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JACOB LEVATO and the Bullard Knights take on the SJM Panthers in a big CMAC Game
PAG METER WEEK 10 FINAL SCORES
PAG METER went 39-5 in week 9, for the year 337-52 (86%)
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS
TRAC SHOWDOWN on 940 ESPN RADIO 6:45 Pregame show
No 1 Central Grizzlies (8-1) (4-0 TRAC CHAMPIONS) vs No 2 Clovis West Golden Eagles (7-2) (3-1) at Lamonica
Pag Meter line Central -7
The TRAC showdown and the winner will be in the driver’s seat to be the champion and the No 1 seed in the valley championship division of the playoffs. BIG GAME!!!!
If Clovis West wins then that would mean if there is a rematch it would be played at the choppy/Ugly playing field of Buchanan. The field is a mess!
If Central wins then that means the rematch would be at the fast track field turf at Central, and in front of the best home crowd in the valley! Huge difference!
The Grizzlies have a dynamic offense and leading the way is the best QB in the valley with junior Trent Tompkins who has thrown for 2,124 yards with 23 TD passes. The gunslinger has some outstanding wide receivers with Jacob Torrez (42 catches, 772 yards, 8 TD’s), Jeremiah Hunter (29 catches 393 yards, 4 TD’s) Tyrell Grayson (17 catches, 285 yards, 3 TD’s) and Avery Boyd (24 catches, 336 yards, 6 TD’s). RB Javon Bigelow is one of the best in the valley.
The Golden Eagles QB Dante Chachere is so much better than expected at this time and making the right reads and hitting all the playmakers. Leading the way are Rodney Wright, Nick Coleman, Gabe Solorio, and Jayden Helms.
The Golden Eagles have one of the best wide receivers in the valley with Ricardo Arias. CW has to get Arias going early because he is such a big target.
The X factor is the defensive side of the ball for both teams. The Grizzlies will have linebacker Tre Walker roaming the middle. Can the Golden Eagles run the ball between the tackles when they need to?
The Golden Eagles won’t have Pag Meter All Star linebacker DJ Schramm but will have brother Dusty and keep an eye on Brock Lowe who will be at linebacker.
Can the Golden Eagles slow down the Grizzlies running game?
Can the Golden Eagles offense spread it out and make it happen?
Pag Meter Prediction Central 35 Clovis West 28
Final Central 40 Clovis West 13
Football is all about matchups and this was a horrible matchup for the Golden Eagles. This was a beat down. Diotry Brewer scored 3 TD’s. Trent Tompkins scored on a 10 yard TD run and threw 2 TD passes. (Manuel Oliver-Davis with a 14 yard and Jacob Torrez 80 yards). The Grizzlies are the TRAC Champions!
End of the 3rd quarter
Central 33 Clovis West 0
Grizzlies Jacob Hollins with the big hit on Dante Chachere pic.twitter.com/vR5BNvyZNf
— PAG METER (@PAGMETER) October 27, 2017
Manuel Oliver-Davis with a 14 yard TD pass from Trent Tompkins
5:25 2nd quarter
Central 20 Clovis West 0 pic.twitter.com/ZhTygp6WqX
— PAG METER (@PAGMETER) October 27, 2017
No 7 Tulare Western Mustangs (9-0) (4-0) vs Monache Marauders (2-6) (1-3)
at Granite Hills7:15pm
Pag Meter line Tulare Western -28
The Mustangs are one week away from the biggest Bell game ever. If the Mustangs take care of business this week, they will be 9-0 playing the Tribe at 9-0.
The Mustangs have David Alcantar (996 yards rushing, 359 yards receiving, 24 total TDs) who is the go to guy. QB Elijah Burrell (1,536 yards passing, 15 TD’s), is so good in leading the TW offense. Elijah’s favorite receiver is Keshon Butler (32 receptions, 887 yards, 9 TDs).
The X factor is the Mustangs need to focus and play TW football. Not a time to get into some bad habits. This game might be a little closer in score if the Mustangs shut it down early.
Pag Meter Prediction Tulare Western 41 Monache 13
Final Tulare Western 57 Monache 6
David Alcantar with a huge game! Alcantar totaled 209 yards rushing and for the year he has rushed for 1,250 yards. Alcantar also scored on a 43-yard run and returned a kickoff 90 yards for another TD. He finished with 385 all-purpose yards (209 yards rushing, 18 yards receiving, 116 kick return yards, 42 punt return yards).
