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Geeks’ CIF Bowl Predictions

By contracostatimesprepsportsstaff
Friday, December 19th, 2008 at 2:36 pm in Football.

So, we figured that we’d put up our predictions for this weekend’s games. I picked the most NCS winners by a score of 3-2 (St. Vincent made the difference), so I’m looking to defend my title.

Chace’s predictions:
SMALL SCHOOL: St. Margarets 31, Hamilton-Union 14
DIVISION III: St. Bonaventure 27, Cardinal Newman 17
DIVISION II: St. Mary’s-Stockton 21, Cathedral Catholic-San Diego 20
DIVISION I: De La Salle 28, Centennial 24
OPEN DIVISION: Long Beach Poly 30, Grant-Sacramento 10 

Ben’s predictions:
SMALL SCHOOL: St. Margaret’s 28, Hamilton Union 10
DIVISION III: St. Bonaventure 31, Cardinal Newman 28
DIVISION II: Cathedral Catholic 27, St. Mary’s Stockton 17
DIVISION I: De La Salle 34, Centennial 31
OPEN: Long Beach Poly 17, Grant 14

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  • Sugar

    Grant HS will beat Poly and De La Salle will lose big to Centennial, ya dumb GEEKS!!

  • Sugar

    furthermore………..St. Mary’s isn’t that good, they will lose and I wouldn’t underestimate that FB/LB kid at Newman. He’s a BA!

  • Dboy925

    De La Salle lose big, naw, they just lost. Centtenial jus controlled the entire game in my opinion. Tonight is the big won, and my prediction is…Grant gets a well deserved whoopin. For some reason the Pacers think there good, and that everyone owes them something. I see Poly hittin them in the mouth HARD!!
    On a different note, does anyone know when the ContraCostaTimes All-league selections will be announed?

  • Dboy925

    Helluva game by both teams. Grant went out and represented NorCal, and shocked alot of ppl. Congrats to them, i am willing to admit wen im wrong. Great game by both teams.

  • Napasurfdog

    Hey Geeks..What were you saying about Grant???
    Have you checked the scoreboards lately Sat night around 11 30 pm pst???
    DE LA WHO??????????????????
    I’m from Napa, not a great Pacer Fan. Definitely not a DLS fan…Their arrogance(not the kids, the adults) makes me root against them 90 percent of the time..I wanted them to beat Pittburg, win section just to watch them go down to either Centennial or Poly. Northern
    California has had a level playing field for quite a few years now, only Bay Area fans/media and others have refused to recognize this fact. This year, there is a new Sheriff in Northern California. Top Bay Area teams no longer can ignore the SJS or North Bay and need to do some intra league competing. All teams North and East of the Bay are ready and have been for some time to take on the so called “Best of the Bay Area” whomever that may be…Bring em on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dboy925

    Lets be honest, the SJS is still a joke. Grant(who has always been tough), Granite Bay, and St.Mary’s are the only good schools that way. Grant made a little history last night, but they still belong to an absolutely terrible league. Napa is a joke too, there so overrated…

  • clarencep

    Dboy, lets be honest here DLS has ran from Grant and Sacramento area teams for years and only played Nevada union on a down slide.Lets do this come to Grant to play don’t ask for any of the gate here and we’ll come down there and won’t ask for any of the gate. Second of all just let kids from DLS neighborhood play there and see how well they would do because thats what Grant and all other public schools have to do.

  • junior

    yea-DLS ran from Grant and those Sac schools to play LB Poly, The Louisiana State Champs, The New Jersey State Champs, Mater Dei, Mission Viejo, The Washington State Champs, etc.- it sure looks like DLS is afraid of Grant.

  • clarencep

    Junior,you’re missing the point ya DLS went to all these places but for what?because if they lose, its easier to say well we went out of state to play their champs and lost, or we at least played a southland team and lost but all im saying is as proven by grant and if casa robles had gone is that the teams within a 100 mile radius of concord can play ball too, and if they had played Grant or Navada Union when they were at there apex DLS probably wound’nt have extended their all time winning streak to whatever it was before it ended .Im not trying to say DLS isnt a great program im saying Grant and a few other schools could have given DLS a great game,and in some years could have beaten DLS, but were never given the oppertunity because DLS was declaring themselves as the best of norcal and not proving it.Oh and by the way being the N.J state champ isnt like being the state champ from Texas,florida,or Georgia,but we saw what happened to DLS this year when they played the N.J.state champ a team that Grant clearly would have beat down.

