PAGMETER FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS WEEK 1, 2021
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PAGMETER FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS WEEK 1, 2021
In 2019, the PAGMETER finished at 85% picking winners. (Record year!) No predictions during the spring. I’m thinking this will be a very tough year (I’m already making excuses) at picking winners because of schools playing the political game of possible players sitting out, teams cancelling games and teams trying to find games on a short week.
Week 1 & Week 2 are the toughest weeks to predict because you really don’t know yet on what teams have.
TO ALL PARENTS, STAND UP TO YOUR SCHOOL WHEN THEY MAKE RULES ABOUT NON-SCIENCE MASKS AND HAVING HEALTHY KIDS BEING TESTED!! NO AND NO!
BE STRONG! REMEMBER THEY NEED YOU WAY MORE THAN YOU NEED THEM!
This is everything you need to know about the California political game we are playing and why some games were and are being cancelled.
Let me know if this makes sense!
So the CDPH has a “guideline” that says if a kid is in a class with someone confirmed positive (while wearing a mask and being within 6 feet away from them for 45 minutes,” that the kid has to quarantine away from extracurricular activities (FALL SPORTS) for 7 days. However, they can still go to classes during the time but can’t play sports. THEY CAN STILL GO TO CLASS BUT CAN’T PLAY FALL SPORTS!
WAIT………..WHAT!!! Think about it, how stupid is that!! It’s ok to be inside in a classroom but not out in the fresh air.
This is why some early games have been cancelled, not because of actual positives but because of a bad interpretation of the exposure guideline rule that some SCAREDY-CAT schools jumped on and a terrible 7-day extracurricular quarantine which is in the CDPH guidelines. It is completely wrong!!
A REMINDER TO ALL SCHOOL AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS, YOU ARE IN THE KID BUSINESS! PLEASE LEAVE YOUR POLITICS AT HOME. SOME SCHOOLS JUST DON’T GET IT.
SO FAR, THE GAMES THAT HAVE BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL NOT BE MADE UP
SELMA vs KERMAN
YOSEMITE vs MENDOTA
ATWATER at MADERA (MADERA IS LOOKING FOR A GAME ON SEPT 24)
ROOSEVELT at IMMANUEL
STRATHMORE vs MIRA MONTE
BISHOP DIEGO at RIGHETTI HIGH
TAFT at KERN VALLEY
CHAVEZ at DELANO
RIVERDALE at TRANQUILITY
TULARE UNION at MT WHITNEY
MONACHE at GOLDEN WEST
EL DIAMANTE vs TULARE WESTERN
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(FINAL SCORE FROM THURSDAY) KENNEDY 45 KERMAN 13
ROOSEVELT at STRATHMORE (FRIDAY NIGHT)
MENDOTA AZTECS at MINARETS MUSTANGS (FRIDAY NIGHT)
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS
Madera South Stallions vs Mission Oak Hawks
PAGMETER Early Line Mission Oak -3
This has turned into a very good rivalry. This is a tough call so I will take the home team. The X factor will be the defenses. Can the Stallions slow down senior QB Mike Iriye ? Can the Hawks slow down senior All Star RB Tayte Grantham?
PAGMETER Prediction Mission Oak 30 Madera South 27
FINAL MISSION OAK HAWKS 36 MADERA HAWKS 14
The Stallions had the lead 14-12 at the Half and the Hawks steam rolled in the 2nd half.
Hawks QB Mike Iriye had a night Scoring on runs of 59 & 41 yards and threw 3 TD passes, Kenny Jackson (59 yards & 11 yards) and Kaream Davis (10-yards) and to top it off Iriye nailed a 24-yard FG.
The Stallions scored with Tayte Grantham 28-yard TD run and Angelo Moreno scored on a 10-yard run.
Kerman Lions at Kennedy Thunderbirds
PAGMETER Early line Kerman -2
This game came on late. Kerman was supposed to play Selma, but the Selma administration cancelled so Kennedy stepped up. Kennedy didn’t play spring football and Kerman did play. The Lions defense is the X factor and can they slow down the Birds running game. Lions QB Ashton Chalabian could be the difference maker. This Lions team has the makings to be very good.
