WEEK 2 Pag Meter Prediction Final scores

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A week 1 recap
Upset of the week has to be the Porterville Panthers coming back and beating Dinuba 33-31. The Panthers were down 31-14 and storms back for the win. QB Hector Nava hit Hunter Alcantar on a 35 yard TD pass and the game winner with 18 seconds to go! Hector Nava finished with 5 TD passes and threw for 429 yards

*Comeback wins in the 4th quarter*

*Delano over Chavez. The Tigers were down 20-6 late in the 3rd quarter and wins it 26-20.
* Bakersfield Christian over Garces, Jacob Maran fired a 40 yard TD pass to Randle Myran and the game winner 27-24
*Chowchilla over Fresno High, Big play Cody Woolsey throwing a 43 yard TD pass to Luciano Manzo. 20-18 the final
*Corcoran over Fowler with 15 seconds to go. Yovany Del Angel scored on a 3 yard TD run and the game winner 42-25
* Los Banos over Dos Palos in OT. Justin Incaprera scored a 1-yard TD in overtime and the Tigers beat the Broncos 26-20
*Independence beat South 53-49 and the game finished at 12;30 AM. Malik Delouth scored the game winning 1 yard TD with 50 seconds to go
*Mission Oak snapped their 14 game losing streak with a win over West 21-14
*McLane snapped their 12 game losing streak beating Mendota 36-29


 In week 1 the Pag Meter went 43-8 (84%)


It always seems …..Thursday Night football has some wild games! Stay tuned!

Corcoran Panthers (1-0 ) vs Hanford West Huskies (0-1) at Hanford 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Corcoran -3

The Panthers come in with a big win over Fowler 42-35 and the Huskies were splattered 63-6 in the Doggy Bowl loss to Hanford.  The X factor is the Panthers defense and if they play well they can go 2-0. The Huskies have plenty of speed.  This should be a real good Thursday night game with two very even teams. It was a shootout

Pag Meter Prediction Corcoran 29 Hanford West 26 (Final Corcoran 55 HW 45)

Clovis West Golden Eagles (0-1) vs Edison Tigers (0-1) at Sunnyside Stadium 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Edison -4

Both defenses are good coming in and both offenses are struggling. Both offenses were shutout on Friday. Both teams need this win. The X factor could be the Golden Eagles have QB Dante Chachere.  The best offensive player is Cherchere and the best defensive player is Tigers Kwebena Watson who is a beast.

Which offense will finally get the chains moving and get in the end zone? This has the makings to be a low scoring game….Both offenses played great!

For Edison to win they have run the ball with McKinley Lee and work in the short passing game. The Tigers finally got Lee involved in the offense in the 2nd half.  There is no way that the Golden Eagles secondary can hang with the Tigers receivers but it does start with Lee running the football.  The Tigers have plenty of speed in the secondary. CW has to show they can move the ball. The CW problem is they can’t run the football except for Chachere. If CW can have a good night on offense …..they will win. They did and still lost

Pag Meter Prediction Edison 21 Clovis West 14 (Final Edison 41 CW 35)

El Diamante Miners (0-1) at Tulare Union Tribe (1-0) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Tulare Union -7

Miners head coach Mark Rogers has retired on Tuesday of this week. Rogers was entering his 15th year. El Diamante won 8 WYL titles (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017) and 2 Central Section Championships in 2007 & 2013. One of the best ever! The Miners got down 48-7 last week in the loss to Tulare Western and the scoreboard look way better with a 48-28 final. The Mustangs shut it down in the 2nd half. The Tribe beat Mt Whitney 36-33 on a Ezekiel Sanchez 30-yard field goal with 5 seconds to go. El D had 6 turnovers in the loss.  QB Nate Lamb went 23-38 for 402 yards with 3 TD passes. Willie James caught 7 passes for 93 yards and a TD. Darius Baker caught 4 passes for 77 yards and a TD. Freedem Chatman caught 5 passes for 35 yards and a TD. Randy Jordan jr caught 5 passes for 67 yards.

Tribe Head Coach Darren Bennett is 2 wins away from getting his 200th career win.  

The Miners offensive line needs to improve this week against a speedy Tribe defense.

The X factor is the Miners defense and can they slow down the Tribe offense?  GOT CRUSHED! If Miners QB Parker Boswell gets hot then this could be a shoot out.

Pag Meter Prediction Tulare Union 41 El Diamante 34 (Final TU 52 El D 0)

South Rebels (0-1 ) at Delano Tigers (1-0) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line South -4

The Rebels lost a shootout to Independence 53-49 and the game finally ended after midnight. The Tigers were down 20-6 late in the 3rd quarter to Chavez before storming back to win 26-20.

The X factor is the Tigers can’t afford to get way behind at home and expect to come back against the Rebels. THEY GOT WAY BEHIND. Can the Rebels defense improve this week against a team that loves to pound it? The Rebels played the complete game

Pag Meter Prediction South 34 Delano 30  ( Final South 60 Delano 6)


Avenal  Buccaneers (0-1) at Orange Cove Titans (1-0) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Orange Cove -34

The X factor is the Bucs defense because the Titans offense is a machine. The Titans defense fly’s to the ball. Mario Reynosa scored 3 TD’s to lead the rushing attack for Orange Cove in the win over Granite Hills 35-6.

