High School Football Season Opens In Full This Week And Big Matchups Highlight The 7 Friday Night Team’s NorCal Football Picks •
Our Thursday prediction show hits top gear this week as high school football officially opens across all of Northern California. Everybody — hosts Chace Bryson and Ben Enos as well as Coach Terry Eidson — is feeling confident after hitting on most of their picks during last week’s Sac-Joaquin Section openers. Now the NorCal football picks come fast and furious.
Chace and Ben highlight six of the week’s top matchups and select three to pick (both settled on the same game as their “Lock”), plus each host chooses two random games to serve the other in the new “Challenge Round.” Finally, Coach Eidson gives his predictions for three games, and includes a relatively thorough analysis of NorCal’s game of the week: No. 3 Serra-San Mateo at No. 2 Folsom.
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GAMES DISCUSSED INCLUDE:
(Ranks are from SportStars NorCal Top 20)
• No. 3 Serra @ No. 2 Folsom
• No. 7 Bellarmine-San Jose @ Menlo-Atherton
• No. 14 Salinas @ No. 9 Clayton Valley-Concord
• Rancho Cotate-Rohnert Park @ Las Lomas-Walnut Creek
• Granada-Livermore @ Riordan-S.F.
• Amador Valley-Pleasanton @ El Cerrito
• Downey-Modesto @ East Union-Manteca
• Chico @ Sutter
• San Marin-Novato @ Acalanes-Lafayette
7 Friday Night will be publishing new episodes every Tuesday and Thursday during the regular season.
Tuesday episodes will include discussion on the week ahead as well as interviews with Coach Eidson and whoever else we have lined up as guests. Thursday episodes will include Chace, Ben and Coach Eidson’s picks and predictions for a selection of games that week. Make sure you’re following or subscribed wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
Listening platforms include Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Pocket Casts and Radio Public. Also, feel free to use the same platforms to look up SportStars’ other podcasts: The 2021 oral history-style show SportStories, and the ask-an-expert health and fitness show, Know & Go, that’s currently in its first season..
All previous episodes of 7 Friday Night, Know & GO and SportStories can also be found here.
Finally be sure to follow our podcasts’ Twitter account @SportStarsPods to see guest announcements, participate in listener polls and more. You can also get game updates and scores on Friday nights by following @SportStarsMag.
Through Aug. 20
PRIMARY PICKS: 2 -1
CHALLENGE ROUND: 0-0
PRIMARY PICKS: 3-0
CHALLENGE ROUND: 0-0