T-Minus-207 Days until “The Mid Valley Classic”
The Cincinnati Bengals have signed former Jacksonville Jaguar wide receiver and number one pick Matt Jones. There had been some debate about whether Jones was Bengal-Eligible considering he has only one arrest. However, since the one arrest was for cocaine possession the commissioner’s office approved the deal on the basis of one cocaine charge is equal to two DUI’s.
Frank Thomas retired this weekend, I thought that happened ten years ago.
Obligatory Blue State question: Seeing as how the Big Hurt has not been implicated for juicing and his career appeared to follow a traditional trajectory of birth and death prior to the steroid era…Does he get immediate Hall consideration after he is eligible?
Looking at rebuilding his team in 2010, after suffering heavy duty losses to graduation, San Marino football HC D.R. Morleand confirms that Bell Gardens, Rosemead, and Golden Valley have been added to the Titans schedule next fall.
Along with Morgan Myers, whom we’ve mentioned before, key Titans for this upcoming season will be Luke MacGregor, Oliver Campbell, and Kwame Do. While there is a decent amount of beef on the front line allowing key players to run the ball, Moreland and offensive coordinator Mike Mooney need a quarterback.
Joe Forgatch is gone and Chris Falkenbury, the number two quarterback a year ago, has not thrown a pass at the varsity level.
Speaking of beef Muir has a ton of it coming back particularly in the form of Shawn Wilcox and Cameron Palmer, but HC Ken Howard is going to need to find a quarterback and a feature back.
On the other hand, Howard does have an absolute punisher in Lawrence Phillips.
While Arroyo’s Lady Knights might not be thrilled, necessarily, with a trip to Sonora for a first round CIF game this week. Others are feeling pretty good about their draw.
“We are pleased with being the nine seed,” said Rosemead’s Jay Gauthier. “We need to take care of business against an always tough Monrovia program and then hope for a great match up against Sierra Vista, which should be an awesome game between two fast paced scoring teams. We have a lot of work to do, but we feel we have an excellent chance to compete at a high level.”
At El Monte the feeling is similar.
“We’re really excited about being at home on Thursday night,” said Lady Lions HC Brian Tabatabai. “We’ve prepared ourselves all season, from our trip to the San Diego Classic to our run through the MVL, to challenge a team like Irvine. My ladies are focused and they are ready for a very physical game.”
“With four Mission League teams, I think CIF was trying to avoid them meeting. Its an interesting bracket for sure,” said La Canada girls HC Tamar Hill about her squads date with Corona Del Mar. “I do like our chances of making it to the semi’s but we’re gonna have to beat some good teams to get there.”
I really like West El Monte Poly’s draw in the 7A-Division. The Poly boys could be looking a the school’s first semifinal run.
Last Add Muir: Remember it was the Mustangs, with a 4-6 record, in the first round of the CIF Southeast Division playoffs that went to Charter Oak rallied for 19 fourth quarter points and just missed upsetting the Chargers when Jarron Williams was stopped on a two-point conversion.
Final Note Charter Oak: After beating Muir by one point, CO beat West Covina by 25-points, Cal by 28-points, and Diamond Ranch in the finals by 21-points.
Stay thirsty my friends…
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