It was bound to happen.
After a pair of strong weeks to begin the season, Blitz stumbled in Week 3, finishing just 13-6.
You demand the best from Blitz, and he from himself.
Week 4 is a week to bounce back and prove to you that a cartoon bear has no equal when it comes to northeast Indiana football prognosticating.
Last week: 13-6
HOMESTEAD AT BISHOP DWENGER. The first truly big-time clash in the SAC this season. Both teams have displayed powerful offenses and stingy defenses. What gives on Friday at Shields Field? This one could be a shootout with quarterbacks Luke Goode and Brenden Lytle spreading the ball around and down the field. A big play by the Saints defense is the difference here. BLITZ SAYS BISHOP DWENGER BY 2.
CONCORDIA AT BISHOP LUERS. Last year’s game between these two teams was a classic 34-31 double OT victory by the Knights. Both squads would like to be on the winning end of a result like that as the teams enter the week 1-2. This one could go either way. BLITZ SAYS BISHOP LUERS BY 2.
NORTH SIDE AT WAYNE. Not many people are surprised that the Legends are 0-3 with their early-season schedule, but Wayne being winless? Someone breaks through at Wayne Stadium for win No. 1 of 2019. North Side scores its first points of the year, but Aidan Meek has a big night at QB. BLITZ SAYS WAYNE BY 6.
NORTHROP AT CARROLL. Lost in the praise of sophomore QB Jeff Becker is the fact that the Chargers have shut out two of their three opponents thus far. The Bruins should be able to keep this close for awhile. BLITZ SAYS CARROLL BY 15.
SOUTH SIDE AT SNIDER. Ten years ago, South Side edged Snider 25-20 under Coach Mike Cheviron, one of eight wins that year for the Archers. We are unlikely to see a repeat of that game this week. BLITZ SAYS SNIDER BY 32.
BELLMONT AT NORWELL. The Knights have only surrendered 10 points in three games, including three points to Leo in a one-point loss in Week 3. Bellmont has struggled to get much going offensively, so it should be another dominant week for Norwell on D. BLITZ SAYS NORWELL BY 27.
COLUMBIA CITY AT HUNTINGTON NORTH. Michael Sievers has been a part of seven of Columbia City’s 14 touchdowns thus far, including six receiving scores. He could have another big night as Huntington North’s secondary can be susceptible to the pass. BLITZ SAYS COLUMBIA CITY BY 15.
EAST NOBLE AT DEKALB. Arguably the biggest game for the Barons in the 21st century. An exaggeration? Maybe, but Blitz thinks so. This game comes down to how DeKalb is able to control the game on offense and if it can limit the big plays of Bailey Parker. Blitz is unsure both of those things can happen. BLITZ SAYS EAST NOBLE BY FOUR.
NEW HAVEN AT LEO. Teams have begun stacking the box against Peyton Wall and the Lions. Coach Jared Sauder will adjust accordingly. New Haven will win soon enough, but on the road at Leo is a tall order. BLITZ SAYS LEO BY 13.
ADAMS CENTRAL AT JAY COUNTY. Class 1A vs. 4A should favor the bigger school, right? Think again. The Flying Jets roll in this one. BLITZ SAYS ADAMS CENTRAL BY 39.
BLUFFTON AT WOODLAN. The Tigers are better than they showed last week in a 41-0 loss to South Adams. Or maybe it is that the Starfires are so much better? Whatever the case, this is one of the more underrated games of the week. With questions at QB for Woodlan, Blitz is going to go with the Tigers. BLITZ SAYS BLUFFTON BY 2.
HERITAGE AT SOUTH ADAMS. This is a good tune-up for the Starfires for what will be a tough back-to-back stretch over the next two weeks at Monroe Central and Adams Central. BLITZ SAYS SOUTH ADAMS BY 42.
MONROE CENTRAL AT SOUTHERN WELLS. Congratulations to Mike Roeder in leading the Raiders to their first win of the season. Their reward? Taking on a tough Monroe Central squad. BLITZ SAYS MONROE CENTRAL BY 28.
ANGOLA AT WEST NOBLE. Could the Hornets really slip to 0-4 on the season? It is entirely possible with the NECC Big School Division likely on the line this week. Angola has had all kinds of trouble slowing down the run game, which just so happens to be West Noble’s modus operandi on offense. BLITZ SAYS WEST NOBLE BY 5.
EASTSIDE AT CHURUBUSCO. Jake Fulk slipped to second in the state in rushing after rushing for a measly 149 yards against Garrett last week. Eastside poses a threat, but Fulk and Gage Kelly should have another big night. BLITZ SAYS CHURUBUSCO BY 8.
FAIRFIELD AT FREMONT. All of a sudden, Fairfield is a team that Blitz can’t just gloss over after shutting out Central Noble last week. At 2-1, Fremont can’t be overlooked either. This one goes back and forth into the fourth quarter. BLITZ SAYS FAIRFIELD BY 5.
GARRETT AT LAKELAND. Another solid NECC battle in Week 4. Garrett left some plays on the field with some drops in last week’s game against Churubusco. Coach Chris Depew gets those miscues cleaned up and his team wins on the road. BLITZ SAYS GARRETT BY 3.
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS AT CENTRAL NOBLE. The Cougars need to bounce back after a surprising loss to Fairfield in Week 3. BLITZ SAYS CENTRAL NOBLE BY 17.