Mid Valley Scoreboard: Week 7

Kris Rodriguez and the Oilers fell short against Schurr

Scores from Thursday and Friday around the Mid Valley area:


Del Rio

La Serna 52 – Pioneer 7


Burbank 42 – Pasadena 0


Glendora 45 – Diamond Bar 13

San Gabriel Valley

Downey 62 – Dominguez 14



Schurr 38 – Montebello 35

Bell Gardens 52 – Keppel 0

Alhambra 42 – San Gabriel 0


Cathedral 24 – St. Paul 7

St. Francis 49 – La Salle 16

Del Rio

California 15 – El Rancho 8

Santa Fe 36 – Whittier 10

Gold Coast Valley

Paraclete 2 – Viewpoint 0 (Forfeit due to lack of players)


Charter Oak 39 – Los Altos 7

Diamond Ranch 49 – Chino 14


La Puente 35 – Ganesha 28

Pomona 49 – Bassett 0

Mission Valley

Arroyo 33 – El Monte 0

Mt. View 70 – Marshall 0

Rosemead 13 – Gabby 10


Sierra Vista 41 – Duarte 38

Azusa 49 – Gladstone 0

Nogales 24 – Workman 0



Arcadia 47 – Hoover 18

Crescenta Valley 38 – Burroughs 14

Muir 55 – Glendale 0


South Hills 45 – Claremont 7

Ayala 62 – Bonita 14

Rio Hondo

Temple City 41 – South Pasadena 7

Monrovia 61 – La Canada 7

San Gabriel Valley

Paramount 50 – Warren 7


La Mirada 55 – Artesia 35

Valle Vista

Northview 42 – Covina 28

San Dimas 49 – Rowland 7

Wilson 27 – Baldwin Park 14


Sierra Canyon 26 – Calabasas 14

45 Comments to "Mid Valley Scoreboard: Week 7"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 20, 2017 - 8:38 am | Permalink

    @ ER POPS, Nothing better. You should know. you’re on it all the time too.

  2. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 19, 2017 - 4:27 pm | Permalink

    @ Anonymous: We’ll see what happens between now and the end of the season. Alhambra-Bell Gardens should be a good game.

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 19, 2017 - 5:42 am | Permalink

    @ron what signs did Alhambra show of being back? They made playoffs because there in a league with keppel and San Gabriel. They beat a rebuilding bg team and lost to montebello and Schurr. If you take away keppel and San Gabriel from the almont Alhambra will be the bottom feeder that everyone beats up on. All there wins have been against below average teams except for maybe the temple city win this year but there a rebuilding team. name a Alhambra Win in the last three years against a solid team. They only one you can point to is last year against a rebuilding bg team or this year against a rebuilding temple city team.

  4. ER Pops's Gravatar ER Pops
    October 18, 2017 - 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Anonymous you’re still at it?? Lol nothing like living the life on the blog haha. Win or Lose our boys are going to battle.

  5. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 18, 2017 - 8:02 pm | Permalink

    @ almont fan: I agree with you about the need for a change to this league, at least when it comes to football.
    Keppel should’ve been placed in another league years ago. I believe San Gabriel has better prospects for improving fairly soon, so maybe the Matadors should get a little more time.
    Alhambra started to show signs of life last year, so we’ll see how it pans out for the Moors this season and maybe the next one.
    I think that a comprehensive reorganization of the leagues in the San Gabriel Valley is long overdue.

  6. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 18, 2017 - 7:42 pm | Permalink

    @ Bank: Actually, that was an objective news story I wrote about the Alhambra-San Gabriel game. I posted it here because Tim Peterson was too busy to do a write-up himself last weekend. I believe it meets journalistic standards.
    As for “forfeit wins” over San Gabriel and Mark Keppel, the three Montebello district teams have been busily collecting them, too, so it’s all even from that standpoint.
    We can respectfully disagree. The fun part is watching the games unfold and finding out who’s right.
    A win on Friday night would be a nice step forward for the Alhambra program. I have confidence in the guys, and a ton of respect for B.G.
    May your money always be in a safe place, sir.

  7. The Truth's Gravatar The Truth
    October 18, 2017 - 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Come up with your own fake name bro!

  8. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 18, 2017 - 7:10 pm | Permalink

    @ Lol: Hey, man, I love defensive stops. May Alhambra overflow with defensive stops on Friday night.

