PAGMETER FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS WEEK 9, 2021
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**DIVISION 1 Rankings 1-8
**DIVISION 2 Rankings 9-24
**DIVISION 3 Rankings 25-41
**DIVISION 4 Rankings 42-58
**DIVISION 5 Rankings 59-75
**DIVISION 6 Rankings 76-92
**DIVISION 7 Rankings 93-109 (WE NEED AN OPTION DIVISION 7)
10 YEARS AGO WE USED TO HAVE A WEEK 0 BECAUSE A FEW TEAMS PLAYED TEAMS FROM OUT OF THE AREA OR STATE. THOSE DAYS ARE LONG GONE, 99% OF TEAMS PLAY IN THE FIRST WEEK SO PLEASE STOP SAYING WEEK 0. THIS WEEK IS WEEK 9
In week 8 the PAGMETER went 39-7 and for the year 291-51 (85%)
Games that are canceled for this week (This list could change every day)
*Clovis East vs Central
*Frontier vs Liberty
*Shafter at Immanuel is canceled. It was going to be the make up half from lightning night on September 9. Shafter did the right thing and said it’s too far to come for only a half.
*Avenal vs Mendota
*St Joseph vs Nipomo
*Liberty Madera Ranchos vs Washington Union
Mira Monte vs South
NEW GAMES FOR THIS WEEK AND/OR LOCATION CHANGE
KERMAN LIONS at IMMANUEL EAGLES
MIRA COSTA MUSTANGS at WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS
SANGER APACHES vs BULLARD KNIGHTS AT SAN JOAQUIN MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS
GRANITE HILLS GRIZZLIES (2-6) (1-3) vs SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS (1-7) (0-4)
Grizzlies come in losing a tough one to Farmersville 21-20 and the Bears lost to Strathmore 44-7.
The X factor can the Grizzlies defense match up vs the banged-up SP wing T offense? Somebody will be getting their 2nd win. The Grizzlies are down to their 5th QB. The Grizzlies have the edge.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Granite Hills 30 Sierra Pacific 20
FINAL GRANITE HILLS 42 SIERRA PACIFIC 28
REEDLEY PIRATES (7-0) (3-0) vs ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS (4-4) (1-2)
The Pirates come in beating Fresno High 38-0. The defense is playing good football. RB Ryan Warkentin rushed for 225-yards, scored 2 TDs, caught 3 passes for 68 yards, and caught a TD pass. QB Jacob Rocha went 10-20 for 173-yards and 2 TDs. The Rough Riders beat McLane 28-14.
The X factor the Pirates defense is very good and goes unnoticed. The Riders have played a much tougher schedule and should be battle tested. Can the Riders defense tackle Warkentin? NO. The Pirates offense starts and ends with Warkentin. Ryan is one special player! The amazing thing is everybody in the stadium knows Warkentin is going to get the ball and you still can’t stop him. SOOOOOOO TRUE!
PAGMETER PREDICTION Reedley 35 Roosevelt 23
FINAL REEDLEY 42 ROOSEVELT 21 (Ryan Warkentin rushed for 212-yards, and scored 5 TD’s)
WASCO TIGERS (8-0) (4-0) at ARVIN BEARS (1-7) (0-4)
The Tigers come in beating Chavez 41-8. Jacob Ruiz threw 3 TD passes and scored a TD before the Tigers shut it down in the 4th quarter. The Bears lost to Shafter 47-7.
The X factor the Tigers will roll in this one.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Wasco 49 Arvin 13
FINAL WASCO 36 ARVIN 26
INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (2-6) (2-1) at GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS (1-6) (0-3)
The Falcons come in beating Tehachapi 21-6 and picked up their first win. Evan Peaker rushed for 129-yards and scored 2 TDs. GV lost to Ridgeview 14-13 and a tough loss.
