PAGMTER FOOTBALL WEEK 9 PREDICTIONS 2022 & FINAL SCORES
WEEK 9 NEWS
MCFARLAND COUGARS at KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS
GAME WILL NOT BE PLAYED
IT WILL BE A FORFEIT WIN FOR KENNEDY
McFarland Unified School district announced that it has canceled its remaining athletic events this week due to what it called “the rash of violence in and around the city” which is completely BULLSHIT!
Kennedy wanted to move the game to Bakersfield and even play early in the morning if needed but McFarland said no.
DELANO TIGERS at WASCO TIGERS
THE TIGER BOWL IS ALSO CANCELED
THIS WILL BE A NO CONTEST BECAUSE BOTH SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE SOFT!
Wasco School district gave up way too early with canceling and could have played in Bakersfield or early morning. Street thugs are not up early in the morning.
CHAVEZ TITANS at TAFT WILDCATS
This game was scheduled to be played at Chavez but it was moved to Taft AND NOW IT IS CANCELED.
THIS WILL BE A FORFEIT WIN FOR TAFT
TO THE PEOPLE LIVING IN MCFARLAND AND DELANO….START VOTING THESE PEOPLE OUT OF OFFICE. I DON’T CARE IF IT IS CITY COUNCIL OR SCHOOL BOARD, GET THESE PEOPLE OUT!!!
IT IS SAD THAT WE ARE LETTING THE GANGSTERS RUN THE SHOW!!
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In Week 8 the PAGMETER went 49-5 and for the year 354-57 (85%)
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PAGMETER/CHICKEN SHACK (HERNDON & 99) WEEK 8 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
TRACE JACKSON-Senior-KINGSBURG VIKINGS
Trace has now rushed for more than 100 yards in 7 straight games and rushed for 173 yards and scored 3 TDs in the win over Kerman.
Trace has been the heart and soul of the Kingsburg Vikings on both sides of the ball for the last 3 years.
The PAGMETER Blew the Clovis West-Buchanan Prediction so the Golden Eagles gave me a pick-out shirt and I wore it on the show last Friday. Thank you to Clovis West and Christine Esparza!
WELCOME TO WEEK 9 PAGMETER PREDICTIONS
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINAL SCORES
REDWOOD RANGERS (6-2) (3-0) vs MONACHE MARAUDERS (2-6) (1-2)
PAGMETER LINE RANGERS -35
The Rangers Shutout Porterville 28-0. RB Jacob Perch rushed for 155 yards, scored on a rushing TD and caught a TD pass from Frankie Alvarez. Kai Preisendorf returned a blocked punt for a 25 yard TD and Moses Burk scored on a 4 yard rushing TD.
The Marauders beat El Diamante 26-7. The Marauders played their best game of the year.
The PAG factor, the Rangers are hot and will be too much for the Marauders.
PAGMETER PREDICTION RANGERS 48 MARAUDERS 13
FINAL RANGERS 44 MARAUDERS 12
CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (5-3) (2-1) vs CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES (6-2) (1-2)
PAGMETER LINE T WOLVES -5
The Grizzlies lost to Buchanan 49-41. The Grizzlies almost tied it up late. QB Dayton Tafoya scored a TD, threw for 415 yards and 5 TD passes. La Danien Streets caught 6 passes for 108 yards and a TD. Daylon Scott caught 7 passes for 76 yards and a TD. Noel Felix caught 5 footballs and scored 2 TDs and Braylen Hall caught 5 passes for 103 yards and a TD.
The T Wolves lost to Clovis West 42-30. QB Ty Miller rushed for 103 yards, scored 2 TDs, and threw a TD pass to Carson Sandoval. Lamaj Travis rushed for 101 yards and scored a TD. Caleb Slocum rushed for 100 yards.
The PAG Factor, both defenses are struggling slowing anybody down. Will the Grizzlies come out and play Grizzlies football on both sides of the ball?
This could be a shootout and come down to the final minutes..
PAGMETER PREDICTION GRIZZLIES 39 T WOLVES 34
FINAL GRIZZLIES 56 T WOLVES 13
Michael James scored on a 5 and 28 yard runs
Noel Felix III caught a 39 yard TD pass from Dayton Tafoya
Braylen Hall caught a 11 yard pass from Tafoya
Grizzlies Caleb Shelton with a 45 yard pick 6
David Bell rushed for 117 yards and scored on an 89 yard run.
LaDanian Streets caught a 6 yard TD pass from Tafoya
Imari Conley scores on a 54 yard TD run
T Wolves scoring
Ty Miller scored on 5 & 4 yard TD runs
HANFORD BULLPUPS (6-2) (2-1) vs TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (2-6) (0-3)
PAGMETER LINE BULLPUPS -30
The Bullpups beat Tulare Union 49-6. The Pups scored 49 straight points. QB Cayden Muir is back from a shoulder injury, scored a TD and went 14-18 for 186 yards and threw a TD pass to Donavan Smith. Dameian Hernandez scored on 3 rushing TDs, Albert Richardson scored on 2 rushing TD.
