We discuss Friday’s big Hacienda League openers, Charter Oak at West Covina and Diamond Ranch at Los Altos .. Check it out.
1. Los Altos (5-0) – After dominating non-league opponents behind the best back in the San Gabriel Valley — Tyler Nevens – Conqs open Hacienda with tough Diamond Ranch.
2. Charter Oak (5-0) — Are the Chargers still the team to beat in Division 4 after losing QB Bret Clemetson for the season? Hacienda should answer that in coming weeks.
3. Bishop Amat (4-2) – After losing on a last second field goal, Lancers bounce back to win on a last second FG. They will likely make Division 1 playoffs, question is will it be able to avoid a top four seed in the first round.
4. San Dimas (5-0) – Saints haven’t been this dominant in non-league since Nico Barbone was in the backfield about 8-10 years ago. Will it do the same to the Valle Vista?
5. Northview (4-1) – Is getting better every week and opens Valle Vista with its natural rival, Covina.
6. Damien (4-1) – For the Spartans to make the Division 4 playoffs, beating highly touted Chino Hills this week would go a long way.
7. Nogales (5-0) – The truth game for Nogales was a 35-0 beating over Rowland. Will it keep its feet on the gas in the Montview?
8. West Covina – (3-2) – Bulldogs will put their three game win streak on the line in the opener against Division 4 No. 1 Charter Oak.
9. Bonita (3-2) – As it looks right now, you’d have to pencil in the Bearcats as the Palomares league favorites.
10. Arroyo (5-1) – Considering Arroyo’s only loss is to power Hart and they beat previously unbeatens Rowland and South El Monte, they’re top ten for sure.
The Rest: 11. South El Monte (5-1), 12. Diamond Ranch (3-2), 13. Covina (3-2), 14. Duarte (3-2), 15. Rowland (3-2), 16. Glendora (1-4), 17. Baldwin Park (3-2), 18. Sierra Vista (4-1), 19. South Hills (2-3), 20. Diamond Bar (2-3), 21. El Monte (4-2), 22. Ganesha (3-3), 23. Mountain View (2-4), 24. Workman (2-3), 25. Azusa (2-3), 26. La Puente (4-2), 27. Pomona (0-6), 28. Rosemead (1-5), 29. Wilson (0-4), 30. Walnut (0-5), 31. Bassett (0-6), 32. Gladstone (0-5).
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Watch Bishop Amat’s Shazel Sakr boot his game-winning 22-yard field goal with five seconds left to lift Bishop Amat to a 17-14 win over Notre Dame. Talk about a game of inches, how close was it? It was booted so high it is hard to tell whether it was inside the post or not. Almost looks dead on when you slow it down. Doesn’t matter, it’s all good for Amat, who needed a win in the worst way after blowing last week’s game to Loyola and losing on a last second 49 yard field goal.
— Leño (@1stngoal46) October 1, 2016
Nogales 35, Rowland 0, final pic.twitter.com/9DaYqU6sMp
— Fred J. Robledo (@SGVNSports) October 1, 2016
Nogales remains undefeated: It takes a lot of the right players to make the big plays at the right time to have an undefeated season.
The Nogales High School football team is doing all the right things in the right way right now. The Nobles came up with the big plays when it counted and remained undefeated (5-0) with a 35-0 shutout against rival Rowland in front of a soldout crowd at Nogales’ stadium on Friday night.
Arroyo knocks off unbeaten South El Monte: Shortly after the Arroyo High School football team posted a 38-14 win over South El Monte in a key Mission Valley League game on Friday, the Knights posed for a team picture on the field.
The Kodak moment didn’t last long. Arroyo head coach Jim Singiser, angered his team was celebrating a late-September win, yelled for his players to break their pose, get off the field and get on the bus.
It’s that type of business-like thinking that’s helped the Knights become the Mission Valley League’s gold standard and has them well on their way to yet another league championship.
Bishop Amat wins in final seconds: All signs pointed to overtime between Mission League football foes Bishop Amat and Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks on Friday night.
But no one told the Amat defense, as the Lancers forced two second half turnovers and scored 17 unanswered points to defeat the Knights 17-14 on the road.The winning 22-yard field goal came with five seconds left on the clock and off the foot of Shazel Sakr.
Duarte comes up short: Maranatha scored touchdowns after its defense forced turnovers on back-to-back plays, pacing the Minutemen to a 23-7 win over visiting Duarte in nonleague action.
With Maranatha (2-2-1) holding a 3-0 lead midway through the second quarter, a good punt backed up the Falcons to their own 7. On Duarte’s first snap, quarterback Devon Hemsley, in the grasp of a defender, tried to avoid a safety by heaving the ball away. But the ball went almost straight up and after Minutemen defensive end Sabien Rivera recovered in the end zone, the play was ruled a fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Bishop Amat 17, Notre Dame 14 — After trailing 14-0, Shazel Sakr booted a game-winning 22 yard field goal in the final seconds.
