Game Night: Week 9

Chase Center and Crescenta Valley have a huge game against Muir. (Photo by Doug Brown).

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

Thursday October 24

Valle Vista
San Dimas (6-2) at Rowland (7-1)
Last Year: San Dimas 47-0
Don’t look now but Rowland has won six straight and seven of eight overall. The Raiders surprised Covina two weeks ago and are undefeated in Valle Vista League play. That comes to an end Friday. San Dimas had to fight to hold off Covina last week and now has it sights set on the league title. The Saints take care of business against the Raiders.
San Dimas 38 Rowland 20

Friday October 25

Bell Gardens (3-5) at Alhambra (8-0) (Moor Field)
Last Year: Bell Gardens 44-27
Bell Gardens is the last hurdle for Alhambra on its way to an unbeaten regular season run. BG has had its good moments as well as bad this year. The Lancers have won their last two games against lesser competition but they have struggled versus quality teams. Segerstrom and El Rancho beat them by the combined score of 73-6. This just looks like Alhambra’s year. The Moors have already taken care of Schurr and Montebello. Bell Gardens is next on the agenda. Moors will go unbeaten.
Alhambra 31 Bell Gardens 21

Schurr (3-5) at San Gabriel (3-5)
Last Year: Schurr 42-33
This has been a game that Schurr has dominated in recent years. This might be the year that the Matadors can end that spell. The Mats hung with Alhambra for a half last week and does have three wins so far. Schurr has had its struggles especially on the defensive side of the ball. But a quick comparison of non league opponents shows Schurr beat Rosemead while San Gabriel was blasted by the Panthers 41-13. SG hangs around again for awhile but Schurr gets it done in the end. Spartans by a touchdown.
Schurr 35 San Gabriel 28

South Hills (5-3) at Diamond Ranch (5-3)
Last Year: South Hills 24-21
This is the game of the week as both teams are undefeated in the always rough and tumble Hacienda. This is essentially for the league crown. The Diamond Ranch D has been solid all year and they’ll need to be again to beat South Hills. The Huskies can score as they have shown the last two weeks but can they move the ball enough against the Panthers? The answer is no. Diamond Ranch will make enough stops and grind it out on the ground offensively. D Ranch stays on top in the Hacienda.
Diamond Ranch 24 South Hills 14

Mission Valley
Arroyo (4-4) at Rosemead (5-3)
Last Year: Arroyo 49-7
Arroyo got back on track last week against South El Monte while Rosemead rebounded from a loss to South and took care of business against Gabrielino. Both teams need a win – Arroyo to stay in contention in the MVL and Rosemead to avoid elimination all together. While the Panthers have played well at times do they have enough to stop the Knights passing attack? Arroyo receiver Carlos Hernandez is a load. The Knights offense is just too much for Rosemead. Arroyo wins rivalry game.
Arroyo 34 Rosemead 17

Muir (7-1) at Crescenta Valley (8-0) (Glendale)
Last Year: Crescenta Valley 31-7
The battle for the Pacific League title takes place Friday night in Glendale. Crescenta Valley is undefeated while Muir dropped just one- to Grace Brethren. The Falcons offense is high powered as usual. They racked up 87 points in wins over the Burbank schools (Burroughs, Burbank) and lit up Montebello for 56. Last week they dropped 70 on a less than stellar Santa Rosa Academy team but 70 points is impressive even in your front yard. The Mustangs can score as well but can they keep up with Crescenta Valley? They only beat Burbank 20-15 while CV humbled the Bulldogs 45-14. Muir will give it a run. The Stangs may have enough to pull it off. But at the end of the day, or in this case the fourth quarter, the Falcons have too much.
Crescenta Valley 34 Muir 31

Ayala (8-0) at Bonita (7-1)
Last Year: Ayala 24-11
Ayala looks like the class of the Palomares. The Bulldogs knocked off Glendora two weeks ago and Bonita is the next big test. Bonita fell to Glendora 28-13 so simple mathematics would tell you that Ayala beats Bonita. But it’s not just that. Ayala is not only perfect in league but all season as well. The Dogs have also beaten strong non league opponents Diamond Ranch and Moorpark. The Bulldogs are for real. They march to 9-0.
Ayala 28 Bonita 21