The Mustangs lost to Dinuba 49-7. The Mustangs defense got run over.
The PAG Factor, the Mustangs defense will struggle against the Bullpups offense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BULLPUPS 47 MUSTANGS 17
FINAL BULLPUPS 56 MUSTANGS 0
Cayden Muir with 4 TD passes
SOUTH YOSEMITE – MOUNTAIN
EAST BLADES (1-7) (0-2) at SOUTH REBELS (2-7) (2-1)
PAGMETER LINE REBELS -5
The PAG Factor, the Rebels are playing their best football coming into week 9.
PAGMETER PREDICTION REBELS 27 BLADES 20
FINAL REBELS 35 BLADES 14
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FINAL SCORES
EDISON TIGERS (4-4) (1-2) vs GARZA GUARDIANS (3-5) (0-3)
PAGMETER LINE TIGERS -12
The Tigers lost to Sanger 28-27. QB Ya’J Vance scored 3 TDs, threw for 311 yards and a TD pass to John Eubanks.
The Guardians lost to Bullard 49-16.
The PAG Factor, the Tigers are the favorites to win their 1st CMAC league game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 34 GUARDIANS 23
FINAL TIGERS 58 GUARDIANS 40 (QB Ya’J Vance threw 499 yards and 8 TDs)
BULLARD KNIGHTS (3-5) (2-1) at MEMORIAL PANTHERS (6-2) (3-0)
PAGMETER LINE PANTHERS -28
The Knights beat Garza 49-16. Nick “Stubby” Stubblefield rushed for 110 yards and scored 4 TDs. Devon Laney rushed for 143 yards and scored a TD. QB Josh Madrigal threw 2 TD passes each to Kyle Hughes and Blake Mathieu.
The Panthers beat Madera 56-0. QB Carson Dean went 14-18 for 216 yards and 3 TDs. Jayden Enriquez, Tommy Nix and Joe Dalena each caught TD passes. Brandon Ramirez rushed for 141 yards and scored 3 TDs. Donovan Harris rushed for 107 yards and scored a TD.
The PAG Factor, it’s good to see the Panthers offense be balanced with the run/pass. Hey CMAC, don’t take it personally because if the Panthers want to have a shot to win their first Central Section Championship in school history, they have to be balanced so they must work on it to get ready. The Panthers defense will be too much for the young Knights offense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PANTHERS 42 KNIGHTS 14
FINAL PANTHERS 56 KNIGHTS 0
MADERA COYOTES (3-5) (0-3) vs SANGER APACHES (4-4) (3-0) at Chuck Shidan Field
PAGMETER LINE APACHES -35
The Coyotes lost to Memorial 56-0 and the Apaches beat Edison 28-27.
The PAG Factor, how about that, the Apaches have a chance to be 3-0 in the CMAC. The Coyotes are banged up from last weeks lost to Memorial.
PAGMETER APACHES 41 COYOTES 0
FINAL APACHES 42 COYOTES 3
CMAC Side note
The Madera Coyotes need to be out of the CMAC ASAP. With 3 schools now in Madera, there is NO WAY that the Madera Coyotes should/can compete in the CMAC.
In 12 years, the Coyotes are 2-48. Why is this so hard to figure out??
CORCORAN PANTHERS (7-1) (5-0) at OROSI CARDINALS (2-6) (2-3)
PAGMETER LINE PANTHERS -14
The Panthers beat Orange Cove 39-15. QB Gage Armbruster scored 4 TDs and threw 2 TD passes each to Eian Hernandez and Steve Luna. Enrique Rios rushed for 126 yards.
The Cardinals beat Granite Hills 48-6. Andrew Camarillo rushed for 339 yards and scored 6 TDs.
The PAG Factor, can the Cardinals slow down Armbruster? Can the Panthers defense slow down Camarillo? Is this a trap game because next week the Panthers will host Strathmore for the East Sequoia Championship. The Panthers need to take care of business this week.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PANTHERS 35 CARDINALS 21
FINAL PANTHERS 33 CARDINALS 8
ORANGE COVE TITANS (2-6) (1-4) at LINDSAY CARDINALS (3-5) (2-3)
PAGMETER LINE CARDINALS -7
The Titans lost to Corcoran 39-15 and the Cardinals beat Farmersville 36-14. QB Sam Reyes scored a TD and threw a TD pass to Thomas Tellez. Austin Schaible scored on 2 rushing TDs and Jose Cortes rushed for 93 yards and scored a TD.
The PAG Factor, both teams need a win to qualify for the crazy playoff/tournament.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CARDINALS 25 TITANS 20
FINAL CARDINALS 41 TITANS 21
STRATHMORE SPARTANS (6-1) (4-0) at GRANITE HILLS GRIZZLIES (1-6) (0-4)
PAGMETER LINE SPARTANS -35
The Spartans beat Woodlake 28-6. Bryson Bias threw 2 TD passes each to Sebastian Gonzalez and Jaime Arredondo. Jacob Poole rushed for 76 yards and scored a TD.
