Tribskin Pick’em, your predictions and ours

Steve Ramirez and I will go head-to-head throughout the season, and I will update our records each Monday on the Tribskin Pick’em thread.

Robledo: Last season: 204-54
Ramirez: Last season: 193-65
Notes: This is the third season Steve and I have gone head-to-head. We play for a steak dinner at the end of the season, and we have split, Steve winning year one by a game, then I blew him away down the stretch last year to pull even. So, this is the rubber year. Steve made his picks last week, the man left on a Baja cruise this morning and will be back Thursday ready for action. Okay, so we agree on all games with the exception of Norwalk-South El Monte and Westview-Bonita, in which I have gone with the out-of-area teams. Norwalk was 8-5 last season and is a 44-20 favorite on Calpreps. Even though the Eagles have a new coach and there will be plenty of energy, they’re still missing a lot of weapons from last season. Bonita is playing a San Diego team that went 9-3 in Division II football down South. The Bearcats are a see-it-to-believe it team for me, and right now I don’t believe it. We both like Damien’s chances for an upset, but are realistic enough to stay with Rancho Cucamonga. We also think Muir will be too much on their new turf at home, and that Los Altos will get off to a good start with a convincing win over San Dimas. Did I just say that? I mean, Charter Oak will open with a romp. Teams that we’re very curious about are La Puente, Azusa, and Workman, the three we believe will fight it out for the Montview league title. Will Baldwin Park win easily, and how will Duarte fair when the Tip Sanders era begins? It all goes down in week one.

Thursday, Sept. 3
La Puente at Gabrielino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Puente), Ramirez (La Puente)
Azusa vs. Garey at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Azusa), Ramirez (Azusa)
Friday, Sept. 4
Damien vs. Rancho Cucamonga at Los Osos, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rancho), Ramirez (Rancho)
San Dimas at Los Altos, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Los Altos); Ramirez (Los Altos)
Norwalk at South El Monte, 7: p.m — Robledo (Norwalk), Ramirez (South El Monte)
Gardena at Charter Oak, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Charter Oak), Ramirez (Charter Oak)
Diamond Ranch at Muir, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Muir), Ramirez (Muir)
Westview at Bonita, 7 p.m — Robledo (Westview), Ramirez (Bonita)
West Covina at El Rancho, 7 p.m — Robledo (West Covina), Ramirez (West Covina)
Nogales at Baldwin Park, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Baldwin Park), Ramirez (Baldwin Park)
Buena Park at Bassett, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bassett), Ramirez (Bassett)
Mountain View vs. Workman at La Puente, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Workman), Ramirez (Workman)
Western Christian vs. Gladstone at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Gladstone), Ramirez (Gladstone)
Duarte at Cajon, 7:00 p.m — Robledo (Cajon), Ramirez (Cajon)

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