The Peterson Principle: 8/22/2016

Tim Peterson

Tim Peterson

By Tim Peterson

I was talking to Arroyo’s biggest fan James Markoya, otherwise known as “The Wolf” Friday night at the Arcadia-San Marino scrimmage and we were going over Arroyo’s schedule.

“The Wolf” likes this Arroyo team (when doesn’t he like the Arroyo team?) but he acknowledged that last year’s first round playoff loss to Covina was painful. That it was but we both agreed that should Arroyo get by the Colts, which is a good possibility considering the Knights will come out with that defeat still fresh on its mind, they should go 9-1.

Look at their non-league schedule. We’ll concede the loss to Hart on the road, The Los Angeles Rams would have trouble with that one, but who else is going to beat them? Temple City? Rowland? Not likely. Then Mission Valley League play starts and Arroyo should roll though that. Rosemead will be a test in the first league game but beyond that it looks like cruise control for Jim Singiser’s troops.

"This book has been such a breath of fresh air. Reminding me why I sit on bleachers and what a community is all about. Most importantly what high school football is all about. I read the book 3 times." "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)

“This book has been such a breath of fresh air. Reminding me why I sit on bleachers and what a community is all about. Most importantly what high school football is all about. I read the book 3 times.”
“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)

So there you go coach. It’s all set up for a 9-1 regular season (8-2 is acceptable) and a first round home playoff game. No pressure though.

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Yes we added Buena Park to our coverage area. The Coyotes have blown up since Anthony White took over as head coach, and seemingly have D1 coaches visiting their campus on a weekly basis. We cover teams down the 605 anyway so adding Buena Park makes since. That being said I’m not sure we’ll have anybody out at Pasadena this week to cover the BP-PHS game.

While I’m still trying to figure out why Arroyo added Hart this year I’m also scratching my head over Buena Park and Pasadena. The Bulldogs are getting better (5-5 last year including a win over Muir in the Turkey Tussle) but are still not in Buena Park’s class. I don’t really see how a 42-7 defeat will help the program. And for Buena Park does beating up on Pasadena help them get ready for the Freeway League? I’m hearing from the Coyote faithful about getting out there and although I like the local flavor, I’m not sure sending a writer out there is worth it. We’ll see.

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Speaking of our “50” coverage teams I was counting on a lot of feedback and we have indeed gotten it. Nothing is set in stone. We set those as basically a foundation that we can work off of. With the new realignment putting teams in every conference except the PAC 12, we had to make some adjustments. I mean if Pioneer is playing Whittier (two teams that aren’t listed as our coverage teams) on a Thursday night and there’s not any other meat to chose from MVS will definitely be there. Rowland (not listed) travels to Covina District Field on Thursday October 27 to take on the Colts. If that game has meaning of course we’ll be on it. The “50” is flexible. You can count on that.

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I Like the choice of Max Browne over Sam Darnold at USC but let’s face it if the season started today the Rams’ Case Keenum gets the nod over Jared Goff, number one pick or not. Goff will get his shot. Darnold is not transferring and neither is Goff.

That’s my principle.

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

11 Comments to "The Peterson Principle: 8/22/2016"

  1. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    August 23, 2016 - 12:35 pm | Permalink

    I think Coach O has a good idea. I wouldn’t mind seeing that. Especially Rosemead vs. SG

  2. August 23, 2016 - 9:56 am | Permalink

    @coach O
    I gotta say I agree with you. League realignment is needed. I’d be good with Arroyo and Rosemead going into the Almont

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    August 22, 2016 - 8:29 pm | Permalink

    Agree with FridayKnights the Rosemead game will be 4 scores their QB can’t throw

  4. Red Bird's Gravatar Red Bird
    August 22, 2016 - 6:22 pm | Permalink

    @ Angelus Fan haha I laugh at you, you didn’t see them play at any passing league games this summer.

  5. Angelus Fan's Gravatar Angelus Fan
    August 22, 2016 - 4:40 pm | Permalink

    I saw Cantwell in a couple of passing league’s. They are horrible and have no talent. You Cantwin Cardinal’s have to get by Powerfull Bosco tech First.

  6. Coach O's Gravatar Coach O
    August 22, 2016 - 2:18 pm | Permalink

    League realignment must happen. Arroyo and Rosemead must go the the Almont League and San Gabriel and Keppel need to go to the Mission Valley League. Then you have 2 leagues in SGV that are actually playing for divisions 12/13 crowns. Nogales is being labeled the 2nd coming because they were in the Valley Vista, and yet last year they lost to Mtn. View; go figure. Do your job CIF!

  7. Red Bird's Gravatar Red Bird
    August 22, 2016 - 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Cantwell will surprise many this year, they have some talent.

  8. BP's Gravatar BP
    August 22, 2016 - 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Buena Park is playing Pasadena only for recruiting purposes. Also,is win!

  9. Cardianl Pride's Gravatar Cardianl Pride
    August 22, 2016 - 1:20 pm | Permalink

    To TP : “I mean if Pioneer is playing Whittier (two teams that aren’t listed as our coverage teams) on a Thursday night and there’s not any other meat to chose from MVS will definitely be there”. Hope to see you on THURSDAY 9/1 @ Cal High for Cantwell vs Whittier High. Hopefully one of the Cardinal teams can break into your TOP 50.

  10. August 22, 2016 - 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Hate to sound like a homer or like I’m trash talking but I’m really just stating facts… Arroyo is on a different level.

  11. August 22, 2016 - 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Mr Peterson, you and the Wolf are wise beyond your years. 9-1 is very accurate!
    I keep hearing hype about the view ducks but I’m not buying at all.
    I can’t see Rosemead being a threat this year they lost way too much from one of their best teams in recent memory even that team couldn’t get it done. We better this year they’re not. 3 score gap at least.
    SEM may give us a game next year but this year , 4-5 score gap
    Gabrielino same situation as SEM, maybe next year we’ll play into the third quarter but not this year.
    Marshall El Monte need not apply this year we’ll have JV in the game before the half is over

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