Mid Valley Writers Top 20

Plenty of changes this week. Was La Mirada overrated? Was La Serna underrated? Downey had a big rebound victory, while Cathedral continued to roll.

1. Cathedral (2-0) – Bryce Young and company firing on all cylinders.

2. Sierra Canyon (1-1) – Trailblazers bounce back against Buena.

3. Charter Oak (2-0) – Chargers impressive again in win over Colony.

4. Crescenta Valley (1-0) – Falcons enjoy the week off.

5. St. Francis (1-0) – Golden Nights drop 48 on Mira Costa.

6. Downey (1-1)- Vikings get on track with win over Hart.

7. La Serna (1-1) – Lancers make a big jump by beating Troy.

8. San Dimas (1-1) – Saints lose a shootout to Long Beach Wilson.

9. Glendora (1-1) – We won’t beat up Tartans for losing to Damien.

10. La Mirada (0-2) – Schedule is tough but Matadores are getting worked.

11. Arroyo (2-0) – Knights have a big one this week vs. Schurr.

12. Los Altos (2-0) – Conquerors own the Wheel…again.

13. Schurr (2-0) – Lance Babb comes up huge for Spartans.

14. Northview 1-1) – Rosemead is a remedy for Vikes’ Zero Week woes.

15. Muir (2-0) – Mustangs have outscored first two opponents 86-0.

16. South Hills (1-0) – Big win over Crenshaw in Zero Week.

17. Montebello (1-1) – Oilers respond with win over St. Paul.

18. Buena Park (1-1) – Coyotes run over by Paramount.

19. Mayfair (2-0) – Monsoons crack Top 20 by opening with two wins.

20. Norwalk (2-0) – Lancer fans saying Nor-Rock is back.

30 Comments to "Mid Valley Writers Top 20"

  1. SH Alum's Gravatar SH Alum
    September 8, 2017 - 9:25 am | Permalink

    South Hills 2-0. La Canada forfeit last week.

  2. Lugo's Gravatar Lugo
    September 7, 2017 - 7:44 pm | Permalink

    Don lugo beats Monrovia by atleast 20 . Monrovia kitty cats are going down the drain fast . Coaching is terrible . they have arguably the best receivers in SGV and don’t give them the ball . Can’t rely on mr rams IV soo much . Or maybe washington is trash . Who knows , one thing I do know is something needs to change or I see nobody going D1 out of there any time soon

  3. September 6, 2017 - 8:57 pm | Permalink

    @pac5
    Give us a breakdown of the SEM Walnut game please?

  4. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    September 6, 2017 - 5:58 pm | Permalink

    Weekend games I will attend: Montebello-Whittier. Whittier’s defense will give Montebello’s offense a good test. In two games Whittier has held two fair teams to 26 points total. I have Montebello 24-17. Friday I will check out Walnut-South El Monte. Walnut is still a Hacienda League team and is very used to banging heads. Until a lower division team like SEM proves me wrong I’m thinking Walnut 31-20.

  5. Yawn's Gravatar Yawn
    September 6, 2017 - 5:54 pm | Permalink

    Yawn

  6. Lancer's Gravatar Lancer
    September 6, 2017 - 4:29 pm | Permalink

    @PR really a monsoon a hail mary to end the 1st and and turnover that ER turned into six. Yes ER beat BG but it wasnt a monsoon. Two plays away from a loss that is not a Monsoon Menso.

  7. superman's Gravatar superman
    September 6, 2017 - 2:35 pm | Permalink

    I would donate 5,000 dollars if Cathedral can schedule the top ten and beat them all in one season

  8. The Truth's Gravatar The Truth
    September 6, 2017 - 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Hey Downtown, D1 fan (Danny) finally got smart as is attacking you as anonymous lol

  9. annoymous's Gravatar annoymous
    September 6, 2017 - 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Will Torres You are a Pathetic loser. I can’t believe So. Gate has you as a Coach for so long. No wonder they were on violations last season and they still suck . I think You are the problem at So. gate.

  10. ER's Gravatar ER
    September 6, 2017 - 10:43 am | Permalink

    Great use of hyperbole, but if we don’t spot them a 13-0 lead we win the game 14-13..

  11. Suburban's Gravatar Suburban
    September 6, 2017 - 12:44 am | Permalink

    That’s just two of the studs they got

  12. ER's Gravatar ER
    September 6, 2017 - 12:40 am | Permalink

    It’s ok to be confident, but this ER fan is not about to start predicting we are going 5-0 in league. wooo there horsey.

  13. StaNg nation's Gravatar StaNg nation
    September 5, 2017 - 11:08 pm | Permalink

    Tp,
    Muir will beat la Salle by 30 points. That’s not saying much because la salle isn’t good

  14. ER Watcher's Gravatar ER Watcher
    September 5, 2017 - 10:22 pm | Permalink

    I am an ER fan but I also look at football realistically. Norwalk manhandled ER and we were getting worked by a BG team that we beat by 50 points last year. So going 5-0 in league would be nice but don’t bet on it unless you get long odds. One glaring weakness is ER’s tiny DB’s. This weeks opponent Pomona exploited that weakness in the summer’s 7-7 with their big WR’s. They probably will do it again on Friday. Our answer has to be to pressure the QB but you don’t need a lot of time to toss jump balls. The other answer is our own offense. Get going early and keep the penalties down especially the personal fouls.

  15. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    September 5, 2017 - 8:46 pm | Permalink

    Don’t worry coming back to beat the freeway league doormat isn’t quite striking fear into anyone.