  9. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 18, 2017 - 7:06 pm | Permalink

    Take it to the bank is right. Eric hasn’t beaten a decent team. Look at what a rebuilding temple city team did to South Pasadena. Eric’s teams in three years hasn’t been able to that to South Pasadena. Shows what a good coach can do. Eric’s used to the college game which is not wrong but this is high school u have to adjust your system to what u have.

  10. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 18, 2017 - 7:03 pm | Permalink

    @ NWO: I know that comment came from somebody else, and I was responding to that individual. Everything’s cool. Have a great evening!

  11. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    October 18, 2017 - 5:02 pm | Permalink

    More like a defensive stop… but go on…

  12. The truth's Gravatar The truth
    October 18, 2017 - 4:13 pm | Permalink

    @ Take it to the Bank.Watch out! Vandorkman will challenge you to meet him at the games 😂and now we will get a never ending reply from him SMH….Oh have a pleasant day😂

  13. Take it to the Bank's Gravatar Take it to the Bank
    October 18, 2017 - 3:55 pm | Permalink

    For the love of God, how many times must we hear Vrooman bubbling over about Alhambra beating San Gabriel? It’s embarrassing, actually, because even people in comas know that a win over SG or Keppel is the same as a forfeit victory. The man continues to hammer on the theme that last season’s playoff berth was a sign of “progress”, when again, those same people in comas know it was because of the two forfeit wins over SG and Keppel, plus a once-in-a-lifetime gift from Beltran during his reorganization. The salient fact is that while every other team was pounding Beltran’s super-young group, Alhambra had their hands full with those kids. This shows that Bergstrom’s varsity product plays on the level of most other programs’ JV teams. These are facts, and if Vrooman sincerely wants to have intelligent conversations, he should respect them as such.

  14. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    October 18, 2017 - 12:47 pm | Permalink

    @Ron V. You got me mixed up with someone else’s “bereft of talent” comment.

  15. almont fan's Gravatar almont fan
    October 18, 2017 - 11:11 am | Permalink

    If Schurr sweeps the almont with no fight from anyone else besides montebello, i think its time to switch this league up already! keppel, SG, and depending how alhambra finishes the need to go!

  16. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 18, 2017 - 9:56 am | Permalink

    ER was one additional TRICK play away from beating Cal!!!
    Go Chiefs!!!

  17. Colt74's Gravatar Colt74
    October 18, 2017 - 8:45 am | Permalink

    I don’t have a dog in the fight but my predictions for the Almont:
    Schurr will win league at 9-1
    Montebello will finish second at 7-3
    Bell Gardens will finish 3rd at 5-5
    ****** cut off for playoffs
    Alhambra will finish 4th at 4-6
    San Gabriel will finish at 2-8
    Keppel will finish at 0-10

  18. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 17, 2017 - 7:38 pm | Permalink

    @@ NWO: Alhambra football is bereft of hope? With a win at home against Bell Gardens this Friday night, the Moors will most likely make the playoffs for the second straight year. That would be progress, if you ask me.
    Bell Gardens will be a formidable opponent, but the Moors are also coming off a big win. (B.G. beat Keppel, and we defeated San Gabriel.) I believe that Coach Bergstrom and his staff will have the team prepared for the Lancers, and I think we have a reasonable shot at winning.

    As for unhappy players, not even winning guarantees happiness. Alhambra had at least a couple of disgruntled players, as well as disgruntled parents and booster club members, when Coach Lou Torres led the team to a 9-3 record in 2011.
    The coaching staff is doing its best to win games; winning a popularity contest with some of the players and parents is way down the list of things to accomplish.

    You must be reading someone else’s material when you talk about painting a rosy picture. I tell it like it is.
    During the course of the season, I’ve mentioned issues such as pass coverage and tackling by our secondary, our long-snapping, and the inconsistency of our placekicking, right here at Mid-Valley Sports.
    I also came straight out and said that we got manhandled by Montebello in the second half. Alhambra’s defense finally got worn down by a bigger and deeper Oiler squad, after the team wasted scoring opportunities in the first half. I’d call that honesty.

    The amount of scorn that has been directed toward the Alhambra coaching staff over the last few days is out of proportion, considering the fact that the team is coming off a 42-0 victory. One might’ve sworn that AHS had lost to San Gabriel. Your timing is off, to say the least.

    By the way, my one-year-old keyboard is fine, so I don’t need any upgrades right now. I invite everyone to watch Alhambra play Bell Gardens; you might be entertained, and the Moors might actually win.

