Star-News Pick’em: Monrovia-Arcadia takes center stage…Go with the Wildcats

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Keith and I are matching our knowledge of the area and high school football by offering our picks on the area’s games.

Ramirez: 25-5 (12-4 last week)
Lair: 25-5 (13-3 last week)

Last Week: Another good week by the both us, with Keith edging me by one, correctly picking Irvine’s win over Rosemead. Both of us missed on Mission Prep holding off Rio Hondo Prep, 24-22.
This week: How good is Arcadia? We find out this week when the Apaches renew a border war with Monrovia, which has surpassed them in the area hierarchy. Arcadia, which opened with a 38-6 victory over Arcadia, looks a bit overmatched by the Wildcats. I like Monrovia, big. The other featured matchups are Azusa at Maranatha, San Marino vs. Crescenta Valley and Righetti at St. Francis. Go with the Minutemen, Titans and Golden Knights.

This week’s schedule and projections
Thursday

Campbell Hall at Pasadena Poly, 4 p.m. — Ramirez (Poly); Lair (Poly)
San Marino vs. Crescenta Valley at Glendale HS — Ramirez (San Marino); Lair (San Marino)
South Torrance at Rosemead — Ramirez (STorrance); Lair (South)
Friday
Alhambra at Temple City — Ramirez (Temple City); Lair (Temple City)
Righetti at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m. — Ramirez (SFrancis); Lair (St. Francis)
Azusa at Maranatha — Ramirez (Maranatha); Lair (Maranatha)
Big Bear at Rio Hondo Prep — Ramirez (RHP); Lair (Rio Hondo)
Bishop Diego vs. La Salle at Santa Barbara City College, 7:30pm — Ramirez (BDiego); Lair (BDiego)
Blair vs. Hawthorne at Muir HS — Ramirez (Hawthorne); Lair (Hawthorne)
Bosco Tech at Fillmore — Ramirez (Fillmore); Lair (Fillmore)
Covina at San Gabriel — Ramirez (Covina); Lair (Covina)
Gabrielino at Keppel — Ramirez (Gabrielino); Lair (Gabrielino)
Hoover at South Pasadena — Ramirez (SoPas); Lair (SouthPas)
La Canada at Glendale — Ramirez (LC); Lair (La Canada)
Marshall vs. Workman at Pasadena HS — Ramirez (Workman); Lair (Workman)
Monrovia at Arcadia — Ramirez (Monrovia); Lair (Monrovia)
Montclair at Duarte — Ramirez (Duarte); Lair (Montclair)
Pasadena at Cathedral — Ramirez (Cathedral); Lair (Cathedral)
ALL GAMES ARE AT 7 P.M., UNLESS NOTED