PAGMETER FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS WEEK 5, 2021
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So far the games that are CANCELED this week
YOSEMITE vs TRANQUILITY
CENTENNIAL at SANGER
FARMERSVILLE at STRATHMORE
TAFT vs KENNEDY
KERN VALLEY at MIRA MONTE
LIBERTY BAKERSFIELD at CHAMINADE
THE LATEST SCHEDULE CHANGES
SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS at STRATHMORE 7:15 Friday
TRANQUILITY TIGERS at MIRA MONTE LIONS
KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS at SANGER APACHES
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THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS
KINGSBURG VIKINGS (3-1) vs PORTERVILLE PANTHERS (2-2)
The Vikings come in beating Kerman 47-6. Watch out Central Section because Micah Spomer is starting to heat up. Micah scored 5 TDs with 19 & 51-yard TD runs, a 95-yard kickoff return, and caught 2 TD passes (64 & 14 yards) from QB Ethan Winslow. The Vikings also scored a 54-yard TD run from Caleb Irigoyen and a fumble recovery TD by Eddie Maldanado. The Panthers lost to Hanford 27-0.
The X factor the Panthers offenses, and can they get it going against one of the best defenses in the Central Section?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Kingsburg 28 Porterville 13
FINAL KINGSBURG 24 PORTERVILLE 6
Micah Spomer with 2 TD’s. RB Trace Jackson and the offensive line with an excellent game pounding the football. The Vikings defense did a great job only giving up a late 4th quarter TD.
MADERA COYOTES (2-2) at HANFORD BULLPUPS (2-0)
The Coyotes come in losing to Merced 41-13. QB Beau Green got hurt early and the Merced’s offense was clicking. The Bullpups finally get a game in and beat Porterville 27-0. Junior QB Cayden Muir threw 3 TD passes. Aaron Mervau, Noah Noyola, Jayden Sudds each caught TD passes and the defense did the rest.
The X factor Coyotes QB Beau Green is out with a knee injury for the rest of the year and that changes the Coyotes offense in a big way. Stepping in will be the Italian Stallion sophomore Carson Brunolli. It’s his team now for the next 2 ½ years. Hey Central Section, the Bullpups are very good.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Hanford 41 Madera 7
FINAL HANFORD 35 MADERA 7
MT WHITNEY PIONEERS (1-2) vs TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (3-1)
The Pioneers are improving every game and played Mission Oak tough in the loss 28-21. The Mustangs beat Redwood 35-27. QB Carmine Ficher, threw for 308 yards and 3 TD passes.
The X factor the Pioneers defense must play tough just like in the Hawks game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Tulare Western 33 Mt Whitney 14
FINAL TULARE WESTERN 45 MT WHITNEY 7
FOOTHILL TROJANS (4-0) at ROSAMOND ROADRUNNERS (0-3)
The Trojans come in beating Taft 8-6. With the scored tied at 6-6, Antonio Salazar got the game winning safety with a tackle in the end zone. Tyson Reynolds scored on a 7-yard run. Kaelan Deloney rushed for 111 yards. The Roadrunners come off a bye.
The X factor the Trojans haven’t been 3-0 since 1996 and will be going 4-0 after this game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Foothill 40 Rosamond 0
FOOTHILL 33 ROSAMOND 0
NORTH STARS (1-2) at ARVIN BEARS (1-3)
The Stars come in losing to Wasco 41-26. The Bears beat Mira Monte 54-35.
The X factor as you can see both offenses are starting to heat up so which defense will play better?
PAGMETER PREDICTION North 30 Arvin 21
FINAL NORTH 41 ARVIN 21
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FINAL SCORES
TORRES TOROS (2-3) at ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES (3-2)
The New Toros got a big win on the road beating Stone Ridge 27-21. (No stats provided). The Eagles beat a very good Lompoc Braves team 48-47. Kaden Tynes, rushed for 141 yards, caught 6 passes for 221 yards, and scored 3 TDs. QB Max Perrett, had a breakout game going 15-20 passing, 296 yards, 4 TD passes, carried the ball 9 times for 80-yard rushing and scored a TD. Now that’s a breakout game!
