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
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