Pag Meter Prediction Orange Cove 41 Avenal 6 (Final OC 48 Avenal 2)

Buchanan Bears (1-0) vs Bullard Knights (0-1) at Ratcliffe Stadium 

Pag Meter Line Buchanan -8

This is a very interesting matchup. Are the Bears really the team that will be back playing on Championship night? Is Bullard going to be a contender and make a run with a powerful running game?

The Bears coming in crushing Paso Robles 56-17. Sophomore QB DJ Stevenson went 6-9 for 125 yards and 2 TD passes. DJ also scored his first varsity TD with an 8 yard run. Kendall Milton only played in one series, carried the ball 3 times for 95 yards including a 58 yard TD run. Jalen Cropper took a screen 77 yards for a TD. Levi Willems rushed for 95 yards and scored a TD. Tanner Blount rushed for 74 yards and scored 2 TD’s.

For the Knights this is their season opener and everybody is excited to see what the Knights have. The Knights X factor is new junior QB Carter Anderson and he reminds me of the Clovis West QB Dante Chachere with speed and a good arm.

Carter will have one of the top running backs to give the ball to with senior Marcus Fulcher who last year rushed for 1,756 yards and scored 20 totals touchdowns. The Knights offensive line is good and needs to play great at Ratcliffe Stadium.

The Bears are a big play team that can strike at any moment. The Knights defense is good but the Knights can’t afford to get behind a few TD’s because they are not that type of team to score quickly. The Knights have to control the line of scrimmage and keep DJ and Milton running between the tackles. For the Knights to win they have to pound the ball and Anderson has to have a huge break out game. Carter Anderson first game is against a very good defense. The Knights have to have a great night with tackling and can’t give up the big play with long Touchdowns runs with Cropper and Brock. 

Pag Meter Prediction Buchanan 36 Bullard 28 (Final Buchanan 31 Bullard 0)

California City Ravens (0-1 ) at Taft Wildcats (1-0) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Taft -22

The X factor is the Wildcats defense and if they play well at home they will be 2-0.

Pag Meter Prediction Taft 38 Cal City 16 (Final Taft 54 Cal City 36)

Caruthers Blue Raiders (1-0) at Coalinga Horned Toads (0-1) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Caruthers -19

One of the best matchups of the night! Both teams can light up the scoreboard.

The Blue Raiders come in after crushing Sierra 56-0. Blue Raiders QB Chris Puga scored 4 TD’s. The Toads lost a tough one to Orosi 52-45.

The X factor is the Toads defense because the Blue Raiders offense is even more dangerous than the Orosi offense. The Toads always play tougher at home.

Pag Meter Prediction Caruthers 46 Coalinga 27 (Final Caruthers 43 Coalinga 7)

Central Valley Christian Cavaliers (0-1) at Bakersfield Christian Eagles (1-0) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Bakersfield Christian -20

It’s the Milk Bowl and the battle to see who’s the best Christian team?.

CVC comes in after getting rocked by St Joseph 42-6 and BC comes in after winning late over Garces 27-24.  Jacob Maran fired a 40 yard TD pass to Randle Myran and the game winner. CVC is big and physical and BC is full of speed.

The X factor is the Cavaliers defense has to play much better this week. The CVC loss shocked a lot of folks so we will see how the Cavs respond from an ass whooping. CVC is good!

The Eagles are big, fast and physical. Can the Cavs stay with the Eagles?

Pag Meter Prediction BC 40 CVC 20 (Final CVC 28 BC 20)

Chowchilla Tribe (1-0) at Lemoore Tigers (1-0) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Lemoore -7

The Tribe come in after beating Fresno Hi late in the game 20-18. QB Cody Woolsey had an outstanding first game leading the Tribe on the road throwing a 43 yard TD pass to Luciano Manzo and rushing for 120 yards and scored 2 TD’s.

Lemoore beat Clovis East in a defensive battle 7-6. Tigers, Brandon Hardgrove had 10 carries for 91 yards and scored the winning TD when he caught a TD from Justin Holaday. Justin making his first career start at QB going 20-27 for 168 yards. This is a game with two good QB’s and both teams can pound the ball.

The X factor is the offensive side of the ball. Both defenses are real good.

Pag Meter Prediction Lemoore 27 Chowchilla 20 (Final Lemoore 43 Chowchilla 18)

Clovis Cougars (1-0) at Stockdale Mustangs (0-1) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Clovis -14

The Cougars with a tremendous first game crushing Modesto 42-14. The Cougars got a big game from their new QB Isaiah Robles who went 18 of 26 for 242 yards and 5 TD passes. Matthew Sanchez caught 6 passes for 100 yards and 2 TD’s. The Cougars defense looks like they have the makings to be very good. This was a great example of why 7 vs 7 football during the summer is not real football. Modesto looked good beating Clovis in 7 vs 7 but in the real football game the Cougars took care of business in a big way.

The Mustangs come in after getting pounded 42-0 to Ridgeview.

The X factor is the young Mustangs will play much better this week but won’t have enough to stay with the Cougars.

