PAGMETER WEEK 8 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS 2023
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PAGMETER WEEK 7 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
QB JACOB MOLINA from the undefeated EXETER MONARCHS
Jacob scored a TD, and threw for 296 yards and 5 TD passes in the win over Hanford West
RB CASE ANDERS from the GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS
Case rushed for a season high 223 yards and scored a TD in the win over Monache
QB MICAH RODRIGUEZ from the MT WHITNEY PIONEERS
Micah went 25-32 for 292 yards and 4 TD passes in the big win over Porterville
RB DILLON KYLE from the NORTH STARS
Dillon Kyle rushed for 242 yards and scored 4 TDs in the win over West
RB BRISON ABBOTT from the BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS
Last week Brison was the Pagmeter Week 6 Player of the week rushing for 214 yards. In week 7, Brison rushed for a career high 318 yards and scored 3 TDs in a tough loss to BC
In week 7 the PAGMETER went 52-6 and for the year 311-63 (83%)
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PAGMETER WEEK 8 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS 2023
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALS
OROSI CARDINALS (7-0) (4-0) at GRANITE HILLS GRIZZLIES (1-6) (0-4)
Can the Grizzlies slow down the Cardinals high power running attack? Cardinals RB Andrew Camarillo has rushed for 1,242 yards and has scored 19 TDs. The Cardinals defense is very good and leading the way is sophomore free safety Jason De La Cruz who leads the state with 7 interceptions.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CARDINALS 61 GRIZZLIES 6 (FINAL CARDINALS 56 GRIZZLIES 6)
DELANO TIGERS (4-3) (0-3) at SHAFTER GENERALS (8-0) (4-0)
The Tigers have lost two straight close games and the Generals have been steam rolling teams. The Generals beat McFarland 49-0. QB EZ Osborne went 9-15 passing for 170 yards and 4 TD passes including 2 TDs to Mariyon Sloan before the Generals shut it down. Chris Espinoza rushed for 88 yards on 6 carries, Cash Gutierrez rushed for 76 yards and scored a TD. JJ Vasquez scored on a 36 yard TD run.
For the Tigers to hang, they must have a big offensive night because the Generals offense is a machine.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GENERALS 47 TIGERS 13 (FINAL GENERALS 55 TIGERS 14)
TAFT WILDCATS (2-5) (2-2) at MCFARLAND COUGARS (2-6) (0-4)
Both teams really need a win to stop their losing streak. Look for the Wildcats to break out.
PAGMETER PREDICTION WILDCATS 33 COUGARS 20 (FINAL WILDCATS 33 COUGARS 15)
CHAVEZ TITANS (5-3) (2-2) at WASCO TIGERS (3-4) (2-1)
The Titans won a Delano City thriller beating Delano 29-28. QB Santa Morales threw for 261 yards, with 2 TD passes and scored a TD. Zeke Garcia caught 11 passes for 164 yards and 2 TDs.
The Tigers lost to Kennedy 42-0.
Can the young Tigers defense stay with the hot Titans offense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION TITANS 30 TIGERS 20 (FINAL TIGERS 36 TITANS 23)
SOUTH YOSEMITE – HORIZON
GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS (5-2) (2-0) at ARVIN BEARS (4-4) (1-1)
This should be a great game with two teams playing very good football. The winner will end up being League Champion.
The Bulldogs beat Mira Monte 42-13. Dominick Thompson and Nate Abbott combined to rush for 289 yards and 4 TDs. The Bears beat West 48-21.
Which defense will make the big stops!
PAGMETER PREDICTION BULLDOGS 33 BEARS 24 (FINAL BULLDOGS 28 ARVIN 14)
SOUTHWEST YOSEMITE – RIVER
LIBERTY PATRIOTS (6-1) (2-0) at STOCKDALE MUSTANGS (3-4) (0-2)
The Patriots beat Garces 41-13 and the Mustangs lost Centennial 31-7.
Last year everybody looked at the Patriots as the team to beat and this year the Patriots are getting disrespected. Most are thinking Clovis North/Clovis East and this is the best thing for Patriots nation…MOTIVATION to 3-peat!
