This is it, the final full weekend of the unprecedented spring 2021 high school football season, and we’re going out strong.
Mike Lefkow and I picked 21 games across the Bay Area, plus a bonus game, the Southern California showdown Saturday night between St. John Bosco and Mater Dei.
Watch the Week 6 preview video (below) to see what Lefkow thinks about those programs.
As for the picks competition, last weekend couldn’t have started better for yours truly. Tied with Lefkow at the start of play, I took an early lead when Los Gatos stormed back from 19 points behind Thursday to beat Wilcox 20-19.
But Lefkow, our defending champion, pulled even when Liberty edged Freedom on Friday and went ahead Saturday when Sacred Heart Prep scored in the final seconds to defeat Half Moon Bay and Oak Grove won a tight game at Silver Creek.
So we enter the final weekend of competition with Lefkow holding a two-game lead in the standings.
Here are the seven games this weekend that will decide our champion:
— San Leandro-James Logan
— Menlo-Sacred Heart Prep
— San Ramon Valley-Monte Vista
— St. John Bosco-Mater Dei
On to the details …
This week’s picks
Prospect (4-0) at Del Mar (2-1), Thursday, 7 p.m.
El Cerrito (4-0) at De Anza (3-0), Friday, 6 p.m.
Sabedra: El Cerrito
Lefkow: El Cerrito
Heritage (4-1) at Liberty (3-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
Leland (2-2) at Oak Grove (2-0), Friday, 7 p.m.
Sabedra: Oak Grove
Lefkow: Oak Grove
Benicia (2-2) at Las Lomas (1-3), Friday, 7 p.m.
Sabedra: Las Lomas
Lefkow: Las Lomas
The King’s Academy (1-2) at Menlo-Atherton (4-0), Friday, 7 p.m.
Mountain View (3-1) at Wilcox (3-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
Palo Alto (2-2) at Los Gatos (4-0), Friday, 7 p.m.
Sabedra: Los Gatos
Lefkow: Los Gatos
San Leandro (2-2) at James Logan (3-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
Sabedra: San Leandro
Lefkow: James Logan
Valley Christian (2-1) at St. Francis (2-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
Sabedra: St. Francis
Lefkow: St. Francis
Bellarmine (1-2) at Archbishop Mitty (0-2), Saturday, 1 p.m.
Serra (4-0) at St. Ignatius (3-0), Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
Menlo (4-0) at Sacred Heart Prep (4-1), Saturday, 2 p.m.
Pittsburg (4-0) at Antioch (1-3), Saturday, 3 p.m.
Leigh (4-0) at Branham (2-2), Saturday, 7 p.m.
Independence (3-1) at Willow Glen (0-4), Saturday, 7 p.m.
Gunn (4-0) at Cupertino (2-1), Saturday, 7 p.m.
Foothill (4-1) at Amador Valley (1-2), Saturday, 7 p.m.
De La Salle (5-0) at Clayton Valley Charter (4-1), Saturday, 7 p.m.
California (2-3) at Acalanes (4-1), Saturday, 7 p.m.
San Ramon Valley (3-2) at Monte Vista (0-5), Saturday, 7 p.m.
Sabedra: Monte Vista
St. John Bosco (5-0) vs. Mater Dei (4-0) at Santa Ana Stadium, Saturday, 7 p.m.
Sabedra: Mater Dei
Lefkow: St. John Bosco
Last week’s picks
Los Gatos 20, Wilcox 19
Sabedra: Los Gatos (W)
Lefkow: Wilcox (L)
El Cerrito 48, Pinole Valley 7
Sabedra: El Cerrito (W)
Lefkow: El Cerrito (W)
Liberty 21, Freedom 14
Sabedra: Freedom (L)
Lefkow: Liberty (W)
Campolindo 38, Las Lomas 28
Sabedra: Campo (W)
Lefkow: Campo (W)
Bishop O’Dowd 20, James Logan 0
Sabedra: James Logan (L)
Lefkow: James Logan (L)
Burlingame 21, The King’s Academy 14
Sabedra: TKA (L)
Lefkow: TKA (L)
Oak Grove 19, Silver Creek 7
Sabedra: Silver Creek (L)
Lefkow: Oak Grove (W)
St. Francis 41, Archbishop Mitty 8
Sabedra: Mitty (L)
Lefkow: Mitty (L)
Piedmont 21, Washington-Fremont 0
Sabedra: Piedmont (W)
Lefkow: Piedmont (W)
Valley Christian 36, Bellarmine 0
Sabedra: Valley Christian (W)
Lefkow: Valley Christian (W)
Sacred Heart Prep 29, Half Moon Bay 26
Sabedra: HMB (L)
Lefkow: SHP (W)
Clayton Valley Charter 17, San Ramon Valley 14
Sabedra: SRV (L)
Lefkow: SRV (L)
De La Salle 48, California 10
Sabedra: DLS (W)
Lefkow: DLS (W)
Foothill 27, Livermore 14
Sabedra: Livermore (L)
Lefkow: Livermore (L)
Last week’s record
Note: Given the fluidity with COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, matchups can be canceled or postponed at any time. Most schools are allowing some household family members to attend.
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Author: Darren Sabedra
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