Last week: You know the story. Yours truly went unbeaten last week and was the only one who picked Monrovia (over Duarte); Rosemead (over San Dimas); Temple City (over Azusa); Rio Hondo Prep (over Boron) and Maranatha (over Big Bear). With the exception of the East Valley Division, the semifinals I predicted last week will be played this weekend. Who’s the rook’ now? Hope you guys had a great holiday weekend just like I did. Nothing beats four days off, so I’m ready for some more futbol, I mean, football.
This week: Well, the story is about to end for some of you. It will be the final football game so go out there and soak the experience. It was a nice run for the Westside given this season was supposed to be a “down” year, especially in the Rio Hondo League. Freddy is taking Rosemead as a two-touchdown favorite (I say the final will be Rosemead, 21-14) and Paraclete as a three-touchdown favorite (I say the final will be Paraclete, 38-10).
GAME OF THE WEEK
Rosemead at Monrovia, 7:30 p.m.
Friday’s semifinal games with predictions:
Rosemead at Monrovia, 7:30 p.m. — Melendez (Rosemead)
Maranatha at St. Margaret’s, 7 p.m. — Melendez (St. Margaret’s)
Saturday’s semifinal games with predictions:
Paraclete at Temple City, 7 p.m. — Melendez (Paraclete)
Linfield Christian at Rio Hondo Prep, 7:30 p.m. — Melendez (Rio Hondo Prep)
Semifinals: Rosemead over Monrovia; Paraclete over Temple City
Championship: Rosemead over Paraclete
Semifinals: Charter Oak over Rowland; Diamond Ranch over West Covina
Championship: Charter Oak over Diamond Ranch
Semifinals: Mojave over Riverside Christian; Rio Hondo Prep over Linfield Christian
Championship: Rio Hondo Prep over Mojave
EAST VALLEY DIVISION
Semifinals: St. Margaret’s over Maranatha; 29 Palms over Filmore
Championship: St. Margaret’s over 29 Palms
Semifinals: Mira Costa over Palmdale; Quartz Hill over Alemany
Championship: Mira Costa over Quartz Hill