PAG METER WEEK 4 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS
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PAG METER WEEK 4 FOOTBALL
We have a rivalry!!
Final Sanger 21 Clovis East 14
Apaches didn’t forget last year when the TWolves disrespected Chuck Shidan Field.
This year the Apaches started the Sanger flags very close to CE nation and then we now have a rivalry!
Both Administrations started to tangle pic.twitter.com/MXkEFO9yFy
— PAG METER (@PAGMETER) September 6, 2019
Sanger 21 Clovis East 14
The Hello darkness My Old Friend hit of the night
Apaches Gabriel Morales lowers the BOOM
But……T Wolves Sylis Thao, said I don’t think so….snags it out of the air for 5 more yards pic.twitter.com/cNpz96nERT
— PAG METER (@PAGMETER) September 6, 2019
Touchdown Blue Raiders
Trenton Babb hits Josh Franco on a 8-yard TD pass
5:00 2nd quarter pic.twitter.com/Z6x2IoqH0l
— PAG METER (@PAGMETER) September 7, 2019
WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINAL
Lancaster Eagles (0-2) at California City Ravens (3-1)
Pag Meter Line Cal City -35+
One of the hottest teams in the section are the Ravens and getting better every week.
Lancaster comes in losing to Valley Christian 41-6.
The Ravens shutout Foothill 32-0 with a fast and physical defense. The Ravens had two pick 6 with one from Robert Mitchell and one from Chris Richardson. QB Jeremiah Neal threw 2 TD passes, each to Robert Mitchell (60 yards) and Kwamain Ross (55 yards). Freshman RB Nathan Baker scored on a 12-yard TD run.
The X factor is the Ravens defense vs a struggling Eagles offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Cal City 44 Lancaster 6
FINAL CAL CITY 38 LANCASTER 0
Due to scheduling issues. The game was played on Wednesday night. QB Jeremiah Neal threw 4 TD’s, 3 of them to Kwamain Ross and one to Roosevelt Toussain. The defense had 8 sacks and held them to around 30 yards of total offense. It’s the 2nd straight shutout for the red hot Ravens and 6 points in the last 3 games.
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS
Mission Prep Royals (1-2) at Greenfield Bruins (0-3)
Pag Meter Line Mission Preps -14
The X factor is the Royals will come in pissed off after losing to Kern Valley 21-20. Mission Prep went for the 2 points early in the 4th quarter but was stopped.
Pag Meter Prediction Mission Prep 35 Greenfield 21
FINAL MISSION PREP 34 GREENFIELD 20
Liberty Patriots (3-1) at Buchanan Bears (3-1)
Pag Meter Line Buchanan -4
WHY IS THIS BIG GAME ON THURSDAY!
The big showdown game and some big players might not play. The Patriots starting QB Haden Mann, has been out with a bad ankle. The Patriots are listing Mann day to day and we all know that ankles can last for a LONG time.
The Patriots come in beating Clovis West 17-7. The Patriots defense stuffed the Golden Eagles offense with 41 yards of rushing. Ramon Henderson returned a kickoff 93 yards for a TD. Brayden Blevins kicked a field goal and a short TD run by Prentice Boone.
Buchanan beat Edison 17-0 and the Bears’ defense stuffed the Tigers. Word has it that Kendall Melton might play but I doubt that. Kendall will not play unless he is 100 % especially with De La Salle coming up.
The X factor is both defenses are real good and if Mann doesn’t play the Patriots offense might struggle. The Patriots will need some big plays to win this one.
Last year in the Semifinals Brayden Blevins kicked the game winning field goal with no time left in the game. This game is tough to call with so many X factors. It has the makings to be a low scoring game.
Pag Meter Prediction Buchanan 13 Liberty 9
FINAL BUCHANAN 19 LIBERTY 17
Big night for Cade Uehling who scored on a short pass and took it down the sideline for a 75-yard TD pass from DJ Stevenson, also sprinted up the middle for a 73-yard TD run! Brandon Hernandez with a 4-yard TD catch in the back of the End zone from DJ Stevenson.
Madera South (1-2) at Golden West Trailblazers (4-0)
Pag Meter Line Golden West -21
The big win in week 4 was Madera South beating Wasco 42-12. Beware division 5 because with the Stallions murder schedule, division 5 will be a breeze.
Golden West beat division 2 Nipomo 39-17. Lonnie Wessel, rushed for a career-high 262 yards and scored 5 TD’s. The Trailblazers rushed for 474 yards while averaging 10.5 yards per carry.
Golden West fullback Lonnie Wessel has scored 13 total touchdowns this season.
