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PAG METER PREDICTION FOR THE DIVISION 6 PLAYOFF/TOURNAMENT
Sierra, Orange Cove, Tranquility, Avenal, Rosamond, Farmersville, Desert and McLane will not enter the Tournament. The Pag Meter and CIF did not agree on the Division 6 Playoff Bracket.
First Round Final Scores
1 Bishop Union Broncos beat 16 Boron Bobcats 13-0
8 Foothill Trojans beat 9 Minarets Mustangs 27-20
5 Lindsay Cardinals beat 12 Parlier Panthers 42-15
4 Riverdale Cowboys beat 13 Corcoran Panthers 15-9
3 Orosi Cardinals beat 14 Granite Hills Grizzlies 56-24
6 Mission a Prep Royals beat 11 Mira Monte Lions 49-21
7 Sierra Pacific Golden Bears beat 10 Kern Valley Broncs 40-27
2 Cal City Ravens beat 15 McFarland Cougars 20-7
Quarterfinal Final Scores
No 1 Bishop Union Broncos beat No 8 Foothill Trojans 34-14
No 5 Lindsay Cardinals Beat No 4 Riverdale Cowboys 28-18
No 3 Orosi Cardinals beat No 6 Mission Prep Royals 48-45
No 2 Cal City Ravens beat No 7 Sierra Pacific Golden Bears
SEMIFINALS FINAL SCORES
No 1 Bishop Union Broncos beat No 5 Lindsay Cardinals 22-16
No 3 Orosi Cardinals beat No 2 Cal City Ravens 23-12
DIVISION 6 SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL SCORE
No 1 BISHOP UNION BRONCOS Beat No 3 OROSI CARDINALS 34-7
DIVISION 6 STATE PLAYOFF CHAMPIONSHIP
BISHOP UNION BRONCOS LOST TO SALESIAN 37-18
PAG METER DIVISION 6 FINAL RANKINGS
1 BISHOP UNION BRONCOS (12-3) (5-0 HDL CHAMPIONS) DIVISION 6 SECTION CHAMPIONS
2 OROSI CARDINALS (10-4) (4-2 WSL)
3 LINDSAY CARDINALS (9-4) (4-2 ESL)
4 CALIFORNIA CITY RAVENS (10-3) (4-1 HDL)
5 MISSION PREP ROYALS (6-6) (2-1 Ocean)
6 RIVERDALE COWBOYS (8-4) (4-2 WSL)
7 SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS (5-7) (3-3 ESL)
8 FOOTHILL TROJANS (5-7) (1-4 SEYL)
9 MINARETS MUSTANGS (5-6) (3-4 WSL)
10 KERN VALLEY BRONCS (4-7) (3-2 HDL)
11 PARLIER PANTHERS (4-7) (2-4 WSL)
12 MIRA MONTE LIONS (2-9) (1-4 SEYL)
13 CORCORAN PANTHERS (4-7) (2-4 ESL)
14 GRANITE HILLS GRIZZLIES (3-8) (2-4 ESL)
15 MCFARLAND COUGARS (3-8) (0-6 SSL)
16 BORON BOBCATS (4-7) (2-3 HDL)
17 ORANGE COVE TITANS (3-7) (1-5 WSL) Will not enter the Tournament
18 MCLANE HIGHLANDERS (2-8) (0-5 NYL) Will not enter the Tournament
19 ROSAMOND ROADRUNNERS (3-7) (1-4 HDL) Will not enter the Tournament)
20 TRANQUILITY TIGERS (2-8) (1-4 WSL) Will not enter the Tournament)
21 FARMERSVILLE AZTECS (0-10) (0-6 ESL) Will not enter the Tournament
22 SIERRA CHIEFTAINS (0-10) Will not enter the Tournament
23 AVENAL BUCCANEERS (0-10) (0-5 WSL) Will not enter the Tournament
24 DESERT SCORPIONS (0-9) (0-5 HDL) Will not enter the Tournament
PAG METER DIVISION 6 FOOTBALL RANKINGS 2019
No 1 BISHOP UNION BRONCOS (12-3) (5-0 HDL CHAMPIONS) DIVISION 6 SECTION CHAMPIONS
Last year (7-4) (3-1 HDL)
Head Coach Arnie Palu
The Broncos are moving into Division 6 and now they join all the High Desert League teams.
Plenty of Broncos return including All-League All Stars senior with Tristan Valle, who was the HDL linemen of the year, senior QB Luke McClean, junior Steven Paco, senior WR Jaydan Braithwaite, and junior Anthony Diaz-Campos. The Defensive returning players are HDL All stars will be the senior Linebackers with Darren Dondero, who made 78 total tackles last year and Wes Pettet, who made 66 total tackles.
