Mid Valley Division Playoffs Game Night: Round 2

Cornerback Steven Jackson and the Vikings get Mid-Valley defending champion Pomona at home

Cornerback Steven Jackson and the Vikings get Mid-Valley defending champion Pomona at home

All game times 7;00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.


Pomona (9-2) at Northview (10-1) at Covina District Stadium 7:00pm

The last time these two teams met was in 2013 when the Red Devils were still in the Valle Vista League and Pomona won 17-9. Both teams are improved since that last meeting and both are playing solid football. With the physicality of Northview and the athleticism of Pomona even Las Vegas would have issues handicapping this game. So where is there an edge? Two words, Darreon Lockett! No slight to Steven Comstock but Lockett is the defending champ and has a will to win not seen in this area in a while!

Pomona 34 Northview 27

San Dimas (8-3) at Paraclete (6-5) at Antelope Valley College 7:30pm

These two teams clashed in the Mid Valley Division final in 2013 and the Saints took home the hardware with a 20-14 win at home. San Dimas has got it done on the ground as usual with Jarell Sykes and Dominic Cortez accounting for more than 2,000 yards and 29 td’s. The Spirits counter with Melquis Stovall’s and Braxtin Wilson’s combined 24 td’s. Paraclete hosts this time and that will give them the advantage to advance.

Paraclete 28 San Dimas 23

Sierra Canyon (11-0) vs. Schurr (6-5) at Montebello High School  7:30pm

The Spartans have defied the odds getting this far after the way their season started. The last time they had the cards stacked so high against them was in 2006 and they won a CIF title (and shoes for the Mid Valley staff). So, that gives them a shot this week against Sierra Canyon? No! The Trailblazers are unstoppable on offense at close to 52 points per game while giving up only 14 a game on defense. Sorry Schurr fans the ride was nice but it ends here!

Sierra Canyon 54 Schurr 17

Viewpoint (6-5) vs. Covina (7-4) at West Covina High School 7:00pm

We knew Zach Chulak could sling it (3000+ yards passing with 38td’s) and that would give them a shot against Montebello. What wasn’t expected was the Patriot defense pitching a shutout. After the last two losses against San Dimas and Northview, the naysayers wrote the Colts off and didn’t give them much hope against Arroyo. Covina however got Eric Williams back just in time and got the first round win. Covina will have to get pressure on Chulak or it will be a long night chasing Viewpoint receivers.

Viewpoint 42 Covina 26

Home field semi-final coin flip results:

Sierra Canyon v. Northview – Sierra Canyon (automatic)
Sierra Canyon v. Pomona – Sierra Canyon (coin flip)
Schurr v. Northview – Schurr (automatic)
Schurr v. Pomona – Schurr (coin flip)
Viewpoint v. San Dimas – Viewpoint (automatic)
Viewpoint v. Paraclete – Viewpoint (automatic)
Covina v. San Dimas – Covina (coin flip)
Covina v. Paraclete – Covina (automatic)

24 Comments to "Mid Valley Division Playoffs Game Night: Round 2"

  1. anonymous's Gravatar anonymous
    November 20, 2015 - 3:02 pm | Permalink

    @ assistant you are just jealous your kid wasn’t recruited if he was you wouldn’t be whining like you are now.

  2. November 20, 2015 - 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Public and Private are separated in every other state that has a governing body with more than 2 firing brain cells.

  3. MidValleyMarauder's Gravatar MidValleyMarauder
    November 20, 2015 - 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Hey Assistant

    The only part I side with you on your rant is PUBLIC and PRIVATE need to be in separate Leagues and Divisions. Other then that stop the whining and play ball buddy.

  4. MidValleyMarauder's Gravatar MidValleyMarauder
    November 20, 2015 - 1:16 pm | Permalink

    I was just sitting here with a little spare time on my hands so I decided to look at last year Mid-Valley bracket and noticed Pomona was the real Gold Coast champion last year they beat McAuliffe, Sierra Canyon and Paraclete. Props to Pomona for winning 2 League titles and CIF Championship last year.

  5. Assistant's Gravatar Assistant
    November 20, 2015 - 9:54 am | Permalink

    in order to stop the illegal transfer because we know Pomona, Sierra Canyon, Cathedral, Bishop Amat, are the king of doing so, and please do not argue that it ain’t so, BS it is so they do not break the rules for one kid as many schools do, they break the fricken rules for 10 a year and they are not incoming freshmen, they are lured at camps, illegally contacting the parent,
    1st; CIF should make it, if you transfer after your 9th grade then you sit a year, no kid want to loose a whole year as he won’t get looks pr highlight reels to send out, ,
    2nd punish the coaches with the illegal practices of recruiting a whole year , like Shaun Payton, loose a year and when you come back thing are better or worse but risk loosing your job . Also CIF should realize that private can have 20 scholarship bad ass athletes they lured from pop warner, whereas a public school might have one or none, that is an average do not argue this point we know there is public schools who abuse of the system as well, so the idea is that private compete with private, and their own championship, separate the 2 and things will be better, but I think that CIF is corrupt and have some money they are making out of this , THAT IS MY OPINION!

  6. Still Winning's Gravatar Still Winning
    November 20, 2015 - 9:42 am | Permalink

    Ok, for the record….Sierra Canyon has not won a Mid-Valley title. The only CIF SS title they own came from the East Valley Division and then their state championship the same year.

