PAG METER Predictions for Week 8
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CVC Cavaliers at Kingsburg Vikings
Friday night lights flashback
Kingsburg Vikings QB Jet Jackson with the nice bootleg TD.
The Vikings down 14-0, comeback and beat the Kerman Lions 20-14.
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What a game in Chowchilla!
Final Chowchilla 30 Kerman 28
Luciano Manzo Kicks the game winning field goal and the stadium goes crazy! pic.twitter.com/b4Gzpfde9t
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CVC CAVALIERS (5-1) (1-0 at KINGSBURG VIKINGS (5-1) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line CVC -3
Broadcasting Live on 940 ESPN Radio
If CVC wins, they are in the driver seat to be the CSL Champion and the possible No 1 seed in the division 4 playoffs so this is a huge game for the Cavs.
If the Vikings win they are getting a high seed in the division 3 playoffs and will also be in the driver seat to win the CSL.
Both teams come in winning last week. CVC beat Dinuba 21-7. Jaalen Rening took the opening kickoff back for a 94-yard TD, also caught a 71 yard TD pass from Eric Dragt and the defense played outstanding. The Cavaliers snapped a 9-game losing streak to Dinuba. The Cavaliers have won 5 straight since the ugly loss to St Joseph 42-6.
Senior quarterback Eric Dragt has thrown for 817 yards and 12 TDs. Junior running back Jaalen Rening has rushed for 514 yards.
The Vikings offense steam rolled Exeter 52-30. Kingsburg went into halftime leading 45-0. QB Jett Jackson threw for 2 TD passes and scored on a TD run.
The Vikings have also won 5 straight since the early loss to powerhouse Memorial 42-28. Memorial is much more dangerous on offense than CVC so the Vikings should not be intimated. The X factor can the Vikings defense stay with the Cavs offense?
The Vikings offense is real good since QB Jett Jackson has taken over. CVC has averaged 39.4 points a game and Kingsburg 44.4. If Jett and brother Bo Jackson both go off then the Vikings will be 6-1.
940 ESPN radio is so excited to be broadcasting the big game!!
Pag Meter Prediction CVC 36 Kingsburg 33
DINUBA EMPERORS (4-2) (0-1) at SELMA BEARS (3-3) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Dinuba -7
Just when the Emperors start to roll, they fall off their bike. Dinuba comes in losing to CVC 21-7.
The Bears beat Hanford West 77-46. It’s the 2nd highest Selma point total and 2nd-highest combined game total in the 119-year history of Bears football. Selma scored 42 points in the 2nd quarter to go into halftime up 56-26. Adam Rodriguez rushed for 166 yards on 17 carries and scored a TD. Aaron Moreno rushed for 105 yards on 6 carries. Aaron Blancas scored 3 TD’s, rushed for 91 yards on 7 carries.
The X factor is the Emperors defense is real good against run and I’m guessing the Emperors are coming in pissed off. Dinuba is a very streaky team.
Pag Meter Prediction Dinuba 28 Selma 21
HANFORD WEST HUSKIES (0-6) (0-1) at EXETER MONARCHS (1-4) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Exeter -16
The X factor is as always…the Huskies defense. HW just gave up 77 points in the loss to Selma. The Huskies have plenty of speed on offense but just can’t tackle anybody.
Exeter gave up 52 in the loss to Kingsburg. The Monarchs trailed at the half 42-0.
The X factor the Monarchs defense is a tad better than the Huskies defense.
The Monarchs have the makings to be a pretty good team but making way too many mistakes.
Pag Meter Prediction Exeter 55 Hanford West 39
CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (0-6) (0-1) at BUCHANAN BEARS (4-2) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Buchanan -31
The Golden Eagles can’t buy a break. They haven’t won a game and the last 2 losses were by a total of 4 points and both went down to the final seconds…And now they will play a pissed off Bears team.
Buchanan has also lost the last 2 games but the Bears are on a different level vs CW.
