About Fred Robledo

Fred J. Robledo is the local sports editor for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group

Friday Live Chat with high school football updates

COUNTDOWN: First full Friday has finally arrived. As always, we’ll have everything updated on Scribble Live with our team of reporters, and I’ll be tweeting updates @sgvnsports of everything I can. Mike The Cousin won’t be on location, but he’ll be on Scribble offering his usual insight and updates. Please join the chats and have some Friday night fun with us. Big game is Los Altos at defending Central champion San Marino where Aram Tolegian will be, along with the annual Smudge Pot, Bonita vs. San Dimas at Citrus College covered by Clay Fowler. Bishop Amat is hosting power Mater Dei, and there is much much more. Read our advances, watch our pre-game prediction video’s and look at all our predictions. It’s game time.

Friday Night Featured Advance capsules: Mater Dei-Bishop Amat; San Dimas-Bonita; South Pasadena-Rosemead; El Monte-Montebello; Chino-Damien; Sierra Vista-La Puente.

Preview, Los Altos at San Marino: Los Altos High School football coach Dale Ziola is sick of hearing all the preseason hype about his team. Now, he just wants them to go out and live up to it.
What better way for that to happen than to beat 2015 CIF Southern Section champion and State bowl finalist San Marino on Friday night? The two teams meet at 7 p.m. at San Marino High.
“They still have to earn it,” Ziola said. “Last year, these seniors were a fantastic junior class and what did that do for us? This day and age, juniors and even sophomores are so much a part of a varsity football team. So our seniors this year, as juniors last year, they underperformed theoretically.

Preview, Bonita-San Dimas: Talk about being thrown right into the frying pan.
New Bonita High School football coach Ibis Aguilar will make his sideline debut on Friday night against arch-rival San Dimas in the annual renewal of the Smudge Pot Game. Kickoff is 7 p.m. on Friday at Citrus College.
“To be honest, I don’t really feel like it’s more pressure than I would normally have,” Aguilar said. “I approach this game like I do any other of my games. It’s about preparing and being ready and getting kids ready.
“I feel like we’ve done our due diligence getting ready for this game as a staff and as athletes, so I’m going in there confident and ready to go.”

Friday’s Games and predictions
Mater Dei at Bishop Amat, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Mater Dei); Tolegian (MD)
San Dimas vs. Bonita at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bonita); Tolegian (Bonita)
Los Altos at San Marino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Los Altos); Tolegian (LA)
Bassett at Mountain View, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bassett); Tolegian (MV)
Chino at Damien, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Damien); Tolegian (Chino)
Diamond Bar at Alta Loma, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DBar); Tolegian (ALHS)
Diamond Ranch vs. South Hills, 7 p.m. at CDF, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DRanch); Tolegian (DR)
El Monte at Montebello, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Montebello); Tolegian (Montebello)
Garey at Nogales, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Nogales); Tolegian (Nogales)
Gladstone at South El Monte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SElMonte); Tolegian (SEM)
Glendora at Kaiser, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Kaiser); Tolegian(Glendora)
Sierra Vista at La Puente, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Puente); Tolegian (SV)
South Pasadena at Rosemead, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rosemead); Tolegian (SP)
Walnut at Rowland, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Walnut); Tolegian (Rowland)
West Covina at Colony, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Colony); Tolegian (Colony)
Wilson at Hoover, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Wilson); Tolegian (Wilson)
Workman at Baldwin Park, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BPark); Tolegian (BP)

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

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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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Get your 2016 PrepXtra Football Preview Magazine Wednesday, or read online

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Click to read online: The 2016 Prep Xtra Football Preview magazine will be distributed on Wednesday, Aug. 24, in home subscription delivery for the Pasadena Star-News, Whittier Daily News and San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Copies can also be purchased at newsracks throughout the San Gabriel Valley and Whittier areas, and can be purchased in person at 605 E. Huntington Drive, Monrovia, Suite 100, 91016.

In the preview is Aram Tolegian’s “War on Football” column. Read it, digest it, and tell us what you think…

ALL STORIES BELOW POSTED ONLINE, CLICK HERE
Cover Story: Armed and ready, Northview quarterback Steven Comstock, St. Francis’ Michael Bonds and La Mirada’s Tristan Meyer are ready to show their stuff.
Aram Tolegian’s preview column: The War on Football … Despite the risks, the game teaches virtues on a big stage.
Best games to watch: A week-by-week look at the best games to watch in the San Gabriel Valley.
Schedules: Team schedules with address and starting times.
Rankings: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Top 5:
Preseason All-Area: San Gabriel Valley Tribune offense and defense.
Rankings: Pasadena Star-News Tribune Top 5:
Preseason All-Area: Pasadena Star-News offense and defense.
Rankings: Whittier Daily News Top 5:
Preseason All-Area: Whittier Daily News offense and defense.

