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WEEK 10 FOOTBALL NEWS
Ridgeview Wolf Pack Head Coach Casey Quinn will be stepping down after the season. The Wolf Pack will be looking for a new Head Coach.
As far as the FUSD and the possible strike, yes there could be a strike but nobody really knows if it will happen or when. Could the Teachers union and FUSD come together and agree on a new contract in the next week or so, yes. If there is a strike, yes there will be no sports.
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In Week 9 the PAGMETER went 51-8 and for the year 413-71 (85%)
PAGMETER WEEK 9 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Senior QB DAVID MARQUEZ from the CENTRAL GRIZZLIES
David went 22-31 for 359 yards passing with 3 TDs and rushed for 143 rushing yards, on 16 carries and scored 3 TDs in the win over Clovis East 58-55
Junior QB JACOB MOLINA from the undefeated EXETER MONARCHS
Jacob went 21-29 for 362 yards and 4 TD passes, rushed for 136 yards and scored 2 TDs in the win over Immanuel 54-32
Junior QB TY MILLER from the CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES
Ty threw for 441 yards and 6 TD passes and rushed for 100 yards, scored 55 points and lost
Senior HUNTER BABB from the CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS
Hunter rushed for 262 yards, 3 TDs and threw 2 TD passes. Hunter has already broken the regular & single season school rushing record now with 2,356 yards, breaking Alex Puga 2,282 yards, 2015 record.
Madera junior QB Joel Arellano is having a tremendous year in leading the Coyotes
PAGMETER WEEK 10 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS 2023
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINAL SCORES
SANGER APACHES (8-1) (4-0 CMAC CHAMPIONS) vs BULLARD KNIGHTS (2-7) (1-3)
The Apaches beat Madera 35-21. Isreal Robles rushed for 237 yards and scored a TD. Bryson Baker rushed for 141 yards and scored a TD.
The Knights lost to Memorial 26-14. The Knights scored a real late TD so this game wasn’t that close.
The Apaches are close at winning the CMAC Championship and the Knights are close with their season coming to an end. A win over Edison in the Crosstown classic shouldn’t matter and the season should end. Put this Knights season out of its misery. The Knights are a complete mess.
Life in Knights nation hasn’t been easy since Coach Arax was let go. Letting Arax go was the worst thing for Knights football because you are seeing what the future will look like. Soon the Knights will drop into D2 and that means with this crazy playoff format, the Knights will be playing in D3. To the few folks that wanted Arax out, shame on you because the Principal fell for your plan.
PAGMETER PREDICTION APACHES 44 KNIGHTS 3 (FINAL APACHES 42 KNIGHTS 14)
LIBERTY HAWKS (7-2) (5-1) at RIVERDALE COWBOYS (2-7) (1-5)
The Hawks beat Parlier 55-0. QB Noah Bonilla went 6-9 and threw 4 TD passes, Dolan Dilbeck caught a TD pass, Shane Williams caught 2 TDs and Caden Moore caught a TD. Caleb Sisco rushed for 144 yards and scored a TD.
The Hawks are a team that nobody is talking about and they like it this way. The Hawks will be tough to beat in the playoffs.
PAGMETER PREDICTION HAWKS 47 COWBOYS 7 (FINAL HAWKS 49 COWBOYS 0)
MCFARLAND COUGARS (2-8) (0-7) at DELANO TIGERS (6-4) (2-4)
The Cougars have lost 6 straight and the Tigers have lost 4 straight. If the Cougars lose their 7 straight game, then their season comes to an end because they have a bye in week 11. Look for the Tigers to get back on track in the win column.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 35 COUGARS 7 (FINAL TIGERS 48 COUGARS 0)
PARLIER PANTHERS (1-8) (0-6) at MINARETS MUSTANGS (5-4) (2-4)
The Panthers were thinking that it was going to be a good year but it just didn’t happen.
The Mustangs will be a contender in D6 if they play good defense. The Mustangs have plenty of talent on offense.
PAGMETER PREDICTION MUSTANGS 50 PANTHERS 6 (FINAL MUSTANGS 35 PANTHERS 0)
SOUTH YOSEMITE – HORIZON
MIRA MONTE LIONS (1-8) (1-2) at ARVIN BEARS (6-4) (3-1)
The Lions got their first win and now faces a red hot Bears team.
The Bears beat Foothill 42-7. Sophomore QB Andrew Rosales threw for 130 yards and 2 TD passes to Jack Kasinger.
The Bears are one of the most improved teams in the Central Section and looking for a very good seed in the D5 playoffs.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BEARS 47 LIONS 13 (FINAL BEARS 20 LIONS 6)
SOUTH YOSEMITE – MOUNTAIN
TEHACHAPI WARRIORS ARE THE SOUTH YOSEMITE – MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONS
TEHACHAPI WARRIORS (10-0) (4-0) at WEST VIKINGS (1-8) (0-3)
The Warriors beat North 49-6. The Warriors finished with 505 total yards, 228 yards rushing and a season-high 277 yards passing. QB Jacob Root accounted for 5 TDs, 3 rushing and 2 passing.
