Pag Meter Week 9 Finals
Thomas Curran and the Clovis West Golden Eagles take on the Clovis East T Wolves
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Pag Meter went 40-4 (Big week) for week 8 and for the year 298-47 (86%)
Thursday Night Football Final
Granite Hills Grizzlies (7-1) (2-1) vs Sierra Pacific Golden Bears (2-6) (1-2)
The Battle of the Bears
Pag Meter line Granite Hills -35
The X factor is the Grizzlies are one week away from the Showdown in Strathmore. The Grizzlies have 5 shutouts in 7 games. Will it be 6 shutouts in 8 games?
Pag Meter Prediction Granite Hills 35 Sierra Pacific 0
Final Sierra Pacific 25 Granite Hills 12
The Pag Meter blew this pick!!! QB Will Springer threw 3 TD passes and scored on a 10 yard TD run. Are the Golden Bears back and ready to make a playoff run?
Friday Night Lights Finals
Centennial Hawks (2-6) (1-2) at Bakersfield Drillers (4-4) (2-1)
Pag Meter line Bakersfield-14
The X factor is the Golden Hawks defense. The Drillers might have found a steady QB with Jacob Maran who threw 2 TD passes in the win over Frontier 26-14. The Golden Hawks lost a tough game to Garces 28-21.
The only team that can beat the Drillers are the Drillers so we will see.
Pag Meter Prediction Bakersfield 35 Centennial 21
Final Bakersfield 28 Centennial 0
BHS held Centennial to 32 yards of net offense. WOW!! Caden Ochoa scored 3 TD’s in the first half and Ceyontay Bell rushed for 122 yards, scored on a 33-yard TD run in the third quarter.
Frontier Titans (6-2) (1-2) at Stockdale Mustangs (2-6) (0-3)
Pag Meter Frontier-6
Both teams need a win to stop the bleeding. Not only is this a big game in the SWYL but it’s also a big division 2 seeding game.
The X factor is Tye Johnson and J.J. Flores vs the Mustangs defense.
Pag Meter Prediction Frontier 27 Stockdale 21
Titans QB Dustin Montanio went 9 -10 passing with two touchdown passes. Running back Tye Johnson ran for 120 yards and a score on a TD run and caught a TD pass.
Liberty Patriots (4-4) (3-0) at Garces Rams (2-6) (2-1)
Pag Meter line Liberty-7
The winners is in the driver’s seat to win the SWYL.
The X factor is the Rams defense and can they slow down the Patriots running game and Sammy Stewart? The Patriots are finally healthy as a team. That non league schedule beat up the Patriots. The Rams also played a tough non league schedule and it only made them better.
The Rams are playing really good football right now and watch out division 2 for the Rams. If the Rams win they will need a big game from Isaiah Martin who is on fire.
Pag Meter Prediction Liberty 27 Garces 20
Final Liberty 45 Garces 13
Isaiah Hill was 5-of-7 passing for 88 yards before halftime with touchdowns passes of 15, 25 and 36 yards while twice connecting with Seth Krauss. Sammy Stewart finished with 210 rushing yards on 28 carries and scored 2 touchdowns.
Great pressure on the QB by @UribeKaden and a BIG hit by @BryanPantoja00 last night. pic.twitter.com/Sprppa4AGV
— Garces Football (@GarcesFootball) October 14, 2017
Buchanan Bears (6-2) (1-2) at Clovis Cougars (5-3) (1-2)
Pag Meter line Buchanan -14
The good news for the Cougars is QB Payton Mayer is back after his shoulder injury. The Cougars really need a spark plug on offense. The Cougars got shutout on Saturday 33-0 to Central and the Bears blew a 14-3 lead at the half and lost 36-17 to Clovis West.
The X factor is the Bears are a very physical team and the Cougars offensive line needs to play off the charts good and protect Payton if the Cougars expect to win.
Can the Cougars defense slow down Trevor Ervin and/or Kendall Milton? It won’t be easy.
