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 (9-3); Lair (10-2)
Season: Ramirez (126-52); Lair (129-49)
Last week: It came down to Gabrielino-Arroyo, and I missed on the Knights win over the Eagles.
This week: It’s playoff time, so the pickings are slim, but we also have some intriguing matchups. I like five teams to survive. I like Muir over California, Rio Hondo Prep over Bell-Jeff; San Marino over Schurr; Monrovia over Viewpoint and La Salle over Centennial, of Compton. Arcadia, Flintridge Prep, Temple City and St. Francis appear to be in over their head.
Here’s this week’s schedule and predictions:
California at No. 3 Muir — Ramirez (Muir); Lair (Muir)
Arcadia at No. 1 La Mirada — Ramirez (La Mirada); Lair (La Mirada)
Bell-Jeff at No. 2 Rio Hondo Prep — Ramirez (RHP); Lair (Rio Hondo Prep)
Flintridge Prep at Ribet Academy — Ramirez (Ribet); Lair (Ribet)
Temple City at Paraclete — Ramirez (Paraclete); Lair (Paraclete)
Schurr at San Marino — Ramirez (SMarino); Lair (SMarino)
Viewpoint at No. 2 Monrovia — Ramirez (Monrovia); Lair (Monrovia)
Centennial/Compton at No. 3 La Salle — Ramirez (La Salle); Lair (La Salle)
St. Francis at No. 1 Lompoc — Ramirez (Lompoc); Lair (Lompoc)