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Week 9 high school football fearless/fearful predictions

I think I had another good week last week, but of course I was 0-2 predicting in the unpredictable Mountain Valley League. (What do I know?). Overall, I was 25-7 for the week and I am 219-69-2. For the week I also picked two margins exactly correct: I said Rancho Cucamonga would beat Etiwanda 24-17 actual score was 16-9. I also said Carter would beat Miller 42-0, actual score was 49-7. I have picked 5 games overall with the correct winning margin.

Here are this week’s games:
Thursday’s games
Ambassador League
Notre Dame 28, Western Christian 17
Baseline League
Chino Hills 31, Etiwanda 10
Citrus Belt League
Redlands East Valley 45, Yucaipa 7
Carter 38, Redlands 7
Mountain Valley League
San Bernardino 35, Moreno Valley 27
Mt. Baldy League
Alta Loma 24, Chaffey 21
Colony 38, Don Lugo 14
Montclair 28, Ontario 26
San Andreas League
San Gorgonio 66, Indian Springs 6
Jurupa Hills 35, Arroyo Valley 7
Sunkist League
Kaiser 28, Bloomington 6
Grand Terrace 20, Colton 14

Friday’s Games
Ambassador League
Arrowhead Christian 38, Linfield Christian 28
Ontario Christian 41, Aquinas 37
Baseline League
Los Osos 17, Damien 14
Upland 35, Rancho Cucamonga 17
Citrus Belt League
Eisenhower 21, Citrus Valley 17
Cajon 35, Miller 8
De Anza League
Twentynine Palms 22, Desert Mirage 16
Desert Mountain League
Silver Valley 42, Boron 13
Desert 49, Riverside Prep 6
Vasquez 31, Excelsior 13
Desert Sky League
Silverado 42, Barstow 20
Victor Valley 35, Adelanto 14
Hacienda League
Chino 28, Walnut 21
Mojave River League
Serrano 42, Apple Valley 17
Oak Hills 49, Burroughs 6
Hesperia 45, Sultana 7
Mountain Valley League
Rubidoux 30, Pacific 22
Palomares League
Bonita 21, Ayala 17
San Andreas League
Rim of the World 49, Rialto 6
Sunkist League
Summit 24, Fontana 21

Saturday’s Game
De Anza League
Big Bear 35, Desert Hot Springs 14

Can San Gorgonio football keep winning and dropping in rankings?

The above interview is with Julian Rodriguez after beating Kaiser in a nonleague game.

In a previous post, I wrote about how San Gorgonio could move up.
What I didn’t count on was that teams above the Spartans might not drop below them even if they lose, and teams below them leap-frog San Gorgonio.
I don’t agree with dropping a team for winning, but don’t be surprised if that continues to happen.
“I told people that was going to happen,” Gueringer said. “But I’ll say that we’re not afraid of anyone in the division.”
San Gorgonio (7-1) was ranked fifth last week and defeated second-place Jurupa Hills 52-10. The problem is, No. 6 Riverside Poly upset No. 2 Moreno Valley Rancho Verde 59-45. Riverside Poly (8-0) moved up to No. 3, and Rancho Verde (6-2) dropped down only to No. 5, leaving the Spartans at No. 6.
Perhaps even more troubling to Gueringer was the change in polls after Week 5, when only three of the Inland Division top 10 teams played.
San G. entered the week ranked fourth, but dropped to No. 5, swapping spots with Romoland Heritage even though neither team played that week.
The rankings could end up being a big deal, especially if there are as many title contenders in the division as Gueringer thinks, possibly setting up some extra-tough second-round matchups.
My guess now is that teams ranked ahead of San G. will have to lose to unranked teams in order for San G. to leapfrog anyone. And with the strength of the top 6 to 7 teams, that seems unlikely.

Can 1 win give Rialto football hope for the future?

The goal in every high school football game is to win, but sometimes those games have ramifications beyond an immediate victory.
Take for instance Rialto High, which won its first football game under first-year coach Drew Young with a 21-8 San Andreas League victory over Arroyo Valley to improve to 1-7.
The win isn’t going to send the Knights to the playoffs, but it can mean something for the future.
“I would say there are mixed emotions,” Young said. “Relief is there. But there’s also excitement, exhilaration, a sense of accomplishment.
“We’ve had a real tumultuous season. Guys transferring, quitting. I told the guys, ‘This game is your legacy game. You don’t want to be remembered going 0-10.’”
Young believes the group, which was down to 23 players in uniform Friday, can benefit from the win.
“It’s something we can build on,” Young said. “The future is bright. We’ve got a lot of sophomores and juniors.”
Young felt a trio of sophomores, De’lon Holloman, Kejon Polk and Aaron Zermeno has been instrumental in providing leadership to keep the team together.
One win. It might not be much. But it’s something perhaps Rialto can build upon.

