CIF-SS championship game predictions

OK, we’re here at CIF-SS championship game week, and prediction time.
I had a good week last week, going 8-2 in picking CIF-SS semifinal games. I was wrong in picking Rancho Cucamonga (a game that went 6 OTs) and I also had Rancho Verde beating Citrus Hill, which was incorrect. My season record is 295-89 with 6 margins exactly right and one score exactly right.

Here are picks this week:
Friday’s games
Eastern Division
Serrano 42, Oak Hills 34
Inland Division
Heritage 28, Citrus Hill 21
West Valley Division
Mission Viejo 41, Vista Murrieta 37

Saturday’s Games
Central Division
Charter Oak 42, San Marino 35
Northwest Division
Riverside Notre Dame 28, Linfield Christian 26

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San Bernardino schools athletic departments scramble in wake of shootings

Sports were the last thing on everyone’s mind when 14 people were killed in a mass shooting at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino midday Wednesday.
But sports were nonetheless impacted.
All San Bernardino City Unified School District schools were on lockdown after the shooting, as the shooters were on the loose.
SBCUSD then chose to cancel all after-school activities including sports. The biggest high school athletic event in the city Wednesday was the Dolores Dudek Tournament, a girls basketball tournament co-hosted by Arroyo Valley and Sab Gorgonio.
Arroyo Valley athletic director Matt Howell and his counterpart at San Gorgonio, Matt Maeda scrambled to call teams to make sure they weren’t coming to San Bernardino
There were only four games scheduled between the two sites Wednesday. With Wednesday’s postponement, each site will host four games beginning at 3 p.m., with six schools playing twice Thursday. No team will play in back-to-back games Thursday, however.is
Essentially, all after-school activities, both on- and off-campus were cancelled. However, because of the time they had to leave, Arroyo Valley’s girls soccer team was already on its way to Victor Valley. The SBCUSD said any busses that left would not be required to turn around. Arroyo Valley’s boys basketball tournament we set to go to Riverside for a tournament, but when the bus arrived at the school, it was sent away without any student athletes. pe
With both shooting suspects now dead, athletic directors expected athletic events to return to normal on Thursday.

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All Sunkist League football


Cade Sparks, Summit

Here is the Sunkist League all-league football team:

Offensive MVP: Cade Sparks, Sr., Summit, QB
First team offense
Prince Ikenador, Sr., Fontana, QB
Chris Florez, Sr., Colton, QB
Damian Alloway, Sr., Summit, WR
Ronald Draper II, Sr., Summit, WR
Cameron Coleman, Sr., Summit, WR
Cleo Cain, Sr., Grand Terrace, WR
Joshua Johnson, Sr., Kaiser, RB
Stephen Carr, Jr., Summit, RB
Lawrence Campbell, So., Colton, RB
De’van Dixon, Sr., Grand Terrace, RB
Donovan Ferguson, Sr., Grand Terrace, RB
Armani Dodson, Sr., Kaiser, TE
Rudy Magallanez, Sr., Bloomington, OL
James Hansen, Sr., Kaiser, OL
Adrian Sanchez, Sr., Fontana, OL
Raul Diaz, Sr., Summit, OL
Brandyn Alvarez, Sr., Grand Terrace, OL
Anthony Vargas, Jr., Grand Terrace, OL

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CIF-SS semifinal predictions

I had a horrible week last week. Maybe I think too much (probably not) or maybe I think I know more than I actually do (probably).
Anyway, I went 8-6 in picking games last week and I am now 287-87 picking winners this week, with 6 margins exactly right and one score exactly right.

Here’s what I have this week, for better or for worse.
Central
Charter Oak 28, Glendora 19
San Marino 30, Summit 24
Eastern
Oak Hills 42, La Quinta 31
Serrano 45, Palm Springs 21
Inland
Heritage 28, Cajon 24
Rancho Verde 35, Citrus Hill 28
Northwest
Notre Dame 21, Aquinas 14
Linfield Christian 35, Nipomo 20
West Valley
Mission Viejo 28, Chino Hills 17
Rancho Cucamonga 27, Vista Murrieta 21

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Ed McMillon steps down as Jurupa Hills football coach

Jurupa Hills is looking for its second head football coach in school history after Ed McMillon stepped down this week, a little more than a week after the Spartans were eliminated from the CIF-SS Inland Division playoffs in the first round.
“I think it was mutual. Maybe I overstayed a little bit,” McMillon said.
Jurupa Hills logo
McMillon started the Jurupa Hills program, playing almost entirely a varsity schedule with just freshmen and sophomores in the Mountain Valley League in 2010, and compiled a 32-35 record in six seasons.
The high point was in 2013, when the Spartans won the Mountain Valley League and CIF-SS East Valley Division title. Jurupa Hills also made the playoffs each of the last four years McMillon was at the helm including the last two after moving to the San Andreas League.
“Of course winning CIF was big,” McMillon said. “But I’m proud of the fact that even though we didn’t have a lot of D1 kids, we’ve had kids go on and lead productive lives.”
McMillon said he didn’t necessarily see eye-to-eye with Jurupa Hills administration.
“I think we had a difference in philosophy, we weren’t on the same page,” he said.
McMillon, who had also served as an assistant at Miller and Carter and has already inquired about possible assistant coaching positions that might open up so he is not expecting to sit out the 2016 season.
“I definitely want to coach again,” he said. “I’m looking forward to the next opportunity.”

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CIF-SS quarterfinal picks, will there be a Smudge Pot rematch?

Here are my predictions for tonight’s CIF-SS quarterfinal/second round football games.
Last week, in the first round, I went 14-5, missing on Don Lugo, Barstow, Aquinas, Chino Hills and Rancho Cucamonga games. For the season I am 279-81 with 6 margins exactly right and 1 score exactly right.
Will there be a rematch of REV-Redlands Smudge Pot?
Click below for predictions:
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