Week 1 football Playoff scores/Week 2 schedule

summit-west-covina-photo Daniel Fortune, who later scored the winning touchdown, runs against West Covina (photo by Rachel Luna).

Division 1
Rancho Cucamonga 27, Orange Lutheran 7
St. John Bosco 47, Upland 20
Division 2
San Clemente 36, Chino Hills 13
Redlands East Valley 41, Great Oak 30
Division 3
La Serna 41, Serrano 34
Rancho Verde 49, Oak Hills 21
Division 4
Redondo 43, Cajon 24
Downey 55, Damien 27
Colony 22, Palm Springs 13
Etiwanda 24, Valencia 14
Lompoc 65, Carter 0
Division 5
Redlands 24, La Quinta 10
Division 6
Long Beach Wilson 49, Pomona 14
Summit 42, West Covina 41
Yucaipa 42, Palmdale 7
Division 7
Norte Vista 42, Diamond Ranch 21
San Gorgonio 49, South Hills 22
Golden Valley 14, Ayala 10
Division 8
Rio Mesa 20, San Dimas 0
Yorba Linda 45, Kaiser 6
Don Lugo 42, Moreno Valley 14
Northview 38, Chino 6
Division 9
Silverado 60, Perris 18
Division 10
Leuzinger 43, Apple Valley 36
J.W. North 27, Grand Terrace 14
Aquinas 35, South Pasadena 10
Division 11
Twentynine Palms 19, Jurupa Hills 14
Covina 18, Victor Valley 17 (OT)
Division 12
Calvary Murrieta 49, Silver Valley 21
Pacific 55, Santa Paula 28
Hillcrest 35, Big Bear 28

Next week’s games
Division 1
Rancho Cucamonga (11-0) at Mission Viejo (11-0)
Division 2
Redlands East Valley (9-2) at La Habra (7-4)
Division 4
Lompoc (11-0) at Etiwanda (5-6)
Corona del Mar (10-1) at Colony (8-3)
Division 5
Roosevelt (9-2) at Redlands (6-5)
Division 6
Summit (10-1) at Lawndale (7-4)
Yucaipa (10-1) at Paraclete (7-4)
Division 7
San Gorgonio (8-3) at Tustin (9-2)
Division 8
Don Lugo (9-2) at Temescal Canyon (5-5-1)
Division 9
Silverado (9-2) at La Salle (7-4)
Division 10
Pasadena Poly (10-0) at Aquinas (9-2)
Division 11
Twentynine Palms (8-3) vs. Katella (11-0) at Glover Stadium
Division 12
St. Genevieve (10-1) at Pacific (10-1)

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CIF-SS first round football playoff picks

After going 22-5 picking winners in Week 10, I finished the regular season with a 161-62-1 record. I got 1 more margin exactly right, when I said Colton would beat Bloomington by 28. For the season, I have 7 margins exactly right and 1 score exactly right.

Here are first round playoff picks:

Division 1
Rancho Cucamonga 31, Orange Lutheran 23
St. John Bosco 52, Upland 24
Division 2
San Clemente 31, Chino Hills 20
Redlands East Valley 28, Great Oak 18
Division 3
Serrano 21, La Serna 19
Rancho Verde 35, Oak Hills 26
Division 4
Cajon 30, Redondo 28
Colony 42, Palm Springs 21
Placentia Valencia 24, Etiwanda 21
Lompoc 35, Carter 7
Division 5
Redlands 21, La Quinta 17
Division 6
Summit 42, West Covina 40
Yucaipa 42, Palmdale 16
Division 7
San Gorgonio 21, South Hills 14
Golden Valley 28, Ayala 19
Division 8
Yorba Linda 28, Kaiser 7
Don Lugo 48, Moreno Valley 20
Northview 28, Chino 16
Division 9
Silverado 35, Perris 22
Division 10
Leuzinger 35, Apple Valley 14
Grand Terrace 33, J.W. North 17
Aquinas 38, South Pasadena 20
Division 11
Jurupa Hills 28, Twentynine Palms 24
Covina 23, Victor Valley 21
Division 12
Calvary Murrieta 42, Silver Valley 22
Pacific 49, Santa Paula 21
Hillcrest at Big Bear (I won’t predict, because as I write this the game is over, even though I don’t know the score)

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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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CIF-SS playoffs: baseball, boys volleyball San Bernardino County from Wednesday

Wednesday’s San Bernardino County Results
Boys Volleyball
Division 5 semifinals
Arrowhead Christian def. Laguna Blanca 25-22, 25-19, 25-16
Saturday’s Schedule
Division 5 Championship
Arrowhead Christian vs. Damien, at Cerritos College, 9 a.m.