The Broncos X factor, can they play well for 48 minutes because this team is good!
Aug 23 Lost to Fernley Vaqueros 24-0
Aug 30 Beat Yerington Lions 20-6
Sept 13 Lost to Rim of the World Fighting Scots 20-17
Sept 20 Beat Desert Scorpions 54-0
Sept 27 Beat Burroughs Burros 19-7
Oct 4 Beat Sierra Chieftains 47-0
Oct 11 Beat Kern Valley Broncs 40-6
Oct 18 Beat Rosamond Roadrunners 28-6
Oct 25 Beat Boron Bobcats 56-6
Nov 1 Beat California City Ravens 7-0
Nov 8 Beat Boron Bobcats 13-0
Nov 15 Beat Foothill Trojans 34-14
Nov 22 Beat Lindsay Cardinals 22-16
Nov 29 Beat Orosi Cardinals 34-7
Dec 6 BYE
Dec 14 Lost to Salesian Pride 37-18
No 2 OROSI CARDINALS (10-4) (4-2 WSL)
Last year (7-4) (4-2 WSL)
Head Coach Ben White
Record setting RB Jerry Huerta graduates so who will take over? Look for senior Freddi Arciga to be the guy. Junior QB Evan Lara returns and will be even better with a year of experience under him. Junior Aidan Rodriguez will lead the wideouts.
Plenty return so the X factor, can the Cardinals play consistent like they did last year?
Aug 23 Beat Coalinga Horned Toads 31-28
Sept 6 Beat Granite Hills 48-21
Sept 13 Lost to Strathmore Cardinals 21-14
Sept 20 Beat Avenal Buccaneers 37-0
Sept 27 Lost to Caruthers Blue Raiders 41-35
Oct 4 Lost to Riverdale Cowboys 28-19
Oct 11 Beat Fowler Redcats 42-21
Oct 18 Beat Minarets Mustangs 49-7
Oct 25 Beat Parlier Panthers 53-19
Nov 1 Beat Orange Cove Titans 47-28
Nov 8 Beat Granite Hills Grizzlies 56-24
Nov 15 Beat Mission Prep Royals 48-45
Nov 22 Beat Cal City Ravens 23-12
Nov 29 Lost to Bishop Union Broncos 34-7
No 3 LINDSAY CARDINALS (9-4) (4-2 ESL)
Last year (6-5) (3-3 ESL)
Head Coach Matt Mendonca
The Cardinals move into division 6 and ready for a big year. The Redbirds return 5 starters on the offensive line and that’s huge. The Cardinals will be led by seniors Isaiah Garcia (DB), Mario Diaz (WR), Xavier Rodriguez (OL), and junior Ben Macias (OL). Strengths will be the team leadership, chemistry, and offensive line experience. Concerns are team depth, new starting QB (Nick Dunning), and replacing 6 starters on defense. Players to look out for are WR Mario Diaz and RB Daniel Trujillo. If Nick Dunning has a big year so will the Cardinals.
The Cardinals X factor, is team depth, new starting QB who will be junior Nick Dunning, and replacing 6 starters on defense.
Aug 23 Beat California City Ravens 26-14
Aug 30 Beat Morro Bay Pirates 7-0
Sept 6 Lost to Exeter Monarchs 27-21
Sept 13 Beat Fowler Redcats 41-20
Sept 20 Lost to Woodlake Tigers 50-20
Sept 27 Beat Granite Hills Grizzlies 46-0
Oct 4 Beat Corcoran Panthers 22-21
Oct 18 Beat Farmersville Aztecs 64-6
Oct 25 Lost to Sierra Pacific Golden Bears 28-0
Nov 1 Beat Strathmore Spartans 10-7
Nov 8 Beat Parlier Panthers 42-15
Nov 15 Beat Riverdale Cowboys 28-18
Nov 22 Lost to Bishop Union Broncos 22-16
No 4 CALIFORNIA CITY RAVENS (10-3) (4-1 HDL)
Last year (7-3) (4-0 HDL CHAMPIONS)
Head Coach Brandon Rivers
Cal City always has amazing individual talent, they also have unmatched speed at the skill positions. They are the defending HDL champs and will be very good this year, but they will be looking to replace their very talented QB.
