Game Night: Week 6

San Dimas runs into Valle Vista League play against Covina Friday night.

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

Friday 10/6
Hacienda League

Diamond Ranch (3-2) at Charter Oak (5-0)

Last Year: Charter Oak 20-6 

With a break here or there, Diamond Ranch could be 5-0. The Panthers lost their two games by a total of 10 points. Last week they racked up 56 on Bonita. They can play, no question. But the question is can they play with Charter Oak? Probably not. The Chargers, perennial contenders, have taken it to a new level this year. Their closest game was a 22 point win over Glendora. The only question these days is will Charter Oak run the table? Chargers stay unbeaten.

Charter Oak 35 Diamond Ranch 17  


Mission Valley League

South El Monte (6-0) at Arroyo (6-0)

Last Year: Arroyo 38-14

Well, somebody is going to get its first loss. Whoever wins will go 10-0. That you can bet on. Neither team has shown many flaws so far. Arroyo was tested in the opener in a seven point win over 4-1 Covina. The Knights have been on cruise control ever since. Nobody has come close to South El Monte. The closest opponent was Alhambra who lost 24-7 back in Zero Week. The Eagles will give the Knights all they want. They may even grab an early lead. Sal Tovar will get his yards but the Knights are good at making adjustments. In the end the South secondary won’t be able to contain Ernesto Camacho. Camacho has thrown for nearly 1500 yards so far. He’ll get another 300 here. The Knights get it done.

Arroyo 35 South El Monte 24 


Pacific League

Burbank (3-2) at Arcadia (3-2)

Last Year: Burbank 26-16 

Both teams need a win to stay unbeaten in the Pacific. The Apaches showed some guts last week rallying to beat a good Burroughs team. They have the athletes and when they get in space on offense they’re tough to stop. The Bulldogs have rolled the last two weeks over lower level league teams Glendale and Hoover but when they played a solid Downey team earlier in the year they were routed 35-7. It could go either way. Arcadia is faster but Burbank is more physical. Burbank though, always seems to come up big in these situations. Bulldogs win close.

Burbank 30 Arcadia 27


Valle Vista League

San Dimas (3-2) at Covina (4-1) (Covina District Field) 

Last Year: San Dimas 48-21

San Dimas stubbed its toe twice earlier this year but seems to be back on track the last couple of weeks including  a 40-16 thrashing of Cal last week. The Saints come at you with five or six guys that can pound the ball and have rushed for close to 2000 yards already this season. Covina’s only loss came at the hands of undefeated Arroyo but the Colts have been rolling ever since. Covina can score but can the Colts make enough stops to get over the hump? Eventually San Dimas’ ground attack will wear the Colts down. San Dimas pulls away in the second half.

San Dimas 34 Covina 27  


Northview (3-2) at Baldwin Park (3-2)

Last Year: Northview 42-14

Northview is ready to get started on defending its Valle Vista League title. The Vikings have had a couple of losses but their opponents in those games, Charter Oak and Don Lugo, are a combined 9-1. Baldwin Park has a puncher’s chance but if they get down early the Braves will get knocked out. BP may bite somebody in league but it won’t be this week. Vikings win handily.

Northview 38 Baldwin Park 17         


San Gabriel Valley League

Paramount (4-1) at Downey (4-1) 

Last Year: Downey 28-14

Two 4-1 teams battling for supremacy as they kick off the San Gabriel Valley League. Should be a good one. A win for Paramount would be huge sending a message to the rest of the league that it’s for real. Downey though is Downey. The Vikings took their lumps from Santa Margarita in the season opener but they have punched everybody in the mouth ever since. They had impressive wins in successive weeks over Hart and Burbank. They aren’t about to drop the league opener at home. Kijjon Foots, Baraq Ross and company get it done.

Downey 31 Paramount 14    


Rio Hondo League

South Pasadena (4-2) at Monrovia (0-5)

Last Year: Monrovia 46-16

Can South Pasadena pull something? That’s the question on everybody’s mind. The Tigers have been impressive. They shut out Alhambra 27-0 two weeks ago and on September 8 they routed Duarte 44-0. What’s going on in Monrovia? The Wildcats have given up a ton of points and they’re still looking for their first win. If they win suddenly they’re back in the groove and maybe the favorites to win the Rio Hondo. If they lose a bad season becomes disastrous. Something just doesn’t seem right though. Monrovia has had some injuries but even despite that things seem awry. A bad season gets worse.