Pag Meter Prediction Buchanan 28 Clovis 14
Cristian Loera with the beautiful interception for the Clovis Cougars
End of 1st quarter
Central 7 Clovis 0 pic.twitter.com/IL87HdVLHe
— PAG METER (@PAGMETER) October 14, 2017
Final Buchanan 55 Clovis 21
Bears WR Jack Wilkins got loose and caught 9 passes for 198 yards and 2 TD’s. Vinny Ortiz caught a 15 yard TD pass from Ty Hall. QB Ty Hall (208 yards, 3 TD passes) and QB Carson Bailey (112 yards, 2 TD passes) each had break out games. Cougars QB Jason Hunt ran for a 3-yard touchdown, connected with Michael Machado for a 6-yard TD, and scored on a 1-yard run.
Clovis North Broncos (2-6) (1-2) at Central Grizzlies (7-1) (3-0)
Pag Meter Central-41
Here is the scoop in this game.
The Broncos offense is not good but the Broncos defense is kind of good.
The Grizzlies offense is very good and the Grizzlies defense is very good.
You see the problem here for the Broncos?
The Grizzlies have the gunslinger QB Trent Tompkins who has thrown for 1,812 yards with 20 TD passes. The wide receivers are red hot with Jacob Torrez, Jeremiah Hunter, Tyrell Grayson, and Avery Boyd. You can’t forget about one of the hottest running backs with Jevon Bigelow.
The X factor is the Broncos offense will not be able to keep up with that Grizzlies group on the field turf.
The only question is will the Broncos score?
Pag Meter Prediction Central 41 Clovis North 0
Final Central 53 Clovis North 7
Trent Tompkins went 15-23 for 312 yards with 3 TD passes and scored on a 8 yard TD run. Jacob Torrez caught 2 TD passes including a 87 yarder. Javon Bigelow rushed for 112 yards and scored on an 15 yard TD run.
Jeremiah Hunter running into your phone for a 31 yard TD pass from Trent Tompkins
10:10 3rd quarter
Central 21 Clovis 0 pic.twitter.com/wsQ4YSf5Em
— PAG METER (@PAGMETER) October 14, 2017
Clovis West Golden Eagles (7-1) (3-0) vs Clovis East T Wolves (0-8) (0-3)
Pag Meter line Clovis West -28
The Golden Eagles are the heavy favorite but if the T Wolves offense does their thing, the Golden Eagles will not get many chances on offense. CE loves to milk the clock and it might keep the CW offense on the sidelines for much of the quarters.
The X factor is the CE defense doesn’t have enough to slow down the CW offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Clovis West 35 Clovis East 7
Varsity vs. Buchanan 10/13/17 Photos by @_sierra_rios_ pic.twitter.com/8AvAKjQVoA
— Clovis West Football (@CW__football) October 16, 2017
Final Clovis West 35 Clovis East 6
Rodney Wright scored 3 TD’s including a TD pass from Dante Chachere. Jayden Helms and Nick Coleman each scored TD’s.
Caruthers Blue Raiders (7-0) (3-0) at Riverdale Cowboys (6-2) (1-1)
Pag Meter Caruthers-7
Broadcasted on 940 ESPN Radio
The Pag Meter is excited to be broadcasting the westside showdown. These teams are only 10 minutes away from each other so it will be a big crowd.
The Blue Raiders come in red hot on offense and leading the way is Wide receiver Issac Franco who set a school record by catching 4 touchdown passes from quarterback Jared Gilmore as the Blue Raiders beat Parlier 58-21. Franco also ended with 5 receptions for 117 yards.
The Cowboys took care of business and beat Minarets 55-24. Leading the way for the Cowboys is senior QB 6-3 Mitch Maggini. The Cowboys offense can light up the scoreboard.
The X factor is the Cowboys defense and can they put pressure on QB Jared Gilmore?
Pag Meter Prediction Caruthers 37 Riverdale 30
Final Caruthers 28 Riverdale 27 In Overtime
Touchdown Blue Raiders!
Caruthers 28 Riverdale 27
Chris Puga with the Touchdown!
