About Fred Robledo

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

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 Marshall, 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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Thursday Final: Glendora, Nogales roll to easy wins

Glendora's James Nolan (3) runs for a touchdown as they play Bonita in their Palomares League game at Citrus College in Glendora on Thursday October 20, 2016. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/San Gabriel Valley Tribune/SCNG)

Glendora’s James Nolan (3) runs for a touchdown as they play Bonita in their Palomares League game at Citrus College in Glendora on Thursday October 20, 2016. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/San Gabriel Valley Tribune/SCNG)

GLENDORA — Bonita High School has shown the ability the past few seasons that when it’s backed into a corner, it can attack like a cat and live for another day.
This time, the Bearcats just got mauled.
James Nolan rushed for 219 yards and three touchdowns and Bryce Wooldridge accounted for 273 yards and four scores as Glendora stayed perfect in the chase for the Palomares League football title with a 56-20 victory over Bonita at Citrus College.

Wooldridge threw for 199 yards for the Tartans (4-4, 3-0). Dylan Flores had 87 yards receiving and a touchdown for Bonita (3-5, 0-3). The Bearcats’ playoff hopes have gone from slim to almost nil.
Glendora plays at Ayala next week. The Bulldogs (3-4, 2-0) have a home game against Claremont on Friday.
Glendora started fast and finished the first half strong to lead, 35-20, after two quarters.
James Nolan rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns during the first half as the Tartans scored on five of their eight possessions to start the game. Glendora gained 320 yards during the first two quarters.
Glendora’s James Nolan: It’s just another win for us. We just have to keep battling, winning games and hopefully winning league.”
Bonita coach Ibis Aguilar: “We showed fight tonight. We got down 21 points in the first quarter. We fought back, had a great effort, had execution and had everything going in our direction. We just weren’t able to sustain it.”
— Stephen Ramirez
LA PUENTE — Nogales High School dominated the lines of scrimmage and cruised to a 58-0 win over Workman in a game played at La Puente High on Thursday night.
The Nobles (7-1, 2-1) took over sole possession of second place in the Montview League football standings, half game behind first-place Duarte.
Quarterback Matt Olguin led the Nobles offense, completing 14 of 16 passes for 197 yards and five touchdowns, all in the first half.
Olguin threw three touchdown passes to James Gray and a pair to Larenzo Williams. Andrew Carrazco ran for another TD in the first half.
Williams intercepted a pass in the second half and returned it 60 yards for a score. It was his third interception of the season.
The Nobles offensive line of Chris Espinoza, Christian Flores, Leo Gonzalez and brothers Jonathon and Juan Guardado gave Olguin time to throw and opened holes for Gray and Carrazco to pile up 297 yards of offense in the first half while holding the Lobos (3-5, 1-2) to just 40 yards of offense.
Nogales coach Richard Salazar: “We just focused on making our blocks on offense. Williams and Gray are our top guys and are making the plays we expect of them.”
Nogales’ Matt Olguin: “Our offensive line did most of the work. They allowed us to open up our offense. All my love goes to my offensive line. Without them all these scores wouldn’t be possible.”
Nogales’ Larenzo Williams: “Matt took his time and threw the ball perfectly. On that pick I just wanted to help the defense. I could read the guards and tackles and knew it was a pass and it came to my side.”
— John Honell

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Tribskin Pick’em: I’ve got San Dimas; Aram’s got Northview


This Week’s games and predictions
Thursday’s games
Montview League

Workman vs. Nogales at La Puente — Robledo (Nogales); Aram ()
Palomares League
Bonita vs. Glendora at Citrus College — Robledo (Glendora); Aram ()

Friday’s games
Baseline League

Los Osos at Damien — Robledo (Damien); Aram ()
Hacienda League
Charter Oak at Diamond Ranch — Robledo (Charter Oak); Aram ()
Chino at Los Altos — Robledo (Los Altos); Aram ()
West Covina at Walnut — Robledo (West Covina); Aram ()
Miramonte League
Bassett at Pomona — Robledo (Pomona); Aram ()
Ganesha at La Puente — Robledo La Puente); Aram ()
Mission League
Bishop Amat at Alemany — Robledo (Bishop Amat); Aram ()
Mission Valley League
Marshall at Gabrielino — Robledo (Marshall); Aram ()
Mountain View at Arroyo — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram ()
South El Monte at El Monte — Robledo (South El Monte); Aram ()
Montview League
Duarte at Sierra Vista — Robledo (Duarte); Aram ()
Gladstone vs. Azusa at Citrus College — Robledo (Azusa); Aram ()
Palomares League
Claremont at Ayala — Robledo (Ayala); Aram ()
South Hills at Diamond Bar — Robledo (South Hills); Aram ()
Valle Vista League
Baldwin Park at Rowland — Robledo (Baldwin Park); Aram ()
Northview at San Dimas — Robledo (San Dimas); Aram (Northview)
Wilson vs. Covina at Covina District Field — Robledo (Covina); Aram (Covina)

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Charter Oak gives coach Lou Farrar 300th win; Upland beats Damien; Glendora beats SHills

Charter Oak’s Big Lou gets No. 300 Charter Oak High School’s Lou Farrar has been one of the area’s top football coaches for more than three decades, and now he has a milestone to go with his first-rate reputation — 300 wins.
Matthew Takata threw for 409 yards and three touchdowns and Charter Oak got its legendary coach his magic number Friday with a 45-21 victory over host Chino in a Hacienda League game.