South Pasadena 24 Monrovia 20         


Almont League

Alhambra (2-2) at Montebello (3-2) 

Last Year: Montebello 30-12 

Alhambra is improved. The Moors have two wins already including holding off a tough Temple City team by three points. Montebello needs to make sure it doesn’t overlook Alhambra with Schurr lurking next week. The Oilers are still the defending champs in the Almont but they have, at times, not looked like the team of a year ago. Three weeks ago they suffered an ugly 35-7 loss at El Rancho. However Pete Gonzalez’ team should come out ready to play Friday night. They want to show that they are still the Almont Kings. Oilers win the league opener.

Montebello 37 Alhambra 13        

45 Comments to "Game Night: Week 6"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 10, 2017 - 12:21 am | Permalink

    @ psshhh…Almont League
    FYI: Gabriel Tapia played the entire game against Alhambra, and Kris Rodriguez not only played both ways, but also scored two touchdowns for Montebello.
    These players recovered nicely from their injuries. (And, maybe someone out there was trolling about their status as well.)
    Only Michael Vital missed the game, and Mykael Loera proved to be a capable backup, carrying the ball 14 times for 109 yards.
    It wouldn’t be like the Oilers to throw away a chance for a fifth straight Almont League title. But, I think Schurr will be the team to beat them this year. I wouldn’t rule out Bell Gardens, either.

  2. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    October 8, 2017 - 10:12 am | Permalink

    @Almont fan,

    4 years is not a ” little run”. More like a domination. Get a life loser….As for Schurr, we definitely have our hands full. But we will be ready as always…

  3. Almont fan's Gravatar Almont fan
    October 8, 2017 - 8:59 am | Permalink

    Montebello couldn’t handle a city team which Shurr destroyed. Montebellos little league run has come to an end and won’t have another for a long time to come. Those in the know it’s Shurr year and BG is making big strides Montebello has nothing comming up. I see Shurr mopping the floor with you and BG winning a close one. Look what ER did to Montebello and ER just squeeked by BG

  4. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    October 7, 2017 - 11:20 pm | Permalink


    Anyone who knows anything knows that Valley View is a great team. They don’t belong in our Division. They got beat up last year in league and was a state finalist. Do the math… You pretty much don’t know your head from your ass. That’s equivalent to Valley View playing La Habra or Mission Viejo. But we have no choice. We don’t make excuses like you. We take it on. Basically I’m saying your a fraud. You have to be some local village idiot that’s trying to represent a great team. Have some nuts and be a man. Stop hiding and represent who you really are.
    As for this weeks game, we definitely have to play mistake free football. Schurr is a very good team. But once again , we will be ready. I hope it’s a great game like the last few years. May all the kids play hard and nobody gets injured. Good luck to both teams!

  5. Me's Gravatar Me
    October 7, 2017 - 7:23 pm | Permalink

    Come November no more AREA teams .real competition I wanna see how Montebello does then.till then keep beating up on Keppel and Alhambra ..

  6. Me's Gravatar Me
    October 7, 2017 - 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Let Montebello win all they want still have to go through valley view al those good teams in front of them.and we have seen what happened before pure blowouts…..Lol..

  7. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    October 7, 2017 - 3:47 pm | Permalink


    Where do you guys come from? How can he lose players from Middle Schools etc when we’ve dominated in the last five years? Come up with something legit one time. You guys are dying to win and you will say anything to start drama….Let it play out and we will see. As for you, go back to Drama class and grow a pair…idiot status…

  8. psshhh... almont league's Gravatar psshhh... almont league
    October 7, 2017 - 9:43 am | Permalink

    @ Ron V

    you know that montebello is sitting all those starters cuz they can lose every game from here on out and as long as they win next week vs SCHURR their season is made. they have packed it in and are only looking to spoil the spartans season with a win next week.
    montebello knows if they lose vs schurr they lose not only kids from the middle schools but they lose the city fan base and support of the city. im very interested for next weeks game!

  9. Phantom Alum's Gravatar Phantom Alum
    October 6, 2017 - 10:47 am | Permalink

    @Classic Rivalry. Just FYI. Cathedral & Salesian don’t play until Oct. 27th. This years’ game will be at Cathedral and not at LA Southwest College.

  10. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    October 6, 2017 - 9:10 am | Permalink

    Sorry OilerVille wrong guy. I have no ties to either school.

  11. ER's Gravatar ER
    October 6, 2017 - 8:45 am | Permalink

    Oh really?

  12. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 6, 2017 - 7:15 am | Permalink

    Was there a running clock BEFORE halftime?

