The Peterson Principle: 7/25/2017

Tim Peterson

By Tim Peterson

“Will you look at all these rumors surroundin’ me every day
I just need some time, some time to get away from
From all these rumors, I can’t take it no more
My best friend said there’s one out now about me and the girl next door ” Lyrics from “Rumors” by Timex Social Club. 

More rumors abound this off season. I mean there’s always rumors that abound in the off season but this one’s a doozy. Arroyo junior quarterback Ernesto Camacho is transferring to Monrovia – done deal. Don’t believe it? Well neither do I but it is all over our site and all over Twitter as well. Why would a quarterback coming off of a CIF Championship season transfer to Monrovia, or any school for that matter, four weeks before the season kicks off? Well he wouldn’t of course but the chatter started to get so loud that Camacho felt the need to address it.

Arroyo Head Coach Jim Singiser, who is vacationing in Hawaii, sent me Camacho’s tweet “No, I’m not leaving Arroyo so please stop sending me screenshots of the tweet,” Camacho posted. The Rumor was so off the charts ridiculous that it’s funny Camacho even felt the need to reply. But I get it. Sometimes that’s the only way to get people to shut up…or stop typing.

“Now back to my vacation,” Singiser said. Sure Coach, enjoy. See you August 25 against Covina. And yes, Ernesto Camacho will be behind center.


Speaking of Monrovia, there is one guy that you should keep an eye for the Wildcats. Rashad Flood, 6-4, 240, is a junior lineman that plays on both sides of the ball. Some say he may even be a D1 prospect. I won’t go that far already but let’s just keep an eye on him for now. He looks good.

We’ll find out about Monrovia right away. The Wildcats have Burbank, La Salle, Don Lugo and Damien on the non-league schedule.


I’ve posted “An Early Look” at several leagues so far. I started with the MVL, and followed it up with the Valle Vista, Almont, Miramonte and most recently the Rio Hondo. They were all fairly well received except maybe the Miramonte where Pomona is the decided favorite. Hey I can’t help it if Pomona, which was previously in the Valle Vista, has risen to such heights recently.  It may sound funny now, but there was a time that the Red Devils weren’t that much better than Bassett, La Puente and Garey.

Now everybody is clamoring for the Pacific. It’s coming soon I assure you. In a nutshell, it will be an upset if anybody other than Crescenta Valley wins the league. However I am hearing and seeing that Muir is much better and Burroughs is improved. Arcadia, with the Pasadena pipeline, will compete. As for Burbank, the jury is still out. The Bulldogs stunned everybody last year by advancing all they way to the CIF Final, but struggled earlier this year in passing tournaments including Charter Oak. A local coach told me they looked much better later and were missing some key players at Charter Oak. Former Burbank QB Adam Colman has taken the reigns as head coach and Manuel Lemus is the DC so they should be well coached. As for Glendale and Hoover…well former Glendale receiver Michael Davis is in the Los Angeles Chargers camp.

Do we still need “An Early Look at the Pacific?”

Can La Mirada stay relevant now that Mike Moschetti is gone? The Joaquin Aguilar era may get off to a rough start. The Matadores open at home against Orange Lutheran and Capistrano Valley before traveling to Mater Dei and Upland. Of course the La Mirada non-league schedule traditionally features everybody except the New England Patriots.


Gladstone will be a lot better this year. I’m not going to list all of their returning players and talk about how big the Gladiators are up front. But I’ve seen them at several tournaments so far this summer and they’re working…I mean working hard. The numbers were good and so was the morale but I just saw a lot of sweat. Will they win league? I don’t know but they’re grinding…and that includes HC Ted Clarke. Note to self: Post “An Early Look at the Montview.”


In the Del Rio it’s La Serna. Isn’t it always? Although Adrian Medrano and El Rancho look like they’re ready to take that next step. Or is that just a rumor?

That’s my principle.

Tim can be reached at or on Twitter @tspeterson40.

