Buchanan Bears host the De La Salle Spartans
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THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINAL
Redwood Rangers (1-4) vs Porterville Panthers (5-0)
Pag Meter Line Porterville -14
The Rangers come in winning their 1st game of the year beating Atascadero 48-14. Caden Shafer, rushed for 131 yards and scored 3 TD’s.
The Panthers beat Golden West 28-13. Freshman Isaiah Ellis in his first varsity game rushed for 147 yards on 21 carries, scored a touchdown and also caught 3 passes for 50 yards.
The X factor have the Rangers found the magic on both sides of the ball? Can the Rangers slow down QB Hector Nava? (Nava threw 2 TD passes and scored on 3-yard TD run)
Prediction Porterville 34 Redwood 20 (FINAL PORTERVILLE 21 REDWOOD 20)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FINAL SCORES
Farmersville Aztecs 0-6 (0-2) at Corcoran Panthers 4-2 (1-1)
Pag Meter Line Corcoran -35+
The X factor the Panthers have lost 2 straight but they will get back on the winning train after Friday night.
Pag Meter Prediction Corcoran 41 Farmersville 6 (CORCORAN 41 FARMERSVILLE 10)
Lindsay Cardinals 3-2 (1-1) at Granite Hills Grizzlies 1-5 (1-1)
Pag Meter Line Lindsay -7
This is a good match up of 2 teams going in different directions.
The Cardinals are slumping and the Grizzlies are gaining speed.
The X factor is the Cardinals offense going against the the Grizzlies defense.
Pag Meter Prediction (Mini upset) Granite Hills 26 Lindsay 22 (LINDSAY 21 GH 7)
Woodlake Tigers 5-1 (2-0) vs Sierra Pacific Golden Bears 2-3 (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Woodlake -14
The X factor is the Golden Bears defense going against QB Damian Hernandez (80-113, 1,054 yards, 11 TD’s), WR Bryan Cuevas (426 yards, 5 TD’s), RB Victor Rojas (412 rushing yards, 9 TD’s), and Josh Benavidez (257 rushing yards, 2 TD’s) the wide open Tigers offense. The Tigers defense is lead by one of the best linebackers in the valley with Anthony “Boots” Guzman who leads team in tackles with 45. Adam Romero leads the team in sacks with 10
Hector Magana leads team in interceptions with 5 and 1 for a pick 6
The Golden Bears offense needs a great night to pull off a win.
Pag Meter Prediction Woodlake 31 Sierra Pacific 17 (WOODLAKE 28 SP12)
McFarland Cougars 4-2 (0-2) at Chavez Titans 2-4 (1-1)
Pag Meter Line Chavez -2
The X factor is the Cougars offense vs the Titans defense. Who ever plays better will be 1-1 in league. The new transfer Cougars QB Julian Avila will play in his first game and it’s against his old team. A lot of emotion in this game.
The Titans have played a much tougher schedule and you just know the Titans will be coming after Avila.
Pag Meter Prediction Chavez 23 McFarland 21 (CHAVEZ 36 MCFARLAND 32)
Arvin Bears 3-2 (0-1) at Kennedy Thunderbirds 6-0 (2-0)
Pag Meter Line Kennedy -19
The Bears are off to a great start and the Birds are a running machine.
The Bears are a 3 headed monster at running behind a good offensive line with Arnie Pantoja (383 rushing yards, 9 TD’s), Carlos Norzagaray (341 rushing yards, 3 TD’s) and Manuel Chavez (310 rushing yards, 4 TD’s).
The Thunderbirds will lead with a real good offensive line and running backs of Tyreak Walker (822 rushing yards, 11 TD’s) and Yoncanni Sandoval (409 rushing yards, 5 TD’s).
The X factor is the Bears defense and can they slow down the Birds?