PAGMETER Prediction Kerman 29 Kennedy 27
FINAL KENNEDY 45 KERMAN 13
The PAGMETER got sandbagged by Kennedy’s scouting report, LOL. The scouting report, ‘We are not very good right now. Kerman has some outstanding talent on film. Not playing spring ball put us way behind. It’s going to take us a while to get back into Thunderbirds football shape”. PAGMETER fell for it. (Rookie) Just to let folks know, I would have taken Kennedy 38-14 because this is not a good match up for the Lions defense and going against the Birds Wing T early in the year. I though a team playing spring would have had the advantage. (I WAS WRONG) I should have known that the Birds were chomping at the bit to get back out and hit somebody. Job well done T Birds!
Avian Pesina scored on 4 rushing TD’s, Hugo Mora and Drake Sand each scored a TD,
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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FINAL SCORES
Mendota Aztecs at Minarets Mustangs
PAGMETER Early Line Mendota -34
Mendota needed a game after Yosemite played the silly political game and cancelled, so the Aztecs are playing the Mustangs. Thank you to the Mustangs for stepping up and shame on Yosemite!
PAGMETER Prediction Mendota 50 Mustangs 16
FINAL MENDOTA 58 MINARETS 18
Aztecs scoring Rushing TDs from:
Richard Ceja Jr. (2)
In a quarter of play Juan Ceja 6-9 for 127 yards and 2 TD’s
Renato Gaeta 2-4 for 56 yards. Jesus Treo with a 45-yards interception return for a TD.
Frontier Titans at Arroyo Grande Eagles
PAGMETER Early Line Frontier-14
This is a very interesting game. The Titans come off a fantastic spring. Leading the Titans will be senior QB Vincent Igoa, who threw for over 1,200 yds, 70% completion percentage with 9TD passes. The Eagles will lead with a power offense and leading the way will be hard hitting senior RB Makai Puga .
PAGMETER Prediction Frontier 37 Arroyo Grande 23
FINAL FRONTIER 53 ARROYO GRANDE 12
Highland Scots at Arvin Bears
PAGMETER Early Line Highland -19
The X factor is which defense will step up because this could be a high scoring game.
PAGMETER Prediction Highland 40 Arvin 21
FINAL HIGHLAND 39 ARVIN 0
Boron Bobcats at Foothill Trojans
PAGMETER Early Line Foothill -14
The Trojans had a pretty good spring, and the Bobcats didn’t play.
PAGMETER Prediction Foothill 25 Boron 11
FINAL FOOTHILL 16 BORON 7
Coalinga Horned Toads at Caruthers Blue Raiders
PAGMETER Early Line Caruthers -3
The Toads new head coach Piz takes over from the mess with horse play. The Toads have senior QB Jett Garcia, and he is good. The Blew Crew will be young and making his first start at QB will be junior Colin Hirschkorn.
PAGMETER Prediction Caruthers 30 Coalinga 27
FINAL COALINGA 38 CARUTHERS16
QB Jett Garcia went 15-25, for 288 yards passing, with 3 TDs,Devin Sanchez 136 yards receiving with 2 TD’s and an INT. Defensively, 3 fumble recoveries, one return for TD and and 4 INT’s.
Redwood Rangers at Centennial Golden Hawks
PAGMETER Early Line Centennial -7
The Rangers did not play spring football because the Visalia School District thinks it’s about them and not the kids. Making his first start at QB for the Rangers will be sophomore Frankie Alvarez. The G Hawks come in with a very good offense and leading the way is junior QB Levi Manning.
PAGMETER Prediction Centennial 34 Redwood 27
FINAL CENTENNIAL 35 REDWOOD 21
Redwood jumped out to 7-0 and 14-7 leads before 28 centennial unanswered points. Very Balanced Centennial offense with 200 rushing and passing yards. Offensive standouts – Tristan Flores with hard nosed rushing yards all night, Levi Manning both rushing and passing from the QB spot. Tyler Fimple with 3 explosive plays from WR with 2 Touchdowns and a 50 yard per catch average. Defense battled all night creating very opportunistic turnovers. Defense was led by a Garrett Austin strip sack, Jackson McDonald with a 40 yard interception return
QB Levi Manning (209 yards) threw scored on a 2-yard TD run and threw 3 TD passes (Tyler Fimple (3 catches for 148 yards) 69 & 40 yards, & Jaxton Santiago 6-yards) and Tristin Flores (93 yards rushing) scored on a 4-yard run
Rangers, Carson Everett scored 2 TD’s on runs of 46 and 14 yard runs.
