Bishop Amat 27, Loyola 24 — Cubs QB Jerry Neuheisel completed 20-of-24 for 256 yards and RB Jared Baker rushed for 109 yards, but the Lancers scored on two trick plays in the first half to make it 14-14, then won it in overtime when Jerry McClanahan floated a 14-yard TD pass sophomore to Rio Ruiz to win it. Another amazing win as they rallied in the final four minutes to tie it in regulation on Jay Anderson’s one-yard touchdown with 56 seconds left. Ruiz also threw a touchdown pass to McClanhan with seconds left in the half. The Lancers are now 8-0
San Dimas 28, Pomona 0 — That’s three straight shutouts for the Saints defense. Lets just get to the finale and Baldwin Park already.
Glendora 24, Chino Hills 23 — Amazing isn’t it. Not only is Mark Pasquarella dancing on the busride home, but so is Damien coach Greg Gano, whose Spartans are in the drivers seat.
West Covina 32, Rowland 10 — You knew at some point the Radiers were going to miss quarterback Michael Ball. The Bulldogs were just too physical and it showed.
Diamond Ranch 36, Bonita 29 — The Panthers win a shootout in the battle for second in the Miramonte. But don’t expect another miracle run to the title game.
Damien 17, Ayala 7 – This is why we have the Spartans ranked so high, because when you play as many tough teams like they have, it was only a matter of time before they cracked through. A share of the Sierra League title is almost a formality now.
Charter Oak 41, Wilson 0 — That’s three straight Miramonte league shutouts for the Chargers, who can goose the league in the finale against Los Altos in a couple weeks.
South Hills 29, Los Altos 7 — What once was a great non-league rivalry turned into another easy win for the Huskies.
Azusa 47, Duarte 6 — The Aztecs a win a way from going undefeated in league for the second straight year.
Arroyo 45, El Monte 0 – They shouldn’t be tested again until the Mid-Valley playoffs.
Rosemead 31, South El Monte 28 — The Panthers gave up the lead with 55 seconds left, then won it with eight seconds left.
Gladstone 38, Workman 0 — You knew the Lobos not having Bradford would be tough, but not this tough.
Sierra Vista 19, Bassett 0 — The Dons all but clinch a playoff berth.
Walnut 55, Nogales 17 — The Mustangs bounced back after two straight losses. Now they have to beat South Hills next week to earn a playoff spot.
Covina 47, Ganesha 0 — The Colts bounce back in a big way. It’s looking more and more like they will be No. 3 from the VVL.
Gabrielino 12, Mountain View 7 — The Eagles remain in the hung for a playoff spot.