Mid Valley Writers Top 18: Playoff Edition

With the second round brackets now set we compiled our Top 18 with the local playoff teams still alive. We also included Paraclete to even things out. Here are the rankings of the 18 teams still standing: 

1. Cathedral (10-1) – Phantoms pack for Upland.

2. Charter Oak (11-0) – Chargers show no mercy on Crespi.

3. Paraclete (10-1) – How good are the Spirits?

4. St. Francis (10-1) – Golden Knights survive La Serna scare.

5. South Hills (9-1) – Huskies come alive in second half.

6. Arroyo (11-0) – Knights get Rancho Mirage rematch.

7. Downey (9-2) -Vikes eliminate Etiwanda; Corona Del Mar next.

8. Mayfair (10-1) – Monsoons cruise by Chaffey in first round.

9. Burbank (9-2) – Bulldogs get good local matchup with South Hills.

10. Glendora (8-3) – Tartans too much for Santiago.

11. Diamond Ranch (8-3) – Panthers are home against El Modena.

12. Schurr (10-1) – “It’s getting better all the time…better! better! better!”

13. Covina (9-2) – Colts get the spotlight on Thursday night.

14. Arcadia (8-3) – Apaches have won five straight down the stretch.

15. South El Monte (10-1) – Eagles get another shot at Rancho Christian.

16. San Marino (8-2) – Titans get the long bus ride to Bishop Diego.

17. Montebello (7-4) – Oilers advance but now get Apple Valley.

18. Nogales (10-1) – A very noble season for Nogales.

15 Comments to "Mid Valley Writers Top 18: Playoff Edition"

  1. Areafan's Gravatar Areafan
    November 18, 2017 - 1:37 am | Permalink

    Minor league? They couldn’t even beat Montebello… ER romped em so St Paul is minor league

  2. Areafan's Gravatar Areafan
    November 18, 2017 - 1:35 am | Permalink

    Medrano is a tough Pico kid who played for the Dons and the ranch… stop smoking crack

  3. BGUKNOW's Gravatar BGUKNOW
    November 17, 2017 - 11:15 pm | Permalink

    Lol who wants out ? I’m very close to the program and no one I mean no one is leaving they know that the future is looking good here in Churro land.

  4. The Fan's Gravatar The Fan
    November 17, 2017 - 5:36 pm | Permalink

    @cardinal pride…el rancho has great kids and great famies! I have many close friends and so does my son. I think El rancho is great. Medrano is not a motivator but tear down kids. Not a fan personally but el rancho has enormous talent. I think all the girls in the touchdown club throw a monkeywrench in the program. Medrano does not mesh with the tough pico kids period.I think rich is a stud and the rest of the boys! Next year will be great. Good things ahead for the ranch!

  5. He Hate Me's Gravatar He Hate Me
    November 17, 2017 - 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Cantwell is moving in the right direction but must, I repeat MUST recruit some athletes. They are good and have a great QB & RB coming back next year. IF the kid can get some additional support, watch out (BIG IF).

    ER… Poor ER. Everyone outside of Pico knows that ER is the the Minor league team to St. Paul (which sucks because SP sucks too) and Amat. Medrano is doing a good job with what he has, but the talent isn’t there. ER will never recruit because they don’t feel they have too, which is dumb. They are stuck in the “we will win with what we have” mentality. SMH.

  6. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    November 17, 2017 - 4:11 pm | Permalink

    @ Cardinal Pride
    i love what cantwell has done in the last couple years.. im def looking foward to watching that game.. and your guys feild is AMAZING! best grass feild i have seen. lol

    goodluck in off season, our boys bettter be ready bc i know cantwell is on the rise. (unlike schurr LOL)

  7. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    November 17, 2017 - 4:08 pm | Permalink

    @ the fan

    1.you must be retarted…. only reason jude is helping schurr is bc of his relationship with elias… and of course he wants his friend to succeed ..

