Charter Oak, St. Francis dominate; Bishop Amat falls to 0-4

Aram Tolegian’s Saturday Morning Quarterback: It was one thing to think St. Francis was favored over La Serna on Friday night, but it was another to imagine the Knights going right through the Lancers for a 49-20 victory. This was supposed to be a game between two legitimate Division 3 championship contenders. In its wake, it looks like this might be the game that stamps the Knights the favorite.

Charter Oak dominating again: The challenging part about Charter Oak’s schedule is the Chargers are facing the same five nonleague opponents it beat last year, and they’re not the usual pushovers, they’re good football teams.
You figure at some point, one of them is going to get payback.Or maybe not.
After already defeating Northview, Colony, and Glendora in consecutive seasons, undefeated Charter Oak added Damien to the list, putting the clamps on the Spartans’ offense for the second straight year to come away with a 23-0 victory on Friday.

St. Francis routs La Serna: Tough and hard-fought playoff games in 2014 and 2015, plus a close matchup in the regular season last year, have made the St. Francis-La Serna High game a must-follow for those who enjoy competitive prep football. However, St. Francis’ unstoppable offense and ferocious defense stopped La Serna from keeping things close this time around as the Golden Knights cruised to a 49-20 win on Friday night in nonleague play.

Bishop Amat still winless: With the Bishop Amat offense sputtering over most of the season’s first three games, all losses, an injury to a key player was the last thing the Lancers needed.
That is exactly what happened when quarterback Blake Archuleta went out of the game in the first quarter with an apparent right shoulder injury.
Rancho Cucamonga (3-0) didn’t help matters either. The Cougars intercepted Amat backup quarterback sophomore Aiden Sanchez four times en route to a 31-7 victory on Friday night.

Glendora beats undefeated Los Altos: Glendora halted Los Altos’ winning streak at three games with a 41-25 nonleague football victory Friday night at Citrus College.
The Tartans (2-2) led throughout on a night when senior quarterback Bryce Wooldridge completed 14 of 27 passes for 212 yards and four touchdowns.
Leading the triple-threat receiving corps was Parker Haveles (six catches, 104 yards, two touchdowns), Cameron Keller (five catches, 79 yards, two TDs) and Dylan Hill (three catches, 61 yards).

La Salle beats Muir in thriller: It was lights out at Muir High School. Momentarily.
The Mustangs hosted the La Salle Lancers on Friday with an undefeated record and having outscored its opponents, 86-0.
But La Salle spoiled it all, defeating Muir at home, 21-20, in a Pasadena thriller.

El Rancho takes care of Montebello: Montebello High’s 77-yard opening drive Friday night against El Rancho was sort of a double-edged sword for the Oilers.
On one hand, the Oilers had just capped off the game’s first drive with a 22-yard touchdown run by running back Kris Rodriguez. On the other, quarterback Gabriel Tapia suffered a twisted ankle on the first play, which hampered his ability to make plays for a Montebello team that relies heavily on the senior captain.

Don Lugo rallies past Northview: Turns out Greg Gano’s return to the San Gabriel Valley was one he’ll remember for quite a while.
The longtime area head coach saw his Don Lugo Conquistadors (3-0) rally from a 19-7 halftime deficit to defeat the Northview Vikings 38-27 on Friday at Covina District Field.
Senior Korey Bentley spearheaded the comeback by scoring three touchdowns in the second half.

Temple City dominates Gabrielino: Temple City soundly defeated Gabrielino 35-7, in a game it controlled from the start.On the Rams’ opening possession, junior running back Sam Jackimowicz scored on a five-yard run, capping a five-play, 36-yard drive.
Sophomore Adam Kuo added another touchdown for a 14-0 lead, finishing off a nine play, 71-yard drive.

