PAGMETER WEEK 2 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS 2023
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WEEK 1 Recap
Week 1 was Blow out Friday with so many lopsided games!
Hanford scored 71 points, Clovis East & CVC scored 63 points, Clovis North scored 62 points, Kingsburg scored 59 points, Shafter scored 55 points, Tulare Union & Santa Ynez scored 54 points and in 12 other games, teams scored over 40 point.
So much for the offenses starting slow.
Coaches getting their first wins as a new Head Coach
Ryan DeSantos, Sierra Pacific Golden Bears beating Orange Cove Titans 31-6
John Beck, Yosemite Badgers beating Mariposa County Grizzlies 32-0
Bryan Rojas, Farmersville Aztecs beating Parlier 32-22
Isaiah Vargas, Avenal Buccaneers beating McFarland 42-29
Sherman Burkhead, Boron Bobcats beating Bishop Montgomery Knights 48-0
Rob Thompson, Sanger West Hornets beating Del Oro 37-7
Bryan Rojas, Farmersville Aztecs beating Parlier 32-22
Isaiah Vargas, Avenal Buccaneers beating McFarland 42-29
CVC Cavaliers, Mason Hughes gets his 100th career win
WEEK 1 TOP PERFORMERS
*Shafter Generals Sophomore QB Ezekiel Osborne threw for 402 yards and 7 TD passes in the win over West
*Orosi Cardinals RB Andrew Camarillo rushed for 277 yards, scored 3 TDs in the win over Madera South
*Frontier Titans QB Malakhi Statler threw for 361 yards and 6 TDs passes in the win over North
*Clovis East T Wolves QB Ty Miller threw for 384 yards and 6 TDs in the win over Foothill (Nevada)
*CVC Cavaliers RB Bryson Donelson who rushed for a career-high 327 yards and 5 TDs on just 7 carries in the win over Ripon Christian
*Kennedy Thunderbirds, Jace Demacabalin rushed for 240 yards, scored 4 TDs in the win over Edison
**Woodlake Tigers vs Hanford West Huskies game was canceled on Saturday because of bad weather and will not be made up.
In week 1, the PAGMETER went 49-9 (85%)
Congratulations to the Sanger West Hornets and Head Coach Rob THompson for getting their first win in school history!
QB Daniel Gomez from the Hanford Bullpups 18-24 (really 24-24, drop balls) for 400 yards passing, 3 TDs and scored 2 TD in the win over Bullard
WEEK 2 PAGMETER PREDICTIONS
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS
HOOVER PATRIOTS (0-1) vs SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS (2-0)
The Patriots opener and the G Bears have the advantage by already playing a game. SP beat Orange Cove 31-6. Head Coach Ryan DeSantos gets his first win. Junior QB Landon McKee threw 2 TD passes (Each to sophomores Shauntai Kimble & Dawson Berna) and junior Joe Avalos rushed for 129 yards.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GOLDEN BEARS 36 PATRIOTS 20 (FINAL SP 40 PATRIOTS 0)
TULARE UNION TRIBE (2-0) vs EL DIAMANTE MINERS (0-2)
TU beat Mt Whitney 54-13. Sophomore QB Jordan Crisp went 21-26 for 307 yards and 4 TD passes. (Brayden Stevenson 2 TDs, Damaje Riley, and Franklin Lockhart) and Tieler Peterson rushed for 104 yards and scored 2 TDs. The Miners lost to TW 14-6. QB Kaleb Smith-Konersman hit Anthony Noriega on a 62-yard TD pass.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TRIBE 37 MINERS 13 (FINAL TRIBE 49 MINERS 3) SP DEFENSE IS GOOD!
PARACLETE SPIRITS (2-0) at GARCES RAMS (0-2)
The Rams played the Clovis Cougars tough in the loss. Sophomore QB Gunter Golla went 16-30 passing for 225 yards and threw 2 TD passes to Cage Williams of 36 and 70 yards. Last year the Rams spanked the Spirits 41-7. THIS YEAR WAS MUCH DIFFERENT
PAGMETER PREDICTION RAMS 45 SPIRITS 13 (FINAL SPIRITS 21 RAMS 14)
RIVERDALE COWBOYS (1-1) at ORANGE COVE TITANS (1-1)
The Cowboys beat Tranquility 20-12. Sophomore QB Xaidyn Camacho scored 2 TDs and threw a TD pass to sophomore Xadrian Comacho.