  13. Colt74's Gravatar Colt74
    October 5, 2017 - 11:12 pm | Permalink

    It’s 11:15 PM and I think Burroughs stopped scoring.

    Burroughs 81 Glendale 14

  14. ER's Gravatar ER
    October 5, 2017 - 11:05 pm | Permalink

    I can confirm Tapia was injured in the game against ER in week 3, the other 2 backs not sure as they played most of the game against us and I cannot confirm if they are back or not. I know tapia did not play vs cantwell.

  15. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    October 5, 2017 - 9:12 pm | Permalink

    I agree Arcadia is the more talented team. I don’t think Burbank beats Arcadia as much as Arcadia beating themselves. This games will come down to the number of silly penalties Arcadia earns. The fact that they were able to beat Burroughs last week tells me they have made a conscious effort to clean it up. I am picking Arcadia in this one for two reasons: 1) Burbank barely beat a terrible Monrovia team. 2) You can’t win if you can’t score offensively.

    SEM is a good team but hard to see them beating Arroyo being one dimensional offensively. Tovar needs help and he won’t get it in this game. Arroyo wins big by 3 TDs.

    Monrovia beats South Pasadena.

  16. He said it's Gravatar He said it
    October 5, 2017 - 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Heard washington is out with injury and Monrovia is playing only 3 of 11 starters because they missed practice last week ? Wow . It’s over for the cats

  17. MHS's Gravatar MHS
    October 5, 2017 - 8:44 pm | Permalink

    So whats the word did BG win last week against rancho mirage? Maxpreps is showing that they lost?

  18. Rise of the Titans's Gravatar Rise of the Titans
    October 5, 2017 - 8:18 pm | Permalink

    PiHi will spoil ER’s homecoming fiesta with a shocking 17-13 upset.

  19. Moor's Gravatar Moor
    October 5, 2017 - 8:12 pm | Permalink

    @mvs how can you call Alhambra an improved team?

    The beat teams they should in temple city and la Wilson. When they step up in to play the big boys they get beaten.

    If it’s true that montebello is without there top players then there’s no reason Alhambra should lose the game. And if they do coach Eric needs to change the things he is doing.

  20. Pacific's Gravatar Pacific
    October 5, 2017 - 7:59 pm | Permalink

    learn English before you start talking on here.

  21. EagleStrong's Gravatar EagleStrong
    October 5, 2017 - 7:08 pm | Permalink

    The boys are ready Olmos and Nava will both have huge game Olmos 100 rushing 150 passing and Nava 150 rushing. Mark my words 16-0 season!!!

    35-21 final

  22. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 5, 2017 - 7:06 pm | Permalink

    Montebello’s top three ballcarriers are all out of action? (Including their starting quarterback, Gabriel Tapia, who got hurt against El Rancho and missed the Cantwell game?)
    That’s definitely news to me. Whoa. But, I’m not sure I can believe it until I actually see that they’re not in the lineup tomorrow night.

  23. Oilers2016's Gravatar Oilers2016
    October 5, 2017 - 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Bg please!!! Nobody cares about bell gardens football. You’ll be lucky if you get 3rd place and go to the playoffs. Lol BG is a joke

  24. Colt74's Gravatar Colt74
    October 5, 2017 - 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Montebello gets the W and Northview has the whole second half for their 2nd and 3rd string to get playing time.

  25. Area Spectator's Gravatar Area Spectator
    October 5, 2017 - 1:59 pm | Permalink

    @ Moore Wins

    Those players have been hurt since the 1st quarter of the El Rancho game. Nothing new, Montebello still rolls. Alhambra not good enough up front to last the whole game

  26. MHS's Gravatar MHS
    October 5, 2017 - 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Whats the word on those 3 Montebello players?
    I havent heard anything?!?!

  27. Classic Rivalry's Gravatar Classic Rivalry
    October 5, 2017 - 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Next week Salesian plays Cathedral. I dare Cathedral to leave their ringers off the field. It will be nice to see the soul and pride of the true student body on the field. Saying whose ur dady, with ringers on the field has no meaning.

  28. BG's Gravatar BG
    October 5, 2017 - 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Monkeybello is going down 4th place in the Almont league!

  29. Areafan's Gravatar Areafan
    October 5, 2017 - 1:10 pm | Permalink

    St Paul is finished, just close that place down and send the kids to pius x…

  30. Colt74's Gravatar Colt74
    October 5, 2017 - 1:08 pm | Permalink

    @ Oink oink

    One more thing. I have not made 1 post before today about Covina this season. I let them speak for themselves. But your post today just hit a funny bone, and well, I had to bite.
    If Covina DOES lose to San Dimas and/or Northview it would not be by any reasons you laid forth.

