PAGMETER FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS WEEK 1, 2022
WEEK 1 of Central Section football is always the toughest week to pick winners. Teams are still trying to figure out what they have, who is starting, some teams are young, transfers, it’s very hot, you get the idea….
PAGMETER will give it a go..
Last year the PAGMETER finished the year 462-89 (85%) and a record year.
This is all for fun but I do like to hear that some PAGMETER Picks are good chalkboard material for teams. It’s not easy and I root for every Central Section team. I think most of you like the PAGMETER picking for or against you.
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GAME ON FOR WEEK 1 AND THERE ARE SOOOOOO MANY GREAT GAMES!
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THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINAL SCORES
TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS vs EL DIAMANTE MINERS
PAGMETER LINE Mustangs -14
The Mustangs come in with some tremendous offensive firepower and leading the way is senior QB Carmine Ficher who threw for 2,368 yards and 21 TD’s last year. The Miners New Head Coach is Devin Ramos and the Miners are a work in progress with bringing back the pro-style offense and leading the way will be last year’s starting QB senior Freddy Valencia.
X factor is the Mustangs always start the year scoring a lot of points. We will find out a lot about each team after this game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION MUSTANGS 36 MINERS 20
FINAL MUSTANGS 31 MINERS 13
Carmine Ficher (28-46) threw for 359 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Carson Lopes (7 catches, 134 yards, 2 TDs)
Malachi Ficher (6 catches, 51 yards, 2 TDs)
Danny Azevedo (2 catches, 24 yards)
Jaanveer Singh (5 catches, 47 yards)
Carsin Boren (2 catches, 17 yards)
Jacob Ball (2 catches, 21 yards)
Manuel Maciel (2 catches, 43 yards)
LONG BEACH POLY JACKRABBITS at CLOVIS COUGARS
PAGMETER LINE Jackrabbits -21
The big talk is, do you think the Cougars have a chance since the Rabbits 5-star QB transferred out? Let’s make it very clear…the Cougars have zero chance because the next QB in line is also very good. This might not be one of the great Jackrabbit teams, but they are still Long Beach Poly. The Cougars New head coach is Aaron Wilkins and the young Cougars are already leading the Central Section in practice time. Maybe it’s so hot that LB Poly can’t handle it. The Cougars are working extra overtime and sometimes less is more but the Cougars won’t have enough to hang with a state power. Last year’s Cougars team would have been fun to watch against the Rabbits. Making his first start at QB for the Cougars is freshman QB Deagan Rose and he has to go against a fast defense. This will be the best team that the Cougars play all year long.
The X factor is a tough way to open up the season. Can the Cougars hang with the Rabbits on a hot night? The good news for Clovis is usually teams don’t do well traveling so far and it’s the opener. LB Poly is a team that is usually a mess to start the year and gets better as they go. If the Cougars offense can’t move the ball this will be a running clock. Stay tuned.
PAGMETER PREDICTION JACKRABBITS 41 COUGARS 20
FINAL JACKRABBITS 56 COUGARS 7
Freshman Deagan Rose threw his first varsity TD pass and hit Jaden Carrillo on a 6-yard TD.
MINARETS MUSTANGS at SIERRA CHIEFTAINS
PAGMETER LINE Chieftains -7
This is a semi mountain bowl game. The Mustangs have a new head coach with Shannon Pulliam. The Mustangs are a sleeping giant and a work in progress. The Chieftains head coach Mark Stelling and his staff have the toughest job of any coaching staff because some weeks will be 8-man football and other weeks is 11-man football. This game is 11-man football.
Sierra is very young with 6 seniors back from last year and leading the way will be Seniors Bodee Cunnings, Jeremy Rue and Hunter Fowles at the skill positions and Center Colton DeLuca. Multi sports stars Logan Kilbert and Luke Brown return to build on last year’s performances. Sophomore Jake Pond will help fill voids on the line. Junior RB/LB Brock Cunnings and QB Aaron Irvine look to build on productive sophomore seasons. Looking good in summer workouts have been WR/DB Tanner Forrester.
The X factor this game is a tough call without knowing about the Mustangs
PAGMETER PREDICTION CHIEFTAINS 37 MUSTANGS 19
FINAL CHIEFTAINS 27 MUSTANGS 21
AVENAL BUCCANEERS at MCFARLAND COUGARS
PAGMETER LINE COUGARS -3
This is another tough game to call because both teams have plenty of young players.
The X factor could be a very entertaining game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION COUGARS 20 BUCCANEERS 19
FINAL BUCCANEERS 35 COUGARS 0
It’s official, the Buccaneers are GOOD! PAGMETER blew this pick.
FARMERSVILLE AZTECS at PARLIER PANTHERS
PAGMETER LINE AZTECS -21
The Aztecs come in with some very good offense and leading the way will be senior QB/LB Anthony Salinas.
The X factor the Panthers are young.
PAGMETER PREDICTION AZTECS 34 PANTHERS 13
FINAL AZTECS 47 PANTHERS 0
SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS at ORANGE COVE TITANS
PAGMETER LINE GOLDEN BEARS -9
The X factor the G BEARS are feeling that this could be the year and don’t know enough yet about the Orange-men.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GOLDEN BEARS 29 TITANS 20
FINAL GOLDEN BEARS 26 TITANS 7
Marquis Harris scored a TD and Blake Sifton led the Golden Bears with 15 carries for 67 yards and scored a TD. Landyn Benitez had an interception and kicker Jacob Cunha nailed 2 field goals.
MARIPOSA GRIZZLIES at YOSEMITE BADGERS
PAGMETER LINE GRIZZLIES -14
This is the true Mountain Bowl. This has been a big time rivalry forever.
Both teams will have new head coaches with Spencer Arebalo for the Grizzlies and Josh Wisniowski for the Badgers.
The X factor will the Badgers option offense be ready?
PAGMETER PREDICTION GRIZZLIES 34 YOSEMITE 20
FINAL GRIZZLIES 36 BADGERS 12
RIVERDALE COWBOYS at TRANQUILITY TIGERS
PAGMETER LINE COWBOYS -7
The X factor the Cowboys bring in more players from last year. The new Cowboys QB will be freshmen Xaidyn Camacho and this kid has the makings to be very good.
PAGMETER PREDICTION COWBOYS 26 TIGERS 19
FINAL COWBOYS 37 TIGERS 21
QB Xaidyn Camacho threw a 49-yard TD pass to Isaac Romero & Romero also scored on a 53-yard TD run.
