Game Night: Week 3

Quarterback Nin Burns II and the Covina Colts take on Montclair Thursday night (Photo by Doug Brown)

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

Thursday September 14

Montclair (2-0) at Covina (2-1) (Covina District Field) 

Last Year: Covina 31-7

The Colts have won their last couple of games after losing their opener. They’ve racked up 91 points in their last two games. Montclair meanwhile has already won more games this year than they did all of last season. Covina, even though it has come against inferior opponents, seems to have gotten its groove back. Nin Burns II and company have the offense rolling. Colts look good for a W here.

Covina 35 Montclair 7


Friday September 15

Charter Oak (3-0) at Damien (3-0)

Last Year: Charter Oak 27-14

Maybe  the best matchup of the week. Charter Oak hasn’t just been winning, they’ve been taking no prisoners. The Chargers brushed aside a solid Glendora team last week. Damien hasn’t been too shabby itself. The Spartans also beat Glendora and then pummeled Claremont last week. They should battle until the end, but somewhere along the way, probably in the fourth quarter, Charter Oak makes a play. They simply have too much. Chargers remain unbeaten.

Charter Oak 31 Damien 21 


Don Lugo (2-0) at Northview (2-1) (Covina District Field) 

Last Year: Northview 35-28

Don Lugo took care of Monrovia last week after a one point win over Warren in Week One. Greg Gano’s crew can score and they may have to put away Northview. The Vikings were blitzed by Charter Oak, isn’t everybody? but have rebounded to knock off Rosemead and Santa Fe. Last year was a shootout and this year it looks like it could be the same. Steven Comstock and the offense will put up some points but the Vikings defense will need to make some stops as well. They may take some hits early but in the end they get it done.

Northview 31 Don Lugo 27


Los Altos (3-0) at Glendora 1-2) (Citrus College)

Last Year: Los Altos 42-34 

Some people are surprised by the Conquerors start. New Head Coach Hector Spathias has yet to lose his first game through three weeks after taking over for Dale Ziola. Los Altos has scored 126 points during the three game run. Glendora is 1-2 but both of its losses have been to quality opponents. Nobody will run away in this one. Glendora may take an early lead but Los Altos should have enough to rally late and win. Conqs go to 4-0.

Los Altos 24 Glendora 17                 


Montebello (2-1) at El Rancho (1-2)

Montebello has been scoring a ton of points. The problem is they have been giving up almost as many. That may or may not work against El Rancho. The Dons have been up and down. Last week they racked up 35 but still fell short to Pomona in overtime. This one has shootout written all over it. It could be the last team with the ball wins. Gabriel Tapia and the Oilers are the last men standing. Montebello…barely.

Montebello 38 El Rancho 31       


La Salle (1-2) at Muir (2-0) 

Last Year: La Salle 44-6

Last year it was all La Salle. The Lancers ran all over the Mustangs from start to finish to the point of embarrassment. This year La Salle has been up and down after losing some key talent from a year ago. They fell to Arcadia but outscored Monrovia before losing at Birmingham. Muir has rolled in its first two game however the opponents weren’t exactly USC and Alabama. That being said the Stangs did what they needed to do. Rarely has the gap closed that much in one year between two teams, but in this case it has. Muir wins in a close call.

Muir 27 La Salle 24  


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

Last Year: West Covina 24-13

Any other year the advantage would go to West Covina. Not this year. The Bulldogs have a new coach and a lot of new faces and it has showed so far on the scoreboard. It might take Corey Tello a couple of years to get things going down on Cameron Ave. Schurr suffered a painful loss last week at Arroyo, but it might just be the medicine needed for the Spartans to get back on track. Miguel Aguero and Lance Babb are a tough pair to deal with. Schurr gets the W.

