No clear cut choice here

Since there were good recommendations but no clear cut choice for the area’s high school football player of the year, let’s see if coach of the year is more obvious.

Submit your nominees, and a BRIEF summary of why.

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  • El Rancho

    Elvin Dick at Schurr, no one gave Schurr a chance, not even me, and here we are week 14 and schurr is playing for a title.

  • A Fan

    I agree with Elvin Dick being coach of the year. Dick should get it no matter the result of the CIF title game. He took a team that not a lot of people thought would be that good to a league title and a berth in the CIF title game. Sure Mahlstede got over the curse, but he’s always had the athletes and the talent there. Elvin Dick has taken a team to the same level as Mahlstede and he did it with less talent, Mahlstede has division 1 talent on his team and Shurr really doesn’t the D1 talent, they have great heart and pride which is a reflection of the coach and his staff. That’s why he should be coach of the year.

  • sp fan

    I would say st. paul and give it to the coach but he was such a sissy watching him studder when calling plays and get scared before the game , st. paul had a great and unbelieveable season but it was the players who had the heart and desire to win , god luck st. paul next year cause you guys will be in game 14 next year , and other then el rancho , i hope some other area coaches would agree to play them , but none of them dont really want to be embarressed cause thats a fact of what would happen, i Give coach of the year to the Shurr coach , great year , no really all star athletes , just some guys that have balls

  • scj

    Pete Gonzales – St. Paul.

    Was faced with replacing a coaching legend, the toughest schedule in So Cal, a young and inexperienced team and took them to the CIF semi’s.

    Taught the kids to play with heart, class, determination and to believe in themselves.

  • Rguerra

    Oh man this one might be harder than the POY for me. I mean you could easily go with the Dick or Mahlsteade(spelling?)just for the fact that their teams made it to the finals. Either way you have a sound argument.
    But disregarding the obvious, I think that in my opinion one of the best coaching jobs this year came from Walter Scott at Whittier. Nobody expected much from Whittier other than current/past Cardinals, but instead of going down quietly they responded with a CIF berth and big victories over Verbum Dei (who’s now in the Finals) and El Rancho&La Serna (two teams they hadn’t beaten in years). Coach Scott has slowly but surely turned Whittier into a competitive program once again.
    In addition, he was recently selected as Del Rio League Coach of the Year by his peers, over Mahlsteade who’s in the Finals and Ancich who’s team should’ve been league champs. That alone should be reason enough for him to receive Area Coach of the Year.

  • K.B

    HOW DO U SPELL “CHIEFS”?
    C-H-O-K-E…THATS HOW!!!

  • David Bomer

    Congrats to Shurr on thier victory last night. They played hard and deserve the title of champion. See ya next year!!!

  • former chieftain player

    great game CONGRATS SCHURR

    As a former chieftain I would have to say ANGEL MOLINA, ROMEO PELLUM, and even maybe DAVID BOMER.

    BUT, after last night having never seeing SCHURR play I would give it to Jose Orduno truly a great team leader! and play maker 3 TD’S were because he would’nt give up Nice job Good Luck next Year to both team.

    To Spartan fans and Partents Way win with some Class and diginity I heard alot of cheering in the parking lot but NO trash talking,

  • SHS

    David bomer you are a class act and you will be back at the title game you run hard and with alot of heart. I wish lots of luck.

  • Coach in the Area

    My vote for POY would be Joseph Orduno. Look at his growth this year. He makes all the right reads, can throw, run, and make big plays. He is also able to make things happen from broken plays. He is also a team leader, and the team would not be the same without him. As far as COY does it have to be a head coach? What about an O or D Coordinator? For example, Coach Sanchez the D-Coordinator who shut down every opponent in the CIF Playoffs for Schurr. Or, maybe Coach Jordan, the mastermind behind the Schurr Offense, and developed the above POY.

  • true sp fan

    My vote is for Coach Gonzalez from St. Paul. He taught these kids to play with heart and dedication. It shocked us every single week when the kids would get out there and play. Every week the coaches have to get creative and spectacular when your coming against great teams and I beleive Coach Gonzalez and his staff did that. My vote is for Coach Gonzalez. I am a true St. Paul fan.

  • http://SPdad SPdad

    St. Paul’s head coach Pete Gonzalez. He took this job with an uphill battle. I beleive everybody thought we would end up 3-7 if we were lucky. We love the job he did for our boys, were proud of the job he did on the field. Coach Gonzalez taught these kids more than I would of ever expected. I am a Proud St. Paul supporter and dad. I say Coach Gonzalez for coach of the year. He is coach of the year in the kids eyes I do know that.