The X factor is this is a bad matchup for Clovis West and I see this game getting out of hand. The Bears will be in a bad mood after the last 2 weeks. The Bears defensive front is the best in the valley and leading the way is Matt Merritt. The Bears sacked Trent Tompkins 8 times and Trent can move so I’m thinking the Grizzlies will be chasing Golden Eagles QB Dante Chachere all over the yard. Can the Golden Eagles defense slow down the Bears running attack with RB Kendall Milton, QB/WR Jalen Cropper and Slot back Brock Jones? I’m thinking no!
Bears sophomore DJ Stevenson had a breakout game against Central throwing for 274 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Bears might start slow with a De La Salle and Central hangover but the Bears and Golden Eagles are a great rivalry each other.
Pag Meter Prediction Buchanan 45 Clovis West 14
CLOVIS COUGARS (5-1) (1-0) at CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (6-0) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Central -28
The Cougars continue to win week after week and the Cougars keep proving people wrong.
The Cougars come in beating Clovis East 27-20. It was 27-0 starting the 4th quarter. Jonathan Johnson scored 2 TD’s and one of the best defensive backs in the valley Cristian Loera finally saw some action on his side of the field and he picked off a pass and took it back for a TD. QB Isaiah Robles also scored on a TD run.
The Grizzlies started slow and then rolled to 42-24 win over Buchanan. Trent Tompkins went 15-20 for 309 yards with 5 TD passes. Jeremiah Hunter had 5 receptions for 120 yards and scored 2 TD’s.
The X factor is the Grizzlies will come in with a semi hangover and will start slow again. Wait…the Grizzlies start slow every week.
The big difference is just like last week against the Bears, Central has Trent and Clovis doesn’t. The Grizzlies will bring plenty of pressure against the Cougars passing attack. The Cougars will throw plenty of screens and quick passes and has to be on vs the Grizzlies defensive speed.
If there is a flaw with Central it’s the offensive line and the Cougars defensive front is real good.
Pag Meter Prediction Central 49 Clovis 21
CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (2-3) (1-0) vs CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES (3-3) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Clovis East -3
The Broncos come in getting a big double overtime win over CW 42-40. It’s the 2nd straight overtime game for the Broncos. They lost at Ridgeview 20-14 in week 6.
The T Wolves played horrible for 3 quarters and lost 27-20 to Clovis. Ryan Hunt scored on a TD run and Chandler Hamilton scored on a 80-yard run. For the T Wolves, they haven’t won a TRAC game since November 12, 2009 when they beat Madera 35-28 ( yes Madera played in the TRAC in 2009). 41 straight losses and this is the best chance of breaking the streak. CE matches up well against CN but they have to get off to a great start.
The X factor can the T Wolves play well for 48 minutes instead of 12 or 24 minutes? If the T Wolves can..the TRAC losing streak of 41 games could come to an end. I’m think the T Wolves will play the same type of game like they did when they beat Sanger. Loooong drives!
The Broncos are getting better and better each week and do not want to be the team to snap the CE losing streak.
Pag Meter Prediction Clovis East 26 Clovis North 23
FRESNO HIGH WARRIORS (2-4) (1-0) at SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS (1-5) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Sunnyside -2
The winner will play Roosevelt for the out right NYL Championship.
Both teams come in at 1-0.
The X factor is the defensive side of the ball.
Pag Meter Prediction Sunnyside 27 Fresno High 25
MCLANE HIGHLANDERS (4-2) (0-1) at REEDLEY PIRATES (2-4) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Reedley -3
The Highlanders come in banged up and zero depth. Both teams come in losing in week 8.
The X factor is the team that can finish drives with points and fewest turnovers will win. Both offenses are very streaky. This is a tough call because nobody knows if the Highlanders will be healthy for this game??
Pag Meter Prediction Reedley 23 McLane 20
ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS (5-1) (1-0) vs HOOVER PATRIOTS (0-6) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Roosevelt -33
The Rough Riders are red hot and if it wasn’t for some bad calls in Kerman, the Riders would be 6-0.
The Patriots are improving every minute and they will bring it for 48 minutes.
The X factor is the Riders are also improving every minute and now the offense has caught up to the fantastic Riders defense.