TJuan Martinez rushed for 285-yards and scored 3 TDs.
HANFORD WEST HUSKIES at WOODLAKE TIGERS
PAGMETER LINE TIGERS -17
The Huskies come in with a new head coach with Allen Perryman who is building a program. The Tigers return 11 from last year for new Head Coach Manny Martinez who is a graduate from Woodlake and the Defensive Coordinator since 2017.
The X factor the Tigers defense is very good and will be the difference.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 31 HUSKIES 13
FINAL TIGERS 21 HUSKIES 14 (OVERTIME)
The Tigers defense played amazing, and had 4 interceptions and one fumble recovery. Nathan Martinez had 2 Interceptions, Shane Rodriguez had a game winning interception in OT. Even had a defensive lineman Jared Reyes get an interception. The Tip drill paid off.
Isaiah Taylor and Conner Wallace ran the heck out of the ball tonight. It definitely was a team victory. Conner scored the game winning 4-yard TD in OT.
The Huskies are a good football team.
CHAVEZ TITANS at ARVIN BEARS
PAGMETER LINE TITANS -21
The Titans return 21 from last year and this team is going to be very good.
X factor new Bears Head Coach Robert Riley will have plenty of young Cubs to work with.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Titans 34 Bears 13
FINAL TITANS 26 BEARS 0
NORTH STARS at FRONTIER TITANS
PAGMETER LINE TITANS -21
Keep an eye on the stars with plenty of players returning and leading the way will be 3-year starting junior QB Carson Bennett along with 4th year Players Xarrion Foreman (TE/LB) and Evan Siffing (RB/DB/K).
Plenty of Titans could be playing both ways. The Top returners will be seniors Travis Perry OL/DL, John Appleton FS/WR, Mason Tapia WR/DB, Konnor Davis OL/DL, Matthew Smith OL, Devin Cockren WR/DB, Samuel Marquez RB/LB along with juniors RB/LB, James Moon LB/TE, Bryan Chris Holley DE/TE, Brycen Tablit DB/RB, Landon Heredia LB/RB, and Ethan Adkins DE/OL.
The X factor is Titans junior QB Malakhi Statler because he has the makings to be very good.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TITANS 41 STARS 20
FINAL TITANS 35 STARS 13 (QB Malakhi Statler with 5 TD passes)
STOCKDALE MUSTANGS at HIGHLAND SCOTS
PAGMETER LINE SCOTS -2
This has the makings to be a very good game.
The X factor can the Mustangs slow down senior QB Jojo Mata who can do it all. The Mustangs will be running the Pistol Wing and leading the way will be senior QB Isaak Herrera. We will learn a lot more about Stockdale after this game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION SCOTS 29 MUSTANGS 27
FINAL SCOTS 24 MUSTANGS 14
Scots Adrian Juarez rushed for 114-yards and scored 2 TDs. Diego Duenas with 11 tackles
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FINALS
SOME GAMES WILL START LATER BECAUSE OF THE HEAT
MISSION PREP ROYALS at BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES
PAGMETER LINE -ROYALS -3
Wow what a matchup of two outstanding teams. This is a big division 3 showdown. Leading the very athletic Royals will be Senior QB Colby White. Leading the Eagles will be senior QB Jordan Delgado who is ready to show the Central Section that he is one of the best QBs.
The X factor which defense steps up in the heat? The Royals are not used to the valley heat. Will the heat be an issue?
PAGMETER PREDICTION ROYALS 33 EAGLES 30
FINAL EAGLES 35 ROYALS 9 (PAGMETER BLEW THIS PICK)
FOOTHILL TROJANS at BORON BOBCATS
PAGMETER LINE TROJANS -2
The X factor both teams come in very young and both teams really want to be 1-0.
PAGMETER TROJANS 23 BOBCATS 21
FINAL BOBCATS 8 TROJANS 0
Isaiah Morgan rushed for 163 yards and scored the game winning TD
BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS at BUCHANAN BEARS
PAGMETER LINE BEARS -7
Week 1 and we already have a big Division 1 matchup. Leading the Drillers will be the best RB in the Central Section with senior Tybo Rogers who has verbally committed to play at the University of Washington. Can Drillers Senior QB Tye Monteiro and the O-line step up and have a great game? Leading the Bears will be the top QB in the Central Section with Jayden Mandal who has verbally committed to play at Fresno State. The Bears have a star on the rise with senior RB Michael Runnels and he is so good.
The X factor will be the defensive side of the ball and who can slow down the other offense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION BEARS 28 DRILLERS 21
FINAL BEARS 56 DRILLERS 3
Bears QB Jayden Mandal threw 4 TD passes. Michael Runnels scored on TD runs of 42 and 70 yards. RB Tybo Rogers and along with 4 other starters did not play because of disciplinary issues and if the PAGMETER would have known that, the Prediction/spread would have been completely different.
HANFORD BULLPUPS vs BULLARD KNIGHTS
PAGMETER line KNIGHTS -3
It’s the speed of the Bullpups vs the power of the Knights!
This is another division 1 matchup. Hanford is a division 2 team and you guessed it, if they win, Hanford could be in division 1 for the rest of the year. The Bullpups need to be in division 2.
The Bullpups are a up-Tempo spread attack team that last year averaged 44 ppg. Leading the way will be seniors Jayden Sudds who is one of the best in the state and Donovan Smith who both have speed and great hands along with PAGMETER All Star senior QB Cayden Muir.
The Knights graduated a tremendous team and will have new faces but this Knights team is a throwback hard hitting physical team. The Knights alumni would be proud. The Knights new QB is sophomore Josh Madrigal and the Knights like this kid. Josh must be pretty good because the potential new QB that transfered in the spring to Bullard said “I’m not competing against that guy” and transferred out again down the road.
The X factor can the physical Knights defense hang with the speedy Bullpups? NOT A CHANCE. THE BULLPUPS WERE IN BETTER SHAPE AND MUCH MORE PHYSICAL.
PAGMETER PREDICTION KNIGHTS 33 BULLPUPS 30
FINAL BULLPUPS 41 KNIGHTS 22
Senior Cayden Muir threw for 371 yards and 3 TD passes. Sophomore Albert Richardson scored 2 TDs, sophomore Kourdey Glass totaled 157 all-purpose yards (125 receiving, 32 rushing). Senior LB Brak Hill with 10 tackles and a sack.
CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS at REDWOOD RANGERS
PAGMETER LINE RANGERS -6
This is a very good division 2 big time match up. Redwood returns 34 players including 8 starters on the defensive side and 6 on the offensive side of the ball. Leading the Rangers will be seniors QB Francisco Alvarez. The Golden Hawks will have plenty of young talent on the field. The G-Hawks new QB will be Adam Copus who has plenty of weapons to spread the ball around to. Adam is 6’0, 195lb, gunslinger and a star could be born at Mineral King Bowl.
The X factor is which offense will not turn the ball over?
PAGMETER PREDICTION RANGERS 27 GOLDEN HAWKS 23
FINAL GOLDEN HAWKS 28 RANGERS 21
G Hawks QB Adam Copus threw for 298 yards and 3 TD passes. Hoben Hoge had 6 catches for 133 yards and a TD, Jaxton Santiago, 5 receptions for 105 yards and 2 TDs. Defensively, Noe Estrada had two interceptions and Mason DeLeon had a team-high 11 tackles, including two for a loss, and a sack.
KERMAN LIONS at CHOWCHILLA TRIBE
PAGMETER LINE LIONS -14
The Lions come in the mystery team. Head Coach Damon Jenkins and his staff are doing a tremendous job. Tribe Head Coach Alex Pittz and his staff have to teach the kids how to be winners again. The Tribe haven’t been real good since they were the Redskins.
The X factor the Tribe only has 30 on the roster and it’s hot.
PAGMETER PREDICTION LIONS 28 TRIBE 14
FINAL LIONS 35 TRIBE 28 (DAMON JENKINS GETS HIS FIRST WIN)
QB Ashton Chalabian scored the game winning TD late in the game. Ashton went 8-13 for 101-yards and 2 TD passes (Adam Delgado & Dalton Stefano) and Nico Marquez scored 2 TDs.
The Tribe were down 28-14 and battled back to tie it at 28-28 all. The Tribe fumbled with 6 minutes to go that led to the Lions winning TD. Sophomore QB Benson Soares threw his first varsity TD pass to (sophomore Davian Stephenson) and scored his first varsity TD. Maleek Cobian scored a TD.
RIDGEVIEW WOLFPACK vs CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
PAGMETER LINE GOLDEN EAGLES -20
Leading the Pack is outstanding senior QB Andres Rivera who is a dual-threat and so dangerous. Last year was a year that Ridgeview wants to forget about and this year will be light years better. The Golden Eagles start the year at No 2 so that means they can’t sneak up on anybody because they are good.
Leading the Golden Eagles is junior QB Tyler Patrick. Tyler is the quiet leader of the offense that might just have the 3 best receivers on the same team in the Central Section with Marshel Sanders, Landon Wright and JoJo Pierro.
X factor if the Golden Eagles can play some defense and the offensive line steps up, this team will be dangerous.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GOLDEN EAGLES 37 WOLF PACK 17
FINAL GOLDEN EAGLES 42 WOLF PACK 0
Before the running clock, Tyler Patrick threw for 222-yards and 2 TD passes. (Landon Wright 43-yard & Jordan Pierro 45-yards). RB Aidan Fortenberry rushed for 83-yards and scored 2 TDs.
CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS at COALINGA HORNED TOADS
PAGMETER LINE BLUE RAIDERS -7
This is a big division 5 game.
The Blue Crew has a lot of guys returning from last year and a lot of solid additions from the JV team.
Leading the way will be senior TE/DE Landon Almeida, senior QB Collin Hirschkorn and Junior RB Hunter Babb.
The Toads will be young, and leading the way will be the new Toads sophomore QB Noah Tasi. Senior Receiver Devin Sanchez is back and a star is born with sophomore Receiver Dylan Teixeira.
The X factor which offense can finish drives with points.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BLUE RAIDERS 30 HORNED TOADS 23
FINAL BLUE RAIDERS 21 HORNED TOADS 14
With the game tied 14-14, Blue Raiders Danny Carmona picked off a pass and returned it for the game winning TD. QB Collin Hirschkorn threw a TD pass to Asher Cummings and Junior RB Hunter Babb scored a TD. For the Toads, Sophomore QB Noah Tasi played a good game in his varsity debut going 15-25 for 268-yards and 2 TD passes. sophomore Receiver Dylan Teixeira caught 5 footballs for 116-yards and 2 TDs. The Blue Raiders defense held the Toads to -34 yards rushing.
FOWLER REDCATS at CORCORAN PANTHERS
PAGMETER LINE PANTHERS -3
This has the makings to be a very good game and a confidence booster going 1-0.
Leading the Redcats will be the senior running backs Hector Hernandez and Johnny Mendez and they both are very good. The Recats are going with freshman QB Jerod Bubba Smith who doesn’t need to be flashy in his first varsity game ever. Just make the routine plays because the Cats have a very good O-line and RBs. The Panthers will lead with super athlete and new QB Gage Armbruster who is fast and a physical defense. Gage has some outstanding targets to throw to with Trae Edwards and Eian Hernandez.
The X factor is both defenses. Can the Cats slow down the speedy Gage and the RPO offense? Can the Panthers slow down the Cats running game?
PAGMETER PREDICTION REDCATS 27 PANTHERS 24
FINAL PANTHERS 27 REDCATS 14
The Panthers secondary had 4 picks and held the Cats to 87 yards passing. QB Gage Armbruster threw a TD pass to Trae Edwards and rushed for 147-yards, scored a TD. Kiki Rios scored 2 TDs and rushed for 102-yards.
CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES at DINUBA EMPERORS
PAGMETER LINE EMPERORS -3
Everybody wants to know just how good the T Wolves are. New head coach Brandon Nagle takes over and the T Wolves will have plenty of team speed. Leading the Wolves will be the veteran sophomore QB Ty Miller who played beyond his years last year. The Emperors graduated an outstanding class but Dinuba has such a fantastic program that the young Emperors are ready to step in and make it happen. The new Emperors QB will be senior 6’1, 195 lb CJ Hernandez.
The X factor which defense will step up!
PAGMETER PREDICTION EMPERORS 33 T WOLVES 30
FINAL T WOLVES 48 EMPERORS 21 (PAGMETER WAS WAAAAAAAY OFF) (BRANDON NAGLE GETS HIS FIRST WIN AS A T WOLVES HEAD COACH)
Sophomore Ty Miller threw for 260 yards and 4 TD passes. Sophomore Harold Duvall caught 3 passes for 118-yards, 2 TDs and returned a 72-yard INT for TD.