The X Falcons offense is playing better than the Bulldogs offense. Somebody is getting their 2nd win.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Independence 30 Golden Valley 13
FINAL INDEPENDENCE 48 GOLDEN VALLEY 7
TORRES TOROS (2-6) at ORANGE COVE TITANS (4-4)
The Toros come off a bye and the Titans beat up Parlier 59-0.
The X factor the Titans are very good at home.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Orange Cove 33 Torres 20
FINAL ORANGE COVE 28 TOROS 27
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FINALS
CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN CAVALIERS (6-2) (2-1) vs HANFORD WEST HUSKIES (1-7) (0-3)
The Cavaliers come in losing a defensive battle to Kingsburg 12-8. Junior Jaeden Moore made 19 tackles. The Huskies lost to Exeter 28-12.
The X factor the Caveliers will get back on track this week.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CVC 45 Hanford West 7
FINAL CVC 49 HANFORD WEST 20
EXETER MONARCHS (5-3) (2-1) at SELMA BEARS (2-4) (1-2)
The Monarchs come in beating Hanford West 28-12. The Monarchs had a 28-0 lead and snapped their 3-game losing streak. The Bears lost to Dinuba 61-14. Paul Rodriguez rushed for 101-yards and threw 2 TD passes. (Nico Colado 16-yards & Beto Renaga 12-yards)
The X factor which offense will finish with more points in the red zone?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Selma 27 Exeter 25
FINAL EXETER 31 SELMA 14
DINUBA EMPERORS (4-4) (1-2) at KINGSBURG VIKINGS (6-2) (3-0)
The Emperors come in beating Selma 61-14. QB Casimiro Barragan has now thrown for 1,622 yards and 15 TDs.
The Vikings beat CVC 12-8. The defense stepped up and gutted out a win after junior QB Ethan Winslow went out with an injury. Trace Jackson scored a big TD.
The X factor is the Vikings offense coming in banged up and can the defense do it again this week? Ethan Winslow has a fracture on his non-throwing arm and could be out 4-5 weeks so, stepping in at QB will be sophomore Max Warkentin who started a game during the spring and helped beat a good Selma team. Max is a Dinuba kid and going up against his friends. Priceless.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Kingsburg 23 Dinuba 20
FINAL KINGSBURG 42 DINUBA 41 OVERTIME
SANGER APACHES (5-3) (2-1) vs BULLARD KNIGHTS (4-4) (2-1)
The Apaches come in beating Madera 35-7. The Apaches have won 4-straight games and are healthy. Leading the way is RB Ashton Rodriquez, Sam Shidan, Brady Stovall and Nikko Ortega.
The Knights loss to Memorial 24-17. Roland Russo went 12-17 for 153-yards and 2 TD passes. (Jayden Davis 38-yards & Jalyn Utendahl 1-yard)
The X factor this is always a great game and the 42nd meeting between the Apaches/Knights with the Knights leading the series 23-18. The Knights had their chances against the Panthers especially with an epic goal line stand starting the 4th quarter when the Knights were stuffed on 4 straight plays from the 1-yard line. That’s tough to get over. Bullard didn’t play to win, and they will need the offense to open up this week to win at Chukchansi.
This used to be the Armenian Bowl when Chuck Shidan was the Apaches head coach vs Don Arax, now this year it’s the Cousin Bowl with Apaches Ashton Rodriguez vs Knights Roland Russo. Roland grew up in Sanger.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Bullard 28 Sanger 24
FINAL BULLARD 42 SANGER 21
MADERA COYOTES (3-5) (1-2) vs EDISON TIGERS (2-6) (1-2)
The Coyotes come in losing to Sanger 35-7. The Tigers beat Madera South 42-0. The Tigers ran 37 plays to the Stallions 74 plays and still won big.
