Game Night: Week 4

Keeshonne Robinson and the Wildcats travel to Covina Thursday night.

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

Thursday September 13

Monrovia (1-3) at Covina (2-1) Covina District Field

Monrovia finally got off the snide last week while Covina was beating up cross town rival West Covina. The Wildcats have weapons and they were on display last week. Frank Hernandez came up huge. And Maury Rams, who was out last week with a concussion will be back as well. Covina lost a close one to Los Altos to start the season but since then the Colts have been on point. Should be a good one- maybe the best of the weekend. Covina wins at home.

Covina 31 Monrovia 27  


Montebello (1-3) at La Serna (4-0) at California

There are several years that this would have been a good game. Not this year. La Serna is just too talented, too big and too tough. I’d like to say the Oilers keep it close but I don’t think that happens. The Lancers are a well oiled machine. La Serna, big.

La Serna 38 Montebello 10  


Friday September 14


El Monte (3-1) at Rosemead (3-1)

League play kicks off in the Mission Valley and this one is key. Is El Monte for real and ready to take the next step? Can Rosemead, who has started off fast as well, get back to its winning ways and move up to the one of the top teams in the MVL? The Lions had the one hiccup against San Marino. Well it was more than a hiccup, more like a burp. But their offense has been dynamic and one that will be difficult for the Panthers to stop. Rosemead has had a nice start but a win over El Monte might be a little too much to ask. El Monte opens league with a win.

El Monte 35 Rosemead 21     



Crescenta Valley (3-0) at Muir (3-0)

Great way to kick off Pacific League action with two unbeaten teams squaring off. Both teams have been impressive racking up points with explosive offenses. The Mustangs had 13 players suspended for last week’s game against Rancho Christian after a brawl from the previous game and they still put up 55. They also looked good in a Zero Week win over Charter Oak. CV is…well CV. The offense is clicking and the Falcons are always well coached. This one should go right down to the wire. Muir makes a big play late and wins at home.

Muir 38 Crescenta Valley 35


Arcadia (1-2) at Burroughs (0-3)

Arcadia has lost two games but when the opponents are Cathedral and Hart that’s to be expected. The Apaches have athletes all over the field, as they say, and will be fine here. Burroughs hasn’t been able to get started. The Indians have given up 143 points in three games. This one could be over quick. Arcadia rolls.

Arcadia 42 Burroughs 14    


San Marino (3-1) at Bell Gardens (2-2)

San Marino was expected to be tested by El Monte. Uh, not so much. The Titans lit it up for 76. last week they dropped 63 on Santa Fe. Beau Hobbie and the offense are in high gear.  San Marino’s only loss was to undefeated Northview. Bell Gardens has been up and down. The Lancers have won their last two after falling short in their first two contests. They simply won’t have enough to keep up with San Marino. The Titans won’t put up 70 but they will pull away. San Marino wins in a rout.

San Marino 42 Bell Gardens 17  


Alhambra (4-0) at South Pasadena (2-2)

Alhambra is 4-0 coming in to the surprise of many. The critics are saying that they haven’t played anybody  but the goal is to beat the teams in front of you and the Moors have done exactly that. South Pas has a couple of wins but also two very bad losses. In the two games that they have lost, to El Monte and Arroyo, the Tigers have been outscored 111-13. The Moors will get this one and move to 5-0. They are simply better than the Tigers at this  point in time. We’ll find out more about them next week when they play Schurr.

Alhambra 24 South Pasadena 17   


Saturday September 15

Los Altos (2-2) at Northview (4-0) Covina District Field

Good game that will stand alone on a Saturday night. Los Altos is in the midst of a two game losing streak after winning its first two games, although the Conquerors have played some solid opponents in St. Paul and Glendora. Northview is a machine right now. The Vikings have outscored their last two opponents by the combined score of 86-6. Don Lugo was expected to be a challenge last week and Northview brushed the Conquistadors aside 35-0. Los Altos may battle for awhile, but right now the Vikes have too much.

Northview 38 Los Altos 21

36 Comments to "Game Night: Week 4"

  1. Falcon1's Gravatar Falcon1
    September 15, 2018 - 4:50 am | Permalink

    @ #stangball you were saying?

