FOOTBALL: It’s still too early, but for the sake of conversation …

Yo, footballfan:
From too far in the distance, and in no particular order, this what this
fall’s football looks like:
1. Santa Fe.
Because it’s Santa Fe, and until somebody knocks the Chiefs off their
perch, that’s enough. The area’s best back-up quarterback returns,
although he may be pushed hard by the young man coming up from last season’s
freshman team (and no, he didn’t transfer in from anywhere!)
2. St. Paul.
Swordsmen will build on last season and have some new personnel to make
it easier. Quarterback may be a concern.
3. California.
A prototype quarterback returns, big, strong and experienced. The
question is how the new guy at the helm is accepted by a community that
feels it was robbed of its coach.
4. La Habra.
Because it’s La Habra. If there is an area program that can come close
to mirroring Santa Fe, it is the Highlanders’. Hard to find a weak spot,
and if it has one, it’ll be corrected by the time league rolls around.
5. Pioneer.
I know, I know, but don’t sell the Titans short. A good QB last year
will be better this year, two of the area’s best — and most honest —
running backs return, and increased paricipation that includes more than
a handful of solid prospects are reason for the DRL take a second look.
6/7. La Serna/El Rancho.
New coaches always bring with them renewed optimism. How far they can
develop it is always questionable. But give them a chance.
8. Whittier Christian.
Small school with a big school appetite. Coach/A.D. is legitimate and so
is the program, which dodged a bullet when he almost left but changed
his mind. The stud horse the Heralds have ridden the past two seasons is
gone, and undoubtedly they will feel a draft from the void, but he
leaves a solid legacy on which to build a new one.
9. Whittier.
Probably should be listed higher, but the question lingers: Was last
season’s remarkable — and impressive — performance a one-shot deal?
Staff says no, merely a stepping stone to higher expectations. Only time
will tell.
10. La Mirada.
Matadores didn’t achieve early season expectations a year ago, riding a
rollercoast season that was sometimes brilliant and sometimes frustrating. A
strong finish a year ago coupled with a new season brings reason for for
new expectations, hopefully more realistic.
11. Cantwell.
Small school dreaming bigger. Increased participation always a good
sign, and mental approach surely will benefit from rugby program’s
success.
12. Montebello.
Inconsistency last season makes looking ahead difficult. A lot of
question marks.
13. Schurr.
Defending division champions lost many key players. A tough act to
follow, but same coach that got them to the final in ’06 figures to make
them at least competitive in ’07.

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  • http://footballfan footballfan

    Thank you Roger, we knew you were ready to talk about it. You have some good predictions lets see how it goes. I hope Montebello gets off to something this year, after last year like El Rancho there is only one way and thats up. Best of luck to all schools lets see how the season goes, hopefully these athletes keep themselves injured free during the off-season.

  • johnsmith

    i don’t understand why you (Murray) say that you listed these schools in “no particular order” when for Whittier you state: “probably should be listed higher..” I believe that it’s very early to post ranks or summaries of teams in the area but hell it’s fun to talk about it all the same.

  • hatchet

    In no order but the school on top is no doubt #1 in the area ….

  • BLUE BLOOD

    GIVE THE RANCH A CHANCE NEW BLOOD COMING IN.

  • El Rancho

    When its all said and done, the ranch will sit atop the Del Rio league, take it to the bank. The wing-t is coming along nicely. I’m ready to see how the full team looks on Monday in the first day of spring ball. That freshmen QB at SF has size, but he made some questionable plays last year against ER. ER’s Josh Perea looked more impressive last season, Perea will be the best QB in the del rio league in a couple of years and might get the nod at QB this season for ER. I sense that the upcoming sophomores are going to make a huge impact, especially Brian Turner and Adrian Sanchez.

  • profiler

    lets talk 605 game …i was at the practice today, i seen some good talent.but i was really surprised on santa fe’s romeo pullum attitude really stinks this guy is going to play for washinton state “wow” this guy going to get a reality check up there. someone needs to tell him to shut it and catch some balls..
    also angel molina looked pretty rusty..
    other then that the coaches had a good 1st day practice.and as they head on to day 2 i hear its going to be full gear…
    so murray is any one going to plan on going out there and covering this..

    practice is going to be tues,wed,thurs from 5:45 to 7:30 @ st. paul high

  • http://SPSfan SPSfan

    Come on guys they are not in any kind of order. If they were St. Paul would be #1 (just kidding, i’m having some fun). Truth is Murray your predictions are pretty real. This is great.

  • Chieftain

    There is no way in **** ER’s freshman qb compares to ours. ER’s QB threw more interceptions than completions last year. All he did was hand it to #5 & #2 all season long. Anyone could’ve done that. If that kid starts on varsity for el rancho, it says alot about the talent returning to the program. Until you prove you can compete in SANTA FE’s league, stop making crazy predictions. You should have and could have beaten many del rio teams last year, but you didnt. Wait until november rolls around and we’ll see where ER sits in the league.

  • http://footballfan footballfan

    Hey profiler, that really shouldn’t suprise you I have seen the Saints in a passing league game last year and that was some of the most unsportsmen like conduct I have seen in a long time. I was really suprised with the coaches that they didn’t attempt to control their players better. Rude awakening for some of these kids when they go to the next level.

  • El Rancho

    Josh hardly even threw the ball last season, the times he did throw it he made it count. Quit bsing he did not throw more picks than completions. If your SF freshmen QB was so good he would have led SF to an undefeated season, yet who was the champ at the end? Josh Perea is the definition of an athlete, he went both ways at QB and FS, last season was his first season playing QB in his life. Right now I would say that he will be just as good if not better than AJ Toscano.

  • johnsmith

    let the smack talk begin.. haha. dang, people need to just chill and stop throwing stats out there. lets just wait till season actually begins.

  • Anonymous

    Roger:

    Any chance of the WDN getting a hold of the rosters for the 605 game and posting it? Is the News going to any stories on the game? Would love to hear where some of these guys will be going next year.

  • Chieftain Alumni

    Gotta love your optimism ER no matter how far fetched it is. From 0-10 to league champs, huh? I guess being at the bottom there is no where else to look but up. Santa Fe is going to have 2 very solid QBs and a mass of team speed. Last years freshman qb was just thata freshman. They are supposed to make mistakes at that level but make no mistake about it he probably could have started for a handful of area teams as a freshman. And I wouldnt put too much into the up coming sophomores making a huge impact as you predict. They werent very good last year and I believe SFs JV team handled them from one end of the field to the other. With all that being said I do hope ER gets better and the entire DRL for that matter. I am sick and tired of everyone bashing the DRL as being a weak league.

  • El Rancho

    Hey, 1-9 to 10-2 was possible wasnt it? Upcoming Sophomores, meaning this past years freshmen team, not this past years JV. From the JV there are only about 3 or 4 kids who will make a significant impact. There should be no excuse for the JV loss to SF, but that game was used to give all the 2nd and 3rd stringers a start since it was the last game of the season and the coach wanted to reward the kids who had not missed a practice all season.

  • Condor Mom

    Thank you for allowing our Condor Football program our mourning period for our beloved 2005 TB-Josh Gutierrez and his cousin, AJ Valasquez, killed tragically one month ago.

    Another thank you for the kind words from several bloggers. Chieftian Alumni: I usually do not agree with you; however, your post was very touching and greatly appreciated.

    We, too, are getting ready for our season and hopefully-a very successful one! It’s all about ‘Condor Pride’!

  • SPHS fan!

    That Aubrey Hanes looks a tad bit overweight for the backfield, quite honestly.

    The Swordsmen lost their back up full back in Marcus Aldecoa. He got expelled for ditching school when already on probation. So the backfield now belongs to Aubrey and the ever so tiny 5-6 Eddy De Dios.

    Their starting quarterback, Andrew Canales, has a canon and has been working hard all year long to improve.

    Their defense, pshhh..outstanding. Enough said.

  • BLUE BLOOD

    CHIEFTAIN I Do know the QB freshman personally and he is pretty good, but you need to take a look at the defensive who stopped him specially #61 also on the offensive line you said that all ER QB on the freshman team did was hand off take a look and see what guard was leading the pack #61 got to remember the first line of defense and offense is the line without the line nothing happens I don’t care how good your backs are, give the Ranch a chance it just a game.

  • El Rancho

    Marcus Aldecoa is supposed to be at the ranch on Monday.

