Game Night: Week 8

Arroyo QB Ernesto Camacho will come out throwing against El Monte.

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

Thursday October 11

Hacienda 

Diamond Ranch (5-2) at South Hills (7-0) at Covina District Field 

South Hills is looking to run the Hacienda League table and the season at this point as the Huskies come in at 7-0. Diamond Ranch is unbeaten in league and a win here would put them directly in the driver’s seat. South Hills can score but has mostly been doing it with defense. They have allowed only 53 points all year with 20 of them coming in a win over Mira Costa. The Panthers haven’t been bad defensively either. Look for a close game deep into the fourth quarter. It depends on who makes one more stop. South Hills comes up big late. Huskies remain perfect.

South Hills 27 Diamond Ranch 17   

 

Friday October 12 

Almont 

Montebello (2-5) at Schurr (3-4) 

This game is always huge but this year has a little more bite. A month ago I would have said Montebello rolls, but the picture has changed a little now.  The two teams have common opponents in Garfield and Alhambra. The Oilers fell to Garfield by three touchdowns and then, in an upset lost to Alhambra last week 35-22. Schur got worked by Garfield 41-0 but did knock off the Moors 27-23 two weeks ago. It will be a tough physical game with both teams leaving it all on the field. You could probably flip a coin and decide the winner. The home field advantage could be the difference. Schurr wins the Backyard Brawl.

Schurr 24 Montebello 21   

 

Hacienda 

Los Altos ( 3-4) at Charter Oak (1-6) 

Last week seemed like Charter Oak’s last gasp, however a win here and the Chargers could still finish in the top three in the Hacienda. Los Altos, like CO, is 1-1 in league and also desperately needs a W to stay in the hunt. The Conquerors can make things happen on offense as long as they can avoid the turnovers which has been a thorn in their side all year. Chargers will hang around all night but in the end Los Altos gets it done. Conquerors by a touchdown.

Los Altos 23 Charter Oak 16        

 

 

Mission Valley 

Arroyo (6-1) at El Monte (5-1) 

Can El Monte stop Arroyo’s passing attack? Can Arroyo stop El Monte’s running game? That’s what it comes down to. The numbers speak for themselves. Arroyo, led by Ernesto Camacho, has thrown for 1,637 yards and 15 touchdowns overall, and rushed for 1054 and 22 scores. El Monte’s stats are even more one sided. The Lions have rushed for 2,244 yards and 33 touchdowns while passing for 280 yards and 6 scores. Davon Booth alone has 1,135  and 18 TDs. Both teams have lost only once. For El Monte it was an eye opener as San Marino dropped 76 on the Lions in Week 2. Arroyo fell 42-24 to Bonita to kick off the season but the Bearcats haven’t lost all year. El Monte has had an incredible season and should make a deep run in the Division 13 playoffs. But this is still Arroyo, the King of the MVL. Can the Lions beat the Knights? Maybe. But I still have to see it to believe it. Arroyo comes out on top.

Arroyo 38 El Monte 34  

 

Bubba Munoz and the undefeated South Hills Huskies have a big Thursday night game against Diamond Ranch.

Palomares 

Bonita (7-0, 6-1 Forfeit) at Ayala (5-2)

The Division 10 number one ranked Bearcats still haven’t lost a game- on the field. Last week J.P. Andrade and Cade Cadum had a field day as Bonita dropped 50 on Alta Loma. An explosive offense has been the Bearcats MO all year. Ayala has had a tough time in the Palomares. The Bulldogs were 5-0 entering league play only to lose their last two. Ayala doesn’t look like a team that can slow down Bonita. Glendora hit the Dogs with 45 two weeks ago. Andrade and company do their thing again and the Cats roll to another victory. Bonita stays on top of the Palomares.

Bonita 38 Ayala 24    

 

Valle Vista

Covina (4-3) vs. Northview (7-0) at Covina District Field 

Key Valle Vista League matchup. Northview is looking to remain unbeaten while a win for Covina would turn the league upside down. With Guys like Nin Burns II, Erik Cuellar, James Jimenez and Deshon Thompson there will be a lot of points put up on the board. It seems like every time I see the Colts somebody is putting up 50. Northview can score but has a pretty solid defense as well. There’s no question Covina’s offense can stay with Northview, but can the Colts make enough stops? Probably not. Vikings pull away late.

