PAGMETER WEEK 4 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS 2023
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WEEK 3 UPSETS & BIG WINS
Tranquility beat Farmersville 22-7
Stockdale beat Ridgeview 21-13
Golden Valley beat South 28-20 (Big upset)
Mendota beat Strathmore 20-0
Washington Union beat Torres 25-0
PAGMETER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
RB HUNTER BABB from the CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS
Hunter rushed for 364 yards and scored 6 TDs along with scoring two-2-point conversions in the win over Firebaugh. The offense rushed for 502 yards.
Hunter broke the school record which was held by stud Alex Puga with 357 yards in 2015. Scoring 6 TDs ties his own record scoring 6 TDs last year with Alex Puga 2015 and Howard Pharis 1929.
In 3 games, Hunter has now rushed for 811 yards and has scored 11 TDs.
RB CARTER VARGAS from the ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS
Carter carried the ball 21 times for 297-yards, scored 6 TDs, and returned two kickoffs for 162 yards in the big win over Newbury Park 63-52.
QB DANIEL GOMEZ from the HANFORD BULLPUPS
Daniel threw 6 TD passes in the win over Golden West 40-22 which ties a Hanford school record with Head Coach Cannon Sanchez.
YOSEMITE BADGERS at LIBERTY HAWKS has been canceled. Yosemite is banged up and won’t be ready. Both teams have a bye in 2 weeks so Liberty is hoping they can play then. The Hawks have played the Badgers a total of one-half of football in 3 years. If they don’t play then Liberty wins on a forfeit.
Anybody looking for a game on Sept 22? Email the Pagmeter and I will get it to coach Nolte.
LEAGUE ALIGNMENT IDEA
Some leagues need to change and have leagues for individual sports. Every sport is different in every school.
The Northwest Sequoia has,
Liberty, Minarets, Fowler, Riverdale, Chowchilla, Parlier, Caruthers, Yosemite.
Parlier and Yosemite should not be playing with these teams. Give the small schools a chance.
PAGMETER would have and this would work for every sport with these teams.
Liberty, Fowler, Chowchilla, Caruthers, Mendota Firebaugh, Dos Palos, Coalinga
Minarets, Yosemite, Avenal, Tranquility, Riverdale, Parlier
Do you like or don’t like my idea?
In week 3 the PAGMETER went 46-10 and for the year 133-38 (78%)
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PAGMETER WEEK 4 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS
RIDGEVIEW WOLF PACK (0-4) at CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS (3-1)
Can the Wolf Pack offense get it going this week? The Pack is playing a killer non league schedule and it continues this week.
The Pack comes in losing to Stocldale and the G Hawks beat Independence 42-21. Angel Lozano rushed for 170 yards and scored 3 TDs. QB Adam Copus threw 3 TD passes
PAGMETER PREDICTION GOLDEN HAWKS 40 WOLF PACK 13 (FINAL GOLDEN HAWKS 37 WOLF PACK 0)
CALIFORNIA CITY RAVENS (1-3) at FOOTHILL TROJANS (2-2)
The Ravens shutout Vasquez 40-0 and the Trojans got shutout to Porterville 44-0. Porterville is light years better than Vasquez.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TROJANS 30 RAVENS 20 (FINAL TROJANS 28 RAVENS 19)
INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (2-2) at SOUTH SPARTANS (1-3)
The Falcons lost to Centennial 42-21. Diego Hernandez rushed for 173 yards on 14 carries and scored a TD. Richard Gooden rushed for 81 yards and scored a TD and caught a TD pass.
The Spartans lost to Golden Valley 28-20. The Spartans haven’t been the same since the woke South administration changed the mascot name from Rebels to Spartans. The woke administration didn’t do their homework because the Spartans killed people in their day. .Everybody killed everybody back in the day. I get it if South would have changed the mascot name to the South Jaguars, or something like the fighting screaming Sparrows but the Spartans..Makes no sense.
Both teams are trying to get it going before the league starts.
PAGMETER PREDICTION FALCONS 33 SPARTANS 26 (FINAL FALCONS 35 SPARTANS 20)
CHAVEZ TITANS (3-1) at HIGHLAND SCOTS (2-2)
This would be a big win if the Titans can go 4-0. The Scots have played a much tougher schedule.
