Friday Recap: Santa Fe, La Serna score wins to set-up next week’s showdown; Whittier Christian upsets No. 1 Maranatha; St. Paul, La Habra and La Mirada win big



Above: Joey Davis and Santa Fe were off and running in beating California, 31-10. (Staff photo by Keith Durflinger)

Another big night for area teams, with the highlight being Santa Fe blitzing California, 31-10, and La Serna holding off El Rancho, 31-28, to set up a battle for Del Rio League supremacy next week. The other big win Friday was Whittier Christian upsetting previous Mid-Valley No. 1 Maranatha, 24-21. La Habra, St. Paul and La Mirada all had big wins.

Here’s a brief recap of tonight’s games:
No. 1 La Habra 49, Fullerton 10 — The Highlanders, getting three touchdowns from Brett Bartolone and 13 tackles from Aaron Porter, rolled the Indians. Anyone getting the idea that La Habra might not lose again?
No. 2. St. Paul 38, Cathedral 0 – The Swordsmen, getting 263 yards passing and three scores from quarterback Paul Telles, needed this win and they got it with ease. Now it gets difficult with games against Serra, St. Francis and Harvard-Westlake, two of which are at home.
No. 3 La Serna 31, El Rancho 28 – The Lancers did their part to set-up next week’s showdown with Santa Fe, bu it wasn’t easy. The Dons died hard, driving inside La Serna territory late before Justin Ballesteros intercepted a Joe Sanchez pass to seal it.
Santa Fe 31, No. 4 California 10 – Four words: Joey Davis and Christian Mahlstede. Both seniors buried the Condors in an avalanche of big plays to sink Cal. Davis had 226 all-purpose yards and scored three touchdowns, while Mahlstede finished with 156 yards receiving, making three acrobatic catches.
No. 5 La Mirada 59, Cerritos 0 – The Mats scored their third consecutive blow-out win against another Suburban League cellar dweller. QB Gerry Myres threw for 108 yards and two TDs and Johnny Hills rushed for 103 and two scores to lead La Mirada, which has a bye before closing the season with Mayfair and Norwalk.
Whittier Christian 24, Maranatha 21 – Who’s No. 1 in the Mid-Valley now? It won’t be the host Minutemen, who were blitzed by the Heralds. The win puts Whittier Christian in the discussion for the division title.
Pioneer 20, Whittier 7 — The Titans, who rushed for 200 yards, scored their first win of the season and kept their slim playoff hopes alive.
Montebello 33, Bell Gardens 21 – The Oilers, who have been led by their defense, finally showed some offensive bunch in defeating the Lancers. Marcus Portillo rushed for 208 yards and three scores to lead Montebello.
Cantwell 49, Mary Star 0 — The Cardinals shot down the Stars to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot. Corey Collins rushed for 182 yards and three TDs.

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  • Steely Don

    A lot of people are saying El Rancho’s going down tonight, but I sense an upset because NOBODY played those Lancers tougher last year than the Dons, and this year’s Lancers are a diminished version of last year’s Cinderella squad. Remember, La Mirada disemboweled those Lancers, and that just doesn’t happen to a really good team.

  • PROTECT THE RANCH

    @Steely Don it happened to L.H! It just depends on who shows up that night. Unfortunately, La Serna took a major dump on that field, even though the game did not reflect the score. It was a much closer game. Although, La Serna did display several key weaknesses, the QB tendencies to through to only two targeted receivers, their d-line unable to stop the run, and what did them in was the lack of ability to cover the pass (poor secondary). That has been the only time they have been tested and failed. If we exploit those three weaknesses are boys should be alright tonight. El Rancho always plays with heart, but will come out short if we don’t ! You still can never rule the Lancers out. PROTECT THE RANCH!

  • Phantom Alum

    I have been waiting for this game since the beginning of the season. St Paul said they were going to destroy us at their home field.

    We have not shown a lot of good stuff this season, but I have been to the team’s practices this week, and they are pumped up.

    We will catch the swordsmen still hanging their heads from that butt kicking they took last week, and we will come out of that dirty St Paul pit of a field with a victory.

    Go Phantoms…

  • LS

    @ Steely Don, El Rancho will probaby go down tonight because LS actually has some talent, on offense and especially their run defense! And thats why LS is always in the games against Del Rio League teams cuz all everyone does is RUN, it’s ridiculous the only QB that actually can throw is Palmer from LS and maybe Retiz from Santa fe but him having 3 Td passes and 5 int’s isnt’ necessarily a passer, but everyone else is run dominant! It also makes the games really boring to watch! Like can you imagine how the pioneer whittier game is gonna be tonight??!! But just a little information for you, last years team was not a cinderella team at all! That’s the same team that was 9-1 as freshman, they mopped up the del rio league and now they were all seniors! And league is in trouble now and the coaches know it because LS has a lot of sophmores and juniors this year starting (with the only two exceptions being Craig Jones and OJ Medina) and the juniors were 8-1-1 as freshman and the sophomores last year whooped on everyone in preseason and league for a 10-0 record. They averages 42 points a game all year on offense and 6 points on defense! This year they might have a shot with league cause the DRL is so weak and run orriented, but next year as juniors and seniors they will have a great shot to be CIF Champs! And against LM they had a lot of mistakes in the redzone that made the game look much worse than it was but LM played the greatest game they played all year!

    oh and santa fe wins tonight by atleast 2 tds cal hi is not good they havent played anyone and struggled with pioneer!

