Game Night: CIF Finals

Kody Olmos and the Los Altos Conquerors host Paraclete in the D-6 CIF Final

Kody Olmos and the Los Altos Conquerors host Paraclete in the D-6 CIF Final

All kickoffs are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

Friday December 2

Division 3

Edison (12-1) at La Mirada (11-2)

The Matadores pulled a miracle out of the hat to beat La Serna two weeks ago. Last week they put away a solid Los Alamitos team on the road. It’s hard to see Mike Moschetti’s crew faltering now. They’ll be up against it with Edison, a team that hails from the Sunset League and has polished off some good competition. It won’t be easy but the Mats get it done. They win their second straight CIF title.

La Mirada 31 Edison 28


Division 4

Corona Del Mar (12-1) at Sierra Canyon (12-0) at Granada Hills

Sierra Canyon has blazed a perfect trail through its first 12 games. If Bobby Cole doesn’t wear you down, Johnny Hawkins will hit you with a big pass play. Oh, and the defense isn’t bad either. Just ask the Charter Oak Chargers who were intercepted five times last week. Corona Del Mar swept through the Pacific Coast League before winning three straight in the post season. Last week the Sea Kings survived a one point win over Lompoc. They’re good, no question. But not good enough to knock Sierra Canyon off the pedestal. Bobby and the Blazers win the CIF title…again.

Sierra Canyon 34 Corona Del Mar 30  


Division 6

Paraclete (9-4) at Los Altos (13-0)

Don’t let Paraclete’s four losses fool you. The Spirits have fallen to a murderer’s row of Serrano, Los Alamitos, Oaks Christian and Sierra Canyon. Sorry folks no slouches there. I didn’t think I was looking at a 13-0 team when I saw Los Altos dismantle San Marino back in September. However here the Conquerors are and Head Coach Dale Ziola has taken his team to a new level. Yes, he’s had some help. Tyler Nevens is a monster, Kody Olmos is clutch, Andrew Manuele gives defensive coordinators nightmares and Khayman King is a miracle worker. But Ziola brings it all together with a unique style that has established him as one of the best coaches in the area. Los Altos was in the Central Division Finals two years ago and came up short. Now the Conqs are ready to bring it home. Petros Papadakis said on “The Challenge” last Sunday night that Los Altos “Won’t beat the Spirits.” Sorry P, I disagree. Los Altos gets the ring.

Los Altos 24 Paraclete 21  


Division 8

Burbank (10-3) at Yorba Linda (11-2)

The Bulldogs will have their work cut out for them on the road against a solid Yorba Linda squad. The Mustangs feature an extremely balanced attack (2,209 passing, 2,216 rushing) led by Luke Wilson’s 2,209 yards passing and 21 td’s. Jaydyn Webb leads the ground attack with 977 yards and 12 td’s. On defense Yorba Linda features two bad dudes extraordinaire. MLB Noah Lines has accounted for 145 total tackles and DE Jacob Dennisen adds another 106 and 11 sacks. If Burbank can’t contain these two it will be a long night. The Bulldogs will counter with Guy Gibbs and Nicolas Warren on offense who have accounted for 34 scores between them. They will need their best efforts and a couple of big plays from Darnell Williams to get past the Mustangs on the road. It’s been a great and somewhat unexpected run for Burbank but the road ends in Yorba Linda.

Yorba Linda 35  Burbank 24



Division 12

Rancho Mirage (11-2) at Arroyo (12-1)

There is probably no hotter quarterback in the SGV than Arroyo’s Ernesto Camacho coming off a seven touchdown performance last week against Segerstrom. If the the sophomore signal caller can remain in the zone and continue with the hot hand, Rancho Mirage will be in for a long night. On the other side of the ball Cesario Carrillo and Daniel Mendoza lead a Knight defense giving up just under 14 points per game. The defense will need to be stout against a Rattler team averaging 37 a game. On the other side of the ball Rancho Mirage likes to get it done on the ground with Kyle Whitfield (1,447 and 27 td’s) and Marques Prior (929 and 15 td’s). On defense Rancho Mirage is giving up a stingy 11 points a game. Justin Ramirez (13 sacks) and Mario Montalvo (62 tackles) will need to find a way to get pressure on Camacho if the Rattlers want to stay in this game. In the end Arroyo will be too much on offense to contain and Jim Singiser gets his first CIF Title.