Roosevelt Rough Riders (6-3) (3-1) vs McLane Highlanders (0-9) (0-4)
Pag Meter line Roosevelt-36
The Rough Riders play everybody close but in the battle of Cedar, the Riders will roll.
Pag Meter Prediction Roosevelt 41 McLane 6
Final Roosevelt 58 McLane 14 (No stats Available)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FINAL SCORES
Madera South Stallions (1-8) (0-4) vs No 11 Edison Tigers (5-4) (3-1)
Pag Meter line Edison -48
Matt Johnson gets to face his old team. The Stallions and Matty J are building a football foundation and the Tigers have so much talent it’s scary.
This was the Tigers team that Matt was telling everybody about 2 years ago that has a chance to be better than the valley championship Tigers team of 2014. Well that’s not going to happen especially since Matt is now at Madera South. The Tigers lack leadership. They have plenty of division 1 talent but are missing the team concept.
The Stallions should not be playing in the CMAC.
It’s really simple to figure out….if Sanger, Bullard or even Edison split their schools up like the Madera schools had to do, could they compete in the CMAC? Zero chance. Madera and Madera South will never win a league game unless it’s major fluke or against each other. Only one win in the CMAC. (Madera beat Bullard 32-31 in 2014)
Edison comes off a horrible loss to Sanger and Madera South lost to Bullard.
The X factor is the Tigers will roll.
Pag Meter Prediction Edison 48 Madera South 0
Final Edison 54 Madera South 0 (No Stats available)
No 12 Memorial Panthers (7-2) (2-2) vs No 9 Bullard Knights (5-4) (4-0)
Pag Meter line Bullard -11
This is the battle of the big brother vs the little brother because some of the players have grown up with each other.
The Panthers come in with one of the best offenses in the valley. Leading the way is QB Alec Trujillo who has thrown for 2,312 yards and 27 TD passes, Leonard Glass has now rushed for 1009 yards for the season and sophomore WR Jalen Mcmillan.
The Knights will lead with one of the best running backs in the valley with junior Marcus Fulcher who has rushed for 1,233 yards and has scored 15 TD’s. Marcus gets better and better as the game goes on.
The X factor is the Knights have the much better defense and if the Panthers win this game, it could be in a shootout.
The Knights have played a killer schedule and are battle tested playing all the big boys. This should be a good game. It is Bullard’s homecoming. McLane Stadium should be rocking.
Can the Panthers slow down Marcus Fulcher?
Pag Meter Prediction Bullard 38 Memorial 27
Final Bullard 32 Memorial 24
Marcus Fulcher rushed for 197 yards and scored 3 TD’s. Marcus needs 13 yards to break the underclassmen rushing record of Charles Williams 1,426 yards for the year.
(No stats available for SJM)
No 10 Sanger Apaches (8-1) (3-1) at Madera Coyotes (4-5) (0-4)
Pag Meter line Sanger -24
The Coyotes just like the Madera South Stallions should not be playing in the CMAC. It’s a very slim chance that they can win a game in league play. Between them, they have won 1 game since both teams enter the CMAC.
The Apaches come in after beating up the talented Edison Tigers 27-20. The Apaches flat out wanted it more. The Coyotes didn’t even show up in the loss to Memorial 54-19.
The X factor is the Coyotes defense matching up with the Apaches offense. If the Coyotes played their all time A game, they can win. The Coyotes would love to copy the Apaches football program.
This is the Apaches dangerous QB Jalen Cropper vs the junior QB Colt Nelson who has thrown for 2,315 yards with 18 TD passes.
Pag Meter Prediction Sanger 38 Madera 14
Final Sanger 35 Madera 14
Scoring-Sanger- Josiah Lopez caught a 28 yard TD pass from Jalen Cropper. Jalen Cropper scored on a 49 yard TD run. Orlando Douglas scored on a 13 yard TD runs. Madera- K’Veon Jones caught a 7 yard TD pass from Colt Nelson. Sanger- Ricky Moreno scored on a 1 yard TD run. Orlando Douglas scored on a 1 yard TD run. Madera- K’Veon Jones caught a 21 yard TD pass from Colt Nelson.
Jalen Cropper rushed for 187 yards
Stockdale Mustangs (2-7) (0-4) at No 6 Bakersfield Drillers (5-4) (3-1)
Pag Meter line Bakersfield -28
Are the Drillers back playing Drillers football? I think so and they love the new Griffith field.