  2. Klaus's Gravatar Klaus
    September 14, 2018 - 9:52 am | Permalink

    Ls team worked hard to achieve this success, granted there is still more football to be played. When I say team it’s everyone, players, coaches, anyone and everyone who helped the program be better in one way or another, parents…etc; there is no wrong in being happy or supportive of your son, your team or of their hard work and a job well done. If we take an “L” at some point, then we take an “L”. Win, lose or draw …

  3. just an 'ol has been's Gravatar just an 'ol has been
    September 14, 2018 - 7:51 am | Permalink

    @ Maverick: (In a respectful fashion, the crowd claps and wave their hats acknowledging the fine job done by the Lancers). So much more class as you guys remain humble. It’s just better that way. Kudos to you and the LS football team!
    “Pursue Victory with Honor”

  4. Klaus's Gravatar Klaus
    September 13, 2018 - 11:40 pm | Permalink

    @ maverick- it got out of hand quickly! It wasn’t even that close! Good win tonight. Now start the clock and prepare for Warren.

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 13, 2018 - 11:09 pm | Permalink

    I thought Turdell and his Condors played a tough schedule ??? Looks like Mayfair was the only tough game they’ve had all year… totally pathetic.

  6. ER's Gravatar ER
    September 13, 2018 - 10:11 pm | Permalink

    La Serna on a mission daaam!!!

  7. Maverick's Gravatar Maverick
    September 13, 2018 - 9:34 pm | Permalink

    La Serna vs Montebello
    Final 56-17 LS

  8. Smh's Gravatar Smh
    September 13, 2018 - 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Northview – Loaded team that will likely win the tough Valle Vista and run the table in their division.
    Bell Gardens 2-2 team that will win the Almont
    Pomona – tons of atheletes, will likely finish 9-1 or 8-2 league champ and one of the seeds in their division.
    Montebello – Down year after almost a decade of dominance in their league.
    Baldwin Park – down year coach left in the middle of summer we can’t help that. Not a good team.
    Cantwell – Down year coach left and most of the team left, would have been a very competitive game. Not a good team.

    Cal Hi
    Schurr – JV squad
    Mayfair – solid team
    El Dorado – Mediocre Team
    Southeast – Pop Warner team
    Norwalk – pop warner team who lost to BG by 30
    San Dimas – Solid team

    Sonora – Hasn’t won a game
    Fullerton – Mediocre
    San Dimas – solid
    Portola – first year ever playing varsity football
    Schurr – JV
    Westminster – Garbo

    What exact problems does ER have?

    Easier comp before league will allow a team to rest up and heal up. Before you make statements such as the rest of the league plays tougher comp do some proper research. Yes LS and SF have played a though pre season schedule the rest are pretty equal in terms of preseason challenges with Whittier having the easiest schedule.

  9. Sgv's Gravatar Sgv
    September 13, 2018 - 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Bozo aka loser Maxie fyi. apaches down, down, down!
    Bozo the clown get off Williams you weirdo! It’s true what people say about you. CLOWN!!! Not even making the playoffs

  10. Del Rio Watcher's Gravatar Del Rio Watcher
    September 13, 2018 - 1:35 pm | Permalink

    One quick PS to ER”: Check with Cantwell to confirm they want to play. If not call The Mead. They lost their Marshall game on that night.

  11. Del Rio Watcher's Gravatar Del Rio Watcher
    September 13, 2018 - 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Cal and Santa Fe are not world beaters beat are very capable of knocking off El Rancho and Whittier. Plus ER has problems. Their next two games are scheduled against two complete cupcakes. Games that should not test the Dons at all. Plus they could lose the Cantwell game. Cantwell has about 22 players and half of those are sophs and frosh. I see them folding before the ER game. ER is still a very physical team and could injure the young folks at Cantwell. Going into the Whittier game untested with little competition for 3 weeks, well it is hard to stay focused. When that happens good teams and players tend to stray and get in trouble. The rest of the Del Rio is playing a much tougher schedule.

  12. Elrancho's Gravatar Elrancho
    September 13, 2018 - 12:37 pm | Permalink

    I think you will… no lie

  13. LS Supporter's Gravatar LS Supporter
    September 13, 2018 - 12:03 pm | Permalink

    LS puts up 60 pioints against Monkeybello. Why are the Almontl eague teams allowing big plays to occur?

