Game Night: Week 4

Temple City’s defense, shown here closing in on a Mt. View ball carrier, will be tested Thursday night against Pasadena Poly.

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

Thursday September 14

Monrovia (1-1) at Northview (3-1) (Covina District Field)

Northview, coming off a big win over Covina, now gets another test with Monrovia. The Wildcats need to get some games under their belt. With one game canceled and a bye last week, Monrovia has only played two games. This will be similar to the Covina game. Athletes (Monrovia) vs physicality (Northview). The Vikings impose their will and get the W.

Northview 31 Monrovia 28

Friday September 15

Covina (3-1) at La Salle (2-2)

Covina gave everything it had last week against Northview. With a break here or there the Colts could have picked up the win. La Salle rebounded to beat Alhambra after a big loss to Bonita. The Colts will have too much for La Salle. Jake Duronslet, Joseph Rangel, Joaquin Barragan and company will have their way with the Lancers.

Covina 38 La Salle 17

Damien (4-0) at Charter Oak (1-3)

Damien is playing on a different level right now. The Spartans have had a challenging schedule and have been up to every task. Charter Oak’s schedule is no day at the beach either, but it’s been a struggle for the Chargers. They have lost three straight including a 48-27 loss last week to Yorba Linda. This will be another hurdle that Damien will clear. Spartans improve to 5-0.

Damien 42 Charter Oak 24

Sunny Hills (3-1) at San Dimas (2-2)

San Dimas is coming off a 28-0 defeat to Bonita in the Smudge Pot game but the Bearcats are at another level this year. Sunny Hills is coming off of a 37-14 loss to Brea Olinda. Brea Olinda lost to Arcadia two weeks ago. The Saints should have enough here.

San Dimas 21 Sunny Hills 13

El Monte (1-2) at South Hills (1-3) (Covina District Field)

South Hills has lost three of four but the Huskies have played a schedule that is nothing short of a death march. El Monte won its opener but the Lions have given up 97 points in their last two games. South Hills establishes a lead early and never lets it go. Huskies come out on top.

South Hills 35 El Monte 13

St. Paul (2-1) at Downey (3-1)

St. Paul’s only loss came at the hands of Bishop Amat by one point. Last week the Swordsmen blew out West Ranch 42-7. Downey lost its opener but has had its way with its last three opponents. Both teams are solid. There has been a buzz around St. Paul since Mike Moschetti took over. Like the Bishop Amat game this one will come down to the wire. St. Paul finds a way to win.

St. Paul 31 Downey 28

Valencia (3-1) at West Covina (3-1)

West Covina stumbled once in four games in a loss to Los Altos while Valencia lost big last week to El Dorado in its only setback. The Bulldogs will be another other tough opponent for Valencia. West Covina has had success running the ball with Zander Requena. They should be able to pound it again against a team that surrendered 52 points last week. West Covina gets the win.

West Covina 28 Valencia 17

Thursday September 14

Pasadena Poly (3-1) at Temple City (3-0)

Temple City continues to raise eyebrows with its early success. Last week the Rams pounded Mt. View 35-0 behind quarterback Jake Jones and receiver Judah Douglas. The Rams have scored 126 points in three games. The defense hasn’t been bad either as they have only allowed 29 points this season. Pasadena Poly comes in at 3-1 with its only loss coming in Week 1 against unbeaten Rio Hondo Prep. This is the Rio Hondo League opener for both teams. Temple City’s offense will again make big plays and the defense makes enough stops. Rams improve to 4-0.

Temple City 34 Pasadena Poly 27

Quick Hits

Firebaugh at South El Monte (Thursday) – South El Monte

Franklin at Schurr – Schurr

Bosco Tech at Cantwell – Cantwell

Chino at Don Lugo – Chino

La Canada at Crescenta Valley (Glendale) – Crescenta Valley

Whittier at San Gabriel – San Gabriel

Bonita at Los Osos- Bonita

Bassett vs Workman (La Puente) (Thursday) – Bassett

9 Comments to "Game Night: Week 4"

  1. random's Gravatar random
    September 14, 2023 - 10:15 am | Permalink

    this game for TC should say a lot about the upcoming season

  2. Detached Observer's Gravatar Detached Observer
    September 14, 2023 - 7:57 am | Permalink

    They are low on the totem pole , happens with the marginal OC squads as well . Fields , refs , limited Friday night venues

  3. PantherDad's Gravatar PantherDad
    September 14, 2023 - 6:19 am | Permalink

    Poly vs TC is on Thursday
    From T. Peterson: Yes it looks like they moved it. I fixed it. Why does Temple City have to play every Thursday night?

  4. Detached Observer's Gravatar Detached Observer
    September 13, 2023 - 6:59 pm | Permalink

    There is a bit of sarcasm , but a lot of truth to my comment . I applaud your enthusiasm, and your program outshines Workman even on a lower rung ; I hope your boys have a lot of fun and crush tomorrow night,

  5. Bassett Dad's Gravatar Bassett Dad
    September 13, 2023 - 6:08 pm | Permalink

    I get the sarcasm my point was to let the administrator know that they play Thursday I get that Bassett is not like the other schools in the area but the boys show up to practice and play with heart any kid that dedicates their time to football should be recognized. ALL im trying to do is get our boys recognized.

  6. Detached Obvious's Gravatar Detached Obvious
    September 13, 2023 - 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Can’t miss that …..not often Bassett gets chance to win by 50.

  7. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    September 13, 2023 - 10:37 am | Permalink

    Northview 28 Monrovia 10

    La Salle 28 Covina 24

    Damien 42 Charter Oak 20

    Sunny Hills 17 San Dimas 7

    South Hills 56 El Monte 14

    Downey 28 St. Paul 21

    West Covina 24 Valencia 20

    Temple City 35 Pas Poly 27

    South El Monte over Firebaugh
    Schurr over Franklin
    Cantwell over DBT
    Chino over Lugo (Lugo underachieving big time. Need to backtrack on my previous predictions)
    La Canada over CV
    Whittier over SG
    Bonita over Los Osos

  8. Bassett Dad's Gravatar Bassett Dad
    September 13, 2023 - 10:04 am | Permalink

    Bassett at workman Thursday 7pm

  9. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 12, 2023 - 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Wait, didn’t Valencia beat Amat? I haven’t seen Westco but I don’t know if they’re winning by double digits.
    From T. Peterson: This is a different Valencia. Valencia (Placentia).

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