Valle Vista
Northview (6-2) vs. Covina (3-5) (Covina District Field)
Last Year: Northview 33-12
Covina almost pulled it off last week against San Dimas…almost. Northview stumbled once in league against San Dimas. The Vikings, who can gain the inside track to a second place finish with a win,aren’t about to stumble again. They simply have too much talent. The Colts may give them fits at times but Northview emerges with the victory.
Northview 38 Covina 27

22 Comments to "Game Night: Week 9"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 27, 2019 - 9:18 am | Permalink

    What happen to Arroyo
    You said they would win

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 25, 2019 - 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Sike Rosemead 27-14 Rosemead wins breaking that loss streak

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 25, 2019 - 2:02 pm | Permalink

    No horse in the race , but I do know the Burns brothers location has been visited by District etc and all matched up. This sounds like a Daddy ball parent ( maybe ) that is not teaching there child how to COMPETE and deal with real life situations. Wish all kids well, But ……….sometimes you have to teach them adversity. When they hit the real world not everyone is going to give them a Lollipop ! I taught MINE , no excuses take someones spot and compete every day you hit the field… When they stop playing for the parents ( us) and play for themselves we’ll raise a better generation.

  4. Colt74's Gravatar Colt74
    October 25, 2019 - 12:16 pm | Permalink

    I would have thought that the Burns brothers practicing at DR while they were attending classes at Covina and NV would be a big no-no…but evidently it’s allowed.
    SMH at what the sport is becoming. The new area of transfers and super teams.
    The days of local kids staying local and run what ya brung are long gone.

  5. Jackson Maine's Gravatar Jackson Maine
    October 24, 2019 - 10:50 pm | Permalink


    I love to see Karma at its finest. I do have a personal vendetta against the goon squad at SHS. It has nothing to do with the kids. My son grew up with a lot of those kids. I too went to SHS and I’m ashamed of what’s it has become. That staff needs to go. Don’t care where… Just go!
    Btw, I’m not Pete’s older brother. Not even close. Just a parent that wants the best for all student athletes. Go Oilers!

  6. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 24, 2019 - 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Long live civil discourse!

  7. @CV Parent's Gravatar @CV Parent
    October 24, 2019 - 2:32 pm | Permalink

    It’s refreshing to hear some sincere praise for a change. I too love the coverage here because it shows that every single one of us is valuable. That is, unless you get on the wrong side of the President or Hillary, in which case you’re human scum or a deplorable. Who knew that we’d be looking at the MVS blog as an example of civil discourse?

  8. In the know's Gravatar In the know
    October 24, 2019 - 9:55 am | Permalink

    Diamond Ranch had 10 transfers this year. Why do you think Jahazz Prudhomme left to Northview. Favoring illegal transfers from other schools is not cool. Get em’ CIF!!

  9. Oil Cheese's Gravatar Oil Cheese
    October 23, 2019 - 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Say it ain’t so….. Darn you Oily Pete did you call CIF on Diamond Ranch?
    Oops! My bad I meant did someone call CIF on Diamond Ranch?

  10. October 23, 2019 - 11:33 am | Permalink

    @Jackson Maine. u spend your whole time on here talking about Schurr and their staff , lmao. GOTD U wanna apply go right ahead I’m sure they would love to see Coaches Maine and his wack comebacks on the staff. U sound like Pete’s older bro on some real Ish ! Lmao

  11. All Seeing Eye's Gravatar All Seeing Eye
    October 23, 2019 - 10:42 am | Permalink

    Hot take! Rumor has it that CIF received an anonymous tip about the Burns’ brothers supposedly using a false address to enroll at Diamond Ranch High. If this is true, we could be seeing another round of forfeits at the expense of DRHS. Let’s hope it’s not. Unbelievable.

