CIF-SS semifinal football picks

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:

Division 1
Mater Dei 42, Rancho Cucamonga 35
Division 7
San Gorgonio 21, Golden Valley 19
Division 8
Burbank 35, Don Lugo 33
Division 9
Silverado 42, Antelope Valley 40
Division 10
Leuzinger 24, Aquinas 21
Division 11
Quartz Hill 28, Twentynine Palms 20

8-man Division 2
Joshua Springs 42, Lancaster Baptist 16

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A good week 5, here are my week 6 prognostications

I had a great Week 5, going 17-2, getting one score exactly right (Western Christian losing 48-0) and 1 margin exactly right (Cajon winning by 40). So, after 6 weeks of games, my record is 147-44-1, with 4 margins exactly correct, including 1 score exactly correct.
Here are week 6. Because of time constraints, I skipped a few games

Friday’s Games
AMBASSADOR LEAGUE
Notre Dame 31, Aquinas 28
Arrowhead Christian 42, Western Christian 0
Ontario Christian 27, Linfield Christian 21
BASELINE LEAGUE
Chino Hills 35, Damien 31
Etiwanda 27, Los Osos 13
Rancho Cucamonga 28, Upland 24
CITRUS BELT LEAGUE
Cajon 42, Citrus Valley 26
Yucaipa 35, Carter 16
Miller 28, Eisenhower 26
REV 35, Redlands 27
DESERT SKY LEAGUE
Adelanto 34, Granite Hills 16
Victor Valley 26, Barstow 22
MOJAVE RIVER LEAGUE
Oak Hills 35, Apple Valley 20
Burroughs 37, Hesperia 20
Serrano 42, Sultana 14
MOUNTAIN VALLEY LEAGUE
Moreno Valley 35, San Bernardino 7
Pacific 42, Rubidoux 35
MT. BALDY LEAGUE
Alta Loma 20, Chaffey 16
Colony 35, Don Lugo 26
Ontario 27, Montclair 22
SUNKIST LEAGUE
Kaiser 35, Bloomington 6
Grand Terrace 42, Colton 14
Summit 48, Fontana 16

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Week 3 San Bernardino County football predictions

I had a decent week in Week 2, going 25-8 and I am now 84-22-1 for the season. But for some reason I struggled at the end, missing five of the last six games on the list (I am claiming dementia). However, I did get one margin exactly right, when I said Los Osos would beat Alta Loma 20-16 and it was actually 19-15, giving me 2 exact margins for the season. I had one score right, but I had the wrong team winning when I said Sultana would win 21-14, and they lost 21-14, so that doesn’t count. Here are this week’s picks:

Apple Valley 26, Victor Valley 21
Barstow 28, Sultana 20
Cajon 35, Paso Robles 31
Chino 44, Los Osos 28
Colony 35, Norte Vista 17
Colton 16, Chaffey 14
Covina 37, Montclair 16
Don Lugo 27, Northview 22
Eisenhower 40, Rialto 22
Fontana 26, Miller 20
Grand Terrace 42, Vista del Lago 7
Great Oak 35, Ayala 27
Jurupa Valley 30, Arroyo Valley 20
Kaiser 21, Palm Springs 19
Lakeside 35, Bloomington 8
Mater Dei 49, Upland 21
Moreno Valley 42, Jurupa Hills 22
Oak Hills 28, Etiwanda 16
Ontario 28, Patriot 26
Pacific 36, West Valley 22
Perris 42, San Bernardino 12
Rancho Cucamonga 24, Murrieta Valley 14
Redlands 27, Chaparral 24
Redlands East Valley 26, Heritage 23
Rim of the World 35, Desert Hot Springs 7
Roosevelt 35, Alta Loma 31
San Gorgonio 42, Yucaipa 35
Serrano 28, Adelanto 7
Silverado 21, Eastside 19
Twentynine Palms 38, Indian Springs 14
Yucca Valley 49, Western Christian 0

SATURDAY’S GAMES
Big Bear 24, Malibu 21
Ontario Christian 28, Verbum Dei 10

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Friday’s high school football predictions

Another pretty good week for me picking games last week, going 26-5, bringing my season record to 131-39, with three margins exactly right. I didn’t pick Thursday’s games, but here’s what I think will happen tonight

