2012 Daily News Week by Week Football Schedule

Here’s this week’s 2012 week by week football schedule, with my early predictions of what should be the top games each week in the area. It was a tough call with some weeks having three or four featured games. But a decision had to be made going into the season, and I made it. Of course, as the season transpires and surprises happen, adjustments are always made.
NOTE: I’ve gone with the criteria of week 1, week 2, etc. I find calling it week zero, like the CIF-SS office does, confusing, so I’m going to the traditional beginning of week 1. Think of it like the NFL allows for byes, giving teams 18 weeks to play 16 games, and like NCAA FBS gives schools 14 weeks to play 12 games.

RAMIREZ’S GAMES OF THE WEEK PROJECTIONS
Week 1: St. Paul at La Mirada, Aug. 24
Week 2: Mater Dei at St. Paul, Aug. 31
Week 3: La Habra at St. Paul, Sept. 7
Week 4: La Serna at Westlake, Sept. 14
Week 5: St. Paul at Bishop Amat, Sept. 21
Week 6: Servite at St. Paul, Sept. 28
Week 7: Santa Fe vs. Whittier at Cal High, Oct. 5
Week 8: Whittier vs. La Serna at Cal High, Oct. 12
Week 9: Maranatha vs. Whittier Christian, Oct. 19
Week 10: St. Paul at Serra, Oct. 26
Week 11: La Serna at Cal, Nov. 2


WEEK BY WEEK SCHEDULE
WEEK 1
Friday, Aug. 24
Non-league

El Dorado (Placentia, CA) at La Habra (CA), 7:00pm
El Rancho (Pico Rivera, CA) vs. Marina (Huntington Beach, CA) at Westminster (CA), 7:00pm
Godinez (Santa Ana, CA) vs. Santa Fe (Santa Fe Springs, CA) at TBA (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
Rancho Christian (Temecula, CA) vs. La Serna (Whittier, CA) at Fallbrook (CA), 7:00pm
St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs, CA) at La Mirada (CA), 7:00pm
Whittier Christian (La Habra, CA) at Mammoth (Mammoth Lakes, CA), 7:00pm
Wilson (Hacienda Heights, CA) at Bosco Tech (Rosemead, CA), 7:00pm
Roosevelt (Los Angeles, CA) at Montebello (CA), 7:00pm
WEEK 2
Non-league
Thursday, Aug. 30

La Mirada (CA) at La Habra (CA), 7:00pm
Pioneer (Whittier, CA) vs. Glenn (Norwalk, CA) at Excelsior Adult School (Norwalk, CA), 7:00pm
Schurr (Montebello, CA) at Buena Park (CA), 7:00pm
Friday, Aug. 31
Nonleague

Artesia (Lakewood, CA) vs. Whittier (CA) at California (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
California (Whittier, CA) at Montebello (CA), 7:00pm
Diamond Ranch (Pomona, CA) at El Rancho (Pico Rivera, CA), 7:00pm
La Serna (Whittier, CA) at Downey (CA), 7:00pm
Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) at St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs, CA), 7:30pm
Santa Fe (Santa Fe Springs, CA) vs. Esperanza (Anaheim, CA) at Yorba Linda (CA), 7:00pm
Whittier Christian (La Habra, CA) vs. Cantwell-Sacred Heart (Montebello, CA) at Whittier College (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
WEEK 3
Thursday, Sept. 6
Nonleague

California (Whittier, CA) vs. Troy (Fullerton, CA) at Fullerton (CA), 7:00pm
Friday, Sept. 7
Nonleague

Bishop Amat (La Puente, CA) at La Mirada (CA), 7:00pm
Bonita (La Verne, CA) vs. La Serna (Whittier, CA) at California (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
Downey (CA) at Schurr (Montebello, CA), 7:00pm
El Rancho (Pico Rivera, CA) at Bell Gardens (CA), 7:00pm
El Segundo (CA) at Cantwell-Sacred Heart (Montebello, CA), 7:00pm
La Habra (CA) at St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs, CA), 7:30pm
Montebello (CA) at South El Monte (CA), 7:00pm
Santa Fe (Santa Fe Springs, CA) vs. St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) at TBA, 7:00pm
Pioneer (Whittier, CA) vs. Rancho Alamitos (Garden Grove, CA) at Bolsa Grande (Garden Grove, CA), 7:00pm
Whittier Christian (La Habra, CA) vs. Whittier (CA) at Whittier College (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
WEEK 4
Friday, Sept. 13
Nonleague

