Game Night: Week Seven

Jonathan Olguin and the Oilers have a crosstown battle with Schurr

Jonathan Olguin and the Oilers have a huge crosstown battle with Schurr

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

Montebello (5-1) at Schurr (4-2)

After all of the talking, blogging, and trash talking , the game is finally here. It will be nice to see it finally settled on the field instead of behind a computer. The Oilers have only stumbled once all year – at St. Paul in Week One while Schurr has lost twice. The Spartans falling to West Covina was understandable but the loss to Whittier two weeks ago was hard to swallow for the Spartan faithful. Schurr is definitely on the rise under head coach David Ramos. The Spartans pummeled El Monte and San Marino in consecutive weeks by the combined score of 86-13. Montebello has shown signs of a potent offense as well dropping 40 on El Monte, 41 on Azusa and 34 on Cantwell. The Oilers defense has been stout as well and that my prove to be the difference. Both teams will have trouble getting on track early. It might be tied at the half or just a three point game. But eventually the Oiler defense will make a play and the offense will do enough for the victory. Montebello by ten.

Montebello 27 Schurr 17


Cathedral (6-0) at La Salle (4-2)

The Phantoms just keep rolling along. Some people thought St. Paul would give them a game and Cathedral beat them 40-0. Rest assured La Salle won’t lose 40-0. The Lancers gave St. Francis all it could handle last week. A break here or there and they could have pulled it off. But the reality is the good teams make their own breaks and Cathedral, like St. Francis is a good team. If the Phantoms can control Amon Milliner they should win. Last week Milliner went for 259 and three touchdowns but La Salle still fell short. Milliner will get his but La Salle needs somebody else to step up especially on offense. Cathedral has plenty of different weapons in its arsenal. Andrew Tovar and Bryce Tovar have combined to throw for over 2000 yards and Jamire Calvin and Arex Flemings have over 1200 yards 16 touchdowns receiving. The Lancer defense might not be up to what the Phantoms are going to bring. Cathedral simply has too much.

Cathedral 35 La Salle 31


South El Monte (5-1) at Rosemead (2-5)

Big game for the Southmen as they are out to prove they are the second best team in the MVL. The Eagles lost to Arroyo last week but if they can beat Rosemead they should be able to run the rest of the league table and take home second place. The Panthers are in the same boat. They also fell short of the Knights but have bounced back to win their last two and need a win here. Rosemead’s defense has been susceptible. The Panthers have twice allowed opponents to score over 40 points. South will pound Sal Tovar, who has now accumulated over 1400 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns, until Rosemead can stop him. That’s a tall order for the Panthers. South gets it done.

South El Monte 28 Rosemead  21


Charter Oak (6-0, 1-0) at Chino (4-2, 1-0)

There is no doubt the Chargers have big playmakers on offense and can move up and down the field with Brain Casteel and Jermaine Braddock. What may be underrated is the defense led by Joseph Romero who have held opponents to an average of 15 ppg. On the other side the Cowboys will pound the ball and then pound it some more and wear teams out as shown by Andrew Almazan’s 1,200 yards rushing. In the end, Charter Oak’s defense will find a way to contain Chino.

Charter Oak 35 Chino 17


Arcadia (6-0,3-0) at Burbank (4-2, 3-0)

Both of these teams will have a date with Crescenta Valley down the road but the winner of this one could end taking all the marbles in the Pacific. The Apache defense led by Clayton Burnett is allowing only 13 points per game and the offense is clicking. It’s been a balanced attack of offense for the Bulldogs averaging 179 yards passing and 176 yards rushing. Home field advantage for Burbank will be the difference.

Burbank 27 Arcadia 24


Salesian (5-1, 1-0) at St. Francis (6-0, 1-0)

Six teams have tried to find any weaknesses in the Golden Knights’ armor and six teams have come up empty. The Mustangs have probably the quietest 5-1 record in the Angelus League led by Robbie Blosser’s 1,870 yards and 25 touchdowns passing. This will be the biggest test the St. Francis secondary has seen this year.

Salesian 38 St. Francis 28


West Covina (3-3) at Diamond Ranch (3-3)

Both teams need a victory after falling in their league openers. The Bulldogs gave Charter Oak a scare while Panthers lost to Los Altos. The teams have a common opponent in South Hills. West Covina thumped the Huskies 35-8 while D Ranch struggled to a 14-7 win in Zero Week. The Bulldogs have a strong ground attack which could be too much for the Panthers. In the end Westco will wear them down.

West Covina 24 Diamond Ranch 13


South Pasadena (5-1) at La Canada (3-3)

The Tigers have been rolling along but they need a win here to show they are legitimate contenders for the Rio Hondo crown. The Spartans fought but fell short last week against Monrovia and a defeat here could knock them out of playoff contention. It looks like its South Pasadena’s year. It’s hard to see the Tigers let La Canada get in their way. South Pas gets the W.

South Pasadena 27 La Canada 14  

22 Comments to "Game Night: Week Seven"

  1. SHS Parent's Gravatar SHS Parent
    October 15, 2016 - 9:38 am | Permalink

    @ Oiler Nation, It was great game. You guys have a tough defense. Best of luck the rest of the year. You guys should make a deep run in the they playoffs with that stingy defense.

