Each week the SGVN is part of weekly voting for the SoCal Prep Legends athlete of the week. The SGVN is part of a newspaper group that include the LA Daily News, Daily Breeze, Long Beach PT, SB Sun, Inland Daily Bulletin and Redland Daily Facts. Each paper has their own local nominee. You can vote here. Bishop Amat’s Torreahno Sweet, Glendora’s Matt Fink and Arcadia’s Holly Lung are this week’s SGVN nominees
Just how good is former San Dimas football coach Bill Zernickow? At San Dimas, the master of the Wing Z contended for a CIF title virtually every season and won two championships. Zernickow, and some members of his Saints coaching staff, took a leap of faith and moved to Oregon to take on Tualatin HS, a team that was 0-9 last year. But with Billy Z in charge, Tualatin is undefeated at 4-0 and ranked eighth in the state.
TRIBUNE SUPER 32 FOOTBALL RANKINGS
1. Bishop Amat (4-1) — It would take injuries to just about every impact player for Amat to lose its grip on No. 1 in the Valley. There is no debate.
2. Charter Oak (4-1) — Everything clicked in a 28-7 victory over Glendora, and now it has a bye before opening the Hacienda with undefeated Chino.
3. Bonita (5-0) — Undefeated heading into its bye week before a mammoth Palomares league opener against undefeated Claremont.
4. Glendora (3-1) – Looked unispired and not that good against emotionally charged Charter Oak.
5. Northview (4-1) — Easy win over La Sierra, and now has a bye before getting set to defend Valle Vista league title.
6. Diamond Ranch (4-1) — Won four straight since a season-opening 7-0 loss to South Hills.
7. Diamond Bar (4-1) — Answered first loss with a solid 27-13 victory over Cypress.
8. West Covina (2-3) — Don’t look at their pre-season record, will likely come down to West Covina and Charter Oak in the Hacienda.
9. Los Altos (3-2) — In back-to-back step-up games against Glendora and Monrovia, Los Altos lost both.
10. San Dimas (2-2) — Played well for a half, then it was all Bonita in the Smudge.
The Rest: 11. Damien (2-2); 12. Pomona (3-2), 13. Arroyo (3-2), 14. Ganesha (4-1), 15. Bassett (3-1), 16. South Hills (1-4), 17. Baldwin Park (2-3); 18. Covina (2-2); 19. Mountain View (3-2), 20. El Monte (3-2), 21. Sierra Vista (2-2), 22. Rosemead (1-4), 23. Walnut (1-4), 24. Nogales (2-2), 25. Rowland (1-3); 26. Gladstone (1-3); 27. Wilson (2-2); 28. Azusa (0-4); 29. La Puente (1-4); 30. South El Monte (0-5); 31. Duarte (0-4); 32. Workman (1-3).
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Check out Bishop Amat’s Torreahno Sweet’s mid-season highlights
Aram Tolegian Last week: 32-4; Season: 160-45
Fred Robledo Last week: 31-5; Season: 162-43
Last week: It was a good week for Aram and I, missing many of the same games. We both missed taking Duarte over Western Christian, La Canada over Rio Hondo Prep and, get this, Maranatha over Linfield Christian. We obviously didn’t do our homework because Linfield won 45-0. Aram picked up a game taking Damien over South Hills.
This weeks games and predictions
All games at 7 p.m. unless noted
California at San Dimas — Robledo (San Dimas); Aram (SD)
Kaiser vs. Glendora at Citrus College — Robledo (Kaiser); Aram (Glendora)
Crespi at Bishop Amat — Robledo (Amat); Aram (Amat)
Mission Valley League
El Monte at Arroyo — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arroyo)
Marshall at Mountain View — Robledo (MView); Aram (MV)
Rosemead at Gabrielino — Robledo (Rosemead); Aram (Rosemead)
Muir vs. Burbank at Burroughs — Robledo (Burbank); Aram (Burbank)
Pasadena at Arcadia — Robledo (Arcadia); Aram (Arc)
La Mirada at Artesia — Robledo (La Mirada); Aram (LM)
Ayala at Damien — Robledo (Damien); Aram (Damien)
Beverly Hills at South Pasadena — Robledo (South Pas); Aram (SP)
Blair vs. Morningside at Muir — Robledo (Blair); Aram (Morningside)
Bosco Tech at Cantwell-Sacred Heart — Robledo (Cantwell); Aram (Cant)
Chino at Rowland — Robledo (Chino); Aram (Chino)
Covina at Basset — Robledo (Covina); Aram (Covina)
Flintridge Prep vs. Campbell Hall at Occidental College — Robledo (Camp Hall); Aram (Camp Hall)
Garey at Sierra Vista — Robledo (Sierra Vista); Aram (SV)
Gladstone at Nogales — Robledo (Nogales); Aram (Nogales)
Katella at El Rancho — Robledo (Katella); Aram (ER)
Maranatha at Duarte — Robledo (Maranatha); Aram (Natha)
Santa Monica vs. Pomona at Santa Monica College — Robledo (Pomona); Aram (Pomona)
Schurr vs. Whittier at Montebello — Robledo (Whittier); Aram (Whitt)
St. Francis at Calabasas — Robledo (Calabasas); Aram (SF)
Temple City vs. Azusa at Citrus College — Robledo (Temple City); Aram (TC)
Western Christian at Ganesha — Robledo (Ganesha); Aram (Ganesha)
Whittier Christian vs. St. Margaret’s at Whittier College — Robledo (St. Marg); Aram (St. Marg)
Wilson at Montclair — Robledo (Montclair); Aram (Montclair)
Workman at La Puente — Robledo (La Puente); Aram (LP)
The police didn’t think a Glendora fan waving a flag on the Charter Oak side was funny. Watch him get whisked away. But how serious was it? Could this be inciting a riot or kids being kids?