Northview 45 Covina 31      

 

Pacific 

Burbank (4-3) at Muir (6-1) 

Muir and Burbank are both 3-1 in the Pacific, one game back of 4-0 Arcadia. Whoever comes out with a win will be in prime position for second place and for the Mustangs, they still get a shot at the Apaches next week. Both teams have played Crescenta Valley. Muir was dominated by the Falcons while Burbank knocked them off last week. Muir will be tough at home but Burbank won’t be intimidated. The Bulldogs may fall behind early but will have enough late. The Bank gets the win.

Burbank 31 Muir 24  

 

Montview 

Azusa (3-4) at Workman (2-5) at La Puente  

Azusa looks like the class of the Montview. An Aztecs win would put them clearly in control at 3-0. Workman, under first year head coach Hector Spathias, got worked by Nogales in the league opener but bounced back to drop 55 on Gladstone last week. If the Lobos can play some defense, the offense should be able to do enough to get it done. However the Lobos have been torched on occasion this season including allowing 60 to Fairmont Prep and 52 to Rio Hondo Prep. Last team with the ball could win this one. Aztecs prevail.

Azusa 45 Workman 42    

40 Comments to "Game Night: Week 8"

  1. Area Dad's Gravatar Area Dad
    October 14, 2018 - 8:43 am | Permalink

    Went away with the lightning

  2. ER's Gravatar ER
    October 13, 2018 - 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Hold the f up, ER jumped on Cal 28-0 and coasted the rest of the way, if not for a thunder storm and a reset for Cal ER puts 50 on the board. At the end of the day who cares ER hasn’t been favored once all year, ER was supposed to win 2 games all year, ER was supposed to suck because of passing league, ER was supposed to lose to whittier, ER is supposed to be a doormat, and here we are so eat sh*t.

  3. October 13, 2018 - 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Covina LOST 33-12

    Scoreboards don’t lie. Win with dignity, lose with dignity.

    I’ll be at Northviews playoff games cheering them on if we are out. Which with Burns out for the season is a real possibility.

    I’m a Covina fan first, but a fan of our League and Community second.

  4. Viking4Life's Gravatar Viking4Life
    October 13, 2018 - 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Anonymous,
    When you can actually get placed in the boys division for playoffs let me know. Beating teams in a weak division to go to finals and lose is nothing to brag about.

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 13, 2018 - 6:05 pm | Permalink

    And so the Mighty Dons beat the Del Rio’s worst team 35-23… where did those other 21 points go Philly B???

  6. Viking's Gravatar Viking
    October 13, 2018 - 3:15 pm | Permalink

    Lol… somebody’s sour. Your team must not be doing to good.lol I’m sorry. Just remember, this team wasn’t supposed to do anything this year. They were picked to finish 3rd in league and barely to win a couple of there preseason games. All I kept hearing was no comstock, no more Northview. So actually we’re over achieving. Sucks to be you.lol Northview would have made a finals to if they were in division 11. You can have your finals appearance. Northview still owns you. Sorry Colt45, not trying to throw shade. You keep it real, and I respect that about you. Good luck the rest of the way though Covina, represent the Valle Vista league in the playoffs.

  7. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 13, 2018 - 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Yeah it’s ok. NV will get bounced in the 1st round. Can you say overrated…..Talk to us when they reach a final.

  8. Philly B's Gravatar Philly B
    October 13, 2018 - 10:09 am | Permalink

    Yeah you’re not really good at this prediction stuff. Those back shot compliments… you’re not really fooling anyone. ER had Cal by the throat even with a late Cal TD before half and before the game got called. The hell with weather ER is gonna just pound CAL with their ground game. Final score 56-28 and that’s giving Cal respect…

  9. October 13, 2018 - 9:41 am | Permalink

    I always keep my word. Congrats to Northview. They kept the Covina curse alive. Would like to have seen it play out to the end but they didn’t ask me what I’d like.
    Have not heard an update on Burns. He was pulled in 2nd for numbness and pain and was taken to hospital to get checked out.
    JV team is done. Too many got bad grades and some were injured.
    The 70 points claim is delusional. Covina always does better tin the second half after making adjustments but everyone is entitles to their opinions.
    5 offensive plays for a TD compared to 5 mins for your first drive score, A Pick, Sacks, and a Kickoff return for the TD had me feeling good for the second half so I can see where you would be happy that it was called at halftime.
    Wasn’t to be. You got the W. End of story, and speculations.
    Well never know.