Bullard Knights at Central Grizzlies
PAGMETER Early Line Central -7
The Knights come in with a very good feeling about week 1. The Knights are one of the only few Central Section teams that have beaten the Grizzlies in a a while. The Grizzlies haven’t lost a TRAC game in about 5 year and spring football doesn’t count. The Grizzlies are still the team to beat until somebody beats them. Last year the Knights were loaded but the California political games cut fall football. This year the Knights come in with a very good team and the Grizzlies are not a big team but will have plenty of speed. Both QB’s are making their first starts. For the Knights, junior Roland Russo who transferred in from Clovis North and the Central Grizzlies will have Dayton Tafoya who transferred in from Clovis West. Both QB’s got some valuable experience during the spring.
PAGMETER Prediction Central 35 Bullard 28
FINAL CENTRAL 51 BULLARD 32
B – Daizon Allen 35 yard pass from Roland Russo, Eddie Torres PAT Good
C – LaDanian Streets 40 yard pass from Dayton Tafoya, Giovany Arguello PAT Good
B – Herman Zamora 1 yard run, Eddie Torres PAT Good
C – Braylen Hall 29 yard pass from Dayton Tafoya, Giovany Arguello PAT Good
C – Braylan Hall 4 yard pass from Dayton Tafoya, Giobany Arguello PAT Good
B – Jayden Davis 33 yard pass from Roland Russo, Eddie Torres PAT Blocked
C – Ah’Marion Gaines-Smith 3 yard run, Darwin Melger PAT Good
B – Daizon Allen 10 yard pass from Roland Russo, 2 point failed
C – Darwin Melger 24 yard Field Goal
C – Marquise Greene 14 yard pass from Dayton Tafoya, Darwin Melger PAT Good
B – Jalyn Utendaal 13 yard pass from Roland Russo, Eddie Torres PAT Blocked
C – Marquise Greene 75 yard pass from Dayton Tafoya, Darwin Melger PAT Good
C – Ah’Marion Gaines-Smith 2 yard run, Darwin Melger PAT Good
Roland Russo 22/30, 334 Yards, 4 TD’s, 2 INT’s (115.3 – Passing Rating)
Jalyn Utendaal 12/181
Jayden Davis 2/49
Daizon Allen 3/46
Wendell Ware 2/24
Melaki Fletcher 1/14
Jordan Stewart 1/11
Herman Zamora 1/9
Jordan Stewart 14/50
Roland Russo 5/42
Herman Zamora 4/8
Jalyn Utendaal 2/2
QB Dayton Tafoya 17/32, 304 Yards, 5 TD’s, 3 INT’s (86.4 – Passing Rating)
Marquise Green 3/107
LaDanian Streets 2/87
Braylan Hall 3/63
Kam Taylor 3/20
Jesiah Lindsey 3/13
Josh Hill 1/6
Trent Wilson 1/5
Ah’Marion Gaines-Smith 1/3
Jesiah Lindsay 15/119
Dayton Tafoya 10/80
Ah’Marion Gaines-Smith 8/30
Michael James 1/4
Bakersfield Christian Eagles at Central Valley Christian Cavaliers
PAGMETER Early Line CVC -7
It’s the Christian Bowl. QB match up will be Eagles senior Braden Waterman vs Cavaliers junior Max Bakker.
PAGMETER Prediction CVC 35 BC 28
FINAL CVC 30 BC 24
Max Bakker threw 2 TD passes (Zach Zwart and Jaeden MOORE) Josh Sousa scored on a 2-yard TD run and Zach Zwart threw a TD pass to a wide open Josh Noeske.
Fresno High Warriors at Chowchilla Tribe
CANCELLED. Fresno High will also have the game vs Sanger on Friday vs Sanger will also be Cancelled. Sanger is looking for a game this Friday August 27.