Schurr 24 West Covina 10  


La Serna (2-1) at St. Francis (2-0) 

Last Year: St. Francis 24-21 

So far so good for St. Franks. Two games and two easy victories. The Golden Knights dropped 48 on Mira Costa which is a solid team and 42 on Pasadena, which is…well not so much. La Serna fell to La Costa Canyon but then rebounded to beat Troy and that same Mira Costa team. Last year was a three point game and this year has a similar look. The big question is can La Serna slow down St. Francis quarterback Darius Perrantes who has thrown for 539 yards and 8 touchdowns in two games? Well, yes to a point. Perrantes probably won’t go crazy but eventually he’ll make enough plays. Golden Knights emerge with the victory.

St. Francis 35 La Serna 24      


28 Comments to "Game Night: Week 3"

  1. erfan's Gravatar erfan
    September 15, 2017 - 10:20 pm | Permalink

    El Rancho 35 Montebello 7. Montebello QB’s dad tweeting Montebello lost because of cell phone lady on the chain gang. I hear she was from the Patriots and deflate gate. Absolutely hilarious..

  2. ER's Gravatar ER
    September 15, 2017 - 5:43 pm | Permalink

    A transfer should be given a shot, a player missing 3 or 4 months you have no choice what will it teach the rest of the team

  3. September 15, 2017 - 5:33 pm | Permalink

    @Angelus League
    At least you spelled it right this time. Get off the high horse you’re on.
    In what world do you live where all the schools would beat Arroyo?
    St Paul just lost to Montebello
    Salesian lost to Cantwell LaSalle is losing to Arcadia cmon bro the disparity in your league is astronomical no one can compete with you aside from St Francis. How come you weren’t banging your chest when Chaminade Serra and Alemany were in your league.

  4. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    September 15, 2017 - 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Medrano allowed a late transfer while at Bonita in Jake Payton. There were huge extenuating circumstances in this kids situation. Payton practiced all summer then was CIF disqualified then OK’d to play at the school where he lived. Other than that Medrano has been historically tough as nails as to demands for attending all practices and meetings. Unless he has softened up any kid not practicing with the team all summer then wants to play in mid-season has little chance. Rewarding players for their commitment to the program and keeping players adhering to team rules is the main reason ER hired this type of coach.

  5. ER's Gravatar ER
    September 15, 2017 - 4:11 pm | Permalink

    I dont really know him that well I just know the players said he didnt want to play football anymore. It was not a matter of baseball coach letting him or not, he would have allowed it. According to my son he tried to get back on but he should not have missed spring football, summer and hell week. From what I know he lives in Whittier but is from an ER family so he was never going to go anywher else. Yes ER could used him.

  6. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    September 15, 2017 - 3:20 pm | Permalink

    SP just for mopped up by Montebello…

  7. MTB's Gravatar MTB
    September 15, 2017 - 3:13 pm | Permalink

    @ER since you seem to be in the know regarding the Ranch…What ever happened to that Vela kid. We heard that he may be rejoining the team. Did the new baseball coach not let him play? Looking at Hudl from previous seasons, it looks like ER could’ve used him either running or catching the ball. If the kid didn’t want to play for Medrano, he should have transferred. I don’t even think he lives in PR.

  8. Angelus League's Gravatar Angelus League
    September 15, 2017 - 12:26 pm | Permalink

    To Friday Knights. Cathedral’s Bryce Young is The Number 1 Sophmore QB in The Nation. By The time He Graduates from Cathedral, Bryce will be The Number #1 QB in The Nation Period. He has over 20 D1 Offers already and he is The real deal. Loyola Might go down to D2 next season but never down to D5. You keep attacking Cathedral and I don’t know why. You saw what they did to Arroyo at Bonita and that’s 7 on 7. Imagine in a Real Game that would be ugly for Arroyo. Yes, The Angelus league bottom dwellers Harvard Westlake, St. Paul, La Salle , with The Exemption of Lowly Salesian can Beat Arroyo with no problem.

  9. MRovia's Gravatar MRovia
    September 15, 2017 - 8:00 am | Permalink

    Monrovia should be just fine tonight. See you guys in Whittier. Go Wildcats!

    P.s. Monrovia has not sunk yet you can’t sink a Wildcat trust me. They’ve been here before no biggie! The boys believe and know what they have to do tonight. Minus the distractions aka “loud mouth parents” who think they know football. Just sit down and watch the game!

