Mid Valley Sports: All Mid-Valley Division Football Team 2012

These bookends (RT) Matt Norman & (LT) Isaac Miravet were keys to M-Town’s third consecutive CIF title.

(We’ve said it before. No second team, no third team, and we don’t make someone an MVP to move them up and then slide someone else into their position. Lot of debate. In the end we realize we’ve made a couple of people happy and a whole host of others very angry. Our choices, we stand by them.)

OFFENSE

El Monte quarterback Brandon Martinez

Quarterback:

Brandon Martinez—El Monte

(There was no discussion with this pick, but in a 2012 that didn’t belong to Brandon Martinez debate might have centered around Andre Nunez (Sierra Canyon), Tyler Carvalho (Paraclete), and Blake Heyworth (Monrovia).)

Northview running back Javon Taylor

Running Backs:

Jake Payton—San Dimas

Ryan Wood—San Marino

Javon Taylor—Northview

San Marino running back Ryan Wood

(Home run hitters all the way around. Ge’Vontray Ainsworth isn’t listed here, but he is on the team. Not on the team? Try Jorge Remigio (Bell Gardens), Peter Aholoka (Arroyo), and Nathan Lee (South Pasadena).)

Monrovia wide receiver Mason Bryant

Wide Receiver:

Mason Bryant—Monrovia

El Monte wide receiver Abel Barajas

Abel Barajas—El Monte

(There was some debate but not much. Barajas is just a ‘Bad Dude’ playing receiver, very physical. Bryant on the other hand conjures up memories of Paul Warfield —yeah, Paul Warfield—his route running and toe tapping on the sidelines is pure ballet. If there was a third receiver to add, it very well could have been Adolfo Sanchez of El Monte an exceptional slot guy.)

Left Tackle:

Isaac Miravet—Monrovia

(Miravet moved from guard to tackle in 2012 and gets the nod at LT over Jared Trujillo (San Dimas).

Paraclete left guard Joe Alvarez

Left Guard:

Joe Alvarez—Paraclete

(Physical Spirits trenchman beat out Roger Padilla (Northview) and Darrick Sullivan (San Dimas).)

San Dimas center Fidel Castro

Center:

Fidel Castro—San Dimas

(Tough call, this was an extremely tough call. Erik Brooks (Monrovia) and Alfred Hwang (San Marino) got votes, but in the end we went with the Saints dictator along the offensive line.)

Right Guard:

Carl Gregorio—Northview

(Lot a talent at the right guard spot, but in the end it was Gregorio over Josh Cano (Monrovia) and Keon Kornock (Paraclete).)

Right Tackle:

Matt Norman—Monrovia

(Right Tackle was a deep spot but it was opposing coaches who put Norman over the top. In this debate was Mason Van Kirk (Paraclete), Quinn Hutchings (South Pasadena), Nate Harding (San Marino), Nelson Leon (Rosemead), and Joshua Wallace (San Dimas).)

Kicker:

Andres Hernandes—Northview

(This guy had a really nice year.)

DEFENSE

Paraclete defensive end Will Pretty

Defensive End:

Will Pretty—Paraclete

(We knew about this guy last spring when the Alpha League was bounced back into the Mid-Valley…He didn’t disappoint.)

Rosemead defensive tackle Nelson Leon

Defensive Tackle:

Nelson Leon—Rosemead

(Close call. James Rivera (Arroyo) got a big push. In the end it was Leon.)

Defensive End:

Marcos Lopez—Arroyo

(Excellent defender, good person, good student, worked all summer to help family, but it was his mid-season return that jump started the Knights defense.)

Outside Linebacker:

Blade Brady—Sierra Canyon

(Might have benefited from the big numbers and names in the division playing on the inside, but then again no. Brady was consistent from start to finish for the Trailblazers.)

Monrovia inside linebacker Brett Walsh

Inside Linebacker:

Brett Walsh—Monrovia

(If we were going to go with a defensive player as MVP, it would have been this guy.)

Inside Linebacker:

Justin Bugh—San Dimas

(Great season, again. And he had to play great to beat out guys like Bryan Rodgers & Christian Ruiz (Paraclete) and David Gallegos (Monrovia).

