How should we break this down? In this dozen you have the good, the bad, and the ugly. Over the course of the last ten seasons 10 of these teams have owned the top spot, while five have been in the cellar. The Knights and Mats open what is expected to be strong seasons Friday night. While the Lions and Rams scrimmage. It’s the Old School, our version of the Ivy League. No further admittance, no way to escape.
1.) Monrovia: Ryan Maddox the best HC hire of the last half decade?
2.) Arroyo: If Steven Rivera threw with right arm as well as his left, he’d fall into a higher tax bracket.
3.) San Gabriel: Everyone is leaning Muir on Friday night… but what if?
4.) Arcadia: Myles Carr and Taylor Lagace…The next Garay to Acosta? The next Salmon to Leon?
5.) Rosemead: Matt Eddy becomes a household name in 2010.
6.) El Monte: When this team gets off to a fast start everyone is going to be saying; “Oh, I’ve always been a Lions fan”.
7.) Temple City: Are good feelings vibing out of this place some sort of harmonic convergence…or has Mike McFarland and his staff done an excellent job this summer?
8.) Alhambra: Sweet Lou & The Moors will get to grinding against El Cid and Roosevelt this Friday. Playoffs? No. Surprise team? Yes.
9.) Mt. View: Ready to get round and fat on its non league schedule. How long does it take to perfect the double-wing?
10.) South El Monte: Don’t doubt the South…but this road won’t be easy.
11.) Duarte: Falcons win two in 2010.
12.) Gabrielino: Look at it this way…there is no place to go but up. The staff knows football like a mechanic knows cars…but you still have to have all the parts.