The end of the regular season is upon us! What? How? I’m not ready…
It’s time for the picks for week ten!
My record so far through nine weeks is now 87-20 after going 10-2 in week nine.
Arcadia vs Riverdale - Neither team has looked very good this season unless they were playing Vanlue or Cory-Rawson. I think Arcadia finds a way to win this one.
Arlington vs North Baltimore - This won’t quite be the blowout it was to open up the 2020 season, but I still have the Red Devils winning this one.
Cory-Rawson vs Pandora-Gilboa - Pandora-Gilboa could score 100 points if they really wanted to. Give me PG.
Van Buren vs Vanlue - Van Buren surprised me with how good they looked in spots against Arlington. Not that it will truly matter against this Vanlue team that is struggling to just have enough players to stay on the field. I will take Van Buren.
Elmwood vs Rossford - Elmwood will continue their rolling against a pesky Rossford squad.
Woodmore vs Genoa - Woodmore has only scored three touchdowns this season through seven games. The odds tell me that Genoa will win this one and Woodmore will score one touchdown if they’re lucky.
Lake vs Fostoria - Cancelled due to covid issues within the Fostoria program.
Carey vs Buckeye Central - Carey has been steamrolling teams basically the whole season. I don’t see that changing tonight as they look to lock up the number two seed in their region.
Wynford vs Mohawk - Very even match between two 4-5 teams. I’ll take Mohawk on a whim in this one.
Lakota vs Calvert - Lakota could force a three way tie for the SBC River if they win and Hopewell-Loudon losses tonight. I think Lakota gets a good win heading into their first true postseason game in school history. The only other time they’ve made the playoffs was last season.
Columbian vs Norwalk - Columbian is playing without a good chunk of their starters after a vandalism incident over the weekend. Norwalk though is 1-8. I think Columbian, even with some backups, will find a way to pull this one out and secure a home game in the postseason.
Hopewell-Loudon vs Gibsonburg - Second biggest game of the night in the area behind LB and McComb. Two teams that have been really good all season that each have one loss. Hopewell-Loudon lost to a division three team with only a few days to prepare. Gibsonburg lost after Lakota got a two point conversion late to take that win. I think Hopewell-Loudon gets the win in this one.
Findlay vs Lima Senior - Findlay has been rolling over the last month or so. I don’t see that changing tonight against Lima Senior.
Northwood vs Cardinal Stritch - Man, when it rains it pours for the Rangers. They lost to Ottawa Hills for just the third time since they’ve been in the TAAC. They’ve only lost to Stritch once and that was back in 2006 when that Stritch team had a couple division one players on it. I think the Cardinals take the Big Apple Deli Trophy for the first time since 2006 tonight.
Hardin Northern vs Waynsfield-Goshen - 7-2 Tigers vs the 6-3 Polar Bears. They are very similar teams though. They’ve both lost to Lima Perry and USV. I’ll go with the Polar Bears, but this game really is a coin flip.
McComb vs Liberty-Benton - 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.