The Ravens graduate some stars but will bring back 4 of the 5 starting offensive linemen. The new QB’s will be seniors Jeremiah Neal, and Kwamain Ross, are both very talented guys. Kwamain also plays WR/ CB and will most likely will be up for the HDL player of the year. The Ravens have an insane amount of speed on the team with the 3 guys that won a CIF title in the 4×100 relay in track with Marquis McKenzie, who plays OLB/WR, Robert Mitchell who plays S/RB, and Kwamain Ross who plays QB/WR/CB.
On defense the best players will be Khalil Mclin, who plays DE/RB, and Lucien Rodarte, who’s an OLB/WR.
This might be the most athletic and most dedicated team in Raven history! There is a llot of young guys who have stepped up and became leaders early this summer. The starting MLB is sophomore 6’1,220 lbs, Ziggy Rose, who is quick for his size. The Ravens are set for a championship run with this speedy team
The X factor will be If the young Ravens play some defense, then look for another outstanding year.
Aug 23 Lost to Lindsay Cardinals 26-14
Aug 30 Beat Taft Wildcats 8-6
Sept 6 Beat Foothill Trojans 32-0
Sept 12 Beat Lancaster Eagles 38-0
Sept 20 Beat Polytechnic Panthers 7-0
Oct 4 Beat Kern Valley Broncs 28-23
Oct 11 Beat Boron Bobcats 34-27
Oct 18 Beat Desert Scorpions 38-0
Oct 25 Beat Rosamond Roadrunners 24-0
Nov 1 Lost to Bishop Union Broncos 7-0
Nov 8 Beat McFarland Cougars 20-7
Nov 15 Beat Sierra Pacific Golden Bears 18-6
Nov 22 Lost to Orosi Cardinals 23-12
No 5 MISSION PREP ROYALS (6-6) (3-1 OCEAN)
Last year (11-0) (6-0 Central league) 8 Man football Champions
Head Coach David Schuster
The Royals move into division 6 and last year it didn’t matter if it was 8 man or 11 man football, the Royals dominated on both sides of the ball. The Titans are really excited about this upcoming year and finally getting back to 11 man football.
To say the school has been waiting for this season would be an understatement. Overall the Titans are REALLY athletic & full of talent, really young but will get better everyday.
The Titans have 7 seniors and all tremendous leaders, return a lot of talent on offense. Offensive line is really fast & aggressive, strong and leading the way will be Antonio Silva, and Evan Wood.
Athletes on the perimeter are fast with great hands with Assani Berkeley, Carlton Brown, and Dalton Strouss who are all Division 1 level athletes.
Senior Brian Kowall rushed for 2,013 yards, scored 26 TD’s last year & was SLOPOC’s Player of the Year.
The QB will be junior Mark Rodriguez & looks vastly improved from last year.
Defense is a work in progress with 8 starters graduating from last years outstanding team. This years defense is much more athletic but much younger and it’s shown this summer for sure. The Royals primary focus coming up is introducing the Royals theme for the year; Play The Man, improving the maturity & getting Defense squared away!
On defense, senior leader will be Connor Borges.
The X factor will be the Defensive side of the ball and so many playing both ways.
The Royals have the makings to be a real good team.
Aug 23 Lost to Woodlake Tigers 40-20
Sept 6 Lost to Kern Valley Broncs 21-20
Sept 13 Beat Greenfield Bruins 34-20
Sept 20 Lost to Oak Park Eagles 35-7
Sept 27 Lost to Central Valley Christian Cavaliers 62-35
Oct 4 Beat Viewpoint Patriots 49-27
Oct 11 Beat Morro Bay Pirates 42-7
Oct 18 Beat Santa Maria Saints 29-27
Oct 25 Lost to Templeton Eagles 38-21
Nov 1 Beat Campbell Hall Vikings 56-29
Nov 8 Beat Mira Monte Lions 49-21
Nov 15 Lost to Orosi Cardinals 48-45
No 6 RIVERDALE COWBOYS (8-4) (4-2 WSL)
Last year (4-6) (1-5 WSL)
Head Coach Bryan Close
The Cowboys return plenty of players including the entire Offensive line. Leading the way will be Senior QB Mason Musgrave and Senior RB Johnny Solorio.. Look for a fast and real good wide receiver crew. The Cowboys have the makings to be a very good team.