The X factor can the Stallions crank it up for a physical offense? If the Stallions can bring it like in week 3…..we got a ball game. If not, GW will roll. Thursday night football, wild things happen. Can the Stallions slow down Wessel. NOPE. This is a short week and not good for the young Stallions.
Pag Meter Prediction Golden West 42 Madera South 21
FINAL GOLDEN WEST 42 MADERA SOUTH 14
Lonnie Wessel scored 4 TD’s and now has 17 TD’s on the year
Monache Marauders (1-3) vs Hoover Patriots (1-2)
Pag Meter Line Hoover-3
The Patriots come off a big comeback win over Mt Whitney 30-25. Rene Raya, rushed for 150 yards.
Monache lost to Kingsburg 52-13.
The X factor is the Marauders have played a much tougher schedule over the Patriots but until Monache cleans up their mistakes, they will continue to struggle.
This comes down to ...WHO WANTS THIS GAME MORE??? MONACHE DID!
Pag Meter Prediction Hoover 23 Monache 20
FINAL MONACHE 40 HOOVER 14
South Rebels (3-1) vs Fresno High Warriors (0-4)
Pag Meter Line South -20
The South played a horrible game in losing to Golden Valley 21-6.
The Warriors are the Titanic and falling fast.
The X factor can the young Rebels step up this week?
Pag Meter Prediction South 33 Fresno High 13
FINAL SOUTH 42 FRESNO HIGH 26
Daniel Lomax with a big night for the Rebels scoring 3 TD’s including TD runs of 60 and 65 yards
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FINALS
Mira Monte Lions (0-3) at Arvin Bears (2-2)
Pag Meter Line Arvin -3
The Bears come in beating Rosamond 45-20. Felipe Miranda picked up a fumble and ran 70 yards for a TD and the Bears rolled from there. Cesar Valenzuela intercepted a pass at the goal line and returned it 100 yards for a TD. Gil Medina rushed for 150 yards and scored 3 TD’s.
The X factor is the Lions have had 2 weeks to get ready. Can the Lions offense have a night? The Bears are much improved and playing at home.
Pag Meter Prediction Arvin 36 Mira Monte 33
FINAL ARVIN 39 MIRA MONTE 33
Shafter Generals (1-3) at Atascadero Greyhounds (2-2)
Pag Meter Line Atascadero -6
The X factor is the Generals have to clean up the mistakes to have a great bus ride home.
Pag Meter Prediction Atascadero 27 Shafter 21
FINAL ATASCADERO 28 SHAFTER 8
Ridgeview Wolf Pack (2-2) at Bakersfield Drillers (2-2)
Pag Meter Line Bakersfield -6
The Wolf Pack have been waiting for this one for a while. This game will tell us just how good both teams are.
The X factor will be the defense vs the speedy offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Bakersfield 33 Ridgeview 27
FINAL BAKERSFIELD 24 RIDGEVIEW 17
Bakersfield Christian Eagles (3-0) at St. Joseph Knights (2-1)
Pag Meter Line St Joseph -12
Both teams come off a bye and this should be a really good game.
The Eagles defense hasn’t given up a point in 2 games and the Knights have only given up 7 points. That being said both teams played a crippled CVC and Garces team that didn’t have their best offensive threat.
The X factor the season really starts this week for both teams so who will step up??
Pag Meter Prediction (Mini upset) Bakersfield Christian 27 St Joseph 24
FINAL BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN 37 ST JOSEPH 28
Caruthers Blue Raiders (3-1) at Firebaugh Eagles (2-2)
Pag Meter Line Caruthers -14
The Blue Raiders crushed Woodlake 35-8 and the team to beat in division 5.
The Eagles come in beating Roosevelt 7-6.
The X factor is the Eagles defense matching up vs the Blue Raiders offense. Will the Blue Raiders have a Woodlake hangover? Can the Eagles slow down Bobby Staley? NO
Pag Meter Prediction Caruthers 35 Firebaugh 21
FINAL CARUTHERS 42 FIREBAUGH 13
Paso Robles Bearcats (1-3) at Central Grizzlies (4-0)
Pag Meter Line Central -35+
The Bearcats come in beating El Diamante 17-14. The defense played outstanding.
The Grizzlies beat Whitney 45-16. Xavier Worthy started the show when he returned a 94 yard Kickoff for a TD and the Grizzlies were off and running. Quali Conley rushed for 129 yards and rushed for 2 TD’s with runs of 20, and 7 yards. QB Jameson Silva, went 13-20, for 197 Yards, and hit Jeremiah Hunter on a 44 yard TD pass.
The X factor is the Bearcats are playing a killer schedule for a young team. The Bearcats offense won’t have enough vs a tremendous Grizzlies defense.
