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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Thursday Final: Montebello rallies to beat Whittier; Rosemead falls to Artesia

Rosemead comes up short: Rosemead High football head coach Matt Castaneda said his team is very close to being good despite a rough start to this new season. The Panthers showed that potential by rallying in the second half before falling short against Artesia 40-27 in nonleague action on Thursday night.
Rosemead (0-3) found itself down 32-13 at halftime before trimming the Pioneers’ lead to 32-27 to start the fourth quarter. However, a fumble and a few other mistakes allowed Artesia to score one more touchdown that sealed the game.

Montebello overcomes big deficit to win: Even though Montebello High’s football team faced a three-score deficit going into halftime, the team did not once think about hitting the panic button.
Things were not looking good for the Oilers (2-1) early in the game, with senior quarterback Gabriel Tapia only having 49 passing yards and 40 on the ground.However, the visiting Oilers overcame the three-touchdown margin by scoring four touchdowns in the third quarter, en route to a 48-40 victory over Whittier on Thursday in a nonleague game at California High.

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Tribskin Pick’em: High School Football Predictions for Week 2

This week’s High School Football’s 10 burning questions

High School Football games and predictions
All games at 7 p.m., unless noted
Thursday’s games
Artesia at Rosemead — ARTESIA
Whittier vs. Montebello at California — MONTEBELLO
Friday’s games
Alhambra at Temple City — TEMPLE CITY
Azusa at Maranatha — MARANATHA
Bassett at Rowland — ROWLAND
Bishop Amat at JSerra — JSERRA
Bosco Tech vs. Glenn at Excelsior Adult School — BOSCO TECH
Cantwell-Sacred Heart at Salesian — SALESIAN
Covina at Diamond Bar — COVINA
Damien at Claremont — DAMIEN
Diamond Ranch at Ayala — DIAMOND RANCH
El Monte at San Marino — SAN MARINO
Ganesha at Jurupa Valley — JURUPA VALLEY
Garey vs. Workman at Los Altos — GAREY
Glendora at Charter Oak — CHARTER OAK
Hart at Arcadia — HART
La Canada at Kaiser — KAISER
La Mirada vs. Mater Dei at Santa Ana Stadium — MATER DEI
La Serna vs. Mira Costa at California — MIRA COSTA
Los Altos at St. Paul, 7:30 p.m. — LOS ALTOS
Marshall at San Gabriel — SAN GABRIEL
Mission Viejo at La Habra — MISSION VIEJO
Monrovia at Don Lugo — DON LUGO
Mountain View vs. Gladstone at Citrus College — MOUNTAIN VIEW
Nogales at Wilson — NOGALES
Pasadena Poly at Brentwood, 3 p.m. — BRENTWOOD
Riverside Poly at Bonita — BONITA
Pomona at El Rancho — EL RANCHO
Rio Hondo Prep at California Military Institute — RH PREP
Saddleback Valley Christian vs. Baldwin Park at Trabuco Hills — BPARK
Santa Fe vs. Northview at Covina District Field — NORTHVIEW
Schurr at Arroyo — SCHURR
Sierra Vista at Gabrielino — GABRIELINO
South Hills at West Covina — SOUTH HILLS
South Pasadena at Duarte — SOUTH PAS
Southlands Christian at Western Christian – WC
St. Francis at Pasadena — ST. FRANCIS
Walnut at South El Monte — SOUTH EL MONTE
Los Angeles Jordan at Keppel — JORDAN
Saturday’s games
Cathedral City at California, 6:30 p.m. — CALIFORNIA

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Trib/Star-News/Whittier Super 25: Charter Oak takes over top spot

This week’s High School Football’s 10 burning questions

TRIBUNE/STAR-NEWS/WHITTIER SUPER 20 FOOTBALL POLL
School, Record, Division

1. Charter Oak (2-0), D-3
Earned top spot with win over Colony
2. Bishop Amat (0-2), D-1
Schedule so tough, might start 0-4.
3. St. Francis (1-0), D-3
As good as advertised in win over Mira Costa
4. Damien (2-0), D-4
Beat Glendora on final drive, 14-7
5. La Habra (1-1), D-2
Followed loss to Upland with rout of Tesoro
6. Los Altos (2-0), D-5
Impressive two weeks, St. Paul next
7. Glendora (1-1), D-4
After Damien loss, gets tougher at Charter Oak
8. La Serna (1-1), D-3
Rebounded with win over Troy
9. Arcadia (1-1). D-11
Was no match for Cathedral
10. La Salle (1-1), D-8
Rallied to beat Monrovia
11. South Hills (2-0), D-7
Forfeit win over La Canada, West Covina next
12. Muir (2-0), D-9
Two games, two routs
13. La Mirada (0-2), D-2
Brutal start and Mater Dei next. Ouch.
14. Diamond Ranch (1-1), D-7
Loss to Chino Hills in OT is statement for Panthers
15. Northview (1-1), D-8
As expected, routed Rosemead
16. Arroyo (2-0), D-11
Big test next against Schurr
17. Schurr (2-0), D-12
QB Miguel Aguero already with 585 passing yards
18. San Marino (1-1), D-6
Solid win over Dominguez
19. St. Paul (1-1), D-6
Surprising loss to Montebello
20. San Dimas (1-1), D-8
Lot shootout with Long Beach Wilson

