Game Night: Southeast Division

Can West Covina go 2-0 to start Hacienda League play? (Photo by Anne Cypress)


All games begin at 7 pm.


Burbank (2-2, 1-0) vs Hoover (0-4, 0-1) (Glendale)

Last Year: Burbank 56-0

The Bulldogs aren’t the offense juggernaut from last season but should still be able to handle the Tornadoes quite easily.

Austin Mowatt is starting to get into a rhythm with his receivers. Quortney Brazier should be able to run wild against Hoover.

Last season the Tornadoes through four games scored 110 points this year, a mere 33 points. Luke Taboyoyong is the only bright spot during Hoover’s four game skid to start the season.

Burbank 42-7




Diamond Ranch (2-3, 1-0) at Diamond Bar (2-3, 0-1)

Last Year: Diamond Ranch 41-0

The Panthers come in sporting a two-game winning streak by just playing good old –fashioned smash-mouth football. Andrew Fischer and Nick Gibson provide a very strong running attack for Diamond Ranch. The Panthers secondary can flat out hit and love to play physical.

For the second straight week the Brahmas face a physical defense and offense. Last week, Diamond Bar failed to respond in its Hacienda League opener and now face the possibility of being down two games in the standings with a loss. Henry Omana will need to find more weapons as George Katrib will probably be double teamed.

Diamond Ranch 28-14

Rowland (2-2, 0-0) at Los Altos (4-1, 0-1)

Last Year: Rowland 44-6

Too bad Terry Ford is in his senior season for the Raiders. All Ford has done is rush for 547 yards in four games. George Campos will need to find Johnson Lamwatthananon vertically to help the offense.

The Hacienda League darling Conquerors either laid an egg last game or found out just how tough its league is compared to other teams. Look for Los Altos to bounce back and be competitive against Rowland.

Rowland 28-21

Walnut (1-4, 1-0) at West Covina (4-1, 1-0)

Last Year: West Covina 41-24

Good news for the Mustangs is that they got in the win column against Los Altos. Bad news comes in the form of the Bulldogs who are definitely firing on all cylinders heading into the game. Devin Brown has burst onto the scene after his game against the Conquerors.

Chris Solomon looks to be back in full force for West Covina. The Bulldogs boast the most explosive backfield in the Southeast with Solomon, Jimmy Frazier and Aaron Salgado.

West Covina 35-7


Burroughs (1-3, 1-0) at Arcadia (1-0, 3-1)

Last Year: Burroughs 21-14 (OT)

Both teams shared the Pacific League title last year, but Arcadia technically lost the top spot due to its loss last year. Zander Anding ran wild against Pasadena. Is anyone surprised?

The Apaches have answered every question up to this point of the season. Arcadia made Muir look pedestrian on offense and defense in its blow out win over the Mustangs. This week’s question that needs to be answered is can the defensive line contain the big-play potential of Anding.

Arcadia 24-21

Muir (2-2, 0-1) vs Crescenta Valley (3-1, 1-0) (Glendale)

Last Year: Muir 39-16

The only bright spot to last week’s loss to Arcadia for the Mustangs was Kevon Seymour. Now they face a confident team in the Falcons that look to take advantage of offense and defensive line in flux.

Crescenta Valley did exactly what it needed to against Hoover in its opener and now can take another step toward a playoff spot if they can upset Muir. Marro Lee and Nick Ruiz have been exceptional on the offensive side of the ball leading the offense in rushing and receiving.

Muir 28-14

Glendale (1-3, 0-1) at Pasadena (1-3, 0-1) – Pasadena 35-21


Norwalk (1-4, 1-0) vs Mayfair (2-2, 0-0) (Excelsior Adult School)

Last Year: Mayfair 41-28

The Lancers finally got in the win column against Artesia. Only problem with the win is that they gave up 21 points. Norwalk scored its most points of the season in its win last week.

After a week off, the Monsoons will be healthy and ready to extend its Suburban league lead. Jerry Smith is the most electrifying kick-returner in the Southeast as he can return a punt or kick back for a touchdown.

Mayfair 28-17

Glenn (3-2, 1-0) at Bellflower (3-2, 1-0)

Last Year: Bellflower 63-13

An early battle for first and a step toward getting that final spot for both clubs as the Eagles can be primed for an upset. The Bucs might still be flying high after its upset win over La Mirada last week and Glenn is playing its best football in recent memory.

In its two losses the Eagles have allowed over 40 points. Bellflower defense has only allowed 17 points per game this season.

Bellflower 31-24

Artesia (0-5, 0-1) at La Mirada (1-4, 0-1) – La Mirada 49-0

Cerritos (0-4, 0-1) vs El Monte (2-2) (Gahr) – El Monte 49-14



Whittier (3-1) vs Salesian (3-2) (California)

Last Year: Salesian 20-16

Cards look to rebound after its upset loss to Paramount last week. After rushing for over 300 yards in its three wins, Whittier managed to get 193 yards.

The Cardinals will have to find a way to contain Jihad Vercher. All Vercher does is command the Mustangs on the ground and in the air as evident to last week’s loss to Whittier Christian. Vercher threw for 217 yards and ran for an additional 85 yards.

Salesian 42-28

California (3-1) at Montebello (2-2)

Last Year: Montebello 27-24

Nice surprise to start the season in Condor Country as the defense has been stellar allowing just 12 points per game. California shut down Schurr 27-0 with its defense accounting for six sacks and four interceptions. Gabriel Lozano rushed for 97 yards in the win.

After starting the season 2-0, the Oilers have dropped two straight and must right the ship against the Condors. Montebello begins Almont League play next week against San Gabriel. The Oiler defense must improve after only gaining 109 yards in total offense.

California 21-14

Rancho Alamitos (3-1) at Pioneer (0-4) – Rancho Alamitos 42-14

El Rancho (3-1) at Fontana (0-4) – El Rancho 49-0


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