PAGMETER PREDICTION SCOTS 25 TITANS 23 (FINAL SCOTS 35 TITANS 14)
IMMANUEL EAGLES (1-2) at MCLANE HIGHLANDERS (2-1)
The Eagles beat Fowler 35-12 and the Highlanders had a bye. The Eagles will have 4 new GIANT transfers and they are officially cleared to play starting this week. They are considered international transfers even though Hawaii is in the USA. This will be a physical game but when you get a brand new GIANT O-line overnight, that changes your team. That being said, the Highlanders are a much faster team so the big X factor can the Eagles match up with Highlanders team speed? THEY DID NOT! The Eagles will be a much better team with every game they play. Will it start tonight? This is the toughest game to pick.
PAGMETER PREDICTION HIGHLANDERS 30 EAGLES 23 (FINAL HIGHLANDERS 49 EAGLES 13)
MENDOTA AZTECS (1-3) vs ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS (2-1)
The Aztecs shutout Strathmore 20-0. Coach Beto is an outstanding Coach because he is always doing the right thing for his players and making them better people. Last week Coach suspended 7 players against McLane for team rules and at the end of the day the Aztecs will be better because of it. I wish more coaches set the ground rules early.. The Riders lost to Mission Oak 31-7. The score is not what it looks like. The Riders gave up a 4th and 21, QB scramble for a TD and also a botched snap on a field goal that went for a TD pass.
The Riders offense needs a big night to beat a physical Aztecs team. Pagmeter says the Riders break out tonight! All week long I had the Aztecs but I got to go with the home team.
PAGMETER PREDICTION RIDERS 30 AZTECS 25 (FINAL RIDERS 34 AZTECS 21)
STOCKDALE MUSTANGS (2-2) at BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS (2-2)
The Mustangs with a big win over Ridgeview and the Mustangs are one of the best early stories of the year. Some thought that the Mustangs would really struggle but new head coach Daron Mackey and his staff have the Mustangs playing with plenty of energy. The Drillers have plenty of talent and are trying to put it all together. When the Drillers decide to play as one unit, they will be very good.
PAGMETER PREDICTION DRILLERS 21 MUSTANGS 19 (FINAL DRILLERS 28 MUSTANGS 27)
TULARE UNION TRIBE (3-1) vs GARZA GUARDIANS (2-2)
The Tribe lost a tough one to Redwood 42-35. The Tribe gave up a late TD with the score tied 35-35. QB Jordan Crisp threw for 326 yards, and 4 TD passes. The Guardians beat Sanger West 48-14. QB Caleb Matthews threw 4 TD passes.
Can the Guardians defense slow down the speedy Tribe offense? This could be a shootout.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TRIBE 50 GUARDIANS 43 (FINAL TRIBE 62 GUARDIANS 48)
MIRA MONTE LIONS (0-3) at WEST VIKINGS (1-2)
Both teams need a win before the league gets going. Which offense can finish drives with points?
PAGMETER PREDICTION VIKINGS 27 LIONS 21 (FINAL VIKINGS 28 LIONS 14)
SALINAS COWBOYS (0-3) at CLOVIS COWBOYS (3-1)
The Cowboys are 0-2 but have played a killer non league schedule. Can the Cowboys offense breakout at Lamonica? I always thought that the Clovis Mascot should have been the Cowboys. There’s a ton more Cowboys in Clovis than Cougars. Just sayin.
The Cougars beat Whitney of Rocklin 41-28. Sophomore QB Deagan Rose rushed for 2 TDs and threw for 256 yards with a TD pass.
The Cougars need this win and are looking to go 4-1 in non league games especially with the tough TRAC league starting soon.
PAGMETER PREDICTION COUGARS 30 COWBOYS 23 (FINAL COUGARS 37 COWBOYS 0)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FINALS
RIVERDALE COWBOYS (1-3) (0-1) at CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS (2-2) (1-0)
The Cowboys have hit a wall and the Blue Raiders are ready to go on a winning streak. Can the Boys slow down Pagmeter Player of the week Hunter Babb?
