PAGMETER FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS 1ST RD PLAYOFFS, 2019
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FIRST ROUND TOURNAMENT MATCH UP PREDICTIONS
PLAYOFFS START IN THE QUARTERFINALS
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
7pm Kickoff For ALL GAMES
No 9 Madera South Stallions (5-6) vs No 8 Mission Oak Hawks (5-6)
Pag Meter Line Mission Oak -7
This is a rematch from week 6 when the Stallions beat the Hawks 21-14.
The X factor it’s always tough to beat a team again in the same year.
One big question has to be asked, Madera South has played the toughest schedule by far in Division 5 and it’s not close. Madera South beat Mission Oak and Mission Oak gets the Higher seed. How does that work?
The Hawks come in playing better football over the Stallions. The Stallions were playing real good football before the death march of the CMAC league but just not the same team now. Can the Stallions find the magic again? The Stallions can’t win if they turn the ball over. The Hawks defense will focus on the Madera South running game because the Stallions can’t throw the football. In the first meeting the Stallions play action passing was a thing of beauty. Can they do it again? One player for Mission Oak will not play because of the fight against Delano.
Pag Meter Prediction Mission Oak 35 Madera South 28
MADERA SOUTH 35 MISSION OAK 34 in OVERTIME
Isaiah Tyler scored the game winning 11-yard TD run in OT. Tyler scored 4 TD’s and Marvin Brewer scored on 3-yard TD run
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS GAME OF THE WEEK
The Eastside Showdown
The Battle for the Reedley City Championship
IMMANUEL EAGLES vs REEDLEY PIRATES
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
DIVISION 1 PLAYOFF BRACKET
1 CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (BYE)
9 TULARE UNION TRIBE at 8 RIDGEVEW WOLF PACK
12 ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES at 5 CLOVIS COUGARS
4 BULLARD KNIGHTS (BYE)
3 LIBERTY PATRIOTS (BYE)
11 CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES vs 6 CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS at Buchanan
10 CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES at 7 BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS
2 BUCHANAN BEARS (BYE)
PAG METER PREDICTIONS FOR DIVISION 1
No 12 Arroyo Grande Eagles (6-5) at No 5 Clovis Cougars (7-4)
Pag Meter Line Clovis -21
The Eagles come in off a bye.
The Cougars beat Clovis West 27-23 for the Range Rider Trophy. The Cougars snapped a 5 game losing streak to CW. RB Tristan Risley rushed for 217 yards and scored the game winning TD.
The X factor is the Cougars D-line and can they slow down the big and physical Eagles?
Clovis is looking to go 10 straight years of making it at least to the Quarterfinals of the Playoffs. Can the Eagles throw the ball if they need too?
The Winner will play the No 4 Bullard Knights at McLane Stadium in the Quarterfinals.
Pag Meter Prediction Clovis 35 Arroyo Grande 14
FINAL CLOVIS 56 ARROYO GRANDE 7
No 10 Clovis East T Wolves (4-7) at No 7 Bakersfield Drillers (6-5)
Pag Meter Line Bakersfield -14
The T Wolves come in losing to Central 42-7.
The Drillers lost to Liberty 37-7.
The Pag Meter had CE playing CW in the first round but instead the T Wolves will have to gas up the bus.
The X factor is the Drillers have not seen a wing T offense all year long and it’s not easy to practice against during the week. If the T Wolves take care of the ball then the bus ride home will be fun. If the T Wolves turn the ball over then the bus ride home will not be fun.
The winner will play at the No 2 Buchanan Bears in the Quarterfinals
Pag Meter Prediction (Upset Special) Clovis East 27 Bakersfield 20
FINAL BAKERSFIELD 34 CLOVIS EAST 15 (I Blew the upset pick)
No 11 Clovis West Golden Eagles (4-7) at No 6 Clovis North Broncos (7-4)
Pag Meter Line Clovis West -17
In the first meeting the Golden Eagles crushed the Broncos 41-13. Brandon Wafer had a big night scoring 2 TD’s. Pag Meter Picked Clovis North and boy was I wrong.
