Author: Manny Alvarez

MANNY’S SO CAL TOP 20 FOOTBALL RANKINGS   (Last Week: 1) St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) 2-0 Last Week: W Garces of Bakersfield 56-0 Next Week: vs. Mililani of Hawaii, Friday 7pm (2) Mater Dei of Santa Ana (Trinity) 1-1 Last Week: W Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas 42-0 Next Week: at La Mirada, Friday 7pm (4) Centennial of Corona (Big XIII) 2-0 Last Week: W No. 9 Orange Lutheran 45-28 Next Week: vs. Pittsburg, Friday 7:30pm (7) JSerra of San Juan Capistrano (Trinity) 2-0 Last Week: W No. 17 Calabasas 49-21 Next Week: at Bishop Amat of La Puente, Friday 7pm (3) Cajon of San Bernardino (Citrus Belt) 2-0 Last Week: W Paloma Valley of Menifee 48-7 Next Week: at Murrieta Valley, Friday 7pm (8) Mission Viejo (South Coast) 2-0 Last Week: W...
With school not in session yet, it looked like maybe Week Zero will start with a fizzle up in the student section.   WRONG! The football stands were filled with school pride, baby powder and apparently fog machines.   Several student sections for the football season off to a great start and it is a good sign that this season should be a fun one on the field and apparently off the field.   We had four student sections across Southern California that caught our eye. We also noticed other student sections that felt they were somewhat cheated. Not to worry, you have 10 more weeks to prove if you are the best student section in Southern California.   Of course we had the Loud Crowd of Carlsbad representing San Diego region to start off...
Not a bad start to my picks in Week Zero after going 16-4 on my picks. My apologies to Santiago of Corona, Woodbridge of Irvine, La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad and Carlsbad. I should have never doubted you. I must have not had any trust in the Carlsbad teams last week.   Here’s my Week 1 picks;   LAST WEEK’S OVERALL RECORD: 16-4   MANNY’S TOP 5 INLAND EMPIRE GAMES   LAST WEEK INLAND EMPIRE RECORD: 4-1   No. 6 Orange Lutheran (1-0) vs. No. 4 Centennial of Corona (1-0) at Orange Coast College of Costa Mesa, Friday, 7:30pm   Manny’s Pick: Centennial   Centennial came away with a very impressive win over Nationally ranked Chandler of Arizona thanks to a big game from WR Gary Bryant Jr. With the QB trio of Ala Mikaele...
Now I know this is a website that is suppose to focus on the best Student Sections in Southern California, but I've covered football in Southern California for the last three years, and in Orange County for five years, so doing this is not only important for a sports writer like myself, but it's a also a neat hobby. This isn't a job, it's a passionate hobby.   MANNY’S SO CAL TOP 20 FOOTBALL RANKINGS (Last Week: 1) St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) 1-0 The Braves opened up their brand new stadium in perfect fashion, beating Timpview of Provo, Utah thanks to their trio at running back, George Holani, Keith Savage and Nate Jones. The three backs rushed for 233 yards and four touchdowns. Last Week: W Timpview of Provo, Utah 49-0 Next Week:...
I turned in my homework a day late, but don’t worry, i’ll be honest. Yes, some of these games were already played, but I already had predictions. I did already go 2-0 for my Thursday games. Hopefully I can go 18-0 on Friday. Here we go!   MANNY'S 2017 RECORD: 197-93 MANNY’S TOP 5 INLAND EMPIRE GAMES MANNY'S 2017 INLAND EMPIRE RECORD: 52-18 No. 16 Helix of La Mesa at No. 7 Cajon of San Bernardino, Friday, 7:00pm Manny’s Pick: Cajon QB Jayden Daniels is back for the Cowboys after leading them to the CIF State Finals. They face another CIF State Finalists. Helix lost a good portion of top players like Isaac Taylor-Stuart, Rashad Scott and Carson Baker, but they return Elelyon Noa and the o-line. LB Jonathan Perkins should lead the Cajon defense to a...
Hello to my World. For the last few years, I have been covering sports for So Cal Sidelines, which covers sports all over Southern California. I loved covering sports and money was never an issue, I did it because I have a love for high school sports, a passion for it. I do still cover high school sports, but not as much as I used to. Of course, we will cover the best student sections, but we will also talk sports and with football underway, I figured I give everyone my Top 20 rankings from the four SoCal regions and of course my SoCal Top 20 Rankings.   MANNY’S SO CAL TOP 20 FOOTBALL RANKINGS St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) DJ Uiagalelei is back at QB for Bosco and with Chris Steele at DB,...
It's time we not only cheered on the cheerleaders, but perhaps write about them as well. Like the band, cheer is normally overlooked. We have you covered. During the football and basketball seasons, we will recognize the cheerleaders. The only way to do that is by letting us know who is deserving for the recognition. Let us know on here or on Twitter. We promise we won't push them back, way, way back...ok that's the last pun, I promise.
Hey band, how do you feel?!! No really, How do feel about being talked about on SoCal Student Section? From time to time, we will talk to band members and give them credit for their hard work. The only way we can do that is by letting us know on here or on our Twitter. Let us know who deserves to be recognized on SoCal Student Section.
During the football season, we will recognize super fans. Now, who qualifies as a super fan? A super fan would consist of someone who attends a multiple amount of games for the school they love. They may even be a special assistant coach. Normally, these fans are well known and loved in their community. The community may know them well, but what they do with passion and love is deserving of recognition. Let us know if you have a Super Fan that would love to have an article written about them. Follow us on Twitter @SoCalSections and let us know.
Did you really think I totally forget about football season? While giving student sections, bands, cheer, super fans and announcers their due credit, I will talk sports on here. I will be writing for various newspapers and websites. Look for me here: the Orange County Register, SoCal Sidelines, JBA League (which is operated by Big Baller Brand) and the Daily Pilot. Week after week, you'll get to find out what is in my head, or my world, in sports. Follow my little world and read my odd opinions right here.