Pag Meter Prediction Clovis 34 Stockdale 20 (Final Clovis 42 Stockdale 14)

East Bakersfield Blades (1-0) at West Vikings (0-1) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line East -3

The Blades looked real good in the win over Golden Valley 40-0. QB Richard Lara finished 13-22 passing for 198 yards with 2 TD passes and Brandon Austin carried the ball 11 times for 78 yards and scored 2 TD’s.

The Young Vikings lost to Mission Oak 21-14.

The X factor is the Vikings are better than the Golden Valley Bulldogs so can the Blades improve to 2-0?  Can the Vikings get their running game cranked up?

Pag Meter Prediction East 23 West 20 (Final West 27 East 12)

Foothill Trojans (0-1 ) at Arvin Bears (0-1) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Arvin -24

The Trojans got shut out 41-0 to Kennedy. The Bears played hard in the loss to Highland 43-30.

The X factor is the Bears are getting better and better and should get their first win but has to improve on defense.

Pag Meter Prediction Arvin 37 Foothill 13 (Final Arvin 20 Foothill 0) 

Fowler Redcats (0-1) at Firebaugh Eagles (0-1) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Firebaugh-2

The Redcats lost a heartbreaker to Corcoran 42-35. The Eagles got beat up 34-3 by Liberty Madera.  The Eagles just don’t match up with the Hawks but they do against the Redcats. This should be a good game.

Pag Meter Prediction Firebaugh 35 Fowler 33 (Final Firebaugh 21 Fowler 7)

Fresno High Warriors (0-1) at Memorial Panthers (1-0) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Memorial -28

The battle for McKinley Ave. Both schools are less than 2 miles away from each other.

The Warriors lost late to Chowchilla 20-18.

Memorial beat Kingsburg 24-28. Alec Trujillo went 12-17 for 201 yards and 4 TD passes. Mac Dalena caught a 28 yard TD pass, Jalen McMillian caught 2 TD passes, ran back the opening kickoff for a TD and Josh Kelly caught 1 TD pass. The Panthers defensive front didn’t have Justin Hunt (6’3” 235 lbs), Konner Gomness (6’4” 275 lbs) and Tobin Phillips (6’5” 285 lbs) because of injury and they are expected to be back this week.

The X factor is once these monsters come back with Hunt and Gomness and Phillips….watch out for the Panthers.

Pag Meter Prediction Memorial 49 Fresno High 21 (Final SJM 41 Fresno High 6)

Golden Valley Bulldogs (0-1) at Centennial Golden Hawks (1-0) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Centennial -40

The Bulldogs got shutout by East 40-0. The G Hawks beat North 28-14. G Hawks new QB Kyle Connelly fired 4 TD passes ( Donald Adams, 21 yards; Anthony Glass, 21 yards; Josh Delarosa, 26 yards; Karson McKindley, 26 yards) and the defense did the rest.

The X factor is Centennial will roll at home.

Pag Meter Prediction Centennial 47 Golden Valley 7 (Final Centennial 48 GV 8)

Farmersville Aztecs (0-1) at Immanuel Eagles (0-1) 7:15 pm

Pag Meter Line Immanuel -13

The X factor is the Eagles have the edge at home. Both offenses struggled in week 1.

Pag Meter Prediction Immanuel 26 Farmersville 13 (Final Immanuel 66 Farmersville 6)

Madera Coyotes (1-0) vs Mission Oak Hawks (1-0) at Tulare Union 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Madera -9

The Coyotes started slow and trailed 14-13 late in the 3rd quarter before turning it on and winning 49-20 over Washington Union. Colt Nelson threw for 306 yards and 3 TD passes. Joshua jj Espinoza caught 10 passes for 134 yards and scored 2 TD’s. Joziah Velasquez caught 6 passes. Angel Guziar rushed for 99 yards and scored 2 TD’s. and Jeremiah Sanchez scored 2 TD’s.

The Hawks snapped a 14 game losing streak with a big win over West 21-14. The Hawks with  366 total yards and the offensive line dominated the game. QB Matt Bridges went 20-34 for 246 yards and 2 TD passes. Running back Bobby Mascorro rushed for 110 yards and scored a TD and and receiver Davin Campbell caught 6 passes for 75 yards and a TD.  

The X factor is the Hawks must be able to run the football and keep the Coyotes offense on the sidelines. The Coyotes need to play better in the 1st half and especially on defense. Are the the Hawks the Cinderella team for 2018?

Pag Meter Prediction Madera 36 Mission Oak 27 (Final Madera 31 Mission Oak 21)

Kerman Lions (1-0) vs Madera South Stallions (0-0) at Madera  7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Kerman -9

The Lions defense shut out the Bears 21-2. The Bears got 2 points on a bad Lions snapped in the end zone. Gavin Layton fired 2 TD passes each to Trace Silva (34 and 4 yards), Isaac Velez scored on a 34 yard run and the Lions defense took care of business.

For the Stallions this is the season opener. Head Coach Matt Johnson is still trying to find out who are the ballers on his team. The good news for the Stallions is the future looks bright with a tremendous group of freshmens. This Stallions team….we will find out what they are all about.

