The Saints continued their blitz to start 2016, earning their third consecutive blowout in as many games.
Jarell Sykes rushed for 155 yards and two scores and Daniel Jackson had 221 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns to lead host San Dimas to a 63-20 victory over Ontario on Thursday in a nonleague game.
Lyle Navarro also rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns for the Saints, who improved to 3-0. San Dimas, which rushed for 449 yards, opened the season with victories over Bonita (42-14) and Maranatha (55-14).
Aron Cook and Antoine Paul rushed for 226 and 145 yards, respectively, for the Jaguars, who slipped to 0-3.
The Saints put it away by halftime, scoring on five of their seven possessions. San Dimas coach Mark Holman: “Offensively, we’re doing some good things. But we have to fix some things, or we’re going to run into some roadblocks.” Daniel Jackson: “We just came out and executed. The coaches helped us prepare for this game.” — Stephen Ramirez DEFENSE COMES UP BIG FOR EL MONTE IN WIN OVER AZUSA GLENDORA — El Monte picked up its first win of the season by beating Azusa 21-7 in a nonleague game Thursday night at Citrus College.
The Lions defense dominated the line of scrimmage in the first half, holding the Aztecs to one first down and limiting them to 38 yards on the ground.
A short punt gave the Lions good field position on their second possession. They took the ball 38 yards in nine plays with quarterback Andrew Ramos scrambling 5 yards around left end for the score.
The Aztecs started moving the ball on their first possession of the second half, getting to the Lions 34-yard line when safety Saul Chavez stripped the ball from the receiver and Johnny Martinez fell on the loose ball.
Chavez capped a 10-play, 64-yard drive with an 8-yard touchdown pass from Ramos.
The Lions turned the ball over to Devin Romero who just wore down the Aztecs defense.
El Monte had the ball 20 minutes and seven seconds in the second half and didn’t turn the ball over, keeping the Aztecs offense off the field.
He scored on a one-yard run to put the Lions up 21-0 before the Aztecs could get a late score.
Romero carried the ball 36 times for 111 yards to lead the Lions ground attack.
El Monte coach Eric MacIntyre: “I’m really happy about this. The defense played really well and we protected the ball tonight, which was huge.” — John Honell Thursday’s results
San Dimas 63 Ontario 20
Brethren Christian 42, Workman 0
El Monte 21, Azusa 7
Newport Harbor 43. El Rancho 19
St. Francis 35, Pasadena 0
University 36, Pioneer 0
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Girls volleyball Glendora 3, St. Lucy’s 0 — Marissa Montoya had 11 kills and two aces and Alex Lowden had 21 digs for the Tartans (7-1) in a 25-16, 25-14, 25-22 nonleague match. Bishop Amat 3, Etiwanda 0 — Lucy Zhao had 10 kills, Lindsey Lane had four blocks and Lauren Vaca had three aces for the Lancers (8-3) in a 25-10, 25-16, 25-18 nonleague victory.
Boys water polo Chino Hills 9, Villa Park 6 — Freddy Luna scored three goals for the Huskies (2-0) in a nonleague win.
Girls tennis Garey 14, Indian Springs 4 — The team of Melody Sanchez and Brianna Berdin swept in doubles for the Vikings (4-1) in a nonleague match. Gladstone 11, Montclair 7 — The teams of Anahi Sandoval and Erika Rios Aguilar and Melina Ramos and Julia Escobar swept in doubles for the Gladiators (3-0) in a nonleague match.
Girls tennis Garey 11, Webb 7 — Thais Rodriguez swept in singles and the team of Lisbet Flores-Sunita Bohara swept in doubles for the Vikings (2-2) in a nonleague victory. Ayala 16, West Covina 2 — Taylor Valenzuela won two sets in singles for West Covina in a nonleague loss.
Field hockey Glendora 5, Westminster 0 — Paige LeHine, Jillian Juarez, Jill Peery and Ellie Morrison each scored a goal for the Tartans (1-1-1) in their first win of the season. Bonita 4, Marina 0 — Kaylee Singleton scored twice and Shannon Wong and Ive Leroux both scored a goal for the Bearcats (3-0, 1-0) in a Sunset League win.
After getting whipped in Week 0 by Mater Dei in front of a Southland TV audience, Bishop Amat came back and beat Servite last week, 14-10. Now Amat returns home to face JSerra, who is 2-0 after beating Alemany 28-27 in overtime last week. It should be a great game at Kiefer, who are you picking? We discuss it.
Bonita answered it’s Week 0 disaster losing to rival San Dimas 42-14 with a 36-28 victory over Santa Fe. So just how good are the Bearcats? They will get a solid test to answer against undefeated South Pasadena (2-0) on the road Friday.
Watch SCPL host Tarek Fattal take you through Week 1 highlights throughout the Southland, including the big buzz over the weekend, Salesian refusing to shake hands with Calabasas in the pre-game coin flip. Watch!
