PAGMETER FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS WEEK 8, 2021
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So far the games that are CANCELED this week
Mt Whitney at Hanford
Firebaugh at Avenal
Desert at Bishop Union
Rosamond at Boron
Clovis West vs Clovis East
Garces vs Frontier
Mira Monte vs Highland
NEW GAME ON THE SCHEDULE
HANFORD BULLPUPS vs CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES at Buchanan
FIREBAUGH EAGLES at LINDEN LIONS
BISHOP UNION BRONCOS at HIGHLAND SCOTS
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
EXETER MONARCHS (4-3) (1-1) vs HANFORD WEST HUSKIES (1-6) (0-2)
The Monarchs come in off a loss to Kingsburg 35-7 and the Huskies lost to Selma 43-7.
The X factor both offenses are struggling. Which offense will get it going and finish drives with points? Both teams have played tough schedules.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Exeter 26 Hanford West 13
FINAL EXETER 28 HANFORD WEST 12
PORTERVILLE PANTHERS (2-5**) (0-2**) vs TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (5-2) (2-0)
The Panthers come in with their game canceled vs Mission Oak. The Mustangs beat Delano 56-21. QB Carmine Ficher has now thrown for 1,560-yards and 15 TD passes.
The X factor can the Panthers offense stay with the Mustangs offense? The Mustangs are very Streaky and if they get on a roll, they will score plenty of points early and are tough to slow down.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Tulare Western 44 Porterville 13
FINAL TULARE WESTERN 35 PORTERVILLE 6
MONACHE MARAUDERS (3-5) (0-3) vs MISSION OAK HAWKS (7-0**) (2-0**)
The Marauders come in losing to Tulare Union 26-0 and the Hawks had their game canceled vs Porterville and should get a forfeit win because PUSD did this. PUSD needs to apologize to the Mission Oak school and to their own players. It was a horrible decision to cancel the game.
The X factor can the Marauders slow down the Hawks offense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Mission Oak 27 Monache 21
FINAL MISSION OAK 27 MONACHE 26
NORTH STARS (1-4) (0-2) at FOOTHILL TROJANS (6-0) (2-0)
The X factor the Trojans are on a magic run and are playing tremendous football. The Stars have yet to put together a good 48 minutes of football. Is this the night they get the job done? This could be a defensive battle.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Foothill 17 North 14
FINAL FOOTHILL 8 NORTH 6
HOOVER PATRIOTS (0-6) (0-2) at SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS (5-1) (2-0)
The Patriots come in losing to Reedley 42-6 and the Wildcats beat Roosevelt 36-18. The Wildcats jumped out 30-0. Freshman QB Tanner Wilson scored 2 TDs and threw 2 TD passes to Deashaun Bias.
The X factor the Wildcats have one of the most exciting offenses in the Central Section and the Patriots are struggling at scoring. This is a tough matchup for the Patriots defense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Sunnyside 60 Hoover 7
FINAL SUNNYSIDE 72 HOOVER 3
BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES (4-3) (2-0) at WEST VIKINGS (5-1) (1-1)
The South Yosemite showdown.
The Eagles come in beating Independence 42-28. The Vikings beat Golden Valley 34-0.
The X factor the Eagles offense showed up and played a great game against the Falcons. The Vikings are very good on both sides of the ball. Can the Eagles offense have a great game against the Vikings defense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION West 35 Bakersfield Christian 27
FINAL BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN 49 WEST 19 (PAGMETER Missed this pick)
CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (5-1) (1-1) at BUCHANAN BEARS (6-0) (2-0)
The regular season game of the year!
The Grizzlies come in beating Clovis 27-20. With the game at 20-19, Clovis leading late in the game, Imari Conley returned a 97-yard kickoff for the game winning touchdown. Ah’Marion Gaines-Smith scored on the 2-point play. QB Dayton Tafoya went 18-33 for 309 Yards and 2 TD passes. LaDanian Streets caught 5 passes for 103-yards and 2 TDs.