  • loveshsfootball

    roger-after watching the last few weeks of playoff games my choice for player of the area is definetly joseph orduno of Schurr. I was so impressed by his leadership and heart. his performance against Santa Fe was terrific and he has played that way all year. My second choice would be Esteban Camarillo of WC- but i feel that Joseph Orduno shows all the qualities of the player of the year and i hope you will honor him.

  • http://blogger blogger

    SP FAN…what games were you watching? or should I say weren’t watching. You definetly need to change your name you can’t be a SP fan to talk crap like that. You obviously didn’t see what everyone else saw. I have never heard Coach Gonzalez studder and he obviously is not a sissy to book the games he does. So take your negative input and burn it. Coach Gonzalez did a great job. Go Swordsmen.

  • Don Wanlass

    What a great game that was Friday night. There was an air of electricity I haven’t felt in a long time at a high school game. Props to Schurr for playing a great game. Orduno did a heck of a job at quarterback. His ability to break tackles and make plays was the key. The defense also kept Santa Fe from making big plays. Two big keys: Schurr responding after Santa Fe scored the first time it had the ball in the second half and scoring again after Santa Fe scored with less than seven minues to go in the game. I thought Santa Fe should have tried an onside kick then because their defense hadn’t been able to stop the Spartans all night. The stadium was nice (except for the parking) and I thought this area did a great job of filling it.

  • http://SISSY? JOSEPH GONZALEZ

    I CANT BELIEVE THAT SOMEONE WOULD SAY THAT COACH GONZALEZ IS A SISSY. WHY DONT YOU HAVE THE GUTS TO REVEAL YOURSELF? DID YOU WATCH ANY OF THE GAMES THIS YEAR? IF YOU DID THAN YOU WOULD NOT MAKE SUCH SILLY COMMENTS. THERE ARE A BUNCH OF REASONS WHY I CAN JUSTIFY YOUR STUPID COMMENT AS FALSE. BUT IM ONLY GOING TO GIVE YOU A COUPLE. THE FIRST , I’VE KNOWN COACH GONZALEZ MY WHOLE LIFE AND I MUST AS A MAN YOU WONT FIND A BETTER ROUNDED PERSON. THE GUY FOR ONE IS EDUCATED,SMART ,SELF SUFFICIENT, AND WILL NOT BACK DOWN TO ANYTHING THAT’S IN FRONT OF HIM.SO YOU SISSY COMMENT GOES UNJUSTIFIED! THE SECOND, DID YOU SEE ST.PAUL’S TALENT? I DONT THINK YOU DID. I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THOSE BOYS WERE VERY PREPARED DAY IN AND DAY OUT. THE GAME PLANS, THE PRACTICES SESSIONS THE FILMS. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT FOOTBALL, YOU WILL KNOW ABOUT 90% OF THE TIME THE GAME IS WON ON THE PRACTICE FIELD.NOT ON FRIDAY NIGHT. THE OTHER 10% IS TALENT.AND THERES NO WAY OF GUARDING AGAINST THAT. SO WHY DONT YOU BE A MAN AND REVEAL YOURSELF.BECAUSE IM GOING TO REVEAL MYSELF AS COACH GONZALEZ’ YOUNGER BROTHER JOSEPH.GROW UP BACKSEAT DRIVER. SUPPORT THE SCHOOL AND GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE!SEMI-FINALS CLOWN.

  • Anonymous

    Coach of the Year-Walter Scott from Whittier. What an improved team they fielded this year.

  • Alfredo Garcia

    There is no doubt…no question about it…Schurrs Quarterback Joseph Orduno should be awarded Player of the Year. When it comes to heart and dedication, that kid excells. Having been a hard worker, an excellent team leader, and one of the main reasonsfor schurrs cif title, Orduno deserves Player of the Year.

  • http://swords swords

    I would like to give credit to all area coaches. Its evident that most teams were represented well. Of course my vote is for Coach Gonzalez. 1. Our schedule 2. Our size 3. Our underclassmen etc….I can go on and on bottom line our Swordsmen were coached great. Were all proud of our team on the field. I’m a true SP fan and also proud. Great job to all surrounding coaches.

  • http://blogger blogger

    I am a football fan only no kids and I’m not an alumni. I agree with the other votes for Coach Gonzalez. I also agree with the other bloggers that the comment from SP fan is ridiculous. I do coach kids and would like to say that the job was done great. Coach Gonzalez you’ll never make everybody happy so keep doing the same job. St. Paul has a great year coming up. Their schedule alone is to be accountable for a job well done.

  • Go Rams

    Coach Gonzalez for coach of the year is a joke. I agree he did a good job with his young team, but Coach Dick did an unbelievable job with the Spartans. No one gave them a chance to beat Westminster, La Habra, or Santa Fe. He had his boys believing in each other and other than the Alhambra game they were prepared and brought their hard hat to work everyday.