Aug 23 Lost to Yosemite Badgers 31-6
Aug 30 Beat Sierra Chieftains 43-7
Sept 6 Beat Sierra Pacific Golden Bears 16-13
Sept 13 Beat Avenal Buccaneers 55-0
Sept 20 Beat Orange Cove Titans 55-19
Sept 27 Beat Parlier Panthers 14-0
Oct 4 Beat Orosi Cardinals 28-19
Oct 18 Lost to Caruthers Blue Raiders 42-6
Oct 25 Lost to Fowler Redcats 26-7
Nov 1 Beat Minarets Mustangs 28-19
Nov 8 Beat Corcoran Panthers 15-9
Nov 15 Lost to Lindsay Cardinals 28-18
No 7 SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS (5-7) (3-3 ESL)
Last year (7-6) (3-3 ESL)
Head Coach Dion Tate
The G Bears got to the division 6 championship but lost to Strathmore. Could this be the year they win it all? The Golden Bears have had a great summer working hard.
On the Offensive side of the ball will be senior RB Gavin Gamble and he could have a huge year, junior RB Adam Antuna, junior QB, Chad Leslie who only started playing QB when he was a sophomore and he gets better and better everyday.
On Defense look for RB/DB junior Andrew Lehner, MLB/RB senior Rubin Rodriguez, and senior DB Anthony Bursiaga.
This years team brings back a lot of experience and speed. The speed and game experience should be the strongest part of the G Bears.
Leading the way up front will be seniors and two quality guards with Trevor West and George Dunker. The G Bears defense will be extremely fast, and aggressive.
The X factor will be so many playing both ways and staying healthy.
SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS
Aug 30 Lost to Reedley Pirates 21-7
Sept 6 Lost to Riverdale Cowboys 16-13
Sept 13 Beat Hanford West Huskies 45-12
Sept 20 Lost to Coalinga Horned Toads 21-6
Sept 27 Lost to Woodlake Tigers 14-7
Oct 4 Beat Farmersville Aztecs 48-12
Oct 12 Lost to Strathmore Spartans 49-33
Oct 18 Lost to Granite Hills Grizzlies 14-13
Oct 25 Beat Lindsay Cardinals 28-0
Nov 1 Beat Corcoran Panthers 42-0
Nov 8 Beat Kern Valley Broncs 40-27
Nov 15 Lost to Cal City Ravens 18-6
No 8 FOOTHILL TROJANS (5-7) (1-4 SEYL)
Last year (0-10) (0-5 SEYL)
Head Coach Brandon Deckard
The Trojans will be better this year and plays a tough schedule.
Coach Deckard is the 3rd coach in 4 years for the Trojans and he is building a program on campus.
The Trojans are now in division 6 and won’t have their stadium ready for a while.
Aug 23 Lost to Kennedy Thunderbirds 56-6
Aug 30 Beat Arvin Bears 14-13
Sept 6 Lost to California City Ravens 32-0
Sept 13 Beat West Vikings 33-14
Sept 20 Beat Delano Tigers 31-28
Oct 4 Lost to South Rebels 70-35
Oct 11 Beat North Stars 23-14
Oct 18 Lost to Highland Scots 49-8
Oct 25 Lost to East Blades 34-6
Nov 1 Lost to Mira Monte Titans 42-12
Nov 8 Beat Minarets Mustangs 27-20
Nov 15 Lost to Bishop Union Broncos 34-14
No 9 MINARETS MUSTANGS (5-6) (3-4 WSL)
Last year (4-7) (2-4 WSL)
Head Coach Becher Marr
This year the Mustangs will look to have a much bigger, stronger team with everybody coming back on the offensive line. Anchored by their Jr. Center Moises Agundez, who is coming off of his first year on varsity. Moises has worked very hard to become a leader upfront and will help dominate the line of scrimmage. At 6’2” 290 lbs he is much bigger and ready to take on defenders. Lining up next to him will be John Rodriguez and his ability to pull and clear lanes will be noticed early. They will also be helping to protect the returning QB Martin Urroz who is coming off of an amazing Jr season that saw him throw for over 3300 yards. Helping him gain those amazing numbers was his favorite slot target Tj Garner who is looking to take over the role of leader with a young receiver group that has had an amazing summer competing against some really good programs. A few new additions to the team that moved into the area from out of section will prove to be major assets for a team already returning lots of starters. Offense returns 7 starters and the defense returns 7 starters.
Aug 30 Beat Mariposa County Grizzlies 41-25
Sept 6 Lost to Yosemite Badgers 41-0
Sept 13 Beat Tranquillity Tigers 56-7
Sept 20 Beat Fowler Redcats 35-28
Sept 27 Lost to Orange Cove Titans 28-10
Oct 4 Beat Parlier Panthers 34-32
Oct 11 Lost to Caruthers Blue Raiders 56-7
Oct 18 Lost to Orosi Cardinals 49-7
Oct 25 Beat Sierra Chieftains 40-21
Nov 1 Lost to Riverdale Cowboys 28-19
Nov 8 Lost to Foothill Trojans 27-20
No 10 KERN VALLEY BRONCS (4-7) (3-2 HDL)
Last year (2-8) (1-3 HDL)
Head Coach Brandon Deckard
The Broncs should be much better this year with plenty of returning players. The Broncs were pretty young last year. Leading the way will be senior RB Jacob Lightner . This team plays a tough schedule and will be battle tested.
