Thursday, September 15th
Burroughs (0-2) vs Hart (1-1) (Valencia HS)
Hart leads series 6-0 since 2001
Last Meeting: 2010 Hart 27-10
Tough non-league schedule continues for the Indians who haven’t beaten in the new century.
Burroughs will have a tough go at it against Hart who can go vertical on the best of teams. With Zander Anding’s availability in question, it will be up to the defense to try and keep the game close.
Friday, September 16th
Bell Gardens (0-1) at El Rancho (1-1)
Bell Gardens leads series 8-2 since 2001
Last Meeting: 2010 Bell Gardens 30-20
Alex Orozco and Albert Lara provided the ground game for the Lancers who amassed 450 yards- rushing. Orzoco finished the night with 222 yards and Lara closed with 184. Bell Gardens showed no lack of scoring punch by scoring 43 points on the board. Problem is that Torrance scored 50.
The Dons almost found a new way to lose against Northview last week. Josh Lopez and Ronell Lone have rushed for 353 yards combined in two games. Lone has scored three times this season. El Rancho is averaging six sacks a game.
Bell Gardens 28-14
Claremont (2-0) at Walnut (0-2)
Claremont leads series 1-0 since 2010
Last Meeting: 2010 Claremont 38-13
Paul Manus took over for Gabe Schaper when it counted against Bonita and scored the game-winning touchdown. The Wolfpack can run and throw for scores if needed with Will Reeves rushing the ball and Kylvens Delaunay catching passes from either Schaper or Manus.
Chris Mendez might be finally finding his touch with Kyle Parisi being his main target in two games. Parisi has registered 173 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Second on the team in receiving is Aaron Alvarez with just eight catches.
Crescenta Valley at St. Francis
St. Francis leads series 9-1 since 2001
Last Meeting: 2010 St. Francis 42-14
Only time the Falcons lost with Marro Lee in the lineup came against the Golden Knights. Lee returned after missing the last five games of the season with an injury. Lee came back strong with 131 yards rushing and two touchdowns. With Lee running the ball it made life a little easier on Zac Wilkerson who finished with 197 yards passing with Nick Ruiz the beneficiary with a 73 yard touchdown reception.
If not for the foot of Bill McCreary, St. Francis would be winless in 2011. Jared Lebowitz threw for 233 yards and three touchdowns against Arcadia last week. Austin De Los Santos ran for 108 yards on 22 carries.
St. Francis 42-21
La Mirada (0-2) at Bishop Amat (1-1)
Matadores hung tough against La Habra in its loss. Gerry Myres has been impressive in two starts for La Mirada at quarterback and running back Andy Gramajo is averaging 74 yards a game. Dallis Shipp is Myres go-to receiver.
The quarterback situation at Bishop Amat is set at with Rio Ruiz not having to play travel baseball until November. Jalen Moore needs to help the Lancers running game. D.J. Daniels will put some pressure on the opposing teams quarterback.
Bishop Amat 28-14
La Serna (2-0) at Bonita (1-1)
Bonita leads series 1-0 since 2010
Last Meeting: 2010 Southeast Division Semifinals Bonita 21-16
The Lancers have come out of the gate putting up points with ease in its first two games. The offense will have not met a defense as good as the Bearcats. Frankie Palmer is 25 of 35 for 306 yards and six touchdowns. Macenzie Duarte leads the team with 110 yards receiving. Faris Neshewait is averaging 1.5 sacks a game.
Tanner Diebold sat out the loss to Claremont with a slight injury and hopes to return this week. Cam Griffin and Reggie Turner lead the offense on the ground with a combined 287 yards. Austin Venegas leads the team with two interceptions.
Los Altos (2-0) at Wilson (0-2)
Los Altos leads series 8-2 since 2001
Last Meeting: 2010 Wilson 33-10
Break out the Conquerors! Senior leadership is helping it win games to start the season early. Shane Virnala already has thrown three touchdowns early in the season. Justin Fa’aola and Scott Tibbs take turns grinding out yards for the new look Los Altos offense.
Two straight losses to begin 2011 is not the way the Wildcats envisioned the season to begin. Now they face an upstart Conqueror team that would love nothing more than to take “The Wheel” back. J.R Nelson has been nothing short of spectacular for Wilson in two games. Josh Morales and George Czarnack will need to team up through the air to stop the skid.
Los Altos 28-21
Monrovia (1-0) at Arcadia (0-1)
Monrovia leads series 3-2 since 2005
Last Meeting: 2010 Monrovia 37-7
A little luster lost after the Apaches were beat by a field goal. Still none the less, it’s all about the star power in this contest on and off the field.
De’Shawn Ramirez and Marquise Bias can each take a meaningless two yard run and turn it into a long run from scrimmage. Anthony Craft is one of the best cover corners in the area. Ellis McCarthy has eyes of the national recruiters that may have a big game against the smaller line that Arcadia boosts.
Taylor Legace took the opening kickoff for a touchdown in the Arcadia opener to solidify his place as one of the best kick returners in the area. Sheldon McKinley and Rodney Arnett are a potent backfield that can churn yards and time. Myles Carr can lead a offense on long drives or strike quickly with his arm.
Rancho Cucamonga (2-0) at Muir (2-0)
Mustangs have come out of the gate fast on offense and all of it done on the road. Tairen Owens led the team in rushing against Saugus. Still penalties are a problem as they racked up another 17 in the win. Kevon Seymour will be tested on defense against the athletic Cougars.
Rancho Cucamonga 35-21
South Hills at West Covina
South Hills leads series 8-3 since 2001
Last Meeting: West Covina 42-27
The Huskies couldn’t have been dealt a better hand than getting the Bulldogs in Week Two. Decimated by injury, West Covina will again be shorthanded in a non-league tilt. Without Chris Solomon the Bulldogs looked nearly human against a Pac-5 opponent.
South Hills took out its frustration of nearly upsetting Colony in Zero Week with a blasting of lowly St. Monica. Larger test for Jamal Hart and company comes in the form of West Covina.
West Covina 28-17
Artesia(0-2) at Long Beach-Wilson – LB Wilson 35-7
Bellflower (1-1) at Paramount – Bellflower 20-17
Burbank (1-1) at South – Burbank 28-21
Cerritos (0-2) at Gahr – Gahr 28-7
Diamond Bar (1-1) at Don Lugo – Don Lugo 28-20
Diamond Ranch (0-2) at Elsinore – Elsinore 35-14
Glenn (1-1) at Bassett (1-1) – Glenn 42-14
Hoover (0-1) at South Pasadena (0-1) – South Pasadena 28-14
La Canada (0-1) at Glendale (1-0) – Glendale 28-14
Lakewood vs Mayfair (1-1) (Bellflower HS) – Lakewood 28-21
Rowland (1-1) at Rosemead (0-1) – Rowland 42-20
Salesian at Pioneer (0-1) – Salesian 35-14
Santa Fe (1-1) at St. John Bosco – St. John Bosco 35-21
St. Paul vs Norwalk (0-2) (Excelsior Adult School) – St. Paul 35-7
Troy at California (1-0) – Troy 28-14
Pasadena (0-1) at Cathedral – Cathedral 35-7
Saturday, September 17th
Whittier vs Pacifica (Bolsa Grande) – Pacifica 42-14