Game Night: Week 4

Margarito Beltran’s Bell Gardens Lancers travel to San Marino.

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


Thursday September 19

Bell Gardens (1-3) at San Marino (0-4) 

Last Year: San Marino 41-29 

Neither team is off to the kind of start they had hoped for. While San Marino has only scored seven points in each of its four games, Bell Gardens is coming off a big win over Glenn after just missing against Norwalk the week before. BG still needs to pick up some momentum heading into Almont League play. The Lancers have just enough.

Bell Gardens 21 San Marino 17 


Friday September 20 

Pacific League 

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

Last Year: Crescenta Valley 47-28

Pasadena is getting there. the Bulldogs are off to a great start. Not only have they won their first three games but they have outscored their opponents 146-14. Crescenta Valley though is a different animal. The Falcons are also unbeaten and have put it on its three opponents as well. CV, as always, will be in the hunt, if not the outright favorite to win the league. Pasadena is close but Crescenta Valley has already arrived. Falcons win the Pacific opener.

Crescenta Valley 31 Pasadena 28  


Bishop Amat (3-1) at Cathedral (3-1) 

Last Year: Bishop Amat 42-21 

“Amat is on the clock,” said Cathedral assistant Robert Maxie on Twitter. The Phantoms have been looking forward to this one since last year when Amat beat them by three scores. Cathedral has suffered just one setback but a loss to Cajon isn’t exactly one to sweat about. Bishop Amat has just one loss as well – to JSerra. If you want to see some “Big Boy” football Cathedral High School is the place to be Friday night. It will be a test of wills, a heavyweight battle if you will. Bishop Amat will deliver some shots but Cathedral is the last team standing.

Cathedral 27 Bishop Amat 24      


Covina (2-1) at Monrovia (3-1)  

Last Year: Covina 57-50 

I think its safe to say this game will be different than last year’s. While Monrovia looks improved from last year’s edition Covina, while competitive, isn’t nearly as explosive. The Wildcats fell two weeks ago to Los Altos but bounced back nicely last Saturday night with an impressive win over South Hills. The Colts have won their last two after a win over West Covina last week.  Covina will come to play but this year M-Town has too much. Cats roll.

Monrovia 38 Covina 7  


La Serna (4-0) at Montebello (0-4) 

Last Year: La Serna 56-17

If you have early dinner plans Friday night this might be the game for you. I think it’s safe to say this one will be like last year’s. La Serna is good. I mean really, really good. Montebello is still trying to find its way. Oilers will be fine in league but not Friday night. Lancers will be in cruise control by halftime.

La Serna 41 Montebello 14      


Northview (4-0) at Los Altos (3-1)

Last Year: Northview 31-7

This could be the game of the week. Northview has established itself as a power knocking over everyone in its path. Los Altos has been impressive as well even in its one defeat. The Conquerors loss last week to undefeated Glendora was only decided by one score. Could go either way. Flip a coin and you’ll probably have just as good of a shot to pick the winner. The pick here is Northview. Just too many playmakers.

Northview 35 Los Altos 31  



Arroyo (2-1) at Rio Hondo Prep (3-0)

First Meeting 

Interesting game here. Arroyo has won its last two after an opening night loss to Bonita. The Knights have scored 105 points in their last two games. Rio Hondo has steam rolled its three opponents while pitching two shutouts. This is the first time these two schools have ever played even though they’re a nine iron away from each other. The Kares can ball, no question, and will make a some big plays at times but Arroyo should prevail as long as the Knights don’t take anything for granted. Jim Singiser and the coaching staff won’t let them.

Arroyo 28 Rio Hondo Prep 21              


Schurr (2-2) at Whittier (1-3) (California) 

Last Year: Whittier 57-14 

Whittier can look great at times (see win over San Dimas) and very pedestrian at others (see loss to Arcadia). Schurr had a momentum building win last week erasing a 21 point deficit to stun Rosemead. Both teams need a win heading into league play. Whittier can run the ball and at times the Spartans have had trouble stopping the run. The Cardinals ground attack eventually wears Schurr down. The Cards come out on top.

Whittier 24 Schurr 17  

33 Comments to "Game Night: Week 4"

  1. Waldo Rojas's Gravatar Waldo Rojas
    September 21, 2019 - 9:59 pm | Permalink

    Yeah okay. You, the Tribune, this publication and countless others keep doubting Los Altos. This team is armed with many playmakers, as well as a run-stuffing defense. I kept saying Northview hadn’t played anybody, and look what happened; the Conqs had them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stay tuned.

  2. No's Gravatar No
    September 21, 2019 - 11:23 am | Permalink

    I guess so if we forget LM and LH.

  3. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    September 20, 2019 - 10:55 am | Permalink

    my TWO CENTS

    AGAIN im not a Sp fan and like to bag on them as much as the next person lol.. but cmon bro… credit is given where credit is due.. your 5’5 mlb soaking wet analogy is false.. these guys are recruiting some BIG A$$ KIDS.. dont believe me ? look for yourself.. they had atleast 1 or 2 kids go D1 for football in recent years.. thats more than 95% of the area teams..