The Bears beat Clovis West 44-14. Caden Rodgers started the scoring with a 77-yard screen pass for a TD from QB Jayden Mandal who threw 4 TD passes and 3 going to Josiah Ayon. Michael Runnels scored 2 rushing TDs on runs of 11 and 29 yards.
The X factor both defenses are sooooo good! This game will come down to which offense can control the line of scrimmage. This game is very even, and the turnover battle will be huge. Who can finish drives in the red zone with points? The Bears best player Caden Rodgers went down early in the Clovis West game so if Caden can’t go, Runnels has to pick up the pace running behind a very good offensive line. If you are going to beat Central, it will be on Thursday night and on grass. The Grizzlies have won 23 straight TRAC games (spring football without a playoff doesn’t count) and are the 3-peat central section champions.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Buchanan 30 Central 27
FINAL BUCHANAN 24 CENTRAL 17
FRIDAY NIGHT NIGHTS
KINGSBURG VIKINGS (5-2) (2-0) at CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN CAVALIERS (5-2) (1-1)
One of the best rivalries in the central section!
The Vikings come in beating Exeter 35-7. Jack Rogers opened the game with a 95-yard kickoff return for a TD. Trace Jackson scored on a 1-yard TD run and Ethan Winslow threw 3 TD passes. (Ayden Rocha, Connor McFall, & Trace Jackson)
The Cavaliers beat Dinuba 24-21. Josh Sousa scored on 2 rushing TDs including the game winning 54-yarder and the Cavaliers hang on for the win. Max Bakker hit Parker Jones on a 20-yard TD pass.
The X factor is the defense on both sides of the ball. It’s a great matchup of two young QBs with Winslow vs Bakker. This could come down to the final drive.
PAGMETER PREDICTIONS Kingsburg 29 CVC 28
FINAL KINGSBURG 12 CVC 8
SELMA BEARS (2-3) (1-1) at DINUBA EMPERORS (4-3) (1-1)
The Bears come in beating Hanford West 43-7 and the Emperors lost to CVC 24-21 in a great game.
The X factor the Bears have won 2 straight and now step up in competition. Can the Emperors get over the tough loss to CVC and get back to work?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Dinuba 35 Selma 14
DINUBA 61 SELMA 14
MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS (4-3) (0-2) vs EDISON TIGERS (2-5) (1-1)
The Stallions lost to Bullard 35-7 and the Tigers lost to Sanger 28-13. QB Yaj Vance went 22-32 for 306-yards and 2 TD passes.
The X factor for the Stallions to win they must control the clock and can’t afford turnovers. The Stallions played the Knights tough but had 3 big turnovers which turned into 21 Tiger points. The Tigers are so up and down and are ready to explode and play great for 48 minutes. The Tigers are much better than their 1-5 record. Can the Tigers slow down the Stallions running game? If they can, the Tigers will roll.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Edison 40 Madera South 27
FINAL EDISON 42 MADERA SOUTH 0
MEMORIAL PANTHERS (6-0) (2-0) vs BULLARD KNIGHTS (3-4) (1-1)
This is for the possible CMAC championship.
The Panthers come in beating Madera 42-7. The Panthers had a 35-0 lead at the half and shut it down in the 2nd half. The Knights beat Madera South 35-7. The Knights offense was too much for the Stallions.
The X factor can the Knights slow down the Panthers power running game and force the Panthers to throw the ball? This game is like a tennis match and the Knights have to hold serve on offense with scoring. The Knights can’t afford to punt because the Panthers don’t punt much. The Panthers defense is very good and the Knights have their hands full. This should be a good game at the Chuk. I can see a defensive battle especially at the Chuk with part of the field being dirt.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Memorial 28 Bullard 21
FINAL MEMORIAL 24 BULLARD 17
SANGER APACHES (5-2) (2-0) at MADERA COYOTES (2-5) (0-2)
The Apaches come in beating Edison 28-13 and now have won 3 straight games. RB Ashton Rodriguez has scored 13 TDs on the year. The Coyotes lost to Memorial 42-7.
