Game Night: Week 10

Darnell Williams and Burbank have a rivalry game with Burroughs. (Photo by Doug Brown).

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

Thursday November 2


Arcadia (6-3) at Crescenta Valley (8-1) (Glendale) 

Last Year: Crescenta Valley 49-28

Crescenta Valley is trying to finish off the regular season in style and secure second in the Pacific. Arcadia can also take second with a victory and gain some huge momentum heading into the playoffs. There will plenty of points put on the board but most of them will be courtesy of the Falcons. Arcadia is good but CV is just better. Their offense is too much for the Apaches to handle. Falcons gearing up for a post season run.

Crescenta Valley 38 Arcadia 17


Friday November 3


Montebello (6-3) at Bell Gardens  (5-4)

Last Year: Montebello 44-0

We saw where Bell Gardens was at last week in the loss to Schurr. The Lancers will be good…next year. This year is still a rebuilding process. They won’t be able to keep up with Montebello. The Oilers nearly matched Schurr stride for stride. Montebello wins big.

Montebello 35 Bell Gardens 10 



Cathedral (8-1) at St. Francis (9-0)

Last Year: Cathedral 24-17

The game everybody has been waiting for in the Angelus League. These two have been on a collision course since August. Both teams can score and also have quick athletic defenses. Both teams destroyed everybody else in the Angelus League. Ironically both teams beat St. Paul by the identical score of 24-7 and they both dropped 49 on La Salle. You can probably flip a coin to decide the winner. The Golden Knights are at home, and that’s big in this game, and it just seems like it’s their turn. Cathedral leads early in the fourth but St. Francis rallies late to get the win.  The Angelus is golden.

St. Francis 28 Cathedral 24          



Los Altos (7-2) at Diamond Ranch (6-3)

Last Year: Los Altos 29-13

Second place is on the line in the Hacienda. It could be a big game especially when it comes down to playoff seedings. Los Altos beat West Covina last week but it was a fight until the fourth quarter. Earlier this year D Ranch gave Charter Oak all it wanted. Both teams are physical and it should be a hard hitting game. It could go either way but on paper the Panthers look stronger. DR…close.

Diamond Ranch 21 Los Altos 17



Nogales (8-1) at Azusa (5-4) (Citrus College)

Last Year: Azusa 21-7
The Montview league title is on the line as both teams enter the contest at 4-0. Nogales is a team flying under the radar coming in 8-1 at overall. Last year Azusa derailed the Nobles on their way to the post season. Nogales is looking for a little payback. It could come down to who makes a big play late. Nogales has to rally but gets it done in the fourth quarter. Nobles win the Montview.

Nogales 24 Azusa 21



Burbank (7-2) at Burroughs (4-4) (Burbank) 

Last Year: Burbank 36-7
Always a great rivalry that gets the city of Burbank’s blood pumping every year. Anything can happen in a game like this. Burroughs has been up and down coming into the game at .500 while Burbank is on the verge of running the Pacific League table. The Indians will come out pumped and ready to rock looking to upset the Burbank apple cart. But in the end the Bulldogs will have too much. The Bank finishes off a perfect year in league in Head Coach Adam Colman’s first season.

Burbank 27 Burroughs 13


Muir (5-4) vs. Pasadena (2-7) – Turkey Tussle (Rose Bowl) 

Last Year: Muir 18-6

Pasadena is playing for pride only. The Bulldogs are already making plans for next season with a 2-7 record under their belt. However they could throw a wrench in Muir’s season by knocking off the Mustangs in the annual Turkey Tussle. Muir can finish no higher than fourth in the Pacific but with a win over Pasadena and a 6-4 record the Stangs could be in line for a playoff berth. Pasadena may make it interesting for awhile but Muir should make enough plays to get the win. The Mustangs walk off of the Rose Bowl turf a winner.

Muir 31 Pasadena 14


Non League 

Sierra Canyon (8-1) at Paraclete (8-1) (Antelope Valley College)

Last Year: Sierra Canyon 35-7

The game of the week (the year?) is at Antelope Valley College this week. If you have some free time this Friday night and want to see some quality high school football make the drive out to Lancaster to see the Trailblazers and the Spirits battle for supremacy. Both teams have rolled through their Gold Coast Leagues. Sierra Canyon lost to Westlake Village back in Zero Week while Paraclete fell to Oaks Christian in Week Two. Both teams are powerhouses. It’s a pick’em game. The long bus ride may take a toll on the Trailblazers. The Spirits prevail at home.