  2. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    October 14, 2016 - 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Great game!

    Congrats to MHS ! Four in a row……I have to give it up to Schurr though. They played hard and tough. They have some fine players and Rangel is a beast. Best of luck for the rest of the year to both teams….

  3. @NWO's Gravatar @NWO
    October 14, 2016 - 10:40 pm | Permalink

    lol Montebello is the one who had the two field goal attempts. Too much beer lol Both teams played alright. Big yawner thoe

  4. Area guy's Gravatar Area guy
    October 14, 2016 - 10:18 pm | Permalink


  5. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    October 14, 2016 - 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Talk about no discipline. Stupid penalties all night by both teams. Schurr get a kicker. Two opportunities from inside the ten and two shanks. First half yawner.

  6. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    October 14, 2016 - 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Talk about no discipline. Stupid penalties all night by both teams. Schurr get a kicker. Two opportunities from inside the ten and two shanks.

  7. Maverick's Gravatar Maverick
    October 14, 2016 - 6:44 pm | Permalink

    @ Oilers & Spartans
    I have friends on both sides of the ball, good luck to all… May the best team win!

  8. Area guy's Gravatar Area guy
    October 14, 2016 - 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Well said you ha e to remember that (Oiler spoiler) played Division 1 High school Football and then went on to a Division 1 College and then had a stint in the league. This is the reason he speaks so ill of this so called game between 2 teams a game of marbles. I forgot that Division 11&12 doesn’t count. Ya right game day is game day no matter what your playing….. what a jack!!!! He probably never strapped on a helmet in his life. But I bet he’s had one strapped on for him…. lol

  9. Oilerparent's Gravatar Oilerparent
    October 14, 2016 - 2:40 pm | Permalink

    @oiler spoiler “removed from CIF importance” how so?You sound bitter probably don’t even have a dog in the fight.But just rumbling your mouth.If these teams were “removed from CIF importance” then they wouldn’t be regulated by CIF..there are kids from the area that are being recruited from div 1 colleges…that these teams have competed with…so just because these teams play div 11&12 doesn’t mean they are unimportant.These games,the hard work,training,grades all are of importance in building character for these young men that play the game we love.Some of these kids very well can go play or make it on higher profile teams in lower CIF div like 1 through 5 but it’s a choice where these kids play for whatever the reasons may be. Anyhow enjoy the game if you can see it from your high horse you’ve placed yourself on.

  10. Oiler Spoiler's Gravatar Oiler Spoiler
    October 14, 2016 - 1:53 pm | Permalink

    It may well turn out that Montebello bests the kids from Schurr on the scoreboard, but always bear in mind that this is Almont league action, which is far removed from the world of CIF-level importance. Nonetheless, a good spat between locals of whatever talent level is always good fun, and it can’t help but give the business angle of this site a boost.

  11. The Truth's Gravatar The Truth
    October 14, 2016 - 1:11 pm | Permalink

    The St. Francis vs Salesain game is going to be close. That kid #9 from Salesian is the difference on the field.

  12. Good game's Gravatar Good game
    October 14, 2016 - 10:26 am | Permalink

    Rosemead 24 South 17

  13. Oilerparent's Gravatar Oilerparent
    October 14, 2016 - 10:03 am | Permalink

    Not counting my eggs before they hatch..It should be a great game with heightened intensity for sure..Oiler defense is hungry beyond words outside of themselves when I was talking to them yesterday.If the offense is firing on all cylinders playing with injuries…Oilers should come out on top.But in my observations at the Schurr games I’ve gone to they definitely have some weapons as well..Looking forward to an epic battle/rivalry.Praying that all the young men playing in this game stay healthy and don’t get hurt.

  14. Area guy's Gravatar Area guy
    October 14, 2016 - 7:43 am | Permalink

    That’s all we’re saying…..

  15. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 14, 2016 - 7:16 am | Permalink

    LMAO! 3pts? I give them 10pts. . . 48-10 Burbank

    #Doggystyle #CVyournext #Pacificleaguechamps #Arcadiaoverated

  16. Oilernow's Gravatar Oilernow
    October 14, 2016 - 6:37 am | Permalink

    Montebello is just to good for the Spartans!
    We respect you guys, but not really!
    It shouldn’t be a good game.
    It’s one sided for sure 49-6

  17. SEM's Gravatar SEM
    October 14, 2016 - 6:14 am | Permalink

    South blows this one, not the kids fault but the HC needs to change his defense, saw the practice and running the same defense man to man coverage and no blitzing. C’mon coach!

  18. October 14, 2016 - 12:24 am | Permalink

    Schurr too small! And it’s gonna hurt too

  19. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 13, 2016 - 11:55 pm | Permalink

    Do you think BURBANK will actually get their In N Out this time? Maybe that Arcadia fan is bringing it to the game

  20. Wow!!'s Gravatar Wow!!
    October 13, 2016 - 10:46 pm | Permalink

    Mhs it’s not talking crap!!!! Wow!… Go Spartans!!!

  21. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    October 13, 2016 - 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Both Cathedral and St. Francis will win by at least two touchdowns.

  22. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    October 13, 2016 - 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Good luck to both teams tomorrow. Go Schurr!

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