The X factor Coyotes outstanding QB Beau Green is back and not at 100% but he’s back and that shows me Beau has big time heart that loves to play. Beau is being recruited and has offers so every college should check this kid out. Plenty of players would shut it down. Beau is not running like before the injury so the Coyotes could be throwing quicker passes against the speedy Tigers defense that will bring pressure. The Tigers offense is getting better and leading the way is junior QB Yaj Vance.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Edison 40 Madera 28
FINAL MADERA 34 EDISON 14 (BIG WIN FOR THE COYOTES)
MEMORIAL PANTHERS (7-0) (3-0) at MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS (4-4) (0-3)
The Panthers come in beating Bullard 24-17. RB/LB Brandon Ramirez, scored 3 TD’s, made some huge plays at linebacker, and rushed for 199-yards. The Stallions lost to Edison 42-0. The score looks horrible, but the Stallions marched up and down the field with 74 plays to 37 but got stuffed close to the goal line all night long. The Stallions simply don’t match up with the size of the Panthers.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Memorial 49 Madera South 7
FINAL MEMORAL 47 MADERA SOUTH 3
LINDSAY CARDINALS (2-6) (2-2) at FARMERSVILLE AZTECS (4-3) (2-2)
The Cardinals come in off a bye and the Aztecs have won 2 straight games.
The X factor is the Cardinals defense on the road.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Lindsay 33 Farmersville 21
FINAL LINDSAY 36 FARMERSVILLE 3
CORCORAN PANTHERS (6-1) (4-1) at STRATHMORE SPARTANS (8-0) (3-0)
This is for the East Sequoia league championship.
The X factor can the outstanding Panthers defense slow down the outstanding Spartans offense? The Panthers offense needs to think of this game like a tennis match and the Panthers must hold serve and score almost every time they have the ball because the Spartans don’t practice punting much.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Strathmore 33 Corcoran 20
FINAL STRATHMORE 50 CORCORAN 21
MONACHE MARAUDERS (4-4) (1-2) at DELANO TIGERS (3-5) (0-3)
This has the makings to be a very good game.
The X factor it’s the very good Marauders defense vs the very good Tigers offense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Monache 23 Delano 13
FINAL MONACHE 34 DELANO 10
TULARE UNION TRIBE (3-3) (2-0) vs Porterville Panthers (2-5) (0-2) at Granite Hills 7:30
The X factor the Tribe have won 3-straight games and rolling. The Panthers have lost 5-straight games and the offense is struggling.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Tulare Union 45 Porterville 7
FINAL TULARE UNION 50 PORTERVILLE 14
TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (5-3) (2-1) vs MISSION OAK HAWKS (8-0 **) (3-0 **)
This is the first of the triangle games with the 3 Tulare schools. The winner will probably play Tulare Union for the EYL Championship.
The Mustangs come in beating Porterville 35-6. Junior QB Carmine Ficher has thrown 15 TD passes.
Mission Oak beat Monache 27-26. The Hawks had a 26-0 lead, took the starters out and almost blew it. The Hawks have a new QB with Rudy Navarro who comes from Farmersville, he went 17-25 for 291-yards and 3 TD passes. Speedster Mike Iriye moves to running back, scored a TD and caught a TD.
The X factor is the Hawks defense vs the hot Mustangs offense.
Now here is the sad part of things, if the Hawks win, the new silly playoff format will move the division 4 Hawks into division 2. This system makes you reconsider winning.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Tulare Western 34 Mission Oak 30
FINAL MISSION OAK 28 TULARE WESTERN 7
BISHOP UNION BRONCOS (6-1) (2-0) at KERN VALLEY BRONCS (3-1) (2-1)
Meet the only teams in the High Desert league that actually want to play football. The rest of the teams haven’t figured out yet that testing of healthy kids is stupid and wrong.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Bishop Union 55 Kern Valley 7
FINAL BISHOP UNION 53 KERN VALLEY 0
ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES (5-3) (2-1) at RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS (1-6) (1-2)
The Eagles come in losing to St Joseph 39-21. QB Max Perrett threw for 294-yards with 2 TD passes and scored a TD. The Warriors got their first win beating Pioneer Valley 20-6.
