About Fred Robledo

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

Tribskin Pick’em: Going with Bishop Amat in Mission opener and South El Monte and Duarte to stay unbeaten

Story: Charter Oak won’t have QB Brett Clemetson when it takes on South Hills on Friday. Clemetson broke his collarbone in last week’s win over Damien and had surgery scheduled this week.

Aram and Fred pick this week’s games.
All games start at 7 p.m., unless noted
Thursday’s games and predictions

Inglewood at Pioneer — Robledo (Inglewood); Aram (Ing)
Rio Hondo Prep at La Canada — Robledo (RH Prep); Aram (RHP)
Walnut vs. Covina at Covina District Field — Robledo (Covina); Aram (Cov)

Friday’s games and predictions
Mission League

Loyola at Bishop Amat — Robledo (BAmat); Aram (Amat)
Mission Valley League
Gabrielino at South El Monte — Robledo (South El); Aram (SEM)
Mountain View at El Monte — Robldo (El Monte); Aram (EM)
Rosemead at Arroyo — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arr)
Pacific League
Arcadia at Pasadena — Robledo (Arcadia); Aram (Arc)
Burbank at Muir – Robledo (Burbank); Aram (Burb)
Suburban League
Cerritos at La Mirada — Robledo (La Mirada); Aram (LM)
Alhambra at South Pasadena — Robledo (SPas); Aram (SP)
Azusa vs. Brethren Christian at Citrus College — Robledo (Breth); Aram (BC)
Brentwood at Santa Fe — Robledo (Brent); Aram (SF)
Cantwell-Sacred Heart at Montebello — Robledo (Monte); Aram (Mont)
Colony at La Habra — Robledo (La Habra); Aram (LH)
Diamond Bar at San Dimas – Robledo (SDimas); Aram (SD)
Diamond Ranch at Bonita — Robledo (DRanch); Aram (DR)
Gladstone at La Puente — Robledo (La Puente); Aram (Gstone)
Glendora at West Covina — Robledo (Glendora); Aram (G-High)
Los Altos at Newport Harbor — Robledo (Los Altos); Aram (LA)
La Serna at Tesoro — Robledo (Tesoro); Aram (Tesoro)
Maranatha at Linfield Christian — Robledo (Maranatha); Aram (Natha)
Monrovia at Damien — Robledo (Damien); Aram (Damien)
Northview at Pomona — Robledo (Northview); Aram (Nview)
San Marino at Bell Gardens – Robledo (San Marino); Aram (SM)
Sierra Vista at Bassett — Robledo (SVista); Aram (SV)
South Hills vs. Charter Oak at Covina District Field — Robledo (COak); Aram (CO)
Temple City at San Gabriel — Robledo (SGab); Aram (SG)
Village Christian at Ganesha — Robledo (Village); Aram (VC)
Warren at St. Paul — Robledo (St. Paul); Aram (SP)
Whittier Christian at Duarte — Robledo (Duarte); Aram (WC)
Wilson at Keppel — Robledo (Wilson); Aram (Wilson)
Workman vs. Bosco Tech at Salesian HS — Robledo (Bosco); Aram (Bosco)
Dorsey at St. Francis — Robledo (St. Francis); Aram (SF)
La Salle vs. Notre Dame Prep at Scottsdale, AZ. — Robledo (La Salle); Aram (NDP)
Pasadena Poly at Cleveland — Robledo (Poly); Aram (PP)
South East at Baldwin Park — Robledo (BPark); Aram (BP)

Saturday’s games

Blair vs. Fairmont Prep at Muir — Robledo (Fairmont); Aram (Fair)
El Rancho vs. Cypress at Western — Robledo (Cypress); Aram (ER)

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Tribune Super 32 Rankings: Charter Oak still No. 1; undefeated South El Monte, Duarte join top ten

1. Charter Oak (4-0) — Charter Oak look the part of No. 1 in dominating previously undefeated Damien, but also may have lost QB Bret Clemetson for the season with an injury.
2. Bishop Amat (3-1) – Lancers granted a 2-0 forfeit win over St. Paul, giving it two weeks to prepare for Friday’s game against Loyola.
3. Los Altos (4-0) – Has handled everyone, and looked mighty impressive past two weeks with wins over Corona and Glendora.
4. San Dimas (3-0) – Hasn’t beaten anyone that wows you, but also has blown everyone out. Diamond Bar should add to blowout victims on Friday.
5. Northview (3-1) – Gutty come-from-behind last minute victory over solid Don Lugo squad.
6. Damien (3-1) – Much improved, but not ready for prime time. Charter Oak, without its QB in second half, still handled the Spartans.
7. Diamond Ranch (3-1) – Has beaten South Hills, Ayala and Burroughs with only loss to Chino Hills. That’s impressive.
8. South El Monte (4-0) – Junior running back Sal Tolvar already over a 1,000 yards in just four games, averaging 255 a game with 14 TDs. Nice.
9. Nogales (4-0) – Struggled to put away winless Walnut not the greatest sign, but undefeated regardless.
10. Duarte – (3-0) – Falcons beat a Windard team that is 3-1 and then blew away Montclair and Mountain View on the road.

