Game Night: Week 8

JC Lopez and the Whittier Cardinals need a win over Cal to stay in the Del Rio race.

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

Thursday October 17

Valle Vista
San Dimas (5-2) at Covina (3-4) (Covina District Field)
Last Year: San Dimas 63-34
This game has the look of last year’s contest. San Dimas already has a lock on the Valle Vista with a win over Northview last week while Covina seems to be going in the opposite direction. The Colts got beat by three touchdowns last week by Rowland. San Dimas gets started early and never looks back. It could be over by halftime.

San Dimas 45 Covina 10

Friday October 18

Alhambra (7-0) at San Gabriel (3-4)
Last Year: Alhambra 48-0
Alhambra’s big test was last week and the Moors passed with flying colors with a comeback win over Montebello. After also taking care of Schurr the previous week, the Moors have the inside track to the Almont League title. They aren’t about to let San Gabriel get in their way. Alhambra rolls.

Alhambra 49 San Gabriel 7

Schurr (3-4) at Montebello (1-6)
Last Year: Montebello 27-23
This one is always good because of the rivalry. The schools are only about 9-iron away from each other. Montebello fell by a touchdown to Alhambra in a shootout last week while Schurr was blitzed by the Moors giving up 69 points two weeks ago. Both teams are still battling for a playoff spot and win would go a long way in determining the second place team. Schurr’s defense has been suspect all year and will have trouble stopping the Oilers. Montebello simply outscores the Spartans in the end.

Montebello 47 Schurr 28

Del Rio
Whittier (3-4) at California (5-3)
Last Year: Whittier 49-27
Both teams need a victory in this one to improve their position in the Del Rio and make a run at a playoff spot. It looks like the battle for third place. Whittier has had some nice wins this year. The Cards beat San Dimas 35-28 and dropped 55 and 70 on Schurr and Westminster respectively. The Condors started fast but have lost three of their last four games. Expect a close game that may not be decided until late in the fourth quarter. Whittier gets the W.

Whittier 34 California 27

Colony (2-5) at Ayala (7-0)
Last Year: Colony 27-22

Ayala proved its mettle last week with a huge win over Glendora. Colony is the type of team that if overlooked the Titans could step up and bite you. That being said if the Bulldogs were going to stumble it would have been last week against the Tartans. With the Palomares League crown in sight, Ayala isn’t about to fall now. Bulldogs remain unbeaten.

Ayala 35 Colony 17

Mission Valley
South El Monte (3-4) at Arroyo (3-4)
Last Year: Arroyo 17-10
South El Monte looked dead in the water until rising up to beat Rosemead last week. The Eagles vaulted themselves right back into the playoff hunt. This could be for second place in the MVL. Arroyo stayed with El Monte last week and needs a win to get back on track. Neither team is where they want to be but a win would give them back momentum. Which South El Monte team will show up? The same question could be asked of Arroyo which has had an up an down year. Should be even through the first three quarters with Arroyo emerging victorious in the end. Knights win it in fourth.

Arroyo 24 South El Monte 21

Rio Hondo
La Canada (5-2) at San Marino (2-6)
Last Year: San Marino 49-0
With Monrovia clearly the class of the Rio Hondo this game is for second place. La Canada is coming off of a 56-42 win over Temple City two weeks ago while San Marino beat South Pasadena 10-7 last week. The Titans do have a league loss but that was against Monrovia. The Spartans defense has been susceptible at times but can San Marino take advantage? 10 points in the win over South Pas was the most points scored in a game by the Titans all year. La Canada’s defense just does enough and holds on and the Spartans move into a first place tie in the Rio Hondo…until they meet Monrovia next week.

La Canada 28 San Marino 14

San Gabriel Valley
Paramount (6-1) at Warren (5-2)
Last Year: Paramount 24-21

Both teams are 2-0 in the SGV with the winner set to take control. Paramount looks dominant right now after a 48-22 win last week over Downey. The Pirates have lost just once all year – a 28-27 overtime loss to Bishop Amat back in August. Warren has had a couple of bad losses including a 50-6 rout by La Serna three weeks ago. Paramount has been up to every challenge so far this year. This will be n different. Warren will be lucky to keep it close. Paramount wins going away.