Pag Meter Prediction Central 49 Paso Robles 7
FINAL CENTRAL 49 PASO ROBLES 0
Central Valley Christian Cavaliers (1-2) at Chowchilla Tribe (2-2)
Pag Meter Line CVC -12
CVC comes off a bye.
The Tribe beat Immanuel 17-14. Jaylinn Gaines rushed for 90 yards and scored the game winning TD in the 4th quarter. QB Darian Lopez scored 2 TD’s on runs of 5 and 37 yards.
The X factor is the Cavaliers are slowly getting better and better.
Pag Meter Prediction CVC 29 Chowchilla 17
FINAL CVC 36 CHOWCHILLA 21
Chavez Titans (3-1) at East Blades (2-2)
Pag Meter Line Chavez -6
It’s official the Titans are good!
The Titans come in beating Liberty Ranchos 29-21.The Titans started out down 21-0 in the first quarter and then the Titans turned it on. Cam Huerta scored on a 67-yard TD run and the game winner with 7:00 to go.
East beat Delano 20-17. QB Willie Ball, scored on a 1-yard run and the game winner with 3:03 to go.
The X factor is the Blades have played in 3 straight close games so they don’t mind the pressure. The Titans have to get off to a better start this week to go 4-0.
Pag Meter Prediction Chavez 27 East 21
FINAL EAST 24 CHAVEZ 20
Clovis East T Wolves (3-1) at Sunnyside Wildcats (1-3)
Pag Meter Line Clovis East -18
The T Wolves will come in pissed off after getting out played in the loss to rival Sanger 21-14. Blake Baldwin scored both TD’s.
The Wildcats got mauled by the division 4 Selma Bears 28-8. QB Edward Barajas hit Dylan Von on a 53-yard TD Pass late in the 4th quarter after the game was out of hand.
The X factor is the Bears ran all over the Cats and now they face the disciplined T Wolves.
On paper the Wildcats should win this game by 4 TD’s with so much speed but the T Wolves don’t care about that. They will come in angry.
Pag Meter Prediction Clovis East 31 Sunnyside 13
FINAL CLOVIS EAST 28 SUNNYSIDE 6
Clovis North Broncos (4-0) vs Edison Tigers (0-4)
Pag Meter Line Clovis North -3
This is the most interesting game of the night.
The overachieving Broncos are playing smart football and looking to go 4-0. Who would have thought CN would be 3-0 and the Tigers 0-3!!
The Broncos come in beating the Bellarmine Prep Bells 38-10. First time in school history beating the Bells.
The Tigers lost to Buchanan 17-0. The Tigers defense battled and was on the field all night long.
The X factor is the Tigers defense will compete against the Broncos because the D is good and getting better. The problem is the Tigers offense is a mess.
The big difference in the game is the Broncos have a good QB with senior Trenton Luera who is over 500 yards passing and with 8 Total TD’s. (6 passing to 5 different receivers)
RB Roman Rodriguez has quietly rushed for over 100 yds every game and on pace for 1000+ yard season. The Broncos defense is also very good!! It won’t be easy at Ratcliffe for the Broncos. The Tigers have played a killer schedule and most teams would be 0-3 as well. The Tigers coaching staff has to work overtime with this group because at Edison when they start 0-3, the community goes wild. If 0-4, the Westside might shut down…lol
Pag Meter Prediction Clovis North 21 Edison 18
FINAL CLOVIS NORTH 41 EDISON 40
Dinuba Emperors (2-2) vs El Diamante Miners (0-4)
Pag Meter Line Dinuba -14
The Emperors get their first win beating Reedley 41-13. QB Josh Magana, threw for 2 TD passes and scored a TD. Carlos Barajas gets his first win as the new head coach.
The Miners lost at Paso 17-14.
The X factor is the Miners offense and it’s still a work in progress since QB Justin Vink went down with an injury.
Pag Meter Prediction Dinuba 27 El Diamante 13
FINAL DINUBA 38 EL DIAMANTE 0
Hanford Bullpups (4-0) vs Porterville Panthers (2-1)
Pag Meter Line Hanford -7
This has the makings to be a great game. Last year the Panthers beat the Bullpups 24-20.
Both teams come in ever better than last year.
Both offenses are real good and leading the way for the Bullpups is QB Juaron Watts-Brown and senior running back Travone Houston.The Panthers have QB Hector Nava and RB Isaiah Ellis. Both offensive lines are real good.
The X factor is the defense and the Bullpups have senior Tyler Mello and he is real good!