The Grizzlies lost to Orosi 48-6.
The PAG Factor, there will be a running clock.
PAGMETER PREDICTION SPARTANS 63 GRIZZLIES 0
FINAL SPARTANS 49 GRIZZLIES 6
WOODLAKE TIGERS (5-3) (3-2) at FARMERSVILLE AZTECS (3-4) (2-3)
PAGMETER LINE TIGERS -24
The Tigers lost to Strathmore 28-6. Nathan Martinez scored the Tigers TD.
The Aztecs lost to Lindsay 36-14.
The PAG Factor, both teams have been up and down all year long and hoping to put a streak together soon. The big and physical Tigers offense is hoping to catch fire.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 39 AZTECS 14
FINAL TIGERS 13 AZTECS 7
PORTERVILLE PANTHERS (7-1) (2-1) at GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS (4-4) (2-1)
PAGMETER LINE TRAILBLAZERS -8
The Panthers lost to Redwood 28-0.
The Blazers beat Mt Whitney 18-13. Raymon Velazquez threw a 19 yard TD pass to Carlos Renteria with 9 seconds to go and the game winner. Case Anders scored on a 62 yard TD run.
The PAG Factor, both defenses are very good so which offense can get first downs on 3rd down? Which offense can finish drives with points? The Blazers have won 3 straight games and if they can pull off a win, they will take on Redwood next week for the EYL Championship.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TRAILBLAZERS 23 PANTHERS 14
FINAL PANTHERS 26 BLAZERS 10
MT WHITNEY PIONEERS (3-5) (1-2) vs EL DIAMANTE MINERS (0-8) (0-3) at Mineral King Bowl
PAGMETER LINE PIONEERS -26
The Pioneers lost to Golden West 18-13. The Pioneers gave up a TD pass with 9 seconds to go. QB Micah Rodriguez threw 2 TD passes to Israel Briggs (19 & 29 yards)
The Miners lost to Monache 26-7.
The PAG Factor, the Pioneers come in losing a tough battle to GW and must get off to a fast start vs the Miners sinking ship.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PIONEERS 35 MINERS 7
FINAL PIONEERS 24 MINERS 0
KERN VALLEY BRONCS (4-4) (2-1) at BISHOP UNION BRONCOS (7-0) (3-0)
PAGMETER LINE BRONCOS -25
The Broncs beat Cal City 33-0. QB Josh Papp threw 2 TD passes each to Hunter Watts and Deegan Lee. Hunter Watts and Chris Lopez each scored on rushing TDs.
The Broncos come in off a bye because of the HDL being such a mess.
The PAG Factor, can the Broncs offense have a great game vs Broncos outstanding defense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRONCOS 41 BRONCS 13
FINAL BRONCOS 26 BRONCS 6
CALIFORNIA CITY RAVENS (1-7) (0-3) at BORON BOBCATS (4-4) (2-0)
PAGMETER LINE BOBCATS -20
The PAG Factor, the Bobcats offense is playing better right now.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BOBCATS 32 RAVENS 12
FINAL BOBCATS 35 RAVENS 0
NIPOMO TITANS (0-8) (0-5) at LOMPOC BRAVES (6-2) (3-2)
PAGMETER LINE BRAVES -35
The Titans lost to Santa Ynez 30-21. Gabe Evans rushed for 106 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The Braves lost to Mission Prep 61-35. QB Cavin Ross scored 2 TDs and went 22-35 for 259 yards and 2 TD passes. Monte Ortiz caught 2 TD passes and Jacob Manzo caught a TD.
The PAG Factor, the young Titans get to play a pissed off Braves team at the wrong time.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRAVES 51 TITANS 13
FINAL BRAVES 49 TITANS 0
ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES (3-5) (2-3) at MISSION PREP ROYALS (6-2) (5-0)
PAGMETER PREDICTION ROYALS -21
The Eagles beat Ridgetti High 28-7. Drake Missamore went 18-21 for 217 yards and 2 TD passes each to Brandon Butler and Caleb Clark. Ben Walz rushed for 72 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The Royals beat Lompoc 61-35. QB Colby White rushed for 70 yards, scored a TD & went 12-14 for 209 yards passing and 5 TD passes. Tyler Garrett caught 5 passes for 102 yards and 3 TDs. Jamar Howard caught 3 passes for 60 yards and 2 TDs. Drew Harrigan rushed for 174 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The PAG Factor, the Eagles are playing their best football but so are the Royals. The Royals are just as good as anybody in division 1 and a heavy favorite to win it all in division 3 since they are based in division 4.
Congratulations to Royals head coach David Schuster who became a Papa for the 3rd time this week!
