Del Oro quarterback Caden Pinnick (12) throws a touchdown pass to Tommy Poe (13) during the first quarter in the game against the Menlo-Atherton Bears on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at Del Oro High School in Loomis.

Choose preparation football: two championship titles at stake

Del Oro quarterback Caden Pinnick (12) throws a touchdown pass to Tommy Poe (13) during the first quarter of the game against the Menlo-Atherton Bears on Friday, September 16, 2022 at Del Oro High School in Loomis .

Del Oro quarterback Caden Pinnick (12) throws a landing go to Tommy Poe (13) in the course of the first quarter of the sport in opposition to the Menlo-Atherton Bears on Friday, September 16, 2022 at Del Oro Excessive Faculty in Loomis .

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Week 11 is right here for the tenth recreation of the highschool soccer season. Is that this new arithmetic? No, that is a greater option to clarify Zero Week, which by no means made sense. In brief: Prep groups in California have 11 weeks to play 10 common season video games, with an additional week off.

So it is week 11 and the groups are enjoying their tenth recreation. Regardless of. We all know it: League championships are on the road in some races, and a Sierra Foothill League staff wants a win to make sure the complete league makes the playoffs.

Final week, Bee preview lot child Cameron Salerno went 6-1 on his picks. Discover it for lotto luck. Jim Patrick went 4-3 and Chris Biderman and I went a dismal 3-4.

Forward. Taking part in time. The Sac-Joaquin part playoffs will start on November 4.

No. 3 Del Oro (8-1) at No. 7 Oak Ridge (7-2)

JoeD: Del Oro is on the lookout for the Division II playoff seed and wishes a win right here to bolster these hopes. Oak Ridge coach Casey Taylor coached Del Oro for 15 triumphant seasons, and DO alum Mike Maben as soon as once more lifted the Golden Eagles. No room for nostalgia. Oak Ridge in a decent, 21-20.

Biderman: Del Oro has crushed everybody he is performed, not named Folsom, simply this season. I’ve to assume it continues, though the Oak Ridge protection is de facto good. Give me the Golden Eagles, 20-16.

Patrick: Overlook the child, I am one recreation behind the mighty Joe Davidson! Gotta keep cool right here. Gotta keep cool. I like Del Oro right here as a result of I feel it is the perfect soccer staff. That is the reasoning you might be all on the lookout for. DO wins 34-14

Salerno: I am going to decide on in opposition to Joe as a result of it is the correct factor to do. Del Oro, 28-24.

No. 13 Christian Brothers (7-2) at No. 14 Vista del Lago (6-3)

JoeD: That is for the Capital Athletic League championship and a excessive seed within the D-III playoff race. Each groups have star receivers who will get the ball a ton, CB with Phillip Bell and VDL with Matt Lengthy. CB additionally has numerous runners, and perhaps that is the distinction as CB wins 42-35.

Biderman: Bell goes to have an enormous recreation at a key second. I will take CB (unimaginable initials, btw), 30-24.

Patrick: Alright, fairly hectic. CB has a gaggle of youngsters, which is making ready very properly for subsequent season. The youngsters are greater than nice; they’re nationwide recruits. I take CB, 42-34.

Salerno: When doubtful, select the native staff. Nice recreation between star receivers Matt Lengthy of Vista del Lago and Phillip Bell of Christian Brothers. Eagles 52-48.

No. 21 Whitney (3-6) at No. 11 Granite Bay (5-4)

JoeD: Whitney wants a win right here to safe a playoff spot and GB badly wants a win to cease a four-game skid. GB’s working recreation and urgency trumps the Wildcats’ urgency, 28-26.

Biderman: The Grizzlies are higher than their report says. I would not need to face them within the playoffs. I feel they’re again on observe right here with an enormous dwelling win, 38-23.

Patrick: Cam can afford to choose Whitney right here, he is obtained that a lot leeway. I don’t do it. Granite Bay will cruise, 34-10.

Salerno: Whitney goes to throw the kitchen sink in Granite Bay. They want a win to get in. The Grizzlies need to enhance their place within the playoffs. What is going to it give? Whitney wins and will get 28-27.

No. 25 Dixon (7-2) at No. 15 Casa Roble (8-1)

JoeD: With the Golden Empire League on the road right here, go along with the Rams in good. Count on. Each are the Rams. Go along with the Rams who’ve “Tarzan” (working again Josh Taylor) and “Cyborg” (receiver Cole Owens on the star energy of Dixon QB Jett Harris’ ace, 35-31.

