Roddy promises and delivers: With the stands filled with rival fans from neighboring high schools, there were plenty of sounds echoing across Diamond Bar’s football stadium Friday night, not the least of which was the prediction Diamond Ranch head coach Roddy Layton made last week that his team would “smack” Diamond Bar. Layton made good on his prognostication as Diamond Ranch intercepted the Brahmas’ final two passes and returned one for a touchdown in a 31-19 win over its Hacienda League rival.
Your Saturday Morning prep results and game stories
Diamond Ranch 31, Diamond Bar 19— You have to give it to Roddy and the Ranchers, they went to Diamond Bar with all the pressure and came through with a win again. Maybe Roddy’s right, maybe they will run the table to set up a dramatic finish with West Covina in Week 10
Covina 26, Baldwin Park 18 — QB Billy Livingston didn’t start, but he made an appearance and the Colts did enough to win. It was nervous time for the Colts in the fourth quarter, but they pulled it out. Word is, Livingston took another shot to the shoulder, but we’ll see how he recovers over the next week.
Pomona 45, Northview 14 — Brandin Shreiman threw for 163 yards and three touchdowns and RB Sir-Darius Yabrough ran for 165 yards and three touchdowns in a thoroughly dominating performance.
West Covina 48, Walnut 10 — This is what everyone’s afraid of in the Hacienda and Southeast — the Bulldogs healthy and blowing out opponents.
Azusa 50, Bassett 0– The Aztecs haven’t loss a Montview league game since coach Joe Scherf took over in 2008.
Sierra Vista 19, Workman 15 — The Dons get a nice win over an improved Workman team.
Arroyo 23, La Canada 21 – If you’re thinking MVL title and deep Mid-Valley playoff run, this result is concerning.
Bell Gardens 24, South El Monte 14 — The Eagles finally lose their first game, but still a great first month.
Duarte 21, Ganesha 0 — The Falcons are one of two undefeated teams left in the East San Gabriel Valley. How do you like that? But, they face Azusa next.
Rosemead 35, Temple City 9 — Like Pomona, the Panthers are a team that can play with anyone in the Mid-Valley.
Los Altos 28, Rowland 12– The Conquerors bounced back after last week’s tough loss to Walnut, racing to a big lead and not looking back.
Damien 41, JSerra 39— What a great win for the Spartans, beating a Pac-5 team on the road to go to 4-1. I want to hear what the Spartans naysayers have to say now.
El Monte 41, Cerritos 0 — I watched them early in the season and still feel the same way, they can beat anyone in the MVL.
La Puente 33, Gladstone 9— The Warriors are the other undefeated team in the ESGV, and will probably stay undefeated for a while the way they’re winning in the Montview.
Bellarmine-Jefferson 20, Mountain View 14, OT — Eric Agaverdyan scored on a three-yard touchdown run in overtime for the win.