SCPL Football Pick'em

SCPL Football Pick’em – Week 2

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Week 2 delivered 6-1 records for all our experts, except Fred Robledo, who went 5-2. His “upset pick” was for Chaminade to beat St. John Bosco, where Tarek Fattal’s “against the grain” pick for Oaks Christian over Paraclete paid off, but his San Juan Hills over Capo Valley didn’t pan out the same way.
Steve Fryer, Mike Guardabascio and Eric Paul Johnson continue to pace the pack at 18-3 – but who will separate themselves?
Check out the SCPL Pick’em game results, the expert’s season records, and last week’s picks below.

Football-Pick'em Week 2 Results

St. John Bosco 31, Chaminade 17
Mission Viejo 42, La Habra 27
JSerra 59, Bishop Amat 35
Orange Lutheran 40, Vista Murrieta 20
Oaks Christian 30, Paraclete 21
Upland 47, Redlands East Valley 26
Capistrano Valley 14, San Juan Hills 7


Each week select prep staff of the Southern California News Group will attempt to predict the outcome of SoCal’s best high school football games, which span across the Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

You may notice that one “expert” isn’t a staff reporter, but a recognizable face and voice in the SoCal sports community, FOX Sports’ Petros Papadakis. The former Trojan football player and current co-host of AM 570’s Petros & Money Show will be SCPL’s guest picker for the 2017 season. Be sure to tune into AM 570 from 2-6 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays to hear Petros make his selections, and speak  about SCPL’s best football games.

Remember to follow @SoCalPrepLegend on Twitter, and hashtag either #SCPL or #PrepLegends to share YOUR picks with us!

Steve Fryer, OCSteve Fryer’s Picks:
OC Register, @Steve Fryer
Pick Record: 12-2

-Chaminade vs. St. John Bosco: St. John Bosco
It’s in my contract to pick Trinity League teams.

-Mission Viejo at La Habra: Mission Viejo
La Habra is very good, but those Mission WRs, woooh

-Bishop Amat at JSerra: JSerra
Pay attention to JSerra QB Matt Robinson

-Orange Lutheran at Vista Murrieta: Orange Lutheran
The third-best team in the stacked Trinity League?
-Oaks Christian at Paraclete: Paraclete
I do a lot of guessing. This is an example.

-Upland vs. Redlands East Valley: Upland
Proved it vs. La Habra couple weeks back.

-Capistrano Valley vs. San Juan Hills: Capistrano Valley
Nathan Manning, the QB, set for another strong game.

Tarek Fattal, DNTarek Fattal’s Picks:
SCPL/LA Daily News, @Tarek_Fattal
Pick Record: 10-4

-Chaminade vs. St. John Bosco: Bosco
Although Chaminade has been rolling over high-level competition – Bosco just has too much fire power on both sides.
-Mission Viejo at La Habra: Mission Viejo
Diablos just score too many points – but I have an odd feeling about this game…
-Bishop Amat at JSerra:
JSerra
-Orange Lutheran at Vista Murrieta: Orange Lutheran
Another Trinity League school making it look easy – they’ll cruise. *sunglasses emoji*
-Oaks Christian at Paraclete: Oaks Christian
I like Brevin White, QB for Paraclete, but Oaks may have figured something out after beating Edison last week. Also, I’m the only one picking them, could pick up a much needed point here.
-Upland vs. Redlands East Valley: Upland
Both teams are unbeaten, but Upland is the better team here. The Highlanders could be argued as the best team in Div. 2.
-Capistrano Valley vs. San Juan Hills: San Juan Hills
Upset Pick! Capo is No.2 and San Juan Hills  is No.3  in CIF-SS Div 4. This could be the truest pick’em game of the week. Most of my colleagues are going CV – but I like San Juan’s defense and I think their offense starts to click this week!