The Warriors are the league Champions and looking to go 10-0. Next week is a bye for the SY Mountain Champions. The Warriors are looking at a home playoff game in the D2 playoffs.
PAGMETER PREDICTION WARRIORS 54 VIKINGS 7 (FINAL WARRIORS 38 VIKINGS 13)
CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (7-2) (3-1) vs CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (5-4) (1-3)
The Grizzlies with a big win over Clovis East 58-55. The hottest QB in the state is David Marquez who had a night!! David went 22-31 for 359 yards passing with 3 TD passes and rushed for 143 rushing yards, on 16 carries and scored 3 TDs. The Grizzlies offense crushed the CE defense that is supposed to be good,
Clovis West lost to Clovis North 34-27 and played the No 1 team very tough. QB Tyler Patrick went 29-44 for 367 yards and 3 TDs. Marshel Sanders caught 9 passes for 164 yards and caught a TD. Landon Wright caught 8 passes for 120 yards and caught 2 TD passes.
This has the makings to be one of the best Thursday night games in a long time.
This game comes down to the defensive side of the ball because both offenses are electric.
CW must be listening because TP played the entire game and CW looks like the team that I picked to play on Championship Friday.
The Grizzlies are a completely different team now with Marquez at QB. Which defense will make the big stops? Can the Golden Eagles play like they did last week or will they pull the crazy QB rotation crap that makes zero sense and blows the Golden Eagles offensive rhythm? That’s the big question in this game. This is a tough call because CW is such a question mark within their own team. It’s like there’s 2 games going on here…Clovis West vs Central and CW vs CW.
I like the Golden Eagles chances vs Central. Stay tuned.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GRIZZLIES 40 GOLDEN EAGLES 37 (FINAL GRIZZLIES 27 GOLDEN EAGLES 15)
SOUTH SPARTANS (4-5) at DEL ORO SUN (0-9)
The Spartans beat East 20-17. QB Josh Encinas threw for 188 yards and hit Samuel De La Cruz on a TD pass. Anthwone Jones and Webster James each scored on rushing TDs.
The Sparans have finally turned the corner and are looking to finish strong.
PAGMETER PREDICTION SPARTANS 58 SUN 0 (FINAL SPARTANS 53 SUN 0)
INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (4-5) at STOCKDALE MUSTANGS (4-5)
The Falcons beat Ridgeview 28-21. Richard Gooden rushed for 147 yards and scored 2 TDs. QB Diego Hernandez rushed for 106 yards, and threw a TD pass. Amarius Rowel caught a TD pass and scored on a rushing TD.
The Mustangs lost to Frontier 39-14. Senior QB Christian Dalton threw 2 TD passes each to Charles Young and Logan Goodspeed.
The X factor can the Falcons defense slow down the Mustangs passing game and can the Mustangs slow down the Falcons running game?
PAGMETER PREDICTION FALCONS 28 MUSTANGS 21 (FINAL MUSTANGS 21 FALCONS 19)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FINAL SCORES
MEMORIAL PANTHERS (3-6) 2-2) vs GARZA GUARDIANS (5-4) (3-1)
The Panthers beat the Knights 26-14. RB Jordan Colbert had a big game rushing for 227 yards and scored 3 TDs.
The Guardians hang on and beat Edison 24-22. QB Caleb Matthews went 20-24 for 218 yards and 2 TDs.
Can the Panthers slow down the dink & dunk Guardians offense? The Guardians will throw quick passes and force the defense to make tackles.
Can the Panthers pound the ball with Colbert.
If the Guardians win they will be moving into D2.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GUARDIANS 37 PANTHERS 35 (FINAL GUARDIANS 38 PANTHERS 10)
MADERA COYOTES (6-3) (2-2) vs EDISON TIGERS (1-8) (0-4)
The Coyotes battled Sanger tough in a loss 35-21. Mendez rushed for 116 yards and scored 2 TDs. QB Joel Arellano threw for 224 yards and threw a TD pass to Izaak Lopez.
The Tigers lost to Garza 24-22. The Tigers had a chance to win on a short field goal late but blew the hold.
The Coyotes offense will come in fast and speedy and the Tigers better be in shape.
