Game Night: Week Two

Can San Marino get off the floor against Schurr?

Can San Marino get off the floor against Schurr?

All kickoffs are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

Friday September 9 

Diamond Bar (1-1) at Covina (1-1) – Covina District Field 

The Colts got well last week with a win over Pioneer while the Brahmas picked up their first win of the year by beating Walnut. Both teams were happy to get in the win column but let’s face it, Pioneer and Walnut aren’t exactly Alabama and Stanford. Should be a good match up here. Both teams are anxious to get a victory that might send them on their way to success. It could come down to a big play in the fourth quarter. The Colts get it done.

Covina 24 Diamond Bar 21 

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Arcadia (1-0) at Monrovia (0-2)

This looked like a good game a couple of weeks ago with a slight edge to the Wildcats. Today it’s a different story. Monrovia hasn’t scored a point offensively while the Apaches racked up 51 in Zero Week against Bell Gardens. Wildcat quarterback Richie Schroeder is still down with an injury adding to the M-Town woes. It’s going to be difficult for Monrovia to keep up with Arcadia. when faced with similar athletes last week at La Salle, the Cats fell 37-0. Arcadia might not just win, they could win going away. Apaches by two -three touchdowns.

Arcadia 31 Monrovia 14   

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Ayala (1-1) at Diamond Ranch (1-1) 

Another good non-league contest here. The two teams have a lot in common. Both are 1-1 and both have lost to Chino Hills-Ayala 19-7 in Zero Week and D-Ranch 20-13 a week ago. Ayala’s offense broke out with 38 points last week in a win over Alta Loma so it looks like the Bulldogs can put points on the board. The Panthers meanwhile have just 27 points in two games. Their defense has been stout though. If they can hold the Bulldogs down to a couple of scores, the offense should be able to do enough.

Diamond Ranch 20 Ayala 14

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Burbank (1-1) at Downey (1-1)

This game will be a good test for both teams as they have similar records and styles. In 2016 both teams are physical and run first and feature solid running backs. Darnell Williams and Nicolas Warren get it done for the Bulldogs and Emari Demarcado is lightning for the Vikings. The defenses are fairly equal giving up 17 (Burbank) and 20.5 (Downey) per game. With the two teams so similar where will the difference be? Downey has home field advantage.

Downey 30 Burbank 27

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Bonita (1-1) at South Pasadena (2-0)

The Tigers are off to a good start in 2016. A solid win over a physical Rosemead team and a win on the road at Santa Clarita Christian. On the other side Ibis Aguilar’s squad struggled against San Dimas and came back with a win over Santa Fe. This will be the biggest test so far for both teams. A win for either side will do a lot to build confidence and momentum.

South Pasadena 24 Bonita 20

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San Marino (0-2) at Schurr (2-0)

What a difference a year has made for San Marino. 15-1 and a trip to the State Bowl in 2015 to an 0-2 start in 2016. On the other side Schurr is 2-0 although not against the stiffest of competition. That being said winning builds confidence and doubt can set it when you’re not. The Spartans are still stinging after last year’s 63-0 loss and may be catching San Marino at a good time and no matter what San Marino’s record is, you know they will be well coached. On paper a Schurr will will still be an upset.

Schurr 35 San Marino 28

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Temple City (0-2) vs. Alhambra (0-2) at Moor Field
The Moors are in the fifth season of a rebuilding project that has produced (counting this year) a 13-29 record. If every week could include the Rams the restorations would be complete as Alham has won 9 of its last 12 with TC. These are two teams playing for now because there is no tomorrow…not in 2016
Alhambra 31 Temple City 18

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Charter Oak (2-0) vs. Glendora (1-1) at Citrus College
The Chargers have won the last two meetings after dropping the two before that…and winning the two before that. They should make it three in a row Friday night over the Tartans. They’ve got the size, the bad dudes, and Bret Clemetson who has already thrown 10 touchdown passes. G-Town has size and a quality back in James Nolan they need to use them to limit CO’s touches to have a shot.
Charter Oak 35 Glendora 14

