Bay Area News Group high school football predictions: Week 4, 2023

Bay Area News Group high school football predictions: Week 4, 2023

Welcome back to the Bay Area News Group’s weekly high school football picks.

Last week, the three of us in this all-for-fun competition — myself, Joseph Dycus and Mike Lefkow — were all tied in the season standings with 18-14 records.

Well, we’re not even any longer.

I had one of my best weeks as I aim for three consecutive season championships, going 13-2 to lead Lefkow by four games and Dycus by five.

Lefkow went 10-5 in Week 3. Dycus was 8-7.

One game — Campolindo-Windsor — was removed from the board because the teams tied 14-14.

Dycus has a shot to quickly close the gap because he and I had different winners in nine of the 16 games we predict this week.

Lefkow and I saw eye-to-eye in 15 of the 16.

In this week’s video, we break down the MyClymonds-San Ramon Valley showdown and whether either will have a shot to become the first East Bay team in 32 years to beat De La Salle later this season.

We also look at the keys to the St. Mary’s of Stockton-De La Salle game on Friday night and Dycus shares his thoughts on Archbishop Riordan after having covered the San Francisco school’s loss to St. Bonaventure-Ventura last week.

If you want just the predictions, keep scrolling.

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Enjoy the video.



Overfelt (2-1) at Christopher (3-0), 7:15 p.m.

Sabedra: Christopher

Dycus: Overfelt

Lefkow: Christopher


California (2-1) at Pittsburg (3-0), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: Pittsburg

Dycus: Pittsburg

Lefkow: Pittsburg

Castro Valley (1-2) at Deer Valley (2-1), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: Deer Valley

Dycus: Deer Valley

Lefkow: Deer Valley

Monte Vista (3-0) at Amador Valley (2-1), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: Monte Vista

Dycus: Amador Valley

Lefkow: Monte Vista

Dublin (3-0) at Windsor (1-1-1), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: Windsor

Dycus: Dublin

Lefkow: Windsor

Terra Nova (3-0) at Fremont-Sunnyvale (2-1), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: Terra Nova

Dycus: Terra Nova

Lefkow: Terra Nova

Piedmont Hills (1-1) at Silver Creek (3-0), 7:15 p.m.

Sabedra: Piedmont Hills

Dycus: Silver Creek

Lefkow: Piedmont Hills

Leigh (2-1) at Santa Teresa (0-3), 7:15 p.m.

Sabedra: Santa Teresa

Dycus: Leigh

Lefkow: Santa Teresa

Palo Alto (2-1) at Los Gatos (2-1), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: Los Gatos

Dycus: Los Gatos

Lefkow: Los Gatos

Santa Clara (1-2) at Milpitas (2-0), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: Milpitas

Dycus: Santa Clara

Lefkow: Santa Clara

Sacred Heart Prep (2-1) at Hillsdale (3-0), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: Sacred Heart Prep

Dycus: Sacred Heart Prep

Lefkow: Sacred Heart Prep

Clayton Valley (1-2) at Turlock (0-4), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: Clayton Valley

Dycus: Clayton Valley

Lefkow: Clayton Valley

Oakland Tech (1-1) at Tennyson (0-3), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: Tennyson

Dycus: Oakland Tech

Lefkow: Tennyson

St. Mary’s-Stockton (3-0) at De La Salle (1-2), 7:30 p.m.

Sabedra: De La Salle

Dycus: De La Salle

Lefkow: De La Salle

McClymonds (2-0) at San Ramon Valley (3-0), 7 p.m.

Sabedra: San Ramon Valley

Dycus: McClymonds

Lefkow: San Ramon Valley


Menlo-Atherton (1-2) at Menlo School (3-0), 2 p.m.

Sabedra: Menlo-Atherton

Dycus: Menlo School

Lefkow: Menlo-Atherton



Amador Valley 14, Acalanes 12

Sabedra: Amador Valley (W)

Dycus: Acalanes (L)

Lefkow: Acalanes (L)

Monte Vista 40, Bellarmine 30

Sabedra: Monte Vista (W)

Dycus: Monte Vista (W)

Lefkow: Monte Vista (W)

Hillsdale 28, Woodside 12

Sabedra: Woodside (L)

Dycus: Woodside (L)

Lefkow: Woodside (L)

Mountain View 40, Leigh 21

Sabedra: Mountain View (W)

Dycus: Mountain View (W)

Lefkow: Mountain View (W)

Valley Christian 34, Hollister 3

Sabedra: Valley Christian (W)

Dycus: Valley Christian (W)

Lefkow: Valley Christian (W)

Liberty 53, Wood-Vacaville 14

Sabedra: Liberty (W)

Dycus: Liberty (W)

Lefkow: Liberty (W)

Campolindo 14, Windsor 14

Sabedra: Campolindo (push)

Dycus: Campolindo (push)

Lefkow: Campolindo (push)

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Grant-Sacramento 22, Los Gatos 21

Sabedra: Grant (W)

Dycus: Los Gatos (L)

Lefkow: Los Gatos (L)

McClymonds 45, Bishop O’Dowd 0

Sabedra: McClymonds (W)

Dycus: McClymonds (W)

Lefkow: McClymonds (W)

San Ramon Valley 45, Elk Grove 7

Sabedra: San Ramon Valley (W)

Dycus: San Ramon Valley (W)

Lefkow: San Ramon Valley (W)

Serra 38, Central Catholic-Modesto 7

Sabedra: Serra (W)

Dycus: Serra (W)

Lefkow: Serra (W)

De La Salle 35, St. Francis 17

Sabedra: De La Salle (W)

Dycus: St. Francis (L)

Lefkow: De La Salle (W)


Salesian 18, St. Mary’s-Berkeley 14

Sabedra: Salesian (W)

Dycus: St. Mary’s-Berkeley (L)

Lefkow: St. Mary’s-Berkeley (L)

St. Bonaventure-Ventura 24, Riordan 14

Sabedra: Riordan (L)

Dycus: Riordan (L)

Lefkow: Riordan (L)

Sacred Heart Prep 28, Palo Alto 14

Sabedra: Sacred Heart Prep (W)

Dycus: Palo Alto (L)

Lefkow: Sacred Heart Prep (W)

Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills 28, Clayton Valley 0

Sabedra: Oak Ridge (W)

Dycus: Clayton Valley (L)

Lefkow: Oak Ridge (W)


Sabedra: 13-2

Lefkow: 10-5

Dycus: 8-7


Sabedra: 31-16

Lefkow: 28-19

Dycus: 26-21