Two-Minute Drills: Damien-Glendora; St. Paul-Montebello; Arcadia-Cathedral and Friday Predictions for all

Aram and Fred’s weekly high school football predictions
All games at 7 p.m., unless noted
Thursday’s games

Mira Costa at St. Francis
Workman at Mountain View

Friday’s games
Bishop Amat vs. Loyola Academy at Chicago, IL., 4:30 p.m. — Robledo (Amat); Aram (Amat)
Alhambra vs. Rowland at Moor Field — Robledo (Rowland); Aram (Rowland)
Arlington at Pomona — Robledo (Arlington); Aram (Arlington)
Azusa vs. Bassett at Citrus College — Robledo (Azusa); Aram (Azusa)
Baldwin Park at Chino — Robledo (Chino); Aram (Chino)
Brentwood at Rio Hondo Prep — Robledo (RH Prep); Aram (Brentwood)
Capistrano Valley at La Mirada — Robledo (La Mirada); Aram (CapoValley)
Cathedral at Arcadia — Robledo (Cathedral); Aram (Cathedral)
Charter Oak at Colony — Robledo (Charter Oak); Aram (CO)
Covina vs. Pioneer at Covina District Field — Robledo (Covina); Aram (Covina)
Diamond Bar at Walnut — Robledo (DBar); Aram (DBar)
Diamond Ranch at Chino Hills — Robledo (DRanch); Aram (D-Ranch)
Duarte vs. Mary Star of the Sea at Daniels Field — Robledo (Mary Star); Aram (MS)
El Monte vs. Southlands Christian at Diamond Bar — Robledo (El Monte); Aram (EM)
El Rancho at Bell Gardens — Robledo (El Rancho); Aram (ER)
Gabrielino at Keppel — Robledo (Gabrielino); Aram (Gab)
Gladstone at Ganesha — Robledo (Ganesha); Aram (Ganesha)
Glendora at Damien — Robledo (Damien); Aram (Damien)
La Puente at South El Monte — Robledo (South); Aram (SEM)
La Salle at Monrovia — Robledo (La Salle); Aram (LS)
Los Altos at Wilson — Robledo (Los Altos); Aram (LA)
Marshall vs. Campbell Hall at Pasadena — Robledo (CHall); Aram (CH)
Mayfair vs. California at Bellflower — Robledo (Mayfair); Aram (Mayfair)
Northview at Rosemead — Robledo (Northview); Aram (Nview)
Ontario at Nogales — Robledo (Nogales); Aram (Nogales)
Pasadena at Maranatha — Robledo (Maranatha); Aram (PHS)
San Gabriel at Garey — Robledo (SGabriel); Aram (Garey)
San Marino at Dominguez — Robledo (Dominguez); Aram (Dominguez)
Santa Clarita Christian at South Pasadena — Robledo (SPas); Aram (SCC)
Santa Fe vs. Bonita at Pioneer — Robledo (Bonita); Aram (SF)
South Hills at La Canada — Robledo (SHills); Aram (SH)
St. Paul at Montebello — Robledo (St. Paul); Aram (SP)
Temple City at Arroyo — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arroyo)
Tesoro at La Habra — Robledo (Tesoro); Aram (LH)
Whittier vs. Kennedy at California — Robledo (Kennedy); Aram (Kennedy)
Whittier Christian at Rancho Christian — Robledo (WC); Aram (WC)
Long Beach Wilson at San Dimas — Robledo (San Dimas); Aram (SD)
Crenshaw at West Covina — Robledo (Crenshaw); Aram (WC)
Garfield at Schurr — Robledo (Garfield); Aram (Schurr)
Muir at Desert Oasis — Robledo (Muir); Aram (Muir)

Saturday’s games
La Serna vs. Troy at Fullerton — Robledo (Troy); Aram (LS)
Carnegie at Bosco Tech — Robledo (Carnegie); Aram (Carn)
British Columbia Mission at Pasadena Poly, 1 p.m. — Robledo (Mission); Aram (Poly)

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Tribune/Star-News/Whittier Super 20 Football Rankings: Bishop Amat stays No. 1 … for now

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

1. Bishop Amat (0-1), D-1
Mater Dei blowout was expected
2. Charter Oak (1-0), D-3
As good as advertised in blowout over Northview
3. St. Francis (0-0), D-3
Opens this week against Mira Costa
4. Damien (1-0), D-4
Defense was good in win over Chino
5. La Habra (0-1), D-2
Fell hard to Upland, 35-7
6. Glendora (1-0), D-4
Quarterback Bryce Wooldridge solid in opener
7. La Mirada (0-1), D-2
Tough loss to Orange Lutheran, will get better
8. Arcadia (1-0). D-11
Impressive 20-10 win over La Salle
9. St. Paul (1-0), D-6
Easy opening win over Venice
10. La Salle (0-1), D-8
After loss to Arcadia, gets Monrovia next
11. South Hills (1-0), D-7
Impressive blowout over Crenshaw
12. La Serna (0-1), D-3
Lost to tough La Costa Canyon squad
13. Diamond Ranch (1-0), D-7
Expectations continue to grow.
14. Los Altos (1-0), D-5
Opened Hector Spathias era with a win.
15. San Dimas (1-0), D-8
Beat rival Bonita in the Smudge.
16. Northview (0-1), D-8
Worst game possible in loss to Charter Oak.
17. Arroyo (1-0), D-11
Won the big game against Covina
18. Schurr (1-0), D-12
Opened with 21-14 win over California.
19. Muir (1-0), D-9
Easy 38-0 win over Compton.
20. San Marino (0-1), D-6
Opened with loss at Los Altos

