FRIDAY SCOREBOARD: Games updates throughout the night
Northview clinches league: Northview’s Alex Camacho picked a good time to deliver the goods, frustrating rival Covina with 258 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. And he also showed off his arm, hurling a 27-yard pass to freshman quarterback Steven Comstock on a trick play.
With Elijah Grijalva chipping in with 132 yards and two touchdowns, there was nothing Covina could do but witness Northview’s first Valle Vista League title since 2008 with a 34-6 victory.
Charter Oak stuns West Covina: Charter Oak knocked off West Covina 33-21 on Friday night, meaning the race for playoff spots from the Hacienda League will go down to the final week of the season before being decided.
The Chargers (5-4, 3-1) held the Bulldogs to only two first downs and junior quarterback Kam Brown completed 21 of 33 passes for 320 yards and four touchdowns to move his team into a first-place tie with the Bulldogs (6-3, 3-1) with one game left in the regular season.
“We knew this one was crucial,” Brown said. “We knew we had to win or maybe be out of the playoffs. We won, so we’re still in it.”
Bishop Amat rallies past Loyola: Playing without its starting quarterback and dealing with the rustiness of coming off a bye week left the Bishop Amat High School football team ripe to be upset.
It took the Lancers about a half to put any chance that happening against Loyola to rest, however. Amat hit its stride midway through the second quarter and turned an early 10-0 deficit into a 46-23 win on Friday.
“The first half was a little shaky,” Bishop Amat head coach Steve Hagerty said. “I knew we’d settle in. I was much more pleased with the second half. The way we looked at it was like we survived the first half. There was like a tsunami and we held our own. And we came out on top and I felt like our best football was still ahead of us. It was just a matter time to get it going.”
Bonita holds off Ayala: Halloween night was only briefly scary for the Bonita High School football team.
Bonita was sitting on a 28-0 lead in the game that will likely determine the final playoff berth in the Palomares League when Ayala reeled off 14 points in less than two minutes and was a yard from scoring a third consecutive touchdown.
Bonita mounted its second goal-line stand of the night and went on to a 34-14 win Friday night, Ayala’s third consecutive league loss.
Damien gets first league win: Senior night at Damien High School brought lots of energy as the Spartans played host to the Los Osos Grizzlies. After falling behind early, Damien stormed back for a 21-14 victory, its first Baseline League win.
It was all Grizzlies early on as they scored on their first possession. The first score came on a play-action 43-yard touchdown strike by quarterback Donovan Williams.
Friday’s games and predictions
Damien 21, Los Osos 14 — Guarantees the Spartans won’t go winless in the Baseline
Charter Oak 33, West Covina 21 — After all that, Chargers can claim a piece of the Hacienda. What a crazy league.
Chino 45, Walnut 30 — Chino not out of the playoff mix yet.
Los Altos 28, Diamond Ranch 10 — Conqs win should make it a wild finish in the Hacienda for playoff spots.
Standings: Charter Oak (3-1), West Covina (3-1), Los Altos (2-2), Chino (2-2), Diamond Ranch (2-2), Walnut (0-4).
Bishop Amat 46, Loyola 23 — Lancers won with QB Damian Garcia sitting out with a rib injury. Victory next week clinches piece of league title. Lancers still haven’t clinched playoff spot, but almost there.
Standings: Crespi (4-1), Bishop Amat (4-1), Serra (4-1), Alemany (3-2), Notre Dame (2-3); Chaminade (1-5); Loyola (0-5).
Pomona 56, Garey 0 — Red Devils clinch the league title and will be dangerous in the playoffs.
La Puente 28, Bassett 27 — Warriors spoil Olympiana chance to remain unbeaten in Miramonte.
Mission Valley League
Rosemead 51, South El Monte 14 — Panthers wrap up Mission Valley League title.
Baldwin Park 48, Gladstone 13 — Braves closing in on second in the VVL
Bonita 34, Ayala 14 — Bearcats back in playoff contention.
Glendora 38, Diamond Bar 6 — Tartans will play South Hills on Thursday for the league title.
Valle Vista League
Northview 34, Covina 6 — Vikings offense and defense legit, they’ll be force in Mid-Valley playoffs after winning first league title since 2008.