Pag Meter Prediction Roosevelt 46 Hoover 13
EDISON TIGERS (3-3) (1-0) at MADERA COYOTES (4-2) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Madera -3
This should be a real good game. It’s the running attack of the Tigers vs the spread attack of the Coyotes.
The X factor is the defensive side of the ball. The Tigers RB McKinley Lee III should get the ball plenty. Coyotes QB Colt Nelson will do his thing and get the ball to his playmakers.
Both defenses are very streaky and this could be a shootout. It’s hard to trust the Coyotes defense.
Pag Meter Prediction Madera 47 Edison 44
MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS (0-6) (0-1) at MEMORIAL PANTHERS (6-0) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Memorial -35 +
The X factor is the Stallions need to be playing in the North Sequoia League.There is NOT one division 4 team that would win a game in the CMAC. It’s Memorial’s homecoming and the offense will roll.
Pag Meter Prediction Memorial 55 Madera South 6
BULLARD KNIGHTS (1-5) (0-1) at SANGER APACHES (5-1) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Sanger -7
This is the 39th meeting and the Knights lead the series 23-15. The Knights beat the Apaches twice last year. 27-6 and 21-14 in the playoffs.
The Knights always match up with the Apaches but this year is much different for the Knights on offense and it’s time to bring back the Knights offense and get back to using the Knights athletes and they have plenty with running backs, Marcus Fulcher and Shalom Welch , receivers Kai Sunamoto, Carter Anderson and Dre Greeley. The New QB is sophomore Bryce Weiner and he has potential to be real good! Soon Bryce will have a breakout game. Could it be at Chuck Shidan Field?
The Apaches know what they are on offense and they are running the ball right at you with some very good running backs with Kosi Agina, Noel Collazo, Dolce Calandra, Morgan Privett, Davis Ayala and Orlando Douglas who scored 3 TD’s in the win over Madera 36-33.
The X factor is the Knights offense and if they do get back to Knights football they can win….if not, zero chance.
For all you coach Arax haters, make no mistake about it…Don Arax has done an amazing job at Bullard and has built a first class football program from the ground floor. If Arax was not at Bullard, the Knights would be a division 3 program by now. It’s that simple. One of the hardest working coaches in the state. If the Knights tinker with the offense a bit….watch out next year for the Knights because they have talent in the pipeline.
Pag Meter Prediction Sanger 31 Bullard 24
GARCES RAMS (2-4) (1-0) at BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS (4-2) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Bakersfield -7
The X factor the Drillers will be without QB/S Cameron Williams after injuring his knee last week at Stockdale. How will the Drillers QB look?? This changes everything and the Rams have a shot if they play defense and don’t give up the big play. If the Drillers turn the ball over, the Rams will hang around. The Drillers play great when they are the heavy favorites but we all know the Drillers are all about the QB play.
Pag Meter Prediction Bakersfield 27 Garces 20
STOCKDALE MUSTANGS (3-3) (0-1) at CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS (4-2) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Centennial -1
This is a huge game for both teams. Both teams would love to be 3-2 in the SWYL. Both teams are not beating Liberty or Bakersfield so that leaves the other teams wide open with Garces, Frontier and of course both of these teams.
The X factor is the Golden Hawks have to forget about the beat down to Liberty and same goes for the Mustangs getting crushed to Bakersfield. The G Hawks defense has to step up to win.
Pag Meter Prediction Centennial 28 Stockdale 27
LIBERTY PATRIOTS (4-2) (1-0) at FRONTIER TITANS (2-4) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Liberty -35+
The X factor is the Patriots are starting hit their stride. Boy would they love another shot at Buchanan and they might get their wish in the semifinals of the playoffs.
The Patriots have power and speed. The Titans struggle with fast teams.
Pag Meter Prediction Liberty 54 Frontier 13
GRANITE HILLS GRIZZLIES (1-5) (1-1) at FARMERSVILLE AZTECS (0-7) (0-3)
Pag Meter Line Granite Hills -29
The X factor is the the Grizzlies are way better than their 1-5 record.
