Football playoff quarterfinals picks

I hadn’t recapped my picks the last two weeks, but I went 20-8 with one exact margin in Week 10 (Big Bear winning by 42 points) and 20-4 in the first week of the playoffs. That gives me a record of 287-74 with the margin exactly correct seven times.

Here are my CIF quarterfinals picks

CENTRAL DIVISION
Kaiser 21, Paloma Valley 17
Riverside Poly 35, Colony 28
EAST VALLEY DIVISION
Jurupa Hills 48, Shadow Hills 21
Western Christian 35, Santa Clara 24
Citrus Valley 28, Big Bear 24
Rim of the World 27, St. Margaret’s 19
EASTERN DIVISION
San Gorgonio 48, Tahquitz 24
Oak Hills 42, Norte Vista 31
Citrus Hill 21, Apple Valley 10
Serrano 28, Moreno Valley 7
INLAND DIVISION
Norco 35, Rancho Cucamonga 31
Corona Santiago 31, Upland 28
NORTHEAST DIVISION
Rio Hondo Prep 45, Excelsior 17

First-round playoff predictions

I’ve been a little under the weather this week, so I didn’t recap my picks or my record for picking last week. I will recap all of that after this week, I hope.

First round playoff picks

CENTRAL DIVISION
Moreno Valley Rancho Verde 28, Colton 20
Kaiser 28, Moreno Valley Canyon Springs 14
Paloma Valley 35, Chino 17
Summit 21, Riverside Poly 17
La Quinta 42, Chaffey 21

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CIF-SS Eastern Division prediction

One of the perhaps oddest things I enjoy doing this weekend every year is try to predict what the playoff brackets will look like. As I am very tired and bleary-eyed, I am only going to attempt 1 of those tonight.

New this year is announcing the at-large teams the night before. So perhaps I can adjust this Saturday night if their at-large teams don’t match up with mine.

Anyway, here  is my prediction on how the Eastern Division will look, provided I am correct in thinking the Mojave River will get both wild-cards: Apple Valley and Hesperia

La Sierra (River Valley No. 3, 3-7) at No. 1 seed San Gorgonio (San Andreas No. 1, 10-0); Apple Valley (Mojave River No. 3 at-large, 8-2) at Tahquitz (Mountain Pass No. 2, 8-2); Rialto (San Andreas No. 3, 6-4) at Norte Vista (River Valley No. 1, 9-1); Burroughs (Desert Sky No. 2, 5-5)  at No. 4 seed Oak Hills (Mojave River No. 2, 9-1); Hesperia (Mojave River No. 4 at-large, 6-4) at No. 3 seed Citrus Hill (Mountain Pass No. 1, 9-1); Apple Valley (Mojave River No. 3 at-large 8-2) at Victor Valley (Desert Sky No. 1, 7-3), Carter (San Andreas No. 2, 7-3) at Moreno Valley (River Valley No. 2, 8-2), Hemet (Mountain Pass No. 3, 5-5), at No. 2 seed Serrano (Mojave River No. 1, 9-1).

Week 10 Prep football picks

Final week of the regular season, and I apologize for not making Thursday picks (By the way Victor Valley beat Silverado 13-10, Montclair beat Ontario 40-13 and Boron beat Excelsior 22-8). But I am making picks for Friday. Entering this week, I am 247-62 picking winners and have picked the winning team and winning margin exactly right 6 times.

Here we go:

AMBASSADOR LEAGUE
Ontario Christian 38, Western Christian 35
Linfield Christian 21, Aquinas 10
Arrowhead Christian 40, Calvary Murrieta 14
BASELINE LEAGUE
Rancho Cucamonga 17, Upland 13
Los Osos 21, Etiwanda 20
Glendora 38, Alta Loma 17
CITRUS BELT LEAGUE
Redlands East Valley 31, Eisenhower 27
Yucaipa 21, Redlands 16
Cajon 28, Miller 6
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Week 9 Prep football predictions recap

For Week 9, I went 27-7, and got one margin exactly right, giving me 6 for the year in which I’ve had the right margin and the right winner.I said Jurupa HIlls would win 28-17 and the Spartans won 31-20.  It wasn’t as goot as the week before, when I missed only two games, going 26-2. I am now 247-62 for the season.