Pag Meter Prediction Kennedy 44 Arvin 23 (KENNEDY 51 ARVIN 14)
Taft Wildcats 2-4 (0-2) at Shafter Generals 6-0 (2-0)
Pag Meter Line Shafter -35+
The X factor is Generals QB Alex Aguilar’s over and under for total TD’s is 6. (He had 3)
Pag Meter Shafter 55 Taft 13 (SHAFTER 57 TAFT 0)
Orosi Cardinals 3-2 (0-1) at Caruthers Blue Raiders 6-0 (2-0)
Pag Meter Line Caruthers -7
The WSL game of the night with 2 outstanding running backs with Cardinals, Jerry Huerta who has rushed for 644 yards, 9 TD’s vs Blue Raiders, Chris Puga who has rushed for 708 yards and has scored 15 TD’s.
The X factor is the defensive front seven on both teams. The Blue Raiders are tough at home.
Pag Meter Prediction Caruthers 35 Orosi 28 (CARUTHERS 40 OROSI 14)
Orange Cove Titans 6-0 (2-0) at Minarets Mustangs 1-4 (0-2)
Pag Meter Line Orange Cove -8
The Titans are one of the best stories of the first half of the season. The Mustangs are so close at putting it all together.
The Titans have red hot QB Zach Ramirez, RB Mario Reynosa and plenty of very good receivers.
The Mustangs have a real good offense with QB Martin Urroz, RB Tyson Ellis and steaming hot receivers of Zack Redman (25 receptions) and Preston Conti who has caught 24 balls and has scored 10 TD’s.
The X factor is the Mustangs defense. The Mustangs offense is not the problem that they are 1-3. It is the defensive side of the ball. Minarets is so close at being 4-0 but they continue to make mistakes.
Pag Meter Prediction Orange Cove 33 Minarets 25 (ORANGE COVE 48 MINARETS 35)
Parlier Panthers 1-5 (0-2) at Riverdale Cowboys 4-2 (1-1)
Pag Meter Line Riverdale -11
The X factor is the Cowboys defense is better than the Panthers defense.
Pag Meter Prediction Riverdale 34 Parlier 23 (RIVERDALE 37 PARLIER 27)
Arroyo Grande Eagles (5-1) vs Bullard Knights (1-4)
Pag Meter Line Arroyo Grande -10
Broadcasted on 940 ESPN Radio
This is a very interesting match up on Bullard Homecoming night, with two teams that love to pound the ball.
The Eagles are big, physical and very disciplined. The Knights are fast, physical and hoping to be disciplined.
The Eagles come off a shutout win over Nipomo 38-0. Running back Kadin Byrne scored 4 touchdowns.
The Knights got their first win beating Clovis West 37-35. Cameron Simons kicked a 35-yard field goal at the end of the game. Jaden Pierucci threw TD passes to Kai Sunamoto and Marcus Fulcher. Fulcher and Shalom Welch both scored on rushing TD’s.
This is a great match up of 2 very good offensive lines along with good running backs.
The Eagles will lead with Byrne and Caleb Tomasin and the Knights will have Welch and Fulcher and Fulcher is finally healthy.
The X factor is both defenses. The Knights have a new QB with jersey boy Jaden Pierucci who gives the Knights life in the passing game. Jaden is the team leader that the Knights have been missing.
Both teams are very physical up front. The Knights got run over against the run in the week 1 loss to Buchanan so how much have the Knights improved at stopping the run because the Eagles will pound it right at the Knights.
The Eagles are all about their offense and will have many multiple formations and the Knights have to ready for all of them. The Knights defense is improving and almost healthy again is outstanding pass rusher Roman Wells who has 6 sacks.
The Knights are a completely different team from week 1.
The heat will help the valley Knights over the central coast Eagles.
Pag Meter Prediction (UPSET SPECIAL) Bullard 40 Arroyo Grande 37 (AG 24 BULLARD 12)
De La Salle Spartans (6-0) at Buchanan Bears (4-1)
Pag Meter Line De La Salle -28
One of the most prolific private professional high schools in the country will take on one the best in the central section.
