Game Night: Week 7

The Montebello defense needs to stop Alhambra this week to get a key Almont League win.

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

Friday October 11 


Alhambra (6-0) at Montebello (1-5)

Last Year: Alhambra 35-22 

Key game for Alhambra. Even after the win over Schurr people are still wondering if the Moors can do it again. A win over Montebello would nearly secure a playoff spot for the Moors and put them in a position for the Almont League title. Montebello got its first win last week after a tough non league run. Can the Oilers get their second? The answer is no. This looks like the Moors year. Alhambra takes control of the Almont

Alhambra 31 Montebello 24     


Del Rio 

El Rancho (5-2) at Whittier (3-3) (Pioneer)  

Last Year: El Rancho 52-35

Even after taking a shellacking last week by La Serna, El Rancho still looks like the second best team in the Del Rio. Whittier can play too. The Cardinals beat San Dimas and put a whipping on Schurr two weeks ago. The Cards are the third best team in the Del Rio. The Dons though are the second. El Rancho gets the win.

El Rancho 38 Whittier 27    



Los Altos (5-1) at Diamond Ranch (3-3)

Last Year: Diamond Ranch 23-10

Both teams are looking to make a move in the Hacienda. The winner in this one could have the inside track to the league crown. Both offenses can score but it’s the defense that’s going to decide this one. Los Altos might trail early but rallies in the fourth quarter to pull it out. Could come right down to the wire.

Los Altos 24 Diamond Ranch 21      



El Monte (6-0) at Arroyo (3-3) 

Last Year: El Monte 38-14 

After Arroyo lost last season to El Monte it seemed like it might be a one time deal. The Knights would make adjustments, rally the troops and regain their spot at the top of the Mission Valley League. But Arroyo has struggled, the injury bug has hit and it hasn’t been the year the Knights were hoping for. Meanwhile the Lions just keep rolling along. The Lions dominance of the MVL continues. At least for now. They’ll beat Arroyo and run the table. It’s the year of the Lion.

El Monte 35 Arroyo 14    



Muir (5-1) at Burbank (3-4) (Burroughs) 

Last Year: Burbank 15-14 

Burbank got belted last week by Crescenta Valley and it won’t get any easier this week against Muir. The Mustangs took out Burroughs last week and are taking aim at the Pacific League title. The Bulldogs looked like a legitimate contender before the Falcons dismantled them. The game to watch in the Pacific is October 25th when Muir squares off against Crescenta Valley in Glendale. Muir wins this one handily.

Muir 31 Burbank 14 



Bonita (5-1) at Colony (2-4) 

Last Year: Bonita 28-21

Bonita walked off the field last Friday night with a bad taste in their mouths. The Bearcats had just spent a long night grappling with Glendora, and coming up short. The Tartans were tough but the officiating may have been tougher. Either way they had their first loss of the season. Now they’re ready to take it out on somebody and Colony is the one standing in their way.  Colony will put up a fight early but eventually Bonita will wear the Titans down. The Bearcats rebound with a victory.

Bonita 28 Colony 14


Ayala (6-0) at Glendora (6-0) (Citrus College) 

Last Year: Glendora 45-38

Another big Palomares League matchup. Like last week in the Glendora-Bonita battle both teams come in unbeaten. The winner here clearly will be the top dog in the league. Both teams have had some big victories but the Tartans have had an easier time of it. Glendora has a strong running game with Xzavier Ford and a solid passing attack with Jacob Gonzalez. They’re just a tough out. Glendora improves to 7-0.

Glendora 24 Ayala 14  


Non League

St. Francis (5-1) at Paraclete (4-3) (Palmdale)

Last Year: Paraclete 56-49    

Of you happen to be out in the Palmdale area Friday night and feel like watching some good football go check out this one. St. Francis and Paraclete put on a show last year that people are still talking about today. St. Francis has lost just once while Paraclete has lost three but Spirits have played everybody except Alabama. That schedule should be enough to get them through this one. Fortunately for St. Francis this isn’t a league game. Paraclete comes out on top.

Paraclete 27 St. Francis 17  


29 Comments to "Game Night: Week 7"

  1. Areafan's Gravatar Areafan
    October 13, 2019 - 11:13 am | Permalink

    ER had about 6 starters out vs Whittier, the bye week couldn’t have come at a better time.

