While Homestead seems to have the SAC title in its grasp, Blitz is still trying to straighten out his picks in the league.
While Blitz did pick the Spartans to beat Snider last week, he whiffed when he picked Wayne over South Side and Concordia over Northrop.
This bear needs to be better locally. So here he is, guaranteeing a perfect 5-0 week in the SAC.
Let’s do this.
Last week: 19-4
CARROLL AT SOUTH SIDE. Last week’s three-point performance at Bishop Dwenger was the lowest scoring output for Carroll in a game since a 33-3 loss to Concordia in 2016. The offense will get back on track, although South Side uses momentum from its win over Wayne to hang around for a quarter or two. BLITZ SAYS CARROLL BY 26.
BISHOP DWENGER AT CONCORDIA. The Saints return to Zollner Stadium for a tilt with Concordia, which is allowing close to 30 points a game. That is good news for a Bishop Dwenger offense that struggled against the likes of Homestead and Carroll the last two weeks. BLITZ SAYS BISHOP DWENGER BY 18.
NORTHROP AT BISHOP LUERS. The Bruins have lost five straight to Bishop Luers, with the last win coming by one point in overtime at Luersfield in 2013. The rushing duo of Jeremiah Green and Damarius Cowen need to have a big night if the Bruins are to end the losing streak to the Knights. BLITZ SAYS NORTHROP BY 8.
WAYNE AT SNIDER. A season ago, Wayne limited Snider to just a single touchdown and won by double digits. How quickly things can change in the SAC as the Generals are winless. This is a “get right” week for the Panthers. BLITZ SAYS SNIDER BY 32.
HOMESTEAD AT NORTH SIDE. This could be a sneaky matchup for Homestead if Duce Taylor suits up for the Legends on Friday. After suffering an injury in the first half last week, the junior QB did not return. North Side is a completely different offensive team with Taylor behind center. BLITZ SAYS HOMESTEAD BY 20.
BELLMONT AT LEO. Peyton Wall was held to 18 yards on 12 carries for the Lions last week at East Noble. He could very eclipse that total on his first carry from scrimmage on Friday. BLITZ SAYS LEO BY 34.
COLUMBIA CITY AT NEW HAVEN. One week after getting clipped at home by DeKalb, the Eagles have to hit the road to take on a Bulldogs team that cannot be overlooked despite being 1-4. With East Noble and Leo on the schedule the next two weeks, this is a game Columbia City needs to win. BLITZ SAYS COLUMBIA CITY BY 7.
DEKALB AT HUNTINGTON NORTH. No team in the NE8 has scored more against East Noble than the Vikings did, dropping 20 points on the Knights in Week 3. The point? Well, maybe Blitz has a feeling Huntington North could catch DeKalb off guard after a big road win last week? Screw it, let’s do it. BLITZ SAYS HUNTINGTON NORTH BY 3 (on an Aidan Hosler FG)
EAST NOBLE AT NORWELL. The last time Norwell hosted an NE8 power, it held Leo to a single field goal in a 3-2 loss. Unfortunately, East Noble’s offense thrives anywhere, but particularly on turf. The Knights’ tough D keeps them in this one for a bit, but Coach Luke Amstutz’s team is just too good. BLITZ SAYS EAST NOBLE BY 21.
JAY COUNTY AT WOODLAN. A battle between arguably the two most disappointing teams in the ACAC, with bigger things expected out of Woodlan and Jay County being an 0-5 team as a 4A school. The run game for the Warriors should have a solid night. BLITZ SAYS WOODLAN BY 9.
SOUTH ADAMS AT ADAMS CENTRAL. The Flying Jets have won six straight in the series, one less than the seven straight that AC won from 2002-2007. But Coach Michael Mosser’s team is an underdog heading into this one, with the South Adams offense averaging almost 50 points per game. The Starfires end Adams Central’s current reign in the ACAC in convincing fashion. BLITZ SAYS SOUTH ADAMS BY 20.
SOUTHERN WELLS AT BLUFFTON. The Tigers are probably the third-best team in the ACAC, but after a 41-0 drubbing against South Adams a few weeks ago, they are an afterthought. Bluffton should be 6-1 when it takes on Adams Central in a few weeks, which should be a good one. This one won’t be. BLITZ SAYS BLUFFTON BY 31.
TRI-COUNTY AT HERITAGE. This is a good matchup for a Heritage team that has scored 19 points in five weeks of football. This program needs some positive vibes. This Saturday matinee is a winnable game, but the Patriots fall just short. BLITZ SAYS TRI-COUNTY BY 4.
ANGOLA AT FAIRFIELD. The Falcons have the better record in this one, but the strength of schedule isn’t even comparable. Blitz believes there is a very real possibility that the Hornets win out in the regular season and enter the playoffs 5-4. Hey, it could happen. BLITZ SAYS ANGOLA BY 11.
CENTRAL NOBLE AT LAKELAND. With its lone win against Prairie Heights, Central Noble has regressed considerably from 2018. Camryn Holbrook is averaging almost seven yards per rush for the Lakers. BLITZ SAYS LAKELAND BY 13.
EASTSIDE AT PRAIRIE HEIGHTS. Add Laban Davis to the cadre of sophomore quarterbacks in the area who have shown out this year. He has accounted for nine touchdowns and led the offense with poise in the rout of Churubusco a few weeks ago. Speaking of routs… BLITZ SAYS EASTSIDE BY 28.
FREMONT AT CHURUBUSCO. Kudos to Fremont for being 3-2, but Churubusco is a big step up from the first five games. Eagles continue to get right after the home loss to Eastside. BLITZ SAYS CHURUBUSCO BY 23.
WEST NOBLE AT GARRETT. Undefeated West Noble continues to not get any love from the likes of Blitz, the pollsters and the world population at large. Why are we doubting the Chargers? Blitz can’t really explain it, particular since they have wins over teams like Eastside and Angola. Another great performance at Garrett would help their cause. BLITZ SAYS WEST NOBLE BY 14.