Today’s area games

first_img Cal Lutheran is coming off a 54-0 win over Menlo that saw the Kingsmen win the turnover battle, 6-0. Charlie Brown rushed for 116 yards and is second in the conference with 90.8 yards a game. San Diego Mesa at Chaffey Mt. SAC (1-2, 2-3) at Long Beach (1-2, 3-2) Site: Veterans Stadium, Long Beach.Records: Mt. SAC 1-2, 2-3; Long Beach 1-2, 3-2Time: 5 p.m.Outlook: Mt. SAC used the bye week to deal with the shortcomings evident in a 31-28 loss to Saddleback on Oct. 1. One that didn’t have an answer was the thumb injury to QB Brian Hildebrand, who has been lost for the season. Dominic Breazeale, who threw two interceptions against Saddleback, and Daniel Al-Gattas will both split time behind center. The down time also allowed the Mounties to heal banged up RBs Randall Brown and Antonio Williams and address the five turnovers that plagued Mt. SAC’s last defeat. Mt. SAC – 1-2 in the Mission Conference and 2-3 overall – still has plenty of time to secure a playoff spot. Today’s game against Long Beach, a preseason favorite, is the American Division opener, and coming on top there is a path to the postseason. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Cal Lutheran at La Verne Site: La VerneRecords: Cal Lutheran 3-1, 1-1; La Verne 3-2, 2-1Time: 1 p.m.Outlook: La Verne has the makings of one of the more dynamic offenses in its conference – so long as the team avoids the pitfalls that led to a 32-14 loss to Redlands last week. The Leopards allowed 292 yards on the ground and gave the ball away five times, including three interceptions from conference-leading QB Brian Guerrero. To be fair, his receivers had nine drops. This week, WR Roger Logan (knee and ankle) and DB Jeff Magdaleno (shoulder) are questionable. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the WeekSite: Chaffey CollegeRecords: Mesa 3-2, 2-1; Chaffey 2-3, 2-1Time: 5 p.m.Outlook: Twice now, the Panthers have lost the handle on games they dominated early. First, was a loss at El Camino. Last week, Chaffey led 24-3 at the half when Grossmont rallied to win a 38-31 game that gives Grossmont the edge in the conference. “It creates question marks,” Chaffey head coach Carl Beach said. “We can only look at ourselves. We played well enough to win and then we just decided not to.” Now Chaffey finds itself in a must-win five-game season, beginning against a San Diego Mesa team that boasts a talented quarterback in sophomore Jake Santos (142.4 rating). The Panthers’ own offense got boost toward consistency last week, when QB Casey Hansen threw for 259 yards and a score and RB Bernard Payton rushed for 140. The defense, though, took a hit, losing DE Luke Plante (knee) for the year. DT Ray Parker will move to the edge and the Panthers will go with a rotation of athletes to absorb the loss. Canyons at Citrus Site: CitrusRecords: Canyons 5-0, 3-0; Citrus 3-2, 3-0Time: NoonOutlook: The Owls, idle last week, put a three-game winning streak on the line today when No. 1 Canyons arrives for the first game played on the new turf field at Citrus College. A 24-13 victory over Compton on Oct. 1 upped the rushing total to 521 yards for Dario Camacho, who’s been identified by Canyons coach Chuck Lyon as his team’s top priority. The return of RT Pat Smith, who’ll be integrated back into the offensive line, from a knee sprain should give Citrus’ ground game another boost. For the Owls, the best chance at stopping Canyons is to contain QB Marcel Marquez, who has thrown nine touchdowns and is the team’s leading rusher. last_img

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