  2. Del Rio Watcher's Gravatar Del Rio Watcher
    October 11, 2019 - 10:40 pm | Permalink

    Back from the ER-Whittier game and was my take wrong. I said if Whittier’s Arsenaux ran for more than 125 yards Whittier would win. Well he had 125 yards in the first 6 minutes and Whittier lost 65-46. I’m not sure I can explain why they lost. Whittier led 46-30 in the 3rd quarter and was scoring at will. Whittier fans were high fiving and looking at possible playoff opponents. But ER just kept playing and Whittier stopped playing. ER has a kid #6 that ran like he was from Clemson and just ran his heart out and ran Whittier out of the playoffs in the 2nd half. Not saying it was good football but with 111 points scored it was entertaining.

  3. LVLions's Gravatar LVLions
    October 11, 2019 - 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Played their best game. That teams blows out Rio Hondo Prep. Booth had 190 hard yards on 25 carries, Cuevas 130 yards. Great job Arroyo.

    But FridayKnight could still come have this…

  4. October 11, 2019 - 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Big games this week in the MVL.
    So Gabrielino fresh off a surprising victory over SEM, get Mt View. The vikings play hard but are just Too young and inexperienced this year. Chris Rodriguez and Benneth will be too much for the Vikings to handle. Eagles are riding high and win 28-14

    SEM fresh off its loss is in a must win situation but, so is Rosemead! The Panthers feature the leagues leading rusher, yes that’s correct Ivan Ostry leads the league in rushing so far. Oh and also feature a pretty good running back in Campbell. The Eagles have a three headed monster in Gordiano Munoz and QB Mario Zamudio I believe this game is full of questions. Is everything ok in the swamp players missed practices players were hanging out with friends instead of practicing who’s in and who’s out? I the end too many ifs for the Eagles. The Rosemead defense along with the 1-2 punch of Ostry and Campbell will defeat the Eagles. 34-21

    The big game! I will be watching from the stands in this one. 6-0 EM with aspirations of a CIF championship will travel to Arroyo for a good old fashioned MVL battle. You know the names Booth Cuevas are the dynamic duo sweeping the league. Booth is/will be the MVP of the league. Arroyo counters with Enriquez and Calvillo. The Arroyo knights have some injuries but word is they are back to 100% for tonight’s game. Will the home crowd be enough? Friday knights says the defense can stop Booth. Can they? No way! Lions roll big. 48-14 too much Booth too much Cuevas Lions win!

  5. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    October 11, 2019 - 11:19 am | Permalink

    1) Alhambra wins by at least two touchdowns.
    2) Whittier lost to a very bad Arcadia team. ER wins easily.
    3) Muir running clock on Burbank.
    4) EM running clock on Arroyo.

  6. whatyoutalkingaboutwillis?'s Gravatar whatyoutalkingaboutwillis?
    October 11, 2019 - 10:23 am | Permalink

    @Goin’ with Pete – Like gone with the wind.
    @ Boomer – Another false prophet.
    You must have missed last year’s game when the Moors trounced the Oilers 35-22 at the unpenetrable Moors Empire. Will know soon if the Rise of the Moors will change the pages of history and reconquer the Spanish Empire.

  7. Sgv's Gravatar Sgv
    October 11, 2019 - 9:55 am | Permalink

    FridayNights keeps on signing checks he cant cash. Sorry buddy you have insufficient funds, stop talking

  8. Knighty knight's Gravatar Knighty knight
    October 11, 2019 - 9:55 am | Permalink

    El Minte 48 Knights 24

    This game will get ugly after the first qtr.

  9. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 11, 2019 - 9:52 am | Permalink

    Wow is that how weak Arroyo has gotten, 4 transfer beating you that bad

  10. Let me lead you's Gravatar Let me lead you
    October 11, 2019 - 7:26 am | Permalink

    @jackson don’t tell me you’re one of those guys that lives off the glory days!? FYI not even an Alhambra fan bud,just know a good football when i see one

  11. Del Rio Watcher's Gravatar Del Rio Watcher
    October 10, 2019 - 11:34 pm | Permalink

    Cal has a good defense. If La Serna fumbles it away 7 times and throws 5 picks the score will be 49-10 LS. Whittier and El Rancho another story. Whittier’s Arsenault running like a D1 prospect and ER very banged up and licking it’s wounds from the La Serna pounding. Whittier has a good chance to win this one. Hold Arsenault to under 125 yards rushing ER wins. If not Whittier.

  12. EM's Gravatar EM
    October 10, 2019 - 11:22 pm | Permalink

    Orange Vista and Eagle Rock beat anyone else in the MVL. Keep pulling names out of a hat guy.