The Mustangs play tough football but are making way too many mistakes.
Forget about what people say about the up and downs of Drillers offense…they are missing a leader in the huddle. Maybe they have found their guy with Caden Ochoa who is steady and doesn’t makes mistakes. The Drillers can win it all with Ochoa.
The X factor is the Drillers and just when you think they are back, they play horrible. Can they take care of business and get on a streak for next week vs Liberty? Stay tuned.
Pag Meter Prediction Bakersfield 35 Stockdale 7
Final Bakersfield 35 Stockdale 9 (Pag Meter almost nailed the score)
The Drillers defense stays hot and Tahj Wright caught 3 passes for 123 yards, including scoring strikes of 44 (from Caden Ochoa) and 74 yards (from Cam Williams). Tahj also scored on a 8 yard TD run.
No 17 Garces Rams (3-6) (3-1) at No 18 Frontier Titans (7-2) (1-3)
Pag Meter line Garces-2
The SWYL game of the week. This is a big game for the division 2 playoff seedings.
The X factor is the Rams defense and can they slow down the Titans running game of Tye Johnson and J.J. Flores? Can the Titans slow down the red hot Isaiah Martin?
The Rams have played the much tougher schedule and should be the difference.
Pag Meter Prediction Garces 29 Frontier 27
Final Garces 17 Frontier 7
Rams, Isaiah Martin rushed for 88 yards and scored a TD. QB Joseph Campbell completed 7 of 22 passes for 132 yards and a score a TD. Titan running back Tye Johnson rushed for 126 yard and scored a TD.
No 5 Liberty Patriots (5-4) (4-0) at Centennial Golden Hawks (2-7) (1-3)
Pag Meter line Liberty -25
The Patriots are back healthy and playing Patriots football again. The Patriots need to be healthy to have a good playoff run with so many playing both ways. Good old high school football when you watch the Patriots. The Golden Hawks just never got it going and they are a team with some talent that hasn’t put it all together. Could they have a breakout game? You just know that the Patriots are looking to next week’s big game vs Bakersfield.
The X factor is the Golden Hawks defense and boy they are struggling.
Pag Meter Prediction Liberty 39 Centennial 14
Final Liberty 35 Centennial 0
Sammy Stewart rushed for 134 yards, Isaiah Hill threw for 202 yards and the defense held the G Hawks to 147 yards of offense.
No 4 Buchanan Bears (7-2) (2-2) vs Clovis East T Wolves (0-9) (0-4) Pag Meter line Buchanan -39
Have the Bears found a passing game? We know they found their top receiver with Jack Wilkins who caught 9 passes for 198 yards and 2 TD’s in the win over Clovis 55-21. Running backs Trevor Ervin, Kendall Milton and the fantastic Bears offensive line will do their thing so for the Bears to make noise in the playoffs, they have to be able to throw the ball overhand. Will the Bears rotate QB’s with Ty Hall and Carson Bailey? Probably but in the history of football, that concept has never worked.
The T Wolves haven’t won a TRAC game since Oct 16, 2009 when they beat Clovis. 44 straight losses.
Pag Meter Prediction Buchanan 46 Clovis East 7
Final Buchanan 41 Clovis East 21
Bears QB Ty Hall threw three TD passes. Josh Huddleston caught 2 TD passes. Kendall Milton scored on a beautiful 80-yard TD run and Trevor Ervin scored 2 TD’s including a 63 yarder.
No 8 Clovis Cougars (6-3) (2-2) vs Clovis North Broncos (2-7) (1-3)
Pag Meter line Clovis -9
Very interesting game. The Cougars still hang in the Pag Meter Top 10 losing to No 1 and No 2 teams in the valley but clearly have lost the magic since QB Payton Mayer went down. The good news is Payton will start this week. The outstanding Cougars defense is getting shredded. What’s up with that? The Cougars came in with zero depth on both sides of the ball. Cole Roberts is done for the year with a broken Tibia. Look for Zack Anderson to be the main running back.
The Broncos come in with an offense REALLY struggling and it’s painful to watch and the defense banged up but back and healthy is team leader Noah Riley.
The X factor is the struggling Cougars defense vs a struggling Broncos offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Clovis 23 Clovis North 14
Final Clovis 42 Clovis North 28
The Cougars did what they had to do to get a W.