  • Anonymous

    Well here we go, and in no particular order haha.
    1. Santa fe- Same reason Murray, but I think they are not as good as they used to be. Look for a upset.
    2. St Paul- Again with you Murray, but if they had Cal Hi’s O line, they would be #1 and in the championship game.
    3. La Habra- QB&RB returning with about half of the starters from last years team
    4. Whittier- Think they have enough skill players coming back to keep them going forward. Defence will be improved with returning starters. Line big ??.
    5. California- O line best and biggest in the area, power type RBs but no Grisby here. QB good but not great, soild defence.
    6. El Rancho- Some transfers from St Paul could help ER get over on the others. Big line, but I heard from someone inside that they are soft. Team speed hurt last year can they get faster.
    7. La Serna-Father & son (Jordans) will help enough so they wont be last. Iam also hearing soph QB last year might stay in baseball. Jorden coached jr QB in youth football.
    8. Pioneer- Got the best young skill players around but no line. Sorry Pioneer get a line and you move almost to the top.
    9. Whittier Christian- Agree with you again Murray. But the void is to big.
    10. La Mirada- Still looking to find football greatness again.
    11. Schurr- Big hit in losing the Jordans, but will bounce back. Coaching staff will find away to get it done.
    12. Montebello- Iam hearing one more year and the head coach is out. The alumni can’t wait.
    13. Cantwell- If you want to dream big, you need to win more league games. Going to take a year or two to get there.

  • Anonymous

    SPHS fan:

    Don’t forget we’ve also got the Garcia kid returning and the kid that transfered from the Ranch. The backfield cupboard ain’t bare.

    I’ve seen Canales work out and he’s not only gotten bigger but like you said he has a cannon for an arm.

    He’s got a speedy bunch of recievers to throw to as well.

    Opposing defenses won’t be able to key on one part of our game like they did last year.

    Spring football starts next week. Looking forward to it!

  • The Fan

    Hey Murray,
    Is Jordan from Schurr going to be a coach at La Serna? If so what does that do to La Serna as a possible contender in the Del Rio League? Before any game has been played everybody is undefeated.

  • annon

    rankings are pretty good…i think la habra should be ranked #1…with SF#2 St. paul #3 with the rest staying the same…..schurr may have a tough year…the jordan kid is a stud without him on the roster i bet nobody can name 3 kids coming back…definetly a rebuilding year there….my sleeper is whittier

  • lurker

    That is huge for La Serna, I think he might have been the mastermind and the key to the success of the Schurr offense. Rumor has it Schurr lost a handful of coaches.

  • Chieftain

    Blue Blood:

    I did not understand a word from your last post; try punctuating the thing better so we can understand it. My point was that the sophomores coming up from the freshman team were not that good to bring an 0-10 team to league champ status. Watching the ER vs cal high and the ER vs whittier freshmen game before the SF vs ER game, #7 (Perea) was the least of our worries. We were more concerned with #2 and #5. The O line on that team didn’t help the backs much; to their credit, #5 was a train and made his own holes and #2 was probably the shiftiest/fastest back in the freshman del rio league. The young QB at SF did make freshman mistakes, but believe me, he has the size/speed/strenght to evolve into a D1 prospect. He will be a solid contender for the starting job this year. As far as ER vs SF, we wont have to wait long, isnt it the first DR league game this fall?

  • Pico Parent

    Is it true a handful of key El rancho players are in grade trouble?

  • El Rancho

    From what I know there is no grade issues right now with the ER players, my source is very close to the team. Aldecoa practiced with the team today, he looked pretty good.

  • BIG RED

    El Rancho
    I thought you said Aldecoa would be at the ranch on monday, y is he at the ranch during school time today. Whats wrong with these Pico kids leaving St Paul don’t they like a little competition anymore.

  • BLUE BLOOD

    CHIEFTAIN:

    Sorry about the punctuation and that I am not smarter than a Fifth Grader.
    As for your point about the Sopmores coming up your are probally right they will not impact the whole team but it will be a better year. I also do agree about the SF Freshman QB there is alot of good kids that come out of the Saints Organization.

  • 605east

    Saint Paul has to worry about Haynes getting elligible. A lot of San Gabriel Valley coaches are sending letters to CIF about SP’s illegal recruitment of players. Everyone knows Haynes was recruited and is not going to play a down for SP. Better get a new FB. Coaches go hit the recruiting trail again!

  • El Rancho

    He had said he would be at the ranch by monday, but he was enrolled as of today and he participated in 4th period football today and looked pretty good at LB.

  • SFSpirit

    HEy Murray,
    When you refer to Santa Fe’s “area’s best back-up quarterback returns” are you speaking of last year’s freshman QB? Because, I understood your early predictions as referring to the Junior who’s been the back-up QB for the last 2 years as well as the Free Safety from last years SF Football team. Please clarify, if for some reason I misinterpreted your posting.

    p.s. Good Luck to all the DRL players and Best Wishes on an injury-free 2007-08 season.

  • http://footballfan footballfan

    I beleive the problem with the kids leaving St.Paul could definetly be a number of things. Kids leave schools all the time for personal or academic reasons. It was stated on these blogs Aldocoa was caught ditching. That’s unfortante and its obvious that it is a personal problem. Kids you have to stay in school and get the job done.

  • Realist

    “Because it’s Santa Fe, and until somebody knocks the Chiefs off their
    perch, that’s enough.”

    They were knocked off their perch . . .They lost on the FIELD to Cal and only got the win due to a technicality.
    And Schurr embarassed them on the field!
    With that being said, it is indictative that it has to be stated that the freshman QB didn’t ‘TRANSFER’ from somewhere else–a common occurence at SF. (Yeah, we know, we know. SF has been investigated and never charged by CIF. But you never say that your illegal transfers are happening, just that you have never been caught.)

    Pioneer #5!?! Pul-lease!

  • Pico Parent

    Is that right? Haynes may not be eligible? I heard they also pulled a freshman who started on varsity from the same league (Wilson Hacienda Heights). How about the kids leaving St Paul for the Ranch? Do they face the same problem?

  • http://chsalumni123 chsalumni123

    so any word on santa fe’s new recruit list this year?

  • http://blogger blogger

    Very interesting all the comments especially about St. Pauls new transfer thats now been a few months. I find the bloggers name the most interesting 605 east, how funny.

  • Anonymous

    Marcus Aldecoa is garbage…dont expect anything from this guy. He has no motivation and slacks off in the weight room all the time. I wouldnt be suprised if he quit the team half way through the season.

  • Chieftain Alumni

    Hey un-Realist,

    Are you implying that Santa Fes staff is just so much smarter that the rest of the programs out there as to not get caught cheating???? Or that the ones that get caught are just dumb????

    Where was CAL for the rematch in the finals? SF made it there but Cal didnt. Ya, they lost the game but I didnt see any other DRL teams there. Stop sucking down all that hateoraide!!!!!

  • http://SPSdad SPSdad

    Its amazing that a student can’t choose another school without the recruiting lingo coming in. What about all the kids who leave St. Paul and go to public schools and half the time its not the school in their area. But thats o.k.? Give it up all and lets support all our local schools. Try something different.

  • Anonymous

    spring football for St Paul starts 2day and 4 all u SP haters and those who like starting rumors, go 2day @ 3:30 & see if Hanes is out there

  • heraldfan

    Its amazing to me that Whittier Christian still gets no credit. They beat Whittier bad, could have been worse but coach slowed it down. Whittier beat Pioneer, La Serna, El Rancho, gave Santa Fe and Cal a game but yet somehow the Heralds are still down at the bottom. To be expected I guess. They will just have to prove themselves again this year vs Whittier. Two years back to back semi finals, 2 straight league championships. Caffrey has turned that program around and will continue to do so. Next year little WC will field a complete Freshman schedule, and have over 85 kids. Great numbers for a school of 700. We are still not Santa Fe or La Habra or St. Paul, but better than anyone else in this area. Prediction, next year they will win their division finally.

  • 605east

    CIF offices have received formal complaints about Siant Paul and there recruits. Expect an official review of the players, coaching staff and school. Huge sanctions against players, coaches, and school if some of the accusations are true. This is news worhty!

  • El Rancho

    Why are you bashing marcus, just because he left st paul doesnt mean you should be talking so much smack about this kid. If he slacks off in the weight room I would not be able to tell as this kid is pretty strong from what I have seen in the ER weight room. Why would he quit the team halfway through the season, he quit the SP baseball team but that was because he knew he was on his way out of st paul so he had no reason to stay there. The kid is not garbage, ive seen this kid play for the PR dons since he was a JR Pewee, the kid is a stud and will do some big things for the ranch this year. I sure hope Marcus Galan makes his way to the ranch as well, if those sanctions happen then I would want to be nowhere close to st paul.

  • http://blogger blogger

    Hey 605 East learn how to spell and then tell us your news worthy story. Who cares what happens at St. Paul lets worry about our own schools and take the focus away from them. Personally it gets old. Good luck to all DRL players.

  • http://footballfan footballfan

    605 East, I guesse CIF will probally do the same thing that they did when Grisby broke every rule in the book. The actions NOTHING. My opinion is if a kid wants to go to a private school maybe for a better education and their parents can afford it, more power to them. Admit it we love it when kids leave St. Paul and end up on our door steps.

