Fanview: July 16, 2014

The Ranch lost Josh Roy (91) to graduation, but Malachi Allen returns to anchor a solid defensive front.

The Ranch lost Josh Roy (91) to graduation, but Malachi Allen returns to anchor a solid defensive front.

“Occasionally, I’ll hit somebody with my car. So sue me.”—Michael Scott

Kick it!

Oh, I’ve always been a Rodrigo Sanchez fan!

…Until he disagreed with me and agreed with Andy VillaTheDevil on soccer.

Off the top I would not write off any team because they lost in a seven-on-seven competition. In the timing, the development, the interaction of your team the passing leagues are ultra important. In regards to determining a champion…it still comes down to injuries, eligibility, tackling, blocking, determination, and scheme.

With that said I think it’s great Marshall got a win over Gabrielino, but it won’t do them a lick of good when they go to Gabrielino on September 26th.

The biggest problem with Marshall coming to the Mission Valley League is that it gives the league three teams nicknamed the “Eagles”. I don’t see Marshall competing this year (and sportswriters are often wrong), but I do see them as time passes, and they grow more stable, becoming a real pain in the neck for the rest of the MVL.

Kyle Orton being a free agent now might make things difficult for me and my plans. According to Arroyo OC Chris MacMillan my legs on my set up are too wide, but El Monte OC Brian Tabatabai likes my wide stance.

Sometimes I feel we talk a little too much Pacific League, but there’s no getting around what is going to be a tough league. From everything we are hearing about Chase Keough, Muir is going to be a factor.

In fact in a conversation with a former area coach I asked him how he thought Muir would fair in a post-season match against St. Francis and he said that Muir is the only program in the Southeast (before the realigning) that would have no fear stepping onto the field against the Golden Knights.

Speaking of the Southeast… Malachi Allen, a junior, for El Rancho was in on 46 tackles and 8.5 sacks. He’s slated to play defensive tackle this fall next to former Bishop Amat starter Levi Aguilar. Both players run about 6-1, 225.

“Our defensive line is going to be the soul of our ‘D’ this year,” said Dons HC Vinnie Lopez.

Did you feel anything watching the MLB All-Star Game last night? I felt nothing. I just wanted to see if Dave Concepcion was going to get an at-bat.

Something to remember about Diamond Ranch, and I don’t know if anyone does, but it was a coaching carousel at D-Ranch before Tom Leach took over and Roddy Layton succeeded. The Panthers have had only two head coaches from 2004 through 2013.

Kona Ice

Kona Ice

For what it’s worth Temple City is working on its fifth since 2006 and on the other end Arroyo has only had two in the last 35 years…and of course Charter Oak has had only one the last millennium.

Last Add SGV Shootout: Covina…A lot of folks are talking to us about Covina.

I know I run the risk of opening myself up to all kinds of comments, but does anyone miss grass? That is grass on a football field…The synthetic stuff is nice, but I miss dirt and mud.

I thought it was interesting when reading the USA Today football preview they listed UCLA (M-Town alum) Ellis McCarthy as a top ten NFL prospect for 2015, but then failed to list McCarthy as one of the top returning defensive players in the PAC 12 for 2014.

Question: There are still 12 teams in the PAC 12 right? They didn’t slip in a Central Florida or Memphis in on me over night did they?

Fantasy football question, because it is never too early, would you dance with Arian Foster? Something tells me that the Houston Texans have already received the best they are going to get from him and Andre Johnson.

Regards:

In regards to New York Knicks GM Phil Jackson: Who has he acquired so far?

In regards to Alhambra: I’ve asked for contact information but have received nothing in return. We also haven’t seen them at any throws…please give them my email and we’ll come out and shoot pics.

In regards to Joe’s Crab Shack: I’m ready to go with anyone who is willing to buy.

In regards to the approaching NFL season: Would trade Direct TV and the Sunday Ticket for Time Warner and Dodger games?

In regards to Purdue: Go Boilermakers!

The Dude abides…

568

Psalms 40:1-3

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10 Comments to "Fanview: July 16, 2014"

  1. bulldogfan's Gravatar bulldogfan
    July 18, 2014 - 7:54 pm | Permalink

    @Midvalleymaven: who was talkin about la serna? But since you went there They couldn’t run the ball cause the Williams kid was hurt, the other starter Tony was in street clothes and the 3rd starter (cause they run a 3 back jet offense)didn’t play in the second half because he got hurt. Burbank wins that game in a blowout if everyone from both teams is healthy. So ill save my breath for the championship this year

  2. Pedals's Gravatar Pedals
    July 17, 2014 - 12:22 pm | Permalink

    @ 3rd&1

    Last time I checked ER was 4-1 last year and made the playoffs. I think this years team is better than last years team and with the rest of the league down from where they were last year it’s anyone’s race. Yes I still think that LS is the team to beat but they won’t be what they were last year.

  3. 3rd&1's Gravatar 3rd&1
    July 17, 2014 - 10:08 am | Permalink

    ElRancho……. come on. Just try and make the playoffs why don’t ya!

  4. The real's Gravatar The real
    July 17, 2014 - 8:37 am | Permalink

    Didn’t Mt. View shine during passing league the preivous year? What was their record during the MVL season again?

  5. Mid Valley Maven's Gravatar Mid Valley Maven
    July 16, 2014 - 11:54 pm | Permalink

    Burbank lost to La Serna in the semis because they were unable to run on the Lancers in the second half. Frankie Palmer wouldn’t have had so many chances to score if the Bulldogs had kept control of the ball by sustaining their drives. If the Bank can muster the will to pound the ball forward in crunch time, THEN it will be right to talk about a championship. Short of that, save your breath.

  6. bulldogfan's Gravatar bulldogfan
    July 16, 2014 - 10:20 pm | Permalink

    What!! Was that former “area coach” you talked to a muir fan!! Its not that you talk about the Pacific league to much your always talking about muir. I guarantee that burbank isn’t scared of st.Francis and can play with them, do you not see what they are returning on offense, And their defense will be solid, anyone who was at the burbank and muir game last year know that burbank wa 3 obviously bad calls away from a win. But y’all can keep sleepin on burbank and watch what happens. Cif champs thats what!!

  7. Mid Valley Maven's Gravatar Mid Valley Maven
    July 16, 2014 - 7:39 pm | Permalink

    God help Diamond Ranch, the school built to withstand a nuclear blast. Of all that might be said of the place, this structural attribute is probably the highlight.

  8. almont's Gravatar almont
    July 16, 2014 - 6:47 pm | Permalink

    @Mvs who is on staff at alhambra?

    MVS Staff: According to our sources Bergstrom is still the HC.

  9. MVL's Gravatar MVL
    July 16, 2014 - 4:53 pm | Permalink

    The MVL is going to be very wide open this year. I still have Rosemead as the favorite, but not by much.

  10. Elrancho's Gravatar Elrancho
    July 16, 2014 - 3:45 pm | Permalink

    Malachi has the tools and talent to be one of the best players in the division, only a Jr…

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