Baseball
Wild-Card Round
Division 2
Carter 1, Mayfair 0 (9 inn)
Division 4
Silverado 10, Sultana 6
Whittier 4, Rim of the World 3
Colton 17, Century 4
Montclair 13, Nordhoff 8

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Indian Springs wins first CIF-SS boys volleyball playoff match

Indian Springs
Indian Springs boys volleyball, which won the South Valley League to become the school’s first-ever league champion in any sport, won a playoff match for the first time on Tuesday.
The Coyotes swept Emerson Honors of Orange, 25-15, 25-20, 25-10 on Tuesday in the Division 5 first round. Next up for Indian Springs is a matchup Thursday at top-seeded Damien. Match is scheduled for 7 p.m. This is about the only sport where the two schools could meet in the playoffs. Perhaps Damien will move up a division after this year.

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CIF-Southern Section playoffs: are major changes upcoming?

Below is a letter that CIF-SS Commissioner Rob Wigod sent out on Thursday, March 26. Below, I will have my take.

wigod letter 3-26-15

I don’t fault the CIF-SS for exploring this option, because ultimately, the CIF-SS serves its member schools. So if member schools want it, then that’s what they’re supposed to do.
An exact proposal won’t be due until the fall, so several details aren’t available yet, but it sounds like teams could be put into playoff divisions based on their individual results, not league placement. That has already happened to some extent for basketball.
In some ways I like the idea of schools being placed into divisions based on that year’s results (and maybe recent past?), so that teams aren’t able to take advantage of a low division as a result of having poor seasons in recent years.
It’s no secret that schools are placed into leagues based primarily on football. Why were San Bernardino and Pacific shipped out of the San Andreas League and Rim of the World and Jurupa Hills brought in? Football. As a result, some schools are misplaced in leagues in sports other than football.
But I could see issues with exactly how this might work. I will admit most of the plan isn’t known, so that’s a big reason why there are more questions than answers.
But, if you put teams in playoff divisions based on their strength, could you see teams that are not putting full effort into winning games at the end of the season? What if a team, in football say, is the No. 16 team in the top division entering the season’s final week, with a playoff spot already guaranteed? What’s to prevent them from resting starters, perhaps losing that last game and dropping down to the next bracket where they could be the top seed and favorite in a lower division?
It seems possible.
And what about at-large spots? Assuming there would still be at-large spots for the playoffs, would those all go to schools in the top leagues? It seems like Jurupa Hills’ run to the 2012 CIF-SS East Valley Division semifinals from a fourth-place finish in the Mountain Valley League might be a thing of the past.
I’ll remain open-minded to the idea, but there are at least three things I don’t want to see happen: don’t devalue league play, don’t shut out the small schools and don’t make it a clear advantage to lose games late in the season.

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CIF-SS football playoff pairings

OK, here are Eastern, Inland, Central and West Valley Division playoffs. Not all alternate sites not available yet, although I’ve heard Barstow-Norte Vista will be played Thursday.

INLAND DIVISION
North vs. No. 1 Redlands East Valley at Citrus Valley HS; Jurupa Hills at Elsinore; Paloma Valley at Rancho Verde; Citrus Valley at No. 4 Citrus Hill; Tahquitz vs. No. 3 Riverside Poly at King HS, Cajon at San Gorgonio; San Jacinto at Carter; Rim at No. 2 Heritage.
CENTRAL DIVISION
La Canada at No. 1 Colony, Summit at Glendora at Citrus College; Colton at Charter Oak; Claremont at No. 4 San Marino; Bonita at No. 3 Kaiser; Chaffey at West Covina; Los Altos at South Hills; Don Lugo at No. 2 Monrovia.
EASTERN DIVISION
Apple Valley at No. 1 La Quinta; Patriot at Vista Del Lago; Barstow at Norte Vista (Thursday); Palm Desert at No. 4 Serrano; Hesperia at No. 3 La Sierra; Moreno Valley at Palm Springs; Rubidoux at Silverado; Cathedral City at No. 2 Oak Hills.
WEST VALLEY DIVISION
San Juan Hills at No. 1 Upland; Hart at Edison; Canyon Country Canyon at Vista Murrieta; Newport Harbor at No. 4 Tesoro; Great Oak at No. 3 Chino Hills; El Toro at Los Alamitos; Rancho Cucamonga at Valencia; Temecula Valley at No. 2 Mission Viejo.
NORTHWEST DIVISION
Mission Prep at No. 1 Maranatha; Arrowhead Christian at Cantwell Sacred Heart; Heritage Christian at Templeton; Rio Hondo Prep vs. No. 4 Big Bear at Big Bear MS, Saturday 1:30 p.m.; Riverside Notre Dame at No. 3 Shadow Hills; Bishop Montgomery at Nipomo; Cerritos Valley Christian at Linfield Christian; Morro Bay at No. 2 Pasadena Poly.

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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

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