Petros Papadakis, AM570:Fox Sports

Petros Papadakis’ Picks:
Fox Sports, @theOldP
Pick Record: 9-5

-Chaminade vs. St. John Bosco: St. John Bosco
Chaminade is very good but Bosco is elite
-Mission Viejo at La Habra: Mission Viejo
Year-in, year-out the Diablos are the best public school team in the O.C.
-Bishop Amat at JSerra: JSerra
The mighty Lancers about to drop to 0-3.
-Orange Lutheran at Vista Murrieta: O-Lu
That O-Lu team bus will be pretty ripe when it arrives home at midnight.  At least the guys will be happy.

-Oaks Christian at Paraclete: Paraclete
The desert winds blow in the Spirit’s favor.  Herrington > Benkert
-Upland vs. Redlands East Valley: Upland
No one reps Rev-High like me.  But the Highlanders will run up the score here.
-Capistrano Valley vs. San Juan Hills: Capo Valley
Cougars win this backyard battle of undefeated schools.

Fred Robledo, SGVT

Fred Robledo’s Picks:
Tribune/Star-News, @SGVNSports
Pick Record: 11-3

-Chaminade vs. St. John Bosco: Chaminade
Primed and ready to knock off one of the heavyweights.

-Mission Viejo at La Habra: Mission Viejo
Upland smacked La Habra and MV is better than Upland.
-Bishop Amat at JSerra: JSerra
Amat continues to pay for brutal scheduling.
-Orange Lutheran at Vista Murrieta: Orange Lutheran
Total blowout, why are we picking this?
-Oaks Christian at Paraclete: Paraclete
Spirits always good, but this team is special
-Upland vs. Redlands East Valley: Upland
Should win by three touchdowns or more
-Capistrano Valley vs. San Juan Hills: Capistrano Valley
I don’t why, just have a feeling

Mike Guardabascio, Press-Telegram

Mike Guardabascio’s Picks:
Press-Telegram, @Guardabascio
Pick Record: 12-2

-Chaminade vs. St. John Bosco: Bosco
I think Mater Dei and Corona Centennial are only Cali teams with shot against the Braves

-Mission Viejo at La Habra: Mission Viejo
Wins to set up showdown with Poly next week
-Bishop Amat at JSerra: JSerra
Lions are loaded with talented transfers and have upped profile
-Orange Lutheran at Vista Murrieta: Orange Lutheran
Look at the Trinity League’s nonleague record the last three years
-Oaks Christian at Paraclete: Paraclete
Paraclete wins a close one
-Upland vs. Redlands East Valley: Upland
Upland wins easily
-Capistrano Valley vs. San Juan Hills: Capistrano Valley
Capo Valley stays undefeated

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Eric-Paul Johnson’s Picks:
Press-Enterprise, @CallMeEPJ
Pick Record: 12-2

-Chaminade vs. St. John Bosco:
St. John Bosco
-Mission Viejo at La Habra:
Mission Viejo
-Bishop Amat at JSerra:
JSerra
-Orange Lutheran at Vista Murrieta:
Orange Lutheran
-Oaks Christian at Paraclete:
Paraclete
-Upland vs. Redlands East Valley:
Upland
-Capistrano Valley vs. San Juan Hills:
Capistrano Valley

NO RESALES

Evan Barnes’ Pick:
LA Daily News, @Evan_b
Pick Record: 11-3

-Chaminade vs. St. John Bosco: Bosco
Chaminade will make it tough, esp on the line, but there’s a reason only 2 SoCal teams have beaten Bosco since 2013. Too tough, too athletic
-Mission Viejo at La Habra: Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo cruises and we all get ready to see them and Poly
-Bishop Amat at JSerra: JSerra
Smacked Alemany and if Amat is slightly better, maybe they only lose by 15?
-Orange Lutheran at Vista Murrieta: Orange Lutheran
Su’a Cravens doesn’t have eligibility right? Lancers
-Oaks Christian at Paraclete: Paraclete
Paraclete upset Helix last week. With Oaks’ QB situation a bit more solid, it’s close but Spirits get 2nd big W in a row
-Upland vs. Redlands East Valley:
Upland
-Capistrano Valley vs. San Juan Hills:
Capistrano Valley