  • HAAL Fan

    No, Junior, you’re missing the point. You guys say De La Salle is a great program and deserves some respect and then turn around and say that they’re afraid to play SJS schools. All the DLS guys want to admit is that Grant has had better teams here and there. But, the Grant fans seem to want De La to bow down to the sovereign lord of high school football to the north. It hardly seems fair. Granted, not all cases are this way and some ignorant DLS fans still say that St. Lad’s cloak of armor repels all teams from ever having a chance. But, from most of what I’ve witnessed it seems as if it isn’t enough that their has been an exchange of power this year, but people want De La Salle to admit that they are inferior, have always been inferior, and were looking for ways out of being proven that they were, in fact, inferior. I mean, regardless of how absolutely dominant they’ve been and how much respect they deserve and blah blah blah. Either you respect them enough to admit they haven’t been ducking anybody and you give them the credit they’re due. Or you simply become one of the morons who “respects” the “cowardly spartans”. Of course, that means joining the throngs of morons who still proclaim De La as being the only team capable of winning a game in the past 30 years.

  • clarencep

    HAAL fan,I’VE never dispareged the DLS name or program in fact I admit that DLS is the best highschool program until someone beats their consecutive winning streak, i only say that there are schools in the sjs now and in recent years that if DLS had played any of them then, the streak would have ended earlier it’s the DLS fans that tell Grant to win as many games as they have in a row then they will be given respect, but in the last 5 years i would bet that Grant has won more then DLS and how could the second biggest section in Ca.only have 3 teams that have everbeen anygood as Junior has proclaimed?

  • HAAL Fan

    “Dboy, lets be honest here DLS has ran from Grant and Sacramento area teams for years and only played Nevada union on a down slide.”

    That right there, my friend, is definitely not disparaging the name of DLS. That is discrediting the entire organization top to bottom.

  • clarencep

    well til they play grant,maybe i am, most of u bay area guys think dls is untouchable but if u read up u will see what my comment to dboy was, and in what context it was written,dont just take 1 remark and try to put me on blast take all of them and put them in context it was a reply to a statement made that only 3teams out of the sjs are any good,damn man the sjs is the second biggest section in cali you mean to tell me that sjs football is so sorry that we can only get 3 teams to compete?it really gets to the heart of what im saying if dls is the best they should take on all comers in their area stop trying to get abnormal gate monies,line up their undersized linemen and play 4 qtrs with the newwwwwww heavyweight champs the grant pacers.

  • clarencep

    Oh and by the way Dboy if grant plays in such a crummy conference, what they did to poly makes it an even bigger statement. As we all know poly was #2 in the country when Grant whipped them so u can make ur own judgement, imagine if they had some challengers from their own leauge then i guess they would have won by-14 or 21.

  • HAAL Fan

    In no way am I saying that what Dboy said was right. All I’m saying is you either respect them or you don’t. Not, I respect them … but I mean they’re cowards … but outside of that, boy oh boy, do i respect them.

    SJS is a great section. NCS is a great section. DLS is not untouchable. However, they deserve a bit more respect than people stating that they run away from people.

  • junior

    Clarencep- can you verify when DLS asked for half the gate with Grant? You have just heard a false rumor that has NO TRUTH/PROOF of its claim. DLS has NEVER ducked, run from, or asked for half of a gate from ANYONE, ANYTIME.

  • clarencep

    Junior,I put in a request to Joe davidson of the Sac Bee for the blog site that it could be found when I hear back from him I’ll post it for all to see,but will it really change ur mind about anything? u already have a preconceived idea as to the legitamacy of it so it wouldnt matter to u anyways but if more people like us demand something like that like calling espn and asking for it on their highschool football weekly event then we’ll see and if the pacers lose i’m not gonna be the guy that says well DLS won but… i will say for this year they were better then us and probably the best team in northern cali and root for them as i always do when they play any team from down south or out of state.

  • clarencep

    HAALfan,Look I’ll be real DLS is the cream of the crop when it comes to football not only in norcal but the country, but what i get from some DLS fans is pure B.S.while it is true that Grant hasnt played on a nationwide scale like DLS Grant has had the ability and teams to be nationally ranked but to do that u have to travel which requires $$$$$$, which the school district and the team doesnt have. Anyways they play 4 quarters to prove who is best on the football field and the sooner the teams start playing each other the sooner we find out what the truth really is but most DLS supporters give me this i saw both teams play crap and know that they have never been to Del Paso Heights to see the pacers,as i have never seen DLS play except on t.v. so in saying that im not a DLS hater I just wish DLS supporters would stop acting like their butts dont stink and give props not just the good game grant but….