Reef Dove scored on a 12-yard TD run. Jonathan Johnson scored on a 3 yard TD run. Jason Hunt scored on a 2 yard TD run. The Cougars didn’t need the offense to score in the 2nd quarter. Grant Lake and Wade Hess picked off passes and took them back for TD’s, Matthew Sanchez returned a kickoff for an 89 yard TD. The Broncos Trenton Holloway scored 3 TD’s, 73 and 12 yard touchdown catches from DJ Frampton and also picked up a 77-yard fumble recovery for a TD. Jackson Schultz scored on a 9 yard TD run.
Fresno High Warriors (5-4) (3-1) at Reedley Pirates (2-7) (2-2)
Pag Meter line Fresno High -3
The Pirates are the most improved team in the north valley and the Warriors better bring their A game or the Pirates will win at home.
Pag Meter Prediction Fresno High 31 Reedley 28
Final Fresno High 33 Reedley 14
The Warriors defense played tough upfront
Hoover Patriots (1-8) (0-4) at No 25 Sunnyside Wildcats (5-3) (4-0 NYL Champions)
Pag Meter line Sunnyside -30
The Wildcats are about to win the NYL. The Wildcats are a CMAC team sandbagging in the NYL. The Wildcats will finish with a 7-3 record and can they hang in the division 2 playoffs?
Pag Meter Prediction Sunnyside 36 Hoover 6
Final Sunnyside 56 Hoover 32 (The Wildcats are the NYL Champions)
No 14 CVC Cavaliers (8-1) (3-1) at No 13 Dinuba Emperors (7-1) (4-0 CSL Champions)
Pag Meter line Dinuba -11
The CSL league championship.
The Caves offense is so good and they will be playing against the best defense they will see by far all year. CVC will lead with QB JJ Lino and sophomore running back Jaalen Rening.
The X factor is the Cavaliers have to play the perfect game to beat the bigger and physical Emperors. It’s been a long time since CVC beat Dinuba.
Dinuba comes in after beating Kingsburg 27-24 but was looking to this game. Lucas Tuttle scored the game winning 2-yard TD in overtime. Dinuba is a much different team in front of the home folks.
Pag Meter Prediction Dinuba 41 CVC 30
Final Dinuba 27 CVC 22 ( The Emperors are the CSL Champions!)
Dinuba win the CSL after beating CVC. They win because they beat CVC head to head if there is a tie breaker. Pag Meter rule, if you only play somebody once then the head to head is a tie breaker.
Immanuel Eagles (3-5) (0-4) at Kingsburg Vikings (6-3) (2-2)
Pag Meter line Kingsburg- 26
The Vikings are so close at putting it all together and the Eagles have to play in the tough CSL. Can the Eagles slow down running back Bo Jackson?
Pag Meter Prediction Kingsburg 39 Immanuel 13
Final Kingsburg 24 Immanuel 21 (No stats available)
Exeter Monarchs (5-4) (1-3) at Selma Bears (7-2) (2-2)
Pag Meter line Selma -21
The Selma Bears are going for win number 500 in school history!
The X factor is the Monarchs going against Bears QB Junior Ramirez.
Pag Meter Prediction Selma 35 Exeter 14
Final Selma 26 Exeter 21
The Selma Bears win their 500th game!!
Junior Ramirez scored 2 TD’s and threw 2 TD passes. (39-yards to Ricky Mota, and Ivan Valdez 25-yard TD pass)
Lindsay Cardinals (4-5) (2-2) at Corcoran Panthers (1-8) (1-3)
Pag Meter line Corcoran-1
This is a big game and this one is so even.
The X factor is in the red zone and who can finish drives with points. The Panthers running game has to be on to win at home.
Pag Meter Prediction Corcoran 22 Lindsay 21
Final Lindsay 27 Corcoran 16
Pag Meter missed this pick. Good win for the Cardinals
Granite Hills Grizzlies (8-1) (2-2) at Strathmore (9-0) (4-0 ESL Champions)
Pag Meter line Strathmore-19
This was supposed to be the division 6 showdown but the Grizzlies who got beat up last week to Sierra Pacific lost the luster of this game.
The X factor is the GH offense and can they hang with the Spartans. The Spartans have won 19 straight central section games.
