Blitz’s Picks for Week 8

So close.

Blitz missed just a single game in Week 7, his best performance of the season.

If it wasn’t for Garrett falling short against Fairfield, this bear would have been shouting from the Twittersphere about his 17-0 week.

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Instead, Blitz is trying to do one better in Week 8. It will be tough, with some good games across all four conferences, highlighted by Snider v. Bishop Dwenger

Last week: 16-1

Overall: 114-25

CARROLL AT CONCORDIA. Brandon Davis and Amir Drew have been involved in 25 of the 26 touchdowns scored by the Cadets this season. That’s an astounding statistic. Concordia dropped 47 on the Chargers last season in a blowout loss. Carroll wants some payback. BLITZ SAYS CARROLL BY 14. 

BISHOP DWENGER AT SNIDER. The last four games in this series have all been decided by single digits, including last year’s 21-13 victory for Snider that was Dwenger’s lone defeat of the entire season. Blitz feels that Bishop Dwenger’s defensive front seven is the key here, particularly its linebackers. BLITZ SAYS BISHOP DWENGER BY 2. 

NORTHROP AT NORTH SIDE. Duce Taylor at 100 percent for the Legends is the key here. Taylor played at “about 80 percent” last week and it showed in some of his throws, although some key drops weren’t his fault. Northrop has kept just one opponent under 25 points in a game this year. This could be a shootout. BLITZ SAYS NORTH SIDE BY 2. 

SOUTH SIDE AT BISHOP LUERS. In 2009, the Archers beat Luers 50-25 during an eight-win campaign for South. Meanwhile, the Knights went from 4-5 in the regular season to win a state championship. In 2019, these teams have a combined two victories in Week 8. Eeks. BLITZ SAYS BISHOP LUERS BY 4. 

WAYNE AT HOMESTEAD. The Spartans clinch the Victory Bell with a win on its home turf on Friday night. It will be the chilliest it has been all season as this game ends, but Homestead and its fans will feel mighty warm basking in an SAC championship. BLITZ SAYS HOMESTEAD BY 41. 

COLUMBIA CITY AT LEO. If sophomore quarterback Jackson Barbour continues to improve with each passing week, Sectional 19 could get interesting with the Lions looking for any way to close the gap with East Noble. The Eagles have lost three straight since starting the year 4-0. BLITZ SAYS LEO BY 9. 

DEKALB AT BELLMONT. Landon Miller has rushed for 192 yards or more in a game three times this year, including in each of the last two weeks. He very well could make it three straight against a Braves defense allowing 45 points per game. BLITZ SAYS DEKALB BY 31. 

HUNTINGTON NORTH AT NORWELL. On the surface, four losses out of their last five would look pretty bad for the Knights. But Coach Josh Gerber’s team shut out DeKalb in the first half last week and looked pretty solid. Both teams are rebuilding, but one feels like a year ahead of the other. BLITZ SAYS NORWELL BY 8. 

NEW HAVEN AT EAST NOBLE. Blitz has spent week after week trying to rationalize how this NE8 team or that NE8 team has a chance to beat East Noble. No one has been able to come close, let alone do it. The Bulldogs look like a new team after winning three straight, but a trip to Kendallville is still a trip to Kendallville, a place New Haven hasn’t won at since 2011. BLITZ SAYS EAST NOBLE BY 16. 

ADAMS CENTRAL AT BLUFFTON. The last time the Tigers had a premier ACAC team come to town, South Adams torched ’em 41-0 in Week 3. Coach Brent Kunkel’s team is hoping for a better showing here. Bluffton has lost nine straight in the series, with the last win coming in 2009. Oooo, 10 years ago… BLITZ SAYS BLUFFTON BY 1. 

HERITAGE AT SOUTHERN WELLS. These two teams have collectively given up 544 points this season. That said, this one could be a low-scoring affair. BLITZ SAYS HERITAGE BY 3. 

JAY COUNTY AT LAPEL. Not to be outdone, the Patriots lead the ACAC in points allowed at 286. Lapel is a solid squad hosting a winless team. That’s trouble. BLITZ SAYS LAPEL BY 42. 

SOUTH ADAMS AT WOODLAN. The Starfires can wrap up a share of their first ACAC championship since 1993 with a win in Woodburn on Friday. Ya know, it is kind of weird, South Adams is kind of the new Woodlan in a way, with the Warriors putting up big-time offensive numbers just a few years ago. Unfortunately, Woodlan just doesn’t have the firepower to keep up in this one. BLITZ SAYS SOUTH ADAMS BY 28. 

CENTRAL NOBLE AT EASTSIDE. The Blazers are averaging just over 223 yards on the ground per game. They should be able to find some running room against the Cougars. BLITZ SAYS EASTSIDE BY 20. 

FAIRFIELD AT LAKELAND. Is it time to take the Falcons seriously? At 4-3 and fresh off a win over Garrett, Blitz is starting to think so. The Fairfield offense isn’t exactly deadly, but Lakeland’s defense has struggled of late. BLITZ SAYS FAIRFIELD BY 15. 

FREMONT AT PRAIRIE HEIGHTS. This matchup was a 35-34 thriller a year ago. Do not expect the same in 2019. BLITZ SAYS FREMONT BY 11. 

GARRETT AT ANGOLA. Blitz is telling anyone who will listen to watch out for the Hornets, winners of three straight after a brutal schedule to begin the season. Angola reaches .500 this Friday. BLITZ SAYS ANGOLA BY 14. 

WEST NOBLE AT CHURUBUSCO. The best game of the week that no one is talking about. Churubusco wants to show that the blowout loss to Eastside earlier in the year was a fluke. Meanwhile, the Chargers are hoping to prove no one is their equal in the league. It is about to get real in Turtle Town. BLITZ SAYS WEST NOBLE BY 5. 








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