The X factor is the Lions defense is better than the Stallions offense. Madera South is a work in progress. MS might come out and blow Kerman away or get creamed. Anything is possible. MS hasn’t had their starting group together yet. Will the Stallions shine when the Friday Night lights go on? Somebody will be undefeated after this game.

Pag Meter Prediction Kerman 23 Madera South 14 (Final Kerman 35 Madera South 7)

McFarland Cougars (1-0) at Tranquillity Tigers (0-1) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line McFarland -35

The X factor is the Cougars offense is good. The Cougars beat Avenal 30-6. Alex Patino scored on a 3 yard TD run. Juan Chavez hit Martin Salazar on a 57 yard TD pass and Juan Chavez scored on a 27 yard TD run.

Pag Meter Prediction McFarland 41 Tranquility 6 (Final McFarland 52 Tranquility 0)

Mendota Aztecs (0-1) at Liberty Madera Hawks (1-0) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Liberty Madera -30

The Aztecs have had trouble for some years matching up with the Hawks.

The X factor is the Aztecs offense vs the Hawks defense.

Pag Meter Prediction Liberty Madera 44 Mendota 14 (Final Liberty 55 Mendota 7)

Mira Monte Lions (0-1) at Kennedy Thunderbirds (1-0) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Kennedy -35+

The X factor is the Birds are real good and will contend for the division 5 championship.

Can the Lions slow down the Thunderbirds running game. The Birds come in after beating Foothill 41-0. Tyreak Walker with 14 carries for 194 yards, 4 TDs, long runs of 65 and 25 yard TD’s. Yoncanni Sandoval with 7 carries for 200 yards, scored 2 TDs with long runs of 55 and 61 yard TD’s. The Thunderbirds as a team rushed for 467 yards on 40 carries.

The Lions got crushed by Shafter 69-0.

Pag Meter Prediction Kennedy 47 Mira Monte 6 (Final Kennedy 69 Mira Monte 6)

Monache Marauders (1-0) at Chavez Titans (0-1) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Monache -21

The Marauders are now the No 1 team in division 4 so can they handle being the team that is being hunted? It’s not easy. Monache won the big opener over the defending division 4 champs Golden West 32-21. The Blazers ran 87 plays to 46 plays for the Marauders. Marauders QB Antonio Andrade threw 4 TD passes, (Tori Powell, 48 yards, 22 yds to Tori Powell, and a 11 yards to Kaori Sims).  Aidan Galvan rushed for 154 yards on 17 carries.

Chavez had a 20-6 lead over Delano late in the 3rd quarter but hang on in the loss 26-20.

The X factor will the Marauders come in with a Golden West hangover? Monache has been preparing  for a long time for Golden West.

Pag Meter Prediction Monache 41 Chavez 20 (Final Monache 25 Chavez 8)

Parlier Panthers (0-1) at Yosemite Badgers (1-0) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Yosemite -34

The Panthers come in after losing to 52-12 to Woodlake.  The Badgers shutout Riverdale 28-0. Tyson Mansfield hit Paul Antonis on an 11 yard TD pass to start the scoring. . From there it was all on the ground. Nicholas Harper scored on a 6-yard run and YHS was up 14-0 at halftime. The Badgers finished their scoring in the 3rd quarter. Kyler Schaeffer scored on a 59-yard run. Harper closed out the third with a 50-yard touchdown. Harper finished with 120 yards rushing and Schaeffer with 93 rushing yards.

The X factor is the Panthers defense and can they hang the Badgers offense?

Pag Meter Prediction Yosemite 47 Parlier 13 (Final Yosemite 52 Parlier 34)

Frontier Titans (1-0) at Paso Robles Bearcats (0-1) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Paso Robles-3

Very interesting matchup. The Titans played outstanding beating up Sunnyside 42-15.  QB Dustin Montanio went 17 of 21 passes for 223 yards and 3 TD passes. Clayton Kyle rushed for 129 yards and scored 2 scored TD’s. Ernest Jackson rushed for 80 yards and scored a TD.  Kolton Baker caught 9 passes for 79 yards and caught 2 TD passes.

Paso got run over against a very good Buchanan team 56-17. The Bearcats played without 3 starters on both sides of the ball in the loss. This week the O-line and D-line will be much better.

This is one of those games that looks real easy to pick….right?? Fronter crushed Sunnyside and Buchanan crushed Paso so Frontier should win…..Not so fast my friend. Sunnyside is not good right now and Paso should be healthy this week.

The X factor is the Bearcats are at home but will not have Junior QB Hunter Barnhart any longer and has decided to not play football (Horrible mistake by Barnhart). That means sophomore QB Braden Waterman is the guy and did a pretty good job in first career start against a very good Bears defense.  Paso plays much better at home. If the Titans win this week then put them in as a big division 2 contender.

Pag Meter Prediction Paso Robles 33 Frontier 30 (Final Paso 17 Fronter 14)

Pioneer Valley Panthers (0-0) at St. Joseph Knights (1-0) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line St Joseph -16

It’s official …The Knights are good. They spread it out and will also pound you.   The Knights come in after thumping CVC 42-6. Chase Artopoeus made his first start as the Knights QB and boy he is good going 15-23 for 352 yards and 3 TD passes. (Darien Langley 93 yards; Trevor Cole 15 yards; Jack Blackburn 6 yards) and Devin Guggia scored 2 TD’s.