Dinuba Emperors vs Clovis East T Wolves
PAGMETER Early Line Clovis East -11
CJ Lester will be coaching in his first game for the Emperors and the T Wolves will be young in spots.
PAGMETER Prediction Clovis East 36 Dinuba 25
FINAL CLOVIS EAST 33 DINUBA 30
Memorial Panthers vs Clovis North Broncos
PAGMETER Early Line Memorial -21
The Panthers have a fast offense, and the Broncos will have to keep the chains moving with their new power running offense. The Broncos are a big team upfront. I’m excited to watch SJM QB Mikey Bell make his first career start. This is a very interesting match up.
PAGMETER Prediction SJM 35 Clovis North 14
FINAL MEMORIAL 20 CLOVIS NORTH 0
Mikey Bell threw 2 TD pass to TJ Hall and Hall also scored on a 2-yard TD run
Chowchilla Tribe at Delano Tigers
PAGMETER Early line Delano -7
Fresno High and Chavez each canceled so Chowchilla and Delano decided to play. Love it.
Delano is very athletic and Chowchilla only has 19 players and travels a long way.
PAGMETER Prediction Delano 20 Chowchilla 13
FINAL DELANO 16 CHOWCHILLA 0
El Diamante Miners vs Tulare Western Mustangs
CANCELLED (Visalia Unified school district strikes again and told the Miners they can’t play in a game in Tulare) In other news, CVC played in Visalia. VUSD is horrible for kids.
Liberty Madera Hawks at Exeter Monarchs
PAGMETER Early Line Liberty Madera -21
Both teams are young, and we will know plenty after this one.
PAGMETER Prediction Liberty Madera 40 Exeter 19
FINAL EXETER 25 Liberty Madera 14
The PAGMETER blew this pick and the Monarchs get a good win at home.
Corcoran Panthers at Fowler Redcats
PAGMETER Early Line Fowler -4
This should be a very good game.
PAGMETER Prediction Fowler 28 Corcoran 24
FINAL CORCORAN 13 FOWLER 0
The Panthers defense is good!
Clovis West Golden Eagles at Garces Rams
PAGMETER Early Line Garces -16
Eric Brown will make his coaching debut with the Golden Eagles. CW plays a tough schedule and Coach is excited to watch his new team. Leading the Golden Eagles will be senior RB D’Ante Benjamin and safety Bryan Villa. The Rams come in loaded with speed everywhere. Leading the way will be senior QB Travis Plugge.
PAGMETER Prediction Garces 34 Clovis West 17
FINAL GARCES 28 CLOVIS WEST 7
Travis Plugge went 13-21 for 143 yards and threw a 53-yard TD to Julian Smith. Logan Bowers rushed for 135 yards and scored on a 95-yard TD run, Zamir Hall scored a fumble recovery. CW sophomore QB Tyler Patrick Threw his first career TD pass.
Granite Hills Grizzlies at Orange Cove Titans
PAGMETER Early Line Orange Cove -4
This should be a very good game. Both teams did not play spring ball.
PAGMETER Prediction Orange Cove 26 Granite Hills 22
FINAL ORANGE COVE 14 GRANITE HILLS 8
Roosevelt Rough Riders at Strathmore Spartans
PAGMETER Early line Roosevelt -25
Roosevelt vs Immanuel was cancelled. Strathmore vs Mira Monte was cancelled.
Now we have the Riders vs the Spartans.
The Riders played spring ball and the Spartans didn’t. The Riders offense is good.
PAGMETER Prediction Roosevelt 39 Strathmore 13
FINAL STRATHMORE 17 ROOSEVELT 6
Even without spring ball, the Spartans took care of business. The PAGMETER BLEW THIS PICK
Buchanan Bears at Kingsburg Vikings
PAGMETER Early Line Buchanan -14
The Vikings have been waiting for this game for 2 years. I would have loved to see last years Vikings team battle Buchanan. With the new playoff format, it will be interesting to see what happens to the overachieving Vikings. The Bears come in with a very good defense and leading the way will be senior LB Caden Rodgers who will also carry the ball at Running Back. The offense will spread it out and can pick you a part with junior QB Jayden Mandel who had a fantastic spring. The Vikings will have Mr. do-everything Micah Spomer who will line up everywhere and is one of the best players in the Central Section. A star will be born with Vikings junior QB Ethan Winslow who has a tremendous arm. The X factor is the Vikings offense scoring points to stay in this one because the Vikings defense is good.