PAGMETER PREDICTION COYOTES 43 TIGERS 22 (COYOTES 42 TIGERS 21)
CORCORAN PANTHERS (7-2) (5-1) at STRATHMORE SPARTANS (5-4) (4-2)
The Panthers lost a tough game to Orosi 22-20. Enrique Rios rushed for 118 yards and scored a TD. Eian Hernandez rushed for 88 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The Spartans beat Granite Hills 42-6. QB Bryson Bias scored a TD and threw 2 TD passes each to Julian Ceballos and Sacramento Gonzalez. Gerardo Ruiz rushed for 63 yards and scored 2 TDs. Abee Hernnandez scored a TD.
This is going to be a physical hard hitting game. Spartans RB Jacob Poole has a broken hand but could be back because you can’t keep this stud out of the line up.
PAGMETER PREDICTION SPARTANS 22 PANTHERS 20 (FINAL PANTHERS 20 SPARTANS 14)
GRANITE HILLS GRIZZLIES (1-8) (1-5) at LINDSAY CARDINALS (4-5) (2-4)
The Cardinals are now healthy and if they get some momentum going, the Redbirds could be dangerous in the D6 playoffs.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CARDINALS 45 GRIZZLIES 7 (FINAL CARDINALS 35 GRIZZLIES 14)
FARMERSVILLE AZTECS (1-8) (0-6) at ORANGE COVE TITANS (5-4) (3-3)
Look for the Titans passing attack to kick ass at home.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TITANS 52 AZTECS 6 (FINAL TITANS 50 AZTECS 0)
WOODLAKE TIGERS (4-4) (4-2) at OROSI CARDINALS (8-1) (5-1)
The Tigers beat Farmersville 55-0. The D held the Aztecs to -19 yards rushing. Isaiah Taylor rushed for 118 yards on 8 carries. The Tigers shut it down at halftime.
The Cardinals beat Corcoran 22-20. Andrew Camarillo rushed for 229 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The Tigers are finally healthy and ready to challenge anybody. If the Tigers can stay in D6, they will be the favorite. The Tigers all remember the game last year against Orosi when Camarillo rushed for a career high 436 yards and 3 TDs. A game like that will live with the defensive players who played in the game for a long time.
Will Orosi come in with a Corcoran hangover because that game was physical.
It’s a simple X factor, can the Tigers slow down Camarillo? The Cardinals are a tremendous 2nd half team. This could be the match up of the No 1 seed in D6 vs the No 1 seed in D5.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CARDINALS 30 TIGERS 28 (FINAL TIGERS 22 CARDINALS 21)
MONACHE MARAUDERS (1-8) (0-4) vs MT WHITNEY PIONEERS (6-3) (4-0)
The Marauders lost Redwood 47-7. TY Baxter rushed for 133 yards and scored the Marauders TD.
The Pioneers beat El D 15-3. The defense stuffed the line of scrimmage. QB Micah Rodriguez threw for 224 yards and 2 TD passes that both went to Carter Myers.
The Marauders will not be entering the postseason tournament unless they win the last 2 games and the Pioneers need to take care of business because next week is the big East Yosemite league Championship game vs Redwood in the 68th Cowhide Bowl game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PIONEERS 33 MARAUDERS 14 (FINAL PIONEERS 24 MARAUDERS 7)
EL DIAMANTE MINERS (1-8) (1-3) vs PORTERVILLE PANTHERS (5-4) (1-3)
The Miners need to win the last 2 games or the season ends next week. The Panthers have hit a wall losing 4 straight games. The Panthers need to jump on the Miners early and get some confidence back.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PANTHERS 20 MINERS 12 (FINAL PANTHERS 42 MINERS 12)
REDWOOD RANGERS (6-3) (4-0) at GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS (2-7) (2-2)
The Rangers beat Monache 47-7. The Rangers shut it down early and the defense is outstanding. AJ Garza jr rushed for 87 yards and scored a TD. Erik Rico threw a TD pass and scored a TD. Jimmie Burk rushed for 123 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The Blazers beat Portervile 30-14. QB Raymon Valazquez threw for 255 yards and 2 TD passes each to Jayden Najera and Jesse Huerta.
The Rangers are tough to run against and that is ok with the Blazers because they are a passing team. GW needs one win to qualify for the postseason and beating the Rangers will not be easy. The Rangers can’t look past GW because the Blazers will come in fired up.
PAGMETER PREDICTION RANGERS 28 BLAZERS 21 (FINAL RANGERS 35 BLAZERS 7)
BISHOP UNION BRONCOS (8-1) (5-0) at KERN VALLEY BRONCS (3-6) (2-2)
The Broncos beat Desert 89-0. 10 different players scored TDs.
The Broncs beat Cal City 21-12.