Pag Meter Prediction Hanford 37 Porterville 30
FINAL HANFORD 35 PORTERVILLE 14
Hanford West Huskies (1-3) vs Sierra Pacific Golden Bears (1-2)
Pag Meter Line Sierra Pacific -24
The X factor is the Golden Bears have not played Golden Bears football yet. Will this be the night? IT WAS
Pag Meter Prediction Sierra Pacific 44 Hanford West 20
FINAL SIERRA PACIFIC 45 HANFORD WEST 12
Tehachapi Warriors (0-4) at Highland Scots (3-1)
Pag Meter Line Highland -18
Both teams had a bad week 4.
The Warriors lost to Taft. QB Max Meza threw for 323 yards and 2 TD passes to Trent Adams (21 of 40 yards)
Highland lost to Kennedy 28-16.
The X factor is the Scots match up much better vs the Warriors than they do against Kennedy.
Pag Meter Prediction Highland 33 Tehachapi 15
FINAL HIGHLAND 48 TEHACHAPI 15
KennedyThunderbirds (4-0) at Liberty Ranchos Hawks (2-2)
The Bird Bowl
Pag Meter Line Kennedy -14
The Birds are good again and they come in beating Highland 28-16. QB Jose Cota rushed for 98 yards and scored a TD. The Birds defense had their best game. Ricardo Aguirre had 11 tackles and three sacks, and Anthony Ontiveros had 11 tackles and forced a fumble that was returned 73 yards for a score by Anthony Orozco.
The Hawks lost to Chavez 29-21. The Hawks blew a 21-0 lead.
The X factor is the Hawks are not finishing drives and now they host the red hot Birds.
Pag Meter Prediction Kennedy 34 Liberty Ranchos 20
FINAL KENNEDY 38 LIBERTY RANCHOS 14
Kerman Lions (1-3) at Kingsburg Vikings (4-0)
Pag Meter Line Kingsburg -30
The Lions come in losing to Madera 33-21.
Kingsburg beat Monache 52-13. The Vikings with 524 total offense. QB Jett Jackson, threw 197 yards with 4 TD’s. Travis Hall (58-yards), Micah Spomer (37-yards), Josh Jackson (7-yards) and Kaden Tate (58-yards) each caught TD passes. . Micah Spomer scored on a 61-yard run, followed by a 75-yard run by Blake Spomer and Cole Dias on a 93-yard TD run.
The X factor is the Vikings will roll at home.
Pag Meter Prediction Kingsburg 54 Kerman 24
FINAL KINGSBURG 45 KERMAN 0
Fowler Redcats (2-2) at Lindsay Cardinals (3-1)
Pag Meter Line Lindsay -10
The Redcats come in beating Sierra 48-7 and the Cardinals lost to Exeter 27-21.
The X factor is the Cardinals at home have a big home field advantage.
Pag Meter Prediction Lindsay 33 Fowler 23
FINAL LINDSAY 41 FOWLER 20
Kern Valley Broncs (1-2) at McFarland Cougars (3-0)
Pag Meter Line McFarland -7
This is a good match up.
KV comes in beating Mission Prep 21-20. QB Kaden Preston hit Davin Lee with a 9-yard TD pass and the game winner. Kaden Preston also scored 2 TD’s (1 and 8 yards).
The Cougars beat Coalinga 28-27.
The X factor is the defense and who can slow the QB’s with Broncs Kaden Preston vs Cougars senior Julian Avila?
Pag Meter Prediction McFarland 30 Kern Valley 23
FINAL MCFARLAND 47 KERN VALLEY 34
McLane Highlanders (2-1) at Exeter Monarchs (3-1)
Pag Meter Line Exeter -3
The Highlanders are red hot on both sides of the ball. McLane comes in beating Hanford West 50-6.
Exeter beat Lindsay 27-21.
The X factor is the Highlanders and can they play clean football in Exeter? The Monarchs defense has to step up to win at home.
Pag Meter Prediction Exeter 33 McLane 30
FINAL EXETER 30 MCLANE 16
Tranquillity Tigers (0-4) at Minarets Mustangs (2-1)
Pag Meter Line Minarets -24
The Mustangs come in and played a horrible game in the loss to Yosemite 41-0.
The X factor can the Mustangs clean up the mistakes? The Tigers will battle for 48 minutes.
Pag Meter Prediction Minarets 37 Tranquility 13
FINAL MINARETS 56 TRANQUILITY 7
Mt Whitney Pioneers (0-3) vs Mission Oak Hawks (2-1)
Pag Meter Line Mission Hawks -23
The Pioneers lost a tough one to Hoover 30-25. QB Josue Cisneros threw for 297 yards with 2 TD passes and scored a TD.
The Hawks come off a bye and has been thinking about the horrible game they played in Madera.
The X factor is the Hawks defense vs the Pioneers offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Mission Oak 36 Mt Whitney 13
FINAL MISSION OAK 56 MT WHITNEY 7
Wasco Tigers (1-2) at North Stars (3-1)
Pag Meter Line Wasco -17
The Tigers came off a bye and lost to Madera South 42-21.