The Broncos lost to Buchanan 45-21. The Bears shut it down and the Broncos scored some TD’s late.
The X factor it’s hard to beat a team twice in the same year and the Golden Eagles came into the first meeting not believing the Broncos 6-0 hype. Can the Golden Eagles get that killer attitude back for this game? The Broncos had internal issues that week vs CW and I can’t imagine the Broncos laying another egg. This should be a real good game.
The winner will play at the No 3 Liberty Patriots in the Quarterfinals.
Pag Meter Prediction (Mini upset special) Clovis North 27 Clovis West 24
FINAL CW 34 CN 14 (It’s official, the Golden Eagles are clearly a much better team)
No 9 Tulare Union Tribe (8-3) at No 8 Ridgeview Wolf Pack (8-3)
Pag Meter Line Ridgeview -21
The No 9 vs the No 8 game is always the best first round game. Both teams didn’t play a tough schedule and both are trying to earn the Division 1 respect.
TU comes in losing in the Bell game to Tulare Western 24-14.
The Wolf Pack beat Independence 55-7. QB Justin Hinzo, threw for a career high with 396 yards along with a career high with 5 TD passes. Wide-receiver Alijah Alexander set a school record with 4 TD’s on 8 receptions for 125 yards.
The X factor is the Tribe offense and can they keep up with the Wolf Pack’s offense on the scoreboard? With Hinzo at QB, the Pack are a dangerous team.
The winner has to play at No 1 Central in the Quarterfinals.
Pag Meter Prediction Ridgeview 41 Tulare Union 21
FINAL RIDGEVIEW 40 TULARE UNION 21 (Almost nailed the score)
Memorial at Hanford are the favorites to play on Championship Friday
1 Hanford Bullpups (BYE)
9 Garces Rams at 8 Frontier Titans
12 Nipomo Titans at 5 Tulare Western Mustangs
13 Dinuba Emperors at 4 Sanger Apaches
14 Atascadero Greyhounds vs 3 Redwood Rangers at Mineral Kings Bowl
11 Sunnyside Wildcats at 6 St Joseph Knights
10 Stockdale Mustangs at 7 Righetti High Warriors
2 Memorial Panthers (BYE)
PAG METER PREDICTIONS FOR DIVISION 2
No 9 Garces Rams (5-6) at No 8 Frontier Titans (5-6)
Pag Meter Line Garces -17
This is a rematch from Oct 4 when Frontier won in a shootout 40-35.
The X factor is football is a game of MOJO and if you are playing your best football at the right time. On Oct 4, Frontier was playing their best football and Garces was struggling. This Friday, Garces is playing much better football and Frontier comes in struggling.
This game is all about turnovers and who can play clean football?
The winner will play at No 1 Hanford Bullpups in the Quarterfinals
Pag Meter Prediction Garces 31 Frontier 14
FINAL GARCES 37 FRONTIER 7
No 12 Nipomo Titans (4-7) at No 5 Tulare Western Mustangs (9-2)
Pag Meter Line Tulare Western -28
The Titans come in losing to Templeton 27-16 and the Titans are playing their best football.
The Mustangs beat Tulare Union 24-14. QB Elijah Burrell, has thrown for 2,152 yards & 26 TD passes. Senior RB Tairyn Johnson, has rushed for 1,301 yards and has scored 15 TD’s. Junior Mikey Ficher, is having a fantastic year on both sides of the ball. On defense he has 6 Interceptions and 4 of them went for TD’s.
The X factor the Mustangs offense will be too much for the Titans defense.
Pag Meter Prediction Tulare Western 35 Nipomo 7
FINAL TULARE WESTERN 42 NIPOMO 7
No 13 Dinuba Emperors (5-6) at No 4 Sanger Apaches (8-3)
Pag Meter Line Sanger -7
These teams need to play against each other every year with a great east side rivalry.
Last time the Apaches played the Emperors was in 2016 in the Division 2 playoffs and Sanger rolled 42-7. This will be the 16th meeting. Sanger leads the series 9 –4 -1. 1st game was played in 1902.
