Week 4 football picks

My Predictions for Week 4. sorry these are late. I need to post these earlier.

Mt. Baldy League
Chino 35, Don Lugo 21
Colony 42, Ontario 13
San Andreas League
Carter 19, Arroyo Valley 7
Cajon 56, San Bernardino 7
Rialto 17, Colton 14
San Gorgonio 42, Pacific 7
NONLEAGUE
Apple Valley 24, Indio 10
Aquinas 21, Riverside Notre Dame 16
Crean Lutheran 21, Arrowhead Christian 7
St. Paul 27, Ayala 17
Bloomington 28, Fontana 13
Granite Hills 21, Alta Loma 14
Jurupa Valley 28, Hesperia 20
Loyola 35, Upland 31
Oak Hills 24, Miller 21
Ontario Christian 30, Valley Christian 21
Palm Desert 28, Kaiser 14
Palm Springs 35, Twentynine Palms 26
Rancho Cucamonga 38, Redlands 20
Citrus Valley 28, Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 24
Claremont 21, Serrano 17
Great Oak 35, Eisenhower 21
Sultana 21, Victor Valley 10
Yucaipa 35, Beaumont 16

Week 3 Prep football results

WEEK 3 San Bernardino County Prep Football results
Thursday’s results
NONLEAGUE
Diamond Ranch 29, Chaffey 6
Summit 35, Colton 0
Murrieta Mesa 37, Citrus Valley 14
Workman 30, Montclair 27

Friday’s results
NONLEAGUE
Alta Loma 37, Ontario 12
Apple Valley 51, Victor Valley 6
Aquinas 49, L.A. Baptist 7
Carlsbad Los Costa Canyon 28, Redlands 13
Carter 14, Lake Elsinore Lakeside 7
Chino 23, Covina Northview 0
Chino Hills 37, Pomona 6
Colony 21, Norwalk 14
Don Lugo 30, Azusa 14
Eisenhower 21, Arroyo Valley 14
Etiwanda 47, Miller 12
Highland 27, Serrano 22
Los Altos 21, Ayala 7
Quartz Hill 55, Barstow 0
Rancho Cucamonga 21, Covina Charter Oak 14
REV 14, Dorsey 12
Bishop 62, Rim of the World 19
Riverside North 34, Kaiser 7
Valencia West Ranch 28, Silverado 25
Twentynine Palms 48, Banning 0
Upland 48, Norco 21
Vista Murrieta 30, Los Osos 21
Yucaipa 42, San Gorgonio 31
Yucca Valley 37, Calexico 0

Football Week 3 Friday picks

I watched Summit blank Colton in football 35-0 last night. Summit looked good. Colton looked young, but still can get its act together.

Friday Prep football predictions:
Alta Loma 35, Ontario 19
Apple Valley 22, Victor Valley 20
Don Lugo 28, Azusa 21
Redlands 27, Carlsbad La Costa Canyon 24
Chino 35, Covina Northview 17
Arroyo Valley 28, Eisenhower 20
Granite Hills 21, Fontana 7
Hacienda Heights Los Altos 24, Ayala 21
Desert Hot Springs 30, Jurupa Hills 21
Carter 20, Lake Elsinore Lakeside 6
Oak Hills 26, Littlerock 6
Aquinas 41, L.A. Baptist 14
Redlands East Valley 20, L.A. Dorsey 6
Colony 45, Norwalk 21
Jurupa Valley 23, Ontario Christian 19
Sultana 35, Pacific 7
Palm Desert 27, Hesperia 14
Serrano 30, Palmdale Highland 17
Palmdale Quartz Hill 27, Barstow 10
Chino Hills 42, Pomona 21
Rancho Cucamonga 31, Covina Charter Oak 28
Bishop 27, Rim of the World 20
Riverside North 38, Kaiser 7
Valencia West Ranch 35, Silverado 17
Twentynine Palms 37, Banning 21
Vista Murrieta 21, Los Osos 17
Yucaipa 28, San Gorgonio 14
Yucca Valley 21, Calexico 17

Week 2 scores

My mug is up on the blog, although believe me, I’m looking for a new one.

