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Thursday’s games and predictions
Gladstone vs. Sierra Vista at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Gladstone); Aram (Gstone)
Valle Vista League
Nogales vs. Northview at San Dimas HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Northview); Aram (Nview)
Del Rio League
Santa Fe vs. La Serna at California HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Serna); Aram (LS)
Arcadia at Burroughs, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Burroughs); Aram (Burrougha)
By Aram Tolegian
Northview High School football coach Marcel Perez knows that if his team wants to finish off what’s shaping up to be a stellar regular season, then it must take care of business when heavily favored like Thursday night against Nogales at San Dimas High.
The Vikings are 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the Valle Vista League. They are in the driver’s seat for the league championship and a top-four seed in the upcoming Mid-Valley Division playoffs. But one slip up and all that could go away.
“We haven’t won anything yet,” Perez said. “That’s one of the big things that we keep preaching to our kids. We have to keep working and everything isn’t said and done until the last game.”
Northview has been one of the area’s biggest surprises. Despite starting a freshman quarterback and playing in a league that features a defending division champion in San Dimas, the Vikings have stolen the show.
Sierra Vista (1-6, 0-2) vs. vs. Gladstone (2-5, 2-0) at Citrus College, 7 p.m.
The Gladiators are living proof how quickly fortunes can change in high school football.
Gladstone was a reeling 0-5 at the stat of Montview League play, but has won its first two games and sits in a three-way tie for first place.
If Gladstone wins Thursday, then that three-way tie for first will be down to a two-way tie for first after Azusa and Baldwin Park play later this weekend. Not bad for Citos Marinez’s boys, huh?
Sierra Vista is skidding and unless the Dons can find a way to slow down the suddenly hot Gladstone offense, it’s going to be a long night.