Caruthers now 7-0 pic.twitter.com/1l8oMNMD74
— PAG METER (@PAGMETER) October 21, 2017
What a game!! Chris Puga scored the game winning TD in overtime and the Blue Raiders pulled out a win. Imanol Arredondo scored 2 TD’s and with 6 seconds left in regulation Jared Gilmore hit Isaac Franco on a beautiful TD pass to send the game into overtime. The Cowboys Jo Jo Piceno scored a big TD to give the Cowboys the lead. QB Mitch Maggini was a man beast running the offense. Mitch would be starting on any team in division 1 at QB!
Big interception by Cowboys Gustavo Ayala.
Caruthers 28 Riverdale 27 in OT
GREAT GAME! pic.twitter.com/SkzQKyjV4z
— PAG METER (@PAGMETER) October 21, 2017
The Pag Meter would like to thank Riverdale High school for everything you did for me. Can’t wait to come back next year!
Fowler Redcats (6-2) (2-0) at Minarets Mustangs (2-7) (0-3)
Pag Meter Fowler-9
The Redcats are the in between team. They can beat the weaker teams but struggle against the top teams on the schedule. Minarets has played a killer schedule.
The X factor is the Mustangs defense going against Martin Plata, Chris Silva, Anthony Lopez and the Redcats offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Fowler 36 Minarets 27
Final Fowler 33 Minarets 27
Martin Plata had a big game rushing for 248 yards and scored 4 TD’s. Plata scored on TD runs of 47, 8, 81 yards and returned a kickoff for a 80 yard TD.
Touchdown Redcats! Rocha with short run. PAT good. 9-0 with 5:12 left in half pic.twitter.com/R9IfKgrtPH
— FHSRedcatAthletics (@RedcatAthletics) October 14, 2017
CVC Cavaliers (8-0) (3-0) at Exeter Monarchs (5-3) (1-2)
Pag Meter line CVC -22
The Caves got thru Selma and Kingsburg but has to take care of business on the road before the big game next week in Dinuba.
The X factor is the Exeter defense and can they slow down the red hot CVC offense which is led by QB JJ Lino and RB Jaalen Rening who rushed for 114 yards and scored 2 TD’s in the win over Kingsburg 24-7. The Monarchs beat Immanuel 38-21.
Pag Meter Prediction CVC 38 Exeter 16
Final CVC 43 Exeter 7
Jaalen Rening, rushed for a career-high 220 yards rushing and a TD.
Dinuba Emperors (7-1) (2-1) at Kingsburg Vikings (6-2) (1-2)
Pag Meter line Dinuba -17
The Emperors are red hot on both sides of the ball.
The X factor it’s always tough to play in Kingsburg and Dinuba can’t look past the Vikings with the CSL championship game next week vs CVC. Can the Vikings offense have a good game against a very good Dinuba defense? It’s QB Josh Magana from Dinuba vs RB Bo Jackson (978 yards/16 TD’s) from the Vikings. Dinuba’s RB Alek Marroquin has rushed for 571 yards rushing and 9 TD’s. Senior receiver Colton Martinez has caught 7 TD passes.
Pag Meter Prediction Dinuba 34 Kingsburg 17
Final Dinuba 27 Kingsburg 24 (Overtime)
Kingsburg scored first in the OT on a 25-yard field goal by Caleb Buendia. Dinuba responded with a 2-yard touchdown run by Lucas Tuttle to win the game.
Selma Bears (6-2) (1-2) vs Immanuel Eagles (3-4) (0-3)
Pag Meter line Selma -23
The Bears are struggling against the good defenses in the CSL.
The X factor can the Eagles slow down Bears QB Junior Ramirez? JR is so good!
Pag Meter Prediction Selma 37 Immanuel 14
Final Selma 31 Immanuel 14
Junior Ramirez rushed for 245 yards and scored on TD runs 34, 59 and 41 yards. Eagles QB Adam Simonian threw 2 TD pass. (Bradley Collins-Dunn 21 yards and Chris Gurrola 88 yards)
Bullard Knights (5-3) (3-0) vs Madera South Stallions (1-7) (0-3)
Pag Meter line Bullard -45
The Knights are on fire and the Stallions are learning to build a football foundation. Matt Johnson is slowly changing the Madera South culture to football. It’s never been done before at Madera South. Donny Arax had to do the same thing at Kerman, Reedley and even Bullard so it will take time for Matty J.