PAGMETER PREDICTION PATRIOTS 49 MUSTANGS 7 (FINAL PATRIOTS 56 MUSTANGS 6)
CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (5-2) (1-1) at BUCHANAN BEARS (2-5) (0-2)
The Grizzlies went for the win by going for the 2-points and came up short in the loss to Clovis 38-37. The Grizzlies didn’t play good Grizzlies football on both sides of the ball and still almost pulled it off. The Grizzlies are very inconsistent.
The Bears Lost to Clovis West 33-7. The Bears offense is a physical running attack with a physical O-line and if the Bears can’t run the ball…game over.
Can the Grizzlies slow down the Bears running attack like Clovis West did? Can the Bears defense slow down the steaky Grizzlies offense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION GRIZZLIES 33 BEARS 23 (FINAL GRIZZLIES 27 BEARS 6)
DINUBA EMPERORS (4-3) (1-1) vs TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (2-5) (0-2)
The Emperors lost to Hanford 47-6 and the Mustangs lost to Bakersfield Christian 21-0.
Which offense can get back on track this week? The Emperors are very close at being in D3 with this silly playoff format. A loss is not a bad thing in the big picture for Dinuba.
Both teams will want to run the ball and leading the way for the Emperors will be senior RB Diego Tuttle and the Mustangs will lead with junior running back Mikey Johnson.
PAGMETER PREDICTION EMPERORS 27 MUSTANGS 20 (FINAL EMPERORS 32 MUSTANGS 20)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FINALS
BULLARD KNIGHTS (2-5) (1-1) at GARZA GUARDIANS (3-4) (1-1)
The Knights beat Madera 7-6. Dom Gonzalez scored the game winning TD with 9 minutes to go, Preston Clarke kicked the extra point and the Knights defense did the rest.
Garza got run over in Sanger 41-14.
The Knights were favored by 21 points over Madera but when old Head Coach Don Arax was let go, I’m sure it was very tough on the players and the players made old coach proud,
This week the Knights should roll because they are much more physical than the Guardians. The Guardians defense has been struggling. If the Knights line up and pound it with Dom Gonzalez, game over.
PAGMETER PREDICTION KNIGHTS 42 GUARDIANS 21 (FINAL GUARDIANS 27 KNIGHTS 10)
MADERA COYOTES (5-2) (1-1) at MEMORIAL PANTHERS (2-5) (1-1)
The Coyotes played tough in the loss to Bullard 7-6. The Panthers beat Edison 22-21. The Panthers trailed at the half 14-6. Panthers Kicker Alex Asparuhov, nailed the game winning field goal late in the game.
The Coyotes offense needs a big night to have a fun bus ride back to Madera.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PANTHERS 31 COYOTES 20 (FINAL COYOTES 56 PANTHERS 35)
EDISON TIGERS (1-6) (0-2) at SANGER APACHES (6-1) (2-0)
The Tigers have hit hard times and now face the favorites to win the CMAC.
PAGMETER PREDICTION APACHES 55 TIGERS 7 (FINAL APACHES 31 TIGERS 0)
ORANGE COVE TITANS (3-4) (1-3) at CORCORAN PANTHERS (6-1) (4-0)
The Titans are one of the favorites to win D6 and the Panthers are one of the favorites to win D5. The Panthers have to win if they want to have a chance to win the league.
The Panthers will pound the ball and the Titans will air it out.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PANTHERS 30 TITANS 20 (FINAL PANTHERS 45 TITANS 21)
FARMERSVILLE AZTECS (1-6) (0-4) at LINDSAY CARDINALS (3-4) (1-3)
The Aztecs have lost 5 straight. The Cardinals two wins were by shutout and the Cardinals last 3 losses were by shutout.
Will the Cardinals shut out the Aztecs?
