Steve Ramirez and I will go head-to-head in Tribskin Pick’em throughout the season.
Last Week: Robledo (20-5); Ramirez (18-7).
Season: Robledo (53-14); Ramirez (48-19).
Last week: Steve and I both missed West Covina over South Hills, La Puente over Northview, South El Monte over Workman and Cantwell Sacred Heart over Baldwin Park. I edged Steve by a couple games taking Charter Oak over Esperanza, Wilson over Los Altos and Bosco Tech over Gladstone. Steve got me taking Ontario over Nogales. We both called Chino Hills’ win over Tesoro and Glendora’s win at Canyon. Not a bad week at all.
This week: After going back-and-forth I’m taking Glendora over West Covina. If Covina QB Billy Livingston and the Colts’ spread offense could have some success against the Bulldogs, I’m banking that Chad Jeffries and Co., can do the same. As impressive as West Covina was last week against South Hills, its secondary was never tested. Damien may be in a good spot to upset Bishop Amat, and I learned later that Wallace Gonzalez isn’t back yet, he returns next week against Cathedral. A very intriguing game is Rowland at Claremont. I’m going with Michael Ball, who along with Charter Oak’s Travis Santiago and Jeffries are the three QBs having the best season’s through week three. Knights QB Steven Rivera was injured in last week’s win and won’t play against Hart, which all but ends the Knights’ chance of winning. And oh yes, Monrovia at San Dimas. This doesn’t have the same luster now that the Cats and Saints have scheduled up and paid the price for it, the Wildcats losing to Glendora, and the Saints losing to Bonita and Rancho Cucamonga. The Cats are gonna be hungry, and this is the absolute don’t-wanna-lose game on their schedule. Take the Cats, guaranteed.
This weeks games and predictions
Azusa vs. Gabrielino at Citrus College, 7 p.m., — Robledo (Azusa): Ramirez (Azusa)
Diamond Ranch at Chaffey, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DRanch); Ramirez (Diamond Ranch)
Gladstone vs. El Monte at San Dimas, 7 p.m. — Robledo (El Monte); Ramirez (El Monte)
Ayala at Los Altos, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Ayala); Ramiez (Ayala)
Bonita at Baldwin Park, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bonita); Ramirez (Bonita)
Brea Olinda at Diamond Bar, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DBar); Ramirez (DBar)
Charter Oak vs. Rancho Cucamonga at Los Osos 7 p.m. – Robledo (Ch. Oak); Ramirez (Ch. Oak)
Covina at Walnut, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Covina); Ramirez (Covina)
Damien at Bishop Amat, 7:30pm — Robledo (Bishop Amat); Ramirez (Bishop Amat)
Duarte at Littlerock, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Littlerock); Ramirez (Littlerock)
Garey at Ganesha, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Ganesha); Ramirez (Ganesha)
Glendora vs. West Covina at Citrus College, 7 p.m – Robledo (Glendora); Ramirez (West Covina)
Hart at Arroyo, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Hart); Ramirez (Hart)
Hoover at Mountain View, 7 p.m. — Robledo (MView); Ramirez (MView)
La Puente at Wilson, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Wilson); Ramirez (Wilson)
Monrovia at San Dimas, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Monrovia); Ramirez (San Dimas)
Northview vs. Chino at Covina District, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Chino); Ramirez (Northview)
Pomona at Chino Hills, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Ch. Hills); Ramirez (Ch. Hills)
Rosemead at San Marino, 7 p.m. – Robledo (SMarino); Ramirez (San Marino)
Rowland at Claremont, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rowland); Ramirez (Rowland)
Sierra Vista at Keppel, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SVista); Ramirez (SVista)
South El Monte at Nogales, 7 p.m. – Robledo (SEMonte); Ramirez (SEMonte)
South Hills at Tesoro. 7 p.m. — Robledo (Tesoro); Ramirez (Tesoro)
Workman at Montclair, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Montclair); Ramirez (Workman)