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Finals Coin Flips: The coin flips for home games in the CIF finals were held this morning. In the Mid-Valley Division, Monrovia gets the home game over San Dimas, and Azusa gets the home game over Monrovia. Whittier Christian gets the home game in both scenarios if it advances. In the Southeast, Diamond Ranch gets the home game if it wins. Charter Oak gets the home game over South Hillls, and South Hills gets the home game over California.
Doubling Up: This is what I call transition week at the Tribune. While we still have two weeks of football left, boys and girls basketball and soccer begin this week, with our hoops previews coming out Tuesday and Wednesday, and soccer the following week. Are there any good tournaments or games you want covered this week?
Can we have a four-way tie?: San Dimas’ Bill Zernickow, Azusa’s Joe Scherf, Diamond Ranch’s Roddy Layton and Bishop Amat’s Steve Hagerty all are deserving of coach of the year honors to the point. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
Who’s No. 1: You thought we were finished with Bishop Amat? No matter what happens the rest of the way, Bishop Amat finishes the season as the Tribune’s No. 1 team. Do I need to explain? St. Bonaventure, Notre Dame, Mater Dei, etc, etc.
Predictions: I just want to point out that I correctly picked the final four in the Southeast Division, and on track to pick the Mid-Valley Division final of San Dimas and Monrovia.
Next Week’s Semifinals
Southeast: Diamond Ranch vs. South Hills at Covina District
Mid-Valley: Azusa at San Dimas.
Southeast: California at Charter Oak
Mid-Valley: Whittier Christian at Monrovia
Lakewood 34, Bishop Amat 17 — Bishop Amat had a chance to extend the lead up 17-13 in the third quarter, but missed a field goal and never got the momentum back. Still, this is a season Lancers fans will never forget.
Charter Oak 35, West Covina 10 — West Covina had five turnovers, but Charter Oak was too good regardless. Muema rushed for 142 yards and two TDs, and Santiago threw for 208 yards and two TDs.
California 24, Burbank 21 — The Condors will be a tough foe at Charter Oak next week.
Diamond Ranch 33, Schurr 27 — The Panthers are amazing come playoff time, just throw their record out the window and get out of the way. Next week they get South Hills at Covina District, a rematch of last years second-round Panthers win over the Huskies.
South Hills 33, Crescenta Valley 23 — The Huskies raced to a big lead then cruised home. They’re a win away from a possible dream final with Charter Oak.
Monrovia 14, Paraclete 3 — Congrats M-Town, see you in the final against San Dimas…or uh, Azusa?
Whittier Christian 27, Baldwin Park 17 — Who would have thought the last Olympic League team standing would be these guys, not Paraclete or Valley Christian.
Azusa 27, San Marino 24 — Wow, on to the semifinals for the first time in school history. It just gets better and better under second-year coach Joe Scherf.
San Dimas 37, Cerritos Valley Christian 14 — Another convincing win for the Saints, setting up a semifinal against Azusa.
For quarter-by-quarter updates of tonight’s games, click thread
Live updates Friday as Bishop Amat takes on No. 4 Lakewood in high school football play.
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