Covina operates offensive machine
“They have a load of talent, and they’re the team to beat,” said Hudson, the Pomona head coach. “After that, it’s pretty much a toss-up.’ Said San Dimas coach Zernickow: “They’re a team on a mission.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Why is everyone so impressed with Covina (4-1). For one, the team’s margin of victory has been downright scary. In their four wins this season, the Colts have outscored opponents 185-5. And that’s not a misprint. Baldwin Park also finished the nonleague schedule with a 4-1 record, and plays Pomona (2-3) tonight in the first league game. Braves running back Aaron Harris already has rushed for more than 1,100 yards and scored 16 touchdowns. Harris might not even be the best athlete in the league. Northview, which matched Pomona’s nonleague mark, boasts quarterback Damian James, who has compiled more yards running the ball (579) than passing it (327). A pair of winless teams – Ganesha and San Dimas – round out the bottom of the conference, although Bonita was nearly upset by San Dimas last week. Leonard Hudson knows it. Bill Zernickow knows it. Pretty much everyone in the Valle Vista League is acutely aware of one thing: Covina is darn good. As league play begins tonight, several coaches said they have realized it may be better to focus on the race for second than to mess with Covina. “We’ve improved dramatically every week,” Zernickow said. “The preseason was the preseason, and now we’re in position to get into league (play).” Hudson said the teams behind Covina are “all in a bunch” and any one might be able to grab the second spot. “We’re all right there together,” he said. “Anything can happen.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!