Biderman: Harris is without doubt one of the greatest pure-passing QBs within the space, however Casa harm his opponents within the league, outscoring them 193-12. I do not face them on their turf right here. Casa wins, 35-17.

Patrick: When two groups you like meet, it is at all times a tough alternative. America wins with this recreation. Freedom. Society as an entire. I take Casa Roble, 42-20, as a result of they’ve huge potential and the traces are gaining traction and expertise.

Salerno: Casa Roble has an excessive amount of energy to lose this recreation. Give me the house staff 42-35.

No. 21 Laguna Creek (7-2) at No. 10 Grant (6-2)

JoeD: Laguna Creek wants a win right here perhaps even to safe a playoff spot, that is how advanced and tough it may be in some divisions. Grant had Monterey Path on the ropes final week, shedding a thriller. Grant is just too quick and wins 48-21.

Biderman: Grant has numerous expertise, together with stud catcher/security Kingston Lopa, and can need to vent his frustrations on LC after shedding the thriller final week to Monterey Path. The battery line shall be energetic. Give me the Pacers, 44-26.

Patrick: I’ve typically teased Joe that he had a factor for Grant in his rankings, however on this case, I agree, if solely as a result of we do not know a lot about Laguna Creek. Grant wins 42-20.

Salerno: Grant wins huge right here. Pacers 52-21.

No. 20 Woodcreek (6-3) at No. 22 Roseville (6-3)

JoeD: Antelope obtained the Capital Valley Convention, so it is for metropolis delight and playoff positioning. Woodcreek wins a thriller, 28-27.

Biderman: Two equal and carefully ranked groups. It is one of many hardest video games to decide on all yr. I am not going to consider it an excessive amount of. Give me Roseville trigger they’re dwelling (#evaluation), 33-31.

Patrick: Bah, the toughest match of the calendar to decide on. Each groups had been one landing behind Antelope. However Roseville fared higher in opposition to Inderkum and Yuba Metropolis, so I roll with the Tigers, 28-20.

Salerno: Am I a tour if I select Woodcreek? I promise it is an unbiased alternative. Timberwolves 35-31.

Johnson (6-3) at Natomas (7-2)

JoeD: By no means thoughts the MaxPreps schedule on Johnson as a result of somebody obtained the fallacious rating in opposition to Cordova, a 60-15 win for Johnson, not a 60-15 loss for Johnson, which suggests Johnson can tie Natomas for a championship share of the Better Sacramento League with a win right here. However Natomas received, at dwelling, as a rising staff beneath coach Spencer Hagan.

Biderman: Marino Fragata has been the part’s passing chief all season and his staff wants this one, so I am taking Johnson, 40-36 in a barn burner.

Patrick: I will be at this recreation and I do not imply to be biased, however that is what we’re doing right here, as you all know. I take Natomas right into a wild shootout, 50-48. No, I do not assume that would be the rating, however I do not imply to offend anybody, that is what journalism is.

Salerno: Johnson wants a win to probably make the playoffs. I feel they do it 52-49.

Bradshaw Christian (6-2) at Rosemont (7-2)

JoeD: Liberty Ranch received the Sierra Valley Convention, leaving that contest for playoff positioning. BC has a terrific younger staff with loads of runners, however Rosemont is a veteran group and expertise prevails, 30-27.

Biderman: Am I above taking Bradshaw Christian as a result of I have to catch up within the standings in opposition to my colleagues? Completely not. However Rosemont is a powerful group that I hope shall be robust within the playoffs. Give me the Wolverines, 26-17.

Patrick: My coronary heart loves the little guys, however my mind says Rosemont has the perfect staff. Go along with Rosemont, 34-20.

Salerno: Rosemont obtained a ton of hype heading into the season. They’d robust losses, however bounced again in an enormous means. They are going to end the season sturdy with a 45-42 win.

Season totals:

JoeD: 52-18

Biderman: 44-26

Patrick: 51-19

Salerno: 56-14

Joe Davidson has coated sports activities for The Sacramento Bee since 1988: preps, faculties, Kings and have movies. He’s a 14-time winner of the California Prep Sports activities Author Affiliation. In 2021, he obtained the CIF Distinguished Service award. He’s a member of the California Coaches Affiliation Corridor of Fame. Davidson competed in soccer and observe and area in Oregon, his legend by no means rising.

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