PAG METER WEEK 8 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS 2019
PAG METER WEEK 8 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS
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THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS
Exeter Monarchs (4-3) (1-1) vs Hanford West Huskies (1-6) (0-2)
Pag Meter Line Exeter -33
The Monarchs come in playing Kingsburg tough in the loss 21-14.
The X factor is the Huskies slowing down a pretty fast team.
Pag Meter Prediction 43 Hanford West 10
FINAL EXETER 51 HANFORD WEST 0
Madera Coyotes (3-4) (0-2) vs Edison Tigers (3-4) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Edison -19
Edison Tigers Head Coach Atnaf Harris was put on administrative leave has now resigned. How will the Tigers players handle the inner family mess? AD Hector Verduzco takes over for Harris and who knows, maybe that was the plan all along.
This entire problem started with the former Edison principal who tore the Football program down and didn’t take care of Matt Johnson. For starters, Matt wanted early morning football PE just like every school they play against. It was never a fair playing field. It was an uphill battle for anything when it came to football. So Matty J and left and so did plenty of players. Harris ended up getting football PE but the players still left the program.
One of the greatest football programs in valley history is hanging on by Life Support and it’s all because of the former Principal.
I called it when Matt left that Edison would slowly turn into a division 2 program soon, Washington Union would take off and Central would get even stronger.
The X factor is the Coyotes offense trying to keep the clock moving. THEY DID. Even with all the issues, the Tigers should have enough to win. HAD TO HANG ON
Pag Meter Prediction Edison 39 Madera 20
Side note-there’s a chance that Madera South will get a win vs Edison because Edison might have used an ineligible player?? Stay tuned
FINAL EDISON 44 MADERA 36
Mission Oak Hawks (4-3) (1-1) vs Monache Marauders (1-6) (0-2)
Pag Meter Line Mission Oak -7
Both teams need a win.
The X factor is the Monarchs defense stepping up vs the Hawks offense
Pag Meter Prediction Mission Oak 27 Monache 20
FINAL MISSION OAK 22 MONACHE 15
Porterville Panthers (4-3) (1-1) vs Tulare Western Mustangs (5-2) (2-0)
Pag Meter Line Tulare Western -7
This is a great match up of two very good offenses.
The Panthers come in beating Mission Oak 34-26. QB Hector Nava has now thrown for 1,572 yards and 16 TD’s.
The Mustangs beat up Delano 48-0. Tairyn Johnson rushed for a season high of 270 yards on 23 carries and scored on runs of 82 & 3 yards.
The X factor is which defense will step up? THE MUSTANGS D DID. This could be a shootout.
Pag Meter Prediction Tulare Western 48 Porterville 41
FINAL TULARE WESTERN 27 PORTERVILLE 17
Sunnyside Wildcats (3-4) (2-0) vs Fresno High Warriors (0-7) (0-2)
Pag Meter Line Sunnyside -31
The Wildcats are back home playing in the NYL where they feel comfortable. Outside of the NYL and it’s like driving at night without the lights on for the Wildcats.
The Warriors are a mess but can score some points.
The X factor can the Warriors tackle the Wildcats? NOT IN THE 2ND HALF
Pag Meter Prediction Sunnyside 44 Fresno High 13
FINAL SUNNYSIDE 51 FRESNO HIGH 7
The score at the half was 15-7 Sunnyside
Central Grizzlies (7-0) (2-0) at Clovis Cougars (4-3) (1-1)
Pag Meter Line Central -21
The Grizzlies come off a huge win over Buchanan 41-20. The Grizzlies have 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 a 4-yard TD run. Jameson Silva went 22-26 for 298 Yards,and 3 TD passes. Xavier Worthy had 9 receptions for 168 yards and 3 TD passes.
Clovis Beat Clovis East 24-21. The Cougars were down 21-7 at the half. Tristan Risley scored 2 TD’s, Nate Johnson scored on a 28-yard TD run. Ron Rocha, nailed a 30-yard field goal.
