Game Night: Week 7

Francisco Remigio and the Schurr Spartans have a huge game against Montebello. (Photo by Duane Barker).

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

Friday October 13


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

Last Year: Montebello 14-7

Maybe the game of the week, if not the year. These two teams have been talking smack since July. The whole city of Montebello is on the edge of their collective seats. The Almont League title is on the line as well as bragging rights for the next year. Schurr blew out Garfield while Montebello lost to the same team by three. The Oilers rallied to beat Whittier by eight while Schurr stunned the Cardinals with a late touchdown by one point. The teams look similar. They both can score but have struggled at times on defense. It just seems like Schurr’s year. The Spartans look like they’re ready to break through. Schurr holds on in the fourth.

Schurr 28 Montebello 27



Charter Oak (6-0) at Los Altos (5-1)

Last Year: Los Altos 21-7

Los Altos was too physical for the Chargers last year. The Conquerors scored an early defensive touchdown on defense to set the tone and made it stand up. That was then, this is now. Charter Oak has knocked over everything in its path. The Chargers weren’t even really tested until last week in a 14-7 win over Diamond Ranch. That may have just made them mad. Los Altos is solid and Hector Spathias has done a great job in his first year at the helm. But the Chargers are on a mission to run the table. Charter Oak stays undefeated.

Charter Oak 24 Los Altos 10 


Mission Valley

El Monte (4-2) at Arroyo (7-0)

Last Year: Arroyo 41-13

Maybe if El Monte can pound the ball and get an early score the Lions can pull…no. Who am I kidding? Arroyo’s biggest test came last week and the Knights passed with flying colors. El Monte may be called the Lions but they don’t have the horses to stay with Arroyo. They might find the endzone once or twice but their defense won’t be able to stop the Knights. Arroyo moves one step closer to a prefect regular season.

Arroyo 35 El Monte 7      


Valle Vista

Northview (4-2) vs. Covina (5-1) (Covina District Field)

Last Year: Northview 49-7

Covina gets its second big test in as many weeks with Northview. Last week the Colts cleared one big hurdle by knocking off San Dimas but can they do it back to back? Northview is on a roll. After losing to Don Lugo the Vikes have outscored their last two opponents 88-0. Steven Comstock is having another big year and when the offense gets going its tough to stop. The Colts can score and should be able to again this week. But in the end Northview scores more. Vikes win a squeaker.

Northview 31 Covina 28    


Rio Hondo

South Pasadena (4-3) at Temple City (3-2)

Last Year: South Pasadena 37-14 

This would be a huge win for Temple City. The Rams, who have had the last two weeks off, could prove they’re back, at least somewhat, with a win over South Pasadena to kick off the Rio Hondo. Can you believe I picked South Pas to beat Monrovia last week? I figured it would fire up previous winless Monrovia. That it did. So if I go with the Tigers again maybe it will fire up TC. We’ll see.

South Pasadena 21 Temple City 14         



Crescenta Valley (6-0) at Burroughs (3-2)

Last Year: Crescenta Valley 38-9

We knew Crescenta Valley would be good this year. The Falcons haven’t disappointed winning their first six games. It was a little surprising that Pasadena scored 33 on them last week but the Falcons racked up 48 so it didn’t really matter.  Speaking of racking up Burroughs dropped 81 on Glendale last week. The Indians could use a victory to stay in the Pacific League hunt. Of course CV is no Glendale. The Falcons are still the best in the Pacific until someone says otherwise. Crescenta Valley wins.

Crescenta Valley 35 Burroughs 20       



South Hills (4-1) at Claremont (2-4)

Last Year: South Hills 45-7

South Hills has its eyes on a Palomares League title. Claremont is just another hurdle that the Huskies are certain to clear. They’re big test will come next week against Glendora. Claremont will hang around for a half…well, actually they won’t. South Hills in a rout.

South Hills 38 Claremont 7



St. Francis (6-0) at La Salle (3-3)

Last Year: St. Francis 38-28

If things go according to plan, St. Francis and Cathedral will square off in Week 10 at Friedman Field for the Angelus League crown. The Golden Knights aren’t about to let La Salle spoil that matchup. La Salle isn’t bad. The Lancers did beat Muir and Arcadia and put 51 on Salesian last week, but they aren’t good enough to beat St. Francis. You can bet your stocks and Bonds on that.

St. Francis 34 La Salle 13 



31 Comments to "Game Night: Week 7"

  1. ER's Gravatar ER
    October 16, 2017 - 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Well let’s look at the roster, we don’t have a player who can stretch the field a la araujo, Huerta etc, Vela would have been it but he chose not to play. That leaves Weeks to basically run the ball 20 times a game, we tried throwing the ball and just kept dropping it, so you’re right 80% chance every play will be a run. A 2-3 finish would maybe give us a playoff spot as a 3rd place team, however this senior class simply was never going to produce a league title.. I could be wrong and they could win out and tie for league at 4-1 but that’s highly doubtful.