Here is the touchdown catch. pic.twitter.com/WmTyIDbuF7
— amatsports (@amatsports) September 26, 2015
@SGVNSports Would you like us to play Charter Oak again Fred.. We will gladly do so.. HPT
— Mike Moschetti (@MoschettiLM) September 26, 2015
Bonita three-peats the Smudge: The Smudge Pot is staying put for another year. Bonita High School’s football team took advantage of some costly San Dimas special-teams miscues to post a 28-7 win over the rival Saints at Citrus College on Friday night. Bonita has won three straight in one of the area’s most-heated series.
Charter Oak routs Glendora: Mourning the loss of longtime coach Bud Reich, who passed away last Sunday, Charter Oak dominated both sides of the line of scrimmage and beat visiting Glendora 28-7 in a nonleague game on Friday night. The win gives the Chargers (4-1) the Mayor’s Trophy for the first time since 2012.
Sweet’s 252 yards pace Bishop Amat: Bishop Amat served notice to the rest of the Mission League that the Lancers are very serious in their quest to win the league title, demolishing visiting Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 56-7 in a league opener Friday night. Running back Torreahno Sweet led the way for Bishop Amat (4-1, 1-0). He had 15 carries for 252 yards and three touchdowns, scoring on runs of 59, 54 and 57 yards. He also ended up with three catches for 61 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown. Sweet sat out the entire fourth quarter.
West Covina knocks off Santa Fe: In a game that featured many big plays and droves of possessions, West Covina was able to get more done with its chances, and the Bulldogs beat Santa Fe 47-21 in a nonleague game Friday night at Pioneer High. West Covina (2-3) got important contributions from many players, including senior quarterback Aaron McCorkle, who threw for 159 yards and two touchdowns on 6-for-15 passing.
Bishop Amat 56, Notre Dame 7 — Isn’t this the way Corona Centennial and St. John Bosco beats Mission League teams?
Charter Oak 28, Glendora 7 — Stunned with how easy Charter Oak made it looked. QB Kamden Brown with three TD passes and a rushing TD.
Bonita 28, San Dimas 7 — Was tied 7-7 at the half, then Bearcats pulled away to win third straight Smudge Pot.
West Covina 47, Santa Fe 21 — Bulldogs look great when they’re not playing heavyweights.
Rosemead 42, Mountain View 7 — Nothing like a Mission Valley league game to get a win.
Arroyo 47, South El Monte 0 — Knights have been a roll offensively and defensively.
Diamond Ranch 47, El Rancho 14 — Panthers are more convincing each week
Northview 56, La Sierra 28 — Vikings might roll through the Valle Vista
Monrovia 22, Los Altos 14 — Huge win for Monrovia, second straight loss for Conqs
Baldwin Park 21, Walnut 6 — Braves should roll through the Montview
Damien 41, South Hills 7 — Sparty finally flexes muscles; South Hills offense absolutely terrible.
Ganesha 37, Workman 13 — Long year gets longer for the Lobos
Diamond Bar 27, Cypress 13 — Great win following last week’s only loss.
El Monte 48, Marshall 8 — Lions’ defense helps make it an easy night.
Viewpoint 65, La Puente 19 — Not the smartest game for the Warriors to schedule.
Wilson 29, Keppel 0 — That’s how you schedule a win and get a good night of sleep.
Pomona 55, Montclair 21 — Defending champs up, down, and up again.
Nogales 34, Garey 7 –– Nobles showing again that they’re better than last year.
Hillcrest 24, Rowland 10 — Could be a long season in the Valle Vista too
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La Puente 15, Ganesha 3 — The Warriors (8-2, 6-1) won nine of nine double sets against the Giants. The winning double teams were Gina Reyes and Lizette Avina, Ashlie Dominguez and Lucero Castillo and Lisa Reynoso and Berlin Bonilla. Also contributing to La Puente’s Montview League victory were, Sonny Gonzalez and Heidi Zapata, who swept in singles.