  • Chieftain Alumni

    I really dont see how it cant be anymore clear than it is. Coach Dick is coach of the year and Joseph Orduno is player of the year.

    The loss Friday night was hard to absorb but now that I have here it goes:

    CONGRATULATIONS SCHURR!! Your coaching staff didnt one heck of a job and while the entire team played great Orduno had the game of his life. And what can I say about your amazing fans that packed the stadium in support of their team. Not a lot of people gave you a chance including me but you did it anyway and deserve to be recognized for your accomplishment.

    Santa Fe thank you for a wonderful season. It was a great ride. I hate that you seniors had to have it end this way but you have every reason along with everyone else to hold your heads high with chieftain pride! You underclassmen got a taste of what it takes to make it to the championship game and I cant wait till next season to see you all take the field again in your pursuit of the ring! Dont you let anyone try and belittle your accomplishment this season! I know runner up isnt exactly what you wanted but its better than semifinalist. And remember all those who said youll never be better than that. Lets just not wait another 50 years to get back there.

  • Area Parent

    I have spoken to a few parents at Schurr high, and I would not vote Coach Dick for Coach of the Year, but then again the last time I checked I was not granted an official vote. It is true, he took his team to the Championship and won, but did you know this senior class has won the league championship at each of the levels; they won as freshman, sophomores on JV and varsity the last two years as juniors and seniors. I think this was a team that understood what it took to become a championship team, and have been determined to play with all there heart and desire to come out on top, leaving everything on the field. Each and every year the coaches just needed to refine their skills to play at each level. I was also disturbed about the treatment of a lower division coach who was on the varsity staff last year, which did not seem like actions of a coach of the year.
    What is the criterion anyways for a coach of the year or even player of the year? A player, who has top stats (Esteban Camarillo), has the game of his life in the championship game (Joseph Orduno), or a player who lives and breathes football who plays both ways with consistency (Steven Cano). My vote Orduno. As for the coach, one that wins the championship (Dick), one who steps in and lead a young program with some success in a difficult schedule (Gonzalez), or one who has brought improvement to his program from the previous year (Scott). My vote Scott or Gonzalez.

  • St. paul fan

    To the blogger

    Yeah i seen st. paul play plenty times , and i know , and look at the schedual he has for next year , he didnt make this years schedual , it was the man Coach A. . So maybe if you knew more facts like i do you wouldnt be talking to me like that . And yeah i love the players , Im a true St. Paul fan , and loyal to the players , unlike some people who work there, who lied to them , we all know that he was’nt the head coach , It was Coach Jiminez That punked him around practice , But Pete Gonzales thought them none of what you think , That was the players who had the balls and heart to play , Pete gonzales aint on the field , And the only way they got beat by west torrance cuz he got out coached offensivly , It was’nt ability , Just horrible play calling , by my love goes out to those Players not the cheaters, and if they read this they would know what im talking about , Love you guy ( players ) take care , and great leadership by all the seniors . Good luck next year st. paul i wish the best , But back to coach of the year i still believe it should be the shurr coach , great Job to them .

  • http://ftbfan ftbfan

    I watch all friday night scores, I read the paper every Saturday morning for updates. I just love football. We can go round and round on everybodys opinion and basically they do not count. Thinking about this topic. Coach Dick did a great job and brought home a championship. My vote for coach of the year would go to Coach Gonzalez from St. Paul his record is commendable and his effort and experience was awesome. St. Paul has a hefty schedule and that has to be recognized. Great job to all coaches for a great football year.

  • St. paul fan

    Hey mr. Joseph gonzales , why dont you Go and ask the players at St. paul and anyone else who has recently graduated , and see if they think you older bro deserves it . Not hating on you , cuz i can repect you backing your bro. but i still very much stand by what i said ,

  • true sp fan

    Sp fan….Once again change your name. Do all Swordsmen fans a favor and don’t respond at all. There is so much to life than to hate so much it’s a shame. People are great judges but if you were such a great coach you would be down there. My son is a Swordsmen and proud and completely votes for Coach Gonzalez as Coach of the year. Sometimes I don’t like what happens on the field but that is for the coaches and the players to handle their business. We love St. Paul and their pride. One more thing Coach A didn’t make the schedule this year right? Thats why we have Servite our first game. St. Paul once again your true fans will always support you.

