At this point in the season, we typically can identify one or two key games remaining in each conference that will decide the league titles.
While we can do that in the ACAC and NECC, the competitive balance of the SAC and NE8 prevents us from doing that.
For Blitz, that is both a positive and negative.
We like uncertainty, but it can be difficult to predict winners week to week.
But hey, no excuses from your fuzzy friend. Let’s break down Week 6.
LAST WEEK: 15-4 (.789)
OVERALL: 73-22 (.768)
CONCORDIA AT BISHOP DWENGER. When it comes to defenses, these are two of the best around. So which offense can make more plays against stiff competition? Blitz gives the nod to the Saints. BLITZ SAYS BISHOP DWENGER BY 12.
BISHOP LUERS AT NORTHROP. The Bruins have had trouble getting the offense going over the past two weeks against Carroll and Concordia. Things should be easier in this one against the Knights, who got right on offense last week. This one could be a shootout. BLITZ SAYS NORTHROP BY 3.
NORTH SIDE AT HOMESTEAD. This one may be more intriguing than many think. That North Side offense on the turf at Homestead? The Legends put up 47 on Snider on the turf in Week 1. But while the offense is stout, the defense hasn’t been able to slow teams down with any consistency. Homestead, but it’s closer than most believe. BLITZ SAYS HOMESTEAD BY 8.
SNIDER AT WAYNE. This may be the toughest game to pick in the SAC in Week 6. The Panthers are progressively going younger and younger as it tries to find what works on the field. Meanwhile, Wayne can score but has trouble stopping teams. This one could be a shootout. BLITZ SAYS SNIDER BY 2.
SOUTH SIDE AT CARROLL. Blitz fully expects Carroll to come out with something to prove in this one after last week’s loss. South has some confidence after a win, but the Chargers are just too strong. BLITZ SAYS CARROLL BY 24.
HUNTINGTON NORTH AT DEKALB. The Barons let one get away last week against Columbia City, so Coach Seth Wilcox’s team will be fired up for this one. The game plan is clear – stop the run. But that is easier said than done against the Vikings. BLITZ SAYS DEKALB BY 3.
LEO AT BELLMONT. After a convincing performance last week at home against East Noble, Leo is heavily favored on the road at Bellmont. This one won’t be close. BLITZ SAYS LEO BY 31.
NEW HAVEN AT COLUMBIA CITY. Two weeks ago, we were talking about the Bulldogs being in the thick of the NE8 race. Back-to-back losses have soured that discussion. Meanwhile, the Eagles are undefeated and still trying to prove they are a title contender. They can take another step forward in that quest on Friday. BLITZ SAYS COLUMBIA CITY BY 7.
NORWELL AT EAST NOBLE. Last week showed how East Noble can be limited by a stifling defense. Does Norwell have the potential to do the same? BLITZ SAYS EAST NOBLE BY 6.
ADAMS CENTRAL AT SOUTH ADAMS. The big one in the ACAC sees these teams meeting for the first time since the Flying Jets beat South Adams in regional play last year. Expect AC to try and play keepaway with the ball while the Starfires look to open the game up vertically. BLITZ SAYS SOUTH ADAMS BY 13.
BLUFFTON AT GREENSBURG. Dual-threat QB Toby Brogan will be the difference here either way. If the Tigers can bottle him up, they pick up a win on the road. If not, that’s a long drive back after a loss…BLITZ SAYS BLUFFTON BY 5.
WOODLAN AT JAY COUNTY. These two teams are a collective 0-10 and have been outscored 466-62 so far this year. Blitz has nothing else to say. Someone has to win. BLITZ SAYS JAY COUNTY BY 1.
HERITAGE AT TRI-COUNTY. The Patriots will hit the road for a Saturday matinee in what is actually a solid matchup on paper against…the Patriots. Oh jeez, another one of these? Heritage makes some plays in the fourth to earn a win on the road. BLITZ SAYS HERITAGE BY 4.
CHURUBUSCO AT FREMONT. Fremont nearly clipped Central Noble in OT last week, a sign of improvement from an Eagles squad that has been competitive. While young, ‘busco holds the edge here on both sides of the ball. BLITZ SAYS CHURUBUSCO BY 12.
FAIRFIELD AT ANGOLA. The de facto championship game in the NECC Big School Division. While there are games left, these two are the class of the division. Can Fairfield slow down an Angola offense that has found its groove with the Hasselman duo of Tucker and Finley? Tough seeing that. BLITZ SAYS ANGOLA BY 14.
GARRETT AT WEST NOBLE. The Railroaders tragically lost Jake Clifford earlier this week, a Garrett assistant principal and football coach. Prayers from Blitz to everyone involved. BLITZ SAYS GARRETT BY 2.
LAKELAND AT CENTRAL NOBLE. The Cougars allowed one to get away last week in OT and technically still control their destiny in the NECC Small School Division with a game against Eastside looming later. This one Central Noble locks down fairly early on. BLITZ SAYS CENTRAL NOBLE BY 18.
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS AT EASTSIDE. Avert your eyes. BLITZ SAYS EASTSIDE BY 41.
GOSHEN AT WARSAW. Per usual, the Tigers are going to run, run, run and not allow the opponent to get into a groove offensively. It worked last week against then-undefeated Northridge and it will work again this week. BLITZ SAYS WARSAW BY 21.
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