Top Returners: 2020 Football Season – Part 3

Running back Jacob Buccola is back for San Dimas.

By George Hernandez
Here are some area returners to look out for in the 2020 football season.

El Rancho: The Ranch loses a lot to graduation but they do have Jorge Villa a RB/OLB who found the endzone four times and had 54-tackles, seven for losses and 3.5 sacks.

Los Altos: The Conquerors bring back some talent in big quarterback Justin Gaytan who is back after splitting time last year. It might be the same this year with the transfer of former Nogales QB Darian Urruita. They also bring back talented WR/CB brothers Zedekiah and Zecheriah Rodriguez-Brown.

San Dimas: The ground and pound attack of the Saints will bring back a 1,000-yard rusher in Jacob Buccola and look for DJ Williams to get a lot more carries this year. Quarterback Ryan Bulick (1,328 yards passing) returns as well.

Northview: The Vikings have been spoiled at QB for the last six seasons with Steven Comstock and James Jimenez, now James Arellanes son of former area coach Jim Arellanes looks like the heir apparent. He’ll have some help in the backfield with returning RB Cheo Medina.

21 Comments to "Top Returners: 2020 Football Season – Part 3"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 5, 2020 - 7:50 pm | Permalink

    ER will come in last in league this year. Cal & LS 1st and 2nd

  2. Pico's Gravatar Pico
    April 27, 2020 - 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Go get em Hitman, that #5 for ER is the definition of 5’5 playing like he’s 6’5. Hope he gets one final shot to shine. ER will be young, but has some nice young guns in the cupboard.

  3. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    April 27, 2020 - 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Somehow I don’t think Question Mark will be shedding 96 Tears over that one.

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 27, 2020 - 11:37 am | Permalink

    I bet your kid sucks so you hope there’s no football season so you could talk about what your kid could of done. Get out of here and go read about the Kardashian’s if that’s what you want.

  5. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    April 26, 2020 - 5:43 pm | Permalink

    @ SG Green: Hey, Mark Keppel does have award-winning boys and girls basketball teams. I just hope there’s a high school basketball season in 2020-21.
    All right, it’s time for me to go out and do some yard work.

  6. ?'s Gravatar ?
    April 26, 2020 - 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Sorry Peterson but you can’t bury your head in the sand. So this ones for you, “Go Sports” now maybe this post gets in. Every sports web site is about Covid as well as sites about movies, the Kardashians or cooking. Why? Because right now nobody but Mr. Hernandez and his pals give a hoot about high school fooball in comparison to the life and death C-19. Adapt or fail my friend.
    From T. Peterson: Thanks. I’ll keep that in mind. Meanwhile I’ll keep posting about football.

  7. Sg green's Gravatar Sg green
    April 26, 2020 - 2:14 pm | Permalink

    I’m just going to ignore Ms. Harris, her idiotic comments hydroxychloroquine, neurons died, by just reading that

    Anyways, what is the pattern for the top returners series? What teams will be chosen? Will I see Mar Keppels all American receiver on here?

  8. Elephant in the Room's Gravatar Elephant in the Room
    April 26, 2020 - 1:39 pm | Permalink

    The problem with maintaining a strictly sports discussion is that there are no sports currently being played. Even the Maestro himself, Eric Sondheimer, is reaching for strands of interest in past articles. Seen another way, politics has a great deal of similarity to sports, with the various players jockeying for position, pushing the limits of the rules as they do so, and ultimately winning or losing in their selfish endeavors. And just like sports, in the long run, it is all sound and fury signifying nothing.

  9. Danyelle Harris's Gravatar Danyelle Harris
    April 26, 2020 - 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Now you said bleach, before it was hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol as well. Which is it? What story are you going with? Mr. Trump looked at Dr. Birx AS IF seeking help, she then looked at the floor and then she was MAYBE thinking that she didn’t want to interrupt… then she MIGHT HAVE been pondering what to say and then MAYBE she was wondering what she was going to have for dinner, blah, blah , blah. You weren’t there so you don’t know what she was thinking. Too many ands, ifs, and buts.

