PAGMETER WEEK 7 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS 2019
PAGMETER WEEK 7 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS 2019
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THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS
Madera South Stallions (3-3) (0-1) vs Edison Tigers (2-4) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Edison -21
The Stallions come in beating Mission Oak 21-14. Tayte Grantham, Isaiah Tyler and Marvin Brewer each scored TD’s. The Tigers come off a bye after beating Dinuba in double OT 35-27.
The X factor is the Stallions defense vs the speedy Tigers offense. The Stallions offense has to have a great night running the football and keeping the clock ticking.
This is division 5 vs division 1. How in the world is this possible?? Come on CIF and do the right thing and get Madera South out of the CMAC. It’s not fair for both teams!!
If Madera South beats Edison, it would be the biggest upset ever in valley history. In baseball this year, division 5 Minarets beat division 1 Clovis North 6-2 in the biggest upset ever but in football it would be off the charts bigger.
Pag Meter Prediction Edison 42 Madera South 21
FINAL EDISON 40 MADERA SOUTH 23
This game was a lot closer than the final score. The Stallions were down 27-20, had the ball late and driving but a fumble and Edison scored 2 quick TD’s…
Monache Marauders (1-5) (0-1) at Tulare Union Tribe (5-1) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Tulare Union -25
The Marauders come off a bye.
The Tribe get a big shutout win over Bakersfield Christian 18-0. QB Jorge Gonzalez threw 2 TD passes to Willis James and Gonzalez scored on a 2-yard TD run. The Tribe defense took care of business.
The X factor is the Marauders going up against the real good Tribe defense.
Pag Meter Prediction Tulare Union 39 Monache 14
FINAL TULARE UNION 40 MONACHE 3
John White scored on a 22-yard TD run, KJ Daniels sprinted 79-yards for a TD. Jorge Gonzalez threw 3 TD passes and scored a TD. Jordan Guerrero (35-yards), Julian Espinoza (12-yards) and Willie James (35-yards) each caught TD passes. James also picked off 2 passes.
Sunnyside Wildcats (2-4) (1-0) at McLane Highlanders (2-4) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Sunnyside -25
A tremendous early NYL game to get it going.
The Wildcats come off a bye and the Highlanders lost to Dos Palos 46-21. Freddy Catano threw 3 TD passes.
The X factor is the Wildcats are loaded with speed, talent and should win the NYL every year. The Wildcats defensive line is very good!
Pag Meter Prediction Sunnyside 38 McLane 13
FINAL SUNNYSIDE 41 MCLANE 0
Central Grizzlies (6-0) (1-0) at Buchanan Bears (3-3) (0-1)
The Bear Bowl
Pag Meter Line Central -6
The winner will be in the driverseat to win the TRAC. No 1 vs No 2 and it has to be played on a Thursday night.
Both teams come off a bye.
The Grizzlies will be tested for the first time this year facing the best defense they will see all year.
The Bears have played a killer schedule.
The Grizzlies are led by senior QB Jameson Silva who has thrown for 1,027 yards and 16 TD passes. Jamo has it figured out and is playing catch with his speedy receivers with Jeremiah Hunter (17 receptions, for 289 yards, 3 TD’s) and Xavier Worthy (15 reception, for 327 yards, 7 TD’s). Teams have been focusing on the best receiver in the section (Hunter) and Worthy has taken off. The running back is Quail Conley who can run it (475 yards rushing, 4 TD’s) and can catch it (15 receptions, 7 TD’s). The Grizzlies O-line and Defense are very good.
The Bears should have Kendall Milton back from injury but if he doesn’t play or goes down again the Bears will have junior Cade Uehling at RB. The Bears’ defense is real good and leading the way will be (SS) CJ Jones, (DB) Darrien Gaines, (DB) Tamar Archie and (DL) Matthew Merritt. The Bears offensive line is real good with Shane Pond, Merritt, Zane Rix, Kasen James and Okey Egbuziem.
The X factor is the Bears passing game because it’s still a work in progress. QB DJ Stevenson, is the huge X factor just like every game the Bears play. DJ has to run the zone read to perfection for the Bears to win. The Bears will win games with a tremendous defense, outstanding offensive line but will not beat the Grizzlies without a passing attack. If the Bears can complete some passes….we got a ball game.