Leading the way for the Emperors is QB Josh Magana, who has thrown for 2,207 yards and 26 TD passes.
For the Apaches they will pound the ball with Kosi Agina who became the 11th Apache to rush for more than 2000 yards (2,060).
The X factor and there is 2 big X factors,
No 1, Dinuba struggles running the football and has to throw a lot. Josh has put up big numbers because Dinuba is always way behind and It might happen again in this one. The Emperors defense also gives up plenty of points.
No 2, Pag Meter watch list All Star Sanger QB Noel Collazo, got hurt in Friday nights game vs Memorial with a shoulder injury and is out for the rest of the year. Huge loss for the Apaches offense. That means Nick Wise will take over so can he step in and lead the Apaches offense?
Pag Meter Prediction Sanger 27 Dinuba 20
FINAL DINUBA 28 SANGER 14 (The Apaches went through 5 QB’s because of injuries. Has to be a record)
No 14 Atascadero Greyhounds (3-8) vs No 3 Redwood Rangers (10-1)
Pag Meter Line Redwood -35+
This is a rematch from Sept 20 and Redwood crushed Atascadero 51-6.
The X factor is the Rangers will be too much for the Hounds at Mineral King on both sides of the ball.
Pag Meter Prediction Redwood 42 Atascadero 0
FINAL REDWOOD 49 ATASCADERO 6
No 11 Sunnyside Wildcats (6-5) at No 6 St Joseph Knights (8-3)
Pag Meter Line Tulare Western -17
The Wildcats are the NYL Champions and are getting no respect getting the No 11 seed.
The X factor the Cats can show everybody that they belong in the upper division 2 bracket with a win on the coast. The Wildcats are looking for a 2019 signature win and this would be it. The problem is for the Cats is they are real good on both sides of the ball.
Pag Meter Prediction St Joseph 34 Sunnyside 17
FINAL ST JOSEPH 27 SUNNYSIDE 6
No 10 Stockdale Mustangs (6-5) at No 7 Righetti High Warriors (7-4)
Pag Meter Line Righetti High -10
Both teams come in losing in week 11.
The X factor can the Mustangs slow down the Warriors running attack?
The winner will play No 2 Memorial Panthers
Pag Meter Prediction Righetti High 34 Stockdale 24
FINAL STOCKDALE 34 RIGHETTI HIGH 24 (Had the right score but the wrong team winning)
DIVISION 3 PLAYOFF BRACKET
1 Kingsburg Vikings (BYE)
9 South Rebels at 8 CVC Cavaliers
12 BYE at 5 Golden West Trailblazers
13 BYE at 4 Highland Scots
14 BYE at 3 San Luis Obispo Tigers
11 BYE at 6 Madera Coyotes
10 West Vikings at 7 Lemoore Tigers
2 Bakersfield Christian Eagles (BYE)
PAG METER PREDICTIONS FOR DIVISION 3
No 9 South Rebels (5-6) at No 8 CVC Cavaliers (7-4)
Pag Meter Line CVC -21
The X factor is the Rebels defense. Can the Rebels offense have a big night against a very good defense?
The winner will play at No 1 Kingsburg Vikings in the Quarterfinals
Pag Meter Prediction CVC 42 South 21
FINAL CVC 43 SOUTH 20
No 10 West Vikings (4-7) at No 7 Lemoore Tigers (5-6)
Pag Meter Line Lemoore -10
The X factor can the Tigers defense slow down the Vikings running game? The Tigers offense is on fire at the right time.
The Winner will play at No 2 Bakersfield Christian in the Quarterfinals
Pag Meter Prediction Lemoore 30 West 20
FINAL LEMOORE 28 WEST 20
DIVISION 4 PLAYOFF BRACKET
1 Washington Union Panthers (BYE)
9 Kerman Lions at 8 North Stars
12 Morro Bay Pirates at 5 Chavez Titans
13 Hoover Patriots at 4 Porterville Panthers
14 Roosevelt Rough Riders at 3 Templeton Eagles
11 Santa Maria Saints at 6 Kennedy Thunderbirds
10 Wasco Tigers at 7 East Blades
2 Selma Bears (BYE)
PAG METER PREDICTIONS FOR DIVISION 4
No 9 Kerman Lions (4-7) at No 8 North Stars (8-3)
Pag Meter Line North -7
The X factor the Stars are red hot at the right time and the Lions have played a tough schedule with a young team. The is a game that the Stars need to win.
