Football: SanFranPreps.com Week 1 Pick ’em

St. Ignatius senior quarterback Jeff Farlow peers over the line of scrimmage in the Wildcats' Week 0 loss to Marin Catholic on Saturday. (Photo by AJ Canaria)

Every Thursday morning members of the SanFranPreps.com staff, as well as a couple other local media members, will make predictions on the weekend’s games featuring our local San Francisco teams. Please feel free to make your own picks in the comment section and discuss the week’s games.

Mitch Stephens proved last week why he is the authority on Bay Area high school sports with an 8-1 record. SanFranPreps.com writer Bonta Hill represented the site well by matching Mitch’s Week 0 total and they stand fairly alone at the top of the standings.

This week’s consensus picks are Oakland Tech over Balboa, Fort Bragg over Mission, Tamalpais over Lincoln, Paradise over Lowell and Washington over El Camino. Hopefully some of the local schools will prove us wrong.

The picks are listed below along with everyone’s Week 0 records, in order of the standings.

Mitch Stephens — Senior writer/columnist, MaxPreps.com (8-1 in Week 0)

Oakland Tech 21, Balboa 20
Richmond 28, Burton 21
Sequoia (Redwood City) 35, Galileo 34
Fort Bragg 14, Mission 13
Sacred Heart Cathedral 42, Justin-Siena (Napa) 21
Stuart Hall 21, Crystal Springs Uplands (Hillsborough) 20
St. Ignatius 24, Milpitas 21
Tamalpais (Mill Valley) 14, Lincoln 13
Paradise 28, Lowell 21
Washington 28, El Camino (South San Francisco) 21
Riordan 29, Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) 28

Bonta Hill — Writer, SanFranPreps.com (8-1 in Week 0)

Oakland Tech 34, Balboa 20
Richmond 20, Burton 19
Galileo 26, Sequoia (Redwood City) 21
Fort Bragg 36, Mission 13
Sacred Heart Cathedral 24, Justin-Siena (Napa) 20
Stuart Hall 28,  Crystal Springs Uplands (Hillsborough) 27
Milpitas 30, St. Ignatius 27
Tamalpais (Mill Valley) 27, Lincoln 13
Paradise 34, Lowell 18
Washington 22, El Camino 19
Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) 30, Riordan 14

Josh Levine — Writer, SanFranPreps.com (6-3 in Week 0)

Oakland Tech 35, Balboa 17
Burton 20, Richmond 17
Sequoia (Redwood City) 28, Galileo 14
Fort Bragg 42, Mission 7
Justin-Siena (Napa) 24, Sacred Heart Cathedral 21
Stuart Hall 38, Crystal Springs Uplands (Hillsborough) 24
Milpitas 28, St. Ignatius 7
Tamalpais (Mill Valley) 35, Lincoln 28
Paradise 28, Lowell 14
Washington 42, El Camino (South San Francisco) 3
Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) 21, Riordan 14

Jeremy Balan — Editor, SanFranPreps.com (5-4 in Week 0)

Oakland Tech 32, Balboa 21
Richmond 23, Burton 17
Galileo 27, Sequoia (Redwood City) 25
Fort Bragg 42, Mission 14
Sacred Heart Cathedral 38, Justin-Siena (Napa) 28
Crystal Springs Uplands (Hillsborough) 40, Stuart Hall 31
Milpitas 24, St. Ignatius 20
Tamalpais (Mill Valley) 35, Lincoln 18
Paradise 45, Lowell 13
Washington 27, El Camino (South San Francisco) 19
Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) 28, Riordan 25

Dylan Kruse — Sports Editor, San Francisco Examiner (5-4 in Week 0)

Oakland Tech 41, Balboa 17
Richmond 27, Burton 13
Galileo 27, Sequoia (Redwood City) 24
Fort Bragg 34, Mission 13
Sacred Heart Cathedral 28, Justin-Siena (Napa) 17
Crystal Springs Uplands (Hillsborough) 24, Stuart Hall 18
Milpitas 20, St. Ignatius 17
Tamalpais (Mill Valley) 31, Lincoln 20
Paradise 27, Lowell 13
Washington 21, El Camino (South San Francisco) 10
Riordan 23, Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) 19

Ernest Stone — Writer, SanFranPreps.com (5-4 in Week 0)

Oakland Tech 35, Balboa 17
Richmond 42, Burton 14
Galileo 28, Sequoia (Redwood City) 21
Fort Bragg 38, Mission 10
Sacred Heart Cathedral 33, Justin-Siena (Napa) 0
Crystal Springs Uplands (Hillsborough) 44, Stuart Hall 6
Milpitas 38, St. Ignatius 23
Tamalpais (Mill Valley) 17, Lincoln 10
Paradise 24, Lowell 23
Washington 24, El Camino (South San Francisco) 6
Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) 31, Riordan 7

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4 Comments

  1. Oddsmaker says:

    Most of the picks are good but some are wayyyyyyy off. Here are the spreads! IMO

    Oakland Tech (-11.5) vs. Balboa
    Richmond (-11) vs. Burton
    Sequoia (-1.5) vs. Galileo
    Fort Bragg (-31) vs. Mission
    Sacred Heart Cathedral (-8) vs. Justin Siena
    Crystal Springs (-24) vs. Stuart Hall
    St. Ignatius (-2) vs. Milpitas
    Tamalpais (-9.5) vs. Lincoln
    Paradise (-27.5) vs. Lowell
    Washington (-3) vs. El Camino
    Riordan (-1) vs. Sacred Heart Prep

  2. Anonymous says:

    STUART HALL PROMISED WIN OVER CRYSTAL SPRINGS

  3. IC Stars says:

    Going with Ernest on this one. Riordan is just flat no good, Milpitas will over-run SI. SHC will riddle the Justin-Siena secondary. JS lost to Benicia 45-14 last week.

  4. Anonymous says:

    SI should have beat Milpitas. SI defense shut them down, and they got lucky on 2 long touchdowns.
    watch out for SI and that defense

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