The Peterson Principle: 6/4/2017

Tim Peterson

By Tim Peterson

I ran into Aaron “Airshow” Cantu at the 605 All-Star game Saturday night and I have this to report on the San Gabriel head coaching position.

No he’s not taking the job. No he’s not interested and no he never was interested. He never inquired about the job or has made any mention of it. It was a just a bad rumor gone haywire. You know how the blogs are.

So Cantu is out but who’s in? I wish I had the answer. I am hearing however that it’s not the team as much as the administration. There’s a lot of schools that need a rebuild when it comes to football. Coaches can handle that. Heck, most of them enjoy the challenge. They embrace it. But when the admin is tough to work for that’s a whole different matter.

“The AD talked to me about it but I told them there’s no way I could work there, not with that administration,” one assistant told me.

Another source told me that they have had to start the process all over from scratch because every potential candidate has turned it down. Frank Alonzo’s name surfaced recently as well. That was just another bad rumor.

What’s the over-under on the Matadors having a coach in place by the Fourth of July?


South El Monte plans to throw the ball a lot more this year. They won’t be “Air Coryell” circa 1983 but the Eagles will be putting the ball up.

“When we played Rancho Christian last year in the semi finals they stacked the box and shut us down,” said South El Monte HC Frank Gallardo Saturday at the One Blood Tournament at Mt. View. “A lot of teams can do that. We realize that we need to have a more balanced attack. Daniel (quarterback Daniel Olmos) is going to have a chance to throw it. He just needs to make his reads.”

“We lost some key players up front on the offensive line. So yes we’re going to throw it more,” said O-Line Coach Mike Mooney.

Of course South still has running back Sal Tovar, 2801 yards rushing, 39 touchdowns last year, and he’ll still be a key part of the offense but he just won’t be the whole offense.

Olmos was gearing up Saturday.


Montebello quarterback Gabriel Tapia looked bigger and stronger and was firing bullets Saturday as the Oilers went 6-1 overall. They advanced all the way to the semi finals before falling to eventual champion Crescenta Valley.

“He’s been working hard all off season to get better. He’s been really looking good,” said Montebello OC Pete Gonzalez Jr.

Can anybody unseat Montebello in the Almont?


Speaking of Crescenta Valley, now opponents don’t have just the high powered offense to worry about, the Falcons have the big boys up front as well. CV won the One Blood linemen Comp Saturday outlifting all of the other teams and beating Long Beach Jordan and Los Altos in the championship round.

“I’m thrilled. We just won the lineman competition,” said CV HC Paul Schilling Saturday as he was watching his Falcons go 7-on 7, which they also won.

I’m going out on a limb now and saying Crescenta Valley wins the Pacific.


So the question is do we cover Cantwell or not? It’s not like it’s not local. The school is right there in Montebello. Coach Travis Brown has been busy this offseason getting the Cardinals ready. It seems like they’ve been at every passing tournament I’ve attended. Brown has his work cut out as the Cards try to rebound from a 3-7 season. But if they’re competitive why not? We’ll try to fit them into our schedule.


Covina quarterback Nin Burns’ father played at Covina in the eighties. Burns II, a sophomore, will take over full time as the Colts starter this season. Last year he threw for 707 yards as a backup to Anthony Meneses who has since graduated.


It seemed weird seeing Kevin Argumosa and Dale Ziola in Diamond Bar gear.


Gotta love the One Blood Tournament. Mt. View HC Victor Ambruso and staff do a great job of putting the whole thing together. Best tacos on the passing circuit.


Northview quarterback Steven Comstock and several of his teammates were out for most of the day taking the SAT exam but they returned after lunch and the Vikings still managed to advance to the championship game where they fell to Crescenta Valley. I’m going out on another limb and taking Northview in the Valle Vista.


San Dimas got knocked out early after starting the tourney 1-3. But when was the last time the Saints relied on a passing attack? “Remember Tim, when you pass the ball three things can happen and two of them are bad,” said San Dimas assistant Marc Shettleroe. Shettleroe landed at San Dimas after leaving as the HC in Temple City after last season.


