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By Joe Torosian

“Would you like to leave a message? I’ll see that she gets it.”  — Satan

Oh, I’ve always hated fantasy football.

Did you know that Gabrielino is 4-0 for the first time since 2004? The Eagles are playing good football, and playing a little bit better opponent in Roybal this week, but we won’t really find out about them until they open league against Mt. View on October 5th.

If you haven’t been blessed with the Sunday Ticket…my condolences. I have been blessed with the TIcket and was able to see the Redskins-Rams Sunday. Lot of fun, the refs were brutal…and the Rams won (at which point I ceased to care about fantasy football).

Robert Griffin III is legit. He’s a quarterback, who looks to pass and can pass. However, unlike Vince Young and Tim Tebow, he does not have the body to run the ball as much as he does. Not in the NFL.

Note to the Redskins: If you want to keep this guy around for ten years, dump the read option. He’s gonna get smashed.

Kershaw! I knew it, I mean I didn’t know it, but…I knew it!

Our records aren’t complete prior to 1946, but El Monte’s 66 points scored against Gladstone last Friday night was the school’s highest point total going all the way back to the 1946 season.

What was the most the Lions scored in a game prior to Friday night? Try 56 points in Week Four of 1996 against…Gladstone. El Monte won that night 56-34.

How is a 24-22 loss worse than a 42-17 loss? When you’re APU and it happens at home. The Cougars not only blew a ten point lead in the final five minutes to Dixie State, but three of the Red Storm’s four touchdowns came in the most excruciating fashion.

A quarterback, Griff Robles, scrambling 39-yards, on a third & nine, for a touchdown. A kick-off returned a hundred yards by Cache Morgan for a touchdown. A fumble, the game winner, returned 32-yards for a touchdown by Ray Chapman.

For three quarters APU looked better against D-2 nationally ranked Humboldt State, than it did against a Dixie State team they should have beat by two touchdowns…Maybe three.

Last Add El Monte Point Totals: The Lions (under Ev Bjorensen) lost to Arroyo in 1989 61-0. In 1976 (under Charles Ucker) they lost to Temple City, 61-7. In 1966 (under Bill Samarin) they lost to El Rancho, 60-7.

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.