The Titans lost to Sierra Pacific 31-6.
Can the Titans offense play better this week? THEY SURE DID!
PAGMETER PREDICTION COWBOYS 27 TITANS 20 (FINAL OC 30 COWBOYS 0) THE TITANS HAVE AWAKEN!
LIBERTY PATRIOTS (2-0) at RIDGEVIEW WOLF PACK (0-2)
The Patriots defense is very good. The Patriots kicked ass in the 3rd quarter to pull away 34-7in the win over Highland of Palmdale. QB Cole O’Brien hit Brock Wattenbarger on a 77-yard TD pass, and scored on a 51-yard TD run. O’Brien also threw a TD pass to Jace Nixon and Tre Fulton and Tre returned a punt 52 yards for a score.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PATRIOTS 49 WOLF PACK 7 (FINAL PATRIOTS 49 PACK 14)
BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS (1-1) at FRONTIER TITANS (2-0)
The Drillers with a big road win at Righetti High 14-13. Junior RB Brison Abbott rushed for 176 yards on 15 carries and QB Ryan Iniquez threw a 52-yard TD pass to Julian Griego.. Senior QB Malakhi Statler threw for 361 yards and 6 TDs in the win over North 45-14.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TITANS 38 DRILLERS 19 (FINAL TITANS 41 DRILLERS 0) THE TITANS D IS GOOD!
DELANO TIGERS (2-0) at WEST VIKINGS (0-2)
The Tigers are the real deal, especially the defense. Senior QB Eduardo Silva threw 3 TD passes, scored a TD and the D shutout Mira Monte.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 40 VIKINGS 6 (FINAL TIGERS 21 VIKINGS 10)
TEHACHAPI WARRIORS (2-0) at HIGHLAND SCOTS (1-1)
AJ Anderson rushed for 173 yards and scored 2 TDs on runs of 65 and 75 yards in the win over Burroughs 42-14. Florentino Calloway and Ernie Romero each scored TDs in the win over Stockdale 20-15.
Can the Scots slow down the Warriors running attack?
PAGMETER PREDICTION WARRIORS 30 SCOTS 23 (FINAL WARRIORS 29 SCOTS 7)
DESERT SCORPIONS (0-1) at FOOTHILL TROJANS (1-1)
Look for the Trojans to get a big home win.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TROJANS 45 SCORPIONS 0 (FINAL TROJANS 63 SCORPIONS 0)
MARIPOSA COUNTY GRIZZLIES (0-2) at MINARETS MUSTANGS (2-0)
The Grizzlies got shutout by Yosemite 32-0 and the Mustangs crushed the other mountain team Sierra 44-6. Jabari Gomez and Scott Kahle each scored on 2 rushing TDs and Cade Fullmer rushed for 157 yards.
Look for the Mustangs to roll at home.
PAGMETER PREDICTION MUSTANGS 40 GRIZZLIES 7 (FINAL MUSTANGS 55 GRIZZLIES 7)
GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS (0-1) at EAST BLADES (0-1)
The Dogs played Sunnyside tough in the loss. Dominick Thompson rushed for 101 yards rushing and Nate Abbott rushed for 65 yards.
SAD STORY-GAME WAS CANCELED BECAUSE THE GOLDEN VALLEY BUS WAS INVOLVED IN A ACCIDENT ON THE WAY TO THE STADIUM. PLAYERS ON THE BUS REPORTEDLY HAD MINOR INJURIES AND THE DRIVER OF THE CAR WHO CRASHED INTO THE BUS WAS KILLED.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FINAL SCORES
ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS (1-0) at NORTH STARS (0-2)
The defending Division 5 Section Champions and State Champions open up in the hot valley vs a good Stars team.
