Wednesday's (Oct. 15th) predictions

Before moving on to predictions, let’s comment on rankings.

They come strictly from Corner Kicks. No input from coaches, players, refs, fans, parents or even team trainers. The criteria? In no special order – record, strength of schedule, what-have-they-done-recently and, most importantly, gut feeling.

Readers of the Soccer Blog, can, and probably do, come up with rankings and predictions much more accurate. But, alas, we’ll all have to wait until NCS championship play to see who was more accurate.

The fun part is the bantering back and forth cause no one is right and no one is wrong. The not-so-fun part is the fact that it all ends at the NCS level cause I know we have the soccer talent in the Empire to go deep into any sort of state playoff system, both boys and girls teams. That, I am relatively certain, is one area where we all can agree.

OK, moving on and since there is really only one game today that will be a contest we’ll do this rather quickly…


PREDICTION: (at) Santa Rosa 3, Rancho Cotate 0
Final: Santa Rosa 3, Rancho Cotate 1

PREDICTION: (at) Ursuline 4, Ukiah 0

PREDICTION: (at) Montgomery 7, Piner 0
Final: Montgomery 4, Piner 0

PREDICTION: (at) Maria Carrillo 8, Elsie Allen 0


PREDICTION: (at) Casa Grande 3, El Molino 1
Final: Casa Grande 2, El Molino 0

PREDICTION: Windsor 2, (at) Analy 1
Final: Windsor 2, Analy 1

This is the game of the day and it truly is a coin flip. Only thing wrong will be the field. Can’t imagine it being anything other than bad.