The X factor the Eagles are finally healthy and plenty of Eagles play both ways and the Toros are very young. The Eagles defense will give up plenty of points, the Toros offense must hold serve and avoid punting because the Eagles offense is very good.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Arroyo Eagles 46 Torres 19
FINAL ARROYO GRANDE 48 Torres 13
RIDGEVIEW WOLF PACK (0-4) at CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (4-0)
The Wolf Pack comes off a bye and has only scored one TD in 3 games, but they have played an early tough schedule. Wolf Pack nation has plenty of young talent coming up and must have patients.
The Grizzlies pulled off a big win beating Edison of Stockton 17-10. Ah’marion Gaines-Smith scored the game winning TD with a 7-yard run with 3 seconds to go. Jesiah Lindsay scored the first Grizzlies TD with a 6-yard run and Darwin Melger kicked a 19-yard field goal.
The X factor can the Wolf Pack find the End Zone going against the fastest defense they will be playing?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Central 45 Ridgeview 0
FINAL CENTRAL 54 RIDGEVIEW 0 (it was 51-0 at the half and a running clock the entire 2nd half)
IMMANUEL EAGLES (0-3) at CVC CAVALIERS (4-1)
The Eagles come in leading Shafter 14-7 starting the 3rd quarter, but lightning postponed the game. Just when the Eagles finally got it going on offense with 2 TD’s. QB Hector Davila scored 2 TDs with 21- and 2-yard runs. The game will resume on October 15.
The Cavaliers beat Chowchilla 37-8. QB Max Bakker, went 18-22 passes for 200 yards and 5 TD passes.
The X factor the Eagles are still in the middle of putting in a new offense so can the Eagles offense stay with CVC?
PAGMETER PREDICTION CVC 37 Immanuel 21
FINAL CVC 28 IMMANUEL 0
CLOVIS COUGARS (4-1) vs BULLARD KNIGHTS (2-3)
The Cougars come in beating the Whitney Wildcats 27-7. Congratulations to Tristan Risley who becomes the all-time leading rusher in Clovis Cougar history now with 2,664 yards. Tristan breaks a 35-year-old record. The Wildcats scored on a pick-6 so that means the Cougars defense has not given up a point in 9 straight quarters.
The Knights lost to Clovis West 35-28. The Knights had a 14-7 lead at the half and control of the game. The lights went out along with lightning so both teams waited around for 30 minutes. After the return Knights got out played in the 4th quarter. QB Roland Russo had a breakout game going 23-27 for 389 yards and 1 TD pass.
The X factor this is one of great rivalries in valley history. Both alumni are very happy that they play this game at least one a year. This is a Cougars veteran team and during the week, they had some team issues that could be either huge or a nothing burger. I guess we will find out on Friday night. For the Knights the non-league hasn’t worked out especially with a team that had high hopes. The Good news for the Knights is if they can pull off an upset win and take care of business in the CMAC they are back in the Division 1 playoff talks. The Knights will have played the top 3 teams (Clovis, Buchanan, Central) on the PAGMETER Rankings and soon to be Memorial so if anybody can tell us who the top 4 teams are, it has to be the Knights.
Can the Knights slow down Risley and can Russo have another breakout game? The Knights have played a killer schedule and the Cougars have not. Knight nation is waiting for their team to play good Knights football for 48 minutes. So far it has been 36-44 minutes for the Knights. The PAGMETER is so close at calling this the upset pick of the week but not playing good for 48 minutes makes it tough. Throw out the records when these teams play.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Clovis 28 Bullard 21
FINAL BULLARD 35 CLOVIS 12
KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS (4-1) at SANGER APACHES (2-2)
This game was put together on Thursday afternoon.
The Birds come in beating Delano 41-14 to win the Delano City Championship. Avian Pesina with a big game rushing for 245 yards and scored 4 TD’s. The Apaches lost in overtime to Lemoore 14-13. The Apaches had 11 players out from the political flu and still battled. Great job Sanger because some other schools (You know who) would have shut it down and instead brought up some future young Apaches to play.