PAGMETER PREDICTION BLUE RAIDERS 52 COWBOYS 13 (FINAL BLUE RAIDERS 79 COWBOYS 38)
PARLIER PANTHERS (1-3) ) (0-1) at CHOWCHILLA TRIBE (2-1) (1-0)
The Panthers come in getting shut out at Orange Cove and now face a hungry Tribe’s team.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TRIBE 51 PANTHERS 7 (FINAL TRIBE 60 PANTHERS 0)
MINARETS MUSTANGS (2-1) (0-1) at FOWLER REDCATS (1-3) (1-0)
Very interesting match up. The Mustangs travel down the hill to take on the struggling Redcats. If the Mustangs can contain Redcats QB Jerrod Bubba Smith, game over. The Redcats are due to break out.
PAGMETER PREDICTION REDCATS 27 MUSTANGS 24 (FINAL REDCATS 59 MUSTANGS 20)
AVENAL BUCCANEERS (3-1) at FARMERSVILLE AZTECS (1-2)
Can the Aztecs slow down the Bucs power running game?
PAGMETER PREDICTION BUCS 34 AZTECS 13 (FINAL BUCS 42 AZTECS 14)
TAFT WILDCATS (1-3) at ARVIN BEARS (2-2)
This should be a battle. Both teams need a win before the league starts. The Wildcats were shutout against Tehachapi. The Bears beat Kern Valley 51-8. Sophomore QB Andrew Rosales threw for 164 yards with 3 TD passes and scored a TD. Both teams have beaten Kern Valley and both teams have lost to powerhouse teams. The Bears at home have the edge.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BEARS 31 WILDCATS 23 (FINAL BEARS 19 WILDCATS 6)
CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (4-0) at CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN CAVALIERS (3-1)
One of the best games of the night. The Broncos steamrolled El D 55-0. Jackson Cinfel rushed for 105 yards. QB Mario Cosma went 9-9 for 116 yards and 2 TD passes. Andrew Chavez scored on 2 rushing TDs, Vincent Cordoba returned a punt 61 yards for a TD. McKay Madsen and Josh Gerena each scored TDs.
The Cavaliers steamrolled Bakersfield Christian 56-25. Bryson Donelson rushed for 193 yards and scored 3 TDs. QB Brent Kroeze had a breakout game going 18-19 for 330 yards and 3 TDs.
This game a simple X factor, which defense can slow down the other power running game? Last year CVC beat CN 23-9.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRONCOS 39 CAVALIERS 28 (FINAL BRONCOS 48 CAVALIERS 14)
BULLARD KNIGHTS (1-3) vs CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (3-1)
The Knights come in losing to Frontier 24-7. The defense did everything they could to slow down the Titans explosive offense.
The Golden Eagles beat Lemoore 27-26. With 1:50 to go, QB Tyler Patrick along with WR Marshel Sanders worked their magic and Lonnie Frank scored the game winning 1 yard TD with 25 seconds to go.
CW will probably continue the clown show of rotating QBs but it won’t matter against a defense that struggles against a spread attack. It will matter when it really matters! If you want to disrupt a team and get players to start playing as a non team, then continue to rotate QBs because it’s working. In the long run, CW will throw their chances away from winning it all and that is sad for the outstanding senior class. This special class might never come around again. CW wide receiver Landon Wright returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a TD. Landon might just be the best receiver in the Central Section and one of the best in the state.
Can the Knights pound the ball and slow the game down? They did and it almost worked.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GOLDEN EAGLES 36 KNIGHTS 17 (FINAL GOLDEN EAGLES 21 KNIGHTS 20)
REEDLEY PIRATES (0-3) at COALINGA HORNED TOADS (3-0)
The young Pirates have lost 2 tough games that will make them a better team. The Toads beat up Selma 46-0. Junior QB Noah Tasi threw for 276 yards, 2 TD passes and scored on 2 rushing TDs.
Can the Pirates slow down Tasi and the Toads offense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION TOADS 34 PIRATES 20 (FINAL TOADS 24 PIRATES 0)
SELMA BEARS (0-4) at DINUBA EMPERORS (2-2)
The Bears come in struggling and the Emperors are getting better with every quarter they play in.
PAGMETER PREDICTION EMPERORS 41 BEARS 13 (FINAL EMPERORS 41 BEARS 6)
KERMAN LIONS (2-2) at SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS (2-1)
The Lions with a big win at Madera 28-22. Sophomore QB Adrian Torres threw for 224 yards and a TD. The Wildcats had a bye. The Lions can win this game if they can control the line of scrimmage and be extra physical!
