Charter Oak repeats rout of Northview; Amat no mach for Mater Dei

Saturday Morning Quarterback will appear weekly and offer a look back at Friday’s games and try to make sense of the madness that is high school football.

Charter Oak routs Northview: This wasn’t a rematch; it was a repeat.If Charter Oak High School’s thumping of Northview in last year’s season opener was painful, the Vikings better think long and hard before scheduling their crosstown friends again because the sequel was worse. Much worse.
Northview quarterback Steven Comstock may go on to have a terrific season, but the Fresno State commit had a miserable start to his senior year, throwing five interceptions, four in the first quarter. That led to a Chargers blowout in the first 12 minutes.
Charter Oak, ranked sixth in CIF Southern Section Division 3, went on to rout visiting Northview 49-14 on Friday.

Mater Dei dominates Bishop Amat in season opener: Earlier in the week, Mater Dei head coach Bruce Rollinson warned boosters asking about tickets to next week’s highly anticipated showdown with national power Bishop Gorman about the dangers of overlooking a program like Bishop Amat that wouldn’t be intimidated.
The Monarchs responded to that message, with a dominant defensive performance, en route to a 31-7 win on Friday night.
With Amon-Ra St. Brown and CJ Parks, two of the best receivers in Southern California unavailable, the high flying Mater Dei offense chose to chew up time of possession and yards on the ground.

Arcadia beats La Salle: The Arcadia High defense ruined the debut of La Salle’s two young and rising quarterbacks, sacking them eight times and returning an interception for a touchdown in a season-opening 20-10 win in nonleague play on Friday night.
The Apaches held La Salle to 99 yards of total offense while constantly pressuring sophomore quarterback Chris Wilson and freshman quarterback CJ Montes.

Orange Lutheran blows out Matthew Takata-less La Mirada: Orange Lutheran High School quarterback Ryan Hilinski did not want football history to repeat itself at La Mirada on Friday night.
Hilinski and the Lancers fell to the Matadores in last year’s season opener in the junior gunslinger’s first year.

La Habra struggles in loss to La Habra: What better way to start the high school football season with two top programs from CIF Southern Section Division 2 — Upland and La Habra — facing each other Friday night.
However, an all-out, first-half blitz of four unanswered touchdowns by No. 5 Upland put a damper on the early season battle as the Scots rolled to a 35-7 victory.
“We had a lot of guys back from last year and give them (La Habra) a lot of credit, they had a lot of guys playing their first varsity game,” Upland coach Tim Salter said.

South Pasadena takes advantage of Rosemead fumbles: But while Rosemead tried to figure itself out, Jackson Totleben and South Pasadena took advantage of the Panthers’ jitters and won, 20-7.There were nerves all around South Pasadena High School’s Solari Stadium with the Tigers opening the football season hosting Rosemead in a nonleague game Friday night. Both teams combined for six fumbles.

Friday’s Results
Mater Dei 31, Bishop Amat 7
Orange Lutheran 35, La Mirada 0
Costa Mesa 19, Gabrielino 7
Upland 35, La Habra 7
Charter Oak 49, Northview 14
South Pasadena 20, Rosemead 7
Arcadia 20, La Salle 10
Muir 37, Compton 0
Hawthorne 50, La Canada 12
Los Altos 42, San Marino 28
Damien 20, Chino 10
Diamond Ranch 14, Centennial 7
La Puente 21, Workman 12
Sunny Hills 28, Pomona 6
South El Monte 24, Alhambra 0
Maranatha 34, Rim of the World 7
California 21, Schurr 14
Garfield 39, Montebello 36
Baldwin Park 36, El Monte 22
Nogales 41, Garey 14
Colony 52, West Covina 7
Rowland 21, Walnut 14
Alta Loma 29, Diamond Bar 22
Burbank 23, Monrovia 8
Cantwell-Sacred Heart 40, Glendale 6
Chino Hills 24, Ayala 21
Duarte 37, Marshall 0
Ganesha 36, Sierra Vista 18
Malibu 48, Keppel 0
Montclair 42, San Gabriel 15
Savanna 48, Bassett 22
Sonora 19, Whittier 8
Temple City 20, Pasadena Poly 7
Pioneer 41, San Diego Montgomery 13
St. Paul 34, Venice 10

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  • observantcat

    Remember the name Shakobe Harper from Mater Dei. This kid will Kill the Amat Defense if they choose to cover the pass. I’ll bet he gets over 200+ yards on the ground if that happens. Mater Dei is too loaded to try and come up with any comments except we played them first. My prediction is that It will be much worse than last season. Where’s Amat’s offense coming from this year? Great challenge going into the season but It is way over their heads this year.

    • AMAT73

      Ocat ,
      Glad to see you on here so early . Also keep an eye on D. Moore from AMAT , Yes the same Moore as Jalen , hopefully he just as tough . GO AMAT !!!!

      • Valley Athletics

        Chris Lopez will be the guy to look out for after making a big impact second half of season . Barrera is going to be used more at linebacker for the team . Expect all mission league receiver Jaden Allen to have a big year .

        • Real talk

          Barrera Needs to be the RB IMO. Is Daylon McCutcheon son on The freshman team ?

          • Valley Athletics

            Agree . Barrera and LOpez compliment each other. I heard Dyson is on the Freshman team . Heard the 2021 class is loaded but Mater Deis team was more loaded like the last couple years .

          • SGVchris

            TBH Amat could have had Marshawn lynch at RB and it wouldn’t have mattered last night. The MD d-line was overwhelming but amat will adjust they always do.

    • scotty bore as

      where was he? did he miss the team bus?

  • AMAT73

    Big test for the LANCERS tonight . Play smart , stay within yourselves and leave it all on the field . To all the teams of the SGV playing tonight here’s to well played and injury free games . GO AMAT !!!!

  • Spam Burger

    Big national games going on right now. St.John Bosco coming down to the wire against Aquinas from Florida. Bishop Gorman going up against DeMatha.

  • Real talk

    Why isn’t #5 running the ball for Amat?

  • SEMHS FAN 3481

    Alhambra 07
    South El Monte 24

    Alhambra’s only score came in the opening drive, their QB connected with a WR downfield for a 30+ yd pass into the end zone. South El Monte reset that defensive scheme and on the next two consecutive offensive drives for Alhambra, South El Monte intercepted twice. South El Monte did not score until the 2nd Quarter, resulting in 17 points that went unanswered by Alhambra. No one scored in the 3rd Quarter, and South El Monte scored the only TD of the 4th Quarter.

  • Conq ’76

    LA was a pleasant surprise last evening. Not knowing what to expect, I came away cautiously optimistic. Early turnovers and some unforced errors left them down by 14. Then 35 unanswered . Olmos outran SM and threw the ball quite well.

    Line looked like the proverbial teapot, short and stout. But my hope was they could be competitive this season and looks like they will be.

    • HSF

      Should be a good game against SP…

      • Conq ’76

        Glad they’ve made such a strong comeback…

  • benedict2

    Loyola Academy of Chicago loses 20-14!