  • Spartan Killa

    Watchout Spartans HERE COME THE OILERS!!!!!!!!!payback’s a B*&^%!!!!!!!!

  • Whittier

    @Phantom alumn

    So much for Cathedral blowing St Paul out at the pit.. Lol St Paul destroyed you from start to finish..

    @Steve who’s number one now in the wdn??

  • Steely Don

    If La Serna is semi-final-ready again this year, then El Rancho must be at least quarterfinal-qualified, right? Despite having a solid advantage on both lines, the Lancers struggled with the Dons until the last second.

    By the way, BOTH La Serna lower-level teams LOST to ER on Thursday, so don’t waste too much energy dreaming about future trophies.

    Where your energy should be concentrated is in getting rid of that buffoon you have announcing your games. The greatest pain I experienced last night wasn’t losing, but being blasted by that moron’s maximum volume homerism. I’m all for team spirit, but this guy made me feel like a detainee at a POW camp where they use audio to torture the captured. Turn down the volume, or get Michael Jackson’s doctor to prescribe something.

  • LS

    @ steely don, I will agree that announcer is ridiculous..! But as for future trophies that’s where ur wrong! Palmer, they’re receivers, almost all linebackers, all the d line and every running back but oj and all the secondary are sophomores and juniors that have played good this year for no varsity experience and there playing for the league championship against Santa fe, and they all dominated when they were freshman, while el rancho is battling with Whittier at 0-2! The score didn’t really show how lucky el rancho got at the end either.. It was 31-21 late in the 4th and two first downs and the game was over.. But this is where the growing for la serna will develop as time moves on, talent wise el rancho
    had no business on the same field as la serna and they’re all younger! They would beat el rancho 10 outta 10 time this year!! And the next two years after this year with Palmer at qb there not gonna lose in league he’ll only get bigger faster stronger and smarter and he’s already leading the league this year in all qb categories as a sophomore.. And just a couple things about el rancho that you should know, first there offense is horrible that’s why they will never win a league title a league title! Way too predicatable and their line isnt at all dominant enough to run the wing! And second, havent you noticed they’re lower levels always do pretty good but never do anything on varsity?! I hate to say it but everyone else in the league grows by varsity time (but pioneer) and el rancho stays the same! I’m not trying to talk crap but it’s the truth..

    @ Whittier, I’m pretty sure la habra will stay at #1 cathedral sucks that might be your only league win!

  • anonymous

    ls people stop crap talking if the district should realgn the boundaries and make sure each kid stays at there school so enrollments can be equal not havine a difference of 1500 kids

  • Steely Don

    La Serna is on a temporary high precipitated by the excitation and exhortation of Buenrostro a summer ago. When this mood bubble bursts, the Lancers will revert to the mediocrity that is typical of most Beltran teams.

    And if El Rancho is as bad as you describe, why didn’t the Lancers rout them? What’s the problem, since you’re loaded from top to bottom, including this supposed superstar Palmer?

    Your hopefulness is touching, but the fact is that Friday’s game LOWERED La Serna’s stock in the eyes of the CIF ratings committee, and RAISED El Rancho’s stock.

  • georgie of LM

    @LS
    Have you played anybody where LS was not the favorite? The record shows that Sante Fe with a ranking of 249 is now your highest rated opponent.
    Your best win was Bonita, and your defense carried LS on that one with a fumble return to clinch it.

  • LS

    @ steely don, first off this whole temporary high is a joke and yeah Buenostro was good but it took him two years to get there! You can ask the coaches at la serna what they think of Palmer and it’s not with Buenostro like aspiratioins! And look Palmer was a league champ 10-0 as a freshman and Shamar Ortiz who is now a senior is his backup and also won a league championship last year with the JV, normally the way it works is that the JV QB would come in and start right? That wasn’t the case here with a talented sophomore or with a get it done senior, a qb that just gets it done doesn’t win CIF Championships! La Serna isn’t worried about LEAGUE! And you can’t be ignorant to some of the plays that Palmer did as a sophomore friday like a 30 yard strike to #12 Duarte on an out with tight coverage for a TD and when he was getting tackled while scrambling and still hit Medina for another TD to put them up for good! These are all plays he made to win the game! And if this is just a high don’t you think they would of lost already to a tough team like Bonita and they pulled that off! Oh and I guess my HOPEFULNESS and CIF saw it the way I saw it! Because La Serna is still ranked #2 in CIF and El Rancho isn’t ranked anymore! So check your sources before you make a dumb comment like that..

    @ Georgie of LM, who is your biggest win against? Us right! Atleast we beat a team like Bonita, and yeah I’ll admit we played the worst game of the season this year against you guys and the score wasn’t nearly how close the game could of been with all our mishaps in the redzone (that’s why it was our worst game of the year) and from what I saw from your previous games you played your best! So lets see if we meet in the playoffs and you can do it again! Cuz this is your last shot, after this year LM has no talent..

    And yes this is going to be the toughest test against sante fe, we just have to stop the run and make their qb throw!

  • theranch

    El Rancho had 4 turnovers in this game and still managed to only lose by 3 points. If anything La Serna was fortunate in this game. Josh Lopez and Johnny Garcia could not be stopped. Frankie Palmer is a good QB that is playing behind a pretty good offensive Line. Give Joey Sanchez the same line to protect him and he wouldn’t be touched in this league. If we did not belong on the same field as you guys then maybe it would have been a blowout. You guys were crapping your undies on that last drive where Joey Sanchez effortlessly led ER down field, unfortunately the comeback stalled… I will call it now and say Santa Fe will beat La Serna easily….