Pag Meter Prediction Granite Hills 42 Farmersville 13
SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS (3-3) (1-1) at STRATHMORE SPARTANS (5-1) (1-1)
Pag Meter Line Strathmore -1
The Golden Bears are improving and the Spartans 21 game winning streak came to an end with the loss to Woodlake 38-20.
The Golden Bears come beating Farmersville 60-22. Sophomore QB Chad Leslie had a career night by throwing for 355 yards with 6 TD passes.Receivers Gavin Gamble had 5 catches for 213 yards and scored 4 TD’s, Jayson Littlejohn caught 5 footballs for 142 yards and scored 2 TD’s. RB Adam Antuna rushed for 170 yards and scored 2 TD’s.
The X factor is the Golden Bears have to come in with a expecting to win attitude because they can win this game. Can the Golden Bears defense slow down the Spartans running attack? If they can…they will win.
Pag Meter Prediction Strathmore 29 Sierra Pacific 28
CORCORAN PANTHERS (5-2) (2-1) at WOODLAKE TIGERS (6-1) (3-0)
Pag Meter Line Woodlake -24
The Panthers are very streaky. Started out 3-0, then lost 2 straight and now on a 2 game winning streak. QB Jayden Mustain is a dual threat and RB Julian Escalante is a force.
The Tigers just knocked off the defending state champion Strathmore Spartans 38-20. Damian Hernandez went 18-23 for 245 yards and 2 TD passes.
The X factor is the Tigers have played the much tougher schedule and with a win they will coast to the East Sequoia championship. Can the Panthers defense step up vs the Tigers outstanding offense?
Pag Meter Prediction Woodlake 45 Corcoran 21
MONACHE MARAUDERS (4-2) (0-1) vs MISSION OAK HAWKS (1-5) (0-1) at Tulare Union Pag Meter Line Monache -20
The X factor is the Marauders are a good team but don’t match up against the Tulare Union Tribe. TU beat Monache 35-0 last Friday. Then again not too many teams match up against Tulare Union.
Leading the way for the Marauders will be RB Aidan Galvan who has rushed for 968 yards and has scored 16 TDs.
Mission Oak lost to Porterville 33-14 and now have lost 5 straights games.
The X factor is the Marauders matchup much better vs the Hawks.
Pag Meter Prediction Monache 40 Mission Oak 20
TULARE UNION TRIBE (6-0) (1-0) at DELANO TIGERS (3-3) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Tulare Union -35 +
Nate Lamb broke the career Tulare Union TD passing record after throwing 5 TD passes in the win over Monache 35-0. Lamb now has 96 career TD passes and could go over 100 career TD passes by halftime. The old record was held by Oscar Reyes with 95 TD passes (2010-2012)
The X factor the Tribe come in with 3 straight shutouts and it could be No 4…
Pag Meter Prediction Tulare Union 49 Delano 0
TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (6-0) (1-0) vs PORTERVILLE PANTHERS (6-0) (1-0) at Granite Hills
Pag Meter Line Tulare Western -10
This is the big EYL game of the two undefeated teams.
The Mustangs can pound the ball with Tairyn Johnson who has now rushed for 1,174 yards on the year and has scored 21 TD’s.
The Panthers will lead with their sophomore QB Hector Nava Jr who has thrown for 1,645, 16 TD’s
The X factor is the Panthers defense because this is the best offense that they will have seen until they play Tulare Union. The Panthers are a 4th quarter team and in this game the Panthers can’t get way behind and expect to comeback against a very good Mustangs team. The Panthers have had 3 great comeback wins over Dinuba, Redwood and Hanford. TW is clearly light years better than Dinuba, Redwood and Hanford.
Pag Meter Prediction Tulare Western 38 Porterville 28
BISHOP UNION BRONCOS (4-2) (0-0) at KERN VALLEY BRONCS (1-6) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Bishop Union -21
The X factor is the Bishop Union defense is real good.
