It’s hard to get a good read on the Bear River Bruins as they begin Pioneer Valley League play at home tonight against Lincoln. They looked impressive dominating then-No. 20 El Dorado two weeks ago, only to get clobbered by Sutter last week.
But league play is always an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and get a fresh start, and my projections show Bear River (2-3) starting PVL play on a positive note, 9.5 points better than Lincoln.
In other league play, I like:
–Center over Foothill by 25 points;
–Colfax over Placer by 33.5 points.
SIERRA FOOTHILL LEAGUE
Nevada Union, already 0-2 in Sierra Foothill League play, travels to Woodcreek tonight for just one of two winnable games left on the Miners’ schedule. My projections show Woodcreek the better team by 2.5 points, which makes the game a virtual toss-up.
If NU can beat Woodcreek and Granite Bay, which actually has a worse record than the Miners, they can finish the season 4-6 and finally end their 21 game winless streak in the SFL. That ain’t much, but it’s an improvement over the last couple of years.
In other SFL games, my projections show:
–Oak Ridge over Rocklin by 9 points:
–Folsom and Del Oro, toss-up.
THE SCOREBOARD: My picks went 3-0 last week to bring the season record to 5-1. (I had Sutter a one-point favorite over BR, which qualifies as a toss-up so I didn’t count the game in the results.) Next week I’ll also offer some pro and college picks.