The X factor while Matt Johnson is changing the ways at Madera South, the Stallions have to play in the CMAC and battle red hot running back Marcus Fulcher and the Knights offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Bullard 45 Madera South 0
Final Bullard 54 Madera South 7
Marcus Fulcher rushed for 135 yards and scored 3 TD’s. For the year Marcus has now rushed for 1,233 yards and has scored 15 TD’s.
Edison Tigers (4-4) (2-1) at Sanger Apaches (7-1) (2-1)
Pag Meter line Edison -17
Every year the Tigers have struggled against the Apaches triple option.
The X factor is Apaches QB Jalen Cropper vs the best defense in the valley.
Sanger leads series 21-15-0. Last year Sanger beat the Tigers 28-18. How will the Apaches defense handle the Tigers running backs of Mckinley Lee and Taylin Green?
The Tigers should be too much for the Apaches.
Pag Meter Prediction Edison 30 Sanger 13
Final Sanger 27 Edison 20
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— PAG METER (@PAGMETER) October 25, 2017
This is the worst Edison loss in 20 plus years and the best Sanger win in a while. Edison has 10 plus division 1 college players and Sanger is rebuilding. Edison lacks discipline and cocky. Sanger is business like and a smarter team. Jalen Cropper with a sore ankle out ran the super athletes for a 67 yard game winning TD. Jalen also scored on a 8 yard TD run. Orlando Douglas scored on a 21 yard TD run and Bill Kulow scored on a 1 yard TD run. Tigers Taylin Green (15 yard TD run) and Steve Stevens (6 yard run) scored TD’s. Teyjohn Herrington caught a 36 yard TD pass from Jameson Silva.
Madera Coyotes (4-4) (0-3) at Memorial Panthers (7-1) (2-1)
Pag Meter line Memorial -18
This game might last 4 hours with two of the best passing offenses in the valley. The Coyotes have QB Colt Nelson vs Panthers QB Alec Trujillo. Colt has thrown for 2.070 yards with 16 TD passes and Alec has thrown for 1,964 yards with 23 TD passes.
The X factor is the Panthers have a much better running game with Leonard Glass, Justice Palms and Dashawn Holliman so they have the edge.
Pag Meter Prediction Memorial 38 Madera 20
Final Memorial 54 Madera 19
Panthers QB Alec Trujillo had a big night going 14-21-348 yards and 4 TD passes. For the year Alec has thrown for 2,312 yards and 27 TD passes. Leonard Glass rushed for 109 yards and has now rushed for 1009 yards for the season. WR Jalen Mcmillan caught 6 passes for 210 yards.
Lindsay Cardinals (3-5) (2-1) at Woodlake Tigers (3-5) (0-3)
Pag Meter line Lindsay-2
The X factor both teams are very streaky. The Tigers come in after losing a tough one to Corcoran 23-21 and Lindsay played tough in the loss to undefeated Granite Hills 14-0.
This should be a really good game.
Pag Meter Prediction Lindsay 22 Woodlake 20
Final Lindsay 33 Woodlake 23 (No stats available)
Corcoran Panthers (1-7) (1-2) at Strathmore Spartans (8-0) (3-0)
Pag Meter line Strathmore -35
The Panthers are a good 1-6 team. They play well for 36 minutes but a mistake here and there has cost them. Now they have to play the red hot Spartans.
The X factor can the Panthers offense slow down the game with RB Julian Escalante’s with long drives? The Spartans might be looking ahead to next week’s big game vs 7-0 Granite Hills. The Spartans are a knockout team and the Panthers have to avoid the big 1st quarter onslaught of Joseph Garcia who has rushed for 1,173 yards/21 TD’s scored and the Spartans offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Strathmore 48 Corcoran 13
Final Strathmore 42 Corcoran 0
Joseph Garcia, rushed for 100 yards and scored a TD on 7 carries. Alonso Acevedo, rushed for 81 yards and scored 3 TD’s.
Orange Cove Titans (2-6) (1-0) at McFarland Cougars (3-5) (0-2)
Early line Mcfarland -5
The X factor is both teams really need a win and the Cougars are at home.