  13. LVLions's Gravatar LVLions
    October 10, 2019 - 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Nobody is taking anything from Arroyo nothing but respect for what they have done. You’re always the one trying to take from what other schools have done. Even if it’s just a small window twos, three season. So I’ll have something for you to eat after the game but it’s not gonna be a cake.

  14. EM's Gravatar EM
    October 10, 2019 - 11:17 pm | Permalink

    Transfer Express get it right.

  15. EM's Gravatar EM
    October 10, 2019 - 11:16 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think that was a EM person calling you “has beens”

  16. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 10, 2019 - 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Any honest person would have to admit that Alhambra has beaten two decent teams up to now. Those teams happen to be Rowland (5-1) and South Pasadena (5-1).
    So, we have played “somebody” a couple of times this year. And, by the way, all of our wins have been pretty decisive.
    Montebello, like Schurr, has been an arch-nemesis to us, and the Oilers have been league champions several times over. We look forward to taking them on.

  17. Jackson Maine's Gravatar Jackson Maine
    October 10, 2019 - 8:32 pm | Permalink

    Let me lead you?

    No but we went with Pete to the playoffs and you guys went home. Don’t talk unless your team does something. No playoffs for you guys in the last 6-7 years.

  18. Let me lead you's Gravatar Let me lead you
    October 10, 2019 - 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Did you go with Pete last year when Alhambra beat them?

  19. Let me lead you's Gravatar Let me lead you
    October 10, 2019 - 7:36 pm | Permalink

    He is lol

  20. Boomer's Gravatar Boomer
    October 10, 2019 - 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Please open your eyes on your picks. Who has Alhambra played? I hope MHS knocks them back down to reality their in Lala land right now.
    El Monte has not played anyone either your ridiculous with your picks be fair or don’t make them.
    What a joke!
    From T. Peterson: So you like Montebello and Arroyo? Seriously? Ok. Aren’t you the same guy that told me Burbank was going to beat CV? How did that turn out? I won’t tell you what my record is so far this year on Game Night. It would just piss you off.
    Like I said…El Monte and Alhambra.

  21. ?'s Gravatar ?
    October 10, 2019 - 2:39 pm | Permalink

    There was a large fire in East L.A. last night. Latino’s burning their Doyer’s gear.

  22. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 10, 2019 - 12:47 pm | Permalink

    I see everyone is still giving Arroyo excuses. Injuries or not, they still get pummeled. People complaining about transfers should look at themselves for a second because almost all teams do it. Can’t we look at Arroyo as a recruiting school? A couple years ago there was staff coaching at the local youth teams. Whether or not the players were amazing, that is still a powerful lobbying tool to harness. Everyone does it. It’s not right, but it’s the name of the game.

  23. Straight up Knight's Gravatar Straight up Knight
    October 10, 2019 - 10:02 am | Permalink

    4 Transfers 40 Arroyo 28

  24. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 10, 2019 - 8:15 am | Permalink

    Transfers 38 Arroyo 21

  25. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 10, 2019 - 7:47 am | Permalink

    Lol every one crying over one player not from El Monte. Instead of crying find away to stop that one player dominating MVL.

  26. EM's Gravatar EM
    October 9, 2019 - 11:30 pm | Permalink

    I like that. Lol…

    See we could just come on here and crack jokes without getting all personal and hurt hurt.

  27. October 9, 2019 - 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Hahaha the has been knights!!! Check these kitties out win one league title in 40 years and they start pounding their chest. Las Vegas lions you are a good team but not ever forget the title will always run through us. Brandon Martinez leaves EM dump city, Nava and Sahagun leave Rosemead dump city Tovar left SEM dump city! the one constant is Arroyo. Booth will graduate and EM will be in the dumps again. But anyway I said EM you got a fight coming! And just know I mean it! This knight team is ready the coaches are working their asses off. No excuses Kitties, it’s on!!! Y’all better have that cake for me or else!!!

  28. Goin' with Pete's Gravatar Goin' with Pete
    October 9, 2019 - 9:56 pm | Permalink

    I’m wagering that the Alhambra win over Schurr was an aberration. That means everyone, including our esteemed site host, is wrong to pick against the seasoned Pete Gonzalez and his Oilers. I’m taking the well-lubricated group to slide past Bergstrom’s boys.

  29. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 9, 2019 - 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Las Vegas Lions 42 Has Been Knights 14

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