(El Monte) – Whittier Christian, Northview, and San Gabriel joined Arroyo for one last throw Thursday before the dead period begins for the next few weeks.
“We’re out of here for the next 21 days after Saturday. I already have my vacation planned,” said Arroyo HC Jim Singiser.
Northview and head coach Marcel Perez are dropping into the dead period as well until early August.
Notes: Northview’s starting quarterback Steven Comstock is a freshman. He’s a kid that could be leading the Vikings for the next four years. He already has the size coaches look for in a QB.
“He’s been looking really good -making all the right plays,” Perez said.
Whittier Christian quarterback Joe Hernandez transferred in from St. Francis, and although Herald HC Sergio Gradilla wishes he could start right now he has to sit out the CIF mandated 30 days.
“He’s our guy but he won’t be able to start probably until October. He’ll miss all of the the non-league games,” Gradilla said. “Cooper Hughes will start until Joe is ready.”
Former Maranatha DC Henry Rodriguez is the new DC at Whittier Christian.
It’s going to be a long process for San Gabriel. The Matadors are young and inexperienced and will suffer some growing pains before they’re ready to compete.
“We haven’t had a JV team for the last two years and it shows. It’s going to be a long process,” said first year San Gabriel Coach Joe Ledesma. “We’re young. We have mostly freshman and sophomores.”
Arroyo quarterback Chaz Miller just keeps improving. How can you not when you throw it as much as Arroyo does? The Knights have key skill players too that will contribute this year like Gabriel Gomez, Randy Amezcua and David Cotero.