  14. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 13, 2018 - 11:03 am | Permalink

    Wait, what? Man, Bozo really hates Williams. It’s like your just constantly hitting refresh on the blog eager to find a comment where you can throw Williams name out. What a loser.haha

  15. Bozo's Gravatar Bozo
    September 13, 2018 - 10:46 am | Permalink


    Williams posting as Anonymous again, trying to create his own bulletin board material to get his team hyped up. How low can you go Williams? Just coach it up man, Monrovia admin is talking!

  16. DRLpart2's Gravatar DRLpart2
    September 13, 2018 - 10:02 am | Permalink

    So far Cal has managed to give up huge points to the Schurr JV, lost to a good Mayfair team, lost to a mediocre El Dorado team and beaten cupcake Southeast, should have just scheduled the Whittier redskins. Santa Fe has scheduled up however in some of these games they have been flat out destroyed. I would go as far as saying Whittier and ER have the upper hand on those teams with La Serna sitting firmly at the top.

  17. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 13, 2018 - 9:50 am | Permalink

    Covina is gonna beat down Monrovia. Monrovia isn’t good, that’s just what it is. No need to pretend. Sorry!

  18. Area's Gravatar Area
    September 13, 2018 - 9:01 am | Permalink

    What has cal or Santa Fe shown that leads you to believe they are all that? Also just because they don’t get an automatic entry doesn’t mean they can’t get into the playoffs.

  19. Del Rio Watcher's Gravatar Del Rio Watcher
    September 12, 2018 - 10:13 pm | Permalink

    On 9/28 Whittier vs El Rancho will be game 1 of League play. The records will be OK for both. ER 4-2 Whittier 5-1. Here is the rub. It will be a must win for both in order to make the playoffs. They are both D1o teams. The other 3 are in different divisions. For the team that loses they still have to face a powerful La Serna team and then needs to beat both good Cal and Santa Fe teams just to get to 2-2 in league. If Whittier and ER end up tied its the winner of their game that goes to the playoffs both being D10. Only way they both get in is if Cal and Santa Fe both totally collapse and they get 2nd and 3rd place alone and that ain’t gonna happen. All signs point to 9/28

  20. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 12, 2018 - 9:27 pm | Permalink

    @Gekko sounds like you think an administration either doesn’t care or recruits? Is there an in between for you? Do you think the players from Amat all live in La Puente? How about Cathedral, all live by Dodger Stadium? Schools compete for kids, public schools have simply started fighting back.

  21. ?'s Gravatar ?
    September 12, 2018 - 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Teams we don’t hear a peep from anymore: Downey, La Habra, Buena Park, La Mirada, West Covina, La Mirada, St. Paul, San Marino. All these used to have rabid fans but I guess once their sons are gone oh well.

  22. Observantcat's Gravatar Observantcat
    September 12, 2018 - 7:38 pm | Permalink

    No I give Covina their props for having a competitive team this year, I really think Monrovia is going to play on another level come tomorrow evening. I know Covina has the weapons to make teams drown in their athleticism but adding a pin point QB to the cats offense could be very scary and it ain’t even Halloween..0

  23. Football Fan's Gravatar Football Fan
    September 12, 2018 - 6:59 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think it is the end of Marshall football. They should do like Blair and go 8 man next season.

  24. You remember Colt!'s Gravatar You remember Colt!
    September 12, 2018 - 6:22 pm | Permalink

    @colt74 on the contrary you’ve definitely been wrong before. Remember 2011, semi finals. You Fred, Aram and all the other idiots chose Covina to beat Monrovia and win cif. Not only did Monrovia take you behind the wood shed but Monrovia won cif! I bet you still have Deshawn Ramirez flashbacks! lol shut your pie hole and let the boys handle it on the field!
    From T. Peterson: I had Monrovia then, but I took Covina here.

  25. Football FanA's Gravatar Football FanA
    September 12, 2018 - 6:20 pm | Permalink

    Observantcat your underestimated Covina talent!!! I am telling you be careful there! Covina hasn’t played to their potential yet this year by putting four quarter’s together. When they do watch out!!!!