Mission Valley League
Nogales 28, Rowland 0 — Everything advertised to be, very disciplined and workmanlike in easy win over the Raiders to stand undefeated.
Arroyo 38, South El Monte 14 — Arroyo is the undefeated truth killers, beating previously unbeatens Rowland and South El Monte.
Rosemead 41, Mountain View 20 — Finally gets first win and much needed in Mission Valley.
Azusa 42, Pomona 27 — Curious if the Aztecs will be a factor in Montview with Nogales and Duarte looking like favoties.
Maranatha 23, Duarte 7 — After 3-0 start, back-to-back losses to tough Whittier Christian and Maranatha.
Sierra Vista 17, Garey 14 — The Dons are having a good year, only loss to Baldwin Park in overtime.
Victor Valley 63, Bassett 7 — Probably an opponent the Olymians didn’t need to schedule.
La Puente 30, Workman 20 — Always a good rivalry and this lived up to it with Warrors squeezing it out.
Nogales keeps the trophy pic.twitter.com/6idMSfUJhX
— Fred J. Robledo (@SGVNSports) October 1, 2016
SAN DIMAS 41, CAL 14
WHITTIER — San Dimas High School was pushed for the first time this football season Thursday. But the Saints showed that when challenged, they can push back.
Jarell Sykes rushed for 141 yards and three touchdowns and San Dimas closed the nonleague portion of its schedule with a 41-14 victory over host California.
Joey Tamayo also threw for 81 yards and two scores for the Saints, who improved to 5-0. Christopher Lowden rushed for 114 yards and Andrew Reyes had 87 and two touchdowns for the Condors, who slipped to 3-2.
San Dimas outgained Cal, 278-62 during the second half to finish with an advantage of 404-273.
San Dimas, which was held without a first down on its first two possessions, took control of the game during the middle of the second quarter and scored on five consecutive possessions to lead, 35-14, by the first play of the fourth quarter.
The Saints started the third quarter with scoring drives of 65, 55 and 40 yards to go up, 35-14, on a 20-yard run by Sykes with 11:52 to play.
San Dimas also got an 8-yard run from Sykes at 7:44 and a 30-yard pass from Tamayo to Daniel Jackson at 5:08 for a 28-14 lead in the third quarter.
San Dimas coach Mark Holman: “Cal High was really physical (in the first half). I knew they would be physical and I put a challenge on my kids and said, ‘Hey, we came down for a road trip, we expected it to be physical and our mission to (open the second half) with a drive.’ And we did.”
— Stephen Ramirez
EL MONTE 37, MARSHALL 19
PASADENA — El Monte High School football coach Eric MacIntyre said he had a feeling his team would start slow against Marshall.
He proved to be right when his team trailed, 13-3, in the second quarter. But the Lions came roaring back, scoring 34 unanswered points in a 37-19 win in Mission Valley League play on Thursday night at Pasadena High.
El Monte took a 17-13 lead it never relinquished early in the third quarter when quarterback Andrew Ramos scored on a 2-yard touchdown run. The Lions made is 24-13 a few minutes later when Kevin Molina picked up a fumble and ran it 36 yards for a touchdown.
Romero iced the game in the fourth quarter when he scored his second and third touchdowns. The first was a 16-yard run. The second was a 22-yard run.
El Monte coach Eric MacIntyre: “It wasn’t pretty. We made a lot of mistakes. We came out flat early and had a bad week of practice.”
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Northview 3, San Dimas 2 — Kaylee Sadler had 21 kills and eight digs, Julia Hooper had 12 digs and four aces and Jordan Lueras had four aces for the Vikings (13-6, 3-0) in a 21-25, 25-17, 15-25, 25-20, 15-12 Valle Vista League win.
Bishop Amat 3, St. Genevieve 0 — Camille Ferguson had 11 kills and three aces and Lucy Zhao had eight kills and two aces for the Lancers (14-11, 1-3) in a 25-11, 25-13, 25-17 Camino Real League victory.
Duarte 3, Sierra Vista 0 — Jocelyn Portillo had 10 kills and Anadina Morales had nine kills and eight aces for the visiting Falcons (10-7, 3-0) in a 25-11, 25-16, 25-14 Montview League victory Wednesday.
Gladstone 18, Workman 0 — The Gladiators (10-1, 4-0) swept the Lobos in a Montview League match.
Walnut 234, Chino 274 — Francesca Perez shot 42, Katie Ochoa and Jodi Burgess both shot 56, Erika Kelley shot 58 and Soliel Carbajal shot 62 for the Cowgirls (4-3) in a Hacienda League loss.