Pag Meter Prediction McFarland 22 Orange Cove 17
Final Orange Cove 43 McFarland 0
The Pag Meter really missed this one. The Titans brought their A game.
Monache Marauders (2-5) (1-2) at Delano Tigers (3-4) (1-2)
Pag Meter line Monache -6
The Marauders are starting to play good football on both sides of the ball. QB Antonio Andrade, threw for 291 yards and 3 TD passes in the win over Mission Oak 20-17. Montrece Fields caught 3 passes for 148 yards and 2 TD’s’
The X factor is the Delano defense and can they slow down the Marauders?
Pag Meter Prediction Monache 30 Delano 24
Final Delano 40 Monache 23 (No stats available)
Tulare Union Tribe (8-0) (3-0) vs Porterville Panthers (3-4) (1-2)
Pag Meter line Tulare Union -55
The Tribe on a record pace for points and yards. Kazmeir Allen, rushed for 198 yards and scored 6 TD’s and also caught 3 passes for 112 yards, with a TD pass and the Tribe beat up Delano 56-10. Emoryie Edwards, caught 9 for 114 yards. Mind you all this happens in 3 quarters because these guys don’t play in the 4th quarter. Kaz leads the Country with 37 TD scored and he only plays in 3 quarters. WOW!!
The X factor is the Panthers defense is in trouble.
Pag Meter Prediction Tulare Union 55 Porterville 0
Final Tulare Union 56 Porterville 22
Kazmeir Allen rushed for 297 yards and scored 6 more TD’s and leads the country with 43.
Tulare Western Mustangs (8-0) (3-0) vs Mission Oak Hawks (0-8) (0-3)
Pag Meter line Tulare Western -54
Everybody keeps talking about the Tribe in Tulare and the Mustangs are having a GREAT season. The Mustangs love being in the shadow of the Tribe. All they do is play hard nose Tulare Western football. TW will be ready for the BIG Bell game! The Mustangs are a machine on both sides of the ball. The Mustangs with another shutout beating Porterville 51-0. David Alcantar, rushed for 178 yards and scored 4 TD’s. QB Elijah Burrell, went 9-of-16 for 207 yards.
The X factor is the Mustangs defense are getting better and better every week.
Pag Meter Prediction Tulare Western 54 Mission Oak 0
Final Tulare Western 54 Mission Oak 3
David Alcantar, rushed for 129 yards rushing and scored 4 total touchdowns. He also caught two passes for 53 yards. QB Elijah Burrell, went 8-15 for 183 yards passing and 3 TD’s. He also rushed for 74 yards rushing and another scored a TD. WR Keshon Butler caught 6 passes for 130 yards and scored 2 TD’s.
California City Ravens (4-4) (0-1) at Rosamond Roadrunners (7-1) (2-0)
Pag Meter line Rosamond -22
The X factor can the Ravens slow down red hot QB Isiah Escobar who threw for 270 yards, went 16-33 with 3 touchdown passes in the win over Bishop Union 28-21 . Escober also rushed for 49 yards and scored a TD.
Pag Meter Prediction Rosamond 35 Cal City 13
Final Rosamond 32 Cal City 13
QB Isiah Escobar threw for 138 yards with 2 TD passes, rushed for 61 yards and scored a TD.
Kerman Lions (7-1) (2-0) at Sierra Chieftains (1-7) (0-3)
Pag Meter line Kerman -48
The X factor is this game will be over by halftime and it’s not the fault of Sierra. They only have 17 players on the roster. This is why the Pag Meter believes that we should figure out divisions before the season begins and not every 2 years. That being said the Chieftains should be playing in division 6. Sierra will be leaving the North Sequoia league.
Lions QB Sean Chambers has turned into a running back who can throw the football. Sean has rushed for 973 yards and has scored 11 TD’s. Chris Acosta has rushed for 720 yards and has scored 5 TD’s. Colton Smith has rushed for 362 yards and has scored 7 TD’s.
The defenses playing the Lions are stuck with a decision? Take away the run (Good luck with that) or force the Lions to throw it. BTW, Sean has thrown for 848 yards.
The difference this year with the Lions team is the defense is real good.
Pag Meter Prediction Kerman 55 Sierra 7
Final Kerman 42 Sierra 0
Colton Smith and Chris Acosta each scored 2 TD’s.