  • johnsmith

    No offense heraldfan but Whittier Christian will not get much respect by just beating Whittier. And lets face it, many teams do not get the credit or respect that they deserve. And even if WC does win their division or have great success, a lot of haters will just say that it was a fluke or that WC got lucky. So i guess what i am saying is that respect is hard to attain from the whittier area, even after many achievements, because even successful programs like SP,SF,Schurr, and Cal-Hi get attacked and criticized.

  • REALLY . . . Realist

    Chieftain(ted) Alumni:

    No, what I’m really trying to say is the SF has been processing the “incidental transfers” for SO LONG that they have it down to a science.

    Now, you know that Tony Rivera-the transfer from Santa Fe which caused the forfeit-was not recruited by Cal. A third-string QB from Santa Fe-why would he be recruited? So his botched paperwork was not processed by the same type of slick machine that SF has in place.

    It ain’t hate-orade–it’s the truth. Something you CAN’T swallow!

  • observer

    I have a question for 605east. If a parent inquires about a school is that recruiting? If kids are intruiged by a schools success on the field is it wrong to ask about a school is that considered recruiting?

  • ball fan

    Aubrey looks like hes a tade bit over weight. Whats with all this fuss about him, hes overrated anyway. Look for him to do nothing for st paul. Even if he ends up playing.

  • DADDY

    BOTTOM LINE IS YOU ARE ALL HATERS. I CANT BELIVE WHAT I AM READING, ST PAUL IS A CLASS ACT THEY HAVE HAD SOME RESENT SUCCESS AND NOW THEY ARE ACCUSED OF ILLEGAL RECRUITING PRACTICES. DOES THIS MEAN WE DONT GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE? I HOPE THIS DOUBLE STANDARD NONSENSE WILL STOP SOON.

  • Cal

    i heard cal-hi has some big monsters and they are all strong specially the d-line good luck to them

  • http://blogger blogger

    What’s going on? how come our blogs are not posting?

  • http://blogger blogger

    Daddy, who’s your daddy? I like what you said and your right. Its sad to see so many haters not just for St.Paul but for any school that does good. Lets give some credit to the schools. My neighbor is a football stud and he’s chosing to play at Santa Fe and we don’t live in Santa Fe Springs. Let the kids play and give them some slack.

  • Chieftain Alumni

    Wonk.wonk.wonk!! You sound like Charlie Browns freaking teacher!!!!

    I dont know who ever said TR was recruited but it sure didnt come from me. So botched paperwork is what were calling it now? In other words what you are saying is that Cal Highs front office was incompetent in doing their job and BOTCHED his paperwork and it cost them a league title and its all SFs fault because their paperwork is legit???? Personally its my opinion that everyone was so worried that Nicks paperwork passed that Tonys got overlooked. But that is just my opinion just like yours on SF. Until someone like CIF can back up your claim then SF is legit..choke on that!!!!

  • DADDY

    ONCE AGAIN ball fan YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A SOUR HUMAN. NO BRAINS NO HEADACHES. IGNORANCE IS BLISS!!!

  • HATCHET

    YEA SP IS A CLASS ACT HOW COULD ALL YOU PEOPLE HATE SUCH A GREAT PROGRAM OOOOHHHHHH…WAIT A MINUTE NO THERE NOT THERE A BUNCH OF RACIST BITCHS UNLESS YOUR NAME ENDS WITH GONZALES OR GOMEZ JIMENEZ RODRIGUEZ ANY THING ENDING IN ES OR EZ OR YOUR A TOKEN

  • SAINT PAUL FAN

    I JUST WISH SANTA FE WOUL STEP UP AND PLAY ST. PAUL , STOP DODGING THEM , LETS PLAY AND STOP TALKING CRAP……. ST. PAUL WTHOUT A DOUBT THE TOP TEAM RETURING WITH 16 RETURNING STARTERS , N TOP PLAYERS COMING TO PLAY FOR A TOP PROGRAM, ENOUGH SAID!!!!!!

  • 605 east

    If that schools comes on campus and promises a player a jersey #, carries, honors, and a scholarship it is recruiting and wrong! The coaches should attend the reiligion classes the school offers. No coach can guarantee a scholarship.

  • Paul04

    All the talk about Haynes has me excited until I saw him at practice. He is overweight and can’t keep his feet. He fell to the ground more than he stayed up. We have had better. He will be a good fullback. O-Line looks good.

  • http://blogger blogger

    Poor 605east you sound like sour grapes. Don’t be hating, life isn’t that bad. I’m sure the didn’t offer him his own jersey number, my god Reggie Busch didn’t even get his own number. Maybe in your next life you will be a huge football star.

  • http://footballfan footballfan

    All this talk about Aubrey Haynes is crazy. Overweight is what I’m hearing but I heard he can get the job done. We will just have to wait and see. Good luck again to all schools.

  • http://c10j3m1 Anonymous

    Yes Aubrey is a little overweight and a tad bitt slow right now. He just had knee surgery 2 months ago and is still in the process of recovering. You will see a complete runingback come August..

  • Anonymous

    Geez….spring practice has only been going on for 3 days and you are already making assumptions. Give the kid a break…they’ll get him into shape by September.

  • BLUE BLOOD

    Sounds like everyone is a hater, SP is known for recuriting players to there school, how many of you parents would like your kid to have a better education without having to pay.
    That’s what SP offers who would pass it up. HUM? It’s just a game let the kids play good luck to all the Teams.Quit hatting because it rubs off on the players.

  • Anonymous

    Haynes is big and recovering from surgery.But if he cant go 4 quarters, SP has a couple very speedy backs that can fill in the gaps.

  • DADDY

    NOW HAVING BEEN TO SEVERAL DIFFERENT HIGH SCHOOL SPRING PRACTICES.IT’S NO WONDER WHY KIDS CHOOSE SP THEY RUN IT LIKE A COLLEGE PROGRAM.DEFFINETLY A CUTT ABOVE ANY PROGRAM AROUND THE AREA.SHOOT IT MADE ME WANT TO SUIT UP! AND THATS NOT EASY SINCE I ONLY HAVE 1 LEG.KUDOS TO COACH GONZALEZ AND HIS STAFF.

  • Chieftain

    Blue Blood:

    SF does not recruit. A better program just attracts better players. As far as SP, I dont know.. But they do offer a better program and a better education than el rancho; maybe something you could’ve taken advantage of ‘Blue Blood’. Maybe you would’ve learned when to use ‘their’ instead of ‘there’ in a sentence. Proud product of El Rancho High School I suppose?

  • El Rancho

    Chieftain, quit wasting your time trying to correct peoples grammar. Grammar is so irrelevant on this blog, I could point out some mistakes in your previous post but it’s pointless. Santa Fe doesn’t recruit… ya and El Rancho’s color isn’t blue.

  • sword79

    Reading all these blogs makes me wonder why someone would complain about a kid wanting a shot at a better opportuninty, I mean isnt that what we all want, why punish a kid and not allow him to play where he wishes or in a better invironment.
    From what I can tell at this point anyway St Paul is loaded this year and is really going all out to excell, not only does the Q/B look great but I hear they brought in a Q/B specialist just for this kid and the rest of the quarterbacks and the passing game, along with some other new faces they are going to be hot for a few years
    If you can put together a great program and a great education and people call the school and come to open houses how can we fault this institution.
    Look some kids come and St Paul has had some kids leave in the last two seasons but thats the breaks they arent crying over spilt milk, life goes on.
    I have a challenge to all of you whiners who cry foul why dont you stay at your jobs and not leave at all not for more money, better insurance, better environment, lighter work load just stay there no matter what opportunity comes your way, now thats not fair is it. Try this one all you coaches out there you must stay in your program at the position you are at and at the same pay, with the same opportunities and the same outlook and chances for success, now no one would agree to that would you, so then why do the kids have to suffer.
    I say stop crying and watch a great program get better and be happy for us.

  • BLUE BLOOD

    CHIEFTAIN

    YOU NEED TO TAKE A LOOK IN THE MIRROR, I DID NOT GO TO EL RANCHO I WENT TO PIONEER, BUT I STAND BEHIND MY SON’S SCHOOL “THE RANCH” 100%, UNTILL YOU WALKED IN MY SHOE’S YOU HAVE NO ROOM TO TALK, THAT’S PROBALLY ALL YOU ARE IS TALK.

  • Chieftain

    BLUE BLOOD:

    Well I hope El Rancho teaches your boy what Pioneer didn’t teach you. This blog is all about ‘talk’ and hype, and so is everyone who participates in it. El Rancho: Grammar becomes relevant when the reader can’t understand the writer’s point. Again, SF does not recruit- don’t be bitter because quality athletes who live down the street from ER decide to play at quality programs.

