Just got back from the fog and cold of Rim. Some pretty solid upsets tonight.

Rancho Cucamonga 28, Colton 21
Los Osos 28, Chaffey 26
Chino Hills 35, Etiwanda 14
Upland 21, Colony 17

Palm Springs 33, Summit 26
Kaiser 28, Rim of the World 13
Riverside Norte Vista 36, Apple Valley 21
Serrano 3, La Quinta 0

St. Margaret’s 35, Aquinas 0
Bishop 29, Fillmore 0
Grace Brethren 28, Oak Hills 26
Ontario Christian 28, Pasadena Maranatha 24

Temecula Chaparral 14, Redlands East Valley 7
Corona Centennial 52, Moreno Valley Rancho Verde 21
Norco 26, Riverside Arlington (2OT)
Vista Murrieta 33, Redlands 6

Inland Division quarterfinal predictions

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

East Valley Division quarterfinal predictions

Whiffed on a couple of the games featuring local teams last week, so I have some explaining to do to the likes of Aquinas and Ontario Christian, respectively.

Aquinas at No. 1 San Juan Capistrano St. Margaret’s
Note for next year – don’t pick against Aquinas at home in the playoffs. The Falcons dusted Sierra Canyon, making me look pretty dumb. And for good reason. However, they are on the road against the defending CIF and small-school state champions. I have to pick against Aquinas again here. Sorry fellas.
St. Margaret’s 27, Aquinas 13

Fillmore 34, Bishop 18

Simi Valley Grace Brethren at Oak Hills
The Bulldogs redeemed my trust last week, ekeing past No. 3 seeded Kern Valley 21-19 to continue their historic run as a first-year school. Now they get another first – their inaugural home playoff game. Oak Hills is straight rolling and I’m not a huge believer in Grace Brethren. Plus, gotta keep my sleeper alive.
Oak Hills 38, Grace Brethren 27

No. 2 Pasadena Maranatha at Ontario Christian
All of a sudden, the Knights have become a tough out. They took Aquinas to the wire in the regular season finale two weeks ago and pulled the upset against a hot Twentynine Palms team on the road in the first round last week. However, OC is at home and they have a very explosive Maranatha team to face. I see the Knights’ recent run of spunk coming to an end.
Maranatha 35, Ontario Christian 21