PAGMETER FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS WEEK 3, 2021
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SO FAR GAMES THAT ARE CANCELLED FOR WEEK 3
REDWOOD vs TULARE UNION
HOOVER vs PIONEER VALLEY
NORTH VS WEST
MCFARLAND VS COALINGA
PARLIER vs AVENAL
RIVERDALE vs SIERRA PACIFIC
HANFORD vs WASHINGTON UNION
CORCORAN at MCLANE
FOOTHILL TROJANS at CALIFORNIA CITY
SUNNYSIDE at SELMA
LE GRAND at TRANQUILITY
FOOTHILL at CALIFORNIA CITY
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NIPOMO TITANS at PIONEER VALLEY PANTHERS
SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS at AVENAL BUCCANEERS
TULARE UNION TRIBE at WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS
GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS at PORTERVILLE PANTHERS THURSDAY
LE GRAND BULLDOGS at MCLANE HIGHLANDERS 6:30
KINGSBURG VIKINGS WILL PLAY REDWOOD RANGERS ON SEPT 24 AT MINERAL KING BOWL
CENTRAL GRIZZLIES IS LOOKING FOR A GAME ON SEPT 24
The PAGMETER went 39-6 (86%) in Week 2 Overall 79-14 for the year (85%)
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**Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Washington Union Community and the family of Ernesto Garin who was killed in a traffic accident last week. The Panthers will be playing this week with Heavy Hearts!
**We got word that there was a shooting threat at Central High School, so they called off the game vs Damonte Ranch. Redwood had to shut down because of the political flu and cancelled the game vs Clovis West. The Damonte Ranch Mustangs were heading to Central from Nevada and got word at 11am that the game was cancelled who they reached out to Clovis West and BOOM, we got a ball game. Damonte Ranch played at Clovis West in the first Golden Eagles home game ever and it was the greatest environment.
**There were a couple of games that made me sick to my stomach.
**Ugly game number 1
The Hanford Bullpups playing the SJM Panthers at Memorial. The halftime score Panthers 8 Bullpups 7 and apparently both Athletic Directors decided to call the game because of bad air. WAIT……………WHAT!! Are you joking? Just to be clear, the SJM AD really pushed to cancel the game!
It was no joke, the game was called at the half and yep, ridiculous. How in the world do you kick-off and play for 2 hours and then deem it not safe to play? It will be filed as a “No Contest” like they didn’t play. No score or stats will be kept but fans showed up, Hanford fans made the trip, paid the $5 gallon of gas, and wasted a hot Friday night for nothing. A complete shame especially after 18 months of what the kids have gone through, we have adults making bad decisions repeatedly. Whoever did make the call and you know who you are, you should be ashamed of yourself!
The Bullpups had a Week 1 Bye so they can’t schedule another date to play unless it is a Sat-Wed.
The Bullpups will only play a 9-game season and now this week they have to cancel because of the political contact tracing.
Some questions I get asked, “Hey PAGMETER, how can Hanford-SJM play on a Monday and still prepare for the upcoming game”? Just look at the top notes above with Damonte Ranch vs Clovis West, they had 6 hours to prepare for each other. If you are really in it for the Kids, Hanford-SJM will make it happen.
**Ugly game number 2
With 7 minutes to go at McLane Stadium, the Highlanders were leading the Orosi Cardinals 21-18 when some McLane administrator came on the field and said we need to delay the game for bad air. So, for 30 plus minutes as the Orosi team sat on the bench waiting with all the fans in the same air, the McLane administrator called the dummies at Memorial and ask them, what are going to do? the McLane administration end up calling the game because SJM made a bad decision.
Both teams battled all night, but a Nut Job homer-administrator pulled the plugged on the game and Orosi will be credited with a loss. You can’t make this shit up.
Note to any outside team wanting to come to Fresno to play a Fresno Unified team, you better think long and hard before you do. The Orosi Cardinals and their fans made the trip into Fresno only to get SCREWED!
**IN OTHER NEWS, THE CLOVIS COUGARS PLAYED A GAME RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD AND CELEBRATED JENNA PRANDINI NIGHT AND CLOVIS WEST HEAD COACH ERIC BROWN GOT HIS FIRST WIN IN THE SAME FRICKIN AIR!!!!!