PAGMETER PREDICTION ROYALS 42 EAGLES 21
FINAL ROYALS 41 EAGLES 35
PASO ROBLES BEARCATS (4-3) (2-2) at SANTA YNEZ PIRATES (5-2) (2-2)
PAGMETER LINE PIRATES -2
The Bearcats lost to St Joseph 38-10.
The Pirates beat Nipomo 31-20. QB Luke Gildred went 23-30 for 306 yards and 4 TD passes. Daulton Beard caught 12 passes for 205 yards and 3 TDs.
The PAG Factor, this will be a battle of which defense can play better. The Bearcats have lost 2 straight and they will need to control the line of scrimmage to snap the losing streak.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PIRATES 28 BEARCATS 27
FINAL BEARCATS 21 PIRATES 16 (LEO KEMP RUSHED for 318 yards)
ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS (7-1) (5-0) at RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS (1-7) (0-5)
PAGMETER LINE KNIGHTS -35
The Knights beat Paso Robles 38-10. QB Darien Mensah scored on a 14 yard TD run and threw 2 TD passes to Oscar Magallon and Collin Fasse caught a 78 yard TD pass. Carter Vargas scored on a 4 yard TD run.
The Warriors lost Arroyo Grande 28-7.
The PAG Factor, this is one of the great rivalries on the Central Coast with the Foster Road Rivalry. “Battle for the Shield” game. The Knights are on fire and the Warriors are young.
PAGMETER PREDICTION KNIGHTS 56 WARRIORS 7
FINAL KNIGHTS 34 WARRIORS 7
SANGER WEST HORNETS (0-8) (0-5) vs FRESNO HIGH WARRIORS (2-6) (3-3)
PAGMETER LINE WARRIORS -8
The PAG Factor the Hornets are getting closer to getting their first win.
PAGMETER PREDICTION WARRIORS 27 HORNETS 20
FINAL WARRIORS 20 HORNETS 12
MCLANE HIGHLANDERS (4-4) (3-2) at MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS (5-3) (4-1)
PAGMETER LINE STALLIONS -8
The PAG Factor, can the Highlanders slow down the Stallions power running attack?
PAGMETER PREDICTION STALLIONS 27 HIGHLANDERS 19
FINAL STALLIONS 24 HIGHLANDERS 16
ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS (1-7) (1-4) vs HOOVER PATRIOTS (1-7) (1-4)
PAGMETER LINE ROUGH RIDERS -5
The PAG Factor, believe it or not the Rough Riders are the best 0-7 team around. The Riders have to win out to make the playoff/tournament.
PAGMETER PREDICTION RIDERS 19 PATRIOTS 13
FINAL RIDERS 42 PATRIOTS 0
TORRES TOROS (5-3) (4-1) at SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS (6-2) (5-0)
PAGMETER LINE WILDCATS -13
The Toros beat Hoover 27-22.
The Wildcats beat Fresno High 59-12. The Wildcats are feasting on bad NYL defenses. QB Tanner Wilson went 21-31 for 352 yards and 4 TDs. WR Malachi Barnes caught 10 passes for 167 yards and 3 TDs.
The PAG Factor, this is for the NYL Championship. Can the Toros offense stay with the Wildcats offense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION WILDCATS 40 TOROS 27
FINAL WILDCATS 48 TOROS 35
YOSEMITE BADGERS (2-6) (2-3) at CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS (6-2) (4-1)
PAGMETER LINE BLUE RAIDERS -28
The Badgers beat Riverdale 52-47.
The Blue Raiders beat Parlier 64-0. The Blue Crew are steam rolling with 2 straight shutouts.
The PAG Factor, the Badgers will come in fired up after beating Riverdale and will have their hands full with a very good defense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BLUE RAIDERS 42 BADGERS 14
FINAL BLUE RAIDERS 63 BADGERS 0
MINARETS MUSTANGS (0-8) (0-5) at CHOWCHILLA TRIBE (5-3) (4-1)
PAGMETER LINE TRIBE -35
The Mustangs lost to Liberty Madera 55-0 and the Tribe lost to Fowler 35-7.
The PAG Factor, the Tribe is looking at a high division 5 seed and will finish tough games with Caruthers and Liberty Madera.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TRIBE 35 MUSTANGS 0
FINAL TRIBE 40 MUSTANGS 0
FOWLER REDCATS (6-2) (4-1) at RIVERDALE COWBOYS (4-4) (1-4)
PAGMETER LINE REDCATS -25
The Redcats beat Chowchilla 35-7 and the Cowboys lost Yosemite 52-47.
The PAG Factor, the Cowboys come in banged up and the Redcats are playing good football.
PAGMETER PREDICTION REDCATS 45 COWBOYS 20
FINAL REDCATS 56 COWBOYS 13
PARLIER PANTHERS (0-8) (0-5) at LIBERTY MADERA HAWKS (8-0) (5-0)
PAGMETER LINE HAWKS -35
The Panthers lost to Caruthers 64-0 and the Hawks beat Minarets 55-0. The Hawks shut it down early in the 2nd quarter. Caleb Sisco rushed for 143 yards on 7 carries and scored 2 TDs.