Liberty Madera Hawks (7-1) (2-0) at Washington Union Panthers (2-7) (1-2)
Pag Meter line Liberty Madera -28
The X factor is the Panthers front 7 and can they hang with the physical Hawks?
Next week the Hawks play the Kerman Lions for the North Sequoia league championship. They need to take care of business this week.
Pag Meter Prediction Liberty Madera 48 Washington Union 20
Final Liberty Madera 41 Washington Union 10
Kaleb Roth rushed for 198 yards and scored 2 TD’s including a 67 yard run. Wyatt Roth rushed for 121 yards and scored 2 TD’s.
Reedley Pirates (2-6) (2-1) at McLane Highlanders (0-8) (0-3)
Pag Meter line Reedley -38
The Pirates are getting better and better on both sides of the ball.
The X factor is the Pirates running attack will be too much for the Highlanders.
Pag Meter Prediction Reedley 44 Mclane 6
Final Reedley 49 McLane 15 (No stats available)
Roosevelt Rough Riders (5-3) (2-1) vs Hoover Patriots (1-7) (0-3)
Pag Meter line Roosevelt-20
The Rough Riders should be too much for the Patriots but it seems the Rough Riders play everybody close.
The X factor, will the Patriots stop making silly mistakes and compete for 48 minutes?
Pag Meter Prediction Roosevelt 33 Hoover 13
Final Roosevelt 24 Hoover 12 (No stats available)
Sunnyside Wildcats (5-3) (3-0) vs Fresno High Warriors (4-4) (2-1)
Pag Meter line Sunnyside -11
This is for the NYL Championship.
The X factor can the defending Champion Warriors repeat? They need to play great defense.
Pag Meter Prediction Sunnyside 34 Fresno High 23
Final Sunnyside 40 Fresno High 21 (No stats available)
Bakersfield Christian Eagles (8-1) (5-0) at Arvin Bears (1-6) (0-4)
Pag Meter line Bakersfield Christian -37
The X factor is the Eagles are in cruise control and have won 19 straight South Sequoia league games. This will be 20 straight for the Eagles. Watch out division 3 because QB Braden Wingle is starting to heat up.
Pag Meter Prediction Bakersfield Christian 43 Arvin 6
Final Bakersfield Christian 55 Arvin 0
QB Braden Wingle threw for 263 yards and 6 touchdown passes. Devyon Miller caught 5 passes for 117 yards and 2 TD’s. The Eagles defense only allowed 22 passing yards and forced 3 fumbles.
Chavez Titans (0-7) (0-4) at Kennedy Thunderbirds (3-5) (2-3)
Pag Meter line Kennedy -14
The X factor is the Titans offense going against the Titans defense. Look for Thunderbirds running back Ty Walker to have a big game running behind the T Birds O-line.
Pag Meter Prediction Kennedy 34 Chavez 20
Final Kennedy 56 Chavez 6 (No stats available)
Taft Wildcats (2-4) (2-1) at Wasco Tigers (3-4) (2-1) 7:30pm
Pag Meter line Wasco -4
This game could be over by 8:30 since both teams can’t throw the forward pass.
Have the Tigers found the magic? They are playing much better football.
The X factor is the Tigers defense going against RB Fano Maui and the Wildcats offense.
Note-Tigers head coach Rick Stewart officially resigned today (Oct 19). Rick was diagnosed with leukemia in August and just can’t do it any longer. Get well Rick!!
Pag Meter Prediction Wasco 27 Taft 23
Final Wasco 21 Taft 16 (No Stats available)
West Vikings (4-3) (1-2) at Independence Falcons (6-2) (3-0)
Pag Meter line Independence -10
The X factor is the very good Wing T Vikings offense vs the very good Falcons defense.
Can the Vikings defense have a good game slowing down the Falcons? The 2nd half in this game will be outstanding.
Pag Meter Prediction Independence 34 West 24
Final Independence 40 West 19
The Falcons had 389 total offense. Armani Denweed scored 2 TD’s. QB Sergio Borreli went 6-of-9 for 105 yards and 2 TD passes. West QB Gabriel Salcedo went 12-of-23 for 155 yards, rushed for 56 yards. Donta Mason caught 6 passes for 83 yards. Leauauna Laulu scored all 3 Vikings TD’s.