  • LS

    @theranch, la serna had 2 turnovers too, and honestly it should of been a blowout in the 1st quarter it was 14-0 and la serna was driving and if they didn’t turnover the ball over right there the rout was on! But like I said in an earlier post this is a young team, and there still learning! And for you too say that if Sanchez had the line Palmer has he would do better than Palmer come on man… he doesn’t nearly throw the ball as well as Palmer, on the year he has more int’s then td’s! El Rancho runs the wing for reason, NO QB! Sanchez plays hard but he’s really a rb playing qb! Am I right or not? He has a lot of yards rushing, but he’s not a true qb.. and LS’s line run blocks good but doesn’t pass block good because their not that big, you don’t go to the la serna games but Palmer makes a lot of throws on the run or breaking a tackle, just like he did when he sealed it against El Rancho last week! And if we stop the run against santa fe which beltran does good were in good shape! Just so you know Santa Fe hasn’t done very well by losing 3 out of the last 4 years to LS.. I think the LS staff knows them well.. and we all know Santa Fe doesn’t change anything up just like St. Paul, hence the two old head coaches!

  • Steely Don

    In this week’s Maxpreps ratings, La Serna is rated #2064 nationally and #184 in state. El Rancho’s rating is #5543 and #440 respectively. It is an EMBARRASSMENT for a team rated this much higher than its opponent to only win by 3, and to struggle doing so.

    Nothing can hide this failure to perform, not claims of having young stars yet to develop, or references to their minor league days. Every varsity team showcases the ABSOLUTE BEST players a school can muster, and La Serna’s best this year is run-of-the-mill.

    How many of these super-duper Lancer footballers will get division one offers? Buenrostro himself is slumming on the Cerritos College sidelines, fading into irrelevance. This is the true face of La Serna football.

  • LS

    @steely don, for all your comments this is why I know you don’t know anything about football! Being young and inexperienced means nothing in sports??? Man that’s one of the most ignorant things I’ve ever heard! And if La Serna’s a run of the mill, what does that make you at El Rancho that might lose to Pioneer this week?! A Junior high team! Anything can happen in high school football, and even college.. that’s why you play the game genius!! For example, this past weekend the horrible Minnesota Vikings had a chance to beat the undefeated Packers with the ball at the end of the 4th quarter but guess what they didn’t! If they played again would you take the Packers or Vikings?? Exactly, you would take the packers! Same situation with El Rancho and La Serna, El Rancho was lucky to be in the game at the end and tried to make the best of it but fell short! They could play 5 more times and LS would still win every time, that’s a fact! Watch if they meet in the playoffs, oh wait you wont make the playoffs sorry! Haha, let me guess I can feel one of those “were gonna be great next year” comments coming on! And sorry that you pointed out one player from La Serna in college not getting playing time, atleast our players go to college and graduate from high school! And I’ll point out one player from LS playing somewhere too, look up Adam Synder I think he plays for a team in the NFL called the San Fran 49ers! haha your a joke man! And I guarantee in the next couple of years you will see LS players getting offers from D1 colleges! I’ll let you know when, and OJ Medina already has an offer from Army and Craig Jones has multiple offers on the table! How many from El Rancho? I’m just messing around that’s a joke!

  • elrancho

    Dude, for a team that has won one league title in the last 50 years you are talking it up a little too big.
    Fact: Adam Snyder was at La Serna over a decade ago, what did he do while at La Serna? Absolutely nothing, If I remember correctly La Serna was a joke then and up until a league title last year has always been a joke. El Rancho has a problem with players staying in the program for 4 years, that is a fact and we try our best to make do with what we have. In spite of all that, El Rancho still has 20+ League Championships, 3 CIF Championships, 1 State Championship and 1 National Championship. Along with all those titles, we also sport a winning record over every single Del Rio League team, even Santa Fe who has beaten us 80% of the time this past decade still has to catch up. Yes La Serna beat us, yes they are a pretty good team this year. They are nowhere as good as last season, and likely will have to wait another 50 years to match last years team. We have seen El Rancho teams go 9-1 and 10-0 this past decade multiple times and yet it doesn’t translate to a CIF Championship. Its awful funny for you to state that you’re not worried about league titles, try winning a little more than 1 in the last 50 years and then open you mouth. For now shut your mouth and learn to respect teams with history and tradition. I’ll spot you 100 years and you still wont achieve anything close to what El Rancho football has.

  • georgie of LM

    @LS
    You didn’t really answer the question. I asked if La Serna has played any games this year in which they were not the favorite, including La Mirada. Yes we played a good game against you, but i think our best effort was against La Habra. And to say we won’t have any talent next year is ludicrous. Our Qb’s will be back, 2 of our 3 rb’s two will be back, most of our receivers will be back. Including our top receiver. We only had 3 starters from last year, we are a young team this year. Most of our key players will be back next year. Look forward to our next meeting.