Pioneer Valley is playing in their season opener. The Panthers are big and physical with senior 6’7, 345 lbs Alex Pugh, at tackle and newcomer junior Mark Martinez at Center. The QB will be senior Jayson Garcia. The running backs will be Michael Bourbon, Oscar Ruiz, Adrian Garcia, and Daniel Vasquez. The defensive leader will be Steven Fuerte in the secondary along with junior inside linebacker Oscar Ruiz.

X factor is the Panthers last year lost to St Joseph 49-7 and the Knights didn’t even have Chase at QB. The Panthers will be much better this year. Can the Panthers pound the football?

Pag Meter Prediction St Joseph 39 Pioneer Valley 23 (Final St Joseph 35 Pioneer 19) 

Porterville  Panthers (1-0) at Granite Hills Grizzlies (0-1) 6:30pm

Pag Meter Line Porterville -31

The Panthers are good. They come off a huge win over Dinuba 33-31. The Panthers were down 31-14 and storms back for the win. Hector Nava hit Hunter Alcantar on a 35 yard TD pass and the game winner with 18 seconds to go! Hector Nava finished with 5 TD passes and threw for 429 yards.

The Grizzlies lost to Orange Cove 35-6.

The X factor can the Grizzlies slow down the new star QB Hector Nava? This is a classic Porterville town rivalry with kids all growing up together.

Pag Meter Prediction Porterville 44 Granite Hills 13 (Final Porterville 47 Granite Hill 14)

Redwood Rangers (0-0) at Dinuba Emperors (0-1) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Dinuba -8

The Rangers open up the first game at Dinuba and they will have a new senior QB with John Vega. Last years QB Hector Gonzalez transferred to Liberty Bakersfield and was projected to be the Rangers leader. The Rangers have size at the offensive line, especially at the tackle positions.
Senior left tackle Nick Smith is 6-foot-4 and 281 pounds. Starting at right tackle is the 6-foot-6, 299-pound junior Aaron Garcia.
Starters in the interior are senior left guard Chris Galutira (5-9, 207), senior center Tyler Ball (6-0, 267) and right guard Matt Ramirez (5-9, 224).
Leading the Redwood defense in 2018 are Hruby, Rivera and Vasquez. Hruby will anchor the Rangers’ 3-4 front seven at defensive end.
Rivera will patrol the heart of the defense at linebacker and Vasquez returns at his safety position.

For the Emperors they suffered maybe the upset of the year losing to Porterville 33-31. The Miners were in control at 31-14 to start the 4th quarter. The Panthers made the adjustment and figured out you can’t run on the Emperors but you can throw on the Emperors.

The X factor is the Rangers are a running team. If the Rangers want to win on the road….they might have to throw it.

Pag Meter Prediction Dinuba 34 Redwood 26 (Final Dinuba 35 Redwood 0)

Ridgeview Wolf Pack (1-0) at Liberty Patriots (0-1) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Liberty -3

The early south valley showdown! The speed of the Wolf Pack vs the power of the Patriots.

The Wolf Pack comes in after crushing Stockdale 42-0. QB Tahj Wright threw 3 TD passes and scored a TD. The Wolf Pack’s QB Wright might not go with an injured right ankle. It will  be a game-time decision.

Liberty lost to Southern Section Power Mission Viejo 34-10. The Patriots had zero chance of winning and especially when they rotated QB’s with Dakota Ochoa and Hector Gonzales. Gonzalez threw a 4-yard TD pass to Jake O’Connell for the only Pates TD.

The X factor is the Patriots can’t give up the big play and expect to win.

We all have to hope the Patriots rotating QB idea comes to an end. In over 100 years of football at any level, flip-flopping QB’s has never worked!  Why is it hat coaches who have never played the position feels like it’s a good idea??? The QB needs the flow of the game and you will never get the rhythm watching from the sidelines for long periods of time. Teams sometimes rotate QB because coaches don’t want to make the call on a starter. Pag Meter Predicts that Gonzales will takes over because Liberty is too good of a team to throw away the year..

Can the Patriots control Wright at QB if he plays. Will the Pates rotate QB’s?

So many X factors!!

Pag Meter Prediction Liberty 33 Ridgeview 30 (Final Liberty 38 Ridgeview 0)

Dos Palos Broncos (0-1) vs Roosevelt Rough Riders (1-0) at Sunnyside Stadium 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Roosevelt -3

The Broncos lost a tough game in overtime to Los Banos 26-20. Dos Palos Ronald Johnson broke free for a 35-yard touchdown run and Ryan Ramirez added a 4-yard touchdown run. The Broncos answered with Johnson scoring his 2nd touchdown on a 2-yard run and  led the Broncos with 122 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns on 12 carries

The Rough Riders beat Immanuel 21-6.

The X factor is the Broncos offense vs the Rough Riders defense. It should be a good matchup. These teams are very even.