Winner plays at No 1 Washington Union Panthers
Pag Meter Prediction North 35 Kerman 28
FINAL NORTH 28 KERMAN 21 (Got the point spread correct)
No 12 Morro Bay Pirates (3-8) at No 5 Chavez Titans (9-2)
Pag Meter Line Chavez -28
The X factor is the Pirates won’t have enough offense to keep up with the Titans.
Pag Meter Prediction Chavez 35 Morro Bay 7
FINAL CHAVEZ 28 MORRO BAY 7
No 13 Hoover Patriots (4-7) at No 4 Porterville Panthers (7-4)
Pag Meter Line Porterville -35+
The Patriots come in beating McLane 14-0.
The Panthers beat up Monache 61-6.
The X factor the Patriots play pretty good defense but they won’t have enough to keep up with red hot QB Hector Nava and the Panthers offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Porterville 45 Hoover 7
FINAL PORTERVILLE 65 HOOVER 0
No 14 Roosevelt Rough Riders (4-7) at No 3 Templeton Eagles (10-1)
Pag Meter Line Templeton -15
If there ever is an upset it could be in this one.
The Riders come in beating Fresno High 49-14. RB Daijon Giddens, rushed for 180 yards and scored 5 TD’s and ties a school record.
The X factor is the Riders running game with Giddens, vs the Eagles all everything junior QB Tyler Kaschewski, who has thrown for 950 yards, rushed for 1,550 yards and has scored 26 TD’s. Which defense will step up?
Pag Meter Prediction Templeton 35 Roosevelt 20
FINAL TEMPLETON 55 ROOSEVELT 21
No 11 Santa Maria Saints (5-6) at No 6 Kennedy Thunderbirds (9-2)
Pag Meter Line Kennedy -19
The X factor is the Birds will get back to their winning ways after 2 straight losses.
Pag Meter Prediction Kennedy 34 Santa Maria 13
FINAL KENNEDY 40 SANTA MARIA 22
No 10 Wasco Tigers (6-5) at No 7 East Blades (7-4)
Pag Meter Line Wasco -1
The toughest game of the week to pick.
The X factor is the Tigers offense and will they turn the ball over? This could come down to the final minutes.
Winners plays No 2 Selma Bears in the Quarterfinals
Pag Meter Prediction Wasco 25 East 24
FINAL WASCO 14 EAST 13
DIVISION 5 PLAYOFF BRACKET
16 Coalinga Horned Toads at 1 Caruthers Blue Raiders
9 Immanuel Eagles at 8 Reedley Pirates
12 Arvin Bears at 5 Shafter Generals
13 Taft Wildcats at 4 Strathmore Spartans
14 Liberty Ranchos Hawks at 3 Dos Palos Broncos
11 Exeter Monarchs at 6 Woodlake Tigers
10 Madera South Stallions vs Mission Oak Hawks (THURSDAY)
15 Firebaugh Eagles at 2 Yosemite Badgers
PAG METER PREDICTIONS FOR DIVISION 5
No 16 Coalinga Horned Toads (4-7) at No 1 Caruthers Blue Raiders (10-1)
Pag Meter Line Caruthers -21
The Toads come in losing to Firebaugh 25-7.
The Blue Crew beat up Fowler 58-8. Bobby Staley, rushed for 158 yards & scored 4 TD’s on 15 carries.
The X factor is the Toads offense will struggle against a very good Caruthers defense.
Pag Meter Prediction Caruthers 31 Coalinga 10
FINAL CARUTHERS 27 COALINGA 7
No 9 Immanuel Eagles (9-2) at No 8 Reedley Pirates (6-5)
Pag Meter Line Reedley -7
This will be a great match up of two teams down the street from each other. The Pirates program has been down for a while but since new coach Tony Gates and his staff have taken over, kids are now staying at Reedley & fired up to play football again.