SANTA MARIA SAINTS at EAST BLADES
PAGMETER LINE BLADES -6
The X factor the Blades playing at home and look for them to get off to a fast start. The Saints can’t afford turnovers.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BLADES 28 SAINTS 22
FINAL SAINTS 24 BLADES 22
QB Matthew Moore hit Gabriel Gutirrez on the game winning TD pass with 3 seconds to go.
KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS vs EDISON TIGERS
PAGMETER LINE TIGERS -6
This is a very interesting match up. The division 3 Birds are stepping up and playing the division 1 Tigers. The Birds will lead with senior QB Julian Orozco who runs the offense to perfection. The defense returns 10 starters.
The Tigers will lead with senior QB Ya’J Vance who the Tigers are expecting a big year from. The Tigers are loaded at receivers.
The X factor is can the Birds slow down the Tigers passing offense? Can the Tigers front 7 hang with the physical running game of the Birds? This is a tough call. The Birds need to slow down the game with long drives!
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 30 THUNDERBIRDS 25
FINAL TIGERS 20 THUNDERBIRDS 13
With 2 minutes to go. Ya’J Vance hit Dezjour Malone on a 5-yarder and the game winner. Tigers QB Ya’J Vance threw for 356 yards and 3 TDs. Ray Brown caught 7 passes for 147 yards and a TD. Birds QB Julian Orozco threw 2 TD passes. The Thunderbirds rallied to take the lead after falling behind 12-0. QB Julian Orozco threw 2 TDs, including a 49-yard scoring pass to Gamiez Helm and a 15-yard TD to Jimmy Flores. Jaikel DeLeon rushed for 81 yards on 20 carries.
REEDLEY PIRATES at FIREBAUGH EAGLES
PAGMETER LINE PIRATES -10
Both teams graduated from a very good class. The Pirates will be a very physical football team and leading the way will senior QB Jacob Rocha. The Eagles The new Head Coach is Jorge Saldana and he is GOOD! The Eagles will be extremely young, with only 5 returners/seniors.
The X factor is the Eagles offense and will they have enough against a physical Pirates defense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION PIRATES 31 EAGLES 20
FINAL TIGERS 34 EAGLES 12
Kahlil Yahlong scored on a 94 yard interception return and a 75 yard TD run to seal the game. Logan Moreno rushed for 34 yards on 7 carries and scored 2 touchdowns.
SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS at GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS
PAGMETER LINE WILDCATS -24
The young Wildcats come in loaded on offense with sophomores QB Tanner Wilson and WRs Malachi Barnes & CJ Jones. The Bulldogs return plenty.
The X factor can the Bulldogs defense slow down the Wildcats tremendous passing attack?
PAGMETER PREDICTION WILDCATS 40 BULLDOGS 16
FINAL WILDCATS 50 BULLDOGS 27
Sophomore QB Tanner Wilson had a record night going 34-44 for 474-yards and 7 TD’s. CJ Jones caught 16 footballs 210 yards and 4 TDs. Malachi Barnes caught 6 passes for 92 yards and a TD. Ethan Ros caught 2 TD passes.
ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES at GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS
PAGMETER LINE EAGLES -14
Another great week 1 matchup. The Eagles are big, physical and love to pound the ball with a strong O-line. The new Eagles QB will be Drake Missamore and for the Eagles to be successful, they have to be a balanced attack. The Blazers New head coach is Travis Anderson and they will be running a spread attack and leading the way will be senior QB Raymond Velazquez. Golden West is returning 24 seniors.
The X factor is the Blazers offense and is it ready against a good Eagles defense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 35 TRAILBLAZERS 21
FINAL TRAILBLAZERS 16 EAGLES 13 (TRAVIS ANDERSON GETS HIS FIRST WIN AS A GW HEAD COACH)
With 1;30 left in the game, the Eagles lined up for a 20-yard field goal and Blazers Les Sanders. blocked the field goal and returned it all the way back for the game winning TD. That is a 10 point flip-flop in 10 seconds.
IMMANUEL EAGLES vs GARZA GUARDIANS
PAGMETER LINE GUARDIANS -3
The Eagles have talent but very inexperience. Leading the way will be the defensive studs Will Henderson and Jason Romo who both return.
The Guardians are playing in their first varsity game ever and leading the way will be sophomore QB Caleb Mathews along with Junior (WR/FS) London Alexander, sophomore OLB Omari Bogan, sophomore OL Gabin Garcia, sophomore NG Forrest Johnson, sophomore OLB Kaden Owens, and WR/OLB, Jack Petrisans.
The X factor is the young Guardians and are they ready for varsity football?
PAGMETER PREDICTION GUARDIANS 25 EAGLES 23
FINAL GUARDIANS 27 EAGLES 14 (YOSEF FARES GETS HIS FIRST WIN AS A GUARDIANS HEAD COACH)
GUARDIANS WIN THEIR FIRST CENTRAL SECTION GAME. London Alexander will be a trivia question/answer by scoring the first varsity touchdown for the new Garza as he ran back the opening kickoff for a TD.
Eagles Will Henderson rushed for 183-yards on 42 carries and scored a TD.
PASO ROBLES BEARCATS at KINGSBURG VIKINGS
PAGMETER LINE VIKINGS -17
It’s the physical Bearcats running attack vs physical and smooth Vikings.
Leading the Cats offense is senior RB Leo Kemp. Leading the Vikings is mr everything senior RB/LB Trace Jackson who will never come off the field.
The X factor is the Bearcats need to slow the game down with long drives with points.
PAGMETER PREDICTION VIKINGS 37 BEARCATS 20
FINAL VIKINGS 35 BEARCATS 0
Trace Jackson rushed for 139-yards and scored a TD. QB Ethan Winslow threw 3 TD passes, Conner McFall (30 yards, Caleb Irgoyen 18-yards, Jack Rogers 20-yards) and Ryan Martinez returned a punt 80-yards for a TD.
BISHOP UNION BRONCOS at LINDSAY CARDINALS
PAGMETER LINE BRONCOS -11
This is a very good week 1 match up.
The Broncos travel on the bus longer than any team in the Central Section. The Broncos key Returning players are seniors: WR/LB Cain Omohundro, DE Reese Dondero, and LB Aden Arndal.
The Cardinals will be leaning on the experienced younger players and will get better and better. Leading the Cardinals will be senior QB Samuel Reyes.
The X factor can the Cardinals defense slow down the Broncos attack?