  • LS

    @ elrancho, it’s funny that you talk about the past with Adam mentioning a decade ago! And I’m not gonna shut my mouth when all your winning was DECADES and DECADES ago!!!! Come on man you sound like St paul people! When was the last time you won league I believe it was like 96-97 and since then el rancho has been in the category of Whittier and Pioneer and I don’t see that changing.. Lately, the past 15 years it’s been between Cal, LS and Santa Fe for the league title! I’m sorry but your winning championships a thousand years ago won’t help your team win this year or any upcoming years!! Look history and tradition are good don’t get me wrong, but relying on that all the time as crutch is why you stay in the losing seasons time and time again! No wonder why kids don’t stay in the program..! I wouldn’t wanna be where all people are talking about is the past and don’t win now!! So you can pat ur self on the back all day about past winnings that mean nothing now to the kids playing on the el rancho team that is 0-2! La sernas team will be way better than last years team next year when all these kids will be juniors and seniors! And I’ll be back on here saying I told you so! And the coaches around the league know it..! Ask ur coaches! These teams have dominated all you Santa fe and cal very easily at the freshman and jv level while all there sophomores are on varsity! So I can wait for the now and years to come with LS! Too bad you can’t say the same, oh but wait you can talk about what you did in 1970..! Haha

    @ geoegie of LM, we weren’t favored against Bonita, and getting favored by steve Ramirez doesn’t actually count! Lol and just so u know he took Santa fe over us this week! And don’t get all happy over that LH game either they started a qb that never played in a varsity game before and he had a short week of practice after the starter broke his leg, once he got comfortable it’s been a different story! Play them now haha! And weve dominated your past freshman teams the last three years except for our freshman barely winning this year, so I can’t wait till next year when both of those teams are juniors and seniors! U as a fan don’t really know the talent they have but the coaches do! And you could ask them if they would of thought that 31-0 would of been the score? Not in a million years after the shocker that happen last year! Trust me our boys will be ready next year! Hopefully we meet in the playoffs this year! And ur qb coming back next not a big a deal..

  • georgie of LM

    @LS
    So the highest rated opponent has been Bonita. Wow , really impressive. And what does the qb at LH have to do our offense. LM put up 430+ yards (301 yards passing and 134 rushing) i don’t think la Serna would stand a chance against LH. Why doesnt LS schedule tougher Pre-season? By the way You did not dominate the 2009 freshman game, i was there, LS won but it was very close.A come from behind win for LS. I sure hope we play again, the sooner the better. Our Qb had a pretty good game against LS this year. So far the year over 1000 yards, some not very easy teams in there. And our freshman qb is unreal, trust me you will see him in the future.

  • gerogie of LM

    @LS
    I forgot to address the “not in a million years”. You do realize that LM has beat LS the past 2 out 3 years? The 2009 game was 35 to 10 after the 3rd quarter, and the 2nd and 3rd string played out the 4th quarter. Final score was 38-17. Kind of like our game this year. We lost the 2010 game, that was very close. So i don’t get where you say not in a million years. How about 2?

  • whittier guy

    La Serna fan,
    Get real, If your best win is Bonita i wouldn’t be popping off like you. Bonita is 3-4 rated what 250, come on guy, knock off a big program and then crow. Last year La Serna won league. When was the last time before that? It’s not on maxpreps, it doesn’t go that far back. Think you got a good young group, great , but in the future have your coach actually schedule some tough teams in the preseason. La Mirada smashed you guys, but you say it was closer than the score. 31-0? You are probably the only guy (maybe a players mother) that would say it was close. Play a La Habra, St Paul, Tesoro etc… any team but the cream puff schedule you call pre-season.

  • Steely Don

    El Rancho is the ONLY school to win an undisputed National Championship in all of L.A., Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties – EVER. In addition to multiple top-division titles, the Dons also were in the final game on two other occasions. It goes without saying that El Rancho won league every single year in the sixties, and indeed won more games than any team in California for that entire decade.

    If THIS record is what La Serna fan is trying to denigrate, it speaks to the low level of his/her/it’s education. La Serna fan probably can’t understand why people admire the moon landing or the invention of television, since they happened “decades ago.”

  • LS

    @ steely don, whatever you won ages ago! All I’m saying is that winning that your proud of doesn’t make you win now!! Thats it! And no one is scared of you because of it!!! Look at the Yankees or the Celtics no one gives a crap that their the winniest franchises in both sports! Only there fans, but not teams coming in and playing them! I don’t think the Heat or the Rays did this year when they knocked both outta the playoffs!! So it’s just idiotic to think that El Rancho winning a real long time ago has anything to do with you winning now! Cause if it did, guess what you’d be winning championship after championship! But ur not! And you must be on the low end of the educational status thinking winning back then causes winning now!

    @ georgie and whittier guy, Look I never claimed that we were some powerhouse that needed to compete in division 1! Yes, I know that were not at the level of LH if all you don’t know our scrimmage is against them every year! And the reason why I talk that we have talent is because LH is our measuring stick, their hands the best team in the area and the last two freshman teams with our juniors and sophomores beat both of LH teams and last years freshman spanked them and then LH didn’t lose to Servite by much at that level, so what does that tell you? That we have talent! I’ve been around a lot of football and admit when teams are great and have the ability to do big things and La Serna’s freshman team last year was probably the best I’ve ever seen they would of smashed on St. Pauls freshmen I bet they would of won league at the JV level, and it’s not just cause I’m from LS the games were ugly against everyone! Hopefully they will start scheduling a little tougher preseason, but were not LH yet, LH made all the right moves to get where they are, we don’t have multiple backups and stuff like that! If a QB or RB goes down against a top preseason team that essentially means nothing for us there goes our season! Sometimes it’s working smarter not harder!! And LH has the horses to schedule the big boys, LM doesn’t just like St. Paul doesn’t! Wow, LM played st.paul, bishop, and LH big deal you got smashed and it’s not like your getting to their level just because you play them, anyone can schedule a team and get embarrassed! It’s playing teams that good as you or just a little better that gets work done! Hopefully though in the next year we can take Downey and Warren off our schedule because they’re horrible now, they used to be good but not anymore! And don’t mention st. paul in the mix we would love to play st. paul, they have a easy preseason schedule to and aren’t nearly as good as people think! Beltran would jump on that in a second!