Paraclete 28 Sierra Canyon 21



38 Comments to "Game Night: Week 10"

  1. Elrancho's Gravatar Elrancho
    November 6, 2017 - 1:23 pm | Permalink

    What does it matter what happened on 9 year old football teams.. El Rancho has owned Montebello for like 20 years now..

  2. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    November 6, 2017 - 1:53 am | Permalink

    Owned PR last 5 years before kicked out of conference you say … could that very well be the 5 years that TC began and everyone who was anything left PR to form TC and TC would own have smashed PR and Indians with one year younger teams … lol

    I’m still waiting for that Pico Rivera parent to tell me what montebello Indian team they were on … lol
    Also why didn’t you pick ER??? Please enlighten us

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 5, 2017 - 9:01 pm | Permalink

    And haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate…
    Lmao!!! You should be thanking the Indians for leaving the SGVJAA, so you didnt have to face them anymore. Rivas brothers turned that program around.

  4. Toongusneedfood's Gravatar Toongusneedfood
    November 5, 2017 - 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Yes the very Montebello Indians that historically cheated by hosting illegal practices in the off season in full gear and many times in many seasons played with illegal players that were older. I guess the win at all costs has it merits. Cheaters gonna cheat

  5. Whittier resident's Gravatar Whittier resident
    November 5, 2017 - 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Obvious PR Don. Montebello Indians owned PR Dons the last 5 years in SGJAA before leaving the league. You talking about that special midget team that tied Charter Oak? The team that had Vital and KROD. Both who transferred to Pico to make that team what it was. Montebello won 3 championships (2 divisions in one year) their last two years in that league before departing.

  6. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    November 5, 2017 - 4:40 pm | Permalink

    Fact- ER is not recruiting or doing what “all schools “ do in recruiting…
    I WISH THEY F DID! … trust me

  7. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    November 5, 2017 - 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Marano Beach is what you grew up playing in and what taught you to be the person you are … so unless you think your a failure in life … I’d say PR did a good job . And if you are a failure then it simply in your own decision .. don’t plane PR blame your parents who didn’t instill good values so you can make the right decisions.

    People like you is the problem … but by you saying you choose CANTWELL over your hometown school ER? LMAO! ROFL!!!! LOL … prime example how you are one of the parents that got fed BS …. you ate it !
    Gave you diarrhea real quick… luckily you realized early it was BS and made a smarter move to go to Schurr! HAHAHA
    you must have done your homework before that decision bc you knew very well schurr had a great freshman squad. So you wanted to jump on the ship before you got left at the dock with cantwell lol …

    BUT please… please … enlighten me
    I’d like to know … seriously lol

    Leave TC for montebello ??? Why did you do that when you could have traveled south on Passons and been on that special Midget team from Pico Rivera Dons that was loaded with talent. Since your all for jumping on all star teams … that team had NUMEROUS studs that play for multiple schools

    Smart move to Indians ? Lol … please explain that to me …

  8. Moody's Gravatar Moody
    November 5, 2017 - 3:14 pm | Permalink

    My guess is that ol’ Vinnie Lopez will have the clock running before the end of the 3rd quarter. Way to represent.

  9. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 5, 2017 - 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Yes we do my friend ER18. He played at twin Cities and then got smart and went to play with the Indians and got championship. He then went CSHS (not ER) and transferred to Schurr his sophomore year.
    We will try to stay far away from your pond (aka Marano beach) in the future.
    Schurr is doing what all schools are doing by trying to recruit kids. Winning matters and is the only job security for coaches. So, they better do what they can to keep their jobs. Medrano will be doing the same. I guranteed that too.

  10. Really's Gravatar Really
    November 5, 2017 - 2:57 pm | Permalink

    OMG, You are at the same academic level as La Serna? You might read the same books, but thats it…lol
    Whittier will be representing you all during playoffs, and what a coincidence the GOAT Vinnie Lopez is hosting Whittier in round one….HAHAHA

  11. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    November 5, 2017 - 12:41 pm | Permalink


    I can fact check you on this … PR DONS “elite” are pico kids .. go to pico schools … and the other kids that travel from other cities drive down to PR for a reason…. the parents won’t have any issues leaving the kids to attend ERHS … but what ruins everything is these “other” schools simply recruiting … let’s be honest … and the parents will take little Johnny to whatever schools BS taste the best .. lol …. see fact check again!!! ER don’t recruit! ER DONT put parents on guest list and vip parking and invite kids to sidelines and bus rides free shirts , cleats, socks , food and everything else “other” schools use to recruit a child .

