Apaches Win SGV Shootout

Arcadia 2018 SGV Shootout Champs

By Tim Peterson

(El Monte) – Arcadia beat Diamond Ranch 15-9 in the Final to capture the SGV Shootout Saturday at Arroyo.

Arcadia HC Andrew Policky

Arcadia beat Northview and Diamond Ranch knocked off Los Altos in the semi finals to advance to the championship game. Los Altos took third place based on overall points. Here’s a few shots:

50 Comments to "Apaches Win SGV Shootout"

  1. Bobby Knight's Gravatar Bobby Knight
    July 10, 2018 - 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Boys not yet in their teens were trapped 2 1/2 miles into a cave with rising waters in the dark with no food and no hope for 9 days. When found they did not cry for mama but wrote to mama not to worry about them. Outstanding! I wonder how our coddled boys from these crying cheating schools would have fared in similar circumstances? My take is they would follow their parents example and cry and wail at the unfairness of it all then who knows what happens after that.

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 10, 2018 - 7:12 pm | Permalink

    We shall see, I guess we should start planning our CIF championship party now. Brown has guaranteed it. By chance did he get CIF titles at either of his previous schools?

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 10, 2018 - 6:33 pm | Permalink

    Brown can bring in all D1 talent, he’s still has to coach them up. His resume so far hasn’t shown anything close to coaching excellence… You LA fans that wanted a coaching change and that admin are gonna fine out soon enough grass ain’t always greener on the other side and sometimes that grass is full of gophers….

  4. LA Fan's Gravatar LA Fan
    July 10, 2018 - 6:23 pm | Permalink


    Yes they were beat up. They beat the teams they were suppose to and lost to the teams that are superior talent wise. The reason why his 7-3 record means nothing is because it shows LA could beat the teams ranked in lower divisions but what happen in the first round of the playoffs against Moorpark? They lost 42-0. Los Altos is ranked in division 5 and unless you bring in talent the same thing will occur every single year. When it comes to the higher divisions especially at 5 talent wins championships. Gano knew that, Farrar knows that, and schools that have been successful in the higher up levels know that. Sadly Los Altos doesn’t have the talent of the 2015 team or the 2017 team. Had they had maybe 1 or 2 more transfers each of those years, you would be talking about two championship years. Let Coach Brown do what he needs to do because I guarantee if in the end we are in a final no one will be complaining.

  5. Mid Valley Fan's Gravatar Mid Valley Fan
    July 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Coach Spat when he was at Bassett turned a lot of athletes into football players. Bassett kids believed in the system. Coaches spent time working with kids teaching them the game of football. He turned a school that always finished 1-9 every year to a team that would compete. Bassett wasn’t a powerhouse team but he made them respectable. Spathais and staff are great guys. Workman will be ok.

  6. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 10, 2018 - 4:12 pm | Permalink

    We got beat up last year? By 3 teams? If Spat could come in last minute and Coach those guys to a 7-3 season why couldnt Brown do the same with this team? You have got to be kidding me. We lost to CO, DR, and Glendora. Your beat up statement comes on a split tongue. Your moral compass must be set in the same direction as our AD and staff

  7. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    July 10, 2018 - 1:01 pm | Permalink

    @ Anonymous: Real coaching appears to be too much work for some of these guys who believe in winning at all costs.
    School administrators and the CIF Southern Section have to stop enabling them.

  8. why cant we get along's Gravatar why cant we get along
    July 10, 2018 - 11:57 am | Permalink

    @almost human….AMEN to your comment alot of us LA parents assume our kids will be starting just because they go to LA. Last year we got beat by superior teams with alot of talent by way of transfers. If we didnt upgrade this year we will get our butts kicked all year. But i guess some of our parents dont care about winning they just care about there kids playing alot to brag that there kid start at LA

  9. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 10, 2018 - 11:52 am | Permalink

    Thank you for all your helpful parenting skills, we are all very enlightened by the way you raised your NFL stud!

  10. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 10, 2018 - 11:27 am | Permalink

    @almost human, and yet they still won 7 games with only 3 returning starters. Keep in mind Brown and staff have 20plus transfers, let’s see if all this hype translates to wins because his resume does show many….

  11. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 10, 2018 - 9:17 am | Permalink

    Coacher, typical answer from today’s thinking. replace sub-par players? that’s the whole issue. Get the sub-par players and work them in the off season with a weight program and great coaching to build your subpar players into league contenders. In case you are unaware of what that is called?……its called COACHING.

