SCPL Football Pick'em

SCPL Football Pick’em – Week 4

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Maybe lighting does strike in the same place twice.

Petros Papadakis finds himself atop the leaderboard with the best record from Week 4’s action, yet again – calling the Murrieta Valley win over Oaks Christian, a pick that ONLY he made.

Other than Petros’ Murrieta Valley pick, Mike Guardabascio and Tarek Fattal were correct in their upset pick in Mayfair’s victory over La Mirada. While the rest of the pack had a decent week, anchored by unanimous picks for Orange Lutheran and San Clemente.

The leader heading into Week 5 remains Eric-Paul Johnson (Press-Enterprise) with a record of 30-5.

See last week’s picks, season record and SCPL Pick’em game results below.

Football-Pick'em Week 4 Results

Mission Viejo 28, Santa Margarita 23
Orange Lutheran 34, Heritage 21
Murrieta Valley 38, Oaks Christian 20
Serra (Gardena) 38, Alemany 20
Rancho Cucamonga 30, Citrus Hill 0
Mayfair 20, La Mirada 6
San Clemente 14, Palos Verdes 0


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: 23-5

-Mission Viejo vs. Santa Margarita: Mission Viejo
Excellent defense, and enough offense to keep up with the high-powered Santa Margaritaville guys.

-Heritage vs. Orange Lutheran: Orange Lutheran
Because it’s a Trinity League team.

-Oaks Christian vs. Murrieta Valley: Oaks Christian
This is a guess.

-Alemany vs. Serra (Gardena): Serra
Not as good as the Serra with the J but still really good.

-Citrus Hills vs. Rancho Cucamonga: Rancho
And its quality offense.

-La Mirada vs. Mayfair: La Mirada
Tough one to pick, but La Mirada has lost to very good teams and should be toughened up by all of that.

-San Clemente vs. Palos Verdes: San Clemente
That offense is clicking.

Tarek Fattal, DNTarek Fattal’s Picks:
SCPL/LA Daily News, @Tarek_Fattal
Pick Record: 21-7

-Mission Viejo vs. Santa Margarita: Mission Viejo
We are so used to Centennial, Bosco and Mater Dei. The Diablos could be in that tier.
-Heritage vs. Orange Lutheran:
Orange Lutheran
-Oaks Christian vs. Murrieta Valley: Oaks Christian
After a tough Week 0 game against a GOOD Chaminade team, the Lions are rolling, and will continue to do so.
-Alemany vs. Serra (Gardena): Alemany
Coach James Washington prepped for the Mission League with a brutal nonconference schedule – I think it pays off on Friday night.
-Citrus Hills vs. Rancho Cucamonga: Citrus Hill
I’m 1-0 when picking a reigning SCPL Athlete of the Week. Will Jonathan Jefferson make me 2-0? Let’s see.
-La Mirada vs. Mayfair: Mayfair
The Monsoons will have to do it on the road, but give me the 3-1 “underdogs” in this one.
-San Clemente vs. Palos Verdes: San Clemente
The Sam Darnold energy is contagious. That jump pass against Texas, wow!

Petros Papadakis, AM570:Fox Sports

Petros Papadakis’ Picks:
Fox Sports, @theOldP
Pick Record: 22-6

-Mission Viejo vs. Santa Margarita: Mission Viejo
The Screaming Eagles have outscored opponents 201-10 so far. But I’m taking Diablos to improve to 5-0
-Heritage vs. Orange Lutheran: Orange Lutheran
Both 4-0 but I like the Lancers to win their Homecoming game at OCC
-Oaks Christian vs. Murrieta Valley: Murrieta Valley
Junior QB Hank Bachmeier leads Nighthawks upset 
-Alemany vs. Serra (Gardena): Serra
Coming off a bye week, the Cavaliers hand Alemany its fourth straight loss   
-Citrus Hills vs. Rancho Cucamonga: Rancho Cucamonga
The Purple-clad  Cougars remain undefeated. 
-La Mirada vs. Mayfair: La Mirada 
Matador pride
-San Clemente vs. Palos Verdes: San Clemente
Tritons put it on the Sea Kings at El Camino College

Fred Robledo, SGVT

Fred Robledo’s Picks:
Tribune/Star-News, @SGVNSports
Pick Record: 23-5

-Mission Viejo vs. Santa Margarita: Santa Margarita
MV earned a close win over Long Beach Poly and SM is much better than Poly.
-Heritage vs. Orange Lutheran: Orange Lutheran
Hard to pick against undefeated Trinity schools.
-Oaks Christian vs. Murrieta Valley: Oaks Christian
Because Calpreps projects it by three touchdowns.
-Alemany vs. Serra (Gardena): Serra
Easiest game to pick because Alemany is that bad.
-Citrus Hills vs. Rancho Cucamonga: Rancho
Can make argument Rancho is Southern Section’s best public school after Corona Centennial.
-La Mirada vs. Mayfair: La Mirada
After getting blown out by teams it had no business playing, welcome to the Suburban League.
-San Clemente vs. Palos Verdes: San Clemente
Palos Verdes won’t be able to match score for score.

Mike Guardabascio, Press-Telegram

Mike Guardabascio’s Picks:
Press-Telegram, @Guardabascio
Pick Record: 23-5

-Mission Viejo vs. Santa Margarita: Santa Margarita
I won’t pick against a Trinity league team unless theyre playing a Trinity League team
-Heritage vs. Orange Lutheran: Orange Lutheran
Ditto
-Oaks Christian vs. Murrieta Valley: Oaks Christian
OC should roll
-Alemany vs. Serra (Gardena): Serra
Still has the guys to get it done
-Citrus Hills vs. Rancho Cucamonga: Rancho
Very underrated team
-La Mirada vs. Mayfair: Mayfair
We’ll find out this week how much Mayfair has come up. I think they’re for real
-San Clemente vs. Palos Verdes: San Clemente
Can’t see PV hanging with SC in this one

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Eric-Paul Johnson’s Picks:
Press-Enterprise, @CallMeEPJ
Pick Record: 25-3

-Mission Viejo vs. Santa Margarita:
Mission Viejo
-Heritage vs. Orange Lutheran:
Orange Lutheran
-Oaks Christian vs. Murrieta Valley:
Oaks Christian
-Alemany vs. Serra (Gardena):
Serra
-Citrus Hills vs. Rancho Cucamonga:
Rancho
-La Mirada vs. Mayfair:
La Mirada
-San Clemente vs. Palos Verdes:
San Clemente

NO RESALES

Evan Barnes’ Pick:
LA Daily News, @Evan_b
Pick Record: 22-6

-Mission Viejo vs. Santa Margarita: Mission Viejo
If MV is one of the top 5 teams in the state, they prove it against the Trinity League. I say they do.
-Heritage vs. Orange Lutheran: Orange Lutheran
Trinity reasons
-Oaks Christian vs. Murrieta Valley: Oaks Christian
Murrieta Valley’s down so this won’t be the 70-62 shootout of last year. Oaks gets 4th W in a row.
-Alemany vs. Serra (Gardena): Serra
It’s time to see if both teams’ tough schedules pay off in league. Serra looks a bit stronger
-Citrus Hills vs. Rancho Cucamonga:
Rancho
-La Mirada vs. Mayfair:
La Mirada
-San Clemente vs. Palos Verdes: San Clemente
Tritons comes up to the South Bay and get the W