Monrovia outside linebacker Ge’Vontray Ainsworth

Outside Linebacker:

Ge’Vontray Ainsworth—Monrovia

(Could he have been one of the running backs? Of course. Could he have been the divisions player of the year. Does any of that take away from an amazing senior season, a CIF title? No. Raised his profile and will/should get a gig to play football on Saturdays next fall.)

Monrovia craftback Anthony Craft

Cornerbacks:

Anthony Craft—Monrovia

Michael Peters—Covina

(Petition has been made to change the name of the position to “Craftback”…Craft has been an institution. Peters? Dude was amazing.)

Strong Safety:

Mitchell Giles—San Dimas

(This was a furious battle. One of the last spots settled but in the end it was Giles who emerged. Only a junior.)

Free Safety:

Isaiah Renfro—Sierra Canyon

(Don’t despise his youth. Eight picks and yet was only second team in his league and received no mention on the CIF squad. Renfro was great that’s why he was our divisional newcomer of the year and our FS in 2012. No easy trick with Sebastian Espinoza (Alhambra) and Pablo Ocegueda (South El Monte).)

Covina cornerback Mike Peters

Punter:

Chris Gonzalez—Mountain View

(The Boot)

South El Monte’s Pablo Ocegueda.

Return Specialist:

Pablo Ocegueda—South El Monte

(Ocegueda is a guy any coach would want on his team. In another season, with a few different turns, this guy could have been an MVP candidate.)

San Marino’s Matt Wofford

Patrick Perrigue Award

Matt Wofford—San Marino

(This award is named after a long ago La Canada player (Pat Perrigue 2000-2001) who did a lot of everything for the Spartans. Wofford in 2012 was the ultimate in utility for the Titans. He played quarterback, he threw, he ran, he punted, he played defense. He did it  all.)

41 Comments to "Mid Valley Sports: All Mid-Valley Division Football Team 2012"

  1. the professor's Gravatar the professor
    January 28, 2013 - 12:56 pm | Permalink

    @ new ram, marty valdez played for marshall high school, he was very small as a defensive lineman, then he went on to play for the glendale community college vaqueros, still as a defensive lineman, i gotta say he got dominated by this 1 offensive lineman i will never forget, dont know what high school he played for, but when he was at glendale college, he not only dominated marty valdez, but michael curry, and monty daugherty and several others, he was a beast, think he made all state and all coference honors, dont know if he’s coaching now but he is a local area guy and i dont know his last name but his 1st name i will never forget “RUBEN”. If anybody gets a hold of this former vaquero/stud offensive lineman, he would help make your high school team a winner guaranteed. This is no joke i’m sure marty valdez knows who i’m talking about. Gotta go gotta go know and good luck to your temple city rams! lawrence says goodbye till football season aka the professor

  2. NewRam's Gravatar NewRam
    January 23, 2013 - 9:14 am | Permalink

    professor,

    enlighten us with a name of your candidate…

    I am not saying my choice is the only man for the job, I am saying his attitude and approach fits for Alhambra

    To dominate Marty V would mean getting lower than him…that would take a refrigerator laid sideways pushed by a D10 Caterpillar. Good luck with that.

  3. The Truth's Gravatar The Truth
    January 23, 2013 - 8:37 am | Permalink

    @BigBroCaraveo, Your brother is an awesome football player, but I hate to tell you that he is to small to play at a D1-D2 school as a DL, he needs convert to LB and going to a JC Like ELAC will help him out big time, He can earn a scholorship…It seems to me that ELAC isnt as bad as everyone says, especially after they are sending kids to D1 schools every year.. This goes for Ezra Brodus as well, “work ethics”.. Sebastian Espinosa needs to put on weight but has the talent… These 3 kids have the potential to play at the D1 level, if they go through the JC level first…

  4. the professor's Gravatar the professor
    January 21, 2013 - 10:48 pm | Permalink

    @ new ram, marty valdez haha i dominated him not only in high school, but at the jc level haha marty knows defensive line, but o line no way i know someone who is way better than marty valdez, this o line coach is the real deal, wherever he goes, he wins

  5. @newram's Gravatar @newram
    January 21, 2013 - 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Your right! The kids are undisciplined simply because the top is. Change that you have a new program!

