Steve and I will go head-to-head in Tribskin Pick’em throughout the season for our annual dinner bet. I lead the overall series, two years to one.
Last Week: Robledo (11-1); Ramirez (9-3).
Season: Robledo (189-55); Ramirez (184-60).
Last week: I was four-for-four in the Mid-Valley and Southeast, the only game I missed was taking Norco over Vista Murrieta, which wasn’t close. I blame our Norco blogger for that and me for listening. Steve missed one in every division, taking Muir, Covina and Roosevelt, who all lost.
This week: I’m going to be a mood spoiler, there will only be only one team left after the weekend, West Covina, who will go on to win the Southeast title, unless of course they run into injuries or a turnover-filled game that costs them. I can’t imagine them losing to Mayfair, though road trips are never easy. I have seen Bonita twice, against West Covina and Muir, and both times, didn’t come away extremely impressed. I do love how they battle, but they got a juggernaut in La Serna, who has won ten straight. The way Whittier schools have beat up on us in the Mid-Valley division, I’m taking La Serna, who does own a win over La Mirada. Speaking of the Mid-Valley, Monrovia will return the favor against San Dimas. It’s like the ‘Cats have two championships, Saturday’s to exact some revenge, then next week where they hope to win their first title after nine championship tries. We know they hate the name BillyCats, but until they win a title …well, they’re the Billycats. If you thought just because Bishop Amat was eliminated there was no football at the highest level, look again, Chino Hills is hosting undefeated Corona Centennial, who many believe are better than Servite and Mission Viejo. It’s the game of all games for the Huskies. I don’t think they win or come close, but what a treat for everyone. On Friday, Mike “The Cousin” Robledo and I will do dual Coveritlive’s. He will be at West Covina and I will be at Chino Hills. We will blog ’em both together, and you can join us during the chat. Should be a lot of fun.
This week’s games and predictions
Whittier Christian vs. Village Christian at Glendale HS, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Whittier Christian); Ramirez (Village Chr.)
Monrovia at San Dimas, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Monrovia); Ramirez (San Dimas)
West Covina vs. Mayfair at Bellflower HS, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (WCovina); Ramirez (WCovina)
La Serna at Bonita, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Serna); Ramirez (Bonita)
Corona Centennial at Chino Hills, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Cor. Cent); Ramirez (Cor. Cent.)
Rancho Cucamonga at Vista Murrieta, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (Vista); Ramirez (Vista)
Chino Hills with have their hands full with Corona Centennial QB Michael Eubank