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Here are the 2016 fall all-Citrus Belt League teams
Offensive MVP, Armando Herrera of Redlands East Valley throws in the Inland Empire All-Star Classic on Jan. 14, 2017 (photo by Terry Pierson)
Offensive Player of Year: Branden Rankins, Jr., Aquinas
Defensive Player of Year: Dylan Petti, Sr., Notre Dame
Co-Coaches of Year: Jordan Brusig, Aquinas; Matt Hoesktra, Ontario Chr.
Sportsmanship Award: Western Christian
First team offense
OL: Ben Coleman, Soph., Linfield Christian
OL: Dylan Petti, Sr., Notre Dame
OL: Stewart Van Dam, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
OL: Zyon Mathis, Soph., Aquinas
OL: Brad Whitworth, Soph., Linfield Christian
QB: Niles Harrell, Sr., Notre Dame
RB: Ian Zamudio, St., Notre Dame
RB: Branden Rankins, Jr., Aquinas
WR: Savai’l Cravens, Sr., Linfield Christian
WR: Jared Baytosh, Jr., Notre Dame
UT: Joshka Gustav, Jr., Aquinas
K: Salieu Ceesay, Jr., Aquinas
First team defense
DL: Clayton Dahl, Sr., Ontario Christian
DL: Dylan Petti, Sr., Notre Dame
DL: Joshka Gustav, Jr., Aquinas
DL: Ben Coleman, Soph., Linfield Christian
LB: William Barbato,Sr., Linfield Christian
LB: Anthony Solis,Jr., Notre Dame
LB: Sean Yost, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
DB: Simeon Burns, Sr., Linfield Christian
DB: Nick Manuel, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
DB: Nick Baytosh, Sr., Notre Dame
DB: Savai’l Cravens, Sr., Linfield Christian
P: Brad Slayman, Jr., Arrowhead Christian
Second team offense
OL: Nathan Abelon, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
OL: Jasper Frils, Jr., Aquinas
OL: Zeke Zaragoza, Jr., Ontario Christian
OL: Henry Mitchell, Sr., Notre Dame
OL: Ethan Wattler, Jr., Notre Dame
QB: Kevin Jack, Jr., Ontario Christian
RB: John Henry, Sr., Linfield Christian
RB: Blake Biby, Sr., Ontario Christian
WR: DJ Botello, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
WR: Ian Ulloa, Sr., Ontario Christian
UT: Simeon Burns, Sr., Linfield Christian
Second team defense
DL: Joey Benson, Jr., Ontario Christian
DL: Stewart Van Dam, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
DL: Travion Brown, Soph., Linfield Christian
DL: Michael Hotetz, Soph., Aquinas
LB: Ruben Fabian, Jr., Aquinas
LB: Ryan Simpson, Sr., Notre Dame
LB: Andrew Kelstrom, Soph., Aquinas
DB: Ian Zamudio, Sr., Notre Dame
DB: John Henry, Sr., Linfield Christian
DB: Carson Kidd, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
DB: DJ Botello, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
Player of Year: Tesa Oaks, Sr., Woodcrest Christian
Coach of Year: Teri James, Woodcrest, Gina Smith, Notre Dame
Sportsmanship Award: Ontario Christian
Tia Charina, Soph., Aquinas
Katie Greer, Soph., Woodcrest Christian
Morgan Hall, Jr., Loma Linda Academy
Bre Hood, Sr., Woodcrest Christian
Annaka Jorgenson, Soph., Ontario Christian
Ali Lewis, Sr., Western Christian
Nicole Qui, Jr., Notre Dame
Ashlynn Ritter, Sr., Ontario Christian
Braelynn Wakefield, Jr., Linfield Christian
Demari Webb, Jr., Loma Linda Academy
Emily White, Jr., Woodcrest Christian
Kristen Williams, Sr., Notre Dame
Trinity Wyscarver, Jr., Notre Dame
Raimi Albee, Soph., Woodcrest Christian
Selena Balderas, Fr., Ontario Christian
Rachel Enriquez, Sr., Ontario Christian
Gabby Gobaton, Jr., Aquinas
Natalie Grover, Jr., Woodcrest Christian
Hannah McKee, Jr., Loma Linda Academy
Kailee Rohmer, Jr., Loma Linda Academy
Devin Siverston, Fr., Linfield Christian
Jasmin Suarez, Jr., Notre Dame
Hannah Thalmayer, Sr., Arrowhead Christian
OK, I went 2-1 last week, correctly picking the Aquinas and San Gorgonio games, and missing the Silverado game.