  6. Greenie's Gravatar Greenie
    January 21, 2013 - 9:34 pm | Permalink

    It’s almost every high school players dream to suit it up for a D1 football program. However, after looking at size, athleticism, production and competition level, some will make it, some will be over looked, and some are not good enough. If you don’t have offers or don’t like your offers..California has one of the best JC football systems in the US. However jc is risky because guys come from all over, and if you don’t start, you could lose your chances of earning a ride. If you have a over on the board, don’t be ashamed, don’t be prideful, consider it. There is nothing wrong with APU, LaVerne, of any school that wants to hand your kid a education worth 60k to 100k.

  7. NewRam's Gravatar NewRam
    January 21, 2013 - 1:33 pm | Permalink

    BigBroCaraveo,

    Not sure what comment pissed you off, but you should read my post again and note I say nothing negative about your bro or any of the Moor kids. AHS always produces a hand-ful of solid line players. and again, with a dedicated full blown line coach these kids could live up to potential. Moors should track down Marty Valdes and hire him, that would do it. He understands how to build talent individually and then incorporate them into a 5 man attack squad that works together.

    My beef regards the continuing lack of discipline built into the Alhambra football program. It is reflected in the late hits, assorted personal foul cheap shot penalties, lazy holds, procedures, offsides and other assorted mental lapses… most of which can be ” coached out” with the right man and coaching staff in place.
    I played for Alhambra just before the meteor hit earth and caused the dust cloud that killed off the dinosaurs…I would enjoy their improvement.
    Good luck to your bro.

  8. BigBroCaraveo's Gravatar BigBroCaraveo
    January 19, 2013 - 11:56 am | Permalink

    Not putting down mid alley just calling it what it is. CIF is a big deal not just random numbers on the wall. I’m just kinda impressed that so many ppl out there know/talk about him, that’s impressive. Must be doing something right. Right? Either way there are plenty of good players in the area and all the players on this list are worthy of admiration.

    From MVS Staff: And so is your brother. Good luck to him!

  9. Home of the Brave's Gravatar Home of the Brave
    January 18, 2013 - 6:19 pm | Permalink

    @BigBroCaraveo
    Defend your baby brother. I’m with you. But your argument suffers when you bad mouth this site and make the All area Star News or CIF sound like it means something. CIF named 7 DLinemen and five running backs. They didn’t pick your brother becuse they thought he was great they picked numbers on board.
    If it works to get your brother to D-1 then hell yes use CIF and the Star News but I think Newram, professor, greenie will tell you this website works the hardest to get it right. Good luck with your brother, prove everybody wrong. I will be the first to cheer for him.

  10. BigBroCaraveo's Gravatar BigBroCaraveo
    January 18, 2013 - 6:02 pm | Permalink

    @newram @professor @anyone_else Unless you know my brother or know exactly who he has been talking to you need to mind your business. Frankly this Mid-Valley team means nothing. Big deal an online prep blog picking a team? who cares! Pasadenastar news All- Area oh yeah and ALL-CIF! Thanks eat that and move on. Oh by the way just finished up a game for the prepstar Southern Section-North All-Star game. Respect has been earned. My bro is not a kid who talks trash or plays into childish games but he does walk the walk. Ask people who matter around the area. Thats all.

  11. Greenie's Gravatar Greenie
    January 18, 2013 - 10:52 am | Permalink

    Football, that is false…Crutchfield was a great coach. I have nothing bad to say about him. However, Duarte beat Monrovia 1 year, then I went back to normal. Because Monrovia and Duarte are so close in proximity, and often swap players from era to era, It’s really just a matter of where the Monrovia-Duarte kids want to go during that period. Monrovia has won with Duarte residents on their roster and vice versa…because we are all related. You know that. It still takes a good coach to manage all that talent. Garrison and recent Duarte staffs have had just as much talent or more, and couldn’t win it all 1 time let alone 3 out of 4. Maddox got key coaches at the lower levels, and varsity which had ties in the community to get the D hawks stars to come to Monrovia. So did Crutch. Past coaches did not. Maddox is still a new young coach. He has had a great start…it could be the timing…But in sports being at the right place and right time goes along way, and most coaches are looking for that.