KV will be very strong at the skill positions so the X factor will be the O-line and D-line.
Aug 23 Lost to Taft Wildcats 24-22
Sept 6 Beat Mission Prep Royals 21-20
Sept 13 Lost to McFarland Cougars 47-34
Sept 20 Lost to Mira Monte Titans 32-29
Sept 27 Lost to Strathmore Spartans 48-20
Oct 4 Lost to California City Ravens 28-23
Oct 11 Lost to Bishop Union Broncos 40-6
Oct 18 Beat Boron Bobcats 56-34
Oct 25 Beat Desert Scorpions 54-0
Nov 1 Beat Rosamond Roadrunners 55-0
Nov 8 Lost to Sierra Pacific Golden Bears 40-27
No 11 PARLIER PANTHERS (4-7) (2-4 WSL)
Last year (1-9) (0-6 WSL)
NEW Head Coach is David Muro
If there is a sleeper team in division 6 it is the Panthers. David Muro makes his debut as head coach and he has one heck of a resume coaching 15 years as an assistant. David coached at Fowler when the Redcats were a powerhouse, at Parlier for 3 years, coached with David Steele at Kingsburg, coached with Mike Vogt at Reedley and the last couple of years with Tony Gates at Orange Cove. Davd Muro is the next upcoming star head coach in the valley!
The Panthers will be very experienced on the Offensive Line returning 4. The Panthers will return some very good receivers and defensive backs. Junior QB Josh Rodriguez is a Dual Threat QB, which is ideal for the Panthers Offense.
Defensively, the Panthers will be young up front, but will have some skill at the LB position.
Players to look out for will be seniors RB Ralph Garza, RB /LB, Jose Rodriguez and
OL/LB – Justin Jones.
The X factor will be the young defense and look for the Panthers to get better and better every week and that’s the sign of a good team. If the Panthers defense steps up this team will be dangerous.
Aug 23 Beat Tranquillity Tigers 33-6
Aug 30 Lost to Yosemite Badgers 30-9
Sept 6 Lost to Strathmore Spartans 45-6
Sept 13 Beat Farmersville Aztecs 20-7
Sept 20 Lost to Caruthers Blue Raiders 56-6
Sept 27 Lost to Riverdale Cowboys 14-0
Oct 4 Lost to Minarets Mustangs 34-32
Oct 11 Beat Orange Cove Titans 21-20
Oct 18 Beat Fowler Redcats 29-28
Nov 25 Lost to Orosi Cardinals 53-19
Nov 8 Lost to Lindsay Cardinals 42-15
No 12 MIRA MONTE LIONS (2-9) (1-4 SEYL)
Last year (3-7) (1-4 SEYL)
Head Coach Christian Johnson
The Lions move into division 6. One of the most improved teams last year especially going 0-10 in 2017. Coach Johnson is building a program. The Lions play a tough schedule and they will battle for 48 minutes. Plenty return including seniors QB Adrian Mercado and RB Shamar Oliver.
The X factor is the schedule will be tough and being healthy for the playoffs.
Aug 23 Lost to Shafter Generals 37-22
Aug 30 Lost to Kennedy Thunderbirds 62-0
Sept 13 Lost to Arvin Bears 39-33 OT
Sept 20 Beat Kern Valley Broncs 32-29
Sept 27 Lost to Morro Bay Pirates 27-14
Oct 4 Lost to East Blades 45-3
Oct 11 Lost to Highland Scots 56-7
Oct 18 Lost to South Rebels 43-6
Oct 25 Lost to North Stars 37-26
Nov 1 Beat Foothill Trojans 42
Nov 8 Lost to Mission Prep Royals 49-21
No 13 CORCORAN PANTHERS (4-7) (2-4 ESL)
Last year (5-6) (2-4 ESL)
Head Coach Grant Kapigian
The Panthers move into division 6 and the Panthers are always a physical team so division 6, you better be ready to strapped it up. Plenty return this year including junior QB Herman Luna who has a fantastic arm. Senior wideout Cesar Acosta, could be the guy that leads the section at WR. He’s gotten so much more faster and explosive this offseason from track, and he was already hard to cover.
