PAGMETER FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS WEEK 11, 2021
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This is how the new playoff format will look
**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 11
In week 10 the PAGMETER went 39-8 and for the year 366-65 (85%)
SO FAR GAMES THAT ARE CANCELED
**CROSSTOWN CLASSIC , since 1959 the Tigers lead the series 32-30
EDISON TIGERS vs BULLARD KNIGHTS CANCELED
**PIG BOWL would have been the 92nd Little Big Game, Fresno High leads 46-42-2
FRESNO HIGH WARRIORS vs ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS CANCELED
(ROUGH RIDERS DECIDED TO TAKE A BYE)
**17th BATTLE FOR THE SADDLE
GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS vs EL DIAMANTE MINERS CANCELED
(MINERS DECIDED TO TAKE A BYE)
MINARETS MUSTANGS at RIVERDALE COWBOYS CANCELED
RIVAL WEEK 11
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS
WOODLAKE TIGERS (4-6) (4-2) at GRANITE HILLS GRIZZLIES (2-8) (1-5)
The Tigers come in beating Farmersville 35-7 and Granite Hills lost to Strathmore.
The X factor the Tigers are playing their best football.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Woodlake 43 Granite Hills 13
FINAL WOODLAKE 46 GRANITE HILLS 6
REEDLEY PIRATES (8-1) (4-1) at SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS (8-1) (5-0 NYL CHAMPIONS)
Sunnyside Wildcats are the NYL Champions!
The Pirates come in beating McLane 21-0. The Pirates defense stepped up. RB Ryan Warkentin rushed for 164-yards. The Wildcats beat Fresno High 49-6. QB Tanner Wilson went 7-8 for 214-yards 4 TD passes and 1 rushing TD. CJ Jones with 4 receptions for 129-yards and 3 TDs. Jujuan King caught 5 footballs for 109-yards TD.
The X factor the Pirates haven’t won a real league championship in 49 years. The Pirates won the short spring league but that did not have playoffs and it was spring. Simply not the same. The big X factor is both defenses. Can the Wildcats tackle Ryan Warkentin? Every team that plays the Pirates has 22 eyes on Warkentin on every play and he still goes off. Amazing! Pirates QB Jacob Rocha is back this week from injury and that is huge for the Pirates offense. Can the Pirates slow down the most exciting passing attack in the state?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Sunnyside 40 Reedley 28
FINAL SUNNYSIDE 42 REEDLEY 35
The leading Freshmen QB in the state Tanner Wilson went 31-40 for 433 yards & 5 TD passes.
On the year TW has thrown for 2,831 yards and 28 TD passes
CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (7-1) (3-1) vs CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (5-5) (2-3)
The Grizzlies come in beating Clovis West 35-14. QB Dayton Tafoya went 19-22 for 181-yards and threw a TD pass to LaDanian Streets. Ah’Marion Gaines-Smith rushed for 172-yards and scored 2 TDs. Jesiah Lindsay scored 2 TDs. The Broncos lost to Buchanan 33-14.
The X factor the Grizzlies have Tafoya and the Grizzlies can run it and throw it. The Broncos can pound it with one of the best offensive lines in the central section but with a zero-passing game, the Broncos will want to shorten the game with long drives and keep the Grizzlies offense on the sidelines. Can the Broncos defense slow down the Grizzlies offense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Central 42 Clovis North 21
FINAL CENTRAL 35 CLOVIS NORTH 14
Jesiah Lindsay rushed for 202-yards and scored 3 TDs. Ah’Marion Gaines-Smith rushed for 97-yards and scored on a 4-yard TD run. Dayton Tafoya threw a TD pass to LaDanian Streets.
Broncos Paul Sharp rushed for 42-yards and scored on a 7-yard TD run and Rashid Mansour with a pick 6.
ORANGE COVE TITANS (4-6) (2-4) at OROSI CARDINALS (7-3) (4-2)
The Battle of the O
The X factor both teams would love a win heading in the playoffs. The Titans would love to be 5-5 and the Cardinals would love to be 4-2 in league.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Orosi 37 Orange Cove 23
FINAL OROSI 38 ORANGE COVE 20
FOWLER REDCATS (8-2) (6-0 WSL CHAMPIONS) at CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS (4-6) (4-2)
Redcats are West Sequoia League Champions!
