Saturday Morning Quarterback: Bishop Amat beats Mater Dei in the final minute, 28-21; Charter Oak and South Hills Survive and Advance; West Covina, San Dimas romp into quarters

Friday’s Results
Pac-5 Division
Bishop Amat 28, Mater Dei 21 — Sophomore Rio Ruiz caught a 40-yard touchdown from Jerry McClanahan with 38 seconds left, giving the Lancers their second win over Mater Dei in the playoffs since 1962. They will be at Lakewood in the quarterfinals.
Central Division
Rancho Cucamonga 27, Glendora 14 — The Tartans fell behind early and never recovered, losing to the defending champions.
Upland 30, Damien 6 — When you rush for 15 yards total and seven of those yards come in the final moments, you won’t win a lot of games. QB Guillen sacked five times. Just too much Upland.
Mid-Valley Division
Monrovia 40, South El Monte 7 – Exactly what you expected from the No. 1 Cats, but now they get defending champion Paraclete on the road.
Paraclete 45, La Puente 0 — Those doubting how difficult the Spirits are once the playoffs arrive only need to look at this score.
Baldwin Park 38, Gladstone 17 — The Gladiators made a game of it for a while, but the Braves were too much in the end.
Whittier Christian 27, Arroyo 24 – I don’t know if you call it a shocker, but it does go to show how difficult the Olympic League is this year.
San Marino 42, Rosemead 20 –I’m going to keep a close eye on these Titans. Any team with defensive coach Mike Mooney associated with it has a pretty good chance.
San Dimas 48, Workman 6 — Way too much firepower from the No. 2 Saints. I don’t see anything stopping their trip to the finals.
Southeast Division
Charter Oak 20, Muir 19 — Shocked is the appropriate word. I should have known not to underestimate the Mighty Mustangs. They had a two-point conversion chance to knock off the defending champions. Incredible.
West Covina 40, San Gabriel 14 — With all these Southeast scares, the Bulldogs take care of business, host Charter Oak next.
California 55, Rowland 27 — The Condors are the team everyone should look out for how. That’s a lot of points against the Raiders’ D.
South Hills 28, Bonita 21 – It wasn’t as close a scare as Charter Oak, but pretty darn close. The Huskies blew a 21 point lead as the Bearcats tied it in the fourth quarter, but the Huskies found a way to advance

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