PAGMETER PREDICTION STARS 28 GREYHOUNDS 24 (FINAL GREYHOUNDS 35 STARS 22)
AVENAL BUCCANEERS (1-1) at OROSI CARDINALS (2-0)
Can the Bucs slow down Cardinals Andrew Camarillo who rushed for 277 yards, scored 3 TDs in the win over Madera South.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CARDINALS 39 BUCCANEERS 23 ( FINAL CARDINALS 28 BUCS 13)
BISHOP BRONCOS (2-0) at YOSEMITE BADGERS (1-1)
Both teams with big wins in week 1. The Broncos beat Fernley Nevada 7-0. Nello Dondero picked up a fumble and scored the only TD. The Badgers shutout Mariposa 32-0.
The Broncos traveled all the way to Nevada and now travels to another mountain the opposite way. Badgers Head Coach John Beck graduated from Bishop Union, Coached the O-line at Bishop Union when Broncos Head Coach Arnie Palu started at Bishop Union. Coach Beck is a big mentor to Coach Palu.
This should be a very physical football game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRONCOS 33 BADGERS 13 (FINAL BRONCOS 48 BADGERS 0)
BORON BOBCATS (2-0) at MIRA MONTE LIONS (0-2)
Very interesting game. The Bobcats are young with speed and the Lions play a tough schedule.
Boron comes in beating Bishop Montgomery Knights 48-0. Andrew Gartica took the first play of the year for a 65 yard TD run. Gartica finished with 82 yards on the ground and Isaiah Morgan ran for 56 yards and a score and added a receiving TD.
PAGMETER PREDICTION LIONS 23 BOBCATS 20 (FINAL BOBCATS 56 LIONS 29)
CALIFORNIA CITY RAVENS (0-2) at LINDSAY CARDINALS (1-0)
This is a tough match up vs a very good Cardinals team.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CARDINALS 51 RAVENS 0 (FINAL CARDINALS 56 RAVENS 0)
CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS (0-2) at SAN LUIS OBISPO TIGERS (2-0)
The Blue Raiders lost at home vs a very good Coalinga team and now travel to SLO and against a very good Tigers team. Junior Isaiah Hernandez rushed for 120 yards, scored 2 TDs in the win over Nipomo 38-7
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 41 BLUE RAIDERS 20 (FINAL TIGERS 38 BLUE RAIDERS 28)
CHAVEZ TITANS (2-0) vs MONACHE MARAUDERS (0-2)
The young Titans with a nice win over Arvin 48-32. Senior QB Santana Morales threw for 202 yards with 2 TD passes and rushed for 107 yards, & scoring 3 TDs.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TITANS 36 MARAUDERS 20 (FINAL TITANS 31 MARAUDERS 15)
CHOWCHILLA TRIBE (1-1) vs FRESNO HIGH WARRIORS (0-2)
The Tribe played Kerman tough in the loss and the Warriors got shutout vs WU.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TRIBE 33 WARRIORS 13 (FINAL TRIBE 38 WARRIORS 0)
CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES (2-0) at ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES (1-1)
The T Wolves & Eagles can both score plenty of points but can the defense step up? CE beat Foothill (Nevada) 63-34. QB Ty Miller threw for 384 yards and 6 TDs. Tommy Nix & Aidan Wilson each caught 2 TDs, Harold Duvall & Blake Mathieu each caught a TD. The Eagles beat Golden West 44-33. Senior QB Drake Missamore threw for a TD.
The X factor, which D will play better?
PAGMETER PREDICTION T WOLVES 48 EAGLES 38 (FINAL T WOLVES 35 EAGLES 7)
CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (2-0) at REDWOOD RANGERS (0-2)
The Broncos steam rolled Memorial 62-8. Junior Jackson Cinfel rushed for 179 yards, scored a TD and McKay Madsen rushed for 156 yards and scored 3 TDs. The Broncos rushed for a school record 459 yards against a poor SJM defense. The Rangers lost to Centennial 35-13.
