The playoffs are so close you can almost taste it. No need for fluff this week. Let’s get into the picks!
Record this season: 96-25 overall, 13-1 in week 9
Fostoria vs Woodmore - Fostoria. Big.
Pandora-Gilboa vs Arcadia - A closer game than I would’ve thought at the start of the season, but I still think PG wins comfortably.
Arlington vs Leipsic - Came down to the wire last season and I expect a lot of the same this time around. I still have Leipsic finding a way to win.
Cory-Rawson vs Van Buren - A matchup of two of the most injured teams this season. Taking Van Buren in this one.
North Baltimore vs Riverdale - Riverdale could possibly be a playoff team if they weren’t in one of the most stacked regions in all of Ohio. Taking the Falcons over the Tigers.
Crestline vs Vanlue - It was so fun when Vanlue started the season 2-0. That was a while ago though. Going with Crestline.
Mohawk vs Upper Sandusky - Mohawk needs this win to hold ground and sneak into the postseason.
Colonel Crawford vs Carey - Carey might sneak into the playoffs with this win while going .500. I’ll take the Blue Devils.
Buckeye Central vs Seneca East - Seneca East. Huge.
Findlay vs Central Catholic - A Findlay win would get them into the playoffs for a rematch against Whitmer. Their defense could get a couple stops but they aren’t going to score enough points. Taking the Irish.
Lakota vs Tiffin Calvert - Toss up for two teams that have struggled. I’ll take Calvert on a whim.
Tiffin Columbian vs Norwalk - Super fun game in the SBC between two 8-1 teams. Norwalk struggled to get by Clyde in OT last week. I think TC finds a way to get the win and take down the top team in their region. How about that?!
Hopewell-Loudon vs Gibsonburg - Gibsonburg will win this game and have a perfect season and probably miss the playoffs. That’s super depressing.
Northwood vs Cardinal Stritch - Northwood finishes their perfect regular season and hoists the Big Apple Deli Trophy. Man I need some Big Apple Deli in my life...
Hardin Northern vs Waynesfield-Goshen - A matchup of two 7-2 squads. Essentially a play-in game to make the postseason in region 28. I’ll go with Hardin Northern finding a way to get the win and make the postseason for the first time since 2006.
McComb vs Liberty-Benton - 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