The PAG Factor, the Hawks are already outgrowing the Northwest Sequoia league. This will get ugly early.
PAGMETER PREDICTION HAWKS 62 PANTHERS 0
FINAL HAWKS 63 PANTHERS 0
MORRO BAY PIRATES (4-4) (2-2) at ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS (5-3) (4-0)
PAGMETER LINE GREYHOUNDS -9
The Pirates lost to San Luis Obispo 40-34. QB Nicky Johnson threw 274 yards and 4 TDs. Manny Diaz caught 3 TDs and Nami Hoag caught a TD.
The Greyhounds beat Templeton 27-21. Trey Cooks rushed for 138 yards and scored a TD. Kane Cooks rushed for 87 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The PAG Factor it’s the Pirates passing attack vs the Greyhounds running attack and which defense will play better? If the Greyhounds win, they will be in the driver’s seat for the Ocean Championship. This has the makings to be a shootout.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GREYHOUNDS 40 PIRATES 30
FINAL GREYHOUNDS 42 PIRATES 28
SAN LUIS OBISPO TIGERS (6-2) (3-1) at SANTA MARIA SAINTS (3-5) (1-3)
PAGMETER LINE TIGERS -16
The Tigers beat Morro Bay 40-34. Luca Cuccaro rushed for 180 yards and scored 2 TDs. Jace Gomes rushed for 69 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The Saints beat Cabrillo 40-13. The Saints played their best game of the year. QB Josue Elena threw for 195 yards and 3 TD passes. Malachai Jordan caught 10 passes and 3 TDs.
The PAG Factor, can the Saints defense slow down the Tigers running game?
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 33 SAINTS 17
FINAL TIGERS 34 SAINTS 14
PIONEER VALLEY PANTHERS (3-5) (2-2) at TEMPLETON EAGLES (5-3) (2-2)
PAGMETER LINE EAGLES -7
The Panthers come in off a bye and the Eagles lost to Atascadero 27-21. The Eagles rushed for 301 yards and zero yards passing. Dylan Kriling rushed for 128 yards and scored a TD.
The PAG Factor, can the Panthers front seven slow down the Eagles running attack?
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 27 PANTHERS 20
FINAL PANTHERS 28 EAGLES 21
SOUTH YOSEMITE – HORIZON
FOOTHILL TROJANS (2-6) (0-2) at ARVIN BEARS (4-5) (1-2)
PAGMETER LINE BEARS -25
The Trojans come in off a bye and the Bears lost to Golden Valley 28-6.
The PAG Factor, the Trojans need a win to make the playoff/tournament.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BEARS 32 TROJANS 7
FINAL BEARS 21 TROJANS 14
TEHACHAPI WARRIORS (8-1) (3-0) at NORTH STARS (4-4) (1-1)
PAGMETER LINE WARRIORS -8
The Warriors beat East 35-0. The Warriors rushed for 161 yards and the defense stuffed the Blades.
The Stars beat Mira Monte 42-13. Dillon Kyle rushed for 160 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The PAG Factor, this is for the South Yosemite-Mountain league Championship.
PAGMETER PREDICTION WARRIORS 28 STARS 20
FINAL WARRIORS 32 STARS 28
SOUTHWEST YOSEMITE – RIVER
FRONTIER TITANS (6-2) (2-0) at STOCKDALE MUSTANGS (1-7) (0-3)
PAGMETER LINE TITANS -24
The Titans beat Garces 29-28. The Titans leading by a point late in the 4th quarter, the Titans stopped the Rams on a two-point conversion attempt and held on for a big win. QB Malakhi Statler threw for 318 yards and 4 TDS.
The Mustangs lost to Liberty 42-0.
The PAG Factor, the Titans have to take care of business early because next week is the showdown vs the Liberty Patriots.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TITANS 37 MUSTANGS 13
FINAL TITANS 30 MUSTANGS 7
CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS (7-1) (2-1) at LIBERTY PATRIOTS (6-2) (3-0)
PAGMETER LINE PATRIOTS -14
The Golden Hawks beat Highland 21-7. The G Hawks beat the Scots in a big trap game with 165 yards in penalties.
The Patriots beat Stockdale 42-0. It’s the 2nd straight shutout for the Patriots defense. Jalen Hankins rushed for 112 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The PAG Factor, the Golden Hawks are off to their best start since winning 8 straight when Bryan Nixon coached the G Hawks in 2010. There is no doubt that Centennial was thinking Liberty last week in the ugly win over Highland. Does Centennial offense score enough vs the great Liberty defense? The Golden Hawks will need to play 100000% better this week to stay with the Patriots.