Chris Mitchell, will anchor the offensive line at Left Tackle. Another kid on offense is (TE/DE) Damarcus Thompson who is a big bodied kid that will be a red zone target.
On defense, Yvan Hernandez, returns where he was a 1st team all league defensive player as a sophomore. He’s been the vocal and emotional leader on defense. Marc Navarro, who was pulled up late last year and led the Panthers in tackles in the games he played in and will be a solid linebacker on the inside.
The offense should be very fun to watch this year and should pick up where the Panthers left off last year. The Panthers averaged. 25 points/per game and 250 yards rushing per game. The Panthers passing attack will be even better this year. The defense will be much improved this year with Hernandez leading the way.
The Panthers X factor, can the offensive line mesh with some new players up front?
Aug 23 Lost to Fowler Redcats 25-8
Aug 30 Lost to Hanford West Huskies 33-20
Sept 6 Beat Avenal Buccaneers 43-2
Sept 13 Beat Orange Cove Titans 10-9
Sept 19 Beat Granite Hills Grizzlies 21-14
Sept 27 Beat Farmersville Aztecs 35-15
Oct 4 Lost to Lindsay Cardinals 22-21
Oct 11 Lost to Woodlake Tigers 32-19
Oct 18 Lost to Strathmore Spartans 19-7
Nov 1 Lost to Sierra Pacific Golden Bears 42-0
Nov 8 Lost to Riverdale Cowboys 15-9
No 14 GRANITE HILLS GRIZZLIES (3-8) (2-4 ESL)
Last year (2-8) (2-5 ESL)
Head Coach Dan Williams
The Grizzlies play the toughest schedule in division 6. Plenty return this year including senior QB David Ramirez, senior RB Roman Valles, and almost all the receivers.
The X factor will be the O-line and D-line. Killer Schedule!
Aug 23 Beat Orange Cove Titans 31-24
Aug 30 Lost to Porterville Panthers 53-7
Sept 6 Lost to Orosi Cardinals 48-21
Sept 13 Lost to Roosevelt Rough Riders 27-10
Sept 19 Lost to Corcoran Panthers 21-14
Sept 27 Lost to Lindsay Cardinals 46-0
Oct 11 Beat Farmersville Aztecs 29-27
Oct 18 Beat Sierra Pacific Golden Bears 14-13
Oct 25 Lost to Strathmore Spartans 55-10
Oct 31 Lost to Woodlake Tigers 54-6
Nov 8 Lost to Orosi Cardinals 56-24
No 15 MCFARLAND COUGARS (3-8) (0-7 SSL)
Last year the Cougars went (5-6) (1-5 E Sierra)
Head Coach Casey Quinn
Keep an eye on the Cougars. They have had a very good summer and plenty return.
Coach Casey Quinn, has done a lot in the past 2 years for Cougar football in building the culture (K-12). The culture is positive and growing in the right direction. The Cougars now have 2 junior high teams and 3 elementary school teams, and that’s huge! The Cougars also have a freshman program and numbers look good at the JV and Varsity level. Team GPA is above a 3.0 and the players understand the commitment and hard work that is needed to be a successful student athlete. The staff has doubled in 2 years and they are committed to making athletics much better in Cougar nation.
Aug 23 Beat Avenal Buccaneers 57-0
Sept 6 Beat Coalinga Horned Toads 28-27
Sept 13 Beat Kern Valley Broncs 47-34
Sept 20 Lost to Wasco Tigers 48-21
Sept 27 Lost to Chavez Titans 42-21
Oct 4 Lost to Shafter Generals 47-7
Oct 11 Lost to Taft Wildcats 26-21
Oct 18 Lost to Kennedy Thunderbirds 44-12
Oct 25 Lost to Arvin Bears 34-13
Nov 1 Lost to Immanuel Eagles 56-28
Nov 8 Lost to Cal City Ravens 20-7
No 16 BORON BOBCATS (4-7) (2-3 HDL)
Last year (3-8) (2-2 HDL)
Head Coach Robert Kostopoulos
Senior RB Aaron Core is back leading the Bobcats. Plenty return this year.
The X factor will be the defense.
