The only thing that kept me from having a perfect bracket was picking against Riverside Arlington. So all in all, not bad.
No. 1 Redlands East Valley at Temecula Chaparral
Can REV remove the Chaparral monkey from its back? That’s the million-dollar question in this game, as otherwise the Wildcats would seem to be odds-on favorites to advance. But the Pumas have eliminated REV two of the last three years, something that will give them confidence to take out the top seed. However, I picked the Wildcats to persevere before and see no problems sticking with that.
Redlands East Valley 24, Chaparral 20
Corona Centennial 37, Moreno Valley Rancho Verde 28
Norco 40, Riverside Arlington 28
No. 2 Vista Murrieta at Redlands
The Terriers got their first postseason win in three years in impressive fashion, trouncing Moreno Valley Valley View. However, Vista Murrieta is a different animal altogether, as the Broncos have been extremely potent in starting 11-0. Redlands will fight and claw, but just like two weeks ago against REV, they’ll be outgunned and need a perfect game to advance. I don’t see it happening.
Vista Murrieta 27, Redlands 16