The Eagles numbers are down but they have plenty of talent.
In comparison, Immanuel is like Memorial and Bullard. For Years some Bullard kids would transfer to Bullard and it was always a great rivalry. Reedley/Immanuel is just like Bullard/Memorial. Let the rivalry begin!
The Eagles come in beating McFarland 58-28. RB Matt Tiger, rushed for 254 yards and scored 4 TD’s & threw a TD pass.
The Pirates lost to Sunnyside 38-6.
The X factor is the Pirates have played a much tougher schedule and is battle tested. Outstanding senior QB Gannon Gabaldon is back from a shoulder injury and he will give the Pirates a boost.
Can the Eagles defense match up with the Pirates running attack? The Eagles must force turnovers to beat their big brother.
This game will have plenty of tension with players knowing each other and schools so close to each other.
Pag Meter Reedley 30 Immanuel 23
FINAL IMMANUEL 16 REEDLEY 0
No 12 Arvin Bears (6-5) at No 5 Shafter Generals (6-5)
Pag Meter Line Shafter -9
The X factor the Generals are the hottest team in division 5 and nobody wants to play them right now.
Pag Meter Shafter 29 Arvin 20
FINAL ARVIN 41 SHAFTER 30
No 13 Taft Wildcats (4-7) at No 4 Strathmore Spartans (10-1)
Pag Meter Line Strathmore -22
The X factor the Spartans will come in pissed off after losing to Lindsay. Maybe it was the best thing for the Spartans to focus again. The Wildcats might just be the test dummies in the first round. This is the first playoff game for the Spartans in Division 5 after dominating division 6 for so many years.
Pag Meter Prediction Strathmore 31 Taft 13
FINAL STRATHMORE 28 TAFT 20
No 14 Liberty Madera Hawks (4-7) at No 3 Dos Palos Broncos (10-1)
Pag Meter Line Dos Palos -9
The North side Classic.
The Hawks come in beating Chowchilla 33-7. The Hawks FINALLY played a game without turning the ball over. Quetin Stewart. Rushed for 102 yards and scored 2 TD’s.
The Broncos beat Avenal 55-6. Trent Calvert, has now thrown for 30 TD’s and a school record.
The X Factor the Hawks have played a much tougher schedule but that won’t be enough to beat the Broncos. The Hawks can’t afford to turn the ball over and the Hawks defense must force some turnovers to hang at Dos Palos. The Broncos are tough at home.
Pag Meter Prediction Dos Palos 34 Liberty Madera 25
FINAL DOS PALOS 34 LIBERTY MADERA 27
No 11 Exeter Monarchs (5-6) at No 6 Woodlake Tigers (8-3)
Pag Meter Line Woodlake -7
This is one of the great east side rivalries. The Tigers shut out the Monarchs in week 1. These teams have never played against each other in the playoffs.
The X factor and it’s the same as in week 1, does the Monarchs have enough offense to stay with the Tigers?
Pag Meter Prediction Woodlake 20 Exeter 13
FINAL EXETER 17 WOODLAKE 12
No 15 Firebaugh Eagles (6-5) at No 2 Yosemite Badgers (10-1)
Pag Meter Line Yosemite -20
The Eagles come off a win at home beating Coalinga 25-7. Jorge Osuna, rushed for 186 yards & 2 TD’s. The Badgers beat Sierra 27-6.
The X factor is both teams are real good at home and this game is in the mountains so the big edge goes to the Badgers.
