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After a long season of picking games, we have one team left standing and at least one more game to pick. 

And it looks like we all learned our lesson.

Last week, just two of our five prognosticators picked Santa Maria to beat Schurr, myself and contributor Brian Stanley. 

This week, all five of us are picking the Saints to win in the Division 12 semifinal at South El Monte Friday night. 

The Saints are the eighth seed, going against the fourth-seeded Eagles. So they are once again the underdog, but after we saw them catch and blow past Schurr last week, I don't think any of us would be surprised to see the Saints in a repeat performance Friday, though they will be on the road.

Alright, so we're all going for the Saints Friday night. Check out the scores below and our season totals with me leading the pack, getting 92 games correct this year. (You guys, our faithful  readers, can also vote on this week's game. So what do you all think? Will the Saints keep it going? Or will their run come to an end?

Joe Bailey (92-26)

Div. 12 semifinal: Santa Maria 40, South El Monte 35

Kenny Cress (86-32)

Div. 12 semifinal: Santa Maria 27, South El Monte 24

Brian Stanley (83-35)

Div. 12 semifinal: Santa Maria 28, South El Monte 27

Elliott Stern (81-27)

Div. 12 semifinal: Santa Maria 35, South El Monte 21

Lorenzo J. Reyna (80-38)

Div. 12 semifinal: Santa Maria 27, South El Monte 21

Joe Bailey is the sports editor at Lee Central Coast Newspapers. Contact him with tips and story ideas at or (805) 739-2239. Follow him on Twitter at