De La Salle comes in ranked 3rd in the state, 12th in the country and Buchanan comes in ranked 20th in the state and 176th in the country.
The Spartans are a machine on both sides of the ball. They have a VERY GOOD O-line and running behind the big guys will be Shamar Garrett & Henry To’oto’o.
The Bears will lead with running backs Levi Willems and Kendall Milton who has been practicing all week at 100%. The Bears have been looking forward to De La Salle coming to town for a while so you know the Bears will be FIRED UP!
The X factor is the Bears have a zero passing attack and without the forward pass there is a zero chance that Buchanan can hang with the professionals.
Will the Bears unleash Jalen Cropper at QB this week or wait for next week at Central? The Bears are a big play team and they will need it against an outstanding defense. The Bears have to get Cropper and Brock Jones involved in the offense for this game to be competitive.
Congratulations to Brock Jones who has verbally committed to play baseball at Stanford. When Stanford comes calling…..you stop at what you are doing and say yes!
Pag Meter Prediction De La Salle 42 Buchanan 14 (DE LA SALLE 31 BUCHANAN 24)
PAG METER BLEW THIS PICK!! THE BEARS HUNG IN!!
Chowchilla Tribe (4-2) at Exeter Monarchs (1-3)
Pag Meter line Chowchilla -8
The X factor is the Monarchs are a much better team than their 1-2 record. The problem is they have lost 2 straight and come off a bye. 2 weeks to think about the losses and you just know the Monarchs are drooling to get back out.
The Tribe come in playing good football. This should be a very good game.
Can the Monarchs step up this week? The Tribe are a very streaky team.
The Tribe QB Cody Woolsey is on fire running and throwing the football.
Pag Meter Prediction (MINI UPSET) Exeter 27 Chowchilla 25 (CHOWCHILLA 34 EXETER 6)
Immanuel Eagles (2-3) at Mendota Aztecs (0-4)
Pag Meter Line Immanuel -24
The X factor is the Eagles have played a tough schedule. Leading the way for the Eagles is Matt Tiger who has taken over at QB and he can run it and throw it.
Pag Meter Prediction Immanuel 44 Mendota 20 (IMMANUEL 41 MENDOTA 18)
Roosevelt Rough Rider (4-1) at Kerman Lions (4-2)
Pag Meter Line Kerman -7
WOW what a match up!
The Rough Riders defense vs the Lions offense is worth the price to get in.
The X factor is the Lions offense has the edge over the 4-0 Riders.
It’s homecoming night in Kerman.
Pag Meter Prediction Kerman 28 Roosevelt 21 (KERMAN 22 ROOSEVELT 21 OT)
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Kingsburg Vikings (4-1) vs Madera South Stallions (0-5)
Pag Meter Line Kingsburg -16
The Vikings come in with a very good offense and leading the way are the brothers of RB/LB Bo Jackson and QB/DB Jet.
The Stallions are slowly getting players back healthy for this game.
The X factor is the Vikings offense has the big edge over the Stallions offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Kingsburg 36 Madera South 20 (KINGSBURG 57 MS 7)
Dos Palos Broncos (1-4) at McLane Highlanders (4-1)
Pag Meter Line McLane -28
The Broncos have some talent but not getting it done and the Highlanders are one of the best first half stories in the state.
The X factor is the Highlanders offensive line is good and will control the line of scrimmage.
Pag Meter Prediction McLane 44 Dos Palos 16 (DP 43 MCLANE 14)
Atascadero Greyhounds (0-5) at Pioneer Valley Panthers (2-3)
Pag Meter Line Pioneer Valley -7
Last year the Hounds beat the Panthers 21-7.
The X factor is the Panthers defense is better than the Hounds defense.
