Keith and I are matching our knowledge of the area and high school football by offering our picks on the area’s games.
LAIR: 103-15 (19-0 last week)
RAMIREZ: 99-19 (17-2 last week)
Last week: My gains the previous week were lost in not seeing Maranatha beating Village Christian and Marshall getting past Webb.
This week: Muir takes center stage with a battle that likely decides the Pacific League when it travels to Burbank for first place. I said the Mustangs would run the table in the Pacific, and won’t change now, especially after Muir destroyed Burroughs last week. Other interesting matchups feature St. Francis hosting Cathedral, La Puente at Duarte and South Pasadena at Monrovia. I like the Golden Knights, the Falcons and Wildcats.
Here’s this week’s schedule and predictions
Muir vs. Burbank at Burroughs HS — Ramirez (Muir); Lair (Burbank)
South Pasadena at Monrovia — Ramirez (Monrovia); Lair (Monrovia)
La Puente at Duarte — Ramirez (Duarte); Lair (Duarte)
Cathedral at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m. — Ramirez (St. Francis); Lair (St. Francis)
La Canada at San Marino — Ramirez (San Marino); Lair (San Marino)
Rosemead at South El Monte — Ramirez (Rosemead); Lair (Rosemead)
Pasadena at Arcadia — Ramirez (Arcadia): Lair (Arcadia)
Mary Star of the Sea at La Salle — Ramirez (La Salle); Lair (La Salle)
Mountain View at Gabrielino — Ramirez (Gabrielino); Lair (Mountain View)
Keppel vs. Alhambra at Moor Field — Ramirez (Keppel); Lair (Alhambra)
Montebello at San Gabriel — Ramirez (Montebelo); Lair (Montebello)
Marshall vs. Windward at Pasadena HS — Ramirez (Windward): Lair (Windward)
Cantwell-Sacred Heart at Bosco Tech — Ramirez (Cantwell); Lair (Cantwell)
Flintridge Prep at Rio Hondo Prep, 7:30 p.m. — Ramirez (Rio Hondo): Lair (Rio Hondo)
Pasadena Poly vs. Webb at South Pasadena HS — Ramirez (Poly); Lair (Poly)
Blair vs. Temple City at Muir HS — Ramirez (Temple City); Lair (Temple City)
Maranatha at Heritage Christian, 1 p.m. — Ramirez (Maranatha); Lair (Maranatha)
ALL GAMES ARE AT 7 P.M., UNLESS NOTED