PAGMETER WEEK 9 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS 2023
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PAGMETER WEEK 8 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
RB DANIEL MENDEZ from the MADERA COYOTES
Daniel rushed for 269 yards and scored 3 TDs in the win over Memorial
RB ENRIQUE RIOS from the CORCORAN PANTHERS
Enrique rushed for 230 yards and scored 5 TDs in the win over Orange Cove
HUNTER BABB from the CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS
Hunter rushed for 243 yards, scored 5 TD, threw a 34 yard TD pass and caught a 66 yard TD pass
In week 8 the PAGMETER went 51-6 for the year 362-69 (84%)
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PAGMETER WEEK 9 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS 2023
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINAL SCORES
GARZA GUARDIANS (5-3) (2-1) vs EDISON TIGERS (1-7) (0-3)
The Guardians with a big win over Bullard 27-10. The Guardians defense played their best game of the year. QB Caleb Mattews threw 4 TD passes. London Alexander caught 2 TD passes.
The Tigers lost at Sanger 31-0.
The Guardians are playing their best football and the Tigers have hit a wall.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GUARDIANS 43 TIGERS 20 (FINAL GUARDIANS 24 TIGERS 22)
KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS (7-1) (4-0) at MCFARLAND COUGARS (2-7) (0-5)
The Birds come in off a bye and the Cougars lost to Taft 33-15.
Can the Cougars slow down a well rested Jace Demacabalin who has rushed for 1,189 yards and has scored 21 TDs. Next week the Birds will host Shafter for the South Sequoia league Championship.
PAGMETER PREDICTION THUNDERBIRDS 49 COUGARS 7 (FINAL BIRDS 62 COUGARS 7)
FIREBAUGH EAGLES (4-4) (2-1) at AVENAL BUCCANEERS (4-4) (0-3)
The Eagles beat Tranquility 34-15 and the Bucs lost to Coalinga 24-0.
This has the makings to be a thriller.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BUCS 23 EAGLES 22 (FINAL EAGLES 14 BUCS 7)
MONACHE MARAUDERS (1-7) (0-3) at REDWOOD RANGERS (5-3) (3-0)
The Marauders lost to El Diamante 24-14.
The Rangers beat Porterville 21-0. After playing a killer non league schedule, the Rangers are steam rolling especially on defense. Nobody runs the ball against the Redwood defense.
The Marauders are in trouble in this one.
PAGMETER PREDICTION RANGERS 35 MARAUDERS 0 (FINAL RANGERS 47 MARAUDERS 7)
SOUTH YOSEMITE – MOUNTAIN
NORTH STARS (2-6) (1-1) at TEHACHAPI WARRIORS (9-0) (3-0)
The Stars beat Mira Monte 63-21. The Stars QBs went 8-8 passing and 6 TDs.Carson Bennett 3-3 & 2 TDs, Wyatt Haner 5-5 & 4 TDs. Dillon Kyle rushed for 117 yards and scored 3 TDs.
The Warriors beat East 58-19. QB Jacob Root threw 5 TD passes, AJ Anderson caught 2 TDs, Karson Tiewater, Kaleb Songer and Cyler Hoofard each caught a TD before the Warriors shut it down.
This is for the league Championship especially if the Warriors win. The Stars are playing their best football and that is all you can ask for when you are playing the best.
PAGMETER PREDICTION WARRIORS 44 STARS 7 (FINAL WARRIORS 49 STARS 6) THE WARRIORS ARE THE SOUTH YOSEMITE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
SOUTHWEST YOSEMITE – RIVER
LIBERTY PATRIOTS (7-1) (3-0) at CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS (5-2) (1-2)
The Patriots beat Stockdale 56-6. The Patriots jumped out to a 41-0 lead before shutting it down. Cole O’Brien threw a TD pass and scored 2 TDs.
The Golden Hawks beat Highland 24-7. Angel Lozano scored 2 TDs (16 & 52 yard runs) and QB Adam Copus threw a 63-yard TD pass to Kaden Howard.
Can the Golden Hawks offense have a good night vs the best defense they will have played so far this year? The Patriots are looking for their 30th straight league win. Will the Golden Hawks be intimated playing the state champions?
PAGMETER PREDICTION PATRIOTS 38 GOLDEN HAWKS 14 (FINAL PATRIOTS 30 GOLDEN HAWKS 7)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FINAL SCORES
MEMORIAL PANTHERS (3-5) (2-1) vs BULLARD KNIGHTS (2-6) (1-2)
The Panthers got beat up in Madera 56-35 and the Knights lost to Garza 27-10.
Bullard and SJM used to own the CMAC but both have hit hard times. The Panthers are just trying to survive the year and the Knights might never be the same again thanks to a few parents and the Bullard Principal.
The Knights should have been 3-0 heading into the Sanger game and now they will have to pull off all the stops to beat a struggling Panthers team.
