The TEN: 10/12/2018

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

1. The Chicago Cubs fire hitting coach Chili Davis after just one year.

2. Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers NLCS; Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox ALCS.

3. Northview vs. Covina, Covina District Field, Friday night 7:00 p.m.

4. The Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Giants 34-13 on Thursday Night Football.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston will make his first start Sunday since serving a three-game suspension for violating the NFLs personal conduct policy. The Bucs face the Atlanta Falcons.

6. Arroyo has won 24 straight Mission Valley League games. The Knights last league loss was October 10, 2014 at El Monte 26-23.

7. Crescenta Valley quarterback Cole Doyle leads the Pacific League in rushing with 1,070 yards and 20 touchdowns.

8. On this day in 1979 Magic Johnson made his debut with the Lakers in a 103-102 win over the San Diego Clippers.

9. Former LA Kings announcer Bob Miller turns 80 today.

10. Former coach Tex Winter, who pioneered the triangle offense that propelled the Chicago Bulls and Lakers to multiple championships, passed away at the age of 96.

9 Comments to "The TEN: 10/12/2018"

  1. Dan's Gravatar Dan
    October 16, 2018 - 11:29 pm | Permalink

    Pac 5,
    I have seen both too, and your 10 point projected NV win could be more realistic than 21 but I can see SH winning by the same margin too. I think it’s a good game game similar to South Hills and Diamond Ranch, who is another team that I think would be a good game with NV. As for NV and SH, I think NV would have the edge in speed, while SH could be a little more discipline and may play better team ball. I guess we just don’t know until they step on the field and play the game. Too bad they are in different divisions.

  2. Finished's Gravatar Finished
    October 15, 2018 - 11:13 am | Permalink

    Sorry to say, but the brief Los Altos reawakening is over. Dale Ziola’s exit set the decline in motion, and the ouster of Hector Spathias put a dozen nails in the coffin.

  3. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    October 14, 2018 - 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Dan: Hard to find any comparables but I have seen both teams play and I think Northview beats them on both sides of the ball. Southview was fortunate to beat DR and we will see how they fare against a confident Los Altos team. Northview handled LA easily. Leading 31-7 early in the 3rd they stepped of the gas the rest of the way. I think Los Altos gives South a game but if not then Northview beats South by 10.

  4. Dan's Gravatar Dan
    October 14, 2018 - 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Northview over South Hills by 21 points?
    How do you come up with that assumption?
    I know it’s been a while since NV has been this good so I understand the excitement from eager fans, but I’m pretty sure NV would have a hard time just beating South Hills, let alone by 21 points. It would be a Good game though, so lets hope it happens

  5. DW Coach's Gravatar DW Coach
    October 13, 2018 - 8:38 pm | Permalink

    38-14 El Monte beats Arroyo

  6. Offensive Line's Gravatar Offensive Line
    October 12, 2018 - 3:07 pm | Permalink

    I recall the offensive line St. Paul had back when Gonzalez won a title for the Swordsmen. Like the Cineceros teams, those guy almost never passed, and the opposing defense always knew the ball was going to be run between the same tackle and guard. Even with the defense stacked at that spot, they couldn’t stop the St. Paul run. It was nothing short of amazing. It shows that (at least on the high school level) an overwhelming line and solid backs can absolutely dominate the proceedings. That’s what Jesse built over at Norwalk, and I’ll be darned if he’s not doing it again in El Monte. Not ready to write-off the Knights, but this is going to be a test for the boys in blue.

  7. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    October 12, 2018 - 11:59 am | Permalink

    Over-rated game #2 is El Monte- Arroyo. While Arroyo is really not improving game to game El Monte is making great leaps forward. Link that with the fact that they have an offensive line that is big,mean and athletic, those guys can’t wait to plow into Arroyo’s guys. It does not hurt at all that they can pair that line with the best runner around. Tonite will be a big El Monte party.

  8. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    October 12, 2018 - 11:50 am | Permalink

    Northview-Covina is a interesting game only to die hard Covina fans that believe Karate Kid type movies are real.. Northview beats South Hills by 21 points. You will see Northview’s lock down defense tonite.

  9. Bottom Line's Gravatar Bottom Line
    October 12, 2018 - 7:40 am | Permalink

    The biographies of several former Bulls and Lakers reveal they haven’t a clue as to what the triangle offense is all about. Fact is, when the playoffs started, Jackson himself ditched this dubious scheme and went to the standard pick-and-roll strategy. Phil was an effective coach for one reason: he was a master psychologist who knew how to get under guys’ skins, causing them to give maximum effort. The meditation, incense and book readings were all so much nonsense.

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