CITRUS BELT LEAGUE
Cajon 42, Citrus Valley 14
Miller 28, Eisenhower 26
Redlands East Valley 42, Redlands 21
Carter 21, Yucaipa 14
DE ANZA LEAGUE
Desert Hot Springs 30, Yucca Valley 14
NONLEAGUE
Saddleback 28, Aquinas 20
Arlington 21, Grand Terrace 17
Damien 28, Ayala 22
Rim of the World 28, Barstow 21
Pacific 30, Bloomington 22
Chino 35, Rowland 14
Mammoth 21, Excelsior 18
Montclair 35, Hacienda Heights Wilson 33
Heritage Christian 28, Adelanto 12
Los Osos 34, Silverado 21
Colton 21, Moreno Valley 19
Colony 31, Riverside Poly 27
San Bernardino 49, Indian Springs 14
Norco 38, Serrano 35
Silver Valley 42, Frazier Mountain 7
Twentynine Palms 28, Granite Hills 14
Ganesha 41, Western Christian 27

Saturday’s Game
DE ANZA LEAGUE
Rancho Mirage 35, Big Bear 21
NONLEAGUE
Lancaster Desert Christian 27, Riverside Prep 23

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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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Fearless CIF-SS Football Championship game predictions

I had a really rough quarterfinal round, going only 7-6 in picking winners. Last week went much better, as I went 5-1, losing only the San Gorgonio game. For the season , I am 299-81 and have gotten the winning team and margin exactly right seven times.

San Bernardino County has only one championship game, but I will pick winners for all the divisions that include county teams. How much could rain play a factor? Hard to tell, but but it could make things interesting.

EAST VALLEY DIVISION
Saturday at Jurupa Hills
Jurupa Hills 42, St. Margaret’s 40
CENTRAL DIVISION
Saturday at Rancho Verde
Rancho Verde 28, Heritage 14
EASTERN DIVISION
Friday at Norte Vista
Citrus Hill 48, Norte Vista 31
INLAND DIVISION
Friday at Corona Centennial
Vista Murrieta 59, Corona Centennial 52
NORTHEAST DIVISION
Saturday at Salesian
Mission Prep 42, Salesian 32

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My CIF-SS Inland and East Valley predictions

I feel much better about my Eastern Division picks than I do about these.

I had trouble figuring out to do with Rancho Cucamonga and Upland after Upland beat RC on Friday and some league champs (Charter Oak, Eisenhower) were ranked low or not in the top 10).

The East Valley was tough with Rim ranked No. 4 last week, won, but will go in as the Mountain Valley League’s No. 3 team.

Here is what I have

INLAND DIVISION
Los Osos (Baseline No. 4, at-large, 5-5) at No. 1 seed Vista Murrieta (Southwestern No. 1, 9-1); Corona Santiago (Big VIII No. 3, 5-5) at Eisenhower (CItrus Belt No. 1, 8-2); Chino Hills (Sierra No. 2, 7-3) at Rancho Cucamonga (Baseline No. 2, 9-1); Yucaipa (Citrus Belt No. 3, 6-4) at No. 4 seed Norco (Big VIII No. 2, 7-3); South Hills (Sierra No. 3, 5-5) at No. 3 seed Upland (Baseline No. 1, 7-3); Redlands East Valley (Citrus Belt No. 2, 5-5) at Chaparral (Southwestern No. 2, 7-3); Great Oak (Southwestern No. 3, 6-4) at Charter Oak (Sierra No. 1, 6-4); Etiwanda (Baseline No. 3, 6-4) at No. 2 seed Corona Centennial (Big VIII No. 1, 8-2).
EAST VALLEY DIVISION
Arrowhead Christian (Ambassador No. 4 at-large, 7-3) at No. 1 seed Jurupa Hills (Mountain Valley No. 1, 8-2); Shadow Hills (De Anza No. 2, 6-4) at Brethren Christian (Academy No. 2, 7-2); Twentynine Palms (De Anza No. 3, 4-6) at Santa Clara/Fillmore (Frontier No. 1, tie-break winner); Banning (Mountain Valley No. 4, at-large, 4-6) at No. 4 seed Western Christian (Ambassador No. 1, 10-0); Sage Hill (Academy No. 3, at-large, 5-5) at No. 3 Big Bear (De Anza No. 1, 8-2); Linfield Christian (Ambassador No. 2, 6-4) at Citrus Valley (Mountain Valley No. 2, 5-5); Rim of the World (Mountain Valley No. 3, 7-3) at Santa Clara/Fillmore (Frontier No. 2, tie-break loser); Ontario Christian (Ambassador No. 3, 6-4) at No 2. seed St. Margaret’s (Academy No. 1, 9-1).

 

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