PAGMETER PREDICTION CARDINALS 34 AZTECS 0 (FINAL CARDINALS 45 AZTECS 0)
STRATHMORE SPARTANS (4-3) (3-1) at WOODLAKE TIGERS (2-4) (2-2)
The Spartans lost to Orosi 28-7. Jacob Poole rushed for 68 yards and scored a TD.
The Tigers beat a tough Orange Cove team 26-20. Saul Rodriguez scored the game winning TD with a 10 yard TD run in the 4th quarter.
This will be a physical hard hitting game. Can the Tigers slow down RB Jacob Poole? The Tigers outstanding running back Isaiah Taylor looks to be out with a possible broken collarbone. The Tigers will need a big game from senior QB Vincent Duran.
PAGMETER PREDICTION SPARTANS 27 TIGERS 16 (FINAL SPARTANS 22 TIGERS 0)
MONACHE MARAUDERS (1-6) (0-2) vs EL DIAMANTE MINERS (1-6) (1-1)
Both teams come in struggling. Can the Miners step up at home and get their first win? PAGMETER is saying yes.
PAGMETER PREDICTION MINERS 20 MARAUDERS 18 (FINAL MINERS 24 MARAUDERS 14)
GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS (1-6) (1-1) vs MT WHITNEY PIONEERS (4-3) (2-0)
The Blazers beat Monache 23-19. Case Anders rushed for 223 yards and scored a TD.
Pioneers beat Porterville 35-28. QB Micah Rodriguez, went 25-32, 292 yards and 4 TDs.Israel Briggs, caught 11 passes for 189 yards and a TD.
Watchout for the Blazers because the offensive line is starting to come around at the right time.
Which defense will play better? Mineral King Bowl will be rocking!
PAGMETER PREDICTION BLAZERS 30 PIONEERS 28 (FINAL PIONEERS 33 BLAZERS 23)
REDWOOD RANGERS (4-3) (2-0) vs PORTERVILLE PANTHERS (4-3) (0-2)
The Rangers did not play well after the bye week beating El D 14-7. The Rangers defense is really good. QB Luke Sanchez threw 2 TD passes.
The Panthers lost to Mt Whitney 35-28. The Panthers dropped 3 easy INTs, and the offense went up and down the field.
Both teams play tremendous defense so the Rangers have the edge on offense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION RANGERS 31 PANTHERS 12 (FINAL RANGERS 21 PANTHERS 0)
CAL CITY RAVENS (1-6) (0-2) at BISHOP UNION BRONCOS (6-1) (2-0)
The Broncos haven’t lost a HDL game since 2018 when Cal City beat the Broncos.
Don’t get excited because the Broncos will roll at home. The Broncos pretty much won the HDL last Friday beating a very good Boron team 18-13. Richie Talavera caught a 1-yard TD pass from Boden St Marie which turned out to be the game winner. Austin Powell rushed for 165 yards and scored 2 TDs.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRONCOS 55 RAVENS 6 (FINAL BRONCOS 47 RAVENS 7 )
BORON BOBCATS (5-2) (1-1) at DESERT SCORPIONS (0-6) (0-2)
The Bobcats lost a good game to Bishop Union 18-13. Isaiah Morgan rushed for 111 yards and scored a TD. Will the Bobcats be the first team this year that lets the Scorpions score? Desert hasn’t scored a point yet this year.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BOBCATS 63 SCORPIONS 0 (FINAL BOBCATS 76 SCORPIONS 0)
KERN VALLEY BRONCS (2-5) (2-1) at ROSAMOND ROADRUNNERS (5-2) (2-0)
Both offenses are playing good football coming in. Which defense will play better?
PAGMETER PREDICTION ROADRUNNERS 31 BRONCS 30 (FINAL ROADRUNNERS 51 BRONCS 14)
ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES (6-1) (4-0) at RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS (1-6) (0-4)
The Eagles are thinking of a Mountain League Championship and the Warriors are thinking how they can win 3 games to qualify for the post-season tournament. The Eagles have the much better odds.
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 45 WARRIORS 14 (FINAL EAGLES 31 WARRIORS 8)
MISSION PREP ROYALS (6-1) (4-0) at LOMPOC BRAVES (4-3) (2-2)
The best defense in the Central Section Royals, takes on a very good offense vs the Braves.