The Redcats are hot winning 7 straight games after beating Riverdale 25-15. Hector Hernandez scored 2 TDs including a 45-yard TD run and Johnny Mendez scored on a 23-yard TD run. and the young Blue Raiders are playing their best football winning 3 straight games.
The X factor is which defense will step up. For the Blue Crew to win at home they can not afford to turn the ball over and must finish drives with points. The Redcats are in a zone right now on both sides of the ball.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Fowler 33 Caruthers 26
FINAL FOWLER 41 CARUTHERS 12
Nick Mendoza threw 2 TD passes to Miguel Gallardo (20 & 21-yards) . Jake Keiser with a 55-yard pick 6. Johnny Mendez scored 2 TDs (5 & 12-yard runs) and Hector Hernandez with an 8-yard TD run.
KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS (8-2) (4-1) at CHAVEZ TITANS (3-6) (2-3)
The Backyard Bowl
The Birds come in beating Shafter 35-31. Avain Pesina rushed for 250 yards and scored 4 TDs. The Titans beat North 20-7.
The X factor the Titans defense is good, but do they have enough offense to hang?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Kennedy 37 Chavez 7
FINAL KENNEDY 21 CHAVEZ 6
Avain Pesina scored 2 TDs and Julian Orozco hit Gamiez Helm on a 14-yard TD pass
MISSION OAK HAWKS (10-0) (5-0 EYL CHAMPIONS) at DELANO TIGERS (3-6) (0-5)
The Hawks are the Tulare City Champions and the EYL Champions. Head Coach Michael Machado and his staff are doing a fantastic job. The Hawks crushed TU 60-38. QB Rudy Navarro 24-35, 480 yards,6 TDs Mike Iriye with 6 carries for 71 yards scored 2 TDs, 5 catches for 54 yards. Kareem Davis 8 catches for 150 yards and scored 3 TDs. Anthony Ledesma, 6 catches for 121 yards and scored a TD. Jaden Hernandez 3 catches for 127 yards and 2 TDs.
The X factor with the tremendous season so far for the Hawks, that means division 2 and it should be a high division 2 seed.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Mission Oak 50 Delano 6
FINAL MISSION OAK 52 DELANO 0
QB Rudy Navarro went 18-23 for 308 yards, TD passes, 4 Carries 52 yards and scored a TD.
Mike Iriye, 5 receptions for 155-yards, 1 TD, 4 Carries rushed for 74-yards 2 TDs.
Kenny Jackson, 3 Catches for 79 yards & 20 Yard pick 6. Anthony Ledesma. 4 catches for 30 yards & 1 TD.
Jaden Hernandez, 50 yard pick 6
GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS (1-8) (0-5) at BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES (7-3) (5-0 SYL CHAMPIONS)
The Bulldogs come in losing to Tehachapi 27-0. The Eagles beat Ridgeview 42-12. David Bonales rushed for 80-yards and scored 4 TDs on 8 carries. Nathan Perez and Braden Waterman also ran for a TD.
The X factor the Bulldogs will shut it down after this game and Eagles are peaking at the right time. BC will be tough to beat if the Eagles stay in the division 3 playoffs with this new silly format.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Bakersfield Christian 50 Golden Valley 0
FINAL BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN 34 GOLDEN VALLEY 13
LATON MUSTANGS (5-4) at FRESNO CHRISTAIN EAGLES (9-0)
The X factor the Eagles are the 8-man version of the Buchanan Bears with being a machine on both sides of the ball. The Eagles have scored their opponent 432 points to 34. In the last 3 games, the Eagles are 172-0. Leading the way is senior running back Peter Kazarian. The Mustangs have won 3 straights games.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Fresno Christian 62 Laton 14
FINAL FRESNO CHRISTIAN 58 LATON 0 (The No 2 team in the state in the last 4 games is 230-0)
PARLIER PANTHERS (0-9) at FARMERSVILLE AZTECS (4-5)
The X factor the Panthers will end their season after Friday night and let’s hope that the Parlier school district wants to invest in a football program. Until that happens, the Panthers will lose good coaches and players/families to other communities. What most of the horrible school districts don’t understand is families will simply leave the district for a better district. Families today now have a choice.