Isaiah Hamilton had three receptions for 193 yards and two touchdowns and Jermaine Braddock had four for 131 for the Chargers (7-0, 2-0). Willie Morris had 119 yards receiving and two touchdowns for the Cowboys (4-3, 1-1).

Third quarter dooms Bishop Amat: Bishop Amat’s hopes of back-to-back Mission League football titles ended with a 21-point outburst by visiting Serra in the third quarter that turned a defensive battle into an easy 28-12 Cavaliers victory Friday at Kiefer Stadium.
Bishop Amat’s offense struggled all night, but its defense played well enough to give it a 6-0 halftime lead behind Shazel Shakr’s 27- and 34-yard field goals.

Glendora hangs on for win: The Glendora football team knows that league titles aren’t won in mid-October.
But, after the Tartans thwarted a wild last-second rally to secure a 30-28 victory over South Hills on Friday night, they took the inside track in the race for the Palomares League championship.
South Hills quarterback Christian Martinez connected with Tahron Tolbert for an 11-yard score, pulling the Huskies to within 30-28 in the final seconds. South Hills then recovered an onside kick at midfield, setting up one final play.

West Covina outlasts Diamond Ranch: West Covina earned a tough road win with a 20-13 victory over Diamond Ranch on Friday in Hacienda League play.For a game this early in the league season, it had major implications.
Last year, the matchup between the teams was the difference between making the playoffs and not. Diamond Ranch was the third team to make the playoffs from the Hacienda League, with West Covina left out.

Friday’s results
Baseline League
Upland 30, Damien 17 — Was the game the Spartans needed to firm up a Division 4 playoff berth. May be tough now.
Hacienda League
Charter Oak 45, Chino 21 — Victory gives legendary coach Lou Farrar win No. 300.
Los Altos 52, Walnut 7 — Conquerors inching closer to big game at Charter Oak in Week 9.
West Covina 20, Diamond Ranch 13 — Thought all along the Bulldogs were third best in Hacienda.
Miramonte League
Pomona 44, Garey 21 — Miramonte League has been a blessing for Red Devils.
La Puente 41, Bassett 14 — Warriors having better year than most expected.
Mission League
Serra 28, Bishop Amat 12 — Amat is 2-0 against Mission Division 2 teams and 0-2 against Mission Division 1 teams.
Mission Valley League
El Monte 33, Gabrielino 17 — Lions need to keep winning to keep playoff hopes alive.
Arroyo 41, Marshall 0 — Knights looking more impressive with each victory.
South El Monte 20, Rosemead 15 — Shocker is was so close or maybe just Arroyo after affects.
Montview League
Duarte 21, Azusa 6 — Looking like Falcons have inside track toward Montview title.
Workman 24, Sierra Vista 14 – For me, this was the shocker of the night.
Palomares League
Ayala 28, Diamond Bar 3 — Brahmas struggling way more than I thought it would.
Claremont 47, Bonita 31 — Bearcats not looking like team that surprised us a few weeks ago.
Glendora 30, South Hills 28 — Could be game that propels Tartans to the Palomares league title.
Valle Vista League
Covina 35, Baldwin Park 17 — Was the game for third best in the Valle Vista.
Northview 41, Rowland 15 — Vikes set for San Dimas next.
San Dimas 53, Wilson 6 — Saints set for Northview next.

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Nogales bounces back with rout over Gladstone


The Nogales High School football team needed someone to step up following its surprising loss to Azusa last week.
No one figured that player would be temporarily confined to a wheelchair.
Senior offensive and defensive lineman Joe Mantilla gave his team an inspiring talk at practice this week that sparked the Nobles to a big 56-6 win over Gladstone in Montview League action at Citrus College on Thursday night.

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Great story on what high school coaches face dealing with parents and administration

A High School Football coach in the midwest quits during the season, alleging that his own school’s administration forced him to meet with parents over their kids playing time…..

“I cannot be employed by a district that allows parents to dictate where their child should be playing on the football field, nor can I consent to a parent to allow their child to continue to play football after their son has undermined the football team and staff by failing at a coordinated attempt to organize a walk out.
“Members of a team have a responsibility to behave on and off the field in a way to contribute to the team’s effort to be as successful as it can. As a coach, that is my responsibility to uphold that obligation with support from administration. I do not have that support. I have always had a policy of not discussing playing time with parents, yet I have been thrust into two such meetings by administration where playing time was allowed to be discussed.” –
Red Wing HS coach John Ott


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