Games I missed in bold

AMBASSADOR LEAGUE
Linfield Christian 27, Ontario Christian 20
Aquinas 17, Calvary Murrieta 7 (I incorrectly put Vista Murrieta in a previous post)
Western Christian 41, Arrowhead Christian 38
BASELINE LEAGUE
Upland 26, Etiwanda 19
Rancho Cucamonga 44, Alta Loma 7
Los Osos 27, Glendora 26
CITRUS BELT LEAGUE
Redlands East Valley 45, Redlands 7
Yucaipa 35, Cajon 14
Eisenhower 40, MIller 7
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Week 9 Friday-Saturday prep football picks

After going 2-0 on Thursday, I am now 222-55 for the season picking winners.

Here are my picks for Friday and Saturday.

Friday’s games
Ambassador League
Aquinas 17, Vista Murrieta 13
Ontario Christian 31, Linfield Christian 14
Western Christian 42, Arrowhead Christian 28
Baseline League
Upland 27, Etiwanda 17
Citrus Belt League
Redlands East Valley 27, Redlands 21
Yucaipa 21, Cajon 14
Eisenhower 48, Miller 6
De Anza League
Twentynine Palms 28, Desert Mirage 7
Yucca Valley 31, Desert Hot Springs 20
Desert Mountain League
Desert 41, Riverside Prep 6
Silver Valley 49, Boron 37
Excelsior 28, Vasquez 20
Desert Sky League
Burroughs 35, Victor Valley 10
Silverado 48, Barstow 13
Mojave River League
Serrano 35, Hesperia 14
Oak Hills 42, Sultana 7
Mountain Valley League
Jurupa Hills 28, Rubidoux 17
Rim of the World 33, Citrus Valley 24
Mt. Baldy League
Colony 31, Chaffey 21
Chino 48, Garey 0
Ontario 27, Don Lugo 20
San Andreas League
San Gorgoniio 42, Carter 21
Arroyo Valley 28, San Bernardino 26
Rialto 49, Pacific 12
Sierra League
Charter Oak 42, Ayala 14
Chino Hills 45, Claremont 13
Sunkist League
Kaiser 28, Colton 21
Summit 36, Grand Terrace 22
Fontana 30, Bloomington 14
Nonleague
Apple Valley 48, Granite Hills 6
Xavier Prep 40, Indian Springs 20

Saturday’s Games
De Anza League
Big Bear 35, Shadow Hills 24

Week 8 Football Predictions Recap

It was a great week for me predicting games in Week 8. I went 26-2 picking winners, and I am now 220-55 for the season.

The only two games I missed? I was incorrect in picking Arrowhead Christian to beat Linfield Christian and Glendora to beat Etiwanda.

Here is a recap of the San Bernardino County scores from Week 8

AMBASSADOR LEAGUE
Ontario Christian 16, Aquinas 7
Western Christian 47, Calvary Murrieta 27
Linfield Christian 47, Arrowhead Christian 40
BASELINE LEAGUE
Etiwanda 35, Glendora 28
Rancho Cucamonga 20, Los Osos 16
Upland 45, Alta Loma 20
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Week 7 prep football predictions recap

After missing only three games in Week 6, I had a much tougher week in for Week 7.

In Week 7, I went 22-7, and I am now 194-53 picking winners of San Bernardino County football games this season. I have gotten the margin (and winner) exactly right 5 times. This week, I correctly predicted Colton would beat Bloomington by 29 points.

The scorelist of last weekend’s San Bernardino County games is below. I realize I hadn’t been doing this, but I will put in bold the games I got wrong. Of course, you can always check my posts for past predictions:

Thursday’s and Friday’s scores
AMBASSADOR LEAGUE
Western Christian 46, Aquinas 17
Ontario Christian 35, Arrowhead Christian 13
BASELINE LEAGUE
Etiwanda 47, Alta Loma 17
Rancho Cucamonga 37, Glendora 9
Upland 27, Los Osos 10

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