Game Night: Week Nine

Cathedral QB Bryce Young and the Phantoms have a huge game vs. St. Francis

Cathedral QB Bryce Young and the Phantoms have a huge game vs. St. Francis

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

St. Francis (8-0) at Cathedral (8-0)

The two best teams in the Angelus League are finally getting together. Both are undefeated and both are chomping at the bit. The Golden Knights can score and their defense hasn’t been bad either. The Phantoms struggled last week to beat Salesian by a point but St. Francis only beat the Mustangs by a touchdown. Another common opponent, La Salle, was shut out by Cathedral but scored 28 on St. Francis. The Phantoms look a little better defensively but they do need to avoid the penalties that plagued them against La Salle. Cathedral also has the home field advantage but there’s something about St. Francis. The Golden Knights win in a close call.

St. Francis 24 Cathedral 21  


Los Altos (8-0) at Charter Oak (8-0) 

Another battle of unbeatens – this one in the Hacienda. The Conquerors have been rolling over everything in their path. They really haven’t been tested all year with their closest game being Glendora in a 42-34 win. The Chargers, despite losing their starting quarterback, have been cruising as well. Los Altos can run the ball. Charter Oak can throw it. Well actually they can run it too. This will be the Chargers toughest test of the season by far but they’re always up for challenges. They’ll meet this one as well. Charter Oak holds on to win.

Charter Oak 31 Los Altos 27      


South Pasadena (6-1) at San Marino (3-4)

At first glance this one doesn’t really get the blood boiling. But South Pasadena is still battling for a Rio Hondo League title and San Marino is fighting for second place. The Titans fell short at Monrovia and they need this one to get re-established. South Pas is 6-1 overall but more importantly 2-0 in league and a win here would give them the confidence for a possible undefeated Rio run. The Tigers will use that carrot to carry them through. San Marino hangs around but South Pasadena emerges with the W.

South Pasadena 21 San Marino 14


Crescenta Valley (7-1, 5-0) at Burbank (6-2, 5-0)

All the marbles are on the line in the Pacific League in this one. Both teams are undefeated in league action and would like to remain that way heading into their season finales. On offense the Falcons and Bulldogs have put up similar numbers averaging 40 and 39 points a game respectively. On defense while both have been solid, Crescenta Valley has been a little more stingy giving up 9 to Burbank’s 14. The Bulldogs get this one at home which will be the difference.

Burbank 28 Crescenta Valley 24


West Covina (5-3, 2-1) at Chino (4-4, 1-2)

Both the Bulldogs and the Cowboys need this game to keep playoff hopes alive. A loss for West Covina means a win against Los Altos in the season finale will be a must to get at-large consideration.  A loss for Chino and they can phone the last one in as playoff hopes will be dashed. It’s a cliche but the team who makes the fewest mistakes in this one will come out on top and neither can afford to let the other get more than a two score advantage.

West Covina 26 Chino 24


Duarte (6-2, 3-0) at Nogales (7-1, 2-1)

At 7-1 the Nobles are having the best year they have had in a while which makes the loss a couple of weeks ago to an Azusa team in a down year a head scratcher. The Falcons have cruised so far through the Montivew winning three straight and only Nogales stands in the way of a league title. Can Nogales prove that the Azusa game was a fluke and contain the athletes at Duarte. They can this time.

Nogales 30 Duarte 20



20 Comments to "Game Night: Week Nine"

  1. SPK's Gravatar SPK
    October 29, 2016 - 3:23 am | Permalink

    I’ll be impressed by SP when they finally win against SM or Monrovia

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 28, 2016 - 10:37 pm | Permalink

    @ all cathedral people. The real Pearson came out and showed his true colors. Thank you for adding another epic cathedral moment. I guess D1 fan and Pearson need to go to anger management classes.

  3. Maverick's Gravatar Maverick
    October 28, 2016 - 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Not impressed with Cathedral or St. Francis, very sloppy game. What about Cathedrals HC Peterson shoving one of his players at the end of a game? He should not be allowed to coach HS football. Hey Cathedral your going to get smoked again by La Mirada….

  4. D1 Fan's Gravatar D1 Fan
    October 28, 2016 - 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Truth I agree with you about Tovar. The Phantoms were Moving the ball at will against Salesian with Tovar. I thought he was in Rythem. The Phantoms were prepard For Blosser. When he went out Lenior got us a few times with The wildcat and his speed. The Phantoms adjusted and won The game. In a rivalry game anything can happen. On another note, The Phantoms are ready for this one tonight. Cathedral 35-St. Francis 21.

