California Week Six Predictions
October 13 (Saturday)
Mendocino 34 Siskiyous 21
I like Mendo's offense behind freshman QB Jesse Kozak and big RB Ron Cruz, who leads the state in rushing with 172.8 yards per game (as a single back). Siskiyous is second to last in total offense in the state.
Yuba is on a bit of a skid after winning their first three. They are thin up front, which will spell trouble against a solid defensive line for Shasta.
Reedley can put up points, especially against a Sierra team that is great on offense, but whose defense has given up over 350 yards per game.
A battle of "O-fers" with 0-5 Marin vs. 0-4 Gavilan. Someone has to win. Marin can move the ball on offense, but the defense is last in the state. Gavilan has come close a few times and has some athletes.
Two of the state's best tailbacks go head-to-head with Reymon Murphy and Antowain Vaughns. I thing San Jose has more depth than a good MPC team with low numbers.
Laney is good. Real good. This will be the first real test for 5-0 Contra Costa. I don't think Contra Costa has the linemen on either side of the ball to compete with Laney.
San Mateo 31 Santa Rosa 27
Two very good teams. I think San Mateo will get it together after dropping their last game to Laney. This is close and could go either way.
Bakersfield 24 West Hills 13
This should be a low scoring game wih two great defenses going head to head. There will be some hitting going on. I think the BC defense will win this game for them.
Cerritos 37 Canyons 28
Two high octane offenses. Could go either way. I pick Cerrito because Canyons' pass defense has been suspect this season and I expect Cerritos to take advantage of that.
Chaffey 42 Victor Valley 20
Chaffey is the real deal. They should be able to get by VVC. However, VVC has some weapons and can easily sneak up on a sleeping giant if Chaffy isn't ready to play.
Two teams off to a reasonably good start. I think Mt. JAC will rebound from their loss to Grossmont. This is a make it or break it game for Desert.
Who'd have guessed that these two would both be 4-1 after five weeks? Should be a great game. I think AVC has the tools to pull it out.
What happened to Southwestern? Off to a 1-4 start and in the cellar of the Foothill. Tough time to play one of the Foothill's best teams.
BYES: All other teams in state.