The Peterson Principle: 11/30/2016

Tim Peterson

Tim Peterson

By Tim Peterson

Sierra Canyon won the CIF championship last year. But they were supposed to right? I mean it was the Mid-Valley Division.

“Let’s see what they can do when they play with the big boys,” the critics said. “They won’t last.” Well, not only have the Trailblazers “lasted” after having moved up some six divisions. They haven’t lost a game. Not one.

After a pulling away and turning a close game into a 42-19 rout of Charter Oak last Friday night in the CIF Division 4 semi finals, the Blazers are a perfect 12-0.

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“Joe captures the essence of high school football and does it with a local flavor that makes this book especially interesting.”–Mike Maggiore, HC West Covina Bulldogs
“A literary snapshot of what goes on over the course of a high school football season…an awesome read and a story that truly will transcend time.”—Jim Singiser, AD/HC Arroyo Knights Football
“Thrill, dread, anxiety, love, agony, success, and failure; basically all the emotions you feel as a football player/coach as you do in life, all wrapped up in a single book.”—Marc Paramo, HC Rosemead Panthers Football
“I read the book and really enjoyed it a great deal. I would think coaches and parents could Learn a lot.”—John “Coach” Kentera, former sports talk host at Mighty 690 & Mighty 1090

They beat Paraclete, a team that will face Los Altos Friday night in the Division 6 Final, 35-7 the first week in November. They beat Viewpoint 54-10, and Taft 53-13. Sierra Canyon went all the way to Utah back in August to knock off Orem 30-20. Then came the post season and the Trailblazers continued to beat everybody in its path. Division 4 comp. The big boys. This is where it was all supposed to end. They shutout Lakewood in the playoff opener and then needed three overtimes to take out Redondo.

They were in a war with Charter Oak through three and a half quarters but the defense made big plays and Bobby Cole did the rest as the Trailblazers turned it into a rout. Now Sierra Canyon is one win away from a second consecutive title, only this time it’s Division 4.

“It’s pretty awesome. We got moved up six divisions this year and to be back in the championship when quite honestly a lot of people didn’t think we could do it because we’re a small school. But we’ve got really good football players. We’re honored to be back in the game,” said Sierra Canyon Head Coach Jon Ellinghouse. “We saw a lot of quotes in the newspapers from the so called experts saying ‘no more hiding’ and a lot of stuff like that and we knew we were a good football team. We’ve played really good teams throughout the playoffs and had some big wins so we’re proud of it.”

The biggest win of course would be still to come when the Blazers face Corona Del Mar Friday night. “We’re going to do everything we can to win it,” Ellinghouse added.

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Arroyo is making its first trip to a CIF Final under head coach Jim Singiser who is in his 14th year. It will be the Knights fourth appearance overall. They won the title in 1986 and lost in 1987. They also made their last appearance in 1991 where they came up short. Arroyo has missed the playoffs just once during Singiser’s tenure. What’s most amazing to me is not Arroyo’s consistency in the post season, or the number of league titles that they have won. It’s the fact that the Knights have had two head coaches in 37 years. D.J. MacKinnon began the run in 1980 and lasted 23 years before handing the baton to Singiser in 2003. Two coaches in 37 years! Seriously, who does that?

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Burbank continues its magical run in 2016. Last week the Bulldogs earned their first ever trip to the CIF Finals with a win over Don Lugo. Now they will try to bring home the first ever title when they travel to Yorba Linda Friday night. It seems like the more people continue to doubt the Bulldogs, the better they perform.

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Is there a more fitting name this week than Khayman King? While Sierra Canyon is perfect so far in Division 4, Los Altos hasn’t stumbled yet in Division 6. We knew the Conquerors were good. But did we know they would be 13-0 heading into December? Playing in the Hacienda League and facing non-league opponents like Newport Harbor, Corona and Glendora it seemed like a pipe dream. Well the dream has become reality as Dale Ziola has the Conqs in the CIF Final for the second time in three years.

Take another look at Alex “Gonzo” Gonzales’ picture of King on his game story on our website. That smile is what high school football is all about.

