CIF-SS Preseason prep football polls

Just out today, preseason prep football polls from the CIF-SS

Sun/Bulletin schools in bold

1. Charter Oak 7‐5
2. Kaiser 10‐3
3. Diamond Bar 7‐5
4. Glendora 7‐3
5. Monrovia 11‐2
6. Colony 9‐4   
7. Diamond Ranch 9‐2
8. Los Altos 9‐3
9. South Hills 5‐6
10. Bonita 6‐4
Others: West Covina 5‐5; Colton, 5‐6; Summit, 5‐6; Ayala, 3‐7
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An early look at Week 0 prep football games

I will post Week 0 predictions on this blog next week, but I thought I’d give some early thoughts as to some intriguing matchups for Week 0.
Some of the matchups for Friday 8/29

Bellerose at Arrowhead Christian
Bellerose is a school from St. Albert, Alberta, Canada. From what I can tell they were 4-5 last year. Looks like maybe the school is bigger than ACA, but I have no idea how good the football is. And anyway, it’s under American rules, so how will Bellerose deal with 1 less player, 1 more down, and a shorter and narrower field? It will be interesting.
San Bernardino at Arroyo Valley
With many new leagues this year, this is one of the old rivalries kept alive. In their last year in the same league (for now), San Bernardino beat Arroyo Valley 28-22 in Week 9 of the San Andreas League.
Big Bear at Excelsior at Victor Valley College
Big Bear went 10-3, Excelsior went 8-4 in different small-school divisions last year. They didn’t play last year, so it will be interesting to see how they stack up.
Hart at Chino Hills
Hart won the CIF-SS Northern Division title last year and both teams are in the new, loaded West Valley Division. An early-season measuring stick for both teams.
San Gorgonio at Citrus Valley
San G is loaded this year, and is the favorite in the San Andreas League. Citrus Valley is new to the Citrus Belt League and wants to prove it can compete. On paper, this is San G’s easiest game of the season, but the Spartans can’t afford to get  caught looking ahead.
Etiwanda vs. Summit at Miller HS
Etiwanda is supposed to be really, really good, possibly challenging Upland and Rancho Cucamonga in the Baseline League. Summit has a new head coach and hopes to  get back on track after a subpar season last year. This game has become a local rivalry as Summit is the closest school to Etiwanda.
Norte Vista at Grand Terrace
Ryan Smalls wasn’t officially named Grand Terrace’s coach until earlier this month. How will his team fare against a team that went to the CIF-SS Eastern Division finals last year.
Roosevelt at Pomona
Former Summit coach Tony Barile, now at Roosevelt, takes on a Pomona team that is on the upswing and looking to make a deep playoff run.
Redlands at Corona Santiago
Redlands will have its hands full facing Santiago and Alabama-bound QB Blake Barnett.

San Bernardino County prep football coaching changes-updated

The latest list of San Bernardino County prep football coaching changes from 2013 to this 2014, with last year’s record in parentheses:

  • Arroyo Valley: old coach Tony DiThomas (3-7); new coach Demetrius Stewart
  • Cajon: old coach Kim Battin (2-8), new coach Nick Rogers
  • Don Lugo: old coach Lou Randall (3-7), new coach Luis Garcia
  • Fontana: old coach Nick Matheny (3-7); new coach David Crump
  • Grand Terrace: old coach Harold Strauss (4-6), new coach Ryan Smalls
  • Ontario: old coach Ron Stocking Jr/ interim coach Ryan Alvarez (1-9); new coach John Kusleika
  • Ontario Christian: old coach Chris Stevens (6-5), new coach: Rick Martin
  • Pacific: old coach Don Markham (1-9), new coach: Mike Aragon
  • Rialto: old coach Gavin Pachot (6-5), new coach Drew Young
  • Rim of the World: old coach Bob Gradillas (8-4), new coach Ernie Madrigal
  • Summit: old coach Cesar Villalobos (5-6), new coach Nick Matheny
  • Victor Valley: old coach Leland Eudy (7-4); new coach Mark Mora

Friday’s football scores and predictions recap

Friday’s prep football scores, and  recap of my predictions. I went 22-9 on Friday night and am 103-29 picking winners this year. This week, I picked one margins right (first of the year) with the winning team AND the winning margin: I said Arrowhead Christian would win by 8. I have yet to get a score exactly right, however.

Here are Friday’s scores for San Bernardino County teams. I will attempt to update with the handful of Saturday games we have going on.

Friday’s Results
Apple Valley 13, Victor Valley 6
Arrowhead Christian 28, Ribet Academy 20

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Thursday’s scores, Friday’s predictions

Here are Thursday’s actual scores, and Friday’s predictions. I went 4-0 on Thursday picking winners and am 81-20 picking winners so far this season, although I am still looking to get a score or a margin exactly right.