  • SPdad

    The thing about St. Paul is if the players are not cleared through CIF they will sit a year. Haynes is a senior and it would be a shame to make promises they can’t supply then burn the player his senior year. CIF has posted the transfer policies. Haynes is not going to get cleared. That is the shame of high school coaches today. They don’t care about the education of a child or what is best for that child, they simply are trying to win at all cost. The price is Haynes losing an athletic scholarship because he will not get seen this season. Not only can you think of the thousands of dollars he is going to miss out on in college scholarship, but also the life experiences that college offers. When he has to sit out what punishment do the coaches have to pay? Blue Blood: a free education? Free? Maybe for the athletes, but not for the rest of the population. The fact that a player can walk in and receive a free education while others pay, shows the state of our scoiety. Sad isn’t it. And to think, our founders of SP probably thought they were creating an institution where young catholics can get an education.

  • Pico Parent

    SP dad, Im not too familiar with the transfer policies, are you? How are you so sure Haynes will not be cleared?

  • DADDY

    SPDAD, WILL YOU APOLOGIZE IF HE DOES PLAY? I THINK THE POWERS THAT BE HAVE MADE SURE THEY WOULD NOT JEPARDIZE A KID’S CHANCES TO PLAY THE GAME IF HE WOULD NOT BE CLEARED, TO USE YOUR WORDS WIN AT ANY COST. I THINK YOUR CONFUSED WITH WHAT HIGH SCHOOL YOUR TAKING ABOUT. NICK WENT TO CAL HI! THAT IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF NOT CARING ABOUT A KID AND YOU SEE WHAT GOOD IT DID HIM, HE MISSED HOW MANY GAMES? AND WONT EVEN BE PLAYING IN THE 605.YOU SHOULD CHANGE YOUR NAME HATER!! REMEMBER WHAT ASSUMPTION DOES DONT CRAP WHERE YOU EAT.

  • BLUE BLOOD

    CHIEFTIAN:

    You must really be a hater all you talk about is my bad grammer, who cares about it were not having a spelling contest.
    All you do is talk negative about other schools I never said that SF doesn’t have a good program my son has played with some of the player on the varsity an JV including your 1st string QB and your Freshman QB they both came from the Saints Program.
    So quit hating and give a little more credit to the schools for trying.

  • http://blogger blogger

    I agree with daddy. Do you think the coaches would allow Aubrey Haynes to make such a bad move? Forget the coaches, I’m sure his parents made sure it was a smart move for him. All that Nick crap is definetly old for me. We need to try and support all area teams. Good Luck to all.

  • johnsmith

    i think BLUE BLOOD and CHIEFTAIN need to kiss and make up.

  • sp hater

    Who cares i think they are trying to blow this kid up and why i dont know hes no phenom so he had a decent year big deal 2 knee surgeries avg speed at best dont really think he can break big runs so what schools are looking at him just wondering what intrest a college program would have in a kid like that dime a dozen and iam not even being a hater haha peace

  • observer

    2 knee surgeries and runs on a wheel chair..LOL. Anyhow he has not had 2 knee surgeries hes had preventive removal a extra cartilage. People he is quality or there wouldnt be such a big deal about him. He is a hard working kid.

  • http://blogger blogger

    Hey SPhater, obviously your being a hater. I do agree nobody even know what Aubrey can do. From the sounds of it I’m sure he can hold his own. For you not even caring you sure have alot of information. I wish Haynes well and a healthy football year. Sure glad your not a hater, good luck at your new highschool.

  • DADDY

    SP HATER, AT LEAST YOUR BEING TRUE TO YOUR NAME :)

  • FAN

    I’m a football fan for this entire area and have been for a long time. First of all these rankings are ridiculous, Cal Hi over La Habra – Cal has no one, rumor has it one of their best rb’s is going to La Serna and there QB is awful, more like big, loppy and no coordination – with all the prayers he throws up it hurts to watch. La Habra is loaded next year. Do people not understand that the Jordans are going to La Serna, the same Jordans that knocked off DRL power house Santa Fe (with son Jordan torching them for three td’s and the sealer at the end of CIF title game), and their at number 6/7 tied with garbage El Rancho, that’s a joke . La Serna is going to beat Santa Fe because of the new coaching staff this year – every one will see.
    Also to all the St.Paul people that think their school doesn’t reqruit, you don’t know very much about your school. I grew up in that area, I know coaches that coached there, players that played there, they even offered me a job to coach at St. Paul, the coaching staff, the players, and the administration knows what goes on at that school and so does everyone in this entire area. But what I’am content with is that we all know it’s gonna happen and people should expect it. Not cry over it, and if I were a St. Paul fan I would just stay quiet and enjoy your season, not concur about things that you don’t know. Just go to the game and have a good time, because this is something that has been going on for far too long and isn’t going to change anytime soon. And for that matter it would be a great site to see the two biggest recruiting schools play each other (Santa Fe and St.Paul), but it will never happen unless it’s during the preseason.

  • DADDY

    FAN, I GUESS SINCE YOU HAVE SPOKEN WE SHOULD ALL JUST SIT BACK IN AWE AT YOUR WONDERFUL INSIGHT.DONT COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY HATCH AND DONT CONFUSE AN OFFER TO MONITOR THE TOILET @ HOME GAMES WITH A COACHING POSITION YOU STROKE! YOU SOUND LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN READING YOUR OWN PRESS AND HAVE RIGHTFULLY SO BECOME. YOUR OWN FAN!!!

  • DADDY

    THAT IS WHY WE PLAY THE GAME. IF THOSE RANKINGS WERE TRUE THEN WHY WOULD EVEN SUIT UP. SO BEFORE YOU GET ALL HURT BECAUSE LA SERNA IS LOW,LET THE KIDS PLAY THE GAME.

  • Anonymous

    Come on. La Serna is garbage they always will be

  • El Rancho

    You call the ranch garbage and yet La Serna barely escaped with a 7 point victory over ER in a game where the Dons sleep walked the entire first half and turned the ball over like 5 times. Jordan is good but it takes more than one man to make a team good, that Schurr team was the definition of a “team” that is the reason why they won the CIF title.

  • johnsmith

    Mr. El Rancho,

    Umm i’m pretty sure that people think El Rancho is garbage because they went 0-10. La Serna had a pretty bad game against ER and turned the ball over 4 times; almost as much as ER and still managed to win. La Serna at least won a game. I also don’t believe that one person makes a difference, but people are speculating that BOTH JORDANS, coach and player, will make a strong contribution. If you really want people to stop talking smack about the Ranch, then stop begging for sympathy and let the kids play. I’m sure the kids at ER will turn it around themselves.

    Anonymous,

    La Serna will not always be garbage, no team is always bad. Although LS has not won league since the 80s so i don’t argue with you there.

    FAN,

    The coaching staff can only call the plays and show/explain what their kids need to do in order to win. It’s up to the players to do the rest. I’d also like to see SF and SP duke it out in the Pre-season but it will not happen anytime soon.

    Murray,

    I ask, once again, to stop these blogs; at least for the subject of football. Too many people just talk smack and not much else.

    Everyone else,

    Just wait till the season starts and see what happens. Then we can speculate on how well or how poor teams played.

  • Del Rio league fan

    i like football…. i went to a condor football practice the other day and i saw a big black guy that has hands and is quick. he seems like a big threat to any offense. from what i saw from this team is that santa fe better whatch out because the condors are out to win and win hard.

  • http://blogger blogger

    Hey Fan, get one thing straight Santa Fe would never play St. Paul. They wouldn’t take the challenge. Enough said.

  • BIG RED

    Fan
    La Habra is loaded and I agree with you they should be ahead of Cal Hi. Cal Hi’s best RB is at La Serna he got into trouble at Cal and had to transfer.
    The Jordans are comming to La Serna Oh My! The Jordans are comming to La Serna Oh My!. Come on now the Jordans did not knock out Santa Fe. Schurr the team did. If you were there at the game you know that the QB was the MVP he should have been sacked like 5 times, but got away, and was able to throw the ball down field. By the way I talked to the Head Coach from Schurr, I asked him who was the O.C. and he said it was him, he was the one who called the plays, and that Jordan helped him upstairs.
    El Rancho is not garbage with the transfers that are comming from St.Paul you better keep an eye on them.

  • anonymous

    I coached at Schurr, Jordan called at least 85% of the plays and coach Dick would tell you that. look in the program OC = Jordan. jordan and Dick worked good together….if the La Serna staff can work well together they should be tough in the division next season

  • DADDY

    IS IT MICHAEL JORDAN OR JOEY JORDAN COMING TO LA SERNA? SHOOT, WITH ALL THIS TALK YOU WOULD THINK JESUS! IS COMING TO TOWN. IM GLAD THIS QUALITY FATHER AND SON ARE GOING TO TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE. HAT’S OFF TO ANYBODY THAT PUT’S IT OUT THERE AND TRY’S TO MAKE ANY PROGRAM BETTER. ESPECIALLY ONE THAT HAS NOT HAD ALOT OF SUCCESS. BEST OF LUCK, YOUR GOING TO NEED IT :)

  • brandon kemp

    lets get something straight jordan ran the offense at schurr he was one of the main reasons we won dick only wanted to run the ball jordan wanted to throw and run the ball….and for rudy jordan he is everything a team could want he has heart speed and he knows the game of football….la serna is going to be at the top this year so everyone keep running your mouth you guys dont know anything you just here things…..the jordans are winners not losers so they know what there doing….and for the record schurr won the title as a team they wanted it bad enough……

  • DADDY

    BK, CAN YOU OFFER ANY INSIGHT AS TO WHY THEY LEFT.? YOU WOULD THINK AFTER THAT KIND OF SEASON YOU MAY WANT TO STICK AROUND.OR IS IT THAT IT MIGHT GET REALLY BAD THIS COMING YEAR? SO THEY TOOK TO HIGHER GROUND.LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS.

