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 ()
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 ()
TRIBUNE SUPER 32 FOOTBALL RANKINGS 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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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 6 — Lions 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 20 — Panthers rally comes up short. Rowland 42, Walnut 14 — Raiders could be team to watch in Valle Vista. Colony 49, West Covina 14 — Bulldogs 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.