Week 9 game predictions

La Jolla (3-4) vs. Mission Bay (3-4) @ University City HS.

The Vikings are looking to get their first win in the Western League, while Mission Bay is coming off of 50-12 win over Kearny. In a high-scoring affair, I expect the Vikings to take this one.

La Jolla – 35 Mission Bay – 31

Mira Mesa (2-5) vs. Morse (2-5)

Mira Mesa has lost three in a row, while Morse demolished San Diego High last week. The Tigers had lots of trouble scoring before putting 42 on the board last week. I expect the Marauders to break the losing streak and get a win on the road.

Mira Mesa – 24 Morse – 17

Torrey Pines (3-4) vs. El Camino (5-2)

The Falcons have split their first two league games, while El Camino won their opener against LCC and dropped a non-league game to Vista last week. I expect the Falcons to have success on the ground game and sneak out a close one.

Torrey Pines – 17 El Camino – 14

Steele Canyon (6-1) vs. El Capitan (7-0)

The Vagueros haven’t won a game by less the two touchdowns this season while outscoring their opponents 288-70, though the schedule has been a bit light. Steele Canyon will be the best team they’ve seen this season, but I expect El Capitan to prevail at home.

El Capitan – 35 Steele Canyon – 28

San Marcos (7-0) vs. Vista (4-3)

The Knights will looking to keep their undefeated season going, but haven’t defeated Vista in 39 years. Vista’s offense has come alive the last few games, but I expect San Marcos to make a few more plays to win it.

San Marcos – 28 Vista – 21

Rancho Bernardo (5-2) vs. Mt. Carmel (5-2)

The Broncos have bounced back with two big wins following losses to La Costa Canyon and Carlsbad. I expect Rancho Bernardo to have a big day running the ball during Senior Night at Mt. Carmel en route to a big victory.

Rancho Bernardo – 31 Mt. Carmel – 13

Bishops (7-0) vs. Santa Fe Christian (4-3) Saturday 2pm

The Eagles feature one of the nations best kickers in Stanford-bound Jake Bailey, but I don’t expect him to be enough to overcome the unbeaten Knights at home in a Saturday afternoon Coastal League showdown.

Bishops – 31 Santa Fe Christian – 20

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