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MANNY’S CIF STATE FINALS PICKS Last Week Record: 8-4 2019 Record: 223-95-2   The plan this year was to get fans involved and have them pick winners every week. Tough task and a goal for the 2020 season. I'm sure they would have done better than me. All i'm hoping is to avoid 100 losses. That would be my State Title. Hopefully another four loss week is in store. Let's finish strong.   OPEN DIVISION De La Salle of Concord (12-1) vs. No. 1 St. John Bosco of Bellflower (12-1) at Cerritos College of Norwalk, Saturday, 8pm Manny's Pick: St. John Bosco After pulling off a huge comeback victory to take the CIF-SS Division I Title, QB DJ Uiagalelei will look to finish the job! Bosco takes the State Title!   DIVISION 1–AA                                                                                        Central of...
2019-2020 SO CAL STUDENT SECTION TOP 20 BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS (1) Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (Gold Coast) 7-0 (2) Mater Dei of Santa Ana (Trinity) 2-0 (4) Windward of Los Angeles (Gold Coast) 7-0 (5) Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (Mission) 9-0 (3) Etiwanda (Baseline) 8-1 (7) Rancho Christian of Temecula (Southeastern) 6-2 (6) Centennial of Corona (Big VIII) 5-1 (11) Fairfax of Los Angeles (Western) 5-0 (9) St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) 5-1 (8) Damien of La Verne (Baseline) 7-2 (10) Birmingham of Lake Balboa (West Valley) 7-1 (12) St. Augustine of San Diego (Western) 6-1 (15) Cathedral Catholic of San Diego (Western) 5-1 (20) Santa Fe Christian of Solana Beach (Coastal) 6-0 (NR) Santa Clarita Christian of Canyon Country (Heritage) 6-2 (13) Colony of Ontario (Palomares) 4-2 (14) Riverside Poly (Ivy) 0-0 (16)...
SO CAL STUDENT SECTION TOP 20 FOOTBALL RANKINGS (1) St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) 12-1 (2) Mater Dei of Santa Ana (Trinity) 12-1 (4) Mission Viejo (South Coast) 11-1 (5) Centennial of Corona (Big VIII) 9-3 (7) Corona del Mar of Newport Beach (Sunset) 15-0 (8) Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (Gold Coast) 14-1 (6) Servite of Anaheim (Trinity) 7-4 (3) Helix of La Mesa (Grossmont-Hills) 11-2 (9) Carlsbad (Avocado) 10-2 (10) Bishop Amat of La Puente (Mission) 9-2 (11) Calabasas (Marmonte) 8-3 (12) Grace Brethren of Simi Valley (Camino) 12-2 (13) JSerra of San Juan Capistrano (Trinity) 6-5  (18) Pacifica of Oxnard (Golden) 14-1 (19) Aquinas of San Bernardino (Ambassador) 13-2 (14) San Juan Hills of San Juan Capistrano (Sea View) 11-4 (15) Cathedral Catholic of San Diego (Western) 8-3 (16) Oceanside (Avocado) 11-4...
MANNY'S CIF STATE REGIONALS PICKS Last Week Record: 13-12 2019 Record: 215-91-2 Well, this past week was not my week to say the least. I should just stick to Student Sections. Anyway, let’s see how bad I do.   CIF STATE REGIONALS  1-AA No. 8 Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (13-1) at No. 3 Helix of La Mesa (11-1), Friday, 7:30pm Manny's Pick: Helix Sierra Canyon took a CIF-SS title against a team coming off a bye week and now run into another team coming off a bye, but this isn't Chaminade of West Hills. RB Elelyon Noa will be ready and he will lead Helix to the State Finals. NorCal Bowl: Central of Fresno (13-0) over Oak RIdge of El Dorado Hills (10-2)   1-A No. 7 Corona del Mar of Newport Beach (14-0) vs....
2019-2020 SO CAL STUDENT SECTION TOP 20 BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS (1) Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (Gold Coast) 4-0 (3) Mater Dei of Santa Ana (Trinity) 1-0 (4) Etiwanda (Baseline) 5-0 (7) Windward of Los Angeles (Gold Coast) 5-0 (9) Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (Mission) 5-0 (NR) Centennial of Corona (Big VIII) 4-1 (2) Rancho Christian of Temecula (Southeastern) 3-2 (5) Damien of La Verne (Baseline) 4-1 (6) St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) 7-1 (18) Birmingham of Lake Balboa (West Valley) 5-0 (10) Fairfax of Los Angeles (Western) 1-0 (12) St. Augustine of San Diego (Western) 6-1 (17) Colony of Ontario (Palomares) 4-2 (13) Riverside Poly (Ivy) 0-0 (14) Cathedral Catholic of San Diego (Western) 3-1 (8) Mayfair of Lakewood (Suburban) 0-1 (15) Westchester of Los Angeles (Western) 0-0 (20) Torrey Pines of San Diego...