I wasn’t at the Red Devils Shootout in Pomona but I did get the information that Cathedral won. The Phantoms were pretty impressive knocking off Oaks Christian in the process. So I posted it. Let the fireworks begin.

That’s my principle.

Tim can be reached at or on Twitter @tspeterson40.

41 Comments to "The Peterson Principle: 6/4/2017"

  1. Football Fan's Gravatar Football Fan
    June 12, 2017 - 9:52 am | Permalink


    All you Phantom Phollowers can go online all day and talk about how great Cathedral has done in 7 on 7 or how many kids have received offers. It’s great you guys are phanatical about your team. You guys always talk about how you are going to upgrade the schedule but every year we see the same patsy’s on the schedule. But until you guys start scheduling up and actually win CIF all your talk is just that….talk. In the dictionary under the definition of underachievers is a picture of Cathedral Football.

  2. Pacific Fan's Gravatar Pacific Fan
    June 9, 2017 - 7:15 am | Permalink

    @ Anti Private
    i Agree 100%!!!
    no ring? no success.
    especially when the Angelus league was in division 5, with all public schools.

  3. Superman's Gravatar Superman
    June 8, 2017 - 6:46 am | Permalink

    @ D1 FAN , Ok listen and listen closely, “””you only offer a great education”””” WOW! you must be dumb to believe this , I will explain why, kids who transfer to your school from a school near by at their JR or Sr year have Failing grades, and the minute they show up to your school they are a 4.0 all A’s WOW! You teach Elementary or you pass with A’s so they all have a chance to college, if they tested your school, at state level VS public schools you’d FAIL .
    I wish I had the time you have answering to everyone here on MVS, if I did I would research how many of your Alumni are college drop offs in the 1st year as they are not prepared for it.

  4. Anti-private's Gravatar Anti-private
    June 7, 2017 - 10:17 pm | Permalink

    The fact is true… cathedral does graduate a lot of college bound players.

    But here is another not so flattering fact… all that talent and the school hasn’t won diddly squat or even gotten to a cif final!

    They have coaches that can recruit talent but to say they are great on the field coaches would be wrong. Track record speaks for itself …no rings!

  5. June 7, 2017 - 10:16 pm | Permalink

    Sir, the Angelus isn’t is as tough as you think. Toughtest team is St.Francis and talent wise it ain’t even close. But somehow someway S.F beats CHS. Who else in league is tough? St. Paul? HWL?
    They had a tough league but cried to get out of it with chaminade Alemany and Serra. Pee went in front on the board and said “we can’t win” lmfao literally!!!!! And as for cathedral being a champion every year? They have zero CIF championships!

  6. Muir's Gravatar Muir
    June 7, 2017 - 6:41 pm | Permalink

    I am not a coach. I’m just a true fan. Coaches have to be professional. I’m the guy at the game with his shirt off and face painted.Today’s kids are too soft. Hate is a strong word. And I use stole as in Pasadena kids aren’t going to any Pasadena school. I understand that’s today’s high school football. I wish on one team and one team only. (Phs) I just want my great school to return to greatness. No bad blood with the phantoms.
    D1 fan ,
    How did Muir look at the tournament in your opinion ?

  7. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 7, 2017 - 4:26 pm | Permalink

    Again D1 fan always pointing the finger everywhere else but at cathedral. Way to point out other programs transfers. What about your transfers. Take your own advice and worry about yourself chump. I mean idiot , wait should I cry to the MVS staff that your not being nice and demand to kick you off the blog. Should I try to find out what school you represent so I can say how much cathedral is better than. Or my personal favorite. Should I have a man to man conversation with Pearson’s voicemail.