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRONCOS 30 CARDINALS 19
FINAL BRONCOS 36 CARDINALS 3
The Broncos opened up a 14-3 halftime lead and thanks to a great defensive effort along with an Albert Cano punt return TD put the game away in the 2nd half winning 36-3. Running back Cain Omohundro rushed for team high 131 yards on 19 carries including 2 TDs. Omohundro also played a key role on defense picking off a pass and recovering a fumble. QB Boden St. Marie threw for 112 yards and scored 2 TDS. The offensive line made up of starters Bryce Lyons, Kaelan Smith, Reese Dondero, Owen Arndal, Diego Ugalde and backups Wes Jorgensen, Joshua Gonzales, and Justin Pettet cleared the way for 270 rushing years while not allowing a sack. The team averaged nearly 7 yards per rush. The Bronco Defense kept the Cardinals out of the end zone while only allowing a first half field goal. Junior Austin Powell recorded a team high 9 tackles including 2 QB sacks. Isaac Reno and Wes Jorgensen each had 5 total tackles with Jorgensen recording a team high 4 tackles for loss. Cheveyo Marques had a goal line INT and Cain Omohundro had a pick and fumble recovery for the Bronco Defense.
PORTERVILLE PANTHERS at MCLANE HIGHLANDERS
PAGMETER LINE PANTHERS -3
Both teams are getting after it with outstanding coaching staffs. The Panthers have Head Coach Keith Thompson and the Highlanders have Andrew Pancotti.
Leading the Panthers will be junior QB Rocky Arguijo, senior RB Jaret Garcia, Senior WR Freddy Nunez, senior WR Cooper Fish, and JR RB Sammy Alcantar.
The Highlanders will lead with sophomore QB Logan Sanchez, sophomore WR Dominique Newhouse, TE Jazimer Boyland, seniors Roman Gudino, Sataeh Hannah and RBs Da-Zir Newhouse & Pearson Sengsoulinh.
The X factor we will find out just how good both teams are.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PANTHERS 27 HIGHLANDERS 24
FINAL PANTHERS 14 HIGHLANDERS 6
LIBERTY MADERA HAWKS at MENDOTA AZTECS
PAGMETER LINE HAWKS -6
This is the Classic matchup of two very good football programs. Hawks Head Coach Mike Nolte and Aztecs Head Coach Beto Mejia do a fantastic job along with their staff. Both teams will get better and better every week and that’s the sign of an outstanding team.
The Hawks return every starter on the O-line including TE (Davey Pombo, Jared Nolte, Diego Salas, Donny Torres, Tyler Edwards and Max Nulick (TE). In the backfield, the Hawks return starting QB, Luke McFarland as well as 3 RBs that got significant playing time with Mitch Whaley, Caleb Sisco, Italian stallion Vincent Oberti and, up from JV team, Brody Harlow.
Leading the Aztecs will be QB Juan Cejia, WR/CB Rene Aguilar, RB/LB Chris Mejia, and OL/DL Alex Aldana.
The X factor will be the Aztecs defense vs the big and physical Hawks offense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION HAWKS 29 AZTECS 23
FINAL HAWKS 34 AZTECS 14
Caleb Sisco scored 3 TDs, the Italian Stallion Vince Oberti rushed for 105-yards, scored a TD and MItchel Whaley scored a TD.
DELANO TIGERS at MIRA MONTE LIONS
The Cat Bowl
PAGMETER LINE TIGERS -7
The Tigers return 8 sophomores on offense, 7 sophomores on defense and many of those sophomores were two-way starters.
The Lions didn’t play many games last year because of the political flu so the Lions are ready to get after it. Leading the Lions will be junior QB Hector Burmudez.
The X factor which team can get off to good starts to open the season?
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 27 LIONS 20
FINAL TIGERS 33 LIONS 29
Tigers Junior QB Eddie Silva went 12-18 passing for 174 yards and 4 TDs. George Inguito, caught 3 TD passes and also rushed for 97 yards on 15 carries. Sophomore Roberto Garcia rushed for 90 yards on 8 carries.
MISSION OAK HAWKS vs MONACHE MARAUDERS at Granite Hills
PAGMETER LINE HAWKS -10
The Hawks graduated a tremendous class and have a new head coach with Marty Martin. The Hawks strength will be the front 7 and plenty will be playing both ways. The Hawks want to run the no-huddle, uptempo offense but with so many playing both ways, the Hawks are hoping they don’t wear out.
The Marauders return the O-line with center Dal Johnson, guard Joaquin Leyva, guard Dagon Allee, tackle Jonathan Newsom, tackle Malachiah Robles and TE will be Matthew Barba. At QB will be 6’4 junior Emmett Focke. The RB’s will be (WR)Trayce Hornsby, David Leyva, and Damien Espinoza.
The X factor will this game be the coming out party for the Marauders? Can Monache slow down junior WR/DB Kenny Jackson who is so dangerous with the football.
PAGMETER PREDICTION HAWKS 30 MARAUDERS 24
FINAL HAWKS 55 MARAUDERS 0
FINAL LIONS 35 TRIBE 28 (MARTY MARTIN GETS HIS FIRST WIN AS THE NEW HAWKS HEAD COACH)
QB Danny Gonzalez went 17-26 for 323-yards and 6 TD’s. Kenny Jackson caught 11 footballs for 194-yards and 3 TDs.
SAN LUIS OBISPO TIGERS at NIPOMO TITANS
PAGMETER LINE TIGERS -10
The Tigers return 7 starters on defense, and 9 starters on offense. Leading the Tigers will be senior RB Luca Cuccaro.
The New Head Coach of the Titans is Stephen Field and will have young Titans.
The X factor the Tigers offense finishing drives with points.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 32 TITANS 22
FINAL TIGERS 35 TITANS 0
RB Luca Cuccaro rushed for 166-yards and scored 2 TDs
MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS at OROSI CARDINALS
PAGMETER LINE STALLIONS -7
Both teams love to pound the ball. The Runnin Stallions will lead with senior RB/LB Angelo “Thunder” Moreno, and senior RB/LB Erik “Lightning” Cervantes. The Redbirds will lead with RB Andrew Camarillo and FB Alex Ortega.
The X factor which defense can slow down the run?
PAGMETER PREDICTION STALLIONS 33 CARDINALS 27
FINAL STALLIONS 41 CARDINALS 13
The Stallions combo of Angelo “Thunder” Moreno (106-yards, 2 TDs) and Erik “Lightning” Cervantes (100-yards 1 TD) average 11.5 yards per play. Ahmed Sharhan hit Isaiah Ford on a TD pass.