Arroyo 42 Rancho Mirage 30


15 Comments to "Game Night: CIF Finals"

  1. Oilerparent's Gravatar Oilerparent
    December 3, 2016 - 7:54 am | Permalink

    Does anybody know what this guy is talking about??…..baaahaaa

    MHS’s Gravatar MHS
    December 3, 2016 – 1:19 am | Permalink
    With ALL the recruits u you go after???? all u get u get 2nd round round? kids especially local kids , go back or stay at your schools so you can make a difference in your Alma mater

  2. MHS's Gravatar MHS
    December 3, 2016 - 1:19 am | Permalink

    With ALL the recruits u you go after???? all u get u get 2nd round round? kids especially local kids , go back or stay at your schools so you can make a difference in your Alma mater

  3. Maverick's Gravatar Maverick
    December 2, 2016 - 6:19 pm | Permalink

    I have mixed feelings about tonight’s D3 Championship game. I have family that’s LMHS Alumni and one of my friends is the O-line coach at Edison. Got to think La Mirada will have the advantage being their playing at home. It should be a great game. Best of Luck to all, may the best team win!!!

  4. SC Parent's Gravatar SC Parent
    December 2, 2016 - 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the good luck wishes as always I wish all the boys good luck and Health tonight They’ve all worked hard to get to this point. As far as schedules go We jumped up 6 Divisions and are still here Although a lot of people didn’t believe me in the beginning of the Season we asked to play teams like Oaks Christian and Westlake but were turned down. Our first game we travelled to Utah to play a very Big and Physical team , probably the best team we faced all year. Then we travelled to play Paso Robles who according to Max preps was state ranked 32 spots ahead of us and we beat them handily. Regardless of the outcome of tonights game We took on all comers and have stepped up . Im proud of all the accomplishments both on and off the field. @ T. Peterson bundle up for a cold night @ Duane Barker look for me ill be in the Sierra Canyon Sweatshirt

  5. JCrush's Gravatar JCrush
    December 2, 2016 - 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Come on a schedule with Brentwood and Viewpoint on it ?? Never stated SC wasn’t any good or have great athletes. You pay to play and you get them! Redondo was the only BIG BOY school SC has faced and SC coulda, shoulda lost. Good luck to all the teams, have a safe, fair and competitive night!

  6. Good Times's Gravatar Good Times
    December 2, 2016 - 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Sondheimer of the Times is steering his Tesla to La Mirada stadium this cold evening, so it’s a lock that Eric will have the most impressive ride of all reporters….until, that is, the MVS guy shows.

  7. SC Parent's Gravatar SC Parent
    December 2, 2016 - 2:36 pm | Permalink

    @ T Peterson Not you my friend Thank you so much for the article you wrote about us Very good piece , I was speaking to JC Crush and several others who have underestimated Sierra Canyon . Much respect to you T peterson I hope you can make it to the game tonight
    From T. Peterson: I will be at the Los Altos- Paraclete battle. Senior writer Duane Barker, also by far the best photographer in the business, will be at the Sierra Canyon game.

  8. Who has you as an underdog?'s Gravatar Who has you as an underdog?
    December 2, 2016 - 2:10 pm | Permalink

    When was the last time you saw a football team without a persecution complex. Hell, there are people in Foxboro and Tuscaloosa who will say that “no one believes in us but us” BS with a straight face.

  9. SC Parent's Gravatar SC Parent
    December 2, 2016 - 1:06 pm | Permalink

    I love all the people making us the Underdog we have proven it time and time again . We are not 1 player like a D1 QB who cares we have multiple D1 commits on our team. Bobby Cole is a Stud running behind a very powerful line. As for the comments about a Sophomore QB , he has lead us all season to an Unbeaten record . He will pick apart any defense with multiple receiver threats. Sam Shadorf , Dylan Tait, Max Motel , The Twins, Michael Myrick. Defensively we have face tougher all around opponents and won. This is nothing we haven’t seen and shut down. Sorry all Haters Sierra Canyon is getting our second CIF ring tonight.
    From T. Peterson: Who has you as an underdog? I picked Sierra canyon.