The Broncos haven’t lost a HDL game since 2018 and if they win the Broncos will be HDL Champions again.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRONCOS 49 BRONCS 7 (FINAL BRONCOS 43 BRONCS 12)
BORON BOBCATS (7-2) (3-1) at CALIFORNIA CITY RAVENS (1-8) (0-4)
The Bobcats beat Rosamond 44-42. With 6 minutes to go in the game, Bobcats leading 34-32 and the lights went out. The game was resumed on Saturday night. I love it that they both wanted to finish the game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BOBCATS 51 RAVENS 13 (FINAL BOBCATS 37 RAVENS 0)
DESERT SCORPIONS (0-7) (0-3) at ROSAMOND ROADRUNNERS (6-3) (3-1)
Could this be the week that the Scorpions score a TD? They haven’t scored yet.
PAGMETER PREDICTION ROADRUNNERS 64 SCORPIONS 0 (ROADRUNNERS 88 SCORPIONS 20)
MOUNTAIN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS ARE THE ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES
ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES (8-1) (6-0 MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONS) at SANTA YNEZ PIRATES (3-6) (1-5)
The Eagles beat Mission Prep 10-3. Junior Herlihy rushed for 101 yards and scored the Royals TD and Aidyn Ross kicked the game winning field goal in the 2nd quarter. The Eagles defense played lights out.
The Pirates lost to Paso Robles 42-3. The Pirates have lost 3 in a row and they have to play the soon to be Mountain league champions.
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 46 PIRATES 6 (FINAL EAGLES 56 PIRATES 24)
RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS (1-8) (0-6) at MISSION PREP ROYALS (7-2) (5-1)
The Warriors need to win the last 2 games to play in the postseason tournament and the Royals need to finish strong to get the No 1 seed in D3.
Royals senior RB Drew Harrigan has now rushed for 3000 plus career rushing yards.
PAGMETER PREDICTION ROYALS 28 WARRIORS 7 (FINAL ROYALS 21 WARRIORS 7)
PASO ROBLES BEARCATS (2-7) (2-4) at NIPOMO TITANS (3-6) (2-4)
Both teams need a win to qualify for the postseason tournament. This has the makings to be a tremendous game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BEARCATS 34 TITANS 32 (FINAL TITANS 34 BEARCATS 21)
ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS (7-2) (5-1) at LOMPOC BRAVES (5-4) (3-3)
The Knights beat Righetti High 28-7. Collin Fasse caught 2 TD passes from Dylan Crisp. Carter Vargas scored 2 TDs.. Fred Jordan scored an 11 yard TD run.
The Braves beat Nipomo 41-34.
Can the Braves defense step and slow down the Knights offense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION KNIGHTS 34 BRAVES 23 (FINAL KNIGHTS 36 BRAVES 0)
NORTH YOSEMITE CHAMPIONS ARE THE SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS
HOOVER PATRIOTS (3-6) (2-4) at MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS (0-9) (0-6)
The Patriots need a win to qualify for the post season tournament.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PATRIOTS 33 STALLIONS 20 (FINAL PATRIOTS 38 STALLIONS 27)
ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS (5-4) (3-3) vs SANGER WEST HORNETS (3-6) (2-4)
The Riders beat Hoover 47-22. QB Jackson Kloster threw for 340 yards and 5 TDs. Jeremiah Romero caught 4 TDs, Jeremy Young caught a TD and had a pick-6.
The Hornets lost a tough one to Fresno High 47-42.
The Riders are in a tough spot with these silly playoffs because there’s a chance with 2 wins they move into D4.
PAGMETER PREDICTION RIDERS 44 HORNETS 33 (FINAL RIDERS 56 HORNETS 25)
MCLANE HIGHLANDERS (6-3) (4-2) at SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS (8-1) (6-0 NYL CHAMPIONS)
The Highlanders beat Madera South 49-0. QB Zamora was perfect going 8-8 and 3 TD passes. Jerin Scott caught 2 TDs and Demitrius Simon caught a TD.
The Wildcats beat Torres 60-41.
If the Highlanders win, there will be tri-champions in the NYL with Torres. If Sunnyside wins, they are the NYL Champions.
PAGMETER PREDICTION WILDCATS 45 HIGHLANDERS 35 (FINAL WILDCATS 43 HIGHLANDERS 8)
FRESNO HIGH WARRIORS (2-7) (2-4) vs TORRES TOROS (6-3) (5-1)
The Warriors need a win to qualify for the postseason tournament. The Toros will be thinking about the loss to Sunnyside and the NYL Championship. If the Toros would have continued to pound the ball, the Toros would be NYL Champions.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TOROS 48 WARRIORS 13 (FINAL TOROS 63 WARRIORS 20)
CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS (6-3) (5-1) at CHOWCHILLA TRIBE (7-2) (6-0)
The Blue Raiders beat Yosemite 44-7. Hunter Babb rushed for 262 yards, 3TDs and threw 2 TD passes. Hunter has already broken the regular & single season school rushing record now with 2,356 yards, breaking Alex Puga 2,282 yards, 2015 record.