  • blogger

    SP Fan – you are a total disgrace inside and out! To even use the letters “SP” in your user name is tragedy! Your a fan but a hater at the same time? The jelousy and hate for the DESERVING coach of the year is outrageous! Why don’t you and the other 10 “hating” alumni go to hell already! Give it a rest, Coach A is 10 feet under.. let it go! Give GONZALEZ the respect he deserves and keep your personal idiosyncrasies to yourself. There are MANY SP players who respect Mr. Gonzalez and you should have the respect to shut up especially since your not a student. You must be part of the GRISBY bashing team.. go blog for CalHi and vote for Coach Munoz “best advice coach of the year”, that’s a real winner! And I hope Coach Gonzalez’ brother tracks you down and kicks your ass! NOW THAT’S DESERVING!

  • BLOGGER

    SP FAN – C’mon man, give it a rest with the hating of Coach Gonzalez. How do you continually knock someone who’s done nothing but positive things for the school, the program and continues to honor Coach A. I have heard him paraphrase Coach A with nothing but respect many times so, why does this always have to be about Gonzalez vs. Ancich? SP proved to be a real team who played with their hearts week after week especially when their star running back abandoned them. A true leader “leads” by example and SP making it to the Semi finals, well, I believe that speaks for itself! Coach Gonzalez is a good man, whether he studders or not? Scared, I seriously doubt that! I have heard him speak many times and never once have I heard him studder.. perhaps your the one with the “freedom of speech” disorder AND an obvious vision problem as well, Because from what I saw this football season, SPHS prevailed! Knocking coach Gonzalez won’t hurt his feelings, he has been called everything in the book possible by SPHS own following. He is a real man with real character and if I could vote a million times for him, I would.

    CONGRATULATIONS COACH GONZALEZ ON A MOST EXCITING SEASON ESPECIALLY FACING THE MONSTERS THAT WE DID! SOME PEOPLE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOUR TIME AND DEDICATION, CONTINUE TO IGNORE THOSE THAT AREN’T!

  • Positive Parent

    My vote: Coach Gonzalez – SPHS
    My vote lies with GONZALEZ a true leader, a man with the tact and class not to retaliate to the continual garbage thrown at him. I’m honored that my son experienced the leadership and vision of a true administrator. Not only does Gonzalez preach on the field but in the class room as well.
    Good luck coach, you deserve the award but knowing the kind of person that you are, a trophy or pat on the back will not matter to a man like your self, you know deep down inside that you’re a WINNER! God Bless.

  • http://SPdad SPdad

    O.k. this is getting crazy to St. Paul fan (ha,ha) first of all you say all these things that are ridiculous this I know because I was at the team banquet on Sunday night and I saw the respect of the kids to their whole coaching staff. I was there and saw these kids hug Coach Gonzalez and I heard and saw the respect and team spirit that truly amazed me. I don’t know what your problem is I beleive that this is a personal issue that no one wants to hear about why don’t you call the coaches yourself and speak your mind. As far as punking people around thats insane that you would even write that. Big words and name calling do not amount anything. Once again Coach Gonzalez for coach of the year. I also agree with everyone else change your screen name.

  • JOSEPH GONZALEZ

    IT JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU THAT SOME PEOPLE HAVE NO COMMON SENSE ABOUT ANYTHING IN SPORTS,LIFE.TO RESPOND TO SOMEONE LIKE SPFAN WOULD ONLY MAKE HIM FEEL LIKE PEOPLE ARE LISTENING. SO IM NOT GOING TO GIVE HIM THE SATISFACTION.AS FOR COACH GONZALEZ, YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF WHAT YOU AND YOUR STAFF ARE DOING.HELPING YOUNG BOYS BECOME MEN!THE ST.PAUL WAY. THROUGH HARD WORK AND DEDICATION THOSE YOUNG MEN ARE RESPONDING. GOOD LUCK IN THE FUTURE AND JUST REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL NOT ALWAYS MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY.THE PEOPLE THAT MEAN THE MOST ARE THE ONES THAT ARE AROUND YOU. NOT THE NEGITIVE PEOPLE THAT MAKE SILLY COMMENTS.YOU AND YOUR STAFF DID A GREAT JOB.. GOOD LUCK.

  • mike jones

    lol games are not won at practice you idiot…its won on friday nights how can you win something at practice???playing with yourself or what!!!!coach of the year is elvin dick….player of the year joesph orduno…i wanna see schurr play st paul!!!

  • shs alumni

    st.paul is over rated and so is there coaching staff due to the fact that they have there little camps and transfers and still find a way to choke..

  • Positive Parent

    SHS – Interesting such big words from a school that took 26 years to win CIF again. I have the upmost respect for Coach Dick as coaching at any caliber should be rewarded. It’s punks like yourself that take everything out of context.. GROW UP!
    And as for SP being overated with their litle camps and transfers, that’s what high schools are suppose to do. You probobly don’t even play the game and if you do, have your head checked, I think you may have some loose screws.. CHOKE ON THAT!!