Paramount 45 Warren 14

20 Comments to "Game Night: Week 8"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 18, 2019 - 10:19 pm | Permalink

    Your just a id**t

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 18, 2019 - 11:47 am | Permalink

    Awwwww did I hurt your feelings Get Back Coach? It’s ok little fella. I’ll try and be nicer to you since you’re so sensitive. And for the record, everyone on this blog knows you’re an absolute joke. You have ZERO sports savvy.

  3. October 17, 2019 - 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Anonymous, class? Do you have any? This class you speak of, do you display any. You come on here and trash any comments I post. I don’t what team you root for or anything. I root for my team and sure I might talk a little trash but never over the line except to you. Locker room banter is a way of all sports. Since you can’t handle it shows me you probably never strapped up before. Never took the big shot or swung at a 3-2 pitch in the last inning of a game.

    MVL dad
    You really think my posts add pressure to the kids at Arroyo? Lol! Let me ask you this, would it matter to you if some dude post some team rooting comments? Lol if your answer is yes, see above comment, because you probably never wore cleats! Stop being so sensitive. Must be a millennial apart of this triggered society today.

    Continuing on my roll call…
    CIF, El Monte is no ones Daddy they’ve won 1 league championship since 1979! ONE! Lol no worries though we’ll be back!

    Let me lead you,
    Maybe you gotta read more! I posted the very next day! I’ve been here posting win or lose! Get it right chump.

    To reiterate my comments. SEM is a good team I do respect the program. But facts are facts! Gallardo is 0-4 Vs Singiser. And only one game was close. And that took a Star RB and a coach from USC. The RB graduated and Gallardo fired the Coach lol. So… SEM is our son! Like it or not! SEM and Gallardo will not fall to 0-5 to Arroyo but will be eliminated from the playoffs and they’re season all but over! Prove me wrong! Someone debate me on this, what does SEM do better than us? People stop getting offended and fire back chumps!

  4. Jackson Maine's Gravatar Jackson Maine
    October 17, 2019 - 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Looking forward for tomorrow nights Swiss Cheese event from Schurr HD S coordinator. I hope The Oilers poor it on nonstop tomorrow night. I hope the leading cast member of “Goonies’ aka Dave Ramos takes it like a man… Can’t wait for tomorrow

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 17, 2019 - 12:46 pm | Permalink

    You know its a sad day when there are no comments between Montebello and Schurr. Just means one of two things: 1. both actually respect each other this year (not likely) 2. both teams are so bad that their fans do not even care about talking crap to each other. lmfao

  6. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    October 16, 2019 - 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Cal high fans i have spoken too are very happy with louie … honestly … if they dont give him 4 years at the very least … they wont see any improvement… and i personally would love to see him at The Ranch!

  7. MVLDAD's Gravatar MVLDAD
    October 16, 2019 - 11:37 am | Permalink

    Like some posted before, I feel bad for the Arroyo players they are trying there best, then you get jerks like FridayNights who put added pressures on them with his stupid comments and discrediting others success. I really feel bad by saying this but I hope Arroyo losses and misses the playoffs just cause of this jerk. He is so full of himself

  8. Let me lead you's Gravatar Let me lead you
    October 16, 2019 - 8:17 am | Permalink

    Welcome back @fridaykinghts! We haven’t heard from you in awhile. Like how you take a break after a few butt kickings, but come back strong on here like a champ lol.

  9. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 16, 2019 - 6:30 am | Permalink

    Here you go again Get Back Coach…sounding like a complete buffoon. #1 you have NOTHING to do with the Arroyo dominance over SEM. You’re the get back coach bro. So you’re nobody’s daddy. #2 There you go again blasting people and getting all booty hurt when someone blasts you. Talk smack with some class. #3 You guys just lost to EM for the second straight year. You guys are below .500 and have been blown out 3 times this year. The only reason you’ll finish over .500 is because the MVL is so bad. But humble, especially when you suck.

  10. Cif's Gravatar Cif
    October 16, 2019 - 5:50 am | Permalink

    Friday Knight Idiot. Who’s your Daddy El monte.