The X factor is the Grizzlies played a huge game last Thursday and they have to play on a another Thursday night. Thursday night football is tough to get up for. Can the Grizzlies stay fired up? Look for the Grizzlies to start slow and come on strong. Clovis has to play their best game to stay in this one. If the Grizzlies come out hot, this could be a blow out. IT WAS A BLOW OUT
Pag Meter Prediction Central 44 Clovis 23
FINAL CENTRAL 56 CLOVIS 14
It was Thursday night and the Grizzlies played 48 outstanding minutes. This is a business like team. They could play on a Tuesday morning and they would bring their A game.
Central has now won 20 straight TRAC games.
Quali Conley, scored 3 TD’s on 63, 21 & 4 yard TD runs. Jameson Silva threw 3 TD passes. Jeremiah Hunter (69 & 15 yards), Manuel Oliver-Davis (51 yards) each caught TD passes. Ricky Correia scored on a 1-yard TD run. Aidan Fortenberry scored on a 1-yard TD run.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Kingsburg Vikings (7-0) (2-0) at Central Valley Christian Cavaliers (4-3) (1-1)
Pag Meter CVC -21
The big news and it’s not good for the Vikings. Pag Meter All Star QB Jett Jackson, hurt his knee cap and is out for the year. HUGE LOSS and the Vikings season just changed!! The Vikings beat Exeter 21-14.
CVC beat Dinuba 35-34. 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.
The X factor is the Vikings offense will change with senior Travis Hall at QB and now the Vikings have to tangle with Rening. AND THEY SURE DID!
Pag Meter Prediction CVC 35 Kingsburg 14
FINAL KINGSBURG 34 CVC 20 HUGE WIN FOR THE VIKINGS!! One of the biggest wins in a LONG time. Travis Hall and the defense stepped up.
Selma Bears (6-1) (2-0) at Dinuba Emperors (3-4) (0-2)
Pag Meter Line Selma -2
This has the makings to be a great game!
The Bears come in beating Hanford West 49-0. The Bears’ defense held the Huskies to -8 yards. Aaron Moreno scored 3 TD’s, Adam Rodriguez, Zach Zarate, Jeremiah Holliday and Duran Delgado each scored TD’s.
The Emperors lost another heartbreaker and this time to CVC 35-34. Josh Magana went 16-28 for 230 yards and 3 TD passes.
The X factor is both offenses are real good and the Bears’ defense has the big edge. Can Dinuba win a close game?
Pag Meter Prediction Selma 38 Dinuba 36
FINAL SELMA 36 DINUBA 23
Sanger Apaches (5-2) (1-1) vs Bullard Knights (5-2) (1-1)
Pag Meter Line Bullard -2
Last year the Apaches beat the Knights 38-36. Bullard leads the series 23-15.
Sanger comes in rolling after beating Madera 59-21. QB Noel Collazo continues to run the offense to perfection! Noel rushed for 138 yards and scored 2 TD’s.
The Knights lost to Memorial 33-31. The Knights couldn’t make the big play when needed and the kicking team is killing them. 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
The X factor is what has happened to the Knights running game? The Knights identity on offense is lost and it’s sad to see. The Knights have moved into a full on spread attack and they are not a true spread attack team. The Knights have some great receivers along with one of the best running backs in the section not being used with Welch. I’m guessing the Knights see Memorial’s spread attack and wants to copy it but the Knights should never get away from what they are known for. You can always do both with the spread and still run down hill. With what the Knights are doing they have no chance to beat the top teams in front of them in the rankings.
We all know what Sanger is known for and that is the triple option running attack. This game comes down to the Apaches defense and can the Apaches throw the ball when needed.