The Tribe beat Minarets 49-31. The Tribe offensive line is playing lights out and the Tribe have a 4 headed monster running behind the O-line. QB Davian Stephenson rushed for 134 yards and scored 2 TDs, Dwayne Hemphill rushed for 145 yards and scored 2 TDs, Dellvonta Vaughn rushed for 148 yards and scored 2 TDs, and Travis Selby rushed for 87 yards and a TD.
There was a time not that long ago when the Tribe/Redskins were the team to beat. Chowchilla was always a tough place to play especially if you are the visiting team. The Tribe are the sleeper team and they have to believe they can beat a very good Blue Crew team.
The winner will be the Northwest Sequoia League Champions. Can the Tribe play good physical defense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION BLUE RAIDERS 41 TRIBE 37 (FINAL TRIBE 32 BLUE RAIDERS 31)
YOSEMITE BADGERS (2-6) (1-4) at FOWLERS REDCATS (3-5) (3-2) 7:00pm
The Badgers need a win to qualify for the postseason tournament. QB Bubba Smith is back this week after not playing because he was kicked out from the previous week. The Redcats will be a contender in D6.
PAGMETER PREDICTION REDCATS 34 BADGERS 14 (FINAL REDCATS 48 BADGERS 12)
OCEAN GREYHOUNDS ARE THE OCEAN CHAMPIONS
CABRILLO CONQUISTADORS (1-8) (0-5) at ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS (9-0) (5-0)
The Conquistadors beat Carpinteria 39-28.
The Hounds beat Morro bay 35-26. QB Kane Cooks threw a 67 yard TD pass to Mason Degnan and scored 2 TDs.
The Hounds are looking for a 10-0 season, Ocean league Champions and a possible No 1 seed in the D3 playoffs.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GREYHOUNDS 51 CONQUISTADORES 22 (FINAL GREYHOUNDS 55 CONQUISTADORES 13)
PIONEER VALLEY PANTHERS (5-4) (3-2) at SANTA MARIA SAINTS (5-5) (3-3)
The Panthers beat Templeton 21-14 and the Saints lost to SLO 38-28. QB Josh Elena threw for 328 yards and 3 TDs. Aldo Araiza rushed for 115 yards and scored a TD.
Which defense will make the big stops? This should be a very good game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION PANTHERS 27 SAINTS 24 (FINAL SAINTS 32 PANTHERS 7)
MORRO BAY PIRATES (4-5) (1-4) at TEMPLETON EAGLES (5-4) (3-1)
The Pirates lost to Atascadero 35-26. Sophomore QB Sands Dougherty threw 3 TD passes and Nami Hoag scored on a 3 yard TD run.
The Eagles lost to Pioneer Valley 21-14. Wyatt Ramsey and Kolton Sobyra scored the Eagles TDs.
The Eagles have lost 2 straight games and need to avoid turnovers to snap the slide.
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 30 PIRATES 20 (FINAL EAGLES 44 PIRATES 10)
SHAFTER GENERALS (9-0) (5-0) at KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS (8-1) (4-1)
This is for the South Sequoia league championship.
This is the passing/power offensive attack of the Generals vs the power running attack of the Thunderbirds.
Leading the Generals are the super sophomores QB Ezekiel (EZ) Osborne who has thrown for 1,918 yards and 27 TD passes and Mariyon Sloan who has caught 36 passes for 637 yards and 15 TDs.
Can the Generals slow down outstanding running back Jace Demacabalin who has rushed 1,189 yards and 21 TD scored.
PAGMETER PREDICTION GENERALS 42 THUNDERBIRDS 28 (FINAL GENERALS 28 THUNDERBIRDS 21)
TAFT WILDCATS (4-5) (2-3) at WASCO TIGERS (5-4) (4-1)
The Wildcats beat 34-25 and also got a forfeit win over Mission Oak in week 2 because the Hawks had an illegal player that played in the last play of the game.
The Tigers are red hot at the right time beating Delano 27-7.
Can the Wildcats slow down the Tigers running attack?
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 34 WILDCATS 14 (FINAL TIGERS 20 WILDCATS 14)
SOUTH YOSEMITE – HORIZON
GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS (7-2) (3-0) at FOOTHILL TROJANS (3-6) (1-2)
The Bulldogs beat West 49-28. Dominick Thompson rushed for 226 yards and scored 3 TDs and Nate Abbott rushed for 161 yards and scored 3 TDs.
The Trojans lost to Arvin 42-7.
This is a tough matchup for the Trojans.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BULLDOGS 37 TROJANS 14 (FINAL BULLDOGS 61 TROJANS 21)
SOUTH YOSEMITE – MOUNTAIN
EAST BLADES (2-7) at NORTH STARS (3-6) (3-1)
Both teams need a win to qualify for the postseason tournament. This should be a really good game. Stars at home have the edge.