    I just read an article that said Dr. Birx was bothered by the fact that the media keeps bringing it up and that she’s more concerned about getting the correct information to the American people. She also said that the President was reacting to a conversation that he just had with a department of Homeland Security scientist regarding how heat, light and disinfectants affect the virus. Again…research.

    As for hydroxychloroquine for every one study that show you it doesn’t work, I can show you a dozen other studies that have been done that show it does. So there’s that.

    Your claim about Trump having stock in the drug is laughable. You seriously don’t know how cheap the drug is? Really? That’s a total non factor. Be better.

    So yes I have factual arguments. If you want I can e mail you the info.

    Oh sorry you felt I was bullying you (giggle). I really didn’t mean to hurt your feelings. I apologize for that.

    @Comical – You’re right. Nobody does care about abortion. That’s why I do. Someone needs to have a voice for those that don’t. Thanks for making my point.

    And Peterson is right. This is a sports site. I’m done. Go Cats!

  10. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    April 26, 2020 - 12:35 pm | Permalink

    I’m all for moving on and having a 2020 football season. Maybe we can even have a partial baseball season (most likely with no fans).
    As for Alhambra High’s varsity football team, it has been nice to experience two consecutive successful seasons. However, our whole idea all along has been to build a consistent winner, so it’s on to next season, whether that will be in 2020 or 2021.
    When it comes to the other stuff, let’s see how it all plays out over the coming months, and then we can talk about who might be suffering from a lack of knowledge.
    My purpose here is to share knowledge and receive it from others, whether the topic is high school football or something else. I believe in seeking the truth and being as objective as possible in that pursuit.
    Best wishes to all and stay healthy.

  11. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    April 26, 2020 - 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Gotta love the internet. How the heck does a thread about returning local high school football players turn into an abortion debate???
    From T. Peterson: No clue, FBFan but I’ll be shutting that down soon. This is a sports site. They can take that to CNN or FOX.

  12. Panther Pride's Gravatar Panther Pride
    April 26, 2020 - 11:37 am | Permalink

    You feel bullied? By a woman? HA HA HA HA ! That’s your first problem. Figure that one out and maybe everything else will fall into place.

  13. Dirtymoney's Gravatar Dirtymoney
    April 26, 2020 - 5:56 am | Permalink

    Don’t feel bad, the president is a con man and your not the only one that got duped.

  14. Comical's Gravatar Comical
    April 26, 2020 - 3:44 am | Permalink

    @Danyelle Harris
    Excuse me Ms. I got a lot of time to research. Direct your energy and effort into figuring out how to fight your issues with abortion and do something about it then. Which from what I was reading you seem to be so passionate about! Mr. Vroomans lack of knowledge should not trigger you, just inform the man and keep it moving. There needs to be no lesson about your personal vendetta with the Democratic Party. No one cares!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Panthers's Gravatar Panthers
    April 26, 2020 - 1:21 am | Permalink

    That Moor is still enjoying last year record move on;;;;

  16. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    April 26, 2020 - 1:03 am | Permalink

    Ms. Harris: When in doubt, just make personal attacks; the facts be damned. That’s your policy.
    I witnessed the President’s comments on live television, and, no, he wasn’t being sarcastic, as he later claimed. As Mr. Trump raised the possibility of injecting bleach as a way of fighting the coronavirus, he looked at Dr. Deborah Birx as if he were seeking her help. She looked down at the floor and said nothing.
    Is it possible that Fox News or One America News left that part out?
    As for hydroxychloroquine, preliminary results from a study released by the Veterans Administration strongly indicate that the drug does more harm than good when used to combat the coronavirus. Should clinical studies be done? Yes, but people shouldn’t be using this drug on their own.
    By the way, while President Trump has a very small investment in a French company that produces hydroxychloroquine (as part of his portfolio), a few Republican Party donors have larger stakes in that company. All of this is a matter of public record.
    Some people actually hang on this president’s every word, and he should be more responsible about what he says and how he says it.
    Shortly after Mr. Trump publicly touted hydroxychloroquine, prescriptions for that drug skyrocketed. Patients with long-standing prescriptions were suddenly unable to get their refills, or they could get only limited amounts. Thankfully, that problem is less serious now.
    Also, Slate reported on Saturday that calls to poison control centers in various parts of the country increased significantly following the President’s mention of bleach.
    Words do matter, and so does the truth.
    Come up with factual arguments; then you wouldn’t have to rely on insults. The bullying tactics don’t reflect well on someone of your intelligence.