The Rangers will match up much better vs the Broncos especially the last 2 years (2022 with a 17-16 CN win and 2021 CN 24-21 win)
This is the best CN team that the Rangers will have seen. The Rangers offense will need a big night.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRONCOS 35 RANGERS 21 (FINAL BRONCOS 21 RANGERS 6)
CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (2-0) vs MEMORIAL PANTHERS (0-2)
The Panthers stadium will have new field turf when the Grizzlies come in.
On Friday the Grizzlies beat up the Edison Vikings of Stockton 48-13. RB Brandon Smith scored 4 TDs.New QB Earl Riley went 12-19, for 176 yards and threw 2 TD passes (Braylen Hall & Noey Felix)
The Panthers got beat up in the loss to Clovis North 62-8.
The Panthers don’t match up well vs the Grizzlies and this will get ugly early.
Congratulations to the Central Grizzlies Head Coach Kyle Biggs for being inducted Saturday night into the Clovis Cougars football Hall Of Fame.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GRIZZLIES 55 PANTHERS 7 (FINAL GRIZZLIES 40 PANTHERS 14)
DINUBA EMPERORS (1-1) at GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS (0-2)
The Emperors offense struggled in the loss to Sanger and the Blazers offense did a nice job in the loss at Arroyo Grande. QB Raymon Velasquez went 27-32 for 359 yards & 3 TD passes.
RB: Case Anders 10 carries, 61 yards, 1 TD. & 7 receptions 61 Yards. WR: Chris Garcia
4 receptions, 171 yards, 2 TD’s. Darryl Toney, 6 receptions 62 yards 1 TD.
Can the Emperors offense stay up with the Blazers offense?
,PAGMETER PREDICTION BLAZERS 35 EMPERORS 21 (FINAL EMPERORS 22 BLAZERS 15)
EDISON TIGERS (0-2) at CVC CAVALIERS (2-0)
The Tigers got flat out beat up in the loss to Kennedy 64-24 and now they have to try to slow down the top back in the Central Section Bryson Donelson who rushed for a career-high 327 yards and 5 TDs on just 7 carries in the win over Ripon Christian 63-41. Mason Hughes gets his 100th career win.
The Tigers might score some points but the Tigers D will have no answers vs the Cavaliers running attack.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CAVALIERS 56 TIGERS 26 (FINAL CAVALIERS 41 TIGERS 12)
EXETER MONARCHS (2-0) at WOODLAKE TIGERS (0-1)
The Monarchs with a big 24-21 win over Strathmore and the Tigers game vs Hanford West was canceled because of bad weather.
This is a huge East side rival!
PAGMETER PREDICTION MONARCHS 25 TIGERS 21 (FINAL MONARCHS 35 TIGERS 17)
FOWLER REDCATS (0-2) at FIREBAUGH EAGLES (2-0)
The Radcats come in losing to Corcoran for the 3rd straight time. The Panthers lined up and ran right at the Redcats.
The Eagles with a huge win over Reedley 22-19. QB Issac Ceja threw 2 TD passes.
Can the Redcats slow down the Eagles offense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 29 REDCATS 20 (FINAL EAGLES 20 REDCATS 14)
RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS (1-1) at GARZA GUARDIANS (1-1)
Warriors Head Coach Russ Pickett used to coach with Yosef Fares and are both good friends. The Warriors lost a tough one to Bakersfield 14-13 on a late missed extra point and the Guardians beat Immanuel 32-12.
Can the Warriors offense step up on the road vs a very good Guardians defense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION GUARDIANS 37 WARRIORS 17 (FINAL WARRIORS 38 GUARDIANS 36)
GRANITE HILLS GRIZZLIES (0-1) at PARLIER PANTHERS (1-1)
Somebody will be getting their first win.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GRIZZLIES 23 PANTHERS 20 (FINAL PANTHERS 38 GRIZZLIES 6)
STRATHMORE SPARTANS (1-1) vs HANFORD WEST HUSKIES (0-1)
The Spartans lost a tough battle to Exeter 24-21. Jacob Poole rushed for 139 yards and scored 2 TD’s.
The Huskies game was canceled because of bad weather vs Woodlake.
Which defense will step up vs a couple of very good offenses?