Last year the Grizzlies beat the Bears 42-24 and the Bears had the fantastic offense with Milton, speedster Brock Jones, who is now at Stanford and the most dangerous player in the state with Jalen Cropper who is now at Fresno State but decided not to use Jones or Croppr all year long. WHAT A MISTAKE!
Of course you are going to say…Hey Pag Meter, the Grizzlies had Trent Tompkins last year and don’t this year. True but this Grizzlies team is just as dangerous with the offense they are running. The Grizzlies have been starting slow and then by the 3rd quarter …BOOM The offense comes alive! The Bears have to keep it close heading into the 4th quarter.
The Grizzlies have won 18 straight TRAC games and the last loss in the TRAC was on October 12, 2015 when Buchanan beat Central 17-13. This should be a low scoring game with the two best defenses in the section but that being said, watch it be a shootout.
Pag Meter Prediction Central 21 Buchanan 14
FINAL CENTRAL 41 BUCHANAN 20
The Grizzlies have now won 19 straight TRAC games.
With the score tied at 20-20 in the 3rd quarter, DB Sean Haymon returned a 52-yard pick 6 and the game winner. Jameson Silva hit Xavier Worthy on a beautiful 79-yard TD bomb and the backbreaker to make the score 34-20. Quali Conley scored on a 4-yard run. Xavier Worthy scored on a 19-Yard run. Ja’kob Jones, with 4-yard TD run. Jameson Silva went 20-25 for 269 Yards,and 2 TD’s passes.
For Buchanan, DJ Stevenson scored on a 23-yard TD run and then hurt his shoulder and didn’t play in the 2nd half. Kendall Milton rushed for 86 yards on 16 carries and scored 2 TD’s on runs of 2 and 23 yards.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FINALS
CVC CAVALIERS (4-2) (1-0) at Dinuba Emperors (3-3) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Dinuba -19
A huge game to start league play.
CVC comes off a win over Mission Prep 62-35. Jaalen Rening, rushed for 189 yards and scored 4 TD’s, now has scored 8 TD’s in 2 games. (Has played only the first half in both games) Tyce Griswold threw 2 TD passes, (Ethan Hansen and Caden Riezebos each caught a TD). Mason Haworth scored 2 TD’s.
The Emperors come off a bye.
The X factor is the Dinuba defense because they will give up a ton of points and now will face the best back in the section with Rening. Emperors QB Josh Magana has to have a big game for the Emperors because the Cavaliers will score a ton. If the CVC defense plays a good game then they will win on the road. Dinuba is a dangerous team but you never know who will show up.
Pag Meter Prediction (Upset pick) CVC 37 Dinuba 35
FINAL CVC 35 DINUBA 34
The top back in the section Jaalen Rening, had another great night! Tyce Griswold hit Rening for a 62-yard TD pass and the game winner. Rening also scored on a 58-yard run.
Kingsburg Vikings (6-0) (1-0) at Exeter Monarchs (3-3) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Kingsburg-35
The X factor is the Vikings needed the bye this week because of some injuries. Before the bye, the Vikings shutout El Diamante 20-0. Cole Dias, scored on a 7-yard TD run and Blake Spomer, scored on a 2-yard TD run. Brian Jimenez kicked 2 field goals.The Vikings with one of the best defenses in the section now with 2 straight shutouts.
The Monarchs come off a loss to Chowchilla and won’t be able to keep up with the Vikings offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Kingsburg 41 Exeter 7
FINAL KINGSBURG 21 EXETER 14
Selma Bears (5-1) (1-0) vs Hanford West Huskies (1-5) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Selma -35+
The X factor is this is not a good matchup for the Huskies facing the red hot Bears. Can the Huskies slow down QB Joey Ramirez and the running backs of Adam Rodriguez and Aaron Blancas?? What a great group!
Pag Meter Prediction Selma 55 Hanford West 6
FINAL SELMA 49 HANFORD WEST 0
Memorial Panthers (5-1) (1-0) vs Bullard Knights (4-2) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Bullard -3 (Bullard Homecoming)
Last year this game was over at the coin flip. SJM jumped out 42-0 in the 1st quarter and shut it down at the half. The final score looks pretty good at 62-20 but it wasn’t that close.