  19. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    October 17, 2017 - 6:31 pm | Permalink

    It’s only high school football. We can’t take ourselves too seriously. Gotta have a little fun from time to time. In the words of the great Stat Man, “I hope everyone has a wonderful evening. “

  20. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 17, 2017 - 6:03 pm | Permalink

    We appreciate the info, ER.
    Boy ‘ol boy…it gets better everyday… ER resorts to a TRICK play against CAL (bottom feeder of the league) at the end of the game??? I believe i’ve heard that somewhere before.
    Absolutely hilarious!!!

  21. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 17, 2017 - 5:54 pm | Permalink

    @ Mr. Objective: All right, enough already. Haven’t we had enough fun with this?
    The stands at Moor Field are pretty sparsely populated until the last 30 minutes or so before game time. There will hardly be a phalanx of bodyguards; we have just enough people to watch the gates, and we frequently get a few unpaid customers (i.e., fence-climbers) during the course of a game.
    Besides, I’ll be sitting on the home side at Schurr High on Nov. 3. There won’t be any protection detail there, either. Also, keep in mind that someone at my pay grade ($0) typically doesn’t get one to begin with, home or away.
    I’ll be at the games to talk about football or almost anything else until just before 7:00. After that, I’ll have to go to work.

  22. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 17, 2017 - 4:03 pm | Permalink

    @ Moor Excitement: Nice writing there; you might have a future as a standup comic or as a comedy writer. You’re absolutely right about the hitting below the belt that occurs on these boards.
    I do my best to learn everything I can, and to disseminate honest and factual information. If I fall short, it’s not from a lack of effort. Whenever I’m wrong on even a minor point, I want to know about it.

    I have nothing personal against Jude Oliva. But, the use of an ineligible player at the beginning of the 2012 season, the resulting forfeit by the Matadors of that opening game against Animo High, and the hazy circumstances surrounding his departure later that year all raised red flags for me.

    Having said that, Coach Oliva is one of the best at running an offense. I wish him success in his teaching job at Buena Park High and in his future coaching endeavors.
    I’ve actually met Coach Oliva, and I worked with him a few times as a substitute campus supervisor when he was still at San Gabriel High six or seven years ago. He seemed to be a decent guy.

  23. Football fan's Gravatar Football fan
    October 17, 2017 - 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Really hope Schurr plays ER next year. So all this talk can get settled on the field!

  24. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    October 17, 2017 - 2:33 pm | Permalink

    My money is on the Stat Man. No way anyone exits the premises unscathed if the Stat Man is threatened. My guess is he will have at least 500 Alhambra patriots watching his back.

  25. @ NWO's Gravatar @ NWO
    October 17, 2017 - 2:01 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know that every program needs a guy like Vrooman, but every blog sure does. I believe MVS should cut him a check around Christmas time, or buy him a new keyboard, as I’m sure his massive posts have made the letters wear off. As for Ron’s truthfulness, it’s clear to everybody but the stat man himself that he paints a far too rosy picture of coach Bergstrom’s coaching abilities and future prospects. But don’t take my word for it, ask the players if they’re happy now, or if they think they’ll look back on their playing days with fondness for Eric Bergstrom. Nothing is worse than being stuck in a situation bereft of hope, and THAT is really the tragedy of present-day Alhambra football.

  26. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    October 17, 2017 - 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Every school/team should have a guy like Ron V. Someone who can share the history of a program and be honest about the state of the program whether it is good or bad. Joe T. shares a morsel now and then about teams from the past and it is a great read.

  27. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    October 17, 2017 - 10:58 am | Permalink

    Wow .. crazy .. I didn’t even know or see it …
    I’m sure it’s a parent unhappy with playing time or kid not excelling… but as usual ppl don’t look in the mirror and try to fix your own issues first and it’s easier to blame others …
    I’m sure the parent stayed anonymous anyways … or it’s someone just trying to kill the momentum we are building … probably another city school mad bc the Pico Kids Are beginning to stay home! 🙂 lol

  28. Moor Excitement's Gravatar Moor Excitement
    October 17, 2017 - 10:07 am | Permalink

    This much-anticipated fight between Vrooman and several rogue commenters needs to be expanded to a full 15 rounds, with the Alhambra-BG game shortened to fit the halftime slot. Call it the “Real Name vs. No Names” smackdown. Peterson, Torosian and Barker can all harmonize the National Anthem, and I’ll referee. I’m warning the combatants ahead of time: no hitting below the belt (like they do on these boards).