North beat Shafter 27-13. Brian Dean rushed for 70 yards and scored 2 TD’s.
The X factor is the Stars have to face a pissed off Tigers team and that will not be fun.
Pag Meter Prediction Wasco 37 North 20
FINAL NORTH 22 WASCO 8
Corcoran Panthers (2-2) at Orange Cove Titans (2-2)
Pag Meter Line Orange Cove -14
The Panthers beat Avenal 43-2.
The Titans beat Farmersville 42-28. Brian Vargas rushed for 148 yards and scored 4 TD’s.
The X factor is the Panthers defense vs a very good Titans offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Orange Cove 27 Corcoran 13
FINAL CORCORAN 10 ORANGE COVE 9
Parlier Panthers (2-2) at Farmersville Aztecs (0-4)
Pag Meter Line Farmersville -4
The Panthers come in losing to Strathmore 45-6. Don’t go by the score because new head coach David Muro is building a culture in Parlier. Some Panthers didn’t play because they forgot the team rules.
The Aztecs lost to Orange Cove 42-28. Sophomore QB Rudy Navarro is getting better and better every game. The Aztecs are a real good 0-3 team.
The X factor is the Aztecs defense vs a good Panthers offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Farmersville 34 Parlier 30
FINAL PARLIER 20 FARMERSVILLE 7
Tulare Western Mustangs (3-1) vs Redwood Rangers (3-0)
Pag Meter Line Tulare Western -7
This is the big division 2 Showdown game!
It’s a real good offense (Tulare Western) vs a real good defense (Redwood)
The Mustangs come in beating Lemoore 46-7. Elijah Burrell threw 5 TD passes, R.J. Holmes (20 yards) Mark Smith (11-yards), Mikey Ficher, (20 and 60 yards) and Jose Valencia (6-yards) each caught TD passes. Alex Avila scored on a 4-yard run.
Redwood beat Tulare Union 27-8. Senior QB Ryan Rios, threw for 278 yards and 2 TD passes. RB James Richardson, rushed for 112 yards, Hudson Walker dominated on defense with 5 sacks.
The Mustangs are averaging 51 points per game but they haven’t played a real defense yet so this game will tell a lot.
The X factor is the Redwood passing game and never bet against Elijah Burrell.
Pag Meter Prediction Tulare Western 34 Redwood 27
FINAL REDWOOD 27 TULARE WESTERN 22
Mendota Aztecs (0-3) at Reedley Pirates (2-2)
Pag Meter Line Reedley -10
The Aztecs come off a bye and played well in the loss to Liberty Ranchos 17-14.
The Pirates lost to Dinuba 41-13.
The X factor is the Pirates have played the tougher schedule but this game will come down to finishing drives.
Pag Meter Prediction Reedley 33 Mendota 23
FINAL REEDLEY 30 MENDOTA 15
Centennial Golden Hawks (2-2) at Righetti High Warriors (4-0)
Pag Meter Line Righetti High -19
The G Hawks beat Golden Valley of Merced 35-21. Max Richey, threw for 257 yards and 4 TD passes. Elijah Finney rushed for 107 yards on 12 carries.
The Warriors beat Pioneer Valley 42-6. QB Logan Mortensen threw 4 TD passes, 2 to Chase Reynoso and 1 each to Joseph Cardenas and Jake Steels. Joseph Cardenas also scored on a 9-yard TD run.
The X factor is the Golden Hawks defense and can they stay with the red hot Warriors offense? NOT CLOSE
Pag Meter Prediction Righetti High 40 Centennial 21
FINAL RIGHETTI HIGH 66 CENTENNIAL 6
Avenal Buccaneers (0-4) at Riverdale Cowboys (3-1)
Pag Meter Line Riverdale -28
The X factor is the Cowboys will win big at home.
Pag Meter Prediction Riverdale 44 Avenal 0
FINAL RIVERDALE 55 AVENAL 0
Templeton Eagles (3-0) at San Luis Obispo Tigers (2-1)
Pag Meter Line San Luis Obispo -13
This is the big Central Coast game of the week.
The Eagles come in beating Carmel 69-61. QB Tyler Kaschewski, with a big game. Tyler went 6-8 for 181 yards passing with 2 TD’s, rushed for 286 yards and scored 5 TD’s. RB Michael Avery rushed for 160 yards and scored 2 TD’s. Marino D’alfonso caught 4 passes for 157 yards and scored 2 TD’s.