Pag Meter Prediction Bullard 33 Sanger 31
FINAL BULLARD 29 SANGER 15
Memorial Panthers (6-1) (2-0) vs Madera South Stallions (4-3) (1-1)
Pag Meter Memorial -35+
The Panthers come in beating Bullard 33-31. The Panthers made the big plays when needed over the Knights. Mac Dalena, had 11 receptions for 189 yards, scored 3 TD’s and had a huge INT late in the win. WR Jalen McMillan had his best game for the Panthers who had 8 receptions, now has 210 for his career, 2nd most in Central Section History and now has scored 47 TD’s in his career. QB Finn Collins, threw for 360 yards on 23-35 & 4 TD passes. Jordan Hornbeak, scored a TD.
The Stallions lost to Edison 40-23. The Stallions had the ball trailing 27-20 with 7 minutes to go but fumbled and the game got away from them.
The X factor this is a horrible matchup for the Stallions defense. SJM offense is light years better than the Edison offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Memorial 57 Madera South 20
Side note-there’s a chance that Madera South will get a win vs Edison because Edison might have used an ineligible player
FINAL MEMORIAL 61 MADERA SOUTH 10
Farmersville Aztecs (0-8) (0-4) at Granite Hills Grizzlies (2-5) (1-2)
Pag Meter Line Granite Hills -4
The X factor is the Grizzlies have the better defense.
Pag Meter Prediction Granite Hills 35 Farmersville 31
FINAL GRANITE HILLS 29 FARMERSVILLE 27
Woodlake Tigers (6-2) (3-1) at Corcoran Panthers (4-4) (2-2)
The Cat Bowl
Pag Meter Line Woodlake -7
This has the makings to be a hard hitting game.
Both teams come in losing in week 7.
The X factor is the Tigers defense has to step up to win on the road. The Tigers are very streaky this year.
Pag Meter Prediction Woodlake 27 Corcoran 20
FINAL WOODLAKE 32 CORCORAN 19
Delano Tigers (0-7) (0-2) at Tulare Union Tribe (6-1) (2-0)
Pag Meter Line Tulare Union -35+
The X factor is this game will be over early.
Pag Meter Prediction Tulare Union 56 Delano 0
FINAL TULARE UNION 64 DELANO 7
Kern Valley Broncs (1-6) (0-2) at Bishop Union Broncos (5-2) (2-0)
Pag Meter Line Bishop Union -19
The X factor is the Broncs offense vs the Broncos defense. This will be a good match up.
Pag Meter Prediction Bishop Union 32 Kern Valley 13
FINAL BISHOP UNION 40 Kern Valley 6
California City Ravens (6-1) (2-0) at Boron Bobcats (3-4) (1-1)
Pag Meter Line California City -15
The Ravens come in beating Kern Valley 28-23. The Ravens were down 16-6 at halftime but Roosevelt Toussain started the 2nd half with a pick 6 on the first play. Khalil Mclin and Marquis McKenzie both had 3 sacks a piece and Robert Mitchell also had a 70 yard pick 6 and a 18-yard TD reception.
Boron with a big win over Rosamond 23-12.
The X factor can the Bobcats slow down the hot Ravens streaky offense. Both defenses are very good.
Pag Meter Prediction Cal City 28 Boron 13
CAL CITY 34 BORON 27
Rosamond Roadrunners (4-4) (2-1) at Desert Scorpions (0-6) (0-3)
Pag Meter Line Rosamond -35 +
The X factor is the Roadrunners will roll
Pag Meter Prediction Rosamond 49 Desert 6
FINAL ROSAMOND 30 DESERT 0
Paso Robles Bearcats (2-5) (0-1) at Arroyo Grande Eagles (5-3) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Arroyo Grande -9
The X factor is both teams love to pound the ball so which defense will step up?
Pag Meter Prediction Arroyo Grande 30 Paso Robles 21
FINAL ARROYO GRANDE 21 PASO ROBLES 20
Washington Union Panthers (6-1) (1-0) at Chowchilla Tribe (3-5) (0-2)
Pag Meter Line Washington Union -32
The Panthers come off a bye and might start slow but will get it rolling.