INDEPENDENCE FALCONS at PIONEER VALLEY PANTHERS
PAGMETER LINE FALCONS -3
The defending division 4 Champion Falcons graduated one of the best classes in school history so look for them to get better and better.
The Panthers play one of the toughest schedules on the Central Coast for a small school.
The X factor does the Panthers have enough offense to stay in this one?
PAGMETER PREDICTION FALCONS 14 PANTHERS 13
FINAL FALCONS 7 PANTHERS 0
QB Diego Hernandez scored the game winning TD with 6:55 to go
CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS at MEMORIAL PANTHERS
PAGMETER LINE PANTHERS -7
This is one of the best and most interesting matchups of the night.
The Broncos come in with a physical running team and the Panthers, big, physical and can throw it all over the yard.
The Broncos will lead with a very good O-line and some very good young running backs. Leading the Broncos upfront will be Mario Gonzalez, Davit Boyajyan. Outstanding sophomore RB McKay Madsen is out with a shoulder injury. The Broncos will rotate QBs with Dean Scribner Mario Cosma.
The Panthers will lead with a huge O-line with senior Brayden Hall and junior Anthony Razo. The Panthers will lead with the best two-way player in the Central Section with Brandon Ramirez.
The X factor for the Panthers is new QB Carson Dean. Can Carson get the ball to the play-makers?
The Broncos X factor can the offense pound the ball? Can the Broncos defense slow down the Panthers high power offense? Will the Broncos blitz Dean and put pressure on him.
The Broncos will have more players and will try to wear down the Panthers. It’s hot!! The Panthers can’t win with most going both ways.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PANTHERS 28 BRONCOS 24
FINAL PANTHERS 34 BRONCOS 0
The Broncos defense stuffed the Broncos all night long. Panthers new QB Carson Dean threw 3 TD passes, (10-13,194-yards) each to Ramon Ruiz, Tommy Nix & Italian Stallion Joe Dalena. Brandon Ramirez and Tye Morgan each scored on rushing TDs.
SANGER WEST HORNETS at SANGER APACHES at Chuck Shidan Field
The Hornets are playing their first varsity game ever and it has to be against big brother. The Hornets new Head Coach is Rob Thompson and his staff will be building from the ground floor and 90% of the starters will be sophomores.
The Apaches are a very physical team and full of seniors and their new Head Coach is Matt Logue.
Both teams did not want this game. If you are wondering why these teams are playing a real game and not just a scrimmage followed by a beautiful barbecue with both teams/families together, the District office forced this game to happen because there is zero district athletic leadership vision or understanding/common sense. All for show and too many egos in the Sanger district office. This will hurt Sanger West and not be fair to the Hornet players, coaches and families or the Apaches.
Central Unified did it the right way with Central and Garza.
The X factor shame on the Sanger District office. Could be time for some changes in the District office to somebody who wants to be in the kid business and has common sense. The Apaches are a class act and will shut it down early.
PAGMETER LINE APACHES RUNNING CLOCK
FINAL SANGER 54 SANGER WEST 0 (MATT LOGUE GETS HIS FIRST WIN AS A APACHES HEAD COACH)
Jamir Galloway scored on 2 TD runs 55 & 6 yd runs and caught a 4-yard TD pass from Devin Salcedo & kicked a 20-yard FG. Emmanuel Salazar Macias scored on a 22 yd run. Andy Villarreal returned a school record 99-yard kick off for a TD. Jacob Niemeyer caught a 15-yard TD pass from Salcido. Joel Lamas picked up a 69-yard fumble and returned it for a TD. Marshall Pittman scored on a 5-yard TD run.
ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS at SANTA YNEZ PIRATES
PAGMETER LINE PIRATES -12
The Greyhounds will be looking for a strong running game paired with a solid defense. The Hounds return 22 lettermen.
The Pirates will be playing in their first Central Section game ever. Leading the Pirates will be senior QB Luke Gildred who is a 3-year starter, with a 5.0 GPA, fast and with a tremendous arm. Luke will be playing at Claremont McKenna College next year.
The X factor is the Greyhounds need the offense to step up and score points.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PIRATES 33 GREYHOUNDS 20
FINAL PIRATES 35 GREYHOUNDS 0 (THE PIRATES GET THEIR FIRST CENTRAL SECTION WIN)
QB Luke Gildred went 14-21, for 311 yards and 3 TDs, including an 82-yard completion to Daulton Beard, who finished with 6 catches for 170 yards and a TD.
LEMOORE TIGERS at SELMA BEARS
PAGMETER LINE TIGERS -14
The Tigers come in with an experienced team and the Bears are young. Leading the way for the Tigers is senior QB Ty Chambers. The Bears have a new head coach with Art Francis and the Bears are a work in progress moving away from the Wing-T.
The X factor is the Tigers are a very good team and the Bears are young.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 34 BEARS 20
FINAL TIGERS 78 BEARS 6
Senior Preston Scott had a record night! Scott scored 5 Touchdowns. 3 of them came on punt returns of 33, 68 and 79 yards. Not only did that feat set a new Central Section Record, it ties for the most ever according to the Most Punt Return Touchdowns (Game) list on CalHiSports. The Bears didn’t learn anything on the punts, and kicked it to Scott and he returned the kickoff for an 80 yard TD. Scott also caught a 6-yard TD pass from Ty Chambers.
WASCO TIGERS at SOUTH REBELS
PAGMETER LINE TIGERS -14
This is a very good matchup of speed vs power.
The Tigers bring in the power along with a very good defense. The Rebels will lead with speed and leading the way will be Shane Carr and James Webster.
The X factor can the Rebels defense slow down the Tigers power offense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 34 REBELS 20
FINAL TIGERS 30 REBELS 25
Michael Dominguez scored the game winning 4-yard TD on the last play of the game. Dominguez finished with a 226-yards and 3 TDs on 34 carries.
EXETER MONARCHS at STRATHMORE SPARTANS
PAGMETER LINE SPARTANS -15
The Eastside showdown and the first time these teams have ever played each other.
The Monarchs return 20 players from last season’s team and leading the way will be QB Ruben Ruiz.
The Spartans will lead with junior RB’s Jacob Poole and Adrian Sierra along with junior QB Bryson Bias who is a 2nd year varsity player and first as starting QB.
