Fanview Lite: October 3, 2009

The reserved Burroughs faithful calmly roots on the Indians

The reserved Burroughs faithful calmly roots on the Indians

Good Afternoon!

Was it just my surgically repaired left knee acting up, or are we finally starting to get football weather?

Rumors of a West Covina demise have been very premature, the WC might be hottest team heading into league play…Los Altos, unfortunately for the L.A. faithful, still looks like a work in progress.

No such thing as a spiritual karma, but the Mid Valley karma hit with a vengeance last night when Keppel snapped its 40-game losing streak with a 36-0 victory over Mt. View. Congrats to Mid Valley favorites Evan Bachman and Edson Gomez.

Irony of ironies, the Aztecs last win came at home on September 23, 2005 against the Vikings.

I’ve always been a Purdue fan, but how can the Boilermakers blow a 21-3 lead at home to Northwestern and expect to keep my support?

Note to Arroyo Offensive Line: Is it time for the ‘Precious Cargo’ talk regarding quarterback Steven Rivera?

No word on whether or not Andy Villathedevil is going to give up prognosticating after another week of stunning non-success.

Then again stunning non-success has never deterred Notre Dame HC Charlie Weiss.

Jarron Williams is more than a talented quarterback for Muir he is a leader who plays on both sides of the ball and a joy to watch.

The guy to keep your eye on in the future for Muir is Lawrence Phillips, a junior, who plays receiver and defensive back. He’s a destructor.

Had a dream last night I went to the beach and on PCH were Mt. View players still in uniform, heads down, some in tears, over latest loss. Weird.

When Lucas Yanez needed eight yards on third down in the first quarter Friday night and finished a nine-yard run with a head first dive, I understood why his coaching staff loves him.

“He is a competitor,” Burroughs HC Keith Knoop said of Yanez. “And he doesn’t like getting yelled at.”

On Dalton Williams’ late touchdown Knoop said; “I told him if he wants to be the next great Burroughs running back it was time for him to step up and he did.”

Out of fairness Knoop pointed out, Williams also goes full time on defense something Dominique Barnes and Iron Joe Wiggan never did.

All who see Baldwin Park quarterback Manny Salcedo keep singing his praises. As the Valle Vista shapes into a two team race between BP and San Dimas, the experience of Salcedo should be the difference for the Braves.

Unless someone else wants to pay, please no further invites to the L.A. County Fair…I prefer the standard gun to my back when being robbed…or annual notification from the IRS…or DMV…or…

So it looks like Jacob Shirley, after going 10 of 10 for 319-yards against Northview, is going to remain the starting quarterback at South Hills…Of course five touchdowns by Geoffrey Vaughns doesn’t hurt.

No truth to the rumor that the Army plans on naming its new urban assault vehicle “The Leonard Rhodes”…

For the first time since becoming the starting tailback Max Ruckle failed to rush for a 100-yards in a regular season game for Temple City. The last time he was held under the century mark was in the semifinal against Paraclete when he posted 75 on the ground.

“I need you to stop dancing and hit the hole,” Muir HC Ken Howard told Eddie Tripp. “Then you can dance all you want.” Which Tripp did to the tune of 102-yards on 15-carries against Burroughs.

Last Add Villathedevil: “This game was closer than it appeared,” he said after watching Monrovia take a 35-7 halftime lead, and cruise to a 48-14 victory over La Salle.

I’m just as guilty as everyone else for underestimating Burbank. Give Hector Valencia, staff, and players; Adam Coleman, Ulises Ochoa, and Leo Rodas, all the credit.

The Pacific looks like a horse race, but B-Bank seems to have the inside track.

Recommended Reading: The October 2nd edition of Fanview Lite, I must say was excellent.

Stay thirsty my friends…


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