The Peterson Principle: 6/27/2016

Tim Peterson

Tim Peterson

By Tim Peterson

Doesn’t Andrew Tovar seem like he’s been at Cathedral for ten years? Some players just seem to have that effect on you. When you’re the face of the team and throw for over 3700 yards and 47 touchdowns like Tovar did last year, it gives the impression you’ve been there awhile.

Same thing with Steven Comstock at Northview. “Yeah I get that sometimes. People tell me it seems like he’s been here forever,” said Northview Head Coach Marcel Perez.

Comstock started as a freshman and by the time his Viking career is over he will have been a four year starter and will probably be the leader in every passing category in Northview history. Comstock, who threw for 2,698 yards and 31 touchdown as a sophomore has already received offers from Idaho, Eastern Washington and Oregon State with more expected to come.

“Yeah once one comes in they all start coming,” Perez said.

Antwaun Ayers is another weapon for the Vikings. He had over 800 yards receiving last year and just got an offer from Fresno State. Northview went 10-2 overall last year and has most of its key players coming back. The Vikes also landed running back Kevin Thomas, who transferred in from West Covina and could have their sights set on a CIF title run.

"Anyone who has a kid trying out for his High School football team needs to read this book. Torosian has taken his 20 some years of reporting on Prep sports, mixed a healthy dose of San Gabriel Valley insider references and created a very readable first effort." "A page turner...I'm sorry it's over! Is a sequel in the works?" "Torosian does for high school football what Hemingway did for the Spanish Civil War...compelling look beyond the scoreboard and into the lives of players..." "A truly great story unfolds in the pages of Joe Torosian's first novel. With high school football at its core, the story of Dale Andrade shows how a young man grows in all aspects of his life thanks to being a part of a team and a football community." “This is a great read for everyone: from those who love high school football to those who have no idea about the game.” "This book brings you onto the field and into the locker room..." Joe Torosian's high school football novel is available through Amazon.com --click pic-- (Cover by Pat Cherry www.blackheartart.com)

“Anyone who has a kid trying out for his High School football team needs to read this book. Torosian has taken his 20 some years of reporting on Prep sports, mixed a healthy dose of San Gabriel Valley insider references and created a very readable first effort.”
“A page turner…I’m sorry it’s over! Is a sequel in the works?”
“Torosian does for high school football what Hemingway did for the Spanish Civil War…compelling look beyond the scoreboard and into the lives of players…”
“A truly great story unfolds in the pages of Joe Torosian’s first novel. With high school football at its core, the story of Dale Andrade shows how a young man grows in all aspects of his life thanks to being a part of a team and a football community.”
“This is a great read for everyone: from those who love high school football to those who have no idea about the game.”
“This book brings you onto the field and into the locker room…”
Joe Torosian’s high school football novel is available through Amazon.com –click pic–
(Cover by Pat Cherry www.blackheartart.com)

That being said Northview has its work cut out for them. With the CIF realignment now in place, the Vikes are no longer in the Mid-Valley Division, They now reside in Division 8, where they will still contend with San Dimas but also the likes of Burbank, Burroughs and Don Lugo. Northview looks better in 2016 but it needs to be.

Speaking of Don Lugo I almost forgot Greg Gano has taken over as head coach. He was out Saturday in full force at the Bonita Air Assault leading the Conquistadores. Don Lugo went 6-6 overall last season but did knock off Bonita in the first round of the Central Division playoffs. Gano, who came over after a couple of tough years at Wilson, could be the one to take Don Lugo to the next level.

Paralcete, usually not a team that is known for a high powered air attack, won the Bonita Air Assault. The Spirits are loaded with athletes and used them all to knock out Cathedral and then Valencia in the championship game. Paraclete is in Division 6 with such notables as Los Altos, West Covina, San Marino, Bonita, Crescenta Valley and Pomona. That’s a division to keep an eye on.

Charter Oak, who always seems to do well in the passing circuit, took third beating Damien in the consolation game. The Chargers, who fell to San Marino last year in the CIF Central Division Final has a new challenge this year as well. They move up to Division 4 where they will lock horns with Glendora, Downey and Sierra Canyon. And if they’re really lucky they might get to take a road trip out to Lompoc. Nobody gets a free pass this year.

That’s my principle.

Tim can be reached at tim@midvalleysports.com or on Twitter @tspeterson40.

