Mid Valley Writers Top 20

Status Quo for the most part as several teams were on bye week. San Dimas did manage to climb back in.

1. Sierra Canyon (5-1) – Blazers pound Paso Robles.

2. Cathedral (4-1) – Phantoms knockout Newport Harbor.

3. Charter Oak (5-0) – The Chargers looking forward to league.

4. Crescenta Valley (5-0) – Falcons beat Muir for fourth straight year.

5. St. Francis (5-0)- Golden Knights put away Buena Park.

6. Downey (4-1) – Tough league opener vs. Paramount.

7. Arroyo (6-0) – Knights rout rival Rosemead.

8. Glendora (3-2) – Are Tartans best team in Palomares?

9. La Serna (2-3) – Lancers time to shine in Del Rio.

10. Mayfair (4-1) – Suburban is Monsoons’ league to win.

11. Los Altos (4-1) – Conqs should roll over Walnut.

12. South Hills (3-1) – Huskies maul Mira Costa.

13. Schurr (4-1) – Lance Babb suspended for Keppel game.

14. San Marino (4-1) – Titans look like the team in Rio.

15. Warren (4-1) – Bears open SGV League with Lynwood.

16. Northview (3-2) – Vikes can’t overlook Baldwin Park.

17. Covina (4-1) – Colts gearing up for Saints Friday night.

18. South El Monte (6-0) – Eagles at Arroyo; get there early.

19. Diamond Ranch (3-2) – Huge game this week at Charter Oak.

20. San Dimas (3-2) – Saints cruise through California.

37 Comments to "Mid Valley Writers Top 20"

  1. Buttermilk's Gravatar Buttermilk
    October 6, 2017 - 10:00 am | Permalink

    Are you crazy…Schurr does not need Lance Babb II to Best Keppel….What about the other receivers….just as surehanded ….plus on the ground…Schurr doesn’t depend on one person to win a contest…..they will do just as well without Babb….they do better with him ….but to beat keppel they don’t need him ….in fact you see a lot of 2nd and 3rd teasers in….what kind of drug are you on to imagine keppel has that kind of chance….and what year and time has keppel ever beat Schurr….better yet when was the last time keppel ever beat any team..

  2. superman's Gravatar superman
    October 6, 2017 - 6:34 am | Permalink

    to all Cathedral fans and athletes and coaches your guys talk all the sack , yet a ton of good schools call you and you hear the name and answer “This is a recording, please leave a message” LOL , you do not care about competing unless it is obligated on you,
    I stated I will donate 100K to your program if you can beat all ,like arroyo is undefeated this season and they are playing in the same level, you play these;
    Sierra Canyon ,Long Beach Poly, Oaks Christian,, Serra , Charter Oak, Mater Dei, Saint Francis, Alemany, Downey , Los Altos all in one season ,and win all the games, some are in your league and you must play them , but the rest go ahead and schedule, And do not worry when is time to pay I will , I can even deposit the money with MVS, stop talking S#!+ Cathedral and stop making excuses , by the way, are they not Catholic at that school ? lying?, cheating? stealing? is not part of your bible? You all are pathetic at Cathedral your stand for all the wrong and not the good that comes with a religious institution, MY MONEY IS GOOD ,if you loose 3 games you can donate 2,000 to each of those schools, if you want after making excuses that you didn’t prepare. LOL.

  3. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 5, 2017 - 6:13 pm | Permalink

    @ Wtf: You’re absolutely right. The Montebello Oilers and the Alhambra Moors are both coming out of a bye week, so both teams have had two weeks to prepare for tomorrow night’s game.
    So, if Alhambra manages to pull off an upset on the Oilers’ home field, would it mean that Montebello coach Pete Gonzalez has no excuse for losing? Let’s not have a double standard here.
    Coach Eric Bergstrom led the Moors to their first CIF playoff appearance in five years last season, and Alhambra still has a shot at finishing over .500 this year. But, some individuals, including “Moor,” continue to push for his removal.

    I’ll try once again to lend some perspective here.
    I worked for Gil Ruedaflores during his last seven seasons as head coach at Alhambra High. He was extremely dedicated, but he might not have lasted for 21 seasons at AHS if these same critics had been around to apply the same standards that they’re currently using to judge Coach Bergstrom.
    Coach Ruedaflores did not have a winning season until his sixth year (1994), and only two of his teams (in ’94 and ’96) had winning records during his first 11 years.
    Then, Coach’s teams won in eight of his last 10 seasons (2000-09), enabling him to retire with a career mark of 111-110-2. That’s right, at one game over .500.
    On the upside, Coach Ruedaflores led the Moors to 12 playoff appearances and made AHS football competitive again. He also cared greatly about his players and students. That should be his legacy at Alhambra High School.

    As I see it, Coach Bergstrom can still build a legacy, and he should be given the opportunity to do so.