SJM comes off a bye after holding on and beating Clovis East 20-17. The defense came up with some big stops. QB Finn Collins, threw 3 TD passes, Mac Dalena (13 & 29-yards) and Jalen McMillan (78-yards) caught TD passes. Collins stats are awesome and has now thrown for 1,250 yards with 15 TD passes.
The Knights come in beating Arroyo Grande 28-21 in OT. The Knights were down 21-7 at the half and played much better in the 2nd half. Shalom Welch scored on a 2-yard TD run. Daizon Allen caught the tying TD pass from Bryce Weiner and Kai Sunamoto caught the game winning TD pass in OT from Weiner.
The X factor can the Knights wear down the Panthers and can the Knights passing game get more consistent?
SJM doesn’t have a big roster but what they have is REAL GOOD! Knights RB Shalom Welch and the O-line has to have a good night to wear down the Panthers. The Knights passing attack is so night and day, you just can’t count on it yet.
A big match up will be the explosive Panthers offense vs the speedy Knights defense.
The Knights can’t afford to give up the big play, especially with Dalena and McMillan.
The Knights have the team to win at Ratcliffe but has yet to play their best game. The Huge X factor and it’s every week for the Knights is QB Weiner. Panthers QB Collins, doesn’t move around in the pocket and the Knights defense needs to come after him. Keep an eye on outstanding SJM running back Jordan Hornbeak, who has rushed for 675 yards and has scored 7 TD’s. Hornbeak is real good!
Everybody forgets the Panthers can pound the ball when they need to and has a real good defense. This game is tough to call with so many X factors. Look for the Knights to play a much better 1st quarter compared to last year.
Pag Meter Prediction Bullard 30 Memorial 27
FINAL MEMORIAL 33 BULLARD 31
Mac Dalena scored 3 TD’s and had a huge INT late in the win. WR Jalen McMillan had his best game and the Panthers offense rolled. QB Finn Collins threw 4 TD passes. Jordan Hornbeak, scored a TD. Knights, Shalom Welch scored on a 51-yard TD run. Bryce Weiner threw 2 TD passes. Dre Greeley, caught 2 TD passes and returned a 83-yard kickoff for a TD.
Sanger Apaches (5-1) (1-0) at Madera Coyotes (3-3) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Sanger -24
The Apaches come in beating Paso Robles 42-14. QB Noel Collazo is sooooo good at running the Apaches offense. He rushed for 111 yards, scored on a 63-yard TD run and threw a 18-yard TD pass to Dolce Calandra. Morgan Privett rushed for 86 yards, ran back a 82-yard kickoff and scored on a 53-yard TD run.
The Coyotes before the bye lost to Selma 42-35. Coyotes got down big and made a good comeback. Jeremiah Sanchez scored a TD, Ramirez returned a kickoff 88-yards for a TD, Isaiah Martinez threw 2 TD passes, hit Zachary Roque (32-yards) and Marco Lopez (12-yards) each caught TD passes.
The X factor is the Coyotes defense slowing down QB Noel Collazo and the red hot Apaches offense.
Pag Meter Sanger 44 Madera 20
FINAL SANGER 59 MADERA 21
Lindsay Cardinals (5-2) (2-1) at Corcoran Panthers (4-3) (2-1)
Pag Meter Line Lindsay -7
The hot Cardinals offense vs the hot Panthers defense.
The Cardinals come in beating Granite Hills 46-0. QB Nick Dunning threw for 196 yards and a 48-yard TD pass to Elian Ibarra. Daniel Trujillo rushed for 139 yards and scored 3 TD’s with runs of 46, 1 and 13 yards.
Corcoran beat Farmersville 35-15. Senior QB Herman Luna lll went 25-35, threw for career high 339 yards & 3 TD passes. WR Dalton Armbruster, caught 9 football for 149 yards & Damarcus Thompson caught 2 TD passes,
The X factor is the Panthers offense has to have a good night against the Cardinals D. This will be a physical game.
Pag Meter Prediction Lindsay 27 Corcoran 20
FINAL LINDSAY 22 CORCORAN 21
Sierra Pacific Golden Bears (2-4) (1-1) at Farmersville Aztecs (0-7) (0-3)
Pag Meter Line Sierra Pacific -30
The X factor is the Golden Bears are way too good to be 1-4.