  • Positive Parent

    Mike Jones – You’re the idiot talking out of his butt! SP would kill SHS hands down! I can see it already “SCHURR SPARTANS 2032 CIF CHAMPS” WOW!

  • joseph gonzalez

    MIKE JONES? NEVER HEARD OF YOU. THATS FOR SURE. ANYWAYS ,THE TEAM THATS MOST PREPARED USUALLY WINS. OR DIDNT YOU LEARN THAT AT VAIL HIGH? WHAT A DUMB ASS COMMENT . LOOK AT ALL THE BEST TEAMS IN THE SOUTHLAND. GAME PLAN IS THE KEY. YOU WORK ON YOUR GAME PLAN DURING THE WEEK AND MAKE YOUR BOYS BELIEVE. I BET THAT YOU DIDNT EVEN PLAY FOOTBALL. YOUR A SORRY CASE FOR A PERSON THAT THINKS HE OR SHE KNOWS FOOTBALL.GIVE A CALL TO ANY WELL KNOWN COACH AND ASK HIM HOW HE AND HIS STAFF GET READY FOR AN UPCOMING GAME. YOU SOUND LIKE THE TYPICAL BENCHWARMER ALL TALK AND NO ACTION. MIKE JONES?

  • DEL RIO COACH

    I don’t usually feel anything to write in these blog things, but I really need to says a couple of things about the Schurr High School Football team. First off, great job this year on a great season. And when it comes to Coach of the Year, it is without a doubt Coach Elvin Dick, he’s done a tremendous job over there at Schurr High School. And for Player of the Year, no one deserves it more than Schurr QB Joseph Orduno. From seeing him play last year to this year is like night and day. One thing I wanted to say about the Schurr coaching staff and Joseph Orduno is that no one really knows but the two coaches that have mentored Orduno this year are outstanding. First they have Coach Joe Jordan who eveyone know is not only a playing but now a coaching great. I’ve had a chance to speak to him, and what a great guy. And another Coach that they have over there now is Jesse Serrato, he was all everything QB at both Pioneer High School and Whittier College. And probably one of the best athletes I have ever coached against. What Head Coach wouldn’t want those type of coaches leading there offense. That’s how you win CIF titles, coaches that can play and relay their experiences to the kids, and it really looks like they have done that for Joseph Orduno. And I applaud them for that, great job coaches, and great job by Coach Dick for bringing them in. My hats off to the Schurr High School football team. Great Season – and Good Luck next year. You guys deserved it.

  • ChiefFan

    Esteban Camarillo is without doubt the palyer of the year. Say what you will about the competition. Whittier christian putting a beating on whittier like no other team did. Ive seen Orduno and all these other players and but no one seperated themselves more from the rest of the palyers than Camarillo. He would start for any school in The Area & SOutheast division. I think orduno is good but i think Morales is better,

  • LOUIE MUNOZ

    wats up everone , first of all lets just get my vote for player of the year , just coming from someones view who played on the feild , steven cano the sickest player that i played this year , sick props to you big dog , mad props to my boys at st. paul too, no one thought you would make it that far and you guyz did , love all ya all . all these peps saying ya all are over rated is full of $HIT I THINK , i dont really care what they think of me , And coach of the year , i could care less man , and i could really care less who gets POY 2 its just Cano i thought was thought was down on both sides of the ball. but ISSAC GARCIA , ANGEL MOLINA , CHRIS MORALES ,ROMEO PELLUM AND RUDY JORDAN could also get it i think , all i know is i aint soo watever , AND GEZZ MAN , THERES ALOT OF HATERZ ON THIS BLOG , i thnk everone should just kick back and just watch the game and not talk trash on the internet , thats just me though , Well peace out EVERONE !!!

  • Interested Party

    Positive Parent:

    I think you need to rethink your name!?!

    At least Joseph Gonzalez is just backing his bro! You’re getting crazy . . . “Grow up”–Physician, heal thyself!

  • Ha Ha Ha

    Mike Jones-Who?

    Mike Jones-Who?

    Guess they don’t listen to Power 106!

  • Herman Duran

    The fact is St. Paul did play a tough schedule. But so did Schurr. Burroughs was ranked No. 1 going into the playoffs. Downey is a top notch school as is Leuzinger. The bottom line is this…….scoreboard the Schurr Spartans are the CIF champs and St. Paul is not. Games are won on the field not on what could, should have happen.