Diamond Ranch (Pomona, CA) at Schurr (Montebello, CA), 7:00pm
El Rancho (Pico Rivera, CA) at Montebello (CA), 7:00pm
Fullerton (CA) at California (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
La Serna (Whittier, CA) at Westlake (Westlake Village, CA), 7:00pm
Lutheran (Orange, CA) vs. La Habra (CA) at Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA), 7:30pm
Norwalk (CA) vs. Whittier (CA) at Excelsior Adult School (Norwalk, CA), 7:00pm
Pioneer (Whittier, CA) at Mountain View (El Monte, CA), 7:00pm
Santa Fe (Santa Fe Springs, CA) vs. Santiago (Corona, CA) at TBA (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
St. Francis (La Canada, CA) at La Mirada (CA), 7:00pm
Whittier Christian (La Habra, CA) at St. Margaret’s (San Juan Capistrano, CA), 7:00pm
Cantwell-Sacred Heart (Montebello, CA) at Roosevelt (Los Angeles, CA), 7:00pm
WEEK 5
Thursday, Sept. 20
Nonleague

Montebello (CA) vs. Pioneer (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
Schurr (Montebello, CA) at California (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
Friday, Sept. 21
Suburban League

Norwalk (CA) at La Mirada (CA), 7:00pm
Nonleague
Cathedral (Los Angeles, CA) at Cantwell-Sacred Heart (Montebello, CA), 7:00pm
Gahr (Cerritos, CA) at La Habra (CA), 7:00pm
La Serna (Whittier, CA) vs. Norco (CA) at California (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
Salesian (Los Angeles, CA) vs. Whittier Christian (La Habra, CA) at Whittier College (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs, CA) at Bishop Amat (La Puente, CA), 7:00pm
Clovis East (Clovis, CA) at El Rancho (Pico Rivera, CA), 7:30pm
Saturday, Sept. 22
Sweetwater (National City, CA) vs. Whittier (CA) at California (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
WEEK 6
Friday, Sept. 28
Del Rey League

Cantwell-Sacred Heart (Montebello, CA) at Bishop Montgomery (Torrance, CA), 7:00pm
Suburban League
La Mirada (CA) at Bellflower (CA), 7:00pm
Nonleague
California (Whittier, CA) at Warren (Downey, CA), 7:00pm
Pioneer (Whittier, CA) at Laguna Beach (CA), 7:00pm
Santa Fe (Santa Fe Springs, CA) at Chaparral (Temecula, CA), 7:00pm
Servite (Anaheim, CA) at St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs, CA), 7:30pm
Whittier (CA) vs. Schurr (Montebello, CA) at California (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
Whittier Christian (La Habra, CA) at South Region #2 (Los Angeles, CA), 7:00pm
WEEK 7
Friday, Oct. 5
Almont League

Montebello (CA) at Keppel (Alhambra, CA), 7:00pm
San Gabriel (CA) at Schurr (Montebello, CA), 7:00pm
Del Rey League
Mary Star of the Sea (San Pedro, CA) at Cantwell-Sacred Heart (Montebello, CA), 7:00pm
Del Rio League
California (Whittier, CA) at El Rancho (Pico Rivera, CA), 7:00pm
La Serna (Whittier, CA) vs. Pioneer (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
Santa Fe (Santa Fe Springs, CA) vs. Whittier (CA) at California (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
Freeway League
Troy (Fullerton, CA) vs. La Habra (CA) at Fullerton (CA), 7:00pm
Mission League
Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood, CA) at St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs, CA), 7:30pm
Olympic League
Whittier Christian (La Habra, CA) vs. Village Christian (Sun Valley, CA) at Whittier College (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
Suburban League
La Mirada (CA) at Artesia (Lakewood, CA), 7:00pm
WEEK 8
Thursday, Oct. 11
Del Rio League