PAGMETER PREDICTION HUSKIES 26 SPARTANS 23 (FINAL SPARTANS 42 HUSKIES 0) PAGMETER BLEW THIS ONE!
KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS (1-1) at STOCKDALE MUSTANGS (1-1)
The Birds steam rolled the Edison Tigers 64-24. Soph Jace Demacabalin rushed for 240 yards, scored 4 TDs, Damian Flores rushed for 108 yards, Jamison Membreve rushed for 100 yards and scored a TD.
The Mustangs lost to Highland 20-15. Can the Mustangs slow down the Birds running game?
PAGMETER PREDICTION THUNDERBIRDS 24 MUSTANGS 18 (FINAL MUSTANGS 31 THUNDERBIRDS 22)
KERMAN LIONS (1-1) vs TORRES TOROS (1-1)
The Lions beat Chowchilla 35-13. Sophomore QB Adrian Torres with an outstanding debut going 13-17 for 208 yards and 2 TD passes. Adam Delgado caught 7 passes and Christopher Velez rushed for 83 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The Toros missed a late field goal and lost to Madera 28-27.
This should be a very good game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TOROS 29 LIONS 27 (FINAL TOROS 42 LIONS 12)
LOMPOC BRAVES (1-1) at PIONEER VALLEY PANTHERS (1-1)
The Braves come in with plenty of injuries and the Panthers with a nice home win over Independence 17-14.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PANTHERS 23 BRAVES 20 (FINAL BRAVES 20 PANTHERS 15)
MCFARLAND COUGARS (1-1) at TRANQUILITY TIGERS (0-2)
Both teams played tough in week 1.
PAGMETER PREDICTION COUGARS 22 TIGERS 18 (FINAL COUGARS 29 TIGERS 0)
MCLANE HIGHLANDERS (1-1) at MENDOTA AZTECS (0-2)
Might just be the game of the nights. Both teams had tough losses in week 1.
PAGMETER PREDICTION AZTECS 26 HIGHLANDERS 24 (FINAL HIGHLANDERS 27 AZTECS 3)
MISSION OAK HAWKS (2-0) at TAFT WILDCATS (1-1)
The Hawks beat Monache 34-6. Senior QB Daniel Gonzalez went 14-22 passes for 212 yards and 3 TD passes. The Wildcats beat Kern Valley 42-21. Cameron Cash rushed for 101 yards and scored 5 TDs including a kickoff return for a TD.
Can the Wildcats pound the football and work the clock?
PAGMETER PREDICTION HAWKS 38 WILDCATS 21 (FINAL HAWKS 49 WILDCATS 6)
MT WHITNEY PIONEERS (1-1) at MORRO BAY PIRATES (1-1)
Pirates Head Coach Roberty Dougherty takes on the school he graduated from.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PIRATES 37 PIONEERS 17 (FINAL PIONEERS 28 PIRATES 16)
NIPOMO TITANS (1-1) vs CABRILLO CONQUISTADORES (0-2)
Both teams’ schedules will get tougher and tougher so this is a must win.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TITANS 37 CONQUISTADORES 12 (FINAL TITANS 28 CONQUISTADORES 0)
PORTERVILLE PANTHERS (2-0) at SOUTH SPARTANS (1-1)
The Panthers outstanding defense vs the Spartans outstanding offense.
The Panthers beat McLane 26-9.
The Spartans beat Wasco 32-8. James Webster rushed for 89 yards and scored 4 TDs.
Last year Porterville beat up South 49-0.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PANTHERS 27 Spartans 24 (FINAL PANTHERS 28 SPARTANS 18)
ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS (1-0) at REEDLEY PIRATES (0-2)
The Riders open up against an angry Pirates team that lost to Firebaugh 24-21.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PIRATES 27 RIDERS 23 (FINAL RIDERS 39 PIRATES 32)
SANGER APACHES (2-0) at CLOVIS COUGARS (1-1)
This is a great rivalry but this will be the last time except for maybe the playoffs that the Apaches-Cougars will get it on. The Apaches are stopping the Series.
The Apaches beat Dinuba 41-7. The Apaches are fast and physical. Conner Bohlken scored on 4 rushing TDs Marquis Cropper scored on a rushing TD.
