PAGMETER FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS WEEK 4, 2021
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Washington Union did everything they could after Corcoran cancelled to find a game this week.
The Panthers tried with Ridgeview, Nipomo, McLane, and Los Banos but no takers so it looks like Union will have a bye.
If teams are looking for games, let us know and maybe we can help.
September 17-Mission Prep Royals is looking for a game, home or away. (varsity & JV)
September 24 -Central Grizzlies are looking for a game
So far the games that are CANCELED because of the political flu
CORCORAN at WASHINGTON UNION
NORTH SALINAS at ASTADCADERO
RIDGEVIEW at BAKERSFIELD
MINARETS at MCLANE
MARIPOSA at YOSEMITE
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THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINAL SCORES
BULLARD KNIGHTS (1-3) vs CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (3-1)
This is one of the best rivalries in the Central Section and Clovis West has dominated the rivalry going 26-10. The Knights come in beating Turlock 14-12. Daizon Allen caught a 5-yard TD pass from QB Roland Russo and add in Allen’s extra point 2-point catch and the Knights get their first win. The Golden Eagles held on and beat Edison 31-28. (No stats provided)
The X factor the Knights haven’t put together a game where the offense and defense played well at the same time in the first 3 games. The Knights are still trying to figure out what kind of offensive team they are. QB Roland Russo needs a big game for the Knights to pull out a win.
The Golden Eagles are attempting to be the first team in over 100 years to rotate QB’s with sophomore Tyler Patrick & junior Ryan Markarian and be successful. The reason why it has never worked is because the QB position is the toughest position in all of sports and needs to get into a game rhythm. Maybe it will work with the Golden Eagles because both QB’s are so even.
This is a big game for both teams with the schedule getting tougher. The good news for both teams is somebody could be the top contender in the Division 2 playoff format with a loss.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Bullard 27 Clovis West 23
FINAL CLOVIS WEST 35 BULLARD 28
PASO ROBLES BEARCATS (1-2) at SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS (2-0)
THE STRANGE CAT BOWL
I don’t know what part of the forest where a Bearcat lives and who would win in a fight if a Bearcat ran into a Wildcat?
We will find out at Sunnyside stadium. The Bearcats come in losing to Buchanan 48-0 and the Wildcats had to cancel their game because the Selma administration fell in the political flu trap AGAIN.
The X factor and this should be a great game with a couple of even teams. It will come down to turnovers. The Bearcats have played a much tough schedule and will need to finish drives with points.
PAGMETE PREDICTIONS Sunnyside 30 Paso Robles 25
SUNNYSIDE 25 PASO ROBLES 7 SUSPENDED AT HALFTIME RULED NO CONTEST
SHAFTER GENERALS (1-2) at IMMANUEL EAGLES (0-2)
With the new playoff format, teams like Shafter and Immanuel know not to panic because once they figure it out and get healthy, they will both be tough to beat by playoff time. What division will they be in? Stay tuned.
The Generals come in beating Mira Monte 40-7. Koa Rhodes scored on an 86-yard TD run. QB Devon Sundgren rushed for 110 yards, scored 2 TD’s and threw a TD pass. Jacob Saldana scored 2 TD’s. The Eagles come in losing to Fowler 20-6.
The Generals come in banged up with injuries. Starting QB Tyson Dozhier is out with a broken collarbone.
The X factor is the Eagles offense is in the middle of a makeover and so far, it hasn’t worked. Will the offense explode on Friday night with senior QB Hector Davila leading the way? The Generals are a thing a beauty and head coach Jerald Pierucci will use his talent to make it happen. The Generals will spread it out when they can but will pound the ball if that’s the team the Generals have.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Shafter 39 Immanuel 13
IMMANUEL 14 SHAFTER 7 SUSPENDED START OF THE 3RD QUARTER AND WILL RESUME ON OCT 15
SIERRA CHIEFTAIN (1-2) at PARLIER PANTHERS (0-2)
The Chieftains come in losing to Farmersville 39-20 and Parlier got caught up with the political flu.
