Will history repeat itself Friday at Nevada Union when No. 3 seed Bear River faces No. 1 Colfax for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V football championship?
If the answer is “yes” then the Bruins will take home the championship for the second year in a row. They claimed the title last year after losing their league game to Colfax, the same thing that happened this season.
Colfax beat the Bruins handily on their home turf, 41-14, for BR’s only loss of the season. The outcome surprised me: I had the Bruins 5-point favorites in the game.
Since then, the schools have become almost even in my calculations, mainly because the Falcons had an easier path through the first two rounds of the playoffs. With the game on a neutral field, it is basically a toss-up.
I think the outcome will be more one-sided when the third member of the Foothill 4 to make the playoffs, No. 2 seed Placer, takes on No. 1 Capital Christian for the Division III title at Whitney High School on Saturday.
My predictions for the two games:
–Colfax by 1.5 points over Bear River
–Placer by 8.5 points over Capital Christian
The picks: I went 4-0 in the last week of the regular season to finish with a 15-3 record (83 percent). I should do that well in Reno.