  • elrancho

    No one thinks that winning back then equals winning now, its just something you should respect. At the same time you fail to give ER any love for going toe to toe with your supposed powerhouse team. ER is composed of many underclassmen also, dont think you are the only young team in the league. Like I said, win more than 1 league title in 50 years and then talk. All this discussion will be moot on friday night when Santa Fe handles your team easily…

  • LS

    @ el rancho, you got a couple things wrong! I respect those teams that won back then, it has nothing to do with the team or coaches now! There’s not one person at that el rancho program from when they won in those days.. I still question if people are alive from then! Lol and u need to be corrected I said earlier that we weren’t a powerhouse! Weren’t! We have a lot of growing and learning to do! Next year will be a whole different story and we’ll play a tough game against Santa fe it’s anyone’s games.. We’ll see when ur 0-3 after losing to pioneer Friday night!

  • Steely Don

    If La Serna fan only views THE PRESENT as being relevant, then the only question is: will La Serna win CIF THIS YEAR?

    La Serna’s fooball FUTURE is as boring to me as El Rancho’s past seems to you. There’s no need to keep explaining how this or that player is GOING TO BE great; tell me how your boys in Crimson are going to do THIS YEAR.

    Most readers of this forum would agree: La Serna certainly will not win CIF this year, and likely will not even beat Santa Fe on Friday. The teams I would pick to beat The Lancers are: West Covina, Burroughs, Arcadia, Santa Fe, and even Los Altos.

    At least when I talk about El Rancho’s past, I’m talking about established facts. When La Serna fan talks about the Lancers’ future, it is mere conjecture, a veritable fart in the wind.

  • georgie of LM

    @LS
    You should be a creative writer. Let’s start with LM getting smashed by StP or LH. Really? Please review Steve R’s articles on those games to refresh your memory. Bishop Amat was ugly, again like your game against us. But remember LS was THE easiest game for LM in the preseason. St Paul could easily defeat LS this year, just my opinion. They are better at the skill positions than LS. And most scrimmages are really places to test out new players in positions, as most coaches don’t read to much into scrimmages. Yes i knew that you scrimmaged LH. We have friends that have kids in LS system, as well as LH, and other area teams. As far as your Freshman teams being dominant, no one but you and the parents care about them. Having a perfect record in freshman does not mean that transfers to Varsity. IF true LM would have dominated the Mid 2001-2008 years. Our Freshman teams would go undefeated or lose just one game. When was the last time you read about a freshman game in the paper? Never! But our Varsity in those years were lousy. Only parents and players care about those games. Its a good gage to see if you have talent, but really not much else. IF you really know football, you know that the freshman teams have between 70-90 kids. But by the senior year only 25-30 are left, sometimes less. Some leave football because they don’t play , and other grades, drugs, they move, transfer etc…..Now about only scheduling creampuffs because you might lose a top tear player, BS. Playing smart you say, Playing scared most would say. Trust me when i say this, Sante Fe is NOT scared of LS. They may not win, but they are not scared of this game. They have seen some big powerful programs. La Serna has not, your players will have step up.

  • LS

    @ steely don, you really don’t sound smart man, not at all!! Because ur future is going nowhere all u have to live for is the past I get it, but to say that future talk and past talk both mean nothing is idiotic, all coaches and programs get that team that comes along that you can’t wait for till they hit their stride! Every program has had it in the past, el rancho, cal, Santa fe even pioneer a while back, and now it’s LS’s turn deal with it! And yeah it’s gonna be a tough test against Santa fe but were ready and weren’t not scared of Santa fe we beat them 3 outta the last 4 years, and after last year year I think they fear us a little more than we fear them! And for THIS year while young still with underclassman were trying to win league and make playoffs which right now winning a CIF title is always hopeful but say whatever you want about the future but next year will be the year if they don’t make it to the CIF finals I will be very disappointed! As well as the kids and coaches! But this year were gonna play as hard as we can and go as far as we can in the playoffs! What about u?