  10. Viking4Life's Gravatar Viking4Life
    October 13, 2018 - 8:21 am | Permalink

    Colt74, fair point.
    Northview Woulda scored more
    Coulda scored more
    Covina Shoulda stayed home
    Didn’t stand a chance.

  11. Viking's Gravatar Viking
    October 13, 2018 - 12:32 am | Permalink

    It’s ok Viking4life. Game was cut short at half because of lightning. Would I have liked to put more points on them, yea. But I’ll take the 21 point win. Just remember, that’s 7 in a row now.
    With that being said, I think Northview is the least of Covina’s concerns right now. Number looked really low tonight for Covina. Counted like 36 players. Also saw they didn’t have a JV team. Well, Northview didn’t play against Covina’s JV so I am only assuming they don’t have one. I don’t really know. That’s really sad to see, hopefully that changes. Wishing Burns a speedy recovery, saw he left the game midway through the second.

  12. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 13, 2018 - 12:06 am | Permalink

    The Alhambra-San Gabriel game was called with just over four minutes left in the first quarter, due to thunder and lightning nearby. (There was no score at the time.)
    The game is likely to be resumed on Saturday, but the precise time hasn’t been determined yet.

  13. Knightwatch/the original's Gravatar Knightwatch/the original
    October 12, 2018 - 10:27 pm | Permalink

    A lot of weekend plans just got trashed by a little T&L
    I didn’t need to watch a college game anyhow.

  14. October 12, 2018 - 10:19 pm | Permalink

    Viking4Life,

    Woulda
    Coulda
    Shoulda
    Didn’t

  15. Viking4Life's Gravatar Viking4Life
    October 12, 2018 - 9:38 pm | Permalink

    The only thing that kept the Vikes from scoring 70 on the colts was the weather. Great win Northview. The trophy stays black.

  16. Wildcatt81's Gravatar Wildcatt81
    October 12, 2018 - 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Monrovia 42 La Canada 0 at half. The game was called at halftime due to whether.

  17. October 12, 2018 - 12:51 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always and will forever be a defense guy. To me when the offense is out there it’s time to go grab something from the snack bar or go to the john. Just never been into the offense.
    To say our defense has sprung bigger leaks that the Titanic would be an over simplification. I’m not a coach…just an alumni and an old cheerleader that can no longer fit in my cheerleaders uniform. Which for all your sakes is a good thing.
    I’ve stocked up on Flex Seal to help for leaks but it does not seem to help. I can’t get it in a 55 gallon drum.
    Don’t know if it’s the wrong schemes, blown assignments, wind blowing from the east or a combination of all the above. I just show up to every game, help out, cheer on, and hope for the curse to end. I’ll leave the finger pointing to others.
    I hope my Colts have it figured out for tonight but if they don’t I be here congratulating Northview because that is all any fan can do. I don’t suit up so I don’t take a win or a loss personally.

    Good and talented kids on both sides of the field for each team. It’s in their hands.

    Unless the refs are from the Pac12….

  18. San Dimas Fanatic's Gravatar San Dimas Fanatic
    October 12, 2018 - 10:01 am | Permalink

    MVL insider, yes you are that guy, there always one in the bunch. You make a good point, however I would think that when a pick is thrown an athlete, on the field, would stop being an offensive player and become a defensive player and stop the score from happening. However if Colt74 is declared the winner I will concede, from his posts he seems to be a fine gentleman.

  19. MVL Insider's Gravatar MVL Insider
    October 12, 2018 - 7:42 am | Permalink

    Colt 74 wins @SDF If you throw a pick 6 or give up a score on Special teams you can lose even though the defense gave up less points. BTW yes…I’m that guy.

  20. San Dimas Fanatic's Gravatar San Dimas Fanatic
    October 11, 2018 - 9:49 pm | Permalink

    Colt74
    Clever response, I see your raise and raise you another $40
    I say the coach that calls the least time outs will win the game.

    I wonder how long we’re going to do this.

  21. October 11, 2018 - 8:49 pm | Permalink

    San Dimas Fanatic,
    I see your raise and raise you another $20
    Whichever teams coaches that throws their headsets the least will win.

    🙂

  22. Arroyo 98's Gravatar Arroyo 98
    October 11, 2018 - 7:25 pm | Permalink

    @Oilers, get lost loser. Take your crappy team and league over to your own story. You guys are garbage.