  11. October 15, 2019 - 11:14 pm | Permalink

    Arroyo has been Gallardos Daddy since he’s been at SEM. Nothing changes Friday. Arroyo beats the Southmen 42-21. SEM will officially be eliminated from playoff hopes. Eagles pulled a magic trick beating Rosemead but the show is over come Friday. SEM goes home beaten and without a date for the playoffs. #whosyourdaddy

  12. ER's Gravatar ER
    October 15, 2019 - 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Lmao, gtfo…. haha haha

  13. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 15, 2019 - 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Cal had been working on that offense since before spring… what happened???

  14. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    October 15, 2019 - 10:04 pm | Permalink

    You heard it here first! Medrano will be Zamora’s OC at Cal beginning next year.

  15. Del Rio Watcher's Gravatar Del Rio Watcher
    October 15, 2019 - 8:44 pm | Permalink

    I have watched every team in the Del Rio League this year, some even twice! La Serna is La Serna, they are the Kings of the Hill. El Rancho is a distant second right now but they are a senior laden team and don’t have much in reserves. Santa Fe is floundering around, they are a ship without a rudder/captain! Whittier will compete as long as they have that Back, he is legit! Whittier won’t beat La Serna but they will compete with the rest of the league. Cal High has struggled offensively all year, Coach Zamora may need to make some changes to that side of the ball to compete for a playoff spot in the future. Offensively, Cal is BAD!

  16. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    October 15, 2019 - 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Unless you bring a stable of skilled transfers with you it is hard to turn a floundering program in one year. One of my favorite coaches is Del Rio’s El Rancho guy. Even Medrano failed his 2nd year but ER fans are at their hearts are very loyal souls so you heard nary a peep. Cal fans not so much. The drumbeat of anti Zamora started after one loss and has only intensified. Totally unfair, ignorant and stupid but Cal Hi is what it is.

  17. October 15, 2019 - 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Another huge game in the MVL!
    South El Monte travels up Santa Anita to play Arroyo. SEM pulls a bit of a shocker against Rosemead dropping a 50 spot on the Panthers. The Eagles look to over whatever drama they were going through couple weeks ago and seem to be clicking. Arroyo played better than most thought against EM but still lost, this putting them in a must win situation. So with both teams in a must win spot expect some fireworks. Mario Zamudio Ryan Gordiano and Andrew Munoz look are they enough to beat Arroyos Adrian Calvillo Andrew Enriquez and Carlos Hernandez. SEM has been up and down So can you trust them? Not me this time, Arroyo finds a way to beat the Eagles. High scoring match and a thriller. I’m going with the knights 42-34. Side note… Frank Gallardo has to beat Arroyo in his tenure. Motivation to get the monkey off his back.

    Rosemead vs Gabrielino could have playoff implications. If Gab wins its sets it self up nicely down the home stretch and in control of their own future. Rosemead could spoil those plans with upset victory. Rosemead still mathematically has a chance but a lots gotta happen but it starts with a win. I think they pull the upset here. 28-21 Rosemead wins.

    EM vs Mt View seems like a blow out and it will be but what a good time for EM coaches to smoke the kids in practice and refocus them also fix some that need fixing. EM rolls 50-7

  18. SGV's Gravatar SGV
    October 15, 2019 - 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Peterson for keeping up the blog. For High School football junkies this is by far the best site around. Sure it is dominated by a handful of teams but that is because they have passionate fans and haters. So be it. Without the haters it would be dullsville. I’am surprised the teams you seem to like and give screen time to like San Dimas, Bonita, Glendora don’t have many fans coming on here any more. Sign of the times? I think coaches threaten their kids and parents with discipline if they come on social media today.

  19. JP's Gravatar JP
    October 15, 2019 - 11:39 am | Permalink

    Let’s go Whittier get that DUB

  20. What's at Stake's Gravatar What's at Stake
    October 15, 2019 - 9:55 am | Permalink

    I appreciate our editor’s attempt to infuse the Whittier-Cal game with a playoff aura, but we must remember that last year, a good Whittier team with a winning record was NOT let into the dance. Thus, the only thing to come out of this meeting will be a further evaluation of Louie Zamora’s fitness to be head coach. A win would be a tonic for this man, while a loss will amplify calls for his removal.

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