The X factor the Eagles losing to the Knights overall wasn’t a bad thing because it will keep the Eagles in division 3. This should be a great game and a 48-minute battle.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Arroyo Grande 33 Righetti High 28
FINAL ARROYO GRANDE 39 RIGHETTI HIGH 35
PIONEER VALLEY PANTHERS (0-6) (0-3) at PASO ROBLES BEARCATS (5-2) (3-0)
The Panthers come in losing to Righetti High 20-6 and Paso Robles beat Nipomo 19-12.
The X factor the Bearcats are one of the most physical teams in the central section and the Panthers offense is struggling.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Paso Robles 36 Pioneer Valley 7
FINAL PASO ROBLES 15 PIONEER VALLEY 6
CHOWCHILLA TRIBE (1-7) (1-1) at YOSEMITE BADGERS (1-4) (0-3)
The Tribe played tough in the loss to Washington Union 14-0. The Badgers lost to Kerman 40-0.
The X factor the Tribe number of players are down, but the Tribe will play hard for 48 minutes. The Badgers have been shorthanded and that is thanks to the worst administration in the state with very little Badgers practice time. With the Yosemite administration, there’s always a chance that this game could get canceled because there are too many potholes by the stadium. The Yosemite administration looks for things to cancel. If you are playing the Badgers, have your phone charged up so you can be ready to play another team. Look for the Tribe to roll in the mountains and it’s sad the Badgers have no chance.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Chowchilla 43 Yosemite 7
FINAL CHOWCHILLA 47 YOSEMITE 0
FRESNO HIGH WARRIORS (3-3) (2-1) vs HOOVER PATRIOTS (0-7) (0-3)
The Warriors come in losing to Reedley 38-0 and the Patriots lost to Sunnyside 72-3.
The X factor the Warriors are a team that can beat the teams below them in the rankings but can’t beat the teams above them in the rankings. The Warriors should roll.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Fresno High 44 Hoover 6
FINAL FRESNO HIGH 33 HOOVER 21
SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS (6-1) (3-0) at MCLANE HIGHLANDERS (4-4) (0-3)
The Wildcats come in beating Hoover 72-3. QB Tanner Wilson is the freshmen California state leader throwing for 1,994-yards and 18 TD passes. Tanner is about to shatter every school record. Senior Deashaun Bias has caught 41 passes for 628 yards and 6 TDs. Freshman CJ Jones has caught 37 passes for 483-yards and 3 TDs.
The Highlanders lost to Roosevelt 28-14
The X factor can the Highlanders defense slow down the Wildcats high-flying passing game?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Sunnyside 54 McLane 13
FINAL SUNNYSIDE 34 MCLANE 7
MORRO BAY PIRATES (4-5) (1-2) at MISSION PREP ROYALS (7-0) (3-0)
The Pirates come in losing to San Luis Obispo 21-7. The Royals beat Santa Maria 28-7.
The X factor the Royals are a machine on both sides of the ball and will be tough to slow down at home.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Mission Prep 44 Moro Bay 7
FINAL MISSION PREP 60 MORRO BAY 3
SAN LUIS OBISPO TIGERS (5-2) (3-0) vs TEMPLETON EAGLES (4-4) (1-2)
The Tigers come in beating Morro Bay 21-7 and Templeton beat Atascadero 27-24.
The X factor this should be a great game. The Tigers are playing their best football.
PAGMETER PREDICTION San Luis Obispo 27 Templeton 20
FINAL SAN LUIS OBISPO 35 TEMPLETON 19
ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS (2-6) (1-2) at SANTA MARIA SAINTS (3-6) (0-3)
The Greyhounds come in losing to Templeton 27-24 in a great game. The Saints lost to Mission Prep 28-7.