  12. CV Falcon Parent's Gravatar CV Falcon Parent
    October 23, 2019 - 7:01 am | Permalink

    Just to let you know that there are some CV Falcons fans out here. I love your high school coverage.

  13. MVAlum's Gravatar MVAlum
    October 22, 2019 - 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Agreed I feel bad for the Mountain view players they deserve more. The Coach staff think they look good by just being varsity coaches, NO WAY, they should be embarrassed of themselves.

  14. October 22, 2019 - 10:07 pm | Permalink

    Gold, you can’t do SEM like that! Mt View beats them and Gallardo won’t make back to his office before he gets a pink slip. That’s the homer in you talking. SEM is talented I believe the coaches are clueless but the talent will be enough to get the dub! But how far has SEM fallen if it’s even up for debate if they can beat the vikes? Just to funny.

    Now onto a real game, Arroyo will be ready for whatever Rosemead team shows up. Kids are rollin right now I’m calling 42–14. Arroyo is playing for seeding right now. So we might need some style points.

    Gabrielino hangs close early then EM turns it on. EM 44-14

  15. MV alum's Gravatar MV alum
    October 22, 2019 - 8:24 pm | Permalink

    That MV staff is not good enough to make a game plan to win a the game. Those coaches are at best JV position coaches.

  16. October 22, 2019 - 11:51 am | Permalink

    The MVL looks to be settling itself and while it looks like things will end up how we all thought it would, here’s a curveball I’m throwing I’m predicting an upset this week.
    My Mountain View Vikings will beat South El Monte this week! Yes I said it. I believe SEM showed a major kink in its armor last Friday. If you can shut down the run SEM is in trouble. The Vikings should throw whatever they have at SEM to stop the run and they could do it. Ochoa the Vikings RB can pound the vall well enough to keep them honest and the passing game is coming around a bit better. Also, you gotta factor in the mental aspect here SEM just lost its chances at the playoffs and went out with a whimper. Is there some carry over? Are the Eagles even interested with nothing to play for? Is this a trap game between Arroyo and El Monte, are they looking ahead? To many ifs, the Vikings win 24-17 no OH season here baby! The 0 has got to go!

    El Monte play Gabrielino. This game looked a lot better before last week, gab really dropped the ball by losing to Rosemead. The only thing that can save their season is shocking everyone and beating the mighty lions. Can they do it? Nooo. The lions roll here again, 48-14 too much Booth too much Cuevas.

    Rosemead clinging to its playoff lives plays Arroyo. Anything can happen in a rivalry game but I think Jim Singiser’s boys have found their footing and will not be denied here. I expect emotions to be high and maybe sone fireworks early but in the end Arroyo wins 35-21

  17. Jackson Maine's Gravatar Jackson Maine
    October 22, 2019 - 7:16 am | Permalink

    I think SG beats Schurr this week. A JV team could put up 28 on Schurr’s Swiss Cheese Defense! I’m hoping it happens. Coach Goonie Ramos and the rest of his staff need to hit the road!

  18. ?'s Gravatar ?
    October 22, 2019 - 1:26 am | Permalink

    I do believe SV also has 3 players DQ’d for fighting with Gladstone. Could be more as well.

  19. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    October 21, 2019 - 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Just a hunch that SG will beat Schurr this week.

  20. Upfront's Gravatar Upfront
    October 21, 2019 - 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Diamond Ranch versus South Hills, just like Mater Dei versus St John Bosco, will unfold according to how each teams’ respective lines perform. All the hype about receivers, backs and linebackers is the sizzle, but the line is the steak.

  21. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 21, 2019 - 9:47 pm | Permalink

    No one is giving Workman a chance, but this week is for a outright championship of montview league. Let see if Workman has the heart of a champion and repeats as champs! We shall see….

  22. SV's Gravatar SV
    October 21, 2019 - 9:31 pm | Permalink

    You forgot to handicap the the Sierra Vista vs Workman game, so I will for you 65-0 SV the only reason we will not put a C note on the scoreboard is because the running clock.
    From T. Peterson: Which is exactly why I didn’t include it. Although I did post the story about SV forfeiting five games.

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