Aram and I will go head-to-head in Tribskin Pick’em throughout the season with the loser buying lunch in December.
Last week: Robledo (13-5); Tolegian (17-1)
Season standings: Robledo (98-35); Tolegian (95-38)
Last week: Aram picked up four wins to cut my lead to three. He had a great week, going 17-1, missing only Pomona’s rout over Northview. I took a beating, taking Los Osos, Diamond Bar, Workman, Mountain View and JSerra.
This week: South Hills and Charter Oak could be epic with arguably the two best offensive teams in the area. But the reason I like Charter Oak is defense, they’re just a little better in that area than the Huskies, who haven’t stopped anyone except lowly St. Monica. Bishop Amat is in a must win at home and they owe Alemany. For Amat to make the playoffs, they have to win home games against Alemany and Loyola in two weeks. They will probably lose to Crespi on the road and have a shot at Notre Dame in the finale. My guess is they go 2-2, or 3-1 at best. But yes, I think they make the playoffs. Duarte will give Azusa a run for its money, but it’s not time yet. The Falcons will win a league title under coach Tip Sanders, but not this year. L.A. and Diamond Ranch is a coin flip, but no way I pick against Roddy’s Ranchers again.
This week’s games and predictioins
Azusa vs. Duarte at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Azusa); Tolegian (Azusa)
La Puente at Ganesha, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Puente); Tolegian (LP)
Covina vs. Nogales at CDF, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Covina); Tolegian (Covina)
Glendora vs. Los Osos at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Los Osos); Tolegian (Los Osos)
Los Altos vs. Diamond Ranch at Ganesha, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DRanch); Tolegian (Los Altos)
Walnut at Rowland, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Walnut); Tolegian (Walnut)
West Covina at Bonita, 7 p.m. — Robledo (WCovina); Tolegian (WestCo)
Arroyo at Mountain View, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arroyo); Tolegian (Arroyo)
Rosemead at El Monte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (El Monte); Tolegian (Rosemead)
South El Monte at Gabrielino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (South); Tolegian (SEM)
Gladstone at Sierra Vista, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SVista); Tolegian (SV)
Workman vs. Bassett at La Puente, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Workman); Tolegian (Workman)
Alemany at Bishop Amat, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Amat); Tolegian (Alemany)
Chino Hills at Ayala, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Chills); Tolegian (Chino Hills)
Damien at Claremont, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Damien); Tolegian (Damien)
South Hills vs. Charter Oak at CDF — Robledo (COak); Tolegian (Charter Oak)
Baldwin Park at Pomona, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Pomona); Tolegian (Pomona)
Wilson vs. San Dimas at Charter Oak, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SDimas); Tolegian (San Dimas)