WILL THE FALCONS FLY?: Gotta go with Duarte over Gladstone in the teams’ Monteview League showdown at Citrus College on Friday.
Staff photo by Keith Birmingham
Keith Lair and I will go head-to-head in the Star-News Pick’em. Here is this week’s predictions along with how we did last week.
Last Week: Ramirez (13-5); Lair (14-4)
Season: Ramirez (79-36); Lair (80-35)
Last week:Keith and I had a pretty good week, with Keith edging me by one. He correctly tabbed Burbank over Pasadena, while I had the Bulldogs.
This Week: The big game this week is Duarte calling on Gladstone at Citrus College on Friday. The winner has a free road to the Montview League title. Duarte has been putting up big numbers in recent weeks and I think the Falcons offense to continue to be in high gear against the Gladiators, who eked by last last week. Other key battles this week are a first-place tilt between El Monte at Rosemead in the Mission Valley League; St. Francis at Harvard-Westlake; Gabrielino at South El Monte; San Gabriel at Montebello and Burroughs at Muir. I can’t see the Panthers corralling Brandon Martinez and the Lions, so go with El Monte. I also like St. Francis over Harvard-Westlake, Gabrielino over South El Monte and Montebello over San Gabriel.
This week’s schedule and predictions:
Note: Keith Lair will provide his picks later
Desert Christian at Maranatha, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Maranatha); Lair (Maranatha)
Duarte vs. Gladstone at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Duarte); Lair (Gladstone)
El Monte at Rosemead, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (El Monte); Lair (Rosemead)
Burroughs at Muir, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Muir); Lair (Muir)
St. Francis at Harvard-Westlake, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (SFrancis); Lair (Harvard-Westlake)
La Canada at Monrovia, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Monrovia); Lair (Monrovia)
Gabrielino at South El Monte , 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Gabrielino); Lair (Gabrielino)
Temple City at South Pasadena, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (South Pas); Lair (South Pas)
Hoover vs. Pasadena at Glendale, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Pasadena); Lair (Pasadena)
Glendale at Arcadia, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Arcadia); Lair (Arcadia)
Bosco Tech at Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Cantwell); Lair (Bosco Tech)
Mary Star of the Sea vs. La Salle at Daniels Field, San Pedro, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (La Salle); Lair (La Salle)
San Gabriel at Montebello, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Montebello); Lair (Montebello)
Blair at San Marino, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (San Marino); Lair (San Marino)
Alhambra at Keppel, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Alhambra); Lair (Alhambra)
Rio Hondo Prep at Chadwick, 3:30 p.m. — Ramirez (RHP); Lair (RHP)
Flintridge Prep at Pas Poly, 2 p.m. — Ramirez (Poly); Lair (Poly)
Marshall vs. Windward at Palisades HS, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Wind); Lair (Wind)