Bonita 40, San Dimas 20: Bonita nearly ran the second half kickoff for a touchdown, a momentum-swinging play that led to 17 straight points and 27-6 lead. They were jittery at first, then got better. Was impressed with backs Cameron Griffen, who scored twice, and Reggie Turner, who scored late. Garrett Horine also scored twice and soph Tanner Diebold threw for a touchdown and looked more confident as the game wore on. Great sign for Podley, he’s only going to get better. The Saints are probably kicking themselves for not scoring at the one in the first quarter, but again, credit goes to Bonita for stopping them. DaVante Brown looked like the Saints best on Thursday, he nearly had a 150 yards and scored on a beautiful 88 yard run in the first quarter, the only time the Saints led, 7-3.
Aram’s column on the smudge: Was Bonita that good or is San Dimas that bad? That’s the question area fans will be asking for the next few days after Bonita’s 40-20 win on Thursday night at Citrus College in the Smudgepot Game. And the answer quite simply is some of both.
Colony 30, South Hills 29 — Colony scored with less than a minute left to take a 30-23 lead, then South Hills rallied to score with less than 10 seconds left but missed the extra point. That’s tough. We’ve said it here before, the Huskies can score points, but they have to work on that D.
Bishop Amat watch: Servite shuts out Oceanside 20-0. Charlie Etiaki finished with 115 yards.
Coveritlive on Fire: There were 1,326 views and 860 comments on tonight’s live chat, not bad with only a few games in town. It compared well to last year’s Southeast championship between West Covina and Bonita, which had 1,182 views, but 1,522 comments. All the comments from tonight’s chat are on the replay by clicking thread.