Pag Meter Prediction Roosevelt 23 Dos Palos 20 (Final Roosevelt 16 DP 13 in 5 Overtimes)

San Luis Obispo Tigers (0-1) at Atascadero Greyhounds (0-0) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Atascadero-5

The Tigers come in after losing big to Arroyo Grande 56-21. The Greyhounds had a bye. This should be a good game. Last year Atascadero beat San Luis 35-14. The Greyhounds are young but at home.

The X factor will be the San Luis defense vs a new Greyhounds offense. Who will step up?

Pag Meter Prediction Atascadero 25 San Luis Obispo 20 (Final San Luis 21 Atascadro 14

Sanger Apaches (1-0) at Hanford Bullpups (1-0) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Hanford -2

This should be a hard hitting game. How good are both of these teams? We will all find out.

Sanger comes in after crushing Reedley 45-0. The Apaches beat Reedley for the 11 straight time. Koshi Agina scored 3 TD’s and Orlando Douglas scored 2 TD’s. Gabriel Webb returned a 59 yard punt for a TD. Pierce Jones led the Apaches defense with 11 tackles and help the defense hold Reedley to 100 total yards.

Hanford beat Hanford West 63-6. The Bullpups ran all over the Huskies in the 17th annual Dog Bowl and wins their 5th consecutive game over HW. Hanford QB Joseph Estrella threw a touchdown and rushed for 2 more.

The X factor will be the defensive side of the ball because the offenses can score. Can the Bullpups front seven matchup with the Apaches option?

Pag Meter Prediction Hanford 29 Sanger 27 (Final Sanger 48 Hanford 28

Selma Bears (0-1) at Independence Falcons (1-0) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Independence -21

The Bears offense got shutout in the loss to Kerman 21-2. They also lost their best athlete when QB Ricky Motta broke his arm and will miss the rest of the season.

The Falcons beat South in a shootout 53-49. Tyler Shilhabel gets his first win as the new head coach of the Falcons. Malik Delouth scored the game winning 1 yard TD with 50 seconds to go.

The X factor is the struggling Falcons defense is better than the struggling Bears offense.

Pag Meter Prediction Independence 35 Selma 14 (Final Indy 47 Selma 0)

Shafter Generals (1-0) at Highland Scots (1-0) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Shafter -7

The Generals come in after crushing Mira Monte 69-0. Alex Aguilar ran for 3 TD’s and threw for 3 TD’s. Aguilar ran for 101 yards on 7 carries and was 12-18 and 187 yards in the air.

Highland beat Arvin 43-30.

The X factor is the General defense is real good to go along with a very good offense.

Pag Meter Prediction Shafter 34 Highland 27 (Final Shafter 40 Highland 27)

Sierra Chieftains (0-1) at Riverdale Cowboys (0-1) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Riverdale -19

Both teams got shutout and the X factor is the Cowboys are at home.

Pag Meter Prediction Riverdale 32 Sierra 13 (Final Riverdale 42 Sierra 0)

Sierra Pacific Golden Bears (0-0 ) at Reedley Pirates (0-1) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Reedley -3

The Grizzlies will start their year and Reedley comes in after losing to Sanger 45-0.

The X factor is the team that has already played a game has the advantage. How good is SP? Stay tuned.

Pag Meter Prediction Reedley 23 Sierra Pacific 20 (Final Reedley 21 SP 12) 

Strathmore Spartans (0-0) at Boron Bobcats (1-0) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Strathmore -24

The defending state champs are young and will get better and better. The Bobcats are also young and come off a big win over Silver Valley 28-8.

The X factor is the Boron defense and can they slow down the Spartans running game?

Pag Meter Prediction Strathmore 38 Boron 14 (Final Strathmore 48 Boron 6)

Sunnyside Wildcats (0-1) vs Clovis North Broncos (0-0) at Buchanan Stadium 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Clovis North -13

The Wildcats got crushed on the road at Frontier 42-15. The Broncos season gets going. Sunnyside has so much to clean up on both sides of the ball. Will this be another year where the Wildcats struggle in non league, dominate the NYL and struggle in the playoffs?? Stay tuned.

The Broncos want to get off to a great start and show the valley that they are a top 25 team. Junior DJ Frampton will start at QB and the Broncos offense should be much better this year along with the big guys upfront.

The X factor is the defensive side of the ball and which team steps up.

Pag Meter Prediction Clovis North 33 Sunnyside 20 (Final CN 50 Sunnyside 7)

Tehachapi Warriors (0-1) at Bakersfield Drillers (0-1) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Bakersfield -35+

The Warriors come in after losing to Wasco 28-22 and the Drillers lost to Servite 17-7.

For the Drillers they had way too many turnovers and the big question is can the Drillers clean up the mistakes.

The X factor is the Drillers will come in and take the loss to Servite it out on the Warriors. This could get ugly if the Drillers don’t put the ball on the grass. 

Pag Meter Prediction Bakersfield 48 Tehachapi 0 (Final Bakersfield 57 Tehachapi 7)

Tulare Western Mustangs (1-0) at Mt. Whitney Pioneers (0-1) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Tulare Western -7

The Mustangs jumped out to a 48-7 lead over El D before they shut it down. One of the fastest running backs in the valley is Tairyn Johnson who rushed for 172 yards and scored 3 TD’s including a 73 yard punt return for a TD.