The X factor is the Tribe defense and can they stay with the speedy Panthers?
Pag Meter Prediction Washington Union 45 Chowchilla 13
FINAL WASHINGTON UNION 47 CHOWCHILLA 27
Yosemite Badgers (7-0) (2-0) at Kerman Lions (3-5) (1-1)
Pag Meter Line Yosemite -8
The NSL game of the night. Both teams are red hot.
The Badgers come in beating Liberty Ranchos 40-28. Holden Eames made the big play with a 44-yard pick 6 to ice the game. Jaydn Carter hit Steven Baker, on a 34-yard TD pass. Nick Harper rushed for 244 yards and scored 2 TD’s with runs of 45, 6 & caught a TD pass. Kevin Welborn had 14 tackles and The Badgers won their 1st North Sequoia League game since 2011. During that time, YHS went through a 32-game losing streak and did not play football in the NSL in 2016 or 2017.
The Lions come in winning 2 straight after beating Chowchilla 35-28. Gavin Layton threw 4 TD passes. Joeoanh Acosta, rushed for 75 yards and scored a TD.
The X factor is the Lions defense vs the Badgers hard nose offense. The Badgers O-line is really banged up so can the Lions front seven put pressure on the Badgers running game? The Badgers defense is very good.
Pag Meter Prediction Yosemite 29 Kerman 21
FINAL YOSEMITE 36 KERMAN 14
Hoover Patriots (3-4) (1-1) vs Roosevelt Rough Riders (2-5) (1-1)
Pag Meter Line Hoover -7
The Patriots come in with a 2 game winning streak and the Riders are banged up.
The X factor is the Riders defense is good so can the offense put some drives together so the defense isn’t on the field all night long? The Patriots are gaining confidence on both sides of the ball.
Pag Meter Prediction Hoover 27 Roosevelt 20
FINAL ROOSEVELT 26 HOOVER 17
Reedley Pirates (4-3) (2-0) at McLane Highlanders (2-5) (0-2)
Pag Meter Line Reedley -24
Watch out for the Pirates because they are now thinking NLY championship.
The Pirates come in beating Roosevelt 25-20 and the Highlanders lost to Sunnyside 41-0.
The X factor is the Highlanders defense vs the physical Pirates running attack.
Pag Meter Prediction Reedley 37 McLane 13
FINAL REEDLEY 45 MCLANE 15
Morro Bay Pirates (3-4) (0-1) at Mission Prep Royals (3-4) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Mission Prep -14
The Pirates come in losing on Saturday to St. Vincent de Paul 28-7.
Mission Preps beat Viewpoint 49-27.
The X factor is the Pirates offense vs the Royals. Who will have the better game. The Royals are a physical team and now getting healthy. Both teams have played a killer schedule.
Pag Meter Prediction Mission Prep 34 Morro Bay 20
FINAL MISSION PREP 42 MORRO BAY 7
Santa Maria Saints (3-4) (0-1) at Templeton Eagles (6-1) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line Templeton -35+
The Saints come in losing to San Luis Obispo 56-30.
The Eagles beat St. Bernard’s 49-21.
QB Tyler Kaschewski, went 10-15 for 186 yards and a TD pass, rushed for 138 yards and scored 3 TD’s.
The X factor Can the Saints slow down Kaschewski?
Pag Meter Prediction Templeton 52 Santa Maria 13
FINAL TEMPLETON 53 SANTA MARIA 10
Pioneer Valley Panthers (1-5) (0-0) at Nipomo Titans (2-4)
Pag Meter Line Nipomo -13
Both teams need a win.
The X factor which offense can finish drives with points?
Pag Meter Prediction Nipomo 30 Pioneer Valley 17
FINAL NIPOMO 17 PIONEER VALLEY 3
Atascadero Greyhounds (2-5) (0-1) at San Luis Obispo Tigers (6-1) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line San Luis Obispo -24
The Hounds come in losing to Royal 27-13.