This is going to be a 48 minute battle.
PAGMETER PREDICTION ROYALS 20 BRAVES 17 (FINAL ROYALS 19 BRAVES 14)
NIPOMO TITANS (3-4) (1-3) at SANTA YNEZ PIRATES (3-4) (1-3)
The Pirates are working to get a better playoff seeding and looking to get on a win streak. Can the Titans win 2 more games to qualify for the post-season tournament?
PAGMETER PREDICTION PIRATES 27 TITANS 24 (FINAL TITANS 24 PIRATES 21)
PASO ROBLES BEARCATS (1-6) (1-3) at ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS (5-2) (3-1)
Can the young Bearcats pull the upset on the road? If they can, the Knights are looking at D2 which is a good thing. Like I say a lot, you lose and at the end, you actually win. These crazy playoffs. SMH. Can the Bearcats win 2 more games to qualify for the post-season tournament?
PAGMETER PREDICTION KNIGHTS 49 BEARCATS 13 (FINAL KNIGHTS 35 BEARCATS 7)
SANGER WEST HORNETS (3-4) (2-2) at MCLANE HIGHLANDERS (5-2) (3-1)
The Hornets lost to Torres 49-13.
The Highlanders beat Roosevelt 24-12 in the Battle for Cedar. TJ McMillan III scored on 2 TD runs of 8 and 56 yards.
The Hornets are looking for a big upset. The Highlanders are a dangerous team that you will not want to play in the playoffs.
PAGMETER PREDICTION HIGHLANDERS 45 HORNETS 13 (FINAL HIGHLANDERS 42 HORNETS 20)
ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS (3-4) (1-3) at MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS (0-7) (0-4)
The Riders offense is very good and should have enough vs the young and injury riddled Stallions.
PAGMETER PREDICTION RIDERS 41 STALLIONS 6 (FINAL RIDERS 38 STALLIONS 0)
SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS (6-1) (4-0) vs FRESNO HIGH WARRIORS (1-6) (1-3)
The Wildcats will roll in another lopsided win. Next week vs Torres will be for the NYL Championship.
PAGMETER PREDICTION WILDCATS 60 WARRIORS 20 (FINAL WILDCATS 46 WARRIORS 24)
TORRES TOROS (5-2) (4-0) vs HOOVER PATRIOTS (2-5) (1-3)
The Toros are one week away from playing Sunnyside for the NYL Championship. The Patriots need one more win to qualify for the post-season tournament.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TOROS 46 PATRIOTS 12 (FINAL TOROS 42 PATRIOTS 17)
PARLIER PANTHERS (1-5) (0-3) at CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS (5-2) (4-0)
The Blue Raiders will have this game in hand by halftime. RB Hunter Babb leads the Central Section with 1,582 rushing yards and has scored 23 TDs. Hunter could be close to 2,000 yards for the year after this game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BLUE RAIDERS 56 PANTHERS 0 (FINAL BLUE RAIDERS 55 PANTHERS 16)
FOWLER REDCATS (2-6) (2-3) at CHOWCHILLA TRIBE (5-2) (4-0)
The Redcats come in losing to Liberty 28-20. The Redcats played tough in the loss.
The Tribe beat Riverdale 46-6. Davian Stephenson went 11-16 for 174 yards and 5 TD passes. Dellvonta Vaughn rushed for 107 yards and scored a TD.
The big X factor is which defense can make the big stops. Can the Tribe slow down Redcats QB Bubba Smith and can the Redcats slow down the hot Tribe offense.
If it all plays out, this could be a preview of the Division 6 Championship.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TRIBE 35 REDCATS 27 (FINAL TRIBE 26 REDCATS 22)
MINARETS MUSTANGS (4-3) (2-2) at LIBERTY HAWKS (5-2) (3-1)
The Mustangs lost to Riverdale 42-14. The Mustangs are looking for a nice seed in the D6 tournament.