Aug 23 Beat Silver Valley Trojans 35-13
Aug 30 Lost to Strathmore Spartans 42-6
Sept 6 Lost to Rim of the World Fighting Scots 39-0
Sept 13 Lost to Rio Hondo Prep Kares 41-8
Sept 27 Beat Big Bear Bears 20-14
Oct 4 Beat Rosamond Roadrunners 23-12
Oct 11 Lost to California City Ravens 34-27
Oct 18 Lost to Kern Valley Broncs 56-34
Oct 25 Lost to Bishop Union Broncos 56-6
Nov 1 Beat Desert Scorpions 74-0
Nov 8 Lost to Bishop Union Broncos 13-0
No 17 ORANGE COVE TITANS (3-7) (1-5 WSL) Will not enter the Tournament
Last year (10-2) (5-1 WSL)
NEW Head Coach Daniel Chamalbide
The Titans have 9 returners from last years offense. The entire offensive line are returners and they are massively hungry to grow from last year. The Titans return 9 starters on defense. New head coach Daniel Chamalbide has been coaching for 15 years and has never been around a more hungry group of young men. They have the backing of the administration, school and community. Titan Nation is ready for a big year!
The Titans to watch out for will be senior RB Mario Reynosa who rushed for 1,011 yards.
Junior QB Zack Ramirez who threw for 1,486 yards with 19 TD passes.
Sophomore WR Alfred Osejo, junior LB Stevie Portillo, junior DB Andy Tristan, senior OLl/DL Alexander Tobon, and senior OL/LB Antonio Guerrero.
The X factor is this team has the making to play on Championship Friday. Will they underachieve or overachieve like last year?
Aug 23 Lost to Granite Hills Grizzlies 31-24
Aug 30 Beat Avenal Buccaneers 34-6
Sept 6 Beat Farmersville Aztecs 42-28
Sept 13 Lost to Corcoran Panthers 10-9
Sept 20 Lost to Riverdale Cowboys 55-19
Sept 27 Beat Minarets Mustangs 28-10
Oct 4 Lost to Fowler Redcats 27-20
Oct 11 Lost to Parlier Panthers 21-20
Oct 25 Lost to Caruthers Blue Raiders 50-15
Nov 1 Lost to Orosi Cardinals 47-28
No 18 MCLANE HIGHLANDERS (2-8) (0-5 NYL) (Will not enter the Tournament)
Last year (4-7) (0-5 NYL)
NEW Head Coach is Bonner Cunnings
The Highlanders move into Division 6. Last year the Highlanders went 4-0 to start the year and then had some big injuries and lost the last 7 games. New head coach Bonner Cunnings is working on building a culture again at McLane.
Aug 23 Beat Mendota Aztecs 48-42 OT
Sept 6 Beat Hanford West Huskies 50-6
Sept 13 Lost to Exeter Monarchs 30-16
Sept 20 Lost to Yosemite Badgers 26-21
Sept 27 Lost to Dos Palos Broncos 47-21
Oct 4 Lost to Sunnyside Wildcats 41-0
Oct 11 Los to Reedley Pirates 45-15
Oct 18 Lost to Roosevelt Rough Riders 26-14
Oct 24 Lost to Fresno High Warriors 32-17
Nov 1 Lost to Hoover Pirates 14-0
No 19 ROSAMOND ROADRUNNERS (3-7) (1-4 HDL) (Will not enter the Tournament)
Last year (2-8) (0-4 HDL)
Head Coach Jeff Schank
Plenty return this year including senior QB Colby Adams who threw for 2,342 yards and 26 TD passes.
The X factor will be the defense because the offense will be good. Look for the Roadrunners to move up in the rankings in a hurry.
Aug 23 at Littlerock Lobos 36-24
Aug 30 Beat Fresno Christian Eagles 27-2
Sept 6 Lost to Arvin Bears 45-20
Sept 13 Lost to Bishop’s Knights 57-0
Sept 20 Lost to Hesperia Scorpions 31-8
Oct 4 Lost to Boron Bobcats 23-12
Oct 11 Beat Desert Scorpions 30-0
Oct 18 Lost to Bishop Union Broncos 28-6
Oct 25 Lost to California City Ravens 24-0
Nov 1 Lost to Kern Valley Broncos 55-0
No 20 TRANQUILITY TIGERS (2-8) (1-4 WSL) (Will not enter the Tournament)
Last year (0-10) (0-5 WSL)
Head Coach Mike Martinez Sr.
Tremendous tradition out in Tiger town. One thing about Tranquility is they love to play a tough schedule. The Tigers will have speed and will be well coached.
The X factor will be the defense.
