Will DeBoard's Week 1 High School Football Predictions


Davis at Ceres, 7:15 Davis

31-17 Spartans have the skill players to score with anyoneSonora at Johansen Sonora

21-14 Wildcats looking to QB Matt Relei for leadershipStagg vs. Modesto at MJC Modesto

24-21 Panthers may be too large for the Delta KingsEast Union vs. Enochs at Downey Enochs

23-20 Enochs could match last year's win total right hereAtwater vs. Bullard (0-1) at Chukchansi Park Bullard

30-13 Bullard coming off strong season in Central SectionMadera at Merced Merced

33-17 Should be the Stefon Mathis show for the openerSierra at Buhach Colony (1-0) Sierra

24-23 Intriguing matchup between CCC and VOL teamsLos Banos (1-0) at Tracy Los Banos

27-23 Could the Tigers open with two victories in a row?Granite Bay at Pitman (1-0) Granite Bay

31-20 Defending Section D2 champs are loadedCentral Valley at Le Grand Central Valley

34-20 Hawks have the schedule to get off to a fast startEscalon at Dixon Escalon

31-17 Cougars have tough home game vs. Patterson nextLinden at Ripon Ripon

20-17 Traditional opener has always been competitive gameModesto Chr. at Orestimba MC

33-14 MC may have too much offense for WarriorsRiverbank at Gustine Riverbank

23-17 The winner here builds some big momentumWaterford at Hughson Hughson

34-16 Huskies should roll in geographical matchupRipon Chr. at Delhi, 8 RC

17-16 Battle of 21 players (RC) vs. 16 (Delhi)Denair at Hilmar Hilmar

29-12 Hilmar should be too much for the Coyotes this yearBret Harte at Livingston Bret Harte

31-24 Bullfrogs have tough runner in Robert SaileleMcClatchy at Patterson Patterson

30-20 Tigers' first of three matchups against DI opponentTruckee (1-0) at Mariposa Truckee

27-17 Truckee making a long trip to Mariposa CountyBear Creek at Argonaut Argonaut

20-16 Argonaut hoping home-field advantage is differenceN.H. Chr. vs. Turlock Chr. at Waterford TC

23-13 Turlock Christian still riding high from last yearSierra Ridge at Bradshaw Chr. Sierra Ridge

24-17 Sierra Ridge should roll against beleaguered foeCalaveras at Weston Ranch, 7 Calaveras

23-17 Redskins have new coach, same defensive focusGolden Sierra at Amador, 7 Amador

30-24 Amador counting on top quarterback Goggans


Downey at Golden Valley (0-1), 4 GV

24-17 Golden Valley playing at own stadium for first timeCentral Catholic at Cardinal Newman, 7 CN

33-30 Top-notch game between strong small-school teams

Will DeBoard last season:

231-57 (.802).

— All games start at 7:30 p.m. unless noted.