The Cougars beat Garces 41-27. QB Deagan Rose threw for 242 yards and 4 TD passes. (Tyler Marquez caught 2 TDs, Jacob Saldate and Tyler Cheney each caught a TD) Noah Luginbill rushed for 101 yards and scored a TD.
Which defense will step up?
PAGMETER PREDICTION COUGARS 28 APACHES 27 (FINAL APACHES 33 COUGARS 21)
SANGER WEST HORNETS (1-1) at LIBERTY HAWKS (2-0)
The Hornets win their first game in school history beating Del Oro 61-0. Junior QB Arion Ciano threw for 243 yards with 4 TD passes and scored a TD,
The Hawks beat Mendota 24-17. Brody Harlow rushed for 108 yards, scored 2 TDs including the game winner.
Can the Hornets defense slow down the Hawks running attack.
PAGMETER PREDICTION HAWKS 36 HORNETS 22 (FINAL HAWKS 34 HORNETS 7)
SELMA BEARS (0-2) at MADERA COYOTES (2-0)
The Bears got beat up in Lemoore 48-0 and the Coyotes held on and beat little brother Torres 28-27.
Can the Bears slow down the speedy Coyotes?
PAGMETER PREDICTION COYOTES 33 BEARS 14 (FINAL COYOTES 49 BEARS 24)
SHAFTER GENERALS (2-0) at ARVIN BEARS (0-2)
Sophomore QB Ezekiel Osborne threw for 402 yards and 7 TD passes in the win over West 55-7. Sophomore WR Mariyon Sloan caught 5 passes, scored 3 TDs along with 2 interceptions (& pick-6). Jesus Figueroa caught 6 passes for 207 yards and 2 TDs.
The Bears have a new young sophomore QB with Andrew Rosales who went 15-20 passing for 422 yards with 4 TDs and scored a TD.
The Bears won’t win this game but they will be tough to beat by playoff time.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GENERALS 52 BEARS 12 (FINAL GENERALS 56 BEARS 6)
ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS (1-1) at BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES (1-1)
The Knights graduated plenty of stars and will get better and better. The Eagles beat Mission Prep 13-8. Dylan Johnson scored on a 45-yard TD run and caught a 63-yard TD pass from Talen Mathers.
Which offense will play better in this outstanding match up?
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 23 KNIGHTS 17 (FINAL KNIGHTS 14 EAGLES 0)
SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS (1-1) at KINGSBURG VIKINGS (2-0)
The Wildcats come in beating Golden Valley,
The Vikings beat Paso on the road 59-14. QB Max Warkentin threw for 238 yards, 4 TD passes and scored a TD. Wyatt Boyd caught 6 passes and 2 TDs, Kenyon Simpson and Dalyn Breckenridge each caught a TD pass. Dennis Gagnon rushed for 148 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The Wildcats love to throw the ball and will be behind in this one so they will have plenty of opportunities.
PAGMETER PREDICTION VIKINGS 54 WILDCATS 20 (FINAL VIKINGS 20 WILDCATS 15)
BULLARD KNIGHTS (1-1) vs TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (1-1)
The Knights need to throw away the Hanford game film because that was child abuse 71-7. That was the 2nd worst beating in Coach Arax’s career (2006 Clovis beat the Knights 75-0)
The Mustangs had 15 penalties and beat El D 14-6.
This is a tough call. The Knights are much better than the ass-kicking in Hanford. TW has a new offense that has a long way to go. The Knights offense is also a work in progress.
The PAGMETER is taking the Knights because they are semi battle tested scrimmaging the Liberty Patriots and of course Hanford. This is a must win for the Knights or it could be 0-5 to start the CMAC.
PAGMETER PREDICTION KNIGHTS 27 MUSTANGS 17 (FINAL KNIGHTS 28 MUSTANGS 27)
WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS (0-2) at LEMOORE TIGERS (2-0)
The Panthers with a shutout win over Fresno High 29-0 and the Tigers shutout Selma 48-0. Johnnie Cunha gets the start at QB for the Tigers and throws 4 TD passes.