    That’ll do pig. That’ll do.

  31. Ahs's Gravatar Ahs
    October 5, 2017 - 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Why you talking smak about ARROYO they did beat COVINA right

  32. Colt74's Gravatar Colt74
    October 5, 2017 - 12:58 pm | Permalink

    @Oink oink

    Sam Dinas’s opponents are 9-17. They also played Diamond Bar but I guess them playing DB helps them though? Right. Oh…and DB did not score on us and we had starters out in 3rd. We don’t keep starters in to run up the stats. Hint hint. What power houses have SD played? I’ll wait… They played 1 team with a mighty power rating of 6…and lost.

    Just the facts maam…just the facts.

    NV lost to Don Lugo which just lost to 1-4 Troy by 21 and has a power rating of -.5. They also barely beat 1-4 Sante Fe -3.4 power rating.

    Covina’s not worried about either. We’d rather play the games than go off of what someone thinks.

    Just the facts maam…just the facts.

  33. OilerVille's Gravatar OilerVille
    October 5, 2017 - 12:33 pm | Permalink


    Maybe you should not pay attention to what we’re doing. It’s obvious you follow us with a passion. I’m pretty sure I know who you are. Don’t blame us for your downfalls as a parent. Be a better example and maybe something good will happen for you. Have some DELETED and let us know who you are. You have all these comments with no legs to stand all… can’t wait for next set of comments. Get a life you no football knowing clown ..

  34. The Ranch's Gravatar The Ranch
    October 5, 2017 - 12:16 pm | Permalink


    By that logic your players will be transferring to us.

  35. anti-private's Gravatar anti-private
    October 5, 2017 - 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Got my $$$ on Arcadia as well. Burbank doesn’t have the guys of years past.

  36. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    October 5, 2017 - 11:44 am | Permalink

    I love hearing about Montebello beginning to spiral down the drain. I have zero ties to Alhambra, but, let’s go MOORS !

  37. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    October 5, 2017 - 11:42 am | Permalink

    Pete Gonzalez came from st Paul so of course they’ll have transfers. It looks like either 1 of 2 things happened. Montebello either blew their wad against St Paul and played their best they will. Or St Paul is that bad and should be in division 11 or 12 instead of being ranked 5 in D 6 with a 2-3 record and a loss to an unranked d10 team

  38. Alhambra Upset's Gravatar Alhambra Upset
    October 5, 2017 - 11:14 am | Permalink

    I heard the same about Montebello.
    Sucks if its true, their top three players are out.
    Funny thing is that they are all TRANSFERS (non Montebello High kids)
    Tapia, Vital and KRod.

  39. Oink oink's Gravatar Oink oink
    October 5, 2017 - 11:14 am | Permalink

    @knights & vv fan
    Covina’s super soft schedule has set them up for failure in league. San Dimas will handle Covina tomorrow night and Northview beats them 30 plus. Now these 2 drubbings Covina will take in league might help them out in the playoffs but playing the likes of Montclair, Diamond Bar, Walnut, Pioneer & Arroyo is doing nothing to set you up in the long run.

  40. Oilers2016's Gravatar Oilers2016
    October 5, 2017 - 10:57 am | Permalink

    Wouldn’t be surprised if the Alhambra football players transfer to our school next year lol. We are demolishing them this Friday!

  41. LA's Gravatar LA
    October 5, 2017 - 10:15 am | Permalink

    We like it that way!

  42. Moore wins's Gravatar Moore wins
    October 5, 2017 - 10:06 am | Permalink

    If it’s true what I hear out of Montebello they will be without some key players look for the upset.

  43. Under the radar team's Gravatar Under the radar team
    October 5, 2017 - 9:44 am | Permalink

    LOS ALTOS flying under the radar
    From T. Peterson: Not by us. They’re ranked #11 in the Top 20.

  44. Pacific's Gravatar Pacific
    October 5, 2017 - 8:07 am | Permalink

    People been saying Arcadia will beat Burbank last 2 years. hasn’t happened, and will not happen tomorrow.

  45. October 5, 2017 - 7:56 am | Permalink

    Spot on with your prediction for Arroyo SEM. Too much fire power and Coach Mac has Gallardo’s number. He knows how to attack his coverages.
    Covina blows out San Dimas IMO. Burns will go nuts vs a shaky SD defense.
    I think Arcadia pulls out vs Burbank
    Montebello Beats Alhambra but it’s closer than you think.

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