The X factor can the Monarchs defense slow down the speedy Spartans?
PAGMETER PREDICTION SPARTANS 34 MONARCHS 19
FINAL SPARTANS 18 EXETER 12
This was a classic defensive battle. Spartans Jacob Poole scored a TD, Spartans had plenty of penalties. Monarchs senior Running Back Matthew Howell left the game early with a shoulder injury.
KERN VALLEY BRONCS at TAFT WILDCATS
PAGMETER LINE WILDCATS -21
The Broncs have a new head coach with Scott Tedrow and he has something to work with. The Wildcats return 6 starters on offense, and leading the way will be senior RB/LB Cyris Gaylord, senior RB/LB Caleb Kozloski, senior QB/DB/WR Jayce Moore, senior CB/WR Richard Jennings and 3 starters on defense and leading the D will be MLB Caleb Kozloski. Keep an eye on some new Wildcats with junior QB/DB Blaine Neudorf and Junior OL/DL Brendan Gratt.
The X factor the Broncs offense needs a big night.
PAGMETER PREDICTION WILDCATS 34 BRONCS 13
FINAL WILDCATS 29 BRONCS 0
Jayce Moore scored 2 TDs, Cyris Gaylord & Caleb Kozloski each scored TDs.
TORRES TOROS at MADERA COYOTES
PAGMETER LINE Madera -9
This is the game of the night!
Little brother vs big brothers. The little brother Toros opened up last year in their first varsity game ever and beat Hoover. The Toros return all 22 starters and leading the way is outstanding junior 6’1, 175 lb QB Jose Soriano along with junior 6’1 WR Jesus Moreno, junior OL/DL 6’5 340 lb Michael Moore, and sophomore LB/RB 6’2, 210lb Amani Sua.
The Coyotes will be young and with a new QB with either junior Ty Davis or sophomore Joel Arellano. Look for both to play.
The X factor is the Toros are playing with house money because little brother is not supposed to beat big brother but the little brother matches up very well with big brother.
Can big brother slow down little brother’s offense?
PAGMETER UPSET SPECIAL TOROS 27 COYOTES 23
FINAL TOROS 28 COYOTES 25
MT WHITNEY PIONEERS at TULARE UNION TRIBE
PAGMETER LINE TRIBE -14
The Pioneers come in with 6 returning starters on offense and leading the way will be QB Dominic Pineda.
The Tribe will be young and will have plenty of speed.
The X factor the Tribe’s defense is very good and can the Pioneers offense put some drives together and stay with the Tribe defense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION TRIBE 35 PIONEERS 21
FINAL PIONEERS 29 TRIBE 16
The Pioneers defense played outstanding and came up with 5 turnovers. Kenny Furbush with a huge 49-yard pick 6. QB Dominic Pineda went 13-18 for 199-yards and scored on a 6-yard TD run. Kysen Sing scored on a 5-yard TD run.
Tribe KJ Daniel rushed for 128-yards. Sonny Guess scored on a 58-yard TD run.
FRESNO HIGH WARRIORS at WASHINGTON PANTHERS
PAGMETER LINE PANTHERS -14
The Warriors come in with some low player numbers. The Panthers strength is the offensive line.
The X factor the Panthers look to have a big night at home.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PANTHERS 37 WARRIORS 13
FINAL PANTHERS 61 WARRIORS 0
The Panthers rotated QBs with Trey Morris and Marquese Glynn and they each threw 2 TD passes. RB Josh Vega scored 3 TDs.
SHAFTER GENERALS at WEST VIKINGS
PAGMETER LINE VIKINGS -14
The Generals are young with only 9 seniors. The Vikings have the potential to have a very good year. Senior QB Jack Parks has the makings to be very good.
The X factor Vikings offense not turning the ball over.
PAGMETER PREDICTION VIKINGS 34 GENERALS 19
FINAL GENERALS 46 VIKINGS 6 (PAGMETER BLEW THIS PICK)
Koa Rhodes rushed for 188 yards and scored 5 TDs. Defensively, the Generals allowed just 58 yards rushing and 55 through the air, with 4 sacks. Jonathan Escobedo returned an interception 46 yards for a TD.
LOMPOC BRAVES at AGOURA CHARGERS
PAGMETER LINE CHARGERS -8
This is one heck of a matchup of 2 very good teams.
The Braves are playing their first Central Section game. Leading the Braves will be 4-year starting QB Cavin Ross. The Chargers are very good!
The X factor last year the Braves offense went through RB Sheldon Canley Jr. who rushed for 1500 yards. The Braves offense has to be more of a mix with the run and pass to win.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CHARGERS 40 BRAVES 30
FINAL BRAVES 53 CHARGERS 12 (BRAVES GET THEIR FIRST CENTRAL SECTION WIN)
PAGMETER BLEW THIS PICK!
QB Calvin Ross went 14-17, for 389-yards passing with 5 TD and scored 2 TD.s
TEHACHAPI WARRIORS at BURROUGHS BURROS (Ridgecrest)
PAGMETER LINE WARRIORS -9
Leading the Warriors will be junior QB Jacob Root. The Warriors strength will be upfront with Travis Mason, Andre Stephens, Hayden Michael, Jason Garcia, Mark Nicholson Jr, Matthew Cardenas and Peniel Whiteside. At RB’s will be Ryan Wilson, AJ Anderson, Mike Jones, Christian Morse, Nick Smith and Karson Tiewater. Leading the defense will be LB Wyatt Richie and Mike Jones.
The X factor the Warriors were the most improved last year with this group of leaders and they will be ready for a fun bus ride home.
PAGMETER PREDICTION WARRIORS 34 BURROS 25
FINAL WARRIORS 52 BURROS 0
The Warriors defense played outstanding and the offense racked up 401 yards of total offense. Mike Jones and Karson Tiewater each scored 2 TDs, while AJ Anderson, Wyatt Richie, and Andrew Aguirre also had rushing TDs. The Warriors started the scoring on a 33-yard interception return by Aguirre who also had an interception in the 2nd quarter.
NORDHOFF RANGERS vs CABRILLO CONQUISTADORS
PAGMETER LINE RANGERS -4
The Rangers come in pretty young and this could be a great time for the Conquistadors to stop the losing streak.
The X factor Cabrillo got crushed last year with the political flu. They could be a work in progress.
