Game Night: Week 3

Quarterback Sean Jastrab and the Bonita Bearcats face San Dimas in the Smudgepot.

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

Thursday September 12

Don Lugo (0-3) at Northview (3-0) (Covina District Field)

Last Year: Northview 35-0 

The Vikings are on roll. So far they are living up to the preseason hype. Don Lugo hasn’t gotten off to the start it hoped for but the Conquistadores schedule isn’t exactly a walk in the park. This game won’t be any easier. Northview has too much.

Northview 38 Don Lugo 13       


Friday September 13

Sierra Vista (2-0) at Baldwin Park (2-1)

Last Year: Baldwin Park 20-6 

There’s been a lot of talk recently about this one as Sierra Vista is trying get back on the radar under new co head coaches Sergio Villasenor and son Matt Villasenor. The Dons have two players, defensive lineman Nick Dimitris and offensive lineman Anthony Rosas who are receiving Division 1 offers from such schools as Auburn, Oregon and Florida. Rosas is already on the field and Dimitris is expected to play Friday night. The Dons weren’t overly impressive in the first week however with a one point win over Gabrielino but they did rout Ganesha last week. Baldwin Park was blanked last week by Western after two early season victories. Should be a close one as neither team at this point is dominant. Sierra Vista emerges with City bragging rights.

Sierra Vista 27 Baldwin Park 20  


West Covina (0-3) at Covina (1-1) (Covina District Field) 

Last Year: Covina 54-16

This once great rivalry has lost some of its luster. West Covina has been down the last few years and Covina, although they did get a big win last week, is still finding its way under new head coach Dale Ziola. The Colts won big last year and not that much has changed. The Bulldogs might hang around for awhile but in the end Covina prevails. At this point they’re just better.

Covina 31 West Covina 14  


Orange Vista (2-1) at El Monte (3-0)

Last Year: El Monte 20-14

This should be the first real test for El Monte. San Marino made it close until Davon Booth took over late. Orange Vista has won two of its first three and its only loss was by   just two scores to Burbank. The Lions held off Orange Vista by six last season. They should be able to hang on again. El Monte wins but it will be a dog fight or in this case a Lion-Coyote fight.

El Monte 24 Orange Vista 17     


Montebello (0-3) at El Rancho (2-1)

Last Year: El Rancho 29-24 

El Rancho is coming off a huge comeback victory over Garfield and has bounced back with two wins after a tough opening night loss to Northview. Montebello, still on a death march that would make even Clay Helton cringe, has fallen in is first three games. This is another battle for the Oilers, one in which they will come up short in again. The Dons look special this year. The Oilers may not get well until league play. Dons go to 3-1.

El Rancho 30 Montebello 21       


Los Altos (3-0) at Glendora (3-0) (Citrus College) 

Last Year: Glendora 24-14

Los Altos looked good last week in a win over Monrovia. So did Glendora in a rout of Charter Oak. Los Altos has looked good all year going undefeated. So has Glendora who is also unbeaten. Los Altos is good. Glendora is better. Good test for the Conquerors but the Tartans are little bigger, stronger, faster. Glendora goes to 4-0.

Glendora 35 Los Altos 16  


Colony (0-3) at La Serna (3-0) (Whittier College)

Last Year: La Serna 37-30    

La Serna looks like well…La Serna. The Lancers have started off winning their first three games and again are the favorite in the Del Rio. They have absolutely shellacked their first three opponents racking up 147 points in the process. Colony, usually a power, is having a down year. Last week the Titans lost 42-0 to Citrus Valley. This one might not be close. La Serna gets the jump early and never looks back. Lancers big.

La Serna 38 Colony 10       


Saturday September 14

Bonita (3-0) vs. San Dimas (1-1) Smudge Pot (Citrus College)

Last Year: Bonita 28-14 

The Smudgepot is always a great area matchup, a great atmosphere and usually good competition between two solid teams. San Dimas is looking to bounce back after a loss to Whittier last week while the Bearcats have routed their first three opponents outscoring them 131-7 with two shutouts. It should be a good one. The Smudge Pot always is. But this year Bonita has too much. Steve Bogan and company remain undefeated.

Bonita 34 San Dimas 13

6 Comments to "Game Night: Week 3"

  1. Area Dad's Gravatar Area Dad
    September 13, 2019 - 10:53 pm | Permalink

    Wow, I gotta say that was an old fashioned takin behind the woodshed whoopin. Montebello sure took a shellacking. Can’t say I’d ever seen them look so bad. El Rancho was a well oiled machine. They steamrolled the Oilers.

  2. WildCat81's Gravatar WildCat81
    September 13, 2019 - 10:41 am | Permalink

    Was hoping to see South Hills vs. Monrovia, another Saturday night game.

  3. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    September 13, 2019 - 6:44 am | Permalink

    1. Throw records out the window. There have been too many smudge pots that were supposed to be blowouts that came down to the wire.

    2. A lot of people rooting for Ibis this week. A friend of an enemy is a friend.

    3. Glendora might be special this year. I say they beat up on the conqs

    4. The ER football team is the lone bright spot for that drama filled district. Dons win

    5. La Serna is going to blow out Colony. Can you say state champs???

  4. Waldo Rojas's Gravatar Waldo Rojas
    September 12, 2019 - 1:24 pm | Permalink

    It’s interesting you say that because Los Altos’ best player didn’t even score in that game. Food for thought.

  5. San Dimas Fanatic's Gravatar San Dimas Fanatic
    September 12, 2019 - 11:41 am | Permalink

    @Beltran is No Guru
    I agree with your assessment regarding Smudgepot and I am an eternal optimist for the San Dimas program. However, today I am sacrificing three chickens to the football gods in the name of the saints and hope for the best!

    Los Altos played a pretty good Monrovia team tight for the first half and then broke away in the second half, I think the Glendora game might be tighter then everyone thinks.

  6. Beltran is No Guru's Gravatar Beltran is No Guru
    September 11, 2019 - 7:43 am | Permalink

    I’m hoping for a competitive game between San Dimas and Bonita but I feel like this one is going to be a blowout with Bonita running away with it early in the 3rd quarter. I hope I’m wrong.

    I see El Rancho taking it to Montebello as well, especially since ER will be at home and not have to play on the ice rink that is Montebello’s home field. Montebello needs to invest in purchasing more rubber pellets for that turf.

    Glendora is the real deal and LA just isn’t ready for an opponent like this at this early part of the season. But if LA can hang with Glendora then that just builds their confidence for those tough games against Northview, Diamond Ranch, and South Hills.

    I think the Colony and LS game can be closer than people are anticipating. It should be a good matchup as it was a closely contested game last year (preseason). Colony’s defense are quick in their pursuit of the ball and can potentially give LS some fits.

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