San Luis Obispo beat San Marcos 56-14. QB Emlio Corona, went 9-12 for 240 passing and 3 TD passes, rushed for 83 yards and scored 2 TD’s. Jeremy Fitzsimmons caught 3 passes for 175 yards and scored 3 TD’s. Anthony Arroyo, 4 carries for 80 yards and scored a TD. Max Threlkel with 8 carries for 58 yards and scored 2 TD’s.
The X factor is the Eagles defense and can they slow down the Tigers offense? If the Eagles pull out a win, it might have to be another shootout. The Eagles will have to hold serve and not punt.
Pag Meter Prediction San Luis Obispo 43 Templeton 30
FINAL TEMPLETON 42 SAN LUIS OBISPO 35
Sanger Apaches (3-1) at Lemoore Tigers (1-3)
Pag Meter Line Sanger -19
The Apaches come in beating Clovis East 21-14. The Apaches dominated the 2nd half scoring 14 straight points after trailing 14-7 at the half. Isaiah Becerill, 3-yard run and Pierce Jones scored the game winner with a 1-yard TD run.
Lemoore lost to Tulare Western 46-7.
The X factor can the Tigers match up with the Apaches offense? The Apaches could have a let down after last weeks emotional win.
Pag Meter Prediction Sanger 39 Lemoore 20
FINAL SANGER 41 LEMOORE 22
Golden Valley Bulldogs (1-3) at Santa Maria Saints (2-2)
Pag Meter Line Santa Maria -11
The Bulldogs will be fired up after beating South 21-6.
The Saints lost to Santa Ynez 38-17.
The X factor is the Saints offense vs the Bulldogs defense. Who will step up?
Pag Meter Prediction Santa Maria 24 Golden Valley 13
FINAL SANTA MARIA 24 GOLDEN VALLEY 6
Stockdale Mustangs (2-2 ) at Independence Falcons (0-4)
Pag Meter Line Stockdale -21
The X factor is the Mustangs have played the tougher schedule.
Pag Meter Prediction Stockdale 34 Independence 13
FINAL STOCKDALE 32 INDEPENDENCE 7
Strathmore Spartans (3-0) at Orosi Cardinals (2-1)
Pag Meter Line Strathmore -8
This is going to be a fantastic game. Last year the Spartans beat the Cardinals 27-22.
The Spartans come in beating Parlier 42-6. Carlos Moreno rushed for 132 yards.
The Cardinals beat Granite Hills 48-21.
The X factor we really don’t know just how good the Spartans are just yet and we will know after Friday night. The first 2 games were against struggling teams. Can the Cardinals defense slow down the Spartans running attack? Can the Spartans defense slow down a real good Cardinals offense.
Pag Meter Prediction (Upset special) Orosi 33 Strathmore 32
FINAL STRATHMORE 21 OROSI 14
Selma Bears (3-1) at Washington Union Panthers (3-1)
Pag Meter Line Washington Union -3
This is a great match up!
The Bears beat Sunnyside 28-8. Adam Rodriguez rushed for 211 yards and scored on a 10-yard run.
Washington Union beat Dos Palos 40- 6. Lawrence Stell threw 3 passes and Joseph Plaza scored 2 rushing TD’s.
The X factor is the Bears defense vs the Panthers offense. Who will have the better night? This could be a playoff preview.
Pag Meter Prediction Washington Union 27 Selma 24
FINAL WASHINGTON UNION 42 SELMA 32
West Vikings (1-2) vs Foothill Trojans (2-2)
Pag Meter Line West -7
The X factor is the Vikings offense is better than the Trojans offense.
Pag Meter Prediction West 20 Foothill 13
FINAL FOOTHILL 33 WEST 14
Woodlake Tigers (3-1) at Sierra Chieftains (0-4)
Pag Meter Line Woodlake -35+
The X factor is the Tigers played a bad game vs Caruthers and look for a blowout win. It’s time to put Sierra in 8 man football or division 6. COME ON!
Pag Meter Prediction Woodlake 56 Sierra 6
FINAL WOODLAKE 28 SIERRA 12
Bishop Diego Cardinals (3-1) at Nipomo Titans (2-2)
Pag Meter Line Bishop Diego -14
The X factor is the Titans have to play a great 48 minutes to pull this off.
Pag Meter Prediction Bishop Diego 35 Nipomo 21
FINAL BISHOP DIEGO 24 NIPOMO 6
Bishop’s Knights (4-0) at Rosamond Roadrunners (2-2)
Pag Meter Line Bishop’s -34
The X factor is the Roadrunners offense is good and the defense needs to step up to win going against a very good offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Bishop’s 41 Rosamond 7
FINAL BISHOP 57 ROSAMOND 0
Pitman Pride (0-3) at Bullard Knights (2-1)
Pag Meter Line Bullard -35+
Bullard has been around since 1956 and this is the first Bullard football game in school history! It will be a packed stadium and the Knights are bringing in bleachers from all over. This better be the first of many home games for the Knights. Hey Bullard and FUSD Nation…Let’s finish this stadium once and for all!