The X factor can the Coyotes slow down the Apaches running game? Coyotes outstanding QB Beau Green is almost ready to return from injury and the Coyotes are a completely different team if Green can get back in.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Sanger 35 Madera 7
FINAL SANGER 35 MADERA 7 (NAILED THE SCORE)
STOCKDALE MUSTANGS (4-2) (0-2) at BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS (2-3) (2-0)
The Mustangs come in losing to Frontier 23-7. The Drillers beat Centennial 28-13. The Drillers defense played outstanding. Tybo Rogers scored on a 2-yard TD run and caught a TD pass. Danny Johnson scored on a 44-yard run. QB Ty Monteiro threw 2 TD passes. (Tj Richard 55-yards)
The X factor is the Mustangs offense going against a Drillers defense that is playing lights out.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Bakersfield 39 Stockdale 7
FINAL BAKERSFIELD 34 STOCKDALE 8
LIBERTY PATRIOTS (5-2) (2-0) at CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS (4-2) (0-2)
The Patriots come in beating Garces 26-7. The Patriots had a 26-0 lead before shutting it down. Carson Woods threw 2 TD passes (Austin Pratt 57-yards & Jason Oliver 49-yards). Jalen Hankins scored on a 2-yard TD run. The Golden Hawks lost to Bakersfield 28-13. The G-Hawks started out slow from the political flu layoff. Levi Manning threw 2 TD passes, Jaxton Santiago 46-yards & Trenton Hernandez 7-yards.
The X factor can the G-Hawks offense have a day vs one of the best defenses in the central section?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Liberty 35 Centennial 14
FINAL LIBERTY 51 CENTENNIAL 21
CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (4-3) (1-1) at CLOVIS COUGARS (5-2) (1-1)
The Broncos come in beating Clovis East 23-6. The Broncos defense is very good. Jake Parnagian scored 2 TDs with runs of 8-yards & 17-yards. Andrew Chavez scored an 18-yard TD run. The Cougars lost to Central 27-20. Tristan Risley rushed for 143-yards and scored 2 TDs. Nate Johnson scored on a 45-yard TD run.
The X factor and it’s a simple one, can the Broncos win without a passing game? The Cougars defense did a tremendous job against the Grizzlies. A long late kickoff return killed the Cougars in the tough loss. The Cougars will do everything they can to take over the line of scrimmage and force the Broncos to throw the ball. The Broncos defense is also very good and leading the way is senior LB Baylee Hamm. Can the Broncos defense slow down the Cougars high power offense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Clovis 28 Clovis North 21
FINAL CLOVIS 42 CLOVIS NORTH 28
WOODLAKE TIGERS (2-5) (2-1) at CORCORAN PANTHERS (5-0) (3-0)
The Tigers come in losing on Monday night to Strathmore 53-7. The Panthers beat Lindsay 20-6. Gage Armbruster with a pick 6.
The X factor the Tigers are about to play their 3rd undefeated team of the season. Can the Tigers offense have a night vs one of the best defenses in the central section?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Corcoran 28 Woodlake 7
FINAL CORCORAN 26 WOODLAKE 21
FARMERSVILLE AZTECS (3-3) (2-1) at GRANITE HILLS GRIZZLIES (1-6) (0-3)
The Aztecs come in beating Sierra Pacific 26-14 and the Grizzlies come off a bye.
The X factor the Aztecs are one of the most improved teams and are looking to win 2 straight games The team that can win the turnover battle will be huge.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Farmersville 23 Granite Hills 20
FINAL FARMERSVILLE 21 GRANITE HILLS 20
STRATHMORE SPARTANS (7-0) (3-0) vs SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS (1-6) (0-3)
The Spartans come in beating Woodlake 53-7 on Monday night. Leading the Spartans is senior QB Jaylen Oats. The G-Bears lost to Farmersville 26-14.
The X factor the Golden Bears are flat out beat up with injuries especially at QB and this is not a good matchup going against a very good Spartans team.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Strathmore 55 Sierra Pacific 0
FINAL STRATHMORE 44 SIERRA PACIFIC 7
DELANO TIGERS (3-3) (0-2) at TULARE UNION TRIBE (3-3) (2-0)
The Tigers come in losing to Tulare Western 56-21 and the Tribe shutout Monache 26-0.