As for the Aztecs, they are building a program with a young team.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Farmersville 35 Parlier 6
FINAL FARMERSVILLE 47 PARLIER 8
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FINALS
CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN CAVALIERS (6-4) (2-2) at EXETER MONARCHS (6-4) (3-2)
The Cavaliers would be dangerous if somehow, they can slide into the division 3 playoffs where they really belong. With this silly new playoff format the Caves are in division 2 and that is wrong.
The X factor for the Monarchs to win some games in the division 4 playoffs, they need the offense to step up. The Monarchs will be battle tested for sure playing a tough schedule.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CVC 39 Exeter 20
FINAL EXETER 20 CVC 14 (PAGMETER GOT THE MONARCHS SCORING 20 RIGHT BUT THAT’S ABOUT IT)
HANFORD WEST HUSKIES (1-8) (0-5) at DINUBA EMPERORS (6-4) (3-2)
The X factor the Huskies season will end after this game and have played a killer schedule. The Emperors will be tough to beat in the division 3 playoffs and the offense is very good. QB Casimiro Barragan is 115-193 for 1,878-yards and 21 TD passes. His favorite receiver is Mikey Olvera who has caught 40 footballs for 781-yards and 13 TDs.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Dinuba 54 Hanford West 13
FINAL DINUBA 49 HANFORD WEST 12
KINGSBURG VIKINGS (8-2) (5-0 CSL CHAMPIONS) at SELMA BEARS (2-5) (1-3)
89TH FIRE HYDRANT GAME
Every year this is one of the great rivalries in the central section but not this year. It’s amazing that both towns are so close together and yet they think so differently especially when it comes to the political flu/common sense. Kingsburg is 100% common sense especially with the silly contact tracing. Selma is now in the top 5 worst school districts for not having common sense and in return has crushed the football program.
The X factor the Vikings will roll. The Bears will not enter the tournament.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Kingsburg 56 Selma 0
FINAL KINGSBURG 41 SELMA 0
MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS (4-5) (0-4) at MADERA COYOTES (4-6) (2-3)
13th annual Battle for the Saw
This is the craziest game of the night especially when it comes to home cooking in the Battle of the Saw. This is a true Cinderella football story with Madera South being the ugly red-headed stepchild of the Madera School district. This is supposed to be a Madera South home game but because the Coyotes are the long-time darlings for the Madera school district, this game will be played at the old stadium on the campus of Madera.
You can’t make this stuff up.
That means Madera gets to use their locker room as usual and everything else that goes along with a home game. Why you ask? Madera says that Stallion’s stadium is not big enough. I say tough s*&t. They say the band will take up the entire stands and that’s bulls&^t. Put the band in the end zone like they do in Sanger and other stadiums. Bring in more bleachers if necessary. Every stadium is different and just because it doesn’t satisfy the school district and Madera, Madera South loses a home game. Madera South has a beautiful new stadium, and they can’t use it in their biggest game of the year where the student body/players want to show it off but instead they must use the old run down, with horrible lights Madera stadium for their home game. How embarrassing! Madera South stadium is plenty big enough and so much better.
This is a horrible decision by the Madera school district to let this happen and Madera South deserve better especially from their own school district. Shameful!
The X factor the Coyotes have QB Beau Green and that is huge. Madera South has plenty of injuries.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Madera 34 Madera South 27
FINAL MADERA 36 MADERA SOUTH 20
MEMORIAL PANTHERS (8-0) (4-0 CMAC CHAMPIONS) at SANGER APACHES (5-5) (2-2)
21st meeting Sanger now leads 13-8
The Apaches come in losing to Washington Union 21-14. Markie Botello scored on a 2-yard TD run and Ashton Rodriquez caught a 7-yard TD pass from Josiah Verga.