CJ Jones who was denied a transfer to Memorial because of a recruiting violation for playing 7 vs 7 this summer with SJM. (That’s a no-no) Sunnyside fought like hell on the transfer and won the battle. Here’s a kid that quit Sunnyside, wanted to go to Memorial to get better coaching, and lived with the Sunnyside Coach. I always remember what former Edison coach/49ers All Pro Tim McDonald used to say, “if a player doesn’t want to play for me then I don’t want him on my team”. There has been no paperwork for CJ to return to Sunnyside as of Wed Sept 6, but he can still play in this twilight zone world we live in. Sunnyside’s is like a 7 vs 7 offense so CJ as usual will go out, get open and throw the ball up to him.
This is crazy because there has to be a rule or bylaws that if a player transfers and they find out it’s an illegal transfer, that he just can’t go back and play at the old school the next game. You want to slow down transfers? This would be a start.
Illegal transfer only happens at Roosevelt, especially if your dad is the AD.
PAGMETER PREDICTION WILDCATS 36 LIONS 27 (FINAL WILDCATS 23 LIONS 22)
BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES (1-3) at SHAFTER GENERALS (4-0)
The Eagles lost to CVC 56-25 and the Generals beat the Drillers 31-7. The Generals trailed 14-2 at the half and Mariyon Sloan returned the 2nd half kickoff back for a TD to fire up the Generals. RB Chris Espinoza and the O-line dominated the 2nd half and controlled the line of scrimmage and beat the Drillers 31-17.
Coach Pierucci used to coach at Bakersfield Christian but BC decided to bring in Darren Carr and Carr nation. I’m thinking this game is personal for some. Expect a loud home crowd on Thursday night.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GENERALS 27 EAGLES 23 (FINAL GENERALS 35 EAGLES 34)
PIONEER VALLEY PANTHERS (2-2) at DOS PALOS BRONCOS (3-1)
The Panthers beat Righetti High 35-28. For the first time since 2016, battle for the Helmet belongs back to the Panthers. QB Alex Garcia threw for 235 yards and 3 TD passes. ( Elias Giddings, Adrian Bautista and the 62-yard TD pass to Allan Jimenez-Meraz was the game winner)
Pepe Gonzalez sprinted 98 yards for a TD. Jimenez-Meraz scored on a 62 yard TD run,
The Broncos beat the Liberty Hawks 29-22. RB Andre Flores rushed for 200 yards and scored 3 TDs.
This will be another battle! Last year the Panthers beat the Broncos 28-27 on the coast. The X factor which team can control the line of scrimmage.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRONCOS 33 PANTHERS 30 (FINAL BRONCOS 41 PANTHERS 17)
EL DIAMANTE MINERS (0-4) vs EDISON TIGERS (1-2)
Both teams come in struggling. Look for the Tigers to roll at Ratcliffe.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 27 MINERS 13 (FINAL TIGERS 21 MINERS 7)
EXETER MONARCHS (4-0) at GRANITE HILLS GRIZZLIES (0-3)
The Monarchs are off to a great start especially on defense and will go 4-0.
PAGMETER PREDICTION MONARCHS 41 GRIZZLIES 0 (FINAL MONARCHS 55 GRIZZLIES 0)
HANFORD BULLPUPS (3-1) at FRONTIER TITANS (4-0)
The Bullpups beat Golden West 40-22. QB Daniel Gomez threw for 240 yards and tied a school record with 6 TD passes but after the game there was a fight when players were shaking hands but the CIF has decided to not suspend any players for fighting. The CIF said they do not have the authority to suspend any players because it was not during the contest and the referees were gone. If there is a fight after a game, it’s up to the individual team to do what’s best.
The Titans beat Bullard 24-7. QB Malakhi Statlter threw for 238 yards and a TD. The Titans come in with plenty of injuries.
The 2 top QBs in the Central Section will square off. Hanford will be at full strength and Frontier will come in banged up.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BULLPUPS 40 TITANS 35 (FINAL TITANS 35 BULLPUPS 6)
DELANO TIGERS (4-0) at GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS (1-2)
This has the makings of a great game with 2 hot teams. The Bulldogs stepped up after a bad week from the horrible bus accident and took care of business.