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 20, 2019 - 10:38 am | Permalink

    For breakfast? No will be a tight game with NV coming out on top by 7

  5. AirAttack's Gravatar AirAttack
    September 20, 2019 - 9:45 am | Permalink

    SV…Oh please stop with the 5 players with SEC offers! No one believes this! Trying to create hype for yourselves, Villasenors. You play in one of the weakest leagues in the Southern Section, stop it already.

  6. Joe Perez's Gravatar Joe Perez
    September 20, 2019 - 7:34 am | Permalink

    @My Two Cents excellent points and very true.

  7. Joe Perez's Gravatar Joe Perez
    September 20, 2019 - 7:33 am | Permalink

    @Just an ‘Ol Has Been BRAVO Well said!

  8. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 20, 2019 - 12:11 am | Permalink

    Just a tune up game for league.

  9. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    September 19, 2019 - 10:50 pm | Permalink

    @Just an ‘Ol Has Been, there is a couple of good reasons why St. Paul players are not recruited by any colleges. Put yourself in the shoe of a college recruiter, what level would actually recruit a 5’5″ 150 lbs middle linebacker soaking wet? Absolutely not D1, D1AA, D2, NAIA, or D3. These programs would rather recruit a 6’5″ kid who can’t walk and chew gum at the same time, at least he will look good coming off the bus. I once heard the school putting a football player in geometry who couldn’t even add or subtract proficiently. When asked why the school was doing that. The response was they had no other place to put him. Again, put yourself in the shoes of a college recruiter. Would you recruit that player? The only thing St. Paul is good at is living in the past. They like to preach tradition but what is tradition when your school hasn’t won squat in over thirty years?

  10. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    September 19, 2019 - 10:32 pm | Permalink

    Just an ol has been

    Dropping facts! 👍🏼

    But in all honesty, with this generation of kids .. and parents lol … it will help recruiting

  11. Area Dad's Gravatar Area Dad
    September 19, 2019 - 10:13 pm | Permalink

    El Rancho overwhelmed Montebello with speed and physicality. Honestly looked like Montebello had no answers. Sad to see a good program like Montebello look so downtrodden. I am quite confident that they will do well come league play.

  12. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 19, 2019 - 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Was I too harsh on SV coaches, is that why it wasnt posted? I’m sorry, I just don’t like people falsifying info for their own personal benefit. Look for yourself if you want, there no such offers from SEC schools. I looked on rivals just to make sure and they have no stars and no offers…

  13. Just an 'Ol Has Been's Gravatar Just an 'Ol Has Been
    September 19, 2019 - 2:36 pm | Permalink

    @ MyTwoCents,Agreed,TheRanch18: Let’s be real about this. I tip my hat to SPHS for having “the nads” to schedule up but they have no reason to be playing Narbonne (in which they got WORKED) and now they’ve got Sierra Canyon & Los Alamitos? Oh my goodness!!!! I don’t see the benefit.

    I really don’t see where getting your tails handed to you is worth the thought of you “preparing for league or the playoffs”. No one will be as good as those three teams in league. Narbonne had their way with the Swordsmen a couple weeks ago and called the dogs off at one point. They may experience the same thing this week and the following.

    I also don’t see how this will entice parents and athletes to attend SPHS. Does anyone know how many kids they sent off to play college ball in the past 10 years? My guess…..not many. Their field turf is on its’ final days. If they can’t afford to put air conditioning throughout the entire campus, how will they ever be able to fund a new field? They should have saved the money they spent on that scoreboard and utilized the funds elsewhere.

    To gain the interest of student-athletes and their parents, a program must WIN championships and get kids out on scholarships. If kids have the talent to play and don’t get scholarships, it’s probably because of a couple reasons:
    1. poor academics by the student (GPA & SAT scores)
    2. poor academic standards at the school
    3. the school and/or the student failed to complete the appropriate documentation through the NCAA
    4. the coaches just don’t have a relationship with recruiters to sell his product (the athlete) to recruiters.

    Case and point, Moschetti at La mirada & Mazzota at La Habra. They sold a product to recruiters. Kids took care of academics. Scholarships offered. Oh and they went to these high schools for free because they are public schools. No tuition has to be paid by anyone. They’ve won championships too! Not recently but they’ve won. Those two schools are gonna be in a recruiting battle for future athletes now that Moschetti is back. I don’t see either of these schools winning a title in their divisions any time soon due to the new playoff format. I anticipate they will win some games and make a run in the post season.

    I’ve said this before, I like the local attention that some of the Del Rio League teams are getting. Cal (Zamora), La Serna (George) and El Rancho (Medrano) are all playing with local talent. Not getting in over their heads by “scheduling up”. Scheduling within their talent level. I can’t wait to see these schools battle each other come league play.

  14. Waldo Rojas's Gravatar Waldo Rojas
    September 19, 2019 - 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Northview is going down. They haven’t played anybody formidable thus far. Conqs will have them for breakfast tomorrow.

