Aram Tolegian and I will go head-to-head picking football games throughout the season. He edged me out the past two seasons, but it’s not happening this year, not when we’re playing for a Slater’s 50-50 burger.
Aram Tolegian (14-3, last week); (112-48, season total)
Fred Robledo (13-5, last week); (114-46, season total)
Last Week: Aram picked up two games to pull within two. Aram missed taking Chino Hills over Charter Oak, Ayala over Damien and La Puente over Duarte. I also missed taking La Puente along with taking Covina over Baldwin Park, Diamond Ranch over Diamond Bar, Mountain View over Gabrielino and Workman over Ganesha.
This week’s games and predictions With Crespi beating Loyola and Alemany knocking off Notre Dame the Serra is a crapshoot, with only Crespi, having played just one game, the only team without a loss. Even though Amat lost its opener to Notre Dame, it still controls its own destiny by winning, and they have to win Friday at home against Alemany or they could all but forget their playoff chances. Amat has never beaten Alemany since Alemany joined the Serra, and Amat’s coming off a bye week, so there are no excuses. Take Amat, they have to have it and they will get it. West Covina at Bonita is another close one, but I’m taking surging Bonita, who appears to be getting its second wind. Can Glendora bounce back after its first defeat and beat Etiwanda? They should.
La Puente vs. Azusa at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Azusa); Aram (Azusa)
South Hills vs. Charter Oak at CDF, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Charter Oak); Aram (CO)
Glendora vs. Etiwanda at Citrus, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Glendora); Aram (G-High)
Diamond Ranch at Rowland, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DRanch); Aram (DR)
Los Altos at Walnut, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Los Altos); Aram (Conqs)
West Covina at Bonita, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bonita); Aram (Bo-Hi)
Mission Valley League
Arroyo at Mountain View, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram (Arroyo)
Rosemead at El Monte, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Rosemead); Aram (Paramomead)
South El Monte at Gabrielino, 7 p.m. Robledo (); Aram (SEM)
Bassett at Ganesha, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bassett); Aram (Bassett)
Duarte at Sierra Vista, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Duarte); Aram (Duarte)
Workman vs. Gladstone at La Puente, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Gladstone); Aram (Glad)
Alemany at Bishop Amat, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BAmat); Aram (Amat)
Chino Hills at Ayala, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Chino Hills); Aram (CH)
Damien at Claremont, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Damien); Aram (Damien)
Valle Vista League
Covina vs. Nogales at CDF, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Covina); Aram (C-Town)
Baldwin Park at Pomona, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Pomona); Aram (P-Town)
Valle Vista League
Wilson vs. Northview at CDF, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Northview); Aram (N)
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