The Tigers beat North 14-12. QB Eduardo Silva threw a TD pass and scored a TD.
The Bulldogs beat South 28-20. Senior Nate Abbott rushed for 143 yards and scored 3 TDs. Nate has stepped up to play QB at the right time when the Bulldogs needed a spark.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BULLDOGS 21 TIGERS 19 (FINAL TIGERS 15 BULLDOGS 14)
HOOVER PATRIOTS (1-2) vs HANFORD WEST HUSKIES (0-3)
Both teams come in and have yet to score a point this year. Somebody is scoring this game or this game could go on until Sunday.
PAGMETER PREDICTION HUSKIES 13 PATRIOTS 12 (FINAL PATRIOTS 44 HUSKIES 21)
KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS (3-1) at EAST BLADES (0-3)
The Birds beat Highland 34-15. Sophomore RB Jace Demacabalin rushed for 220 yards and scored 2 TDs. Jamison Membreve rushed for 114 yards and scored 2 TDs.
PAGMETER PREDICTION THUNDERBIRDS 50 BLADES 13 (FINAL BIRDS 43 BLADES 21)
GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS (0-4) at KINGSBURG VIKINGS (4-0)
The Blazers lost to Hanford 40-22. The Blazers ran 66 plays to Hanford 27 offensive plays trying to slow the game down.The Blazers are playing a killer schedule.
The Vikings beat Dinuba 42-14. Kenyan Simpson returned a kickoff for 93-yard TD, caught an 84-yard TD pass and had a pick-6, That is what you call the HAT-TRICK.
QB Max Warkentin threw for 207 yards and 3 TD passes. Chris Browe had a 105-yard pick-6.
Can the Blazers slow the game down again? If GW can get into D4, watch out.
PAGMETER PREDICTION VIKINGS 42 BLAZERS 21 (FINAL VIKINGS 31 BLAZERS 29)
SANGER APACHES (3-1) at LEMOORE TIGERS (2-2)
The Apaches lost to Clovis East 42-21. This is one of the biggest and fastest teams in Apaches history. Izzy Robles, Jaden Chanthalangsy and Connor Bohlken each scored TDs.
The Tigers lost to Clovis West 27-26. Elijah Daley and Kobe Green each returned kickoffs for TDs.
The Apaches are loaded but a passing game. This should be a great game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION APACHES 30 TIGERS 28 (FINAL APACHES 42 TIGERS 13)
LIBERTY PATRIOTS (3-1) at BUCHANAN BEARS (1-3)
The Patriots lost to Santa Margarita 34-14. Cole O’Brien threw a 77-yard TD pass to Davari Degraffenried and Mekhi Deluth scored on a rushing TD. Every team in the Central Section is also losing to Santa Margarita and that’s why the Patriots remain the No 1 team on the Pagmeter.
The Bears lost to a very good Rocklin team 42-20.
The Patriots love playing at Buchanan. Last year in Bakersfield the game was called with 10:59 to go because of lightning with the Bears leading 35-27.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PATRIOTS 34 BEARS 20 (FINAL PATRIOTS 35 BEARS 30)
LINDSAY CARDINALS (2-1) at MCFARLAND COUGARS (2-2)
The Cardinals lost a tough one to Exeter 17-14 and the Cougars beat Granite Hills 19-0.
Can the Cardinals offense break out?
PAGMETER PREDICTION CARDINALS 35 COUGARS 14 (FINAL CARDINALS 22 COUGARS 0)
MADERA COYOTES (3-1) at MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS (0-3)
15th annual Battle of the Saw
The Coyotes lost at home to Kerman 28-22 and the Stallions had a bye.
There is good news and bad news with this game.
The good news, it is great to see that MUSD did the right thing and let Madera South have a home game against big brother. 2-years ago, the Stallions were supposed to host Madera but Madera Unified said no way the Coyotes will play at Madera South stadium. Madera unified will load it up with extra bleachers. Madera South has a beautiful stadium and wants to show it off.
The bad news, MUSD let the Coyotes practice at Madera South on Wednesday. Wait…What!! Who does that! I can see if this was a state championship game and both teams travel and have a walk through practice at the stadium. This is unheard of. Home field advantage should be HOME FIELD advantage.
The Stallions are young and banged up and look for the Coyotes to roll in front of a huge crowd.
