Game Night: Zero Week

Erik Cuellar and the Covina Colts host Los Altos to kick off Zero Week. (Photo by Duane Barker).

All kickoffs are at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated: 

Friday August 17 

Bonita (0-0) at Arroyo (0-0) 

New coach at Bonita in Steve Bogan but same quarterback in J.P. Andrade. The Bearcats can put points on the board. They’ve been pretty active on the passing circuit tuning up the offense. Arroyo of course is always active on the passing circuit. Ernesto Camacho is ready to rock for his senior year. The scoreboard should light up.

Arroyo 31 Bonita 28  


California (0-0) at Schurr (0-0) 

All the talk in the off season has been on the Schurr transfers. Now it’s time to see what they can do on the field. Cal is looking to rebound from a 4-6 season. Beating the Spartans in the opener might be too much to ask.

Schurr 34 California 14  


Los Altos (0-0) at Covina (0-0) Covina District Field 

The Travis Brown era begins at Los Altos. It isn’t like the Conquerors need to rebuild. They were 7-4 last year under one-year coach Hector Spathias. Covina returns most of their key starters including quarterback Nin Burns II. Colts get the job done at home.

Covina 28 Los Atos 17    


El Monte (0-0) at Baldwin Park (0-0) 

Josh Knight was the head coach at Baldwin Park and now he’s the AD. The new head coach will be named by kick off. Speaking of transfers El Monte has a few. One of them, Ben Owsley from Paramount has been running wild all summer. The big question here is can Baldwin Park stop the run? Maybe at times but not enough. El Monte wins the opener.

El Monte 27 Baldwin Park 14  


Monrovia (0-0) at Burbank (0-0) Burroughs 

Another new era gets underway Friday as well as Chris Williams takes the Reins at Monrovia. The Wildcats have looked good in the summer with AJ Carreon back at quarterback after a year at South El Monte. Burbank has had Monrovia’s number the last few years. This year, on the road, it won’t be any easier. Monrovia will battle but a Burbank play late will be the difference. Bulldogs come out with the W.

Burbank 24 Monrovia 21


Northview (0-0) at El Rancho (0-0) 

The Vikings lost some players including four-year starting quarterback Steven Comstock, but the cupboard is anything but bare. Receiver Damion Thompson and running back Martin Gutierez  both return to the offensive mix. El Rancho is coming off a disappointing 3-7 season a year ago and needs to get off on the right foot under head coach Adrian Medrano. The Dons have an advantage at home but Northview should have enough to hold them off.

Northview 21 El Rancho 17    


Muir (0-0) at Charter Oak (0-0)

This isn’t the Muir team of a few years ago. The Mustangs will be in a fight just to win the Pacific. Last year they went 6-4 (4-3 in league) and missed the playoffs. Charter Oak is well…Charter Oak. Lou Farrar is still there, no he hasn’t retired yet, he has another grandson playing, and the Chargers should be as good as ever. If Muir isn’t careful this could get out of hand early. Even if the Stangs are careful CO has too much. Charter Oak…big.

Charter Oak 38 Muir 7


La Salle (0-0) at Arcadia (0-0) 

Speaking of transfers, Arcadia has landed a few. The Apaches are loaded for bear and showed as much while winning the SGV Shootout at Arroyo in July. They have speed and the athletes to not just win the Pacific but make a deep playoff run in Division 8. La Salle saw the Russell Gordon era end and is now led by Andrew Pankow. It will be a good test for the Lancers to see where they’re at. They might hang around for awhile (first half) but Arcadia has too much. The Apaches will run away in the second half.

Arcadia 35 La Salle 14

19 Comments to "Game Night: Zero Week"

  1. Arguingaboutnothing's Gravatar Arguingaboutnothing
    August 16, 2018 - 9:54 am | Permalink

    @tpeterson you guys do a great job and this was not intended for the people who run the site. It’s precisely for the parents that over run the comment section with the same uninformed ignorant vindictive childish nonsense over and over.

  2. Observantcat's Gravatar Observantcat
    August 16, 2018 - 9:10 am | Permalink

    That score will be reversed this year.

  3. In all Sincerity's Gravatar In all Sincerity
    August 16, 2018 - 9:08 am | Permalink

    With game day upon us, I’d like to say to all teams and everyone who is strapping on a helmet: good luck, and may the best transfers win.

  4. ArguingAboutNothing's Gravatar ArguingAboutNothing
    August 16, 2018 - 8:16 am | Permalink

    So are you guys changing this site to All these grown men arguing about rules they have absolutely no clue about. All this recruiting stuff has been ruled upon by cif and schools are acting accordingly. Everyone here is arguing 15 year old rules that don’t even apply anymore. No wonder these schools are so far behind the curve. All you do is hold your neighborhood kids back when you’re on these boards. The culture suffers and that’s why football where we are from is looked at as a joke by the OC, LA, IE, Long Beach, Valley etc.
    From T. Peterson: That’s the thing though. We’re not the ones writing about it. It’s all the comments that are coming in. We definitely won’t write about it now. We’re focused on covering the actual games for the football season.