The X factor the team that can finish drives with points in the red zone will win. This should be a good one.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Atascadero 20 Santa Maria 17
FINAL ATASCADERO 31 SANTA MARIA 20
KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS (6-2) (2-1) at MCFARLAND COUGARS (1-7) (0-5)
The X factor the Birds will eat the Cougars.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Kennedy 56 McFarland 0
FINAL KENNEDY 44 MCFARLAND 0
CHAVEZ TITANS (2-5) (2-2) at TAFT WILDCATS (3-3) (2-2)
The Titans come in losing to Wasco 41-8 and Taft beat McFarland 42-0.
The X factor this should be a very good game. Which offense will have the better game? This could be a defensive battle
PAGMETER PREDICTION Chavez 16 Taft 13
FINAL CHAVEZ 12 TAFT 7
TEHACHAPI WARRIORS (2-5) (0-2) at BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES (5-3) (3-0)
The Warriors come in losing to Independence 21-6 and the Eagles beat West 49-19.
The X factor the Eagles offense is rolling and leading the way is QB Braden Waterman.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Bakersfield Christian 47 Tehachapi 13
FINAL BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN 41 TEHACHAPI 19
RIDGEVIEW WOLF PACK (1-5) (1-1) at WEST VIKINGS (6-1) (2-1)
The Wolf Pack comes in beating Golden Valley 15-14. The Vikings lost to BC 49-19.
The X factor the Pack gets their first win and any time you win the players will practice much better during the week. Can the Vikings clean up their mistakes from last week?
PAGMETER PREDICTION West 23 Ridgeview 20
FINAL WEST 28 RIDGEVIEW 9
NORTH STARS (2-4) (1-2) at EAST BLADES (2-7) (1-2)
The X factor is the Stars offense is better than the East offense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION North 28 East 9
FINAL NORTH 28 EAST 7 (Almost nailed the scored)
FOOTHILL TROJANS (7-0) (3-0) at HIGHLAND SCOTS (6-2) (1-1)
This is for the SYL Championship.
The Trojans come in beating North 8-6 and the Scots beat Bishop Union 28-20
The X factor this should be a great game and it could come down to the final minutes.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Foothill 30 Highland 24
FINAL FOOTHILL 42 HIGHLAND 35
BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS (2-4) (2-1) at GARCES RAMS (4-3) (1-1)
The Drillers come in beating Stockdale 34-8. Tybo Rogers rushed for 144-yards and scored 2 TD’s. Ty Monteiro went 7-9 for 163-yards and 3 TD passes. (Daylon Leach with 2 TDs & Alex Rocha)
The Rams found out Friday that Frontier had to cancel their game. It’s completely not fair to the Rams and Frontier should have to give up a home game to Garces because of it.
The X factor if the Drillers defense can contain QB Travis Plugge, game over.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Bakersfield 33 Garces 21
FINAL GARCES 21 BAKERSFIELD 10 (Had Garces scoring 21 points if that means anything)
CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS (5-2) (1-2) at STOCKDALE MUSTANGS (4-3) (0-3)
The Golden Hawks come in losing to Liberty 51-21. The Mustangs lost to Bakersfield 34-8.
The X factor G-Hawks have played the 2 best teams in the SWYL, battled with political flu that KHSD keeps playing and can now get back to working on going 3-2 in league. The Mustangs offense is struggling. Look for G-Hawks QB Levi Manning to have a night.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Centennial 27 Stockdale 14
FINAL CENTENNIAL 41 STOCKDALE 23
BUCHANAN BEARS (7-1) (3-0) at CLOVIS COUGARS (5-3) (1-2)
The Bears come in beating Central 24-17. The defense stepped up on some big plays. QB Jayden Mandal scored the game winning TD on a beautiful 5-yard bootleg and threw a 33-yard TD pass to Travis Sirwet. Michael Runnels returned the opening kickoff for a 98-yard TD.