Mt Whitney lost to Tulare Union 36-33. MW gambled a bunch of times on 4th down but came up empty. Who knows if the Pioneers came in with a different mind set last week…would they be 1-0 instead of 0-1??? MW QB Jaedyn Pineda threw for 224 yards and 4 TD passes. Anthony Valencia and Jonathan Hadley each caught 2 TD passes.

The X factor  the TW passing game is not good right now so will they need to throw to win on the road? Can MW slow down the big play by TW?

Pag Meter Prediction Tulare Western 35 Mt Whitney 28 (Final TW 35 MW 28)

Washington Union Panthers (0-1) at Kingsburg Vikings (0-1) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Kingsburg -10

Both of these teams have the potential to be very good. Both had to open up with division 3 powers.

Washington Union had a 14-13 lead in the 3rd quarter before losing to Madera 49-20. The Vikings played Memorial tough in the loss 42-28.

The X factor is which team learned more from their Friday night game?

Pag Meter Prediction Kingsburg 33 Washington Union 23(Final Kingsburg 48 WU 14)

Woodlake Tigers (1-0) at Exeter Monarchs (1-0) 7:15pm

Pag Meter Line Exeter -14

The Tigers have a very good offense and leading the way is junior QB Damian Hernandez who had a great night in the win over Parlier going 22-25 for 416 yards and 6 TD passes. Bryan Cuevas caught 11 passes for 173 TD and scored 3 TD’s. Hector Magana, Dael Vega and Robby Stevenson each caught TD passes.

The Monarchs beat Farmersville 49-0. Tyler Reser scored 3 TD’s, Nathaniel Heath scored on 2 TD’s, Dewayne Coleman scored on a 51 yard TD run and Jarryd Martin caught a 15 Yd Pass from Jaykob Acosta. The Monarchs defense held the Aztecs to zero 1st downs.

The X factor is the Tigers offense vs the Monarchs defense. Both teams step up with competition this week.

Pag Meter Prediction Exeter 35 Woodlake 21 (Final Woodlake 28 Exeter 15)

Aptos Mariners (0-0) at Templeton Eagles (0-0) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Aptos -10

The X factor is both team were young last year and we will see after this game on who has the makings to have a good year.

Pag Meter Prediction Aptos 26 Templeton 16 (Final Aptos 55 Templeton 6)

Arroyo Grande Eagles (1-0) at Helix Highlanders (0-1) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Helix -10

The Eagles start the year with a win over San Luis Obispo 56-21. Eagles rushed for 371 yards. QB Kadin Byrne rushed for 111 yards and scored 2 TD’s. Caleb Tomasin rushed for 100 yards and scored 2 TD’s. James Gilmet rushed for 111 yards and also scored 2 TD’s.

Helix got crushed to  San Bernardino Cajon 42-3 who is a very good team and nationally ranked.

The X factor is Helix is much better than the ass whopping they took. If the Eagles offensive line can have a good game then Arroyo Grande can win this one. We will find out if Arroyo Grande is a division 1 Central Section Contender.

Pag Meter Prediction Helix 33 Arroyo Grande 23 (Final Helix 34 AR 3)

Nipomo Titans (1-0) vs Cabrillo Conquistadores (0-1) at Lompoc (CA), 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Nipomo -3

The Titans come off a win over Santa Ynez 17-14. Nipomo trailed 14-10 with 4 minutes to go and that’s when Anthony Perez stepped in and picked off a pass and took it back for the game winning TD. Nipomo played very sloppy with 17 penalties.

Talking about sloppy…Cabrillo got crushed in the loss to Bishop Diego 42-0. The Conquistadores were held to 104 total yards of offense. It was a flat out horrible night.  Nipomo has won 3 straight games over Cabrillo. The X factor is football is about matchups and the Titans match up well vs the Conquistadores. Can Cabrillo fix their mistakes? Can the Titans fix their mistakes?  This comes down to the defensive from seven and who plays better will win.

Pag Meter Prediction Nipomo 20 Cabrillo 17 (Final Nipomo 45 Cabrillo 14)

Grant Pacers (Sacramento) (1-0) at Central Grizzlies (1-0) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Central -16

The Pacers come in after beating Davis 58-20. Xavier Johnson was 9 of 11 for 327 yards and 5 TD passes.  Tylor Bohannon caught 3 passes and they all went for TD’s for 178 yards. Paris Warren returned a kickoff 98 yards for a TD.

Central comes in beating Edison 35-7. The Grizzlies spotted the Tigers 7 points and then the Central Grizzlies took over. QB Trent Tompkins went 22-41 for 360 yards and 4 TD passes. (Jeremiah Hunter 3 and 17 yards; Manuel Oliver-Davis 8 yards; Tyrell Grayson 25 yards) Trent also scored on a 1-yard TD run.

Grant is ranked No 14 in the Sacramento area and Central is the No 1 team on the Pag Meter. You can compare Grant to Edison with a way better offense. The offense is very fast. Last years Pacers team was a disaster and the team never came together.

The X factor can the Pacers defense stay with the Grizzlies offense? Central plays very well at home and in front of the best high school fans in the section.