Pag Meter Prediction Bishop Union 28 Kern Valley 7
CAL CITY RAVENS (3-3) (1-0) at BORON BOBCATS (2-5) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Cal City -10
This is a very interesting game with 2 improving teams.
The X factor is the Bobcats have to play 48 good minutes to win at home.
Pag Meter Prediction Cal City 30 Boron 20
ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES (5-2) (0-1) at PASO ROBLES BEARCATS (2-5) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Arroyo Grande -14
Both teams come off big losses to start league.
The Eagles offense was shut down in the loss to St Joseph 34-17.
The Bearcats defense got beat up in the loss to Righetti High 52-20.
The X factor is the Eagles offense vs the Bearcats defense. It’s a game a match ups so how will the Bearcats front seven play against the big and physical offense of the Eagles?
St Joes beat the Eagles throwing the ball. Righetti High beat the Bearcats throwing the ball. The Bearcats play much better at home.
Pag Meter Prediction (upset special) Paso Robles 27 Arroyo Grande 25
RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS (6-1) (0-1) at ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS (0-6) (0-0)
Pag Meter Line Righetti High – 35+
The game plan to beat the Warriors is you have to try to slow down the run and force them to pass because the Warriors are so good up front with a very good offensive line and outstanding running backs. Well that game plan won’t work because the Warriors can now throw the ball. Logan Mortensen threw for 252 yards with 2 TD passes in the win over Paso Robles 52-20 in his 2nd start ever. Both TD passes went to Chase Reynoso, 39 and 59 yards. Adan Solis rushed for 165 yards and scored 3 TD’s. The Warriors are now even more dangerous on offense because they now can throw.
The X factor the Warriors defense is also real good.
Pag Meter Prediction Righetti High 49 Atascadero 6
CHOWCHILLA TRIBE (5-2) (1-0) at WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS (3-3) (0-0)
Pag Meter Line Chowchilla -14
The Redskins come off a big win over Kerman 30-28. Luciano Manzo kicked the game winning field goal with no time left on the clock. QB Cody Woolsey, rushed for 203 yards and scored 2 TD’s.
The Panthers come off a bye.
The X factor is the Panthers defense matching up against the Tribe offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Chowchilla 34 Washington Union 20
KERMAN LIONS (4-3) (0-1) at YOSEMITE BADGERS (4-2) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Kerman -24
The last 2 weeks the Lion games had thrilling finishes. The Lions beat Roosevelt in overtime on a wild 2-point play and on Friday, the Lions lost to Chowchilla with a game ending field goal.
The Badgers last 2 games, the Badgers were crushed.
The X factor is the Lions will not be playing this week in a close game.
Pag Meter Prediction Kerman 41 Yosemite 17
MORRO BAY PIRATES (1-5) (0-1) at NIPOMO TITANS (4-2) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Nipomo – 35+
The Titans defense is real good especially in the 2nd half because the Titans turn on the afterburners in almost every game after halftime. The Titans defense forced 5-2nd-half turnovers to shut down Santa Maria 38-7. Ricky Iniguez, finished the night with 3 INT’s.
The X factor is the Titans defense at home will be too tough for the Pirates.
Pag Meter Prediction Nipomo 45 Morro Bay 0
TEMPLETON EAGLES (2-4) (0-1) at PIONEER VALLEY PANTHERS (3-3) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line PIONEER VALLEY -25
PV played their best game beating San Luis Obispo 24-17. QB Jayson Garcia threw for 95 yards, with 2 TD passes, rushed for 144 yards.
The X factor is the Panthers need to get out to a fast start and they should cruise at home.
Pag Meter Prediction Pioneers Valley 38 Templeton 13
SANTA MARIA SAINTS (2-4) (0-1) at SAN LUIS OBISPO TIGERS (4-2) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line San Luis Obispo -27
The Tigers lost starting quarterback Emilio Corona to an ankle injury late in the 1st half and trailed 21-7. Outstanding athlete Jeremy Fitzsimmons took over at QB and did one heck of a job. Fitzsimmons rushed for 155 yards in the loss to Pioneer Valley 24-17.