The Rest: 11. West Covina (2-2), 12. Arroyo (3-1); 13. Glendora (1-3), 14. Rowland (3-1), 15. Bonita (2-2), 16. Baldwin Park (3-1), 17. Diamond Bar (2-2), 18. South Hills (2-2), 19. Covina (2-2), 20. Sierra Vista (2-1), 21. Mountain View (2-2), 22. Ganesha (2-2), 23. El Monte (2-2), 24. Pomona (0-4), 25. Azusa (1-2), 26. La Puente (2-2), 27. Rosemead (0-4), 28. Wilson (0-4), 29. Walnut (0-4), 30. Bassett (0-4), 31. Workman (1-2), 32. Gladstone (0-4).

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Charter Oak loses QB, digs deep to beat Damien, 27-14; Northview wins thriller over Don Lugo; Los Altos remains undefeated

Charter Oaks gets huge win, but it’s costly: Charter Oak High School’s football team stayed undefeated on Friday night, but at what price is the question.
The Chargers (4-0) lost senior quarterback Bret Clemetson to an apparent collarbone injury in the first half and may be without the budding star for some time. Charter Oak’s defense, though, had more than enough to post a 27-14 nonleague victory over Damien.
“I have really no comment, I don’t really even want to talk about it,” Charter Oak head coach Lou Farrar said after the game about Clemetson’s injury.

Northview wins in final seconds: Northview quarterback Steven Comstock hit Antwaun Ayers for the game-winning, 8-yard touchdown with 20 seconds left to beat Don Lugo, 35-28, Friday night in a nonleague football game.
It was Northview’s only lead of the game.After the win, Northview coach Marcel Perez asked his team, “Do we got some dogs?”

Nevens leads Los Altos: Los Altos High School took advantage of some costly mistakes in a 42-34 home win over Glendora High on Friday night. The Conquerors (4-0) had some miscues of their own, but absorbed them with 192 rushing yards and two touchdowns from senior running back Tyler Nevens.
The visiting Tartans (1-3) immediately tried an onside kick at the opening kickoff. The ball bounced directly to the Conquerors’ Gil Vazquez, who ran the ball to the end zone for a 7-0 Los Altos lead after eight seconds.

Short-handed Arroyo beats undefeated Rowland: The suspension Friday morning of four Arroyo High football players — highlighted by senior starting quarterback Jason Villa — could have easily given the Knights a tailor-made excuse to lose the game. But coach Jim Singiser would not have any of it. And his Knights rallied around sophomore quarterback Ernesto Camacho, who started the game and lead Arroyo to a 42-7 victory over visiting Rowland Friday night.

Rosemead falls to CalHi: Led by running back Andrew Reyes’ big night on the ground, California High knocked off Rosemead 34-21 in a nonleague game on Friday night at Rosemead.
Reyes rushed for 249 yards and reached the end zone four times. He scored three of the touchdowns on the ground and one on a 54-yard screen pass.
“Those touchdowns I made, it’s the (offensive) line, man,” Reyes said. “They are the reason why I scored. I love those guys to death. I wouldn’t trade any of them for anybody.”