The X factor the Birds players and the Birds fans will enjoy the great experience playing at the best high school stadium in the state. There is nothing like it! This should be a great game with two teams getting after it.
A special treat, NFL Hall of famer Tom Flores will do the coin flip.
PAGMETER PREDICTION UPSET PICK Kennedy 24 Sanger 23
FINAL SANGER 28 KENNEDY 14
Apaches Aston Rodriquez scored 3 rushing TDs; Josiah Duarte hit Nikko Ortega on an 18-yard TD pass. Thunderbirds Gamiez Helm scored 2 TDs on a fumble return and a pick-6
SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS (2-1) at STRATHMORE SPARTANS (5-0)
This game was put together on Wednesday afternoon.
The Wildcats come in with a no contest game vs Paso Robles. The Wildcats were leading 25-7 at the Half. (No stats provided) Note to all teams, when there is a lightning delay, do not let the team leave until the 48 minutes has been played.
The Spartans beat Monache 25-14. Carlos Moreno, rushed for 161 yards and scored 2 TD’s.
The X factor the Spartans decided not to play Sanger and wanted to play Strathmore instead. Both teams are off to a great start. Can the Spartans defense slow down the Wildcats? The Roosevelt Rough Riders played the Spartans in week 1 and found out that Spartans football is very physical just like Sanger football. With the new playoff format, it’s crazy to think that the Spartans could be playing in a possible division 3/division 4 playoffs and against some BIG schools. Completely wrong! The Spartans are an overachieving team, and this will be a big test because the Wildcats are a very good team and should be playing in division 2 every year. Take the home team.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Strathmore 24 Sunnyside 23
FINAL STRATHMORE 46 STRATHMORE 34
TULARE UNION TRIBE (0-3) vs CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES (4-0)
The Tribe come in being off for 2 weeks. The T Wolves beat Heritage Patriots 35-14 Devin Lopez and Lamaj Travis with big games.
The X factor is the Tribe defense and can they slow down the T Wolves offense. The T Wolves are 3-0 for the first time since 2006 and when was the last time the Tribe started the year at 0-3?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Clovis East 35 Tulare Union 21
FINAL CLOVIS EAST 28 TULARE UNION 0
REDWOOD RANGERS (0-3) vs CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (3-2)
The Rangers come in losing a tough one to Tulare Western 35-27. Karson Everett rushed for 122 yards. Junior QB Francisco Alvarez had his best game yet going 19-26 for 224 and 2 TD passes. Kolby Howard caught 3 passes for 72 yards and a TD. Christian Daniel caught a TD pass.
The Broncos beat Edison 33-26. Paul Sharp scored on 2 rushing TD’s, Andrew Chavez, McKay Madsen, and Milan Bryant each scored TD’s.
The X factor is the Rangers are starting to get it going after not playing during the spring and you can thank the horrible VUSD for that. The Broncos know exactly who they are, and they are a speedy/power running team with a big offensive lineman. The Broncos are not a throwing team so can the Rangers slow down the Broncos running attack and force them to throw the ball?
The Broncos will steam roll teams that they can run over. The Rangers need a big game on both sides of the ball to have a fun bus ride home. Once the WYL gets going the Rangers will be very good.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Clovis North 33 Redwood 21
CLOVIS NORTH 24 REDWOOD 21
COALINGA HORNED TOADS (4-0) vs SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS (1-3)
The Toads come in beating Granite Hills 40-0. QB Jett Garcia went 10-14 for 178 yards and 2 TD passes. Jett also rushed for 70-yards and scored 2 TD’s. Xander Cayetano and Damian Teixeria each caught TD passes.
The Golden Bears lost to their neighbors Hanford West 37-0. It was simply an ugly game.
The X factor is the G-Bears struggled slowing down the Huskies and now they face one of the most explosive offenses in the section that nobody knows about YET and to top it off, one of the best wide receivers Devin Sanchez is back this week from the silly contact tracing game. For the G-Bears to survive, they will need their Wing T offense to have LONG drives with points.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Coalinga 45 Sierra Pacific 6
FINAL COALINGA 42 SIERRA PACIFIC 0
EDISON TIGERS (1-3) at DINUBA EMPERORS (3-2)
The Tigers come in losing to Clovis North 33-26. (No Stats provided) The Emperors beat El Diamante 28-20. Sebastian Olivera rushed for 170 yards and scored 2 TD’s.