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The Mike Moschetti/La Mirada bashers are real quiet these days…

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Nice to see former Downey quarterback Jorge Reyna back in the news. After playing his high school football at Downey and Pasadena Reyna has been toiling away in obscurity the last couple of years at West LA College. Why would he “toil away in obscurity” for two years? To get a scholarship offer from Fresno State, that’s why! Honestly raise your hand if you thought you would never hear from Reyna again. I say let’s give him a pat in the back and an A+ for effort. What makes Reyna’s commitment even more significant is that he’s the first recruit of new head coach Jeff Tedford.

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Last note on the CIF Finals matchups this weekend. None of the games have been moved; they are all at the original designated locations. There were rumors that the Los Altos-Paraclete game would be played at Cerritos College and that the Burbank-Yorba Linda Final would be moved to Cal State Fullerton, but the games are at Los Altos and Yorba Linda respectively. La Mirada, Sierra Canyon (at Granada Hills) and Arroyo are all hosting. Saturday night the Knights get the stage all to themselves-at least on the local scene.

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The coaching rumors are already starting to fly. Some are true and some aren’t. You’ve probably heard that Walnut HC Alfredo Silva stepped down. That’s true. You may have also heard, or read, that Eric MacIntyre has resigned at El Monte. That’s not true.

“I hadn’t seen that but no I have not (stepped down). I am truly happy to be here and look forward to a great off season and next season,” MacIntyre said Wednesday. “I’m staying. It’s all good.”

Believe it or not, not all of the comments posted on our website are true. Who would have thought?

That’s my principle.

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

33 Comments to "The Peterson Principle: 11/30/2016"

  1. Del rio's Gravatar Del rio
    December 3, 2016 - 5:29 pm | Permalink

    The gap is closing for sure. El ranch speed kills. Cal High don’t sleep on them. Trudell is good coach and they always have size. They will battle for 3rd unless they get some speed. Nothing trudell can do about that. Admin needs to help him bring coaches on campus.

  2. The Ranch's Gravatar The Ranch
    December 2, 2016 - 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Didn’t say hand it to La Serna. Just said we will need guys to step up. Vela and Weeks should have big years. And whoever the new QB is should have a good year.

  3. HS FB fan's Gravatar HS FB fan
    December 2, 2016 - 3:01 pm | Permalink

    @arcadia alum you are likely not from Arcadia or an alum. Are you as concerned about private schools recruiting kids directly out of the middle schools? Do you believe the school should simply stop offering football? Take a look at Temple City and you will see what happens when a school lets a program die. If you are knowledgable you should volunteer to help coach at the school instead of complaining on a blog.

  4. @Theranch's Gravatar @Theranch
    December 2, 2016 - 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Not a lot only around 15 returning starters, can’t forget the tackle from Redlands, the return of some solid kids from the baseball and basketball team who decided to sit out this year. But I guess let’s pack it in and give it to La Serna.

  5. The Ranch's Gravatar The Ranch
    December 2, 2016 - 12:57 pm | Permalink

    El Rancho will have some returning players next year but not a ton. The league still runs through La Serna and El Rancho’s lower levels struggled. Vela and Weeks can be a dangerous combo next season but unfortunately the Chandler to Huerta combo will not be able to be duplicated.
    In the playoff game against Norwalk, Huerta was unstoppable in the first half. Norwalk started to triple team him and then Vela and Weeks were able to take over. In the last game against Valley christian, the supporting cast didn’t make enough plays after Huerta was being double teamed because Valley Christian was just too good.
    There’s no doubt Medrano is a smart coach. That offense is a lot of fun to watch. Always some tricks up his sleeve & there are some good players returning but without Chandler and Huerta we’all have to have playmakers step up.

  6. @Oilerpup's Gravatar @Oilerpup
    December 2, 2016 - 10:24 am | Permalink

    I find it amazing that for years El Rancho had stability and coaching issues and now looks to be the stable up and coming program in the Del Rio league with the great staff. Rumors of a few big name assistant coaches coming on board also… stay tuned.

  7. @The Real Issue's Gravatar @The Real Issue
    December 2, 2016 - 10:09 am | Permalink

    yea Beltran has done a fantastic job at BG

  8. Oiler Pup's Gravatar Oiler Pup
    December 2, 2016 - 9:41 am | Permalink

    Pioneer is winning league. They are the only team with a starting QB returning.