    I agree , this has been going on for years … slime foul is a pro at it …

    LEAVE THE PICO YOUTH to continue and play together with there friends , family , Football brothers

    TC…if they are not Pico kids then why play for TC? It’s not like they are winning championships … Why drive from another city ?

  12. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    November 5, 2017 - 12:21 pm | Permalink

    @Soartan Dad
    Of course I wish we barely beat them … and I agree a win is a win .. this is why I won’t take anything away from them … our boys had every opportunity to get the W and we choked … I accept that … BUT facts and history still show Who the bottom feeders are in DRL … to get technical and I’ll give the ER haters a bone .. I accept ER Cal Pioneer are the bottom feeders for 2017 season of DRL … but I can assure you ER won’t be down for long

    BG, we again couldn’t close … trust me and if you saw film … you would see how ER kept BG in the game .

    You say no one wants out kids ? LMAO !
    SCHURR!!! Is all over our youth teams in Pico !!! Recruiting left and right !!! So please !!! Get your facts straight … your taking PICO RIVERA kids that should be going to there home school EL RANCHO …

    I won’t put my foot in my mouth and call SCHURR out on this next comment but …. and I SAY BUT… I’d still bet money on the fact that SCHURR HAS KIDS ON THIS YEARS TEAM FROM PICO RIVERA

    SO AGAIN … STAY OUT OUR POND 🙂 thank you , good luck in playoffs

  13. Elrancho's Gravatar Elrancho
    November 5, 2017 - 11:26 am | Permalink

    I can’t deny that many of the elite players at TC and PR are from other cities because these are leagues where the emphasis has been put on win at all costs over “lets truly develop our programs,” they know exactly who they are. Not all good Pico kids head elsewhere, just last season 5 All CIF players all played at ER for 4 years and came from TC and PR. In all reality ER has barely lost any actual Pico talent this decade, if so please tell me who we have lost who has gone on to do anything special at their hs.. ER actually is just about on par with La Serna in terms of education, graduation rates and sending kids to 4 year schools, St Paul education is garbage. In spite of a 3-7 season at the varsity level the lower levels have finally showed some progress something that had been non existent for about 5 years.

  14. Really's Gravatar Really
    November 5, 2017 - 10:20 am | Permalink

    ELRancho, No one steals your players. have you seen the rosters on your TC and PR Dons football teams? All the “elite” players come from a differnt city. Who are you kidding. If a kid in Pico is doing well he is looking elsewhere to go play..not ERHS. Yes, they usually come back due to not working out at other private schools. Look at how many players end up at St Paul? ERHS has nothing to offer those players. Look around your city, all the better players have gone outside of ERHS. This practice has been happening for many many years. So dont come on here and say a 3-7 team will attract some talent because these days everyone wants a winner. Go turn in Jr’s gear. Enjoy the offseason.

  15. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    November 5, 2017 - 6:41 am | Permalink


    Lol! The only thing you said correctly was that you guys are the doormat. Gates open at 6. Get there early with your notebook to take your notes on our game. Come watch some playoff football. …..

  16. Elrancho's Gravatar Elrancho
    November 4, 2017 - 10:52 pm | Permalink

    Nope, he played almost the entire game, quit crying, remember your QB had to be carted off the field because he was absolutely leveled before the half!! All those kids played the entire game until the last drive of the game they gave loera the rock. Head to head y’all got your DELETED kicked and it could have been uglier. 35-7 and haven’t beat us in a decade, I could care less about any result you had vs any other team, head to head DELETED whooping just like it’s been this entire decade. A doormat 3-7 non playoff team kicked the crap out of y’all that says a lot about your doormat League, La Serna and Santa Fe would running clock y’all, well the DRL doormat running clocked y’all so LS and Santa Fe would probably make y’all forfeit. 2 months later you want to act like it never happened lol. Remember the MVS article “Oilers drilled by the Dons”

  17. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    November 4, 2017 - 10:20 pm | Permalink


    You must not have been at the game. Tapia twisted his ankle and missed two games because of it . Vitale hurt his foot and didn’t play much. KRod was banged up as well. Whatever clown! Go buy a ticket to our playoff game while your team will be getting ready for next season. I guess your into moral victories. At the end of Day your team is just a punching bag for everyone else in your league. We beat Whittier pretty easy and you guys lost to them so wake up. I didn’t say we would’ve won. I said it would’ve been a different story if we were at full strength. It who cares? You guys don’t have a game 11 and we do. The doors open at 6 if you want a good seat. ….lol

  18. Elrancho's Gravatar Elrancho
    November 4, 2017 - 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Amat 3rd string usually means Del Rio stud, at least that’s how it’s been the last few Amat transfers we’ve gotten, Levi Aguilar comes to mind and he started at Amat for a few years on loaded teams with Vaughns and Sidney. No need to bash a kid for trying to play at that level but simply choosing to play with his old teammates. Not once did I hear lancer bash any Amat coaches or staff.