Pag Meter Prediction Pioneer Valley 24 Atascadero 17 (PV 36 ATASCADERO 7)
Reedley Pirates (2-3) at Washington Union Panthers (3-3)
Pag Meter Line Washington Union -7
Both teams are improving each week and the X factor is the Panthers at home have the edge.
Pag Meter Prediction Washington Union 27 Reedley 20 (WU 35 REEDLEY 13)
Rosamond Roadrunners (2-4) at Mira Monte Lions (2-3)
Pag Meter Line Mira Monte -7
The X factor is the Roadrunners defense is not good and the Lions at home are improving.
Pag Meter Prediction Mira Monte 34 Rosamond 27 (MM 37 ROSAMOND 20)
Hanford West Huskies (0-5) at San Luis Obispo Tigers (4-1)
Pag Meter Line San Luis Obispo -35+
The Huskies come off a bye and the Tigers beat the Santa Ynez Pirates 20-10.
The X factor the Tigers defense is real good and the Huskies defense is not. This is not a good matchup for the Huskies.
Pag Meter Prediction San Luis Obispo 55 Hanford West 20 (SLO 74 HW 36)
Sanger Apaches (4-1) at Paso Robles Bearcats (2-4)
Pag Meter Line Sanger -7
The Apaches triple option hits the road after a bye and takes on the Bearcats who beat Pioneer Valley 21-7 on Friday.
The X factor is the Bearcats defense and can they slow down the Apaches offense with running backs Orlando Douglas and Kosi Agina? Can the Bearcats offense have a break out game at home?
Pag Meter Prediction Sanger 27 Paso Robles 20 (SANGER 27 PASO 24)
Sierra Chieftains (1-5) at Tranquillity Tigers (0-5)
Pag Meter Line Tranquility -6
Somebody will be getting their first win and the Tigers at home have the edge.
Pag Meter Prediction Tranquility 20 Sierra 13 (SIERRA 13 TRAN 7)
West Vikings (3-2) at South Rebels (3-2)
Pag Meter Line South -31
The story here is the Rebels are a good football team and division 3 better take notice.
The Vikings will know at game time if leading rusher, L.J. Laulu will play. Last week he did not play and the Vikings were shutout to North 36-0. Damani Jackson will have to be the guy.
The Rebels offense has a good offensive line, a steady QB with Bryson Aguirre and speedy running backs with Joseph Jones, Daniel Lomax and Ryan Harlan.
The X factor is the Vikings running game.
Pag Meter Prediction South 37 West 6 (WEST 27 SOUTH 26 WOW!!)
Kern Valley Broncs (1-5) at Strathmore Spartans (5-0)
Pag Meter Line Strathmore -35+
The Spartans are on a 20 game winning streak.
The X factor is the Spartans will be on a 21 game winning streak after this one.
Pag Meter Prediction Strathmore 56 Kern Valley 6 (STRATHMORE 42 KV 6)
Tulare Union Tribe (5-0) vs Hoover Patriots (0-5)
Pag Meter Tulare Union -35 +
The X factor is the Tribe offense will be tough to slow down in this one. QB Nate Lamb has completed 79-105 passes for 1,323 yards and 18 TD passes.
The Patriots offense is struggling only scoring 9 points per game.
Pag Meter Prediction Tulare Union 52 Hoover 10 (TU 66 HOOVER 0)
Hanford Bullpups (2-3) vs Tulare Western Mustangs (5-0)
Pag Meter Line Tulare Western -17
The Bullpups have plenty of speed but have not put it all together as of yet.
The Mustangs have running back Tairyn Johnson who has rushed for 913 yards and has scored 12 TDs.
The X factor is the Bullpups defense. The Mustangs have a zero passing attack and they have not needed to throw as of yet because of a good Mustangs offensive line and a defense but they will have to soon especially when they play against a real good defense.
Pag Meter Prediction Tulare Western 40 Hanford 23 (TW 35 HANFORD 7)
Delano Tigers (3-2) at Wasco Tigers (4-1)
Pag Meter Line Wasco -3
This should be a real good game.
