The Peterson Principle: 8/15/2016

Tim Peterson

Tim Peterson

By Tim Peterson

11 days and counting…It seems like just last month that San Marino was celebrating the CIF championship but football is here. Thursday, August 26 is next week as the 2016 high school football season kicks off.

Have you seen some of the games on tap for Zero Week? Thursday starts off with a bang as Northview hosts Charter Oak at Covina District Field. The Vikings, who are expected to contend for a CIF title this year, have definitely stepped up their schedule. It will be interesting to see how Northview quarterback Steven Comstock, who is already receiving D1 offers, fares against a top tier team like the Chargers.

"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)

Then on Friday night Arcadia is at Bell Gardens. Last year was a shootout of epic proportions and now for BG, the Margarito Beltran era begins. Intriguing contest. Monrovia is at Burbank as Jerry Chou makes his head coaching debut for the Wildcats. This is a big game for Monrovia, not just because it’s Chou’s first game but also because Burbank beat Monrovia last year. The Bulldogs are out to prove 2015 was no fluke.

Maybe the biggest game of the weekend will be at San Marino. It may seem like last month that the Titans raised the CIF banner but in reality it was eight months ago and this is a totally different San Marino team. With Mike Hobbie at the helm, we know San Marino is a contender but gone are several big time players. The Titans have been criticized previously for a weak non-league schedule but they will be tested right out of the gate as Los Altos comes to town. The Conquerors have running back Tyler Nevens, (yes he’s still there) and they are still smarting after missing the post season last year with a disappointing 5-5 finish. HC Dale Ziola will have them amped up and ready to rock.

Cal is at Schurr, can the Condors bounce back? Norwalk is at El Rancho as Adrian Medrano gets the Dons off and running and South Pasadena, very much improved by all accounts, is at Rosemead which is breaking in a new quarterback after the graduation of Steven Nava.

Looking for more? How about the Smudgepot? Yes it’s on Zero Week as San Dimas takes on Bonita at Citrus College. Ibis Aguilar will be on the sidelines for the first time as the head coach of the Bearcats and San Dimas is coming off a trip to the Mid-Valley Division Finals where the Saints fell to Sierra Canyon last December. The Smudgepot rarely leaves you wanting.

Other games of note on Friday are El Monte at Montebello in Lions’ HC Eric MacIntyre’s first game, Pasadena Poly is at Temple City and Gladstone travels to South El Monte.

Arroyo and Covina put a cap on the weekend when they square off at CDF on Saturday night. In case you forgot, the Colts ended the Knights season last November with a 35-28 victory at B.L. Bergstrom in the first round of the playoffs. Should be a barn burner…

Let the games begin.

That’s my principle.

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

17 Comments to "The Peterson Principle: 8/15/2016"

  1. Good Night's Gravatar Good Night
    August 20, 2016 - 4:10 pm | Permalink

    How’d ER, Arroyo and D Bar look?

  2. Angelus Fan's Gravatar Angelus Fan
    August 20, 2016 - 12:03 pm | Permalink

    Cathedral Phantoms looked real strong yesterday against Venice High. The Phantoms won scoring 45 points against Venice 0 . The Phantom Defensive and Offensive lines are huge. The Phantom Lower level’s won Big Also. QB’s Tovar and Young were in Mid-season form.

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 16, 2016 - 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Rosemead looses by 35 all Ints

  4. blackshirts's Gravatar blackshirts
    August 16, 2016 - 6:44 pm | Permalink

    friday

  5. Cathedral K dad's Gravatar Cathedral K dad
    August 16, 2016 - 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Is Burbank Friday or Saturday.
    What about Burroughs

  6. blackshirts's Gravatar blackshirts
    August 16, 2016 - 12:37 pm | Permalink

    burbank scrimmages covina and saugus at burbank

  7. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 15, 2016 - 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Who does Damian scrimmage?

  8. TigerFan's Gravatar TigerFan
    August 15, 2016 - 8:10 pm | Permalink

    Where and when does South Pasadena scrimmage?

  9. Cathedral K dad's Gravatar Cathedral K dad
    August 15, 2016 - 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Who does Muir and Burbank play

  10. Aumont Guru's Gravatar Aumont Guru
    August 15, 2016 - 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Bell Gardens vs. Pacifica @ Bell Gardens 7pm Friday

  11. ApacheDad's Gravatar ApacheDad
    August 15, 2016 - 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Arcadia scrimmages San Marino @ Arcadia

  12. Fan of D1's Gravatar Fan of D1
    August 15, 2016 - 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Great to see High School football once again. Good Luck to all teams.

  13. Sports Dad's Gravatar Sports Dad
    August 15, 2016 - 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Monrovia scrimmages at Crescenta Valley this Friday

  14. Oso Viejo's Gravatar Oso Viejo
    August 15, 2016 - 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Speaking of Charter Oak, it was nice to see old Charger nemesis Keith Smith suited up Saturday for the Cowboys. Hope that FB thing works out, the kid has a lot of ‘want’ that ought not be wasted.

  15. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    August 15, 2016 - 1:04 pm | Permalink

    The Trib did a nice story on TCHS football.

  16. Elrancho's Gravatar Elrancho
    August 15, 2016 - 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Maybe everyone should post their scrimmages for this week.

    ER, Diamond Bar and Arroyo in a 3-way on Friday at Diamond Bar

  17. CO's Gravatar CO
    August 15, 2016 - 12:18 pm | Permalink

    CO blows out northview!

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