About Fred Robledo

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

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 is described by his parents as a quiet kid who has become more quiet, if not withdrawn, in recent weeks.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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Tribune Super 32 Rankings: Charter Oak, Bishop Amat top poll; Los Altos, Damien remain undefeated

1. Charter Oak (3-0) — Chargers have had many good teams, but this might be the most impressive three game start of all. Not just the routs, but who, Northview, Colony and Glendora. Impressive.
2. Bishop Amat (2-1) – Super impressive back-to-back wins over Trinity’s Servite and JSerra. Will likely thump St. Paul Friday to make it three straight.
3. Los Altos (3-0) – Might impressive win on the road at Corona to remain undefeated. Mark Week 8 on your calendar when it meets Charter Oak. Both might be undefeated.
4. Damien (3-0) – Spartans crushed Claremont and has its sights set on taking down No. 1 Charter Oak at their house on Friday. Easy game of the week.
5. San Dimas (3-0) – Another easy win over Ontario with Diamond Bar following. Saints running the ball and playing great defense.
6. Northview (2-1) – Vikings what we expected and gets a great test at Don Lugo, coached by a former Vikings coach, Greg Gano.
7. Diamond Ranch (2-1) – Panthers are third team along with Charter Oak and Los Altos that make the Hacienda tough.
8. Rowland (3-0) – Undefeated against easy opponents but that changes with a trip to Arroyo on Friday.
9. Nogales (3-0) – No reason the Nobles shouldn’t continue its winning way with a road game at Walnut.
10. Glendora (1-2) – Back-to-back losses to Damien and Charter Oak and doesn’t get any easier at Los Altos next.
The Rest: 11. Bonita (2-1), 12. South El Monte (3-0), 13. West Covina (1-2), 14. Arroyo (2-1), 15. Diamond Bar (2-1), 16. Baldwin Park (2-1), 17. Duarte (2-0), 18. Sierra Vista (2-0), 19. Mountain View (2-1), 20. Ganesha (2-1), 21. South Hills (1-2), 22. Covina (1-2), 23. El Monte (1-2), 24. Pomona (0-3), 25. Azusa (1-1), 26. La Puente (1-2), 27. Rosemead (0-3), 28. Wilson (0-3), 29. Walnut (0-3), 30. Bassett (0-3), 31. Workman (0-2), 32. Gladstone (0-3).

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Tribskin Pick’em: Going with Damien to knock off Division 4 No. 1 Charter Oak


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 35-9; Fred Robledo 38-6
Overall: Aram Tolegian 102-21; Fred Robledo 96-27
My thoughts: Finally picked up some games on Aram to cut his lead to six and there area some great ones to pick this week. I’ll explain on the two-minute drill, but I’m going with undefeated Damien to knock off undefeated Charter Oak. You heard it here first.

This Weeks Games and Predictions
Thursday’s games

All games start at 7 p.m.
Azusa vs. Montebello at Citrus College — Robledo (Montebello); Aram (Montebello)
Sonora at Yorba Linda — Robledo (Sonora); Aram (YL)
Friday’s games
Baldwin Park at Sierra Vista — Robledo (BPark); Aram (BP)
Bassett at South El Monte — Robledo (South El Monte); Aram (SEM)
Bishop Amat at St. Paul — Robledo (Amat); Aram (Amat)
Bonita at Buena — Robledo (Bonita); Aram (Bonita)
Boron at Rio Hondo Prep — Robledo (RHPrep); Aram (RHP)
Brea Olinda at Diamond Bar — Robledo (Brea); Aram (Brea)
California at Rosemead — Robledo (Cal); Aram (Rosemead)
Claremont at Pomona — Robledo (Claremont); Aram (Claremont)
Covina at Montclair — Robledo (Covina); Aram (Covina)
Damien at Charter Oak — Robledo (Damien); Aram (CO)
Diamond Ranch at Burroughs — Robledo (DRanch); Aram (Burroughs)
Duarte at Mountain View — Robledo (Duarte); Aram (Duarte)
Ganesha at San Gabriel — Robledo (Ganesha); Aram (Ganesha)
Gladstone vs. El Monte at Citrus College — Robledo (El Monte); Aram (EM)
Glendora at Los Altos — Robledo (Los Altos); Aram (LA)
Keppel vs. Workman at La Puente — Robledo (Workman); Aram (Workman)
La Canada vs. Crescenta Valley at Glendale — Robledo (CValley); Aram (CV)
La Puente at Wilson — Robledo (La Puente); Aram (Wilson)
Los Alamitos at La Habra — Robledo (La Habra); Aram (LH)
Maranatha at Arcadia — Robledo (Maranatha); Aram (Arcadia)
Muir at La Salle — Robledo (Muir); Aram (La Salle)
Nogales at Walnut — Robledo (Nogales); Aram (Nogales)
Northview at Don Lugo – Robledo (Northview); Aram (Lugo)
Pioneer at Buena Park — Robledo (Buena Park); Aram (BP)
Pasadena Poly vs. Mary Star of the Sea at Daniels Field – Robledo (Poly); Aram (Poly)
Rowland at Arroyo — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arroyo)
San Clemente at La Mirada — Robledo (La Mirada); Aram (LM)
Santa Fe at South Torrance — Robledo (South T); Aram (SF)
Schurr at West Covina — Robledo (WCovina); Aram (WC)
South Hills at Temple City — Robledo (South Hills); Aram (SH)
St. Francis vs. La Serna at California – Robledo (La Serna); Aram (SF)
Viewpoint at San Marino — Robledo (Viewpoint); Aram (View)
Whittier at Monrovia — Robledo (Monrovia); Aram (Monrovia)
Bell vs. Whittier Christian at Whittier College – Robledo (Bell); Aram (Whit Chri)
LA Wilson vs. Alhambra at Moor Field — Robledo (LA Wilson); Aram (LA Wilson)
Saturday’s games
Bosco Tech vs. St. Genevieve at Sun Valley Poly High — Robledo (St. Gen); Aram (St. Gen)
Gabrielino vs. Santa Clarita Christian at College of Canyons – Robledo (SC Christian); Aram (SCC)

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