Southeast Division prediction: West Covina over Suburban champ Mayfair in title game

Fred’s thoughts: I know we all keep calling West Covina a slam dunk, but there is no slam dunk in the playoffs, but they’re the big favorites. California might test them in the second round, and for sure once they get to the semifinals, whether it’s Bonita, Arcadia or La Mirada, it won’t be easy. Remember, if Covina and South Hills could come within seconds of beating West Covina, why couldn’t of few of these teams. In fact La Mirada played La Habra super tough, losing by only a touchdown, and they blew out Mayfair, another good team, toward the end of the season. On the bottom half, I like Mayfair to come out of it, despite its loss to La Mirada. The Suburban League champs lost two games to Pac-5 teams (Los Alamitos (56-21) and Lakewood (42-29), and crushed Mid-Valley’s Cerritos Valley Christian 56-21. We haven’t talked about the Suburban enough, but if you’re looking for another league comparable to the Hacienda if not better, it could be our friends from Whittier.

Southeast Division Predictions
Top Half

Norwalk (3-7) at #1 West Covina (9-1)
Pasadena (5-5) at California (7-3)
Bonita (6-4) at Arcadia (8-2)
Crescenta Valley (6-4) at #4 La Mirada (6-4)
Bottom Half
Los Altos (7-3) at #3 Burbank Burroughs (6-4)
La Serna (7-3) at Mayfair (7-3)
Bellflower (7-3) at Diamond Ranch (5-5)
Muir (6-4) at #2 Santa Fe (6-4)

Second Round winners
West Covina over Norwalk
California over Pasadena
Arcadia over Bonita
La Mirada over Crescenta Valley
Los Altos over Burroughs
Mayfair over La Serna
Diamond Ranch over Bellflower
Santa Fe over Muir
Quarterfinal Winners
West Covina over California
Arcadia over La Mirada
Mayfair over Los Altos
Diamond Ranch over Santa Fe
Semifinal Winners
West Covina over Arcadia
Mayfair over Diamond Ranch
Championsip
West Covina over Mayfair

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  • Wait…what?

    So La Mirada is the #4 seed, they shut out La Serna, blew out Mayfair (the team you’re picking for the finals) and they were the CUPCAKE on Amat’s schedule?

  • wait…what?

    aNd wasn’t La Mirada the League Champ?

  • FredJ

    co-league champs

  • Basic

    Tough road for the Bearcats, but hey you have to play someone, so might as well face them now…

    If the Bearcats show up and play mistake free football I do think they have a good shot, anything else though and I don’t see them playing next week.

    Best of Luck Bearcats. Play tough…play smart.

  • wait….what?

    Beat Mayfair?

  • JMO

    Santa Fe #2 are you kidding me. CO 49-0 and it could have been worse had Big Lou not been long time friends with their coach.

  • Conq’76

    Anyone have any info on Burroughs?

  • b

    Conq’76
    Diamond Ranch played them two years ago and they have a terrible field. All i can remember it was all muddy and no grass.The worst HS field i have ever seen next to the field that South Hills plays on.

  • Big Braddah Man

    What I know – Burroughs
    LA should not have a problem with Burroughs. They are bit undersized and can be beat on the ground as well as in the air. They do have a good running game but nothing the line can’t handle. They got shut out by Muir 28-0, the at large team. Should be a good tune up game before the match up with Mayfair. . .

  • HuskyPride

    b
    “The worst HS field i have ever seen next to the field that South Hills plays on”

    Are you serious? District Field is one of the nicest fields around! 2008 the field looked bad only due to all the rain that occurred during the week prior to the game. 2009 what was wrong with the field? District Field plays host to 3 teams throughout the year and still is one of the best fields to play on.

  • Colt74

    I love Covina District Field because you are down close and personal to the players. The stands need NUKED and rebuilt. If you are on the end of a row you spend half the game getting up to let people in or out. And the steps are starting to spring like a diving board.
    Go into Baldwin Parks stadium. It’s enough to make you cry.

    Now about WesCo’s quest for back to backs. IMHO there is not a team in the playoffs that will cause WesCo to even work up a sweat.

    “This game is in the refrigerator, the door’s closed, the light’s out, the eggs are cooling, the butter’s getting hard and the Jello’s jiggling.”
    C.H.

  • Eric Davis – BHS’80

    GO BEARCATS – win and you face a bigger challenge each and every round!

    Southeast Division Predictions

    Top Half
    Norwalk (3-7) at #1 West Covina (9-1)
    Pasadena (5-5) at California (7-3)
    Bonita (6-4) at Arcadia (8-2)
    Crescenta Valley (6-4) at #4 La Mirada (6-4)

    Bottom Half
    Los Altos (7-3) at #3 Burbank Burroughs (6-4)
    La Serna (7-3) at Mayfair (7-3)
    Bellflower (7-3) at Diamond Ranch (5-5)
    Muir (6-4) at #2 Santa Fe (6-4)

    Second Round winners
    West Covina over Norwalk
    California over Pasadena
    Bonita over Arcadia
    La Mirada over Crescenta Valley
    Los Altos over Burroughs
    Mayfair over La Serna
    Diamond Ranch over Bellflower
    Santa Fe over Muir
    Quarterfinal Winners
    West Covina over California
    Bonita over La Mirada
    Los Altos over Mayfair
    Diamond Ranch over Santa Fe

    Semifinal Winners
    Bonita over West Covina
    Los Altos over Diamond Ranch

    Championsip
    Bonita over Los Altos

  • realTalk

    Im a pacific league fan and Burroughs is not under sized the will be the biggest team u see up front no joke

  • Dan

    real talk,
    Couldn’t agree with you more on Burroughs, I think a lot of people are taking them lightly. I think the Indians will take the bottom side of the bracket. With Zander Anding getting three hundred yards a game, something tells me they have one heck of a physical line up front.

  • Anonymous

    @ JMO- I agree with you this is the Worst division by far this season, if CO was still in the southeast they would blOw everybody to smitherine! After smacking Santa Fe the #2 seed in this division, I feel bad for whoever loses to them in the playoffs cause they are a terrible team.

  • Big Braddah Man

    Dan,Realtalk
    I was at the game last year when Burroughs played Mayfair, saw Jason Logologo ran through their line. I don’t think their physical enough to stop Faaola, he is just a monster between the lines.

    B,
    I guess they saw your post, the game has been moved to glendale. . .

  • Dan

    Big Braddah,
    You could be right, I haven’t seeing Burroughs
    this year so I’m just going off of their record and who they beat. Also the fact that Zander Anding is getting some incredible 300 yards a game. I’m drawing conclusions off of those factors and with stats like that, I get the feeling that line can move people. Lets remember that teams change every year so those Burroughs kids you saw get run over by Mayfair last year are a little bigger and a little stronger and a little more experienced this year and could be much improved.
    One other thing, and I like Los Altos and what they have done this year, and I like the attitude that I saw from coach Ziola in the interview they had on here a few weeks back, so don’t take this the wrong way cause I’m not putting Los Altos down, but just being honest. Judging by what I saw from Los Altos this year and Mayfair last year, Los Altos is not close to that Mayfair team that ran over Burroughs last year, those boys would have run over just about any team in the SGV last year. Good luck to Los Altos though.

  • realTALK

    Key word LAST YEAR BUD! This isn’t last year

  • Big Braddah Man

    Dan,
    I’m also drawing a conclusion that the Pacific League can’t really defend the run. How did Zander Anding do against non league opponents? Burroughs is a ground and pound team, I get that. But Los Altos comes from a ground and pound league, this is what they do. So I don’t see them doing anything different that LA has not seen before…