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South El Monte (2-0) at Walnut (0-2)
So far, so good for the Southmen. They’re hammering opponents and pounding the ball. It’s a simple formula that might not take them to a CIF crown but, if well executed, it puts them deep into the MVL discussion. If quarterback Daniel Olmos is throwing 10 passes or less it means all is right with the world. If more…well…it means the 0-2 Mustangs are closing in on a W. That shouldn’t happen.
South El Monte 28 Walnut 7

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32 Comments to "Game Night: Week Two"

  1. Sparta's Gravatar Sparta
    September 13, 2016 - 9:08 pm | Permalink

    The week prior some of you were saying how SM was going to smash us. that didn’t happened. Now we are hearing that SM was a watered down team? Don’t worry son we take it week to week.

  2. @now you know's Gravatar @now you know
    September 13, 2016 - 2:44 pm | Permalink

    You guys beat a team that is no where near the team it was last year! You guys should’ve beat them up. Let’s see how you guys do this week! You ain’t playing no El Monte,cal or a watered down San Marino team!

  3. Football's Gravatar Football
    September 10, 2016 - 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Schurr High beat San Marino 42-6 … anyone have anything to say anymore ?

  4. Sports Dad's Gravatar Sports Dad
    September 10, 2016 - 9:38 am | Permalink

    Monrovia gave the game to Arcadia last night! 3 turnovers in the redzone makes it hard to win. Positive note the coaches figured out they can’t use their pass happy offense with Schroeder out and played to their strength and put the ball in their best player Elijah Halls hands and let him play QB. They did screw up at the end taking him out for the normal back up in the final drive. Much improved Wildcats but you gotta finish. Blowing a 21-9 4th quarter lead stings. But then again you were supposed to lose big and have a running clock the whole 2ND half

  5. Now you Know...'s Gravatar Now you Know...
    September 10, 2016 - 8:36 am | Permalink

    Where you at troll?
    LITTLE guys do it again. It wasn’t a even a game at all… LITTLE SPARTANS rolled them up.
    Keep score board watching.
    Before you go there….We already know…lets see how we do against West Covina.
    One thing we know is that the LITTLE SPARTANS WILL show up up and compete.
    TAKE NOTICE SCHMUCKS!!!

  6. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    September 10, 2016 - 8:04 am | Permalink

    @troll @really
    Safe to say the boys took care of business. Just so you know we competed and for 4 quarters!

  7. Now you Know...'s Gravatar Now you Know...
    September 10, 2016 - 7:31 am | Permalink

    Tiiiiitan!!! Come out and Plaaaayyaaa!!! LITTLE Spartans whooped that ass!!!
    Titans got punked by the Little Spartans.
    Your star running back got freakin’ smashed by the kicker. Lol.!!!

  8. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    September 9, 2016 - 10:06 pm | Permalink

    Spartan win. I told you guys!

  9. Gear up's Gravatar Gear up
    September 9, 2016 - 8:07 pm | Permalink

    How about them lil Spartans. 28-0 @half. Score one for the lil guy!

  10. Seriously's Gravatar Seriously
    September 9, 2016 - 4:34 pm | Permalink

    @Falcon1 you must not have followed CV for very long as they have their own list of questionable enrollees. The entire city of Glendale and La Creacenta does not feed CV and still they’ve had a number of players over the years end up at CV when they should have attended Hoover, Glendale, Verdugo and many more. You may want to keep quiet on who you believe is getting players from where. Your house is not clean.

  11. The Truth's Gravatar The Truth
    September 9, 2016 - 2:26 pm | Permalink

    @Just my opinion… – I don’t know what your smoking. I don’t think Pete has recruited too many kids from outside the area. I counted about 8 defensive starters that grew up in the local area (that I know). Another 3-4 skills positions on offense. Listen, MHS isn’t lighting the world on fire with speed. They played a bad SP team. Let’s not praise them just yet.