  7. anonymous's Gravatar anonymous
    November 20, 2015 - 8:47 am | Permalink

    @ midvalley record keeper Your right SC has no titles ,oops I forgot they went undefeated in 2011 and won the state title maybe you should change your name to Midvalley El Monte parent or Schurr parent , whichever team your son plays on that’s gotten whooped by the title less Sierra Canyon 2015 Gold Coast champions or maybe that’s not a title.

  8. @605's Gravatar @605
    November 20, 2015 - 12:06 am | Permalink

    u sound like a fellow coach/parent/player of mr low level, aka 1 and done!!!
    so have a seat and enjoy the rest of the playoffs!!

  9. playoffs???wow's Gravatar playoffs???wow
    November 19, 2015 - 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Hey schurr spartans,
    Remember to turn in your gear after the game!
    There’s no shame in missing your game tomorrow, its the same thing if you play…
    Talent over heart in this game!

  10. @605's Gravatar @605
    November 19, 2015 - 8:40 pm | Permalink

    Someone tell them? Yikes! How about you tell them yourself? Scared maybe?

  11. Ramirez's Gravatar Ramirez
    November 19, 2015 - 8:36 pm | Permalink

    @605 and that other shmuck, know your facts before having any type of comment! lets go Northview!

  12. Midvalley Division Record Keeper's Gravatar Midvalley Division Record Keeper
    November 19, 2015 - 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Last Time I checked SC has “No Midvalley Titles”. Recruiting is shameful if you can’t win it!

  13. anonymous's Gravatar anonymous
    November 19, 2015 - 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to all teams making it to 2nd round. All the games can go either way,, except Sierra Canyon Sorry Schurr you had a good season but pad turn in is on Monday . Sierra Canyon is stacked at every position. Anyone complaining about recruiting is just upset there kid wasn’t recruited. Sierra Canyon played schools that recruited as well and beat up on them. Paraclete did the same . When it came down to it 2 schools who recruit players ( Sierra Canyon and Paraclete ) played each other to a Sierra Canyon victory in a well played game on both sides. It is neither Paraclete nor Sierra Canyons fault they are in this division. Next season I’m sure it will be different but for now all teams have to play it as it lies.

  14. NV Football's Gravatar NV Football
    November 19, 2015 - 2:17 pm | Permalink

    @605 and Low Level “Lions don’t care about the opinions of sheep”

    Go Vikings!!!

  15. MidValleyMarauder's Gravatar MidValleyMarauder
    November 19, 2015 - 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Stop crying about recruiting if a kid wants to stay home he’ll stay home and if he wants to leave he’ll leave. All this whining about stop snatching out your backyard if that’s the case Pasadena should be one pissed off city because their kids end up everywhere.

  16. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    November 19, 2015 - 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Recruiting is done everywhere 605 even in the youth programs. It just has to be done correctly. Not enough kids playing these days.

  17. 605's Gravatar 605
    November 19, 2015 - 12:18 pm | Permalink

    lowlevel is correct. Northview is can’t win without illegal activities. I’m fine with an incoming frosh going wherever (Comstock) but the other guys is a shame. Azusa and BP would be different if those kids stayed.

    Tell northview’s coaches to stop combing the Azusa and BP pop warner fields and coach it up.

  18. canyon time's Gravatar canyon time
    November 19, 2015 - 11:23 am | Permalink

    This is Sierra Canyons year to win! Our kids are focused and ready to play. Schurr is just another team in the way!
    Roll Over
    2015 CIF CHAMPS?!

  19. MidValleyMarauder's Gravatar MidValleyMarauder
    November 19, 2015 - 6:32 am | Permalink

    Congrats to all the winners in the Mid Valley Division! I went 5-3 in my picks last week with Sierra Canyon, Northview, Paraclete, Viewpoint and San Dimas all coming away with victories. I almost went 6-2 but Pomona came back late…Covina and Schurr each walked away with a W congrats to those teams also! Now for my 2nd Round Predictions:

    -Top Bracket

    Sierra Canyon 66 Schurr 0

    Northview 27 Pomona 12

    -Bottom Bracket

    Viewpoint 35 Covina 21

    Paraclete 27 San Dimas 17

  20. @low level football's Gravatar @low level football
    November 18, 2015 - 11:50 pm | Permalink

    u sound like a coach/parent/player that was 1 and done!!!! have a seat and enjoy the rest of the playoffs.

  21. Low Level Football's Gravatar Low Level Football
    November 18, 2015 - 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Northview can’t win with homegrown talent. The coaches are not good enough coaches to make that happen. Stay out of the ghetto, win with your own kids.

  22. Football Fan's Gravatar Football Fan
    November 18, 2015 - 9:50 pm | Permalink

    Sierra Canyon is good, too good for the mid valley division. If they played with teams that recruit like they do, they would get smashed. Move them to a bigger division and see if they can win.

  23. mid valley watcher's Gravatar mid valley watcher
    November 18, 2015 - 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Sorry schurr but there is nothing you can do to win this game. You guys had an awesome season and showed you can compete. You cant match up with sierra canyon. Your off season can start Monday!

  24. November 18, 2015 - 12:15 pm | Permalink

    I like Northview, Viewpoint, Paraclete, and Sierra Canyon. Brentwood would have been in the final four if it wasn’t for Lockett. All the teams from the same league.

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