This season, I will give my predictions for all the area games from week to week. Want to play? Just add your projections and keep your tally and see how you match up.
Record (season total, last week): Ramirez (78-43, 3-2)
Last Week: It was a decent week. I let it ride too long on Cantwell. But who saw La Mirada’s upset of Arcadia?
This week: We’re down to the elite 3, with La Habra, La Mirada and La Serna still alive. All three, as you would expect, have tough games in the semfinals. I like La Habra against El Toro in the Southwest, but the Chargers are no pushover. La Mirada and La Serna, both in the Southeast, will be up against it. La Mirada gets top seed and 2010 champion West Coviina, which is still the heavy favorite to repeat. La Mirada already shocked one team in Arcadia, can they do it again? There’s a chance with the way the Mats line is playing, but you have to go with the favorite and so will I, but it could be close. La Serna also has to play a perfect game. Remember, Muir destroyed Santa Fe, which beat the Lancers. My heart says to take La Serna, but after watching Muir take apart the Chiefs and seeing a 48-0 score over Diamond Ranch, makes me go with the Mustangs.
Here are this week’s predictions:
Friday, Nov. 25
El Toro (11-1 at La Habra (9-3), 7:30 p.m. — La Habra
West Covina (11-1) at La Mirada (8-4), 7:30 p.m. — West Covina
Muir (8-4) at La Serna (9-3) at Cal HS, 7:30 p.m. — Muir