What Does a Mid-Valley Division Final Four Look Like? (Vote in Poll)

Isaiah Scott and the Duarte Falcons are looking for room to soar in the Montview. (Photo by Doug Brown)

Isaiah Scott and the Duarte Falcons are looking for room to soar in the Montview. (Photo by Doug Brown)

Well the burden of Monrovia has been removed and no new colossus has been added,……that’s the good news for the rest of the Mid-Valley Division. The bad news is there are now 37 teams, in six different leagues, competing for 16 playoff spots and a third place finish is no guarantee of a playoff berth.

San Dimas and Paraclete still headline, but expect a resurgence at Sierra Canyon and do not write off Viewpoint. Pomona is scary, Bassett has come a long way, Baldwin Park has and offensive line that looks like it was imported from Texas. So you tell us who is going to be in the Final Four.

By League (School & Coach):

Almont League
Alhambra—Eric Bergstrom
Bell Gardens—Geoff Ackerman
Keppel—Aaron Sepulveda
Montebello—Pete Gonzalez
San Gabriel—Joe Ledesma
Schurr—Marco Ramirez

Alpha League
Brentwood—Patrick Brown
Campbell Hall—Dennis Keyes
McAuliffe—Derek Ayers
Paraclete—Norm Dahlia
Sierra Canyon—Jon Ellinghouse
Viewpoint—Chris Adamson
Windward—Alvin Cowan

Miramonte League
Bassett—Hector Spathias
Ganesha—Don Cayer
Garey—Al Brown
La Puente—Scott Morrison
Pomona—Aaron Jamieson

Mission Valley League
Arroyo—Jim Singiser
El Monte—Joel Sanchez
Gabrielino—Harold Sanin
Mt. View—Victor Ambruso
Rosemead—Marc Paramo
South El Monte—Ibis Aguilar

Marshall—Nick Moreno (Interim- took over after the resignation of Jim Arellanes)   

Montview League
Azusa—Joe Scherf
Baldwin Park—Daniel Al-gattas
Duarte—Travis Brown
Gladstone—Citos Marinez
Sierra Vista—Fabian Castillo
Workman—Eric McIntyre

Valle Vista League
Covina—Joe Brown
Nogales—Ruben Salazar
Northview—Marcel Perez
Rowland—Ryan Jacobson
San Dimas—Bill Zernickow
Wilson—Greg Gano

23 Comments to "What Does a Mid-Valley Division Final Four Look Like? (Vote in Poll)"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 27, 2014 - 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Elijah peters best QB in the MVL. But will have trouble scoring due to lack of skill at receiver. Sucks to suck..

  2. Blue Knight's Gravatar Blue Knight
    August 27, 2014 - 8:46 pm | Permalink

    @Anonymous….The only ass kissing i see is all you Rosemead people kissing our ass after we kick your ass!!! Stop blaming the refs we own you! Hahaha! The Mead Will BLEED!

  3. anonymous's Gravatar anonymous
    August 27, 2014 - 6:57 pm | Permalink

    Knight please hahaha.bring refs from another division that doesn’t kiss ass to your coaches. And you are not beating SEM, Gab, or Rosemead

  4. fan's Gravatar fan
    August 27, 2014 - 6:53 pm | Permalink

    @ Montebello parent just because you did a great job your kids have character. I never said all.i said it is a culture I would love the law to test students for drugs and I guarantee that you and shurr have higher % kids using it. Same with sex, a high% are about how many girls they been with. Congrats to you. I believe in what you said it really starts at home but please do not be in denial.ask your kids how many of their friends are using drugs.nuff said

  5. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    August 27, 2014 - 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Schurrs head coach should be held accountable for his staff. Whether it was him or one of his staff I heard he was there talking to the kid. He allowed his coach to go off on the kid, he absolutely should be held accountable and not suspended for a few days. Get a new head coach Schurr.

  6. Football fan's Gravatar Football fan
    August 27, 2014 - 4:40 pm | Permalink

    Schurr parent, sure prosily Schurr coach I get it your coach has done good but it doesn’t matter all the good that’s been done it just takes one bad thing and it’s over. This crap has been going on for years at Schurr your guys get kicked off the team and get back in the next day it’s a joke. The administration at Schurr should be held responsible for this. I don’t care what school it is a head coach should act like a head coach not like an idiot.

  7. Montebello Parent's Gravatar Montebello Parent
    August 27, 2014 - 12:37 pm | Permalink

    @ Fan. I will have to disagree. I have 2 kids who have came out of the Montebello Unified School district, one who graduated from college and one who has the opportunity to attend a Cal State or UC of his choice next year. This doesn’t happen by accident but by driven individuals who want to succeed. This type of character building begins at home. If a child wants to succeed he or she very well can and will. I guarantee there are several kids who’s parents paid for a private education and still ran into the same issues with sex, drugs, and alcohol.Don’t depend on the school, teacher, or a coach to raise your kids.