  • junior

    A blog entry is not proof. A quote from Allergheni, Eidson, Lad is proof. I just want to see accurate posts on these forums-not reprints of rumors.

    I would love to see DLS/Grant play. Grant showed they are to be respected and put on the map with the big boys. But anyone who puts down DLS’ past record deserves to be called out on it. Also, anyone who claims DLS has dodged, delayed, or played games with prospective opponents needs to be called on that too.

  • http://aol big joe

    First of all, if you follow DLS they didn’t duck anyone from the SJS. They have beat Nevada Union on several occasions, beat Merced, beat Tracy and beat St. Mary’s of Stockton. They have also beat Bakersfield on several occasions, a team that handled SJS comp for years. If Grant wants to schedule, call DeLa. I am sure they would find a date in the near future. There are many high quality programs that want to play the Spartans, most of them much more successful than Grant. Grant’s recent success is not an indication of a decade or decades powerhouse. Mission Viejo, Poly, Serra, Bellarmine and a host of other SoCal teams are potential dynasties within their areas. If Grant wants to join this group, they better pony up to a better non-league schedule. I’ve got an idea, why not go independent like DeLa did out the of the BVAL for years? The NCS set it up and DeLa petitioned for it and the league was happy. The SJS section should set it up for Grant too, if they are that good year in and year out. Funny how no one hears about that subject! I think if Grant was as dominating as DeLa season after season, the SJS would make it happen, or better yet Grant should petition for it, whana bet they don’t? Any comments from HAAL and Clarence should consider this. Also the HAAL should not even be commenting-they got whipped by DeLa 4 straight NCS games(San Leandro) and have been whipped in playoff rounds(Hayward, Castro Valley.)
    Start speaking English and read your history chumps.

  • clarencep

    Junior,like that famous singer Janet Jackson wrote “what have u done for me latly”,as far as im concerned the past is the past as I stated above I have given props to DLS football for past, future, and present wins but what I wont have is the DLS faithful giving sidehanded congrats. Now as far as joe Davidson is concerned he is one of the sacbee’s main sports writer and knows all things sjs sports so if he has an article not a blog entry then i beleive him and he did an article with research and quotes from people affiliated with G.H.S.so like I said as soon as i get the info I will forward it to you.Anyways Junior please read above I hav’nt said that DLS past record is anything but spectacular,what I have said is that they hav’nt even played the best teams in norcal, Nevada Union being one of them in the past until they were on a downslide it took over 4yrs to get the game and by that time they were rebuilding, and that was when they were an independent and didnt have to worry about conferance games, also as I quoted before good public schools have a limited time with good football teams they cant do like private schools and just get kids from anywhere if it takes 4 years to schedual then more then likly the public schools kids are gone and u have to use ur school boundries to get more kids so ur stuck with what you have.Unlike DLS who has unlimited areas within the Bay,state and country to get kids from,so anyways as soon as i get the article i will put it on just for ur satisfaction.

  • HAAL Fan

    I would love to see the article. Not being patronizing, I’m just really curious. I don’t know if I should even post this though, apparently my league being beat in the championship and playoffs means I can’t post on the situation. I hope you didn’t go to DLS, Big Joe, because if so then shame on DLS for not having literacy as one of their prereqs. If everybody who had someone from their league lose to DLS couldn’t post then almost nobody in CA would. We all know this Grant vs DLS game needs to happen now and believe me so do Lads, Eidson, and Al. Hopefully it’s soon.

  • clarencep

    Big Joe, Grant has also beaten bakersfield no big deal and if ur talking powerhouse’s Grant didnt just pop on the map this year they have been a powerhouse that has taken on bay area schools and dominated them for years and as i said, did they play N.U. when they were dominate or did they make N.U wait several years to play them?hhhmmmm thought so im tired of all the dls fans saying they dont run from noone well Grant has been good year after year why doesnt DLS wanna give Grant the bizzness whip them and put the matter to rest?maybe cause they cant?I for one think that if DLS wanted to play the Pacers then it would have already happened but as u can see nothing yet.

  • clarencep

    and by the way big joe nevada union has beaten those schools in tracey ,merced ,atwater,and probably all of the stockton schools.