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 (5-1); Ramirez (4-2).
Season: Robledo (194-56); Ramirez (188-62).
Last week: Steve tried to make a run at me but I went 5-for-6, missing, you guessed it, taking La Serna over Bonita. Steve picked Bonita correctly, but missed taking San Dimas over Monrovia and Village Christian over Western Christian. So, for the second year in a row, Stevie owes me lunch.
This week: There is only one game left to pick, but I would like to point out if you go back to my pre-playoff division predictions I almost nailed it. I called Bonita-West Covina in the championship game of the Southeast. Called Mission Viejo and Servite in the final of the Pac-5. Called Corona Centennial and Vista Murrieta in the final of the Inland? And picked Monrovia in the Mid-Valley title game, though I had them playing Azusa not Whittier Christian. In any case, you probably figured I was taking West Covina in Friday’s Southeast championship. I’ll explain more on the two-minute drill later in the week, but Bonita hasn’t done anything in the playoffs that would make me switch, though I do think it will be a much, much closer game than West Covina’s 55-21 win earlier this year. West Covina will not play that good the same night Bonita plays that bad. Not again. Believe me, this game will be tight in the fourth quarter.
This week’s games and predictions
CIF-SS Southeast Championship
West Covina vs. Bonita at TBA, 7:30 p.m. — Robledo (West Covina); Ramirez (West Covina)