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Football: Bishop Amat has title aspirations

My advice to teams: Don't overlook La Puente Bishop Amat. This is a program with Pac-5 Division title aspirations, and for good reason. The new quarterback, junior Rio Ruiz, was probably the best sophomore baseball player in the state last season, and he certainly isn't playing football just for fun. He wants a championship.

Having seen Ruiz run the bases, it's going to be interesting if opponents really want him to pass because he has the speed to pick up big yards scrambling.

Ruiz was a standout defensive back and receiver last season. People wonder what kind of an arm he'll have. I just know he's as good an athlete as there is in Southern California.

I visited Bishop Amat on Wednesday, and Coach Steve Hagerty talked about players making an impact in the early practices. The Lancers open their season on Sept. 3 against Garfield at East L.A. College coming off a 10-2 season.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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You're Jacked, Wabbit

The last time Long Beach Poly played Bishop Amat was in 2008. LB Poly won the Pac-5 that year and was supposed to destroy BA in the first round of the playoffs. You bunnies barely escaped by 4 points and if it was not for a very late BA turnover with time running out, ya'll would have lost to the Serra's #3 team.

Let's jump ahead to 2009!

St. Bonaventure 27, Long Beach Poly 7

Bishop Amat 24, St. Bonaventure 23

This is far from a hopeless program. The Lancers have proven to be right on par with the bunnies the past 2 seasons.


Bishop Amat has no hope, we will be in the finals this year again and regain our CIF title. LBZ in the house!!!

Top Gun

Rio Ruiz might start the season at QB, but he sure won't finish it. should of been like J. Anderson and concentrated on football.


now go do a report on Garfield.!!


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