  • http://insight insight

    According to the blog, El Rancho can go from last to first just by changing there offense to the wing T and adding a few unhappy transfers. What a joke. You still have to have the players on the field. The difference is going to be at La Serna. With Jordan calling plays, the amount of preparation that opposing coach’s will have to do has just doubled. The upcoming Junior class was undefeated as freshman and destroyed every team other than Cal High and finished 10-0. If they allow Burke to play QB,it just increases the diffuculty in stopping them. Last year, they should have beat Cal and lost to Santa Fe in a poorly played game on a thursday by both teams. Giving the ball to a running back 40 times a game allowed every team to play 8 in the box and the coach’s were afraid to throw. The two headed QB’s was nothing but a distraction because the coach’s didn’t have the courage to pull the trigger. After 4 months of practice with Jordan, and his son who will clearly help the running game, they will be ready to win. They are the team to watch. Whether they win or not, that is the team that just made the greatest improvement right before all of our eyes not some other undersized offense.

  • El Rancho

    El Rancho has the players, we had alot of players last season but Willie Reyna was too stubborn and didnt play them, when an athlete like David Moriel plays 3 plays against Cal High what does that tell you. ER showed its capability for over 3 quarters against Cal Hi last season, we should have been playing like that all season but unfortunately the coaching staff was just horrible and that just wasnt possible. ER’s problem last season was not the fact that we lacked good players, our big problem was the fact that our coaching staff was just horrible and they did not believe in the kids and honestly did not give a crap about the team. The change of offense is going to help ER big time, we have some great coaches that really want it bad this season and the kids are very committed. Lets go back to 2000, ER fires Jim Patricio and brings in Greg Setlich who runs the Wing-T, ER goes from 1-9 in 99 to 10-2 in 2000, the change of offense and change of coaching staff was the difference that season. I see alot of similarities between that season and this season. A very solid monster line returns for ER, add to that about 7 deep at running back including sophomore st paul transfer Marcus Aldecoa who IMO is going to be one of the best 2 way players in the Del Rio league. Go ahead and keep thinking the ranch is garbage but in november when the ranch is hoisting remember I said it here first, the ranch is back. Give me a break, going 10-0 as freshmen means absolutely nothing, when I played at ER we won league as freshmen, then went 10-0 on JV my sophomore year, you can dam well bet that didnt mean squat when I was on varsity because I never won league on varsity.

  • BIG RED

    El Rancho
    I saw on another blog that Sean Acuna has transfered to LA. What # was he and why did he leave the ranch.
    I heard that Cal Hi has about 160 boys out for spring ball. La Serna and Whittier have a little over 100 each.Does anybody have the numbers for Santa Fe, El Rancho, or Pioneer. It sounds like the numbers are going up for boys playing football in the DRL. More boys means better football.

  • johnsmith

    El Rancho,

    Oh come now I think it is safe to say that going undefeated in any sport on any high school level is an accomplishment. I’m not saying it is the difference maker for the program, but don’t go around saying that it doesn’t mean anything. And once again we all know that the Ranch is back, but the more you talk about it the more people are going to bash you for saying it 24-7. Just be silent and let the kids play.

    Insight,

    A lot can happen in the off-season for ER, don’t be so pessimistic.

  • E.J.R

    What?? What is this I hear. Whittier is going to be a competitive team this year.Yeah I’m a whittier football player and i think we are going to compete this year with a returning all-league runningback and a a pretty good trusting defense. Our coaches are determined and have the desire to make us the good team we are, and i thatnk them for all the time they put in to help us win.. I LOVE WHITTIER HIGH!!!!!!

  • FAN

    Daddy,

    People like you should not even comment on this blog, you know nothing about football St. Paul wanted me to be the OC and coach the QB’s – far from toilet monitor – probably your job for the Whittier Redskins or something. And I do agree that the kids have to play the game, but with the returners coming back and the Jordans coming to La Serna they are surely going to be on top of the DRL. And you can’t deny that. That’s why I said that, I thought that when someone creates those rankings they would really do some research before they just post up anything.

    Big Red,

    You are another person that knows nothing about what your blogging, and are just blogging non-sense. Do us all a favor and don’t post anything ever again. Your saying that Jordan that didn’t call the offense, he brought over that offense to Schurr. If you knew anything about Schurr High School you would know that they used to be strictly a running team, and last year they were so balanced it was sick. Thanks to Jordan. If Jordan didn’t run the offense then why would La Serna want him to be the OC over there so bad, because he’s a winner and his offense is a proven winner. You don’t know nothing. And for you saying El Rancho isn’t garbage and if you really believe that their name should be mentioned with La Serna’s – then we’ll just have to see this year and I’ll be posting the score real big. So please don’t ever post again, cause it’s annoying to all the other people on this blog that actually know about football and what is going on in this area.

  • http://blogger blogger

    Hey Fan,
    It seems like your the Jordans biggest fan. I’m thinking your Joey Jordan that wouldn’t suprise me. Because I heard you were shopping alot of schools. Good luck at this rate your going to have a long season ahead of you. YOU shouldn’t post on this blog anymore.

  • DADDY

    FORGIVE ME, I DIDN’T KNOW I WAS ON-LINE WITH NORM CHOW!!FAN YOUR STILL A STROKE. I AM CURIOUS WHY YOU DIDN’T GRACE US WITH YOU WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE OF FOOTBALL? AND TAKE THE JOB, I KNOW YOU HAD BIGGER OFFERS ON THE TABLE RIGHT. PLEASE YOU ARE THE ONE THAT SHOULD DO US ALL A FAVOR AND STAY OFF THE BLOGS THERE ARE ENOUGH JACKS THAT WERE ALL LEAGUE IN HIGH SCHOOL!AND ARE THE BEST COACH IN THE AREA ALREADY, WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER. SO BEFORE YOU RUN YOUR NECK ABOUT BIG RED AND ANYBODY ELSE, DO US ALL A FAVOR AND STAY AWAY FOR COACHING ANYWHERE THE WORLD WILL BE A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE OF IT. :)

  • http://footballfan footballfan

    Hey Fan, you sound very upset for an innocent party, I have a feeling your last name is Jordan. I have a question for you you and your son you win a championship, how hard or easy was it to jump ship? Who cares if you lost most of your returners thats some loyalty. I’m glad your not on the team we route for.

  • BIG RED

    Fan (Mr All Knowning)
    Read my blog agian. I did not say that Jordan didn’t call the offence. I said, I ASKED THE HEAD COACH (Coach Dick) WHO THE OC. WAS,and he said it was him, he was the one who called the plays. All I did was tell you what he told me. Oh but you must have been there since you are Mr All Knowing.
    St Paul wanted you to be the OC. and coach the QB’s for who the JV or the freshmen. Before Gonzales became HC. the only OC. for St. Paul who called the plays was Coach A. Oh but you must know that because you are Mr. All Knowing. YOU DON’T KNOW SHIT

  • FAN

    First of all I’m not Joey Jordan, I don’t even know him personally, but I have been around football for a long time and have seen the results of the different teams he’s been around. And I just happen to be very close friends with some of the people at Schurr High School and they were so pleased with the job that he came in and did (CIF Championship). Can’t someone give credit to someone when they feel credit is due. And from what I heard he wasn’t shopping schools, schools were shopping for him (St. Paul included). So you mean to tell me that what ever school you guys go for you wouldn’t take Jordan and his son on your team. Yeah right you would do it in a heartbeat. And I don’t want to offend Joey Jordan or anything but I just think that him and his son going to La Serna was a great move, especially for the La Serna program. La Serna always has solid athletes but don’t get the coaching, and now they have it. So the league better be ready. And Daddy your a joke. I’m not even going to respond to your ridiculous blogs, you know nothing about football, and I hope you have a great time coaching the Whittier Redskins for the rest of your life, loser. So to all the teams out there good luck this year. It seems that this is going to be a very competitive football season coming up.

  • El Rancho

    I believe Sean Acuna was #61. Im not certain as to why he left but it seemed like he wasnt seeing eye to eye with one of the coaches and he lives in Hacienda Heights anyways. He only attended ER because his mom is a teacher at ER. I believe there was some contact between him and coach Gano and he also talked to Sean Cody, I have no idea if they influenced his transfer. We will miss Sean, but the line is pretty dam good with Travis, Mario Berny, Garret Carrillo, David Zapata, Zuniga, and Garcia, biggest line at ER in about 7 years.