Pag Meter Prediction Sierra Pacific 44 Farmersville 14
FINAL SIERRA PACIFIC 48 FARMERSVILLE 12
Strathmore Spartans (6-0) (2-0) at Woodlake Tigers (5-2) (2-2)
Pag Meter Line Woodlake -4
This is the big East Sequoia showdown.
The X factor is this is the only division 5 game for the Spartans on the schedule so are they battle tested coming In? If the Spartans win they will go 10-0.
Pag Meter Prediction Woodlake 28 Strathmore 24
FINAL STRATHMORE 26 WOODLAKE 22
Porterville Panthers (4-2) (1-0) vs Mission Oak Hawks (3-3) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Porterville -20
The Panthers come in losing to Redwood 34-17 and Mission Oak lost to Madera South 21-14.
The X factor is the Hawks defense vs a very good Panthers offense. Can the Hawks defense slow down junior QB Hector Nava Jr who has thrown for 1,308 yards with 13 TD’s.
Pag Meter Prediction Porterville 37 Mission Oak 17
FINAL PORTERVILLE 34 MISSION OAK 26
Tulare Western Mustangs (4-2) (1-0) vs Delano Tigers (0-6) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Tulare Western -35+
The X factor is the Mustangs are ready to get back on the bike after playing against two of the best defenses they will see all year long. The bottom line is the Mustangs were not ready for Redwood and Hanford but playing them when they did was the best thing for the Mustangs.
Pag Meter Prediction Tulare Western 55 Delano 6
FINAL TULARE WESTERN 48 DELANO 0
Rosamond Roadrunners (2-4) (0-1) at Boron Bobcats (3-3) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Boron -4
The X factor is the Roadrunners defense has to start playing better soon if they want to compete in the HDL.
Pag Meter Prediction Boron 27 Rosamond 23
FINAL BORON 23 ROSAMOND 12
Kern Valley Broncs (1-5) (0-1) at California City Ravens (5-1) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line California City -13
The X factor is the Broncs offense vs a very good Ravens defense that has only given up 3 TD’s in 5 games and with 2 straight shutouts. Broncs QB Kaden Preston is on fire and now will take on the best defense he will see all year. The Ravens also have a hot QB with senior Jeremiah Neal.
Pag Meter Prediction California City 26 Kern Valley 13
FINAL CAL CITY 28 KERN VALLEY 23
Chowchilla Tribe (3-4) (0-1) at Kerman Lions (3-4)(1-0)
Pag Meter Line Chowchilla -3
This is a big game for two young teams.
The X factor is the Tribe offense is so up and down so who will show up this week?
Pag Meter Prediction Chowchilla 30 Kerman 27
KERMAN 35 CHOWCHILLA 28
Yosemite Badgers (6-0) (1-0) at Liberty Ranchos Hawks (3-3) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Liberty Ranchos -3
The NSL game of the Night!
The X factor is the Badgers front seven vs the Wing T. When the Hawks stay away from turnovers they are a real good team. This is a huge test for the Badgers. Last year the Hawks beat the Badgers 53-14.
Pag Meter Prediction Liberty Ranchos 27 Yosemite 24
FINAL YOSEMITE 40 LIBERTY RANCHOS 28
Hoover Patriots (3-3) (1-0) vs Fresno High Warriors (0-6) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Hoover -6
The Patriots come in winning a huge game over Nipomo 14-13.
The X factor is the Patriots believing every week that they are a good team. If they do the Patriots will contend in the NYL.
Pag Meter Prediction Hoover 33 Fresno High 27
FINAL HOOVER 53 FRESNO HIGH 26
Reedley Pirates (3-3) (1-0) vs Roosevelt Rough Riders (1-5) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Reedley-8
The Pirates played a very tough schedule to get them ready for league play.
The Riders come in losing to Kerman 16-8.
The X factor is the Riders offense keeping up with the Pirates running attack on the scoreboard.
Pag Meter Prediction Reedley 23 Roosevelt 15
FINAL REEDLEY 25 ROOSEVELT 20
Arvin Bears (3-3 (1-1) at Chavez Titans (5-2)(2-1)
Pag Meter Line Chavez-13
The X factor is the Bears offense squaring off vs a very good Titans defense. Can the Bears slow down the speedy Titans QB Cameron Huerta?