PAGMETER Prediction Buchanan 33 Kingsburg 21
FINAL BUCHANAN 33 KINGSBURG 7
Jayden Mandal threw 4 TD passes (Josiah Ayon caught 2 TD’s, Travis Sirwet)
Washington Union Panthers at Lemoore Tigers
PAGMETER Early Line Washington Union -7
Both teams played spring football. The X factor is Union QB Lawrence Stell and can the Tigers D slow him down. Could this be the year the Tigers step up?
PAGMETER Prediction Washington Union 30 Lemoore 20
FINAL LEMOORE 15 WASHINGTON UNION 6
Lindsay Cardinals at Bishop Broncos
PAGMETER Early Line Bishop Union -21
Long trip for the Red Birds. Both QB’s will be makings their first varsity starts. Cardinals junior Samual Reyes and Broncos senior Jakob Redmond.
PAGMETER Prediction Bishop Union 34 Lindsay 13
FINAL BISHOP UNION 45 LINDSAY 16
Zach Mojarro rushed for 223 yards, scored 2 TD’s and Jakob Redmond threw 2 TD passes to Zach Mojarro.
McFarland Cougars at Avenal Buccaneers
PAGMETER Early Line Avenal -5
Both coaches are coaching their first game. Cougars Manny Munoz and Bucs Josh Wisniowski. If there is a sleeper team along with most improved, it might be the Bucs. Coach Josh has Buccaneers nation excited, and more kids are coming out for football.
PAGMETER Prediction Avenal 30 McFarland 25
FINAL AVENAL 18 MCFARLAND 0
Congratulations to Josh Wisniowski for winning his first game as the new Buccaneers Head Coach!!!
McLane Highlanders at Parlier Panthers
PAGMETER Early Line McLane -21
Both coaches are coaching their first game. Andrew Pancotti for the Highlanders and Drew Halstead for the Panthers. The X factor is Coach Drew is building a program and the numbers are low. The Italian Stallion Coach Pancotti has Highlander nation fired up. Parlier is a work in progress. I would love to see the Parlier administration get on board with sports.
PAGMETER Prediction McLane 37 Parlier 13
FINAL MCLANE 34 PARLIER 0
Congratulations to the McLane Highlanders and Andrew Pancotti getting his first win as the new Head Coach
Monache Marauders at Golden West Trailblazers
VUSD strikes again in this game!
Tulare Union Tribe at Mt. Whitney Pioneers
VUSD Should have left it up to the induvial school to play or not play. VUSD is horrible for kids. All you have to look at was the spring and they did not let the schools play football. In other news, Central Valley Christian played!!!
San Luis Obispo Tigers at Pioneer Valley Panthers
PAGMETER Early Line SLO -1
The Tigers struggled in the spring with a young team and leading the way will be senior QB Blayke Perry. The Pioneers had a very good spring and the defense played outstanding. This should be a great game.
PAGMETER Prediction SLO 17 Pioneer Valley 13
FINAL SLO 6 PV 0
Porterville Panthers vs North Stars
PAGMETER Early Line Porterville -3
The Panthers didn’t play spring football because the Porterville school district quit on the kids. North played pretty good football. Look for the Panthers to come out after a long layoff and show their stuff. The defense on both teams are pretty good.
PAGMETER Prediction Porterville 16 North 10
FINAL PORTERVILLE 13 NORTH 6
Hanford West Huskies at Reedley Pirates
PAGMETER Early Line Reedley -27
Get ready for a big year from Ryan Warkentin who is the Central Section’s Christian McCaffrey. When the Pirates offense starts rolling, forget it. The Huskies played tough during the spring.
