(Monrovia) – For years Monrovia was the team without a CIF title. Now the Wildcats are setting their sights on a third championship in three years. CIF has made it a little more difficult to for the Cats to accomplish that goal by moving the Alpha League into the Mid- Valley Division. In case you’re not aware the Alpha features such powerhouses as Sierra Canyon and Paraclete.
On paper, Monrovia seems more than capable of a three-peat. When you have a roster loaded with players such as George Frazier, Anthony Craft, Blake Heyworth, Brett Walsh, Mason Bryant, Isaac Miravet…etc. returning it’s tough to see them falling short. Nobody will touch them in the Rio Hondo and just like last year, some predict they will run the regular season table.
The Wildcats lost three games in 2011 (Arcadia, San Dimas, South Hills) before reeling off ten straight to win the title. This year’s non league schedule could be a test as well. Monrovia has Ayala, Arcadia, San Dimas, South Hills and St. Francis. Only Arcadia and South Hills are at home.
We’ll have more later. Here’s a few shots.