  12. In the know's Gravatar In the know
    September 9, 2016 - 1:51 pm | Permalink

    The blatant racism by those afraid of Arcadia is, well it’s blatant racism. “You have to be a certain demographic” so if a kid isn’t Asian they don’t belong at Arcadia or were recruited? A family who decides Pasadena is a disaster (which it is) and moves into Arcadia for better opportunities for their kid doesn’t belong? Arcadia is one of the few places that does home checks and requires actual bills to enroll. In other districts a not from mom will get a kid enrolled. I understand the fear, but the hypocrisy and lies are uncalled for.

  13. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 9, 2016 - 11:56 am | Permalink

    I’m not liking the fact that Mid-Valley Sports picked Schurr to win this week.
    Their picks have been mush lately…

    From Duane B.: Our picks have been mush lately? In the first two weeks we have gone 13-3 which includes going 7 for 7 last week. I don’t know about anyone else but I would say that’s a pretty good record!

  14. Make Arcadia Great Again!'s Gravatar Make Arcadia Great Again!
    September 9, 2016 - 11:30 am | Permalink

    Most of the whiners about Arcadia are Monrovia fans! It’s their way to soften the fall when they get run over tonight. No one forgot you had transfers too when you won those CIF titles.

  15. Really's Gravatar Really
    September 9, 2016 - 10:10 am | Permalink

    Do you really think Schurr can beat San Marino?
    The played a weak cal high team and a horrible El Monte team.
    Schurr 6 San Marino 56

  16. Falcon1's Gravatar Falcon1
    September 9, 2016 - 9:50 am | Permalink

    It’s pathetic that Arcadia has a student enrolment of 3500 and arrogantly hand out addresses.
    #homegrowntalent

  17. Just my opinion...'s Gravatar Just my opinion...
    September 9, 2016 - 9:23 am | Permalink

    I agree with “It’s easy when”!
    Just look at Montebello High School.

    Their football team doesnt represent their community. Crooked Pete is using his private school (St. Paul) techniques to recruit outsiders to MHS.

    Kids from Lynwood, Compton, Paramount, etc…
    Thats the only way he will even get close to winning a CIF Title!

  18. Doggystyle's Gravatar Doggystyle
    September 9, 2016 - 8:59 am | Permalink

    @iN THE KNOW. . .What the hell are they promoting? Facilities? Community? What a joke. Arcadia couldn’t recruit any athletes from the surrounding areas because they know Arcadia, they know you have to be a certain demo to go there. Those coaches duped those kids in playing there. But it doesn’t matter Burbank’s still going to pound them down all the way to 5th place in the Pacific. . . all with no recruits.

    @it’s easy when. . .You sound like a Burroughs fan. Stop whining.

  19. It's easy when?'s Gravatar It's easy when?
    September 9, 2016 - 8:52 am | Permalink

    @ in the know
    dont try and sugur coat arcadias dirty recruiting tactics! You say they wouldn’t have to go to LA but they did for a lineman or two (66) and the Qb where did he magically appear from, what happened with the short Hispanic kid you had all summer? How about I do a little investigation myself and dig up some arcadia dirt. You better not let Monrovia win tonight or all that recruiting will be for not. And trust me just like most of the players that transfed in last year that are no longer there this year. That will happen again! CIF where are you guys? Dont you see the cheaters at work! apachesdown

  20. Doggystyle's Gravatar Doggystyle
    September 9, 2016 - 8:11 am | Permalink

    What! Arcadia recruiting now? Didn’t know the Apaches were known for football, always assumed they were more of a band school. What a bunch of P’s. . .

  21. City of Monrovia's Gravatar City of Monrovia
    September 8, 2016 - 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Impeach the Monrovia coaching staff, Monrovia is the new blair high, what a waste of talent.

