The Smudge-Pot game is always an intense battle in Southern California. These two public schools have a chip on their shoulder being surrounded by private school powerhouses. With this chip on their shoulder, they developed a rivalry for the ages.
Bonita are looking to rebuild after a couple of difficult seasons. New head coach Steve Bogan, who brings a winning pedigree with him to the job, will look to win his first Smudge-Pot game against arch rival San Dimas.
San Dimas defeated Bonita 19-8 last season. What will this year’s battle have in store?
JP is a 4-year varsity player. In 2017 he made 1st Team All-League. He has been named All Inland Empire Player of the week as well as San Gabriel Valley Player of the week. JP has also been an Academic All-Leaguer.
Dylan has been a two-year captain and a major role model for our team. He is a leader both in the classroom and on the field. Dylan represents what San Dimas High School is all about.
HALL OF FAME
Mike played in the Smudge Pot Rivalry his junior and senior year at Bonita. As a captain of the 1979 team, Mike set up the winning play that led to the 10-7 win against San Dimas, thus bringing the smudge pot home to Bonita. After graduating in 1980, Mike coached football at Bonita for one year and then played football at Mt. San Antonio College in 1981. Mt. SAC’s football team was ranked fifth in the nation. Mike then played for two more years under coach Ronald Ortmeyer at the University of La Verne. It was there that gained a true respect for the game due to Coach Ortmeyer’s unique coaching style. Following his college graduation in 1985, Mike returned to coaching football at Bonita for five years. He then went to coach at the university of La Verne for 10 years.
Dillon played a major role in the Rivalry versus Bonita. He tied the San Gabriel Valley record for most consecutive PATs with 58. Dillon helped win a CIF championship in 2009 at both running back and corner. He is the ultimate team player. He played running back position and never came off the field. Dillion is not only an offensive and defensive star, he blocked 7 kicks in 2011 and was a great kicker. He is currently working in our school district and has been coaching at his alma mater for 6 years.
Bonita and San Dimas met yet again Saturday night for the annual Smudge Pot Rivalry. This season, Bonita takes home the Smudge Pot Trophy along with The Great American Rivalry Series Trophy.
Behind 272 yards from senior QB and Scholar Athlete JP Andrade, as well as three catches for 113 yards and a touchdown for MVP Cade Cadam, the Bonita offense started strong and never looked back.
The 28-14 victory pushes Bonita to 3-0 on the season and snaps a two-game losing streak to San Dimas. The Saints will be back next year, looking to take back the Smudge Pot Trophy.
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