Northview nearly blows it, holds on for 27-21 win over Rosemead; La Puente routs Sierra Vista 55-0

Thursday’s results
Northview 27, Rosemead 21
La Puente 55, Sierra Vista 0

Northview-Rosemead photo gallery


Northview holds on: What an exciting way to start the season.
Northview held off a furious rally from Rosemead to escape with a 27-21 victory in the season opener for both schools at San Dimas High School on Thursday.
Panthers quarterback Steven Nava, who struggled early, came on late to finish with 193 yards and two touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough to rally the Panthers from a 20-point second-half deficit.
Nava, who made headlines over the summer after transferring to Bishop Amat and then transferring back a couple weeks ago, threw a desperation pass on fourth-and-long with just over two-minutes left that fell incomplete, allowing the Panthers to breathe easy again.
“We have to learn how to finish the game out, but other than that we’re excited,” Vikings coach Marcel Perez said after leading 27-7 midway through the third quarter. “We came into this week knowing Rosemead’s a tough game. We’re going to line up and play and whatever happens after that is going to happen.”

La Puente Rolls to victory: La Puente has moved to the Miramonte League this season and former Montview League rival Sierra Vista is probably happy to see the Warriors go.
The Warriors scored on six of their seven first-half possessions and rolled to a 55-0 win over the Dons in a nonleague game which opened the football season for both teams.

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  • Lj

    LJ’s Picks Week 0

    Thursday’s games

    Rosemead vs.
    Northview at San Dimas HS, 7 p.m. —Rosemead
    Ralston Valley vs. La Serna, 7 p.m. —La

    Verbum Dei vs. La
    Canada at LA Southwest, 7 p.m. —Verbum Dei

Sierra Vista at La
    Puente, 7 p.m. —La Puente

    Friday’s games

Monrovia at San
    Dimas, 7 p.m. —San Dimas

    Bishop Amat vs.
    Santa Margarita at Saddleback, 7 p.m. — SM Green Valley, NV., at Charter
    Oak, 7 p.m. —Charter Oak

    Diamond Bar at
    Montebello, 7 p.m. —DB

    Tesoro at La Mirada,
    7 p.m. —La Mirada

    Bonita at Schurr, 7
    p.m. — Schurr

El Toro at La
    Habra, 7 p.m. —La Habra

    Claremont at El
    Rancho, 7 p.m. —Claremont

    Firebaugh at St.
    Paul, 7 p.m. —St Paul

    Santa Fe at Santa
    Maria St. Joseph, 7 p.m. —Santa Maria

Whittier vs. Sonora
    at California HS, 7 p.m. —Sonora

    Arroyo at San
    Marino, 7 p.m. —San Marino

    Muir at Salesian, 7
    p.m. —Salesian

    Bassett at
    Maranatha, 7 p.m. —Maranatha

Alhambra at
    Arcadia, 7 p.m. —Alhambra

    Pasadena at South El
    Monte, 7 p.m. —Pasadena

    Compton at La Salle,
    7 p.m. —La Salle

    Blair vs. Flintridge
    Prep, at Oxy, 7 p.m.– FP

    Duarte at Cerritos
    Valley Christian, 7 p.m. —Duarte

    Keppel at Ganesha, 7
    p.m. —Ganesha

    Ribet Academy at Rio
    Hondo Prep, 7 p.m. — Rio Hondo Prep

    San Gabriel at
    Montclair, 7 p.m. — Montclair

    Baldwin Park at El
    Monte, 7 p.m. —El Monte

    Workman vs. Wilson
    at La Puente HS, 7 p.m. —Wilson

    Diamond Ranch at
    Nogales, 7 p.m. — DRanch

Santa Monica at Los
    Altos, 7 p.m. —Los Altos

    Gladstone at Jurupa
    Hills, 7 p.m. —Jurupa Hills

    Alta Loma at
    Rowland, 7 p.m. —Alta Loma

    Walnut at Don Lugo,
    7 p.m. —Walnut

West Covina at
    Colony, 7 p.m. — West Covina

Saturday’s games

    Covina vs. South
    Hills at San Dimas HS, 7 p.m. — South Hills

Bosco Tech at
    Pasadena Poly, 2 p.m. — Bosco Tech

  • reality

    Lj you are already 1-3. Next time rather than post your guesses just post on Sunday that you got all your picks right. I for one will believe you. BTW my birds picks made him 2-2

  • last picked

    “allowing the Panthers to breathe easy again.”

    Vikings to breathe easy again.