Arroyo, South Hills, Charter Oak, Los Altos all win; Bishop Amat rocked at JSerra

Saturday Morning Quarterback: Aram’s column talks about how far West Covina has fallen, and looks ahead two weeks to what might be the biggest non-league game, Charter Oak and South Hills.

Big game for Los Altos’ Kody Olmos: With head coach Dale Ziola stepping down after last season and record-setting running back Tyler Nevens graduating, it’s easy to understand how the Los Altos football team began the season with tempered expectations.
However, first-year coach Hector Spathias has the Conquerors’ offense firing on all cylinders behind senior quarterback Kody Olmos, who has evolved from steady game manager to dynamic big-play threat.
Olmos passed for 266 yards and five touchdowns on Friday night to lead Los Altos to a 35-22 victory over St. Paul (1-2) and a 3-0 record.

Arroyo gets defensive in win over Schurr: Schurr managed to keep Friday night’s nonleague football game at Arroyo relatively close for the first half.
The Spartans had a feeling going up against the reigning CIF-SS Division 12 champion would not translate to an easy win.

Diamond Ranch fall to Ayala late: There were plenty of big defensive hits but not many big offensive plays Friday night when Ayala and Diamond Ranch faced off in a non-league game.
In the end, the game rested on the shoulders of the smallest player on the field, who delivered in a big way.
Ayala kicker Noah Carlton drilled a 26-yard field goal with 4:26 remaining to give the host Bulldogs a 10-7 victory.

South Hills routs West Covina: South Hills continues to show that its means business in 2017, smacking rival West Covina 47-0 on Friday in the Kings of Cameron rivalry game that it hadn’t won since 2013.
South Hills quarterback RJ Sterns had a big night, throwing two touchdowns and rushing for two more as the Huskies ended their three game losing streak to West Covina.

Bishop Amat rally falls short: JSerra showed strength on both sides of the ball at the start and finish of its 59-35 nonleague victory over Bishop Amat, Friday night at JSerra Catholic High.
However, the Lions had to weather quarterback Blake Archuleta and the Lancers in the middle frames, as the Lancers cut an early 31-point deficit to 10 points early in the fourth quarter.
Archuleta did not start at quarterback for the Lancers, but wound up tossing for 305 yards and four touchdowns.

Maranatha stays undefeated after win over Azusa: Maranatha and quarterback Kwon Peterson rolled passed the Azusa Aztecs, 42-7, in its third non league game of the season at home Friday night.
Peterson completed 17 of 27 passes for 292 yards and five touchdowns as the Minutemen improved to 3-0.

San Marino rolls over South El Monte: San Marino quarterback Blake Cabot rushed for 189 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Titans to a 47-0 win over El Monte on Friday.Cabot scored on runs of 68, 55 and 13 yards and comleted six-of-eight passes for 89 yards and 2 touchdowns.

South Pasadena cruises past Duarte: The South Pasadena High football team scored early, easily and efficiently as it coasted to a dominating 44-0 win over Duarte in nonleague action on Friday night.The Tigers opened their scoring barrage early in the first quarter with a safety thanks to a blocked punt by Joshua Saucedo. Duarte recovered the ball in the end zone to prevent a Tiger touchdown but did give up two points.

La Serna gets big win over Mira Costa: The La Serna High School Lancers improved to 2-1 in nonleague action with a 21-6 victory over visiting Mira Costa Friday night at Thorstensen Stadium at Cal high.
The Lancers built up a 21-0 lead by halftime and the Mustangs scored their only touchdown in the third quarter for the 21-6 final.