  19. Toongusneedfood's Gravatar Toongusneedfood
    November 4, 2017 - 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Yeah yeah yeah it’s all been said. When you throw too much you say you should run. When you run too much you say throw the ball. Like I said it’s way to second guess up in the stands. Before you criticize walk a mile in a coaches shoes. They put in a tremendous about of time. Let the coaches coach. Support the coaches in good games and bad. I hate to say this but we in the stands always say when the team has a great game and wins it’s the boys. When the team has a bad game and lose its the coaches. No disrespect Moody but facts are facts

  20. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 4, 2017 - 8:59 pm | Permalink

    @ Oiler nation, I agree with you 100%. No one pulls their kid from a D1 school to go ER. Totally means he wasn’t going to step in between the white lines at Amat. You need to be realistic when sending your kid to a D1 school. He better be stud or else you end up riding pine and then transfer to another school. Then they get to the new school and start bashing the coaching staff, school, etc for being wronged. It happens every year to sucker parents who think their little Johnny is a stud.

  21. Elrancho's Gravatar Elrancho
    November 4, 2017 - 8:56 pm | Permalink

    Tapia got hurt yet missed 1 series in the 1st quarter and then got pulled when he threw that int in the red zone with an 80 yard run back at the end of the 3rd. K-Rod played the whole game and got punished, Vitale played the whole game and got punished, loera played the whole game, who else that we don’t know about didn’t play because I know all those kids very well and they all played. It’s funny you’ve had like 2 months to post about the game and you were nowhere to be found because your team got taken to the woodshed and maybe was hurt because we put a hurting on them. El Rancho has now outscored montebello 76-14 in the last 2 meeetings and won 15 of the last 17 contests and hasn’t beat the ranch in a decade. Please shut up…

  22. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    November 4, 2017 - 8:37 pm | Permalink


    Please don’t think your team is something special. We played you without our top 4 players and our QB got hurt the first play of the game. Yes you guys won. Congrats! But us at full speed will be a different story. I’m pretty sure it would be a different story. Don’t pound your chest.
    As for you son leaving Amat for ER is only because he has no future to play there. Let’s be real.. nobody would ever do that if he had opportunity’s. You can’t compare those two programs. You sound insane…

  23. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    November 4, 2017 - 5:47 pm | Permalink


    We don’t boast. We just try to compete every week. If we win then great. If we don’t then ok. But at least we’re not on here trying to piss on hard work like you. No doubt in my mind that you’re disgruntled clown who is just bitter. As for Valley View, they won CIF and was a State Finalist. That’s not too shabby. At the end of the day our boys are learning and getting better. It’s called progress. You on the other hand are just getting worse. Pathetic clown… Stick your head in the ground and leave it there…

  24. Spartan Dad's Gravatar Spartan Dad
    November 4, 2017 - 5:19 pm | Permalink

    @ER 18, A win is a win my friend be it by one or forty one. You’re definitely wishing your Dons had barely beat Cal and Whittier right now (proclaimed bottom feeders by you).
    As for Santa Fe beating Schurr….Don’t think so. LS is the only team that would beat us in the DRL.
    Congrats at surplanting Whittier and Cal as a bottom feeder with Pioneer.
    BTW, you struggled with a supposed tough BG team earlier which we dismantled!!!
    Nobody at Schurr wants kids from The Rancho. Get over yourself.

  25. Lancer's Gravatar Lancer
    November 4, 2017 - 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Wait Just a freaking minute, you want to compare playing in the weakest league in high school the Almont to what Medrano has done in the hacienda and Del Rio league, when Amat struggled earlier in the year the word Medrano started flying in la puente, he is a 32 year old with 6 years head coaching experience including league titles in the hacienda league and a semi final run in 2014 with Bonita. In his 1st year at the ranch which was after a dismal 1-9 under former Salesian coach Hiatt, Medrano led the dons to a quarter final appearance and 5 ER players were named All CIF. But sure go ahead and pump your chest about winning against Keppel and San Gabriel and playing in D12. I sent my son to Amat over ER, but hands down Medrano and staff is leaps and bounds beyond anything in the Almont, don’t be surprised if Medrano calls you, sets up a game and then does a number on you like on Montebello. Yes my son is heading to the ranch this spring to play for Medrano.