Friday’s Results
Charter Oak 27, Damien 14 — Chargers QB Bret Clemetson with possible broken collarbone, Chargers still dominate
Los Altos 42, Glendora 34 — Improved to 4-0 holding off the feisty Tartans
Nogales 27, Walnut 20 — Nobles go to 4-0 with a couple weeks off before hosting Rowland.
Northview 35, Don Lugo 28 – Vikings QB Steven Comstock delivered game-winning pass in final minute
Arroyo 42, Rowland 7 — Knights with four suspended players beat undefeated Rowland.
West Covina 24, Schurr 13 — Bulldogs get to 2-2 with second straight win.
South Hills 75, Temple City 7 – Offensive explosion for offensive challenged offense. Thank TC.
Baldwin Park 41, Sierra Vista 35, OT – In back and forth, Braves pull it out in OT
South El Monte 48, Bassett 21 — Another teams joins the 4-0 club after just three wins last year.
Buena 27, Bonita 7 – Hard to know which Bearcats team will show up week to week.
Brea Olinda 40, Diamond Bar 20 – It only gets tougher with Northview next.
California 34, Rosemead 21 – Can the Panthers turn it around in the Mission Valley league?
Claremont 40, Pomona 12 – Remember when the Red Devils were rolling? Not now.
Covina 31, Montclair 7 — Colts have talent, tonight they put it together.
Diamond Ranch 35, Burroughs 17 – Keep an eye on Diamond Ranch sleeper in Hacienda
Duarte 35, Mountain View 6 — Falcons are quietly undefeated at 3-0.
San Gabriel 27, Ganesha 0 — Dons come up with a blanking over the Giants.
Workman 30, Keppel 0 — Just what the Lobos needed, confidence building win.
La Puente 13, Wilson 3 — Wilson debuted new field, but Warriors get the W.
Gladstone vs. El Monte at Citrus College — Robledo (El Monte); Aram (EM)

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Drake Beasley’s father and Loyola coach speak out after standout football player denied transfer to La Canada

beasleyMUST READ: By Aram Tolegian
Drake Beasley Jr. is described by his parents as a quiet kid who has become more quiet, if not withdrawn, in recent weeks.
Beasley Jr., a standout running back, is dealing with the reality he might not play his senior season at La Canada High School after being declared ineligible by the CIF Southern Section following his August transfer from Loyola.
After three years at the Los Angeles all-boys private school, Beasley Jr. had his transfer challenged by Loyola on grounds that it violated CIF’s undue influence bylaw.
The situation has taken a toll not only on Beasley Jr., but his parents, who are desperately trying to rectify the situation as their son’s appeal hearing with the CIF State office looms later this month.

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Thursday Final: Montebello gets offensive, routs Azusa, 41-13

Montebello's Gabriel Tapia accounted for 204 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Oilers to a 41-13 win over Azusa on Thursday.  (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Montebello’s Gabriel Tapia accounted for 204 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Oilers to a 41-13 win over Azusa on Thursday.
(Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)


GLENDORA — Montebello High School has been led by its defense early in the football season. But it’s offense isn’t bad either.
The Oilers showed it Thursday.
Quarterback Gabriel Tapia accounted for 204 yards and three touchdowns and running back Michael Vital rushed for 70 yards and two scores to lead Montebello to a 41-13 victory over Azusa in a nonleague game at Citrus College.
Kris Rodriguez also had a rushing touchdown for the Oilers, who improved to 3-1. Gabriel Whitworth accounted for 152 yards and two touchdowns for the Aztecs, who slipped to 1-2.
Montebello took control in the third quarter, scoring twice for a 27-13 lead.
The Oilers, after a muffed punt set up an Azusa score to tie it at 13, countered with a 79-yard drive for the lead. Vital had a 42-yard run to the Azusa’ 19 before Tapia took it in from the 3 for a 20-13 lead at 4:42 of the quarter.
The Oilers then converted an Azusa fumble into a two-touchdown lead. Rodriguez ran 14 yards to the Aztecs’ 23 before Vital made it 27-13 with a two-yarder with 54 seconds left in the quarter.
Rodriguez followed a bad center snap by Azusa with a four-yard run for a 34-13 lead with 10:05 left in the fourth.
Tapia made it 41-13 with a 35-yard run at 3:52.
Montebello coach Pete Gonzalez: “It’s kind of our plan, to wear teams down. We weren’t really executing well in the first half. (Azusa) played really well. We knew they would come after us and they did. It put us in some tough spots, but we stuck to our plan, and things got better for us in the second half.”
— Stephen Ramirez
Other Scores
Yorba Linda 41, Sonora 7
Alhambra 28, L.A. Wilson 13

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VIDEO: St. Paul will forfeit Friday’s game to Bishop Amat after multiple players suspended

St. Paul Forfeits: St. Paul High School’s football team will forfeit last week’s game at Notre Dame of Riverside and this week’s game against Bishop Amat due to last week’s brawl between St. Paul and Notre Dame, which resulted in the game being halted early with St. Paul leading 17-0.
The Southern Section released a statement on Monday saying that there were multiple violations of the CIF bylaw that prohibits players from leaving their team’s bench area to join in a fight. Because St. Paul had so many players facing suspension this week due to those violations, it was determined the Swordsmen couldn’t field a team in order to play Amat.

CIF handed down its ruling today, forcing St. Paul to forfeit last week’s game it was winning, and this Friday’s game to Bishop Amat


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