  8. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 7, 2017 - 4:21 pm | Permalink

    @ D1 fan. Your words mean nothing here. Your program has proven over and over again to be liars , shady and an embarrassment. You coming on this blog and try to make a case about cathedrals elite talent is a joke. Elite teams play elite teams. Not elite teams play guaranteed victories before the game starts. Then you try to make a case about education. Yes , cathedral has a good education. I got one from their. But I also know that when a kid is of no use to them the financial aid gets cut. I’ve seen it , my classmates have experience it. Cathedral loves you until they get what they need from you then they ship you out for the next kids they offer financial aid to. One of the many shady things D1 fan doesn’t mention about his great school.

  9. D1 fan's Gravatar D1 fan
    June 7, 2017 - 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Nobody from Cathedral stole anybody. A lot of Your Kids from Muir went to Alemany, Monrovia ect. Kids today are not Loyal you should know that Coach. Hate is a Ugly word. We saw Your Coaches this past weekend at Pomona and everything was cool. You should look at Pasadena star news article about La Mirada. They had over 50 Transfers The past 3 Season’s. Take Care and Good Luck To Muir.

  10. Muir's Gravatar Muir
    June 7, 2017 - 4:03 pm | Permalink

    D1 fan ,
    As a Muir fan I have to hate a team that steals local talent and then beats you on the field. I think with a better preseason schedule is what cathedral needs to put them over the hump and become elite. I think there is 5 levels of high school football.
    1. Most elite nationally rate ( poly. St. John Bosco,centennial etc.
    2. Big time programs state rank( upland , ranch cucamanga, etc
    3. Local powerhouse ( cathedral ,bishop Amat ,
    4 and five who cares.

  11. D1 fan's Gravatar D1 fan
    June 7, 2017 - 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Don’t hate Muir They are a proven Great Program. You are Right sir about Pre-season. Next season We will be playing better and Bigger competition.

  12. Muir's Gravatar Muir
    June 7, 2017 - 3:20 pm | Permalink

    D1 fan ,
    Cathedral traditionally has had a very weak preseason schedule. Yes they are in a very tough league. Yes they have dominated my mustangs.since 2011 cathedral hasn’t SCHEDULED any noteworthy programs.
    Since that same time Muir
    Ranch cucamanga
    Btw I hate cathedral but they are consistent championship threat every year. I would like them to schedule some better competition in preseason.

  13. phantom's Gravatar phantom
    June 7, 2017 - 2:59 pm | Permalink

    @d1-why you always picking on will, we know alegria got bounced from chs so now him and his son gonna talk smack. alegria was nothing more than a washed up pop warner coach.

  14. D1 fan's Gravatar D1 fan
    June 7, 2017 - 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Hey Wil Torres Ex- Cathedral Grad and Coach because Coach pearson gave you a chance when everybody else was laughing at you. Who cares who Cathedral Schedules . Why do you keep putting down Ypur Alma Mater. If you have a beef with Coach pearson than go talk to him man to man. By spreading hate you are a bitter person and everybody jumps on Cathedral. Worry about your School So. Gate High. This has nothing to do with Downey High. We all know it’s you talking will. By The way Next Season We have called Serra, Bishop Amat and San Clemente for Pre-season games. I wonder who So. gate is playing. We will be calling a Good Coach in Casagran about what you are saying on these boards.

  15. sg insider's Gravatar sg insider
    June 7, 2017 - 1:42 pm | Permalink

    @Muir: I see your point. CV has always been potent on offense. However with CV Bubba’s winning strength competitions it makes them very interesting. They typically have been somewhat lacking in strong line play but now….

