(“The TEN is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)
1.) “Elias and Oliva anywhere would instantly make the program a factor in any league! Maybe not CIf champs quick but in time they would contend.”—MVS commenter “Football101”
2.) Former West Covina Bulldogs “Bad Dude” Roger Paez turns 24 today.
3.) Los Angeles Lakers reject offer of Jerry West to return as a consultant to the organization.
4.) Ranking the six remaining head coaching jobs, what they lost and what they have returning.
A.) Diamond Bar (4-6 in 2016) The Brahmas lost QB Grant Mestas to graduation as well as their top RB. D-Bar does return Kyle Rojas 267-rushing yards and three touchdowns along with a pair of top area WRs Jovon Thompson 26 receptions 267 yards and four touchdowns and Shane Wells 66 rec-1105-yards and ten touchdowns.
B.) Rosemead (2-8) The Panthers didn’t have much to lose but do have QB Alex Argueta 675 yards 7 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions. Mead also brings back a number of young skill guys as well as a big line that will be anchored by a pair of juniors to be David Sevilla 6’3″ 330lbs and Edgar Portillo 6’2″ 235lbs.
C.) El Monte (6-5) Lions lost top offensive weapon WR Saul Chavez (40-590-9) but return RB Charlie Carrillo who got some time on the field last season as well as big offensive and defensive linemen Abel Ochoa who’ll be a junior and J.Fugueroa 6’2″ 225lbs who will be heading into his senior year.
D.) Los Altos (13-1) After the Conquers second trip to the finals in three years they lose their leader Tyler Nevens 2533 rushing yards and 40 touchdowns and top receiver Andrew Manuele. The lone bright spot coming back for LA will be QB Kody Olmos 1746 yards 18 touchdowns and two interceptions.
E.) San Gabriel (3-7) The Matadors have a pair of soon to be sophomores QB Brandon Nguyen 784 yards along with 7 touchdowns and 3 interceptions and RB Joseph Dolloway who found paydirt three times as a freshmen.
F.) Marshall (6-4) After what would be a great season for a team like the Eagles that seen them rush for 387 rushing yards a game running the double-wing offense. Marshall loses top RB DJ Paul 1271 yards and 14 touchdowns but does bring back Isaiah Fry 395 yards and three touchdowns.
(A pair of these programs are just waiting for clearance for their next HC.)
5.) “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.” — Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich, Earth Day 1970.
6.) On this date in 1904, Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League).
7.) Eric Thames.
8.) Toronto Blue Jays, 3-12, worst record in MLB.
9.) “Pain is temporary…GPA is forever.”—@CollegeStudent via Twitter
10.) Thru 13 games for Oklahoma City, Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Cody Bellinger’s stat line is: Batting Average .360/OBP .439/OPS. 1.179/5 Home Runs/14-Rbis/4 Stolen Bases