Aug 23 Lost to Parlier Panthers 33-6
Aug 30 Lost to Livingston Wolves 61-14
Sept 6 Lost to Morro Bay Pirates 19-14
Sept 13 Lost to Minarets Mustangs 56-7
Sept 27 Beat Sierra Chieftains 14-0
Oct 4 Lost to Firebaugh Eagles 34-6
Oct 11 Beat Avenal Buccaneers 28-8
Oct 18 Lost to Coalinga Horned Toads 42-7
Oct 25 Lost to Dos Palos Broncos 54-0
Nov 1 Lost to Mendota Aztecs 47-7
No 21 FARMERSVILLE AZTECS (0-10) (0-6 ESL) (Will not enter the Tournament)
Last year (0-10) (0-6 ESL)
Head Coach Marco Gutierrez
The Aztecs will be young in spots and plays a tough schedule.
Aug 23 Lost to Exeter Monarchs 62-0
Aug 30 Lost to Immanuel Eagles 31-14
Sept 6 Lost to Orange Cove Titans 42-28
Sept 13 Lost to Parlier Panthers 20-7
Sept 20 Lost to Strathmore Spartans 61-6
Sept 27 Lost to Corcoran Panthers 35-15
Oct 4 Lost to Sierra Pacific Golden Bears 48-12
Oct 11 Lost to Granite Hills Grizzlies 29-27
Oct 18 Lost to Lindsay Cardinals 64-6
Oct 25 Lost to Woodlake Tigers 49-0
No 22 SIERRA CHIEFTAINS (0-10 FREELANCE) (Will not enter the Tournament)
Last year (1-8 Free Lance)
Head Coach Ricky Kelly
I love to see Sierra moving to division 6. The numbers are down and they play a tough schedule. Plenty return and the Chieftains will battle you for 48 minutes. Junior QB Malcolm Denomme returns and is looking to have a big year.
Aug 23 Lost to Fresno Christian Eagles 24-0
Aug 30 Lost to Riverdale Cowboys 43-7
Sept 6 Lost to Fowler Redcats 48-7
Sept 13 Lost to Woodlake Tigers 28-12
Sept 20 Lost to Firebaugh Eagles 48-7
Sept 27 Lost to Tranquillity Tigers 14-0
Oct 4 Lost to Bishop Union Broncos 47-0
Oct 18 Lost to Immanuel Eagles 43-7
Oct 25 Lost to Minarets Mustangs 40-21
Nov 1 Lost to Yosemite Badgers 27-6
No 23 AVENAL BUCCANEERS (0-10) (0-6 WSL) (Will not enter the Tournament)
Last year (1-9) (1-4 WSL)
New Head Coach is Josh Camp
Avenal is a very tough place to coach especially if the administration doesn’t buy in. Just go check out Fresno High school. They didn’t take care of the head football coach on campus and he left and it’s now a mess. Coach Camp was an assistant last year with Coach Lewis.
Last years Avenal head coach David Lewis, asked his administration for a few things to help out the program and they said no, so Lewis resigned. Every sports program that is successful must have a supporting administration. Charles Price coached during the summer but doesn’t work in the district. It’s tough on the team when you have 3 coaches in one year.
The Bucs play a very tough schedule. The Bucs graduated some good players and some return. New head coach Charles Price takes over.
Aug 23 Lost to McFarland Cougars 57-0
Aug 30 Lost to Orange Cove Titans 34-6
Sept 6 Lost to Corcoran Panthers 43-2
Sept 13 Lost to Riverdale Cowboys 55-0
Sept 20 Lost to Orosi Cardinals 37-0
Oct 4 Lost to Coalinga Horned Toads 55-0
Oct 11 Lost to Tranquillity Tigers 28-8
Oct 18 Lost to Mendota Aztecs 48-8
Oct 25 Lost to Firebaugh Aztecs 28-8
Nov 1 Lost to Dos Palos Broncos 55-6
No 24 DESERT SCORPIONS (0-9) (0-5 HDL) (Will not enter the Tournament)
Last year (4-6 8 man Freelance)
Head Coach Dante Parker
The Scorpions returns to 11 man football after several years in 8 man football. It’s hard to know just how good Desert will be. They are located on Edwards air force base, so from year to year they can be really good based on who moves onto the base.
Aug 23 Lost to Southlands Christian Eagles 20-14
Aug 30 Lost to Village Christian Crusaders 47-13
Sept 6 Lost to Filmore Flashes 55-0
Sept 20 Lost to Bishop Union Broncos 54-0
Sept 27 Lost to Hueneme Vikings 22-0
Oct 11 Lost to Rosamond Roadrunners 30-0
Oct 18 Lost to California City Ravens 38-0
Oct 25 Lost to Kern Valley Broncos 54-0
Nov 1 Lost to Boron Bobcats 74-0