Pag Meter Prediction Chavez 33 Arvin 20
FINAL ARVIN 35 CHAVEZ 34
Wasco Tigers (3-3) (1-1) at Kennedy Thunderbirds (7-0) (3-0)
Pag Meter Line Kennedy -31
The Battle of the Wing T
The X factor is the Tigers turning the ball over. If they do the Birds will roll.
Pag Meter Prediction Kennedy 40 Wasco 20
FINAL KENNEDY 45 WASCO 14
McFarland Cougars (3-3) (0-3) at Shafter Generals (3-4) (2-1) 7
Pag Meter Line Shafter -19
The Cougars come in losing to Chavez 42-21 and now have lost 2 straight in the SSL.
The Generals come in beating Taft 48-15. Coach Jerald Pierucci put his best athlete at QB with Jackson Sanchez and he went off going 10-12 for 153 yards and 2 TD passes, rushed for 115 yards and scored 3 TD’s. Sanchez is a Pag Meter All Star and one of the best receivers in the section.
The X factor is the Cougars defense.
Pag Meter Prediction Shafter 41 McFarland 22
FINAL SHAFTER 47 MCFARLAND 7
Bakersfield Christian Eagles (4-2) (1-0) at West Vikings (2-4) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Bakersfield Christian -27
The Eagles didn’t show up in the loss to Tulare Union 18-0.
The Vikings got a big win over South 29-14.
The X factor is the Eagles will show up this week and can the young Vikings defense hang with the Birds?
Pag Meter Prediction Bakersfield Christian 41 West 14
FINAL BC 47 WEST 6
Tehachapi Warriors (0-6) (0-1) at Independence Falcons (1-5) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Independence -7
Both teams need a win.
The X factor which struggling offense will have the better night?
Pag Meter Prediction Independence 28 Tehachapi 21
FINAL INDEPENDENCE 23 TEHACHAPI 22
Golden Valley Bulldogs (1-5) (0-1) at Ridgeview Wolf Pack (3-3) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Ridgeview -35+
Once the Wolf Pack gets healthy they can compete against anybody. This team is dangerous!
The X factor the Pack will have too much on both sides of the ball.
Pag Meter Prediction Ridgeview 49 Golden Valley 13
FINAL RIDGEVIEW 50 GV 18
Mira Monte Titans (1-5) (0-1) at East Blades (5-1) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line East -19
The Blades are having the start the Titans were hoping for.
The X factor is the Blades are making the plays so can they go 5-1? Can Titans RB Shamar Oliver have a great night? Blades QB Willie Ball is fast. Can the Titans force the Blades to throw the ball?
Pag Meter Prediction East 32 Mira Monte 13
FINAL EAST 45 MIRA MONTE 3
Foothill Trojans (3-3) (0-1) at South Rebels (4-2) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line South -13
The X factor is this game is very even. Who will win the turnover battle? The Rebels need a big night from senior RB Daniel Lomax.
Pag Meter Prediction South 33 Foothill 20
FINAL SOUTH 70 FOOTHILL 35
Highland Scots (5-1) (1-0) at North Stars (4-2) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line North -9
The X factor who can finish drives? Both teams are playing tremendous football. This has the makings to be a real good game. This game could come down to the final minutes. The Scots will want to get the ball in the hands of the dangerous Shabazz Muhammad.
Pag Meter Prediction (Mini upset) Highland 28 North 27
FINAL HIGHLAND 52 NORTH 28
Stockdale Mustangs (4-2) (1-0) at Bakersfield Drillers (2-4) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Bakersfield -12
It’s time to find out just how good both teams are!
The Mustangs come off a bye and played better and better in the non league.
The Drillers lost to powerhouse Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth 31-10.
The X factor is the Mustangs defense vs the speedy Drillers offense which is led by RB Wesley Wilson.
Stockdale has junior Junior QB Jack Kaiser who is spreading the ball all over to Larry Brown Jeremiah Gradowitz, and Jayden Hollis. The Mustangs are looking to play well for 48 minutes to stay with the Drillers. Sophomore RB Jaykob Jones has to have a big night for the Mustangs.
Pag Meter Prediction Bakersfield 33 Stockdale 21
FINAL STOCKDALE 33 BAKERSFIELD 20 (HAD THE RIGHT SCORE, WRONG TEAM WINNING)
Garces Rams (2-4) (0-1) at Frontier Titans (4-2) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Garces -7
Both teams come in playing their best football.
