Game Night: Week 2

Montebello’s D will try to contain Crescenta Valley Thursday night.

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

Thursday September 5 

Montebello (0-2) at Crescenta Valley (2-0) 

Last Year: Crescenta Valley 44-26 

Crescenta Valley always has an explosive offense. The Falcons proved that again in the opener with a 37-0 rout of Santa Fe. The Oilers hung with San Dimas until the Saints were able to ice it late. Montebello has had a tough schedule. This is the third straight week the Oilers have played a top notch opponent. They’ll have to be at their best again to beat CV.  Again they’ll battle but the Falcons will prevail.

Crescenta Valley 34 Montebello 17  


Friday September 6 

El Monte (2-0) at San Marino (0-2) 

Last Year: San Marino 76-36

I’m getting the feeling this year will be different than last year. The Lions have annihilated their two opponents, although they weren’t exactly Mater Dei and St. John Bosco, while San Marino was taken out behind the woodshed by Charter Oak and Northview. This won’t be another walk over for El Monte. San Marino isn’t the same team as last season and the Titans are still trying to find their way without head coach Mike Hobbie, but they can still play. At times they’ll give El Monte fits. They may even take a lead. In the end it won’t be easy but the Lions get their third straight win. Davon Booth is hard to catch.

El Monte 35 San Marino 21          



Glendora (2-0) at Charter Oak (2-0) 

Last Year: Glendora 21-7 

Is it safe to say Charter Oak is back? The Chargers are 2-0 including a quality win last week over Colony. They might be but Glendora is the real deal. The Tartans have outscored Damien and Roosevelt, two solid opponents, by the combined score of 58-14. This could be the game of the week. Charter Oak should come out firing and may grab an early lead. Glendora has enough though to overcome and fight through it. Tartans get the victory.

Glendora 28 Charter Oak 21  


La Puente (1-1) at Rosemead (2-0)

Last Year: Rosemead 16-7

Don’t look now but Rosemead is 2-0. The Panthers may have some trouble when they hit league but right now they’re going to have some fun. La Puente is coming off a loss to Pioneer. The Warriors will come up short again here. Panthers win a close one.

Rosemead 21 La Puente 17        


Monrovia (2-0) at Los Altos (2-0)

It’s way too early in the season to say this but I’ll do it anyway. It’s the battle of the unbeatens! Neither team has embarked on a death march but they’re both 2-0. Los Altos dispatched Covina and Wilson while Monrovia has knocked off West Covina and Alta Loma. The Wildcats win last week was solid especially after Alta Loma beat them last year. Devon Mayes has speed to burn and quarterback Nick Hernandez has been lighting it up through the air. Los Altos looked good in the summer and it has carried over into the season. Rene Zaldivar is doing everything except selling chili dogs in the snack bar. On paper it looks like a shootout. Both offenses can light it up. Monrovia, with a wealth of talent at the skill positions, should take care of business. The Cats hold off Los Altos late.

Monrovia 34 Los Altos 31   


Northview (2-0) at West Covina (0-2)  

Last Year: Northview 51-6 

Let’s not go into a long analysis about how this one turns out. There’s no need. The question isn’t whether Northview wins but it’s by how much. Three touchdowns? Four? 40 points? The Vikings beat WestCo by 45 last year and not much has changed since then. Northview might be better. Thompson scores at will – both of them- James Jimenez racks up a ton of yards and Marcel Perez needs to come up with a good halftime speech. Vikings…big.

Northview 48 West Covina 7


Schurr (1-1) at Arroyo (1-1) 

Last Year: Arroyo 56-16 

Arroyo got well last week against Nogales while Schurr also got off the floor with a big win over Morningside. Both teams are playoff contenders although the Spartans are still a little young as they to regroup from last season. Arroyo gets out in front and Schurr simply won’t be able to catch up. Arroyo still loves to throw the ball around the lot. Knights come out on top.

Arroyo 35 Schurr 17          


St. Francis (1-0) at Damien (1-1) 

Last Year: St. Francis 38-21 

Damien fell in the season opener to Glendora but bounced back last week with a win over Claremont. St. Francis is not Claremont. The Golden Knights took care of Mira Costa last week and as always are a contender in the Angelus League. It could go either way. With new head coach Matt Bechtel at the helm the Spartans will always come to fight. St. Francis holds them off and wins by touchdown.