Liberty beat Fowler 28-20. QB Noah Bonilla completed 1 pass and it went for an 80-yard TD to Dolan Dilbeck. Brody Harlow rushed for 98 yards and Caleb Sisco rushed for 86 yards and scored a TD. If the Hawks can somehow get into the D5 post-season tournament, they can win it all.
Can the Mustangs defense slow down the Hawks running attack?
PAGMETER PREDICTION HAWKS 38 MUSTANGS 14 (FINAL HAWKS 47 MUSTANGS 21)
YOSEMITE BADGERS (2-5) (1-3) at RIVERDALE COWBOYS (2-5) (1-3)
The Badgers need to win to qualify for the post-season tournament and the Cowboys are trying to stop the bleeding and the 5 game losing streak.
Which team can finish drives with points?
PAGMETER PREDICTION BADGERS 25 COWBOYS 17 (FINAL COWBOYS 22 BADGERS 6)
ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS (7-0) (3-0) at TEMPLETON EAGLES (4-3) (1-2)
A big Ocean league showdown.
The Hounds beat Oakland 41-8. The Hounds rushed for 278 yards and the defense played outstanding.
The Eagles beat Cabrillo 61-14. The Eagles rushed for 299 yards.
This game will be won or lost at the line of scrimmage.
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 35 GREYHOUNDS 34 (GREYHOUNDS 20 EAGLES 16)
MORRO BAY PIRATES (4-3) 1-2) at SAN LUIS OBISPO TIGERS (6-2) (3-1)
The Pirates beat Santa Maria 29-14.
The Tigers beat Pioneer Valley 35-21. QB Jace Gomes rushed for 117 yards and scored 2 TDs. Isaiah Hernandez rushed for 148 yards and scored 2 TDs.
Every year there is that team that the PAGMETER keeps messing up on and picking wrong and this year it is the SLO Tigers. It’s official, the Tigers are really good on both sides of the ball.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 34 PIRATES 20 (FINAL TIGERS 33 PIRATES 10)
CABRILLO CONQUISTADORES (0-7) (0-4) at SANTA MARIA SAINTS (4-4) (2-2)
The Saints should come in pissed off after losing on the road at Morro Bay. The Saints are a very streaky team.
PAGMETER PREDICTION SAINTS 50 CONQUISTADORES 13 (FINAL SAINTS 49 CONQUISTADORES 22)
SOUTH YOSEMITE – HORIZON
FOOTHILL TROJANS (2-5) (1-0) at DEL ORO SUN (0-7) (0-2)
The Trojans are looking for a breakout game on offense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TROJANS 44 SUN 6 (FINAL TROJANS 47 SUNS 6)
SOUTH YOSEMITE – MOUNTAIN
SOUTH SPARTANS (1-5) (0-1) at WEST VIKINGS (1-5) (0-1)
This is the time of the year that the Spartans are expecting to get hot. This is a must win.
PAGMETER PREDICTION SPARTANS 32 VIKINGS 13 (FINAL SPARTANS 40 VIKINGS 17)
EAST BLADES 2-5) (0-1) at TEHACHAPI WARRIORS (8-0) (2-0)
The Blades are playing their best football heading up the hill.
The Blades beat Foothill 41-14 and have won 2 straight games.
The Warriors beat South 35-7. The Warriors defense played outstanding and leading the way was Mike Jones who made 11 tackles.
PAGMETER PREDICTION WARRIORS 46 BLADES 14 (FINAL WARRIORS 58 BLADES 19)
SOUTHWEST YOSEMITE – RIVER
FRONTIER TITANS (7-0) (1-0) at GARCES RAMS (2-5) (0-2)
The undefeated Titans beat Ridgeview 51-12. Senior QB Malakhi Statler has thrown for 1,686 yards and 23 TDs.
The Rams lost to Liberty 41-13. The Rams schedule is a killer.
This would be a huge win for the Rams. The last 3 games are very winnable.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TITANS 37 RAMS 24 (FINAL TITANS 38 RAMS 15)
SOUTHWEST YOSEMITE – VALLEY
RIDGEVIEW WOLF PACKS (1-6) (0-1) at BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES (4-3) (2-0)
The Pack lost to Frontier 51-12.
