Week 10 high school football: my picks

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
Damien, 24-17
Rancho Cucamonga at Upland
Rancho Cucamonga, 35-31
Eisenhower at Citrus Valley
Citrus Valley, 35-6
Miller at Cajon
Cajon, 56-14
Redlands at Carter
Redlands, 24-21
Redlands East Valley at Yucaipa
REV. 42-22
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
Barstow, 42-27
Granite Hills at Silverado
Silverado, 55-6
Los Altos at Diamond Ranch
Walnut at Chino
Chino, 35-7
Ganesha at Garey
La Puente at Pomona
Apple Valley at Sultana
Apple Valley, 35-10
Burroughs at Serrano
Serrano, 49-20
Hesperia at Oak Hills
Oak Hills, 42-28
Pacific at San Bernardino
San Bernardino, 35-16
Alta Loma at Chaffey
Chaffey, 35-21
Don Lugo at Colony
Colony, 40-24
Ontario at Montclair
Montclair, 21-20
Ayala at Bonita
Bonita, 24-20
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
Kaiser, 49-20
Colton at Grand Terrace
Grand Terrace, 35-12
Summit vs. Fontana at Miller
Summit, 49-7
San Dimas at Rowland
Excelsior at Trinity Classical Academy
Trinity Classical, 28-26

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Citrus Belt League playoff scenarios

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.

Scenario 1:
Cajon wins
REV wins
Redlands wins
1. Cajon (6-1), 2. REV (6-1), 3. Redlands (5-2), 4. Yucaipa (4-3)

Scenario 2:
Cajon wins
REV wins
Redlands loses
1. Cajon (6-1), 2. REV (6-1), 3. Carter (5-2), 4. Redlands (4-3)

Scenario 3:
Cajon wins
REV loses
Redlands wins
1. Cajon (6-1) 2. 3-way tie between REV, Redlands, Yucaipa (5-2) requiring coin flip.

Scenario 4
Cajon wins
REV loses
Redlands loses
1. Cajon (6-1), 2. Yucaipa (5-2), 3. REV (5-2), 4. Carter (5-2)

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Ron Gueringer coaches San Gorgonio with a heavy heart

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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Week 9 high school football: my questionable picks

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?

See below…
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REV football will be staying closer to home next year

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.

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With new league, Big Bear’s football schedule looks different

Big Bear is leaving the De Anza League after this season, hoping to not only keep some of its old rivalries but to renew some ones that have lapsed.
Athletic Director Ron Perkins said that not only are the Bears going to continue to play De Anza League’s Twentynine Palms in football in the future, but they are in negotiations to bring back rivalries with Rim of the World and Aquinas. Big Bear last played Rim in 2011 and Aquinas in 2009.
Big Bear, a school of about 700, is close to filling the rest of its nonleague slate for next year. It’s not always easy to find schools of comparable size that are willing to make a trip to Big Bear, and the new league is only a four-team league, meaning Big Bear needs seven nonleague opponents.
Perkins said that he’s been contacted by several schools.
“I’m getting phone calls saying, ‘We’re a school of 3,000 and we want to come up for team bonding,’” Perkins said. “That’s great, but we can’t play you.”
Perkins said the only week they’re not in negotiations to fill is Week 6, which is after most schools have started league play.

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Eisenhower football playing plenty of freshmen

It’s been a rough year for the Eisenhower football team to say the least.
It was just two years ago that the Eagles won the second of back-to-back Citrus Belt League titles, but they are 1-7 this year and in last place in the Citrus Belt League.
Why are they struggling so much? Youth is a big part of it.
Coach Mike Clark said he played six freshmen in last week’s 67-0 loss to Carter.
This week against Yucaipa, Eisenhower will not just play, but start five freshmen, including three on the offensive line.
“We knew already we didn’t have a strong senior class. The freshmen are very eager and they’re bringing energy,” Clark said.

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Week 8 high school football predictions

You would think picking games would get easier as we know more about the teams, right? Well, last week was a terrible week for me for whatever reason, going 17-7. That brings my season record to 197-57, and I’ve correctly gotten the winning team and exact victory margin correct give times.

For what it’s worth, here are my picks for tonight week
Ambassador League
Arrowhead Christan at Ontario Christian
Ontario Christian, 31-20
Western Christian at Aquinas
Aquinas, 49-6
Linfield Christian vs. Riverside Notre Dame at RCC

Baseline League
Etiwanda at Damien
Etiwanda, 28-20
Rancho Cucamonga vs. Los Osos at Chaffey College
Rancho Cucamonga, 35-7
Upland at Chino Hills
Upland, 24-20

Citrus Belt League
Cajon vs. Redlands East Valley at Citrus Valley HS
REV, 38-14
Citrus Valley at Redlands
Redlands, 35-13
Eisenhower at Carter
Carter, 49-0
Miller at Yucaipa
Yucaipa, 42-10

De Anza League
Twentynine Palms at Desert Hot Springs
Twentynine Palms, 35-7
Yucca Valley at Rancho Mirage
Rancho Mirage, 28-10
Saturday’s game
Shadow Hills vs. Big Bear at Big Bear Middle School, 1:30 p.m.
Shadow Hills, 28-21

Desert Sky League
Silverado at Barstow
Silverado, 21-17
Victor Valley at Adelanto
Victor Valley, 35-7

Hacienda League
Charter Oak at Los Altos
Chino at West Covina
Chino, 28-14
Walnut at Diamond Ranch

Miramonte League
Pomona at Garey
Bassett at La Puente

Mt. Baldy League
Montclair at Chaffey
Chaffey, 35-7
Ontario at Don Lugo
Don Lugo, 42-20

Mojave River League
Burroughs at Apple Valley
Apple Valley, 21-17
Oak Hills at Sultana
Oak Hills, 28-17
Serrano at Hesperia
Serrano, 42-13

Mountain Valley League
Banning at Pacific
Banning, 35-6
San Bernardino at Vista del Lago
Vista del Lago, 49-21
Rubidoux at Moreno Valley

Palomares League
Claremont at Diamond Bar

San Andreas League
Rialto at Indian Springs
Indian Springs, 35-16
Rim of the World at Jurupa Hills
Rim of the World, 28-21
San Gorgonio at Arroyo Valley
San Gorgonio, 56-0

Sunkist League
Bloomington at Grand Terrace
Grand Terrace, 35-8
Fontana at Kaiser
Kaiser, 30-14
Summit at Colton
Summit, 42-12

Valle Vista League
Nogales at San Dimas
Wilson vs. Northview at Covina District Stadium
Covina at Rowland

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