    @ georgie of LM, St Paul is horrible that doesn’t say much to me, LH is the only true team in this area and I wish u would play LH again! And we would gladly play St Paul LH is at a different level! And don’t act like you know football and what scrimmages are about, because coaches get a lot from scrimmages and especially when the first teams play against eachother, both teams at LH and LS get up for that scrimmage all those boys know eachother! You should see the freshman scrimmage it’s more packed then any regular season game for both sides! And for u to say that good freshman teams mean nothing is ridiculous if that’s the case with you guys then it’s time to start examining ur coaching staff on why they’re not finishing the job! In our previous league championship freshman teams at LS we haven’t had anything but good results with burke and the team from 08 they were undefeated league champs as freshman and battled for a league title with Santa and barely lost but did well in the playoffs, and last years seniors were league champs as freshman and we all know how they did.. And this junior class right now was and so was this years sophomore class, so like it or not we are excited on how well were doing with a lot of underclassman in which was supposed to be a down year for us.. But the next two years are gonna be great to watch! Say it’s stupid all u want about not scheduling powerhouse teams, but coaches know when to do so, if LS thinks they’re ready they will and that’s coming soon, u think it might of effected LH different last year if Cody didn’t get hurt? They coulda had a shot to beat those pac5 teams, but what if he was out for the whole season no CIF title last year! So to say it’s not a gamble ur wrong! Some teams take the chance and survive like Santa fe and some don’t! Right now I know the coaches rather be safe than sorry, and trust me there not scared to challenge anyone..!@ steely don, you really don’t sound smart man, not at all!! Because ur future is going nowhere all u have to live for is the past I get it, but to say that future talk and past talk both mean nothing is idiotic, all coaches and programs get that team that comes along that you can’t wait for till they hit their stride! Every program has had it in the past, el rancho, cal, Santa fe even pioneer a while back, and now it’s LS’s turn deal with it! And yeah it’s gonna be a tough test against Santa fe but were ready and weren’t not scared of Santa fe we beat them 3 outta the last 4 years, and after last year year I think they fear us a little more than we fear them! And for THIS year while young still with underclassman were trying to win league and make playoffs which right now winning a CIF title is always hopeful but say whatever you want about the future but next year will be the year if they don’t make it to the CIF finals I will be very disappointed! As well as the kids and coaches! But this year were gonna play as hard as we can and go as far as we can in the playoffs! What about u?

    @ georgie of LM, St Paul is horrible that doesn’t say much to me, LH is the only true team in this area and I wish u would play LH again! And we would gladly play St Paul LH is at a different level! And don’t act like you know football and what scrimmages are about, because coaches get a lot from scrimmages and especially when the first teams play against eachother, both teams at LH and LS get up for that scrimmage all those boys know eachother! You should see the freshman scrimmage it’s more packed then any regular season game for both sides! And for u to say that good freshman teams mean nothing is ridiculous if that’s the case with you guys then it’s time to start examining ur coaching staff on why they’re not finishing the job! In our previous league championship freshman teams at LS we haven’t had anything but good results with burke and the team from 08 they were undefeated league champs as freshman and battled for a league title with Santa and barely lost but did well in the playoffs, and last years seniors were league champs as freshman and we all know how they did.. And this junior class right now was and so was this years sophomore class, so like it or not we are excited on how well were doing with a lot of underclassman in which was supposed to be a down year for us.. But the next two years are gonna be great to watch! Say it’s stupid all u want about not scheduling powerhouse teams, but coaches know when to do so, if LS thinks they’re ready they will and that’s coming soon, u think it might of effected LH different last year if Cody didn’t get hurt? They coulda had a shot to beat those pac5 teams, but what if he was out for the whole season no CIF title last year! So to say it’s not a gamble ur wrong! Some teams take the chance and survive like Santa fe and some don’t! Right now I know the coaches rather be safe than sorry, and trust me there not scared to challenge anyone..!

  • gerogie of LM

    I can’t believe your response. Some Freshman coaches care about the wins at all costs, other coach’s care more about player development. It’s all good. But the response of we are not scared of anyone is BS. YOU just said your coach’s are afraid of injury. That can happen any game, any practice. Really are u guys that afraid.
    Your coach’s are not willing to step up, by the way we are playing La Habra again. Next year. Who will you be playing Bonita Vista?,Downey or maybe you can get your coaches to schedule Cerritos or Sunny hills. They won’t hurt you. But if they do i can ship some band-aids for your owies if needed.
    p.s. i do believe LH is better than st paul, and st paul is better than LS. Remember we played all 3 of them.

  • LS

    @ georgie LM, really your a joke! Coaches that develop kids and win are good coaches not ones that can only do one or the other! But I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt being a parent that watches from the stands that doesn’t know anything and maybe coached at LM pop warner when ur kid was there lol.. But for us having an easy preseason schedule… Guess what ur on that schedule and no one at la serna is scared of la mirada NO ONE!! La habra is a different animal u were lucky to even be in the game with them this year but don’t get used to it.. Ur not even close to there level and stop trying to make it seem like u are!! Because honestly, CIF sure doesn’t think you are! U beat us and were still ranked #2 in CIF, And where r u? And ur league with Cerritos and all those junior high teams u play suck! The DRL isn’t even that good of a league and it’s better than ur weak league!! So we’ll see u in the playoffs and next preseason! Were probably taking Downey and Warren off our schedule to add a few more competitve teams.. And after we play LH at the beginning of the year were not scared of anyone! Just getting it done like real programs do, not playing teams that we have no business on the field with that do nothing for either program! Look for Amat to drop u and pick up a real team like LH.. Their wasting there time with u!! And I was in the stands when u played la sernas freshman and trust me ur in trouble and this great qb u were talking about must have been hurt cause he was not ready yet for high school football! Lol and another thing the parents were not happy at all with ur coaches and lack of offense! It was pretty sad.. Good luck

  • theranch

    Dude, stfu already, La Mirada has won multiple Suburban league titles and CIF titles, one being 3 years ago, your school is nothing and has won nothing during their entire history. Your team got absolutely destroyed 31-0 by La Mirada and yet you still keep yappin. Your team is so far above and beyond anyone from the DRL and yet you managed to beat ER by only 3?? Explain to us, why did you win by only 3 points over ER??? If you are such a powerhouse then why didn’t your team win by more?

  • g

    I can honestly say now u have no FN clue what you are talking about. Your coach’s are aware of our Freshman QB, I was at your home water polo sat mourning game after our friday night blow out of you. I heard your coach’s scream at the players , how could you lose to a bunch of Pu####y’s like LM. That’s the exact quote. Heard that and more (i had to laugh) Remember i have friends there, went to see the water polo game. The coach’s are aware that the freshman plays on VARSITY……Yes that’s right Varsity. Not Freshman. He came in at the end of the game for a few plays.(that’s the varsity game again.) Has one start against Artesia. You do not have as much local knowledge as you pretend to.