PAGMETER Prediction Reedley 41 Hanford West 13
FINAL REEDLEY 49 Hanford West 14
Ryan Warkentin with a big night rushing for 258 yards and scored 4TD’s
Riverdale Cowboys at Tranquility Tigers
Clovis Cougars vs Sanger Apaches at Tom Flores Stadium/Chuck Shidan Field
PAGMETER Early Line Clovis -16
This is one of the best Cougars teams in a long time and If the Cougars don’t win it all this year they might never, because this team is loaded. The Cougars have the best QB in the Section with the dangerous Nate Johnson and the Cougars have the best Running back in the Section with Tristan Risley. The Apaches will be young but always physical. Leading the defense will be seniors LB Alan Pelayo, DL/OL Christian Torres, LB Arturo Betancourt, DB/RB Markie Botello, and FB Ashton Rodriguez.
PAGMETER Prediction Clovis 39 Sanger 23
FINAL CLOVIS 35 SANGER 12
Cougars-Nate Johnson (171 yards passing) threw 2 TD passes to Nic Viau (71 and 15 yards) Tristian Risley (134 yards rushing) scored 3 TD’s on a 1,15 & 39 yard TD runs.
Apaches-Josiah Duarte threw a 31-yard TD pass to Markie Botello. Aston Rodriguez scored on a 2-yard TD run
East Blades at Santa Maria Saints
PAGMETER Early Line Santa Maria -2
This should be a very good game.
PAGMETER Prediction Santa Maria 21 East 20
FINAL SANTA MARIA 3 EAST 0
West Vikings vs Shafter Generals
PAGMETER Early Line Shafter -27
Can the Vikings defense slow down senior QB Tyson Dozhier?
PAGMETER Prediction Shafter 41 West 13
FINAL WEST 27 SHAFTER 20
The PAGMETER WAS WAY OFF ON THIS PICK! KEEP AN EYE ON THE VIKINGS!
Independence Falcons at South Rebels
PAGMETER Early Line South -3
This is a very even match up. It could come down to the final minutes.
PAGMETER Prediction South 24 Independence 21
FINAL SOUTH 22 INDEPENDENCE 12
Ridgeview Wolf Pack at Stockdale Mustangs
PAGMETER Early Line Ridgeview -3
Casey Quinn will be coaching in his first game for the Pack. Junior QB Jordan Gallegoz is ready to have big years for the Mustangs.
PAGMETER Prediction Ridgeview 24 Stockdale 21
FINAL STOCKDALE 27 RIDGEVIEW 7
This is a very good win for the Mustangs!
Tehachapi Warriors at Wasco Tigers
PAGMETER Early line Wasco -25
This game might be over in less than 2 hours because both teams love to run the football. It will be Warriors junior QB Wyatt Richie vs Tigers senior QB Jacob Ruiz. If the Tigers get it going early, the Warriors are in trouble,
PAGMETER Prediction Wasco 39 Tehachapi 13
FINAL WASCO 50 TEHACHAPI 14
Torres Toros vs Hoover Patriots
PAGMETER Early Line Hoover-21
One of these new coaches will be getting their first win. Torres Joe Marquez takes over the new school and Hoover’s Joe Pierro takes over the Patriots. Both coaches are building a football program.
PAGMETER Prediction Hoover 34 Torres 13
FINAL TORRES 29 HOOVER 22
Congratulations to the Torres Toros and Head Coach Joe Marquez for winning the first game in school history. Coach Joe is doing a tremendous job with the brand new school in Madera. Huge Story!!!
Orosi Cardinals at Woodlake Tigers
PAGMETER Early Line Orosi -10
The Cardinals graduated a ton from the best team in school history, but Coach White has built a tremendous program. Look for the young Cardinals to step up. The Tigers return 6 players from the spring.
PAGMETER Prediction Orosi 30 Woodlake 20
FINAL OROSI 38 WOODLAKE 26
California City Ravens at Fillmore Flashes
St. Joseph Knights at Charter Oak Chargers
PAGMETER Early Line St Joseph -6
The Knights have plenty of new Knights coming on board and will be a very good team.
PAGMETER Prediction St Joseph 21 Charter Oak 14
FINAL CHARTER OAK 27 ST JOSEPH 13
El Capitan Gauchos, Merced, at Firebaugh Eagles
PAGMETER Early Line Firebaugh -21
The Eagles should be 1-0 after this game. Leading the way will be RB/MLB Danny Olivera.