The X factor is the Tigers defense needs to step up.
Pag Meter Prediction San Luis Obispo 48 Santa Maria 21
SHAFTER GENERALS (7-0) (3-0) at ARVIN BEARS (4-2) (1-1)
Pag Meter Line Shafter -26
The Generals have not really been tested as of yet.
The Generals beat up McFarland Cougars 49-0. Alex Aguilar threw for 248 yards, 2 TD passes and rushed for 119 yards, scored 3 TD’s.
The X factor is the Bears will hang around but will get worn down.
Pag Meter Prediction Shafter 47 Arvin 21
MCFARLAND COUGARS (4-3) (0-3) at TAFT WILDCATS (2-4) (0-2)
Pag Meter Line Taft-2
This is a tough call.
The X factor Taft is usually good at home and has played the tougher schedule but the Cougars have the better offense. See this game is a tough pick
Pag Meter Prediction Taft 28 McFarland 26
WASCO TIGERS (4-2) (1-1) at CHAVEZ TITANS (2-5) (1-2)
Pag Meter Line Wasco -28
The X factor is the Tigers are a very physical team.
Pag Meter Prediction Wasco 39 Chavez 11
BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES (3-3) (1-0 at TEHACHAPI WARRIORS (1-5) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Bakersfield Christian -35+
The X factor is the Eagles will run wild all over mountain with Donte Harris.
Pag Meter Prediction Bakersfield Christian 50 Tehachapi 14
GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS (0-6) (0-1) at INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (4-2) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Independence -35+
The X factor is the Falcons offense is real good.
Pag Meter Prediction Independence 54 Golden Valley 13
WEST VIKINGS (3-3) (0-1) at RIDGEVIEW WOLF PACK (4-2) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Ridgeview -35
The X factor is the Wolf pack are like Sharks…they should be smelling blood by the 2nd quarter.
Pag Meter Prediction Ridgeview 48 West 13
HIGHLAND SCOTS (3-3) (0-1) at MIRA MONTE LIONS (2-4) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Highland -28
The X factor is the Scots are very streaky and should find the magic on the road.
Pag Meter Prediction Highland 41 Mira Monte 13
FOOTHILL TROJANS (0-6) (0-1) at NORTH STARS (3-3) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line North -33
The X factor is the Stars are finally rolling with one of their best teams in years.
Pag Meter Prediction North 39 Foothill 6
EAST BAKERSFIELD BLADES (2-4) (1-0) at SOUTH REBELS (4-2) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line South -21
The X factor is the Rebels have the better offense in this one.
Pag Meter Prediction South 37 East 16
MINARETS MUSTANGS (2-4) (1-2) at CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS (6-0) (2-0)
Pag Meter Line Caruthers -35
The Minarets Mustangs are a very good on offensive team. The Mustangs come in beating Parlier 49-46. Junior QB Martin Urroz threw for 425 yards and 5 touchdowns passes. Red hot Preston Conti caught 9 passes for 200 yards and scored 3 touchdowns.
The Blue Raiders come off a bye.
The X factor is the Mustangs offense is real good and the defense is really struggling. Can the Mustangs tackle Chris Puga who has rushed for 799 yards and has scored 17 TD’s.
The Mustangs have a zero chance at slowing down the Blue Raiders offense so they have to win in a shootout. By the way….the Blue Raiders defense is real good.
Pag Meter Prediction Caruthers 55 Minarets 20
ORANGE COVE TITANS (7-0) (3-0) at PARLIER PANTHERS (1-6) (0-3)
Pag Meter Line Orange Cove -30
The Titans are now the No 1 team in division 6 and playing outstanding football. OC comes in beating Fowler 30-6. Mario Reynosa rushed for 170 yards and scored 3 TD’s.
The Panthers lost to Minarets 49-46. QB James Rodriguez is having one heck of a year.
The X factor is the Panthers defense against the OC offense. The OC defense is real good!
