The regular season is over, and the fairly unpredictable Citrus Belt League ended Friday without major surprises:
The scores on the final night:
Redlands 28, Carter 15
Cajon 61, Miller 26
Redlands East Valley 53, Yucaipa 17
Citrus Valley 58, Eisenhower 0
So, here are the CBL automatic entries for the playoffs, in order:
1. Cajon (9-1, 6-1)
2. Redlands East Valley (8-2, 6-1)
3. Redlands (7-3, 5-2)
Wild card probability:
4. Yucaipa (7-3, 4-3)
5. Carter (7-3, 4-3)
When there were some upsets and surprises, I wondered at the end which games would come back to haunt teams?
It seems Carter’s 20-18 loss to Yucaipa will haunt them, keeping them from making the playoffs. On the other hand, it’s the game that gets Yucaipa into the playoffs.
The other is REV’s 37-17 loss to Cajon. Of course Cajon deserved to win that game, but REV obviously didn’t play its best. Against each of the other 3 teams in the playoff hunt in the CBL, REV had a better result, for what that’s worth. Regardless, it’s certainly a game REV would rather have back, but it didn’t keep the Wildcats out of the playoffs.
One thing that struck me from the Redlands-Carter game I was at. Carter turned the ball over 3 times and in each instance, it was a team effort from Redlands. Twice Carter QB Sonny Robison was stripped by one defender and the ball was recovered by another. In the interception, it took one defender to deflect the ball from intended receiver Marcus Strong and a second defender intercepted it. Impressive job by the Terrier defense.
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Last week, I had a pretty good week, going 22-5, and also for the first time this season, I got a score exactly right (Yucaipa 56, Eisenhower 6) bringing my season record to 241-72 with 6 games correct winning margin and 1 with exact score. Here are Week 10 picks
Arrowhead Christian at Western Christian
Arrowhead Christian, 42-6
Linfield Christian at Ontario Christian
Linfield Christian 49-21
Riverside Notre Dame at Aquinas
Notre Dame, 48-17
Damien at Los Osos
Rancho Cucamonga at Upland
Rancho Cucamonga, 35-31
Eisenhower at Citrus Valley
Citrus Valley, 35-6
Miller at Cajon
Redlands at Carter
Redlands East Valley at Yucaipa
Big Bear at Desert Mirage
Big Bear, 35-27
Yucca Valley vs. Twentynine Palms at Twentynine Palms JHS
Twentynine Palms, 49-8
Barstow at Adelanto
Granite Hills at Silverado
Los Altos at Diamond Ranch
Walnut at Chino
Ganesha at Garey
La Puente at Pomona
Apple Valley at Sultana
Apple Valley, 35-10
Burroughs at Serrano
Hesperia at Oak Hills
Oak Hills, 42-28
Pacific at San Bernardino
San Bernardino, 35-16
Alta Loma at Chaffey
Don Lugo at Colony
Ontario at Montclair
Ayala at Bonita
Glendora vs. Diamond Bar at Citrus College
South Hills at Claremont
Jurupa Hills at Arroyo Valley
Jurupa Hills, 42-7
Rim of the World at Rialto
Rim of the World, 48-6
San Gorgonio at Indian Springs
San Gorgonio, 56-12
Bloomington at Kaiser
Colton at Grand Terrace
Grand Terrace, 35-12
Summit vs. Fontana at Miller
San Dimas at Rowland
Excelsior at Trinity Classical Academy
Trinity Classical, 28-26
Here’s the nitty gritty. In the crazy CBL, what happens when each possible combination of game results happens.
The games: Miller (2-7, 1-5) at Cajon (8-1, 5-1)
Redlands East Valley (7-2, 5-1) at Yucaipa (7-2, 4-2)
Redlands (6-3, 4-2) at Carter (7-2, 4-2)
Standings reflect how teams would go into the playoffs. Top 3 are automatic. 4th place has good shot to get wild-card spot. 5th place is out.
1. Cajon (6-1), 2. REV (6-1), 3. Redlands (5-2), 4. Yucaipa (4-3)
1. Cajon (6-1), 2. REV (6-1), 3. Carter (5-2), 4. Redlands (4-3)
1. Cajon (6-1) 2. 3-way tie between REV, Redlands, Yucaipa (5-2) requiring coin flip.
1. Cajon (6-1), 2. Yucaipa (5-2), 3. REV (5-2), 4. Carter (5-2)
San Gorgonio football coach Ron Gueringer had more on his mind this week than his team’s San Andreas League first-place showdown with Jurupa Hills.
Gueringer’s mother, Ann Gueringer, 79, died on Tuesday from cancer, Gueringer said.
He missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday but returned to the team and was coaching on Friday when his team defeated Jurupa Hills, 41-20 to clinch at least a share of the league title.
“I want to thank (assistants) John Botello and Eric Rodriguez and all my assistant coaches for holding it together,” Gueringer said.
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I had another poor week picking games. I went just 20-8, and after going 2-2 picking games for Thursday, I am 219-67 for the season, and 5 times I have gotten the margin exactly right.
Here are my picks this week. I am covering Summit-Kaiser. The first 2 Kaiser games I covered this season, I picked incorrectly. So, will coach Phil Zelaya like my pick for this week?
Redlands East Valley will have new nonleague opponents next year and won’t have to travel far at least for a couple of them.
Coach Kurt Bruich said the Wildcats will play Upland and Etiwanda, and need to find a third opponent.
“We’re not scared of playing anybody. We’ve been trying to schedule Upland for years,” he said. “It finally worked out.”
This year, REV played road games against Chaminade, St. Bonaventure and Rancho Verde.