PAGMETER PREDICTION LIBERTY 34 GOLDEN HAWKS 20
FINAL PIRATES 41 GOLDEN HAWKS 7
SOUTHWEST YOSEMITE – VALLEY
BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS (3-5) (1-2) at HIGHLAND SCOTS (4-4) (2-1)
PAGMETER LINE DRILLERS -12
The Drillers beat Independence 28-25. Sophomore Brison Abbott rushed for 156 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The Scots lost to Centennial 21-7. Jojo Mata rushed for 68 yards and scored a TD.
The PAG Factor, the Drillers will be without All Star RB Tybo Rogers who suffered a fractured clavicle in last week’s loss at Bakersfield Christian and will miss the rest of the season. That’s a huge blow to the Drillers.
The Scots are so streaky and you just don’t know who will show but a win over the Drillers would be HUGE!
PAGMETER PREDICTION UPSET SPECIAL SCOTS 27 DRILLERS 25
FINAL SCOTS 21 DRILLERS 6
RIDGEVIEW WOLF PACK (3-5) (0-2) at INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (3-4) (1-2)
PAGMETER LINE WOLF PACK -3
The PAG Factor, this game is very even. Who can finish drives with points!
PAGMETER PREDICTION WOLF PACK 30 FALCONS 27
FINAL FALCONS 30 WOLF PACK 7
CVC CAVALIERS (8-0) (2-0) at KINGSBURG VIKINGS (7-1) (1-1)
PAGMETER LINE CAVALIERS -7
The Cavaliers beat Selma 64-13. QB Max Bakker threw for 200 yards and 3 TDs. Bryson Donelson rushed for 171 yards, scored 3 TDs and caught a TD pass.
The Vikings beat Kerman 28-0. The Vikings defense is dominating right now.Trace Jackson has now rushed for more than 100 yards in 7 straight games with 173 yards and scored 3 TDs. Kaleb Peterson scored on a 13-yard run.
The PAG Factor, this is the game both teams have been waiting for. It’s the outstanding Cavaliers offense vs the outstanding Vikings defense. For the Vikings to hang with the Cavaliers, Trace Jackson has to run the ball successfully all night long and slow the game down. The Caves got so much better when Donelson got eligible. The Vikings passing game will need to be on with QB Ethan Winslow along with his wide outs Conner McFall and Caleb Irigoyen.
The Vikings can’t afford to give up the big plays and win at home.
The winner will be the Tri-County league Champions and the No 1 seed in the division 2 playoffs.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CAVALIERS 35 VIKINGS 28
FINAL CAVALIERS 27 VIKINGS 26
WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS (6-2) (2-1) at SELMA BEARS (1-7) (0-2)
PAGMETER LINE PANTHERS -35
The Panthers beat Exeter 49-7. The Panthers defense has figured it out the last 3 weeks and is playing good football. QB Marquese Glynn threw 2 TD passes each to Karlos Grier and Davien Potts. RB Joshua Vega rushed for 109 yards and scored 3 TDs.
The Bears lost to CVC 64-13.
The PAG Factor, the young Bears had to play the Cavaliers last Friday and now get the speedy Panthers.
PAGMETER PREDICTION 48 BEARS 7
FINAL PANTHERS 52 BEARS 16
TRI-COUNTY – SEQUOIA
EXETER MONARCHS (5-3) (2-1) at IMMANUEL EAGLES (3-5) (2-1)
PAGMETER LINE EAGLES -21
The Monarchs lost to Washington Union 49-7.
The Eagles beat Sierra Pacific 28-7. Will Henderson carried the ball 37 times for 176 yards and scored 3 TDs. Trey Romo returned a kickoff for a TD.
The PAG Factor, the Eagles improved over any team in the Central Section after the 30 day transfer rule. The Eagles are not a fancy team to watch and not a throwing team. And make no mistake about it, the Eagles can throw the ball with junior QB Jake Horn but they choose not to. What the Eagles will do is slowly kick your ass up and down the field with a physical offensive line, a very physical running back Will Henderson and pound the ball right at you with about 4 plays and there is nothing that you can do about it because it will feel like you are being tortured. Jake has a fantastic arm and the Eagles will need the passing game balance along with the physical running game because when the Eagles play CVC and the playoffs, if they expect to win a ring, they will need to throw the ball especially when teams put 9-10 players in the box.
What the Monarchs need to do on offense is score, score, score and never punt the ball because the Eagles don’t even practice punting.
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 35 MONARCHS 7
FINAL MONARCHS 14 EAGLES 6
SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS (3-5) (0-2) vs REEDLEY PIRATES (6-2) (2-1)
PAGMETER LINE PIRATES -21
The Golden Bears lost to Immanuel 28-7.
The Pirates beat Hanford West 48-27. QB Jacob Rocha with 5 TD passes.
The PAG Factor, don’t go by the Pirates score last week, the Pirates were up big 42-13 before letting everybody play. What Pirates head coach Tony Gates does outstanding is get the young Pirates some tremendous game experience.