The big X factor if Knights RB Dom Gonzalez shows up the Knights should take care of business. If not, the Panthers will win. This one is tough to pick a score because the Knights play good defense and the Panthers don’t. The Panthers offense is way better than the Knights offense. This Bullard team is completely opposite now than when Arax was the HC so who knows who will show up. This game can go in so many different directions. This pick is a pure guess.
PAGMETER PREDICTION KNIGHTS 20 PANTHERS 17 (FINAL PANTHERS 26 KNIGHTS 14)
SANGER APACHES (7-1) (3-0) at MADERA COYOTES (5-2) (1-2)
The Apaches shutout Edison 31-0. Israel Robles rushed for 173 yards and scored 3 TDs.
The Coyotes beat Memorial 56-35. The Coyotes offense was way too fast for the Panthers. Daniel Mendez rushed for 269 yards and scored 3 TDs. QB Joel Arellano threw 3 TD passes to Michael Pedro and scored a TD.
The Coyotes will come in fired up after beating the Panthers for the first time since joining the CMAC. The Coyotes would have been a contender in the CMAC if they only had one school. We will see in the future what Sanger West does to Apaches football.
The Apaches are big/fast and the X factor can the Coyotes score enough points to stay with the Apaches?
PAGMETER PREDICTION APACHES 47 COYOTES 20 (SANGER 35 MADERA 21)
LINDSAY CARDINALS (3-5) (1-4) at ORANGE COVE TITANS (4-4) (2-3)
The Cardinals broke their 3 game losing streak shutting out Farmersville 45-0. The Cardinals really needed a win after getting shutout in 3 straight league games.
The Titans lost to Corcoran 45-21.
This is a big D6 seeding game. Can the Cardinals slow down the Titans passing attack? The Redbirds are getting healthy again and feeling good about the rest of the way.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TITANS 30 CARDINALS 27 (FINAL TITANS 27 CARDINALS 24)
OROSI CARDINALS (8-0) (5-0) at CORCORAN PANTHERS (7-1) (4-1)
The Cardinals beat Granite Hills 56-6. Andrew Camarillo rushed for 230 yards and scored 4 TDs.
The Panthers beat Orange Cove 45-21. Enrique Rios rushed for 230 yards and scored 5 TDs.
The winner is in the driver seat to be the East Sequoia Champion.
The X factor is very simple and no secrets in this one. Both teams are physical and will want to pound the ball. Which defense can slow the run game down and make the big stops?
The Panthers come in banged up and that’s not good playing the undefeated Redbirds. The Panthers will need a huge game from Rios and the O-line.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CARDINALS 34 PANTHERS 28 (FINAL CARDINALS 22 PANTHERS 20) CARDINALS ARE THE EAST SEQUOIA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
GRANITE HILLS GRIZZLIES (1-7) (1-4) at STRATHMORE SPARTANS (5-3) (4-1)
The Grizzlies lost to Orosi 56-6.
The Spartans shutout Woodlake 22-0. Gerardo Ruiz rushed for 102 yards and scored a TD.
The Spartans come in with some injuries and they should still roll at home. All Star RB Jacob Poole will be out again this week with an injury.
PAGMETER PREDICTION SPARTANS 49 GRIZZLIES 6 (FINAL SPARTANS 42 GRIZZLIES 6)
FARMERSVILLE AZTECS (1-7) (0-5) at WOODLAKE TIGERS (3-4) (3-2)
The Aztecs are struggling and the Tigers have some injuries.
Look for the Tigers defense to step up. The Tigers have a .500 rule of entering the postseason tournament and they will be at least 4-3 in league. The Tigers are only playing 9 games this year because the game vs Hanford West was canceled in week 1 because of bad weather.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 46 AZTECS 0 (FINAL TIGERS 55 AZTECS 0)
MT WHITNEY PIONEERS (5-3) (3-0) vs EL DIAMANTE MINERS (1-6) (1-2)
The Pioneers have won 3 straight games after beating Golden West 33-23. RB Kysen Sing scored 3 TDs and the defense came up big. The Pioneers picked off 3 passes, Michael Sanchez, Adrian Huerta each had a pick and Noah Murillo had a 72 yard pick-6. The Pioneers are now starting to believe and HC Nathan Chamberlain and his staff are doing a fantastic job.
The Miners beat Monache 24-14 to get their first win. The Miners like that winning feeling.
This is a very good Visalia rivalry. Which team can finish drives with points? If the Miners want to enter the postseason tournament, this is a must win.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PIONEERS 24 MINERS 20 (FINAL PIONEERS 15 MINERS 3)
GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS (2-6) (2-1) vs PORTERVILLE PANTHERS (4-5) (0-3)
The Blazers lost to Mt Whitney 33-23. 6 turnovers cost the Blazers any MOJO after winning their first game last week.
The Panthers lost to Redwood and lost their 3rd straight game.