**WITH THE POLICICAL FLU GOING ON, PICKING GAMES WILL BE TOUGH THIS WEEK BECAUSE SOME SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE SPINELESS AND WON” T STICK UP FOR THEIR STUDENT ATHLETES AND OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE COMMON SENSE. BY GAME TIME SOME HEALTHY PLAYERS MIGHT HAVE TO SIT OUT BECAUSE OF THE CALIFORNIA POLITICAL BULLSHIT.
**THIS POLICAL FLU IS A NOTHING BURGER WITH OUR KIDS COMPARED TO THE MENTAL ILLNESS USSUES KIDS WILL BE GOING THROUGH FOR A LONG TIME IF WE KEEP THEM CONTINUOUSLY HELD HOSTAGE WITH TESTING HEALTHY KIDS/CONTACT TRACING. I SURE WISH SCHOOLS AND THE POLITICIANS COULD UNDERSTAND THAT.
WEEK 3 PAGMETER PREDICTION
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINAL SCORES
BUCHANAN BEARS (3-0) at PASO ROBLES BEARCATS (1-2)
It’s the Bears vs the Bearcats
The Bears come in with one of the best defenses in the Central Section and if the offense does their thing, game over. The Bears shutout the Knights 27-0. (No stats available)
The Bearcats come in beating Independence 14-6.
The X factor is Paso hasn’t put 48 minutes of the offense and defense together but will have to this week against the best team in the Central Section.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Buchanan 48 Paso Robles 7
FINAL BUCHANAN 48 PASO ROBLES 0
The Bears will be battling for the No 1 team on the PAGMETER rankings. The defense is so good and now with 8 straight quarters of shutout football and has only given up 1 TD in 3 games. Mr TD Caden Rodgers scored 4 more TD’s. QB Jaden Mandal threw TD passes to Brody Bendowski and Sam Luna.
MINARETS MUSTANGS (0-2) at YOSEMITE BADGERS (2-0)
The Highway 41 Mountain Bowl
We are all holding our breath if this game really is played. With the Yosemite administration, you never know.
Since the rivalry started in 2016, the Badgers are 5-0 against the Mustangs.
The X factor is since Minarets is practicing and who knows what the heck Yosemite is doing, I always will take the team that is playing football. Minarets keeps getting more students in from Yosemite because Yosemite keeps forgetting they are in the kid business. The Badgers have 20 players just dying to get back playing some football but excuse after excuse by the Yosemite administration so stay tuned!
PAGMETER PREDICTION Yosemite 24 Minarets 22
FINAL YOSEMITE 24 MINARETS 22
PAGMETER nailed the scored. The Mustangs went for the winning field goal and the Badgers blocked it and fans stormed the field in the big Highway 41 Mountain Bowl game. It’s great to see the smiles on the Badgers fans/players faces & playing the game they love again. I sure hope the Yosemite administration saw what they taken away from the kids at Yosemite. The blue Badgers are now 6-0 over the purple Mustangs since they started playing in 2016.
MISSION OAK HAWKS (3-0) at CHAVEZ TITANS (0-2)
WE NEED MORE REFEREES!
This game was changed to Thursday because of the official’s shortage.
The Hawks come in playing great football on both sides of the ball and leading the way is red hot senior QB Mike Iriye. (No stats available)
The Titans come in losing a tough one to Monache 13-6.
The X factor and it will be the same every week when you play the Hawks, can the Titans keep Iriye contained and in the pocket?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Mission Oak 42 Chavez 6
FINAL MISSION OAK 35 CHAVEZ 0
If the Hawks play great defense to go along with a fantastic offense, LIGHTS OUT! QB Mike Iriye threw for 287 yards, 3TD’s, rushed for 92 yards and scored a TD. Anthony Ledesma caught 3 footballs for 135 yards and scored a TD.
FARMERSVILLE AZTECS (1-1) at SIERRA CHIEFTAINS (0-2)
The X factor is the Chieftains head coach Mark Stelling and staff have a tough job with coaching 11-man football one week and then 8-man football another week. This week is 11-man. Since the Chieftains play 11 man and 8, the Aztecs have the big advantage. The Chieftains will be like taking the donut off when you’re in the on deck Circle when they play 8 man football. Baseball players will understand.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Farmersville 28 SIERRA 21
FINAL FARMERSVILLE 39 SIERRA 20
The Aztecs with a nice win. Congratulations to Sean Knox for getting his first win as the new head coach. The Chieftains and head coach Mark Stelling/staff are doing a tremendous job building a football program. The goal is to get back to 100% 11-man football. A great example, sophomore basketball player Logan Kilbert who has never played football before and in his first game, rushed for over 100 yards and scored a TD.
GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS (0-1) at PORTERVILLE PANTHERS (2-0)
The Bulldogs finally get to hit somebody after having a tremendous spring. The Panthers had to cancelled last week vs Roosevelt so they will get back playing.
The X factor the Bulldogs have plenty of team speed and the Panthers have a tremendous defense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Golden Valley 15 Porterville 14
FINAL PORTERVILLE 14 GOLDEN VALLEY 0
It’s the official, the Panthers defense is very good! Jacob Espinoza scored on a 7-yard TD run and caught a 19-yard TD pass from QB Kayden Boosalis.
HIGHLAND SCOTS (2-1) at KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS (3-0)
WOW what a match up of the speedy Scots vs the Power of the Birds.
The Scots come in beating Shafter 20-13 and the Thunderbirds slaughter Hoover 56-0. Avian Pesina rushed for 148 yards and scored 3 TD’s. The Birds rushed for 467 yards as a team with 7 TD’s.
The X factor if the Thunderbirds get the lead, they will milk the clock and be tough to beat in the 4th quarter.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Kennedy 27 Highland 14
FINAL KENNEDY 28 HIGHLAND 6
If the Birds play great defense, they will be very tough the beat the rest of the way.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FINAL SCORES
TULARE UNION TRIBE (0-2) at WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS (1-1)
THE UNION BOWL
The Panthers come in with heavy hearts after a young Panthers player Ernesto Garin was killed in a traffic accident last week.
The Kingsburg game was cancelled and this week the Hanford game was cancelled. The Tribe come in losing in a shootout to El Diamante 47-44. This week Redwood cancelled so on Wednesday afternoon we have the Union Bowl.
The X factor is the Panthers are trying to find their offense and the Tribe is trying to find their defense. This will be a very interesting game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Tulare Union 33 Washington Union 30
FINAL WASHINGTON UNION 33 TULARE UNION 23
CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (2-0) at BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS (0-3)
The Grizzlies are excited to get back playing football after last weeks game was cancelled. The Drillers lost at Clovis 34-14.
The Drillers get to play at home and in the legendary Griffith Stadium with fans.
The X factor is the defensive side of the ball because there is plenty of speed on the offensive side of the ball. The Drillers need a big game from WR Daylon Leach and QB Ty Monterio. The Grizzlies will have junior QB Dayton Tafoya ready to roll who threw for 304 yards and 5 TD passes in the opener over Bullard.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Central 49 Bakersfield 25
FINAL CENTRAL 59 BAKERSFIELD 20
STRATHMORE SPARTANS (3-0) at CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS (0-3)
The Spartans are back to playing Spartans hard-ass football and the Blue Crew are very young.
The X factor can the Blue Raiders defense hang?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Strathmore 34 Caruthers 14
FINAL STRATHMORE 21 CARUTHERS 14
CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS (3-0) at INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (0-3)
The G-Hawks come in and one of the hottest teams on both sides of the ball. With the new playoff format, right now the G-Hawks are on the border for Division 1. They got a big win last Friday over Arroyo Grande 47-21 with a very balanced attack led by QB Levi Manning, both passing and rushing for a combined 5 TD’s. Jackson McDonald carried the offense on the ground with 111 rushing yards averaging over 10 yards per carry. Jaxton Santiago caught 2 TD passes. Noe Estrada returned a kickoff for an 85-yard TD. Leading the Defense was AJ Morgan with 2 sacks and 6 tackles.
The Falcons come in losing to Paso Robles 14-6
The X factor is the Falcons defense and slowing down the G-Hawks offense. Can the Falcons offense have a great game?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Centennial 46 Independence 13
FINAL CENTENNIAL 48 INDEPENDENCE 22
MISSION PREP ROYALS (2-0) at CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN CAVALIERS (2-1)
This is the game of the night with a couple of real good teams. The Royals come off a bye and return everybody from last year. The Cavaliers come in beating up Mt Whitney 31-0. (No stats available)
The X factor is the home team has a slight edge. Overall, this could come down to the final minutes.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CVC 30 Mission Prep 29
FINAL MISSION PREP 36 CVC 26
CLOVIS COUGARS (3-0) at RIDGEVIEW WOLF PACK (0-3)
BREAKING NEWS CLOVIS COUARGS HAVE AT LEAST 12-15 STATERS/PLAYERS OUT TONIGHT BECAUSE OF THE STUPID CONTACT TRACING!!!