  23. San Dimas Fanatic's Gravatar San Dimas Fanatic
    October 11, 2018 - 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Colt74 let me present a different perspective,
    My predictions for this weeks games are whichever teams defense allows the least points wins.

    How’s that?

  24. Haha's Gravatar Haha
    October 11, 2018 - 2:44 pm | Permalink

    Every observation or comment you have made regarding the DRL has been way off… stick to badminton

  25. Oilers's Gravatar Oilers
    October 11, 2018 - 2:26 pm | Permalink

    No way in hell Oilers lose to Schurr. Defense will give up give it up it always does.

  26. Don’t see it's Gravatar Don’t see it
    October 11, 2018 - 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Anonymous, Northview has given up 37 points total all season, Covina 50?

  27. Angelus League's Gravatar Angelus League
    October 11, 2018 - 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Northview will win big. Covina is a good team but has no Defense.

  28. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 11, 2018 - 12:44 pm | Permalink

    Lol… yes! Predictions are the best

  29. What a Knight's Gravatar What a Knight
    October 11, 2018 - 12:29 pm | Permalink

    A strong offensive line does THREE things: (1) it helps a team score points, (2) it keeps the opposing offense off the field longer than usual, and (3) it wears-down the opposing defense. I believe these are the factors John Madden had in mind when he said a great offensive line is what he looks for first in a team. He didn’t say it’s OK to neglect the defense, only that the O-line is perhaps more pivotal to a football team. Watch El Monte tomorrow night and see if you don’t agree.

  30. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    October 11, 2018 - 11:39 am | Permalink

    Ok now…

  31. October 11, 2018 - 11:09 am | Permalink

    My predictions for this weeks games are whichever teams score the most points will win.

  32. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 11, 2018 - 10:48 am | Permalink

    Northview a lock ? Not !!!! Covina upsets NV 50-34

  33. OUR HOUSE's Gravatar OUR HOUSE
    October 11, 2018 - 10:24 am | Permalink

    BEAT THE FARM!!!

  34. anon's Gravatar anon
    October 11, 2018 - 9:33 am | Permalink

    Overtime lmao

  35. No one's Gravatar No one
    October 11, 2018 - 8:54 am | Permalink

    Can’t wait to see arroyo get slaughtered Friday .

  36. Boo from the lou's Gravatar Boo from the lou
    October 11, 2018 - 8:53 am | Permalink

    I got El Monte all the way they are going to pull this off I predict the score will be 45-26

  37. Del Rio Watcher's Gravatar Del Rio Watcher
    October 10, 2018 - 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Two huge games in the Del Rio that will sort out what team gets the 2nd and 3rd spots. Whittier 1-1 Santa Fe 0-1. Santa Fe can flip their tough season on its head with a win here. They have played the toughest schedule and stayed competitive. A loss would wipe out Whittier as they still have to play La Serna. Santa Fe gets the upset 31-27. Cal 0-2 El Rancho 1-0. A real trap game for El Rancho. Cal always seems to save their best games for ER. El Rancho could very well be over confident seeing as Whittier who they beat, handled Cal smartly.Over confidence leads to mental errors. Cal wins in overtime 26-20.

  38. Dummy's Gravatar Dummy
    October 10, 2018 - 9:00 pm | Permalink

    BS… Defense wins Championships…

  39. What a Knight's Gravatar What a Knight
    October 10, 2018 - 8:23 pm | Permalink

    Of all this week’s offerings, the EM-Arroyo matchup looms large. I’d like to see Singiser’s troops pull it out, but I’m afraid that with EM’s offensive line sopping-up a lot of game minutes, there simply won’t be enough field time for Arroyo’s attack to outscore the Lions. We may see first-hand why the old Raiders coach John Madden said that a great offensive line is the most important ingredient of a football club.

  40. NV's Gravatar NV
    October 10, 2018 - 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Tim, I think all you predictions can go any way except the Northview game. Northview is a lock.
    These are my picks. DR in a battle, Pete gets Montebello the win in a game that will have 5,000 fans there, Big Lou out coaches the LA staff in a close one, El Monte wing T’s the Lions to victory, Ayala is in a must win situation, Muir has the athletes to beat anybody on any day and even though Workman as a small roster that staff shown they can work wonders with what they got.

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