The Cougars beat Clovis North 42-28. Tristan Risley rushed for 161-yards and scored on a 4-yard TD. Nate Johnson threw 2 TD passes, rushed for 100-yards, and scored 2 TDs. Every team’s game plan is slow down Risley and he still goes over 150-yards almost every game.
The X factor is the defensive side of the ball. To beat Clovis, the Bears will focus on containing Risley and keeping Johnson in the pocket. Johnson is not a pocket passer and very dangerous when he gets loose. The Cougars have the offense that can beat the Bears. Will the Bears come in with a Grizzlies hangover? It’s possible. The Grizzlies played a below par game and still had a chance to tie it. Can the Cougars defense slow down the Bears steady machine? So many questions need to be answered. The Cougars have some big injuries. Cougars Head Coach Rich Hammond has been sick all week and will probably miss the game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Buchanan 31 Clovis 24
BUCHANAN 33 CLOVIS 24
Bears, Jayden Mandal 14/26, 194-yards & 3 TD passes. Caden Rodgers, TD. receiver Josiah Ayon, 6 receptions for 84-yards. TD. Clovis, Tristan Risley 23 carries for 241-yards and 2 TDs.
CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (5-2) (3-0) vs CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (3-5) (0-2)
The Broncos come in losing to Clovis 42-28. Jake Parnigian scored 2 TDs. Milan Bryant scored a TD. Paul Sharp scored a TD and rushed for over 200 yards. The Hamm boys of Baylee and Rylee are everywhere on defense.
The Golden Eagles lost to Hanford 57-29. Sophomore QB Tyler Patrick has thrown 10 TD passes and not playing full time with the rotating QB situation.
The X factor the Broncos scored 28 points against a very good Cougars defense and the Broncos can barely throw it over hand. The Broncos running backs are so fast and are very tough to cover when they are running pass patterns out of the backfield. The Golden Eagles can throw it overhand but rotating QBs will eventually crush an offense. With the horrible locker room incident at Clovis West, it has taken its toll on the CW football team. Look for the Broncos to roll until the Golden Eagles can figure out what they want to do on offense. The good news for the Golden Eagles is they are definitely a division 2 team if the Golden Eagles enter the playoff/tournament. Clovis West might just shut it down after the Clovis game in week 11.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Clovis North 40 Clovis West 21
FINAL CLOVIS NORTH 28 CLOVIS WEST 7
FOWLER REDCATS (6-2) (4-0) at PARLIER PANTHERS (0-7) (0-4)
The X factor will the Panthers reach the end zone?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Fowler 63 Parlier 0
FINAL FOWLER 52 PARLIER 0
MINARETS MUSTANGS (1-6) (1-4) at OROSI CARDINALS (5-3) (2-2)
The X factor the Cardinals have played 2 straight tough games and are looking to roll at home.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Orosi 56 Minarets 14
FINAL OROSI 42 MINARETS 19
RIVERDALE COWBOYS (4-1) (3-1) at CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS (3-5) (3-1)
This is always a great rivalry! Both schools are not far away from each other.
The Cowboys are a solid team, and the Blue Raiders are young and coming on strong. Caruthers has played the tougher schedule.
The X factor the Cowboys are staying under the radar with giving out no information. The Boys are a hard nose physical team that plays good defense. For the Blue Crew to win at home the young guys must finish drives with points and I think they do it. My upset of the week!
PAGMETER PREDICTION (UPSET SPECIAL) Caruthers 30 Riverdale 28
FINAL CARUTHERS 28 RIVERDALE 26
TRANQUILITY TIGERS (0-6) (0-2) at COALINGA HORNED TOADS (4-1) (0-1) 7:00
The X factor it is senior night in Coalinga and outstanding senior QB Jett Garcia is a game time decision if he plays with an injury he suffered in last week’s game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Coalinga 28 Tranquility 0
FINAL COALINGA 26 TRANQUILITY 0
FIREBAUGH EAGLES (6-2) (1-1) at DOS PALOS BRONCOS (8-0) (3-0)
The winner is in the drivers seat to be the WSL Champions. These teams are 16 miles apart.