  12. almost human's Gravatar almost human
    July 10, 2018 - 9:04 am | Permalink

    I don’t think defending last years staff would be the right choice, complaint last year was very few coaches on the field during the week at practice and 20 coming out of the woodworks Friday nights, cant preach dedication sacrifice and give it all you got when you cant lead by example.
    transfers happen everywhere there is hype, Coach Brown comes with it, in the end best player will be on the field. one thing for sure is, Football is the ultimate game of adversity, things change by the down sometimes, if little transfer jonny gets hurt, someone else needs to be ready to play, if were home complaining because our babies aren’t playing then were not teaching our kids that life is also full of adversity, just because we don’t get promoted at work doesn’t mean we quit and try another company, as adults we need to teach our kids that life isn’t fair, go out there and give 100% of effort everyday and good things will come.

  13. July 10, 2018 - 1:54 am | Permalink

    Y’all shoulda stepped up an defend Spathias. You guys knew what they were doing. You guys lost a great coach. Who would’ve won with Hacienda Heights kids. Yes YOUR sons! now you gotta deal with mercenaries who are looking out for they’re numbers!

  14. Coacher's Gravatar Coacher
    July 10, 2018 - 12:34 am | Permalink

    These kids ain’t coming in to replace good players they’re coming in to replace subpar players so the program can win. That’s what it’s about winning. So if your kid is getting bumped out he probably ain’t good enough. But every kid on the team gots a role offense, defense, special teams, scout at practice. All you could do is make it a competition and work hard. So stop complaining for your kid, cause I’m sure he knows they’re better then him.

  15. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 9, 2018 - 10:58 pm | Permalink

    You are not the sharpest pencil in the box are you? My son starts, its not about my own childs playing time its about the rest of the LA boys.

  16. Unbelievable's Gravatar Unbelievable
    July 9, 2018 - 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Since ur an LA fan that means you must watch these guys practice right? The tension has already erupted a few times. I guess we’re suppose to sit back and watch these kids throw blows and the one who gets knocked out loses? Are you kidding me? Grow up no intelligent person handles their problems by throwing punches. There is a distinct line between being an aggressive player and fighting.

  17. LA Fan's Gravatar LA Fan
    July 9, 2018 - 10:23 pm | Permalink

    It’s truly amazing that parents can’t let kids fight their own battles. More character is built off adversity. If your son can’t handle competition then maybe football isn’t the sport your son should be playing. Football has changed and unfotunatley the numbers across the board are down and coaches aren’t taking positions anymore. All your complaints to districts will not help your situation the only thing it’s doing is putting a target on your son for having the parent that just can’t stay in the stands. Please just let the players play and the coaches coach. The best players will been the field and if your son is one of them great, if not then continue and work hard at practice and make the most of opportunities that are given. Trust me if the team ends up winning CIF I’m sure nothing will matter when they can walk around campus with a championship ring.

  18. Stop whining's Gravatar Stop whining
    July 9, 2018 - 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Well good luck I bet your kid still not going to get more playing time afther your TRY to get other boys in trouble. You need to let baby boy be a grown boy any compete to get better, he need to get off the Niple and stand on his own too feet it’s not pop Warner where you coach your son and he starts every game…lol

  19. Unbelievable's Gravatar Unbelievable
    July 9, 2018 - 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Aren’t you the little arrogant pip squeak. Not all of us live up on the hill in the heights. Kudos to you for having the means to do so. Not everyone is so blessed. So dismount off your high horse for a second and look around you. Chasing a championship ring by any means necessary is not building character. So yes we are meeting with school district, to ensure that all the transfers we got are valid. Creating twnaion, you can cut with a knife between the original conquerors and the transfers is not the way to go about things. The boys consider themselves brothers and all these new kids come in with a chip on their shoulder knowing no matter how they act, perform on the field, or if they play with integrity they will be the starters.

  20. LA Homer's Gravatar LA Homer
    July 9, 2018 - 8:51 pm | Permalink

    That is true class of 2018,2019……my kid should be on varsity, Ziola No we have a stacked team dont need you, I’ll complain then!!

  21. Unbelievable's Gravatar Unbelievable
    July 9, 2018 - 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Its embarrassing that LA will be playing in the Rowland Roundup. If you were paying attention we have been saying that the parents from the class of 18′ were the ones giving both ziola and spat problems

  22. LA Homer's Gravatar LA Homer
    July 9, 2018 - 8:39 pm | Permalink

    This is why Ziola left because of these parents he didnt have problems when he was there with the teams he coached he had tones of parent support and you saw what he did 2 CIF runner ups LA need to recruit if thers is not talent to compete there in a tough league and division, its embarrassing that parents are crying at LA never happen when my kid was there…..