  12. Compton State University's Gravatar Compton State University
    January 18, 2013 - 10:08 am | Permalink

    Are you FN Nutts Maddox is the best thing to happen to Monrovia in a long time, Monrovia has alway had talent. Maddox is sending 5 or 6 kids off to play at the next level next season.and he has done wonders for the student body and the community and Monrovia High, It isnt just about being a coach. I was talking to Kennedy Bryant the other day and he sings Maddox’s praises and KB doesn’t sings the praises of too many people so you can take it for what it is worth. Now he might put me on blast the next time I see him for talking about Maddox on the blog but that old geezer does have his pulse on the happenings in M-town.
    Maddoxx is good coach and on his way to being a great coach. He is learning as he goes

  13. @NewRam's Gravatar @NewRam
    January 18, 2013 - 10:01 am | Permalink

    It aint going to happen, it starts at the district. @Atown Caraveo is talking to Dakota Wesleyan and Laverne, Thanks to Jude SG !!! Time to move forward and look ahead, who cares who and what school anyone ends up at !!! If its school it’s school !!! AHS does not have D-1 commits and you know it. And whats wrong with that? Nothing, do what you have to do and stop trying to blow up the kids over there. Move on…

  14. Greenie's Gravatar Greenie
    January 18, 2013 - 9:41 am | Permalink

    Partner…I am not an expert, But didn’t Alhambra make the playoffs last year…Didn’t they have some talented players transfer? Didn’t local publications pick Alhambra to be a factor this year? Wasn’t there a coaching change there? Wasn’t the Almont well represented last year in the playoffs…Have two the the Almont league’s top coaches call it quits this year? I am just discussing what has happen. I have always been around, I take time out to check out the arroyo shoot out, I was fortunate to sit behind the mvs staff and listen to them talk about the season…at that burger joint behind Arroyo High school lol. They are some characters. I love high school football..what’s your gripe? I think you are just a hater…

    Arroyo #1 Rivera was arguably the best player in Arroyo history…He never came as close to Semi’s as the 2012 team did. Am I correct? It still wasn’t enough. On the other hand…Sierra Canyon was a defending CIF and state champ who’s only lost came to the finalist. They played horrible in the first 3 qtrs, but found a way to pull it out. I think my statement is not a over statement. It probably was an understatement. I felt like that is what you call “Out Classing” an opponent, and they did it on the road….

  15. Football's Gravatar Football
    January 18, 2013 - 9:07 am | Permalink

    Greenie

    You are crazy if you think Monrovia is really well coached. Maddox walked into a good situation and from what people say has no control of his team. Yes they have won these last four years but its the Crutchfield factor. Once he left Duarte the power was given to Monrovia.

  16. NewRam's Gravatar NewRam
    January 18, 2013 - 7:11 am | Permalink

    As a former Moor I can hardly look at the prideless, poorly disciplined teams Alhambra puts on the field. The football Gods are screaming for someone to make it right at Alhambra.
    The school has a good pipeline of talent, but no system to use it effectively, grow it and shape it into a atmosphere of team… not just push and hype the individual skills of one or two standout players, as has been the Moors downfall for years.
    What AHS needs is a hard-ass smart head coach with laser focus and a staff of assistants who can peel off their groups in practice and teach them fundamental football, personal responsibility and demand commitment from them. And lastly, the Moors need stability, as in the coaching staff staying on board for a decade or more.
    No area school I can think of has the huge potential for rapid improvement of their football program like Alhambra does.

  17. Kennedy Bryant's Gravatar Kennedy Bryant
    January 18, 2013 - 6:28 am | Permalink

    @SG
    We in the Bryant Family dont call it Cocky with Confident and Arrogant.

  18. A-town's Gravatar A-town
    January 18, 2013 - 12:21 am | Permalink

    @the proffesor
    Caraveo aint going to no jc i could tell you that right now. If you dont know dont speak.