PAGMETER PREDICTION COYOTES 52 STALLIONS 20 (FINAL COYOTES 48 STALLIONS 0)
MT WHITNEY PIONEERS (1-3) vs MISSION OAK HAWKS (4-0)
The Pioneers come in losing to TW 36-21. The Hawks beat Roosevelt 31-7.
Can the Pioneers play physical defense against the Hawks?
PAGMETER PREDICTION HAWKS 38 PIONEERS 14 (FINAL HAWKS 25 PIONEERS 22)
MORRO BAY PIRATES (3-1) vs FRESNO HIGH WARRIORS (0-3)
The Pirates are a very streaky team and when they are on they are good.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PIRATES 33 WARRIORS 13 (FINAL PIRATES 16 WARRIORS 13)
MONACHE MARAUDERS (1-3) at PASO ROBLES BEARCATS (0-3)
The Bearcats with the huge advantage playing at home.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BEARCATS 38 MARAUDERS 17 (FINAL MARAUDERS 24 BEARCATS 14)
TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (2-2) at REDWOOD RANGERS (2-2)
The Mustangs beat MW 36-21. Danny Azevedo and Aubrey Taylor each scored 2 TDs and Jaanveer Singh scored a TD.
The Rangers beat Tulare Union 42-35. Alex Perch scored on a 2-yard TD run to make the score 35-34 TW and the Rangers went for the 2-points and got it with a Perch run with 2:02 to go making the score 36-35 Redwood. Cash Rico sealed the game with a Rangers pick-6. A star is born with sophomore QB Luke Sanchez who made his first start going 10-14 for 198 yards including an 86 yard TD pass to Ronald Walsh in the 4th quarter.
Can the Mustangs defense have a good game vs the Rangers offense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION RANGERS 28 MUSTANGS 21 (FINAL RANGERS 17 MUSTANGS 6)
SAN LUIS OBISPO TIGERS (3-1) at NORTH STARS (0-4)
The Tigers could not slow down the Arroyo Grande running attack in the loss 35-3. The Stars have yet to put it all together losing to Delano 14-12.
Overall losing early is not a bad thing for both teams and it’s very smart especially with this crazy playoff format. SLO needs to play in D3 and the Stars need to get into D5.
PAGMETER PREDICTION STARS 23 TIGERS 21 (FINAL TIGERS 38 STARS 14)
SANTA MARIA SAINTS (2-2) at SANTA YNEZ PIRATES (2-1)
The Saints beat Nipomo 28-14 and the Pirates lost to Morro Bay 35-28.
This game comes down to the defensive side of the ball.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PIRATES 30 SAINTS 28 (FINAL PIRATES 42 SAINTS 28)
SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS (4-0) at CORCORAN PANTHERS (2-1)
An early showdown of 2 undefeated teams. Both teams are playing tremendous defense.
Can the Panthers pound the ball with a physical attack and control the line of scrimmage?
PAGMETER PREDICTION GOLDEN BEARS 31 PANTHERS 20 (FINAL GOLDEN BEARS 52 PANTHERS 0)
WASCO TIGERS (1-2) at TEHACHAPI WARRIORS (4-0)
The Tigers come in young and the Warriors are loaded for a long run.
The Tigers beat Monache 23-21 to get their first win.
The Warriors beat Taft 60-0. The Warriors with 443 of total offense. AJ Anderson rushed for 92 yards, scored 2 TDs and also caught a TD pass from QB Jacob Root.
Root also threw a TD pass to Andrew Aguirre. Karson Tiewater rushed for 120 yards, Adrian Pina scored on a rushing TD and Wade Brooks rushed for 85 yards, scoring 2 TDs.
Can the Tigers move the ball and keep the Warriors offense on the sidelines?
PAGMETER PREDICTION WARRIORS 40 TIGERS 7 (FINAL WARRIORS 25 TIGERS 6)
FIREBAUGH EAGLES (2-2) at TEMPLETON EAGLES (2-1)
Firebaugh got run over in the loss to Caruthers 46-18. Templeton beat East 42-14 and rushed for 307 yards.
Can Firebaugh slow down the Templeton running attack in the battle of Eagles?