  • FAN

    Big Red,

    You don’t know shit… this was when they didn’t know who the head coach was going to be yet. And I can personally call Coach Dick right now and he will not say that – I guarantee it. Your the biggest liar on this blog. I bet your useless life on it.

  • DADDY

    HEY STROKE :) I MEAN FAN,LET ME SHARE WITH YOU HOW MUCH I KNOW ABOUT FOOTBALL I KNOW FOR FACT
    THAT ST PAUL DID OFFER JOEY JORDAN A SPOT BUT COULDN’T GUARANTEE HIS SON A STARTING ROLE. SO BEFORE YOU START RUNNING YOUR NECK AGAIN YOU MIGHT WANT TO BE SURE WHO YOUR TALKING TOO, SO IF I AM A WHITTIER COACH, WHICH IM NOT (THANK YOU VERY MUCH) YOU WOULD BE CORRECT IN STATING I AM A COACH. NOT A WANNABE COACH THAT HAS BEEN OFFERED THE ST PAUL OC JOB. YOU
    MISUNDERSTOOD IT WAS A JOB TO BE THE JC (JANITORIAL CUSTODIAN)WITH THE DUTY TO NOT COACH THE QB’S BUT TO (KILL THE BEE’S)THERE IS A NEST OVER THE GYM YOU JOKE!!! :)

  • KM

    SEAN IS ALL RIGHT BUT ER DOES NOT NEED HIM WE NEED TO WORRY ABOUT THOSE FRESHMENS FROM LAST YEAR THEY HAD THE BEST D I EVER SEEN THEY HAD SIX SHUT OUTS WATCH OUT FOR BRIAN TURNER,ADRIAN SANCHEZ,VICTOR HERNANDEZ,AND JOSH PEREA THEY WERE THE HEART OF THE TEAM

  • JoeJordan

    Fan,
    I don’t know who you are or how you even know me but thanks for clearing up to the other bloggers that those statements you wrote definitely DID NOT come from me. Pete (Gonzalez) and I are good friends and he never asked me to be the OC at St. Paul. I do wish the best of luck to his team this year, he and his players should be wearing a ring come Feb. 2008. As for my tenure at Schurr, I have nothing but respect for coach D, he’s a great coach and we worked well TOGETHER! It didn’t matter who called the play, the only thing that mattered was the PLAYERS EXECUTION. As far as my loyalty – I LOVE COACHING (and playing) anywhere. “He who is without the sin of coaching at different schools can cast the first stone” All coaches move around. I feel this move is a new challenge and I’m only in it to win it or I wouldn’t be coaching. Like its been said many times before, “let the players play” and quit all the gossip. Best of luck to ALL the teams and I pray for all the players to have an injury free season. God Bless

  • insight

    This is what I think everybody has an opinion from what I hear, their is no I in team, so if everybody thinks one player is going to make awhole team their wrong. That’s alot of pressure for Jordan (son). Hopefully it works out for him, I’m sure Schurr highschool feels pretty bummed that both Jordans would leave the program. I did hear that the Jordans were shopping for a home in the best football district. No loyalty.

  • blogger

    This is all too funny for me. I do think FAN is Joey Jordan he has way too much information.
    I also think DADDY may be a coach but he is a comedian that’s for sure.
    Who cares what school they go to, we give them alot more credit than they deserve. Yes their good but thats it. No heart, we don’t need them on our team. Good luck to all this season.

  • http://j..mitchell@earthlink.net SEM FAN

    The Jordans dont live in the La Serna district as of yet. The only reason the son could go to Schurr was because he teaches in the District…… Gee do you think anyone will complain?????

  • in the know

    I can guarantee Aldecoa will not play a down for ER! Take it to the bank.

  • BIG RED

    El Rancho
    Thanks for the info

    Fan (Mr. All Knowning)
    If you have been around football for a long time then you know it takes a TEAM to win the championship, not one coach and his son. We all know Jordan did a great job at Schurr and his son is one hell of a player, but it is the entire team that deserves the credit. I know Jordan did not call the defence Coach Sanchez did, do you think they would have won the La Habra game without that defence. Oh but you must know that because your Mr. All Knowing.
    You said you have seen the results of the different teams that Jordans been around. What teams are those other then Schurr, can you name them ?. You keep on talking about the Whittier Redskins did you know that Jordan coached there some years ago. Oh but you must know that because your Mr. All Knowing.
    You said La Serna always has solid athletes but don’t get the coaching, and now they have it. They picked up two new coaches and the rest coached there last year. The coaches there have always been nice to me, and I wish them good luck. Oh but you must know that because you are Mr. All Knowing
    YOU DON’T KNOW SHIT!!

  • El Rancho

    Why wont Aldecoa play a down for ER this season, he hasnt missed one spring practice this season, can you elaborate as to why you know he wont play a down for ER this year??

  • in the know

    You have to change residency and his mom will not be moving. It doesnt matter about spring practice that doesnt bind him. She also lives in Montebello so go figure. Is that ERs district?

  • SGVCOACH

    I am a high school coach. i have also coached numerous seasons at the college level. In fact over the last couple of years I have had the opportunity to be the head coach at two schools in your area but turned them down. i have realy noticed a change the last 8 or 9 years in the attitude, work ethic, and expectations of high school players. Every once in a while I scan these boards, among others, to see what is going on. I have to say, without a doubt, that it is shameful to see the behavior that is exhibited both on this board, the Tribune board, and the Cal Hi boards. (Not California HS). If this is an example of the direction our society is going, which I have had my own suspicions about for some time, then I really have evidence as to why so many kids these days don’t have a clue about what character is. They have you guys as role models. Unbelievable and shameful! I would say thank God I am not associated with the Whitteir Area but unfortunately it is like that everywhere. the Little League mentality has infected us all huh?

  • Coach Frank Gallardo Whittier high

    SGV COACH
    The change has been in the last 10 -15 years. With the x-box games, kids would rather be inside then outside playing and yes that is sad. But their our a lot of kids out there that love to be out on that field, at Whittier high we have 110 young men out for football. The most in 10-15 years, maybe ever.But what is more sad is that you would give up on these young men in the Whittier area and you would thank god for it. Shame on you.

  • El Rancho

    Hmm, Idk about that, all I know is that Marcus lives in Pico Rivera and has always lived in Pico. I sure hope your not saying this because of sour grapes. It was just confirmed that Marcus Galan is transferring to El Rancho on tuesday, looks like we are about 8 deep at RB now, things are looking good for the ranch week by week.

  • johnsmith

    SGVCOACH,

    I like your central arguement (which i believe is directed at shaming those bloggers who write negative, hurtfull, and derogitory comments) but what i don’t like is the fact that you have to build yourself up before you explain what it is that you’re upset about (just say you’ve coached for awhile). Also, i don’t believe that a few bad apples on this blog speak for the whole whittier area or that everyone on this blog are actually “role models.” I know some guys on here (or that use to blog on here) that are still in high school; and the only reason they blog is to support their high school by talking smack on others. I’m not saying that it’s ok to do that, i’m just explaining why people do it. Oh and one more thing, i’m also sure that society is not going down the tube because of these blogs; i’m pretty sure that there are more harmful influences out in the world other than a blog for the whittier daily news.

  • Anonymous

    Aldecoa lives with grandmother and aunt in pico. His mom lives in montebello. He should be going there. He should have a permit to go to ER and he still has to sit out one year on the varsity I would hate for ER to have to forfeit all its games because of it.

  • El Rancho

    From what I remember, during aldecoas first week at ER, one of the deans came out to get him during 4th period football and Aldecoa got picked up by his mom to go take care of some kind of paperwork, from what I know he went and got things taken care of. Somehow I see things like these as sour grapes, but all I know is that if he isnt completely cleared then ER will not allow him to play a down, the administration will make sure everything is squared away before he plays. I dont think we can afford a Cal hi situation from last year at ER, that would be a travesty. If all goes as it should then we are looking at a huge season at the ranch, we had about 130 kids come out for spring ball the first week, that number of course has diminished down to about 80 but the only key big loss was the transfer of Sean Acuna, lookout for the ranch this year.

  • blogger

    His mom is his guardian so therefore she would have to move. She lives in Monetebello. Therefore if you think he lives with grandma she would have to move it doesnt matter if you live in pico or not. I dont know who you are ER but you need to go with the facts not your heart for the school. Get a clue!

  • Pico Parent

    SGV COACH,

    Society and Whittier-area-football is not going down the drain. If kids lack work ethic and attitude its because their coaches are not providing the proper motivation. If a player trusts and respects his coach, he will follow that coach to hell if asked to. Perfect example: El Rancho under Reyna. Work ethic and morale were in the gutter due to the lack of leadership effort. This year however, with new leadership and virtually the same roster, commitment and work ethic have soared.