The Eagles beat Bakersfield 34-32. Sophomore QB Lincoln Adame connected and hit Jacob Gutierrez on a 67-yard TD pass and the Eagles hung on to win.
The Pack schedule is way too tough for them.
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 38 PACK 7 (FINAL EAGLES 49 PACK 7)
TRI-COUNTY – KINGS CANYON
SELMA BEARS (1-6) (0-1) at CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN CAVALIERS (6-1) (2-0)
The Bears struggling defense has to take on the Central Section top scoring offense.
The Cavaliers offense which is led by a very good O-line, senior RB Bryson Donelson (1,292 yards rushing, 21 TDs), senior QB Brent Kroeze (1,068 yards passing, 14 TD passes) and junior WR Gunnar Piepegrass (22 catches, 361 yards, 3 TDs) will be way too much for the Bears. The Bears are a big and physical team, playing a killer schedule and slowly getting better. Watch out for the Bears in 2024.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CAVALIERS 55 BEARS 12 (FINAL CAVALIERS 42 BEARS 7)
KERMAN LIONS (2-6) (0-3) at KINGSBURG VIKINGS (6-1) (3-0)
The Lions are playing a very tough schedule and now they travel to Kingsburg to face a very good defense.
The Lions lost to CVC 52-14 and the Vikings beat Washington Union 13-6. The Vikings defense controlled the line of scrimmage. Max Warkentin threw a TD pass to Wyatt Boyd and Dennon Gagnon scored a TD.
The Vikings are looking at a high D2 seed and the Lions will be battle tested for the D3 playoffs.
PAGMETER PREDICTION VIKINGS 34 LIONS 13 (FINAL VIKINGS 19 LIONS 13)
TRI-COUNTY – SEQUOIA
REEDLEY PIRATES (1-6) (1-1) vs HANFORD WEST HUSKIES (1-5) (1-1)
The young Pirates are much better than their record. In every game, the Pirates have made some mistakes that have cost them and will be a huge learning experience for next year. Look for the Pirates to get off a great start and get their first win.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PIRATES 31 HUSKIES 13 (FINAL PIRATES 60 HUSKIES 42)
SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS (6-1) (0-1) at IMMANUEL EAGLES (3-3) (2-0)
The Golden Bears beat Selma 16-13. Jacob Cunha nailed a 50-yard field goal in the 4th quarter and the Golden Bears are 6-0 for the first time in school history.
The Eagles beat neighborhood rival Reedley 47-28. Seth Hutchison rushed for 114 yards and scored 2 TDs. If the Eagles can stay in D6, they will be tough to beat.
The G Bears offense needs to get back on track. The Eagles are a much bigger team so the G Bears front seven better be ready to strap it up. Can G Bears QB Landon McKee have a big game? Can the Golden Bears slow down the Eagles power running game? The Bears are not a big running team so can the Eagles defense stay with the G Bears speed? The Eagles can’t afford to give up the big play.
PAGMETER PREDICTION Eagles 27 GOLDEN BEARS 24 (EAGLES 28 GOLDEN BEARS 27)
CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES (6-1) (1-1) vs CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (5-2) (1-1)
The T Wolves come in still thinking about the loss to Clovis North 31-21. Ty Miller threw 3 TD passes to Harold Duvall but the T Wolves with some costly turnovers in the 2nd half cost them.
The Golden Eagles beat Buchanan 33-7. The Golden Eagles beat the Bears on both sides of the ball. The CW defense slowed the Bears running game down and the passing game was really shut down to 45 yards and 2 INTs. QB Tyler Patrick threw for 355 yards and 4 TDs. Possibly the best receiver in the Central Section Landon Wright caught 3 TD passes and Dom Decanio caught a TD.
The Pagmeter has a Twitter spaces post game show after every Friday Night lights games and this week the chat was about TP not being a good QB. 355 yards passing and 4 TDs later, I wonder if somebody will bring it up on this week’s show?