Friday’s results
Mater Dei 42, La Mirada 0
JSerra 59, Bishop Amat 35
Mission Viejo 42, La Habra 27
Chino Hills 42, Newport Harbor 21
Saddleback Valley Christian 34, Baldwin Park 28
Whittier Christian 21, Arrowhead Christian 14
La Serna 21, Mira Costa 6
Charter Oak 28, Glendora 6
Damien 41, Claremont 13
Bonita 34, Riverside Poly 12
Rowland 42, Bassett 6
Alhambra 32, Temple City 29
Hart 22, Arcadia 6
Maranatha 42, Azusa 7
Cantwell-Sacred Heart 34, Salesian 32
Covina 35, Diamond Bar 0
Garey 42, Workman 6
Ayala 10, Diamond Ranch 7
San Marino 47, El Monte 0
Ganesha 40, Jurupa Valley 7
Don Lugo 56, Monrovia 27
Nogales 29, Wilson 0
Pasadena Poly 14, Brentwood 14
South Pasadena 44, Duarte 0
Gabrielino 16, Sierra Vista 13
South Hills 47, West Covina 0
South Pasadena 44, Duarte 0
Ontario 36, San Dimas 22
St. Francis 42, Pasadena 0
Northview 28, Santa Fe 21
Schurr 31, Arroyo 10
Mountain View 33, Gladstone 13
Pomona 41, El Rancho 35
Los Altos 35, St. Paul 22
Birmingham 34, La Salle 21
South El Monte 34, Walnut 17
San Gabriel 41, Marshall 14

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  • AMAT73

    Good luck to all the teams of the SGV tonight for well played and injury free games . I totally agree with Fred J , THIS IS A MUST WIN GAME FOR AMAT . LANCERS stay the course , play hard solid ball and the rest will take of itself . GO AMAT !!!!

    • The stands

      We should be able to put points on the board, Alemany scored 27 against JSerra.

  • SGVchris

    Well Amat faithful, can’t blame who was or was not running the ball this game….. The coaching staff tried to prove a point by benching key starters at the start of the game. The result was a 24pt deficit in the 1st. Terrible tackling on defense and poor DB play was also to blame.

    • Valley Athletics

      With Devin Jarvis out with fractured leg and Anajin Mares hurt early on Amat now has a small secondary . Noah Guzman needs to play safety again to add another physical player to replace Jarvis who has been solid . In the long run benching starters was a good thing . Jaden and Duru had more drops than catches so far and Blake was struggling .

      • SGVchris

        We can agree to disagree. I don’t think the game would have gotten so far outta hand if Blake gets the start. No knock on Aiden but he wasn’t ready. I do agree Guzman need to be at safety and Hoskins needs to be at corner in Jarvis’ absence.

        • Valley Athletics

          It’s hard to say what would happened but it sure lit a fire under those players and they finally played like expected . Amat could of use former player Pete Esparza who had some big plays at linebacker For JSerra .

        • TheCloser

          Yes, looks like good ‘ol Hags outcoached himself again with benching Archuletta. Like let’s run the ball with a linebacker against Corona Centennial when you have a roster loaded with D1 skill guys in the CIF semis.

  • SEMHS FAN 3481

    San Marino rolls over South El Monte ? I’m sure this is a typo for the blog. 😉

    South El Monte beat Walnut tonight Fred.

    SEMHS 37
    WHS 14

  • Guest

    Amat excuses excuses excuses it’s always going to be something when they lose not the big fish in a fishbowl no more

  • Steve Ramirez

    I don’t know which team has fallen more — West Covina or Monrovia, which I saw got destroyed by Greg Gano’s Don Lugo squad Friday.

  • Conq ’76

    C’mon LA, you’re better than that. Taunting, spiking the ball, probably close to 200 yards in blatant penalties.
    You’re playing great, act like it’s not a big surprise. Dominate, win with pride but in a close game, those types of unforced errors will likely cost you big time.

    • LA Homer

      The game was sloppy, lucky St. PAUL wasn’t great offensively because the penalties would have killed, love the aggressiveness but players need to control there emotions.

      • Conq ’76

        Yep….I hope coach utilizes the sean Cody, Brigham harwell strategy with 88…

    • TruTH

      This team so far has exceed the early expectations. If they make the playoffs they will have done more than most probably thought they would have when Ziola left. I will say however, that in order for this team to continue to succeed they must learn to play disciplined and be humble. This team obviously is not as skilled offensively as they were with Tyler Nevens in the backfield nor do they have a big defensive line like the 2015 finals team did. But if they play disciplined, smart football they have a chance at making some noise.

      • Conq ’76

        Yep. i am impressed with the line play, but the key is discipline. At this point I would think if they miss the playoffs, it will be a disappointment. Charter Oak will likely be a loss, but they should take second in League, provided they stay the course.