The G Bears offense needs a big night to stay in this one vs a physical Pirates defense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PIRATES 40 GOLDEN BEARS 20
FINAL PIRATES 42 GOLDEN BEARS 20
CLOVIS COUGARS (3-5) (0-3) at BUCHANAN BEARS (7-1) (2-1)
PAGMETER LINE BEARS -28
The Cougars lost to Clovis North 38-35. Freshman QB Deagan Rose is getting better and better with every quarter he plays in throwing for 308 yards and 3 TD passes. Jacob Saldate caught 11 footballs for 178 yards and a TD, Jaden Carillo caught 7 balls for 92 yards and a TD,
The Bears beat Central 49-41. The Bears scored 49 points and had to hang on. QB Jayden Mandal was throwing darts going 16-18 for 315 yards and 2 TD passes. RB Michael Runnels rushed for 144 yards and scored 4 TDs with runs of 59, 11, 4, 6 yards and caught a 59-yard TD pass. Colton O’toole got open any time needed, catching 6 balls for 80 yards and a TD.
The PAG Factor, this is a tough matchup for the Cougars but that’s OK because if the Cougars can sneak in the division 2 playoff/tournament, they will be dangerous.
The defenses in the TRAC have yet to show up this year.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BEARS 49 COUGARS 21
FINAL BEARS 45 COUGARS 24
CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (7-0) (2-0) vs CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (4-3) (1-1)
PAGMETER LINE GOLDEN EAGLES -5
The Golden Eagles beat Clovis East 42-30. C Dub trailed at the half and HC Eric Brown gave his first big halftime speech and it was basically get your head out of your ass and let’s go!
QB Ryan Markarian threw for 370 yards and 5 TDs. Aiden Fortenberry scored a TD.
The Broncos beat Clovis 38-35. Mario Cosma played his best game for the Broncos going 11-14 passes for 146 yards and a TD pass to Rasid Mansour. .
The PAG Factor, for the Broncos to pull the upset, the offensive line and the Broncos running game has to control the line of scrimmage and be physical. Cosma doesn’t have to be a hero but needs to direct the offense with smart/big plays.
Can the Broncos defense match up with the Golden Eagles passing attack? The Clovis West Golden Eagles by far have the best junior receivers on one team in the state with Marshel Sanders, Landon Wright and Jordan Pierro. Markarian doesn’t have to be fancy and that means throw the ball in the general area where the WRs are and a 97.5% chance the super juniors will come down with the ball and Broncos will have zero answers to stop it. It has worked all year long and not one team can match up with the super juniors. Nobody has pounded the ball against the Golden Eagles as of yet so that will be the big test for the Golden Eagles front 7. If the Broncos who are finally all healthy can line up and be physical, put a pass rush together, there could be an upset.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GOLDEN EAGLES 33 BRONCOS 28
FINAL GOLDEN EAGLES 21 BRONCOS 14
AVENAL BUCCANEERS (4-4) (1-2) at FIREBAUGH EAGLES (3-5) (1-2)
PAGMETER LINE Eagles -2
The Bucs lost to Coalinga 21-12.
The Eagles beat Tranquility 44-21. QB Manuel Bautista threw for 4 TDs.
The PAG Factor, which defense will play better?
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 30 BUCCANEERS 27
FINAL BUCCANEERS 20 EAGLES 14
COALINGA HORNED TOADS (5-3) (3-0) at MENDOTA AZTECS (3-5) (1-2)
PAGMETER LINE TOADS -3
The Toads beat Avenal 21-12. QB Noah Tasi threw for 208 yards and 2 TDs each to Devin Sanchez.
The Aztecs lost to Dos Palos 44-41. Juan Ceja threw 2 TD passes. Jesse Rodriguez rushed for 180 yards and scored 3 TDs. Chris Mejia rushed for 143 yards.
The PAG Factor, this will be a battle of 2 outstanding offenses.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TOADS 33 AZTECS 30
FINAL TOADS 27 AZTECS 0
Side note on the Mendota at Dos Palos game last Friday where the Broncos won 44-41. Mendota head coach Beto Mejia was kicked out for asking a referee a question.
The question from Beto, by the way, was about the biggest play of the game. The Aztecs were on the goal line and ready to score when some players heard a whistle blow but the play kept going on. The play resulted in a fumble and the Broncos picked up the ball and took it back for a 99 yard TD. That play was HUGE since Mendota lost 44-41.
Beto asked for the referees to get together and the side judge immediately kicked Beto out.
The side judge flat out blew it. On an inverted whistle, play stops and it’s a do over. Inverted whistles happen and you move on.
To all officials, unless a coach gets physical or personal, YOU SHOULD NEVER KICK A COACH OUT FOR ASKING A QUESTION. Officials should never mistake passion over being obnoxious from coaches and the good officials know exactly what I’m talking about.
Since this Officials group was completely over their skis refereeing this game, the CIF needs to overturn Beto Mejia being ejected especially when this official wants to be bigger than the game.
This officials group was not ready for a big game like this with two passionate rivalry towns and it’s sad it turned out this way.