The X factor the Chieftains are playing 11-man football this week and will be very strong when the 8-man league gets going. The Panthers are low with players so this has the makings to be a very good game.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Parlier 23 Sierra 20
FINAL SIERRA 24 PARLIER 0 CONGRATULATIONS TO HEAD COACH MARK STELLING GETTING HIS FIRST WIN
MADERA COYOTES (2-1) vs MERCED BEARS (2-2)
With the new playoff format, the Coyotes could be the tweener team with division 2 or division 3. The Coyotes come in beating Kerman 35-6. (No stats provided) and the Bears lost to Downey 34-20. The Bears blew a 20-point lead. Seth Scheidt with 2 TD runs of 1 and 16 yards. This has the makings to a high scoring game.
The X factor is the Bears defense vs the Coyotes offense.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Madera 39 Merced 34
FINAL MERCED 41 MADERA 13 The Bears win the President Cup
MENDOTA AZTECS (3-0) at REEDLEY PIRATES (3-0)
Both teams off to tremendous start. The Aztecs come beating Orange Cove 35-7. QB Juan Ceja went 14-24, with 267 yards and 4 TD’s, Devon Murphy with 8 catches for 164 yards and 4 TD’s. Richard Ceja with 4 catches for 85 yards and a TD.
The Pirates beat Woodlake 42-13. Ryan Warkentin scored on TD runs of 58- & 57-yard TD runs. Josh Gonzalez picked off a pass and took it back 73-yards for a TD.
The X factor the Aztecs come in beat up with injuries. Do the Aztecs have enough healthy players to compete in Reedley? The Pirates season starts in this game after playing a division 6 schedule. Pirates opponents are 1-7.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Reedley 30 Mendota 21
REEDLEY 24 MENDOTA 7 SUSPENDED at HALFTIME GAME RULED A NO CONTEST
KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS (4-0) at DELANO TIGERS (3-1)
This is for the Delano City Championship
The Thunderbirds come in beating Highland 28-6. Avian Pesina rushed for 157 yards and scored a TD. Salvador Sanchez returned an interception for a TD off a tipped pass. The Tigers beat East Bakersfield 10-0. The Tigers defense has yet to give up a point in 3 games. QB Eddie Silva went 8-14 for 121 yards and rushed for 91 yards
The X factor can the Tigers slow down the Birds offense? Leading the way for the Birds will be Avian Pesina and leading the Tigers is sophomore QB Eddie Silva. Can the Tigers offense move the chains and keep the Birds offense on the sidelines?
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Kennedy 40 Delano 21
FINAL KENNEDY 41 DELANO 14
ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS (1-2) at WEST VIKINGS (3-0)
The Hounds were supposed to play the Vikings of North Salinas at home, but the game was canceled and instead they will play the Vikings at West Bakersfield. The Greyhounds coming in losing to Newbury Park 40-7. QB Evan Moscardi threw for 244 yards. The Vikings got stuck in the middle of the political flu and didn’t play last week.
The X factor the Hounds must play tremendous defense and run the ball to beat the Vikings.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS West 24 Atascadero 16
FINAL WEST 19 ATASCADERO 13
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FINAL SCORES
AVENAL BUCCANEERS (1-2) at RIVERDALE COWBOYS (1-0)
The Bucs come in losing to Sierra Pacific 46-12. The Bucs were beat up with injuries. The Cowboys have not played a game and got caught up in the political flu game.
The X factor will the Bucs be healthy and how good are the Cowboys playing in their first game.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Avenal 20 Riverdale 16
FINAL RIVERDALE 42 AVENAL 8 IT’S OFFICIAL THE COWBOYS ARE GOOD
GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS (0-3) at BAKERSFIELD CHRISTAIN EAGLES (2-2)
The Blazers come in losing to Monache 28-20 and the Eagles got run over at Memorial 49-7.
The X factor the Blazers step up in competition this week and the Eagles need to get back to Eagles football and throw away the SJM game film.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Bakersfield Christian 40 Golden West 13
FINAL BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN 14 GOLDEN EAGLES 3
ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS (0-3) at CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS (4-0)
The Knights come off a bye and once the 30-day transfer rule is over, the Knights will be even better. The G-Hawks beat Independence 48-22. Another balanced offensive attack both rushing and passing. QB Levi Manning rushed for 115 yards, scored 4 TD’s, and threw 2 TD passes. Jaxton Santiago caught 5 footballs for 105-yards and 1 TD.
