So Who’s Going to Win The Del Rio League…We’re Taking Our Guess Here

I hope everyone had a chance or will have a chance to pick up the PrepXtra football preview that debuted today. It has a preview on all 13 area teams along with some other interesting stories.

Now that the preview is out of the way. It’s time to make some league picks.

I’ll start with the Del Rio League since the league involves nearly half the area teams.

If you saw our preseason rankings from last month, you’ll see little has changed.

The Daily News Preseason pick to win the Del Rio League is:

LA SERNA

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Here’s why La Serna will win its first DRL title in decades: La Serna returns 18 starters from last year and is hungry to avenge a bad 2009 campaign in which the team finished 3-7 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2001.

The team has an improving quarterback in Andrew Buenrostro and several solid players in linebacker Jake Houts, wide receiver/defensive backs Andrew Rosales and Connor Burke, offensive/defensive lineman Phil Alonzo and some solid running backs in Richard Alvarez, Oscar Medina and Tommy Ruiz.

Here’s the rest of the order from 2-6

2. SANTA FE

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T3. CALIFORNIA

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T3. EL RANCHO

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5. WHITTIER

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6. PIONEER

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My take: Santa Fe was my pick to win before running back Jon Pinedo went down for the season. The Chiefs have some decent backups but no one like Pinedo. His loss will be felt. As for California, the Condors are young and might get beaten up early. However, California has a solid returning quarterback in Adam Contreras and a strong offensive line and should be fine by league time. I like El Rancho a lot but have questions regarding quarterback Troy Campos and a small offensive/defensive line. I do like the prospect of a fired up Art Franco and Ronnel Lone in the backfield. I liked Whittier a whole lot more than before I heard the Cardinals lost two crucial defensive players to grades. That may very well take a bite out of their chances. Don’t sleep on Pioneer. The Titans might have the best O-line in the league and should be in every game this season.

The most balanced Del Rio League in years should figure to have a balanced and fun race until the last week of the season. Hope to see you at a game.

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  • Anonymous

    it doesn’t matter because this is St. Paul Country

  • Big Oso

    Great! Our league champion is 5-5 for the year. La Serna needs to knock on the door first before they are crowned champion. Santa Fe and Cal are still the cream of the Del Rio.They simply have better football programs!

  • santa fe alum

    campa sorry to say but you only seen pinedo play once and that was 2 years ago,
    he isnt really that great, i played with him and he only has speed so u cant say santa fe wont win league because of that. we all know santa fe;s going to dominant this year with Rincon and Davis at reciever tearing it up and Gael clogging those holes at backer

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/murray/2010/09/so-whos-going-to-win-the-del-r.html Anonymous

    3-7 last year 1-9 this year When will you guys stop beating your chest about your ring and realize that the past is long past and you are no longer relevant Do your talking on the field CHUMP and let Football fans talk about teams that have a chance to go to playoffs

  • Little Birdie

    Um I disagree with the La Serna pick. I saw their new offense. If they run that shotgun wing-t they will be lucky to win 5 games. La serna looked a little soft up front as well but maybe it was because La Habra was pretty good. I think Santa Fe has many options at tailback and the reciver spot is staked. Santa Fe is the Odds on Favorite. El Rancho will be second they will be solid. Cal and Ls tie for the 3 spot. You got the rest right………

  • Blue Pride

    El Rancho will end up in first and Big Oso will owe me some $$ when its all over! You heard it here first!

  • Cal Fan

    It’s that time again Blue Pride? Time for your yearly declaration of a league title. Before you start claiming league, try concerning yourself with the game at hand. If you don’t blow out Los Altos, a DRL crown is wishful thinking. I would like some of that action along with Big Oso.

  • hs football fan

    saw the la serna / la habra scrimmage,la serna gave them a run for the money.la sernas #20 look like he was just getting warmed up!don’t know what you were watching little birdie?

