Week 2 fearless football predictions

My Week 1 was much worse than my Week 0 picking games.

Week 0: 25-7 record, Week 1, 28-13. Like I did in Week 0, I got 1 winning margin exactly correct. Week 0, it was Cajon by 9 over Roosevelt. Week 1, it was Montclair by 41.

Anyway, here are my picks for Week 2

Arrowhead Christian 52, Twentynine Palms 20
Barstow 42, Desert 14
Bishop Amat 38, Colony 14
Carter 42, North 6
Chaffey 35, Grand Terrace 14
Chino 56, South El Monte 14
Chino Hills 45, Roosevelt 14
Citrus Valley 42, Jurupa Hills 34
Colton 35, Rialto 0
Glendora 35, San Gorgonio 13
Grace Brethren 56, Western Christian 16
Indian Springs 28, Jurupa Valley 26
Indio 33, Yucca Valley 30
Irvine 35, Rim of the World 21
Kaiser 35, Cajon 31
Montclair 44, Duarte 19
Oak Hills 31, Los Osos 7
Ontario 35, Nogales 12
Perris 34, Pacific 29
Rancho Cucamonga 59, Don Lugo 13
Redlands East Valley 38, St. Bonaventure 22
Riverside Poly 45, Etiwanda 17
San Bernardino 40, Bloomington 16
San Jacinto 33, Apple Valley 28
Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 28, Ontario Christian 21
Serrano 44, Quartz Hill 10
Silverado 41, Arroyo Valley 19
Sultana 42, Granite Hills 7
Summit 49, Miller 0
Upland 38, Tesoro 30
Victor Valley 21, Hesperia 17
Xavier Prep 35, Aquinas 13
Yucaipa 33, Beaumont 17

Saturday’s Game
Big Bear 28, Santa Fe Christian 21

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Carter’s Lokeni Toailoa to be presented with Under Armour All-American jersey

Carter 4 players photo

Carter’s Lokeni Toailoa (2nd from the right in the above photo by Will Lester), currently ranked 10th among inside linebacker recruits in the country among the class of 2016, will be part of a ceremony next week at the school.

It will take place next Tuesday, Sept. 15 at noon at the school, where he will be presented with his jersey for the Under Armor All-America Game, which will be played on Jan. 2 and televised on ESPN2.

Yes, on the surface the reason they’re doing this ceremony is to honor one of the top high school football players in the country.
But to me, there are two other reasons for the event:
1. Publicize the game in the local community to increase viewership on TV.
2. Lock the player into the game. I’m guessing it’s less likely (although not impossible) for a player to change his mind about playing in a game if he’s been presented with a jersey in advance.

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Friday’s high school football predictions

I went 25-7 in Week 0 (not too bad), and got one margin exactly right. On Thursday, I went 3-1 in picking winners, bringing my season total to 28-8.

Here are Friday’s games:
Alemany 42, Colony 34
Apple Valley 28, Granite Hills 12
Aquinas 48, Mary Star of the Sea 21
Arrowhead Christian 30, Whittier Christian 14
Barstow 35, Littlerock 6
Big Bear 49, Riverside Prep 6
Cajon 48, Valley View 20
Carter 48, Rialto 0
Chaminade 38 Redlands East Valley 35
Chino 34, Baldwin Park 24
Citrus Valley 28, Beaumont 20
Colton 21, Lakeside 14
Fontana 22, Jurupa Valley 10
Glendora 42, Alta Loma 13
Heritage 42, Los Osos 10
Hesperia 28, Eastside 17
JSerra 48, Chino Hills 31
Kern Valley 34, Silver Valley 20
Linfield Christian 32, Adelanto 17
Mission Viejo 48, Oak Hills 17
Montclair 48, Garey 7
Moreno Valley 30, Jurupa Hills 20
Norte Vista 35, Rim of the World 10
Ontario Christian 31, Calvary Murrieta 27
Pacific 27, Arroyo Valley 20
Pomona 42, Don Lugo 24
Rancho Cucamonga 48, Norco 42
Redlands 35, Palm Springs 31
San Bernardino 42, Hillcrest 21
San Gorgonio 28, Kaiser 23
Serrano 35, Silverado 14
Sultana 41, Banning 22
Summit 35, Etiwanda 28
Twentynine Palms 28, Indio 12
Victor Valley 27, Knight 17
Yucaipa 35, Grand Terrace 7
Yucca Valley 35, Bonanza 10
Webb 36, Western Christian 13

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Thursday’s football game predictions

In Week 0, I went 25-7 picking winners, not too shabby if I say so myself especially for the first week when we don’t know much about each team. I even got 1 winning margin exactly correct. I said Cajon would win 30-21, and the actual score was 32-23 over Eastvale Roosevelt.

