Steve Ramirez and Fred J. Robledo going head-to-head throughout the season.
Robledo: Last week (13-4); Season (163-52)
Ramirez: Last week (12-5); Season (162-53)
Notes: I rallied in week ten to claim the regular season title from Ramirez. It will probably never be that close again, one game separating over 200 games to choose from. We both missed Bonita over Los Altos, Damien over Chino Hills, Bishop Amat over Loyola and Bassett over Workman. We knew going in we only picked one game differently, and he chose Baldwin Park and I took Northview, and the Vikes pulled it out for me. I don’t know how much of a reward that was for the Vikes, though, they lost the coin flip and now take on top-ranked Morro Bay (10-0) in the first round. Well, finally, the playoffs are here, as well as our first-round predictions.
Friday’s first-round games
Upland (7-3) vs. Glendora (8-2) at Citrus College, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Glendora); Ramirez (Glendora)
Damien (5-4-1) at A.B. Miller (9-1), 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (A.B. Miller); Ramirez (A.B. Miller)
Ayala (7-3) at Norco (8-2), 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Norco); Ramirez (Norco)
Sierra Vista (3-7) at Paraclete (10-0), 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Paraclete); Ramirez (Paraclete)
Temple City (4-6) at La Puente (7-3), 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (La Puente); Ramirez (Temple City)
Cerritos Valley Christian (5-5) at Duarte (8-2), 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Duarte); Ramirez (Duarte)
Azusa (4-6) at La Salle (5-5), 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (La Salle); Ramirez (La Salle)
Northview (7-3) at Morro Bay (10-0), 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Morro Bay); Ramirez (Morro Bay)
Compton Centennial (5-5) at Baldwin Park (7-3), 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (BPark); Ramirez (BPark)
Oaks Christian (7-3) at San Dimas (9-1), 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Oaks Christian); Ramirez (Oaks Christian)
Sonora (5-4) at South El Monte (6-4), 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (SEl Monte); Ramirez (SEl Monte)
Arroyo (6-4) at Fullerton (6-3), 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Fullerton); Ramirez (Fullerton)
Rosemead (7-3) at Schurr (6-4), 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Schurr); Ramirez (Schurr)
Rowland (3-7) at El Dorado (9-1), 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (El Dorado); Ramirez (El Dorado)
La Mirada (4-6) vs. South Hills at Covina District, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SHills); Ramirez (SHills)
Bonita (6-4) at Foothill (8-2), 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Foothill); Ramirez (Foothill)
Wilson (5-5) at Mayfair (7-3), 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Mayfair); Ramirez (Wilson)
West Covina (5-5) at Anaheim Canyon (8-2), 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Canyon); Ramirez (Canyon)
Norwalk (5-5) at Charter Oak (8-1-1), 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (COak); Ramirez (COak)
Guaranteed first-round winners: Charter Oak, South Hills, South El Monte, and Duarte will all make it to the second round, don’t think about it twice.
Guaranteed first-round losers:: Rowland, Damien, Sierra Vista, Azusa, San Dimas, Northview have way to tall a hill to climb. Unfortunately, it’s one and done.
Best chances for upset: West Covina, Wilson, Bonita.