Oak 44, Northview 22
Marshall 47, Southlands Christian 6

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