The X factor can the Knights close out this game because the G-Hawks are a 2nd half team. This game has the makings to be a high scoring game.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Centennial 31 St Joseph 23
FINAL CENTENNIAL 17 ST JOSEPH 14
CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN CAVALIERS (3-1) at CHOWCHILLA TRIBE (0-4)
The Cavaliers come in losing to Mission Prep 36-26. The Cavaliers did not play well for 3 quarters. Dom Maxfield scored on a 5-yard TD run. Josh Sousa scored on a 73-yard TD run. Max Bakker threw a TD pass to Jaeden Moore. The Tribe lost to Golden Valley of Merced 40-14.
The X factor this is not a good match up for the Tribe.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS CVC 44 Chowchilla 14
FINAL CVC 37 CHOWCHILLA 8
CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (2-2) vs EDISON TIGERS (0-3)
The Broncos come in beating El Diamante 48-7. RB Paul Sharp rushed for a 180-yards and scored 2 TD’s including a 65-yarder. Speedster Jake Parnegian scored 2 TD’s. The Tigers lost a tough one to Clovis West 31-28. Junior QB Yaj Vance is coming on.
The X factor is the Tigers defense, and can they slow down the Broncos running game. The Broncos are not a throwing team so the Tigers speedy defense will bring plenty of pressure. Jake Parnegian will not play in the game because the pollical flu.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Clovis North 38 Edison 28
FINAL CLOVIS NORTH 33 EDISON 26
DINUBA EMPERIORS (3-1) vs EL DIAMANITE MINERS (1-2)
This has the makings to be a real good game. The Emperors come in beating Torres 49-14. Senior QB Casimiro Barragan threw for 339 yards and 3TD’s. WR Mikey Olvera are on fire. The Miners lost to Clovis North 48-7. (No stats provided)
The X factor the Miners defense slowing down the Emperors offense.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Dinuba 39 El Diamante 26
FINAL DINUBA 28 EL DIAMANTE 20
CHAVEZ TITANS (0-3) at EAST BLADES (1-3)
The X Factor which offense will break out? They are both off to a slow start.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS East 20 Chavez 13
FINAL EAST 12 CHAVEZ 6
DOS PALOS BRONCOS (3-0) at EXETER MONARCHS (3-1)
This is the early show-down of teams that can win it all. The Broncos were off last week, and the Monarchs beat Lindsay 69-21. Dewayne Coleman, rushed for 127-yards scored 3 TD’s and also caught 2 TD passes including a 91-yarder.
The X factor is both offensive are very good so which defense will step up? Can the Monarchs slow down the Broncos offense with QB Trent Calvert leading way and can the Broncos slow down Dewayne Coleman?
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Exeter 37 Dos Palos 30
FINAL DOS PALOS 41 EXETER 0 PAGMETER BLEW THIS PICK BY A LOT!!!!
CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS (0-4) at FIREBAUGH EAGLES (3-1)
The Blue Raiders come in losing to Strathmore 21-14 and the Eagles lost in overtime to Roosevelt 34-28. (No Stats provided)
The X factor don’t go by the Blue Crew record because this young team has played a real tough schedule.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Firebaugh 36 Caruthers 24
FINAL FIREBAUGH 47 CARUTHERS 26
TAFT WILDCATS (2-1) at FOOTHILL TROJANS (3-0)
The early south valley battle of two very good teams.
The Wildcats have steam rolled the High Desert league and the Trojans are winning with a very good defense. The Wildcats come in beating Desert 49-0. Jayce Moore scored 2 TD’s, (10 and 28 yards), Cyrus Gaylord scored 2 TD’s (15, 9) Caleb Kozloski scored 2 TD’s (3, 43) and Caeden McAfee scored a 40-yard TD run.
The X factor can the Wildcats slow down Trojans RB Kaelan Deloney? Both teams step up this week in competition. This could come down to the final drive.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Foothill 20 Taft 19
FINAL FOOTHILL 8 TAFT 6
FOWLER REDCATS (2-2) at LINDSAY CARDINALS (0-4)
Both teams have played a TOUGH schedule and the Redcats come in beating Immanuel 20-6 after getting shutout in their first two games.
The X factor which defense will show up?
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Fowler 30 Lindsay 13
FINAL FOWLER 35 LINDSAY 7
MORRO BAY PIRATES (1-2) vs FRESNO HIGH WARRIORS (1-1)
The Pirates come into town and play in hot McLane Stadium.