43 Comments to "The Peterson Principle: 6/27/2016"

  1. downey faithful's Gravatar downey faithful
    July 9, 2016 - 3:14 pm | Permalink

    @fan….Downey and cathedral are in 2 differnt divisions….be honest…u wont see us in the playoffs so why not play the game

  2. Fan of D1's Gravatar Fan of D1
    July 9, 2016 - 12:14 pm | Permalink

    To Basher Again why are you jumping on The Bandwagon on Cathedral. Sierra Canyon has been recruiting Heavily especially their Basketball Team. Charter Oak also recruits but they won’t say it. My point is a lot of School’s promise the World to get kids in their programs. Downey , brought in 9 Transfers last year and that Downtown Downey keeps blasting on Cathedral who only had 4 Transfers. Just look in the Mirror before you start bashing Cathedral. Cathedral Scheduled Loyola instead of Downey. We might see them again in the playoffs.

  3. July 9, 2016 - 9:24 am | Permalink

    Well let’s just say Downey! The whole area wants that game

    But since you asked I went to charter oak and now my son plays for Sierra Canyon. Wouldn’t mind seeing both schools on your schedule.

  4. Fan of D1's Gravatar Fan of D1
    July 8, 2016 - 11:22 pm | Permalink

    Ok Basher What school do you represent and Cathedral will schedule you. Another Hater and bandwagon guy.

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 8, 2016 - 8:16 pm | Permalink

    @ fan of D1. If Downey is so sorry then why did Pearson not want to play them this year in preseason. I would think he would jump all over the opportunity of dropping 80 on them if they are so sorry. Why. Because Tovar would be running for his life every single play.

  6. Back2Back's Gravatar Back2Back
    July 8, 2016 - 8:06 pm | Permalink

    @fan of D100 bashing cathedral ? Is anything being said here not true. If so please tell. You said your brother went to cathedral. So you really don’t know the ins and outs 1st hand of the shady things they do. But like a cathedral person you always point out other school recruiting besides yourself. Now cathedral throwing Chaminade under the bus and South Gate? Wow. There is a lot to some truth being said here. Why? At one point one of your not so bright people admitted the recruiting but then said we don’t have the coaches financially to coach everyone up like the bigger schools. I thought you where the big time school. If you where you wouldn’t be playing Lynwood, Sante Fe, Burroughs, La Salle. Bunch of pretenders not contenders.

  7. July 8, 2016 - 7:30 pm | Permalink

    If you’re such a powerhouse why the cookie schedule?

  8. Fan of D1's Gravatar Fan of D1
    July 8, 2016 - 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Again worry about your sorry Team Downey or So. gate. You’re obsession with Cathedral is getting old. Downey is already had 8 transfers so far. We know this too.

  9. Fan of D1's Gravatar Fan of D1
    July 8, 2016 - 7:19 pm | Permalink

    Ralph Pineda San Jose State, Earvin Johnson UNLV, Tory Mctyer UNLV, Anthony Jefferson UCLA, Danny Marquez Missori, Soon to be Hunter Echol’s UCLA, Redi Short Arizona, Rodney Cox Arizona State. There are a lot more that Coach Pearson has put out to D1. I know this because My brother played at Cathedral.

  10. July 8, 2016 - 6:51 pm | Permalink

    At Cathedral if you weren’t recruited you don’t matter
    And your such a big time football powerhouse then why Santa Fe? Why such a soft schedule?

  11. July 8, 2016 - 6:48 pm | Permalink

    I thought you weren’t a cathedral guy?
    Lol…
    So with this new “influx” of kids that want to play “big time football ” what happens to the kids that were already there?

  12. July 8, 2016 - 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Name me five kids playing D1 football the were kids that played 4 years at cathedral?
    What’s your excuse for Kam? Shortly after football he miraculous was ineligible?
    Lopez is not even playing college ball, what say you to that?

  13. Fan of D1's Gravatar Fan of D1
    July 8, 2016 - 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Kids come to Cathedral just like they come to Downey. Chaminade is getting a lot of transfers. Why don’t you talk about them. Yes Kids go to Cathedral for a Great Education and to play Big Time Sports. Cathedral is a Sports Power in most sports. Track Team 2nd in The State.Vollyball CIF Runner-up. Football League Champs and CIFSS Semi- Finalist. Soccer #1 in The State of Calif and #2 in The Nation. Coach P coaches kids up on all level’s. Coach has a lot of Kids playing D1 Big Time Football and 1 Kid in the NFL.

  14. July 8, 2016 - 5:03 pm | Permalink

    That’s “8” in July alone that’s 40% of your starters that just lost their jobs. Sad situation

  15. Fan of D1's Gravatar Fan of D1
    July 8, 2016 - 3:40 pm | Permalink

    Downtown Will, Just worry about So. gate everybody that has the ability to recruit will continue doing that. Tovar is The Starter period. Young has to sit back and wait his turn next season. Nobody at Cathedral is throwing Tovar under a bus. He is The Phantoms #1 Man Period. Stop spreading hate and rumores. Worrry about So. gate.

