Amat game story: With backfield mate Zach Shay limping on the sidelines on crutches after a first-quarter ankle injury and Crespi quarterback Ken Stenhouse rallying the Celts to a fourth-quarter lead, Bishop Amat’s Jalen Moore came to the rescue.
Bishop Amat 31, Crespi 28 — After blowing a 17-0 lead, Amat rallies back in the fourth quarter, getting two touchdowns from Jalen Moore who finished with 270 yards, 177 in the second half to rally the Lancers from a 21-17 hole. It was reminiscent of several Amat comebacks in recent years, who are now a perfect 15-0 at home under coach Steve Hagerty. The Serra really got interesting with Notre Dame beating Loyola 21-18.
Damien 35, South Hills 21 — Say what you want about the Spartans’ chances in the Sierra, but the truth is, their only two losses have come against Pac-5 Division teams. South Hills? Defense still a problem.
Claremont 31, Chino Hills 30 — Still scratching your head over the upset of the night? Give the Wolfback credit, all we did was talk about how great Chino Hills was. This will certainly turn the Sierra into the wild, wild west.
Walnut 34, Diamond Bar 7 — The Mustangs finally netted a big win in the Hacienda while the Brahmas continue to lose league games after 4-0 start.
Charter Oak 54, Ayala 7 — What a huge statement by the Chargers. With all due respect to what Claremont did, this was just as impressive. And guess what, Claremont visits Charter Oak next … Think I found my game of the week.
Arroyo 42, South El Monte 0 — The Knights didn’t waste much time putting them away, getting ready for next week’s game against Rosemead. Steven Rivera threw for 210 and two touchdowns.
San Dimas 28, Pomona 14 — Raise your hand if you thought this was much closer than expected.
Bonita 37, Los Altos 10 — About what you expected, the Bearcats remaining undefeated, but they still haven’t gone through the heart of the Hacienda.
Azusa 35, Bassett 6 — Nobody expects the Aztecs to lose, staying sharp is more of a focal point.
Sierra Vista 49, Workman 7 — The Dons bounced back after last week’s loss to Azusa, a good sign for a team hoping to reach the playoffs.
La Puente 28, Gladstone 7 — The Warriors stay in playoff contention with the win.
Covina 41, Nogales 21 — This sets up Thursday’s huge showdown against Baldwin Park at Covina District field.
Northview 34, Wilson 27 — After an 0-4 start, the Vikings suddenly have won two straight in league, and this was over an improved Wilson.
Rosemead 42, Gabrielino 6 — The Panthers roll to an easy victory, sights set on Arroyo showdown on Friday.
El Monte 28, Mountain View 21 — The Lions open the Mission Valley League over the hot Vikings.
LIVE BLOGGING: Mike “The Cousin” Robledo will provide live blogging on Coveritlive of tonight’s mammoth Crespi-Bishop Amat contest from Kiefer Stadium. We will have updates on other games, particularly South Hills vs. Damien and Chino Hills at Claremont. Make sure you click on and join the live chat.