The Tigers beat Santa Maria 56-30. QB Emilo Corona , went 10-17 for 160 yards, & 4 TD’s, rushed 115 yards, scored 2 TD’s Carson Leedom,scored 3 TD’s. Jeremy Fitzsimmons, 3 catches for 97 yards and a TD. Anthony Arroyo, 89 yards, TD. Offensive line has not allowed a sack in 5 weeks.
The X factor can the Hounds defense slowing down Corona and company?
Pag Meter Prediction San Luis Obispo 37 Atascadero 13
FINAL SLO 28 ATASCADERO 20
Arvin Bears (3-4) (1-2) at Shafter Generals (4-4) (3-1)
Pag Meter Line Shafter -9
Both teams are red hot.
The Bears come in beating Chavez 35-34. Gil Medina, rushed for 187 yards, scored 2 TD’s, and threw a TD pass to Billy Avila. Avila also rushed for 73 yards and a TD.
The Generals have now won 2 straight after beating McFarland 47-7. The young Generals are growing up.
The X factor is the Bears’ defense slowing down the hot Generals offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Shafter 29 Arvin 20
FINAL SHAFTER 43 ARVIN 22
Taft Wildcats (4-3) (1-2) at McFarland Cougars (3-4) (0-4)
Pag Meter Line Taft -5
Both teams have hit a wall, both teams need a win so this should be a good game.
The X factor which offense will finish drives with points?
Pag Meter Prediction Taft 25 McFarland 20
FINAL TAFT 26 MCFARLAND 21
Chavez Titans (6-2) (3-1) at Wasco Tigers (3-4) (1-2)
Pag Meter Line Wasco -11
The Titans come in losing a tough one to Arvin 35-34.
Wasco got beat up by Kennedy 48-7.
The X factor is both of these teams are so hot and cold. Can the Titans front seven win the battle? The Tigers can’t throw it over hand. Titans QB Cameron Huerta needs a big game.
Pag Meter Prediction (mini upset) Chavez 33 Wasco 30
FINAL CHAVEZ 25 WASCO 14
Tehachapi Warriors (0-7) (0-2) at Bakersfield Christian Eagles (5-2) (2-0)
Pag Meter Line Bakersfield Christian -35+
The X factor is the Eagles will roll and will start thinking about the Wolf Pack by halftime.
Pag Meter Prediction Bakersfield Christian 55 Tehachapi 6
FINAL BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN 64 TEHACHAPI 0
Independence Falcons (2-5) (2-0) at Golden Valley Bulldogs (1-6) (0-2)
Pag Meter Line Independence -6
The Falcons come in beating Tehachapi 23-22. Isaiah Jones hit Zarek Williams in the back corner of the end zone for a 34-yard game-tying TD as time expired. Emiliano Rodriguez nailed the extra point.
The Bulldogs lost to Ridgeview 50-18.
The X factor is the Falcons had fun winning so can the Falcons get off to a great start?
Pag Meter Prediction Independence 26 Golden Valley 20
FINAL INDEPENDENCE 21 GV 6
Ridgeview Wolf Pack (4-3) (2-0) at West Vikings (2-5) (0-2)
Pag Meter Line Ridgeview -35+
The X factor is the Wolf Pack are getting healthy. Look for Ridgeview to roll and get ready for next week and the big one vs BC.
Pag Meter Prediction Ridgeview 50 West 13
FINAL RIDGEVIEW 14 WEST 0
South Rebels (4-3) (1-1) at East Blades (6-1) (2-0)
Pag Meter Line East -14
The X factor is this a pretty darn even game if the Rebels show up and play defense.
Pag Meter Prediction East 34 South 20
FINAL EAST 28 SOUTH 7
Mira Monte Lions (1-6) (0-2) at Highland Scots (6-1) (2-0)
Pag Meter Line Highland -35+
The Lions come in losing to East 45-3.