34 Comments to "The Peterson Principle: 7/25/2017"

  1. Whitmont's Gravatar Whitmont
    July 29, 2017 - 10:20 am | Permalink

    That QB very easily could have been starting for ER.

  2. LOL's Gravatar LOL
    July 29, 2017 - 9:09 am | Permalink

    El Rancho will beat Sante Fe just on discipline. That is a big problem over there. El Rancho kids will do anything for their coaches.

    Might keep the la serna game close.

    Cal actually has a nice qb and is the biggest team in the league. Actually bigger than La Serna. Too bad 1 coach can’t do it all and who knows what they want to do on offense.

  3. The Ranch's Gravatar The Ranch
    July 27, 2017 - 6:13 pm | Permalink

    @Del Rio
    Santa Fe had way more discipline issues than ER. The only reason you think that is because our coach doesn’t put up with anything and is a perfectionist. You obviously didn’t hear the Santa Fe players were talking to their coaches. Now you that’s no discipline. ER players wouldn’t dare talk to their coaches like that.

  4. SportsDad's Gravatar SportsDad
    July 27, 2017 - 8:50 am | Permalink

    Downtown Downey where you at?

  5. SportsDad's Gravatar SportsDad
    July 27, 2017 - 8:47 am | Permalink

    Yes! Got you out of hiding D1. It’s not about Cathedral Bro. You guys and you’re bickering with the Cathedral haters is the reason I love this blog. No disrespect intended.

  6. D1 fan's Gravatar D1 fan
    July 27, 2017 - 8:41 am | Permalink

    To Sports Dad, Please keep Cathedral out of this. We have nothing to do with this Topic abut Camacho.

  7. SportsDad's Gravatar SportsDad
    July 27, 2017 - 8:28 am | Permalink

    I like tmz he straight comedy. His assinine rumors are funny to me! Every blog needs one these guys and a couple of trolls. Speaking of which where is Downtown Downey and the Cathedral cronies.

  8. Truth's Gravatar Truth
    July 27, 2017 - 7:43 am | Permalink

    This guy is a moron Tim

  9. July 26, 2017 - 11:22 pm | Permalink

    And PS Bt bear if you deny the fact that Camacho would more weapons at Monrovia over Arroyo then you don’t know football from your @$$
    From T. Peterson: All this and another drum roll please…Camacho is still at Arroyo.

  10. July 26, 2017 - 11:19 pm | Permalink

    I’m the problem! Yea keep telling yourself that my brotha. I just posted a rumor I heard from a reliable source, by that I mean “blood reliable ” lol not sure how that makes me the problem. If your inferring that The problem is kids not playing for their home schools anymore then I 100 percent agree but I’m just the messenger here. If we take this same kid Ernie Camacho his home school is actually Mountain View. How many Charter Oak kids are from pasadena and Pomona? No one says anything about that. Again I posted something that was told to me by a relative. So chill there long duck don

  11. Whitmont's Gravatar Whitmont
    July 26, 2017 - 11:17 pm | Permalink

    St. Paul loves those kind of kids. They took one from El Rancho last season who was super talented but was the laziest and with a horrible attitude.. good riddance.

  12. Whitmont's Gravatar Whitmont
    July 26, 2017 - 11:11 pm | Permalink

    I would say leadership might be lacking, even though El Rancho returns a lot they are still fairly young and don’t have much seniors. That has been one of the reasons for some lack of maturity/discipline issues. I’m hoping whatever issues they had are gone by this point and leave the football to the kids that want to be there. El Rancho has a solid line and some fairly experienced skill players yet still fairly young, QB play is going to be crucial. SF is recruiting like crazy, but they don’t have the staff or scheme so it will be a toss up between ER and SF with LS as favorite although any team can surprise..

  13. Truth's Gravatar Truth
    July 26, 2017 - 8:54 pm | Permalink


  14. @Truth's Gravatar @Truth
    July 26, 2017 - 7:24 pm | Permalink

    Now that’s the truth!!!