The X factor when a big fast team plays a small fast team, take the big fast team. The Panthers are looking at the No 3 seed in the division 1 playoffs and the Apaches are looking at division 2 somewhere in the middle of the pack.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Memorial 38 Sanger 14
FINAL MEMORIAL 35 SANGER 0 (THE PANTHERS ARE THE CMAC CHAMPIONS)
SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS (1-9) (0-6) at CORCORAN PANTHERS (7-1) (5-1)
The X factor the Golden Bears are beat up with injuries and this will be the last game of the year. For the Panthers they will be looking at the division 4 playoffs but really should be playing in division 5. The Golden Bears will not enter the tournament.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Corcoran 36 Sierra Pacific 0
FINAL CORCORAN 45 SIERRA PACIFIC 7
STRATHMORE SPARTANS (10-0) 5-0 ESL CHAMPIONS) at LINDSAY CARDINALS (3-7) (3-3)
This is the 100th meeting. One of the great eastside rivalries.
The X factor the Spartans are the test dummies in this new playoff format and will have to play in division 3. The Cardinals are playing their best football, but this is a tough match up for the Red Birds.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Strathmore 48 Lindsay 13
FINAL STRATHMORE 42 LINDSAY 0
MONACHE MARAUDERS (4-6) (1-4) vs PORTERVILLE PANTHERS (4-6) (2-3)
52nd annual Granite Bowl. This is always a great game.
The X factor the Marauders offense needs to be on because the Panthers come in after playing their best game of the year.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Porterville 21 Monache 13
FINAL PORTERVILLE 14 MONACHE 12
TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (6-4) (3-2) at TULARE UNION TRIBE (5-4) (4-1)
57th Bell final (Tribe now lead the series 41-15)
Usually, the Bell game is for the EYL championship but not this year.
The X factor the Tribe defense got beat up in the loss to Mission Oak and looking at division 3 which is so wrong. TW is looking at division 2. Can the Tribe defense slow down the Mustangs offense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Tulare Western 34 Tulare Union 28
FINAL TULARE UNION 56 TULARE WESTERN 35
BISHOP UNION BRONCOS (8-1) (4-0 HDL CHAMPIONS) at BORON BOBCATS (4-4) (2-1)
The Broncos are HDL Champions
The Broncos come in beating Rosamond 55-0. The Bronco Defense pitched its 2nd consecutive shutout. Kaelan Smith had his best game with 3 tackles for a loss. Reese Dondero had 6 solo tackles. Cain Omohundro and Aden Arndal each had 10 total tackles and 5 solos each. Sophomore Austin Powell also had a strong game with 3 tackles for a loss. Senior Quarterback Jakob Redmond had another big game completing 8 of 13 passes for 163 yards and 5 TDs. Redmond also rushed for a TD on senior night. Zach Mojarro had a big night rushing for 140 yards on just 11 carries. Colt Matteson caught 3 passes for 36 yards and a TD. Cain Omohundro and Walker Rost Kruger each had 2 TD catches. Cheveyo Marques had a big night in the return game with 95 yards in punt and kickoff returns. Stephan Poole had a nice night on special teams with 5 solo tackles. The Bobcats beat up Kern Valley 54-3.
The X factor the Bobcats are a good young team, but they are not ready to beat the Broncos. It’s good to see somebody else in the HDL taking football serious.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Bishop Union 47 Boron 14
FINAL BISHOP UNION 20 BORON 6
DESERT SCORPIONS (0-5) (0-3) at KERN VALLEY BRONCS (4-2) (3-2)
The X factor this is the battle for 3rd place in the HDL and the Broncs will roll at home.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Kern Valley 52 Desert 6
FINAL KERN VALLEY 48 DESERT 0
PASO ROBLES BEARCATS (6-3) (4-1 TRI-CHAMPIONS) at ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES (6-3) (4-1 TRI-CHAMPIONS)
The Bearcats come in beating Righetti High 21-6. The Eagles beat Nipomo 37-14. QB Max Perrett went 12-20 for 217 yards and 2 TD passes. Damian Santos caught 4 passes for 84-yards and a TD. Makai Puga caught a 46-yard TD pass. Kaden Tynes scored on a 60-yard TD run.
The X factor the Bearcats must control the clock with their double Wing T offense and keep the Eagles offense on the sidelines. Can the Eagles front seven slow down the Cats offense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Arroyo Grande 23 Paso Robles 20
FINAL ARROYO GRANDE 62 PASO ROBLES 35
RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS (1-8) (1-4) at ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS (6-4) (4-1 TRI-CHAMPIONS)
Foster Road Rivalry
I must check out the famous tradition soon of when the team walks across Foster Road and enters the stadium.
