There are four Super 25 games on the calendar this week with bowls in California and state finals in Texas and Score Predictor will tackle them all.
On Friday night, No. 11 Folsom (Calif.) faces No. 25 Oceanside in the Division I bowl game. Will the offense or the defense win out? Folsom (15-0) has averaged 56 points per game – never scoring fewer than 42 — while allowing just 10.6. Oceanside (14-0) is averaging 33.7 points and allowing 14.1.
Jake Browning plays his last game for Folsom and will get to add to his national record for career touchdowns passes.
On Saturday in California, No. 2 De La Salle (Concord) meets No. 12 Centennial (Corona) in the CIF Open Division Bowl.
Centennial (12-2) is riding a 12-game winning streak after an 0-2 start with losses to national powers Bishop Gorman and St. John Bosco. Centennial runs a no-huddle offense and is expected to have running back J.J. Taylor big in the lineup.
De La Salle (13-0) is a juggernaut and has scored 679 points and allowed 140. De Le Salle has played in the bowl games every year, including three meetings against Centennial. De La Salle won in 2007 and 2012 and lost in 2008.
In Texas, No. 4 Allen (15-0) attempts to win its third consecutive state title, but first in 6A Division I, when it faces No. 41 Cypress Ranch at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Allen is riding a 42-game winning streak and looking to send Gatorade National Player of the Year Kyler Murray out as an undefeated starting QB for his career. After needing some second-half comebacks in the early rounds of the playoffs, Allen has turned on the jets recently.
Cypress Ranch (13-2) is seeking its first state title in its fifth year of varsity football. The school has won 12 in a row to get to this point and is relishing the underdog status. Not a lot of flashy names, but they didn’t get here by accident.
In the 6A Division II game in Texas, No. 21 Cedar Hill (13-2) takes on No. 34 Katy (14-1) in Arlington in a matchup of familiar foes.
This is the first time the same programs will meet in three consecutive years in Texas’ biggest division in the final. (The previous meetings were in 5A before the state reclassified.) Katy won in 2012 and Cedar Hill in 2013.
The teams are way different, though, than previous version. According to the Houston Chronicle, Cedar Hill’s Brooks Ralph is the only remaining player to score for either team in the 2012 meeting – and that was a field goal and an extra point.