The Peterson Principle: 10/22/2017

Tim Peterson

By Tim Peterson

We still have two weeks left in the regular season but it looks like everything is settled. Let’s take a league inventory:

The Almont was settled last week when Schurr beat Montebello. Bell Gardens fans may disagree, and I admire their loyalty, but the Lancers won’t beat the Spartans. Not this year. They’re on the verge but this year Schurr will win league. In fact the Spartans did last week at Montebello.

Santa Fe won the Del Rio Friday night with a win over El Rancho. The Chiefs set the tone with a huge victory over La Serna on October 6. The Chiefs are in.

The Hacienda race is over. Charter Oak will run the table. When the Chargers beat Diamond Ranch two weeks ago that was it. Everyone else has been just a pebble on the road that Charter Oak has kicked aside. Lou Farrar’s crew is waiting for their playoff assignment.

Pomona owns the Miramonte. La Puente was 2-0 in league before Friday night and Pomona beat the Warriors 42-0. The Red Devils are league champs.

Arroyo won the Mission Valley League crown with a 14-13 win over South El Monte October 6. The title was on the line that night and Arroyo secured it. Like Charter Oak, the Knights will also clear the table and go 10-0.

Burbank wrapped up the Pacific League Friday night with a win over previously undefeated Crescenta Valley. The Bulldogs have already beaten Arcadia, which sits in third. They’re not losing to Muir or Burroughs. You can bank on that. Congrats to first year HC Adam Colman on the Pacific championship.

Palomares League? Yeah it’s over. South Hills rallied past Glendora to win it Friday night. The Huskies have Bonita and Diamond Bar left. Raise the banner now.

San Marino will win the Rio Hondo. No, the Titans won’t lose to Monrovia. It will be confirmed this week when M-Town travels to San Marino. It’s settled already though. The Rio Hondo League belongs to the the Titans.

The San Gabriel Valley League has been decided as well. Paramount beat Downey 21-20 in overtime two weeks ago to win the title. The Pirates still had four games left at the time but everybody knew that was the title game. The Pirates have outscored their two opponents since then, Warren and Dominguez, by the combined score of 98-7.

The Suburban has been over since September 22 when Mayfair beat La Mirada. The Monsoons are your 2017 Suburban League champs.

The Valle Vista? Some think it’s up for grabs this Thursday when San Dimas travels to Covina District Field to face Northview. San Dimas lost to Covina, while Northview beat the Colts by two touchdowns. A possible three-way tie? Nah…it’s Northview’s league to lose and the Vikings aren’t about to lose it.

Okay, so not everything is etched in stone. Cathedral and St. Francis are headed for a showdown on November 3 for the Angelus league title. Nogales and Azusa, both 3-0 in the Montview, will also vie for the crown at Citrus College on November 3.

But for the most part it’s done. That’s a wrap! Can we start the playoffs now?

That’s my principle.

Tim can be reached at or on Twitter @tspeterson40.

17 Comments to "The Peterson Principle: 10/22/2017"

  1. Buttermilk's Gravatar Buttermilk
    October 28, 2017 - 12:36 am | Permalink

    Schurr 56…BG ….10……suck on that for a whole year….

  2. Buttermilk's Gravatar Buttermilk
    October 27, 2017 - 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Schurr 56…BG….10…….you never never had a chance………,maybe next year …NOT

  3. Buttermilk's Gravatar Buttermilk
    October 27, 2017 - 10:08 pm | Permalink

    Schurr 56….BG…..10…….you never had a chance……..

  4. Buttermilk's Gravatar Buttermilk
    October 27, 2017 - 10:07 pm | Permalink

    Schurr ……..56……BG…..10……in the words of Donald Trump..”so sad”……

  5. Buttermilk's Gravatar Buttermilk
    October 27, 2017 - 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Schurr….56….BG….10… never had a chance…….

  6. Grim Reaper's Gravatar Grim Reaper
    October 27, 2017 - 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Re ObCat the one thing Monrovia has going for it tonight is as cats they have 9 lives. of which 6 were used up already.

    So even if MTown loses tonight they will have 2 lives left for TC.

    As I stated before, unless M Town can pass and score frequently they are in trouble. And based on prior games with a one dimensional offense and an inexperienced QB to boot, that makes defending against M Town a lot easier.

    So unless they can take advantage a “beat us with the pass” style defense, well things are going to be tough. But we just talk and the kids play, and that is why the games are played.

    Good Luck, but you know what I think.

