Scorebook Live California’s Connor Morrissette makes his LA City Section football picks every Thursday during the high school football season. He takes a shot at predicting Week One games below. The selected games are based on the Scorebook Live California City Section Top 10 rankings.
1. Narbonne vs. Lone Peak (UT)
The pick: Narbonne
The Gauchos looked great against Buchanan and will win again Saturday against Lone Peak at Moorpark High. Good luck stopping running backs Tomarion Harden and Jack Brown.
2. Birmingham @ Crespi
The pick: Birmingham
Both teams annihilated their week one opponents, but on paper the Patriots are the better team.
3. Garfield @ Serra Gardena
The pick: Serra
Garfield is good but Serra is better. The Cavaliers have too many weapons at the skill positions.
4. San Pedro vs. Eagle Rock
The pick: San Pedro
Joshua Ward rushed for two scores in a 25-0 win over North Torrance last week. He’s the player Eagle Rock must stop.
5. Venice @ Harvard-Westlake
The pick: Venice
Luca Diamont and Everson Bozeman each rushed for over 100 yards in Venice’s 26-10 win over El Camino Real last week. Look for similar production against Harvard-Westlake.
6. San Fernando vs. Canyon
The pick: San Fernando
San Fernando beat Canyon last season and they’ll do it again in 2019.
7. Banning vs. St. Paul
The pick: St. Paul
St. Paul running back Trenell Ridgley is tough to stop.
8. Carson vs. Edison
The pick: Edison
Things don’t get any easier for Carson following last week’s last second loss to Millikan.
9. Fairfax vs. Sylmar
The pick: Fairfax
The Lions started 2019 with a 10-6 win over Dorsey. They should move to 2-0.
10. Crenshaw @ Upland
The pick: Upland
Similar to the Garfield vs. Serra matchup, Upland is on a different level compared to Crenshaw.