    Do us all a favor, take a trip over the train tracks and sit through a St Paul football practice. Then tell us attitude and work ethic have plunged.

  • blogger

    I was reading what Pico Parent wrote and I would like to say your right. Kids have to take responsibilty but Coaches have to be prepared and coach these kids, if a kid is well coached it will show on the field. At the end of the day the kids are on the field. I havent been to a St. Paul practice but my neighbor has and he said that is a well coached team and their practice was amazing to see. Good luck to all teams.

  • BLOGGER

    SGV Coach,
    You definetly do not sound like a highschool/college coach. You sound more like a dad who’s son didn’t excel to his potential. Don’t be hating on people who work hard to better their programs day in and day out. That’s unfair and has no truth, learn your facts before you post ridiculous comments.

  • El Rancho

    Marcus Galan is now attending ER, and watched Spring practice for a few minutes yesterday. Marcus Aldecoa will play for the ranch this year, quit with the sour grapes already, he reads this blog and he says its all bs.

  • Pico Parent

    I agree with ‘El Rancho’. I think most of us are not in the ‘know’ about CIF transfer regulations. The transfers we have been talking about on these blogs(Galan,Aldecoa,Morales,Haynes)have all been fair game.The players tranferring to and out of SP are potent athletes. I don’t think their parents or their new coaches would allow them to make a decision that would sit them out a year. I am eager to watch them all play for their new schools this season.

  • Anonymous

    I hear the big lineman from cal high is leaving. i havent got word on what school he is going to yet.

  • murray

    Yo, Anonymous:
    ‘I hear the big lineman from cal high is leaving.’

    Cal High has a lot of big linemen. Your info’ is a bit vague. Can you be more specific?

  • Anonymous

    the 6’5 lineman James Cervantes i think he was all area

  • From the Condor Nest

    The big lineman is James Cervantes and St. Paul has been recruiting him for about three months. He has been saying the whole time that he wasn’t going to go.

    His CalHi varsity jacket says “Honor”–what a joke! He’s leaving all his teammates who are TRUE Condors, so what is so honorable about that!

  • cal?

    yea what big linemen is leaving from cal? and why is he leaving?

  • Anonymous

    Is that the same “HONOR” that Grisby and Louie had when they left St. Paul. I did not hear all those Cal Hi people crying about that.

  • http://j..mitchell@earthlink.net MITCHELL

    The Jordan’s still do not own a house in the La serna district, and the word is the son want’s to stay, but dad is making him go, now who’s ego is toooooo big ?????????

  • http://c10j3m1 Tank

    Here we go again with St.Paul recruiting aligations again.. Maybe the kid see’s that St.Paul is a great opportunity to further his academics as well as his athletic’s… CalHi people should be the last to talk about recruiting.

  • Chieftain Alumni

    Annonymous beat me to the punch. Ditto on that one buddy! Funny how the view changes when the shoe (or should I say cleat) is on the other foot.

    If Grigsby can do it….why can’t he????? Shall we all cut and paste the Cal High quotes in favor of Nick when he up and switched school after his coach left? Funny how that word recruit pops up now but Nick wasnt.

  • blogger

    The kid probally does want to go to a better school and get a chance at a scholorship. Lets not forget Nick’s scholorship was in the bag when he left St. Paul. They did the work and helped him, thank god because the year he had he would be playing at Cerritos College. When someone leaves to go to St. Paul its drama, but not when they leave St. Paul and check in to the surrounding schools.

  • footballfan

    Who cares about where Joey Jordan’s house or where his residence is? One person does not make a team, lets all remember that. Too much time spent on this subject.

  • johnsmith

    MITCHELL,

    Do you have a grudge against the Jordans or what? Let’s not start any new rumors, they are all heresay and are not even worth discussing.

    Everyone else,

    What’s up with all this talk about ‘HONOR?’ If a kid wants to go somewhere else that is his decision. It is not like a player signs a contract saying that he will stay with that respected high school for all 4 years. And another thing… I hate to break your hearts, St. Paul fans, but St. Paul does recruit! I’m not passing judgement, personally I don’t care if a private school recruits, but trust me… St. Paul recruits players. And of course players are going to transfer to St. Paul to get a scholarship, they continue to succeed and kids want to be in a successful program. I can also see why some kids want to get out of St. Paul, because they might not get playing time or might just hate the school (i hear that kids get fined for the smallest “offenses.”) However, I do have beef with other area schools recruiting. We all know about the Cal Hi incident, but that was due to Coach Ancich (who by the way took all the new weights out of the Cal Hi weight room and took them with him to wherever he is coaching at now.) But I guess my point is that public schools should not recruit because your job as a coach is to see the greatness in your players and bring it out of them, not outsourcing. Let the private schools do that, let them do what they need to do in order to win. It’s their problem that they can’t work with a kid that doesn’t have the talent of a Div. I prospect.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe the Jordan’s can ask the Grisby’s how they did it

  • chieftain fan

    everybody is talking about ER but thats all it is talk by the time fall comes around and by the time your freshman team make it to varsity, 1/2 or more would have dropped out or be ineligable.

  • el rancho

    we will see chieftain fan, no more talk from me, things are looking good and it will show in the fall.

  • Anonymous

    No one that defended Grigsbys transfer to Cal has any business bad mouthing this lineman for leaving or questioning his HONOR. And I have to agree that one player doesnt make a team. Just look.Grigsby did give Cal a short lived victory over SF only to be denied a DRL and CIF championship.

  • Anonymous

    I was at Santa Fe’s practice recently, they look OK, but not nearly as good as they have looked the last few years.

  • BLUE BLOOD

    Cheiftan Fan:

    That’s probally all you are is a dam fan talking crap never played in a football game in your life.

    You have no love for the game just the win at any cost, it people like yourself that make athlete’s look bad.

    Step back into reality and step down from that pedestal you are on.

  • chieftain fan

    well I did play @ Santa Fe and I played in college, as for this Chiefs don’t count them out they looked good in spring football and
    rumors are that we are going to lose our freshman QB oh well good luck to him if he does

  • Anonymous

    I seen that freshman QB play, he wasnt very good.

  • El Rancho

    Something interesting for you guys… today 6/16/07 a number of ER players went to culver city to some kind of camp with the LA avenger players, there was also a good number of kids from nearby schools such as inglewood and others. Now why in the world would alot of the St Paul staff be there when none of their players were there. Why would they be taking notes on certain players including El Rancho’s Tibny Camberos who looked pretty impressive out there? anyone care to elaborate.

  • hello

    i dont know but i think about 4 players from Cal Hi are transfering to St. Paul.They are 4 BIG linemen, St. Paul would win CIF if its true

    BIG Strong Linemen + good Runingback = Cif champs

  • Chieftain Alumni

    Be careful El Ranchoyou are in danger of being labeled a SP Hater for questioning the might St Paul. Im sure there has to be some logical explanation that wouldnt have a word such as recruiting in the explanation. Anyone care to send in the totals so far of transfers? I am under the impression that its already nearing double digits from the DRL alone and its not even summer yet.

  • whatsyourname

    i had interesting conversation with one of my players the other day. he told me that he was going to transfer to St.Paul for a better education i ask my player did any of their coaches contact you. He told me that Coach Gonzalez called him and told what he need to do to transfer. he also told me that coach gonzalez was in Las Vegas why would he know that.

  • Anonymous

    El Rancho,

    Come on now you hate SP because they are everything you wish ER could be. It was a passing clinic for coaches as other coaches were also in attendance….Ive heard from ER insiders that you were a major scrub and have no life all your chips are in one bag…ER football. No one respects you there why so much interest in the school.

  • winner

    Why do coaches recruit?
    Because their are coaches out that can teach and mold any type of player into football Players. and their are coaches that can only coach players that have already been molded by coaches that put in the time. Don’t get me wrong recruiting is a tough job selling your soul to a 15-16 year old boy take alot. Coaches that take this route should be showered with honors like coach of the year, coach an all star games induction to a hall of fame. For the coaches that really coach keep at it as long as you can tell yourself that you coached this game with boys that you built and molded without begging someone elses players to play for you. You are already a winner.