PAGMETER PREDICTION TEMP 39 FIRE 20 (FINAL TEMP 49 FIRE 0)
APTOS MARINERS (0-3) vs MISSION PREP ROYALS (2-1)
The Mariners are 0-2 but have played a tough schedule. The Royals come off a bye.
Can the Royals defense step up against a very good team?
PAGMETER PREDICTION ROYALS 20 MARINERS 19 (FINAL ROYALS 18 MARINERS 15)
ALVAREZ EAGLES (1-2) at ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS (3-0)
The Eagles beat Oak Grove of San Jose 25-17. Sophomore RB Roman Garcia rushed for 133 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The Greyhounds beat Paso Robles 28-14. QB Kane Cooks rushed for 97 yards, scored a TD and threw a TD pass.
Last year the Hounds won in a great game 42-36. The X factor is the defense and who makes the big stops.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GREYHOUNDS 30 EAGLES 14 (FINAL HOUNDS 49 EAGLES 28)
BURROUGHS BURROS (0-4) at BISHOP UNION BRONCOS (3-0)
The Broncos will crush the Burros at home. Can the Burros slow down QB Boden St Marie who is dangerous running and throwing the football.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRONCOS 56 BURROS 0 (FINAL BRONCOS 36 BURROS 26)
BISHOP DIEGO CARDINALS (1-3) at CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (4-0)
The Cardinals beat Bishop from La Jolla 33-30. A few weeks ago the Cardinals lost at home to Mission Prep 14-6. The Royals loaded the box all night long, stuffed the Cardinals run and played great defense.
The Grizzlies beat Turlock 21-18. The Bulldogs played hard! QB Earl Riley threw for 240 yards, 2 TD passes and scored a TD. Riley hit Braylen Hall on a 5-yard TD pass in the 4th quarter and the game winner.
It wasn’t a pretty Grizzlies game with 5 turnovers but a win is a win.
Both teams are very good and let’s see who shows up to play tough for 48 minutes. Can the Grizzlies stuff the Cardinals run?
PAGMETER PREDICTION GRIZZLIES 35 CARDINALS 24 (FINAL GRIZZLIES 48 CARDINALS 28)
DEL ORE SUN (0-4) at VAN NUYS WOLVES (2-2)
The Sun are looking for their first win and could it be this week. To have a fun bus ride home, the Sun has to finish drives with points and play tremendous defense. Some Wolves turnovers would really help.
PAGMETER PREDICTION WOLVES 34 SUN 7 (FINAL WOLVES 47 SUN 0)
DESERT SCORPIONS (0-3) at LITTLEROCK LOBOS (1-2)
Both teams are really struggling finding the endzone.
PAGMETER PREDICTION LOBOS 24 SCORPIONS 13 (FINAL LOBOS 49 SCORPIONS 0)
ROSAMOND ROADRUNNERS (2-1) at VASQUEZ MUSTANGS (0-3)
The Roadrunners will have a fun bus ride home. Can the Mustangs slow down junior QB Ty Flowers who has thrown for 8 TDs and has scored 2 TDs.
PAGMETER PREDICTION ROADRUNNERS 55 MUSTANGS 0 (FINAL ROADRUNNERS 46 MUSTANGS 0)
SIERRA CHIEFTAINS (2-2) at BORON BOBCATS (4-0)
The Chieftains with a nice win over Yosemite in the Mountain Bowl 20-14. QB Aaron Irvine threw for 200 yards and 2 TD passes. WR Logan Kilbert caught 10 passes for 140 yards and 2 TDs. Brock Cunnings scored on a rushing TD.
The Bobcats beat Riverside Prep 45-6. Sophomore Andrew Gartica rushed for 235 yards, scored 4 TDs and also caught a TD pass. Kilbert might not play with an injury and he doesn’t play, game over.
The X factor, can the Chieftains slow down Gartica? The Chieftains have their hands full with the big speedy Bobcats.
If the Chieftains can’t run the ball it will be a long quiet bus ride home. The Chieftains play the first part of the year playing 11-man football and the 2nd half of the year 8-man.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BOBCATS 40 CHIEFTAINS 7 (FINAL BOBCATS 55 CHIEFTAINS 12)
SATURDAY FOOTBALL FINALS
PROVO BULLDOGS (3-2) vs CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES (4-0)
The Bulldogs beat Salem Hills 35-0. The Bulldogs play outstanding defense. Leading the offense is junior QB Soakai Aston who has thrown for 784 yards and 6 TD passes. Feitagai Lesa leads the way at RB rushing for 462 yards and scoring 6 TDs. Drew Deucher has caught 22 passes and is Ashton’s favorite target.