PAGMETER PREDICTION STARS 34 BLADES 24 (FINAL STARS 42 BLADES 21)
SOUTHWEST YOSEMITE – RIVER
CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS (5-4) (1-2) at GARCES RAMS (4-5) (1-2)
The Hawks lost to Liberty 30-7. This was a physical game with plenty of injuries on both sides of the ball.
The Rams beat Bakersfield Christian 28-21. The Rams had a 21-0 lead and hung on.. Luke Taylor with a 58 yard pick-6. QB Gunter Golla went 7-10 for 117 yards and hit Bryce Hanson on a 67 yard TD pass and game winner in the 4th quarter. Austyn Hernandez scored on a 11-yard TD run.
Which defense will make the big stops?
PAGMETER PREDICTION RAMS 28 HAWKS 21 (FINAL RAMS 10 GOLDEN HAWKS 6)
FRONTIER TITANS (9-0) (3-0) at LIBERTY PATRIOTS (7-2) (2-1)
The Titans beat Stockdale 39-14. QB Malakhi Statler threw for 252 yards and 2 TDs. Landon Heredia and Talan Ramirez each caught a TD pass. Brycen Cael Tablit rushed for 98 yards and scored a TD.
The Patriots beat Centennial 30-7. Mehki Duluth rushed for 167 yards and scored 3 TDs.
In the win over Centennial, the Patriots got beat up and will come in with plenty of injuries.
Starting QB Cole O’Brien is out 3 weeks with a shoulder injury. Outstanding WR/DB Tre Fulton who will play at UNLV is out for 4 weeks, WR Devin Degraffenreid out for the year.
The Titans before the injuries might be the only team in the Central Section that matches up the physicality with the Patriots. If the Titans don’t win, they might never beat the Patriots again. Look for the Patriots to slow the game down and pound the ball.
There could be a rematch in the playoffs. Now we all know that Fresno State Head Coach Jeff Tedford is the QB guru for college. Patriots Head Coach Bryan Nixon has to be the High School QB guru. Coach Nixion has coached some tremendous QBs like Cody Kessler and Jordan Love so get ready for 6 ‘1, 190 lb Clayton Turk who will be the Patriots new QB and I’m sure before too long he will be one of the best in the Central Section.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TITANS 28 PATRIOTS 25 (FINAL TITANS 25 PATRIOTS 20)
SOUTHWEST YOSEMITE – VALLEY
BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS (6-3) (3-1) at RIDGEVIEW WOLF PACK (1-8) (0-3)
The Drillers are red hot and beat Highland 54-7. The defense is playing outstanding.
Brison Abbott rushed for 256 yards and scored 3 TDs on 18 carries.For the year, Abbott now has rushed for 1,686 yards and 17 TDs.
Pack Head Coach Casey Quinn will not be returning after week 11. It might be a little awkward since Casey and the assistants are not on the same page. Whatever the reason for what happened, Coach Quinn will be resigning.
PAGMETER PREDICTION DRILLERS 43 WOLF PACK 0 (FINAL DRILLERS 58 WOLF PACK 0)
BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES (5-4) (3-0) at HIGHLAND SCOTS (2-7) (0-3)
The Eagles lost to Garces 28-21. The Eagles got down 21-0 and then battled back.
The Scots lost to Bakersfield 54-7. The Scots are playing a very tough schedule along with a very thin team battling injuries.
Can the Scots offense stay up with the Eagles offense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 42 SCOTS 7 (FINAL EAGLES 46 SCOTS 12)
TRI-COUNTY – KINGS CANYON CVC CAVALIERS ARE THE CHAMPIONS
CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN EAGLES (8-1) (4-0 CHAMPIONS ) at WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS (3-6) (1-2)
The Cavaliers beat Kingsburg 32-22. Bryson Donelson rushed for 92 yards, scored on 2 rushing TDs and caught a 45 yard TD pass from QB Brent Kroeze who threw a 66 yard TD pass to Gunnar Piepgrass.
The Panthers beat Selma 15-7.
If the Panthers pull the upset, then there will be tri champions with Kingsburg and CVC. If CVC wins they are Tri-County Champions.
PAGMETER PREDICTION CAVALIERS 37 PANTHERS 14 (FINAL CAVALIERS 42 PANTHERS 24)
KERMAN LIONS (4-5) (1-2) at SELMA BEARS (1-8) (0-3)
The Lions beat Hanford West 41-6. Julien Velez rushed for 97 yards and scored 2 TDs.
The Bears lost to Washington Union 15-7. The Bears played tough and will be very good next year.
The Lions are looking to finish strong heading into the D3 postseason tournament.