  • dick head

    why are so many players going to st paul have they done something different lately i beleive some where around 10 to 12 guys i cant figure it out a decent year last year not great same coachs so whats up anybody know any of the players that have transfered and there reason

  • http://c10j3m1 Tank

    WHATSYOURNAME,
    THATS FUNNY BECAUSE IN A MESSAGE BELOWE SOMEONE SAID THEY SAW COACH GONZALEZ AND THE LA AVENGERS CAMP OVER THE WEEKEND.. YOU AND YOUR PLAYER SHOULD GET YOUR STORIES STRAIT BEFORE YOU COME ON THIS BLOG AND START CLAIMING THINGS…

  • Anonymous

    The ranch will always be the ranch, I would never want it to be anything else, especially not St Paul. Why get so defensive anyways, I didnt accuse St Paul of anything, if you want to jump to your own conclusions then go ahead, if the shoe fits then wear it. Thats funny you heard from many insiders that I was a scrub and other stuff about me, the funny thing is that none of these so called “insiders” even know who I am. I have all my chips in one bag and no life you say…. thats funny I should be getting my degree in Computer Science pretty soon if thats what you call having no life then hey im glad I have no life or anything going for me…

  • Greg Martinez

    Joey Jordan going to La Serna is Big for their program. I have known the Jordans over 25 years. I played football at Schurr with his brother Bobby. I have followed Joey’s football career from the 1980 CIF Championship through his days as the QB for the Whittier Poets ending with his years playing in Europe. Joey has a great football mind he is fresh and innovative not afraid to push the envelope. What he did with an undersized schurr offense was outstanding. During the championship game Schurr ran so many different formations it left Santa Fe scratching their heads. Santa Fe had the best talent but they under estimated Schurr. I spoke to Bobby Jordan after the game and he told me Joey was practicing plays during the playoff run that were not going to be reflected on film. Joey new that the only shot they had winning CIF was to use the element of surprise. He knew they weren’t going to pound it against Santa Fe. The Bottom line, Santa Fe was not prepared. Joey is going to be a refreshing look to the Del Rio League. Something the league has needed for years. If he stays at La Serna you will see the best Athletes from Middle school pulling permits to play for La Serna. By the way, for all of you that thing I am a La Serna Homer. I’m not. My son starts Cal High this year as a freshman, I will be a proud Condor!

  • players

    all u guys talk for ur players, let them make there own decisions and do what ever they want, and bring them to whittier

    p.s

    st. paul might win the championship

  • Chieftain Alumni

    I sure would like to know what the heck all these kids are being told to make them transfer to St Paul. First they couldnt even keep their D1 running back from leaving and now kids are willing to transfer in? It just seems if they are going to be part of CIF then they should be held accountable to the same rules and guidelines as everyone else. Honestly, I dont have a problem with a freshman or even a sophomore kid realizing theyd rather be at another school and making a move to better themselves but when youre going to be a senior and try to move just seems wrong. Especially when that kids has been know to be a bit of a trouble maker to which school staff has bend over backwards to help out and keep on track for eligibility and graduation only to have that person up and leave. And please dont cry its for the education when youll only be there for your senior year. That just doesnt fly!!!

    Bottom linepublic or private, if youre going to be a part of CIF the rules should be the same!!

    One last question: With all these transfers where does that leave the blue collar kids that have work hard for three years waiting in the wings for their senior year only to have coaches bring in one hit wonders???????

  • Anonymous

    Greg Martinez,
    That was the best analogy of the SF Schurr game Ive read so far. On paper (which we all know doesnt mean crap) there is no way SF loses that game. Thanks for sharing and good luck to your son. And good luck to everyone else in hopes all the kids stay injury free! I cant wait for the passing leagues and tournaments. I hope St Paul returns to SFs TOC this summer. Should be pretty interesting.

  • Blue Pride

    So what is your answer on the Romeo Pellum transfer. Funny how you bitch everytime someone gets a player but when you guys get one everything is ok right? What about the linebacker that just transferred in from Lakewood? Tyson stop your crying and check the vending machines….LOL

  • Chieftain Alumni

    Blue Pride,
    OOooops.wrong person. And if your going to call someone out at least make sure you know how to spell their name! Besides Theisen, while he bleeds black & gold isnt a SFHS grad. And yes Pellum did transfer in but if you knew anything he did so in his junior year and per CIF rules didnt not play.

    When is the last time SF had 10+ transfers in one year? NEVER! While it is upsetting to me that SF has lost some kids if you read my blogs the core of my anger is in the number of kids from ALL the schools in the area include those lost there at ER. Please understand that its not a Santa Fe against the world thing! St Paul should have to adhere to the same CIF rules private or not!

    As far as the mentioned Lakewood transfer. I have heard nor seen any such transfer at this time so Ill reserve comment on that one for now.

  • El Rancho

    Hahaha, another transfer just mysteriously finds his way to Santa Fe high… whats new… unfortunately hes not gonna be enough for the chiefs.

  • Anonymous

    Hahahahaha.maybe if ER didnt go 0-10 some kids might find their way there as well!!

  • El Rancho

    HAHAHA, ya we went 0-10 and already 2 kids from St Paul have found their way to ER. Both kids played a good role on varsity last year and are barely going to be juniors, these 2 kids can ball, Aldecoa will be one of the best players in the entire del rio league, galan will be one of the best DB’s in the league. The Ranch is back!!

  • Anonymous

    Whats that you say? Transfers at El Rancho???? Somebody alert CIF!!!!

    Aldecoa 58 and Galan 55..pending any growth spurts they should fit right in at the Ranch! Ill be holding my breath on that Ranch is back jibber jabber.

  • A Chief Alumni

    to Greg Martinez,

    A great analogy of that game,one thing also you forgot to mention Orduno was a true leader! his team rallied for him and would anything for him that game.

    also I want to thank our AD for running off our freshman QB, had alot of great potential but was still young thanks Hendry

  • El Rancho

    Hey they may not be big kids but if Galan was able to start at CB and Aldecoa was able to get some considerable amount of time at Fullback then they must be pretty talented kids and would likely do well against Del Rio league teams considering St Paul usually plays alot of teams that are a few notches above the Del Rio league caliber. If you want to keep doubting them then go ahead, but when you see these 2 kids dominate the Del Rio league the next 2 years your gonna feel pretty smart.

  • Anonymous

    El Rancho,
    Why would a sophomore starting CB leave a school the caliber of St Paul which according to you plays schools notches above the DRL to play for a 0-10 team in the DRL??? Could it be that said school is getting flooded with transfers and self realization starts to set in that maybe he just might no longer fit into the scheme of things? Just asking. I mean in the same post you talk about how good these kids are and how good the school is they are leaving.

    Like I saidJIBBER JABBER!

  • El Rancho

    Ok so what is it that you are trying to say? Quit beating around the bush. These kids are good players and it doesnt matter why they left st paul and ended up at ER, they will make an impact in the Del Rio league whether you like it or not. I can tell you right now these kids did not leave St Paul because they were afraid of competition.

  • spectator

    St.Paul has got alot of transfers and they realy didnt get much from santa fe, all they got was a over rated freshmen QB and a line backer QB that dosent Know right from left the only thing that the chiefs lost was a QB but they still have Fooks and they would have had a good pocket QB in Reveles but the word is that he switched to line

  • Ranch Alumni

    Can anyone tell me how the ranch is doing in passing league. I don’t get to see them during the week. Are they going to be at any tournaments. They maybe small but I know that they will bring it.

  • El Rancho

    The ranch isnt having many passing league games, they are having a couple against HH Wilson, a couple against Northview and I believe they will be playing in a tournament at Bonita, ill post the dates for them here when I found out he exact dates.

  • Anonymous

    El Rancho,
    I cant believe you are seriously asking what I am trying to say. What exactly in that post didnt you understand? The question is straight forward as well as my opinion on the subject. Everyone knows that you dont rebuild a program in a couple of seasons so how do you not see that their transfers dont make to much sense? The kids already played for coach G for a season one being a starter. And as a returning starter going to the season its your spot to lose so why change to a big ? of a team when time is so short and youve already been successful in a proven program?

    Best of luck to the Ranch. Hopefully they will be at SFs passing tournament and I can get a look at this CB first hand.

  • yahtahay

    My son plays for the cheifs and has brought it to my attn that he knows of a player from sf who has been contacted by a clean cut caucasion about attending sp wow is recruiting the word iam looking for iam sure coach mahelsted will love to here about this it sounds like sp is stacked already why would they want some more d7 drl guys

  • http://myspace.com rusty shackleford

    wat is all this talk about schurr losing the jordans. they are still gonna have a very solid offense as well as a very solid defense and they should win another ring next year…..they have many new young players that are going to step up and make big plays to repeat the cif title and compete for state….

  • murray

    Yo, rusty shackleford,
    You’re absolutely right about Schurr. Don’t weep for the Spartans yet. Tough to tell the players without numbers, but in a passing scrimmage against St. Paul, Schurr displayed an impressive combination of quarterback (tall, strong-armed) and receiver (tall, slender, good speed and hands). A legitimate deep threat.

  • Anonymous

    With the number of postings in this blog this is what brought you out of the woodwork for your second posting???????

    Yo.pretty sad Mr. Murray!

    I guess you not free from the rumor mill either. I heard youre close to hanging up your notebook. Any comment????

  • murray

    Yo, Anonymous,
    Being on vacation doesn’t necessarily mean being ‘in the woodwork.’ Vacation is vacation.
    I see that little has changed concerning your accuracy; While there is little that lasts forever, my plans are to be here a while longer.