SO CAL STUDENT SECTION TOP 20 FOOTBALL RANKINGS (2) St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) 12-1 (1) Mater Dei of Santa Ana (Trinity) 12-1 (3) Helix of La Mesa (Grossmont-Hills) 11-1 (4) Mission Viejo (South Coast) 11-1 (5) Centennial of Corona (Big VIII) 9-3 (6) Servite of Anaheim (Trinity) 7-4 (7) Corona del Mar of Newport Beach (Sunset) 14-0 (8) Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (Gold Coast) 13-1 (9) Carlsbad (Avocado) 10-2 (11) Bishop Amat of La Puente (Mission) 9-2 (12) Calabasas (Marmonte) 8-3 (10) Grace Brethren of Simi Valley (Camino) 12-2 (13) JSerra of San Juan Capistrano (Trinity) 6-5  (15) San Juan Hills of San Juan Capistrano (Sea View) 11-3 (14) Cathedral Catholic of San Diego (Western) 8-3 (NR) Oceanside (Avocado) 11-3  (17) St. Augustine of San Diego (Western) 8-3 (NR) Pacifica of Oxnard (Golden)...
MANNY'S CIF FINALS PICKS Last Week Record: 11-8-1 2019 Record: 202-79-2 Well, I choked the playoffs. While my picks in five key games in each Region is done, I will now focus on every Division as the Finals are upon us.  Now, two CIF Finals games have already been played in the San Diego Section. I predicted victories for Foothill Christian of El Cajon in the 8-Man Playoffs and Helix of La Mesa in the Open Division. Another CIF Champion has already been announced in Division XII of the Southern Section. El Monte was declared the winner after Adelanto and Orange Vista of Perris were disqualified from the playoffs after a fight ensued during their semifinal match. A tough lesson learned. So, so far so good. Before I get to my Finals picks, here’s how...
I am a week late. While we are focused with the Student Section craze, which is our main priority, we also keep our focus on the sport that comes with the student sections. We pay close attention. Granted, we are a week late as the season has already started. So, we give you last week Preseason Boys Basketball Rankings. We'll have the updated Rankings next week. Enjoy!   2019-2020 SO CAL STUDENT SECTION TOP 20 BOYS BASKETBALL PRESEASON RANKINGS Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (Gold Coast) Last Years Record: 32-3 Rancho Christian of Temecula (Southeastern) 26-6 Mater Dei of Santa Ana (Trinity) 29-5 Etiwanda (Baseline) 28-6 Damien of La Verne (Baseline) 25-6 St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) 22-10 Windward of Los Angeles (Gold Coast) 25-7 Mayfair of Lakewood (Suburban) 26-7 Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (Mission)...
SO CAL STUDENT SECTION TOP 20 FOOTBALL RANKINGS (1) Mater Dei of Santa Ana (Trinity) 12-0 (2) St. John Bosco of Bellflower (Trinity) 11-1 (4) Helix of La Mesa (Grossmont-Hills) 11-1 (3) Mission Viejo (South Coast) 11-1 (5) Centennial of Corona (Big VIII) 9-3 (6) Servite of Anaheim (Trinity) 7-4 (7) Corona del Mar of Newport Beach (Sunset) 13-0 (9) Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth (Gold Coast) 12-1 (8) Carlsbad (Avocado) 10-2 (13) Grace Brethren of Simi Valley (Camino) 12-1 (10) Bishop Amat of La Puente (Mission) 9-2 (11) Calabasas (Marmonte) 8-3 (12) JSerra of San Juan Capistrano (Trinity) 6-5  (15) Cathedral Catholic of San Diego (Western) 8-3 (NR) San Juan Hills of San Juan Capistrano (Sea View) 10-3 (14) La Habra (Freeway) 10-3 (18) St. Augustine of San Diego (Western) 8-3 (NR) Lincoln of San...
MANNY’S GAMES OF THE WEEK Last Week Record: 12-8 2019 Record: 191-71-1 Just like March Madness, my bracket has been busted! At least i’m consistent. After going 13-7 with my picks last week, I went 12-8 last week. It sounds like I fall into that playoff pressure. Let’s make those amends with the eight teams that I assumed would be two and out. San Jacinto - I went with the safe pick and took undefeated Kaiser of Fontana over San Jacinto. The goose egg went the other way around with a 17-0 San Jacinto victory. I need to learn to take gambles when it comes to records, but then again, San Jacinto is 10-2, so no excuse for me. Trabuco Hills of Mission Viejo - I should have gone with the team that is on...