  • Schurr Fan

    Positive Parent,

    I think you need to get your head checked. High school football isn’t about little camps and transfers and all the players St.Paul recruits. It’s about an honest coaching staff winning with the talent that has been at their school all four years. And that is exactly what we did this year. And you saying St.Paul will kill Schurr, that’s a joke. We saw the talent St.Paul has in passing league when we killed them, I’m not saying we would kill St.Paul in a game – but we would beat them convincly. And that’s with no recruiting, imagine if we recruited like you guys at St.Paul, Cal Hi, Santa Fe. With our coaching staff, no one would even compete with us. And that’s the truth. And I can’t even remember the last time St.Paul won a CIF title, well not in the last 10-15 years, they just keep choking in the playoffs. So who are you to talk about us winning another one in 26 more years. Atleast we won one recently. And coach of the year is definitely Coach Dick from Schurr, lets not compare what could’ve and should’ve happened like all you St.Paul fans – what really happened is that Schurr High School won the CIF title when no one thought they would and St.Paul LOST, they didn’t win. If we didn’t win, then yeah maybe coach Gonzales would’ve got it. But give credit when credit is due. Championship or losing in the playoffs. For someone to say they would rather give to a coach who leads there team into the playoffs through a tough schedule is ignorant. Coaches do that in high school football all the time, it’s job. But coaches don’t win CIF titles all the time. Think about it.

    And to everyone trying to say that Estaban Camarillo is worthy of POY, yeah right. Get any one of our running backs from our Schurr team (Steven Cano or Rudy Jordan) and they would have 3500 yards and 40 touchdowns playing against junior high teams and running the ball every singel play. Of course he’s gonna have a lot of yards, anyone would in that league (it’s a joke) he’s an average back that plays agianst horrible teams – bottom line. And I guarantee he wouldn’t start at our school, both of our backs are way better than him. Orduno POY hands downs.

  • Herman Duran

    YOU TELL HIM, POSITIVE PARENT! GO SCHURR!

  • http://blogger blogger

    I think that everyone needs to calm down. Roger Murray asked for a SHORT summary not a short book. The Schurr vs. St. Paul thing is really insane. Congrats to Schurr on the championship but Schurr Fan you need to get it together. You talk about St. Paul and their small camps o.k. bottom line Schurr wouldn’t want to play St. Paul. So get your facts straight before you get all crazy.

  • scj

    Personally, I didn’t think Schurr would even get through the 1st round so congratulations are in order for winning CIF.

    I don’t know Coach Dick and really don’t know anything about him. However, he did take a team faced with great odds and won a championship. I’ve have to assume he has great character and is a fine leader of men. I assume he believes in winning with dignity. Although that is one lesson some of you Schurr fans have forgotten.

    Just because you’ve won a title after 26 years dosen’t make you the biggest, baddest team on the block. Don’t mar your victory with taunts of how everyone else sucks and how great you are.

    That being said, we could spend days debating who could beat who. I could say St. Paul plays in a stronger division, plays tougher opponents etc., how we beat Downey 16-0 (the one common opponent each team had). Schurr fans can counter with charges of recruiting, scoreboard, a title, etc.

    But until both teams play each other. That is all it will be…words.

    And this applies to all bloggers….have some respect for the kids who actually played this year and gave us football we ALL enjoyed and savor the season for what it was. Don’t resort to name calling, accusations, etc.

    Everyone should go back and read Louie Munoz’s post. Took me awhile to figure out what he was saying but it seems like that young man has got the right attitude and approach.

    Most of us here are parents and we should be setting the good examples!

    I’ll step down from my soapbox now…..

  • http://swords swords

    Come on parents and children this is about coach of the year. Not player of the year so quit acting like kids and vote for the coach of the year. I do agree that there are many haters on the blog. Go St. Paul. Thank you to Coach Gonzalez for representing St. Paul.

  • Jmoney

    Schurr Fan,

    If you think Schurr can beat SP you must get the brown dip creaping from inside your head out your ears. I give Schurr tons of credit they played a good game vs SF and rightfully so deserve to be D7 champs. For you to compare SP to Schurr in regards to a passing league game is the complete explanation i need to understand you have no business making the statements you are. The game is won in the trenches and SP will beat Schurr and beat them badly at that. Elvin Dick is not a good coach the mastermind behind the championship lets be real here is Joe Jordan. He had SF guessing all night. Much love to Joe and his boy Rudy. Question how does Rudy go to Schurr when he lives down the street from me and I live in Whittier, hmmmm??? Anyhow now on to Camarillo the kid has done it year in and year out. He ran all over Whittier same division as Schurr I think he wouldve been pretty succesful at any level. Schurr learn to win with class act like youve been there before. Oh I forget its been 26 years thats right. As for SP they play a way tougher schedule than anyone in the area with so-so talent and hold there own week in and week out. The only common opponent SP and Schurr had was Downey and Sp won 16-0 Schurr lost 25-30 you lost to Burroughs which lost to St Francis which lost to SP. I can go on and on. My thing is SP is on a whole other level whether you like it or not they play bigger teams with average players and compete. Schurr did well, congrats. Sp did well and they lost in the semis, good job next year is their year with 18 returning starters. How many players does Schurr return??? Schurr take this to the bank your on top now their is only one way to go…..DOWN!!!!