  23. Unbelievable's Gravatar Unbelievable
    July 9, 2018 - 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for taking the edge off. You are probably right!

  24. Wilson Parent's Gravatar Wilson Parent
    July 9, 2018 - 7:46 pm | Permalink

    Send your football playing kids to Wilson, see what they are made of.

  25. July 9, 2018 - 7:36 pm | Permalink

    I think you hit on the head there. The problem is parents who have seen their kids dominate at the youth levels automatically assume that will continue in high school. Well, those in the know realize kids develop at different ages. Some kids are so far more developed at let’s say 10,11,12 than other kids those kids usually stand out at the youth level then puberty kicks in and vaboom! It’s hard to swallow that their kids peaked in 8th grade. Parents are the problem

  26. Wilson Parent's Gravatar Wilson Parent
    July 9, 2018 - 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Wilson is in Hacienda Heights, right?

  27. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 9, 2018 - 6:51 pm | Permalink

    It won’t matter how many Transfers this coach brings in he ain’t winning anything, where has he won before what has his staff accomplished??? Bigtime question marks as a staff….

  28. Your right on bro's Gravatar Your right on bro
    July 9, 2018 - 5:38 pm | Permalink

    Your right on brother. Without some transfers here or there we wouldn’t be able to compete with these other schools. But these parents who’s kids dominated pop Warner are no longer studs still want to brag about how they usto dominate are willing to complain just they want more playing time for them… HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AINT FOR EVERYONE

  29. Stop whining's Gravatar Stop whining
    July 9, 2018 - 5:30 pm | Permalink

    Wow so your having a meeting with administrators, what is that going to prove. It will still not improve your sons chances of getting more playing time. And if it’s that hard to live in HH maybe move out. We have hope this year to do something positive and compete with the other tuff school, but because you want to brag to family and friends that your son plays alot your willing to TRY and mess things up…GOOD luck all your going to do is embarrass your son

  30. Anon's Gravatar Anon
    July 9, 2018 - 4:14 pm | Permalink

    @sgv fan
    Why do you hate Montebello so much?

  31. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 9, 2018 - 4:13 pm | Permalink

    We already have the coach’s 2 nephews from Amat and 2 more Amat players coming over next week. I guess its win by any means necessary

  32. The Mayor's Gravatar The Mayor
    July 9, 2018 - 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Regarding transfers one only needs to look at the CIF front office. I do not know the interworkings but it feels like the Mafia. No one is voted in. Seems to there mainly to collect money. Laise-sez faire attitude. Change needs to start there with leadership dedicated to clean up football first then the other sports. Right now it is run like a minor league system for college D1 prospects and everyone else grab whatever you can, just make sure we get our beaks wet.

  33. Wilson's Gravatar Wilson
    July 9, 2018 - 2:51 pm | Permalink

    LA disgruntled parents: If you want your kid get to get some real playing time come on over to Wilson. He will probably go both sides of the ball.

  34. LA Fan's Gravatar LA Fan
    July 9, 2018 - 1:32 pm | Permalink

    The reality is that if you don’t recruit it makes it tough to win. This isn’t any different to what other schools that have had success have done. Looking at Charter Oak, they have always recruited players from other areas. Let’s not get to Mater Dei or SJB which go out and get the best players from the state. But even decades ago, teams would go out and recruit players. When looking at Los Altos the reality is that the talent is not there to win a championship. There are just a handful of players that can truly be game changers. So when looking at the perspective of the admin or the coach you have to win or else you might end up without a job. A lot of time and money is invested into having a successful program and let’s be honest Los Altos has won 11 CIF championships in which in a lot of those years their key players did not live in the area. Everything we do now is result based and without good players, it makes it really tough to win games. Look at Bishop Amat they don’t go out and recruit players like other private high schools and have not had a successful playoff run in a very long time yet alone close to winning a Division 1 championship. If I were the parents just trust the coach that at the end of the day the best player will get the playing time. If that is your son great and if not then continue to work hard at practice. A little competition never hurt anyone.

  35. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 9, 2018 - 12:37 pm | Permalink

    LA kids not playing should just do what the kids that replaced them did, LEAVE to somewhere they’ll play. Best part is no one will complain…

  36. LA's Gravatar LA
    July 9, 2018 - 12:28 pm | Permalink

    If that happens it will be the fourth coach in four years. How can the administration let this happen, are they that weak and afraid. Yes they are. Hess and Formano have no back bone. The parents with the big month get their way.