So, for the season, I’m 191-75-1 picking winners, with 8 margins exactly right and 1 score exactly right.
As for the state bowl game, my prediction is: San Gorgonio 21, Valley View 17
I think the San G defense will again play well and no last-minute San G heroics will be necessary.
To look back at CIF State Regional Football Bowl Updates from Dec. 9-10, click below.
Above are 4th quarter and OT highlights of San Gorgonio’s first CIF-SS football championship. The Spartans also made the finals in 1989, before losing to Fontana at Anaheim Stadium.
San Gorgonio turned the ball over 4 times (one interception, three fumbles), but Norte Vista turned it over 5 times (one interception, four fumbles), including a huge one in OT.
San G trailed 21-13 after Norte Vista scored with 3:18 left.
It looked like another Spartan drive would be derailed by a turnover or penalty when holding on the first play negated a long pass play, making it first and 20. But on second and 17, a pass interference call made it a much more manageable second and 2. A 15-yard facemask penalty also aided the drive which was completed without the Spartans facing a single third down.
SAN GORGONIO 27, NORTE VISTA 21 (OT)
Norte Vista 0 7 0 14 0 — 21
San Gorgonio 7 0 6 8 6 — 27
SG-Xzavier Leslie 1 run (kick) 8:31
NV-Eric Melesio 11 run (Alberto Aguliara kick) 5:46
SG-Tyreque Jones 27 pass from Kaleb Hayes (kick blocked) :49.6
NV-Melesio 15 run (Aguliara kick) 11:51
NV-Melesio 1 run (Aguliara kick) 3:18
SG-Hayes 12 run (Hayes run) 1:11
SG-Leslie 2 run (no kick)
Norte Vista: Eric Melesio 54-259, Adam Garcia 2-29, Isaiah Hughes 3-12, Martin Solano 4-9, Omar Godoy 2-5. San Gorgonio: Kaleb Hayes 20-131, Xzavier Leslie 9-49, Dezhon Williams 3-(minus 2), Tyreque Jones 2-(minus 3).
Passing: Norte Vista: Isaiah Hughes 0-1-1 0. San Gorgonio: Kaleb Hayes 8-13-1 135.
Receiving: Norte Vista: none. San Gorgonio: Larenzo McMillan 3-64, Tyreque Jones 2-39, Jerome Weber 1-26, Perrion Ofori 1-3, Dezhon Williams 1-13.
I may have missed a few, but I had Norte Vista with 8 penalties for 94 yards. San Gorgonio 14 for 99.
So, after going 6-6 picking winners for the CIF-SS quarterfinals, I had a much better semifinal round. I went 6-1. The only game I got wrong was Aquinas. Of course, it took an incredible rally by Aquinas to force overtime and then win.
For the season, I am 189-74-1. I have 8 margins exactly right and 1 score exactly right. I’m not rooting for teams to win or lose. But if I’m always picking local teams to win, I lose credibility as an unbiased observer.
One interesting note:
Silverado’s opponent, Cerritos Valley Christian and Aquinas’ opponent, Long Beach St. Anthony, played each other in a nonleague game Week 5. Valley Christian, playing at home, won 46-35.
Division 7 (Friday)
San Gorgonio 29, Norte Vista 28
(With chance to tie and go to OT, San G coach Ron Gueringer goes for 2 and gets the win)
Division 9 (Saturday)
Silverado 38, Cerritos Valley Christian 35
(Valley Christian comeback bid comes up short)
Division 10 (Saturday)
St. Anthony 42, Aquinas 35
(In a back-and-forth game, St. Anthony scores winning touchdown in final 3 minutes)
Click below for tweets from CIF-SS football championship game weekend
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I had a brutal quarterfinals picking winners. Worst of the season. I went just 6-6 picking winners. For the season, I’m 183-73-1, I have 8 margins exactly right and 1 score exactly right.
Feeling less confident than ever. Here are my semifinal picks:
Mater Dei 42, Rancho Cucamonga 35
San Gorgonio 21, Golden Valley 19
Burbank 35, Don Lugo 33
Silverado 42, Antelope Valley 40
Leuzinger 24, Aquinas 21
Quartz Hill 28, Twentynine Palms 20
8-man Division 2
Joshua Springs 42, Lancaster Baptist 16