Pag Meter Prediction 60 Parlier 30
OROSI CARDINALS (4-2) (1-1) at FOWLER REDCATS (3-3) (1-1)
Pag Meter Line Orosi -5
When Cardinals RB Jerry Huerta goes off, the Cardinals can beat anybody. Orosi beat Riverdale 43-12. Jerry Huerta rushed for 230 yards on 19 carries.
The Redcats lost to Orange Cove 30-6.
The X factor this game was scheduled to be played at Orosi but the stadium is still under construction. Can the Redcats defense slow down Huerta? The Redcats are tough at home. If the Redcats offense has a good night….they win.
Pag Meter Prediction Orosi 29 Fowler 24
TRANQUILITY TIGERS (0-6) (0-1) at AVENAL BUCCANEERS (0-6) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Avenal -6
Somebody is getting their first win.
The X factor is both offenses are struggling. The Tigers have scored 3 TD’s on the season and the Bucs have scored 4 TD’s on the year.
Pag Meter Prediction Avenal 19 Tranquility 13
DOS PALOS BRONCOS (2-4) (1-0) at COALINGA HORNED TOADS (2-4) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Dos Palos -19
The X factor can the Toads slow down red hot RB Ronald Johnson who rushed for 124 yards and scored a TD in the win over Mendota. Dustin Elrod had a big game with a 60 yard interception return for TD, a 61 yard punt return for TD and he caught a TD from Mikey Merrell.
Pag Meter Prediction Dos Palos 38 Coalinga 19
FIREBAUGH EAGLES (3-3) (1-0) at MENDOTA AZTECS (0-6) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Firebaugh -24
This is the battle for Highway 33 and the Eagles come in as the heavy favorites.
Pag Meter Prediction Firebaugh 44 Mendota 20
EL DIAMANTE MINERS (1-5) (0-1) at LEMOORE TIGERS (2-4) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Lemoore -7
Both teams have hit a wall and really need a win.
The Miners lost to Hanford 14-7 and the Tigers lost to Redwood 21-14.
The X factor is the offense and who will show up?
Pag Meter Prediction Lemoore 21 El Diamante 14
HANFORD BULLPUPS (3-3) (1-0) at MT WHITNEY PIONEERS (3-3) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Mt Whitney -16
The Bullpups start the WYL play with a nice win over El Diamante 14-7.
The Pioneers lost to Golden West 36-35.
This is a the good defense of the Bullpups vs the outstanding offense of the Pioneers.
On offense Hanford will lead with sophomore RB Luttrell Young who has rushed for 505 yards and has scored 5 TD’s.
The Pioneers are averaging 44 points per game and leading the way is senior QB Jaedyn Pineda who has thrown for 1,781 yards and 28 TD’s. His receivers are seniors Anthony Valencia, with 29 receptions for 507 yards, scored 12 TD’s and Mike McKernan with 18 catches for 512 yards and has scored 8 TD’s.
The X factor is the Bullpups offense going against the Pioneers defense? That could be the difference.
Pag Meter Prediction Mt Whitney 36 Hanford 20
REDWOOD RANGERS (2-4) (1-0) at GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS (3-3) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Redwood -1
This should be a real good game with 2 hot teams.
The Rangers have won 2 straight and come off a big win over Lemoore 21-14.
The Blazers beat Mt Whitney 36-35. GW rushed for 396 yards.
Rangers RB James Richardson is leading the offense.
GW has running backs Christian Ortiz and Lonnie Wessel.
The X factor is the front seven on both sides on the defense. This game is so even.
Pag Meter Prediction Redwood 28 Golden West 27
LIBERTY MADERA HAWKS (5-1) at IMMANUEL EAGLES (3-3)
Pag Meter Line Liberty Madera -26
I’m thinking the Hawks are still thinking about their only loss to Kennedy. You just know they want another shot at the Thunderbirds.
The Hawks will lead with running back Wyatt Roth who has rushed for 1,041 yards and has scored 17 TD’s.
The Eagles offense is so much better since Matt Tiger has taken over at QB and Tiger can run it and throw it.
The X factor can the Eagles defense slow down Roth?
Pag Meter Prediction Liberty Madera 47 Immanuel 21