The Peterson Principle: 10/27/14

petersonBy Tim Peterson

Jordan Lobianco had a big game for Crescenta Valley Friday night. He caught an 82-yard touchdown pass, and returned an interception 10 yards for a touchdown. He was good enough to have his highlights shown on “The Challenge” with Fred Roggin and Petros Papadakis Sunday night on NBC.

On Lobianco’s touchdown reception he initially batted the ball in the air before catching it and running the length of the field which brought this response from Papadakis. “You know what I would have told Lobianco Fred? I would have said ‘hey Lobianco! Catch it the first time!’

Oh well it could have been worse. Roggin could have butchered his name as he’s been known to do.

Muir and CV didn’t shake hands during the coin flip. It appeared the Falcon players offered their hands only to be rejected. Not sure if it fired up Muir but it did seem to serve as motivation for Crescenta Valley.

Lobianco did leave the game in the third quarter but returned in the fourth and should be fine for next week.

Lobo is nice and we’ve seen some great catches from Chase Walker, but when the Falcons really need a big play – I mean a game changer- three words: Connor Van Ginkel.

Nice to see former Falcon Sam Campbell on the sidelines Friday night. Campbell, who was a linemen in high school but is playing fullback now, was signed by the LA KISS of the Arena Football League last year and will be back next season.

“I just re-signed with the KISS. It’s exciting,” Campbell said. Despite rumors to the contrary Campbell confirmed that head coach Bob McMillen will be back as well.

For the record, I never said CV couldn’t compete with La Mirada or St. Francis, I just said that the Matadores and Golden Knights are a little better right now. Are the Falcons a Final Four team? Absolutely.

With each win, that CV sideline is getting more and more crowded.

I like La Serna but I’m still not sure if the Lancers are Final Four. If you can’t beat El Rancho and needed a last second score to beat Cal how are you going to beat La Mirada, St. Francis or Cathedral?

Losses to El Monte, forfeits by CIF and injuries to several starters and Arroyo is still breathing…barely but breathing.

South Hills is playing the role of Lazarus to perfection.

You knew it was going to happen. Within minutes of USC blowing the game to Utah Saturday the internet was blowing up with rants for Steve Sarkisian’s head. It was a bad loss but eight games in? Remember Pete Carroll was 6-6 his first year.

Look, if the Trojans continue to struggle this year and don’t recover next season I’m all for canning Sark. But who are they going to hire? Another former USC assistant? I say bring in Nick Saban or Les Miles. We need a real “name” here. Of course, based on recent hires we would probably end up with Petros Papadakis.

That’s my principle.

Tim can be reached at or on Twitter @tspeterson40

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