Revised CIF-SS Eastern Prediction

It was brought to my attention by some twitter followers (@CallmeEPJ and @RyanMart12) that I had some key mistakes. Ramona got in on a coin flip ahead of La Sierra, and it was suggested CIF would avoid a rematch of San Gorgonio’s 62-0 win, but first-round rematches happen all the time. But in order to keep leagues away from each other until the semifinals, I tweaked it. I had Apple Valley in twice and another not in at all before.

Hesperia (Mojave River No. 4 at-large, 6-4) at No. 1 seed San Gorgonio (San Andreas No. 1, 10-0); Burroughs (Desert Sky No. 2, 5-5) at Tahquitz (Mountain Pass No. 2, 8-2); Rialto (San Andreas No. 3, 6-4) at Norte Vista (River Valley No. 1, 9-1); (Silverado Desert Sky No. 3, 6-4)  at No. 4 seed Oak Hills (Mojave River No. 2, 9-1); Ramona (River Valley No. 3, 4-6) 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).

CIF-SS semifinal football results; Finals set

Friday’s CIF-SS semifinal results, with San Bernardino County teams in bold.

Perhaps the most surprising was the margin of the Rim victory. I predicted the Scots would win, but not by 49 points. By the way, our staff writer Ed Castro had Rim’s Jacob Taylor with 355 yards rushing and seven touchdowns, which would put him at 3,750 rushing yards and 54 touchdowns for the season in 13 games, although the official stats aren’t into maxpreps.com yet. Regardless, he is more than likely the No. 2 rusher in the nation according to maxpreps. That was his spot entering Friday’s games.

I am impressed by the quiet run Kaiser has made. The Cats were nearly forgotten after getting blown out by Summit to open league, but have come up clutch in the last few weeks in winning 7 in a row. Interesting stat: In its last 9 games (during which the Cats are 8-1), Kaiser has scored 14 points or less five times (going 4-1, including all 3 playoff games) and scored over 40 points in each of the other four games (going 4-0).

INLAND DIVISION
Vista Murrieta 34, Rancho Cucamonga 0
Corona Centennial 46, Upland 36
Final: Corona Centennial at Vista Murrieta, Friday
CENTRAL DIVISION
Moreno Valley Rancho Verde 35, Menifee Paloma Valley 28
Kaiser 13, Romoland Heritage 7
Final: Kaiser at Rancho Verde, Saturday
EASTERN DIVISION
Perris Citrus Hill 37, Hemet Tahquitz 0
Serrano 21, Carter 14
Final: Serrano at Citrus Hill, Friday
EAST VALLEY DIVISION
Ontario Christian 34, Jurupa Hills 33 (OT)
Rim of the World 69, Banning 20
Final: Ontario Christian at Rim of the World, Friday

Friday’s Prep football scores

Friday’s prep football scores. Interestingly enough, there are exactly three 28-14 scores. There were also two teams that scored at least 40 points and lost.

By the way, I will be at the Rim of the World (9 a.m.) and Los Osos (2:15) girls volleyball championship matches on Saturday and tweeting from there, www.twitter.com/PeteMarshallLaw

INLAND DIVISION
Vista Murrieta 31, Norco 16
Rancho Cucamonga 23, Charter Oak 7
Upland 28, Redlands 14
Corona Centennial 70, Murrieta Valley 35
Next week: Rancho Cucamonga at Vista Murrieta; Upland at Corona Centennial
CENTRAL DIVISION
Paloma Valley 56, Colony 14
Rancho Verde 42, Elsinore 40
Kaiser 14, Temescal Canyon 10
Heritage 35, Arlington 7
Next week: Rancho Verde at Paloma Valley; Kaiser at Heritage
EASTERN DIVISION
CItrus Hill 54, Rialto 28
Tahquitz 67, Oak Hills 56
Serrano 52, Beaumont 27
Carter 20, Ridgecrest Burroughs 3
Next week: Citrus Hill at Tahquitz; Serrano at Carter
EAST VALLEY DIVISION
Ontario Christian 28, Big Bear 14
Jurupa Hills 23, Citrus Valley 21
Banning 71, Linfield Christian 14
Rim of the World 28, St. Margaret’s 14
Next week: Ontario Christian at Jurupa Hills; Banning at Rim of the World