  9. OilerPup's Gravatar OilerPup
    December 2, 2016 - 9:01 am | Permalink

    The Del Rio League Title always goes through La Serna, that’s just a fact. Everyone else may or may not improve but until something else happens they are all playing for 2nd. I’m predicting El Rancho 2nd, Sante Fe 3rd, and Cal High 4th. El Rancho has the speed and great coaching. They will actually play La Serna close but won’t close the door until 3 years. Sante Fe always has scary athletes, but they are very Vanilla. Cal High has the right bodies to compete for 2nd but Trudell is doing it all himself. Their D is terrible and they don’t seem to develop the QB enough. They actually could line up and do damage against El Rancho and Sante Fe if Trudell had coaching and Admin help. Only guy who cares besides him is the AD (ex-head Arnold). La Serna has 4 On-Campus coaches. El Rancho has 3. Cal High – 1. Pioneer…. it doesn’t matter, Willig is a good guy and he has athletes, but wrong system. Everyone runs the spread down there except La Serna runs a little Wing T. Cal High keep doing their Veer and invest in Defense and STs. Pioneer should invest in the Wing and anything other than a 4-3.

    El Rancho is doing it right. They have the coaches and athletes to run their offense, and their defense is something a bit different in that league.

  10. The Real Issue's Gravatar The Real Issue
    December 2, 2016 - 12:18 am | Permalink

    To dissect the matter of how La Serna will fare in the rather ordinary league known as Del Rio is to miss the point entirely. Of course the Lancers will win this local squabble, but the burning question is: will George be able to get the crimson-clad kids back into the deep reaches of the postseason? His team’s collapse against a starter-deplete La Mirada squad does not bode well for the future of this once-proud program. We are left to wonder if Beltran would have been able to stave-off the LM comeback, and the answer from most perspectives is a definite yes.

  11. Maverick's Gravatar Maverick
    December 1, 2016 - 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Ok, so you think SF will win league because their JV team was 7-0 and they beat Cathedral and Northview? 3 or worse in Del Rio, Lol…
    Our JV was 7-3 and we beat SF and Mira Costa. Our freshman was 9-1 and routed SF 64-6.

  12. Easy there!!'s Gravatar Easy there!!
    December 1, 2016 - 10:44 pm | Permalink

    @Dawg
    I’ll give Burbank it’s due. They are well coached and scrappy team. And they made some big plays to take Northview down. Northview hurt them selves with dumb penalties and turnovers in the 4th. 20-9 lead going into 4th. But in no way Gibbs better than Comstock and to say Comstock is not D1 is crazy. Against your vaunted Defense. Comstock was 18-30. For 308 yards 3 tds and 17 Carries 44 yards. The 2 turn overs he had in the 4th is what let you guys back in. From the stand he looked hurt Took a lot of shots standing in there. Your Qb Gibbs was 16-27 For 253 and 1 td and 1 int.
    On the season
    Comstock =142/237=2679 &30 tds 8 ints and 104 Rush=830 &14 Td. In 11 Games
    Gibbs=160/291 for 2331 &21tds 11 ints
    And 1 Rush= -5 yards rush. In 13 games
    Stats: via Maxpreps
    That’s why Comstock is D1 with a Ton offers. So enjoy your Title. You guys should beat Yorba Linda. And Gibbs is a good high school QB. And may play small school college ball. But he’s no where near Comstock!

  13. @maverick's Gravatar @maverick
    December 1, 2016 - 10:14 pm | Permalink

    Your JV didn’t win league and simply aren’t that good. Your freshmen team was decent when your current senior class were freshmen that team was deadly. Sure he will have them ready, but with a big dropoff. Don’t be surprised if La Serna finishes 3rd or worse in the league.

  14. Maverick's Gravatar Maverick
    December 1, 2016 - 9:28 pm | Permalink

    @DRL, when it comes to La Serna you have no clue. LS will be fine, Coach George with have the young men ready come Del Rio league play. Look at what our JV and freshman teams did this year.,

  15. sg's Gravatar sg
    December 1, 2016 - 7:30 pm | Permalink

    MVN fav coach Bogan is sure getting a pass this year after laying such a huge egg in a weak division and league. After 2014 JT wrote with its top tier facilities, great coach and terrific area to recruit Maranatha would soon be rivaling St. Francis, Alemany and Damien. Maranatha 3-6-1 is having a lot of trouble beating anyone in D13.