The X factor the Warriors number of players are very low and they come off a blow out loss. The Pirates should have a fun bus ride home if they play solid defense. Can the Pirates handle the heat? Can the Warriors play great for 48 minutes?
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Morro Bay 24 Fresno High 20
FINAL FRESNO HIGH 20 MORRO BAY 13
SOUTH REBELS (2-2) at GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS (0-2)
The Rebels come in getting run over by Wasco 47-6 and the Bulldogs got shutout by Porterville 14-0.
This should be a very good game and the X factor is which offense will play better for 48 minutes?
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS South 20 Golden Valley 13
FINAL SOUTH 15 GOLDEN VALLEY 12
HANFORD BULLPUPS (-10) vs PORTERVILLE PANTHERS (2-1)
The Bullpups can’t wait to play a game for 48 minutes. They got screwed when Memorial called the game at halftime and last week the political flu got them. The Panthers come in shutting out Golden Valley 14-0.
The X factor the Panthers offense needs a big game to stay with the Bullpups.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Hanford 28 Porterville 7
FINAL HANFORD 27 PORTERVILLE 0
TEHACHAPI WARRIORS (2-2) at HIGHLAND SCOTS (3-1)
This one is tough to figure out with two very good teams getting after it. The Warriors come in beating Burroughs 48-6. Sam Orellana rushed for 116 yards and scored 2 TD’s, Rashad McElroy rushed for 57 yards on only 4 carries and scored a TD. The Scots lost to Kennedy 28-6. Adrian Juarez scored the TD.
The X factor is the Warriors defense vs the Scots offense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Highland 27 Tehachapi 23
FINAL HIGHLAND 28 TEHACHAPI 18
STOCKDALE MUSTANGS (2-0) at INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (0-4)
The Mustangs got caught up in the political flu game and haven’t played in so long. The Falcons have played a monster schedule and getting better and better. It has been 11 years since Falcons head coach Tyler Schilhabel had the horrible accident.
The X factor how will the Mustangs play after not playing for 3 weeks
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Stockdale 28 Independence 21
FINAL STOCKDALE 15 INDEPENDENCE 12
KERMAN LIONS (0-4) KINGSBURG VIKINGS (2-1)
The Lions come in still trying to figure out what kind of offense they are running and now they have to go against a very good Vikings defense. The Vikings come in beating Lemoore 31-21. QB Ethan Winslow scored on a 34-yard TD run and threw a 26-yard TD pass to Connor McFall. Kenyan Simpson returned a kickoff 94-yards for a TD.
The X factor can the Lions find the end zone?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Kingsburg 49 Kerman 7
FINAL KINGSBURG 47 KERMAN 6
SANGER APACHES (1-2) at LEMOORE TIGERS (3-1)
The Apaches come in off a bye week and the Tigers lost to Kingsburg 31-21. QB Ty Chambers threw 3 TD passes.
The X factor the Tigers must play lights out on defense and Chambers must do his thing for the Tigers to win at home.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS (Upset special) Lemoore 28 Sanger 26
FINAL LEMOORE 14 SANGER 13 OT
WOODLAKE TIGERS (0-4) at LIBERTY MADERA RANCHOS HAWKS (2-2)
The Tigers have played a tough schedule that will get them ready for league. The Hawks have also played a tough schedule for a young Hawks team.
The X factor can the Tigers defense match up with a Hawks team that loves to pound the ball.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Liberty Madera 40 Woodlake 23
FINAL LIBERTY MADERA 32 WOODLAKE 23
MIRA MONTE LIONS (0-2) at ARVIN BEARS (1-2)
The X factor is both offenses have struggled so who can finish drives with points. Could this be the game they both breat out?
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Arvin 40 Mira Monte 25
FINAL ARVIN 54 MIRA MONTE 35
MT WHITNEY PIONEERS (2-1) vs MISSION OAK HAWKS (4-0)
Pioneers come in beating Fresno High 52-7. The Hawks beat Chavez 35-0. (No stats provided)
The X factor the Hawks defense have gone 10 straight quarters without giving up a point. If the Hawks play tremendous defense, the Hawks will be the team to beat in division 4. With the new playoff format, the Hawks could end up in division 3.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Mission Oak 44 Mt Whitney 7
FINAL MISSION OAK 28 MT WHITNEY 21
SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS (1-2) vs HANFORD WEST HUSKIES (1-3)
The Golden Bears come in beating Avenal 46-12 and the Huskies lost a close game to Madera South 24-21.
