Game Night: Week 6

Noah Mikhail and Bonita have a big Thursday night game against Northview

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

Friday September 29

Upland (5-1) at Damien (6-0)

Both teams have beaten up on Charter Oak the last couple of weeks. Damien still hasn’t been beaten by anybody. There will be talent all over the field in this one. It will be close into the fourth quarter. Damien makes a big play late to secure the victory. Keep an eye on Ayden Gutierrez for the Spartans. The dude can play.

Damien 27 Upland 24

Diamond Ranch (6-0) at Colony (3-3)

Everybody thought the Diamond Ranch streak would end last week but the Panthers are still unbeaten after an overtime win over Glendora. Colony has split its six games but fell last week to Roosevelt (Eastvale) 38-31. Diamond Ranch is on a roll. The Panthers beat Glendora and should have enough to beat Colony. D-Ranch improves to 7-0.

Diamond Ranch 24 Colony 20

Northview (5-1) at Bonita (5-0) (Thursday September 28)

Great game. Both teams are having memorable years. Northview stumbled once in Las Vegas, (haven’t we all?) while Bonita is still undefeated. Both teams have played Monrovia and both teams have dropped 50 plus on the Cats. Expect a lot of points as they both can score. My only question about this game is why is it on Thursday night? This has Friday night lights written all over it. Bonita survives a shootout.

Bonita 42 Northview 38

Ayala (2-3) at Glendora (4-2) (Citrus College) (Thursday September 28)

Another fun one on Thursday night. Both teams lost to Etiwanda and both teams have beaten Chino Hills. The Tartans will be fired up after losing a tough one last week. They would like nothing better than to go into league play with a victory. Glendora gets a stop when needed and wins a close one in the fourth quarter.

Glendora 30 Ayala 27

Friday September 29

South El Monte (5-0) at El Monte (1-4)

The Eagles have won some close games and have won some routs but they have won all of their games. El Monte won its opener but has lost four straight since. The Lions have also given up 45 points or more in all four losses. El Monte will have trouble stopping South. The Eagles win the Griffin Bowl.

South El Monte 38 El Monte 21

Muir (3-2) at Crescenta Valley (4-1)

This is a key game in the Pacific and it comes in the league opener. CV has lost just once and has won its last three games. Muir is coming off a 33-20 loss to a tough Norte Vista team. The Mustangs should have enough to win but this is the type of game that the Falcons could jump up and bite you. The Stangs should win if they can avoid mistakes. CV falls just short.

Muir 21 Crescenta Valley 20

San Marino (4-1) at South Pasadena (5-0)

South Pasadena isn’t just looking to grab a playoff spot this year, the Tigers are looking to win the Rio Hondo. They have been impressive so far including a big win over Schurr in Zero Week. San Marino can play too. The Titans have won four of out of five with their only loss coming at the hands of Crescenta Valley. Could come down to a late kick. Tigers remain unbeaten.

South Pasadena 31 San Marino 28

Schurr (4-1) at San Gabriel (3-2) (Thursday)

Schurr looks like the team to beat in the Almont this year. The Spartans aren’t about let San Gabriel get in their way in the league opener. San Gabriel has been up, a 46-0 win over Whittier, and down, a 35-14 loss to Cantwell. The Mats don’t have enough to contend with Schurr. Spartans kick off the Almont with a W.

Schurr 31 San Gabriel 21

Quick Hits

California at El Rancho – El Rancho

Whittier at La Serna (California) – La Serna

Downey at Norwalk – Downey

Warren at Mayfair (Bellflower) – Warren

Bishop Amat at Alemany – Bishop Amat

Rosemead at Mt. View – Mt. View

Burbank at Arcadia – Arcadia

Claremont at South Hills (Covina District Field) – South Hills

San Dimas at Don Lugo – San Dimas

Keppel at Montebello – Montebello

Bell Gardens at Alhambra (Moor Field) – Bell Gardens

Cantwell at Bishop Montgomery – Cantwell

King’s Academy at Rio Hondo Prep (Kare Park) -Rio Hondo Prep

13 Comments to "Game Night: Week 6"

  1. Detached Observer's Gravatar Detached Observer
    September 28, 2023 - 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Cal has played way better competition than Santa Fe , they are improving a bit and the QB is actually playing well under difficult circumstances. Haven’t seen SF but will pick Cal in what looms slight upset

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 28, 2023 - 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Yes, I think QB got hurt.

  3. Learned Something New's Gravatar Learned Something New
    September 28, 2023 - 8:04 am | Permalink


    97/98, wasn’t that the year Mt. View likely had the best talent (only that year) in the Mission Valley league, but could only muster a 3rd place finish?

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 27, 2023 - 9:24 pm | Permalink

    I’m hearing that 97/98 was the last time Mt View beat Rosemead

  5. SGV's Gravatar SGV
    September 27, 2023 - 5:01 pm | Permalink

    Just pure logistics means this game will get more press than if played Friday. It won’t have to compete with the La Serna El Rancho whackoo’s.

  6. ?'s Gravatar ?
    September 27, 2023 - 4:57 pm | Permalink

    Now that Bonita has a D1 linebacker than can give punishment rather than take punishment I bet a Taco Bell dinner on Bonita.

  7. History for you's Gravatar History for you
    September 27, 2023 - 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Last time Mt. View won a league game was 6 years ago in 2017. Last time they beat El Monte and South El Monte was a decade ago in 2013. Rosemead might have been in the late 90s when they last made CIF, dont remember, and Arroyo its almost been half a century. Of course never have won league. I say they get Gabrielino this year but Rosemead may be their only other chance at a W.

  8. Ice Man's Gravatar Ice Man
    September 27, 2023 - 12:47 pm | Permalink

    No way Cal beats El Rancho or anyone else in league except for Whittier.

  9. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    September 27, 2023 - 9:22 am | Permalink

    Damien 28 Upland 24
    Colony 42 Diamond Ranch 27
    Bonita 28 Northview 17
    Ayala 38 Glendora 14
    South El Monte 35 El Monte 14
    Muir 35 Crescenta Valley 17 (What has happened to CV?)
    South Pasadena 21 San Marino 10
    Schurr 14 San Gabriel 7

  10. Low Profile's Gravatar Low Profile
    September 27, 2023 - 9:08 am | Permalink

    Rosemead had plumetted to the depths in two quick seasons . This could be the year for MV to make playoffs

  11. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 26, 2023 - 9:48 pm | Permalink

    When’s the last time Mt View beat Rosemead? You guys have them favored. Whether Rosemeads down or not, a win is a win. I’ve been following MVL football since the late 90’s. Don’t remember Mt View beating Rosemead.
    Last time Mt View beat Arroyo was in 1980. They blew them out 50-0. Crazy.

  12. LS daddy's Gravatar LS daddy
    September 26, 2023 - 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Cal 21-20

  13. High Drama's Gravatar High Drama
    September 25, 2023 - 8:41 pm | Permalink

    La Serna beats Whittier. Glad to be relieved of the suspense.

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