  29. @mtb's Gravatar @mtb
    October 17, 2017 - 9:06 am | Permalink

    Yes Pete will not worry about that because he is too busy kissing the main parents butts. You can tell by seeing most of their main players fathers on the sideline. Also, how about one of the players missing more than one practice in a week and still being allowed to play. Pete is like a used car salesman will do anything to win including selling his soul! lol

  30. ER's Gravatar ER
    October 16, 2017 - 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Lol that Instagram post was made by one of the stupidest moronic people you would ever imagine, the iPhone age has given morons a venue to be morons, at the same time instagram means nothing to Medrano or to the football team, I could say more but honestly it’s irrelevant waste of time. Going back to the cal game We led 8-7 with 20 seconds left in the game, they scored and took the lead 15-8. Then we got the ball back ran a trick play down to the 15 yard line timeout with 11 seconds to go, we throw a quick fade incomplete and all of a sudden 11 seconds gone from the clock and game over, some home cooking but you know what no excuses we should have stopped them on defense and didn’t. BTW I don’t think montebello’s run is over, in fact Schurrs dominance will be very short lived. I actually think BG is going to shock this season, but we will see.

  31. MTB's Gravatar MTB
    October 16, 2017 - 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Yes, we lost a tough game against our bitter rivals. We will get over it and make a run in the playoffs. On the other hand, it looks like you guys are imploding based on ER instagram. It looks like you had a parent put Medrano on Blast. That can’t be good. That guy’s kid must be pretty special for Medrano to put up with that crap. I know Pete wouldn’t tolerate it. Best of luck against SF this week. Lol

  32. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 16, 2017 - 9:54 pm | Permalink


    Dylan Araiza returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown to send Alhambra on its way to a 42-0 victory over the San Gabriel Matadors last Friday night.
    The Moors’ offense followed with scores on its first four possessions to give AHS a 35-0 lead before the end of the first quarter.
    Nose guard Gabriel Hernandez recovered a San Gabriel fumble in the Matadors’ end zone early in the second quarter for Alhambra’s final touchdown.
    Senior tailback Salman Gurung led the Moors in rushing with seven carries for 69 yards and two TD’s. Alhambra quarterback Julien Garcia completed two of three passes for 69 yards, including a 50-yard scoring strike to Araiza. Garcia also ran 19 yards for a touchdown.
    The visiting Moors needed to run just 21 plays on offense. The clock was stopped only twice during the second half, once for a San Gabriel timeout, and the other time for an injured player.
    Freshman quarterback Allan Jimenez accounted for nearly all of San Gabriel’s offense, connecting on eight of 18 passes for 81 yards. He was intercepted twice.
    The Moors improved their record to 1-1 in the Almont League, and to 3-3 overall. The Matadors fell to 0-2 in league and 1-5 overall.
    Alhambra will take on the Bell Gardens Lancers at Moor Field this Friday night in a game with playoff implications.

  33. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 16, 2017 - 8:24 pm | Permalink

    @ Mr. Objective, SGV Insider, NWO, & The Truth: I appreciate people like you, and not just because you’re backing me in this particular case. I enjoy having dialogues with knowledgeable folks who communicate their thoughts sensibly, even though we might disagree at times.

    @ NWO: Friday night’s game at San Gabriel High almost had the feel of an Alhambra-Mark Keppel game being played at Aztec Stadium.
    The crowd certainly enjoyed the homecoming festivities and seemed a little apathetic—or was it resigned—about the game.
    The main difference between last Friday’s contest at San Gabriel and games I’ve seen at Keppel is that there was a lot more foot traffic and activity on the upper concourse at Matador Stadium.
    The Matadors were heavily overmatched this time around, but I hope that changes soon. It might take a few years, but San Gabriel will be back.
    And, I believe the Alhambra team will continue to improve. Why should the Montebello schools hog all of the Almont League football glory?

  34. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 16, 2017 - 7:33 pm | Permalink

    @ SGV: I don’t think it will amount to any of that, but I’ll take the precautions of arriving extra early and sitting in a relatively isolated spot. As a veteran public school teacher, I’d be one of the last people on the planet to subject young people to any physical danger.
    I want to make clear something that should already be obvious: I was responding to a case of online bullying by someone who lacks the courage to provide their real name.
    I did not challenge this individual to a fight; I simply let him know where I could be found, since he seemed to be having difficulty with that. I’m willing to talk to anyone as long as they don’t brandish a weapon.
    I’m fairly easy to get along with, and I assure everyone that I’ll be unarmed.

