I’m so far back right now that I need a telescope to see first place. And because of that, I’m picking some upsets in order to have a chance of winning this thing. So don’t think I’m crazy. Business is business.
(12) Miramonte over Ygnacio Valley: The Matadors have some playoff-savvy, and YV was a little lucky that last week’s game against Acalanes didn’t go into overtime. Final score: 28-7. Tiebreaker: 35.
(9) Irvington over Las Lomas: There’s absolutely no reason for me to make this pick, other than the fact that Irvington has become the feel-good story of the playoffs. Final score: 45-31. Tiebreaker: 76.
(6) Ferndale over Salesian: Anything can happen in Class A football. Final score: 17-10. Tiebreaker: 27.
(3) San Leandro over De La Salle: The upset pick to end all upset picks. If it comes through, I’m golden. If it doesn’t, well… Final score: 45-38. Tiebreaker: 83.