  16. July 8, 2016 - 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Lol that’s “8” more transfers at cathedral!
    Here’s the real question to ask, how many of cathedrals studs actually attended cathedral their entire high school career? I know Tovar has but let’s be real Steve Clarkson is coaching that kid up! Plus look how they’re treating him right now! Ready to drop him for a 16 year old freshman! Who else? Do they coach anyone up over there? If they’re QB coach is so great why does Andrew Tovar need to go spend big bucks to train with Clarkson? Answer…. Because Tovar knows the cathedral coaches just can’t coach!

  17. Fan of D1's Gravatar Fan of D1
    July 8, 2016 - 2:46 pm | Permalink

    I can tell you guys with truth Downey has 10 Transfers and So. gate has 40. La serna has about 15 and La Mirada has 50 or more.

  18. July 8, 2016 - 11:14 am | Permalink

    I can tell you guys with certainty that Cathedral just brought in 8 transfers not 4!
    8 kids that will take the place of kids who have been working their tails off to win the job! “8” !!!!!!

  19. Fan of D1's Gravatar Fan of D1
    July 6, 2016 - 2:52 pm | Permalink

    To Anonymous, I am not a Cathedral Guy, but why did you get on Downtown Downey’s bandwagon. I Can’t figure Your obsession with cathedral because You are a La Serna Guy. Cathedral has nothing to do with La Serna. I know that Coach Pearson has much respect for the Lancer program. I think both you and Downey should worry about your own programs. Thank You Gentleman.

  20. C if fan's Gravatar C if fan
    July 6, 2016 - 1:24 pm | Permalink

    La Serna just got 15 transfers right anonymous. Can you confirm please

  21. July 6, 2016 - 9:18 am | Permalink

    MVS, can you guys confirm the 4 new transfers Cathedral just got in please?

  22. July 4, 2016 - 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Feliz 4th of July y’all

  23. July 4, 2016 - 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Still…. Lollollollollollollol

  24. July 4, 2016 - 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Lollollollollollollol

  25. July 4, 2016 - 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Cathedral won’t answer those questions because they it will ruin the facade they’ve built! You know we care about our kids, we care if they graduate, no we don’t cut kids loose after football season (Kam)
    We’re a really good coaching staff. That kind of stuff! They know full well if kids and parents find out their tactics they’re ruined forever!
    Here’s how it works… A short self called guru who looks like a Lego man named … We’ll just call him gordo for now will hawk a qbs Instagram and ask hey… Wanna get some work in? Kids says uhhh sure, gordo says ok meet me at smith park in Pico and hey bring your RBs and WRs too. Kid says… Ok! And that the gist of it the rest is history! Cathedral in a nutshell! Naw I’m saynnn!

  26. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 4, 2016 - 7:55 pm | Permalink

    Again cathedral fan sits here with the question. Why do you hate us. Here you go. Why people hate cathedral top 10.
    10. Always throwing other schools under the bus when asked about recruiting.
    9. Always coming on this blog with so much pride when dropping 70 points on Washington Prep.
    8. Tries to make an argument about how elite they are when they have cupcake schedule
    7. Lies to kids to get them to come to cathedral and kindly gives them to boot when they have no use for them.
    6. Has a 16 year old QB they call true freshman.
    5. Always blaming everyone and calling people haters.
    4. CIF fan never knows what he is talking about. And tries to get everyone to reveal his true identity but his own.
    3. Cathedral tries to say they kicked out kids for their hazing incident but the 4-8 only got punished and the 4 that got kicked out where on there way out for grades anyways.
    2. Lean to run the football
    1. The number 1 reason. They claim to have it hard financially over their compared to a lot of schools in CIF.

  27. July 4, 2016 - 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Why do the cathedral folks try and throw other schools in the mix?
    Why Won’t they answer any questions?
    How many transfers did they get in just this week?
    Will they ever coach up their own kids?
    Will they ever hire a half decent assistant coach?
    Will Pee ever learn how to run the ball?
    How these clowns keep getting RBs to transfer in is beyond me!

  28. Fan of D1's Gravatar Fan of D1
    July 4, 2016 - 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Two 7 on 7′ s Passing Tournaments this coming weekend. The Santa Fe Tourney in Santa Fe Springs. The Big one all the top School’s in this one The Edison Tournament . They both are always very good. Good luck to all teams.

  29. D1 Fan's Gravatar D1 Fan
    July 4, 2016 - 12:13 pm | Permalink

    To Trust Me, Cathedral had 4 Transfers last year. They even kicked out 4 Starters from the team for a Hazing incident. My point is what’s all the hate for Cathedral when other School’s bring in a Ton more of Transfers than Cathedral.

  30. Trust Me's Gravatar Trust Me
    July 4, 2016 - 10:58 am | Permalink

    @PhantomPhever:

    I can easily name one that was successful without transfers…San Marino.