Which team can stop the bleeding and put it all together? This is a must win if the Blazers if they want a chance to play in the postseason tournament.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PANTHERS 23 BLAZERS 20 (FINAL BLAZERS 30 PANTHERS 14)
DESERT SCORPIONS (0-7) (0-3) at BISHOP UNION BRONCOS (7-1) (3-0)
The Broncos beat 42-7. Kaleb Brooks scored a TD, Austin Powell scored 2 TDs, QB Boden St Marie threw 2 TD passes before the Broncos shut it down in the 2nd half.
The Scorpions haven’t scored a point all year long and the Broncos defense will be too much.
There could be a running clock starting at the National Anthem.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRONCOS 63 SCORPIONS 0 (FINAL BRONCOS 89 SCORPIONS 0)
BORON BOBCATS (6-2) (2-1) at ROSAMOND ROADRUNNERS (5-3) (2-1)
The Bobcats rushed for 440 yards in the win over Desert. Isaiah Morgan rushed for 145 yards and scored 4 TDs on 8 carries.
The Roadrunners beat Kern Valley 51-14. Robert Evans rushed for 168 yards and scored 3 TDs. QB Ty’Shawn Flowers scored 2 TDs and threw for 206 yards and 3 TDs passes.
This will be a good one.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BOBCATS 34 ROADRUNNERS 30 (FINAL BOBCATS 44 ROADRUNNERS 42) (6 minutes to go last night, Bobcats leading 34-32 and the lights went out. The game was resumed on Saturday night with 6 minutes to go.
CAL CITY RAVENS (1-7) (0-3) at KERN VALLEY BRONCS (3-5) (2-1)
Both teams really need a win.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRONCS 33 RAVENS 13 (FINAL BRONCS 21 RAVENS 12)
MISSION PREP ROYALS (6-2) (4-1) at ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES (7-1) (5-0)
The Royals beat Lompoc 19-14. QB Thomas Glenn threw a TD pass to Drew Souza and Jayden Nozil & Ronnie Kardahian each scored on rushing TDs.
The Eagles beat Righetti High 31-8. Junior Herlihy rushed for 105 yards, Ben Walz rushed for 112 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The winner is in the driver seat to be the Mountain league Champion. If the Royals win, then they will have to beat St Joseph in week 11 to be the Champions. If the Eagles win, book it, they will be the champions.
It’s the outstanding Royals defense vs the outstanding Eagles offense. Can the Royals offense score enough to stay with the Eagles?
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 20 ROYALS 14 (FINAL EAGLES 10 ROYALS 3) THE EAGLES WILL BE THE MOUNTAINS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
LOMPOC BRAVES (4-3) (2-2) at NIPOMO TITANS (2-5) (1-3) 7:00pm
The Braves lost to Mission Prep 19-14.
The Titans beat Santa Ynez 24-21. Blayne Lowry threw a TD pass and scored a TD.
The Titans need one more win to qualify for the postseason tournament.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRAVES 27 TITANS 20 (FINAL BRAVES 41 TITANS 34)
SANTA YNEZ PIRATES (3-5) (1-4) at PASO ROBLES BEARCATS (2-6) (2-3)
The Pirates lost a tough game to Nipomo 24-21 and the Bearcats lost to St Joseph 35-7.
This has the makings to be a very good game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PIRATES 30 BEARCATS 25 (FINAL BEARCATS 42 PIRATES 3) HUGE WIN!
RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS (1-7) (0-5) at ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS (6-2) (4-1)
The Warriors lost to Arroyo Grande 31-8 and the Knights beat Paso 35-7. Carter Vargas scored 3 TDs, runs of 25, 28 and caught a 73 yard TD pass from QB Dylan Crisp. Fred Jordan scored 2 TDs on 5 and 1 yard TD runs.
The Warriors have a slim shot at qualifying for the postseason tournament and the Knights are looking at D1.
PAGMETER PREDICTION KNIGHTS 41 WARRIORS 14 (FINAL KNIGHTS 28 WARRIORS 7)
MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS (0-8) (0-5) at MCLANE HIGHLANDERS (6-2) (2-1)
The Stallions lost to Roosevelt 38-0 and the Highlanders beat Sanger West 42-20. Noah Zamora threw 2 TD passes and scored 2 TD.
The Highlanders will roll and the Highlanders will get their 6th win for the first time in 10 years. 1995 was the last time the Highlanders won 7 games and a playoff game. The Highlanders should be in D5 but because they are successful and doing well, this wacky playoff format will screw the Highlanders and put them in D4.
To all of Stallions nation, Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban couldn’t win a game coaching a JV team and playing against varsity teams. To the very young Stallions players, play hard, learn from this and get better in the off season because your time is coming.
PAGMETER PREDICTION HIGHLANDERS 47 STALLIONS 0 (FINAL HIGHLANDERS 49 STALLIONS 0) ALMOST NAILED THE SCORE
ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS (4-4) (2-3) vs HOOVER PATRIOTS (2-6) (1-4)
The Rough Riders beat MS 38-0. QB Jackson Kloster threw for 340 yards and 5 TD passes, 4 TDs went to Jeremigh Galindo. Jeremy Young caught a TD pass and had a pick-6.