  19. the professor's Gravatar the professor
    January 17, 2013 - 10:57 pm | Permalink

    @ moors, 6′ 170 is small, he would get tossed like salad at any university, his best bet is elac and red shirt a yr to put on at least 20lbs of muscle then if he has the speed and route running skillz with soft hands then you can talk university time will tell. as for that caravello kid he is average and a jc player as well

  20. @Greenie's Gravatar @Greenie
    January 17, 2013 - 8:33 pm | Permalink

    So true man, I feel for those kids but rumor has it they are all going to local JC to play some ball together to make up for lost time. So that’s cool, AHS has a great AD-but like all those that have some influence they are mandated by the district. If that makes sense??

  21. Hold on PARTNER!'s Gravatar Hold on PARTNER!
    January 17, 2013 - 8:06 pm | Permalink

    @Greenie,
    You don’t know crap so you can stop pretending to be an expert and run your mouth on everyone else’s program. You are sticking out those breast now because you guys won it all. Congrats to MHS! I just remember you were no where to be found on any blogs after loses to Ayala, South Hills, and Madison. I don’t expect to see you much on the blogs next year.

  22. Scout's Gravatar Scout
    January 17, 2013 - 6:09 pm | Permalink

    @ All Valley: The Trib did a picture and Bio for each kid plus video interviews with Martinez, Noodles, Koa, Ortiz, and GStone Coach Sanchez. Mid does a great job, but the Trib did a great job with their coverage as well.

  23. Arroyo#1's Gravatar Arroyo#1
    January 17, 2013 - 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Arroyos best game, sierra canyons worst game. Get outta here.

  24. Greenie's Gravatar Greenie
    January 17, 2013 - 4:49 pm | Permalink

    @ greenie…I can buy that…Alhambra has always had a decent program up until the last few years. It sucks when coaching becomes a bad situation at any school. It cost young men wins, titles and scholarships. It also breaks up solid teams, when the other good players leave and transfer. This was the case their. If they keep it together AHS would have won the Almont, and had a 2nd round appearance at least. This is why parents should chose the best school for their kid coming into the 9th grade. Transferring after that could get you lost in the shuffle. There are not many power house football programs Near Alhambra, but their is a lot of talent in the area. If I had kids in their program, I would be knocking on the AD’s door regarding football at that school. If Almont and MVL programs don’t find good coaching Fast…Football will be a after thought for those schools.

  25. @greenie's Gravatar @greenie
    January 17, 2013 - 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Look at Alhambra’s schedule, thats why the 16.5 sacks had no bearing. Caraveo is good, not GREAT or All area material-simply for the reason he played on the wrong team and has not been trained right the years he has been there. If he was in the right program, he should have been committed some where. He has the size and weight and trimmed the baby fat, just the wrong program. Sad situation for those boys, dont know about Ezpinoza kid-but it’s probably the same story.

  26. Greenie's Gravatar Greenie
    January 17, 2013 - 1:42 pm | Permalink

    I love this paper and it’s staff. All CIF, Midvalley etc is tough to decide, because no one person can see every game. This is where the argument starts. Their are a few players I did not see like, the DL from Alhambra with 16.5 sacks, I also did not get a chance to see Covina this year either, but I trust Peters talent. I was overacting regarding this list…due to the Frazier miss and Ainsworth POY list….But I love the shock value.

  27. Greenie's Gravatar Greenie
    January 17, 2013 - 11:28 am | Permalink

    The Almont league was not very good this year. The MVL was much stronger….However, SEM was the top team, and Monrovia made them look like a freshman team. The Midvalley is getting smaller and slower at the bottom and bigger and faster at the top. Teams like Monrovia, San Dimas, Paraclete,Sierra Canyon, and San Marino with new found coach, will be playing for the title again next season. Those four or five teams should find new divisions. Paraclete and Sierra should move into Div 8 and Monrovia should move into the Div 7. No team from the Almont or MVL will win the title…not one. SG with Villalobos and Guerro, was the best combo to come out of almont and they got washed by 40 pts in the finals. Why do you think the SG and BG coaches wanted out? They know they can’t win, even with there best teams ever. The Best El Monte Team was put out early by a large margin. Arroyo played their best game in 10 years and sierra canyon played their worst, and still won. It’s the sad truth folks….That’s why I kind of disagree with some of the selections. The players played good against each other, but line them up against one of the top teams and it’s not even close.

