Game Night: Week Three

Jermaine Braddock (shown here against Northview) and the Chargers take on Damien (Photo by Duane Barker)

Jermaine Braddock (shown here against Northview) and the Chargers take on Damien (Photo by Duane Barker)

All kickoffs are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

Friday September 15   

Maranatha (0-1-1) at Arcadia (2-0)

This one looks like a blowout on paper. Now we all know they don’t play the games on paper, but yes it’s still a blowout. Maranatha had trouble stopping an explosive San Dimas team two weeks ago and Arcadia is that same type of team. Also right now the Minutemen don’t have the offense to keep up with a fast team like the Apaches. So if Arcadia breaks out early it could be over quick. Jahlique Stephens (324 yards rushing) and the Apaches could have a field day. Arcadia…big.

Arcadia 35 Maranatha 14   

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Damien (3-0) at Charter Oak (3-0) 

Damien could be the one team that gives Charter Oak some trouble. The Spartans have come out of the gate with three straight victories including a win over a tough Chino team in Zero Week. But this Charter Oak team is a different animal. The Chargers aren’t just beating opponents, they’re chewing them up and spitting them out. They’ve outscored their first three opponents 150-32. No that’s not a typo. These are opponents that were given a legitimate shot to beat the Chargers coming in. Brett Clemetson, Brian Casteel, and Jermaine Braddock are just too much. Damien might hang for awhile but CO eventually rolls. Chargers go 4-0.

Charter Oak 38 Damien 10     

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Muir (2-0) at La Salle (2-1)

We don’t know a whole lot about the Mustangs opponents. They pounded Compton and then had their hands full in a 6-0 win over Desert Oasis (Las Vegas). When was the last time you saw Desert Oasis play? I do know this, the Vegas team is 0-3. On the flip side, La Salle has been raising some eyebrows. The Lancers did lose once…to Bishop Diego. Who doesn’t lose to Bishop Diego? La Salle outscored its other two opponents, Monrovia and El Camino Real, 70-6. Quarterback Jake Caan (yes he’s related to actor James Caan) has thrown for 434 yards and five touchdowns and Amon Milliner has 543 yards and seven touchdowns rushing. Muir will fight, the Stangs always do, but this Lancer team could be special.

La Salle 31 Muir 21 

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Crescenta Valley (1-1) at La Canada (2-1)

In the first two games sophomore Cole Doyle is leading the Falcons in both passing and rushing. Probably not what head coach Paul Schilling had in mind but for his offense but they will have to make do after getting hit hard by graduation. La Canada is relying heavily on the ground attack led by Tyler Breneman and Brandon Sharman. If LC can control the clock with the ground game they will have a shot at the upset.

Crescenta Valley 34 La Canada 22

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Schurr (3-0) at West Covina (1-2)

The Spartans come into this game with confidence on the rise and relishing the underdog role and being told they aren’t big enough. West Covina got a needed win over South Hills last week and will be looking to build on that win. If the Bulldogs overlook Schurr and come in overconfident, the Spartans will enjoy another upset.

West Covina 20 Schurr 17

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St. Francis (2-0) at La Serna (2-1)

After playing their first three on the road, the Lancers get to play Friday night in their new digs at the new stadium on the campus of Cal High. Last week’s win over Mira Costa has La Serna feeling fine but St. Francis will be another tough matchup. St. Francis’ has two mixed bag wins. One over a decent West Covina team and a walk in the park against Pasadena. Friday will be their biggest test to date.

St. Francis 35 La Serna 27

 

18 Comments to "Game Night: Week Three"

  1. Maverick's Gravatar Maverick
    September 17, 2016 - 6:48 pm | Permalink

    SGVN Preps Xtra Live; Fred picked LS and Aram picked St Francis, regardless it was a battle to the end.

  2. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    September 17, 2016 - 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Steve Ramirez is a moron

  3. Maverick's Gravatar Maverick
    September 17, 2016 - 1:48 pm | Permalink

    La Serna vs St. Francis, game of the week.
    Don’t believe me? Ask Steve Ramirez.

  4. Pacific's Gravatar Pacific
    September 16, 2016 - 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Teamfirst–extremely difficult. But Maranatha’s having some issues as well. We’ll see!

  5. TeamFirst's Gravatar TeamFirst
    September 16, 2016 - 1:49 pm | Permalink

    @pacific

    I also heard that Roland is out, but also hearing the Arcadia running back Stevens is also injured. Missing your starting RB and WR could make things difficult for Arcadia.

