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SCPL Football Pickem – Week 9

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Week 9’s results created larger separation for some of our experts.

Evan Barnes, Steve Fryer and Eric-Paul Johnson each went 6-1, the one blemish being Monrovia’s win over San Marino.

Fred Robledo and Mike Guardabascio represented the middle of the pack, each going 5-2.

Tarek Fattal and Petros Papadakis had brutal 4-3 records – maybe they took too many chances. Despite the rough week for Petros, he’s still in the hunt, while Fattal is destined for a full year of heckling from his colleagues.

Standings:
Football-Pick'em Week 9 Results


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: 48-15

-Santa Margarita vs. JSerra: Santa Margarita
A high-scoring game.

-Great Oak vs. Murrieta Valley: Murrieta Valley
Looks one-sided.

-Moorpark vs Newbury Park: Moorpark
Newbury Park’s record is deceiving; check out the teams they have played, But Moorpark gets the vote here.
-Monrovia vs. San Marino: San Marino
That’s a really nice part of that area.

-Paramount vs. Gahr: Paramount
Because there are two of them.

-Grand Terrace vs. Kaiser: Grand Terrace
The Terracians score a ton of points, don’t they?

-Muir vs. Burbank: Burbank
Based on results vs. common opponents.

Tarek Fattal, DNTarek Fattal’s Picks:
SCPL/LA Daily News, @Tarek_Fattal
Pick Record: 44-19

-Santa Margarita vs. JSerra: JSerra
I think seniors Matt Robinson and Al Fisher will lead the Lions to an epic victory in front of their home crowd. The lights will be shining the brightest Friday night, Lions get the W.
-Great Oak vs. Murrieta Valley: Murrieta Valley
Too much fire power. Although it may be more competitive than most think.
-Moorpark vs Newbury Park: Newbury Park
Records indicate that Moorpark is the ‘better’ team, maybe so. But I’ll go with my guy Cameron Rising in this one – he’s due for a BIG performance.
-Monrovia vs. San Marino: San Marino
Leaning on Robledo for this one.
-Paramount vs. Gahr: Paramount
I’m a movie guy, and Paramount Pictures is one of the best film production companies around.
-Grand Terrace vs. Kaiser: Grand Terrace
Tyler Allgeier will be the key in this game. If Grand Terrace can stop him, it will win. If he goes nuts, Kaiser will win.
-Muir vs. Burbank: Burbank
As long as the Bulldogs don’t ride low after a big league win over Crescenta Valley last week – which they won easily. Can’t fly too high.

Petros Papadakis, AM570:Fox Sports

Petros Papadakis’ Picks:
Fox Sports, @theOldP
Pick Record: 47-16

-Santa Margarita vs. JSerra: JSerra
Santa Margarita about to become the best 5-4 team in CIF history
-Great Oak vs. Murrieta Valley: Murrieta Valley
Father of MV QB Hank Bachmeier is a loyal Petros & Money Show listener.
-Moorpark vs Newbury Park: Moorpark
In honor of my “805” in-laws I will take the Musketeers to improve to 8-1
-Monrovia vs. San Marino: San Marino
Can’t believe I’m picking the rich kids to win a football game.
-Paramount vs. Gahr: Gahr
As a Greek I really appreciate Gladiators.  And Gladiator movies.
-Grand Terrace vs. Kaiser: Grand Terrace
I don’t get deep into the IE much. . I’m going with Grand Terrace because I’ve never heard of the school.
-Muir vs. Burbank: Burbank
Learned my lesson by picking against Burbank last week.

Fred Robledo, SGVTFred Robledo’s Picks:

Tribune/Star-News, @SGVNSports
Pick Record: 46-17

-Santa Margarita vs. JSerra: Santa Margarita
I flipped a coin, Santa Margarita won.
-Great Oak vs. Murrieta Valley: Murrieta Valley
By three touchdowns.
-Moorpark vs Newbury Park: Moorpark
Will set up title game next week against Calabasas.
-Monrovia vs. San Marino: San Marino
Should be close, but Titans on a roll.
-Paramount vs. Gahr: Paramount
Has been more impressive.
-Grand Terrace vs. Kaiser: Grand Terrace
Beat Kaiser last year and will again.
-Muir vs. Burbank: Muir
My upset special of the week.

Mike Guardabascio, Press-Telegram

Mike Guardabascio’s Picks:
Press-Telegram, @Guardabascio
Pick Record: 48-15

-Santa Margarita vs. JSerra: JSerra
I think the Lions are the third-best Trinity League squad this year behind MD and Bosco.
-Great Oak vs. Murrieta Valley: Murrieta Valley
Should roll in this one.
-Moorpark vs Newbury Park: Moorpark
I’m ‘looking forward to Moorpark/Calabasas next week already
-Monrovia vs. San Marino: San Marino
In a close one
-Paramount vs. Gahr: Paramount
Gets the win and sole possession of the SGVL title
-Grand Terrace vs. Kaiser:
Grand Terrace
-Muir vs. Burbank: Burbank
Should be a good one

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Eric-Paul Johnson’s Picks:
Press-Enterprise, @CallMeEPJ
Pick Record: 49-14

-Santa Margarita vs. JSerra: Santa Margarita
The Eagles have been impressive this season, even in close losses to Mission Viejo and St. John Bosco.
-Great Oak vs. Murrieta Valley: Murrieta Valley
The bigger question: will Marquis Spiker breaks Earvin Johnson’s state record for career TD catches. He at 64 and needs three more.
-Moorpark vs Newbury Park: Moorpark
Could be a trap game with Calabasas up next, but the Musketeers stay focused and win.
-Monrovia vs. San Marino: San Marino
The Titans should cruise and extend their winning streak to seven games.
-Paramount vs. Gahr: Paramount
The Pirates should have little trouble here.
-Grand Terrace vs. Kaiser: Grand Terrace
The Titans end a nine-year streak of Fontana schools winning the Sunkist League title
-Muir vs. Burbank: Burbank
Muir looking to play the role of spoiler, but the Bulldogs win a tight game.

NO RESALES

Evan Barnes’ Pick:
LA Daily News, @Evan_b
Pick Record: 48-15

-Santa Margarita vs. JSerra: Santa Margarita
Expect points but SM wins this.
-Great Oak vs. Murrieta Valley: Murrieta Valley
Will there be “Magic” if Earvin Johnson breaks the state record for TD’s?
-Moorpark vs Newbury Park: Moorpark
Newbury Park is finally healthy and can win this. Just taking Moorpark based on how strong Musketeers usually are and common opponent – they beat Westlake, NP lost.
-Monrovia vs. San Marino: San Marino
Leaning with the consensus
-Paramount vs. Gahr: Paramount
See my previous prediction
-Grand Terrace vs. Kaiser: Grand Terrace
Go with the consensus
-Muir vs. Burbank: Burbank
Saw the Bulldogs up close. Tough and physical. Taking them to win 6 in a row