The Patriots lost to Torres 42-17.
The Riders offense has the big edge in this game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION RIDERS 34 PATRIOTS 13 (FINAL RIDERS 42 PATRIOTS 22)
FRESNO HIGH WARRIORS (2-6) (2-3) vs SANGER WEST HORNETS (3-5) (2-3)
With every win for the Hornets, it’s a new school record.
PAGMETER PREDICTION HORNETS 33 WARRIORS 30 (FINAL WARRIORS 47 HORNETS 42)
SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS (7-1) (5-0) vs TORRES TOROS (5-3) (4-1)
This is for the NYL CHAMPIONSHIP. Last year the Wildcats beat the Toros 48-35.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TOROS 44 WILDCATS 43 (FINAL WILDCATS 60 TOROS 47)
CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS (6-2) (5-0) at YOSEMITE BADGERS (2-6) (1-4)
The Blue Raiders beat Parlier 55-16. Hunter Babb had a night! The Huntman rushed for 243 yards, scored 5 TD, threw a 34 yard TD pass and caught a 66 yard TD pass.
The big X factor can the Badgers slow down the Central Section leading rusher Hunter Babb? Hunter comes in rushing for 2,094 yards and also leads the Section in TDs scored with 30.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BLUE RAIDERS 60 BADGERS 6 (FINAL BLUE CREW 44 BADGERS 7)
CHOWCHILLA TRIBE (6-2) (5-0) at MINARETS MUSTANGS (4-4) 1-4)
The Tribe beat Fowler 26-22. Travis Selby threw a TD pass, rushed for 112 yards and scored a TD.
The Mustangs lost to Liberty 47-20.
If the Tribe wins, they will host Caruthers for the Northwest Sequoia league Championship next week.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TRIBE 41 MUSTANGS 21 (FINAL TRIBE beat the MUSTANGS)
RIVERDALE COWBOYS (2-6) (1-4) at FOWLER REDCATS (3-5) (3-2)
The Cowboys snapped their losing steak beating Yosemite 22-6. The defense stepped up and played a tremendous game. Sophomore QB Xaidyn Camacho threw a TD pass, rushed for 111 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The Redcats lost to Chowchilla 26-22. Lorenzo Turner scored 3 TDs.
QB Bubba Smith was kicked out of the game and will not play in this game.
This is a tough pick with Bubba out. Fowler is playing at home and will go with freshman Euraiya Morelos at QB. That means for the Redcats to win, the O-line and RB Turner will need a big game. Can Cowboys Camacho have another big game?
PAGMETER PREDICTION REDCATS 23 COWBOYS 13 (FINAL REDCATS 46 COWBOYS 21)
LIBERTY HAWKS (6-2) (4-1) at PARLIER PANTHERS (1-7) (0-5)
The Hawks beat Minarets 47-20. Caleb Sisco rushed for 165 yards and scored 2 TDs. Brody Harlow rushed for 125 yards and scored a TD. Noah Bonilla scored 2 TDs and Talan Lamattina scored a TD.
The Panthers lost to Caruthers 55-16.
The Hawks will roll and improve to 4-1 in league.
PAGMETER PREDICTION HAWKS 54 PANTHERS 0 (FINAL HAWKS 55 PANTHERS 0) ALMOST NAILED THE SCORE
ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS (8-0) (4-0) at MORRO BAY PIRATES (4-4) (1-3)
The Greyhounds beat Templeton 20-16. Mason Degnan caught the game winning 15 yard TD pass from QB Kane Cooks with 1:30 to go.
The Pirates lost to San Luis Obispo 33-10.
The Hounds are in the driver seat for winning the Ocean league title.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GREYHOUNDS 37 PIRATES 20 (FINAL GREYHOUNDS 35 PIRATES 26)
SANTA MARIA SAINTS (4-5) (2-3) at SAN LUIS OBISPO TIGERS (7-2) (4-1)
The Saints beat Cabrillo 56-30. QB Josue Elena threw 2 TD passes each to Malachi Jordan and Botros Akkari. Aldo Araiza rushed for 112 yards and scored 3 TDs.
The Tigers beat Morro Bay 33-10. QB Jace Gomes rushed for 177 yards, scored 3 TDs, Isaiah Hernandez rushed for 172 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The X factor is the Tigers defense is playing outstanding football.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 34 SAINTS 13 (FINAL TIGERS 38 SAINTS 28)
TEMPLETON EAGLES (4-4) (1-3) at PIONEER VALLEY PANTHERS (5-3) (3-1)
The Eagles had a tough loss to Atascadero 20-16. The Eagles just couldn’t hold on late.
The Panthers come off a bye.
For the Eagles to win on the road, they have to forget about the tough loss to Atascadero. Can the Panthers slow down the Eagles running attack?