Friday’s scores
Rancho Cucamonga 31, Bishop Amat 7
San Marino 41, Viewpoint 12
Charter Oak 23, Damien 0
La Salle 20, Muir 19
St. Francis 49, La Serna 20
Brea Olinda 31, Diamond Bar 14
Fairmont Prep 28, Workman 17
Whittier Christian 42, Bell 38
St. Paul 34, St. Anthony 6
Ganesha 26, San Gabriel 19
Whittier 27, Monrovia 0
El Rancho 35, Montebello 7
Wilson 14, La Puente 12
Alhambra 47, Los Angeles Wilson 6
Baldwin Park 30, Sierra Vista 7
Glendora 41, Los Altos 25
Bell Gardens 50, Azusa 36
Buena 39, Bonita 35
Mountain View 49, Duarte 40
El Monte 34, Gladstone 0
Arroyo 49, Rowland 0
Don Lugo 38, Northview 27
Bassett 18, Bosco Tech 13
Upland 49, La Mirada 7
Nogales 28, Walnut 14
Temple City 35, Gabrielino 7
Schurr 42, West Covina 6
Elsinore 27, Chino Hills 14
Claremont 25, Pomona 20
Summit 32, Ayala 17
Loyola 17, Cathedral 7
Crescenta Valley 59, La Canada 20
Diamond Ranch 38, Burbank Burroughs 33
Maranatha 7, Campbell Hall 3

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Thursday Final: Covina, California, South El Monte, Marshall all win

Thursday’s final scores
California 45, Rosemead 14
Covina 49, Montclair 20
South El Monte 35, Bellflower 8
Marshall 21, Sotomayor 0

Colts hot streak continues: Each week the Covina High School football team has improved and Thursday night at Covina District Field the Colts put an exclamation point on their nonleague schedule with a resounding 49-20 win over visiting Montclair.
It was an all-underclassman showcase for the Colts as four sophomores figured in the bulk of the scoring.
“As sophomores they’re way ahead of the curve,” Covina coach Joe Brown said. “With the amount of pressure that we put on them, they handle it great.”

Cal too much for Rosemead: Rosemead High came into its final nonleague game against California looking to shake off the funk from not having won a preseason game since 2013.
Unfortunately for the Panthers (0-4), they had to face a Condors team with stout offensive and defensive lines.
Behind running back Sebastian Patino’s four touchdowns and 60 yards on the ground, California cruised to a 45-14 victory over Rosemead on Thursday.

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High School Football Predictions and SGV/Whittier/Pasadena leaderboard

This week’s games and predictions
Thursday’s games
All games start at 7 p.m., unless noted

Montclair vs. Covina at Covina District Field — COVINA
Rosemead at California — CALIFORNIA
South El Monte at Bellflower — SOUTH EL MONTE
Marshall vs. Sotomayor at Pasadena HS — SOTOMAYOR
Friday’s games
Rancho Cucamonga at Bishop Amat — BISHOP AMAT
Charter Oak at Damien — CHARTER OAK
Arroyo at Rowland — ARROYO
La Mirada at Upland — UPLAND
La Salle at Muir — MUIR
La Serna at St. Francis — ST. FRANCIS
Azusa at Bell Gardens — BELL GARDENS
Bosco Tech at Bassett — BOSCO TECH
Glendora vs. Los Altos at Citrus College — GLENDORA
Buena at Bonita — BONITA
Burroughs at Diamond Ranch — DIAMOND RANCH
Campbell Hall at Maranatha — MARANATHA
Crescenta Valley at La Canada — CRESCENTA VALLEY
Diamond Bar at Brea Olinda — BREA OLINDA
Don Lugo vs. Northview at Covina District Field — DON LUGO
Gladstone at El Monte — EL MONTE
La Puente at Wilson — LA PUENTE
Monrovia vs. Whittier at California — WHITTIER
Montebello at El Rancho — MONTEBELLO
Mountain View at Duarte — DUARTE
Pomona at Claremont — CLAREMONT
Rio Hondo Prep at Boron — BORON
Riverside Prep at South Pasadena — SOUTH PASADENA
San Gabriel at Ganesha — GANESHA
Sierra Vista at Baldwin Park — BALDWIN PARK
South Torrance vs. Santa Fe at Pioneer — SOUTH TORRANCE
Long Beach St. Anthony at St. Paul — ST. PAUL
St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy at Cantwell-Sacred Heart — CSHEART
Temple City at Gabrielino — TEMPLE CITY
Viewpoint at San Marino — SAN MARINO
Walnut at Nogales — NOGALES
West Covina at Schurr — SCHURR
Workman vs. Fairmont Prep at Los Altos — WORKMAN
Alhambra at Wilson — ALHAMBRA
Whittier Christian at Bell — WHITTIER CHRISTIAN
Saturday’s games
Mary Star of the Sea at Pasadena Poly, 2 p.m. — PAS POLY
San Jose Oak Grove vs. La Habra at Mission Viejo, 1:30pm — LA HABRA