  2. SpartyAlumni's Gravatar SpartyAlumni
    October 14, 2017 - 12:35 am | Permalink


  3. Moody's Gravatar Moody
    October 13, 2017 - 10:43 pm | Permalink

    I was banking on ER to finish 4-1 in league and ending a first place tie. But after watching them play tonight, I’m concern that they may end up 1-4. The offensive play calling is too inconsistent and predictable. The defense is spending too much time on the field.

  4. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    October 13, 2017 - 2:38 pm | Permalink


    Ask your kids for the last four years…

  5. MakeItRain's Gravatar MakeItRain
    October 13, 2017 - 11:59 am | Permalink


  6. spartanfan's Gravatar spartanfan
    October 13, 2017 - 11:06 am | Permalink

    That’s hilarious! Trust me no one wants to pretend to be an oiler!

  7. DH's Gravatar DH
    October 13, 2017 - 10:23 am | Permalink

    This ER slander needs to stop.

  8. Who's house's Gravatar Who's house
    October 13, 2017 - 9:56 am | Permalink

    i can see the Schurr coaches are up to their ole tricks agaain. coming on to this blog pretending to be Oiler faithful and calling out their team. Just aan FYI, it hasnt worked in like 4 years now. Just saying!!!. have fun tonight and please pleasse act like young men…

  9. Oilers's Gravatar Oilers
    October 13, 2017 - 7:57 am | Permalink

    Everyone thinks this is gonna be a close game. But don’t kid yourself the Oilers have beat Babb and Aguero very year that it matters. There will be no difference tonight. Babb will drop passes when it matters and Aguero will throw a pick or fumble when the game is on the line. Oilers will own the city again for the 5th year in a row. 5 “Pete” here we come.

  10. erfan's Gravatar erfan
    October 12, 2017 - 11:51 pm | Permalink

    @Moody: A large part of ER program maturing is the players attitude as to their focus on their education as much as football. Historically some of El Rancho’s finest athletes have under achieved in the classroom. Many vanish after football. Not pursuing higher education. Football for many athletes should be a motivating factor to excelling in the classroom as well as on the field. Medrano has his work cut out for him in changing this ethic. Time will tell if this remains a serious problem.

  11. Under the radar team's Gravatar Under the radar team
    October 12, 2017 - 9:42 pm | Permalink

    I know Los Altos is a big under dog versus a dominant Charter Oak team. But IF Los Altos happens to pull the big upset will midvalley finally give them some respect. They have alot of missing pieces from last year, and have alot of young players, and a new coaching staff yet they are playing respectable football, and they don’t get any love on here
    From T. Peterson: Don’t get love? You’re ranked #10!

  12. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    October 12, 2017 - 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Man TP, is that the best you got? Does that mean I get to call you an Aggravated Arroyo fan?
    From T. Peterson: 14-13…7-0

  13. Moody's Gravatar Moody
    October 12, 2017 - 6:15 pm | Permalink

    ER has a real shot at winning DRL if several of their key players can avoid sitting out because of grades. We’ll know next week.

  14. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    October 12, 2017 - 5:56 pm | Permalink

    @ D Robbins:

    Lol. I am heckling MVS for their faulty reporting, not trying to diminish Arroyo’s victory. If they had said Arroyo showed grit when they were on the ropes or conquered adversity when their backs were against the wall, then that would have been accurate reporting. A sports journalist presents a narrative of the game, and writing that Arroyo “passed with flying colors” in essence suggests that there was never a doubt (no pun intended) and that they had an easy victory. Arroyo possesses a high-octane offense. Would you not say it’s notable to mention that Arroyo was limited to 7 points for three and a half quarters and ultimately was held to 14 points, or would you simply arrive at the weak conclusion that I must be a “salty South El Monte fan”?
    From T. Peterson: A salty South El Monte fan.

  15. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    October 12, 2017 - 5:06 pm | Permalink


    Well said! Great post …

  16. D. Robbins's Gravatar D. Robbins
    October 12, 2017 - 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Look at this salty south fan. A loss is a loss, no matter if you win by one point or one-hundred points. Do you think people really remember teams that almost won?…”hey dude remember when we almost won that cif championship…remember when we were second place?” Yeah that is how you sound right now

  17. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    October 12, 2017 - 4:24 pm | Permalink


    Lol. Come on guys, no need to romanticise Arroyo’s victory. Say it like it is. Don’t deprive your readers of accurate reporting. Unless, of course, you’d rather entertain them than inform them. If that’s the case, well then, go for it. From what I’ve been told from credible sources, Arroyo was sweating bullets all game long, or some would prefer to say they were s@#%%&*g bricks. I heard that South El Monte induced a palpable epidemic of anxiety all throughout the Arroyo side of Bergstrom Stadium. Nervous time indeed. Some said South El Monte had its foot on Arroyo’s throat, others said that South El Monte “choked” and had Arroyo in a stranglehold in the fourth quarter. Synthesize all the data, including the one point victory, and what do you get? A far cry from “Arroyo passed their biggest test with flying colors.”