The Cougars come in beating Bakersfield 34-14 and the Wolf Pack got beat by Liberty 55-0.
The X factor is the Wolf Pack had to play maybe the best defense in the Central Section (Liberty) and now they go against the best offense in the Central Section. Cougars RB Tristan Risley is 180 yards away from the all-time Cougars record of 2,663 yards. Starting at QB for the Cougars will be sophomore Jackson Kloster. The good news for the Cougars is most the starting defense are playing, top back Tristan Risley is playing and Ridgeview is struggling.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Clovis 38 Ridgeview 7
FINAL CLOVIS 40 RIDGEVIEW 0
EL DIAMANTE MINERS (1-1) vs CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (1-2)
The Miners come off a shootout win over Tulare Union 47-44. The Broncos come off a loss to the Edison Chargers in Huntington Beach 35-13.
The X factor both teams will pound the ball so which defense will step up?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Clovis North 35 El Diamante 14
FINAL CLOVIS NORTH 48 EL DIAMANTE 7
EDISON TIGERS (0-2) vs CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (2-1)
The Tigers come in losing last week to BC 55-28 and have a new head coach with Mike Stamps. The Golden Eagles new head coach Eric Brown got his first win last Friday vs Damonte Ranch 28-6.
The X factor is the Tigers are the mystery team. Both teams will get better each week. This game comes down to the defense side of the ball and the Golden Eagles have the edge.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Clovis West 30 Edison 26
FINAL CLOVIS WEST 31 EDISON 28
EAST BLADES (0-3) at DELANO TIGERS (3-0)
The early best story of the year must be the Delano Tigers.
The X factor is the Blades offense needs to finish drives with points to stay in this game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Delano 22 East 7
FINAL DELANO 10 EAST 0
DESERT SCORPIONS (0-1) at TAFT WILDCATS (2-0)
We will find out about the Scorpions after this game, and we learned a lot about the Wildcats after they crushed Cal City 55-0. Jackson Berry scored 4 TD’s and the Wildcats defense took over.
The X factor is this Wildcats team is good and will be tough to beat.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Taft 50 Desert 6
FINAL TAFT 49 DESERT 0
TORRES TOROS (1-2) at DINUBA EMPERORS (2-1)
The Toros are the new team on the block and already playing with house money with winning a game early. First-year teams always will struggle. The Emperors beat Tulare Western 48-20. (No stats available)
The X factor is Dinuba is a very good team and will roll at home.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Dinuba 51 Torres 12
FINAL DINUBA 49 TORRES 14
EXETER MONARCHS (3-0) at LINDSAY CARDINALS (0-3)
The Monarchs come in beating Woodlake 42-0 and the Cardinals lost to Mission Oak 50-0. (No stats available)
The X factor the Cardinals are playing a tough schedule and it continues this week.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Exeter 48 Lindsay 12
FINAL EXETER 69 LINDSAY 21
FIREBAUGH EAGLES (2-1) vs ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS (1-2)
The Eagles come in shutting out Fowler 35-0. Danny Olivera rushed for 133 yards and scored 3 TD’s. Isaiah Leyva with 3 picks and Anthony Fernandez with 12 tackles. The Riders picked up a game last week after Porterville cancelled and lost to Sanger 27-7.
The X factor is don’t go by the Rough Riders record because they are already battle tested. The Riders offense is due to explode.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Roosevelt 27 Firebaugh 23
FINAL ROOSEVELT 34 FIREBAUGH 28 OVERTIME
LE GRAND BULLDOGS (1-2) at MCLANE HIGHLANDERS (3-0 *)
The Bulldogs were supposed to play Tranquility but it got canceled and the Highlanders come in getting an asterisk win over Orosi.
This game was put together on Thursday afternoon after Corcoran and Foothill cancelled on McLane.
