Ramona (7-1) vs. Rancho Bernardo (6-2): THURSDAY NIGHT
The Broncos will be without the use of one the county’s leading rushers in Tyree Range, who suffered a knee injury last week. With that said, I think that the Broncos find a way to get it down and win it.
Rancho Bernardo – 28 Ramona – 27
El Camino (5-3) vs. Carlsbad (4-4): THURSDAY NIGHT
The Wildcats have had trouble scoring over their last three games, managing 19 total points. Carlsbad gave Oceanside a good game last week, after defeating La Costa Canyon a week before. I expect the Lancers to prevail at home.
Carlsbad – 17 El Camino – 10
Madison (5-3) vs. La Jolla (4-4):
The Warhawks have been on a roll since starting the season with three losses against tough competition. La Jolla has been putting up big numbers through the air, but has had troubles on defense. I expect Madison to go on the road to get their sixth victory.
Madison – 35 La Jolla – 21
Mt. Carmel (5-3) vs. Torrey Pines (4-4):
The Falcons have won 4 of their lost 5 with the lone loss coming to Oceanside on the road. The Sun Devils have had an up and down season and sit at 1-2 in league play entering the non-league showdown against Torrey Pines. I expect the Falcons to contain QB Lucas Johnson and excel in the ground game.
Torrey Pines – 31 Mt. Carmel – 13
Oceanside (8-0) vs. La Costa Canyon (5-3):
The Maverick’s offense seems to have improved in the last two games following a five point performance at home in the loss to El Camino. Oceanside comes into the game with an average margin of victory of 19.8 this season. I expect a low scoring game with the Pirates keeping the undefeated season going.
Oceanside -20 La Costa Canyon – 10
Grossmont (4-1) vs. Helix (7-1):
The Highlanders have outscored their opponents 216-7 in five games since their loss to Cathedral. I don’t expect the streak to slow down against the Grossmont spread attack.
Helix – 49 Grossmont – 14
La Jolla Country Day (4-4) vs. Santa Fe Christian (4-4): SATURDAY AFTERNOON
The Torreys have lost two in a row following a three game winning streak. I expect Braxton Burmeister to have success against the Eagles defense, but Santa Fe Christian should move the ball effectively with their triple option attack.
Santa Fe Christian – 27 La Jolla Country Day – 20
SEASON RECORD: 12-2