PAGMETER PREDICTION LIONS 26 BEARS 13 (FINAL LIONS 47 BEARS 21 )
TRI-COUNTY – SEQUOIA
SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS (6-3) (0-3) at EXETER MONARCHS (9-0) (3-0)
The Golden Bears lost to Reedley 27-7. Landon McKee threw a TD pass to Collin Brasil for the G Bears TD.
The Monarchs beat Immanuel 54-32. Junior QB Jacob Molina went 21-29 for 362 yards and 4 TD passes, rushed for 136 yards and scored 2 TDs. That my friends is a fantastic game!
Can the Golden Bears slow down red hot Molina?
PAGMETER PREDICTION MONARCHS 39 GOLDEN BEARS 14 (FINAL MONARCHS 12 GOLDEN BEARS 7)
HANFORD WEST HUSKIES (0-8) (0-3) at IMMANUEL EAGLES (5-4) (3-1)
The Huskies lost to Kerman 41-6 and the Eagles lost to Exeter 54-32.
The Eagles big offensive line will be too much for the Huskies.
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 37 HUSKIES 0 (FINAL EAGLES 29 HUSKIES 0)
CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES (7-2) (2-2) at CLOVIS COUGARS (6-3) (2-2)
The T Wolves lost to Central 58-55. The defense had no answers vs the Grizzlies offense. The T Wolves scored 55 points and lost. QB Ty Miller threw for 441 yards and 6 TD passes and rushed for 100 yards. Tommy Nix caught 10 footballs for 204 yards and 2 TDs.
The Cougars beat Buchanan 21-13. It wasn’t pretty but a win is a win. QB Deagan Rose went 13-18 for 217 yards and 2 TD passes.
On paper the T Wolves should roll with all that team speed but the Cougars are a team that will somehow hang around. The T Wolves have to take care of business early because if it’s close in the 4th quarter, the T Wolves could be in trouble.
PAGMETER PREDICTION T WOLVES 35 COUGARS 28 (FINAL T WOLVES 49 COUGARS 34)
CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (9-0) (4-0) at BUCHANAN BEARS (2-7) (0-4)
The Broncos beat Clovis West 34-27. McKay Madsen scored 2 TDs, QB Mario Cosma, Jackson Cinfel, and Andrew Chavez each scored a TD.
The Bears lost to Clovis 21-13.
The Bears are a mess, and the team will struggle to win a game to enter the postseason tournament.
With the Broncos, is it me, or is there something missing with this physical football team? Yes the Broncos are 8-0 and the favorite to play on Championship Friday but something tells me something is missing. The Broncos have had tremendous game plans, but teams are moving closer to the line of scrimmage, and they need to take advantage of the passing opportunities. Hey, maybe the Pagmeter is seeing things. CN has not played well in the 1st half of games but has played very well in the 2nd in almost every game. Oh, by the way, the Broncos will steamroll in this neighborhood rivalry.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRONCOS 35 BEARS 7 (FINAL BRONCOS 28 BEARS 3)
TRANQUILITY TIGERS (2-7) (0-4) at COALINGA HORNED TOADS (8-1) (4-0)
The Tigers need a win to enter the D6 postseason tournament. QB Vallejo went 5-5 and threw 2 TD passes in the loss to DP.
The Toads beat Mendota 30-7. The Toads defense is really good! QB Noah Tasi threw for 218 yards, 3 TD passes, and scored a TD.
This is not a good matchup for the Tigers. The Toads are a heavy favorite to win the WSL Championship.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TOADS 49 TIGERS 0 (FINAL TOADS 59 TIGERS 0)
FIREBAUGH EAGLES (4-5) (2-2) at DOS PALOS BRONCOS (8-1) (4-0)
The Eagles beat Avenal 17-7. Isaak Ceja threw a TD pass and scored a TD.
The Broncos beat Tranquility 42-14.
The Eagles are playing tremendous defense and will need the offense to step up to hang with the Broncos.
PAGMETER PREDICTION BRONCOS 37 EAGLES 13 (FINAL BRONCOS 14 EAGLES 6)
AVENAL BUCCANEERS (4-5) (0-4) at MENDOTA AZTECS (4-5) (2-2)
The Bucs lost to Firebaugh 17-7.
The Aztecs lost to Coalinga 30-7. Donnie Munoz rushed for 85 yards and scored a TD.
The Bucs are a scrappy team and will bring it to Mendota. The Aztecs offense has the edge.
PAGMETER PREDICTION AZTECS 33 BUCS 14 (FINAL AZTECS BEAT THE BUCS) FIGHT BROKE OUT IN THE 3RD QUARTER AND THE GAME WAS CALLED. CIF CS Office finished their investigation on the matter and decided that Avenal was at fault more than Mendota due to not only the involvement of the players but also their fans. The original call of a double forfeit has been reversed and instead, since Mendota was ahead at the time of the stoppage they will be given the forfeit win. Mendota will have 2 players suspended for 3 games and Avenal will have 5 players suspended also for 3 games so each team’s suspended players would be eligible by the Division Semifinals.