The Scots beat North 52-28. A.J. Cleveland, threw for 356 yards and 6 TD’s and 4 TD’s going to Shabazz Muhammad. Muhammad finished with 188 yards receiving, scoring on pass plays of 27, 55, 46 and 44 yards. Chris Gutierrez caught a 22-yard TD and Nick Salas caught a 32-yarder.
The X factor is the Lions offense is struggling and won’t be able to keep up.
Pag Meter Prediction Highland 52 Mira Monte 13
FINAL HIGHLAND 56 MIRA MONTE 7
North Stars (4-3) (0-2) vs Foothill Trojans (4-3) (1-1)
Pag Meter Line North -4
Both teams come in losing the league opener.
The X factor is the Stars defense needs to step up.
Pag Meter Prediction North 30 Foothill 26
FINAL FOOTHILL 23 NORTH 14
Bakersfield Drillers (3-4) (1-1) at Garces Rams (2-5) (0-2)
Pag Meter Line Garces -3
The SWYL game of the week.
The Drillers vs old Coach Paul Golla.
The Drillers come in losing to Stockdale 33-20 and the Rams lost to Frontier 40-35.
The X factor is just how good are the Drillers? They are running the spread and so are the Rams. In this one, Pag Meter has to take the home team QB Joseph Cambell. Which defense will step up?
Pag Meter Prediction Garces 33 Bakersfield 30
FINAL BAKERSFIELD 32 GARCES 14
Centennial Golden Hawks (3-4) (0-2) at Stockdale Mustangs (5-2) (2-0)
Pag Meter Line Centennial -3
A very interesting matchup of two top 25 teams.
The G Hawks lost to Liberty 17-7. Max Richey hit Karson McKindley for a 18-yard TD pass and the only score.
The Mustangs beat Bakersfield 33-20. Even without senior Evan Burkhart, who is the best player in the south valley, the Mustangs took care of business. Jose Saenz returned an interception for a TD and put the game away.
The X factor is which offense will finish drives in the red zone? Pag Meter has to take the Pag Meter Player of the week Max Richey.
Pag Meter Prediction Centennial 27 Stockdale 24
FINAL STOCKDALE 12 CENTENNIAL 7
Frontier Titans (4-3) (1-1) at Liberty Patriots (6-1) (2-0)
Pag Meter Line Liberty-28
The Titans come in beating Garces 40-35.
Liberty beat Centennial 17-7 for the 10th straight time. The Patriots defense came up big. Haden Mann scored on a 20-yard run and threw a 8-yard TD pass to Ramon Henderson.
The X factor is the Titans defense.
Pag Meter Prediction Liberty 41 Frontier 14
FINAL LIBERTY 42 FRONTIER 0
Clovis West Golden Eagles (3-4) (1-1) at Buchanan Bears (4-3) (1-1)
Pag Meter Line Buchanan -20
The Golden Eagles come in after a big win over CN 41-13. CW listened to everybody saying CN was real good at 5-0 and they didn’t believe it so C dub took care of business.
The Golden Eagles defense stepped up and played a great game. Freshman QB Dayton Tafoya came in for the injured Bradley Senneway and sparked the offense along with David Pierro who did a great job with the Wildcat scoring 3 TD’s including a 14-yard TD run and a 50-yard Pick 6. Mateo Morales scored on a 8-yard TD run. Brandon Wafer was tough to slow down and scored 2 TD’s.
The Bears lost to Central 41-20. 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.
The X factor is the Bears just don’t match up with Central but they do against everybody else and that’s why the Bears are No 2 on the Pag Meter.
Who will be the QB for CW? Will it be Freshman Tafoya? Pierro ? Maybe both again? Going against the Bears defense won’t be fun.