The X factor the Tribe defense going against a good Tigers offense. The Tigers will have trouble slowing down TU on the carpet.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Tulare Union 41 Delano 14
FINAL TULARE UNION 47 DELANO 7
CALIFORNIA CITY RAVENS (0-4) (0-2) at KERN VALLEY BRONCS (3-0) (2-0)
Cal City comes in losing to Bishop Union 73-6 and Kern Valley beat Rosamond 33-6.
The X factor the Ravens didn’t play spring ball and they look like a pop warner program right now.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Kern Valley 48 Cal City 0
FINAL KERN VALLEY 43 CAL CITY 0
ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS (3-4) (1-1) at ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES (4-3) (1-1)
This is always a great match up of two of the best on the central coast.
The Knights come in losing a tough one to Paso Robles 26-21. Darian Mensah threw 2 TD passes. Carter Vargas scored on a rushing TD and caught a TD pass, Takai Azziz-Miller caught a TD pass. This is the first league loss for St. Joseph since 2017. The Eagles come off a bye and come in with a 4-game winning streak.
The X factor were the Knights looking ahead to this game and forgot to take care of business? The Knights play physical defense, and the offense is streaky. Leading the Knights is Travis Royal. The Eagles come in with a power running game and leading the way is RB Makai Puga. The Eagles play physical defense and the biggest difference for the Eagles is the Eagles can now throw the ball with outstanding junior QB Max Perrett who has thrown for 977 yards and 10 TD passes. The Eagles have always been a down hill running team but with Max, the Eagles are dangerous now. This game will be a battle of who can win the line of scrimmage.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Arroyo Grande 30 St Joseph 28
FINAL ST JOSEPH 39 ARROYO GRANDE 21
PASO ROBLES BEARCATS (4-2) (2-0) at NIPOMO TITANS (6-1) (2-1)
The Bearcats come in with a big win over St Joseph 26-21. Leo Kemp rushed for 123-yards, scored 2 TDs and Trevon Bridewell scored on a 7-yard TD run. The Titans beat Righetti High 21-13. Dual threat QB Nate Reece has thrown for 5 TDs and scored 8 TD’s.
The X factor the Cats have figured out they are a power running team, plays good defense so can they pull off another big win? Can the Bearcats slow down QB Reece? This game could come down to the final minutes.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Nipomo 27 Paso Robles 24
FINAL PASO ROBLES 19 NIPOMO 12
PIONEER VALLEY PANTHERS (0-5) (0-3) at RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS (1-5) (1-1)
The X factor somebody is getting their first win and the home team has the big edge.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Righetti High 24 Pioneer Valley 7
FINAL RIGHETTI HIGH 20 PIONEER VALLEY 6
YOSEMITE BADGERS (1-2) (0-1) at KERMAN LIONS (1-6) (1-0)
It’s the Political Flu Bowl
While most schools have said hell with the scam testing of healthy kids, Yosemite has taken it to another level. The Yosemite administration would test Raccoons if they could. As for the Lions, they have hit rock bottom and they used to want to be like Kingsburg so maybe the Lions will regroup after the season and get back to the Lions way of life.
You can blame the Yosemite administration 100% for the Badgers being short handed tonight and they will probably get smoked in this game even if Kerman is struggling. The Badgers QB is out who took some big hits against Immanuel. Other players stopped showing up for practice and who can blame any player/families for putting up with a communist administration?? The reality is that the administration is putting kids in harms way from not practicing.
The X factor is Yosemite hasn’t practice in a good month and are short handed. The Lions should roll.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Kerman 45 Yosemite 6
FINAL KERMAN 40 YOSEMITE 0
WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS (3-2) (1-0) at CHOWCHILLA TRIBE (0-7) (0-1)
Both teams have been off a while.