East Bakersfield Blades (3-5) (0-3) at Ridgeview Wolf Pack (5-3) (3-0)
Pag Meter line Ridgeview -24
The Wolf Pack are playing good football and the X factor is the Blades defense will struggle against the Pack offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Ridgeview 37 East 13
Final Ridgeview 20 East 0
QB Justin Hinzo went 15-28, 277 yards and 3 TD passes.
Golden Valley Bulldogs (2-6) (0-3) at Tehachapi Warriors (3-5) (2-1)
Pag Meter line Tehachapi-6
Are the Warriors finally playing Warriors football? They have played outstanding football the last 2 weeks. The Warriors are always looking to play great on both sides of the ball in the same game.
The X factor is the Wildcats defense going against Carl Jones and the Bulldogs offense?
Pag Meter Prediction Tehachapi 27 Golden Valley 21
Final Tehachapi 37 Golden Valley 0
Hayden Palmer scored 3 touchdowns, Garrett Curry scored on a 9 yard TD run and Trevor Medovitch picked off a pass and took it back for a 31 yard TD.
Highland Scots (7-0) (2-0) at South Rebels (4-4) (2-1)
Pag Meter line Highland-14
This is for the SEYL Championship.
The X factor is the Pag Meter has Highland going 10-0 and that has never happened in school history. Also the Scots have never won a league championship. The Rebels have won 16 consecutive Southeast Yosemite League games.
Something has to give. Pag Meter is sticking to 10-0 Scots.
Pag Meter Prediction Highland 34 South 20
Final Highland 33 South 28
Highland recovered an onside kick with 23 seconds remaining and got the ball down to the South 40-yard line and trailed 28-27. With 4 seconds left in the game, Cade Sakamoto threw the hail-Mary pass and Matthew Miranda came down with it and game winner.
North Stars (5-3) (2-1) at Mira Monte Lions (0-7)(0-2)
Pag Meter line North-37
The Stars should be better than their 4-3 record but have made way too many mistakes.
The X factor is the Stars offense is very streaky but should roll.
Pag Meter Prediction 44 Mira Monte 7
Final North 35 Mira Monte 0
Chris Romero rushed for 152 yards, scored a TD and the Stars defense did the rest.
Tranquillity Tigers (1-7) (1-2) at Coalinga Horned Toads (5-3) (3-0)
Pag Meter line Coalinga-35
The Tigers come off a big win over Avenal 7-0 and the Horned Toads beat up Dos Palos 41-7. Eric Saldana rushed for a career high of 263 yards on 16 carries and scored 3 touchdowns.
The X factor is the Toads are thinking West Sierra league championship and can the Tigers slow down the Toads power running game?
Pag Meter Prediction Coalinga 42 Tranquility 7
Final Coalinga 47 Tranquility 0
The Horned Toads defense has allowed zero points the last 3 games. Jayden Jimenez scored a TD. Eric Saldana rushed for 128 yards, scored a TD and has rushed for 1,042 yards on the year. Mike Cerda rushed for 113 yards and scored 2 TD’s. Garrett Price rushed for 81 yards.
Firebaugh Eagles (6-2) (3-0) at Dos Palos Broncos (1-7) (0-3)
Pag Meter line Firebaugh-33
Have the Eagles turned the corner of being a team that can win it all? The Eagles steam rolled Mendota in the battle of 33. DP struggled in the loss to Coalinga 41-7.
The X factor is the Eagles defense and if they show up…..game over!
Pag Meter Prediction Firebaugh 52 Dos Palos 19
Final Firebaugh 7 Dos Palos 3
Jeshua Gutierrez caught a 78 yard TD pass from Tylor Palmer with 15 seconds left in the half and the game winner. The Eagles defense played their best game of the year.
Avenal Buccaneers (1-7) (0-3) at Mendota Aztecs (4-4) (2-1)
Pag Meter line Mendota -34
The Bucs offense is struggling and look for the Aztecs to get back to business with pounding the ball.