Anyway, here are the Week 2 scores:
Aquinas 24, San Pedro Mary Star of the Sea 14
Ayala 43, Alta Loma 7
Big Bear 41, Arrowhead Christian 7
Bloomington 25, Pomona 22
Cajon 52, Kaiser 7
Carter 14, Silverado 2
Diamond Bar 26, Don Lugo 6
Glendora 24, Colony 17
Jurupa Valley 37, Rim of the World 21
Los Osos 21, Redlands 15
Ontario Christian 37, L.A. Eagle Rock 9
Montclair 27, Santa Ana Saddleback 0
Norco 42, Etiwanda 36
Oak Hills 20, Rialto 10
Palm Desert 61, San Bernardino 12
Rancho Cucamonga 35, Pasadena Muir 6
Redlands East Valley 35, San Gorgonio 0
Rubidoux 35, Pacific 0
Summit 42, Fontana 0
Upland 37, Serrano 27
Webb 45, Western Christian 7
Yucaipa 42, Littlerock 3

Accepting the prep baton from T.J.

OK, so T.J. is gone now. I realize that his picture is still on the blog, but he is gone. Many of you will miss him, others are glad he’s gone.
It won’t be easy filling his sandals, but I’m the guy taking over for him. Many of you already know me; I’ve been covering preps in the area off-and-on for 20 years and I’ve been helping T.J. out on Sun Preps the last few years.
T.J. began a tradition of picking the scores of prep games.
I am going to continue it, and at the same time, probably prove how little I know:

Week 2 predictions
Ayala 24, Alta Loma 13
Big Bear 28, Arrowhead Christian 21
Pomona 21, Bloomington 13
Carter 17, Silverado 14
Chino 35, Oak Park 6
Tesoro 31, Chino Hills 28
Citrus Valley 30, Shadow Hills 14
Colony 20, Glendora 14
Diamond Bar 27, Don Lugo 21
Summit 42, Fontana 14
Apple Valley 35, Granite Hills 28
Jurupa Hills 26, Silver Valley 20
Rim of the World 33, Jurupa Valley 20
Cajon 14, Kaiser 10
Lancaster Antelope Valley 28, Barstow 6
Yucaipa 42, Littlerock 20
Ontario Christian 21, Eagle Rock 20
Miller 45, Arroyo Valley 34
Norco 36, Etiwanda 34
Rialto 28, Oak Hills 22
Nogales 17, Ontario 14
Rancho Cucamonga 42, Pasadena Muir 24
Los Osos 24, Redlands 17
Redlands East Valley 38, San Gorgonio 13
Rubidoux 20, Pacific 12
Palm Desert 42, San Bernardino 14
Aquinas 24, Mary Star 14
Montclair 14, Saddleback 10
Victor Valley 17, Hesperia 14
Webb 28, Western Christian 7
Yucca Valley 34, Sultana 28

Week 1 predictions

Before I get into the predictions, I will take a little time to say farewell. This is my last week at The Sun, as I am leaving the paper for another job. I have enjoyed covering high school sports for the Sun/Bulletin for the past five years and thank the readers for reading my material and giving me feedback, the coaches and players for providing me with gobs of writing material and my co-workers for making the work environment a fun one. Pete Marshall will assume this blog starting next week and will do a great job with it. Show him the same courtesy and support that you guys have shown over the years.

Now to the picks, as I try to end with a bang of some sort:

Alta Loma 28, Montclair 17
Apple Valley 24, Palm Desert 20
Aquinas 27, Twentynine Palms 23
Banning 21, Bloomington 18
Brethren Christian 35, Arrowhead Christian 20
Cajon 48, Eisenhower 15
Carter 20, Chaffey 6
Chino 35, Pomona 13
Chino Hills 28, Corona Santiago 24
Citrus Valley 30, Xavier Prep 17
Coachella Valley 26, Yucca Valley 21
Colony 28, Ayala 20
Don Lugo 24, Ontario Christian 17
Downey Calvary Chapel 36, Western Christian 13
Granite Hills 23, Hesperia 0
Jurupa Valley 20, Pacific 12
Kaiser 38, Barstow 6
La Quinta 18, Rialto 14
Littlerock 28, Fontana 9
Miller 35, North Hollywood 6
Nogales 30, Jurupa Hills 14
Oak Hills 27, Desert Hot Springs 10
Orange Lutheran 38, Los Osos 24
Palm Springs 20, Arroyo Valley 14
Rancho Cucamonga 33, Great Oak 17
Rancho Verde 38, San Gorgonio 19
Redlands 21, Summit 20
Redlands East Valley 31, Compton Dominguez 17
Rim of the World 24, Victor Valley 22
Rio Hondo Prep 28, Big Bear 22
Riverside North 21, Colton 14
Rubidoux 30, Ontario 12
Serrano 20, Silverado 0
Sultana 28, San Bernardino 25
Upland 34, Tustin 28
Vista Murrieta 42, Etiwanda 30
Yucaipa 38, Canyon Springs 12

Mailo appointed as Colton’s interim coach

Colton defensive coordinator Chris Mailo has been named the interim coach of the Yellowjackets according to a press release sent out by the Colton Unified School District. Colton athletic director Harold Strauss confirmed Mailo’s appointment in a phone interview Wednesday.