The X factor Dinuba is playing real good football. Edison is 0-3, scoring about 28 points per game but giving up over 35 points per game. Until the Tigers can figure out the defensive side of the ball, take the home team.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Dinuba 35 Edison 28
FINAL EDISON 40 DINUBA 20 (Congratulations to new HC Mike Stamps for getting his first win)
CHOWCHILLA TRIBE (0-5) at DOS PALOS BRONCOS (4-0)
Here are two teams going different direction and a great old fashion rivalry. The Tribe come in losing to CVC 37-8 and DP beat Exeter 41-0. Bronco nation sure let the PAGMETER have it after picking Exeter to win. LOL. Abraham Ladino with the 5-yard TD run. Trent Calvert scored 4 TD’s, threw a TD pass and the Broncos defense did the rest.
The X factor the Tribe has owned this series the last 10 years and the Broncos will take care of business this year.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Dos Palos 40 Chowchilla 7
FINAL DOS PALOS 35 CHOWCHILLA 28
KERMAN LIONS (0-5) at FIREBAUGH EAGLES (4-1)
The Lions come in losing to Kingsburg 47-6. The Eagles beat Caruthers 54-26. Danny Olivera with a big game rushing for 221 yards and scored 4 TD’s. QB Austin Garcia went 11-14 for 161 yards and 2 TD passes. WR Edgar Cuevas caught 3 passes for 78 yards and 2 TD’s.
The X factor the Lions have played a tough schedule but until they figure out what they want to do on offense they will continue to lose. The Eagles offense is very good and when the Eagles defense plays well, they are tough to beat.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Firebaugh 50 Kerman 20
FINAL FIREBAUGH 56 KERMAN 12
FRONTIER TITANS (3-1) at INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (0-5)
The Titans have had 2 weeks to think about the horrible game they played in the loss to Tulare Western 16-14. The Falcons come in playing a killer schedule and they are getting better.
The X factor the Titans offense needs a big night vs a very good Titans defense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Frontier 47 Independence 13
FINAL FRONTIER 47 INDEPENDENCE 0
GARCES RAMS (3-2) at TEHACHAPI WARRIORS (2-3)
The Rams come in losing to Memorial in the Holy Bowl 34-10. QB Travis Plugge rushed for 91 yards on 8 carries. Ian Jernagin rushed for 69 yards on 10 carries.
The Warriors lost to Highland 28-18. Rashad McElroy returned a kickoff 82-yards for a TD and caught a 6-yard TD pass from QB Jacob Root.
The X factor the Rams kryptonite is facing a big physical team like Memorial because the Rams are a smaller team but do match up against the Warriors. The Rams will roll against the smaller size teams.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Garces 47 Tehachapi 13
FINAL GARCES 48 TEHACHAPI 21
HOOVER PATRIOTS (0-3) at GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS (1-3)
The Patriots have been off for so long and got stuck in the political flu game. The Blazers know all about that because they are ruled by the Visalia Unified school district who along with Yosemite and Selma forgot they are in the kid/common sense business.
The X factor the Patriots are a mess and the Blazers are much better than their 0-3 record. The Patriots are in rebuilding mode again because when you change coaches every 2 years, this is what happens. The Patriots should have supported Rustin Pickett a lot more.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Golden West 36 Hoover 6
FINAL GOLDEN WEST 49 HOOVER 0
HIGHLAND SCOTS (4-1) at GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS (0-3)
The Scots come in beating Tehachapi 28-18. QB Jojo Mata rushed for 106 yards, threw for 76 yards and 2 TD passes. Adrian Juarez rushed for 85 yards and scored a TD. The Bulldogs lost a tough one to South 15-12.
The X factor is the Bulldogs offense, and can they break out and score some points?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Highland 23 Golden Valley 14
FINAL HIGHLAND 40 GOLDEN VALLEY 21
FRESNO HIGH WARRIORS (1-2) at MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS (3-1)
The Warriors come in getting their first win beating Morro Bay 20-13. The Stallions come in off a bye.