    @ Panther Pride: Well, the rest of the world just knocked the sports world on its ass. That’s what happens when you have a global pandemic, with all of its health, economic, and political ramifications.

  17. ?'s Gravatar ?
    April 26, 2020 - 1:01 am | Permalink

    From the looks of this thread it seems the only scoreboard we will be talking about this fall is the Covid stats plus 800,000 dead babies courtesy of Miss Harris. Very nice.

  18. Panther Pride's Gravatar Panther Pride
    April 25, 2020 - 11:03 pm | Permalink

    ha ha ha ! Dayum! home boy Moor got schooled. And by a lady ! I love it. I guess he got burned for going political on a sports site! ha ha !

  19. Danyelle Harris's Gravatar Danyelle Harris
    April 25, 2020 - 10:55 pm | Permalink

    @Vrooman – It seems you haven’t taken the lead or done your homework on anything except Alhambra Football. Of course medical experts don’t recommend injecting bleach, rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. Thank you Captain Obvious. How long did it take you to figure that out? I listened to and watched the President’s press conference where he was constantly cited for saying covid19 patients should be injected with these things and lo and behold I couldn’t find it. You know why right? Because…oh what a surprise…he never said it!

    As for hydroxycloroquine several doctors have recorded over a 98 percent success rate in their patients. I’ll send you the examples if you cry it’s not true. Not sure what you’re looking at. Why wouldn’t it be promoted? You want to see more people die without even a shot at life? Of course you wouldn’t know about those doctors because that would actually require you do some research. You should try it. I’m sure you have some time on your hands now.

    And lastly, while your showing such concern over the highly contagious coronavirus can you also shed a tear for the over 800,000 babies that were killed in the U.S. last year and approved by the Democratic party. Maybe you could give the poor helpless unborn a shot at life. That would be great. Thanks.

    Stick to sports on a sports website. You’re completely outmanned and clueless when it comes to politics. #doyourhomework #stopkillingbabies

  20. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    April 25, 2020 - 10:00 pm | Permalink

    @ Elephant in the Room: I like your tongue-in-cheek humor. It seems that the President hasn’t taken the lead on anything during this crisis except for spreading misinformation.
    Our medical experts do not recommend injecting or drinking any bleach, rubbing alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide. All of those substances are toxic if taken internally. (Just read the warning labels.)
    And, forget about taking hydroxychloroquine unless you’re fighting malaria, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis.

    California has been doing reasonably well as a whole in fighting the coronavirus. While our state has by far the largest population in the U.S., with close to 40 million people, it has the 11th-fewest cases per capita. (That’s assuming the data I saw online yesterday is correct.)
    Unfortunately, Los Angeles County has experienced a significant increase in the number of cases in just the last couple of days. Our region might be the last in California to fully reopen.
    With more than a quarter of the state’s population concentrated in our one county, it’s simply harder for us to contain a highly contagious disease.
    I believe that diagnostic tests for the coronavirus will have to become widely available here within the next month or two if we’re going to have a chance to resume fairly normal activity by fall.
    Millions of people will have to be tested so that those who test positive for the disease can be quarantined, along with their recent close contacts. Then maybe the rest of us can get back to business. If we’re really lucky, that might include high school football.

  21. Elephant in the Room's Gravatar Elephant in the Room
    April 25, 2020 - 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, all this happens IF football returns at all. Much depends upon how fast the White House staff can rush new UV bulbs and Lysol syringes to each game site. Clorox misting units are already being shipped to protect the crowd from inadvertent transmission of COVID19.

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