It’s in the Air at Arroyo in April

Competing in April

By Tim Peterson

(El Monte) – Arroyo hosted Marshall, Mt. View and Baldwin Park Saturday to throw the ball around.

Schurr was out in full force.

It’s early, nothing really to see here but it does wet your appetite for the upcoming football season. Mt. View and Baldwin Park both have new head coaches in Aaron Sepulveda and Josh Knight respectively. It was a little strange to see Knight, a former Arroyo assistant, in Baldwin Park colors.

Josh Knight has taken over as HC at Baldwin Park.

Schurr lost several key players to graduation but based on their numbers the Spartans shouldn’t have too much trouble replacing them.

Here’s a few shots.

Schurr is expected to throw a lot in 2018.

Trying to beat him to the corner.

They’re coming my way.


13 Comments to "It’s in the Air at Arroyo in April"

  1. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    May 9, 2018 - 7:53 am | Permalink


    Trust me , you’re the loser! Anyone that promotes jumping from school to school is more then a loser (like you). That would make them a quitter as well. As for the last two QB’s , I don’t know. They came in because one of them was Coach Gonzalez family and the other was from Victorville. Maybe he should’ve made the commute everyday. You’re so lame it’s impossible to reason with you. Get a life clown…

  2. Mmm's Gravatar Mmm
    May 8, 2018 - 10:05 pm | Permalink

    So your last two QB’s where loyal right???????
    . The only stupid one here is you buddy. You’re so blinded by being a loser that you missed my point about putting the blame on the parents not the coaches nor kids.

  3. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    May 8, 2018 - 9:15 pm | Permalink


    You’re the dummy…. You’re missing everyone else’s point. Loyalty is taught at home and through the coaches. If you think it’s ok to jump ship because you don’t like the situation then don’t play football or sports. Too bad you can’t see the big picture…You’re blinded by stupidity…

  4. SGV Fan's Gravatar SGV Fan
    May 8, 2018 - 8:45 pm | Permalink

    @Mmmm you’re absolutely right as far as a coach teaching a lesson to a kid that’s leaving.

    What if a Coach is showing his team that he will stand up for his team and do what is right when it comes to other people trying to hurt their program. Like these coaches blowing smoke at players and their parents. Hey if a kid wants to leave and do it the right way, see you later. But if a kid leaves and coaches at another school are luring them there and breaking rules in the process, that makes it ok still?

  5. Mmm's Gravatar Mmm
    May 8, 2018 - 9:13 am | Permalink

    Ok smart guy. So when a kid leaves and because a coach wants to teach a loyalty lesson so he makes a big deal about it. Now the kid who you’re actually suppose to be helping out misses out on playing the sport you initially only welcomed because he was part of your program.
    If a parent wants to teach there kid a lesson about loyalty so be it……. you missed my point dummy.
    It’s not up to a coach to do that.

  6. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    May 7, 2018 - 8:49 pm | Permalink


    If a kid doesn’t like a school, let him go.

    If a man doesn’t like his job, let him quit. If a man doesn’t like his kids, let him leave them. If a kid gets bored of his wife, maybe he can cheat on her.

    I’d rather teach my kids lessons such as loyalty, hard work, and perseverance. Can’t teach those if you just take your ball and go home every time something goes wrong.

  7. Area Spectator's Gravatar Area Spectator
    May 7, 2018 - 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Just the names I hear on these boards genius! Lol. Telling me to get a life when you get on here to read and post comments lol

  8. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 7, 2018 - 1:26 pm | Permalink

    @ area spectator, stalker alert. Get a life. Calling kids out by name. TP, get rid of this guy.

  9. Mmmm's Gravatar Mmmm
    May 7, 2018 - 12:52 pm | Permalink

    if a kid don’t want to be at a school let the darn kid go. Why bother and ultimately affect the players career because he wants to go elsewhere. As coaches and adults are you not trying to help these kids. Wether part of one school or a other no adult or coach should be so sour that they would ruin a young mans HS career.

  10. Area Spectator's Gravatar Area Spectator
    May 6, 2018 - 11:33 pm | Permalink

    @ TP
    There is a 30 day waiting period and you will be eligible after that sit out period is finished. However, the players on the Air Raid Team are not allowed to go to Schurr and play because of the Schurr coaches who also coached the Air Raid Team. If none of the schools fight it then Schurr will get away with it. But with schools like Cantwell, Montebello, Garfield all having players leave don’t see how they don’t ask CIF to look at it. If CIF deems there was undue influence (which there clearly is) then the athletes will have to sit out a full calendar year and will only be eligible if they return to their original school or transfer to a different school and move and go through all the normal transfer rules. It’s really not hard to understand just have to see if the schools and or CIF do anything about it.

    Also not fair to say well Mater Dei and Bosco get away with it. Those schools get away with it because they make the CIF the most money at their gates in the playoffs especially the championship games. Different argument with our local teams and those teams

  11. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    May 6, 2018 - 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Transfers and recruiting is rampant at some schools but it’s not the norm at most schools. It’s ironic that CIF has turned a blind eye to it but competitive equity is a major factor for league and division placement. If competitive equity continues to play a role then CIF must take into consideration the recruiting/transfer.

    Lots of schools are in the same league but they have different standards. Example, schools like Etiwanda and Los Osos have to play major recruiting schools such as Upland and and Rancho Cucamonga who get transfers year in and year out. Harvard Weatlake has to play Cathedral and now the Almont League has to play Schurr.
    Before people say that others should step up to the plate and do the same, it’s a matter of ethics. Also, I’ve never seen a high school coaching descripti that says “must have 7 on 7 team” or “must be a great recruiter.”
    Unfortunately, Most of these “recruiters” are using kids for their own gain. They’ll say they’re looking to help kids but they seem to be more helpful to those who are big and fast. They don’t seem to care too much about helping those out there of average ability. If the recruiting game is open for all then CIF should greatly consider creating equitable leagues between those who recruit and those who don’t.

    Division 1 has also become a joke because unless you’re Mater Dei or Bosco, you’re not winning.

  12. Wow's Gravatar Wow
    May 6, 2018 - 8:41 pm | Permalink

    That the first time i have heard someone write something real on this blog

  13. Old school's Gravatar Old school
    May 6, 2018 - 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Just cuz lots of programs are doing it doesn’t mean it’s fine now, this crap is just a black eye to high school sports, nothing but a bunch of “cats” who can’t make it happen with their home grown kids.

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