The officials that have people skills & common sense make the best officials. It’s that simple!
Beto was trying to talk to the White Hat official about the blown call they made. With a call this big, the officials should have huddled up and asked if anyone blew a whistle? It was heard twice and if anyone had a clear view of the ball being stripped before the endzone. The call was simply blown and the game film showed it. The side judge made it personal against Beto and in 12 years, this was the first time Beto has ever been ejected and that should tell everybody that the side judge made it personal and that is 100% wrong!
The SJVOA will not go to Mendota any longer to call games. Look for the CSOSA group (head of CSOSA is Bob Kayajanian) to start taking more games away from the SJVOA because of the lack of COMMON SENSE!
TRANQUILITY TIGERS (1-7) (0-3) at DOS PALOS BRONCOS (4-4) (3-0)
PAGMETER LINE BRONCOS -35
The Tigers lost to Firebaugh 44-21.
The Broncos beat Mendota 44-41. QB Peyton Van Worth had his best game yet throwing for 395 yards and 4 TDs. Elias Malfabon caught 11 footballs for 217 yards and 2 TDs.
The PAG Factor, the Broncos could easily be 6-1 right now after losing some tough non league games and with junior QB Van Worth gaining confidence, the Broncos will be tough to beat especially if they can get into division 5.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRONCOS 54 TIGERS 14
FINAL BRONCOS 38 TIGERS 0
LEMOORE TIGERS (7-1) (3-0) at DINUBA EMPERORS (4-4) (2-1)
PAGMETER LINE TIGERS -10
The Tigers crushed Mission Oak 48-0. This was a good old fashioned beat down. QB Ty Chambers threw 3 TD passes. Demel Turner, Kobe Green and Kiontre Harris each caught a TD pass.. Andrew Moench rushed for 107 yards and scored 2 TDs. Anthony Garcia rushed for 100 yards and scored a TD.
The Emperors beat Tulare Western 49-7. QB CJ Hernandez scored 2 TD and threw a TD pass.
The PAG Factor, it’s a great match up of the outstanding Tigers offense vs the outstanding Emperors defense. Can the Emperors offense score enough against the new and improved Tigers defense? If the Tigers play good defense to go along with an explosive offense then the Tigers can beat anybody.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 33 EMPERORS 21
FINAL TIGERS 28 EMPERORS 14
MISSION OAK OAK HAWKS (5-3) (1-2) at TULARE UNION TRIBE (2-6) (1-2)
PAGMETER LINE HAWKS -7
The Hawks got blown out to Lemoore 48-0 and the Tribe got blown out to Hanford 49-6.
The PAG Factor, these players have all grown up together playing against each other. The Hawks are a team that will crush the teams below them but can’t hang with teams above them.
The Tribe can score but can’t tackle anybody so this game could have a lot of points scored.
PAGMETER PREDICTION HAWKS 38 TRIBE 28
FINAL TRIBE 34 HAWKS 14
BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES (4-4) AT GARCES RAMS (2-6)
PAGMETER LINE EAGLES -4
The Eagles beat Ridgeview 38-7. Nathan Perez rushed for 182 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The Rams lost to Frontier 29-28. The Rams went for the win and the 2 points but came up short,
David Smith rushed for 99 yards and scored 2 TDs. QB Jordan Gallegoz scored a TD and threw a TD pass to Cage Williams.
The PAG Factor, the Rams are running out of games that they can win and must win if they want to play in the playoff/tournament. The Eagles are red hot!
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 27 RAMS 23
FINAL RAMS 30 EAGLES 13
GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS (4-4) at WEST VIKINGS (1-6)
PAGMETER LINE BULLDOGS -4
The Bulldogs beat Arvin 28-6. Nicholas Abbott caught 2 TD passes from Rafael Valderrama. TyJon Jones rushed for 116 yards and scored a TD.
The Vikings lost to South 30-20. Makya Douglas rushed for 113 yards.
The PAG Factor, the Bulldogs are hot and the Vikings are not.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BULLDOGS 24 VIKINGS 19
FINAL VIKINGS 24 BULLDOGS 19
KERMAN LIONS (5-3) vs HANFORD WEST HUSKIES (3-5)
PAGMETER LINE LIONS -25
The Lions lost to Kingsburg 28-0
The Huskies lost to Reedley 42-27
The PAG Factor, the Lions are finally done with their 3 straight game death march schedule with Clovis East, CVC, Kingsburg and will get to play somebody their own size. For the Lions, it will be like taking the doughnut off the bat in the on deck circle.
PAGMETER PREDICTION LIONS 40 HUSKIES 13
FINAL LIONS 41 HUSKIES 7
MIRA MONTE LIONS (1-6) vs CABRILLO CONQUISTADORES (2-5) at Lompoc
PAGMETER LINE CONQUISTADORES -19
The PAG Factor, Both teams have lost 5 straight games. The coast team has the advantage.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CONQUISTADORES 33 LIONS 13