League-By-League Previews
Almont League
Angelus League
Baseline League
Del Rio League
Freeway League
Palomares League
Miramonte League
Mission Valley League
Montview League
Olympic League
Pacific League
Prep League
Rio Hondo League
Mission League
Hacienda League
South Catholic League
Suburban League
Valle Vista League

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Tribskin Pick’em: Going with Northview, Los Altos and Bonita in season openers, and a Mater Dei rout at Kiefer

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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.
The Bet: Loser buys winner at the restauraunt of the winner’s choice. Period. That’s it.
My thoughts: Finally, the football season is here and the first weekend is packed with some intriguing games. There’s not a better non-league local game that Charter Oak taking on Northview on Thursday to kick it all off. All summer I’ve been going with Northview, but I’m getting hammered by people saying at the end of the day, no matter how much the Vikings are improved, the Vikings defense won’t be able to handle Charter Oak’s athletes or its spread offense. Hearing Charter Oak could score at will, but I’m sticking with my guns and calling a Vikings upset. Just how far has Bishop Amat fallen? We’ll find out when they take on one of the best in California in Mater Dei. Will it be a 40 plus point blowout? Will Amat hang and show everyone this is a reload not a rebuild? I’m leaning toward the Lancers getting blown out, but if there is one big advantage on their side, it’s that it’s the first week at Kiefer and mistakes happen in early games so they have that chance, but not betting on it. Amat is always one of the best coached teams regardless of talent, but the talent gap may be too much even for Hagerty and staff to overcome. Smudge Pot? Who do you like? San Dimas lost 28-7 to Bonita last year with a team that advanced to the Mid-Valley Division title game. The Saints probably aren’t as good as last year and with Bonita breaking in a new coach, the Cats should have not only the normal size advantage, but also the advantage of wanting to start their new coach in style, so going with the ‘Cats. I’m more and more convinced that Los Altos is the real deal and could smash San Marino in the opener, and but also feel South Hills, West Covina and Glendora will all lose.

Week 0
Thursday’s Games

Northview vs. Charter Oak at Covina District Stadium, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Northview); Tolegian (CO)
Southlands Christian vs. Marshall at Pasadena, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Southlands); Tolegian (SC)
Friday’s Games
Mater Dei at Bishop Amat, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Mater Dei); Tolegian (MD)
San Dimas at Bonita, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bonita); Tolegian (Bonita)
Los Altos at San Marino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Los Altos); Tolegian (LA)
California at Schurr, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Schurr); Tolegian (Cal)
Arcadia at Bell Gardens, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bell Gardens); Tolegian (Arcadia)
Bassett at Mountain View, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bassett); Tolegian (MV)
Buena Park at Pasadena, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Buena Park); Tolegian (Buena Park)
Cathedral at Santa Fe, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Cathedral); Tolegian (Cathedral)
Chino at Damien, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Damien); Tolegian (Chino)
Compton at Muir, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Compton); Tolegian (Muir)
Diamond Bar at Alta Loma, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DBar); Tolegian (ALHS)
Diamond Ranch vs. South Hills, 7 p.m. at CDF, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DRanch); Tolegian (DR)
El Monte at Montebello, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Montebello); Tolegian (Montebello)
El Toro at La Habra, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Habra); Tolegian (LA)
Garey at Nogales, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Nogales); Tolegian (Nogales)
Gladstone at South El Monte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SElMonte); Tolegian (SEM)
Glendale at Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Cantwell); Tolegian (CSH)
Glendora at Kaiser, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Kaiser); Tolegian(Glendora)
Keppel at Ganesha, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Ganesha); Tolegian (Ganesha)
La Canada at Hawthorne, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Hawthorne); Tolegian (LC)
La Mirada vs. Orange Lutheran at Orange Coast College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Orange Lu); Tolegian (OLu)
Maranatha at Rim of the World, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Maranatha); Tolegian (Maranatha)
Monrovia vs. Burbank, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Burbank); Tolegian (Burbank)
Norwalk at El Rancho, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Norwalk); Tolegian (Norwalk)
Pasadena Poly at Temple City, 7 p.m. — Robledo (PPoly); Tolegian (TC)
San Gabriel at Montclair, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Montclair); Tolegian (Montclair)
Sierra Vista at La Puente, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Puente); Tolegian (SV)
Sonora vs. Whittier at California High, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Sonora); Tolegian (Sonora)
South Pasadena at Rosemead, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rosemead); Tolegian (SP)
Walnut at Rowland, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Walnut); Tolegian (Rowland)
West Covina at Colony, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Colony); Tolegian (Colony)
Wilson at Hoover, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Wilson); Tolegian (Wilson)
Workman at Baldwin Park, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BPark); Tolegian (BP)
Bishop vs. Whittier Christian at Whittier College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bishop); Tolegian (Bishop)
Gabrielino at San Diego Clairemont, 6:30 p.m. — Robledo (SDC); Tolegian (SDC)
La Salle at El Camino Real, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Salle); Tolegian (LS)
La Serna at La Costa Canyon, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Serna); Tolegian (LS)
Saturday’s Game
Arroyo vs. Covina at Covina District Stadium, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Covina); Tolegian (Arroyo)

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