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‘The Mid’ Area Football Game Night: Playoffs First Round

Mid-Valley Division Playoffs

Baldwin Park Braves (7-3) at Arroyo Knights (9-1)
The Braves have not stopped a competent offense this entire season, we don’t think they’ll do it at Bergstrom the first week of the playoffs.
Prediction: Arroyo 45 Baldwin Park 27

Sierra Canyon Trailblazers (5-5) at Monrovia Wildcats (9-1)
A year ago, this was a show with everything but Yul Brynner. Now? It’s Grease 2.
Prediction: Monrovia 52 Sierra Canyon 15

Rosemead Panthers (8-2) at Pomona Red Devils (9-1)
The Red Devils have lived 2013 in the fast lane, the Panthers are just a little more battle hardened.Prediction: Rosemead 23 Pomona 20

Northwest Division Playoffs

Gabrielino 56 El Monte 28
The Eagles are a great story, but the Saints are looking to go the distancePrediction: San Dimas 49 Gabrielino 7

Valley Christian Crusaders (4-6) at La Puente Warriors (7-3)
If Jacob Tovar is healthy, YES. If Jacob Tovar is not healthy, NOPE.Prediction: Valley Christian 28 La Puente 21

Duarte Falcons (6-4) at Maranatha Minutemen (8-2)
Definite shootout potential. Falcons can match the Minutemen talent for talent, but sometimes they are prone to the killer penalty. Go with Natha.Prediction: Maranatha 31 Duarte 24

Northeast Division Playoffs

St. Monica Mariners (3-7) at Rio Hondo Prep Kares (9-1)
Note to the Kares: Join the Northwest Division.
Prediction: Rio Hondo Prep 58 St. Monica 6

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