Week 9 is finally upon us. Teams around the area are starting to have a better idea about their fate. Maybe someone gets caught looking ahead on Friday night. That’s why you play the game! Let’s look at the picks for this week.
Record this season: 83-24 overall, 13-1 in week 8
Otsego vs Fostoria - Otsego is down for the first time in a couple of seasons. Give me Fostoria getting above .500 for the first time since Micah Hyde was in school.
North Baltimore vs Liberty-Benton - Liberty-Benton by a lot.
Van Buren vs Arlington - Arlington wins big heading into their big game against Leipsic.
Arcadia vs Cory-Rawson - Points won’t be an issue in this one. I’ll take Arcadia.
Riverdale vs Vanlue - Riverdale. Big.
Pandora-Gilboa vs Crestline - Pandora-Gilboa. Big
Carey vs Buckeye Central - Carey. Big.
Wynford vs Mohawk - Wynford gets a win to give themselves a small chance at making the postseason in division five.
Seneca East vs Colonel Crawford - Seneca East keeps rolling.
Lima Senior vs Findlay - Findlay was so, so close to taking down a really good St. John’s team. They will right some of their wrongs this week against Lima.
Perkins vs Tiffin Columbian - Big win coming for TC heading into their game with Norwalk.
Tiffin Calvert vs Hopewell-Loudon - Two teams that have struggled this season. Nice little rivalry game in Bascom. I’m going with Calvert in this one.
Northwood vs Ottawa Hills - Northwood still may be on the outside looking in come postseason time despite being 8-0. Shows how much the TAAC has dwindled after losing both Gibsonburg and Danbury to the SBC.
Quick aside: Gibsonburg may miss out on the postseason too. They stand at eight for the time being (Joeeitel) The Golden Bears are in a stacked region that has Coldwater, LCC, Anna, Liberty Center, Archbold, Minster and Allen East above them. Fairview is beneath them at 7-1 with their lone loss coming to division four Wauseon. Oh and Fairview beat Gibsonburg in the first round of the postseason a year ago. Fairview is really good.
Hardin Northern vs Ridgemont - Sure looks like Hardin Northern will make the playoffs if they win out in a region that includes Marion Local.
Leipsic vs McComb - I won’t pick this game since it’s the game I’m calling. It should be a fun one! Join Matt Cotman and I live on Mix 96.7 WBVI and online here