This week is a very interesting match up. Both offenses are very explosive. Both secondaries are fast.
Can the Wolves forget about the loss to Clovis North? It’s not that easy when you prepare for a team for 2 weeks and you lose.
A big blow for Clovis West this game and unless CW appeals the decision and wins, Marshel Sanders is out this week because he got kicked out of the Buchanan game right around halftime. The Golden Eagles will need everybody else to step up and that means Wright will get much more attention from the T Wolves secondary. A star is born with Clovis West WR Decanio and he will need a big game along with Jordan Pierro and Jonavon Darrington to pull off a win.
PAGMETER PREDICTION T WOLVES 42 GOLDEN EAGLES 28 (FINAL T WOLVES (FINAL T WOLVES 42 GOLDEN EAGLES 22)
CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (7-0) (2-0) at CLOVIS COUGARS (5-2) (1-1)
The Broncos beat Clovis East 31-21. The Broncos didn’t play their best game and still wore down the T Wolves in the 2nd half. Vincent Cordoba scored 2 TD’s including a 59-yard TD pass from Mario Cosma. Andrew Chavez scored on 2 rushing TDs (2 and 3 yards)
The Cougars with a big overtime win at Central 38-37. The Grizzlies went for the win and the 2-points but came up short when Jaydon Mendiola swatted the ball away on the pass attempt. QB Deagan Rose threw for 230 yards with a TD pass and scored 3 TDs.
What’s crazy is sophomore QB Rose is improving big time every game he plays in and watch out for the Cougars the next 2 ½ years.
The big X factor and it’s alway the same, can the Cougars slow down the Broncos running machine? Will the Broncos come in with a T Wolves hangover? When you play in the TRAC, you can’t afford to slack off because there is a good team coming in every week.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRONCOS 42 COUGARS 28 (FINAL BRONCOS 24 COUGARS 7)
COALINGA HORNED TOADS( 6-1) (2-0) at AVENAL BUCCANEERS(4-3)(0-2)
The Toads beat Firebaugh 28-6. The Toads defense is very good. QB Noah Tasi threw 3 TD passes (Wyatt Worth 2 TDs & Gavin Watson)
The Bucs lost to Dos Palos 35-0.
The Bucs are now facing the other strong defensive team in the WSL.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TOADS 41 BUCS 6 (FINAL TOADS 24 BUCS 0)
DOS PALOS BRONCOS (5-2) (1-1) at MENDOTA AZTECS (4-3) (2-0)
The Broncos beat Avenal 35-0. Andre Flores, rushed for 136 yards and scored 2 TDs. Payton Van Worth threw a 68-yard TD pass to Jesus Bon.
Mendota beat Tranquility 49-14. Donnie Munoz and Jesse Rodriguez each scored 2 TDs. Julian Silva threw a TD pass to Daniel Morales.
This is a great westside rivalry and the schools are 16 miles away from each other on highway 33. The Aztecs are another team that the Pagmeter can’t figure out sometimes with the prediction. Aztecs HC Beto Mejia loves when the Pagmeter picks against his Aztecs so he will love the pick this week.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRONCOS 31 AZTECS 26 (FINAL BRONCOS 44 AZTECS 41)
TRANQUILITY TIGERS (2-5) (0-2) at FIREBAUGH EAGLES (3-4) (1-1)
The Tigers are looking for another win to qualify for the post-season tournament. The Eagles are looking for some consistency for a D6 playoff run.
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 34 TIGERS 12 (FINAL EAGLES 34 TIGERS 15)
HANFORD BULLPUPS (6-1) (2-0) at TULARE UNION TRIBE (4-3) (0-2)
The Bullpups beat Dinuba 47-6. The Bullpups defense played a tremendous game. QB Daniel Gomez scored a TD and threw 3 TD passes. Jordan Black, JC Turner and Zephaniah Sesay each caught a TD pass. Kourdey Glass rushed for 112 yards and scored a TD. Albert Richardson scored a TD.