High School football: Week 8 predictions for San Bernardino County games

Another decent week for me picking games. I went 26-6, bringing my season record to 194-62-2 with 3 games having the exact winning margin. Games I missed:
Citrus Valley beating Redlands, Excelsior over Mammoth, Adelanto over Granite Hills, Pacific over Moreno Valley, Indian Springs over Rialto and Jurupa Hills over Rim.

here are my picks for this week:

Thursday’s games
Baseline League
Rancho Cucamonga 24, Etiwanda 17
San Andreas League
Rim of the World 28, Indian Springs 7

Friday’s Games
Ambassador League
Aquinas 42, Western Christian 28
Arrowhead Christian 38, Ontario Christian 17.
Baseline League
Chino Hills 41, Damien 7
Upland 45, Los Osos 14
Citrus Belt League
Cajon 28, Redlands 21
Carter 42, Miller 0
Redlands East Valley 48, Citrus Valley 6
Yucaipa 24, Eisenhower 7
De Anza League
Shadow Hills 35, Big Bear 28
Yucca Valley 27, Rancho Mirage 22
Desert Mountain League
Desert Christian 35, Riverside Prep 14
Silver Valley 42, Desert 38
Excelsior 28, Boron 21
Desert Sky League
Silverado 35, Adelanto 10
Victor Valley 28, Granite Hills 13
Hacienda League
Diamond Ranch, 31, Chino 21
Mojave River League
Apple Valley 24, Burroughs 20
Serrano 42, Hesperia 14
Oak Hills 56, Sultana 6
Mountain Valley League
Pacific 35, Banning 17
Vista Del Lago 33, San Bernardino 22
Mt. Baldy League
Alta Loma 42, Ontario 6
Colony 35, Chaffey 7
Don Lugo 28, Montclair 17
Palomares League
Ayala 28, South Hills 20
San Andreas League
Arroyo Valley 20, Rialto 8
San Gorgonio 56, Jurupa Hills 7
Sunkist League
Colton 28, Bloomington 7
Grand Terrace 27, Fontana 18
Kaiser 31, Summit 21

Etiwanda’s Khaylan Thomas picks Arizona State

Etiwanda High School linebacker Khaylan Thomas decided not to wait until the official signing day in February. He made an oral commitment to Arizona State, choosing the Sun Devils over 14 other schools.
The 6-foot, 217-pounder first announced his choice on Twitter Tuesday night.
“It was family oriented and I liked that. They all seemed like they were very together,” he said. “I decided that was where my heart was and where I wanted to go.”
Thomas did not make an official visit. He toured USC, UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State, all in “unofficial” capacity with his trip to Arizona State coming over the summer. He has an official trip to Tempe slated for Dec. 13.
He had an official trip to Oregon State planned but hasn’t decided whether or not he’ll take it.
“I didn’t seen the need to drag it out any longer,” Thomas said. “I knew where I wanted to go.”
Thomas is the latest local prospect headed to the Pac-12. Among the others are teammate Michael Neal (Washington), Upland’s Tyler Hilinski (Washington State), Kameron Powell (Washington State), Josh Woods (UCLA), Ayala’s Malik Psalms (Cal), Los Osos’ Caleb Repp (Utah) and Pomona’s Shawn Wilson (Oregon State).
Thomas, a first-team All-Inland Valley selection last year as a junior, has 43 total tackles, including five for a loss, with an interception and a fumble recovery for the Baseline League contending Eagles.

3 high school football results that stand out from Friday night

I don’t know all the details on these games, but there were some interesting results on Friday in games that were out of the spotlight a bit.

First, in the Mountain Valley League, Pacific upset previously undefeated Moreno Valley 23-18. What kind of an upset was this? calpreps.com predicted a 31-10 Moreno Valley win.
It had appeared like Vista Del Lago and Moreno Valley were the top 2 teams in the league. Now, it seems all we know for sure in the league is that Vista Del Lago is No. 1 and Banning is the last team. But Pacific’s win throws into doubt the other four teams.

The other two scores are interesting for the same reason: it’s those schools first-ever league win.
Indian Springs surprisingly routed Rialto 42-0 to win its first ever league game, in San Andreas League. And Adelanto defeated Granite Hills 20-13 in the Desert Sky, earning Adelanto its first-ever league win. Congratulations to those teams. May they be the first of many.

Week 7 high school football fearless predictions

It was a very good Week 6 picking games, perhaps because all the teams are in league now. I was 25-5 for the week, and I am now 168-56-2 of the season, having picked 3 games with the exact winning margin. I had none of those in Week 6, however.

Here are my Week 7 predictions

Thursday’s Games
Citrus Belt League
Yucaipa 38, Miller 7
Mt. Baldy League
Colony 49, Alta Loma 21
Don Lugo 28, Ontario 13

Friday’s Games
Ambassador League
Arrowhead Christian 42, Aquinas 21
Linfield Christian 41, Western Christian 24
Ontario Christian 24, Notre Dame 21

Baseline League
Upland 49, Chino Hills 45
Etiwanda 21, Damien 10
Rancho Cucamonga 31, Los Osos 14

Citrus Belt League
Redlands East Valley 42, Cajon 17
Carter 35, Eisenhower 13
Redlands 28, Citrus Valley 14

De Anza League
Big Bear 28, Twentynine Palms 17
Shadow Hills 52, Yucca Valley 14

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