Almont League
Angelus League
Baseline League
Del Rio League
Freeway League
Hacienda League
Miramonte League
Mission League
Mission Valley League
Montview League
Olympic League
Pacific League
Palomares League
Prep League
Rio Hondo League
South Catholic League
Suburban League
Valle Vista League


1. J.P. Andrade, Bonita, 1,013 yards, 337 avg, 7 TDs
2. Kwon Peterson, Maranatha, 853 yards, 284 avg, 12 TDs
3. Kody Olmos, Los Altos, 823 yards, 274 avg, 10 TDs
4. Ernesto Camacho, Arroyo, 717 yards, 239 avg, 3 TDs
5. Nathan Delgado, Whittier, 708, 236 avg, 4 TDs
6. Steven Comstock, Northview, 615 yards, 205 avg, 6 TDs
7. Jacob Rodriguez, El Rancho, 607 yards, 202 avg, 4 TDs
8. Nin Burns II, Covina, 593 yards, 197 avg, 9 TDs
9. Justin Bowman, Temple City, 588 yards, 196 avg, 6 TDs
10. Miguel Aguero, Schurr, 585 yards, 292 avg, 8 TDs

Running Backs
1. Abel Cueva, El Monte, 600 yards, 200 avg, 4 TDs
2. Armando Flores, Mountain View, 516 yards, 172 avg, 6 TDs
3. Erik Cuellar, Covina, 513 yards, 171 avg, 3 TDs
4. Sal Tovar, South El Monte, 457 yards, 152 avg, 7 TDs
5. Skyler Taylor, La Habra, 451 yards, 150 avg, 8 TDs
6. Maury Rams IV, Monrovia, 357 yards, 119 avg, 2 TDs
7. Cedric Miley, Damien, 339 yards, 113 avg, 3 TDs
8. Francisco Ibarra III, Nogales, 338 yards, 112 avg, 2 TDs
9. Blake Cabo, San Marino, 335 yards, 111 avg, 5 TDs
10. Michael Vital, Montebello, 332 yards, 110 avg, 3 TDs

Wide Receivers
1. Christopher Vargas, Baldwin Park, 405 yards, 135 avg, 5 TDs
2. Daniel Centeno, Temple City, 357 yards, 119 avg, 2 TDs
3. Raymond Yrigoyen, Whittier, 348 yards, 116 avg, 4 TDs
4. Quinn Peoples, Los Altos, 307 yards, 102 avg, 3 TDs
5. Jermaine Braddock, Charter Oak, 299 yards, 100 avg, 4 TDs
6. Lance Babb II, Schurr, 283 yards, 94 avg, 2 TDs
7. Jonathan Hernandez, El Rancho, 282 yards, 94 avg, 1 TD
8. John Harris, Bonita, 254 yards, 84 avg, 2 TDs
9. Steven Ocariz, Arroyo, 254 yards, 84 avg., 1 TD
10. Tristan Sprague, Covina, 253 yards, 84 avg, 6 TDs

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