Pag Meter Prediction Mendota 34 Avenal 0
Final Mendota 47 Avenal 0
Marquez Navarro scored 2 TD’s with runs of 26 and 15 yards. Erick Segura, Aaron Munoz, David Barajas, and Isaiah Clark each scored TD’s. Izzac Flores picked off a pass and took it back for a 32 yard TD.
El Diamante Miners (5-3) (4-0) vs Redwood Rangers (4-4) (2-2)
Pag Meter line El Diamante -3
The Miners come in red hot and thinking West Yosemite league championship. The Rangers have not had their dangerous running back Michael Harris III since the TW game.
The X factor is the Miners outstanding offense which is led by QB Parker Boswell, RB Devontae Freeman, and RB Jake Garbani vs the very physical Rangers defense.
Can the Rangers offense score enough to win this game?
If the Rangers win then the WYL will be a mess with Lemoore beating Redwood, Redwood beating Golden West, Golden West beating Lemoore…..You get the picture. Everybody will be 3-1.
Pag Meter Prediction El Diamante 24 Redwood 21
Final El Diamante 17 Redwood 7
Devontae Freeman, rushed for 132 yards and scored a TD
Hanford West Huskies (3-6) (0-5) at Golden West Trailblazers (7-1) (3-1)
Pag Meter line Golden West-41
GW running back Kai Caudell, rushed for 207 yards in the win over Hanford 28-22. HW got crushed by El Diamante 54-13.
The only team that can beat the Blazers are a physical defense like the Redwood Rangers.
The X factor is the Huskies don’t play physical defense.
Pag Meter Prediction Golden West 55 Hanford West 13
Final Golden West 56 Hanford West 28 (No Stats available)
Mt. Whitney Pioneers (3-5) (2-2) at Hanford Bullpups (1-8) (1-4)
Pag Meter line Hanford-2
This is going to be a good match up.
MW lost in a shootout to Lemoore 42-35. QB Jaedyn Pineda, went 22-of-36, for 370 yards and 4 TD’s. The Bullpups played tough in the loss to Golden West 28-22.
The X factor is the Bullpups defense is much better than the Lemoore defense. The Bullpups defense is good. The Bullpups offense? Stay tuned.
Pag Meter Prediction Hanford 30 Mt Whitney 28
Final Mt Whitney 29 Hanford 26
Red Hot Pioneers QB Jaedyn Pineda, went 23-of-38 passes for 368 yards and 3 TD’s. He also rushed for 78 yards and scored a TD.
Kern Valley Broncs (2-5) at Shafter Generals (6-2)
Pag Meter line Shafter-45
Both teams had cancellations from the heat back on Sept 1st so they both had an open date.
The X factor is the Generals offense is dangerous and leading the way is QB Alex Aguilar, who has thrown for 1,827 yards 18 TD passes, rushed for 602 yards and have scored 11 TD’s.
The Broncs have their hands full.
Pag Meter Prediction Shafter 55 Kern Valley 10
Final Shafter 54 Kern Valley 0
QB Alex Aguilar threw for 141 yards with 3 TD passes, scored a TD and the defense held the Broncs to 63 total yards.
Yosemite Badgers (6-0) at Parlier Panthers (1-7)
Pag Meter line Yosemite-31
The Badgers are very good but the schedule have been semi soft.
The X factor, is the Badgers schedule going to get them ready for a division 5 championship run?
Parlier comes in after losing to Caruthers 56-21.
Nic Harper rushed for 201 yards, scored a touchdown and Yosemite beat Farmersville 35-33.
Pag Meter Prediction Yosemite 44 Parlier 13
Final Yosemite 63 Parlier 7
The Badgers had a 50- lead at the half. Nicholas Harper, Kevin Cruz, and Peter Martinez, each scored 2 touchdowns. Ernie Jimenez, and Ty Peterson each scored TD’s.
Bishop Union Broncos (4-4) at Vasquez Mustangs (3-6)
Pag Meter line Bishop Union- 8
The X factor is the Broncos need to get off to a good start on the road.
Pag Meter Prediction Bishop Union 31 Vasquez 23
Final Bishop Union 60 Vasquez 14 (No stats available)