Pioneer (Whittier, CA) at California (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
Friday, Oct. 12
Almont League

San Gabriel (CA) at Montebello (CA), 7:00pm
Schurr (Montebello, CA) at Bell Gardens (CA), 7:00pm
Del Rey League
Bosco Tech (Rosemead, CA) at Cantwell-Sacred Heart (Montebello, CA), 7:00pm
Del Rio League
Santa Fe (Santa Fe Springs, CA) vs. El Rancho (Pico Rivera, CA) at TBA (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
Whittier (CA) vs. La Serna (Whittier, CA) at California (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
Freeway League
Sunny Hills (Fullerton, CA) at La Habra (CA), 7:00pm
Mission League
Chaminade (West Hills, CA) at St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs, CA), 7:30pm
Suburban League
Glenn (Norwalk, CA) at La Mirada (CA), 7:00pm
WEEK 9
Thursday, Oct. 18
Suburban League

La Mirada (CA) vs. Cerritos (CA) at Gahr (Cerritos, CA), 7:00pm
Friday, Oct. 19
Almont League
Bell Gardens (CA) at Montebello (CA), 7:00pm
Schurr (Montebello, CA) vs. Alhambra (CA) at Moor Field (Alhambra, CA), 7:00pm
Del Rio League
La Serna (Whittier, CA) at El Rancho (Pico Rivera, CA), 7:00pm
Santa Fe (Santa Fe Springs, CA) at California (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
Whittier (CA) vs Pioneer at TBA (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
Freeway League
Fullerton (CA) at La Habra (CA), 7:00pm
Mission League
St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs, CA) at Cathedral (Los Angeles, CA), 7:00pm
Olympic League
Maranatha (Pasadena, CA) vs. Whittier Christian (La Habra, CA) at Whittier College (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
Saturday, Oct. 20
Del Rey League

Verbum Dei (Los Angeles, CA) vs. Cantwell-Sacred Heart (Montebello, CA) at Los Angeles Southwest College (Los Angeles, CA), 7:00pm
WEEK 10
Thursday, Oct. 25

Almont League
Keppel (Alhambra, CA) at Schurr (Montebello, CA), 7:00pm
Del Rio League
Santa Fe (Santa Fe Springs, CA) vs. La Serna (Whittier, CA) at California (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
Friday, Oct. 26
Almont League
Alhambra (CA) vs. Montebello (CA) at Moor Field (Alhambra, CA), 7:00pm
Del Rey League
Cantwell-Sacred Heart (Montebello, CA) at La Salle (Pasadena, CA), 7:00pm
Del Rio League
El Rancho (Pico Rivera, CA) vs. Pioneer, at TBA, 7:00pm
Whittier (CA) at California (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
Freeway League
La Habra (CA) at Buena Park (CA), 7:00pm
Mission League
St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs, CA) at Serra (Gardena, CA), 7:00pm
WEEK 11
Friday, Nov. 2

Almont League
Montebello (CA) at Schurr (Montebello, CA), 7:00pm
Del Rey League
St. Bernard (Playa del Rey, CA) at Cantwell-Sacred Heart (Montebello, CA), 7:00pm
Del Rio League
La Serna (Whittier, CA) at California (Whittier, CA), 7:00pm
Santa Fe (Santa Fe Springs, CA) vs.Pioneer at TBA, 7:00pm
Whittier (CA) at El Rancho (Pico Rivera, CA), 7:00pm
Freeway League
Sonora (La Habra, CA) at La Habra (CA), 7:00pm
Mission League
St. Paul (Santa Fe Springs, CA) at St. Francis (La Canada, CA), 7:30pm
Olympic League
Whittier Christian (La Habra, CA) at Valley Christian (Cerritos, CA), 7:00pm
Suburban League
Mayfair (Lakewood, CA) at La Mirada (CA), 7:00pm

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  • happy blogger

    All right STEVE, u da man.
    It’s go time boys…football is here.

