Game Night Central Division: Week Zero

Kameron Johnson and Monrovia get San Dimas in the opener

Kameron Johnson and Monrovia get San Dimas in the opener

By Andy Villanueva

All games begin at 7 :00 pm unless otherwise indicated

Thursday August 28

Garey (0-0) vs. Ontario (0-0) at Montclair  

Combined both teams were 1-19 with Ontario beating Garey, 28-15. The Vikings haven’t beaten the Jaguars in three straight meetings.

Ontario 42 Garey 20

Lakeside (0-0) at Chaffey (0-0) – Chaffey

La Canada (0-0) vs. Verbum Dei (0-0) at Los Angeles Southwest College – Verbum Dei

Friday August 29

Monrovia (0-0) at San Dimas (0-0)

There is a reason why this is always a must-watch game every year since 2009. Together the Wildcats and Saints have won the last five Mid-Valley Division titles. Both clubs have reached the semi-finals since this rivalry resumed in 2009. Monrovia has won four of their seven meetings.

The Wildcats lose 2,700 yards on the ground with Kurt Scoby and DeShawn Potts graduating. San Dimas loses nearly 3,200 yards rushing as Joseph Mayorga and Fausto Martinez head to college.

It’s the debut of Chris Stevens at Monrovia which may be the edge.

Monrovia 28  San Dimas 21

Glendora (0-0) at Damien (0-0) 

The teams haven’t met since the Spartans won 21-0 in a league game. That was then, this is now and the Tartans feature quarterback Matt Fink who threw for nearly 1,500 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Glendora 28 Damien 14

Green Valley (0-0) (Henderson, NV) at Charter Oak (0-0)

The Chargers host perennial Sunrise Region power Green Valley that will feature one of the best quarterbacks in the country. Gators quarterback Christian Lopez (2nd team All State selection) passed for 3,455 yards and 34 touchdowns for a team that went 9-3. Charter Oak loses starting quarterback Kory Brown to graduation, but Zion Echols should improve on his 788 yards and nine touchdowns.

Green Valley 38  Charter Oak 7

West Covina (0-0) at Colony (0-0) 

In last year’s meeting the Bulldogs handed the Titans one of their four losses of the season. West Covina’s season ended last year to Southeast Division runner-up Norwalk. Colony does return Josh Thompson who finished last year with 2,202 and 21 touchdowns.

Colony 21  West Covina 14

Arroyo (0-0) at San Marino (0-0)


The Knights were 11-2, but lose quite a bit of offense with Nathan Coto graduating. Still it is Arroyo and they are always prepared for every game with Jim Singiser at the helm. San Marino returns Tenny McFarland who last season ran for 886 yards and seven touchdowns. This game could be a back and forth high scoring affair that might resemble Tecmo Bowl.

San Marino 42 Arroyo 32

Burbank (0-0) at Ayala (0-0)

High expectations in Burbank with James Williams leading the charge for a Pacific League title. Ayala is just looking to rebound after a 3-7 record. Ayala also lost six of its last seven games to end the season. Williams will be the factor in this game and Burbank should start the season off right.

Burbank 28 Ayala 7

Diamond Bar (0-0) at Montebello (0-0) – Montebello

Bonita (0-0) at Schurr (0-0) – Bonita

Alta Loma (0-0) at Rowland (0-0) – Rowland

Flintridge Prep (0-0) vs Blair (0-0) at Occidental College – Flintridge Prep

Walnut (0-0) at Don Lugo (0-0) – Don Lugo

Claremont (0-0) at El Rancho (0-0) – El Rancho

Santa Monica (0-0) at Los Altos (0-0) – Los Altos

Diamond Ranch (0-0) at Nogales (0-0) – Diamond Ranch

Summit (0-0) at Etiwanda (0-0) at Miller – Etiwanda

Fontana (0-0) at Hesperia (0-0) – Hesperia

San Gabriel (0-0) at Montclair (0-0) – Montclair

Norte Vista (0-0) at Grand Terrace (0-0) – Norte Vista


Saturday August 30 

South Hills (0-0) vs Covina (0-0) at San Dimas High School

It wasn’t even close last season with South Hills defeating the Colts 48-7 to open the season. Again both teams open the season and look to establish early season momentum. Garrett Fonseca is the most experienced player for the Huskies who look to improve on last year’s 5-6 record. Pearnell Smalley gained 1,069 last year as a junior and scored 18 touchdowns on the ground.

South Hills 28  Covina 17

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