The X factor it’s the Purple Bowl at Maddy J Stadium. The Warriors have some talent with speed. The Stallions come in with a huge loss with their top player Tayte Grantham, who is out for the year with a knee injury. That means the rest of the Runnin’ Stallions must step up with the Wing T.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Madera South 30 Fresno High 20
FINAL MADERA SOUTH 52 FRESNO HIGH 0
EXETER MONARCHS (3-2) vs MISSION OAK HAWKS (5-0)
The Monarchs come in losing to Dos Palos 41-0. PAGMETER picked the Monarchs and missed it big time. I don’t think the Monarchs saw it coming but sometimes an early loss is good for a team. The Hawks beat Mt Whitney 28-21. (No stats provided)
The X factor the Monarchs defense has their hands full with the Hawks offense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Mission Oak 35 Exeter 21
FINAL MISSION OAK 20 EXETER 14 Double Overtime
EAST BLADES (1-4) vs MONACHE MARUDERS (3-1)
The Blades come in beating Chavez 12-6. Congratulations to first-year coach Bibi Carrasco, for getting his first win. QB Aaron Ramos went 17-29 passing for 165 yards and 2 TD passes, and Paul Campas caught both TD’s. The Marauders lost to Strathmore 25-14.
The X factor both teams are very good on defense so which offense will finish drives with points?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Monache 33 East 13
FINAL MONACHE 35 EAST 7
MORRO BAY PIRATES (1-3) at NIPOMO TITANS (4-0)
The Pirates come in losing to Fresno High 20-13. The Titans come in off a bye.
The X factor can the Pirates defense slow down red hot QB Nate Reese? Nate is dangerous throwing the football with 4 TD passes and has scored 5 TD’s.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Nipomo 45 Morro Bay 12
FINAL NIPOMO 48 MORRO BAY 35
AVENAL BUCCANEERS (1-3) at OROSI CARDINALS (3-1*)
The Bucs come in losing to Riverdale 42-8 and the Cardinals come in off a bye.
The X factor the Buccaneers come in building a program and it takes time. New head coach Josh Wisniowski is the perfect guy for the job and the Avenal administration better be supporting the football program. Cardinals head coach Ben White started the same way at Orosi and the Orosi administration was very supportive. A note to every school, if you want a successful football program, the administration better be in it at 100% or zero chance the football program will be successful. It’s that simple.
The Cardinals will be coming in still pissed off and thinking about the asterisk loss they had when the McLane administration screwed the Cardinals with shutting the game down early. Not a good time to play the Red Birds.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Orosi 48 Avenal 13
FINAL OROSI 49 AVENAL 8
ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS (1-3) at PASO ROBLES BEARCATS (2-2)
The Hounds come in losing to West 19-13. The Bearcats come in playing a No Contest game at Sunnyside. The game was called at halftime with the Bearcats down 25-7 at Half. The game was called, and Sunnyside should have waited it out because there was zero chance that Paso was coming back all the way from Paso.
The X factor who can finish drives with points?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Paso Robles 25 Atascadero 17
FINAL PASO ROBLES 21 ATASCADERO 6
REEDLEY PIRATES (4-0) at SELMA BEARS (0-2)
The Pirates come in with a No-contest game last Thursday because of the lightning. The Pirates were leading 24-7 against Mendota. Ryan Warkentin scored 3 TD’s with runs of 87 & 3 yards and caught a 42-yard TD pass from Jacob Rocha but it goes all for nothing because it’s a NO-Contest game. Note to home team in a delay, never let the team leave until the game is over. There’s a reason why the game has 48-minutes.
The Bears have been off for a long time because they have decided to give in to the California Political flu game and when you do that the kids lose.
The X factor if the Pirates come in with a pissed off attitude from the no contest game, then the Bears are in trouble.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Reedley 34 Selma 20
FINAL REEDLEY 27 SELMA 10
LIBERTY MADERA HAWKS (2-3) vs ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS (2-2)
Both team coming off a bye and this has the makings to be a very good game.