The Wolves beat Sanger 42-21. QB Ty Miller threw for 202 yards and 3 TD passes. Harold Duvall caught 2 tremendous TD passes along with a pick-6. The bag man sophomore Caleb Slocum rushed for 68 yards and scored 2 TDs. Go on YouTube and watch Franco Harris, former Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer..Caleb runs like a baby Franco.
Both teams don’t know each other and sometimes the film doesn’t give you all the answers.
Both teams are pretty young and the X factor is which defense will play better and make the big stops on a hot Saturday afternoon game. This is a long trip for the Bulldogs coming from Utah and usually HS teams struggle with long trips. The T Wolves have a solid 3 hour trip on the bus.
This has the makings to be a very good game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION T WOLVES 33 BULLDOGS 30 (FINAL T WOLVES 41 BULLDOGS 24)
THOUSAND OAKS LANCERS (2-2) at GARCES RAMS (1-3)
The Lancers beat Westlake 27-3. The defense is very good.
The Rams lost to Moorpark 41-35 in double OT. The Rams had a 35-27 lead with 2:20 to go but couldn’t hold it. Austyn Hernandez rushed for 101 yards and scored 2 TDs. Logan Slaton rushed for 111 yards on 19 carries. The Rams ran the ball 51 times for 319 yards. The Rams are the best 0-3 team that you will ever play. The Rams have played a very tough schedule so don’t by the record.
Can the Rams play 48 minutes of good football because the Lancers are good. THE RAMS HAD A BREAK OUT GAME!
PAGMETER PREDICTION LANCERS 28 RAMS 26 (FINAL RAMS 31 LANCERS 12)
MARIN CATHOLIC WILDCATS (3-0) at MEMORIAL PANTHERS (1-3)
The Wildcats beat Spanish Springs 29-7. The Cats defense is very good.
The Panthers beat Capital Christian 38-14. The Panthers picked up a game late because the Holy Bowl game was canceled. It was a good game to pick up because Capital Christian is not very good.
This week starting Junior QB Jaylen Patterson will be out again after slicing his throwing hand 2 weeks ago in the loss to Central. Patterson needed 9 stitches in his throwing hand and will be out 2-4 weeks. WR/DB senior Jordan Colbert will again be the QB this week.
PAGMETER PREDICTION WILDCATS 40 PANTHERS 20 (FINAL WILDCATS 40 PANTHERS 0)
HOLY BOWL SIDE NOTE ON WHY IT DID NOT HAPPEN THIS YEAR?
SJM stayed on schedule with the PLANdemic interruption. Garces knew if they were going to play in 2023, it would be at SJM…Garces refused. It’s pretty obvious. This would have been Garces’ year to possibly beat SJM because SJM have had the Bishops trophy since 2017 and Panthers are way done this year. Moreover, what was discussed in 2018 was to have SJM host in 2019 and 2020 because SJM 75th anniversary was in 2020 but when the PLANdemic wiped it out, both teams returned to the normal rotation so Garces could celebrate their 75th in 2022. Otherwise Garces would have hosted in 2021 and SJM would have hosted in 2022 and therefore Garces would not have their 75th anniversary at Garces. So SJM actually accommodated Garces by hosting in 2021 instead of 2022.
2022 at Garces
2021 at SJM
2020 No game (The world ended from the PLANdemic)
2019 at SJM
2019 at Garces
The Rivalry continues…. and they didn’t even play. Maybe in the Division 2 playoffs?
FRESNO CHRISTIAN EAGLES (4-0) at STEWART HALL KNIGHTS (1-1) (San Francisco)
The Eagles beat the Branson Bulls of Rosa Ca 60-32. QB Logan Stotts went 23-28 for 222 yards and 4 TDs. For the year Logan has thrown 9 TD passes and has scored 6 TDs.
The Knights had a bye
The problem for the back to back 8 man Champion Fresno Christian Eagles is to play a good team, they have to travel far. The Eagles own the Central Section in 8-man football.
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 48 KNIGHTS 27 (FINAL EAGLES 42 KNIGHTS 28)