The X factor the Knights are playing great football and the Warriors just never got it going. It doesn’t matter the records; these teams will get after it.
PAGMETER PREDICTION St. Joseph 35 Righetti High 7
FINAL ST JOSEPH 26 RIGHETTI 7
CHOWCHILLA TRIBE (1-9) (1-2) at LIBERTY MADERA RANCHOS HAWKS (4-5) (1-1)
The X factor look for the Tribe to shut it down after this game and this is always a hard-hitting game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Madera Ranchos 32 Chowchilla 21
FINAL MADERA RANCHOS 40 CHOWCHILLA 0
KERMAN LIONS (2-8) (2-1) at WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS (4-3) (2-0 NSL CHAMPIONS)
The PANTHERS ARE THE NSL CHAMPIONS
The Lions come in beating Madera Ranchos 20-19. Lions down 19-6 with 2 minutes to go. Ashton Chalabian hits Anthony Delgado and the game winning TD pass. Congratulations to Jess Reyes for getting his first win as the new Kerman Lions coach. The Panthers beat Sanger 21-14.
The X factor can the Lions pull off the shocker? The Panthers are battle tested and leading the way is the best linebacker in the central section with Keanu Kuma.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Washington Union 46 Kerman 12
FINAL WASHINGTON UNION 35 KERMAN 20
HOOVER PATRIOTS (0-9) (0-5) at MCLANE HIGHLANDERS (5-5) (1-4)
The X factor somebody is getting their first NYL win. The Patriots will be shutting it down after Friday and this is a good week for the Highlanders to get some offense going heading into the playoffs. The Patriots offense has potential but will again struggle until they figure out how to use the talent they have. In the world we live in, it’s amazing that the FUSD school Woke board hasn’t taken away the Revolution Bowl name yet to something like the Barney Bowl so we don’t bring up bad feelings from our past.
PAGMETER PREDICTION McLane 27 Hoover 6
FINAL MCLANE 26 HOOVER 20
SAN LUIS OBISPO TIGERS (6-3) (4-1) at MISSION PREP ROYALS (8-0) (5-0 OCEAN CHAMPIONS)
The Royals are Ocean league champions
The X factor the Tigers are playing their best football and looking at a high division 5 seed, but the Royals are on another level. Can the Tigers offense score on the best defense on the Central Coast? The Royals have rushed as a team for 2,156-yards and leading the way is Jack Susank who has rushed 952-yards and has scored 9 TDs.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Mission Prep 44 San Luis Obispo 14
FINAL MISSION PREP 35 SAN LUIS OBISPO 7
ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS (3-7) (2-3) at MORRO BAY PIRATES (4-6) (2-3)
The X factor which offense can finish drives with points in the red zone? This is a very good match up and tough to call. The Pirates playing at home has the edge.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Morro Bay 25 Atascadero 23
FINAL ATASCADERO 34 MORRO BAY 0
SANTA MARIA SAINTS (2-8) (0-5) at TEMPLETON EAGLES (5-5) (2-3)
The X factor both teams have been so up and down this year so which team will have the up game?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Templeton 31 Santa Maria 22
FINAL TEMPLETON 25 SANTA MARIA 0
ARVIN BEARS (2-8) (1-5) at TAFT WILDCATS (4-4) (2-3)
The X factor the Bears will shut it down after this game. The Wildcats are looking to go 4-4 heading into the division 6 playoffs.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Taft 27 Arvin 14
FINAL TAFT 34 ARVIN 14
WASCO TIGERS (8-0) (6-0 SSL CHAMPIONS) vs SHAFTER GENERALS (5-5) (4-2)
Highway Takedown final. They have been playing since 1933, Shafter has now won 45 Wasco 43 and 5 ties
The Tigers come in beating Taft 32-14. Sean Sharp had 121 yards and scored 2 combined rushing and receiving TDs. The Generals lost a tough one to Kennedy 35-31. Devon Sundgren returned a kickoff for a 90-yard TD.
