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 (16-2); Tolegian (17-1)
Season standings: Robledo (114-37); Tolegian (112-39)
Last week: For the second straight week, Aram went 17-1 to close my lead to two, but I also went 16-2, so he didn’t gain much ground. Not much separated us, he got me on Los Altos over Diamond Ranch, but I got him back taking El Monte over Rosemead. The difference was Bishop Amat. He took Alemany and I took Amat, and we know what happened there.
This week: The big game is Friday at the District, and I like the Colts. There are certain games that you don’t need a pep talk for and this is one of them. I like Covina in a big game with their cards on the table. I didn’t think they could win at San Dimas last year — they did — and this year they’re better. As long as QB Billy Livingston is healthy, they should get it done. San Dimas hasn’t played a team this physical defensively since beating Monrovia, and the Cats aren’t as physical as the Colts. I’m rolling the dice with Amat too. They’ve been their greatest with their backs to the wall, and their backs are too the wall. They’re in a position where they have to win on the road, so lets see if the Blue-Collar guys can pull off another mild stunner. I also like South Hills over Damien. While many may have given up on this team, I thought Charter Oak was that good on Friday. South Hills can still score, and my guess is they outscore Damien in a shootout. Finally, I like Los Altos over Bonita. This should set L.A. up nicely for the West Covina game, and give them the inside track toward a playoff spot.
This weeks games and predictions
South El Monte at Arroyo, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arroyo); Tolegian (Arroyo)
Wilson vs. Northview at CDF, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Northview); Tolegian (Wilson)
Glendora vs. Alta Loma at Chaffey, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Glendora); Tolegian (Glendora)
San Dimas vs. Covina at CDF, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Covina); Tolegian (Chovina)
Bishop Amat at Crespi, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Amat); Tolegian (Crespi)
South Hills at Damien , 7 p.m. — Robledo (SHills); Tolegian (Damien)
Diamond Bar at Walnut, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Walnut); Tolegian (D-Bar)
Ayala at Charter Oak, 7 p.m. — Robledo (COak); Tolegian (CO)
Diamond Ranch at Rowland, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DRanch); Tolegian (D-Ranch)
Los Altos at Bonita, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Los Altos); Tolegian (Los Altos)
El Monte at Mountain View, 7 p.m. — Robledo (El Monte); Tolegian (El Monte)
Ganesha vs. Azusa at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Azusa); Tolegian (Azusa)
Gladstone at Bassett, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Gladstone); Tolegian (G-stone)
Sierra Vista at La Puente, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Puente); Tolegian (LP)
Workman at Duarte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Duarte); Tolegian (Duarte)
Rosemead at Gabrielino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rosemead); Tolegian (Rosemead)
Claremont at Chino Hills, 7 p.m. — Robledo (CHills); Tolegian (CH)
Nogales at Pomona, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Pomona); Tolegian (P-Town)