The Rams come in beating Pioneer Valley 35-0. The Rams are one of the best teams in the section with their leader back in the saddle. QB Joseph Campbell is healthy again and the Rams are a completely different team with JC back. Against PV Campbell went 22-28 for 264 yards & 2 TD passes, rushed for 80 yards on 9 carries & scored a TD.
The Titans offense which is led by QB Israel Chaverria, running backs Kaden Hernandez and Jayden Smith need to have a big night vs a hot Rams defense who comes in with 2 straight shutouts.
The X factor is the Titans defense vs the Rams speedy offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Garces 34 Frontier 27
FINAL FRONTIER 40 GARCES 35
Liberty Patriots (5-1) (1-0) at Centennial Golden Hawks (3-3) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Liberty -14
Both teams come off a bye and both teams played pretty well in non league.
The Patriots QB Haden Mann is almost 100 % healthy from an ankle injury and is throwing the ball better than ever. The Pates want the ball in the hands of the dangerous Ramon Henderson.
For the Golden Hawks they will lead with the Pag Meter Student Athlete of the week QB Max Richey who is electric with the football. Max has to have a huge game against a very good defense.
The X factor is the the G Hawks defense vs the Patriots power/speed offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Liberty 28 Centennial 14
FINAL LIBERTY 17 CENTENNIAL 7 (Pates have beaten the G-Hawks 10 straight times)
Clovis East T Wolves (3-3) (0-1) at Clovis Cougars (4-2) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Clovis -3
Both teams come in from a bye. The last time the T Wolves beat the Cougars was in 2009.
The T Wolves Wing T running attack is led by running backs AJ Hodgerney and Jo’Nation Dejohnette.
The Cougars offense is good with QB Isaiah Robles, WR Grant Lake and the dangerous sophomore Nate Johnson.
The X factor is the Cougars defensive front vs the Wing T. Can the Cougars defense force the T Wolves to throw the football? Clovis East is a terrible throwing team and to win CE might just have to throw it over hand. If CE can run the ball with long drives, the Cougars won’t have a lot of chances to score.
The good news for Clovis East is they slowed down a very good Memorial Panthers offense and that will give them confidence! This is a good old fashion rivalry and anything can happen. Lamonica will be rocking!
Pag Meter Prediction Clovis 27 Clovis East 24
FINAL CLOVIS 24 CE 21
Clovis North Broncos (5-1) (0-1) vs Clovis West Golden Eagles (3-3) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Clovis North -3
Both teams have had 2 weeks to get ready for this showdown.
Throw out that the Broncos are 5-0 and the Golden Eagles have played the tougher schedule …this is CN vs CW week so strap it up!
The Broncos are playing smart football with plenty of speed all over the place and they have a decision to make at QB. Go with senior Trenton Luera or junior Garrett Jones who came off the bench, played 3 quarters, throws 328 yards and 5 TD passes in the win over Ridgeview. Do the Broncos have good old fashioned QB controversy? Trenton is steadier and sometimes to tentative and Jones is the gunslinger who will make the great throw and then the next play throw a screen right to the defensive end. The Broncos have a red hot receiver with Brandon Lemee and nobody is talking about one of the best running backs in the section with senior Roman Rodriguez who is fast, and will run you over. Roman runs like he’s 220lb’s. One of the best punt and kickoff returners in the section is RBWR Michael Jacot.
For the Golden Eagles it starts with the running game and leading the way is senior Brandon Wafer. CW was very successful running the ball until teams figured out the Golden Eagles struggled throwing the football and then teams started loading the box.
The X factor is Clovis West QB Bradley Senneway and he’s going to have to hit some big passes to win. Can the Broncos QB play consistent?
Last year’s Clovis West head coach George Petrissans is now at Clovis North along with new head coach Mike Jacot. This game will have plenty of emotion on both sides of the ball!
Pag Meter Prediction Clovis North 28 Clovis West 25
FINAL CW 41 CN 13 (PAG METER BLEW THIS PICK!)
Orange Cove Titans (3-3) (1-1) at Fowler Redcats (2-3) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Orange Cove -8
The Titans are back and so is QB Zach Ramirez who is back from injury. The Titans come in beating Minarets 28-10. RB Mario Reynosa, rushed for 254 yards and scored 3 TD’s.