Can the Panthers offense stay with the speedy Tigers?
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 35 PANTHERS 20 (FINAL TIGERS 46 PANTHERS 0)
CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (1-1) at TURLOCK BULLDOGS (0-2)
The Golden Eagles lost to St Mary’s 38-28. Tyler Patrick threw 2 TD passes Marshel Sanders (95 yards & Landon Wright 67 yards). St Mary’s brought plenty of pressure and the CW defense couldn’t slow down the Rams running attack.
The Bulldogs lost to Rocklin 31-3. Rockin ‘is very good so the score could be misleading.
Here we go again for the 3rd straight year with rotating QBs at Clovis West. How the heck does Senior QB Tyler Patrick stay so calm for 3 years now? You would have to taser me with what Tyler has gone through. This year Clovis West has a special group. Yes CW has issues being thin upfront, struggles running the football and plenty of players playing both ways but the offense can be special!
Because Tyler is a multi-sport athlete, and will be pitching at Fresno State,TP might just be quietly being penalized because of it. Summertime is tough on multi-sport athletes all over the State with so much going on. If that’s the case, that’s total bullshit so I hope that’s not it. Coaches are supposed to share athletes. Caruthers sure has figured that out. If CW is penalizing TP for playing baseball during the summer then shame on the Coaching staff and we all should have an issue with that because every school should be pushing every player to play many sports.
So far in week 1, the Golden Eagles are rotating QBs AGAIN with TP and their JV QB who happens to be the CW offensive coordinator’s son. (Now you get it). Hey I get it, next year Clovis West will be rebuilding and getting film throwing to the fabulous receivers will look good for recruiting but when is it enough? The Head Coach needs to put his big boy pants on and make the call.
I hope that the Golden Eagles can figure it out soon because and I will bet that every division 1 team that they play is loving the rotating of the QBs AGAIN.
WHY DOESN’T ROTATING QBS WORK?
Rotating QBs have never been a good idea since the beginning of time and it’s all because of the rhythm of the game. Yes there are some teams that will mix in wildcat but that’s a different game plan. You pick a starter and go with it! The QB position is by far the toughest position to play in all of sports and you can’t feel the rhythm of the game by sitting and watching on the sidelines.
Every QB is different, the other 10 players in the huddle have to feel and work together with a QB and it’s not easy on them by switching over and over again.
Why is it always coaches who want to rotate QBs that have never played the position of QB?
Pagmeter is an old QB so I’m not talking out my ass here! I’m frustrated and I don’t even have a horse in the race. I’ve watched this crap for 3 years now but this year I had to write about it. It’s so obvious what is happening.
I will guarantee you that next year, Clovis West will not be rotating QBs.
Book it that the Meter says it now, if CW continues to rotate, the Golden Eagles just like that will be a non contender when it’s all said and done and that is sad because this team has the potential to win it all.
Last year Turlock had a horrible first half against CW with turnovers and got smoked.
Can the Bulldogs pound the football and stay in it?
PAGMETER PREDICTION GOLDEN EAGLES 35 BULLDOGS 28 (FINAL GOLDEN EAGLES 56 BULLDOGS 16)
DEL ORO SUN (1-1) at FIREBAUGH FALCONS (1-1) (Lynwood, CA)
The Sun has to finish drives with points to have a great bus ride home.
PAGMETER PREDICTION FALCONS 33 SUN 7 (FINAL FALCONS 38 SUN 0)
DOS PALOS BRONCOS (1-1) at SUMMERVILLE BEARS (1-1)
The Broncos loss at Los Banos is not a bad thing with this crazy playoff format.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BEARS 38 BRONCOS 35 (FINAL BRONCOS 34 BEARS 27)
ESCALON WARRIORS (2-0) at BUCHANAN BEARS (1-1)
The Bears love hearing that they might finish last in the TRAC. That fires up the Bears.
The Warriors beat Golden Valley of Merced 20-14 and the Bears beat St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy Warriors 38-18. Junior QB Logan Sanchez was on target going 11-12 and 2 TD passes. Garrett Menagh rushed for 119 yards and scored a TD.
