We’ve reached the finish line, the 16th and final weekend of the 2022 high school football season.
The outcome of this all-in-one fun Bay Area News Group selection contest has been decided.
Yours truly will finish first, Mike Lefkow second and The Kid – aka Joseph Dycus – will take third place.
But we’re not done with the choices. We predict the winners of seven California Interscholastic Federation state championship games this weekend that include teams from our coverage area.
The Bay Area filled all five Northern California slots in the top divisions. Those teams — Serra, De La Salle, Pittsburgh, McClymonds and San Ramon Valley — will play championship games at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo.
Two others – Bellarmine and Santa Teresa – will play title matches in San Jose on Saturday night.
In our video podcast, we covered all the talking points ahead of the final: Serra’s daunting task against St. John Bosco-Bellflower, De La Salle’s turnaround, Victor Galli’s last game as Pittsburg coach , McClymonds returning to Southern California, SRV quarterback Luke Baker’s Lucky Sandwich and more.
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WEEK 16 PICKS
Division 6-AA: Classic Academy-Escondido (11-3) at Santa Teresa (9-5), Saturday, 6 p.m.
Sabedra: Santa Teresa
Dycus: Saint Therese
Lefkow: Santa Teresa
Division 3-A: Laguna Hills (14-1) vs. Bellarmine (8-6) at San Jose City College, Saturday, 6 p.m.
Division 2-A: San Ramon Valley (12-2) against Granite Hills-El Cajon (12-2) at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Saturday, 12 p.m.
Sabedra: Valley of San Ramon
Dycus: San Ramon Valley
Lefkow: granite hills
Division 2-AA: McClymonds (12-1) against Mater Dei Catholic-Chula Vista (10-4) at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Friday, 4 p.m.
Sabedra: Catholic Mater Dei
Division 1-A: Pittsburg (12-2) vs. Liberty-Bakersfield (12-2) at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Saturday, 4 p.m.
Division 1-AA: De La Salle (10-3) vs. Lincoln-San Diego (12-1) at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Friday, 8 p.m.
Sabedra: De La Salle
Dycus: De La Salle
Lefkow: De La Salle
Open Division: Serra (13-0) vs. St. John Bosco-Bellflower (12-1) at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sabedra: Saint John Bosco
Lefkow: Saint John Bosco
WEEK 15 PICKS
Division 7-AA State Championship: Pinole Valley 34, Mendota 21
Sabedra: Pinole Valley (W)
Dycus: Pinole Valley (W)
Lefkow: Pinole Valley (west)
Regional Division 6-AA: Santa Teresa 30, Palo Alto 20
Sabedra: Santa Teresa (F)
Dycus: Santa Teresa (F)
Lefkow: Palo Alto (L)
Regional Division 4-A: San Marino 29, Menlo School 21
Sabedra: School of Menlo (L)
Dycus: School of Menlo (L)
Lefkow: School of Menlo (L)
Regional Division 3-A: Bellarmine 35, Vanden-Fairfield 21
Sabedra: Bellarmine (F)
Dycus: Bellarmine (F)
Lefkow: Bellarmine (F)
Regional Division 3-AA: Grant-Sacramento 36, El Cerrito 7
Sabedra: El Cerrito (L)
Dycus: El Cerrito (L)
Lefkow: El Cerrito (L)
Regional Division 2-A: San Ramon Valley 19, Marin Catholic 17
Sabedra: San Ramon Valley (W)
Dycus: San Ramon Valley (W)
Lefkow: San Ramon Valley (O)
Regional Division 2-AA: McClymonds 49, Lemoore 35
Sabedra: Lemoore (L)
Dycus: McClymonds (F)
Lefkow: McClymonds (F)
Regional Division 1-A: Pittsburgh 35, Manteca 14
Sabedra: Pittsburgh (F)
Dycus: Pittsburgh (F)
Lefkow: Pittsburgh (W)
Regional Division 1-AA: De La Salle 17, Folsom 14
Sabedra: De La Salle (F)
Dycus: De La Salle (F)
Lefkow: De La Salle (F)
WEEK 15 RANKING
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