The Pride comes in losing to Lincoln 48-0.
The Knights beat Clovis 19-7. RB Shalom Welch, rushed for 139 yards, scored on a 46-yard TD run and caught a 65 yard TD pass from Bryce Weiner with 105 receiving yards.
The X factor is the young Pride offense is struggling and now will face a red hot speedy defense.
Pag Meter Prediction Bullard 42 Pride 7
FINAL BULLARD 63 PRIDE 10
Salinas Cowboys (1-1) at Clovis Cougars (3-1)
Pag Meter Line Clovis -6
The Cowboys come in beating North Salinas 71-7. Senior QB Carl Richardson 10-15 for 266 yards and 4 TD passes, rushed for 65 yards and scored 2 TD’s. Austin Villaneuva, caught 2 passes for 100 yards and 2 TD’s. JJ Chin caught 3 footballs for 82 yards and a TD. . Cade Smith caught 2 passes for 61 yards and a TD.
Clovis lost to Bullard 19-7. Grant Lake caught a 51-yard TD from Isaiah Robles.
This is the first time ever the Cowboys will be playing in Clovis/Fresno…. Former FSU ace Ryan Jensen, who was a 3 sport star at Salinas, holds the single season receiving school record with 44 catches, 892 yards with 13 TDs in 2015.
Salinas HC Steve Zenk and Cougars Rich Hammond are good friends.
The X factor is both defenses. You can’t go by the Cowboys game vs North Salinas because North Salinas would be a good JV team. The Cougars D-line is light years better.
This is the best Salinas team in awhile. Last year Richardson threw for 3,606 yards and 24 TD passes.
Can the Cougars defense slow down a very good Cowboys offense? The Cowboys play a later schedule and that’s why you see a 1-0 record. The Central Coast Section starts their playoffs a week later than the Central Section and I like that.
Pag Meter Prediction Clovis 37 Salinas 31
FINAL CLOVIS 52 SALINAS 28
View Park Knights (0-3) at Frontier Titans (2-2)
Pag Meter Line Frontier -24
The Knights View lost to George Washington Prep 32-12.
The Titans come in losing the Ridgeview 63-43.
The X factor is the Titans defense. The Titans are a much more disciplined team.
Pag Meter Prediction Frontier 37 View Park 13
FINAL FRONTIER 54 VIEW PARK 0
Morro Bay Pirates (2-2) at Gustine Reds (0-3)
Pag Meter Line MORRO BAY 10
The X factor is the Pirates have to play a clean game to win on the road. The Pirates defense is good!
Pag Meter Prediction Morro Bay 30 GUSTINE 20
FINAL MORRO BAY 38 GUSTINE 7
Granite Hills Grizzlies (1-3) vs Roosevelt Rough Riders (1-3)
Pag Meter Line Roosevelt -4
The Grizzlies come in losing to Orosi 48-21.
The Riders lost to Firebaugh 7-6.
The X factor is the Riders offense vs the Grizzlies.
Pag Meter Prediction Roosevelt 22 Granite Hills 18
FINAL ROOSEVELT 27 GRANITE HILLS 10
Viewpoint Patriots (0-4) at Immanuel Eagles (3-1)
Pag Meter Line Immanuel -35
The Patriots come in struggling on both sides of the ball.
The Eagles lost a tough one to Chowchilla 17-14. The Eagles turned the ball over 5 times. QB Hector Davila rushed for 90 yards and threw a TD pass to Winston Williams. Matt Tiger scored on a rushing TD.
The X factor is the Eagles will roll at home.
Pag Meter Prediction Immanuel 45 Viewpoint 6
FINAL IMMANUEL 49 VIEWPOINT 21
Lompoc Braves (2-2) vs Arroyo Grande Eagles (3-1)
Pag Meter Line Lompoc -7
The Braves come in beating Bishop Diego 17-7. Freshmen QB Cavin Ross threw 2 TD passes each to Ryan Morgan and Christian Tenorio.
The Eagles beat Independence 44-6.
The X factor is the Eagles can’t turn the ball over and beat a good Braves team. Can the Braves slow down the Eagles power running game? Can the Eagles slow down the big play by the Braves offense. The Braves might still be thinking about blowing a 21-0 lead in the 4th quarter to Righetti High. The Eagles have to put pressure on the Freshmen QB
Pag Meter Prediction Lompoc 28 Arroyo Grande 21
FINAL ARROYO GRANDE 30 LOMPOC 24
Merced Bears (1-3) at Madera Coyotes (3-1)
Pag Meter Line Madera -3
Merced needs to be playing in the Central Section!!