  • TITANic

    Wonder why none of the nominated games include Pioneer…I’m sure Titan Alum will have some priceless input on this omission.

    Undoubtedly, true fans are waiting breathlessly for the week two barnburner of Pioneer vs Glenn. I expect this will be a Coverit Live event, with Tolegian, Robledo and a multitude of college scouts in attendance. We could call this one ‘Game of the WEAK’.

  • Asante effect

    6 out of the 11 games of the week include St Paul. Who is still saying that this Asante thing isn’t going to work for the Swordsmen?

  • The Pit

    @asante effect

    Let’s not toot are horn yet…we have to win or the hype was in VAIN.

    LA Mirada and Habra is gunning for us.

    Servite and DEi thinks it’s going to be a practice day when they play us.

    And the filthy Mutts well enough said.

    Then we start league….tough yr…GOOD luck swordsmen…we got this.

  • Asante effect

    No horn tooting going on my friend, just stating that an awful lot of people, insiders or otherwise, are newly interested in what’s going on with St Paul football.

    There is a palpable sense that something big is happening on Greenleaf, and that’s why these step-up games are highly anticipated. It wouldn’t be this way if everyone felt these games were guaranteed wipeouts. It’s great to have this happening in our locale.

  • Swordsmen

    I agree Steve with not posting an el rancho schedule (those undesirables), nonetheless with Pioneer, with no schedule posted of the Titans was shocking, great coach, Principal. All form St Paul.

  • Steely Don

    My dear Swordsman: when you use the term “undesirable” to describe El Rancho, remember that you speak of the ONLY school within FIVE counties to win an uncontested national championship.

    Additionally, when your brethren played El Rancho in the 1968 Division one title game, the official story is that since the game ended in a tie, both schools were equal. That has been upended by the ’68 NSNS rankings, which lists El Rancho at #6 and St Paul at #7 nationally.

    Perhaps you didn’t know that the El Rancho Dons football team won more games than any other team in the state during the entire decade of the 1960s. In view of all this, it’s a good bet that what you find “undesirable” is the memory of how El Rancho owned St Paul back when area football was played at the highest level.

  • The PIt

    Hold on Ranchero…

    You make some good points, but El vato never owned St.Paul

    SP 8 wins
    Dons 2 wins
    Tie 1

    In 93&94 Sp destroyed El ranco w/ a combine score of 48-0

    last meet in 07…35-0, SP didn’t break a sweat.

    Back in 68 when SP won the first game 21-6…
    There was this League called Angelus…heard of it…Sp was playing the best of the best..bro don’t even compare the two.
    Sp rebuilding and I hope the same for the DONs, I wouldn’t mind taking a trip too PICO and stoping at Mario’s for some TACO’s.

  • Dan

    Steely Don,
    The first highschool football game I ever went to was that 1968 game between El Rancho and St. Paul at the LA. Colesium, I was a kid and don’t remember much from the game except that El Rancho was inside the 5 yardline threatening to score when time ran out and game ended in a tie. Must have been hard to take for the El Rancho fans and for the St. Paul fans they must have breathed a sigh of relief.

  • Steely Don

    My claim of Ranch ownership pertains to the time when both schools were of DIVISION ONE caliber, not the lower level nonsense you cite. As for St Paul’s tougher league, ER played in the Moore league at that time (moved up in the wake of winning the National Championship). The Dons were beating teams like LB Poly and Lakewood…does that qualify on your scale?

  • The Pit

    @ steely Don,

    Ok let’s discuss the 60′s
    1967
    SP 7
    Ranch 12

    1968
    Sp 21
    ranch 6

    finals was a tie 20-20

    1969
    SP13
    Ranch 8

    Ernie Johnson is a legend, The ranch kick ass in the 60′s …I get it…So did we!

  • titan alumn

    PIONEER SHOULD EASILY GO ATLEAST 4-1 IN THE PRESEASON. POSSBILY 5-0. THE BOYS ARE READY FOR IT. THEN, THEY WILL FIGHT FOR THE DEL RIO LEAGUE CROWN. KEEP TALKING TITANIC. YOU WILL SEE.