  5. D1 Fan's Gravatar D1 Fan
    October 28, 2016 - 2:46 pm | Permalink

    To SC Parent You are Wrong. The person that I am referring to is not a Parent. He is a Grad of Cathedral who is Coaching at a LA City School. He is spreading lies and has Hate for Our head Coach. I Apologize if My Comments where out of Character.

  6. You're Too Late's Gravatar You're Too Late
    October 28, 2016 - 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Until such time as Cathedral provides adequate parking, the Phantoms should be assessed five unsportsmanlike penalties at the start of each game played in their stadium. Promises of future improvements do not make up for the years of treating guests so poorly.

  7. Sc Parent's Gravatar Sc Parent
    October 28, 2016 - 2:01 pm | Permalink

    @ D1 your a joke . Watch out what you say to him he likes to threaten people with violence, because thats what youth sports is about, Right? Threatening Parents.

  8. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 28, 2016 - 2:00 pm | Permalink

    @ Truth. 100% right. Tovar should play the entire game , but Pearson would not risk Youngs father getting upset on not promising Bryce his guaranteed reps. Even if it means a loss. Got to look towards the future even at Tovars this years seniors expense. Sad but true , Cathedral loses by 7 because Pearson can’t find run plays on his play sheet. And then we can hear D1 fan make excuses why they lost. Let’s hope he says they have it harder than St Francis.

  9. ?'s Gravatar ?
    October 28, 2016 - 1:26 pm | Permalink

    The Mid is dying?From blue to CO colors I hope.

  10. The Truth's Gravatar The Truth
    October 28, 2016 - 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Tovar should play the entire way. Bryce has done nothing to merit his starting roll. Tovar played well vs. Salesian and will continue to outplay Young. Nothing against Bryce, I just think Tovar is the best option.

    My prediction: St. Francis 35 Cathedral 20

  11. d1 fan's Gravatar d1 fan
    October 28, 2016 - 12:03 pm | Permalink

    To Your to late, I bet you come up No. Broadway and Bishops Road to go to a Dodger game.

  12. d1 fan's Gravatar d1 fan
    October 28, 2016 - 12:00 pm | Permalink

    That’s what Our 3rd Phase is. Cathedralis buiding a parking structure and a State of The Art Theatre Arts building coming in 2017. The 20Million Dollar Facility will be ready in 2018.

  13. You're Too Late's Gravatar You're Too Late
    October 28, 2016 - 10:57 am | Permalink

    @NWO: the 20-car parking lot at Cathedral is already full, and the semi-circle street around the cemetery is likewise taken. Either hitch a ride on your school’s bus, or leave your car to the vandals a mile down the street on Broadway. You’d think that the idea of how they bury bodies one on top of the other in graveyards might give the Phantom guys a clue: build a friggin’ PARKING STRUCTURE so that folks don’t have to risk life and property in that third-world neighborhood.

  14. Sparta's Gravatar Sparta
    October 28, 2016 - 10:29 am | Permalink

    Running clock second half. Bet on that BG.

  15. Almont League spectator's Gravatar Almont League spectator
    October 28, 2016 - 9:44 am | Permalink

    You should really talk about Ramos coming back to BGHS. Ramos is doing some progress at Schurr. Schurr 35 BG 14

  16. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    October 28, 2016 - 9:23 am | Permalink

    What a slap in the face of Tovar to have Young’s picture as the header.

  17. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    October 28, 2016 - 9:22 am | Permalink

    It’s 9:20am Friday morning, I’m on my way to the Graveyard to make sure I get parking.

  18. Semper Titanius's Gravatar Semper Titanius
    October 28, 2016 - 9:03 am | Permalink

    When will you guys learn? South Pas is and always has been a cute joke.

  19. Lancers's Gravatar Lancers
    October 28, 2016 - 8:53 am | Permalink

    Really no talk about Ramos going back to BG for the first time? O well BG gonna spoil his homecoming in an upset.

  20. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 28, 2016 - 8:40 am | Permalink

    where are all the MVL team predictions??????

    Thats why the mid is dieing.

    From MVS Staff: The Mid is dieing (I think you mean dying)? Hmmm, our analytics don’t seem to be showing that!

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