The X factor the Highlanders got ready for Corcoran all week long and crammed for Foothill. Now it’s Le Grand. Welcome to 2021 football. Be careful Bulldogs if the McLane Administration are at the game, they could stop the game because they ran out of hot dogs at the snack bar. It is the Highlanders Homecoming game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION McLane 33 Le Grand 23
FINAL MCLANE 33 LE GRAND 22
TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (1-1) at FRONTIER TITANS (2-1)
The Mustangs lost to a very good Dinuba team 48-20 and the Titans beat a very good St Joseph team 35-33. (No stats available)
The X factor the Mustangs must play lights out defense to have a good bus ride home.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Frontier 34 Tulare Western 24
FINAL TULARE WESTERN 16 FRONTIER 14
FOWLER REDCATS (1-2) at IMMANUEL EAGLES (0-2)
The Redcats have been shutout in 2 straight games and the Eagles lost at Mendota 29-6.
The X factor is the Redcats might reach the end zone this week but look for the Eagles to reach the endzone many more times.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Immanuel 27 Fowler 7
FINAL FOWLER 20 IMMANUEL 6
LEMOORE TIGERS (2-1) at KINGSBURG VIKINGS (1-1)
This game will tell us a lot of how good these team are and where they could end up in the new playoff format. The Tigers are 2-0 but step up this week playing the Vikings and the Vikings lost to the possible best team (Buchanan) in the Central Section so buckle up.
The X factor both defenses are very good so keep an eye on both offenses and who has the better game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Kingsburg 37 Lemoore 20
FINAL KINGSBURG 31 LEMOORE 21
LIBERTY MADERA HAWKS (1-2) at TEMPLETON EAGLES (1-1)
THE BIRD BOWL
Both teams are very young. The Hawks come in after beating Caruthers 30-6 and the Eagles lost Coalinga 27-6.
The X factor both teams are running the Wing T so which defense will have the better game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Liberty Madera 30 Templeton 15
FINAL TEMPLETON 29 LIBERTY MADERA 14
KERMAN LIONS (0-3) at MADERA COYOTES (2-0)
The Lions come in losing to Dos Palos 21-7. The Lions have not figured out yet who they are on offense yet so look for them to struggle in the meantime. The Coyotes shutout Selma 35-0. (No stats available)
The X factor the Coyotes got a gift when they got transfer senior QB Beau Green in who is the most traveled QB in the state. Beau hasn’t been healthy, but this is his 4th transfer (Downey, Turlock, Mater Die) and the family picked Madera because the Coyotes throw the football. BTW Beau Green is an outstanding dual-threat QB and will have the Coyotes ready for a division 2/division 3 playoff championship run. The Coyotes will roll at home.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Madera 45 Kerman 7
FINAL MADERA 35 KERMAN 6
MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS (121) vs HANFORD WEST HUSKIES (0-3)
Both teams have played an early tough schedule. The Running Stallions come in beating Golden Valley from Merced 8-6. Kicker Rudy Valdez nailed 2 field goals including the game winning 43-yarder with less than 2 minutes to go. The Huskies lost to Corcoran 24-7.
The X factor is both offenses and who can finish drives with points. The Stallions come in beat up with injuries.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Madera South 24 Hanford West 20
FINAL MADERA SOUTH 24 HANFORD WEST 21
ORANGE COVE TITANS (1-2) at MENDOTA AZTECS (3-0)
The Titans come in losing to Strathmore 48-0 and the Aztecs beat Immanuel 29-6 (No stats available)
The X factor it’s official, the Aztecs are a very good football team and will roll at home.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Mendota 55 Orange Cove 7
FINAL MENDOTA 35 ORANGE COVE 7
SHAFTER GENERALS (1-2) at MIRA MONTE LIONS (0-1)
The Generals come in beat up especially at QB. All Star QB Tyson Dozhier went out in the loss to Highland with a collarbone injury. Next up is super athlete Devon Sundgren and he got hurt with ankle injury. The Lions come in and haven’t played a game yet.
The X factor you give Generals head coach Jerald Pierucci a week and he will have a QB ready to roll. It doesn’t matter where the Generals end up by playoff time in whatever division, they will be tough to beat.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Shafter 35 Mira Monte 7
FINAL SHAFTER 40 MIRA MONTE 7
MONACHE MARUDERS (2-0) at GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS (0-2)
The Marauders come in beating Chavez 13-6 and the Blazers lost to Tehachapi 12-3. The Blazers offense only had 3 first downs the entire game and if the Warriors don’t fumble late by their own goal line, it would have been a shutout.