The X factor the Huskies played the Madera South Stallions Wing T very tough and will get another Wing T offense this week and that will be huge.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Hanford West 24 Sierra Pacific 21
FINAL HANFORD WEST 37 SIERRA PACIFIC 0
MONACHE MARAUDERS (2-1) at STRATHMORE SPARTANS (4-0)
The Marauders come in beating Golden West 28-20 and the Spartans beat Caruthers 21-14 Jaylen Oats scored on 3 rushing TD’s.
The X factor is the Marauders defense vs the Spartans offense.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Strathmore 33 Monache 20
FINAL STRATHMORE 25 MONACHE 14
PIONEER VALLEY PANTHERS (0-)3 at TEMPLETON EAGLES (2-1)
The Panthers come in losing to Nipomo 26-20. The Eagles beat Madera South 29-14.
The X factor the Panthers defense vs the Eagles Wing T offense.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Templeton 25 Pioneer Valley 13
FINAL TEMPLETON 7 PIONEER VALLEY 0
FARMERSVILLE AZTECS (2-1) at TRANQUILITY TIGERS (0-2)
The Aztecs come in beating Sierra 39-20.
The X factor is the Aztecs should have plenty of confidence coming into this game.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Farmersville 27 Tranquility 7
FINAL FARMERSVILLE 14 TRANQUILITY 0
TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (2-1) vs REDWOOD RANGERS (0-2)
The PAGMETER Picked TW beating Dinuba in week 2 and blew the pick. The PAGMETER Picked Frontier on Friday to beat TW and blew that pick. Jayson Hernandez with the game winning field goal with 30 seconds to go. Every year there is a team that I just can’t figure out and maybe this year it is the Mustangs.
The Rangers haven’t played since losing to Centennial 35-21 in Week 1. A star is born with senior Karson Everett who rushed for 168 yards and scored 3 TD’s.
The X factor this should be a tremendous game with 2 outstanding offenses. The Rangers come in still beat up with injuries and by playoff time, watch out.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Redwood 29 Tulare Western 25
FINAL TULARE WESTERN 35 REDWOOD 27
WASCO TIGERS (3-0) at NORTH STARS (0-2)
The Tigers are at it again and running over teams. The Tigers come in beating South 47-6. Aazaia Ferguson rushed for 125 yards and scored 3 TD’s. Omar Tovar rushed 120 yards and a score a TD. Sean Sharp rushed for 55 yards and scored a TD.
The X factor can the Stars match up on defense vs the Tigers running game and can the Stars offense keep the chains moving with long drives.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Wasco 51 North 13
FINAL WASCO 41 NORTH 26
BURROUGHS BURROS (0-4) at BISHOP UNION BRONCOS (4-0)
THIS IS FOR THE HIGH SIERRA CLASSIC RIVALRY TROPHY
The Broncos finally get to wake up on game day and play in their own backyard. The Broncos have been on 3 LONG road trips and the Broncos fans can’t wait to watch this overachieving powerhouse take the field. With the new playoff format, what division will the Broncos land? The small school Broncos should be in division 5 but they could end up in division 3-4. That’s crazy if you think about it.
The Burros come in losing to Tehachapi 48-6 and the Broncos beat the defending Nevada state 2019 champion Fernley 42-22. Zach Mojarro rushed for 103-yards, scored 3 TD’s and for the year Zach has scored 11 TD’s. QB Jakob Redmond threw 179 yards with 2 TD passes and scored 2 TD’s.
The X factor the High Sierra Trophy will stay at Bishop Union
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Bishop Union 58 Burroughs 6
FINAL BISHOP UNION 68 BURROUGHS 0
WHITNEY WILDCATS (2-2) at CLOVIS COUGARS (4-0)
The Wildcats from Rocklin come in losing to Lincoln 17-14. Anthony Parker rushed for 109 yards and scored a TD. The Cougars beat Ridgeview 40-0. Future Cougars QB sophomore Jackson Kloster stepped in showed he can play after throwing for 3 TD’s. Kloster hit Jaden Carrillo on a beautiful 47-yard TD pass, a 20-yarder to Tristan Risley. Risley rushed for 155 yards, scored 2 TD’s, for his career, Tristan has rushed for a 2,630 career yards and is 33 yards away from the school record. Think about that with the great Clovis history over the years, Tristan will be the best Cougar of all time.