The X factor is the Panthers offense is ready to explode and not a good matchup for the Tribe.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Washington Union 35 Chowchilla 7
FINAL WASHINGTON UNION 14 CHOWCHILLA 0
FRESNO HIGH WARRIORS (2-3) (1-1) at REEDLEY PIRATES (6-0) (2-0)
The Warriors come off a big win over McLane 20-18. The Pirates beat Hoover 42-6. The Pirates shut it down in the 3rd quarter. RB Ryan Warkentin played 3 quarters, rushed for 155-yard, scored 2 TDs, had 95 receiving yards, and caught a TD pass.
The X factor the Warriors offense needs a huge night to stay in this one.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Reedley 36 Fresno High 14
FINAL REEDLEY 38 FRESNO HIGH 0
ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS (4-3) (1-1) at MCLANE HIGHLANDERS (4-3) (0-2)
The Riders come in losing to Sunnyside 36-18. The Riders had a horrible first half with getting down 30-0. The Highlanders lost to Fresno High 20-18.
The X factor who is going to come in pissed off from last week’s loss, get off to a better start and control the line of scrimmage?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Roosevelt 33 McLane 14
FINAL ROOSEVELT 28 MCLANE 14
TEMPLETON EAGLES (4-3) (1-1) at ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS (1-6) (0-2)
The X factor both teams have been up and down so which team will finish drives with points?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Atascadero 21 Templeton 20
TEMPLETON 27 ATADCADERO 24
MISSION PREP ROYALS (6-0) (2-0) at SANTA MARIA SAINTS (3-5) (0-2)
The Royals come in beating Atascadero 27-7. Jack Susank rushed for 194-yards and scored a TD. The Saints lost to San Luis Obispo 17-6.
The X factor can the Saints offense have a night against one of the best defenses on the central coast?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Mission Oak 45 Santa Maria 13
FINAL MISSION PREPS 28 SANTA MARIA 7
SAN LUIS OBISPO TIGERS (4-2) (2-0) at MORRO BAY PIRATES (3-4) (1-1)
The Tigers come in beating Santa Maria 17-6 and the Pirates beat Templeton 31-28 in a great game.
The X factor these teams are the two most improved teams in the central section and this will be a great game. This game could come down to the final minutes.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Morro Bay 24 SLO 21
FINAL SAN LUIS OBISPO 21 MORRO BAY 7
ARVIN BEARS (1-6) (0-3) vs SHAFTER GENERALS (5-2) (4-0)
The Bears come in losing to Chavez 56-20. Jonathan Moreno rushed for 126-yards, scored a TD and Chris Carlos scored 2 TD’s. The Generals beat McFarland 48-0. It was a running clock in the 4th quarter. Speedster Devon Sundgren scored 2 TDs including an 85 yard-TD run.
The X factor the Bears defense matching up against a very good General’s offense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Shafter 48 Arvin 13
FINAL SHAFTER 41 ARVIN 7
TAFT WILDCATS (3-2) (1-1) at MCFARLAND COUGARS (1-5) (0-3)
The X factor the Wildcats have been off a while and want to get off to a great start.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Taft 34 McFarland 0
FINAL TAFT 42 MCFARLAND 0
CHAVEZ TITANS (1-5) (1-2) at WASCO TIGERS (6-0) (3-0)
The Titans come off getting their first win beating Arvin 56-20. The Tigers come in beating Kennedy 26-13.
The X factor the Tigers might have a slight Kennedy hangover, but this team is different. The Tigers are a machine, and they don’t care who is in front them, they want to steam roll.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Wasco 52 Chavez 13
FINAL WASCO 41 CHAVEZ 8
TEHACHAPI WARRIORS (2-4) (0-1) at INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (1-6) (1-1)
The X factor this has the makings to be a very good game. Can the Falcons play 4 good quarters?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Tehachapi 31 Independence 23 TEHACHAPI 21
FINAL INDEPENDENCE 21 TEHACHAPI 6
GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS (1-5) (0-2) at RIDGEVIEW WOLF PACK (1-4) (1-0)
The X factor hey the Wolf Pack really does have a football team. Stay tuned.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Ridgeview 30 Golden Valley 14
FINAL RIDGEVIEW 15 GOLDEN VALLEY 14
EAST BLADES (2-6) (1-1) at SOUTH REBELS (3-3) (1-1)
The X factor both teams need a win. Can the Rebels offense finish in the red zone with points?