PAGMETER Prediction Firebaugh 34 El Captain 13
FINAL FIREBAUGH 55 EL CAPTAIN 8
Danny Olivera rushed for 288 yards and scored 4 TD’s. QB Austin Garcia went 8-9 for 79 yard and 3 TD passes.
Sunnyside Wildcats at Golden Valley Cougars, Merced
PAGMETER Early Line Sunnyside -3
This should be a good game. The beginning of the week , the PAGMETER had GV has a slight favorite but the more I learned about the Wildcats, they have a very good offense with Freshman QB Tanner Wilson. Tanner will be added to the QB watch list.
PAGMETER Prediction Sunnyside 24 Golden Valley 21
FINAL SUNNYSIDE 30 GOLDEN VALLEY 28 in OT
GAME OF THE NIGHT! QB Tanner Wilson with a huge night in his first varsity game throwing for over 400 yards and 4 TD’s including the game winner in overtime
Paso Robles Bearcats at Lompoc Braves
PAGMETER Early Line Lompoc -21
The Bearcats have a tough opener on the road
PAGMETER Prediction Lompoc 46 Paso Robles 25
FINAL LOMPOC 48 PASO ROBLES 27
Bakersfield Drillers at Los Alamitos Griffins
PAGMETER Early Line Los Alamitos -31
I’m thinking the Drillers need to play some teams around the Central Section. Leading the Drillers will be LB Alex Rocha who has committed to play at Sacramento State.
PAGMETER Prediction Los Alamitos 44 Bakersfield 13
FINAL LOS ALAMITOS 65 BAKERSFIELD 18
Dos Palos Broncos at Los Banos Tigers
PAGMETER Early Line Dos Palos -10
Last time they played in 2019 the young Broncos pulled out a win. The Broncos are very good now and should take care of business. Look for Broncos senior QB Trent Calvert to get off to a fast start.
PAGMETER Prediction Dos Palos 39 Los Banos 29
FINAL DOS PALOS 20 LOS BANOS 13
Brentwood Eagles, Los Angeles at Mission Prep Royals
PAGMETER Early Line Mission Prep -21
The Royals return almost everybody from the spring, and they are hungry to get after it. Leading the way for the Royals are the captains, Jack Susank (RB/DB) 5’11 / 210lbs, Caleb Alalem (OL/DL) 6’0 / 299lbs. Jacob Butler (LB/RB) 6’2 / 220lbs, Andrew Abbate (RB/LB) 5’7 / 190lbs and Eli Greidanus (DL/OL) 6’0 / 200lbs.
PAGMETER Prediction Mission PREP 42 Brentwood 21
FINAL MISSION PREP 49 BRENTWOOD 7
Santa Ynez Pirates at Nipomo Titans
PAGMETER Early Line Nipomo -7
This should be a very good game. Plenty of Titans return and they are playing at home.
PAGMETER Prediction Nipomo 28 Santa Ynez 21
FINAL NIPOMO 21 SANTA YNEZ 16
Rosamond Roadrunners at Littlerock Wildcats
PAGMETER Early Line Littlerock -4
The X factor is the defense on both sides
PAGMETER Prediction Littlerock 21 Rosamond 17
FINAL LITTLEROCK 14 ROSAMOND 6
Morro Bay Pirates at San Marcos Knights
PAGMETER Early Line Morro Bay -4
The Pirates have outstanding junior QB Nicky Johnson ready to come out the gates fast. Leading the way for the Pirates will be senior WR/LB Christian Merril, and junior RB Dylan Turner. This would be a great road win and a fun bus ride home if the Pirates can take care of business. This is a tough pick because I don’t know much about San Marcos.
PAGMETER Prediction Morro Bay 27 San Marcos 23
FINAL SAN MARCOS 25 MORRO BAY 14
Liberty Patriots at Spanish Springs Cougars
PAGMETER Early Line Liberty -22
The Patriots are a much more physical team, but it is a long bus ride. Leading the Patriots will be senior QB Carson Woods.
PAGMETER Prediction Liberty 36 Spanish Springs 14
FINAL LIBERTY 28 SPANISH SPRINGS 3