  26. September 12, 2018 - 6:12 pm | Permalink

    I would L-O-V-E to see the cats put it all together and run the table the rest of the season for Coach Williams.
    Right AFTER they lose to us….

  27. ?'s Gravatar ?
    September 12, 2018 - 5:26 pm | Permalink

    @Anon: What? Playing the race card for black coaches from Muir? Really? Do the Muir coaches feel the MVN is discriminating against them? Does Muir have an all black team and staff?

  28. Observantcat's Gravatar Observantcat
    September 12, 2018 - 5:05 pm | Permalink

    Alright Colt, the moment of truth. Covina is playing a much different team than you’ve been reading about. Ask Tim P. Those Hernandez brothers are a huge improvement to the O and to add to that you will be meeting a real two headed monster in Rams & Mayes. Mayes is going to be the most dangerous guy on the field for the Cats. Won’t get into predictions but it wouldn’t surprise me if the Cats finally put it in full gear. Nick Hernandez has been nothing short of amazing at the Qb position.

  29. September 12, 2018 - 4:33 pm | Permalink

    South El Monte is Officially 1-0 in league
    Marshall has forfeited the game.
    Marshall Fundamental has cancelled the rest of their football season. I wonder if this the end of Marshall football forever

  30. ?'s Gravatar ?
    September 12, 2018 - 3:51 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to Mr. Irby but……. Saying he is the best rusher in high school football is like saying if Whittier College had the top numbers guy he is better than any of the Alabama runners. Competition matters. Many great runners are pulled from the game by the half. But I need to go see this guy.

  31. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 12, 2018 - 3:18 pm | Permalink

    GG, I can’t think of one school with predominantly black players and staff, where the coaches ever get any credit. It’s ALWAYS “better talent, inferior coaching.” Idk, maybe someone can help me with that one and

    From what I saw vs. Charter Oak in Week 0, the Muir staff outcoached the “legendary” Chargers’ staff, as well as the Mustang athletes outplaying CO’s players.

  32. September 12, 2018 - 3:08 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think the Covina – Monrovia game will be any-wheres near that close. Of course I may be biased.
    Let me check…
    Hold on….
    Yup! I’m biased!
    Still think it will be all Colts tomorrow night. I’ve been wrong before…like that time I thought I was wrong but as it turned out I wasn’t…

  33. #stangball's Gravatar #stangball
    September 12, 2018 - 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Stangs are gonna handle CV with no issues, Muir has too many athletes for CV and the Pacific

  34. Josephas with the big ole teefus's Gravatar Josephas with the big ole teefus
    September 12, 2018 - 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Please don’t start with your SG crap. Next thing your gonna start blabbing is the weak sauce Bernard brothers are going back there to steal oops, I mean turn things around.
    Your going to need more than the running back from Montebello.

  35. GIO's Gravatar GIO
    September 12, 2018 - 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Zaquand Irby from Ganesha is the leading rusher in the nation averaging over 300 yards a game!! How often does that happen in the SGV, and why aren’t you guys covering this kid? Give him his respect!! Sounds like a once in a lifetime player. I think he lead the state last year too. Hope he goes to USC, but Nick Saban will probably steal the kid and take him to Bama and win a few more National titles.

    Btw, what independent source adds up all the stats to ensure they are accurate? I just go by what I see on MaxPreps.
    From T. Peterson: We’ve actually mentioned him several times. Just haven’t covered a Ganesha game yet.

  36. Gordon Gekko's Gravatar Gordon Gekko
    September 12, 2018 - 12:38 pm | Permalink

    South Pas does NOT care about football. That’s a fact. The admin there just cares about offering the sport.

    San Marino still playing non-competitive schools and weak opposing coaches. They played Northview and look what happened, crushed.

    Arcadia Imports should win. Awaiting the hire of Mooney as coach. The DC and HC there are all pretenders.

    Nice to Alhambra back winning.

    CV will make it competitive and maybe earn a tough W vs Muir due to better coaching not better talent.

    “The public’s out there throwin’ darts at a board, sport. I don’t throw darts at a board – I bet on sure things.” – GG

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