It was another solid week for Blitz in Week 6. Despite some miscues, your favorite cartoon prognosticator picked up another 15 wins in 19 picks.
Sorry Fairfield, Blitz did not have faith in you to go to Angola and get a win, but you impressed in the convincing victory.
What about this week? Let’s take a look.
Last week: 15-4 (.789)
Overall: 88-26 (.771)
CARROLL AT HOMESTEAD. The Spartans gave up 36 points to Duce Taylor and North Side last week and now face an even better offense in the Chargers. While the Homestead defense has looked good most of the season, Blitz is concerned about last week. Does it carry into Friday? Blitz says yes. BLITZ SAYS CARROLL BY 2.
BISHOP DWENGER AT BISHOP LUERS. Ah yes, the good ol’ Battle of the Bishops. Luers has lost four straight to its cross-town rival, although three of those have been close. The difference will be the Saints’ size and depth, both of which the Knights will have trouble matching up with. BLITZ SAYS BISHOP DWENGER BY 14.
NORTHROP AT SNIDER. Bruins fans in the 21st century have never had a good comeback when Snider throws the whole “We own Spuller Stadium” thing at ’em. After all, 22 straight losses don’t give you much to come back with. Could Northrop get its first win over the Panthers since 1999? Sure, it is 2020. BLITZ SAYS NORTHROP BY 5.
SOUTH SIDE AT NORTH SIDE. Last year’s Totem Pole game was decided by a single point, with the Legends winning their second straight in the series. Will Coach Mike Brevard’s squad add a third-consecutive red tag to the Pole? Too much Duce and Co. for the Archers. BLITZ SAYS NORTH SIDE BY 17.
WAYNE AT CONCORDIA. “Rivalry Week” involves four games of natural rivals…and this game. When you are the odd teams out, you are told you are rivals. Wayne’s offense took a step back last week with Snider shutting them down. Concordia has held four of six opponents to seven points or less. Not good. BLITZ SAYS CONCORDIA BY 12.
BELLMONT AT NEW HAVEN. The Bulldogs need a game to get right, and Bellmont will surely help them out in that regard. Three straight losses have New Haven struggling, but it may have found something offensively in the second half against Columbia City. BLITZ SAYS NEW HAVEN BY 29.
COLUMBIA CITY AT EAST NOBLE. Are the Eagles the favorite entering this game? A few weeks ago, Blitz would have said you were crazy. But now? He is open to being convinced. Columbia City has looked solid through six weeks, while East Noble looked shaky at best last Friday. Here is thinking that Coach Luke Amstutz can stop the bleeding. BLITZ SAYS EAST NOBLE BY 4.
DEKALB AT NORWELL. How about the Knights? A 5-1 record with a solid offense and smothering defense has many fearing Norwell at this point of the season. DeKalb is still looking for its first win, but it won’t come this week. BLITZ SAYS NORWELL BY 14.
HUNTINGTON NORTH AT LEO. A battle of running attacks, with Aden Dennis and the Vikings invading Kaeden Miller and Leo. This one should wrap up in a tidy 90 minutes if both squads go to their strength with the rush game. Huntington North has scored at least 20 points in each of its first six games, but that streak comes to an end Friday. BLITZ SAYS LEO BY 17.
HERITAGE AT BLUFFTON. There may have been no more gutsy performance last week than the Tigers rallying to beat Greensburg. If Gage Pritchard can get going against the defense of Bluffton, Heritage could stick around. BLITZ SAYS BLUFFTON BY 18.
TWIN LAKES AT ADAMS CENTRAL. A late add to the schedule due to the Flying Jets needing a game, the Indians are a solid pickup. Quarterback Lewis Dellinger is not as prolific as James Arnold of South Adams, but AC will need to contain Dellinger better than they did Arnold last week. BLITZ SAYS TWIN LAKES BY 2.
WOODLAN AT CULVER ACADEMY. A Saturday trip to the beautiful Culver campus will be nice for the Warriors, although it is tough to see a path to victory in this one. Enjoy the scenery! BLITZ SAYS CULVER ACADEMY BY 20.
SOUTH ADAMS AT JAY COUNTY. The Patriots came close to picking up a win last week against Woodlan. The Starfires will not be as kind. This one is over by halftime. BLITZ SAYS SOUTH ADAMS BY 41.
ANGOLA AT SOUTH BEND CLAY. The message from Coach Andy Thomas this may have been increased physicality after Fairfield pushed Angola around last week. This is a good matchup for the Hornets to get back on track, with Clay having lost five straight. BLITZ SAYS ANGOLA BY 14.
BREMEN AT PRAIRIE HEIGHTS. Blake Dingus is averaging 120 yards rushing per game for Bremen. That’s a problem for a team that has struggled to consistently shut down the run. BLITZ SAYS BREMEN BY 28.
CENTRAL NOBLE AT CHURUBUSCO. This one definitely has some intrigue between two teams trying to show they are right below Eastside in the NECC Small School Division pecking order. This one is close for a half, but the young talent of the Eagles is the difference after the break. BLITZ SAYS CHURUBUSCO BY 7.
EASTSIDE AT CONCORD. The Blazers needed a challenge, and they get one after Fremont had to bow out this week due to COVID issues. Concord is a solid 5A team that beat Jimtown in OT in Week 1. Beating a 5A school would be a real eye-opener for those not in the know regarding Eastside, but win or lose, this game is great for Coach Todd Mason’s team. BLITZ SAYS EASTSIDE BY 5.
GARRETT AT FAIRFIELD. The Falcons return home after last week’s win at Angola riding high. Can it avoid a letdown against the Railroaders? That triple option is so frustrating to take on and defend consistently. BLITZ SAYS FAIRFIELD BY 18.
WEST NOBLE AT LAKELAND. Will West Noble go winless one year after going undefeated in the regular season? Blitz sure hopes not. This week is winnable, although the Lakeland offense has a solid running attack. BLITZ SAYS LAKELAND BY 3.
WARSAW AT WAWASEE. Could this be a trap game for the Tigers? Four straight wins and a big matchup at NorthWood in Week 8 could catch Warsaw napping. Stop Wawasee quarterback Parker Young and the Tigers will be fine. BLITZ SAYS WARSAW BY 16.
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