The X factor the Generals were rolling last week until QB Devon Sundgren got knocked out of the game. Devon will not play this week and the Generals are beat up with big injuries. A win and the Tigers are SSL Champions. What is amazing, if the Generals can get healthy, they will be tough to beat in the division 5 playoffs which is where they belong. The Tigers are having a big year and could get a low division 2 seed or a high division 3 seed and playing against some big schools. The new playoff format really hurts a team like Wasco who is having a special year. For the love of God, put the Tigers in division 3.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Wasco 36 Shafter 20
FINAL WASCO 46 SHAFTER 20 (THE TIGERS ARE THE SOUTH SEQUOIA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS)
INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (4-6) (4-1) at RIDGEVIEW WOLF PACK (1-7) (1-3)
The Falcons are red hot at the right time after beating West 41-27. Evan Peaker rushed 142-yards and a TD. LaDon Denmark rushed 129-yards and scored 2TDs, and 69 yards passing. Anthony Rico rushed for 76-yards and scored 2 TDs on 7 carries and had a 24-yard reception.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Independence 37 Ridgeview 13
FINAL INDEPENDENCE 42 RIDGEVIEW 0
TEHACHAPI WARRIORS (4-5) (2-2) at WEST VIKINGS (6-3) (2-3)
The Warriors come in beating Golden Valley 27-0. Sam Orellana rushed for 106-yards and scored 2 TDs on 17 carries. AJ Anderson rushed for 86-yards and scored a TD along with making 9 tackles. Tylar Love scored a TD. On defense, Wyatt Richie was everywhere making 17 tackles and Mike Jones with 11 tackles. The Vikings lost to Independence 41-27. Nick Harris rushed for 123-yards and scored a TD. QB James Rufus rushed for 54 yards and scored a TD. Ty Carson scored a TD.
The X factor is the Vikings defense. Both teams should be set in the new silly playoff format. The Vikings are looking to be in division 4 and Tehachapi in division 5.
PAGMETER PREDICTION West 35 Tehachapi 21
FINAL TEHACHAPI 43 WEST 28
MIRA MONTE LIONS (2-4) (0-2) at FOOTHILL TROJANS (8-1) (4-1 SEYL CHAMPIONS)
The X factor KHSD has crushed the football season of the Lions and the Trojans needs to get over the overtime loss to East, focus on the league championship and playoffs. The Lions haven’t practice in so long.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Foothill 51 Mira Monte 13
FINAL FOOTHILL 22 MIRA MONTE 14
EAST BLADES (3-7) (2-3) at HIGHLAND SCOTS (7-3) (2-2)
The Blades come in fired up after beating Foothill in overtime 42-41 and the Scots lost to South 25-18.
The X factor both defenses and who can make the big stops.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Highland 27 East 23
HIGHLAND 34 EAST 22
SOUTH REBELS (4-4) (2-2) at NORTH STARS (3-5) (2-2)
The Sword Game Playing for “Legends Game” Trophy
You just knew that somebody was going to change the Sword game in the world we live in now with the Woke school districts. Welcome to the Legends game for dedicating it to the old coaches from the past. Great idea. To the guys that played in the game, it will always be known as the Sword games.
The Rebels come in beating Highland 25-18. QB Jojo Mata rushed for 177-yards, scored 2 TDs on 18 carries, and went 13-20 passing for 140 yards. Angel Perez rushed for 59-yards and scored a TD on 12 carries, and Zephan Stevens made 5 catches for 59 yards.
This is always a great game. They have been playing this since the 1950’s.
The X factor can the Stars offense finish drives with points?
PAGMETER PREDICTION South 27 North 13
FINAL NORTH 10 SOUTH 7
CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS (6-3) (2-3) at FRONTIER TITANS (4-2) (1-1)
The Golden Hawks come in losing to Garces 37-0. It was simply ugly. The Titans got caught up in the KHSD political flu game and have been off a while. KHSD has ruined a tremendous year for the Titans football team because of the corruption of contact tracing.