The X factor is the Delano defense and can they stay with the Wasco wing T.
Pag Meter Prediction Wasco 26 Delano 23 (WASCO 26 DELANO 21)
Sierra Canyon Trailblazers (4-2) at Bakersfield Drillers (3-2)
Pag Meter Bakersfield -18
The Trailblazers come in with a very good passing attack and leading the way is sophomore QB Chayden Perry.
The Drillers really haven’t had to throw the ball because of the tremendous running offense. QB Cameron Williams is doing a nice job running the triple option. The speed of Ceyontay Bell, Carl Jones, Wesley Wilson and Isaac Jernagin are rolling in the backfield.
The X factor is always the Drillers and turnovers. Without turnovers they win. PLENTY OF MISTAKES!!
Pag Meter Prediction Bakersfield 39 Sierra Canyon 21 (SC 31 BAKERSFIELD 7)
Bishop Union Broncos (3-2) at Burroughs Burros (0-5)
Pag Meter Bishop Union -6
This should be a good game the X factor is the turnovers. The Broncos offense needs to step up this week. The Broncos defense is real good.
Pag Meter Prediction Bishop Union 20 Burroughs 14 (BU 21 BURROUGHS 17)
St. Joseph Knights (4-2) at Lompoc Braves (3-2)
Pag Meter Line Lompoc -7
The Braves are coming off a bye week. The Braves have had 2 weeks to work the run game and a better defense.
The Knights offense has been on fire and leading the way is QB Chase Artopoeus.
The X factor the Knights are coming in with the MOJO. Can the Knights defense play better this week.
Pag Meter Prediction (MINI UPSET) St Joseph 29 Lompoc 27 (LOMPOC 24 ST JOES 21)
Oaks Christian Lions (6-0) at Bakersfield Christian Eagles (2-3)
Pag Meter Line Oaks Christian -35+
The Lions are ranked 6th in the state and are loaded everywhere. The Lions have running back Zach Charbonnet, who has verbally committed to play at Michigan.
The Eagles will lead with running back Donte Harris.
The X factor is the Lions are just too much on both sides of the ball.
Pag Meter Prediction Oak Christian 49 Bakersfield Christian 10 (OAK 83 BC 0 WOW!)
California City Ravens (2-3) at Poly Panthers (4-1)
Pag Meter Line Poly -25
The x factor is Poly is a good football team and for the Ravens to win on the road they have to play 48 minutes of great football. THEY PLAYED OUTSTANDING ON D!
Pag Meter Prediction Poly 44 Cal City 19 (POLY 21 CAL CITY 6)
Dos Pueblos Chargers (3-2) at Righetti High Warriors (5-1)
Pag Meter Line Dos Pueblos -9
Last year the Chargers beat the Warriors 24-0.
Can the Chargers defense stay with the Warriors offensive line?
The Warriors come in after crushing Soledad 42-12. The Warriors have the best rushing triple threat in the area with Adan Solis, Isaiah Gayfield and Kidasi Nepa. QBs Brandon Giddings and Logan Mortensen.
The X factor is how good are the Warriors? They are very good!
Pag Meter Prediction (MINI UPSET) Righetti High 28 Dos Pueblos 24 (RIGHETTI 34 DP 14)
Templeton Eagles (1-4) at Santa Ynez Pirates (3-2)
Pag Meter Line Santa Ynez -35+
The X factor is the Pirates defense is good and should win at home.
Pag Meter Prediction Santa Ynez 41 Templeton 6 (SY 49 TEMPLETON 21)
El Diamante Miners (1-4) at Upland Highlanders (4-1)
Pag Meter Line Upland -35+
The X factor is the Highlanders are ranked 13th in the state and the Miners have their hands full.
Pag Meter Prediction Upland 50 El Diamante 13 (UPLAND 49 EL D 0)