St. Francis 24 Damien 17    

15 Comments to "Game Night: Week 2"

  1. Area Dad's Gravatar Area Dad
    September 6, 2019 - 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Well well well Mr O-bviously does not know what he’s talking about. I was at the game and I didn’t see the beat down El Rancho was supposed to get. Instead I saw a relentless team beat a good Garfield team. Like I said before stick to your team and cheer them on

  2. Maverick's Gravatar Maverick
    September 5, 2019 - 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Good game this Friday 09/06/19
    La Habra (2-0) vs Mission Viejo (2-0)
    @La Habra (New Stadium)
    Kickoff 7pm

    MaxPreps State Ranking.
    La Habra 21
    Mission Viejo 17

  3. Area Dad's Gravatar Area Dad
    September 5, 2019 - 9:49 am | Permalink

    No Mr O. Player was injured during the scrimmage with Arroyo. Do not make assumptions about a player’s character. Cheer your team and praise players and coaches putting in the work to get there.

  4. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    September 4, 2019 - 8:46 am | Permalink

    Mrs. Observant…

    How can anyone be out this early for Grades??? this early in school year
    your so observant but lack common sense… lol …

    but once grades come out… ill tell you this… Medrano dont play, at the end of the day he is helping build men out these boys… they need to be held accountable. “No Grades=No Play”

    What school do you support anyways?

  5. No's Gravatar No
    September 4, 2019 - 8:40 am | Permalink

    Nothing to do with grades, that starting lineman injured his knee in the scrimmage and has been out since, no one is out due to grades, anyone being out is due to injuries.

  6. Anony's Gravatar Anony
    September 4, 2019 - 8:40 am | Permalink

    T. Peterson,

    Not when SG is ranked 373 out of 386 in Southern Section & HP is ranked 43 out of 71 in the City Section…Rosemead (244 in SS) should easily handle La Puente (300 in SS).

  7. September 4, 2019 - 1:30 am | Permalink

    MVL week 2 predictions
    Mountain View is facing Gladstone. I’m staying with the Vikings here. I think the Vikes run the just well enough to win this one 28-17

    Gabrielino is playing South west, never heard of them going with the Eagles building momentum toward league play.

    Rosemead plays La Puente. I believe this is sort of a test here, not that LP is a powerhouse but if Rosemead can win convincingly it’ll go a long way in the perception game. Ivan Ostry and Jayden Campbell leasing the panthers. Rosemead 38-21

    South El Monte is hosting Nogales. If any team or any coach needs a win it’s the Eagles and Frank Gallardo. Thankfully the Nobles have been less than stellar. I think the Eagles get right in this one and build some steam. Mario Zamudio leads the Eagles to 42-21 victory.

    Arroyo vs Schurr. This game features two proud long-standing great programs. Knights back on track dropping 63 points. I think the knights continue that trend Adrian Calvillo will carry the knights to 34-14 win

    Lions will host San Marino. The Lions got some revenge on mind in this one. Booth and Cuevas are big time runners and will go wild in this one. Lions will win big 52-28

  8. Mr. Observant's Gravatar Mr. Observant
    September 3, 2019 - 9:31 pm | Permalink


    Looks like he has a few bad apples! Regardless, El rancho will take a beating. With or without their starting lineman. That’s a fact !

  9. ER's Gravatar ER
    September 3, 2019 - 5:48 pm | Permalink

    @O: If you are referencing a ER lineman sitting out or any player for that matter that is standard for the ER HC. He tolerates little from his players. His complex defenses and no huddle offenses require smart guys that show up for practice everyday. Any eye roll at his demands will find you in street clothes Friday night. Not saying this is what happened to the player you saw but that is how it is at ER football.

  10. Mr. Observant's Gravatar Mr. Observant
    September 3, 2019 - 4:29 pm | Permalink

    I saw one of their starting lineman on the sideline at the BG game. bad grades already?! Ha! Guess they’re going to get smashed on Friday.

  11. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    September 3, 2019 - 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Im buying the hype. Going to the HAT then the El Monte San Marino game. Look for my take on Saturday.

  12. Lion's Gravatar Lion
    September 3, 2019 - 11:00 am | Permalink

    That EM/OV game going to be good just like last year.

  13. Anony's Gravatar Anony
    September 3, 2019 - 11:00 am | Permalink

    My Two Cents,

    “La Puente…more formidable…?” They lost to PiHi, so how do you figure? If so, who the heck is Rosemead playing
    From T. Peterson: Huntington Park and San Gabriel. So yes LP may be more formidable.

  14. Let me lead you's Gravatar Let me lead you
    September 3, 2019 - 9:38 am | Permalink

    El Rancho vs Garfield is going to be a good one to cover!

  15. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    September 2, 2019 - 4:29 pm | Permalink

    We will find out how good Rosemead is this week when they host La Puente, who is no powerhouse but definitely more formidable than the Panthers’ first two opponents. We will also find out how good El Monte is next week when they host Orange Vista. Monrovia should win this week but if they don’t, it won’t be because of the officiating. I heard one of their players got ejected from last week’s game for repeatedly cursing at the officials. The player either do not belong in organize sports or the team has a serious lack of discipline.

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