Check out below for tweets from National Signing Day 2017
Here are the 2016 fall all-Citrus Belt League teams
Offensive MVP, Armando Herrera of Redlands East Valley throws in the Inland Empire All-Star Classic on Jan. 14, 2017 (photo by Terry Pierson)
OK, I went 2-1 last week, correctly picking the Aquinas and San Gorgonio games, and missing the Silverado game.
So, for the season, I’m 191-75-1 picking winners, with 8 margins exactly right and 1 score exactly right.
As for the state bowl game, my prediction is: San Gorgonio 21, Valley View 17
I think the San G defense will again play well and no last-minute San G heroics will be necessary.
To look back at CIF State Regional Football Bowl Updates from Dec. 9-10, click below.
Above are 4th quarter and OT highlights of San Gorgonio’s first CIF-SS football championship. The Spartans also made the finals in 1989, before losing to Fontana at Anaheim Stadium.
San Gorgonio turned the ball over 4 times (one interception, three fumbles), but Norte Vista turned it over 5 times (one interception, four fumbles), including a huge one in OT.
San G trailed 21-13 after Norte Vista scored with 3:18 left.
It looked like another Spartan drive would be derailed by a turnover or penalty when holding on the first play negated a long pass play, making it first and 20. But on second and 17, a pass interference call made it a much more manageable second and 2. A 15-yard facemask penalty also aided the drive which was completed without the Spartans facing a single third down.
SAN GORGONIO 27, NORTE VISTA 21 (OT)
Norte Vista 0 7 0 14 0 — 21
San Gorgonio 7 0 6 8 6 — 27
SG-Xzavier Leslie 1 run (kick) 8:31
NV-Eric Melesio 11 run (Alberto Aguliara kick) 5:46
SG-Tyreque Jones 27 pass from Kaleb Hayes (kick blocked) :49.6
NV-Melesio 15 run (Aguliara kick) 11:51
NV-Melesio 1 run (Aguliara kick) 3:18
SG-Hayes 12 run (Hayes run) 1:11
SG-Leslie 2 run (no kick)
Norte Vista: Eric Melesio 54-259, Adam Garcia 2-29, Isaiah Hughes 3-12, Martin Solano 4-9, Omar Godoy 2-5. San Gorgonio: Kaleb Hayes 20-131, Xzavier Leslie 9-49, Dezhon Williams 3-(minus 2), Tyreque Jones 2-(minus 3).
Passing: Norte Vista: Isaiah Hughes 0-1-1 0. San Gorgonio: Kaleb Hayes 8-13-1 135.
Receiving: Norte Vista: none. San Gorgonio: Larenzo McMillan 3-64, Tyreque Jones 2-39, Jerome Weber 1-26, Perrion Ofori 1-3, Dezhon Williams 1-13.
I may have missed a few, but I had Norte Vista with 8 penalties for 94 yards. San Gorgonio 14 for 99.
So, after going 6-6 picking winners for the CIF-SS quarterfinals, I had a much better semifinal round. I went 6-1. The only game I got wrong was Aquinas. Of course, it took an incredible rally by Aquinas to force overtime and then win.
For the season, I am 189-74-1. I have 8 margins exactly right and 1 score exactly right. I’m not rooting for teams to win or lose. But if I’m always picking local teams to win, I lose credibility as an unbiased observer.
One interesting note:
Silverado’s opponent, Cerritos Valley Christian and Aquinas’ opponent, Long Beach St. Anthony, played each other in a nonleague game Week 5. Valley Christian, playing at home, won 46-35.
Division 7 (Friday)
San Gorgonio 29, Norte Vista 28
(With chance to tie and go to OT, San G coach Ron Gueringer goes for 2 and gets the win)
Division 9 (Saturday)
Silverado 38, Cerritos Valley Christian 35
(Valley Christian comeback bid comes up short)
Division 10 (Saturday)
St. Anthony 42, Aquinas 35
(In a back-and-forth game, St. Anthony scores winning touchdown in final 3 minutes)
Click below for tweets from CIF-SS football championship game weekend
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I had a brutal quarterfinals picking winners. Worst of the season. I went just 6-6 picking winners. For the season, I’m 183-73-1, I have 8 margins exactly right and 1 score exactly right.
Feeling less confident than ever. Here are my semifinal picks:
Mater Dei 42, Rancho Cucamonga 35
San Gorgonio 21, Golden Valley 19
Burbank 35, Don Lugo 33
Silverado 42, Antelope Valley 40
Leuzinger 24, Aquinas 21
Quartz Hill 28, Twentynine Palms 20
8-man Division 2
Joshua Springs 42, Lancaster Baptist 16
Click below for CIF-SS semifinal football updates
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Here are San Bernardino County CIF-SS quarterfinal football scores. The county took a beating this week, to be sure.
Rancho Cucamonga 42, Mission Viejo 26
Next: Rancho Cucamonga at Mater Dei at TBA
La Habra 31, Redlands East Valley 21
Corona del Mar 49, Colony 48
Lompoc 46, Etiwanda 0
Roosevelt 56, Redlands 42
Lawndale 38, Summit 14
Paraclete 30, Yucaipa 17
San Gorgonio 41, Tustin 18
Next: San Gorgonio at Golden Valley at TBA
Don Lugo 35, Temescal Canyon 10
Next: Don Lugo vs. Burbank at Burbank Burroughs HS
Silverado 46, La Salle 41
Next: Antelope Valley at Silverado
Aquinas 49, Pasadena Poly 0
Next: Aquinas at Leuzinger
Twentynine Palms 26, Katella 7
Next: Quartz Hill vs. Twentynine Palms at Twentynine Palms JHS
St. Genevieve 31, Pacific 21