Category Archives: The Peterson Principle

The Peterson Principle: 11/3/2021

By Tim Peterson Ten years ago West Covina dropped 84 points on La Serna in the CIF Southeast Division championship game. 84! Just smashed the Lancers. Obliterated them. Yet when interviewed after the game then La Serna head coach Margarito Beltran said in part “They took it to us. There’s not much else to say. […]

The Peterson Principle – Undefeated Update: 10/19/2021

By Tim Peterson With St. Paul and San Gabriel being knocked off last week that leaves seven local teams still unbeaten. I did have both of those teams losing but although I had St. Paul losing to St. Francis last week, I thought San Gabriel would last until Week Ten before falling to Schurr. It […]

The Peterson Principle: 10/14/2021

By Tim Peterson When Monrovia (7-0) convincingly beat San Dimas 36-17 three weeks ago they wrapped up an undefeated regular season. The Wildcats aren’t going to be touched in the Rio Hondo. They already passed their early season tests, the biggest one being at San Dimas September 24th.

The Peterson Principle: 9/14/2021

By Tim Peterson No, this isn’t “Game Night”. That was posted Monday night. But there is a game worth mentioning. El Rancho will now be playing Covina Friday night at Covina District Field. Here’s how it went down.

The Peterson Principle: 9/5/2021

By Tim Peterson So I’m in Pasadena Friday night watching the Bulldogs do their thing and I receive a text saying that El Monte PA Announcer John Kovac said over the loudspeaker that myself, Duane Barker, Joe Torosian and Rich Whittington were all there covering the El Monte-San Marino game.

The Peterson Principle: 8/18/2021

By Tim Peterson It’s still hard to believe that Arroyo, Rosemead, El Monte, South El Monte and Mt. View haven’t played a football game since 2019. There’s been a few changes since then.

The Peterson Principle: 7/5/2021

By Tim Peterson The Dodgers have won nine straight, the NBA Finals are set, and the Summer Olympics are just a couple of weeks away. So of course we’ll talk some high school football.

The Peterson Principle: 2/29/2016

This is a column I wrote February 29, 2016, six days after my dad passed away. In honor of him and with Father’s Day being celebrated this Sunday I thought I’d post it again.  By Tim Peterson He loved me so much that he once got tossed out of a junior high basketball game because […]

The Peterson Principle: 4/6/2021

By Tim Peterson In a local high school game last Friday night the quarterback scrambled to his right, beat the corner to the edge and began to head up field. And just as he was ready to break away he dropped the ball…no defender around…he just dropped it and the opponent recovered.

The Peterson Principle: 3/27/2021

By Tim Peterson I had to fill out a google form and send it in by e mail the week of the event. I had to wear a mask the entire contest. I had to have a temperature check at the gate. Then I was escorted to my seat for the first high school football […]