Pag Meter Prediction Strathmore 34 Granite Hills 15
Final Strathmore 40 Granite Hills 9
The Spartans have now won 20 straight central section games and are the back to back East Sequoia league Champions. Strathmore QB Nick Salas started the scoring with a 1 yard TD run, Joseph Garcia, scored on a 62 yard TD run. Garica took a halfback pass and threw a 26-yard touchdown to wide receiver Amando Rodriguez.
Garcia rushed for 169-yards and scored 3 touchdowns.
Sierra Pacific Golden Bears (3-6) (2-2) at Woodlake Tigers (3-6) (0-4)
Pag Meter line-Sierra Pacific -8
The X factor has the Golden Bears found the magic at the right time? QB Will Springer comes in red hot.
Pag Meter Prediction Sierra Pacific 28 Woodlake 20
Final Sierra Pacific 20 Woodlake 12 (No stats available)
The Golden Bears are playing their best football at the right time.
Farmersville Aztecs (2-7) (0-2) at Orange Cove Titans (3-6) (2-0)
Pag Meter line Orange Cove-3
This should be a real good.
The X factor is the outstanding Aztecs offense vs the outstanding Titans defense.
This is a classic eastside rivalry.
Pag Meter Prediction Orange Cove 30 Farmersville 27
Final Orange Cove 35 Farmersville 28 (No stats available)
The Titans will play Orosi on Friday for the East Sierra League championship.
Delano Tigers (4-4) (2-2) vs Porterville Panthers (3-5) (1-3)
Pag Meter line Delano-2
This is another game that has the makings to be a great finish.
The X factor is the defensive side of the ball.
Pag Meter Prediction Delano 27 Porterville 25
Final Delano 37 Porterville 30
The this a big win on the road for the red hot Tigers
Mission Oak Hawks (0-9) (0-4) at No 3 Tulare Union Tribe (9-0) (4-0)
Pag Meter line Tulare Union-50
It doesn’t matter who the Tribe play …..they just go one speed…..FULL THROTTLE!
The Tribe averages 56 points a game. Running back Kazmeir Allen (1,613 yards rushing, 492 yards receiving, 43 total TDs) is on a record pace. Nathan Lamb (2,386 yards passing), is not a fancy QB and he knows how to get the ball to alll time record receiver Emoryie Edwards (59 catches, 1,226, 11 TDs).
The X factor is this game will be over by halftime.
Pag Meter Prediction Tulare Union 56 Mission Oak 6
Final Tulare Union 62 Mission Oak 0
The Tribe led at the half 49-0. Kaz Allen, scored 5 TD’s and now has 48 TD’s on the year. times. He rushed for 189 yards on 14 carries, and also had a catch for 23 yards. Allen is closing in on CIF state single-season record of 64 (Tyler Ebell, Ventura, 2000).
Bishop Union Broncos (5-4) (2-1) at California City Ravens (4-5) (0-2)
Pag Meter line Bishop Union -5
The X factor is the Cal City defense and can they slow down the Broncos. This will be a very good game.
Pag Meter Prediction Bishop Union 33 Cal City 27
Final Bishop Union 43 Cal City 0
Last year the Broncos got hot about the same time of year.
Rosamond Roadrunners (8-1) (3-0 HDL Champions) at Kern Valley Broncs (2-6) (0-2)
Pag Meter line Rosamond-33
One of the hottest players in the valley is Roadrunners QB Isiah Escobar.
The X factor is the Broncs defense vs Escobar. A win and the Roadrunners are the HDL champions.
Pag Meter Prediction Rosamond 42 Kern Valley 9
Final Rosamond 50 Kern Valley 15
The Roadrunners are the HDL Champions!
Sierra Chieftains (1-8) (0-4) at Chowchilla Tribe (5-4) (2-1)
Pag Meter line Chowchilla-31
The X factor is the Chieftains only has 17 players and the Red-Tribe should roll at home.
Pag Meter Prediction Chowchilla 37 Sierra 6
Final Chowchilla 48 Sierra 6 (No stats available)
Liberty Madera Hawks (7-2) (2-1) at Kerman Lions (8-1) (3-0 NSL Champions)
Pag Meter line Kerman -2
This is for the North Sequoia league championship and probably the No 4 seed in the division 4 playoff.
Both offenses are very good running the football.