  4. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    October 5, 2017 - 12:25 pm | Permalink

    @SH: I know my prediction is a reach. My prediction results from having seen both teams, one twice. My prediction is not based on coaching prowess as much as the athletes I’ve seen on the field. I would not bet even money on DR but would not be at all surprised by the upset. DR has better team speed and a better defensive interior line. But I can easily see how someone that only reads box scores could see my take as not serious.

  5. SH's Gravatar SH
    October 4, 2017 - 11:01 pm | Permalink

    That’s why nobody takes you serious, Charter Oak blows out D Ranch. Eric Martinez made his name at Upland for recruiting not coaching. Eric will not out coach anybody but in time he will have the most talent on the field. Best recruiter is high school sports.

  6. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    October 4, 2017 - 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Will be taking Diamond Ranch over Charter Oak 27-21

  7. Moor's Gravatar Moor
    October 4, 2017 - 7:55 pm | Permalink

    Eric has no excuses on Friday. He has had two weeks to prepare for this game.

  8. October 4, 2017 - 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Feel free to call me… you can find me at
    At The Chaminade scheduling department lmfao

  9. D1 fan's Gravatar D1 fan
    October 4, 2017 - 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Hey Friday Knight, I am right here . Please call us next season for a game so we can end this garbage.

  10. The Truth's Gravatar The Truth
    October 4, 2017 - 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Cathedral guys can’t help themselves!!! HhahahahahHahHahahahahaha

  11. October 4, 2017 - 1:02 pm | Permalink

    He does sound a lot like D1 doesn’t he? My bet is it’s the same guy.

  12. October 4, 2017 - 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Yea hammered from what I hear the score doesn’t indicate the difference. You guys scored a late TD in garbage time. So yea hammered. Don’t make Loyola out yo be something special they are the lowest rated D1 team. This the same team that gave a struggling Amat with a 3rd string Qb no less it’s first victory.

  13. Phantom Alum's Gravatar Phantom Alum
    October 4, 2017 - 12:17 pm | Permalink

    @Friday Knights. Hammered???? You call a 17-7 loss to a Div. 1 team getting hammered??

  14. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    October 4, 2017 - 8:58 am | Permalink

    Can someone please explain to me how in the world St Paul is ranked 5 in CIF div 6 with a 2-3 record and losses to an unranked d 10 team and an unranked d7 team?

  15. EagleStrong's Gravatar EagleStrong
    October 4, 2017 - 12:57 am | Permalink

    Okay guy, might as well go ride his nuts like he does Amats

  16. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 3, 2017 - 9:27 pm | Permalink

    We at Alhambra expect to be in real battles against Montebello, Bell Gardens, and Schurr.
    We’re well aware of Montebello’s explosiveness on offense, and the Oilers will remain the defending Almont League champs until another team knocks them off.
    Schurr has one of the area’s best passing attacks, and the Spartans have a pretty good defense as well.
    The Bell Gardens Lancers have almost always been a very physical squad. In addition, any team that is coached by Margarito Beltran should not be underestimated.
    None of this is news to us.
    I look forward to our game at Montebello on Friday night; it will definitely be a challenge for the Moors.

  17. October 3, 2017 - 9:18 pm | Permalink

    I’ll believe it when I see it… we’ve all heard that before. We’ll add St Paul and Salesian from the brutal Angelus ok how’s that? If indeed you guys are keeping Loyola on after that drubbing you guys took. I did hear Chaminade wanted to play you but you added D11 Arcadia instead this year. The only the to fear is fear itself. Step up your schedule stop calling out double digit division teams out you’re D2 mate…Act like it.

  18. Angelus League's Gravatar Angelus League
    October 3, 2017 - 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Cathedral already has Serra and Loyola on their Schedule for next season. So Knight give Cathedral and St.Francis a call.

  19. October 3, 2017 - 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Tell you what we’ll schedule two teams from the Angelus if you schedule two teams from the mission ? Deal haha yea right l. But Arroyo is right up your alley 10 divisions lower than you guys. Haha

  20. Area Spectator's Gravatar Area Spectator
    October 3, 2017 - 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Don’t see it happening. I’ve seen both play in person this year. Alhambra vs Temple City and Montebello vs St Paul. Granted I know MHS beat SP and it’s definitely not the same SP teams of old. However they’re definitely not TC either. Montebello defense has struggled this year so because of that there is a chance for Alhambra. Just don’t think Alhambra realizes how physical Montebello is on offense. Montebello by 20+

  21. Angelus Fan's Gravatar Angelus Fan
    October 3, 2017 - 5:41 pm | Permalink

    To Friday Knights, let’s end this . Next season have Arroyo call Cathedral and St. Francis for a game. You will see what will happen to Your Knights.