  26. Moody's Gravatar Moody
    November 4, 2017 - 4:40 pm | Permalink


    Okay coach, so I guess you are the expert because you get to give Medrano your input. Nice going. You are not the only to have played or coach. A run pass offense is effective if there is a chance the Qb will run the ball from time to time. And run it forward not backwards. You had a Qb that is more effective in the pocket, so give him protection instead of rolling out to his weak side. Better yet, why not give Weeks or Amaya the ball on a run or swing pass, when they still had time. (3:11)

  27. Phill's Gravatar Phill
    November 4, 2017 - 3:47 pm | Permalink

    @oiler nation you should start following teams like Valley View because of the whooping your area team got last year. Go Oilers if you lose you guys got no league Champs Shirt this year…..but hey good luck…Bro don’t take it too personal ok Perro….

  28. Phill's Gravatar Phill
    November 4, 2017 - 3:42 pm | Permalink

    @Oiler nation …Wow it’s just you think u won something because you beat BG..Just wait bro I’ll let you know soon who I am .. I’m closer than you think im a Area Guy…..

  29. Stelios SHS's Gravatar Stelios SHS
    November 4, 2017 - 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Medrano would be taken by any PAC5 team? Really which ones? What’s his resume again?

  30. SHS's Gravatar SHS
    November 4, 2017 - 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Are you serious? The only reason Beltran scored more points is because he kept his starters in against keppel and San Gabriel…schurr and montebello take their starters out second half dumb nutts…

  31. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    November 4, 2017 - 12:31 pm | Permalink

    @ Phill?

    Go stick your head in the ground and don’t ever come up. You’re a clown and we know your local. Nobody in our area follows Valley View. Get a life dirtbag. Too bad you no have zero nuts to tell us who you really follow…clown status….

  32. Toongusneedfood's Gravatar Toongusneedfood
    November 4, 2017 - 12:21 pm | Permalink

    I agree Medrano is the right man for the job but to say the he lost his composure is unwarranted. You question why he didn’t run the ball within the 10 yrd line. You obviously don’t understand football. He offense is a run pass option predicated off of reads. I get a kick out of people who in the stands that think they know what is happening on the field. Bee easy to be an armchair quarterback in the stands or on this blog.

  33. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 4, 2017 - 11:52 am | Permalink

    At Phillip why are you so salty on Montebello all the time?Who is your team what did you accomplish?

  34. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    November 4, 2017 - 10:59 am | Permalink

    Idk why my post didn’t go up … but I’ll say it again
    ER fans will never stay quiet … and in the DRL anything can happen as we saw this year … but let’s not forget 3rd place whittier and 4th place Cal-Hi BARELY lost to the Almont league champs lol … good luck if you would have played LS or SF .. bc they would cream Schurr just like they did whittier and cal…

    I hope coaches read this forum … so they can schedule each other .. more local schools need to play each other so all these delusional fans can finally get a reality check lol …
    I hope this losing season for ER knocks us down to D11 D12, D13 so we can steal a CIF title lol before they throw us back to D9 or lower ..

    Fact: cypress isn’t even the best team in D9 and they would cream MVs top 20 with the exception on 3 teams maybe 5

    ER pre-season schedule should be as follows
    Bell Gardens – old rivalry
    Montebello – old rivalry
    Schurr- shut them up, beat them.. so they stop trying to steal our kids and lie how they are better LOL
    ST. Paul – we’ll same as Schurr , a lot of hX between both schools and kids

    There it is … be schedule … someone make it happen lol

  35. Spartan Dad's Gravatar Spartan Dad
    November 4, 2017 - 10:54 am | Permalink

    Good luck to Schurr, Montebello & BG in the playoffs. Represent the Almont league.

  36. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 4, 2017 - 9:52 am | Permalink

    @captain Phillips
    Ok Phillip we get it you have a DELETED for Montebello for whatever reason congrats your doing a great job lol

  37. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 4, 2017 - 9:03 am | Permalink

    B G will be fine kids still learning how to win and play in games that mean something,the future. Is bright league champs in both
    lower levels,foundation is being played.congrats to the oilers

  38. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    November 4, 2017 - 8:54 am | Permalink

    B G will be fine kids still learning how to win and play in games that mean something,the future. Is bright league champs in both lower levels,foundation is being played.congrats to the oilers

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