The Hawks are led by the Roth boys with Kaleb (1,107 rushing yards/19 TD’s) and Wyatt (952 rushing yards/12 TD’s)
The Lions have plenty of weapons with QB Sean Chambers (1,008 rushing yards/11 TD’s), Chris Acosta (799 rushing yards, 7 TD’s), Colton Smith (405 rushing yards, 9 TD’s) and Isaac Velez (405 rushing yards/6 TD’s)
The X factor is who does a better job at 3rd and long. The Lions have division 1 player Sean Chambers who has verbally committed to play at Wyoming so you would think the Lions have the big edge.
Who plays better defense….wins this game.
The Pag Meter will be reporting from the sidelines.
Pag Meter Prediction Kerman 30 Liberty Madera 28
Final Kerman 56 Liberty Madera 26
The Lions are the NSL Champions for the 1st time since 2002. The Pag Meter really missed on the point spread on this game. Hey division 4, the Lions are real goooood! QB Sean Chambers had his best game of the year and on senior night going 10-11 passing for 221 yards, with 2 TD passes. (Connor Skaggs on a 58 yard TD catch and Chris Acosta 18 yards) Sean also rushed for 146 yards and scored on TD runs of 28 and 3 yard TD runs. Chris Acosta rushed for 187 yards and scored 4 TD’s.
The Lion machine is rolling!
Sean Chambers hits Connor Skaggs on a 58 yard TD pass.
2:14 3rd quarter
Kerman 49 Liberty Madera 26 pic.twitter.com/1XKC4x0qmn
— PAG METER (@PAGMETER) October 28, 2017
Kennedy Thunderbirds (4-5) (3-3) at Taft Wildcats (2-6) (2-3)
Pag Meter line Taft -7
The X factor is the defense because both offenses love to run the football. Both teams hate throwing the football. Both teams are a mystery.
Pag Meter Prediction (Mini upset) Kennedy 34 Taft 33
Final Kennedy 20 Taft 17 (Pag Meter nailed the upset pick)
Shafter Generals (7-2) (4-1) at Chavez Titans (0-8) (0-5)
Pag Meter line Shafter -38
The X factor is the Titans defense won’t have enough to match up with QB Alex Aguilar and the Generals offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Shafter 53 Chavez 15
Final Shafter 55 Chavez 26
Hey division 5, get ready for the Generals! QB Alex Aguilar threw for 324 yards and 5 TD passes, and rushed for 179 yards and scored 2 TD’s.
Arvin Bears (1-7) (0-5) at Wasco Tigers (5-4) (4-1)
Pag Meter line Wasco-7
Head Coach Rick Stewart had to step down last week after being diagnosed with leukemia.
Stewart said the leukemia is not life-threatening and that doctors told him he has a 95 % chance of surviving. Defensive coach Chad Martinez will take over as interim head coach for the Tigers.
The X factor is the Tigers are finally playing Tigers football and should win at home.
Pag Meter Prediction Wasco 23 Arvin 16
Final Wasco 32 Arvin 10 (No stats available)
West Vikings (5-3) (2-2) at Golden Valley Bulldogs (2-7) (0-4)
Pag Meter line West -8
The X factor is the Bulldogs defensive front and can they match up with the Vikings Wing T? GV has played a tough schedule and has lost 5 in a row.
Pag Meter Prediction West 30 Golden Valley 22
Final West 47 Golden Valley 25
Vikings RB Lea Lalu rushes for 163 yards and scored 4 touchdowns
Independence Falcons (7-2) (4-0) at East Bakersfield Blades (3-6) (0-4)
Pag Meter line Independence -19
The Falcons are one week away from playing for the SYL championship and a possible No 2 or 3 seed in the division 3 playoffs but first they have to take care of business. The big difference in this game is the Falcons defense is good!
Pag Meter Prediction Independence 33 East 14
Final Independence 27 East 22
The Falcons can win the SYL with a win on Friday vs Ridgeview. For the Falcons, it was their school-record 7th win of the season and 5th win in a row.
No 21 Ridgeview Wolf Pack (5-4) (3-1) at Tehachapi Warriors (4-5) (3-1)
Pag Meter line Ridgeview -7
The Warriors have finally found the magic and playing well on both sides of the ball. Most of the year the offense and defense never played well together.
The young Wolf Pack continues to get better and in line to win another SYL championship with 2 more wins.
The X factor if the Warriors can’t beat the Pack this year then they never will. The Warriors can win if they avoid the big play. The Pack also can’t look ahead to next week’s showdown vs Independence.