  10. ER's Gravatar ER
    September 15, 2017 - 12:12 am | Permalink

    oh we comin

  11. Oilers's Gravatar Oilers
    September 14, 2017 - 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Not even close. ER’s Dbacks too small too slow too short to stop our passing and running game. 56-21 Montebello.

  12. @Cats's Gravatar @Cats
    September 14, 2017 - 10:45 pm | Permalink

    The fact you are even wondering how Monrovia would do against a weak team like Whittier shows how far Monrovians have sunk

  13. September 14, 2017 - 10:18 pm | Permalink

    Loyal isn’t a test for Cathedral! Loyola will be a D4 team in two years and D5 in three years. They just aren’t that good anymore. They’re not playing the free education thing anymore (Drake Beasley) perfect example. High tuition no one wants to go there. Cathedral should win by 3 scores but do we really know how good Cathedral is? DO we know truly know how they’ll respond to adverse situations? Answer is clearly No. we don’t even know how good the Qb is. I know there’s hype but the opponents have been so far over matched you don’t really know. This week a lot will be answered for a lot of teams just not sure that’s the case for the Cathedral

  14. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    September 14, 2017 - 9:39 pm | Permalink

    SEM 35 Bellflower 8 final

  15. Sg insider's Gravatar Sg insider
    September 14, 2017 - 9:16 pm | Permalink

    There is two sg insiders and I’m sure I was the first bubba ,Peterson is my best friend and will not allow this to go on. As the cofounder of midvalleysports and fellow arroyo fan you are exiled

  16. @sginsider's Gravatar @sginsider
    September 14, 2017 - 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Who gives a rats a**!

  17. Sginsider's Gravatar Sginsider
    September 14, 2017 - 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Sg frosh 53-14 over Ganesha

  18. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    September 14, 2017 - 8:31 pm | Permalink

    Yes, and I also had Schurr beating Arroyo which didn’t happen. I am at .500 for the year. Don Lugo beating Northview will get me over the hump.

  19. 210's Gravatar 210
    September 14, 2017 - 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Muir beats La Salle…Really? Can’t wait to see this!!

  20. annoymous's Gravatar annoymous
    September 14, 2017 - 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Well The poor Guys Cathedral Frosh Beat The Rich Guys Loyola Frosh 34-6 at Loyola.

  21. Cats's Gravatar Cats
    September 14, 2017 - 6:38 pm | Permalink

    How do you guys feel about the Monrovia vs Whittier game ? Think Monrovia can turn it around ?

  22. Bottom Line's Gravatar Bottom Line
    September 14, 2017 - 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Loyola vs. Cathedral, you mean the sons of rich guys versus the sons of guys who’re living on borrowed money to pretend they’re still middle-class? Yeah, that should be great.

  23. Sgv Insider's Gravatar Sgv Insider
    September 14, 2017 - 12:57 pm | Permalink

    @My Two Cents,
    Aren’t you the same clown who said SC would get hammered by Stanford. Your opinions sir are worth just that. Two Cents !!!

  24. BP's Gravatar BP
    September 14, 2017 - 12:15 pm | Permalink

    You heard wrong

  25. Phantom Alum's Gravatar Phantom Alum
    September 14, 2017 - 11:40 am | Permalink

    How about Cathedral versus Loyola!! Big test for the Phantoms. If they continue to roll we are looking at a end of regular season showdown with St. Francis.

  26. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    September 14, 2017 - 10:26 am | Permalink

    Northview hasn’t look good at all. Don Lugo should win this game handily.

  27. Bulldogs De-barked's Gravatar Bulldogs De-barked
    September 14, 2017 - 9:44 am | Permalink

    Sad to see West Covina floundering so badly. One begins to wonder if the Bulldogs made a mistake in saying hello to Tello.

  28. haha's Gravatar haha
    September 14, 2017 - 9:27 am | Permalink

    trust me schurr doesnt win again until league lol

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