The X factor the lack of practice time will hurt Frontier and could start slow but so far it has worked out by not playing the top 3 teams with Bakersfield, Garces and Liberty because Frontier might be 4-4 right now. The big difference in this game is the Titans defense is good. The G Hawks need to throw away the Garces game film.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Frontier 30 Centennial 20
FINAL CENTENNIAL 27 FRONTIER 14
STOCKDALE MUSTANGS (4-5) (0-5) at GARCES RAMS (5-3) (2-1)
The Mustangs come in losing to Liberty 45-6. The Rams beat Centennial 37-0. Travis Plugge went 10-15 passing for 93 yards, rushed for 50-yards, and scored 2 TDs. Ian Jernagin rushed for 72-yards and scored 2 TDs on 5 carries. The Garces defense forced 3 turnovers and hasn’t given up a defensive touchdown in the last 10 quarters. Logan Bowers had 7 tackles, and 4.5 sacks. Zamir Hall returned a fumble for a TD and Cage Williams had an interception.
The X factor both teams are small, but the big difference is Garces is much faster and that will be huge. Speed kills. The Mustangs offense is struggling.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Garces 36 Stockdale 7
FINAL GARCES 44 STOCKDALE 3
BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS (3-5) (2-2) at LIBERTY PATRIOTS (6-2) (4-0 SWYL CHAMPIONS)
The Drillers come in beating CVC 27-14. Tybo Rogers rushed for 268-yards and scored 3 TDs on 15 and had an interception. Drahcir Mackey rushed for 127-yards and scored a TD. Anthony Rivera had a team-high 9 tackles. The Patriots beat Stockdale 45-6. The Patriots defense is very good and the offense is mixed with running and passing. The Patriots are not a fancy team, they just kick ass and take names later.
The X factor the Drillers must play the perfect game against the best team in the south valley and that means no turnovers or big ugly penalties. A loss doesn’t hurt the Drillers because it should keep them as a high division 2 seed. The Drillers will need some big plays to stay in this one.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Liberty 34 Bakersfield 20
FINAL LIBERTY 37 BAKERSFIELD 23 (THE PATRIOTS ARE THE SWYL CHAMPIONS)
CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES (4-4) (0-3) at BUCHANAN BEARS (9-1) (5-0 TRAC CHAMPIONS)
The T Wolves come in losing to Clovis 41-14 and the Bears beat Clovis North 42-28. The Bears didn’t have their QB Jayden Mandal who sprained his ankle at practice last week, so the Bears went to the bullpen with junior Colton O’Toole and let me tell you about this kid. Colton played like a 3-year starter. He can run, has touch on his passes along with a tremendous strong arm. When Clovis North can’t keep a QB on campus, the Bears might have the 2nd best QB in the Central Section with Colton O’Toole. It’s hard to get any information from Buchanan with a roster or stats but I can tell you that O’Toole would be an All Star on any other team in the Central Section.
The X factor the T Wolves are a small team and they will struggle against the machine of the Buchanan Bears.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Buchanan 47 Clovis East 7
FINAL BUCHANAN 28 CLOVIS EAST 10
CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (3-7) (0-4) at CLOVIS COUGARS (7-3) (3-2)
Range Rider Trophy Final. Clovis West now leads the series 27-21 that started in 1980
The Golden Eagles come in losing to Central 35-14 and the Cougars beat Clovis North 33-14.
The X factor this was the original match up of the elite Clovis schools back in the day. The commitment to excellence started with Clovis vs Clovis West and boy these games were epic!
This year the Golden Eagles never were the same after the Lightning game vs Bullard. The Golden Eagles are still rotating QBs, and the horrible locker room crime didn’t help. When you rotate QBs, it’s telling your team we are playing for the future and that’s what you are seeing on the field. For the Cougars this is the dream team and loaded to win it all. Can they? Stay tuned. Can the Golden Eagles slow down Tristan Risley and the high-powered Cougars offense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION Clovis 43 Clovis West 14
FINAL CLOVIS 60 CLOVIS WEST 43
DOS PALOS BRONCOS (10-0 (5-0 WSL CHAMPIONS) at AVENAL BUCCANEERS (1-4) (0-1)
The Broncos are the West Sierra league Champions for the 51st time in school history and that adds to their state record for most league wins. Avenal comes off a fun scrimmage vs Tranquility because Tranquility forgot to reserve the game referees. You can blame the Avenal school district for Avenal only playing 4 games.