This is a great rivalry.
Merced comes in losing to Downey 34-27. Desmond Thompson carried the ball 27 times for 117 yards and scored a TD.
Madera beat Kerman 33-21 and the Coyotes have won 2 straight.
The X factor is both defenses and who will step up. The Bears turned the ball over 9 times in its first 2 games this season. Merced used to have great teams and this isn’t one of those teams. The Coyotes can win if they finish drives with TD’s.
Pag Meter Prediction Madera 27 Merced 24
FINAL MADERA 28 MERCED 14
Pioneer Valley Panthers (1-2) vs Cabrillo Conquistadores (0-4)
Pag Meter Line Pioneers Valley-3
The X factor is the Panthers have to get off to a good start and not turn the ball over.
Pioneer Valley 24 Cabrillo 21
FINAL PIONEER VALLEY 32 CABRILLO 7
Bishop Union Broncos (1-1) at Rim of the World Fight Scots (2-0)
Pag Meter Line Rim Of the World -7
The X factor is the Broncos haven’t played good Broncos football yet. Will this be the week?
Rim hasn’t given up a point yet. The Broncos defense is also good.
Pag Meter Prediction Rim of the World 20 Bishop Union 13
FINAL RIM 20 BISHOP UNION 17
Rio Hondo Prep Kares (3-0) at Boron Bobcats (1-3)
Pag Meter Line Rio Hondo Prep -16
The X factor is anytime you see a school with PREP in it, you take it because you never know who will transfer in. Will Bobcats QB Jaron Searcy be back this week? If he is the Bobcats will battle, if not the Prep team rolls.
Pag Meter Prediction Rio Hondo Prep 44 Boron 21
FINAL RIO 41 BORON 8
Valley Christian Warriors (3-0) vs Clovis West Golden Eagles (2-2)
Pag Meter Line Valley Christian -14
VC comes in beating Pleasant Valley 37-0.
CW comes in losing to Liberty 17-7.
The X factor is the Warriors will focus on the Golden Eagles running game because the CW passing game is struggling.
Pag Meter Prediction VC 27 CW 13
FINAL VC 34 CW 12
Mariposa County Grizzlies (1-2) at Yosemite Badgers (4-0)
Pag Meter Line Yosemite -26
The X factor is the Badgers are a real good team and this is a huge mountain rivalry but the home team has too much for the Brown Bears.
Pag Meter Prediction Yosemite 46 Mariposa 20
FINAL YOSEMITE 30 MARIPOSA 0
Fresno Christian Eagles (1-2) at Coalinga Horned Toads (1-3)
Pag Meter Line Coalinga -22
The X factor is the Eagles will be the 8 man champions this year and the Horned Toads have to win at home or it could be a possible 2 win year.
Pag Meter Prediction Coalinga 36 Fresno Christian 14
FINAL COALINGA 54 FRESNO CHRISTIAN 0
SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Garces Rams (0-2) at Memorial Panthers (2-1) 7:30pm
Holy Bowl Broadcasting on 940 ESPN Radio
Pag Meter Line Memorial -14
The Rams come off a bye.
Finn Collins went 10-13 for 306 yards and 5 TD passes. RB Jordan Hornbeak rushed for 171 and scored 2 TD’s. Mac Dalena caught 4 passes for 85 yards and scored 2 TD’s. Jalen McMillan caught 5 passes for 152 yards and scored a TD.
The X factor is Rams QB Joseph Campbell, is back this week after being diagnosed with Valley Fever early in August. Without one of the top QB’s in the section the Rams haven’t scored yet. The Rams feel good with their guy back in the saddle. Can the Rams defense slow down the Panthers explosive offense? The Panthers are a streaky team and if they smell blood, they will run the Rams out on Fresno Street. Garces has to hang around heading into the 4th quarter.
Pag Meter Prediction Memorial 35 Garces 21
Taft Wildcats (2-1) at Cabrillo Jaguars (1-2) 5:30pm
Pag Meter Line Cabrillo -9
The Cats come in beating Tehachapi 34-12. Chad Berry rushed for 162 yards and scored 3 TD’s on 27 carries. Jacob Ellis, caught 3 balls for had 153 yards including a 90-yard TD catch from Garrett Jeffries. Jeffries went 6 of 10 passing for 175 yards. Bryce Veach rushed for 79 yards rushing and scored a TD.
The Jaguars beat Glenn 28-13.
The X factor is the Jags offense has struggled but has played a tougher schedule over Taft.
Pag Meter Prediction Cabrillo 37 Taft 26