Aram and I will go head-to-head in Tribskin Pick’em throughout the season for our annual dinner bet.Week 0 results are in
Last Week: Robledo (15-6); Tolegian (12-9).
Season: Tolegian (15-6); Tolegian (12-9).
Last Week: As far as predictions go, this is one of my worst opening weeks in history but Aram was even worse, so I’m leading by three after Week 0. Aram missed what I think is a Tribskin record nine games, he barely stayed above .500. He took Bonita, Servite, Arroyo and Nogales, who all lost. Surprisingly, he nailed a shocker in Mountain View over Alhambra and called South Hills over Colony. I picked up games on Aram by taking San Dimas over Bonita, Los Altos over Arroyo, Montclair over Ganesha, Rowland over Noglaes and Diamond Ranch over Chino.
This week: With Loyola struggling to put away Harvard-Westlake combined with West Covina winning so easily over Covina without QB Jon Najera at quarterback, I’m calling the upset of West Covina over Loyola. The Bulldogs have played these step-up games in the past and got pounded, but I don’t have that feeling this time. It’s time for the Bulldogs to show the Valley Amat’s not the only area team that can take down the big boys. Another semi-upset call, if that’s what you want to call it, is Ayala over Monrovia. Jordan Robinson was spectacular in his debut win over Diamond Bar, and having a home game and a game under its belt should benefit the Bulldogs, who are extremely talented. I think Chino Hills is going to give Amat all it can handle. The Lancers may have not come down from the clouds after Friday’s big win over Servite, so Chino Hills is getting them at the right time. But Amat wins. As improved as Damien is, not sure they’re ready to handle Orange Lutheran. I like Charter Oak big over Roosevelt and for San Dimas to crush Azusa.
This weeks games and predictions
Covina at La Puente, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Covina); Tolegian (La Puente)
Rosemead at Irvine, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Irvine); Tolegian (Irvine)
Arroyo at Temple City, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arroyo): Tolegian (Arroyo)
Azusa at San Dimas, 7 p.m. — Robledo (San Dimas); Tolegian (Saints)
Bishop Amat at Chino Hills, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BAmat); Tolegian (Amat)
Charter Oak at Roosevelt, 7 p.m. — Robledo (COak); Tolegian (Chargers)
Claremont vs. Glendora at Citrus, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Glendora); Tolegian (Glendora)
Diamond Ranch at El Rancho, 7 p.m. – Robledo (DRanch); Tolegian (Roddy)
Duarte at Cerritos Valley Christian, 7 p.m. – Robledo (Duarte); Tolegian (Valley Chr.)
Garey at Ganesha, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Ganesha); Tolegian (Garey)
Keppel vs. Workman at La Puente, 7 p.m. – Robledo (Workman); Tolegian (Workman)
Los Altos at Salesian, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Los Altos); Tolegian (Los Altos)
Loyola at West Covina, 7 p.m. — Robledo (West Covina); Tolegian (WestCo)
Orange Lutheran at Damien, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Lutheran); Tolegian (Damien)
Monrovia at Ayala, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Ayala); Tolegian (M-Town)
Mountain View at Bassett, 7 p.m. — Robledo (MView); Tolegian (Mountain View)
Northview vs. Gladstone at CDF, 7 p.m. –Robledo (NView); Tolegian (NHS)
Norwalk vs. Diamond Bar at Excelsior, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Norwalk); Tolegian (D-Bar)
Ontario Christian at El Monte, 7 p.m. – Robledo (EMonte); Tolegian (Ont. Chr.)
Pomona at Chino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Chino); Tolegian (Chino)
Rowland at Wilson, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Wilson); Tolegian (Rowland)
South El Monte at Nogales, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Nogales); Tolegian (SEM)
South Hills at Bonita, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SHills); Tolegian (Bonita)
Troy at Walnut, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Troy); Tolegian (Troy)
Baldwin Park at La Costa Canyon, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Costa); Tolegian (LCC)