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SCPL Football Pick’em – Week 5

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Week 5’s action produced a first, when Bishop Amat beat Loyola 7-3, and not one person picked Amat to win! We’ve had plenty of unanimous picks for a winner, but never has a team proved all the experts wrong – some “experts”, huh?

The Yucaipa-Redlands East Valley matchup was a split decision, for the most part, but the Calabasas-Valencia game had a majority vote for the Vikings, who went down in a barn burner to the Coyotes 65-63.

Another week in the books, here’s how everyone fared:

Football-Pick'em Week 5 Results

Highlights & Score List from Week 5


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: 28-7

-Redlands East Valley vs. Yucaipa: REV
That name sounds like an old Western TV show from the ‘60s. Starring Walter Brennan as Grandpa Gus.
-Valencia vs. Calabasas: Valencia of Magic Mountain
Better schedule has them better prepared.
-Chaminade vs. Serra (Gardena): Chaminade
Looks like quite a season for the Chaminades.
-San Clemente vs. Edison: San Clemente
A better defensive team than most folks think.
-Bishop Amat vs. Loyola: Loyola
Amat ain’t that bad — teams Amat has played are 18-1 — but I worry about those Lancers’ confidence.
-Burroughs vs. Arcadia: Arcadia
Picked up some momentum with fine win over Muir last week.
-St. Anthony vs. Valley Christian: Valley Christian of Cerritos
A fine small-schools program, of which we have several in the Southern Section.

Tarek Fattal, DNTarek Fattal’s Picks:
SCPL/LA Daily News, @Tarek_Fattal
Pick Record: 25-10

-Redlands East Valley vs. Yucaipa: REV
Keep the streak alive
-Valencia vs. Calabasas: Calabasas
A powerhouse pick’em game. Both well coached, but I think Coyotes’ star-power shines at home.
-Chaminade vs. Serra (Gardena): Chaminade
No. 5 vs. No. 17 in the SCPL Top 20. Give me the Eagles, Croson, Van Buren and Stevens.
-San Clemente vs. Edison: San Clemente
As long as Darnold continues to win, so will the Tritons. Although SC has a tough game in WASU Friday night.
-Bishop Amat vs. Loyola: Loyola
My heart doesn’t like this pick, because I think maybe Amat could muster up some magic. But I’ve been too overzealous with my upset picks as of late.
-Burroughs vs. Arcadia: Burroughs
Arcadia may punch Burroughs in the mouth early at home, but the Indians will win more quarters, giving them an edge on the scoreboard.
-St. Anthony vs. Valley Christian:
Valley Christian

Petros Papadakis, AM570:Fox Sports

Petros Papadakis’ Picks:
Fox Sports, @theOldP
Pick Record: 28-7

-Redlands East Valley vs. Yucaipa: Yucaipa
Rising T-Birds have been waiting for the opportunity to knock off REV-High
-Valencia vs. Calabasas: Valencia
Calabasas is 4-0 despite head coach Casey Clausen never wearing a headset on the sideline. Valencia will make Casey re-think that strategy.
-Chaminade vs. Serra (Gardena): Chaminade
After dragging ass down the 405-South in afternoon traffic, the Eagles will take out their anger on the Cavs
-San Clemente vs. Edison: San Clemente
The Chargers won’t get payback for losing to Tritons in State Semi’s last December.  And Chargers won’t get a chance to eat at the Burger Stop because it got demolished to put in a new freeway on-ramp.
-Bishop Amat vs. Loyola: Loyola
I can’t believe after 100 years the Loyola priests finally figured out on-campus football games. Sad to see the once proud Amat drop to 0-5.
-Burroughs vs. Arcadia: Burroughs
My loyalties are all screwed up !!!  My mom went to Arcadia but my radio producer Tim Cates was All-CIF at Burroughs in ’96…
-St. Anthony vs. Valley Christian: Valley Christian
One-way traffic for the Crusaders

Fred Robledo, SGVT

Fred Robledo’s Picks:
Tribune/Star-News, @SGVNSports
Pick Record: 27-8

-Redlands East Valley vs. Yucaipa: REV
East Valley. Total gut feeling.
-Valencia vs. Calabasas: Calabasas
Going with the home team in what looks like a pick’em.
-Chaminade vs. Serra (Gardena): Chaminade
Expecting Chaminade to go undefeated in the Mission.
-San Clemente vs. Edison: San Clemente
So many tight games and this is another one. Can go either way.
-Bishop Amat vs. Loyola: Loyola
With status of Bishop Amat QB Blake Archuleta uncertain, going with Cubs.
-Burroughs vs. Arcadia: Arcadia
Love how they played against Muir.
-St. Anthony vs. Valley Christian: Valley Christian
Christian. Almost three TD favorite on CalPreps.

Mike Guardabascio, Press-Telegram

Mike Guardabascio’s Picks:
Press-Telegram, @Guardabascio
Pick Record: 28-7

-Redlands East Valley vs. Yucaipa: Yucaipa
This is the year it happens
-Valencia vs. Calabasas: Valencia
Tough game to pick
-Chaminade vs. Serra (Gardena): Chaminade
I think this will be an easy one for the Eagles, was very impressed with them in loss to Bosco
-San Clemente vs. Edison: San Clemente
one town, one team, one win
-Bishop Amat vs. Loyola: Loyola
Really respect the way the Cubs are turning it around
-Burroughs vs. Arcadia:
Arcadia
-St. Anthony vs. Valley Christian: Valley Christian
Both CIF champions last year but injury bug has bitten the Saints this season

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Eric-Paul Johnson’s Picks:
Press-Enterprise, @CallMeEPJ
Pick Record: 30-5

-Redlands East Valley vs. Yucaipa: Yucaipa
The 14th time is the charm as T’Birds finally score their first win over REV.
-Valencia vs. Calabasas: Valencia
Vikings prevail, but the score won’t be as lopsided as their other wins.
-Chaminade vs. Serra (Gardena): Chaminade
Serra will battle, but the Eagles clearly are the team to beat in the Mission League.  
-San Clemente vs. Edison: San Clemente
The Tritons win rematch of 2016 state regional and won’t need a last-minute touchdown this time around.
-Bishop Amat vs. Loyola: Loyola
Blake Archuleta’s status is unknown, so going with the Cubs here.
-Burroughs vs. Arcadia: Arcadia
The Apaches make enough stops on defense to pull out a close win.

-St. Anthony vs. Valley Christian: Valley Christian
St. Anthony will play inspired after the tragic death of alum Tim Johnson, but the Crusaders win this battle of 2016 section champs.

NO RESALES

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

-Redlands East Valley vs. Yucaipa: Yucaipa
bye bye streak
-Valencia vs. Calabasas: Valencia
Another close game but Valencia’s experience will win out over a very good Calabasas team
-Chaminade vs. Serra (Gardena): Chaminade
Expect another thriller with Serra but if Chaminade gets a lead, they can run out the clock behind its line
-San Clemente vs. Edison: San Clemente
Rematch of last year’s state regional game sees same ending. Tritons ride the wave to a W
-Bishop Amat vs. Loyola: Loyola
Saw the Cubs last week. Big and physical up front. They get the W
-Burroughs vs. Arcadia:
Arcadia
-St. Anthony vs. Valley Christian:
Valley Christian