  6. La Canada's Gravatar La Canada
    September 16, 2016 - 1:31 pm | Permalink

    La Canada would have been a different team this year with Beasley. I watched him play on several La Canada Gladiator SGV Jr. All American Championship teams when he was a young teenager. Those Gladiator teams were loaded with athletic talent that have gone on to very successful HS careers, at La Canada, Crescenta Valley, St. Francis, San Marino, etc. Even with all that young talent that won 2 or 3 SGV championships in a row…. Beasley really stood out on the field. I do not know what happened with the CIF mess, but I can understand why his former La Canada Gladiator Coaches that are now coaching at La Canada HS wanted his athleticism on their team.

  7. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 16, 2016 - 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Now everything is charter oak, Buena Park, Downey, cathedral, and all the other recruiting schools.

  8. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 16, 2016 - 12:49 pm | Permalink

    San Gabriel Valley football fan aka Mr.Ontiveros at it again…

  9. Pacific's Gravatar Pacific
    September 16, 2016 - 10:55 am | Permalink

    Arcadia was far from impressive vs. Monrovia last week. I expected a different outcome, but the bottom line is they won. I understand the Roland kid may be out a few weeks from a concussion (not verified), so I don’t expect a dynamic passing attack tonight. They should still win this game handily, but I’ve been fooled once. I expect a win tonight, but not a blowout. I’d love to see them 3-0 heading into league.

    I just can’t call the Muir/LS game at all. I have no clue who’s going to win this game, and I’m not even going to try and guess. But I’d love to see the Stangs head to league at 3-0 as well. This one is going to be fun.

    I expected a bigger win over Glendale from LC last week, but I was impressed with their close loss to South Hills two weeks ago. Maybe SH isn’t the same, I don’t know, but CV would handle Glendale fairly easily. I see the Falcons beating LC by a couple of scores. Too bad for LC Drake isn’t available. Doyle should have a good game here.

  10. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    September 16, 2016 - 9:14 am | Permalink

    It may be very weak right now, but I enjoyed hearing about the Almont.

  11. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    September 15, 2016 - 6:54 pm | Permalink

    @Westco
    In 24 hrs you will find out.

  12. Westco's Gravatar Westco
    September 15, 2016 - 6:07 pm | Permalink

    I hope the Spartans are ready!
    Line play is no joke

  13. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 15, 2016 - 4:27 pm | Permalink

    None of those teams are featured and so far in this season they rarely were featured. That’s what I’m saying, you guys are converting teams that already have a lot of pup. The mid valley did a great job of covering us little guys. Not the case anymore.

  14. Yeah, but which park?'s Gravatar Yeah, but which park?
    September 15, 2016 - 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Despite the big score, I wouldn’t call St. Francis’s win over Pasadena a “walk in the park”. Maybe MacArthur Park on a Saturday night. Pasadena was in that game WAY to long. They were clearly inferior and had no offense, but I can’t imagine St. Francis feeling comfortable about how that evening played out.

  15. San Gabriel valley football's Gravatar San Gabriel valley football
    September 15, 2016 - 3:44 pm | Permalink

    @ Fred & Aram ….U both Are Right ! The Charter Oaks Offense can put some point’s on the score board.. you two never talk about there D-fence lead By what you two have named (The Rock in the Middle) D Ontiveros… & that young middle linebacker crew . Which out Fred you might go 0-3 on your picks against Charter Oaks

  16. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 15, 2016 - 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Why can’t you just do local teams again??? What difference doesn’t it make if they’re in different divisions, you can still cover them. Never stopped you before. If you going for bigger teams and more clicks then I might understand, but the reason I always loved this site was for the local appeal (and by local I mean the original teams you covered) MVL and leagues around it.

    From Duane B.: If you look at the core 50 teams we posted, the majority of the “local” schools we covered are still there. From the MVL we still have El Monte, Arroyo, Rosemead, Mt. View and South EM. From the Rio Hondo: Temple City, La Canada, South Pas, Monrovia and San Marino. From the Pacific: Crescenta Valley, Arcadia and Muir. Which ones do you think we are missing? As far as Game Night previews go, we did move away from 30-40 games a week. Just not enough time right now to do that many!

  17. Maverick's Gravatar Maverick
    September 15, 2016 - 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Because La Serna had a great come from behind win last week on a good Mira Costa team, they will be pumped to play in their new Stadium. It won’t be easy, but I think LS will just get by St. Francis and get the Win…

  18. September 15, 2016 - 2:43 pm | Permalink

    I believe the mighty Arroyo Knights have a much bigger problem to deal with right about now. Some of jimmys boys uhm… Let’s just say they put something in the air and I don’t mean a football!!!!! Lol. This couldn’t happen to nicer program too! Wonder how jimmy handles this “freshest” fiasco. Other teams in league must be “green” with envy to have such “high” moral kids “hungry” for a championship! yes sir, Arroyo has this title in the “Baggie” lmfao

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