Bay Area News Group high school football predictions: Week 2, 2023

Bay Area News Group high school football predictions: Week 2, 2023

We’re back for another edition of the Bay Area News Group’s high school football picks.

We predict 16 games in Week 2, including the big one on Saturday in San Mateo between No. 1 Serra and No. 2 De La Salle.

In Week 1, Mike Lefkow finished on top with nine correct picks. His list of victories included Orange Lutheran’s win over De La Salle.

Lefkow is going against the Spartans again in Week 2, as is yours truly. We both have Serra winning a close game in the rematch of the Padres’ three-point victory at DLS last season.

Joseph Dycus is taking DLS.

The Kid also is going with McClymonds on Friday to win a road game against Bellarmine/

In our video roundtable, we address the unthinkable tragedy at Mountain View, analyze De La Salle-Serra, acknowledge some of the new coaches who won season openers last week and give a shout-out to some of the surprise winners on opening weekend.

If you want just the predictions, keep scrolling.

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Enjoy the video.



Half Moon Bay (0-1) at San Mateo (1-0), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: HMB

Dycus: HMB

Lefkow: HMB

Wilcox (0-1) at Hollister (1-0), 7:30 p.m.

Sabedra: Wilcox

Dycus: Wilcox

Lefkow: Hollister


Amador Valley (0-1) at Campolindo (1-0), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: Campolindo

Dycus: Campolindo

Lefkow: Campolindo

Aptos (0-1) vs. Mitty (1-0) at Foothill College, 7 p.m.

Sabedra: Mitty

Dycus: Mitty

Lefkow: Mitty

Los Gatos (1-0) at Liberty (1-0), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: Los Gatos

Dycus: Los Gatos

Lefkow: Los Gatos

McClymonds (0-0) vs. Bellarmine (1-0) at San Jose City College, 7 p.m.

Sabedra: Bellarmine

Dycus: McClymonds

Lefkow: Bellarmine

Menlo-Atherton (0-1) at Elk Grove (1-1), 7:15 p.m.

Sabedra: Elk Grove

Dycus: Elk Grove

Lefkow: Elk Grove

Palo Alto (1-0) at Leland (1-0), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: Leland

Dycus: Leland

Lefkow: Leland

Pioneer (1-0) at Leigh (1-0), 7:15 p.m.

Sabedra: Leigh

Dycus: Pioneer

Lefkow: Leigh

Pittsburg (1-0) at Granite Bay (1-1), 7:30 p.m.

Sabedra: Pittsburg

Dycus: Pittsburg

Lefkow: Pittsburg

St. Francis (0-1) at Monterey Trail-Elk Grove (0-1), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: Monterey Trail

Dycus: St. Francis

Lefkow: Monterey Trail

San Leandro (0-1) at Monte Vista (1-0), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: Monte Vista

Dycus: Monte Vista

Lefkow: Monte Vista

San Ramon Valley (1-0) at Acalanes (0-1), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: SRV

Dycus: SRV

Lefkow: SRV

Valley Christian (1-0) at Salinas (0-1), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: Valley Christian

Dycus: Valley Christian

Lefkow: Valley Christian


Sacred Heart Cathedral (0-1) at Sacred Heart Prep (0-1), 2 p.m.

Sabedra: SHP

Dycus: SHP

Lefkow: SHP

De La Salle (0-1) at Serra (1-0), 1:30 p.m.

Sabedra: Serra

Dycus: DLS

Lefkow: Serra



San Marin 27, Acalanes 20

Sabedra: Acalanes (L)

Dycus: Acalanes (L)

Lefkow: San Marin (W)

Miramonte 28, Berkeley 12

Sabedra: Berkeley (L)

Dycus: Berkeley (L)

Lefkow: Berkeley (L)

El Cerrito 14, Amador Valley 7

Sabedra: El Cerrito (W)

Dycus: El Cerrito (W)

Lefkow: El Cerrito (W)

Bellarmine 17, Menlo-Atherton 14

Sabedra: Bellarmine (W)

Dycus: Bellarmine (W)

Lefkow: M-A (L)

Leland 40, Half Moon Bay 7

Sabedra: HMB (L)

Dycus: HMB (L)

Lefkow: HMB (L)


Riordan 36, Sacred Heart Prep 17

Sabedra: Riordan (W)

Dycus: Riordan (W)

Lefkow: Riordan (W)

Pioneer 17, Santa Teresa 6

Sabedra: Santa Teresa (L)

Dycus: Santa Teresa (L)

Lefkow: Santa Teresa (L)

Valley Christian 16, Wilcox 15

Sabedra: Valley Christian (W)

Dycus: Wilcox (L)

Lefkow: Valley Christian (W)

Campolindo 29, Vanden-Fairfield 23, 2 OT

Sabedra: Vanden (L)

Dycus: Campolindo (W)

Lefkow: Vanden (L)

Clayton Valley 17, Salinas 0

Sabedra: Salinas (L)

Dycus: Clayton Valley (W)

Lefkow: Salinas (L)

Helix-La Mesa 45, St. Francis 21

Sabedra: St. Francis (L)

Dycus: St. Francis (L)

Lefkow: St. Francis (L)

Orange Lutheran 35, De La Salle 14

Sabedra: DLS (L)

Dycus: DLS (L)

Lefkow: Orange Lutheran (W)

Mitty 20, James Logan 12

Sabedra: Mitty (W)

Dycus: Logan (L)

Lefkow: Mitty (W)

San Ramon Valley 42, St. Ignatius 14

Sabedra: SRV (W)

Dycus: SRV (W)

Lefkow: SRV (W)


Pittsburg 49, Sacred Heart Cathedral 13

Sabedra: Pittsburg (W)

Dycus: Pittsburg (W)

Lefkow: Pittsburg (W)

Serra 21, Folsom 14

Sabedra: Serra (W)

Dycus: Serra (W)

Lefkow: Serra (W)


Lefkow: 9-7

Dycus: 8-8

Sabedra: 8-8


Lefkow: 9-7

Dycus: 8-8

Sabedra: 8-8