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7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 16: Trail Talk & Playoff Punditry 7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 16: Trail Talk & Playoff Punditry
The Show Welcomes Monterey Trail Coach TJ Ewing To Talk About The Red-Hot Mustangs, And We Dive Deep Into The First Full Week Of... 7 Friday Night Podcast | Ep. 16: Trail Talk & Playoff Punditry

The Show Welcomes Monterey Trail Coach TJ Ewing To Talk About The Red-Hot Mustangs, And We Dive Deep Into The First Full Week Of Playoffs •

The postseason has now arrived for everybody, and the show is here for it! As the Sac-Joaquin Section rolls into its quarterfinals, hosts Chace and Ben welcome Monterey Trail-Elk Grove coach TJ Ewing to talk about a Mustangs teams that’s gone from an 0-5 start to a dangerous 7-seed in the Division II field. Ewing shares about how the team persevered through its grueling nonleague schedule, and what he’s expecting in his team’s big matchup with Granite Bay on Friday.

Hosts Chace Bryson and Ben Enos open the show by sharing thoughts on last week’s big game between St. Francis-Mountain View and Serra-San Mateo, as well as some first impressions on both the North Coast and Central Coast Section tournament pairings across several divisions.

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Coach Terry Eidson also makes his weekly appearance and shares thoughts on the newest way the North Coast Section is attempting to solve its “De La Salle Problem” when it comes to the postseason and attempting to provide other strong Division I teams a path to the CIF State Bowls.

Finally, both hosts and Coach Eidson each share their picks and predictions for several of the biggest playoff matchups of the weekend.

GAMES DISCUSSED
Ranks below are from the most recent SportStars NorCal Top 20

#13 Valley Christian-San Jose @ #4 Serra-San Mateo 
#10 St. Mary’s-Stockton @ #15 Edison-Stockton
#14 Menlo-Atherton-Atherton @ #19 Salinas
Elk Grove @ Vacaville
California @ Monte Vista
Dublin @ Campolindo
Miramonte-Orinda @ Encinal-Alameda
Santa Cruz @ Wilcox-Santa Clara
Placer-Auburn @ Vista del Lago-Folsom
Sacramento @ Manteca
Petaluma @ Tamalpais-Mill Valley

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EPISODE EXTRAS

PREDICTION SCOREBOARD

Through Nov. 6
CHACE
PRIMARY PICKS: 26-11
LOCKS: 7-3
RAPID FIRE: 21-11

BEN
PRIMARY PICKS: 22-14
LOCKS: 7-3
RAPID FIRE: 19-13

COACH EIDSON
OVERALL: 17-12

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Chace Bryson

Chace Bryson is the managing editor of SportStars Magazine. Reach him at Chace@SportStarsMag.com

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