Thursday's (Oct. 15) predictions

Santa Rosa's Jose Galindo tries to get the ball around Cardinal Newman's Kyle McKeever as he falls during the game held at Santa Rosa High School, Oct. 15, 2009.

Santa Rosa's Jose Galindo tries to get the ball around Cardinal Newman's Kyle McKeever as he falls during the game held at Santa Rosa High School, Oct. 15, 2009.

First,  Corner Kicks receives a quick pat on the back for Wedneday’s call on the 2-1 Windsor win over Analy. The prediction earlier in the day? 2-1 Windsor…

OK, moving on…

BOYS

Three games today involve teams with talent who are not headed to the playoffs. So, you could easily look at their games today as their playoffs. This will be their late-season chance to prove they are worthy opponents. And the call here is that there will be some surprises…

PREDICTION: Cardinal Newman 3, (at) Santa Rosa 2
The Cardinals started the season a little stronger than expected, now can they end it that way? Their star Andrew Owenson has commited to play at Gonzaga next fall and he should shine with the Zags at a fullback position. Tonight he’ll shine at Rosa.
Final: Santa Rosa 3, Cardinal Newman 0

PREDICTION: Maria Carrillo 2, (at) Piner 1
Another team, the Pumas, that won’t be defending their NCS championship next month, but they will have a chance to slightly dampen the Prospectors’ season. Depending on just how healthy Austin Meyer is, the outcome could be close or maybe this is going to be MC”s one shining light this season.
Final: Maria Carrillo 4, Piner 0

PREDICTION: (at) Montgomery 4, Ukiah 0
The Vikings’ boys have been overshadowed by their girls team all season. The Wildcats usually don’t play that well after the trek down 101. Here’s a guess that will hold true tonight.

OTHER GAME: Elsie Allen 4, Rancho Cotate 1

GIRLS

PREDICTION: (at) Windsor 6, El Molino 0
The Jags are one of six teams that figure to stand a chance come playoff time. They start to put it into high gear today.

PREDICTION: (at) Healdsburg 2, Analy 2
Only because I don’t have a good feeling on this game one way or the other.
Final: Analy 4, Healdsburg 0

PREDICTION: Casa Grande 3, (at) Sonoma Valley 2
This will not be an easy win for either team.
Final: Casa Grande 7, Sonoma Valley 1