  37. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 9, 2018 - 12:06 pm | Permalink

    No I’m not complaining on my son not getting playing time, because he is 1 of the fortunate 4 that are starting. My concern is for our team on a whole. These boys have been playing together since pop warner. Now most of them are riding the pine. We the underclassmen didn’t run Spat out, last years seniors parents did.

  38. July 9, 2018 - 12:01 pm | Permalink

    @ Anonymous

    So what is your point? You’re “digging” dirt on the head coach or your son not getting playing time? Let’s say you run this coach out. The next guy WILL see the talent in your son? I’m just trying to make sense of your madness.

  39. Football FanA's Gravatar Football FanA
    July 9, 2018 - 11:33 am | Permalink

    We will see what the LA fan base says or does when they lose their first game against Covina!!!!

  40. In the Know's Gravatar In the Know
    July 9, 2018 - 11:18 am | Permalink

    @really in the know. Do you know what it takes to enroll in Arcadia? They actually check your address. I know for a fact they have de-enrolled students and athletes when it doesn’t check out. They do take kids on permits like every other public school. The difference is people actually want to go to Arcadia. They don’t enroll at the school, the school has nothing to do with it. How did anyone near Arcadia get to Cathedral in the first place? In surrounding districts you could wrote your address in a napkin and they’ll accept it.

  41. LA Alumni's Gravatar LA Alumni
    July 9, 2018 - 9:41 am | Permalink

    Its pathetic to curtain LA parents because reality is setting in that there baby boy ain’t a stud anymore like in pop Warner or even on the freshman team. Reality is we need talent to compete and win against all other high schools who recruit, do you really want to see baby boys team get beat all 4 years in high school. On the other hand they can join the water pool team

  42. July 9, 2018 - 9:08 am | Permalink

    Excellent point.

  43. July 9, 2018 - 9:07 am | Permalink

    It’s one of the harshest realities as a parent to admit that our child may not be as good at doing something as we would like. Football is a unique animal. Not everyone is cut out for it because it’s physically and mentally demanding. It’s violent. It’s grueling and not for the faint of heart. Some parents don’t know about this because they’ve never played the game. So, they resort to blogging to vent their frustrations and criticize coaching staffs. I’m all for standing up for your kid, but if he’s not cut out for football, don’t take it out on others.

  44. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 9, 2018 - 8:46 am | Permalink

    Why should we leave when LA is our home school

  45. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 9, 2018 - 8:44 am | Permalink

    After a little digging we did find out that Brown lived in la puente when he attend los altos as well. He must have got his transfer tactics from his mentors. To everyone saying stop crying because our kids not getting playing time. ST*U if it was happening to your kids you wouldnt be happy either. Do you know how hard it is to actually live in HH? The majority of us bust our tails to live here. We did take some advice off her and have a meeting with our school district on Weds.

  46. Pacific League's Gravatar Pacific League
    July 9, 2018 - 8:16 am | Permalink

    They’ll still lose to Burbank in the regular season.

  47. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    July 9, 2018 - 8:07 am | Permalink

    *Greg Gano (not Greg again)

    When Travis Brown was as a player at Los Altos, they were getting players from all over. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Travis himself wasn’t a Hacienda Heights local. Any of you remember the name Daniel Drayton? He was from Montebello. Los Altos played knocked them out in the playoffs badly and a couple weeks later Drayton was enrolled Los Altos. In those days, Gano and his minon D’Marco Curtis were recruiting left and right.

  48. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    July 9, 2018 - 8:01 am | Permalink

    Greg again and DeSpain were 2 of the biggest recruiters in all of CIF. Los Altos was not some kind of local team back then. Even now, a lot of the kids that started there live in the boundaries of Workman, La Puente, and Wilson. But now that it affects mijo, it’s not okay?

  49. Los Altos parents Stop Crying's Gravatar Los Altos parents Stop Crying
    July 8, 2018 - 11:25 pm | Permalink

    My son only gets a little playing time and I cant complain because if he ain’t good enough to start I dont want him to make to team lose or get hurt. Some of our Los Altos parents think there sons are studs until better talent replaces them, then the complaints start flying in. They chased coach Spatt and Crew away now they are crying about our new coaches. STOP CRING ALREADY

  50. The truth hurts's Gravatar The truth hurts
    July 8, 2018 - 11:06 pm | Permalink

    I think no matter what the LA coach does these cry baby parents will complain. If they win with all this talent they will complain cause there kid dont play, on the other hand if we lose with all this talent they will also complain. If some of these parents want there kids to get more playing time go down to division 13 workman high needs players, for sure they will be starters and they might even dominate..lol

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