TRIBUNE SUPER 32 FOOTBALL RANKINGS 1. Charter Oak (1-0) – Impressive opening two weeks routing Northview followed by Colony, who was ranked third in Division 4. 2. Bishop Amat (1-1) – Learned Bishop Amat is still a capable Division 1 team beating Servite on the road week after Mater Dei rout. Another big test Friday against JSerra. 3. Los Altos (2-0) – You might say crazy, right. Los Altos blows out San Marino and Wilson and drops from No. 1 to No. 3? Sorry, rankings also about beating quality. 4. Damien (2-0) – Best Spartans have looked since making the playoffs in 2011. They have a real shot of finishing top three in the Baseline. 5. San Dimas (2-0) — Not surprised Saints won first two games, but was surprised how easy it was. 6. Northview (1-1) — All the pistons firing for the Vikings, who now have a running back to go with QB Steven Comstock and WR Antwaun Ayers. 7. Glendora (1-1) – Went back and forth with Damien before coming up short. Tartans have a lot to feel good about going forward. 8. Diamond Ranch (1-1) — A competitive 21-13 loss to Chino Hills is nothing to be ashamed of. 9. Rowland (2-0) — Solids wins over Walnut and Alhambra to start the season. 10. Nogales (2-0) — With blowout wins over Garey and Ontario, Nobles ranked in top ten for first time in years. The Rest: 11. South Hills (1-1), 12. Arroyo (2-0), 13. Covina (1-1), 14. Diamond Bar (1-1), 15. South El Monte (2-0), 16. Azusa (1-0), 17. Ganesha (2-0), 18. Bonita (1-1), 19. West Covina (0-2), 20. Baldwin Park (1-1), 21. Mountain View (1-1), 22. Duarte (1-0), 23. Sierra Vista (1-0), 24. Pomona (0-2), 25. Walnut (0-2), 26. El Monte (0-2), 27. Rosemead (0-2), 28. Bassett (0-2), 29. La Puente (0-2), 30. Wilson (0-2), 31. Workman (0-1), 32. Gladstone (0-2).
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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. Last week: Aram Tolegian 36-4; Fred Robledo 34-6 Overall: Aram Tolegian 67-12; Fred Robledo 58-21 My thoughts: Going to be tough to catch Aram after his Week 0 beating, and Aram was on fire again this week, missing only four in 40 games. I also did well, missing only six. We both missed Servite over Bishop Amat, Whittier over Cantwell.
This week’s games and predictions
All games scheduled at 7 p.m., unless noted
Ontario at San Dimas — Robledo (SDimas); Aram (SD)
Brethren Christian vs. Workman at La Puente — Robledo (Brethren); Aram (BC)
El Monte vs. Azusa at Citrus College — Robledo (Azusa); Aram (El Monte)
Newport Harbor vs. El Rancho at Estancia — Robledo (NHarbor); Aram (NH)
Pasadena at St. Francis — Robledo (St. Francis); Aram (SF)
University at Pioneer HS — Robledo (University); Aram (Uni) Friday’s games
JSerra at Bishop Amat — Robledo (BAmat); Aram (Amat)
Charter Oak vs. Glendora at Citrus College – Robledo (COak); Aram (CO)
Northview at Santa Fe — Robledo (Northview); Aram (Nview)
Arcadia at Monrovia — Robledo (Arcadia); Aram (Arcadia)
Claremont at Damien – Robledo (Damien); Aram (Dam)
Wilson at Nogales – Robledo (Nogales); Aram (Nogales)
Arroyo vs. Hart at College of Canyons, 7:30 p.m. – Robledo (Hart); Aram (Hart)
Ayala at Diamond Ranch – Robledo (DRanch); Aram (DR)
Bishop Diego at La Salle — Robledo (BDiego); Aram (LS)
Covina vs. Diamond Bar at Covina District Stadium – Robledo (Covina); Aram (D-Bar)
Blair vs. Inglewood at Los Angeles Southwest College – Robledo (Inglewood); Aram (I)
Bonita at South Pasadena – Robledo (Bonita); Aram (SP)
Bosco Tech vs. Carnegie at Arlington – Robledo (Carnegie); Aram (Carn)
California Military Institute at Rio Hondo Prep – Robledo (RH Prep); Aram (RHP)
Duarte at Montclair – Robledo (Montclair); Aram (Duarte)
Gladstone at Garey – Robledo (Garey); Aram (Garey)
Glendale at La Canada – Robledo (La Canada); Aram (LC)
Glenn at Mountain View – Robledo (Glenn); Aram (Glenn)
Jurupa Valley at Ganesha – Robledo (Ganesha); Aram (JV)
Keppel at Sierra Vista – Robledo (SVista); Aram (SV)
La Habra at Mission Viejo, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Mission Viejo); Aram (MV)
La Mirada vs. Mater Dei at Santa Ana Stadium – Robledo (MDei); Aram (MD)
La Serna at Mira Costa – Robledo (Mira Costa); Aram (MC)
Los Altos at Corona – Robledo (Los Altos); Aram (LA)
Marshall vs. San Gabriel at Pasadena — Robledo (SGabriel); Aram (Marshall)
Mayfair vs. Sonora at La Habra — Robledo (Sonora); Aram (Mayfair)
Notre Dame vs. St. Paul at Riverside CC – Robledo (St. Paul); Aram (ND)
Pomona at California — Robledo (California); Aram (Pomona)
Rosemead at Artesia — Robledo (Artesia); Aram (Rose)
Rowland at Bassett — Robledo (Rowland); Aram (Rowl)
Saddleback Valley Christian at Baldwin Park — Robledo (SVC); Aram (SVC)
Salesian at Cantwell-Sacred Heart — Robledo (Salesian); Aram (Salesian)
San Marino at Schurr – Robledo (San Marinio); Aram (SM)
South El Monte at Walnut – Robledo (SEMonte); Aram (SEM)
Southlands Christian vs. Riverside Prep at Diamond Bar – Robledo (RPrep); Aram (Rprep)
Temple City vs. Alhambra at Moor Field – Robledo (Alhambra); Aram (TC)
Whittier at Montebello – Robledo (Montebello); Aram (Montebello)
Whittier Christian vs. Arrowhead Christian at Redlands – Robledo (ArrC); Aram (AC)
Pasadena Poly at Los Angeles Dymally, 4 p.m. – Robledo (Poly); Aram (PP) Saturday’s game
South Hills vs. West Covina at Covina District — Robledo (WCovina); Aram (WC)