  • TITANic

    Again, Titan Alum, you have interrupted the flow of an engaging exchange about real football, this time concerning the momentous doings of El Rancho and St Paul in their heydays.

    The problem here is that, in the abscence of any football achievements whatsoever, talk about a great Titan season is exceedingly cheap. It’s best to actually do something on the field before letting your mouth run away from you.

  • The Pit

    @TITANic
    You crack me up bro…
    take it ezy on our lil friend, at least use KY before u rip him a new one.

    I hope the titians do well…im cheering from them.

  • SP/ER

    @ Dan said:

    El Rancho went for the win68…. SPs Ancich was happy with the tie. And both starting lines O or D lived in Pico.

  • news

    Pioneer will beat the Swordsmen this year….

  • BraveDad

    @ TITANic,

    I have to second Pit’s comment, you are one funny dude. Yet, titan alum, or alumn as he writes it, keeps coming back for more. Too funny! LMAO!

  • The Pit

    @Brave Dad

    yeah, I said it…I’ll be rooting for the Braves on the 29th . Show those mormons How real football is played. And if the Mighty braves should lose…ur going to get alot of crap from me.

  • http://john John Daniels

    I am sorry about the state of ER and it has been a heck of a long time since they did one thing!…What Patricio years of winning league?
    They have done nothing in at least a decade. Pioneer beating SP…a dream that will never occur!

  • Steely Don

    I freely admit that for the better part of a decade, football at The Ranch has been mismanaged. The Dons have the league’s highest enrollment and yet have struggled for wins. Poor choices in head coaches, including the use of the first walk-on coach are largely to blame.

    The one season in which Gene Parsons led the team showed what kind of enthusiasm still exists for this once-proud program.

    Now, I am happy to report, the school has been graced with the services of coach Vinnie Lopez. This is a man who is steering football in a new and improved direction. He is succeeding in the all-important motivational aspects of football leadership. So I find myself looking forward to the future of ER football instead of dwelling on the past.

  • BraveDad

    @ the Pit,

    I got you. We are flying to Utah to win and we will do that. I want a SP victory against LH so get that done or I’ll be on your a$$. Take care of Servite and you’ll be my boy! We’re going to take care of Servite this coming season. Mark my words!

  • TITANic

    St Paul vs La Habra…I can’t wait. No matter WHAT anyone says, this is going to be close and hotly contested. I honestly feel the Swordsmen have the edge because of one guy: Scoby. All the determination in the world can’t stop a guy like this.

  • Wondering

    Does Anyone Know How Whittier is doing with their new head Coach? They are pretty quiet.

  • WDN watcher

    You referred the first week of football as Week 1. I thought it was still week 0.
    Lets figure that one out, can’t we all just get along?

  • Steely Don

    @WDN Watcher: In this instance, Ramirez DOESN’T want to go along with CIF’s policy (calling the first games week 0). In other cases, like the supposedly immutable guidelines for venue selection in Championship games, Steve leaps to inform us that CIF is the ultimate authority. Is there an opening on the Supreme Court for this guy?

  • HSF

    Scoby is good, but without a O line…he’ll have a tough yr. He’ll wish he stayed at oaks.

  • OLD FART

    @HSF

    I was at SP practice yesterday and the Oline look slow and small.

    Qb look strong and he had at least one big target to throw too. Scoby kid look legit. Well see.

  • TITANic

    From Scoby’s vantage point, the college offers are coming fast and furious at St Paul and that’s his main focus, so no regrets. St Paul’s O-line will be adequate to get him into space and that’s when he becomes deadly. Let’s be honest here and admit that what Asante has going on has created big buzz and it’s fun.

  • COME ON STEELY DON

    The school has been GRACED with the services of coach.
    He was the third choice. Not the second coming.

    This man is steering football in a NEW and IMPROVED direction?
    Because he is new to the area, he has picked up some outside coaches that our lacking varsity experience.
    Improved? ER has a stable of running backs, and he is going to run the spread.