PAGME TER PREDICTION South 27 East 14
FINAL SOUTH 26 EAST 16
CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS (2-5) (2-1) at MINARETS MUSTANGS (1-5) (1-3)
The Blue Crew come off a bye and the Mustangs beat Parlier 50-0.
The X factor the young Blue Raiders have played a tough schedule and watch out for next year!
PAGMETER PREDICTION Caruthers 48 Minarets 14
FINAL CARUTHERS 42 MINARETS 14
OROSI CARDINALS (4-3) (1-2) at FOWLER REDCATS (5-2) (3-0)
The Red Bowl
The Red Birds come in losing to Riverdale 28-7 and the Redcats beat Orange Cove 42-15.
The X factor this is a very even game and this comes down to the offense that can finish with points in the red zone?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Fowler 24 Orosi 21
FINAL FOWLER 41 OROSI 28
PARLIER PANTHERS (0-6) (0-4) at ORANGE COVE TITANS (3-4) (2-2)
The X factor the Titans playing at home will roll.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Orange Cove 48 Parlier 0
FINAL ORANGE COVE 59 PARLIER 0
MENDOTA AZTECS (4-2) (1-1) at COALINGA HORNED TOADS (4-1) (0-1)
The Aztecs come in losing to Dos Palos 35-0 and the Toads had the week off.
The X factor the Aztecs are beat up and the Toads should be back from the silly contact tracing.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Coalinga 36 Mendota 20
FINAL MENDOTA 28 COALINGA 13
DOS PALOS BRONCOS (7-0) (2-0) at TRANQUILITY TIGERS (0-6) (0-2)
The Broncos come in beating Mendota 35-0. QB Trent Calvert scored 3 TDs. Abraham Ladino and Drake Hennegan each scored TDs. The Tigers lost to Firebaugh 48-0.
The X factor the Tigers will be over matched in this one.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Dos Palos 49 Tranquility 0
FINAL DOS PALOS 35 TRANQUILITY 0
EL DIAMANTE MINERS (2-5) (0-2) at LEMOORE TIGERS (6-1) (2-0)
The Miners come in losing to Hanford 59-42. Sophomore RB Bryson Donelson rushed for 148-yards & scored a TD. Freddy Valencia threw for 2 TDs. Nick Nelson caught 8 passes for 156-yards and 2 TDs. The Tigers beat Redwood 21-14. The Tigers have won 3 straight games.
The X factor the Miners defense has to step up, this would be a huge win for El D.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Lemoore 33 El Diamante 27
FINAL LEMOORE 34 EL DIAMANTE 30
REDWOOD RANGERS (2-4) (1-1) at GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS (2-5) (0-1)
The Rangers come in losing to Lemoore 21-14. And the Blazers lost to Liberty Ranchos 40-20.
The X factor is the Blazers defense slowing down the Rangers offense who are ready to explode.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Redwood 35 Golden West 7
FINAL REDWOOD 41 GOLDEN WEST 0
HANFORD BULLPUPS (4-0) vs CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (3-3)
This game was put together on Thursday morning after the Clovis East T Wolves had to cancel because of the political flu.
The Bullpups come in beating El Diamante 59-32. Leading the way is outstanding junior QB Cayden Muir who threw for 358-yards and 4 TD’s.
The Golden Eagles lost to Buchanan 44-14. CW committed 4 turnovers, 3 of them fumbles. QB Tyler Patrick threw 2 TD passes (D’ante Benjamin 7-yards & and Marshel Sanders 36-yards)
The X factor the Golden Eagles defense going against a red-hot Bullpups offense. The Bullpups have plenty of team speed and will need a big game to stay with Hanford. The Golden Eagles are still rotating QBs and maybe soon they will end that idea because there has never been a successful team rotating QBs. This game will show us if Hanford does belong in division1.