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 27 PANTHERS 20 (FINAL PANTHERS 21 EAGLES 14)
CHAVEZ TITANS (5-4) (2-3) at TAFT WILDCATS (3-5) (2-2)
The Titans lost to Wasco 36-23. QB Santana Morales threw a 16 yard TD pass to Esequiel Garcia. The Titans running game was shut down.
The Wildcats beat McFarland 33-15. QB Blaine Neudorf scored a TD and threw 2 TD passes to Cash Clark and Clark also had an 80 yard pick-6. Cameron Cash rushed 91 yards.
Can the Titans get back on the winning train? The Wildcats need a win to qualify for the postseason tournament. Can the Wildcats offense keep it going this week?
PAGMETER PREDICTION TITANS 25 WILDCATS 23 (FINAL WILDCATS 34 TITANS 25)
WASCO TIGERS (4-4) (3-1) at DELANO TIGERS (4-4) (0-4)
Wasco with a big win over Chavez 36-23. Hami Lopez rushed for 174 yards and Mike Dominguez rushed for 137 yards. Amaiez Marquez added 77 yards.
Delano lost to Shafter 55-14. Delano has now lost 3 straight games.
Are the young Wasco Tigers back? This will be a very physical game and a tough call.
Last year The Tiger Bowl was canceled in Delano because the school called it the rash of violence in and around the city. The stadium will be rocking.
PAGMETER PREDICTION WASCO 25 DELANO 24 (FINAL WASCO 27 DELANO 7)
SOUTH YOSEMITE – HORIZON
DEL ORO SUN (0-7) (0-2) at MIRA MONTE LIONS (0-7) (0-1) 7:30pm
Both teams are looking for their first win and the Lions offense has the big edge.
PAGMETER PREDICTION LIONS 33 SUNS 13 (FINAL LIONS 38 SUNS 0)
ARVIN BEARS (5-4) (2-1) at FOOTHILL TROJANS (3-5) (1-2)
The Bears lost to Golden Valley 28-14 and the Trojans beat Del Oro 47-6. Darrion Rodriguez rushed for 145 yards and scored 4 TDs.
This is always a tremendous rivalry.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BEARS 36 TROJANS 20 (FINAL BEARS 42 TROJANS 7)
SOUTH YOSEMITE – MOUNTAIN
SOUTH SPARTANS (3-3) (2-1) at EAST BLADES (2-6) (0-2)
This should be a very good game. Both teams come in playing their best football. Both teams need a win to qualify for the postseason tournament.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BLADES 25 SPARTANS 21 (FINAL SPARTANS 20 BLADES 17)
SOUTHWEST YOSEMITE – RIVER
STOCKDALE MUSTANGS (3-5) (0-3) at FRONTIER TITANS (8-0) (2-0)
The Mustangs lost to Liberty 56-6.
The Titans beat Garces 38-15. Malakhi Statler went 12-23 for 184 yards and 3 TD passes. Nsongbeh Ginyui caught 2 TD passes and Kobie Watkins caught a TD pass.
Dante Callejas scored on a 54-yard TD run and Roy Vaughn scored on a 31 yard TD run.
The Titans are one week away from the showdown at Liberty. The Titans need to take care of business early this week so they can prepare early for next week.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TITANS 52 MUSTANGS 6 (FINAL TITANS 39 MUSTANGS 14)
SOUTHWEST YOSEMITE – VALLEY
HIGHLAND SCOTS (2-6) (0-2) at BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS (5-3) (2-1)
The Scots lost to Centennial 24-7. The Scots are playing in a tough league for them.
The Drillers beat Independence 41-17. The Drillers offense is on fire. RB Brison Abbott rushed for 279 yards and scored 3 TDs. For the year, Brison has rushed for 1,430 yards and has scored 14 TDs.
Can the Scots slow down Abbott? Nobody else can!
PAGMETER PREDICTION DRILLERS 41 SCOTS 14 (FINAL DRILLERS 54 SCOTS 7)
INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (4-4) (2-1) at RIDGEVIEW WOLF PACK (1-7) (0-2)
The Falcons lost to Bakersfield 41-17 and the Pack lost to Bakersfield Christian 49-7.
The Falcons need to start playing good Falcons football for the playoffs and the Pack are looking for any kind of spark.
PAGMETER PREDICTION FALCONS 30 PACK 20 (FINAL FALCONS 28 PACK 21)
TRI-COUNTY – KINGS CANYON
KINGSBURG VIKINGS (6-2) (2-1) at CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN CAVALIERS (7-1) (3-0)
The Vikings beat Kerman 19-13. Wyatt Boyd caught a 52-yard TD pass from Max Warkentin and the game winner.
The Cavaliers beat Selma 42-6. Bryson Donelson, who has committed to play at Fresno State, rushed for 93 yards and scored a TD. For the year, Donelson has rushed for 1,385 yards and has scored 24 TDs.