  10. JCrush's Gravatar JCrush
    December 2, 2016 - 10:03 am | Permalink

    Agree @SaturdayFootball !! Road teams will have to leave at lunch hour to navigate Friday Night freeway traffic. What happen to bigger venues with there games during the day and eve…? And why in a TITLE game is one team at HOME? Not fair after all these kids went through to get here.

    That said, La Mirada on paper by a lace of a football but I like the Dave White story here and the team with the better QB. O’Conner is making smart plays. Should be close.

    Corona del Mar at Sierra Canyon. Many keep talking up Sierra’s defense. Not sure anyone can throttle Chase Garbers of CDM. The Cal commit is among the premiere QB’s in the nation ranked #13 Pro-Style in the entire country. That is a tough task to throttle for any school. There are three factors going against CDM however and one is the obvious long road trip to unfamiliar field. Second is will the weather play a factor as high wind warnings are in effect. Passing teams always are at a disadvantage here. Last, will Garbers get back his #1 SR. receiver Billy Shaw who has sat the playoffs with a fibula injury. His status is questionable. In his absence however a freshman John Humphrys has stepped in and been stellar catching the winning come from behind TD against Lompoc last week. With Tae Le the other WR whom set the receiving record this year for CDM that is a dynamic duo of two 6′ 4″ kids. If Shaw can play the SC defense is looking to cover 3 wide outs at 6’3″ or bigger. CDM can run the ball too.

    Sierra will look to run Cole yet I am not convinced he is better than the last two backs CDM faced in Colony’s Nathan Tilford or Lompocs Toa Taua. If CDM can prove to slow Cole then the sophomore QB will be in a spot he has never been in, a duel with a NCAA Div 1 commit QB. Garbers will cap his career tonight with a “W”.

    Los Altos has been having the DREAM season. I called the victory against Charter Oak as I assumed CO was over rated. The running game at Los Altos is solid. I’ll bet with you against Petro Pop on this one!

    Burbank heads to the OC for a game in which neither team has ever won a title. The Bank has awoken this season but I am suspect of any team with a 40 man roster. They must be playing both ways. Not a good formula for the second half. Take the home team YL buy a score.

    Abstain from Div 12 due to lack of knowledge!

  11. Locks of the week's Gravatar Locks of the week
    December 1, 2016 - 11:19 pm | Permalink

    Your locks of the week are: Rancho Mirage, Los Altos and Edison. My upset picks are: CDM and The Bank.

  12. December 1, 2016 - 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Camacho Arroyos Qb was given the keys the Porsche and asked just don’t lose games for us. Now w he’s winning games for usRiveras records are going down

  13. @Baxter's Gravatar @Baxter
    December 1, 2016 - 8:31 pm | Permalink

    I agree with you! Burbank wins easy! Yorba Linda was on the weak side of the bracket and only had to play one decent team (El Modena). 28-10 Burbank!

  14. Baxterfaster's Gravatar Baxterfaster
    December 1, 2016 - 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Dont underestimate Burbank. They are a bunch of neighborhood kids who play for eachother. There are no superstars, just lots of very good players who all make plays. And the defense, who for some reason mvs didnt even mention a single player or stat, is their strength. They create tons of turnovers, great field position and emotional momention. YL hasnt faced kaos like this defense, and combined with an offense that is finally peaking, the Bulldogs may surprise alot of people!

  15. Saturday Football's Gravatar Saturday Football
    December 1, 2016 - 5:53 pm | Permalink

    They should play these games on Saturday night. Getting from Lancaster to Hacienda Heights or from Newport to Granada Hills, then dealing with parking and crowds at a packed facility in time for a 7:30 kickoff is a tough thing on a Friday evening. Visiting fans will need to take the afternoon off work if they want any hope of seeing the whole game.

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