  35. The Truth's Gravatar The Truth
    October 16, 2017 - 7:16 pm | Permalink

    @ mike Tyson & bad guy. Relax tough guys! What a losers you are, atleast Ron has the stones to use his real name. Can you same the same??? I mean since you’re so tough….

  36. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 16, 2017 - 7:09 pm | Permalink

    @ Mike: Thanks for the heads-up; I’ll be looking for that backhand. How’s Robin Givens doing, by the way?

  37. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    October 16, 2017 - 7:07 pm | Permalink

    FTP’s !!! Here I am lol
    Sorry I been busy to check and when I did nothing was uploaded ..

    Look anonymous, who ever the heck you are .. I stand by what I said … ER is still rising !
    Cal is a bottom feeder! But see this is the Del Río league and unlike the Almont league our bottom feeders actually do win lol … cal is a bottom feeder simply based off statistics which is also facts .. Del Río has been majority dominated by LS SF and ER … bottom three is CAL whittier and Pioneer … but like I said … we still don’t take anyone lightly bc as you can see from this Friday night … we can still lose …
    Almont vs Del Río … del Río will always dominate ! That’s a fact … lol
    Keep drinking that delusional look aide at schurr lol .. they got nothing after this year!!! This is the dream team and you can barely beat whittier and cal! Lol let’s not mention montebello , bc you got one on them this year … I’m curios how the JV and freshman did ??? Anyone know ?

    I’ll keep with my support of the ranch, outsiders don’t know … even with the lost this Friday .. you can feel the atmosphere different with Medrano … he’s is doing great job … and I’m positive his success on the field will only re assure the nay sayers .. watch !

    All credit given to Cal, the boys did great and they showed up .. they still have things to fix as does The Ranch … should we have lost ? No way .. but we did .
    Can we still win out league ? Yes we can… and I’m still rooting for the boys to win out ! That will leave us with a split title with SF …

    My vote still goes to BG ! Hahahah

  38. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 16, 2017 - 6:54 pm | Permalink

    @ BadGuy: You don’t even know me. I’ve been smacked really hard a couple of times during my long life, and I didn’t call the police.
    I’m perfectly willing to sit down and have a rational conversation with you or anyone else. But, your thinly-veiled threats would seem to indicate a proclivity for violence. Is that how you prefer to resolve disputes? I think it’s a fair question.
    I hope you have a nice evening. Maybe we can talk sometime.

  39. Mike Tyson's Gravatar Mike Tyson
    October 16, 2017 - 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Hey Ron dude, I see BS in your future. Not bull **** but a *****slap.

  40. October 16, 2017 - 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, I’ve been out of town all weekend and just saw some of the comments. That stuff re: Jude Oliva is so old and redundant that I don’t even feel like commenting on it but it looks like I need to. We heard those accusations too but was nothing was ever confirmed or proven. Oliva was just a scapegoat for a poor administration that had no idea how to raise or handle money. A lot of the funds that were raised specifically for football were given to the girls sports teams due to Title IX. Oliva never took a dime of the money that was meant for the program. If anything he was spending money out of his own pocket to help the program survive. If he was guilty of that why was there never an investigation or anything ever pursued? Because there was nothing to it. It was all just false accusations that were never proven.

  41. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    October 16, 2017 - 9:31 am | Permalink

    Hey Ron V. I was at the SG/Alh. game on Friday, and SG looked more involved in the Homecoming festivities than playing football.

  42. Sgv Insider's Gravatar Sgv Insider
    October 16, 2017 - 9:10 am | Permalink

    I wouldn’t worry too much about Bad Guy aka My Two Cents. Remember this is the same guy who said SC would get smashed by Stanford. Many more of his predictions have also proven to be just hot air. @My Two Cents, time to leave the basement my friend. The real world is waiting and I’m sure your parents would like to see their son become a man. 😁

  43. sgv's Gravatar sgv
    October 16, 2017 - 2:53 am | Permalink

    After accusing a well thought of coach of stealing from children then challenging people to meet you face to face if they don’t like it? Well in this day and age that does not seem to be a very sane idea. I would not want to be some poor stat girl seating next to you when someone takes you up on your offer.

  44. BadGuy's Gravatar BadGuy
    October 16, 2017 - 2:30 am | Permalink

    You’re the kind of guy that would get smacked then call the cops. Plus I coach on days you’re doing your stats.

    But never know maybe you get it somewhere where there’s not too many ppl around.

  45. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    October 16, 2017 - 12:04 am | Permalink

    Lol! Wow, that’s bold!

    You da man Stat Man!

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