The X factor both defenses are pretty good so which offense will step up this week.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Golden West 20 Monache 18
FINAL MONACHE 28 GOLDEN WEST 20
FRESNO HIGH WARRIORS (0-1) at MT WHITNEY PIONEERS (1-1)
The Warriors are the mystery team, and we will find out this week how good they are. The Pioneers come in losing to CVC 31-0.
The X factor the Pioneers have already played a game and are at home.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Mt Whitney 43 Fresno High 13
FINAL MT WHITNEY 52 FRESNO HIGH 7
GRANITE HILLS GRIZZLES (1-2) at OROSI CARDINALS (2-1*)
The Grizzlies come in beating Sierra 38-6. The Cardinals got totally screwed by the McLane administration and had their game with 7:00 to go stopped because of bad air. McLane administration called Memorial and asked them what they were going to do. BLIND LEADING THE BLIND. The Cardinals got a bus, brought the fans, and didn’t finish the game and since they were losing, they will be credited with a loss. A BIG *asterisk loss.
The X factor the Grizzlies must play a pissed off Cardinals team and if I were the Cardinals, I would remember on every snap they play for the rest of the year on what McLane did to them.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Orosi 47 Granite Hills 13
FINAL OROSI 56 GRANITE HILLS 6
SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS (1-1) at AVENAL BUCCANEERS (1-1)
This game was put together on Monday. Sierra Pacific was supposed to play Riverdale and Avenal was supposed to play Parlier.
SP comes in losing to Reedley 33-21. Avenal had a week off.
The X factor is the Avenal defense going against the Wing-T, and can they force the Golden Bears in 3rd and long? They will win. If not SP will roll.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Sierra Pacific 23 Avenal 21
FINAL SIERRA PACIFIC 46 AVENAL 12
NIPOMO TITANS (3-0) at PIONEER VALLEY PANTHERS (0-2)
The Titans come in beating Cabrillo 56-0. QB Nate Reese went 6-7 for 92 yards with 2 TD passes and rushed for 132 yards on 5 carries and scored 3 TD’s. The Panthers had a bye. This game happened because Hoover cancelled on Pioneer Valley, so Nipomo stepped up to the plate.
The X factor the Panthers would have had a slam dunk blowout win over Hoover and now they have a hot offense to battle. The Panthers offense needs a big night.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Nipomo 27 Pioneer Valley 14
FINAL NIPOMO 26 PIONEER VALLEY 20
WOODLAKE TIGERS (0-3) at REEDLEY PIRATES (3-0)
The Tigers come in losing to Exeter 42-0 and the Pirates beat Sierra Pacific 35-21.
The X factor is the Pirates schedule is very weak for a division 3 potential playoff contender. The Pirates opponents are 0-5 combined. The Pirates are the perfect example of what do you do with a team like this in the new playoff format? Technically they are playing a division 6 schedule. Then again if the Pirates go 10-0 with a soft schedule along with playing in a weak NYL, they could be playing in the division 1 playoffs. The Pirates might be on to something.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Reedley 54 Woodlake 6
FINAL REEDLEY 42 WOODLAKE 13
BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES (1-2) at MEMORIAL PANTHERS (2-0)
The Eagles come in beating Edison 55-28. The Eagles simply wore down the Tigers. (No stats available)
You already know about the Panthers game last week when the SJM AD got dramatic and caused the cancellation.
The X factor look for the Panthers defense to bring pressure. Edison didn’t and the Eagles torched them. On the Panthers offense it’s a complete mystery on why they keep trying to force the ball to outstanding WR TJ Hall? As of now, you double team TJ and the Panthers have no plan B. The Panthers apparently still think they are a passing team. They are not. They have one of the best running backs in the country with Brandon Ramirez who is being recruited by at least 30 division 1 schools and the Panthers apparently forgot he’s on the team. PAGMETER says line it up with the big O-line along with Brandon and let’s go.
Let’s make this simple, if Brandon becomes a big part of the offense, the Panthers have a shot to win it all. Without Brandon, zero chance.
This is a tough call because I don’t know what SJM is going to do. I say Brando is in the back field a ton and has a big game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION SJM 40 BC 28
FINAL MEMORIAL 49 BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN 7
ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES (1-2) at SAN LUIS OBISPO TIGERS (1-1)
This is a tough call with this contact tracing crap and who is ready to play?
