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Lance's High School Football Picks - Week 8 - 2021

Three points was all that separated me from a perfect week of my picks in week seven… 


But I cannot dwell on that for too long since week eight is here! Will tonight be the night I wear something besides a polo? It’s supposed to rain so I guess we’ll find out here soon.


My record so far through seven weeks is now 65-18 after going 10-1 in week seven.


Vanlue vs Arcadia - Arcadia made this their homecoming game for a reason. I have Arcadia big in this one. 


Riverdale vs Arlington - Riverdale struggled the last two weeks against McComb and Liberty-Benton. I don’t see it getting any easier tonight. I have the Red Devils winning it big.


Cory-Rawson vs McComb - McComb could score triple digits if they really wanted to. McComb by a lot.


North Baltimore vs Van Buren - A sneaky interesting matchup for this one. Van Buren is one of the weirder teams in the area. Aside from their two games in August they have either won or lost in shutout fashion. North Baltimore is 3-3 but very easily could be 4-2 if they had played a better overtime against Arcadia. I will take Van Buren in this one, but I don’t feel great about it. 


Fostoria vs Woodmore - Well, someone has to win this one, right? Fostoria is 0-6 and Woodmore is 0-5. Neither team played last week, and Woodmore hasn’t played since 9/17. Fostoria has been able to score more points this season than Woodmore has. The Wildcats have just six points in just five games. I didn’t think I would say it this year, but I will go with Fostoria.


Genoa vs Otsego - Genoa has played solid football the last few weeks. Otsego though has to be hungry after not getting a game last week. I have the Knights tonight.


Lake vs Elmwood - Lake has been successful this season against most of their opponents so far with ‘wood’ in their name (aside from Eastwood). Tonight luck will not be on their side. I have Elmwood winning this match up big. 


Carey vs Seneca East - Carey has been really dominant aside from their week one loss to Hopewell-Loudon. Seneca East has played well, but slipped up a few weeks ago against Mohawk. I think Carey wins this one in a comfortable fashion. 


Mohawk vs Bucyrus - Both teams come into this one 2-5. Mohawk though has put up a better fight in their losses. I’ll take the Warriors. 


Hopewell-Loudon vs Northwood - The scars of 10 years ago just came back for the first time in a while. My senior year, Hopewell-Loudon was the one team that kept our 2011 team from a perfect regular season. Last year this would’ve been a hell of a game. This year, Ashton Bour or not, I don’t think it will. Don’t hate me Ranger fans, but I have to take the Chieftains in this one. 


Buckeye Local vs Calvert - Neither team has been great this season. Calvert is 3-4 and Buckeye Local is 2-3. I’ll take Calvert in this one. They need this one heading into a game at Hopewell-Loudon next week. 


Findlay vs Clay - Findlay has started to find themselves the last few weeks with their wins over Fremont Ross and St. Francis. I think they take care of business tonight at Clay. 


Liberty-Benton vs Pandora-GIlboa - 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.


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