    From Joe T.: Disagree or not…I’m glad your here. You keep us on our toes. Have a great day.

  28. Moors's Gravatar Moors
    January 17, 2013 - 10:32 am | Permalink

    @the professor and @ SG
    They didnt go over the top on Espinosa, It was a strait man to man, the corner got burned just like he did all game. Espinosa Had 2 picks that game. To small?He’s 6 feet 170. he needs to add some weight. He’s a better reciever! I think he is going to ELAC or LaVerne.

    Congrats to all the selections, well deserved…

  29. Hold on PARTNER!'s Gravatar Hold on PARTNER!
    January 17, 2013 - 9:54 am | Permalink

    @the professor,
    I don’t have any problem with this list as they are all good players on winning teams. I think you know as do everyone else there are good players on every team including teams in the Almont League. Alhambra was face with a tough coaching situation all season and San Gabriel lost three league games on the very last play (literally) and should have been 9-1. To say SG is garbage wouldn’t be fair. There are a couple of kids at SG that can more than hold their own versus anyone on this list.

  30. All valley's Gravatar All valley
    January 17, 2013 - 9:20 am | Permalink

    Nice article I like how you did a bio for every player and not just a list like the idiots at the sgv tribune (Fred) (Aram)

  31. the professor's Gravatar the professor
    January 17, 2013 - 9:18 am | Permalink

    @ moors, @ sg nobody in the almont league should be mentioned here, c’mon man lol, are you serious? or delusional?. caravello is ok that’s it, espinoza too small and is average, and san gabriel was garbage this yr along with sorry alhambra.

  32. @SG @Moors's Gravatar @SG @Moors
    January 16, 2013 - 10:41 pm | Permalink

    The ALhambra kids were in a bad situation All Season. However I do remember the “over the top”, Jude set that up nicely.

  33. SG's Gravatar SG
    January 16, 2013 - 6:44 pm | Permalink

    @ Moors- Maybe you didn’t see the last game but SG went over the top of Espinoza for the game winning TD.

    Mason Bryant is a bad choice for WR, very cocky as seen at passing league tourney at Arroyo. An EM WR and SG RB had more receiving yards than him. And the other kids did it in 4-5 games less than him. Overall great selections.

  34. Greenie's Gravatar Greenie
    January 16, 2013 - 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Brave it’s funny that you brought up how fat and slow G5 was because…he sure look pretty fast to me on Roggin’s heros when he went 80 + yards on Sierra Canyon.. you must forget that kid is 6’3 240 lbs… I am sure if you seen him in person, you would not say he was fat at all and yes he has a full ride…So you are wrong…Even a Fat and slow G5 is still better than 99 percent of the Defensive talent in the Midvalley. He also made All CIF 3 years straight….sorry but that sounds like Hate. G5 was the highest Ranked Defensive player in the SGV on rivals, Scout.com Etc.. G5 also moved from LB to DE, and that’s why the numbers went down. Nice try….

  35. A real observer's Gravatar A real observer
    January 16, 2013 - 3:54 pm | Permalink

    @home – not going to offer anything about your comments except a question? Are you inferring that George Frazier is full of himself? If so, know that he is truly one of the most down to earth, humble, kind young men I have met. A true team player and leader. A coaches dream. And no, I am in no way, shape of form related to him. Just wouldn’t want someone to read this and think what you wrote was true.

  36. d1 SCOUT's Gravatar d1 SCOUT
    January 16, 2013 - 3:50 pm | Permalink

    THIS TEAM IS A JOKE NO G5 AT LINEBACKER.YOU HAVE 4 GUYS MAYBE 5 PLAYERS WHO ARE D1 MATERIAL.WALSH ,CRAFT,AINSWORTH,BRYANT AT KICKER.ALL D1 PLAYERS .RUNNING BACK POSITION ALSO A JOKE BEST RUNNING NOT ON TEAM SIERRA CANYONS RUNNING BACK.PLEASE STOP GIVING HEYWORTH CREDIT THE KID IS A HIGH SCHOOL QB.NOTHING MORE THAT MONROVIA TEAM WAS LOADED ALL HE HAD TO DO IS MANAGE THE GAME NOT WIN THE GAME……..SHOULD WE SAY MADISON ?

