Getting ready for week seven of high school football. I still don’t get how the season goes by so quickly. Enjoy it while it’s here!
Let’s get into the picks for this week!
My record so far through six weeks is now 55-17 after going 8-4 in week six.
Arcadia vs Cory-Rawson - Two teams that have struggled this year. Arcadia has the advantage though in this one. I’ll go with Arcadia.
Riverdale vs Liberty-Benton - Liberty-Benton didn’t get to play a game last week. I think they take those frustrations out on Riverdale. Give me the Eagles big.
North Baltimore vs Vanlue - Similar to Arcadia and Cory-Rawson, neither team has been great so far this season. North Baltimore has more athletes both in terms of actual numbers and a handful of good skill guys. I gotta go with the tigers in this one.
Van Buren vs Pandora-Gilboa - Van Buren was unable to play last week. Pandora-Gilboa was able to get back on track following a tough loss to McComb. I think the Rockets prevail tonight.
Fostoria vs Otsego - Cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns within the Fostoria program.
Carey vs Upper Sandusky - A big rivalry game. Upper has looked better than they have the last few years, but this is a really good Carey team. I’ll take the blue devils over the rams.
Mohawk vs Colonel Crawford - Mohawk surprised some people (including me) in their win last week against Seneca East. Colonel Crawford on the other hand has rolled in their games this year aside from when they played Carey. I will take the eagles over the warriors.
Clyde vs Columbian - Another good matchup between these two schools. Each has had postseason success as of late. Columbian made it to the final four in 2020, and Clyde won it all in 2019. Each team comes in at 4-2. I’ll take TC, but I think this is gonna be a close one.
Calvert vs Lucas - Calvert has looked better the last few weeks, but Lucas is a top team in division seven. I have to go with the cubs in this matchup.
Fremont St. Joe’s vs Hopewell-Loudon - Hopewell-Loudon may have lost last week but it was to a division three team with about 48 hours to prep. I think they show up in a big way against Fremont St. Joe’s. I’ll take the Chieftains big.
Northwood vs Montpelier - Northwood got back on track last week against Hilltop. Montpelier is 0-4 and the most points they’ve scored in a game this year is 12. I have the rangers winning this one big.
St. Francis vs Findlay - This game just goes to show that not all first year head coaches are created equal. You have Stefan Adams for Findlay who has been a head coach at a couple places already in his young coaching career. On the other side you have a former NFL QB in Bruce Gradkowski for St. Francis. Two similar teams at 3-3. Both have some skill guys that excel in the open space. I have Findlay winning a close one.
Arlington vs McComb - I won’t pick this one since it’s the game I will be calling tonight. Hear all the action with Matt Cotman and I on Classic Hits 96-7 right here.