Pag Meter Prediction Yosemite 20 Firebaugh 20
FINAL YOSEMITE 54 FIREBAUGH 14
DIVISION 6 PLAYOFF BRACKET
16 Boron Bobcats at 1 Bishop Union Broncos
9 Minarets Mustangs at 8 Foothill Trojans
12 Parlier Panthers at 5 Lindsay Cardinals
13 Corcoran Panthers at 4 Riverdale Cowboys
14 Granite Hills Grizzlies at 3 Orosi Cardinals
11 Mira Monte Lions at 6 Mission a Prep Royals
10 Kern Valley Broncs at 7 Sierra Pacific Golden Bears at Hanford
15 McFarland Cougars at 2 Cal City Ravens
PAG METER PREDICTION FOR DIVISION 6
No 16 Boron Bobcats (4-7) at No 1 Bishop Union Broncos (9-2)
Pag Meter Line Bishop Union -21
The X factor the Broncos defense is playing lights heading into this game. In the first meeting the Broncos beat the Bobcats 56-6. The Bobcats are playing much better football but a tough matchup vs the Broncos. This game will be closer than the first meeting.
Pag Meter Prediction Bishop Union 27 Boron 6
FINAL BISHOP UNION 13 BORON 0
No 9 Minarets Mustangs (5-6) at No 8 Foothill Trojans (5-6)
Pag Meter Line Foothill -7
This is the game of the night!
The X factor and it always when the Mustangs are playing a power running team, can the Mustangs front seven match up? If they can, the bus ride home will be fun. If the Mustangs can’t the Trojans will roll. The Mustangs have to be able to run the ball to go along with a nice passing attack with QB Martin Urroz who has thrown 2,432 yards and 22 TD passes.
Pag Meter Line (Upset Special) Minarets 25 Foothill 23
FINAL FOOTHILL 27 MINARETS 20
No 12 Parlier Panthers (4-7) at No 5 Lindsay Cardinals (8-3)
Pag Meter Line Lindsay -17
The X factor can the Panthers offense hang with the Cardinals hot defense? Watch out for the Panthers in 2020!
Pag Meter Prediction Lindsay 31 Parlier 14
FINAL LINDSAY 42 PARLIER 15
No 13 Corcoran Panthers (4-7) at No 4 Riverdale Cowboys (8-3)
Pag Meter Line Riverdale -14
The X factor is the Cowboys offense is better than the Panthers offense heading into this one.
Pag Meter Prediction Riverdale 28 Corcoran 14
FINAL RIVERDALE 15 CORCORAN 9
No 14 Granite Hills Grizzlies (3-8) at No 3 Orosi Cardinals (8-3)
Pag Meter Line Orosi -29
The X factor the hottest team in Division 6 are the Orosi Cardinals. The offense is big and physical.
Pag Meter Prediction Orosi 49 Granite Hills 20
FINAL OROSI 56 GRANITE HILLS 24
No 11 Mira Monte Lions (2-9) at No 6 Mission Prep Royals (6-5)
Pag Meter Line Mission Prep -27
The X factor can the Lions RB Shamar Oliver have a career night because the Lions will need it to beat the red hot Royals.
The Royals beat Campbell 56-29. Dalton Strouss, rushed for 267 yards and scored 5 TD’s. The Royals are playing great at the right time and the team that could be playing on Championship Friday.
Pag Meter Mission Prep 47 Mira Monte 20
FINAL MISSION PREP 49 MIRA MONTE 21
No 10 Kern Valley Broncs (4-7) at No 7 Sierra Pacific Golden Bears (5-6)
Pag Meter Line Sierra Pacific -7
Two red hot offenses will battle.
The Broncs have junior QB Kaden Preston, who has thrown for 2,011 yards & 17 TD passes, rushed for 790 yards & scored 14 TD’s.
Golden Bears have Gavin Gamble, who rushed for 169 yards & scored 3 TD’s in the win over Corcoran 42-0.
The X factor is the defensive side of the ball. Who will slow the other team down?
Pag Meter Prediction Sierra Pacific 34 Kern Valley 27
FINAL SIERRA PACIFIC 40 KERN VALLEY 27
No 15 McFarland Cougars (3-8) at No 2 California City Ravens (9-2)
Pag Meter Line Cal City -15
The X factor is the Cougars defense vs the speedy Ravens offense. The Cougars were right in the game in the loss to Immanuel but the Cougars got way to fancy. The Ravens have too much speed to be fancy against this week.
Pag Meter Prediction Cal City 29 McFarland 14
FINAL CAL CITY 20 MCFARLAND 7