  • st.paul guy

    st paul has a great tradition shurr positive parent , and they make it to the playoffs every year , and thats alot more competion than div 7 , comon do you really think you would of ever won a title in there div. the past 10 to 15 . in the past years they’ve had to go through LB poly , Sherman Oaks Notre dame , Loyola , Bishap Amamt , Banning , St. bonaventure . ST. paul is playing teams that are nationally ranked , And your playing teams that are ranked only in there div . so dont try and compare sheduals , cuz its just not gonna go in your favor . now you guys won a title and no one could tske that away from you , but your no where near the superior of them . You beat them in a passing league ,thats a different story on the field and with the pads on . Oh and they had around 15 pics. this year under the lights

    st. paul
    3 cif titles
    1 state championsihp
    1 national championship

    fact is no one in this wants to play them becuz theyved had the offer and no one says yes so st. paul has got to go all the way out to long beach poly , or santa margarita to get a game

  • st. paul guy

    common man , to the positve parent , you not such positive parent if you just bashing on a 17 year old kid . Esteban cammarillo is a good kid who works hard and with an under size body . To talk like that about the kid is childish on your part , rename you url to dickhead or negative parent , you wanna ghive credit to where credit is due then yeah i think his stats say it all , you just dont post up on the internet that a 17 year old is horrible , your pathetic man . i bet you wouldnt even be man enought to tell it to the kid and hes only 5 foot five

  • CCards

    Joseph Gonzalez, when did you become an expert on football. You played at Cantwell back in the late 80′s. I wouldn’t consider that real football. You threw 2 yard passes that Ray Walker turned into 60 yard touchdowns. Your older brother did a better job than expected this year, but he didn’t do as good as Coach Dick. You can’t give coach of the year to a 7-6 record.

  • JOSEPH GONZALEZ

    FUNNY HOW YOU KNOW ALL THIS STUFF ABOUT ME!!WERE YOU THE STAT GUY AT CANTWELL? DID YOU EVEN PLAY? I BET IF YOU TOLD ME WHO YOU ARE I WOULDNT EVEN REMEMBER YOU. HOW MANY TOUCHDOWNS DID YOU THROW FOR? ARE YOU RAY WALKERS FAN CLUB PRESIDENT? FUNNY HOW JUST TWO YEARS AGO THEY PUT ME IN THE HALL OF FAME AT CANTWELL. I GUESS YOUR RIGHT I WAS TERRIBLE. BUT THIS IS NOT ABOUT ME, ITS ABOUT PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO DONT HAVE THE GUTS TO REVEAL YOURSELF. DONT WORRY IM NOT GOING TO HURT YOU OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. JUST OWN UP TO YOUR COMMENTS! BE A CANTWELL MAN OR CHANGE YOUR NAME TO MYSTERY GUY OR SOMETHING ELSE.ONCE AGAIN=== COACH GONZALEZ FOR COACH OF THE YEAR!! CANTWELL ALUMNI.

  • loveshsfootball

    to st. paul guy- i read your comments talking about your great schedule. If you are so tought why dont you go back to div. 1 and play in a league with Bishop Amat, Loyola and St.Joh bosco – no instead you cry about not being good enough-you cant have it both ways. If you are as tough as you think you are prove it by going back to Div. 1 – NO EXCUSES!- AND ALL THOSE TITLES YOU MENTIONED- THEY ARE WAY IN THE PS=AST-WHAT HAVE YOU DONE LATELY!

  • Interested Party

    Coach Jordan is probably the mastermind behind the championship, as he (and his family, including his son-in-law Jesse Serrato) live, breathe, and eat football. And if you know so much about him and his son, then you should know that Coach Jordan works in the Montebello school district and he probably has a district permit that is offered for families. For a parochial school, St. Paul has a lot of people who do not “do unto others” and seem to have hate in their hearts!?!

  • http://SPSdad SPSdad

    St. Paul is in division 3 because thats where they deserve to be just like Schurr is in division 7 because thats where they deserve to be. Our schedule is tough you can’t deny it but you guys will find a way but its comical how ridiculous you guys sound. Give credit where credit is deserve all the St. Paul people have congratulated Schurr on their win and you guys just dont stop. Go St. Paul.

