How will CIF-SS Central Division look? My prediction

Here is my last prediction of a division. The Central Division is interesting in that it looks like the 4 seeds will come from 2 leagues. My guess is Paloma Valley will get the at-large over Valley View. If I’m wrong, then everything is changed.

Here we go:

Paloma Valley (7-3) at No. 1 Summit (9-1)
Arlington (6-4) at Chino (8-2)
Chaffey (5-5) at Rancho Verde (7-3)
La Quinta (4-6) at No. 4 Elsinore (7-3)
Desert Valley No. 3 team (don’t know who won tiebreaker) at No. 3 Kaiser (9-1)
Temescal Canyon (5-5) at Palm Springs (8-2)
Colony (6-4) at North (6-4)
Colton (3-7) at No. 2 Heritage (9-1)

How will CIF-SS East Valley Division look? My predictions

It’s not easy to predict the East Valley Division, since I have 5 Mountain Valley League teams getting in. But I will attempt to anyway, before the bracket comes out on Sunday.

My prediction:

Rubidoux (6-4) at No. 1 Ontario Christian (10-0)
Rim of the World (8-2) at Twentynine Palms (6-4)
Yucca Valley (5-5) at Fillmore (8-2)
Brethren Christian (6-4) at No. 4 Citrus Valley (5-5)
Shadow Hills (6-4) at No. 3 Banning (9-1)
Aquinas (6-4) at Big Bear (8-2)
Linfield Christian (4-6) at Malibu (7-3)
Jurupa Hills (6-4) at No. 2 St. Margaret’s (9-1)

 

How will CIF-SS Eastern Division look? My predictions

The Eastern Division is a very tough division to predict what the bracket will be, as there are three pretty strong leagues: Mountain Pass, Mojave River and San Andreas, and two relatively weak ones: Desert Sky and River Valley. There are also 3 at-large berths. If I got those wrong, then the whole bracket is probably wron. I don’t feel that confident in this one.

Here is my prediction for the Eastern Division bracket.

Apple Valley (4-6) at No. 1 Citrus Hill (10-0)
Rialto (5-5) at Burroughs (5-5)
Moreno Valley (8-2) at San Gorgonio (8-2)
Arroyo Valley (5-4) at No. 4 Oak Hills (9-1)
La Sierra (3-7) at No. 3 Serrano (10-0)
Barstow (7-3) at Beaumont (8-2)
Tahquitz (7-3) at Norte Vista (6-4)
San Jacinto (6-4) at No. 2 Carter (10-0)

How will Inland Division playoffs look? My prediction

CIF-SS Football playoff pairings come out Sunday morning.

Here is my prediction of how the Inland Division pairings will look:

  • South Hills (6-4) at No. 1 Vista Murrieta (10-0)
  • Norco (6-4) at Redlands East Valley (5-4)
  • Corona Santiago (5-4) at Rancho Cucamonga (8-2)
  • Great Oak (5-5) at No. 4 Charter Oak (9-1)
  • Redlands (7-3) at No. 3 Upland (10-0)
  • Chaparral (7-3) at Chino Hills (7-2-1)
  • Eisenhower (7-2) at Murrieta Valley (9-1)
  • Los Osos (5-5) at No. 2 Corona Centennial (9-1)

Friday’s San Bernardino County scores and standings

Friday’s results:

AMBASSADOR LEAGUE
Ontario Christian 58, Western Christian 14
Linfield Christian 47, Aquinas 36
Calvary Murrieta 42, Arrowhead Christian 20
Playoff order (East Valley Division): 1. Ontario Christian, 2. Linfield Christian, 3. Aquinas. At large possibilities: 4. Western Christian (7-3), 5. Calvary Murrieta (7-3).

BASELINE LEAGUE
Upland 57, Etiwanda 39
Los Osos 32, Glendora 26
Playoff order (Inland Division): 1. Upland, 2. Rancho Cucamonga, 3. Los Osos. At large possibilities: 4. Etiwanda (4-6).

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Marcus Soward resigns at Miller

Miller football coach Marcus Soward announced his resignation on Friday night after the Rebels finished a 1-9 season. He had told the administration on Monday.

“I had no guarantee of a teaching job next year,” Soward said. “I have a 5-year-old son and I had to do what was best.”

Soward said he didn’t know if the poor season was a reason he was not guaranteed a teaching job for next year. He was 6-14 in two seasons at Miller after arriving from Arroyo Valley. Continue reading

Friday/Saturday prep football predictions

Here are my predictions for Friday and Saturday prep football games. All games Friday except where indicated.

AMBASSADOR LEAGUE
Ontario Christian 48, Western Christian 12
Calvary Murrieta 35, Arrowhead Christian 7
Aquinas 34, Linfield Christian 12
BASELINE LEAGUE
Upland 45, Etiwanda 7
Los Osos 41, Glendora 24

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How/why Eisenhower beat Redlands

Here are some thoughts as to why Eisenhower beat Redlands 14-7 on Thursday, claiming a share of the Citrus Belt League title, Eisenhower’s first CBL title since 2002.

  1. Turnovers. Redlands turned the ball over 3 times, Eisenhower none. Redlands’ first turnover, when Jerrion Burton intercepted a Jimmy Walker pass in the first quarter, led to the first Eisenhower touchdown after Burton returned it to the Redlands 49. The third turnover was an interception by Niguel Lee of a Walker pass in the end zone in the third quarter. Eisenhower scored on the next drive to take the lead for good. Continue reading

Thursday’s prep football predictions

Here are my predictions for Thursday’s San Bernardino County prep football games. I plan on putting up Friday’s predictions later tonight.

  • BASELINE LEAGUE
  • Rancho Cucamonga 38, Alta Loma 6
  • CITRUS BELT LEAGUE
  • Redlands 24, Eisenhower 14
  • MT. BALDY LEAGUE
  • Ontario 34, Garey 27
  • SUNKIST LEAGUE
  • Summit 48, Colton 6