    And most of your statements about the other schools having tons of transfers is untrue.

    Typical Cathedral tactic…throw shade on everyone to take the spotlight off your antics.

    But I keep forgetting….you guys have it harder then everyone else.

  31. July 4, 2016 - 9:42 am | Permalink

    I think Muir is more upset with Cathedral and Alemany right about now! Not Monrovia!

  32. Back2Back's Gravatar Back2Back
    July 3, 2016 - 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Anymore schools you want to throw under the bus with you guys. This is a product of Pearson. Always giving excuses , always asking for sympathy , asking saying “well they did it first”, never taking the blame , always on the offensive , and twisting things back to everyone else.

  33. Fan of D1's Gravatar Fan of D1
    July 3, 2016 - 9:49 pm | Permalink

    ToTruth, ask Muir Coaches how they feel about Monrovia Coaches and other Schools for that matter.

  34. Fan of D1's Gravatar Fan of D1
    July 3, 2016 - 9:46 pm | Permalink

    You and Downey Guy keep attacking Cathedral what is it with you guys. Cathedral Football is a Great Place to be. Coach P. send’s a lot of kids to D1 Programs. In Fact all of the sports programs are doing Great at Cathedral. Not all Kids at Different School’s have a Great Experience playing High School Football. There is no perfect program.

  35. downey faithful's Gravatar downey faithful
    July 3, 2016 - 9:32 pm | Permalink

    Omg…its July and the phantom crap has already started….give it up

  36. July 3, 2016 - 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Go ask Monrovia high school how they feel about Cathedral coaches?
    Phever you got blinders on my friend, your school pulls the most disgusting tricks I’ve ever heard of. sad so very sad

  37. July 3, 2016 - 8:49 pm | Permalink

    You guys are pretty funny! But don’t think for a second your insults have an effect on our program.
    Student athletes love it here that’s why they come here. Some people need to grow up. Downtown you can hurl jab after jab at us but what good will that get you? You have a great program at Downey with great teams isn’t that enough for you? Here’s a tip buddy… If you want to affect change in high school sports what say you start with your own program. Teach us all how it should be done, be the model that high school football so desperately needs to great again. Last I checked Downey has quite a few transfers last I checked La Mirada who beat us has more out of area kids than in area kids. Northview has a ton charter oak has a ton. I tell you what, you name me a a successful team with out transfers? You said you couldn’t stand Coach P because he recruited well what the heck are you doing at Downey? Why don’t you go coach at a small school with home grown kids and kick some butt? What’s the difference between cathedral and Downey? What’s the difference from cathedral and charter oak Northview SJB, BA ? Not very much sir! So put your hate to bed already you sound pathetic. Move on buddy!

  38. Trust Me's Gravatar Trust Me
    July 3, 2016 - 8:26 pm | Permalink

    C’mon guys, be nice. Remember….they have it bad at Cathedral. It must be so difficult for them to get up everyday and face the world…much less us. hahahaha

  39. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 3, 2016 - 2:18 pm | Permalink

    @fan of D1. You want it to stop then stop responding. I feel bad for CATHEEDRAL people on this blog. Some truth is being said and it’s only obvious your gonna respond back. The more you respond the more your digging your own grave. I don’t like cathedral for what they did to those two running backs last season and your head coach has always had a reputation as far back as I can remember running up scores on purpose to get kids stats. My advice is stop responding , lick your wounds and stop defending something your not going to win.

  40. Fan of D1's Gravatar Fan of D1
    July 3, 2016 - 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Anonymous, You are getting as bad as Downtown Downey. You might be the same person. I think enough is enough attacking Cathedral.

  41. July 3, 2016 - 10:53 am | Permalink

    Cathedral= bad coaching
    Fluff program they take cool pictures tho lmfao!

  42. July 2, 2016 - 3:13 pm | Permalink

    Typical cathedral fashion to schedule a bunch of fourth place teams preseason… The shame is its actually a significant upgrade! I hear Keppel is free Or Bassett still hasn’t filled out their schedule. Cathedral play teams that are on your level you want a cookie in their go head but wowsers you guys are soft! Soft breeds soft!

  43. July 2, 2016 - 7:23 am | Permalink

    There are challenges to running a private school program as well. We have no natural feeder school so recruiting is paramount.
    Not sure why people hate that so much.
    Coach P does a good job bringing in college coaches to watch these kids. He gets them out to the next level. That’s why kids want to play here. The Kam and Lopez situation was sad and unfortunate but it was an isolated incident. That will not happen again. This is a great place and a great program to play in. Not to mention the high standards of academics we are famous for. You do what works for you the phantoms will keep on doing what works for us.

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