  22. In the know's Gravatar In the know
    September 8, 2016 - 9:47 pm | Permalink

    @its easy when, you must be one of those bitter parents or coach of a rival who’s been recruiting Arcadia kids for years. That the school is actually promoting itself and their facilities is a credit to the community. If the Apaches were really recruiting they wouldn’t have to go to LA. They would take every decent player from PHS, Muir etc since they have a better school and facilities. I understand the disappointment that Arcadia is no longer laying down and letting their kids walk, but that is different than recruiting. recruiting is what St Francis, La Salle and Monrovia have done for years and years.

  23. Fan's Gravatar Fan
    September 8, 2016 - 5:15 pm | Permalink

    @ It’s Easy When

    Let me start by saying I am not here to defend any questionable practices. But the reality is transfer players have become a necessity for some programs to simply survive. Anyone that believes this is only happening at a handful of schools is kidding themselves. It has always happened in reality. The difference today is it has become much more apparent because of the gap between the “haves and have nots.” It’s happened for years at the private schools. How many kids go to St. Francis or Amat “for the academics” and then just happen to go out for football. I get it, private schools get a “pass” but for many schools in the SGV it is getting harder and harder to continue to find kids even willing to play football. There will likely be a time in the not so distant future that many football programs that have existed for decades will no longer exist. The ends don’t necessarily justify the means but sometimes drastic times persuade people to take drastic measures.

  24. Troll's Gravatar Troll
    September 8, 2016 - 2:39 pm | Permalink

    If Schurr competes than I will believe, even if SM is having a down year. You can’t compare the teams that Schurr beat to the teams SM lost to. Let’s see if Schurr can make it a game. I think SM rolls up the little guys… And I mean little. Ha ha

  25. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    September 8, 2016 - 2:36 pm | Permalink

    I’ll just let be boys take care of business! Go Spartans

  26. LOL?'s Gravatar LOL?
    September 8, 2016 - 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Didn’t they have the same predictable offense last year? Last season was most definitely a long year – longer than any season your team has had.

  27. @lol's Gravatar @lol
    September 8, 2016 - 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Might be predictable but you still wont be able to stop it

  28. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    September 8, 2016 - 12:39 pm | Permalink

    @titan
    San Marino has no speed, a predictable offense, and well it’s going to be a long year for y’all.

  29. It's easy when?'s Gravatar It's easy when?
    September 8, 2016 - 11:43 am | Permalink

    Its easy win for Arcadia. I say that because any team that is allowed to truck their talent in from the surrounding city’s and even from some parts of Los Angels is always going to have the upper hand. Their qb, their lineman from Crenshaw, all their athletes are definitely not from Arcadia! You want proof how about you look into it some, I guarantee you’ll dig up some dirt. All the money in the world can buy you a team and a gaggle of shaddy coaches who are proud of themselves for getting away with it and get paid extra to pick up and drop off said players. This is where HS football is now. Sure is awesome isn’t it! Good job CIF, you are just letting it happen. First Calabasas now Arcadia. You see the trend? Oh no you see the Green and just look away.

  30. Titan's Gravatar Titan
    September 8, 2016 - 11:30 am | Permalink

    There is no way that Schurr beats San Marino. San Marino will be too big and will wear down Schurr’s little lineman. Their offense line will be in a world of trouble because they can not block anyone to save their life. Schurr’s small qb will be running for his life. It will not be as bad as last year but a butt kicking will still be in order. San Marino 42 Schurr 14

  31. Pacific's Gravatar Pacific
    September 8, 2016 - 10:08 am | Permalink

    I’m hoping for a Burbank victory, and it’ll be close. But I agree that Downey will pull it out in a tough battle. Don’t think South Pasadena will be able to knock off the Bearcats, but I do think San Marino will beat Schurr.

    Arcadia vs. Monrovia? This one will likely get out of hand in favor of the Apaches. Feels weird just writing that. Hopefully M-Town will turn things around soon, and if given time, I’m sure they will.

  32. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 8, 2016 - 8:31 am | Permalink

    Thats it?

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