Well this is (probably) it. Week ten of the football season and round four of the playoffs. I never would’ve thought we would make it this far. That’s still kind of crazy to me. Enjoy high school football while you can because you never know when it can be taken from you. Leipsic had that pain this past Friday night, and my heart goes out to them.
Now let’s get into this weekend’s games
Last week I went 7-4. For the year I am 69-26. Nice.
Week Ten Games:
Friday Playoff Game’s
West Holmes vs Columbian - West Holmes is 7-2 with one of those losses coming to a team that is also still in the playoffs. Columbian’s lone loss also came to a team still in the postseason. Columbian fell behind last week, but I don’t think they do that two weeks in a row. I think they prevail to have a possible rematch next week against Holy Name for a Regional Title.
Hopewell-Loudon vs Arlington - I won’t pick this game since it’s the game I will be calling. Listen to Matt Cotman and I live around 6:50 tonight for Hopewell-Loudon vs Arlington. Hear all the action on Classic Hits 96-7!
Friday Non-Playoff Game’s
McComb vs Fostoria - I wouldn’t have been able to predict quite the drop off for both of these teams compared to last season. McComb has done some good things since their struggles early on this season. I’ll take McComb keeping Fostoria winless.
Pandora-Gilboa vs Ayersville - Ayersville looks improved from the team I saw last season. PG is still pretty good though so I will go with the Rockets.
Allen East vs Leipsic - A lot of uncertainty for the Vikings after last week's Covid related forfeit knocked them out of the playoffs. Assuming they have all or almost all of their key pieces I think they win this game.
Bluffton vs Cory-Rawson - A traditional rivalry game that is typically played one of the first two weeks of the season. Time won’t be kind though this time around to Cory-Rawson as I think Bluffton will roll in this one.
Lakota vs Van Buren - Two teams I was off on last week. I had Lakota losing to McComb and Van Buren losing to Patrick Henry. I literally flipped a coin for this one. I’ll take Van Buren. Tails never fails, right?
Liberty-Benton vs Wynford - Liberty-Benton certainly didn’t wake up Saturday morning last week thinking they would be playing a regular season game the following week. I think they do what they didn’t do last week and come out with a vengeance and take down Wynford.
Vanlue vs Crestline - Crestline has not won a game all season. Vanlue has won a game this season. I can’t argue with those numbers. Give me the Wildcats.
Carey vs Tinora - Two teams that could’ve matched up in a postseason contest if they each had been able to win last week. I’ll take Carey in a close one.
Enjoy the fourth round of the playoffs everyone!