The X factor is the Eagles have played a killer schedule with a skeleton crew. The Tigers have been off for a long time. Look for the Eagles junior QB Max Perrett to take charge and get the Eagles going.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Arroyo Grande 36 SLO 20
FINAL ARROYO GRANDE 42 SAN LUIS OBISPO 14
SOUTH REBELS (1-2) at WASCO TIGERS (2-0)
This is a great match up of the Rebels speed vs the Tigers power running game.
The X factor can the Rebels defense be disciplined enough to hang with the Tigers offense? This could come down to the final minutes.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Wasco 38 South 16
FINAL WASCO 47 SOUTH 6
BORON BOBCATS (2-1) at RIVERSIDE PREP SILVER KNIGHTS (0-3)
The X factor the Bobcats are a good team and should have a fun bus ride home.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Boron 30 Riverside Prep 13
FINAL BORON 36 RIVERSIDE PREP 8
TURLOCK BULLDOGS (0-3) vs BULLARD KNIGHTS (1-2)
The Bulldogs come in losing to Clayton Valley Charter 35-23 and the Knights lost to Buchanan 27-0. (No stats available)
The X factor both teams were not ready to play the best teams in their section, so this is a big game for both teams because the schedule doesn’t get any easier. This will be a very good game and it could come down to the final drive.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Bullard 30 Turlock 29
FINAL BULLARD 14 TURLOCK 12
BISHOP UNION BRONCOS (3-0) at FERNLEY VAQUEROS (0-1) Nevada
This is the opener for the 2019 Nevada state champions who beat the Broncos in 2019, 24-0.
The Broncos are crushing anybody in their way.
The X factor and I don’t know how the Broncos do it, two games with 7-hour bus rides each way and this game is a short 5 hours. Lol. The Broncos should have the slight advantage of already playing 2 games.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Bishop Union 28 Fernley 26
FINAL BISHOP UNION 42 FERNLEY 22
GARCES RAMS (2-1) vs BISHOP DIEGO CARDINALS (2-0)
The Rams come in beating Paraclete 45-31. Logan Bowers rushed for 201 yards and scored 2 TD’s. QB Travis Plugge threw a TD pass and scored 2 TD’s. Zamir Hall scored 2 TD’s. Bishop Diego beat up Oxnard 52-0. The 2nd half was played with a running clock. QB Michael Luckhurst threw 2 TD passes and the defense did the rest.
The X factor this will be the best team that both teams will have played so far. Which defense will play better?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Bishop Diego 37 Garces 29
FINAL BISHOP DIEGO 30 GARCES 14
CHOWCHILLA TRIBE (0-3) at GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS (1-2)
The Tribe have struggled on offense and the Cougars have lost in 2 tough games both by a couple of points.
The X factor can the Trible slow down RB Jabari Phillips? Golden Valley needs to be playing in the Central Section.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Golden Valley 38 Chowchilla 13
FINAL GOLDEN VALLEY 40 CHOWCHILLA 14
STELLAR PREP THUNDER (1-1) at LIBERTY PATRIOTS (3-0)
The Thunder come and playing a very good Patriots team.
The X factor the Patriots will roll at home. Patriots QB Carson Woods went 8-10 for 141 yards and 3 TD passes in the win over Ridgeview 55-0.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Liberty 54 Stellar Prep 0
FINAL LIBERTY 56 STELLAR PREP 0
ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS (1-1) at NEWBURY PARK PANTHERS (2-0)
The Hounds come off a win over Torres 35-0.
The X factor is Newbury is a very good team and the Hounds will have to finish drives with points to win on the road. Can’t afford to punt.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Newbury 33 Atascadero 20
FINAL NEWBURY 40 ATADCADERO 7
RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS (0-2) at SANTA BARBARA DONS (1-2)
The Warriors opened the season losing to Lompoc 42-20. QB Braden Claborn threw 3 TD passes in his first varsity start.
The X factor the Warriors need to get off to a great start to win on the road. The Dons are very good.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Santa Barbara 34 Righetti High 24
FINAL SANTA BARBARA 42 RIGHETTI HIGH 7
BURROUGH BURROS (0-3) at TEHACHAPI WARRIORS (2-1)
The Burros have played a very tough schedule and the Warriors come in beating Golden West 12-3. The defense held the Blazers to 3 first downs.
The X factor the Warriors offense needs to step up this week to win at home.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Tehachapi 23 Burrough 13
FINAL TEHACHAPI 48 BURROUGH 6