Who will be the Bears QB? Could it be Sophomore Ian Kirby who came in for the injured Stevenson. Kirby can throw it and will be very good. Kirby actually gives the Bears the passing game they are missing. The only problem is he’s very green. Look for Milton to have a big game.
Pag Meter Prediction Buchanan 40 Clovis West 20
FINAL BUCHANAN 45 CLOVIS WEST 21
Clovis North Broncos (6-1) (1-1) vs Clovis East T Wolves (3-4) (0-2)
Pag Meter Line Clovis East -6
The Broncos come in losing to CW 41-13. The Broncos got beat up early and never recovered.
The T Wolves lost to Clovis 24-21 but did they really lose? The T Wolves beat Clovis but the final score won’t show it.
1:10 to go, T Wolves Chandler Hamilton, made a game-winning 37-yard TD catch and it wasn’t close. It should have been called a TOUCHDOWN!
Both Clovis Unified School Refs got together and said NO GOOD. Bottom line, the Clovis Unified School Refs blew the call! Hamilton caught the ball and both feet were in. If you are going to overrule, You better be right!
Knowing the CIF and with Clovis/Clovis East having the great crowds, look for a rematch.
The X factor and there are 3 X factors.
No 1 who is going to be the Broncos QB? Senior Trenton Luera or Junior Garrett Jones?
No 2 is the Broncos front seven ready for a war up front against the Wing T?
No 3 is Clovis East coming in with a hard-ass attitude..It’s us against the world after getting screwed on Friday Night?
Pag Meter Prediction Clovis East 27 Clovis North 21
FINAL CN 14 CE 13
Caruthers Blue Raiders (6-1)(3-0) at Minarets Mustangs (4-3) (2-2)
Pag Meter Line Caruthers -21
The Blue Raiders come off a bye and the Mustangs beat Parlier 34-32.
The X factor is the Mustangs defense vs the power Blue Raiders offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Caruthers 42 Minarets 21
FINAL CARUTHERS 56 MINARETS 7
Orosi Cardinals (4-3) (1-2) at Fowler Redcats (3-4) (1-2)
Birds vs Cats
Pag Meter Line Orosi -10
I’m excited to be in Fowler for this one! Both offenses are electric!
The Cardinals come in losing to Riverdale 28-19. Leading the way is junior QB Evan Lara and junior RB Dominic Martinez.
The Redcats got a big win over Orange Cove 27-20. Leading the way for the Cats is QB Vince Hernandez, RB/WR Trey Mendoza and RB Julian Moreno.
The X factor is the defensive side of the ball and who will play the better game?
Pag Meter Prediction (Upset special) Fowler 27 Orosi 25
FINAL OROSI 42 FOWLER 21
Parlier Panthers (3-5) (1-3) at Orange Cove Titans (3-5) (1-3)
Pag Meter Line Orange Cove -12
Both teams come in losing in week 7.
The X factor is the Titans and will they finally start playing Titans football? So streaky!
Pag Meter Prediction Orange Cove 29 Parlier 17
FINAL PARLIER 21 ORANGE COVE 20
Coalinga Horned Toads (3-4) (1-1) at Dos Palos Broncos (6-1) (2-0)
Pag Meter Line Dos Palos -19
The Toads come in beating Avenal 55-0.
The Broncos beat Mendota 36-6. QB Trent Calvert threw 4 TD passes.
The X factor is the Broncos at home are tough and the winner is in the driver’s seat to be the West Sierra Champion. Can the Toads defense have a great game?
Pag Meter Prediction Dos Palos 41 Coalinga 23
FINAL DOS PALOS 28 COALINGA 7
Mendota Aztecs (2-5) (1-1) at Firebaugh Eagles (4-3) (1-1)
Pag Meter Line Firebaugh -14
The X factor is the Eagles defense is very good. Will the Aztecs have enough offense?