The Redcats come off a bye.
The X factor is the Redcats defense vs a very good Titans offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Orange Cove 34 Fowler 26
FINAL FOWLER 27 OC 20
Minarets Mustangs (4-2) (2-1) at Parlier Panthers (2-5) (0-3)
Pag Meter Minarets -3
Both teams need a win.
The Mustangs come in losing to Orange Cove 28-10 and the Panthers lost to Riverdale 14-0.
The X factor is the Panthers offense. They need a big night at home to win.
Pag Meter Prediction Minarets 27 Parlier 24
FINAL MINARETS 34 PARLIER 32
Orosi Cardinals (3-3) (0-2) at Riverdale Cowboys (6-1) (3-0)
Pag Meter Line Riverdale -2
The Cardinals come in playing the best team in division 5 Caruthers pretty darn even in the loss 41-35. QB Evan Lara went 16-24 for 190 yards and 3 TD passes.
Riverdale comes in shutting out Parlier 14-0.
The X factor is the red hot Cardinals offense vs the red hot Cowboys defense.
This is the tough Pag Meter pick of the night!
Pag Meter Prediction Riverdale 22 Orosi 21
FINAL RIVERDALE 28 OROSI 19
Coalinga Horned Toads (3-3) (1-0) at Avenal Buccaneers (0-6) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Coalinga -35+
The X factor is the Toads will roll on the road.
Pag Meter Prediction Coalinga 48 Avenal 0
FINAL COALINGA 55 AVENAL 0
Dos Palos Broncos (5-1) (1-0) at Mendota Aztecs (2-4) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Dos Palos -32
The Broncos are real good and the favorites to win the West Sierra.
The Broncos come in beating McLane 46-21. QB Trent Calvert, threw for 274 yards and 3 TD passes. Ryan Ramirez scored 4 TD’s on runs of 3, 6 & 1 yard and a 35-yard TD catch.
The Aztecs come in losing to Immanuel 45-21.
The X factor is the young Aztecs defense vs the Broncos offense.
By the time Calvert graduates from Dos Palos, he will break all the school records in the passing department.
Pag Meter Prediction Dos Palos 50 Mendota 18
FINAL DOS PALOS 36 MENDOTA 6 QB (Trent Calvert threw 4 TD passes)
Firebaugh Eagles (4-2) (1-0) at Tranquillity Tigers (1-5) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Firebaugh -31
The Eagles come off a bye and the Tigers come off a win over Sierra.
The X factor is the Eagles are real good on both sides of the ball.
Pag Meter Prediction Firebaugh 37 Tranquility 6
FINAL FIREBAUGH 34 TRAQUILITY 6
Golden West Trailblazers (5-1) (1-0) at Mt. Whitney Pioneers (0-6) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Golden West -35+
The X factor is the Pioneers defense vs the real good wing T offense and leading the way is Lonnie Wessel who has scored 20 TD’s on the season.
Pag Meter Prediction Golden West 55 Mt Whitney 6
FINAL GW 61 MW 7
Hanford Bullpups (6-0) (1-0) vs El Diamante Miners (0-6) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Hanford -32
The Bullpups come in beating Tulare Western 36-28. Juaron Watts-Brown, threw for a career high 365 yards, 4 TD passes & scored a TD. Taryn Rubalcava, caught 5 footballs for 178 yards and 2 TD’s. Tyler Mello caughts 2 TD passes (10 & 3 yards). Mello also made 23 tackles.
The Miners come off a bye.
The X factor is the Miners still trying to find an offense and now has to play the best defense in the section. Will Hanford have a Tulare Western hangover?
Pag Meter Prediction Hanford 45 El Diamante 13
FINAL HANFORD 49 EL D 6
Redwood Rangers (6-0) (1-0) at Lemoore Tigers (1-5) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Redwood -24
The Rangers come off a win over Porterville 34-17. QB Ryan Rios went 12-19 for 147 yards and 2 TD passes.
The Tigers come off a much needed bye.
The X factor is the Tigers offense vs the Redwood defense.
Pag Meter Prediction Redwood 37 Lemoore 13
FINAL REDWOOD 30 LEMOORE 14
Bishop Union Broncos (4-2) at Sierra Chieftains (0-7)
Pag Meter Line Bishop Union -35+
The X factor is the Broncos will have a fun bus ride home.
