When I first started this whole prognosticating thing a few weeks ago, there were noticeable scoffs.
How could you even fathom doing this as good as the Sideline Swami and that one farm animal guy that disappeared?
Well, look at me now.
Fresh off a 17-1 week, your pal Blitz is showcasing his skills after just a few weeks of getting acclimated to the region and learning how to say A’nyis Lockett’s name.
Can I continue my run of greatness?
Better question, does anyone care other than me?
Last week: 17-1
CARROLL AT HOMESTEAD. In the last 10 games of this series, each team has won five times. Both squads have shown at times this year they can compete with anyone in the SAC and Blitz believes both are better than their 3-3 records. This one is close late, with Homestead making a play to pull it out. BLITZ PICKS HOMESTEAD BY 3.
BISHOP DWENGER AT BISHOP LUERS. The last time the Saints lost to the Knights, Dwenger went undefeated the rest of the way and won a state title. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here, but both teams are capable of making deep postseason runs. This just feels like too much Dwenger defense, even with the electric Luers O. BLITZ PICKS DWENGER BY 9.
NORTHROP AT SNIDER. Twenty-one straight losses to the Panthers. Yes, you know you were wondering how many times Northrop has fallen to Snider since its last win. That came in the postseason in 1999, the year the Bruins advanced to semistate. The question here is, can the Snider offense score enough? I say yes…barely. BLITZ PICKS SNIDER BY 4.
SOUTH SIDE AT NORTH SIDE. The Totem Pole is on the line at Chambers Field. North Side last added a red dog tag to the traveling trophy in 2015. This one is close for a half. BLITZ PICKS NORTH SIDE BY 16.
WAYNE AT CONCORDIA. Where is the Generals’ mindset after the emotional victory last week? I expect a slow start from Wayne before the offense gets going. BLITZ PICKS WAYNE BY 21.
BELLMONT AT NEW HAVEN. It is good to see Stephen Owens back for the Bulldogs after he missed several weeks due to injury. Can he give New Haven the spark it needs entering the stretch run of the regular season? BLITZ PICKS NEW HAVEN BY 25.
COLUMBIA CITY AT EAST NOBLE. Could the Eagles crash the NE8 party that for so long has only had Leo, New Haven and East Noble as invites? Greg Bolt is the best young quarterback you have never heard of. CC is competitive, but not there yet. BLITZ PICKS EAST NOBLE BY 9.
DEKALB AT NORWELL. This is a game that will get next to no pub yet may end up being one of the most entertaining of Week 7. After coming close the last two weeks, the Knights get a win over a quality foe. BLITZ PICKS NORWELL BY 2.
HUNTINGTON NORTH AT LEO. For those scoring at home, Leo’s three losses are the most for the program during the regular season since 2008. That’s pretty darn good. BLITZ PICKS LEO BY 19.
HERITAGE AT BLUFFTON. Everett Johnson has already surpassed 1,000 yards rushing for the Tigers on the season to go with 12 touchdowns. Heritage is in for a rough night trying to stop the senior runner. BLITZ PICKS BLUFFTON BY 25.
LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC AT WOODLAN. Just who are the Warriors? Are they contenders? We will begin to find out tonight. LCC is undefeated and will challenge Woodlan on both sides of the ball. I’m buying in. BLITZ PICKS WOODLAN BY 4.
SOUTH ADAMS AT JAY COUNTY. This one may be closer than many think because Jay County can score points, against teams not named Adams Central anyway. Starfires need a bounce-back week after falling at home to AC. BLITZ PICKS SOUTH ADAMS BY 13.
SOUTHERN WELLS AT ADAMS CENTRAL. This won’t be pretty. BLITZ PICKS ADAMS CENTRAL BY 47.
ANGOLA AT PRAIRIE HEIGHTS. Coach Andy Thomas must stress how every week is important to get his team ready for the postseason. And that’s how you prepare for Friday. BLITZ PICKS ANGOLA BY 58.
CENTRAL NOBLE AT CHURUBUSCO. Last year, the Cougars handed ‘Busco its only regular-season defeat of the season. That will surely be on the minds of many an Eagle heading into Friday. Coach Tipton leads CN in a close game, but this one goes the other way in 2018. BLITZ PICKS CHURUBUSCO BY 4.
FREMONT AT EASTSIDE. Barring a miracle, the Blazers are going to see their four-year streak of conference titles end. They do get a win here to move back above .500. BLITZ PICKS EASTSIDE BY 24.
GARRETT AT FAIRFIELD. Railroaders FTW! BLITZ PICKS GARRETT BY 15.
WEST NOBLE AT LAKELAND. Chargers defense proves to be the difference here. BLITZ PICKS WEST NOBLE BY 8.
WARSAW AT WAWASEE. Bart Curtis should be up for some state coach of the year award, if there is such a thing. Time to make some calls. BLITZ PICKS WARSAW BY 33.
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