The X factor is the Rough Riders defense vs the Hawks running game. The Hawks are not a throwing team so can the Rough Riders get the Hawks in plenty of 3rd and long situations?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Roosevelt 32 Liberty Madera 20
FINAL ROOSEVELT 21 LIBERTY MADERA 13
WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS (1-2) at MEMORIAL PANTHERS (4-0)
The Panthers Bowl
Washington Union has been off for 2 weeks and they did everything they could to get a game but no takers. That’s a sign of a good program when teams don’t want to play you.
SJM comes in winning the Holy Bowl over Garces 34-10. SJM simply ran all over the Rams with a physical offensive line and speedy running backs. QB Mikey Bell had a breakout game throwing 2 TD passes. SJM Leads the Holy Bowl series 31-21-3.
The X factor SJM has figured out who they are on offense, and they are a downhill running machine with RB Brandon Ramirez. SJM defense is very good, and WU needs a big night of offense to stay in this one.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Memorial 38 Washington Union 20
FINAL MEMORIAL 47 WASHINGTON UNION 0
EL DIAMANTE MINERS (1-3) at STOCKDALE MUSTANGS (3-0)
The Miners come in losing to Dinuba 28-20. A star is born with sophomore RB Bryson Donelson who rushed for 217 yards and scored a TD. Nick Nelson and Tylan Stryd each caught TD passes from QB Freddy Valencia.
The Mustangs beat Independence Falcons 15-12. Brandin Arzabal rushed for 71 yards and scored a TD.
The X factor this will be a very good game with two teams that are so even.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Stockdale 33 El Diamante 26
FINAL STOCKDALE 28 EL DIAMONTE 0
WEST VIKINGS (3-0) at TEMPLETON EAGLES (2-1) 7:00pm
The Vikings come in beating the Atascadero Greyhounds 19-13. The Vikings trailed 13-0 and came back to win. James Rufus rushed for 101 yards on 20 carries. The Eagles beat the Pioneer Valley Panthers 7-0. Jack Wood rushed for 100 yards, scored the game winning TD and the Eagles defense did the rest.
The X factor this has the makings to be a battle of two hard-hitting teams. Can the Vikings match up with the Eagles Wing T?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Templeton 23 West 22
FINAL WEST 35 TEMPLETON 18
TRANQUILITY TIGERS (0-3) at MIRA MONTE LIONS (1-2)
This game was put together on Wednesday afternoon.
The X factor can the Tigers offense score enough on the road to pull out a win?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Mira Monte 37 Tranquility 15
FINAL MIRA MONTE 35 TRANQUILITY 8
RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS (0-3) at CAMARILLO SCORPIONS (3-1)
The Warriors have been off for a while because of the political flu and the Scorpions come in beating Oxnard 43-7.
The X factor the Warriors will be excited to get back playing and if they play good Warriors football for 48 minutes, the Bus ride home will be a fun.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Righetti High 27 Camarillo 23
FINAL CAMILLO 29 RIGHETTI HIGH 6
SANTA MARIA SAINTS (2-2) at CABRILLO CONQUISTADORS (1-4)
The X factor is the Saints offense. Can the Saints have a breakout game?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Santa Maria 23 Cabrillo 7
FINAL SANTA MARIA 35 CABRILLO 7
SANTA TERESA SAINTS (1-2) at ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS (1-3)
The Saints have been off a while and the Knights come in losing a tough one at Centennial 17-14. Aaron Fierro scored on a TD run and Caden Cuccia hit Travis Royal with a TD pass.
The X factor the Knights have played a killer schedule and are at home. The Knights easily could be 3-0 right now instead of 0-3.
PAGMETER PREDICTION St Joseph 44 Santa Teresa 20
FINAL ST JOSEPH 54 SANTA TERESA 7
CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (3-2) at TURLOCK BULLDOGS (1-4)
The Golden Eagles come in beating Bullard 35-28 in the lightning game that was delayed for 30 minutes. CW trailed at the half 14-7 and turned it on in the 2nd half. The Golden Eagles are proving the PAGMETER wrong with the rotating quarterbacks with sophomore Tyler Patrick & junior Ryan Markarian because it seems to be working. The offense hasn’t missed a beat with whoever is running the show.
