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Wilson vs. Poly (-13.5)
It’s the battle between the two most recent Moore League champions. Poly won in 2016/2017, and Wilson was the Moore League champ in 2015. Spot the lie. Something’s gotta give.
The Poly defense rolled (again) last week against Millikan in one of the ugliest games of all time. The Jackrabbit secondary can’t stop scoring touchdowns as they had two more pick-6’s last week from Daylen Fuller and Kejuan Markham. And since the defense has been playing so well, head coach Stephen Barbee plugged linebacker Elijah Juarez in at running back to put some points on the board. Juarez had three rushing touchdowns. I mean Barbee had to try something because it’s not like the Poly offense could get any worse. Shoot, Barbee might even be able to suit up on O since he wears cleats on the sideline anyway. Folks, he looks like a nerdier version of Andrew Luck, which is hard to do.
Wilson is rolling after winning its third game in a row and head coach Mark Ziegenhagen is coaching the heck out of his kids. They have a legit shot in this game since junior quarterback Ryan Pettway is going to be the best offensive player on the field. He had five TD passes to four different receivers last week in a blowout win over Cabrillo. That’s just one shy of the single game high set by Patrick Mahomes (6) this season.
Pettway doesn’t give the ball away and if he can continue to do that this week the Bruins will be in good shape. He’ll have two touchdown passes in a potential Moore League Player of the Year breakout game.
If history is going to be made, I want to be on the right side of history. You should too. Take the Bruins with a game-winning score by Dillon Harris. Wilson 20 Poly 14.
Millikan (-9.5) vs. Lakewood
If my math skills are correct, Lakewood is the new best football team of all time. The Lancers beat Jordan last week on the road, who I thought would never lose another football game again. So by the transitive property, Lakewood is now the best football team in the Moore League.
Lakewood stud running back Sebastian Kronberger is on the shelf, but like I said last week, not to brag, James Voorhies filled in nicely in that run heavy offense. He had multiple touchdowns against J-Town.
Lakewood travels to Millikan who beat the Lancers in the Battle for the Blueprint for the first time since 2001, last season. The Lakewood/Millikan rivalry is like the modern day Columbus debate. Did Christopher Columbus discover the Americas first or was it Leif Erikson? I’m more of a Vasco de Gama guy to be honest, but either way we’ll never know. Same goes for this crosstown rivalry. Millikan was supposedly built first, but do we know for sure? Historical records are blurred as time goes on.
At any rate, Millikan is very banged up and we’re uncertain if junior quarterback Qeanu Campbell-Caldwell will be a go on Friday. If he is, Millikan will cruise, but if not, this will be a close one. Give me two touchdown catches from Zach Martin no matter who’s playing quarterback for Millikan. Rams win and we finally find out which school came first, but Lakewood covers. Millikan 28 Lakewood 20.
Compton (-13.5) vs. Jordan
This is a tough matchup for me – my two squads squaring off. This is like picking a favorite child. And that’s not that easy of a decision like it is for Dell Curry and Archie Manning. They obviously love Seth and Cooper the most. I can’t choose, but I’ll try.
I still don’t get why people are surprised that Compton is 4-0. I penciled the Tarbabes in at 4-0 before the season even started – not to brag. They’re tough to scheme against because it’s often forgotten that they run the Wing-T. Nobody likes to play against a team that runs that offense. And when you have STUDS running the football like they do, it makes head coach Calvin Bryant’s job easier. Terrance Pratt, Jaheim Williams, Niles Hibbert, Bill Wilson, Jesse Brew – pick your poison. Shoot, they might all score this week.
Jordan might’ve lost last week to Lakewood, but that doesn’t stop my bandwagon whatsoever. Live on the J-Train, die on the J-Train. Junior Anthony Scott and senior DeShon Harris are FOOTBALL players. You want guys like that on your team. I wouldn’t take 11 of them though because then who would block?
I hate to say this, but take Compton to cover 13.5. Too many weapons and too deep. Sorry to all my Jordan fans out there. Compton 35 Jordan 13.
St. Anthony vs. Agoura (-6.5)
I won’t take all of the credit for the win over Gahr last week. It was just common knowledge to know the Saints were due for a W. I can’t believe how they won the football game though. St. Anthony was driving down 28-23, the ball was fumbled into the end zone, and recovered by St. Anthony’s Jaden Cabbs for the game-winning score. Classic move by head coach Mario Morales executing exactly what they drew up. High risk, high reward.
The hardest part about starting a win streak is winning the first one and the Saints already got that out of the way. Expect St. Anthony to make it two this Friday against Agoura at home. Agoura is about eight hours away, which actually might be true depending how mean the 405 South traffic is going to be. Morale will be so low by the time they get to Clark Field that Agoura might show up and immediately head back home.
Speaking of heading home, St. Anthony sophomore Xavier Hernandez will head home into the end zone twice for the Saints this week. St. Anthony 20 Agoura 17.
Poly (3-2) 46 Millikan (2-2) 15
Wilson (2-2) 48 Cabrillo (0-4) 0
Lakewood (1-3) 33 Jordan (3-2) 20
Compton (4-0) 69 Gardena 6
St. Anthony (1-4) 31 Gahr 28