  16. June 7, 2017 - 12:31 pm | Permalink

    @D1 fan and superman
    The new Cathedral staff promises more than politicians do. Coach DELETED I mean Pierson has drastically changed over the course of his coaching career. He started out a great guy who was a decent coach. Now he’s morphed into a bully, ego over inflated, maniacal and worst of all UN-loyal. Which goes against everything I was taught while attending Cathedral. Couple prime examples. Last year grabbing and shoving one his players who was trying to calm the crazed head coach down. Imagine that a17 year old had more sense than this clown who is responsible for the development of those young men… great example P!
    Or how about the classiest kid Andrew Tovar. Now Andrew was a model citizen did everything the proper way worked hard and delivered every time. He’s the holder of several school records but in came a talented young freshman who’s dad “lavar balled” threatened to leave if his son didn’t play his Frosh year. So at the expense of his teams success P played this young kid equal reps as the defending league MVP Tovar. Cathedral was bounced in the second round of the playoffs because of the incompetence inconsistency and blatant disregard for cohesion and experience. Not convinced yet? How about the Marcos Lopez and Kam situation? Brings in two stud backs knowing full well he was gonna run the ball 8 times a game. Ruining any chances they had of playing in college. Here’s another point, how about the fact that this man who promises the world to these highly impressionable kids and schedules so low that the kids are NOT prepared when the get to college. Yes the stats look great but those of us who know football realize it’s inflated. How can a kid who has D1 d2 potential get better playing against division 9 corners? Not to mention the absolute humiliation on the other team. its gonna very tough for Cathedral kids to succeed in college because they aren’t prepared. Competition is terrible and the staff is even worse. How people pay money to guys like danny and mike for training is beyond comprehension. Ask danny to throw a football,you’ll see what I mean. Ask mike to run a route you’ll see what I mean. and how about the D.C. Who again was a dad who was gonna bounce if he didn’t get on the staff. Staff is trash. Every year Cathedral has twice the talent of st Francis and every year it’s a close game usually with the phantoms losing. Bonds is a real coach… that’s why!

  17. June 7, 2017 - 11:50 am | Permalink

    Who is this big transfer Burroughs has?

  18. Muir's Gravatar Muir
    June 7, 2017 - 8:52 am | Permalink

    Don’t look get caught up on CV pass league success. They always have been a great passing league team. Cv will be great. I’m saying they won’t be as dominate as 2016 and 2015. They are the favorite to win league. I think cv goes 6-1 losing an upset late in a game. Creating a three way tie.
    They won’t blow thru the league like they have in the last 2 years.
    Muir graduated 4 senior starters on offense/defense 2016 and 5 on 2015. The offensive line will be returning.muir is looking like the pre2014 Muir. They lost to oaks Christian team by 2 at the re drive shootout. Muir has never been a passing league team . The 2013 team was 7-0 in league and didn’t win a single tournament. Cv was 4-3 and won several tournaments. From what I seen this year I think Muir is becoming a total package. We be more then the one player team this year.
    Burroughs has a big transfer in. With Burroughs line in front of him will be dangerous. Traditionally Burroughs always has the biggest and the best o/d line.

  19. D1 fan's Gravatar D1 fan
    June 7, 2017 - 8:50 am | Permalink

    To Superman. At Cathedral We promise a Great Education . When Kids come to Cathedral they are told Welcome To Cathedral You are going to College. That’s what We promise Kids and Parents. Five recent Grads went on to D1 College Football. Four more are playing in D2 and so on. Oh I almost forgot, Cathedral has 1 Grad playing in the NFL for The Miami Dolphins.

  20. Superman's Gravatar Superman
    June 7, 2017 - 5:47 am | Permalink

    @D1 fan , worry ? wow you are gonzo ball’s dad? LOL
    How many kids you have in the team 1? 2?
    how many of your kids really at D1?
    or are you a coach at Cathedral , the place of false promises to kids and yes they can brag they played with one or 2 D1 players but 90% did not go D1 as promised when lured to your stupid program

  21. Falcon1's Gravatar Falcon1
    June 6, 2017 - 8:04 pm | Permalink

    @ Muir What have these other teams done to close the gap on CV other than Arcadia imploding
    And some athletes going back to Pasadena and Muir? They still have no line or quarterback.
    Burbank is always a game opponent but the best team they had in years was last year and they
    graduated a HUGE amount of talent last year. Rumor has it that Burroughs has a good transfer quarterback
    coming in and they do look to have fair amount of talent

  22. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 6, 2017 - 7:03 pm | Permalink

    SG new coach is Kevin Encinas

  23. sg insider's Gravatar sg insider
    June 6, 2017 - 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Big name coach on way to San Gabriel. His name has an E in it. Should be announced before Friday.