Can the Warriors match up with the physical Bears?
PAGMETER PREDICTION BEARS 28 WARRIORS 21 (FINAL WARRIORS 23 BEARS 21)
MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS (0-2) at GOLDEN VALLEY COUGARS (1-1)
The Stallions come in beat up with injuries and this will be a tough game on the road.
PAGMETER PREDICTION COUGARS 45 STALLIONS 13 (FINAL COUGARS 47 STALLIONS 7)
MISSION PREP ROYALS (1-1) at BISHOP DIEGO CARDINALS (0-2)
The Royals lost a tough defensive battle to Bakersfield Christian 13-8 and the Cardinals lost to Foothill of Santa Ana 31-28.
Can the Royals offense step up this week on the road?
PAGMETER PREDICTION CARDINALS 20 ROYALS 14 (FINAL ROYALS 14 CARDINALS 6)
SAN MARCOS ROYALS (2-0) at SANTA MARIA SAINTS (1-1)
This should be an outstanding game with a couple of very good teams.
PAGMETER PREDICTION ROYALS 23 SAINTS 20 (FINAL ROYALS 17 SAINTS 7)
SOTOMAYOR WOLVES (0-2) at INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (1-1)
The Falcons lost a tough one on the road to Pioneer Valley 17-14. Richard Gooden rushed for 168 yards and Diego Hernandez rushed 148 yards and scored 2 TD’s but penalties and turnovers killed the Falcons.
Look for the Falcons to clean it up this week.
(THE FALCONS WIN ON A FORFEIT) THE WOLVES CALLED ON THE MORNING OF GAME DAY AND CANCELED. SOTOMAYOR NEEDS TO PAY INDEPENDENCE WHATEVER THEY WOULD HAVE MADE FOR A HOME GAME. SHAME OF SOTOMAYOR!!!
KERN VALLEY BRONCS (0-2) at SIERRA CHIEFTAINS (1-1)
This is a tough call. The Broncs played tough in a loss to Taft and Sierra got crushed at Minarets. Sierra has injuries and always starts slow with plenty of players playing other summer sports.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CHIEFTAINS 30 BRONCS 20 (FINAL CHIEFTAINS 38 BRONCS 27)
SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS
BUHACH COLONY THUNDER (0-2) at HANFORD BULLPUPS (2-0)
The Thunder has their hands full against a very dangerous Bullpups team. It’s official, the best QB in the Central Section plays in Hanford with junior Daniel Gomez who went 18-24 for 400 yards passing, 3 TDs and scored 2 TDs. Really Gomez was 24-24 because there were some drop passes. Daniel is 6’1 200 lb, and reminds me of a former Centennial Golden Hawks/USC Trojans QB Cody Kessler. Daniel has a quick release, throws downhill and is tough to bring down. Junior Kourdey Glass caught 2 TD passes and scored on a rushing TD in the win over Bullard.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BULLPUPS 53 THUNDER 7 (FINAL BULLPUPS 70 THUNDER 0)
CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS (1-1) vs NEWBURY PARK PANTHERS (2-0)
at Moorpark kickoff classic
The Golden Hawks wore down Redwood 35-13. Angel Lozano rushed for 90 yards and scored 3 TDS. QB Adam Copus went 19-26 for 328 yards and 2 TDs. Jaxton Santiago caught 7 passes for 141 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The G Hawks defense has to play outstanding on the road.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GOLDEN HAWKS 30 PANTHERS 28 (FINAL PANTHERS 25 GOLDEN HAWKS 0)
TEMPLETON EAGLES (0-1) vs SUGAR-SALEM DIGGERS (2-0) at Madison (Rexburg, ID)
The Eagles with a LONG road trip to Idaho to take on the 4 time state Idaho champions (Sugar-Salem) playing in the prestigious Rocky Mountain Rumble. There will be 8 teams from Idaho playing 8 teams out of the state. The Eagles are playing with house money so go out there and make the Central Section proud.
PAGMETER PREDICTION DIGGERS 37 EAGLES 20 (FINAL DIGGERS 28 EAGLES 0)