Thursday’s scores
Riverside Poly 34, Kaiser 3
Serrano 77, Adelanto 0
Alta Loma 41, Ontario 6
Chaffey 28, Bloomington 0

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Thursday’s Scores, Friday’s predictions

Here are the Thursday scores, and they were not good for me.
After going a combined 56-8 picking winners the first two weeks, I have started the third week, aka Week 2, 0-3

  • Chino Hills 30, Tesoro 17
  • Los Osos 35, Redlands 14
  • Yucca Valley 20, Citrus Valley 7

Friday’s predictions:

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Week 0 Prep football scores

Here are the actual San Bernardino County scores from Week 0;
My prediction record: 26-3. Exact margin: 0. Exact score 0.

Thursday, Aug. 29
Yucaipa 30 Chaffey 6 Final
Northview 40 Ontario 0 Final
Friday, Aug. 30
Alemany 30 Los Osos 7 FINAL
Arrowhead Christian 41 Bretheran Christian 23 FINAL
Arroyo Valley 20 Fontana 16 FINAL
Chino Hills 38 Arlington 6 FINAL
Citrus Valley 21 San Gorgonio 32 FINAL
Colony 25 West Covina 35 FINAL
Compton 0 Rialto 54 FINAL
Desert Hot Springs 6 Aquinas 24 FINAL
Diamond Ranch 33 Chino 6 FINAL
Don Lugo 27 Walnut 0 FINAL
Eisenhower 21 Alta Loma 0 FINAL
El Dorado 13 Ayala 42 FINAL
Big Bear 56 Rosaamond  8  FINAL
Granite Hills 0 Eastside 40 FINAL
Highland 22 Oak Hills 44 FINAL
Jurupa Hills 21 Murrieta Mesa 28 FINAL
Knight 7 Apple Valley 37 FINAL
Montclair 38 San Gabriel 6 FINAL
Paloma Valley 61 San Bernardino 6 FINAL
Rancho Cucamonga 31 Redlands 7 FINAL
Santa Fe 34 Ontario Christian 21  FINAL
Serrano 21 Paraclete 12 FINAL
Silverado 35 Hesperia 38 FINAL
Summit 19 Etiwanda 27 FINAL
Upland 13 Mater Dei 44 FINAL
Xavier Prep 13 Yucca Valley 51 FINAL
Baratow 44 Adelanto 20 FINA


Week 0 prep football game predictions

OK. First game predictions of the year for San Bernardino County teams. See previous post for league predictions. Coaches, if we’re not at your game, please call 909-483-9362 to give us your score and details.

Thursday’s (tonight’s) predictions
Northviiew 28, Ontario 6
Yucaipa 35, Chaffey 15

Friday’s predictions
Alemany 38, Los Osos 14
Brethren Christian 28, Arrowhead Christian 12
Arroyo Valley 28, Fontana 21
Barstow 42, Adelanto 14
Big Bear 35, Rosamond 14
Chino Hills 24, Arlington 17
San Gorgonio 35, Citrus Valley 21
West Covina 26, Colony 21
Rialto 20, Compton 7
Aquinas 28, Desert Hot Springs 17
Diamond Ranch 35, Chino 27
Don Lugo 17, Walnut 13
Eisenhower 21, Alta Loma 14
Ayala 21, El Dorado 17
Eastside 30, Granite Hills 10
Oak Hills 35, Highland 24
Murrieta Mesa 35, Jurupa Hills 28
Apple Valley 21, Knight 17
Montclair 27, San Gabriel 20
Paloma Valley 38, San Bernardino 13
Rancho Cucamonga 31, Redlands 10
Santa Fe 26, Ontario Christian 17
Serrano 21, Paraclete 17
Silverado 19, Hesperia 14
Summit 31, Etiwanda 20
Mater Dei 28, Upland 24
Yucca Valley 31, Xavier Prep 6

All-Sierra League football team

Player of the year: Aaren Vaughns, Charter Oak, Sr.
Offensive MVP: Jack Austin, Chino Hills, Sr.
Defensive MVPs: Eric Ortiz, Charter Oak, Sr; Eric Prevost, Charter Oak, Jr.

First Team
QB: Matt Simko, Chino Hills, Sr.
QB: Kory Brown, Charter Oak, Jr.
RB: Jordan Robinson, Ayala, Sr.
RB: Travion Boykins, Damien, Sr.
RB: Louis Napoles, Chino Hills, Sr.
RB: Cecil Fleming, Claremont, Jr.
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