  15. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 26, 2017 - 5:17 pm | Permalink


    Yup I heard about that too and you are right, he wasn’t a good fit. Also heard he didn’t like to “work out” and refused to do the conditioning after practice.

  16. Del Rio Issues's Gravatar Del Rio Issues
    July 26, 2017 - 4:18 pm | Permalink

    La Serna is ripe for the overtaking but…
    Santa Fe – Has all the perimeter talent but no linemen and no coaching
    El Rancho – Has put together a good coaching staff but has discipline problems that could slowly eat away at their season
    Whittier – Doesn’t have the guys to compete with Santa Fe and doesn’t have the coaching staff to keep up with El Rancho
    Cal – Going to be young plus another set of assistant coaches, at some point its not the assistants its the head man
    Pioneer – Just looking ahead to next year and the 605 League

    La Serna will stumble in preseason because of who they are playing then go 5-0 in league and then lose 1st or 2nd round because of still being in Division 3.

    Del Rio League Finish
    1. La Serna
    2. Santa Fe
    3. El Rancho
    4. Whittier
    5. Cal
    6. Pioneer

  17. Btbear's Gravatar Btbear
    July 26, 2017 - 4:05 pm | Permalink

    @TMZ, you are the problem in HS football. You and individuals that believe this load of crap, that spew it from unknowing mouths, that encourage kids to believe this is how you should get noticed. Why don’t you shut up, sit down and just enjoy HS football just like it was meant to be watched.

  18. Whitmont's Gravatar Whitmont
    July 26, 2017 - 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Someone I know was hyping him up saying he had his own UTR video etc, all I could think is he will not be a good fit for LS because they get more tough hard working kids vs the flashy type of talent and they do well with that style of player. I havent seen this years LS freshmen team, but their freshmen team last year was really good.

  19. Truth's Gravatar Truth
    July 26, 2017 - 2:29 pm | Permalink

    First off the kid is not a college level player, second he’s not gonna get more looks by going to Monrovia. This is the same propoganda that is spread throughout HS football now. If you can play coaches will find you, period.

  20. July 26, 2017 - 12:03 pm | Permalink

    Great points. All the reasons why the kid is considering leaving. These Arroyo fans are myopic.

  21. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 26, 2017 - 11:19 am | Permalink

    Kid that went to St. Paul wasn’t worth it. Good riddance.

  22. Superman's Gravatar Superman
    July 26, 2017 - 6:21 am | Permalink

    If Camacho kid is legit then Monrovia has better exposure than arroyo, lets face it who from Arroyo is at D1 or D2 in the last 10 years?
    Also how many cell numbers does Arroyo have from College coaches to let them know every year “hey I got 5 kids or 3 that you would be interested in” answer NONE.

  23. Whitmont's Gravatar Whitmont
    July 25, 2017 - 10:14 pm | Permalink

    Santa Fe, perhaps ER are ready to take the next step, but I do know La Serna will regress, Frankie Palmer, Anthony Garcia and Matt Marshall were amazing talents that carried La Serna almost their entire run the last few years, that I know of there is no one of that caliber waiting in the wings. Marshall and Garcia were some very athletic backs, their RB this season is more of a bruiser, the QB is below what they’ve had also. They had a stud coming in at the freshmen level who could have helped out, but he’s at St Paul now from what I heard. last year they pillaged ER at the freshmen level, this year La Serna, not sure what families see in that sham of an institution in Santa Fe Springs. In spite of all that it might still be enough for La Serna to win league with.

  24. July 25, 2017 - 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Camacho did get eaten up at the Bonita tourney because no matter what Arroyo can’t prepare him for high level defenses and high level players. His receivers can’t physically make plays that a Washington can make or Rams can make. Think about it, Arroyo doesn’t even have to worry about another team in league they have Tovar at SEM to think about and that’s it one player in the entire league to focus on. How does that prepare him for college?
    @Peterson…. For now…..
    From T. Peterson: For the remainder of his high school career.

