The Peterson Principle: 5/26/14

Tim Peterson

Tim Peterson

Jorge Reyna is still at Pasadena and will be the quarterback for the Bulldogs in the fall. He didn’t play in the throw with Marshall on Saturday fueling speculation that the Downey transfer had transferred again.

“I was calling plays for my offense!” Reyna said.

Reyna also confirmed that Pasadena is hosting a passing tournament on June 6.

Marshall Head Coach Jim Arellanes was impressed with what he saw. “They have some dudes!” He said. “They’re going to be good…especially with him.”

The Bulldogs should be better than last year when they finished with a forgettable record of 1-9 – their only win being 33-13 over Hoover on October 11. They might not contend for the league title in the tough Pacific but with Reyna, receiver Tyrek Adams, and several other skill position players back as well as returners on the lines, they should make some noise.

Pasadena opens at South El Monte on August 29 and travels to Artesia on September 12.

So you either believe former Diamond Ranch HC Roddy Layton or former Diamond Ranch JV assistant Matt Johnson, who is now at Diamond Bar. Now we just wait for the “HUDLgate” investigation to play out.

The question is doesn’t everybody have access to HUDL anyway? I’ve had coaches send me highlight videos of players on HUDL and when I access it I come across every game played during that particular season. If you watch film or tape of a team through out the year don’t get you an idea of their tendencies and what they’re going to do in certain situations? I don’t know how the investigation will play out but it seems likes a whole lot of noise about a very minor issue.

Montebello has beefed up its schedule for this year. After beating Northview in the first round of the playoffs last year, head coach Pete Gonzalez feels his team is learning how to compete. The Oilers, who were eliminated in the second round last year by Monrovia, have Diamond Bar, Northview, Arroyo, El Rancho and  Paraclete on the non league agenda.

“We want to feel like we can go out on the field and compete with anybody,” Montebello HC Pete Gonzalez told Mid-Valley staffer Duane Barker. “I think beating Northview last year helped with that. It didn’t used to be that way.”

Speaking of Arellanes, he showed up at the LA KISS game Sunday to see the KISS get plastered 70-25, their seventh straight loss. Things are so bad that the KISS scheduled open tryouts June 1 at Whittier College prompting Arellanes to consider a return to the Arena Football League, Arellanes previously played for the Carolina Cobras and the Florida Bobcats.

“Yeah but it’s too bad that my daughter and son both looked at me like I’m crazy and laughed when I told them,” Arellanes said.

Go for it coach. The current quarterback is 43.

That’s my principle.

Tim can be reached at or on Twitter @tspeterson40.






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