Re: I want winners! …

or at least 50 percent of them, apparently.

Before we get to Week 2 picks, which I’ll post either Thursday night or Friday afternoon, let’s take a look at how the Week 1 picks went. Week 1 lineup (6 wins and 6 losses and with Week Zero’s 3-0 start, I’m at 9-6 overall for the season)

Week 1

Wrong - Chico at Center-Antelope.  Winner: Chico. Nope. Center won 20-18. A loss for the Panthers and me.

Wrong - Lassen at Pleasant Valley. Winner: PV. Faith in Vikings wasn’t rewarded as Lassen won 26-7.

Correct – Red Bluff at Oroville. Winner: Red Bluff.  Spartans were sloppy but won.

Wrong – Paradise at Napa. Winner: Paradise. The Bobcats are 0-2. Stop the presses.

Correct – Las Plumas at Corning. Winner: Corning. Cardinals cruised in their home opener.

Wrong – Fall River at Biggs. Winner: Fall River. Biggs surprised many by beating a well-rested Fall River team.

Wrong - Durham at Clear Lake. Winner: Durham. Trojans didn’t fare well and are now at 0-2. This team has a bunch of returning starters, except, well one, head coach Kevin York.

Correct – Gridley at Willows. Winner: Willows. Honkers cruised.

Correct – Orland at Anderson. Winner: Orland. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Wrong – Pierce at Hamilton. Winner: Pierce. Big win in Braves’ home opener. Guess we shouldn’t be surprised. The new blood acquitted themselves quite well, even if my picks didn’t.

Correct – Redding Christian at Princeton. Winner: Redding Christian. Redding Christian’s Hayden Piper had another big day.

Correct – Bonus: West Valley at Shasta. Winner: West Valley. Speaking of big days, Austin Clark ran for 352 yards on 12 carries as part of West Valley’s 612 yards rushing in a 41-7 romp at Shasta. Those stats aren’t typos. The Eagles ran for 612 yards on 38 carries for an average of 16.11 per carry. Clark averaged 29.33 yards per carry. Yowza.

Feel free to make some picks in the comments section.

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