  25. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 25, 2017 - 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Flood is going to mangle anything that comes his way! He has work to do but is D1 all the way.

  26. annoymous's Gravatar annoymous
    July 25, 2017 - 5:47 pm | Permalink

    Camacho is good in D12. I saw him at The Bonita Tournament and he got Destroyed against some upper division teams.

  27. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 25, 2017 - 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Rio Hondo league will most likely not have Blair this year. They have called off all football games this season.

    Arcadia creates hype every year, yet got outplayed in quarterfinals by a team that ran the same 3 plays.

  28. July 25, 2017 - 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Ridiculous aye? Silly? Why? Lmfao
    Ok ok let’s deal with a couple things…
    1. Why would Jim Singiser know his qb was leaving? That would be silly to let him know giving him time to road block.
    2. Why leave CIF champ arroyo? Hmm
    Because that was Arroyos best team in decades… DECADES! That means those teams don’t come around all the time.
    Second, Micheal Washington Maury Rams. Can you even name an Arroyo receiver? Well I know the mid valley love fest can name the entire knight roster but colleges can’t identify a single one but I can guarantee they know Washington and Rams! That’s why he should leave to Monrovia.
    3. I know this might come as a shock to certain people but… arroyo isn’t above kids leaving. Kids nowadays want to create super teams it’s happening in the NBA and college high school even in pop warner. It’s a sign of the times. Arroyo simply can’t match the athletes or the line play.
    Lastly look up the definition of posturing. Lol
    From T. Peterson: All of that and drum roll please….Camacho is still at Arroyo.

  29. Pacific's Gravatar Pacific
    July 25, 2017 - 10:40 am | Permalink

    Yes we need a pacific update as well Tim. I am hearing Arcadia has some talent onboth sides of the ball. They have a big boy at linebacker this year that I hear has D1 size and some serious potential. On offense they showed some speed and potent athletes, watched them play at a few passing league tourny’s. CV has a strong team all the way around and some great size on the line…the big boys win championships

  30. PACific RIM's Gravatar PACific RIM
    July 25, 2017 - 7:37 am | Permalink

    Of course I need a pacific insight.
    Players to lookout for
    Possible MVP , Dplayer of the year, O player of the year.
    Your surprise team
    Most improved team.
    At least to do a top 25 teams

  31. Master Z's Gravatar Master Z
    July 24, 2017 - 11:12 pm | Permalink

    You forgot to say “Kick it! after that superb lyrical reference Tim. How is Torosian going to feel properly flattered if your imitation is incomplete?
    From T. Peterson: The “Rumors” lyrics were in reference to the ridiculous rumors that fly around in the off season. Geez, do I have to explain everything to you?

  32. Barry23's Gravatar Barry23
    July 24, 2017 - 10:08 pm | Permalink

    You never did valley vista league but who cares.
    From T. Peterson: The Valle Vista League was posted June 26, 2017. You missed it, but who cares.

  33. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 24, 2017 - 10:03 pm | Permalink

    Rashad Flood is a big strong kid. I just don’t see that mean streak that guys on the line need. Maybe he will figure out how to do it but truth be told I don’t think so. The one guy that has it is Javen Walker but he is undersized for a linebacker and can be out of control sometimes. He is a great High School Linebacker but he has to put on atleast 40lbs to play college ball at that position. The one guy who I see who as D1 is Michael Washington. You can’t coach that kind of speed you’re born with it. Maury Rams has potential and is a workout beast. He will get bigger and stronger and I’d bet on him to play D1.

  34. BG DaD's Gravatar BG DaD
    July 24, 2017 - 10:02 pm | Permalink

    Bell Gardens Week 0 opponent Village Christian has dropped it’s program for this upcoming season. I’ve been told Coach Beltran signed Rancho Mirage High School Week 5, the same Rancho Mirage program that lost to Arroyo in the CIF Championship game. Coach Beltran raising the bar and increasing the strength of schedule!

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