    MOTIVATIONAL aspect of football leadership
    Started spring with 160 young men. 20 gone after first day. Others leave later. players with under 2.0 gone great motivation.

  • Steely Don

    @”Come on Steely Don” It’s not my preference to argue publicly with fellow Dons, assuming you are one. I respectfully leave you to your opinion and hope it affords you great comfort.

  • The Pit

    @BraveDAD…

    You got it…Can’t wait for the freaks to come to the PIT. I got a full pocket of Batteries that I’m itching to throw at the bus…j/k (MAYBE). SP coming together quiet nicely. Like TITANic said, it’s going to be a war.

    I think Im going to put on my helmet and Pads and chase my wife around the house…it’s goooooo time.

  • COME ON STEELY DON

    It gives me no comfort. Knowing that the admin, took so long to pick a head coach. Then picks one that does not know Pico Rivera and or the area. I feel another Reyna is about to happen, that will set back ER. I hope Iam wrong, but thats what I think.

  • elrancho

    If Willie Reyna would have embraced the PR Dons he would have been able to do some big things at ER…. It’s a roll of the dice, Lopez very well could turn out to be a great choice or it could set us back even further….

  • The Pit

    Hey Steve, Come check it out.
    Today (7/3) HOME 7 on 7 competition vs. Culver City and Dominguez @ 5:00pm. Also, linemen competition.

  • Steely Don

    There is much wrong with present day America, but the 4th of July deserves to be remembered as the moment when humans first created a society based on the individual, not the group.

    In all the talk about the greatness of this or that team, the ultimate ‘team’ was the group of men who signed the Declaration of Independence, and their ultimate ‘coach’ was the Greek philosopher, Aristotle.

    Enjoy the fireworks in the sky tomorrow, as we look forward to the fireworks on the field this season.

  • http://john John Daniels

    Reyna got screwed. The admin. does not know much concerning selecting a Head Coach. I guess there are not many ex college football players becoming teachers any more.

    Too Bad! My inexperienced guess now is that at least they got somebody that worked under the “Master” Welch.

  • hs fan

    sorry to the ranch, i dont care what coach you have ,there is no atheletes at the ranch like before,sorry!

  • Sorry!

    @ [ hs fan said: sorry to the ranch, i dont care what coach you have ,there is no atheletes at the ranch like before,sorry! ]

    You can be sorry for all the Whittier schools, SP, and Amat who dont have the athletes, (not atheletes). For example Bishop has won one playoff game in five years and before that they hadnt made the playoffs in eight years. And thats with a ton of recruiting. No one has the stable of players like before.. Therefore hs fan, theres plenty of [S]orry to go around

  • Steve

    @ John Daniels

    If Coach Reyna,. had gotten screwed by ERs Admin as you state, than the screwing is still going on at other schools.

    Reyna has been fired from every coaching position he has had since ER. His Alma Mater did not want him. Arroyo must have known better.

    Reyna was not a people or student and a neighborhood person. He lacks social skills.

  • A Coach’s Job

    For all the time put in, the average head coach gets the equivalent of under a dollar an hour. Sure, there are the occasional stinkers who have no business being anywhere near people, but the overwhelming majority of these guys do it for the mere satisfaction of seeing their plan work out, and because they happen to love the game.

    That’s why I do not assume a new coach is bad until I have good reason to do so. I DO question the relationship between Monica Oviedo and her St Paul/sports academy coach Chuck Willig. I do NOT believe there is a speck of cronyism between the El Rancho administrators and Vinnie Lopez.

    Lopez was an unknown from out of the area, who nearly landed the Santa Fe job before winning the ER gig. This man gave up a secure teaching position to pursue his dream of being a head coach, and everything I have seen confirms that he knows what he’s doing and is behaving fairly.

    I vouch for the fact that Willie Reyna was an unsavory individual. It’s hard for someone to be as bad as Reyna, and that means that Lopez is virtually guaranteed to be better, so I say call off the dogs on Vinnie.

  • sp, hum

    @ Coach’s Job said: At Coach’s, and what is your job?