Pag Meter Prediction Ridgeview 28 Tehachapi 21
Final Tehachapi 21 Ridgeview 14
The Pag Meter had a feeling that the Warriors on the mountain would pull off the win but didn’t pull the trigger. Great win for Tehachapi!
With the score tied 14-14 and on 4th and 3, QB Chris Garcia hit Patrick Grimes on a 25 yard TD pass and the game winner. Warriors Connor Timm scored on a 1 yard TD run. Wolf Pack, Alijah Alexander-Williams scored from 2-yards out after the Warriors messed up a punt and gave the ball to Ridgeview on the 6 yard line. Warriors QB Chris Garcia, hit Patrick Grimes on a 5 yard TD pass. Ridgeview RB Ruben Cruz scored on a 4 yard TD run.
Mira Monte Lions (0-8) (0-3) at Highland Scots (8-0) (3-0)
Pag Meter line Highland – 42
The Scots with a Hail-Mary win over South but had a couple of big injuries. Josh Yuheta, the anchor on defense all year long, and Marques Lewis ,the Scots shifty speed back, both suffered late 4th quarter knee injuries. Stay tuned. It could affect the Scots in the playoffs.
Pag Meter Prediction Highland 42 Mira Monte 0
Final Highland 50 Mira Monte 14
Cade Sakamoto and Ezekiel Arambulo combined for 5 touchdowns.
Foothill Trojans (0-8) (0-3) at South Rebels (5-4) (3-1)
Pag Meter line South -39
The Rebels lost a tough one last week in the Hail-Mary play vs Highland. The Rebels will get back on their bike this week. Running back Dorion Mitchell and QB Bryson Aguirre will be too much for Trojans.
Pag Meter Prediction South 46 Foothill 7
Final South 50 Foothill 7 (Pag Meter almost nailed the score)
Jared Carter scored 3 touchdowns…A 54 yard interception return, a 55 yard touchdown catch and a 64 touchdown run. He had 174 yards from scrimmage. Dorion Mitchell rushed for 92 yards and scored 2 TD’s.
Minarets Mustangs (2-8) (0-4) at Parlier Panthers (2-7) (1-2)
Pag Meter line Minarets -20
The Mustangs have played a tough schedule. They have had injuries, turnovers….etc.. a little bit of everything to go wrong but there is still time to catch fire.
Pag Meter Prediction Minarets 48 Parlier 20
Final Parlier 29 Minarets 23
The Pag Meter missed this one and a good win for the Panthers! QB James Rodriguez had his best game of the year going 23-35 for 335 yards and 4 TD’s. James threw the game winning TD with 50 seconds left to Ivan Sanchez on a 6 yard TD. Sanchez had 8 catches for 145 yards, and 3 TD’s. Victor Cisneros with 7 receptions for 104 yards and a TD.
Riverdale Cowboys (7-2) (2-1) at Fowler Redcats (6-3) (2-1)
Pag Meter line Riverdale -3
This is a great matchup of two hot quarterbacks.
The Cowboys are physical and the Redcats will finess you with speed.
The Cowboys bring in the strongest QB in the valley with 6’3 230lb Mitch Maggini and the Redcats bring in Martin Plata who can do it with his legs and arm.
The Redcats haven’t won a big game yet this year against a good team and the Cowboys are good.
The X factor is the Redcats defense and can they slow down the power running game of Maggini, Fullback Jo Jo Piceno, RB’s Johnny Solorio, and Fernando Zarate?
There is no secret…the Cowboys will bring it so the Redcats better strap it up.
Pag Meter Prediction Riverdale 34 Fowler 31
Final Riverdale 48 Fowler 37
Johnny Solorio rushed for 333 yards and scored 4 TD’s for the red hot Cowboys!
Mendota Aztecs (4-5) (2-2) at Coalinga Horned Toads (6-3) (4-0)
Pag Meter line Coalinga -20
The Toads defense is playing at a very high level and at the right time of year. 3 straight game without a touchdown given up.
The Aztecs have played up and down all year.
The Aztecs will lead with Marquez Navarro, Erick Segura, Aaron Munoz, David Barajas, Isaiah Clark and Izzac Flores.
The Horned Toads counter with Jayden Jimenez, Eric Saldana (1,042 rushing yards on the year), Mike Cerda, and Garrett Price.
The X factor is the Horned Toad’s defense is so good and that will be the difference.