HANFORD BULLPUPS (8-1) (4-0) vs MISSION OAK HAWKS (4-5) (1-3)
The Bullpups beat Tulare Western 50-6. Junior Kourdey Glass rushed for 108 yards, scored 4 TDs and caught a TD pass from Junior QB Daniel Gomez.
The Hawks lost to Tulare Union 32-25. QB Daniel Gonzalez threw 3 TDs and scored a TD.
The Hawks Lost to TU and then they found out they lost to Taft in week 2 after beating the Wildcats 49-7. The Hawks had to forfeit the game because the Hawks had an illegal player that played in the last play of the game.
Can the Hawks defense stay with the explosive Bullpups offense?
PAGMETER PREDICTION BULLPUPS 46 HAWKS 31 (FINAL BULLPUPS 35 HAWKS 34)
TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (2-7) (0-4) at LEMOORE TIGERS (7-2) (4-0)
The Mustangs lost to Hanford 50-6 and now get the red hot Tigers.
The Tigers beat Dinuba 49-12. The Tigers defense is one of the best in the Central Section. QB Johnny Cunha threw 4 TD passes each to Kobe Green, Elijah Daley, Tre Harris and Dameion Hernandez.
The Tigers need to take care of business early so they can prepare early for next week when they play at Hanford in the 80th Annual Milk Can game.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TIGERS 47 MUSTANGS 7 (FINAL TIGERS 29 MUSTANGS 0)
TULARE UNION TRIBE (5-5) (1-4) at DINUBA EMPERORS (5-4) (2-2)
The Tribe beat Mission Oak 32-25. QB Jordan Crisp threw for 270 yards and 3 TDs, Demaje Riley caught 2 TD passes and Brayden Stevenson caught a TD.
The Emperors need to play solid at home to beat the speedy Tribe.
PAGMETER PREDICTION TRIBE 43 EMPERORS 40 (FINAL EMPERORS 35 TRIBE 28)
REEDLEY PIRATES (2-7) at KINGSBURG VIKINGS (7-2)
The Pirates beat Sierra Pacific 27-7. Demetrius Vargas rushed for 170 yards. Sophomore QB Will Bacon is starting to blossom as a QB. Will threw 2 TD passes and scored 2 TDs.
The Pirates are one of the best young 2-6 teams in the Central Section. The Pirates have improved so much from week 1 but are they ready to beat an outstanding Vikings team? The Vikings could come in with a CVC hangover.
PAGMETER PREDICTION VIKINGS 27 PIRATES 20 (FINAL VIKINGS 38 PIRATES 16)
CENTRAL SIERRA (8 MAN FOOTBALL
FRESNO CHRISTIAN EAGLES (9-0) (4-0 CS CHAMPIONS) at SIERRA CHIEFTAINS (4-5) (2-2)
The No 1 team in the state Eagles beat the No 2 team in the state Valley Christian Academy of Santa Maria 49-32. Senior QB Logan Stotts went 20-31 for 297 yards with 5 TD passes, rushed for 75 yards and scored a TD. Jude Sheppard caught 11 footballs for 191 yards and 3 TDs. Jamison McMurry rushed for 89 yards and scored a TD.
The Chieftains beat Orcutt Academy 44-14. QB Aaron Irvine went 13-15 for 246 yards, 3 TD passes and scored a TD. Tanner Forrester rushed for 147 yards and scored a TD. Johnny Harshman rushed for 105 yards and scored a TD.
This has turned out to be a tremendous rivalry. Will the Chieftains be intimidated when the Eagles fly into the stadium? The Eagles are the Georgia Bulldogs of 8 man football.
The Eagles will score in the 40 plus point range because that’s what they do and can the Chieftains offense keep up? The Eagles come in banged up and the Chieftains are getting healthy.
The big question will be, who will the Eagles play in the 8 man football championship, Sierra or Riverdale Christian?
PAGMETER PREDICTION EAGLES 46 CHIEFTAINS 35 (FINAL EAGLES 48 CHIEFTAINS 34)
CENTRAL SIERRA (8 MAN)
ORCUTT ACADEMY SPARTANS (4-4) (2-2) at RIVERDALE CHRISTIAN AMBASSADORS (6-1) (3-1)
The Spartans lost to Sierra 44-14. Aiden Orozco rushed for 89 yards and scored a TD.
The Ambassadors beat Alpaugh 42-18. RC shut it down early and gave up a couple of late TDs.
Look for RC to roll in this one and they have one thing that motivates them….They want the Fresno Christian Eagles again. The only RC loss was to FC.
PAGMETER PREDICTION AMBASSADORS 55 SPARTANS 7 (FINAL AMBASSADORS 44 SPARTANS 6)