The Bulldogs come in losing to Manteca 44-36. Don’t go by the Bulldogs record because the Bulldogs are good. The Dogs lost a tough one vs Bullard 16-14. They are a young team and junior QB Cole Gilbert is improving.
The X factor is the which offense can finish drives with points. This could come down to the final minutes.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Clovis West 24 Turlock 21
FINAL TURLOCK 23 CLOVIS WEST 10
GRANITE HILLS GRIZZLIES (1-3) at CORCORAN PANTHERS (2-0)
The Grizzlies come in losing to a very good Coalinga team 40-0 and the Panthers have been off a while because of the political flu.
The X factor is the Panthers defense is very good and will be going against a struggling offense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Corcoran 40 Granite Hills 0
CORCORAN 48 GRANITE HILLS 0
WOODLAKE TIGERS (1-4) at LINDSAY CARDINALS (0-5)
Do not go by the records because of these teams have played a very tough schedule. Somebody will be 1-0 to start league play.
The X factor the Tigers have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. Which defense will step up?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Woodlake 34 Lindsay 24
FINAL WOODLAKE 34 LINDSAY 6
SHAFTER GENERALS (2-2) at CHAVEZ TITANS (0-4)
The Generals got stuck in the lightning playing Immanuel and starting the 3rd quarter, the Generals are down 14-7 when the game was postponed. Game is resume on Oct 15. The Titans lost a tough one to East 12-6.
The X factor the Generals need to get off to a fast start and put points on the board. The Titans defense is good.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Shafter 30 Chavez 13
SHAFTER 27 CHAVEZ 20
MCFARLAND COUGARS (1-2) at WASCO TIGERS (3-0) 7:30pm
The Cougars lost a tough game on Saturday to Kern Valley 14-13. The Tigers beat the North Stars 41-26. The Tigers had 571 total yards of offense. QB Jacob Ruiz went 8-13 passing for 206 yards and 2 TD passes. Sean Sharp had 188 total yards (111 rushing yards with a TD & 77 receiving yards and a TD catch). Omar Tovar rushed for 106 yards and scored a TD.
The X factor the Cougars defense will struggle slowing down the Tigers offensive machine.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Wasco 54 McFarland 6
FINAL WASCO 50 MCFARLAND 6
PARLIER PANTHERS (0-3) at CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS (1-4)
The Blue Raiders are the best 0-4 team in the Section.
The X factor is the young Blue Raiders will get it going in this game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Caruthers 54 Parlier 6
FINAL CARUTHERS 60 PARLIER 0
FOWLER REDCATS (3-2) at MINARETS MUSTANGS (0-3)
The Redcats come in beating Lindsay 35-7 and looking to win 3 straight games. The Mustangs come in off a bye.
The X factor is the Mustangs needs a big game vs a very good Redcats defense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Fowler 37 Minarets 7
FINAL FOWLER 60 MINARETS 6
ORANGE COVE TITANS (1-3) at RIVERDALE COWBOYS (2-0)
The Titans come off a bye and the Cowboys beat Avenal 42-8.
The X factor this is a great match up and we will see who the contender is after this game. The Cowboys offense has the edge at home. Both teams play very good defense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Riverdale 24 Orange Cove 13
FINAL RIVERDALE 15 ORANGE COVE 6
LIBERTY PATRIOTS (3-2) at BISHOP DIEGO CARDINALS (4-0)
This game was put together on Thursday.
The Patriots come in losing to Clayton Valley 14-13. Carson Woods and Jalen Hankins each with 1-yard TD runs. The Cardinals beat Redondo Beach 51-3. The offense rushed for 383 yards. Qu’Ran Gossett rushed for 97 yards and scored 2 TD’s.
The X factor it’s a long road trip for the Patriots. Can the Patriots defense slow down the Red Bird running machine and can the Patriots offense have a big night?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Bishop Diego 28 Liberty 14
FINAL BISHOP DIEGO 28 LIBERTY 21