With Donelson committing to playing for the Bulldogs, he can now focus on football and not worry about all the pressure and thinking about college.
This is a great rivalry and the Vikings defense will hang tough but can the Vikings offense score enough to stay in this game? The Vikings are now healthy. The Vikings have been banged up for a solid month.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CAVALIERS 35 VIKINGS 30 (FINAL CAVALIERS 32 VIKINGS 22)
SELMA BEARS (1-7) (0-2) at WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS (4-4) (1-1)
The Bears are young, big and physical and the Panthers are trying to put a win streak together. The Panthers loss to Exeter was a good loss because it put the Panthers in D3.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PANTHERS 26 BEARS 14 (FINAL PANTHERS 15 BEARS 7)
TRI-COUNTY – SEQUOIA
IMMANUEL EAGLES (4-4) (2-1) at EXETER MONARCHS (8-0) (4-0)
The Eagles with a big win over Sierra Pacific 28-27. Shane Spomer scored 4 TDs and blocked the game winning field goal.
The Monarchs beat Washington Union 37-15. The Monarchs defense is very good. QB Jacob Molina threw 3 TD passes and scored a TD. Calderon rushed for 82 yards and caught 2 TD passes.
The Eagles are big upfront and will need to pound the ball with long drives to keep the speedy Monarchs offense on the sidelines. This Monarchs team is so good on both sides of the ball.
PAGMETER PREDICTION MONARCHS 39 EAGLES 19 (FINAL MONARCHS 54 EAGLES 32)
BUCHANAN BEARS (2-6) (0-3) at CLOVIS COUGARS (6-2) (2-1)
The Bears lost to Central 27-6. The score was 0-0 at the half but the Bears got worn down in the 2nd half.
The Cougars lost to Clovis North 24-7. The score at the half was 7-7 but the Cougars got shutout in the 2nd half. Noah Luginbill scored the Cougars TD.
The Cougars have one of the best defensive fronts in the Central Section and if the Bears can’t run the football, game over. The Bears are in trouble of going 0-5 in the TRAC and that means no postseason tournament. The Cougars offense is not flashy and this could be a slow death for the Bears. The Bears need to force some turnovers to pull off a win.
Look for QB Deagan Rose to pick apart the Bears defense slowly.
PAGMETER PREDICTION COUGARS 35 BEARS 14 (FINAL COUGARS 21 BEARS 14)
CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES (6-2) (1-2) at CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (6-2) (2-1)
The T Wolves beat Clovis West 42-22. QB Ty Miller threw for 328 yards and 2 TDs and scored a TD. Donyell Booker caught 2 passes that went for 102 yards and 2 TDs. Lindsey Graves rushed for 101 yards and scored a TD. Bishop and Slocum each scored on rushing TDs.
The Grizzlies beat Buchanan 27-6. The Grizzlies are an average 1st half team and a completely different team in the 2nd half. I have no idea what HC Kyle Biggs says at halftime because it’s working. The score was 0-0 at the half. The Grizzlies went to the bullpen at QB with David Marquez who went 16-23 for 299 yards and 3 TDs and scored a TD. Daylon Scott caught 6 passes and 2 TDs and Braylen Hall caught a TD. Noel Felix III is back from injury and caught 10 footballs for 119 yards.
When you are a Grizzlies QB, you have one job and that is to get the ball to the athletes. The Grizzlies have been missing that and Marquez came in to give the Grizzlies a huge spark. If the Grizzlies can figure out how NOT to turn the ball over, they can beat anybody.
I keep hearing, will the T Wolves play with a let down. Wait…what? If anybody thinks that the T Wolves will not be fired up playing at Central then you are not paying attention. CE is good but not that good that they can walk in and just win.
Last year Central beat CE 56-13. Enough said.
There will be some tremendous speed on both sides of the ball. The T Wolves will have at WR/DB with Tommy Nix, Harold Duvall, Landon Nesbitt, Donyell Booker and Aidan Wilson. The Grizzlies will have Brandon Smith, Daylon Scott, Noel Felix III, Braylen Hall and EJ Morgan.
Which defense will step up and make the big stops. With Grizzlies WR Felix III back in the lineup, that will be huge for the offense.
Can Marquez keep it going for the Grizzlies offense?
Can the Grizzlies defense slow down the T Wolves offensive machine? The T Wolves have the best secondary in the Central Section so the Grizzlies have to control the line of scrimmage with running the football. They can’t get 3rd and long. Is it an upset if the Grizzlies beat the Wolves? I don’t think so.
PAGMETER PREDICTION T WOLVES 41 GRIZZLIES 38 (FINAL GRIZZLIES 58 T WOLVES 55)
CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (8-0) (3-0) vs CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (5-3) (1-2)
The Broncos beat Clovis 24-7. The Broncos wore down the Cougars in the 2nd half. Andrew Chavez scored 2 TDs. The Broncos defense is very good.
The Golden Eagles lost to Clovis East 42-22. Tyler Patrick threw 291 yards and 2 TDs. Jordan Pierro and Dom Decanio each caught a TD.