HIGH SCHOOL LEADERS
Quarterbacks

1. Kwon Peterson, Maranatha, 597 yards, 7 TDs
2. Miguel Aguero, Schurr, 585 yards, 8 TDs
3. Quinn Commans, Whittier Christian, 541 yards, 3 TDs
4. JP Andrade, Bonita, 528 yards, 3 TDs.
5. Ernesto Camacho, Arroyo, 480 yards, 2 TDs
6. Jaco Rodriguez, El Rancho, 426 yards, 2 TDs
7. Jacob Robles, Baldwin Park, 412 yards, 5 TDs
8. Steven Comstock, Northview, 408 yards, 4 TDs
9. Blake Cabot, San Marino, 395 yards, 6 TDs
10. Jalen Palacios, Charter Oak, 385 yards, 6 TDs

Running Backs
1. Abel Cueva, El Monte, 539 yards, 2 TDs
2. Sal Tovar, South El Monte, 311 yards, 4 TDs
3. Armando Flores, Mountain View, 302 yards, 3 TDs
4. Maury Rams IV, Monrovia, 302 yards, 2 TDs
5. Matthew Chavez, Charter Oak, 232 yards, 3 TDs
6. Michael Vital, Montebello, 231 yards, 3 TDs
7. Abel Ochoa Jauregui, El Monte, 220 yards, 2 TDs
8. Steven Ocariz, Arroyo, 214 yards, 3 TDs
9. Que Allen, St. Paul, 198 yards, 1 TD
10. Bryce Wooldridge, Glendora, 195 yards, 3 TDs

Receiving
1. Christopher Vargas, Baldwin Park, 12 receptions, 390 yards, 5 TDs
2. Lance Babb II, Schurr, 18 receptions, 283 yards, 2 TDs
3. Jermaine Braddock, Charter Oak, 12 receptions, 240 yards, 1 TD
4. Awan Parker, Maranatha, 7 receptions, 237 yards, 2 TDs
5. Francisco Remigio, Schurr, 10 receptions, 202 yards, 2 TDs
6. Daniel Centeno, Temple City, 8 receptions, 183 yards, 1 TD
7. Noah Sanchez, Whittier Christian, 19 receptions, 167 yards, 2 TDs
8. Raymond Yrigoyen, Whittier, 6 receptions, 164 yards, 2 TDs
9. Jordan Erby, Monrovia, 9 receptions, 156 yards, 1 TD
10. John Harris, Bonita, 8 receptions, 155 yards, 0 TD

LOCAL HS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
All games at 7 p.m., unless noted
Thursday’s games

Artesia at Rosemead
Whittier vs. Montebello at California
Friday’s games
Alhambra at Temple City
Azusa at Maranatha
Bassett at Rowland
Bishop Amat at JSerra
Bosco Tech vs. Glenn at Excelsior Adult School
Cantwell-Sacred Heart at Salesian
Covina at Diamond Bar
Damien at Claremont
Diamond Ranch at Ayala
El Monte at San Marino
Ganesha at Jurupa Valley
Garey vs. Workman at Los Altos
Glendora at Charter Oak
Hart at Arcadia
La Canada at Kaiser
La Mirada vs. Mater Dei at Santa Ana Stadium
La Serna vs. Mira Costa at California
Los Altos at St. Paul, 7:30 p.m.
Marshall at San Gabriel
Mission Viejo at La Habra
Monrovia at Don Lugo
Mountain View vs. Gladstone at Citrus College
Nogales at Wilson
Pasadena Poly at Brentwood, 3 p.m.
Riverside Poly at Bonita
Pomona at El Rancho
Rio Hondo Prep at California Military Institute
Saddleback Valley Christian vs. Baldwin Park at Trabuco Hills
Santa Fe vs. Northview at Covina District Field
Schurr at Arroyo
Servite at Roosevelt
Sierra Vista at Gabrielino
South Hills at West Covina
South Pasadena at Duarte
Southlands Christian at Western Christian
St. Francis at Pasadena
Walnut at South El Monte
Los Angeles Jordan at Keppel
Saturday’s games
Cathedral City at California, 6:30 p.m.

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