The Clovis administration panicked last week and had over 12 healthy players not play because the administration simply blew it with the political flu. You can’t make this up. It was very disappointing to see one of the best schools in the state that always has backbone for kids cave into some soft adults.
The X factor for the Wildcats to stay in this one, they will need to run the ball with Anthony Parker, and play good defense against the No 1 Cougars.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Clovis 35 Whitney 7
FINAL CLOVIS 27 WHITNEY 7 TRISTAN RISLEY BECOMES THE CLOVIS ALL TIME LEADING RUSHER WITH 2,664 YARDS
DESERT SCORPIONS (0-2) at LITTLE ROCK LOBOS (2-1)
The X factor is the Scorpions offense and can they move the ball against a very good defense
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Little Rock 51 Desert 6
FINAL LITTLE ROCK 63 DESERT 8
CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (3-0) at EDISON VIKINGS (3-1)
This has the makings to be a very good game of two state contenders. The Grizzlies come in beating Bakersfield 59-20. QB Dayton Tafoya threw 3 TD passes. Jesiah Lindsay scored on a 30-yard TD run. The Vikings beat Grant of Sacramento 27-17. Freezandren (Zan) Dosty and Jalen Blacksher each scored TD’s.
The X factor this is a very good Vikings team and the top ranked in the Northern Section. The Vikings are much bigger upfront, and the Grizzlies must use their speed to pull off a win. QB Dayton Tafoya must have a huge game.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Edison 35 Central 31
FINAL CENTRAL 17 CENTRAL 10 HUGE WIN FOR THE GRIZZLIES
LOMPOC BRAVES (3-1) at ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES (2-2)
The Braves come in pounding Cabrillo 56-0. Leading the way is junior QB Cavin Ross. The Eagles beat San Luis Obispo 42-14. Makai Puga rushed for 116 yards and scored 2 TD’s.
The X factor the Eagles are finally getting healthy and must play tremendous defense to stay with the Braves. The Eagles running game and Makai Puga will need a big game.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Lompoc 38 Arroyo Grande 31
FINAL ARROYO GRANDE 48 LOMPOC 47
LOS ALAMITOS GRIFFINS (4-0) at BUCHANAN BEARS (3-1)
What a match up of two of the best teams in the state. The Griffins come in beating Paramount 50-0 and the Bears beat Paso Robles 48-0. The Bears 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.
The X factor both teams step up in competition coming into a hot Buchanan Stadium. Both teams have outstanding junior QB’s. Los Alamitos has Malachi Nelson who has verbally committed to play QB for the Oklahoma Sooners and the Bears with Jaden Mandal who has verbally committed to play baseball at Fresno State, Both teams play tremendous defense and both teams can score.
The X factor the Bears offense needs a big night at home on Military night against an Orange County powerhouse.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Los Alamitos 35 Buchanan 28
FINAL LOS ALAMITOS 34 BUCHANAN 31
St. Francis Sharks (0-3) at Mission Prep Royals (3-0)
Playing for the new Bishop Trophy Bell
The Sharks come in losing to Watsonville 12-6. The Sharks are slowly coming back from being hurt with the political flu for a while.
The Royals with a big win over CVC 36-26. The Royals had a 29-6 lead after 3 quarters. Jack Susank rushed for 101 yards and scored a TD. The big momentum shift was when Jamar (JJ) Howard returned the 2nd half kickoff for a TD.
The X factor Mission Prep better have the trophy case ready for the Bishop Bell because the Royals will steam roll at home. The Sharks offense will struggle against a very good Royals defense.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Mission Prep 55 St Francis 6
FINAL MISSION PREP 42 ST FRANCIS 7
BORON BOBCATS (2-2) at RIO HONDO KARES (3-0)
The Bobcats come in beating Riverside Prep 36-8. The Kares best Verdugo Hills 44-12.