    2. your an idiot
    3. your retarded
    4. you woof a big thing behind your screen…
    5. JUDE is going to be chased by alot of schools this off season… im not bashing shcurr stupidity or ignorance as the reason they cant keep all 3 coaches together…. its simply a fact.
    6. jude is a OC or HC caliber coach!!!!!!!!! why would he go to shcurr and be an assistant?
    7. jude is teaching elias… elias is doing great! make sure you keep him bc your lucky to land him!
    8. your an idiot
    9. your retarded
    10. EL RANCHO STILL OWNS YOU, maybe jude should come and combo with medrano and be the OC here and medrano can be HC …. hahahahahahahhahaahha
    YOU HAVE A OC …. YOU HAVE A HC….. JUDE CAN DO BOTH …. why would he go lower?

  8. Cardinal Pride's Gravatar Cardinal Pride
    November 17, 2017 - 12:16 pm | Permalink

    I believe The Ranch is going in the right direction. I would like to say good luck next year and we look forward to a hard fought game when we meet in week 5 or 6 of next year I believe. Cantwell should have their best team in years and we look forward to what we are building. Either way good luck to The Ranch in the off season and next season.

  9. The Fan's Gravatar The Fan
    November 17, 2017 - 12:57 am | Permalink

    @theranch18. .Yhea because Ramos,jude and Elias can’t work together and schurr is in shambles! It’s because they work great together is the reason why schurr is doing so well DELETED! Cantwell loved there coach and the kids and parents are happy. They even made the playoffs and added a student section with great support from the administration, the starting an went down with an injury but there doing all kinds of good things there as well. There is a saying…”it is better to be thought dumb and remain silent then to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” Just wear your little blue sweater that say’s dons and stay listening to the “touchdown club”. They say ignorance is bliss but dang? You have better luck trying to find 2Pac then your common sense! You have no knowledge or friends. You know what …I blame the school system. No child left behind-you left behind. I know i know, you bought into medrano…”you guys gotta believe” …DELETED

  10. @hs fan's Gravatar @hs fan
    November 16, 2017 - 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Justin

  11. Coach SHS's Gravatar Coach SHS
    November 16, 2017 - 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Good luck to all the teams

  12. Stelios SHS's Gravatar Stelios SHS
    November 16, 2017 - 7:41 pm | Permalink

    RAMOS aint going anywhere… and im sure he wants to keep elias as well! why would elias leave?

  13. HSFAN's Gravatar HSFAN
    November 16, 2017 - 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Arroyo is rated a 31 on Calpreps.com. Downey is rated a 42 on Calpreps. When you project the match up it has Downey beating Arroyo 41-17. I get that Arroyo won their division last year and are currently unbeaten. However, there is no way Arroyo would hang with Downey. The highest rated team Arroyo has played this year is Schurr, which is a 25. Schurr barely beat Whittier and Montebello, which doesn’t say much. Im not trying to knock Arroyo. I believe they are doing what they are supposed to do in the divisions they have been placed in. A few more winning seasons and then they will get the type of players Downey has.

  14. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    November 16, 2017 - 1:54 pm | Permalink

    @ the fan

    lmao… ROFL… LOL…. hahahahahaha
    what the heck are you ranting about????
    did you read what i posted? how is that throwing shade? JUDE aint going to SCHURR… ill say it now..
    HC is winning , OC is winning, …. JUDE IS A HC or OC…. not a assistant you LAME!… elias has done a great job with shurr this year…
    WHATS SCHURR GONNA DO ? FIRE THE OC OR HC???? LOL how is that throwing shade… JUde will be somwhere next year… and dont be suprised if elias is with him together… but it wont be at schurr lol … unless ramos quits or gets fired.

    as for what we got going on at the ranch… did you even see a game this year?
    if you did , you would be able to notice how MEDRANO called the right plays and the players couldnt execute… by either droping open balls, under/over throwing balls, bad reads, too slow, … dude check yourself… we have all the kids buying in to the program right now… dont try and ruin what we got.

    this year SENIORS QUIT! when la serna walked on the feild! not all of them, but alot of them… and enough to hurt the team.

  15. Take it easy Big Time's Gravatar Take it easy Big Time
    November 16, 2017 - 1:03 pm | Permalink

    I think all the old Spartans are very happy about the team and their success. Maybe you should ask them you seem to know who they are. Because we you know who you are making comments. Focus on the game and enjoy this. You are winning and you sound bitter. That is a fact right there.

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