This week’s SGVN football schedule
All games at 7 p.m., unless noted
Thursday’s games

Mira Costa at St. Francis
Workman at Mountain View

Friday’s games
Bishop Amat vs. Loyola Academy at Chicago, IL., 4:30 p.m.
Alhambra vs. Rowland at Moor Field
Arlington at Pomona
Ayala at Alta Loma
Azusa vs. Bassett at Citrus College
Baldwin Park at Chino
Brentwood at Rio Hondo Prep
Capistrano Valley at La Mirada
Cathedral at Arcadia
Charter Oak at Colony
Covina vs. Pioneer at Covina District Field
Diamond Bar at Walnut
Diamond Ranch at Chino Hills
Duarte vs. Mary Star of the Sea at Daniels Field
El Monte vs. Southlands Christian at Diamond Bar
El Rancho at Bell Gardens
Gabrielino at Keppel
Gladstone at Ganesha
Glendora at Damien
La Puente at South El Monte
La Salle at Monrovia
Los Altos at Wilson
Marshall vs. Campbell Hall at Pasadena
Mayfair vs. California at Bellflower
Northview at Rosemead
Ontario at Nogales
Pasadena at Maranatha
San Gabriel at Garey
San Marino at Dominguez
Santa Clarita Christian at South Pasadena
Santa Fe vs. Bonita at Pioneer
South Hills at La Canada
St. Paul at Montebello
Temple City at Arroyo
Tesoro at La Habra
Whittier vs. Kennedy at California
Whittier Christian at Rancho Christian
Long Beach Wilson at San Dimas
Crenshaw at West Covina
Garfield at Schurr
Muir at Desert Oasis

Saturday’s games
La Serna vs. Troy at Fullerton
Carnegie at Bosco Tech
British Columbia Mission at Pasadena Poly, 1 p.m.

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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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South Hills shocks Crenshaw; Arroyo, Glendora open with wins too

Covina rally falls short: Fresh after winning a CIF-Southern Section Division 12 title, Arroyo High School’s football team held off a fourth-quarter charge from Covina to open the 2017 season with a 35-28 victory Thursday.
Junior quarterback Ernesto Camacho picked up where he left off last year, throwing for 312 yards and two touchdowns. He scored midway through the fourth on a 1-yard run that gave the Knights what looked like a safe 21-point lead with less than six minutes left.
But Covina sophomore quarterback Nin Burns, who struggled with a fumble and interception that led to Knights’ touchdowns, got the Colts back in it, throwing two touchdowns to Tristan Sprague, a 38-yard strike, and nine-yard TD with 2:30 left, but it wasn’t enough.

South Hills shocks Crenshaw: For the first time in the 51-year history of South Hills High School, the football team ventured out of the CIF-Southern Section and faced Crenshaw of the City Section in a season-opening nonleague game.
The Huskies, under second-year coach Matt Bechtel, came away with a 24-8 victory Thursday night at Covina District Field.
“We went to San Gorgonio last year in the first round of the playoffs and they were athletic and big and our goal was to schedule somebody like them,” Bechtel said. “Crenshaw was available and they have a great football history. They matched the type of team we were looking for.”

Glendora rolls past Kaiser: A shaky start on defense by the Glendora High football team was quickly fixed as the Tartans stiffened in the second half to cruise past Kaiser 42-20 in season-opening nonleague action on Thursday night.
Glendora gave up 20 points and 252 total yards to Kaiser in the first two quarters. But the second half was a different story as the Tartans shut out the Cats while holding them to 59 yards of total offense.
Glendora’s offense had little problems scoring after going three-and-out on its first possession of the season. The Tartans scored six touchdowns on their next eight possessions.

Pasadena comeback falls short: Despite 18 unanswered second-half points, the Pasadena High School team fell 31-25 to host Buena Park in a nonleague game on Thursday evening.
The Bulldogs (0-1) fought back from a 24-point, third-quarter deficit. After Buena Park went up 31-7 with 4:50 remaining in the third, Pasadena scored three times thanks to wide receiver Jaloni West.

Thursday’s resultses and predictions
Glendora 42, Kaiser 20
Arroyo 35, Covina 28
Buena Park 31, Pasadena 25
South Hills 24, Crenshaw 8
Poinciana FL., 28, Whittier Christian 20

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Ten Best Things to follow during opening weekend of high school football

With the opening weekend of the high school football season starting Thursday and ending Saturday with one of the best rivalries in the San Gabriel Valley, Bonita vs. San Dimas in the Smudge Pot at Citrus College, it’s time to make predictions, ask questions and comment on the best storylines, games, players or whatever is trending each week.
This is for football teams in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena Star-News coverage areas. So here it is, the ten best things to keep tabs on during opening weekend.

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