Pag Meter Prediction Firebaugh 33 Mendota 19
FINAL MENDOTA 42 FIREBAUGH 14
Avenal Buccaneers (0-7) (0-2) at Tranquillity Tigers (2-5) (1-1)
Pag Meter Line Tranquillity -22
The X factor is the Tigers are getting win number 2
Pag Meter Prediction Tranquility 28 Avenal 6
FINAL TRANQUILITY 28 AVENAL 6
Mt. Whitney Pioneers (0-7) (0-2) at Hanford Bullpups (7-0) (2-0)
Pag Meter Line Hanford -35+
The Pioneers come in losing to Golden West,
The Bullpups beat El Diamante 49-6. QB Juaron Watts-Brown went 15-22 for 200 yards and 1 TD before the Bullpups shut it down. Luttrell Young rushed for 216 yards and scored 2 TD’s.
The X factor the game will be over early. The Bullpups are one week away from playing for the WYL Championship vs Redwood.
Pag Meter Prediction Hanford 63 Mt Whitney 0
FINAL HANFORD 68 MT 3
Lemoore Tigers (2-5) (1-1) vs El Diamante Miners (0-7) (0-2)
Pag Meter Line Lemoore -8
The X factor is the Tigers are so close at putting it all together. The Tigers are fantastic for 24 minutes. The Tigers have 31 players and plenty of new Tigers. Coach Kloster is building a program and putting in a weight lifting program. This will take time.
The Miners came in with some big expectations but injuries and mistakes =an 0-6 season.
Pag Meter Prediction Lemoore 29 El Diamante 21
FINAL LEMOORE 34 EL D 23
Golden West Trailblazers (5-2) (1-1) vs Redwood Rangers (7-0) (2-0)
Pag Meter Line Redwood -13
This is a great matchup!
Golden West comes in beating MW 61-7. The Wessel boys had a night. Michael scored 3 TD’s and Lonnie with 2 TD’s and 21 on the year.
Redwood beat Lemoore 30-14.
The X factor is the GW defense. Can the Blazers offense control the line of scrimmage. The Rangers are a 2nd half team. The winner will battle Hanford for the WYL championship. The Rangers better not be looking ahead to next week or GW will win.
Pag Meter Prediction Redwood 34 Golden West 21
FINAL REDWOOD 42 GW 38
Immanuel Eagles (5-2) at Liberty Ranchos (3-4)
Pag Meter Line Liberty Ranchos -13
The Eagles come off a bye. The Hawks lost late to Yosemite 40-28.
The X factor is the Hawks offense and turnovers. The Hawks are 3-3 because of ugly turnovers at the wrong time. Can the Hawks defense slow down RB Matt Tiger and QB Hector Davila? Can the Eagles defense hang with the Hawks Wing T?
Pag Meter Prediction Liberty Ranchos 35 Immanuel 22
FINAL IMMANUEL 27 LIBERTY RANCHOS 12
St. Joseph Knights (4-3) at St. Margaret’s Tartans (6-1)
Pag Meter Line St. Margaret’s -7
The Knights are playing good football and now get a great test vs an undefeated team.
The X factor is the Knights offense vs the hot Tartans defense. The Knights can win on the road if they don’t turn the ball over.
Pag Meter Prediction (Mini upset) St Joseph 32 St Margaret’s 30
FINAL ST JOSEPH 35 ST MARGARET’S 24
SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Strathmore Spartans (6-0) (2-0) vs Sierra Pacific Golden Bears (2-4) (1-1) at Hanford 7:15pm
Pag Meter Line Strathmore -18
The Spartans come in beating Woodlake 26-22. The Spartans trailed at the half 8-0. Sophomore Carlos Moreno, ran back a 77- yard kickoff for a TD to fire up the Spartans.
The X factor is the Spartans got past their toughest game and now the Spartans are on pace to go 10-0 heading into the division 5 playoffs. The Golden Bears’ defense has to have a great game to win.
Pag Meter Prediction Strathmore 33 Sierra Pacific 15