  • Steely Don

    @LS: Perhaps you have a reading comprehension problem, because the question was: will La Serna win CIF THIS YEAR?

    I’m done trying to impress you with what a team has to do to be named BEST IN THE NATION, because you feel that having one good season in Whittier tops everything.

    So put on your glasses and read this carefully: WILL LA SERNA WIN CIF THIS YEAR OR NOT? I’m not asking for your comments on anything else, just go on the record and answer this so we can laugh at you when the Lancers fall on their asses.

  • LS

    @ elrancho, first off I don’t really know why ur even in this discussion lol, but I knew u would bring up the past again! LM never talks about there CIF title and all there Surrender league titles haha, because if LS or Santa fe was in there previous division we’d have CIF titles to! Notice how they never mention it! 8 man football doesn’t count! And I’ve already talked about the el rancho game a long time ago read my earlier posting I’m tired of repeating my self to you, you don’t get anything! And reall you must be retarded because I never said we were a powerhouse, I said we have good young talent! Thats all!

    @ g, umm I was at the freshman game and saw the whole game your qb tried to run the whole time which didnt work, and when he threw the ball it was awful!! And I think our freshman could actually play against artesia’s varsity and it would be a good game!! There the worst team ever they got smashed by Whittier! Haha you don’t know what the heck ur talking about so shut ur mouth and come back when u might actually have some football knowledge, oh and it doesn’t make u a star to come on the field when ur playing against the worst team in Cali and hand the ball off!

    @geoegie lm, u must be drunk to asking the same questions I already answered, anything is possible especially in high school football, I’m not gonna come on here and be a homer and say “were gonna win a CIF title no doubt” I’m not a St Paul fan! It would take a lot of factors have to take place for us to win a CIF title this year, injuries by other teams or a player maybe have the game of there life, but no one knows whats gonna happen in the playoffs so that’s a stupid question! I never claimed we were, I said next year I would be disappointed if they didn’t make the finals! That it! So what about you, are you guys gonna win the CIF title this year? Let’s all laugh at ur answer homer! I always speak the truth about my team and other teams as well! I know football I don’t play favorites!

  • LS

    @ elrancho, first off I don’t really know why ur even in this discussion lol, but I knew u would bring up the past again! LM never talks about there CIF title and all there Surrender league titles haha, because if LS or Santa fe was in there previous division we’d have CIF titles to! Notice how they never mention it! 8 man football doesn’t count! And I’ve already talked about the el rancho game a long time ago read my earlier posting I’m tired of repeating my self to you, you don’t get anything! And reall you must be retarded because I never said we were a powerhouse, I said we have good young talent! Thats all!

    @ g, umm I was at the freshman game and saw the whole game your qb tried to run the whole time which didnt work, and when he threw the ball it was awful!! And I think our freshman could actually play against artesia’s varsity and it would be a good game!! There the worst team ever they got smashed by Whittier! Haha you don’t know what the heck ur talking about so shut ur mouth and come back when u might actually have some football knowledge, oh and it doesn’t make u a star to come on the field when ur playing against the worst team in Cali and hand the ball off!

    @geoegie lm, u must be drunk to asking the same questions I already answered, anything is possible especially in high school football, I’m not gonna come on here and be a homer and say “were gonna win a CIF title no doubt” I’m not a St Paul fan! It would take a lot of factors have to take place for us to win a CIF title this year, injuries by other teams or a player maybe have the game of there life, but no one knows whats gonna happen in the playoffs so that’s a stupid question! I never claimed we were, I said next year I would be disappointed if they didn’t make the finals! That it! So what about you, are you guys gonna win the CIF title this year? Let’s all laugh at ur answer homer! I always speak the truth about my team and other teams as well! I know football I don’t play favorites!

  • Steely Don

    @LS: Thank you for clearing the air and stating that La Serna will NOT win CIF this year. Since there will be no improvement over last year’s Lancer team, we no longer need your input regarding any football matters.

    Just sit back, relax, watch Santa Fe dismantle the Lancers, and prepare for that early playoff exit. While you’re waiting for these big losses, you might want to try learning how to actually WRITE. If you learned your English skills at La Serna, then that place has more problems than I thought.

  • LS

    @ steely donna, I don’t know what talking about first of all a la serna education compared to an el rancho one, is like USC and rio hondo so shut your mouth, we graduate and go to college! Not graduate to next door of el rancho haha! This is a blog I don’t give a crap about using proper grammar and spelling if you want me to be all proper or formal and use punctuation and citations so be it, but for what you wouldn’t understand what I’m writing any way! So do you think el rancho will win a CIF title this year, next year or ever again?! I have to hear the answer to that, and we might not match last years team that had all seniors, but this year we have a shot a league title and playoff run, and mark my words next year is the team! Like it or not I’m speaking the truth and you will see!