  8. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 27, 2014 - 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Most athletes want to get out of these areas to get more recognition, but sometimes you’re just stuck with it

  9. annonymous's Gravatar annonymous
    August 27, 2014 - 11:31 am | Permalink

    I wouldn’t say whoped by Rosemead but Rosemead beat them without Nava, It’s the D for the mead, D D D baby

  10. Fan's Gravatar Fan
    August 27, 2014 - 10:56 am | Permalink

    I always tell people do not send your kids to Shurr or Montebello , priority one for the culture there is sex and pot, not grades or college or playing the next level by keeping OK grades, If your a parent see the state test scores before you send your kids to schools because you went there, or the coach is your cousin, BS, pick a school that cares about promoting your kid to go farther,

  11. Omg's Gravatar Omg
    August 27, 2014 - 10:45 am | Permalink

    If a coach challenged my son I would personally give him a beating. How the admin didn’t do anything that is wrong. The parents should go to the district yo get a proper reaction. I don’t know what happened but you can not threaten the kid. Coaches from Schurr sound like idiots.

  12. Blue Knight's Gravatar Blue Knight
    August 27, 2014 - 10:15 am | Permalink

    Rosemead in the final 4? Please, they’ll be lucky to get out of their first four games healthy and without drama. We all know how much their fans cry, and whine when things dont go their way, and they are going to lose to us, and blame the referees again. The Mead Will BLEED!! Go Knights!!

  13. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 27, 2014 - 10:04 am | Permalink

    We will see about Rosemead early as they play San Dimas week 4.

  14. sgv's Gravatar sgv
    August 27, 2014 - 8:11 am | Permalink

    Rosemead san dimas paraclete Sierra canyon

  15. looking glass's Gravatar looking glass
    August 27, 2014 - 8:05 am | Permalink


  16. SCHURR Football Parent's Gravatar SCHURR Football Parent
    August 27, 2014 - 7:25 am | Permalink

    Maybe as a concerned outsider you should actually come to SCHURR and see first hand what these Coaches do for the football players. Coach Ramirez is a role model and a mentor to these boys including my own son. My son doesn’t do drugs or drink. He will be graduating this year and has been a part of the SCHURR Football Program for four years. Just because the social world feeds off the negative does not mean their is not a positive. There are 50+ players on the Varsity team and they each have there own personal story on how Coach Ramirez has mentored, coached and motivated them into being respecful, responsible, hard working young men and to keep the focus of graduating high school and moving on to college. This past season he began stressing the student athlete motto and four these young men to go to four year colleges. In the four years that our son has attended SCHURR we have personally seen the improvements and personal dedication Coach Ramirez has invested into the program. Coach Ramirez goes above and beyond the job description of Head Coach. You are welcome anytime to meet these young men including both my sons.

  17. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 26, 2014 - 11:14 pm | Permalink


  18. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 26, 2014 - 11:14 pm | Permalink

    I would put montebello in your top 4 stan, they got whooped by rosemead at a scrimmage last week

  19. Albert's Gravatar Albert
    August 26, 2014 - 11:06 pm | Permalink

    So what will happen to the coaches? Any word yet? That AD and head baseball coach at la mirada lost his coaching job. And that was national news for a fbomb filled tirade. He didn’t even attempt to give the kid a good old fashioned whoopin.

  20. Facts's Gravatar Facts
    August 26, 2014 - 10:19 pm | Permalink

    It wasn’t the HC. The issue wasn’t the kid being called out. Yes it was a coach saying the wrong thing. And that coach is no longer on staff. Let’s check our facts before you post anything.

  21. Football fan's Gravatar Football fan
    August 26, 2014 - 7:53 pm | Permalink

    It is true what happened at Schurr. What I’m trying to understand is what kind if administration/a.d do they have? The last time I checked when a head coach challenges a kid to a good old a$$ kicking I’m not saying he didn’t deserve it but at some point the coach is responsible for doing that. That is wrong! I have heard for the past couple of years issues over there grades, drugs and the boys get their hand slapped. I guess now I understand why the boys don’t get kicked off the team because the coaches don’t either. It’s a shame that is going on at Schurr. Shame on you administration.

  22. Albert's Gravatar Albert
    August 25, 2014 - 11:34 pm | Permalink

    Wondering if anyone knows what happened to some of the coaches at Schurr. I heard some rumors of a couple being put on leave, one being the head coach. And at the scrimmage at el rancho I noticed the head coach and OC not there.

  23. Stan's Gravatar Stan
    August 25, 2014 - 10:52 pm | Permalink

    SD, Pomona, Montebello, and Clete are my top 4

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