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.

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

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

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).
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).


Football league predictions, then and now

OK, here we go, as all the remaining football leagues in the area start league play this week.

I will revisit my predictions in all the leagues. I predicted at the beginning of the season, and revising my predictions from what I know after 5 games.

Before the season prediction
1. Ontario Chrisitan, 2. Aquinas, 3. LInfield Christian, 4. Calvary Murrieta, 5. Western Christian, 6. Arrowhead Christian.
Prediction now
1. Ontario Christian, 2. Western Christian, 3. Arrowhead Christian, 4. LInfield Christian, 5. Aquinas, 6. Calvary Murrieta.
Why the change: Western and ACA are better than expected, both at 5-0, but I don’t think they can knock off the experience of Ontario Christian.
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Friday’s and Saturday’s prep football predictions

I am pretty proud of my prediction record so far this year: 129-36, and three times I have gotten the margin (but not the score) exactly right. The games really get tougher from here on out as we have the last week were the majority of teams play nonleague games. By next week, all leagues are in full swing.

With no San Bernardino County games on Thursday, here are predictions for Friday’s games:

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Thursday’s prep football predictions

Here are my predictions for Thursday’s San Bernardino County games, I will put up Friday’s predictions late Thursday or early Friday. I will be at Kaiser-Riverside Poly, so follow me on twitter at @PeteMarshallLaw for updates.

Thursday’s game predictions:
Alta Loma 38, Ontario 7
Chaffey 34, Bloomington 8
Riverside Poly 35, Kaiser 28
Serrano 56, Adelanto 6

Week 1 prep football scores and predictions recap

Here is a recap of Week 1 prep football scores and how my predictions went:
For the week, I went 30-5, for the season, 56-8, not bad. I have yet to get an exact score correct or get an exact margin correct, however.
Here are all the scores:
Thursday’s Results
Redlands East Valley 50, Summit 0
Alta Loma 30, Montclair 6
Friday’s Results
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