Mailo has been the defensive coordinator for several years, serving under Strauss and Rick Bray, who resigned at halftime of Friday’s 35-7 loss to San Diego Torrey Pines after his son, assistant coach B.J. Bray, was pulled off the sidelines in the second quarter. Richard Bray Jr., Rick’s other son and also a Colton assistant, resigned after the game after serving as the coach in the second half.

Besides the Brays, the rest of the exisiting Colton staff remains, according to Strauss. The Yellowjackets will play Riverside North Friday at 7 p.m. at Riverside Community College.

Week 1 Sun top 10

Sun Top 10

1. Redlands East Valley (0-0)
Previous ranking: 1. Last week: idle. Up next: Friday vs. Compton Dominguez (0-1).

2. Upland (1-0)
Previous ranking: 2. Last week: def. San Bernardino, 63-14. Up next: Thursday at Tustin (1-0).

3. Rancho Cucamonga (1-0)
Previous ranking: 5. Last week: def. Silverado, 52-0. Up next: Friday vs. Temecula Great Oak (1-0).

4. Cajon (1-0)
Previous ranking: 6. Last week: def. Temecula Chaparral, 30-14. Up next: Friday vs. Eisenhower (1-0).

5. Serrano (1-0)
Previous ranking: 8. Last week: def. Paraclete, 7-6. Up next: Friday at Silverado (0-1).

6. Redlands (1-0)
Previous ranking: 9. Last week: def. Apopka (Fla.) Wekiva, 21-7. Up next: Friday vs. No. 8 Summit (0-1).

7. Etiwanda (1-0)
Previous ranking: NR. Last week: def. Summit, 49-36. Up next: Friday vs. Vista Murrieta (0-0).

8. Summit (0-1)
Previous ranking: 3. Last week: lost to Etiwanda, 49-36. Up next: Friday at No. 6 Redlands (1-0).

9. Kaiser (0-0)
Previous ranking: 10. Last week: idle. Up next: Friday vs. Barstow (0-1).

10. Yucaipa (1-0)
Previous ranking: NR. Last week: def. Oak Park, 52-0. Up next: Friday at Moreno Valley Canyon Springs (0-1).

Just missed the cut: Chino (1-0), San Gorgonio (0-0), Chino Hills (0-1).

Dropped out: No. 4 Colton (0-1), No. 7 Chino Hills (0-1).

Bray leaves Colton game at halftime; future in doubt

Thanks to a very good San Diego Torrey Pines football team and a bizarre set of circumstances that led to the halftime resignation of head coach Rick Bray, Friday was a very bad night for the Colton High School football program.

Any lasting satisfaction left from last year’s CIF-SS Central Division title disappeared in the span of two quarters, as the Yellowjackets were whipped by Torrey Pines 35-7 and might have lost their coaching staff in the process.

Bray, last year’s All-Sun Coach of the Year, left the game at halftime after addressing his team in response to his son, assistant coach B.J. Bray, being pulled from the sidelines in the second quarter by the Colton High School administration. Another one of Rick Bray’s sons — Richard Bray Jr. — led a shaken team in the second half.

“They pulled my brother off the sidelines and my dad isn’t going to allow one of us to be treated like that, so he left too,” Richard Bray Jr. said after the game. “He talked to the kids at halftime and asked the rest of us coaches to get the kids through the second half.”

According to Richard Bray Jr., B.J. Bray was disciplined Friday as a response to his actions at the Colton Joint Unified School District’s school board meeting May 5, the one where Rick Bray’s contract to coach the Yellowjackets was renewed after a lengthy soap opera in which the school district opened the job because Bray, a campus security officer, is not a credentialed teacher.

At the meeting, B.J. Bray emotionally defended his father, yelling at the parents of former CHS running back Tyler Irvin, who criticized Rick Bray during the open forum session.

When asked why the Colton adminstration waited until Friday to mete out punishment, Richard Bray Jr. didn’t have an answer.

“I’m really not sure what to say and what I can say,” Bray Jr. said. “All I know is that this team might not have a coaching staff. I really don’t know what the next move is. This is a tough night for all of us.”

Colton athletic director Harold Strauss did not comment when asked about the situation.