  16. Anti-private's Gravatar Anti-private
    December 1, 2016 - 7:24 pm | Permalink

    @arcadia alum… you are right on the mark. Ask any team in the pacific league what they they think of Arcadia … arrogant… undisciplined… lack of control by coaches… and to top it off not that good!

    Diamante ran a clean program… not so much anymore!

  17. dawg's Gravatar dawg
    December 1, 2016 - 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Burbank wins easily tomorrow. Our toughest challenge was vs northview in the quarters. If there offense could figure out not to throw to number 1s way when he is covered by 4 guys every time they probably win that game vs us real talk. Gibbs out played comstock and is prob a better college prospect then comstock. Think number 1 from northview is the real d1 talent while comstock was feeding off his success. Gibbs made precsion passes while comstock ran around in circles until someone opened up any one can do that . Both gibbs and comstock are d2 football players maybe d3. Gibbs because of his size but makes up with good qb play, while comstock is a great athlete but not d1 material qb play. both are great qbs in their own way. Anyways lets bring it home Dogs!!

  18. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    December 1, 2016 - 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Here are the head coaching positions open on the CIF wecsite:

    Dominguez-Good athletes no discipline
    Blair-Do they have a team?
    Westlake- How the mighty have fallen?
    Lancaster- The Desert Rats
    Saddleback- Won’t get the best O.C talent nice facilities
    Morningside- They are asking for Rollinson but will pay less then Compton.
    Edison- Hey They are in the Finals!
    St. Pius X- New Football program in Downey- Good Luck recruiting between the monster recruiters
    Carson- LA Sleeping Giant
    Granite Hills- Doormat of the desert but better then the whole Monteview
    Adelanto– 1 Point better than Granite Hills
    Bassett- Is looking again. Maybe Malvasi can jump ship?

  19. DRL's Gravatar DRL
    December 1, 2016 - 2:24 pm | Permalink

    The Del Rio will be a toss up next year. LS will have a dropoff as this years senior class might be the best it ever had so they are losing a lot. Santa Fe is supposed to be good as their 2014 and 2015 freshmen classes won league. Pioneer is Pioneer, whittier seems to have taken a step back this year. El Rancho returns tons of kids and will be in the mix. Not sure about Cal, they graduate a lot of kids and the lower levels didn’t look too great. DRL is a toss up. I would say Trudell should be on the hot seat, not so much Willig because Pioneer is basically destined to fail every year especially when putting Buena Park on schedule.

  20. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    December 1, 2016 - 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Lets go makes some nice points. The Bonita job requires tough coaches that are willing to combat many forces pulling at the football program. Over involved parents, over involved administrators, booster monies not distributed fairly, poor facilities comparably and weak-minded players when allowed to be. Medrano and Podley had to fight off parents and relatives of players with one hand while trying to coach with the other. Medrano must feel like he died and went to heaven with the parental and administrative support he got from ER. A little rough on Trudell. They have a fine team and will be back. They lose a lot of players to La Serna but I understand this is going to stop. They will be in the hunt next year but the league is much tougher now with Medrano at The Ranch. Whittier High coach? Now that’s a toughie.

  21. Don't Forget's Gravatar Don't Forget
    December 1, 2016 - 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Jerry Chou – Highest ranked team Monrovia beat was Whittier, a 4th place team in their respective league. Monrovia had the talent to do way more but play calling made it clear that coaching is very relevant. Hall was always the best athlete on the field no matter who they played. Benefited from a down year in the Rio Hondo.

    Jose “coco” Jarin – Talk about a team loaded with talent and under-performing, Claremont takes the cake. I understand the hire with his ties to the city and lower level coaching experience at Claremont but considering the candidates whom applied im not sure if a journeyman at the college level was the right hire. Jose’s best win was vs a 3-7 Bonita team. Great man, but again that isn’t what we are evaluating. Jose owes Ibas a beer.

    Richard Salazar – No playoffs, enough said. Nogales has to be feeling like 2016 was a disappointment. Not on the hot seat yet but damn talk about pressure going into 2017.

    Anyone else?

  22. JCrush's Gravatar JCrush
    December 1, 2016 - 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Tim, one thing for sure is you got the discussions going here at MVS. Congrats!