The X factor is which defense will step up. The Kares at home as the edge.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Rio Hondo 45 Boron 20
FINAL RIO HONDO 46 BORON 18
SANTA MARIA SAINTS (1-2) at SANTA YNEZ PIRATES (3-1)
The SANTA BOWL
The Saints come in off a bye. The Pirates beat Nordhoff 10-7.
The X factor is the Saints offense needs a big game to win on the road.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Santa Ynez 35 Santa Maria 13
FINAL SANTA YNEZ 48 SANTA MARIA 7
STONE RIDGE CHRISTIAN KNIGHTS (1-3) Merced vs TORRES TOROS (2-2)
The Knights come in beating Mariposa County 18-16 and a huge win for the Knights. The Toros lost to a very good Dinuba team 49-14.
The X factor the Toros have played the much tougher schedule and should be battle tested for this one.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Torres 26 Stone Ridge 20
FINAL TORRES 27 STONE RIDGE 21
SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS
KERN VALLEY BRONCS (1-0) at MCFARLAND COUGARS (1-2)
The Broncs are hoping to play some football, but the political California flu game has put them on hold.
The X factor the Cougars have played 2 games and playing at home. This is a tough call because the Broncs are a mystery team but the scoop is the Broncs are good. Stay tuned
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Kern Valley 20 McFarland 13
FINAL KERN VALLEY 14 MCFARLAND 13
CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES (3-0) at HERITAGE PATRIOTS (1-2)
The T Wolves come off a bye and the Patriots beat Granada 36-34 in triple OT.
The X factor is the Patriots are a young team and leading the way is junior RB Devon Rivers. The T Wolves defense needs to control the line of scrimmage.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Clovis East 37 Heritage 21
FINAL CLOVIS EAST 35 HERRITAGE 14
GARCES RAMS (2-2) at MEMORIAL PANTHERS (3-0)
THE HOLY BOWL
This is the battle of two of the best teams in the Central Section.
The Rams coming in losing to Bishop Diego in Santa Barbara 30-14. The Rams played a horrible game with way too many mistakes with turnovers and bad snaps in the back field. QB Travis Plugge scored on a 4-yard TD run and Logan Bowers scored on a 4-yard TD run. The Panthers crushed Bakersfield Christian 49-7. RB Brandon Ramirez rushed for 132-yards and scored 2 TD’s on only 5 carries. The Panthers finally figured out they are not a spread team. They are and should be a play-action pass team with whoever they put in at QB.
The X factor is both defenses. If the Panthers decide to go right at the Rams defense with the big offensive line and Brandon Ramirez getting the load, the Rams defense will have their hands full. The Rams offense will need a big night and this game could be a shootout. Can the Panthers D contain QB Travis Plugge?
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Memorial 37 Garces 20
FINAL MEMORIAL 34 GARCES 10
SAN LUIS OBISPO TIGERS (2-1) at KENNEDY TITANS (0-2)
This game was put together on Monday. The Tigers come in losing to Arroyo Grande 42-14 and the Titans lost to Tamalpais 39-0.
The X factor is which offense will step up after last week?
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS San Luis Obispo 30 Kennedy 15
FINAL SAN LUIS OBISPO 35 KENNEDY 13
LIBERTY PATRIOTS (3-1) at CLAYTON VALLEY UGLY EAGLES (2-1)
THE HONOR BOWL
This is the game of the week and the most interesting game at the same time.
The Patriots have been crushing everybody in their way and have been looking forward to this game for a while. The Ugly Eagles are a state powerhouse and are coached by former Clovis East head coach Tim Murphy.
The X factor is the Patriots offensive line, and can they control the line of scrimmage? The Ugly Eagles will want to pound the ball and shorten the game with long drives. The Patriots have not given up a TD yet in 3 games. 135-3.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Liberty 21 Clayton Valley 20
FINAL CLAYTON VALLEY 14 LIBERTY 13
GRANITE HILLS GRIZZLIES (1-3) at COALINGA HORNED TOADS (3-0)
The Grizzlies come in losing to Orosi 56-6 and the Toads were off.
The X factor is Toads QB Jett Garcia and WR Devin Sanchez will be too much for the Grizzlies to handle.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Coalinga 55 Granite Hills 7
FINAL COALINGA 40 GRANITE HILLS 0