Pag Meter Prediction Coalinga 34 Mendota 14
Final Coalinga 7 Mendota 0
The Toads now with 4 straight games without giving up a Touchdown. QB Matt Pimental scored the game winning TD with 2 minutes to go.
Dos Palos Broncos (2-7) (1-3) at Tranquillity Tigers (1-8) )(1-3)
Pag Meter line Dos Palos -21
The Broncos are playing really good defense so the X factor is the Broncos offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Dos Palos 28 Tranquility 7
Final Dos Palos 27 Tranquility 7 (Pag Meter almost nailed the score)
Firebaugh Eagles (7-2) (4-0) at Avenal Buccaneers (1-8) (0-4)
Pag Meter line Firebaugh -54
The Eagles are one week away from playing for the West Sierra league championship against Coalinga.
The X factor is the Eagles will take care of business this week.
Pag Meter Prediction Firebaugh 54 Avenal 0
Final Firebaugh 54 Avenal 0 (PAG METER NAILED THE SCORE)
QB Jesh Gutierrez scored on a 62 yard TD run and threw 2 TD passes (Fernando Campa, 10 yards and Tylor Palmer, 17 yards). Hunter Hogue scored 2 TD’s and Julian Banda scored on a TD run.
No 16 El Diamante Miners (6-3) (5-0) at No 22 Lemoore Tigers (4-5) (3-2)
Pag Meter line El Diamante -3
The X factor is the Tigers defense and they have struggled. For the Tigers to win it will have to be a shootout because you can’t trust the defense.
Can the Tigers slow down red hot running back Devontae Freeman?
Pag Meter Prediction El Diamante 33 Lemoore 30
Final El Diamante 34 Lemoore 17
The Miners blew open a 20-17 lead with 1:45 to go.
No 20 Golden West Trailblazers (8-1) (4-1) vs Mt. Whitney Pioneers (3-6) (2-3)
Pag Meter line Golden West -17
This has two outstanding offenses. The Blazers outstanding running attack with running backs Kai Caudell, Gonzalo Rodriguez and QB Payton Allen vs the Pioneers hot QB Jaedyn Pineda who has thrown/run for over 400 yards each of the last 3 games.
The X factor is the Pioneers defense and can they hang with the Wing T?
Pag Meter Prediction Golden West 44 Mt Whitney 27
Final Golden West 47 Mt Whitney 14
Gonzalo Rodriguez rushed a game-high 181 yards and scored touchdowns. Rodriguez’s established a new all-time career rushing yardage record by a Visalia high school running back. The previous mark was held by El Diamante’s Wayne Jones with 4,183 yards from 2004-05.
No 23 Redwood Rangers (5-4) (3-2) vs Hanford West Huskies (3-7) (0-6)
Pag Meter line Redwood -21
The X factor is the Rangers defense is much better than the Huskies defense.
Pag Meter Prediction Redwood 27 Hanford West 7
Final Redwood 39 Hanford West 14 (No stats available)
Orosi Cardinals (6-3) at Caruthers Blue Raiders (8-0)
Pag Meter line Caruthers – 31
A powerhouse in division 6 vs a powerhouse in division 5.
The X factor is the Blue Raiders have too much team speed on both sides of the ball. Leading the way is RB Imanol Arredondo, QB Jared Gilmore and WR Isaac Franco.
Pag Meter Prediction Caruthers 45 Orosi 14
Final 54 Orosi 28
Imanol Aredondo scored 5 touchdowns and Chris Puga scored 2 Touchdowns
North Stars (6-3) at McFarland Cougars (3-6)
Pag Meter line North -40
The Stars will roll in this one. The Cougars have lost 5 games in a row.
Pag Meter Prediction North 46 McFarland 6
Final North 20 McFarland 14 (No stats available)
Amador Buffaloes (3-6) at Yosemite Badgers (7-0)
Pag Meter line Yosemite-16
The X factor is the Badgers are looking to go 8-0 heading into the playoffs and should win this one at home. Leading the way for the Badgers are Nicholas Harper, Kevin Cruz, Peter Martinez, Ernie Jimenez, and Ty Peterson.
Pag Meter Prediction Yosemite 36 Amador 20
Final Yosemite 10 Amador 7
The Badgers defense played outstanding against a very good offense. Badgers Austen Burgeno scored on a 6 yard TD run and Kevin Cruz nailed a 20-yard field goal as time expired before halftime. Nobody scored in the 2nd half.