    That said couldn’t agree more on some of the coaching comments here. Programs can turn around fast no doubt. And the big time public programs are now getting these coaches whom actually have an ability to recruit. Did Fred Roggin really say Another White of Buena Park is stepping down? Coach White is an example of this. He has become a big recruiter. Many kids at BP lived nowhere near that school. He has done so well at it they finally broke La Habra’s decade rule over the freeway league. I am not a fan of all this either. I grew up in a day when it was our block vs your block. Today winning is so important the publics are using the privates model. Only thing is they do not have the MONEY!

    Yes, MONEY…, for coaches and tuition for star players to not play for their local schools but be assembled with other star players to make a successful program. Can’t blame em! They get a great education, they are in the spotlight and get notice.

    So here in your piece we have talk of Sierra Canyon. Yes a private where it costs about $35K a year to attend. So seeing them move up all these divisions is not a surprise at all. Eventually in this new system for CIF they will land where they belong.

    As for Sierra Canyon beating the “Big Boys” I would have to beg to differ with you Tim in your assessment Taft, Viewpoint and Lakewood are remotely this. Maxpreps has SC ranked at #29 in State. I find this hard to believe but a 12-0 record will take you up the ranks. The schools you mentioned have rankings like #346, #430 and #650. In my opinion the Redondo win would be the closets to “Big Boys” you could argue. A large public school with a decent program. Any wonder why it went to triple OT!

    I suppose you will find out more tomorrow night as Sierra Canyon hosts (How can a final Championship have a HOME team?) the SEA KINGS of CORONA DEL MAR and NCAA DIVISION 1 CAL commit SR. QB. CHASE GARBERS. More here: http://www.ocvarsity.com/articles/garbers-85805-quarterback-chase.html

    Corona del mar comes in ranked #9 in Orange County. Take out the TRINITY LEAGUE SCHOOLS and that would put them at # 4 in OC publics behind Mission Viejo, Edison and San Clemente. Those are as “Big Boys” as you can get in publics.

    Good luck to all the teams playing for a Championship… gotta love “FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS”!

  23. CIF STATEMENT's Gravatar CIF STATEMENT
    December 1, 2016 - 11:51 am | Permalink

    The example of how Charles Willig was hired at Pioneer is exhibit A for why CIF needs a set of standards by which they can demand the removal of incompetent coaches. If they can lay down rules for where kids have to live and what grades they have to earn for eligibility, then it’s OK to hold coaches to some minimum level of achievement too. It’s not fair to the kids at any school to be stuck with an ineffective leader for years on end, with no hope in sight.

  24. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    December 1, 2016 - 11:35 am | Permalink

    @NWO, White stepping down? Yeah, right! There is not one public high school coach in the entire state that is in a better situation. Built a winning program, all his assistant coaches are his buddies whom are extremely loyal, tremendous support from administration, parents, and the school district. On top of all these, he’s getting paid top dollar as a teacher and coach.

    @Arcadia Alum, I respectfully disagree with you. It is alumni like yourself who are part of the problem. When the school didn’t win, it was because of the demographics. Now, you finally have a coach who knows how to win and is committed to winning, you cry about wanting to win with home grown players. Well, since you know so much about that 2010-2012 team, name us another player besides Myles Carr and Taylor Legace that everyone would know. If you are not happy with the direction of the program, please let yourself out to go cheer for Temple City, and no one would care if the door hits you on the way out.

  25. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    December 1, 2016 - 11:00 am | Permalink

    Arcadia has no more feeder programs………….

  26. December 1, 2016 - 10:55 am | Permalink

    @ Lets Go
    I agree with all your views on these schools and would add a lot more. The one thing most of these schools have in common is bad administration that do not care about student athletes. If they don’t care about the kids, than it is dam sure they don’t care about football.

  27. Central Fan's Gravatar Central Fan
    December 1, 2016 - 10:46 am | Permalink

    Pioneer, had their chance to select the right coach, when they hired Wil-nut. The head coach at Colony High School in Ontario , a pioneer alum interview for the job at the same time. Also, he was a long time assistant at La Habra. By the way Colony won the CIF Championship in 2014… Typical Pioneer move, one of your own want to come back, after working with a team that has a winning tradition and you go with a proven loser. That’s why you suck.

