Fanview Lite: November 9, 2009

Pasadena players take the time to let Muir know "The Tussle" will be tough.

Pasadena players take the time to let Muir know "The Tussle" will be tough.

Good Evening!

I’m trying, I’m really trying to get into the NBA…The Clippers are 3-4…hooray, hooray, hooray!

Now what is interesting is former Arcadia/Pasadena baller Nigel Ajere is making his debut at Cleveland State tonight.

Best birthday wishes to Mid Valley favorites Tim Hawkins (Arroyo 2005) and Burroughs wide receiver Kohl Adams-hurd.

Funny what a win in Tempe will do for your outlook on the college football season.

Last Add College Football: We’ve been told former La Canada standout/sledgehammer Lavelle Peterson is back at Utah. (we welcome an update)

Win or lose, and most likely they should fall to Charter Oak Friday, Los Altos and Felipe Aguilar have shown much improvement this season. The Conquerors have gone from one to three wins. They’ve scored more points on offense and surrendered less on defense. Next year they’ll have major contributors Ryan Longoria and Scott Tibbs back. Los Altos fans be patient.

You know things are going well with the Lakers if Adam Morrison is getting into the act.

On this date in 2006 Rosemead sophomore Bobby Maldonado’s 41-yard field goal at the buzzer gave the Panthers a 23-21 victory over South El Monte. Mead HC Matt Koffler was asked if he had any reservations putting the game in the hands of a sophomore. “No,” he said. “My staff thought I was crazy, but I knew I was going to go for it all along.”

On the same night, a few miles west, Alhambra’s Du’Shine Smith and Anthony Brown both rushed for over a 100-yards, Brown scored four touchdowns, and Zion Babb caught a pair of touchdown passes from James Gonzalez covering 84 and 94-yards in the Moors 55-24 blowout of Schurr.

This was of course in 2006 and it was the last loss the Spartans would suffer en route to four consecutive victories and a CIF title.

First thing then Schurr head coach Elvin Dick said to Mid Valley staffer Jonathan Saller after Schurr’s title win over Santa Fe was; “We don’t like Tim Peterson!”

Because its interesting; Mt. View, currently in the throws of a 14-game losing streak, started its football history with 14 consecutive losses before finally breaking through on October 25, 1973 with a 14-7 victory over Schurr.

Loss number 14 in both streaks were to Arroyo.

Friday will be the first time in history El Monte and Mt. View will meet with both having 0-9 records. However, the Vikings have avoided winless seasons three times with victories over the Lions (1976, 1977, & 1982).

Monster games this week with San Dimas-Baldwin Park, the “Turkey Tussle”, and Burroughs-Burbank.

While SD-BP is for the Valle Vista crown, the others carry a personal aspect to them. In good years, bad years, or in between years…Burbank-Burroughs always means something…as does Pasadena-Muir…

After PHS’s thriller over B-Bank last week the Bulldogs didn’t waste any time racing towards the stands to let the Muir players watching that its going to be ON Friday night.

After four consecutive losses to South El Monte, expect Arroyo to come out this week viewing things in a personal nature. The Southmen are the only Mission Valley League member to beat the Knights four consecutive time since Duarte turned the trick with four straight upon entering the MVL in 1982 (1982-1985). Rosemead beat Arroyo four straight times from 1980 thru 1983.

Even though its a different coaching staff at Temple City now, things will still be personal with several former TC staffers now working for D.R. Moreland on the San Marino sidelines.

The Rams on paper should win this one, but they need to avoid letting it get personal. If they succumb to that fog…they could get themselves into a mess with the Titans and La Canada when it come to sorting out CIF spots.

Stay thirsty my friends…


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