The Tribe lost to Lemoore 32-21. Sophomore QB Jordan Crisp threw 3 TD passes,Brayden Stevenson caught 9 footballs for 131 yards and 2 TDs and Damaje Riley caught a TD pass.
This game comes down to the defensive side of the ball and Hanford has the edge.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BULLPUPS 50 TRIBE 27 (FINAL BULLPUS 60 TRIBE 42)
MISSION OAK HAWKS (5-1) (1-0) at LEMOORE TIGERS (4-2) (1-0)
The Hawks beat Tulare Western 33-20. QB Danny Gonzalez scored 2 TDs and threw a TD pass to Jacob Ramirez. Achilles Sierra scored on a rushing TD.
Lemoore beat Tulare Union 32-21. Elijah Daley rushed for 134 yards and scored a TD.
Can the Hawks handle the Tigers outstanding defense? The Tigers are a very physical team.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 41 HAWKS 21 (FINAL TIGERS 42 HAWKS 17)
CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS (5-2) at HIGHLAND SCOTS (2-5)
The G Hawks beat Stockdale 31-7. QB Cous was throwing darts going 16-21 for 205 yards and a TD pass to Roland Meyers. Meyers also scored on a rushing TD along with Carson Eldridge and Angel Lozano.
The Scots lost a tough one to Independence 21-20. QB Izaiah Ott hit Johnny Brucker on a 34-yard TD pass to pull the Scots within 21-20 with 39.5 seconds to play.
Can the Scots defense step up and slow down the G Hawks outstanding offense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION HAWKS 37 SCOTS 14 (FINAL GOLDEN HAWKS 24 SCOTS 7)
NORTH STARS (2-5) at MIRA MONTE LIONS (0-7)
The Stars beat West 37-19. Dillon Kyle with a big game rushing for 242 yards and scored 4 TDs.Carson Bennett rushed for 84 yards and scored a TD.
The Lions lost to Golden Valley 42-13. The Lions have played a killer schedule this year.
The Stars offensive line is coming around and the Stars are looking for a tremendous 2nd half of the season.
PAGMETER PREDICTION STARS 34 LIONS 7 (FINAL STARS 63 LIONS 21)
WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS (2-5) at EXETER MONARCHS (7-0)
The Panthers lost to Kingsburg 13-6. Joseph Stevenson scored the Panthers TD.
The Monarchs beat Hanford West 52-12. QB Jacob Molina,scored a TD, threw for 296 yards and 5 TD passes. Niqo Calderon and Aidan Robertson each caught 2 TD passes and Owen Robertson caught a TD.
This will be a battle of two of the top defenses in the Central Section so which offense will finish drives with points? Who will win the turnover battle? The Panthers have played the much tougher schedule and Exeter stadium will be loud for the home team.
PAGMETER PREDICTION MONARCHS 21 PANTHERS 20 (FINAL MONARCHS 37 PANTHERS 15)
CENTRAL SIERRA (8 MAN)
SIERRA CHIEFTAINS (3-4) at LATON MUSTANGS (4-3)
The Chieftains lost to Riverdale Christian 30-22 and the Mustangs lost to Orcutt Academy 64-6.
The Chieftains have been crushed with injuries and will have outstanding WR Logan Kilbert back playing this week.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CHIEFTAINS 43 MUSTANGS 19 (MUSTANGS FORFEITED THE GAME)
SATURDAY FOOTBALL FINAL
SOUTHWEST YOSEMITE – VALLEY
BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS (4-3) at INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (3-4)
The Drillers lost to Bakersfield Christian 34-32. RB Brison Abbott rushed for a career high 318 yards and scored 3 TDs. Big turnovers killed the Drillers.
The Falcons held on, beating Highland 21-20. Richard Gooden also had a big night scoring rushing for 127 yards and scored 3 TDs, (18 and 66-yard runs & 85 yard kickoff return)
The big X factor, which defense can stop the run because both teams will be leading with the run.
PAGMETER PREDICTION DRILLERS 34 FALCONS 17 (FINAL DRILLERS 41 FALCONS 17)