The last 3 weeks the Golden Eagles have had to deal with a very UGLY locker room incident that I don’t want to get into but there are some football players that are no longer on the team. Will the Golden Eagles be ready to play a football game?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Hanford 40 Clovis West 27
FINAL HANFORD 57 CLOVIS WEST 29
FIREBAUGH EAGLES (6-1) at LINDEN LIONS (3-4)
This game was put together on Thursday afternoon.
The Eagles come in beating Tranquility 48-0. The Lions come in off a bye.
The X factor is the defense because both offenses are very good. This has the makings to be a high scoring game.
The Eagles will lead with the Central Section leading rusher with RB/LB Danny Olivera who has rushed now for 1,226-yards and has scored 22 TD’s. Senior QB Austin Garcia is having a nice year with running the offence.
The Lions run the spread attack is their Senior QB Alex Herrera who is dangerous running and has thrown for 1,021 yards. Junior running back Joe Cowan has rushed for 450 yards with 7 TDs.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Firebaugh 38 Linden 28
FINAL FIREBAUGH 56 LINDEN 26
IMMANUEL EAGLES (3-3) at LIBERTY RANCHOS HAWKS (3-4)
The Bird Bowl
The Eagles come in beating Torres 40-0 and now with 2 straight shutout wins. Héctor Dávila hooked up with Luke Harder on two long Bomb TD passes. Alema Slade scored 3 rushing TD’s. Tristan Hauser scored on a rushing TD and the Hawks come in beating Golden West 40-20.
The X factor is the Hawks defense slowing down a physical Eagles offense. Wing T vs Wing T.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Immanuel 27 Liberty Ranchos 20
FINAL INNANUEL 14 LIBERTY RANCHOS 13
BISHOP UNION BRONCOS (5-1) at HIGHLAND SCOTS (6-1)
The Broncos come in beating beating Cal City 73-6. Leading the offense is RB/CB Zach Mojarro who has scored 15 TD’s. QB Jakob Redmond has thrown 10 TD passes.
The Scots beat North 34-21. Adrian Juarez rushed for 232 yards, scored 3 TDs, QB Jojo Mata threw for 134 yards, scored a TD, and threw a TD. Manny Valeta caught 6 passes for 110 yards. Diego Duenas with 2 interceptions.
The X factor this game was put together Thursday night at 10:30. The Broncos had to call a bus company and will be on the road for 4 hours. This is a shorter trip for the Broncos with most of the trips being 7 plus hours. The big problem for the Broncos is the High Desert league is a complete disaster. The Broncos are the only team that played spring ball and the rest of the league is like pop warner teams. Boron and Kern Valley are the only teams that have potential to field teams. The silly new playoff format has Bishop Union in division 2 but most normal people know that is wrong.
This game will be interesting with both teams scrambling to learn as much as they can about each other. The Scots are loaded with talent and only lost 1 loss and that was to Kennedy who pounded the ball right at the Scots defense, so the big X factor is the Scots defense. This is a tough call to pick a winner.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Bishop Union 33 Highland 30
FINAL HIGHLAND 28 BISHOP UNION 20
CENTRAL SIERRA (8 MAN)
FRESNO CHRISTIAN EAGLES (6-0) (3-0) at SIERRA CHIEFTAINS (4-2) (2-1)
It’s the 8-man football showdown.
The X factor the Chieftains played some 11-man football to get them ready for the Eagles. Which defense will strep up? The Eagles are ranked No 1 and the defending Champions.
Leading the Eagles will be senior Peter Kazarian and sophomore QB Stotts Logan.
The Chieftains are young on both sides of the ball. For the Chieftains leading the way will be QB Aaron Irvine, running backs, Bodee Cunnings, Jeremy Rue and Jaiden Farris. The receivers are (outstanding basketball player) Logan Kilbert, Noah Shwetzer and Hunter Fowles. The line are led by Joseph Rue, Nate DeGraaff, Colton DeLuca & TE Noah Mitchell.
This should be a great game!
PAGMETER PREDICTION Sierra 38 Fresno Christian 36
FINAL FRESNO CHRISTIAN 40 SIERRA 0 (PAGMETER NEEDS TO LEARN WAY MORE ABOUT 8-MAN FOOTBALL)