  • gerogie of LM

    I don’t see how anybody around you could take you seriously. I think an earlier post said you have a comprehension problem. I believe that now. I forgot to include my whole name on an earlier post. That posted as g, didn’t mean to post as 2 different names. Now to the problem u cant understand. Our Freshman qb (#10) that i was talking about has never played in a freshman game. GOT THAT> Check maxpreps, it lists him as a fresman on the varsity squad. DOES NOT PLAY ON THE FRESHMAN TEAM>. NEVER HAS !!!!NOT ONE PLAY!!! Whoever you saw at the freshman game , i dont know who he is. And Why should i bring up LM multiple CIF titleS? Are u jealous?. I never said we would win CIF this year . Hell, this paper at the beginning of this season said this was a rebuilding year for us. So what. Still kicked your arse. Lastly you keep repeating that you play la habra in the beginning, no you don’t, you scrimmage la habra. Huge difference, like the qb’s doesn’t get hit,no special teams, plays come back. etc… Please don’t post while drinking red bull and alcohol. It would be best to just pass out normally and sleep it off.

  • gerogie of LM

    Obviously my last post is for LS

  • LS

    @ georgie of lm, look I never said I had a comprehension problem that was your idiotic saying about me, I only speak the truth like I said earlier! The freshmen qb I saw was awful that’s all I said, and it was a ridiculous claim for you to say he was great! I don’t know or give a crap about LM or whose playing where, I just commented on the game I saw! And I’m not jealous of your junior high CIF title! I REPEAT IM NOT JEALOUS OF YOUR JUNIOR HIGH CIF TITLE! No one talks about that CIF title because your in such a lower division, so people in the area don’t respect that! Just like you can’t honestly say you that it was this great CIF Title team! And I never said we were winning CIF this year either and we too were said to be in a rebuilding year! And when we scrimmage LH both teams get a lot out of it, more LS than LH but both coaches play their first teamers a lot and actually knowing and understanding football you can see how the game would play out! But you wouldn’t know anything about that! I get it. Your just a parent that listens to what other parents say in the stands, and go on maxpreps and then you think you know football! That kinda crap doens’t sneak by me man! Haha.

  • georgie of LM

    @ls your are still not getting it. what a dumbarse. Low IQ or drinking problem? Both hand in hand.

  • Steely Don

    To all my La Serna buddies: I’m sure that tonight’s 23-8 setback to Santa Fe is just a blip on the radar, and you’ll bounce back to win CIF and even possibly a state championship bowl berth. You’re not to be judged by what you actually do on the field, but rather what your potential is in 2-3 years, so keep filling us in on what superstars you have coming along.

    Over at The Ranch, we had a huge crowd for our Homecoming, with fireworks at halftime, celebrating all that is the glory of El Rancho football tradition. I’ll just whisper when I mention that we beat Pioneer 31-13, because I know that some of you in Lancer land felt sure we would lose. I’m so sorry to dissapoint you.

  • georgie of LM

    @LS La Serna 8? Sante fe 23? All those pre-season pop warner games got the team up for Del Rio league games . What happened? Im sure it was a lot closer than the score, i know you will tell us that. But your Great football knowledge will explain away the this mis-step. Like Santa Fe played their best game of the season? Qb had the flu, maybe the refs were against you. OJ getting only 59 yards because the trainer spatted his shoes too tight. What will it be now? Inquiring minds want to know.

  • LS

    @ steely donna, of course you would set up pioneer for your homecoming game because you’ll probably lose to everyone else!! Your real tough! Smart one tho in making ur big crowd actually think u guys are good! But when it’s all said and done another losing year for the donnas when they don’t make the playoffs!! Anyway you look at! I’m not disappointed you lost I know beating pioneer is all u guys have to live for! But again ur 1-2 going nowhere! U should be the one disappointed I feel sorry for you guys and your program!

    @ georgie of lm, read my post on the other headline I’m not repeating myself again..

  • elrancho

    A Pick on the 1st play of the game lol??? If you really want to look back, El Rancho has not had a losing season since 2008…. Its ok though your CIF title is merely 6 weeks away. Your awesome QB’s Freshmen team beat El Rancho by one TD last season, That must mean El Rancho is also a contender for the CIF Title in the next 2 years ;) On top of that El Rancho’s Freshmen team whooped LS’s Freshmen team this season so maybe we have our CIF title all locked up for the 2014….Give me a break man. Your team had no shot today, Joey Davis ran wild, OJ did nothing, Frankie Palmer did nothing, your team did nothing and you just cannot accept it.. you mad bro???

  • LS

    @el rancho, read my post on the above one, WDN predictions, lets see what u have to say about that! And ask ur freshman coaches about that game last year and ask them if Palmer is legit haha we were blowing them out and put all the 2nd and 3rd string kids in and they came back and we put all the starters in and drove the ball down the field like nothing just like we did the whole game and coulda scored at the end with the ball on the 3 yard line and took a knee! For idiots like u I wish we would of scored to rub it in ur face but we didn’t it’s called class something that u at el rancho no nothing about! No one stoped our freshman team not la habra not anyone! So don’t speak on something you know nothing about! But u guys sure know how to talk crap especially when ur losing! Are you mad? Must be, people get defensive when they suck! Let’s see who goes farther or has the chance to win a CIF title in the next couple of years! Oh but u know what, u have to make playoffs to get to a CIF title game forget it, u guys don’t have a chance! Another problem is el rancho always has descent freshman teams but don’t grow and stay the same size therefore they don’t compete when they get to varsity! Well maybe they’ll beat pioneer! Truth hurts huh? Are you mad?! Haha your a joke!

  • elrancho

    Yeah bro, I’m very mad because La Serna has a 3peat of CIF titles on lock. West Covina and the rest of the Southeast Division better call it a season now, La Serna has it guaranteed… Frankie, go to bed already…