PAGMETER PREDICTION RANGERS 24 CONQUISTADORS 20
FINAL CONQUISTADORS 50 RANGERS 19 (CONQUISTADORS SNAP THEIR LOSING STREAK AND WIN THEIR FIRST CENTRAL SECTION GAME)
LOS BANOS TIGERS at DOS PALOS BRONCOS
PAGMETER LINE TIGERS -3
The Westside showdown.
Last year the Broncos beat the Tigers and the Tigers haven’t forgotten. The Broncos are young and leading the defense will be 3rd year starter LB’s Julio Garcia and Hernan Hernandez. The D-line also has 3-year starters with Caleb Sanchez and Felix Garcia. The secondary will have Ruben Chavez and Elias Esquivel. The new QB will be Junior Peyton VanWorth.
The X factor would be a huge win for the Broncos if they can beat a good Tigers team.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 26 BRONCOS 23
FINAL TIGERS 21 BRONCOS 14
CENTRAL GRIZZLIES at EDISON VIKINGS (Stockton)
PAGMETER LINE GRIZZLIES -24
The Grizzlies are on the road and leading the way will be senior QB Dayton Tafoya, Ladanian Streets, Kaleb Tennison, Braylen Hall, Noey Felix, Josh Hill & sophomore Daylan Scott. One of the top players in the state is DB/RB/WR Imari Conley who will never come off the field.
The Vikings always seem to start the year slow and unorganized.
The X factor look for the Grizzlies to start fast and get up big.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GRIZZLIES 44 VIKINGS 20
FINAL GRIZZLIES 28 VIKINGS 7
Dayton Tafoya threw 3 TD passes (LaDanian Streets 32 yards, Braylen Hall 25 yards & Noel Felix III 5 yards) Michael James scored on a 13-yard TD run
CALIFORNIA CITY RAVENS at FILLMORE FLASHES
PAGMETER LINE FLASHES -28
The X factor the Ravens are building a program.
PAGMETER PREDICTION FLASHES 43 RAVENS 16
FINAL FLASHES 49 RAVENS 0
LOS ALAMITOS GRIFFINS at GARCES RAMS
PAGMETER LINE GRIFFINS -15
The Griffins are good and the Rams play the toughest schedule in the Central Section. The new transfer QB is Jordan Gallegoz and he’s fast and a leader. OL will have 4 returners and leading the way will be Davis May who is 6’5 300lb. The WR/DB will have Julian Smith, Cage Williams, Nathaniel Rogers. DB Davis Smith to be the lead running back. Most of the defense returns from last year. Lonnie Smith LB, David Smith DB, Jonathan Lester DE, Andrew Boyd LB/DL, and Jacob Ruiz NG.
The X factor can the Rams defense slow down the Griffins offense and senior QB Malachi Nelson? The Rams need a big game from the new Rams offense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GRIFFINS 27 RAMS 24
FINAL GRIFFINS 41 RAMS 0
SPANISH SPRINGS COUGARS (Sparks, NV) at LIBERTY PATRIOTS
PAGMETER LINE PATRIOTS -25
The Cougars come in young and play the physical Patriots. Leading the Pates will be the O-line and D-line because they are all so good and leading the way will be Grant Buckey and Cade Gretlen. One of the top players in the state is LB/RB/WR Jalen Hankins. The Patriots QB will be Xander Chisolm, junior Jace Nixon and or junior Cole O’Brien. They could all play.
The X factor can the Cougars slow down Hankins?
PAGMETER PREDICTION PATRIOTS 45 COUGARS 20
FINAL PATRIOTS 58 COUGARS 17
Jalen Hankins (rushed for 121-yards) scored 2 TDs, and Kresean Kizzy returned 2 punts for TDs. Senior QB Cole O’Brien and junior Jace Nixon each threw TD passes. (Ermiah Harrison & Tejon Fulton)
SAN MARCOS ROYALS at MORRO BAY PIRATES
PAGMETER LINE ROYALS -1
The Pirates are the defending division 6 champs and will be ready at home and leading the way will be senior QB Nicky Johnson. Former MW Pioneer and COS Giant QB Robert Daugherty is now the Head Coach of the Pirates.
The X factor is the Pirates need to step up to start the year 1-0. This should be a very good game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION ROYALS 24 PIRATES 23
FINALS ROYALS 35 PIRATES 18
RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS at BISHOP DIEGO CARDINALS
PAGMETER LINE CARDINALS -25
The Warriors are the defending division 5 champions The defense will be the strength of the Warriors this season and leading the way will be the Italian Stallion senior Brian Monighetti.
The X factor the Warriors offense needs to step up against a very good team.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CARDINALS 39 WARRIORS 13
FINAL CARDINALS 41 WARRIORS 9
CVC CAVALIERS at RIPON CHRISTIAN KNIGHTS
PAGMETER LINE CAVALIERS -29
The Cavaliers are the defending division 3 Section Champions and on the road and need to take care of business. CVC are experienced and the big strength will be with the D-Line, O-Line. TE/DE Jaeden Moore has picked his college team (Oregon) so now he can focus on his senior year. Senior QB Max Bakker is ready for a big year.
The X factor CVC now is the team to beat and can they play being the team that is hunted. That’s not easy.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CAVALIERS 45 KNIGHTS 18
FINAL CAVALIERS 42 KNIGHTS 14
QB Max Bakker went 13-18 for 142-yards, 3 TD passes and scored a TD. Blake Gambini rushed for 91-yards and scored a TD. Zach Zwart, Chapman Dunn, and Brandt Munger all caught TD passes.
LITTLEROCK LOBOS at ROSAMOND ROADRUNNERS
PAGMETER LINE LOBOS -14
The X factor is the Roadrunners offense because it’s a work in progress. The Roadrunners will get better and better.
PAGMETER PREDICTION LOBOS 21 ROADRUNNERS 6
FINAL LOBOS 28 ROADRUNNERS 0
PALOS VERDES SEA KINGS at ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS
PAGMETER LINE KNIGHTS -7
The Sea Kings have a good defense. Leading the Knights will be senior QB Darien Mensah who just got an offer from Tulane. The junior RBs Malakai Langley and Carter Vargas are very good.
The X factor is the Knights offense and if they have a Knight, they will be tough at home.
PAGMETER PREDICTION KNIGHTS 28 SEA KINGS 21
FINAL KNIGHTS 19 SEA KINGS 16 (KNIGHTS WITH 24 PENALTIES)
Senior QB Darian Mensah threw for 206 passing yards, 63 rushing yards and scored the game winning 9-yard TD with 20 seconds to go.