  28. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    December 1, 2016 - 10:25 am | Permalink

    @Lets Go. Glad to see I am not the only one who feels like that. Also, I heard on Fred Roggin’s Challenge show last weekend that Anthony White is stepping down at BP? Anything Peterson?
    From T. Peterson: As per Anthony White. “Nothing to report.”

  29. LMFootball Dad's Gravatar LMFootball Dad
    December 1, 2016 - 9:55 am | Permalink

    @fbFan:
    How dare you sully the memory of the young man from Whittier Christian with those accusations against Coach Moschetti. I personally know Coach and I know many of the kids from the team. The passing of Ethan Hawks has had a profound effect on Coach, all the coaches and the kids on the team.

    And to try and disparage Elijah. He is an outstanding young man and will be successful at the next level and in whatever he does.

    There is something wrong with you and I don’t know what happened to you to make you so bitter that you have to make these comments. I will continue to pray for you.

  30. Arcadia Alum's Gravatar Arcadia Alum
    December 1, 2016 - 8:04 am | Permalink

    @ Let’s Go

    I think you need to add Policky from Arcadia to this list.
    Couldn’t win at Hoover (no surprise)
    then goes to Arcadia, has tons of athletes, (not from Arcadia) and somehow still can’t win.
    yet you have his assistant coach Hooting and Hollering every year that this is the year, and believe me my fellow Arcadia Alum do not like this, then they get bounced in the second round from division 11.

    Funny hos a lot of those Arcadia kids talk about being from Pasadena.

    Time for Arcadia to bring back some tradition like we had in 2010-2012.
    winning with Home grown kids.
    Maybe we should take some notes from Burbank, Winning with HOMEGROWN kids.

  31. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    December 1, 2016 - 1:13 am | Permalink

    Oh and I’ve always respected Mischetti as a top notch BS’er. He did just that by pretending like he actually cares about kids. He pulls out recruiting BS and his latest 1 with WC took the cake. Just ask Long Beach Poly. They knew what grade Elijah Hicks should really be in. Thats some real Heart-Pride-Trust.

  32. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    December 1, 2016 - 1:05 am | Permalink

    @Lets Go,

    You make some good points but you have to remember this is local high school football that you’re talking about, not big time NCAA football where coaches are making massive salaries. As you stated, those men are good people who are also trying to make good people trying to help kids.

  33. Lets Go!'s Gravatar Lets Go!
    November 30, 2016 - 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Let’s get this Blog going Tim…let’s talk about coaches on the hot seat or coaches that should be on the hot seat! Let’s give the people what they want (by people I mean all the gossip bloggers like myself)! By no means do I mean these gentlemen are bad people but it is time to call some of these coaches out…in no particular order:

    Marcus Hughes – Diamond Bar: Took over a playoff program that has great facilities and is in an area that has athletes. No playoffs in two or three years is not acceptable, the one lingering doubt…they are in a tough league.

    Marc Paramo – Rosemead: No way this program should not make the playoffs every year in their league! What South El Monte has done in two years should be happening at Rosemead. Rosemead has talent but is not playing up to it. This should be a VERY hot seat!

    Chuck Willig – Pioneer: 0-10 is 0-10, to go from 7-3 to 0-10 should not be accepted. Tough place to win in a tough league but should compete with some of the schools in that area. New admin might mean change is coming!

    Joe Ledesma – San Gabriel: Recent history has shown that this was a successful program with the last two coaches (one is now the AD), so we can say that with the right coach San Gabriel can be competitive. Coach Ledesma is not the right coach.

    Kyle Trudell – Cal High: Took over a successful program, a program that was in the playoffs consistently. During his tenure Cal has fallen to a 5th place team in a 6 team league, this year the scores were not close in the Del Rio League. As Whittier and Santa Fe improve Cal has taken several steps back, change is needed! Another seat that should be VERY HOT!

    Ibis Aguilar – Bonita: Yes, I understand it was his first year but to see what has happened to the Bonita program this fast is shocking. Former coach leaves and makes the playoffs at his new school who was 1-9 the year before, he did not leave the shelves empty! There are athletes at Bonita, I am willing to say the admin might be rethinking this decision.

    As I stated above, not a knock on these men as men, fathers, or teachers this is nothing personal but…

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