For now, I am just going to predict the Thursday games. Check back for Friday’s predictions:

Thursday’s game predictions:

Bloomington 34, Ontario 27

Chaffey 28, Patriot 23

Newport Harbor 50, Eisenhower 13

Upland 45, Venice 14

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Thursday’s prep football game previews

Thursday’s prep football games
Chaffey (1-0) vs. Riverside Patriot (0-0), at Rubidoux HS, 7 p.m.: The Tigers are led by senior RB Michael Dean who rushed for 320 yards and four touchdowns last week in a win over Lakeside. This will be the opener for Patriot which is coming off a 6-5 season with a first round playoff loss to Vista del Lago. Top players are QB John Holder, RB Miguel Alvarez and WR Samuel Cortez — all seniors.

Venice (1-0) at Upland (1-0), 7 p.m.: The Highlanders cruised past Palmdale Knight 49-6 in their opener. Junior standout Nathan Tilford saw minimal playing time in that game after injuring his back. Darreyon Jones rushed for 216 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in his absence. Venice was a 28-21 winner over Granada Hills in its opener. Key players are QB Alex De La Cruz, OL Enrique Luna and WR-DB Pierce McLurkin.

: Bloomington (0-0) vs. Ontario (1-0) at Montclair HS, 7 p.m.: Like last year, Ontario opened the season with a win against Garey, then faced Bloomington, playing its first game. Bloomington won last year’s game 28-7 for the team’s only win. It’s different this year as Ontario coach John Kusleika is in his second season, while Bloomington coach Brian Kidd is in his first. Kidd, who plans on passing more this year, has only one starter player back at the same position they played last year, so limiting mistakes will be key. The Bruins will be focusing on slowing Ontario QB Cameron Poe, who ran for 190 yards and three touchdowns last week.

Eisenhower (0-1) at Newport Beach Newport Harbor (0-0), 7 p.m.: It was a rough start to the season for Eisenhower, which was routed by 52-14 by a Sultana team that went 2-8 last year. Coach Mike Clark had only seven players in that game who had ever played a varsity down before and only one who had started. Clark said he wasn’t pleased with the way “it got away” from them last week and the fatigue. They were hurt by injuries. LB/P Edgar Inchaurregui tore his ACL in pregame warm-ups and is lost for the season. WR/DB Lomario Howard missed the game with a groin strain, but Clark hopes to have him back this week.

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Week 1 Sun High School Football Top 10

Above, Rancho Cucamonga coach Nick Baiz talks about routing Trabuco Hills, 45-10 on Friday.

After Week 0, a lot of San Bernardino County’s top high school football teams won

Always chooses to take bye in Week 0
Previous: 1
Next: Friday at Chaminade (1-0)
Routed defending Southwest Division champion
Previous: 2
Next: Friday at Norco (1-0)
3. UPLAND (1-0)
Young team showed promise against overmatched opponent
Previous: 3
Next: Thursday vs. Venice (1-0)
4. CHINO HILLS (1-0)
Overwhelmed city rivals
Previous: 4
Next: Friday vs. JSerra (1-0)
5. COLONY (1-0)
Downed defending Hacienda League champs
Previous: 5
Next: Friday vs. Alemany (1-0) at Oceanside
6. CARTER (1-0)
Unveiled passing attack vs. Los Osos
Previous: 6
Next: Friday vs. Rialto (0-1)
7. SERRANO (1-0)
Fourth 40-point game in last 6
Previous: 7
Next: Friday at Silverado (1-0)
393 total yards vs. Citrus Valley
Previous: 8
Next: Friday at No. 10 Kaiser (0-0)
9. SUMMIT (0-0)
Expectations are high
Previous: 9
Next: Friday vs. Etiwanda (0-1) at Miller HS
10. KAISER (0-0)
4 of 5 preseason opponents were in playoffs last year
Previous: 10
Next: Friday vs. No. 8 San Gorgonio (1-0)
Dropped out: None.
Others under consideration: Cajon (1-0), Oak Hills (1-0), Redlands (1-0),

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Mattison led San Bernardino with 6 TDs in Week 0 victory

The Cardinals running back Alexander Mattison scored six touchdowns on 13 carries for 313 yards in victory over the Hawks in the season opener. The Cardinals quarterback Demondre King rushed for 88 yards on seven carries while A’caunti Morris contributed with a 41-yard scoop-and-score touchdown. The Cardinals (1-0) will play at 7 p.m. Friday against Riverside Hillcrest.
Tanner East completed 15 of 23 passes for 174 and two touchdowns as Bonita rolled over visiting Schurr in the nonleague game. East connected with nine different Bearcats before sitting out the second half. Both Brandon Bradshaw and Romeo Gutierrez each found the end zone twice on the ground. Schurr was led by Anthony Varela who rushed 18 times for 67 yards.  
The Tigers running back Michael Dean rushed for four TDs and over 200 yards against Lakeside. Jovanni Sanchez also caught a touchdown for the Tigers.
Jiaire Wade scored his fourth touchdown of the game with 1:54 to play to rally reigning CIF Southern Section Central Division champion Colony in the nonleague game. Wade scored all four of Colony’s touchdowns. He rushed for 105 yards on 24 carries. He also scored a two-point PAT. West Covina took a 21-20 lead with 6:15 left in the game. Mike Gomez scored from the 8 and J.D. Algandar broke the tie with the successful extra-point attempt. West Covina turned the ball over five times.
Head coach Tim Salter collected his 200th victory.

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