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 (14-3); Lair (13-4)
Season: Ramirez (117-49); Lair (119-47)
Last week: I got the edge on Keith, getting him with picks of El Monte beating Gabrielino and Arroyo over Rosemead. He got me with Bell Gardens win over San Gabriel.
This week: The game of the week is the annual Turkey Tussle between Muir and Pasadena. There are no playoff implications, but the Turkey Tussle is never a — and forgive me Jim Mora — a useless game. I like the Mustangs, who are riding a six game winning streak after locking up the Pacific League title with a 38-0 victory over Arcadia. Pasadena has puncher’s chance. The Bulldogs last win in the series was a 14-7 victory in 1995. There are other games with playoff implications, including Rio Hondo Prep vs. Pasadena Poly; Alhambra vs. San Gabriel and Maranatha vs. Village Christian. I like the Kares, Moors and Minutemen.
Here’s this week’s schedule and predictions:
Muir vs. Pasadena at Rose Bowl, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Muir); Lair (Muir)
Rosemead at Mountain View, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Rosemead); Lair (Rosemead)
San Gabriel at Alhambra, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Alhambra); Lair (Alhambra)
South Pasadena at San Marino, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (San Marino); Lair (San Marino)
Maranatha vs. Village Chr. at Occidental, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Mrntha); Lair (Mrntha)
Pasadena Poly at Rio Hondo Prep, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (RHP); Lair (RHP)
Bosco Tech at La Salle, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (La Salle); Lair (La Salle)
Temple City at Monrovia, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Monrovia); Lair (Monrovia)
Arroyo at Gabrielino, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Gabrielino); Lair (Arroyo)
St. Paul at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m. — Ramirez (St. Francis); Lair (St. Francis)
Bassett at Duarte, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (Duarte); Lair (Duarte)
La Canada vs. Blair at Muir HS, 7 p.m. — Ramirez (La Canada); Lair (La Canada)