  22. October 3, 2017 - 5:03 pm | Permalink

    One thing you will never hear from me is” We didn’t prepare ” lmfao

  23. October 3, 2017 - 4:57 pm | Permalink

    Haha I agree that Fred knows very little
    The Santa Fe over Downey was laugher for sure. Aram was the brains of that operation. I just watched his 2 min drill for Arroyo and SEM I’m not even sure he watched the games lmfao he said last years game was a blow out…SMH that game was tied at halftime and late into the third had it not been for two turnovers in arroyo territory on consecutive plays the score isn’t what it ended Arroyo still wins because that’s part of the game but a blowout it was not.
    @Angelus fan I didn’t bash Cathedral today. I stated a fact that you played on team on your level and you lost. That’s isn’t smack that’s real. And If SEM beats us I’ll make no excuses whatsoever if we get beat it’s ok we’ll survive lol. I hope St Francis puts the smack down on you guys though. And you talk of pop warner teams lol we’ve played Covina and Schurr both teams rated highly in their respective divisions one in our same division the other team one below. you guys will play down 10 divisions lol that my friend is playing pop warner football.

  24. Angelus Fan's Gravatar Angelus Fan
    October 3, 2017 - 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Cathedral did not get hammered against Loyola. They did not prepare for that game and goy beat. I don’t understand why you keep hammering Cathedral when they have nothing to do with Arroyo. Friday Knight, look who Arroyo has been playing a bunch of pop warner teams. I hope So. Elmonte will put an end to your Smack talk.

  25. LOL's Gravatar LOL
    October 3, 2017 - 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Nobody posts at the Tribune except a couple of die hard Amat lovers. If the Tribune and Fred are so knowledgable check his picks the last several weels Muir over CV- ER over Cypress-La Serna over Tesoro-Santa Fe over Downey-El Monte over Pioneer. Robledo knows squat.

  26. October 3, 2017 - 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Cathedral hasn’t played anyone except Loyola and they hammered in that game. But at least they’re talented. LS is nowhere near The top

  27. October 3, 2017 - 3:26 pm | Permalink

    What has La Serna done to warrant a top ten? This must be a historical list because this year …. no way!

  28. MakeItRain's Gravatar MakeItRain
    October 3, 2017 - 3:17 pm | Permalink

    MVL Spoiler Alert: GABBY UPSETS ROSEMEAD 21-20

  29. Grim Reaper's Gravatar Grim Reaper
    October 3, 2017 - 2:45 pm | Permalink

    To Sh and HSfb
    hypothetical ratings mean next to nothing, the real standings that count are at the end of the year. Some will rise and some will fall and some will just disappear.

  30. hsfbfan's Gravatar hsfbfan
    October 3, 2017 - 12:57 pm | Permalink

    @ SH_ALUM
    San marino should be 20
    schurr is better than San marino and south el monte.
    arroyo is way better than la serna

  31. LOL's Gravatar LOL
    October 3, 2017 - 11:19 am | Permalink

    Robledo has hijacked your TEN and using it for the SGVN sports header. Maybe with Joe MIA get Aram over here to stir the pot? Be interesting.

  32. Facts only's Gravatar Facts only
    October 3, 2017 - 11:12 am | Permalink

    @SGVinsider Wow, you must be smoking that good stuff. This blog is terrible. To say SH has played no one is wrong. Arroyo @ #6? I’ll just stay loyal to my boy Fred and the guys at the tribune. They at least know a little more than the guys here at Mid Valley.

  33. Truth's Gravatar Truth
    October 3, 2017 - 11:01 am | Permalink

    Alhambra upsets Montebello this week.

  34. Sgv Insider's Gravatar Sgv Insider
    October 3, 2017 - 10:38 am | Permalink

    @SHAlum, dang spell check!!!!!

  35. Sgv Insider's Gravatar Sgv Insider
    October 3, 2017 - 10:31 am | Permalink

    Funny how all you Husky fans are choosing now to come out of hiding. South Hills at #7 Is way, way to high. I thought #12 was being nice. You guys haven’t beaten anybody and with league play on us now I don’t see you guys finishing any higher than 4th in your league.

    October 3, 2017 - 9:11 am | Permalink

    Way to go San Dimas!! They had a great game against Cal.

  37. SH-ALUM's Gravatar SH-ALUM
    October 3, 2017 - 9:08 am | Permalink

    1. Charter Oak
    2. Sierra Canyon
    3. Cathedral
    4. St. Francis
    5. Crescenta Valley
    6. Downey
    7. South Hills
    8. Glendora
    9. Mayfair
    10. La Serna
    11. Diamond Ranch
    12. Warren
    13. San Marino
    14. Los Altos
    15. Northview
    16. Arroyo
    17. Covina
    18. San Dimas
    19. South El Monte
    20. Schurr

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