  15. ??'s Gravatar ??
    September 19, 2019 - 11:36 am | Permalink

    @SV i hope you’re being sarcastic. 5 guys with sec offers? i doubt that, even if it was true to be struggling against teams like Gabrielino and BP should tell you enough about that

  16. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 19, 2019 - 10:44 am | Permalink

    Is your kid 6’4 270?

  17. Chomsky Says's Gravatar Chomsky Says
    September 19, 2019 - 6:45 am | Permalink


    Thanks to you, I am about to use a phrase I’ve not otherwise uttered and likely won’t ever again…(To your UCLA remark) Dayum, that was a sick burn! LOL!!

    Great timing too, the Bruins are awful! Say what you will about the Trojans, they just need a competent coach! The Bruins, however, need a switch to I-AA or whatever it’s called now! The “U” in UCLA is what prevents me from saying (more like) JUCO! Hyperbole of course, but then isn’t almost all comedy?

  18. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 19, 2019 - 12:30 am | Permalink

    SV!!!! Stop lying coach this tactic doesn’t work plus it’s super obvious. Can’t wait to see how these offers unfold! Let’s see if these kids still have these offers after the season.

  19. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    September 19, 2019 - 12:09 am | Permalink

    @Anon, those parents and their 5’5″ sons who were brought up with the tough hombres mentality signed up thinking they were gonna play teams like Schurr or Cal High, not power houses like Sierra Canyon, Narbonne, or Mater Dei. Otherwise, they would have send their kids down the street to Santa Fe. To SP admin, please have two ambulances on standby Friday night. It’s about to get Coyote Ugly!

  20. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 19, 2019 - 12:02 am | Permalink

    I doubt Sierra vista has any D-1 guys on that team my brother

  21. Cif's Gravatar Cif
    September 18, 2019 - 10:35 pm | Permalink

    You got to be kidding. SV barely beat a horrible gabrielino team.they had to come back against baldwin park. Why would a D1 kid want to play in Division 13. The villasenor’s are not good coaches. Put them in higher divisions and they would be crap. Sierra Vista is lucky they are in a weak division.

  22. Maverick's Gravatar Maverick
    September 18, 2019 - 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Sierra Canyon should not be playing St Paul.

    SC should be playing Corona Centenniel, Mission Viejo or maybe even Bosco or Mater Dei if they want to step up to the big boys.

    This is the problem with these private schools with big money, I wonder how they get all this talent???

    SIerra Canyon has lost to Oaks Christian this year and you never know, a small private school in Whittier might shock the world.

  23. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 18, 2019 - 9:37 pm | Permalink

    Yes because if your kid goes to SV he’s getting an offer hahaha. If the kid is good enough he will get noticed, recruited, and offered. End of story.

  24. ER's Gravatar ER
    September 18, 2019 - 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Was on vacation. Can someone give a brief rundown on how ER handled Montebello so ugly? Did Montebello have a bunch of injuries or missing players?

  25. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 18, 2019 - 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Lol… yea, send him to Sierra Vista.🤦🏽‍♂️

  26. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 18, 2019 - 8:35 pm | Permalink

    @SV, I call BS on the offers! I know these “Good coaches” only thing good is their BS. World class liars…
    I’m willing to bet these “offers” are not true….

  27. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 18, 2019 - 2:55 pm | Permalink

    No one to blame. Players and their parents know the dangers associated with the game. I pray that all the kids playing are safe.

  28. Almont fan's Gravatar Almont fan
    September 18, 2019 - 2:11 pm | Permalink

    There is no way the Whittier vs Schurr game is that close. After Whittier losing last week expect them to come out firing on all cylinders. Whittier by at least 28 points and this is being generous. They will not be able to stop the rushing attack at all.
    From T. Peterson: I would have agreed with you before last week. I didn’t like that loss to Arcadia…at all.

  29. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    September 18, 2019 - 11:32 am | Permalink

    “my two cents”

    LOL…LOL… Dayum bro.. lol… im not a SP fan but tbh they are preparing for league and playoffs… or they thought they had a team good enough to compete with these guys… or they are trying to use this as a recruiting tool to attract those kids that want to play big teams.. it works one way or another.. but there is always a reason behind the madness.

  30. SV's Gravatar SV
    September 18, 2019 - 11:08 am | Permalink

    Sierra Vista has 5 guys with SEC offers from the likes of Alabama and Clemson. My kid going there next year. Great coach and school.

  31. Coach Darkside's Gravatar Coach Darkside
    September 18, 2019 - 7:24 am | Permalink

    Don’t forget about La Canada at South El Monte Thursday night 7 pm as well. Should be a good game.

  32. Agreed's Gravatar Agreed
    September 17, 2019 - 10:30 pm | Permalink

    The Swordsmen have no business being on the same field with Sierra Canyon. If they want a step-up game with a realistic chance of success, they should schedule UCLA.

  33. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    September 17, 2019 - 8:18 pm | Permalink

    St. Paul has some pretend big you know what to be playing Sierra Canyon this week. Never mind that there will be a running clock by halftime. I just hope there are enough prayers before, during, and after the game that all the Swordsmen make it out alive. Just curious, if any SP player gets seriously hurt. Who do you blame?

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