This is a broken record with the Clovis West QB rotation? Yes it still continues which makes zero sense. You know it’s crazy when Gabe Camarillo is talking about.
I would completely understand the thinking with rotating QBs if you had a Lamar Jackson type athlete to rotate in with wildcat but CW doesn’t.
Here are some reasons why it might be happening and these are all a guess.
1, When the OC was hired, they told him you have full reins on the offense and nobody can tell you no?
I sure hope that’s not the case because what does that tell your head coach EB!
2, Clovis West has a zero running game, and they are taking TP out to run the ball?
If that’s the case then CW doesn’t get the method of that plan of how to run the wildcat.
3, CW must think they have no chance of winning the Central Section Championship with a thin team so why not rotate QBs with the senior TP and the sophomore QB Tyler Franklin who’s dad is the OC.
The thinking might be, TP is a senior and might as well play the sophomore and plan for next year. The great seniors in this CW class will hate that plan if that is what CW is doing. This is one of the most talented athletic groups in Valley history. CW next year will be in rebuilding mode.
4, EB is a young Head Coach and not ready to step in and say WTF is going on with the offense since EB is on the defensive side of the ball.
5, Senior QB is a multi-sport All Star baseball player and CW doesn’t really promote playing other sports because sometimes it takes time away time during the summer. I pray that’s not it.
6, It’s simply Daddy ball.
All this makes NO sense and some are cool theories and I wish I or CW nation had the answer of what the heck is going on! Why? Because the Pagmeter email basket blows up and fans want to know.
Vacationing right now in the Middle East makes more sense than the CW QB rotation idea.
Clovis West lacks a run game so what does that tell the defense? Bring pressure on the QB that has no time to throw and focus on the great CW receivers. 3 things will happen with that plan and 2 of them are bad. It’s a 7 vs 7 offense.
Clovis West WR Marshal Sanders is back this week after missing last week’s game.
With Clovis West trying to figure out what the hell they want to do on offense, they get to play the best team in the Central Section. The Broncos sure know what they want to do and that is run your ass over and pound the football along with a tremendous defense.
The Broncos have a vision of winning the Central Section Championship and the Broncos are a machine on both sides of the ball.
For the Golden Eagles to win this one, they have to score almost every time they have the football, and force some turnovers because the Broncos won’t be punting much. This is not a good matchup for the thin CW defense.
The PAGMETER has a fast growing Twitter Spaces post game show after every Friday Night Lights game and when Clovis West plays their last playoff game, I’m looking forward to chatting with plenty of CW fans because I’m guessing they are ready to explode with what is going on with this talented team.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRONCOS 42 GOLDEN EAGLES 27 (FINAL BRONCOS 34 GOLDEN EAGLES 27)
MENDOTA AZTECS (3-5) (1-2) at COALINGA HORNED TOADS (7-1) (3-0)
The Aztecs lost to Dos Palos 44-41. A bad call with 3 minutes to go cost the Aztecs a win. The Aztecs ran a screen and were called for a lineman down field that was ready to go for a TD. The ball was thrown behind the line of scrimmage. Bad call. David Rodriguez rushed for 220 yards and 3 TDs. Donnie Munoz rushed for 174 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The Toads shut out Avenal 24-0. The Toads defense dominated the line of scrimmage. Noah Tasi threw a TD pass to Dylan Teixeira. Julius Borjas and Gus Alvarado each scored on rushing TDs.
This game comes down to which defense plays better. The Aztecs will pound the ball vs the Toads passing attack.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TOADS 35 AZTECS 28 (FINAL TOADS 30 AZTECS 7)
DOS PALOS BRONCOS (7-1) (3-0) at TRANQUILITY TIGERS (2-6) (0-3)
The Broncos held on and beat Mendota 44-41. Peyton Van Worth threw 4 TD passes.
The Tigers lost to Firebaugh 34-15.
Pagmeter idea to start a new league and get Tranquility out of the WSL because their numbers are way down. There should be a new league with Tranquility, Avenal, Parlier, Yosemite, Riverdale, Minarets and Sierra.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRONCOS 56 TIGERS 7 (FINAL BRONCOS 42 TIGERS 14)
TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (2-6) (0-3) at HANFORD BULLPUPS (8-1) (3-0)
The Mustangs lost to Dinuba 33-20.
The Bullpups beat Tulare Union 57-34. Kourdey Glass rushed for 121 yards, scored a TD and had a Pick-6. Albert Richardson scored at TD.
The Mustangs schedule does not get any easier the rest of the way and they are trying to get their 3rd win for the postseason tournament.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BULLPUPS 52 MUSTANGS 13 (FINAL BULLPUPS 50 MUSTANGS 6)
DINUBA EMPERORS (4-4) (1-2) at LEMOORE TIGERS (6-2) (3-0)
The Emperors beat Tulare Western 33-20. Diego Tuttle rushed for 159 yards and scored a TD.