The X factor the Broncos have been dealing with a team issue that they are trying put behind them, but the town hasn’t. Stay tuned for more news to come. The Broncos right now are in division 2 in the new silly playoff format, but the Broncos play a division 4/5/6 schedule. It makes zero sense and not fair to Dos Palos. It would be nice to see the Broncos play in division 3 and with teams like Wasco and Strathmore.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Dos Palos 49 Avenal 7
FINAL DOS PALOS 49 AVENAL 6
COALINGA HORNED TOADS (5-3) (1-3) at FIREBAUGH EAGLES (8-2) (3-1)
The X factor and this is crazy but if the Toads lose, they could be looking at division 5 in the new silly playoff format. Right now, the Toads are a low division 4 seed, and they have no chance in division 4 and would do well in division 5. Speaking of the silly playoff format, the Eagles are in division 3 playing a division 4/5/6 schedule and that is so wrong. The Eagles need to be in division 4 with teams their own size.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Firebaugh 39 Coalinga 21
FINAL FIREBAUGH 47 COALINGA 0
TRANQUILITY TIGERS (0-8) (0-4) at MENDOTA AZTECS (5-3) (2-2)
The X factor the Tigers season will end after this game and the Aztecs are in the middle of the division 4 playoff picture. Mendota has been banged up all year long and if somehow, they can get healthy enough, the Aztecs will be tough to beat in the division 4 playoffs.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Mendota 46 Tranquility 6
FINAL MENDOTA 49 TRANQUILITY 6
LEMOORE TIGERS (8-2) (4-1) at HANFORD BULLPUPS (7-1) (3-1 WYL CHAMPIONS)
78th annual Milk Can game
This is for the WYL Championship. If the Tigers win, they are the Champions. If the Bullpups win then there will be a 3-way tie with Redwood.
The X factor both teams have outstanding junior QBs with Tigers Ty Chambers vs Bullpups Cayden Muir.
The Redwood Rangers put the game plan together of how to possibly slowdown the Bullpups outstanding offense and that is they played coverage defense and dared the Bullpups to run the ball. Football is a copy-cat sport but perfecting the copy-cat idea is never easy especially when the other team adjusts.
This should be a great game! As for the new silly playoff format, the Bullpups win or lose should be in division 2. The strength of schedule is not good and it’s simply wrong for the Bullpups to be in division 1.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Hanford 33 Lemoore 27
FINAL HANFORD 42 LEMOORE 0
REDWOOD RANGERS (4-5) (3-2) at MT WHITNEY PIONEERS (2-6) (1-2)
66th annual Cowhide Game
The X factor the Rangers are playing their best football at the perfect time of the year and watch out for the Rangers because they now can beat anybody. The Pioneers season derailed thanks to the VUSD and the contact tracing joke. Will MW enter the tournament after this game? The Pioneers should enter the playoff/tournament because they never had a real chance to play their best football especially when you play in the 2nd worst school district in the central section.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Redwood 49 Mt Whitney 14
FINAL MT WHITNEY 13 REDWOOD 7
YOSEMITE BADGERS (2-4) at SIERRA CHIEFTAINS (6-3)
The Mountain Bowl
One of the great rivalries especially when each school has their own mountain.
The X factor we all know the story by now that the Yosemite administration which is lead by Superintendent-Glen Billington, Principal Stephanie Ozowaki, and VP/AD John Beck are the worst administration in the USA for kids and sports. The Yosemite administration is trying to salvage the season after crushing the team’s heart and passion for not playing games or even practicing most of the year.
For the Chieftains, they got it going on in 8-man football and this game is 11-man football so head coach Mark Stelling and his staff must coach up 11-man football for this week which is not easy.
It’s amazing how one mountain district enjoys being in the kid business and the other mountain district is a complete disaster.
This should be a very good game with both teams getting after it. This will be the last game of the year for the Badgers and my advice to all the football families, get out while you can, transfer to another school because nobody should have to put up with an evil school district because it will never get better until -Glen Billington, Stephanie Ozowaki, and John Beck are long gone!
Leading the way for the Chieftains is Logan Kilbert who caught 9 balls from QB Aaron Irvine for 276-yards and 4 TD’s.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Sierra 23 Yosemite 20
FINAL YOSEMITE 36 SIERRA 14