  16. Del Rio Guru's Gravatar Del Rio Guru
    September 5, 2017 - 6:54 pm | Permalink

    PR,
    A monsoon?? Wasn’t the final ER 42 BG 34? Isn’t that just 8 points? Isn’t that just one score? Your definition of a monsoon and my definition are two different things. If BG is scoring 34 on you La Serna will truly show you what a monsoon looks like!

  17. @DowntownDowney's Gravatar @DowntownDowney
    September 5, 2017 - 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Since we all know you’re that ex cathedral coach who is now at south gate, and since you guys are 0-2. Shouldn’t you be concentrating on coaching up your kids instead of wasting time on these blogs? Just a thought

  18. Del Rio's Gravatar Del Rio
    September 5, 2017 - 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Y’all sleeping on ER. They will go 5-0 in league.

  19. Downey Alum's Gravatar Downey Alum
    September 5, 2017 - 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Nice win from Downey !

    The haters came out after losing big to Santa Margarita. Saying they would be lucky if they even lost in the first round…

    What do the same people who posted the other week have to say about this Downey Game ?

    ……………….

    ………………

    silence.

  20. PR's Gravatar PR
    September 5, 2017 - 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Idk about struggled… they slept through the 1st half then it was just a monsoon all over BG.

  21. Not so fast's Gravatar Not so fast
    September 5, 2017 - 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Anonymous- Fair enough. But keep in mind Muir shutout those two opponents on the road…not an easy task. And one of those opponents, Compton, turned around and beat LA Hawkins 68-0 the next week. Like you said though, let’s see how they fare the next few weeks vs. LaSalle, Arcadia, and CV.

  22. September 5, 2017 - 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Cathedral #1?? You guys are drinking the Kool aid. Guys, they beat a Division 11 and a Division 10 team add to that they’re playing a Div 11 team. Need I remind you guys Cathedral is a division 2 team. In what world do you justify that. Bryce Young is good but is the most overrated over hyped kid simply because he doesn’t play anyone. He should Throw for a billion yards. Heres my assessment, happy feet! hes running when he doesn’t have to wait til he sees a real pass rush. Coach Pee will never test his team its more important to him to throw for 1,000,000 yards so he looks like genius haha. but the early playoff exits confirm the truth. hes a phony. La Mirada plays OLU and Bosco We play Hart yet they play Santa fe… joke! Can you imagine if Bishop Amat decided to play a preseason schedule with Aroyo, Montebello and Bosco tech? you guys would all laugh, but Cathedral doesn’t and they get a #1 ranking!

  23. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 5, 2017 - 12:33 pm | Permalink

    LB Wilson is a good team 3 divisions up from San Dimas. a qtr. finalist and play in a tough league Lakewood, LB Poly and a killer schedule….. while SD is not the teams of past they are a well deserved top 20 team..give them credit for scheduling up rather than taking on a Rosemead or city league team…Their ranking should not be higher than some but not lower than others…the mark of a good team is being able to answer the call– SD came back strong and had a 28-6 run in the second half…… we will see who will be there in the end of the season and I would say SD, Glendora and most of these top 20 teams will be right there!! Very fair and prudent top 20!!

  24. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    September 5, 2017 - 12:17 pm | Permalink

    With Daniel Faamaotau and Brionne Penny Norwalk is playing real football. No trick plays or passes on the edges for two yards. Penny has shown leadership and toughness and Faamaotau epitomizes that toughness with 240lbs and 6ft. of trouble. I don’t believe Norwalk knew what they had because they scheduled way down this year. Without stiff competition you will have trouble identifying your weaknesses. That said Norwalk is very good.

  25. Del Rio Guru's Gravatar Del Rio Guru
    September 5, 2017 - 11:36 am | Permalink

    How do the Lancers make “a big jump by beating Troy”? Troy was win less and just got destroyed by Fountain Valley. Plus, La Serna had to come back to beat Troy! La Serna should’ve beat Troy by three or four touchdowns, but….
    La Serna is still the cream of the crop in the Del Rio, Santa Fe is in shambles, Cal has some guys but no leadership, and El Rancho struggled against Bell Gardens which is a smaller and younger version of La Serna.

  26. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 5, 2017 - 11:12 am | Permalink

    How does Muir make the list, I understand they have won by big margins but they teams they have played are weak at best? This week will be the first real test

  27. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    September 5, 2017 - 9:38 am | Permalink

    Yes The Saints are very average, but their average is better than many other local teams and they deserve to be on the list. Long Beach Wilson is an Average team from Division 5. They were Quarter Finalist and lost to Los Altos by 2-points. last year. They did not give up and roll over like many school do.

    Facetiously, what happened to the original Mid-Valley picks? Local teams, good competition, great discussions about each league, it was fun. If I want read about Cathedral, Amat, St. Francis,St. Paul and La Salle, I can pick up the “SGV-Tidings” or “Pasadena Saintly News”.

  28. Areafan's Gravatar Areafan
    September 5, 2017 - 9:16 am | Permalink

    Norwalk will go 10-0 in regular season. Take it to the bank.

  29. Party's Over's Gravatar Party's Over
    September 5, 2017 - 8:45 am | Permalink

    The La Mirada juggernaut has slowed to a sputtering crawl without the funny business of former ringmaster Mike Moschetti. It’s a sad day, because many here had come to delight in the circus this fellow directed.

  30. Saint Down's Gravatar Saint Down
    September 5, 2017 - 8:11 am | Permalink

    San Dimas did not lose a shootout they were getting blow out and scored a couple late TD to make it respectable. This is a very average San Dimas team.

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