    Try answering this question with objectivity:

    Do you think Arroyo played well/great vs. South El Monte?
    From T. Peterson: 7-0.

  18. Schurr Alum's Gravatar Schurr Alum
    October 12, 2017 - 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Hats off to BG PV….I see a young BG team. Schurr was a young team 2 years ago and now they are benefiting from the licks they took. Ramos has kept them focused and has made many good improvements to the program. The tradition of Schurr vs BG is not that deep like the MHS vs SHS tradition. We will continue to battle in the Almont in the years to come. Good luck to all the young men in the league and represent well in the playoffs, Go SPARTA

  19. Bell Gardens PV's Gravatar Bell Gardens PV
    October 12, 2017 - 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Montebello and Schurr are the cream of the crop in the Almont, Montebello has won league four or five times in a row with Schurr finishing right behind them. Until someone (Alhambra, BG, San Gabriel, Keppel) knocks one of them off we should not be on here talking trash. Bell Gardens is much improved from last year, does that mean they are going to beat Schurr and Montebello? No one knows, but what is for certain BG is much improved and makes the Almont that more interesting for the upcoming years (and yes that includes this year). As a BG alumnus and BG father I have played for Newell and my son played for Ramos (I had a nephew coached by Ackerman and I have another nephew who plays for Beltran) I have not missed a home or away game in that span (from my sons playing days on) and BG isn’t quite there yet to unseat one of the top 2 without help (injuries or grades) but I will say if they keep improving and make another jump like they did from last season to this season look out.
    Finally, Newell was an amazing coach. The only man I have ever known who could destroy you verbally and you know he loved you and wanted the best from you. Ramos had a very tough job replacing him and he did a fine job, and yes he is doing a fine job at Schurr. I will not come on here and talk negatively about another man, I have nothing to say about Ackerman. But, last year is more of a reflection of his leadership then Beltran’s.

  20. Oiler2016's Gravatar Oiler2016
    October 12, 2017 - 12:57 pm | Permalink

    All the BG came out of nowhere. Where were you guys during preseason. Oh yeah worrying for league cause your guys suck lol. I’m expecting a good game from schurr. Schurr and Montebello will keep dominating the Almont League for the next ten years

  21. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    October 12, 2017 - 12:20 pm | Permalink


    Oh, I get it. You reserve the right to be biased and “misleading” to its audience. Got it.

    From MVS Staff: Biased maybe but misleading? Dude, relax and put it all into persepective. It’s high school football! The writers vote and these are the results and they are just for fun and promote dialogue! You’re getting your knickers in a twist like we’re screwing up your betting lines and it’s costing you money!

  22. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 12, 2017 - 11:02 am | Permalink

    @ Lancerlife AKA Beltran’s jock supporter, Stay in your lane and be patient. Your two a** kickings are coming shortly.

  23. Lancerlife's Gravatar Lancerlife
    October 12, 2017 - 10:40 am | Permalink

    Lol Montebello and Shurr stop it fighting about a players GPA. Oh wait we don’t have that issue here in BG cause we have a coach who cares about academics as much as football maybe even more. And he still finds a way to win.

  24. Anon's Gravatar Anon
    October 12, 2017 - 10:12 am | Permalink

    @bottom line
    youre so right the coaching god Beltran is at BG and no one stands a chance in the almont because he is so superior to all the other coaches. Get off the mans sack! BG kids are not LS kids! He’s a good coach that has a lot of talent in the past. I’m not taking about superior talent just good football talent at LS. Best of luck when you play Schurr & Montebello. Don’t want no excuses if BG don’t win with their Superior Head Coach ahahaha

  25. Bottom Line's Gravatar Bottom Line
    October 12, 2017 - 9:30 am | Permalink

    It’s the tradition to become lathered over this Montebello-Schurr game, because it presumably confers super powers upon the victor, at least within city limits. Meanwhile, over in Bell Gardens, a coach the likes of which the Almont has never seen is quietly preparing to surprise both these outfits in the coming weeks.

  26. Insider2's Gravatar Insider2
    October 12, 2017 - 9:12 am | Permalink

    You stand corrected…its 4 D’s and 2 A’s = 2.0 Bud.

  27. arcadia7's Gravatar arcadia7
    October 12, 2017 - 9:00 am | Permalink

    correction, La Salle did not beat Arcadia, Arcadia won 20-10

  28. spartanfan's Gravatar spartanfan
    October 12, 2017 - 8:52 am | Permalink

    we can say the same about pete with K rod. #5 from montebello, this is his last game!

  29. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    October 12, 2017 - 8:12 am | Permalink

    Sorry, correction “Can”

  30. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    October 12, 2017 - 8:11 am | Permalink

    Come someone at MVS please tell me what you mean when you say “pass with flying colors?” Not sure if you understand the idiom.

    From MVS Staff: It’s called literary license!

  31. Insider's Gravatar Insider
    October 12, 2017 - 7:09 am | Permalink

    Lil Romi and his 4 F’s plays his last game of the season. Unless of course coach pays off his teachers again.

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