The Tigers beat Mission Oak 42-17. QB Johnny Cunha threw a TD pass to Kiontre Harris and scored 2 TDs. QB Daniel Gomez went 21-30 for 363 yards and 3 TD passes. (Jordan Black caught 2 TDs & Zephaniah Sesay caught a TD)
The Tigers are getting better with every game they play and the defending D2 Champions will be tough to beat in the playoffs.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 43 EMPERORS 14 (FINAL TIGERS 49 EMPERORS 12)
MISSION OAK HAWKS (4-4) (1-2) at TULARE UNION TRIBE (5-3) (1-2)
The Hawks lost to Lemoore 42-17. The Hawks defense couldn’t slow down the Tigers.
The Tribe lost to Hanford 57-34. The Tribe defense couldn’t slow down the Bullpups.
The Tribe offense has the edge.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TRIBE 43 HAWKS 33 (FINAL TRIBE 32 HAWKS 25)
WEST VIKINGS (1-7) (0-3) at GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS (6-2) (3-0)
The Vikings lost to South 40-17. The Vikings with 5 turnovers.
The Bulldogs beat Arvin 28-14. Nate Abbott rushed for 166 yards and scored 3 TDs.
The Bulldogs will soon be the South Yosemite Horizon League Champions.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BULLDOGS 39 VIKINGS 13 (FINAL BULLDOGS 49 VIKINGS 28)
HANFORD WEST HUSKIES (0-7) (0-3) at KERMAN LIONS (2-6) (1-2)
The Lions have played a killer schedule and will be battle tested for a playoff run.
PAGMETER PREDICTION LIONS 48 HUSKIES 13 (FINAL LIONS 41 HUSKIES 6 )
CABRILLO CONQUISTADORES (1-7) at CARPINTERIA WARRIORS (2-6)
This is a very winnable game for Cabrillo.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CONQUISTADORES 33 WARRIORS 30 (FINAL CONQUISTADORES 39 WARRIORS 28)
CENTRAL SIERRA (8 MAN)
VALLEY CHRISTIAN LIONS (5-2) at FRESNO CHRISTIAN EAGLES (8-0)
The Eagles were supposed to play Laton but Laton had to shut it down with injuries. When you are a small school, that is what happens when you get some injuries. It’s good news for the Eagles is they picked up a great game.
The Eagles are ranked No 1 in the State and Valley Christian are ranked No 2 in the State.
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 41 LIONS 27 (FINAL EAGLES 49 LIONS 32)
SATURDAY FOOTBALL FINALS
TRI-COUNTY – SEQUOIA
REEDLEY PIRATES (2-6) (2-1) vs SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS (6-2) (0-2)
The Pirates got their win of the year beating Hanford West 60-42. The Pirates had 595 yards of offense. Demetris Vargas rushed for 191 yards. Soph QB Max Bacon had a breakout game throwing for 2 TDs, rushed for 168 yards and scored 2 TDs. Richie Camacho rushed for 107 yards and scored 2 TDs.
Sierra Pacific Lost their first game of the year to Immanuel 28-27. The Golden Bears had the game winning field goal blocked.
This is an interesting game. The Pirates are young and much bigger than the G Bears. The G Bears are the heavy 24 point favorite and the big X factor, can the G Bears match up with the Pirates big O-line?
PAGMETER PREDICTION UPSET SPECIAL PIRATES 33 GOLDEN BEARS 31 (FINAL PIRATES 27 GOLDEN BEARS 7)
GARCES RAMS (3-5) at BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES (4-4)
The Rams lost to Frontier 38-15 and the Eagles beat Ridgeview 49-7.
This is a very interesting game between the two private schools in the south valley. The Eagles are playing their best football and the Rams are playing a killer schedule.
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 34 RAMS 30 (FINAL RAMS 28 EAGLES 21)
CENTRAL SIERRA (8 MAN)
SIERRA CHIEFTAINS (4-4) (2-1) at ORCUTT ACADEMY SPARTANS (4-3) (2-1)
This should be a very good game and the Chieftains are almost back fully healthy. The Spartans have won 4 straight
PAGMETER PREDICTION CHIEFTAINS 47 SPARTANS 30 ( FINAL CHIEFTAINS 44 SPARTANS 14)
ALPAUGH BUFFALOS (1-6) (0-3) at RIVERDALE CHRISTIAN AMBASSADORS (5-1) (2-1)
This is the best team in Riverside Christian school history. Their only loss was to Fresno Christian 46-36 and there could be a rematch in the 8-man Championship game. Leading the way is senior RB/LB Calvin Bohannan who is averaging 7 yards per carry.
The Ambassadors will roll in this one. Week 11 RC will host Orcutt Academy for the No 2 playoff seed.
PAGMETER PREDICTION AMBASSADORS 55 BUFFALOS 0 (FINAL AMBASSADORS 42 BUFFALOS 18)