Pag Meter Prediction Bishop Union 53 Sierra 0
FINAL BISHOP UNION 47 SIERRA 0
San Luis Obispo Tigers (5-1) at Santa Maria Saints (3-3)
Pag Meter Line San Luis Obispo -31
The Tigers come in beating Hanford West 37-0. The Tigers shut it down early. QB Emlio Corona, went 6-8 for 83 yards and 4 TD passes. Milo Merk, rushed for 90 yards and scored a TD. Jeremy Fitzsimmons caught 2 passes that both went for TD’s. Thomas Cole, 10 tackles 2 sacks and had a safety tackle. Christian Clegg, had 9 tackles.
The Saints come in off a bye.
The X factor can the Saints slow down Corona who is one of the best QB’s in the section?
Pag Meter Prediction San Luis Obispo 44 Santa Maria 13
FINAL SLO 56 SANTA MARIA 30
Pioneer Valley Panthers (1-5) at St. Joseph Knights (3-3)
Pag Meter Line St. Joseph -30
The X factor the Knights will be much better now aftr getting some players eligible from the 30 day sit out rule. The big one is QB Hunter Barnhart who transferred in from Paso Robles. Hunter is good!
Pag Meter Prediction St Joseph 45 Pioneer Valley 15
FINAL ST JOSEPH 40 PIONEER VALLEY 0
Royal Highlanders (1-5) at Atascadero Greyhounds (2-3)
Pag Meter Line ROYAL-14
The X factor is the Hounds can win at home if they don’t turn the ball over.
Pag Meter Prediction(Upset Special) Atascadero 22 Royal 21
FINAL ROYAL 27 ATASCADERO 13
Arroyo Grande Eagles (4-3) at Menlo-Atherton Bears (2-3)
Pag Meter Line Menlo-Atherton -10
The Eagles have to learn how to play without All Star RB Caleb Tomasin. This would be a great win on the road.
The X factor is Eagles QB Ethan Royal and the powerful offense. The defense has to step up this week to win on the road.
Pag Meter Prediction Menlo 30 Arroyo Grande 20
FINAL MENLO 46 AG 13
Paraclete Spirits (4-3) at Righetti High Warriors (6-1)
Pag Meter Line Paraclete -14
The Warriors are one of the best teams in division 2 and very close to a 3 way tie for the top spot with Righetti High, Hanford and Redwood.
The Warriors come in beating Dos Pueblos 35-6. QB Logan Mortensen was perfect going 10-10 for 214 yards & 2 TD passes. Chase Reynoso had 8 receptions for 98 yards & 2 TD’s.
The X factor if the Warriors win this game over a very good team, the Warriors will go 10-0 and will be the No 1 or 2 seed.
Redwood will play at Hanford on Oct 17 and the winner of that game will be the No 1 or No 2 seed.
Pag Meter Prediction (Upset Pick) Righetti High 27 Paraclete 23
FINAL PARACLETE 42 RIGHETTI HIGH 7
St. Bernard’s Crusaders (5-1) at Templeton Eagles (5-1)
Pag Meter Line Templeton -15
Templeton comes in beating Santa Ynez 54-10. The Eagles rushed for 424 yards. Joshua Berna, rushed for 161 yards and scored 2 TD’s on 11 carries. Michael Avery, rushed for 114 yards and scored 2 TD’s on 11 carries.
The X factor is the Crusaders steps up in competition. The Eagles defense needs a good night at home.
Pag Meter Prediction Templeton 39 St Bernard’s 24
FINAL TEMPLETON 49 St BERNARD’s 21
Viewpoint Patriots (1-4) vs Mission Prep Royals (1-4) at Oaks Christian
Pag Meter Line Mission Prep -14
The X factor is the Royals are a young and physical team. Keep an eye on the Royals in the 2nd half of the season after playing a tough schedule.
Pag Meter Prediction Mission Oak 37 Viewpoint 23
FINAL MP 49 VIEWPOINT 27
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St. Vincent Mustangs (5-1) at Morro Bay Pirates (3-2)
Pag Meter Line St. Vincent -6
The X factor is the Pirates defense vs a very good Mustangs offense. Morro Bay has won 3 in a row after beating Mira Monte 27-14.
Pag Meter Prediction St Vincent 28 Morro Bay 22