  5. LA Homer's Gravatar LA Homer
    August 16, 2018 - 8:03 am | Permalink

    Thats what i was saying all summer but Spathia kiss butts would say different LA had talent before he got there he should he couldnt coach in the Hacienda League got exposed by CO and DR along with the butt kicking in the playoff game…….he came from D13 back to D13.

  6. Dogs's Gravatar Dogs
    August 16, 2018 - 7:59 am | Permalink

    Burbank – 37
    Monrovia – 7

  7. Cantwell Alum's Gravatar Cantwell Alum
    August 16, 2018 - 7:36 am | Permalink

    Typo from previous post. Abandoned any good athlete and successful team at the school

  8. Cantwell Alum's Gravatar Cantwell Alum
    August 16, 2018 - 7:34 am | Permalink

    Here is the bottom line, anytime you transfer you take a chance of having to sit out 30 days or possibly a year based on the reason for the transfer therefore transferring your senior year is a huge gamble.

    Unfortunately for the Cantwell transfers it looks like Cantwell has decided to undermine their athletic department by the questionable releases of coaches Zedan, Margalit and Brown (heard the baseball coach is close to leaving as well). Along with these moves some division 1 athletes have left as well Ian Martinez-basketball and the Thomas kid from baseball to name a few.

    The football players were basically caught in a very bad place with a new football coach who appeared lost from day-1 then the vultures from the Schurr staff came knocking. If you go back to a few months ago when CJ was hired the article in the whittier daily news already alluded to the fact was that rumors had several of the Cantwell players leaving the school.

    The entire situation is bad. Cantwell has basically abandoned any good athlete and successful at the school, outside influences got involved and parents ultimately made decisions which now may costs kids their season.

  9. na na na na's Gravatar na na na na
    August 16, 2018 - 6:51 am | Permalink

    @ JBs, we still win by 20. You obviously haven’t seen the team. The line will dominate with no transfers. The game is won in the trenches. Go Spartans.

  10. LA Fan's Gravatar LA Fan
    August 16, 2018 - 6:42 am | Permalink

    Spathias did nothing for LA, he got lucky he had a great crop of players. With his terrible offense and defensive schemes, he wont win more than two games at Workman.

  11. August 16, 2018 - 6:21 am | Permalink

    Josh Knight is not coaching the Braves? He needs to make up his mind. First it was yes to El Monte then it’s No. then it’s yes to BP now it’s never mind I’ll just do the AD spot. Then people cry about transfers… how about these coaches who come and go? If im correct isn’t Jim Singiser also the Ad as well as HC? Why can’t Knight do both? Seems very shady to come in preach about new beginnings fresh start then he accepts a new job. Maybe the kids at BP should get a new “school”

  12. Diane Brock Camerano's Gravatar Diane Brock Camerano
    August 16, 2018 - 6:20 am | Permalink

    Thoughts on San Marino vs. PHS?
    From T. Peterson: Thomas told me to take San Marino so I’ll go with that.

  13. JBs's Gravatar JBs
    August 15, 2018 - 10:02 pm | Permalink

    Say what you want about the transfers Mr. Peterson, as long as CIF day “Under Review” those kids don’t play. I doubt they get cleared Thursday or Friday. If Schurr goes into the game without the transfers they lose by 2 touchdowns. If they have the transfers they win by 3 touchdowns.

  14. Hahaha's Gravatar Hahaha
    August 15, 2018 - 9:46 pm | Permalink

    @TP, classic. What a burn!

  15. Brilliant's Gravatar Brilliant
    August 15, 2018 - 9:10 pm | Permalink

    Baldwin Park has it narrowed down to two guys, and they’re going to let the game’s opening coin toss make the final selection. If that flies smoothly, they’re thinking of picking a different guy each week with a spinning wheel in a new school tradition called Coach of Fortune. Who needs wins, when your administration has turned football into a three-ring circus? OK, I’ll stop now before Tim decides to also ban BP comments.

  16. The hill has eyes's Gravatar The hill has eyes
    August 15, 2018 - 8:43 pm | Permalink

    1st post of the year!. Sorry about the new parents that checked in at Schurr!
    Will have a parent meeting over at Rios pizza on the do’s & don’t. 1st on the agenda dont engage with cry baby Oilers! Let’s just make 1 thru 10!
    Also I have a prediction mtb v Garfield game.
    Garfield 27-10. Mtb doesn’t have any schurr transfers to keep it close! Haha😂😂😂!!

  17. August 15, 2018 - 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Aram reported that the 3 Cathedral transfers to Arcadia were not at Arcadia’s practice today.
    From T. Peterson: That’s all Jude Oliva’s fault!

  18. Anon's Gravatar Anon
    August 15, 2018 - 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Breaking news, Schurr will be playing Friday night without it’s starters
    From T. Peterson: The Transfers? As of now right now they’re still under review.

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