  24. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    June 6, 2017 - 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Can anyone tell us who might be interested in the SG job? What about that asst. from Glendora?

  25. @NWO's Gravatar @NWO
    June 6, 2017 - 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Last I heard coach Mactyre is coaching with the Clausons in Calabasas. Going to win a ring and maybe a state tittle. Should start to cover them.

  26. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    June 6, 2017 - 9:09 am | Permalink

    What became of Coach McIntyre? SG sure could use him.

  27. D1 Exposed's Gravatar D1 Exposed
    June 6, 2017 - 12:43 am | Permalink

    d1fan is monrovia ex quarterbacks dad. Don’t know his name

  28. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 5, 2017 - 9:39 pm | Permalink

    @ D1 fan. Lol. Much like your daily life. No one is listening to you.

  29. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 5, 2017 - 6:15 pm | Permalink

    San Gabriel needs to hire milvon James
    From T. Peterson: If SG does hire Milvon James, you deserve a finder’s fee.

  30. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 5, 2017 - 4:25 pm | Permalink

    @LaLaLand, hahahaha hahahahahahahaha

  31. June 5, 2017 - 3:26 pm | Permalink

    I disagree with SEM HC Frank Gallardo, SEM did not lose that semifinal game vs Rancho Christian because RC “stacked the box” they lost because of SEMs inability to stop the RC run game. The offense put 30 points the defense gave up 42. Frank Gallardo maybe you should’ve “stacked the box”

  32. Muir's Gravatar Muir
    June 5, 2017 - 3:26 pm | Permalink

    PAC fan,
    This year will be a three way tie for 1st place. I think this is the year that Burbank/Burroughs / Muir catch up to CV. I think CV will get upset and open the door for another team. 4 teams from the PAC in the playoffs.

  33. D1 fan's Gravatar D1 fan
    June 5, 2017 - 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Annonymous take yourself off these posts and really worry about Your Sorry self.

  34. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 5, 2017 - 2:03 pm | Permalink

    @d1 fan. Take your own advise and worry about your self. I know you can’t comprehend that no one like you on this blog much like in real life.

  35. Pacific Fan's Gravatar Pacific Fan
    June 5, 2017 - 1:47 pm | Permalink

    CV looks good in the 7on7 circuit.
    returning an all-league young QB always has its benefits.
    CV definitely the favorite in the Pacific. But don’t sleep on Burbank, they graduated a TON, but there are some key parts of that team that have valuable experience.
    it will come down to Burbank/CV game.

  36. D1 fan's Gravatar D1 fan
    June 5, 2017 - 10:55 am | Permalink

    Superman just worry about Your Sorry Team and don’t get on The Bandwagon about Cathedral.

  37. football 101's Gravatar football 101
    June 5, 2017 - 9:05 am | Permalink

    so hows the new addition to schurr’s coaching staff doing? (elias) i have to think that montebello vs schurr gonna be a barn burner! game of the week???

  38. Superman's Gravatar Superman
    June 5, 2017 - 8:58 am | Permalink

    SG won’t have football this year, SG players should go to Gab , Rosemead, and Keppel
    Phantoms look good all passing tourneys but fall short in playoffs (like 10 years of the same BS)
    Garfield ? garfield? then why not Roosevelt, or their league ?

  39. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 5, 2017 - 6:03 am | Permalink

    Because who cares about the city section.

  40. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 4, 2017 - 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Not a surprise that nobody wants the sg job with Debbie stone as principal. She fired the volleyball coach for no reason the coach was successful and liked by his players.

  41. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 4, 2017 - 9:59 pm | Permalink

    @peterson if we use the same formula for covering cantwell then why don’t you guys cover Garfield?

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