Game Night: Week 3

The Bonita D (shown here vs. Arroyo) will need to lock down against San Dimas in the Smudgepot

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

Friday September 7 

South Pasadena (2-1) at Arroyo (2-1)  

El Monte, another MVL team, blew out South Pasadena 59-6 two weeks ago. It won’t get any better for the Tigers against Arroyo. If El Monte dropped 59, Arroyo may hit 70. But we won’t go that far. Knights win big though.

Arroyo 48 South Pasadena 7      


Bellflower (3-0) at South El Monte (1-2)

South El Monte finally got in the win column  last week while Bellflower has been perfect so far. The Buccaneers haven’t just been squeaking by. They’ve outscored their last two opponents 97-0. This is a tough hill for the Eagles to climb. Bucs roll.

Bellflower 35 South El Monte 10    


Covina (1-1) at West Covina (1-2) 

They finally bought this game back after a six year hiatus. It’s been a struggle for the Bulldogs. They did get a W over Crenshaw two weeks ago but last week they were crushed by Northview at home. The Colts have just two games under their belt. They lost a tough one to Los Altos but last week they put a whipping on South El Monte. There have been years when these two squared off that both teams were at their peak. This isn’t one of them. Covina is simply better. West Covina is still a couple of years away. Covina cruises.

Covina 42 West Covina 14    


El Rancho (1-2) at Montebello (1-2) 

Both teams need a win here as they try to gain some momentum before league play starts. The Dons looked impressive in a win over Bell Gardens but their defense was torched in losses to Northview and Pomona. The Oilers have been up and down as well, although the two opponents that beat them, Garfield and Crescenta Valley, are a combined 6-0.  El Rancho hangs around but in the end Montebello gets it done.

Montebello 27 El Rancho 17     


Glendora (2-1) at Los Altos (2-1) 

Good matchup here. Glendora has showed its mettle in wins over Charter Oak and Damien in the season opener. Los Altos hung with St. Paul last week before losing late. The Conquerors beat a talented Covina team in the opener. Los Altos may have more skill guys but the Tartans have more strength up front. Their defense has been solid. Glendora wins a nail biter.

Glendora 24 Los Altos 21  


Valley Christian (1-2) at Monrovia (0-3) 

Can Monrovia break though? The last thing the Cats want is to start 0-5 like last year. Valley has one win under its belt but that was against an 0-3 Norwalk team. Monrovia should get this one. Of course I also thought that the last three weeks. We’ll see.

Monrovia 28 Valley Christian 21           


Northview (3-0) at Don Lugo (1-2) 

Northview is on a roll. The Vikings are 3-0 having outscored their opponents 127-30. Quarterback James Jimenez, receiver Deshon Thompson and the rest of the offense are putting up big numbers. Don Lugo won last week but the Conquistadores were soundly beaten by Alta Loma and South Hills in their first two games. Greg Gano’s crew just doesn’t have enough to stay with the Vikes. Northview stays unbeaten.

Northview 31 Don Lugo 13  


Saturday September 8 

San Dimas (2-0) vs. Bonita (3-0) Smudgepot at Covina District Field  

On paper this looks like one of the best Smudgepots in years. J.P. Andrade will be throwing it all over the lot for Bonita while San Dimas will do what it does best- pound it and then pound it some more. Andrade has thrown for 928 yards and 10 touchdowns while the Saints have rushed for 681 yards with Jacob Buccola leading the way with 234. The scoreboard operator is in for a full night’s work, no doubt. The Bearcats will make some big plays but in the end the Saints running attack wears them down. San Dimas by a touchdown.

San Dimas 35 Bonita 28

16 Comments to "Game Night: Week 3"

  1. Pacific's Gravatar Pacific
    September 7, 2018 - 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Burroughs will beat Hoover and Glendale.


  2. Us's Gravatar Us
    September 7, 2018 - 10:56 am | Permalink

    What, did Burroughs run over your dog?

  3. Gordon Gekko's Gravatar Gordon Gekko
    September 7, 2018 - 10:42 am | Permalink

    Cathedral (Under new era coaching staff) will probably make a lot of Loyola Alumni unpleasant after tonight’s game as the Phantoms will earn the victory over the Cubs.

    “I don’t throw darts at a board. I bet on sure things. Read Sun-tzu, The Art of War. Every battle is won before it is ever fought.”

  4. Mr.CIF's Gravatar Mr.CIF
    September 7, 2018 - 5:43 am | Permalink

    I thought we said no more talking about transfers. The word transfers should be banned

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 6, 2018 - 8:39 pm | Permalink

    Us meaning CV, Burbank, Muir. arcadia hasn’t done sh** in years I don’t expect them to do it with that bum Bozo calling the plays. #allapachesdown

  6. Us's Gravatar Us
    September 6, 2018 - 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, but that’s only because of a lot of shady transfers

  7. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 6, 2018 - 5:17 pm | Permalink


    LOL, everyone better be afraid of us, they are stacked

  8. Us's Gravatar Us
    September 6, 2018 - 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Well, clearly Arcadia has to go through “us”. Anonymous already said that.

  9. SoCal Bulldog's Gravatar SoCal Bulldog
    September 6, 2018 - 4:01 pm | Permalink

    @Anonymous. Arcadia still has to play everyone in the Pacific League. CV, Burbank, and Muir are no pushover teams to play. This years Pacific League reminds me of a few years back when the top four in this league could beat anyone on any given night.

  10. Angelus Fan's Gravatar Angelus Fan
    September 6, 2018 - 2:11 pm | Permalink

    The Cathedral Phantoms are more balanced this season with a strong running game and a good passing game. The next three games Loyola,Bishop Amat, and Serra should tell where the Phantoms are.

  11. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 6, 2018 - 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Who exactly does Arcadia have to go thru to win the pacific?

  12. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 6, 2018 - 11:02 am | Permalink

    Coach Maxie aka Bozo the clown about to lose again.
    Pacific comes through us Stop claiming Dena Clown.
    arcadia down as long as that Bozo is there.

  13. Bozo's Gravatar Bozo
    September 6, 2018 - 10:34 am | Permalink

    No pressure “Coach” Williams!!!

  14. Phantom Alum's Gravatar Phantom Alum
    September 6, 2018 - 7:51 am | Permalink


  15. Juan Becerra's Gravatar Juan Becerra
    September 5, 2018 - 10:27 pm | Permalink

    Cathedral @ Loyola on Friday Night.

  16. Pico's Gravatar Pico
    September 5, 2018 - 10:12 pm | Permalink


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