Pag Meter Prediction Central 38 Grant 22 (Final Central 55 Grant 12)

Wood Wildcats (Vacaville) (1-0) vs Clovis East T Wolves (0-1) at Lamonica Stadium 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Wood -2

Wood comes off a win over Vintage of Napa 35-7. Senior QB Jhalen Grayer went 15-24 for 215 yards and a TD pass.  Derriyon Jack rushed for 140 yards and scored a TD.

Clovis East lost to Lemoore 7-6. Jon Nation scored on a 4-yard TD run in the 4th quarter but the Wolves have no kicker so they have to go for 2 points every time and came up empty in the loss.

The X factor is both defenses. Can the Wildcats slow down the T Wolves Wing T? Can the T Wolves slow down the speedy Wildcats offense? CE can’t afford to get way behind because they are not a big play team. CE is looking to snap a 27 game losing streak and their last win was on Sept 25, 2015 beating Overfelt of San Jose 62-12.

Pag Meter Prediction Wood 24 Clovis East 22 (Final CE 21 Wood 20)

El Capitan Gauchos (Merced) (0-1)  at Golden West Trailblazers (0-1) 7:30pm

Pag Meter Line Golden West -20

El Capitan comes in losing to Pacheco 48-22. The Gauchos gave up 450 of total offense.The Trailblazers coming in losing to Monache 32-21. The Blazers are young and the defending division 4 Champions. The X factor is the Blazers will play keep away from the Gauchos and they will have the ball all night long. If GW doesn’t  turn the ball over…The Blazers will roll.

Pag Meter Prediction Golden West 34 El Capitan 14 (Final GW 46 El Capitan 6) 

Golden Valley Cougars (Merced) (1-0) vs Hoover Patriots (0-0) at McLane Stadium 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Golden Valley -10

GV comes in with a win over Livermore 11-6. The Cougars scored on the first play of the game when Johnny Peredia found Etrell Bowers for an 80-yard TD. The Cougars defense made the lead stand as the Cougars added a field goal in the second half to make new coach Rick Martinez a winner in his debut. Avery Townsel preserved the victory for the Cougars with a big interception late at the Golden Valley 5-yard line to turn away Livermore in the final minutes.

New Head Coach Rus Pickett starts his Hoover Patriots coaching career and he is slowly changing culture.  The X factor is the Patriots offense and if they don’t turn the ball over, Coach Pickett will be 1-0 after Friday night. This should be a good game.

Pag Meter Prediction (UPSET SPECIAL) Hoover 20 GV 17 (Final GV 36 Hoover 0)

Oak Park Eagles (0-1) at Righetti High Warriors (1-0) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Righetti High -32

Oak Park comes in losing to Peninsula of Rolling Hills Estates 42-21. Righetti High beat Santa Maria 56-9. Righetti High Grad Tony Payne, gets his first win as the new head coach. The Warriors shut it down in the 2nd half after building a 42-3 lead at the half.  The Warriors Pistol Wing-T offense and the offensive line along with the defense dominated Santa Maria. Adan Solis and Isaiah Gayfield, was the Righetti’s two-head monster at running back. Solis scored on 3 TD’s and Gayfield scored 2 TD’s. The X factor is Oak Park is much better than Santa Maria but the Warriors will still roll at home.

Pag Meter Prediction Righetti High 49 Oak Park 17 (Final Righetti 49 Oak Park 21)

Rosamond Roadrunners (1-0 ) at Lancaster Eagles (0-0) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line Rosamond -25

The X factor is the Roadrunners have too much speed!

Pag Meter Prediction Rosamond 44 Lancaster 19 (Final Rosamond 63 Lancaster 26)

Silver Valley Trojans (0-1) at Kern Valley Broncs (0-1) 7:00pm 

Pag Meter Line Kern Valley -13

The X factor is the Broncs playing at home should get a W. Can the Broncs Offense get it going?

Pag Meter Prediction Kern Valley 26 Silver Valley 13 (Final KV 23 SV 6) 

St. John Bosco Braves (1-0) at Garces Rams (0-1) 7:00pm

Pag Meter Line St. John Bosco -34

The Rams are playing the No 1 team in the Country!!!!!!!! Come on Rams nation and pack the house. LETS GO RAMS……PULL OFF THE SHOCKER.  The X factor is the Braves have 22 division 1 players and if you do the math….that’s a division 1 player at every position,

Pag Meter Prediction Bosco 48 Garces 14 (Final Bosco 56 Garces 0)

Yerington Lions (Nevada) (1-0) at Bishop Union Broncos (1-0) 7:00pm

Pag Meter line Bishop Union -16
The X factor is the Broncos must play better this week on offense.

Pag Meter Prediction Bishop Union 23 Yerington 7  (Final Yerington 13 BU 7)

North Stars (0-1) at Monterey Toreadores (0-0)  6:00pm

Pag Meter Line North -7

The X factor is this is one of the Stars better teams and they play at home. North needs to take care of business and win big. North comes in losing to Centennial 28-14 as expected. Chris Romero rushed for 80 yards and scored 2 touchdowns.

Pag Meter Prediction North 27 Monterey 20

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