  • Once a Chief always a Chief #2

    Losing pinedo hurts us this year!! he’s been a non factor for 3 years he has no HEART!! there was a kid last year i played with who was autistic, has more heart, played harder than pinedo ever will, told everybody didn’t like the team last year and didn’t want to play, his mama going around telling everybody she went talking the LH coach about playing over there, he supposably had torn ACL last year but was running around campus like nothing, when Flores was limping aroung his, nobody on this team AND last years team likes him, too bad he couldn’t more like his brother, or even have half his heart…. Go CHIEFS!!!! my brothers on the grid iron…… “pinedo, we don’t need no stinking pinedo”

    “who’s house? CHIEFS HOUSE!!!!!”

    PS.. Pioneer is going to be the sleeper team this year is what i’m hearing from our old coaches who are there now

  • Once a Chief always a Chief #2

    Losing pinedo hurts us this year!! he’s been a non factor for 3 years he has no HEART!! there was a kid last year i played with who was autistic, has more heart, played harder than pinedo ever will, told everybody didn’t like the team last year and didn’t want to play, his mama going around telling everybody she went talking the LH coach about playing over there, he supposably had torn ACL last year but was running around campus like nothing, when Flores was limping aroung his, nobody on this team AND last years team likes him, too bad he couldn’t more like his brother, or even have half his heart…. Go CHIEFS!!!! my brothers on the grid iron…… “pinedo, we don’t need no stinking pinedo”

    “who’s house? CHIEFS HOUSE!!!!!”

    PS.. Pioneer is going to be the sleeper team this year is what i’m hearing from our old coaches who are there now

  • Once a Chief always a Chief #2

    Losing pinedo hurts us this year!! he’s been a non factor for 3 years he has no HEART!! there was a kid last year i played with who was autistic, has more heart, played harder than pinedo ever will, told everybody didn’t like the team last year and didn’t want to play, his mama going around telling everybody she went talking the LH coach about playing over there, he supposably had torn ACL last year but was running around campus like nothing, when Flores was limping aroung his, nobody on this team AND last years team likes him, too bad he couldn’t more like his brother, or even have half his heart…. Go CHIEFS!!!! my brothers on the grid iron…… “pinedo, we don’t need no stinking pinedo”

    “who’s house? CHIEFS HOUSE!!!!!”

    PS.. Pioneer is going to be the sleeper team this year is what i’m hearing from our old coaches who are there now

  • Boom

    hs football fan,

    Did you actually watch the scrimmage? Because if you did, you would know that La Serna did not ONCE score on La Habra’s first team defense.

    La Serna is much improved, but they are no where near La Habra’s level and did not give them a run for their money.

  • Little Birdie

    Come on hs high school fan. Ls has no athlete’s. Sf is loaded with playmakers Er and Cal have a much better chance than Ls. If you watched the scrimmage Ls was flopping their line to the play side. Not good if the coaches in the league watch film. Ls has it’s hands full!

  • hs football fan

    boom & birdie must of fell a sleep.second 1st team position #20 alvarez ran all over la habras 1st team defense and scored to make it a 1-1 tie.put the beer down!!!

  • Forever a Lancer

    Just to let all you guys know. La sernas program is growing and going to be leauge champs. This 2010 lancer team is gonna start it off by winnig and the talent below is gonna keep it going. La serna has a bunch of talent at the low levels along with their varsity. Many good sophmores such as tyler micheal and Elijia Lopez, along with freshman quarterback Franky Palmer and wide receivers Jonothan Salazar & Makenzie Duarte. These kids already showed that they could stand out over la habra players after LS vs LH scrimmage.. The lancer football program is goood and only gonna get better.

  • Little Birdie

    I give up La Serna is Loaded!!! Look out they are gonna sweep the league all three levels!!!! You heard it here first! Is that better LS Fans?

  • LAPreps

    Here it is…

    1) El Rancho
    2) Santa Fe
    3) La Serna
    4) California
    5) Pioneer
    6) Whittier

    Good luck to all Del Rio teams!

  • LS Grad

    To hs football fan,

    I watched LS against LH in 2 passing league games and a scrimmag. They tied in all 3 events. I’ve watched them over the summer and thru pre-season, they’ve continued to get stronger and better. Before the season is over watch for the 2 names (Tyler Michael and Elija Lopez) to be a force. LS, Cal, SF and after that does it really matter…..

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