  37. Moors's Gravatar Moors
    January 16, 2013 - 3:50 pm | Permalink

    No disrespect to any of the players that were mentioned, they are all deserving….
    I really believe that Espinosa and Caraveo should of made this team.. Espinosa had over 100 tackles 3 picks and no one went over the top against him in 2 years…Considering this kid has never been coached right, He came from eagle rock to another bad situation ( he’s parents should of Done there Homework). Caraveo had 16.5 sacks and he was double teamed all year…

  38. Home of the Brave's Gravatar Home of the Brave
    January 16, 2013 - 2:50 pm | Permalink

    I know who stopped G5. GFive. He looked fat and slow this year and no one will say this. Its so true you can see it. Look at his stats and don’t say it was because teams were worried about him. With his body and talent a double team at this level means nothing to him. Unless he wasn’t in shape. He looked bloated and I didn’t see him until the playoffs. When you talk LB at Monrovia the first name that comes up is Walsh. GFive, like a lot of guys who have success early (WCIII in our case) they tend to get a little full of themselves. Not saying GFive won’t play college or be successful, but he looked just okay this season.

  39. Greenie's Gravatar Greenie
    January 16, 2013 - 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Heyworth is our guy… He got the job done for Mtown, but he did commit a lot of turnovers INts… fumbles and delay of games…… Gallegos was great for Mtown, However if you are game planning for the Cats who you going to run at? Go Right you have Frazier( no one tried this), go left you have Ainsworth…Go middle right you are running at Mr Walsh. That leaves David middle left…People went at him, and he made plays and made they pay, the other LBS set the plate for David in my opinion. I was exaggerating about every team being represented…However, Frazier should have been on here. I Know if you were putting together a team and that actually had to play a game verses say the South East All stars, you mean to tell me you would pick whomever over Frazier, and Your not taking Justin Bugh over Potts??? Cano didn’t make it lol…come on! They dominated the midvalley from top to bottom. I think this how you should be pick the teams… 1 which player is better… 2 what did they do against the elite teams…Stats can be decieving….The Mtown players performed better and Head to head, it was not close. I know it’s not interesting to make this about Monrovia, but after seeing a lot Midvalley games in person and online and following your close coverage…I just think we missed a few Monrovia…I have to call it like “I” see it. Obviously you see it another way…I don’t know how… but no one in Midvalley can handle Frazier period… That is the one I most upset about. LOL

  40. NewRam's Gravatar NewRam
    January 16, 2013 - 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Possibly a category separation of tailback and fullback might be a good idea.

    Giving Kudos to Wofford and Wood of the Titans, but ignoring Gott, seems funky, since Wofford and Wood owe much of their good times and overall lack of body punishment to what Gott was doing alongside them.

    On the other hand, I know the MVS staff broke a sweat in the selection process, and this task is one that puts a bulleye on all your spinchters, no matter WHO you select. Thanks for a solid year of football coverage –

    From Joe T.: Gott was a bit of an issue. He was true fullback and we’ve seldom had to consider true fullbacks over the years. He was legit.

  41. Greenie's Gravatar Greenie
    January 16, 2013 - 11:26 am | Permalink

    Marcos lopez ?? No 3 time all CIF DE/LB George Frazier ???

    Mitchell over Potts??? I don’t know…I think Potts look better against the big boys Sierra Canyon and Paraclete… He made so air tight pass breakups vs Tristan Brown…and Renfro…

    We really should wait until after the CIF teams come out. All Divisional teams don’t have to be so evenly dispersed. It looks like we got a person from every team on there, good job!

    Spreading the love again…. hahaha

    From MVS Staff: Hey Greenie, for the record there are 33 teams in the Mid-Valley Division and only 12 are represented on this team. You want to swing the bat for an M-Town guy how about Gallegos? Do you have a beef about Heyworth being ignored for All-CIF?

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