  7. Observantcat's Gravatar Observantcat
    October 27, 2017 - 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Hold your Horses Grim. Monrovia will have all of it’s horses tonight and this game will not be what Cal Preps predicts to be a one-sided game. San Marino is very good but Monrovia is really just a good. Change preseason games and you may have the same results. As far as TC, Monrovia will not loose that game no matter how you slice it. Much too fast and athletic for the Rams… Plus we have the best Ram on the field (Maury Rams) This kid is a beast and it will show tonight. Michael Washington is coming off of injury and will blow past anything not clamped down. Castillo is a Bull and will have his way if you choose to focus on the two Cats I’ve just mentioned. I believe Monrovia has lost some of it’s swagger but It hasn’t completely disappeared. Don’t sleep on the Cats………

  8. Grim Reaper's Gravatar Grim Reaper
    October 27, 2017 - 1:35 pm | Permalink

    SM Monrovia. (note that game is at SM not monrovia as stated above)

    Monrovia will only stand a chance if their QB shows up to play and passes for several hundred yards and multiple TDs, and the receivers catch the ball. M Town will have to score over 40 points to win. A feat they have only accomplished once this year with 40 points at La Salle, a team with a lower CALPREPS rating than SM. All that will be left is to blame the coach and the referees and get out the torches and pitchforks if Monrovia loses to TC.

    LA Canada v TC will be a blow out for TC. There is not a team in the RHL with a worse team chemistry than LC. LC is a team on the verge of quitting outright. TC has some go and will not quit, but if they make the playoffs it is likely one and done, but that is an improvement. Effectively TC’s coach has two weeks to get ready for Monrovia (a staff that used to either coach at SM or played there)

    Monrovia is assured of a losing record. An impossibility if one were in the M Town stands in 2012/2013. But, I said it a couple of years ago that nothing goes up forever, and that someday Monrovia would be a losing team. I was shouted down by the M Town faithful. All one had to do is look at TC that once set the record for consecutive wins in CIF history in the 1970s and look at them now. Monrovia was living on helium, provided by the recruiting power of their former coach and boosters. Now that free agents -that only play football there as err “enhancements” to home internet schooling and never step on campus to take a class- are gone, and instead are transferring out of town, their fortunes have fallen flat as an IHOP pancake. Who would have thought that all their hopes might be pinned upon beating TC to get in the bottom of the playoff bracket?

    Monrovia vs TC
    Calpreps TC 34 M 28 .. predicts a TC win. That should cause some concern on Colorado Blvd that Monrovia might just go 2 and forever and miss the playoffs completely.

    How times change.

  9. Buttermilk's Gravatar Buttermilk
    October 25, 2017 - 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Uhhhh……..don’t you just love ❤️ it…………, dot, dot……..the Buttermilk man can…………

  10. Sgv Insider's Gravatar Sgv Insider
    October 25, 2017 - 7:07 am | Permalink

    @Ram It,
    Cool your jets junior!!!! Remember your place. Your still just little old TC. And Saxon is not Lombardi. And even though I think Monrovia is horrible you still get beat by 2 scores.

  11. FTFY's Gravatar FTFY
    October 24, 2017 - 4:38 pm | Permalink

    TC will roll over LC and out coach Monrovia and still lose.

  12. Colt74's Gravatar Colt74
    October 24, 2017 - 1:16 pm | Permalink


    When you schedule 6 teams, and only 1 of them is in a higher division ( 4 ), and ALL 6 bury you, when do these payers with the “Athletic edge” kick in exactly?

    I get being a homer because I’m one for my school, but at some point you have to offer up 1 shred of credibility when you go the rah rah route.

    Corrigez-moi si je me trompe

  13. JON F. B's Gravatar JON F. B
    October 24, 2017 - 12:42 pm | Permalink


  14. Ram It!'s Gravatar Ram It!
    October 24, 2017 - 8:51 am | Permalink

    TC will roll over LC and out coach Monrovia.


  15. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 23, 2017 - 11:21 pm | Permalink

    @ True pure Genie: Thanks. I already got the update regarding Bill Zernickow on the comment thread below the story about the Alhambra-Bell Gardens game. I appreciate your effort, though.

  16. Observantcat's Gravatar Observantcat
    October 23, 2017 - 8:38 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know if I would use the word Proof, but in looking at the RHL I like to point to each teams body of work. SM has not really challenged themselves to really prepare for the bigger games. South Pasadena and San Marino have both taken easy paths to better records and when you look at the Monrovia schedule I believe both teams would be in the same predicament at this point of the season. Monrovia has a tendency to play bigger in games where they have the Athletic edge and when that gets going you begin to see the difference between the pre-season schedules. No disrespect for the Titans but sometimes you have to take off the blinders and play hard-nosed football. Monrovia has been a work in progress team all season and I believe that they have found their stride. Coach Hobbie has done some remarkable things with his team, but man for man I give Monrovia the edge. If Monrovia doesn’t live up to this billing I won’t blame it on any of its shot comings, I will tip my hat to SM for being able to find them and exploit them to their benefit.

  17. Churros 4 life's Gravatar Churros 4 life
    October 23, 2017 - 8:23 pm | Permalink

    Yes that is proabley true but that was 17 years ago. Lets try to keep it under a decade.

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