The Eagles come in beating Linden 56-26. RB/LB Danny Olivera rushed for 323-yards and scored 4 TDs. Olivera’s on the year has rushed for 1,549-yards which is No 2 in the state & No 11 in the country and has scored 26 TDs which is No 1 in the state and No 2 in the country.
Dos Palos beat Tranquility 35-0. QB Trent Calvert scored 2 TDs and threw a 40-yard TD pass to Will Montemurro. Miguel Paderio scored on a 10-yard TD run; Abraham Ladino scored on a 18-yard TD run.
The X factor which defense will play better against some outstanding offenses? The Eagles have played a much tougher schedule over DP. Broncos nation is not happy with the PAGMETER with putting the Broncos at No 3 in division 3. The Broncos can play with anybody, but they should not have to play in division 2. That’s not fair to a small school like Dos Palos. This has the makings to be a great game. The last time these teams played was in the spring and Firebaugh won 34-33. Broncos went for 2-points and the win and came up short.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Firebaugh 36 Dos Palos 35
FINAL DOS PALOS 24 FIREBAUGH 21
MT WHITNEY PIONEERS (1-5) (0-1) vs EL DIAMANTE MINERS (3-5) (1-2)
The Pioneers got caught up in the Visalia Unified School District political flu game and has been off awhile. The Miners lost a tough one to Lemoore 34-30. In the last 2 games, Nick Nelson has caught 17 passes for 285-yards and 5 TDs from QB Freddie Valencia.
The X factor with both teams playing in one of the worst school districts in the state, the Miners are ahead of the Pioneers especially without playing spring ball.
PAGMETER PREDICTION El Diamante 34 Mt Whitney 7
FINAL EL DIAMANTE 42 MT WHITNEY 21 Bryson Donelson rushed for 277-yards and scored 4 TDs
HANFORD BULLPUPS (5-1) (1-1) vs REDWOOD RANGERS (2-4) (2-1)
The red-hot Bullpups come in beating Clovis West 57-29. Junior QB Cayden Muir has now thrown for 1,411-yards and 13 TDs. The Rangers beat Golden West 41-0. Karson Everett rushed for 119-yards and scored 3 TDs.
The X factor can the Rangers keep up with the Bullpups on the scoreboard?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Hanford 35 Redwood 21
FINAL REDWOOD 24 HANFORD 21 (BIG WIN FOR THE RANGERS)
GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS (2-6) (0-2) at LEMOORE TIGERS (7-1) (3-0)
The Blazers come in losing to Redwood 41-0 and the Tigers beat El Diamante 34-30.
The X factor the Blazers defense will struggle slowing down the speedy Tigers offense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Lemoore 42 Golden West 14
FINAL LEMOORE 42 GOLDEN WEST 20
KERMAN LIONS (1-7) at IMMANUEL EAGLES (5-3)
The Lions come in beating Yosemite 40-0. Lions get their first win. The Eagles beat Liberty Ranchos 14-13. Will Henderson made 19 tackles, scored a TD and Hector Davila scored TD.
The X factor the Lions have struggled to figure out what they want to do on offense and the Eagles are playing their best football.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Immanuel 34 Kerman 14
IMMANUEL 40 KERMAN 7
Hector Davila 2 TDs passes each to Alemá Slade. Will Henderson 2 TDs, Jacob Cabrera TD
MIRA COSTA MUSTANGS (2-5) at WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS (3-2)
This game was put together on Thursday and the Mustangs will be coming from Manhattan Beach.
The Mustangs come in losing to Palos Verdes 33-0 and the Panthers beat Chowchilla 14-0.
The X factor the Mustangs have played a tougher schedule and is traveling on short notice. Both offenses have struggled so which offense can score points in the red zone?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Washington Union 24 Mira Costa 22
FINAL MIRA COSTA 35 WASHINGTON UNION 26