  • just a fan

    This blog is not about which team is better or who can beat who. Fact is Schurr won CIF title BUT they are not in the division that St. Paul is. I don’t think the children who writing on this relize that St. Paul vs. Schurr would not be pretty. I’m talking about for Schurr, St. Paul would definetly beat them no question. Once again Congrats to all area teams this is just for talking not for putting eachother down. Back to the main topic I really beleive Coach Gonzalez should get coach of the year for all the issues he overcame as a Coach and stepping into Coach A’s shoes was a challenge alone. He ended up with a great year for the Swordsmen.

  • Schurr Fan

    St.Paul and JMoney,

    I don’t know why you guys think that St.Paul is the greatest team ever – when they never win. Yeah they are playing in a tough division that they don’t even belong in. And both of you guys seemed to talk about my entire blog, but why did you leave out the recruiting part. First of all St.Paul tries to recruit all the kids from going to the entire del rio league and then they go get all their athletes from other schools, for example Dwight Tardy – Nick Grisby. You guys really forgot to mention that, huh. If any team recruits there butt off they should win, oh wait Santa Fe didn’t. But anyways us beating you in passing league does matter, because St.Paul has a horrible passing game and that would factor in if we played them. We would put 9 players in the box and make them throw the ball which they can’t and stuff them. Even your own St.Paul fans say that your coach chokes calling plays, I guarantee our coaching staff wouldn’t and that’s where we would win the game against St.Paul. And oh yeah Rudy Jordan has grown up in Montebello his whole life, attending elementary, junior high, and now high school there. And yes because he lives in Whittier St.Paul has tried to recruit him many times. They seem real confident with winning with the players they have, I guess there just scared. But hey everyone knows St.Paul is a bunch of cheaters. Just ask Cal Hi.

  • JOSEPH GONZALEZ

    CAN WE PLEASE HAVE SOME REAL FOOTBALL MINDS RESPOND? ALL THESE SILLY COMMENTS FROM PEOPLE WHO DONT REVEAL THEMSELVES CARRY NO WEIGHT.
    THE SCHURR HIGH THING IS A BIG DEAL FOR ME AS WELL. GROWING UP IN MONTEBELLO MY FAMILY HAS STRONG TIES TO THE SCHOOL AS OUR SISTERS WENT THERE. SO CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM FOR WINNING THE TITLE. I PERSONALLY KNOW ALOT OF THERE ALUMNI. I AM HAPPY FOR THERE SUCCESS. AS WHOS BETTER ,ONLY TIME WILL TELL. FIND OUT ON THE FIELD.MAKING A RIVALRY OF TWO SCHOOLS DOESNT MAKE SENSE.IM HAPPY THAT SCHOOLS IN THE WHOLE AREA ARE HAVING SUCCESS. ONE THING IS FORSURE,DONT OVERLOOK ST.PAULS ABILITY TO GET BETTER EVERY WEEK. BECAUSE I SAW IT HAPPEN WITH MY OWN TWO EYES. SEMI-FINALS WITH A TOTAL OF 5 SENIOR STARTERS. PRETTY IMPRESSIVE.

  • scj

    I for one refuse to get caught up in a pissing contest on who can beat who. We aren’t comparing “apples to apples” as the saying goes. And until the 2 teams play this will never be resolved.

    Then to resort to name calling, innuendos, put downs, etc. It is undignified coming first from Swordsmen and then from recently crowned CIF champions. Schurr fans, you guys are winners, you should act like winners, not sore losers.

    This blog is about who you think should be Coach of the Year and why you think they should be. Is it really necessary to throw mud at the other coaches or even peoples opinions just because it differs from your own??

    Swordsmen fans…take a step back before you make comments. Coach Gonzales taught the kids to play with dignity, heart and respect. Coach G himself has been through a lot this year and he has handled with a true sense of professionalism and dignity. That is one of the reasons I think he should be coach of the year…you should all follow that philosophy too.

    Say what you may about my comments…but that is how I feel no matter how corny or old school that is.

  • http://blogger blogger

    Schurr fan, seriously you need to grow up. Your talking about things that are out of your league. You must be a student because any adult will never put their foot in their mouth as many times as you have. You should settle down because your making youself sound really stupid. I’m sure Coach Jordan and the Schurr coaching staff would not appreciate the crap you have been talking.

  • just a fan

    OMG Schurr fan…You need to just worry about your school work because your not very bright. You don’t know what your talking about St. Paul is a private school so therefore any student from any area has the luxury of going wherever they please. You shouldn’t be using names you don’t know. Dwight Tardy is a PROUD SWORDSMEN so mann….shut up! Who cares what Nick Grisby thinks or says, he doesn’t have SWORDSMEN blood. So pick up the phone and crank call some people to get yourself fired up. What a joke. I’m sure Schurr people are not very proud of you.