Blitz’s Picks for Week 8

Two weeks remain in the regular season, crunch time for teams that are attempting to win league championships.

Conversely, teams not in title chases are looking to build some momentum as the playoffs loom.

Who is able to score a victory in Week 8? Allow Blitz to inform you…

Last week: 16-4 (.800)

Overall: 104-30 (.776)

CONCORDIA AT CARROLL. It has probably been a rough week for Carroll defenders, with coaches harping on being owned by Homestead to the tune of 70 points last week. The Chargers will look to bounce back against a team it shut out a year ago. This will not be another shutout, but it will be a dub. BLITZ SAYS CARROLL BY 17.

BISHOP LUERS AT SOUTH SIDE. The Knights jog down Calhoun St. to take on the Archers. Neither of these teams have been able to consistently slow down offenses, which makes Blitz think this one is high scoring. In the end, Bishop Luers has more firepower. BLITZ SAYS BISHOP LUERS BY 11.

NORTH SIDE AT NORTHROP. Can North Side slow down Damarius Cowen? Blitz believes the answer is yes. Duce Taylor should have another big night. BLITZ SAYS NORTH SIDE BY 18.

SNIDER AT BISHOP DWENGER. Typically, the hype surrounding this Week 8 showdown is tremendous. This year is a little different, but Blitz has been impressed with Snider over most of the last month. Are the Panthers ready to burst back onto the scene? It may be just a touch too soon. BLITZ SAYS BISHOP DWENGER BY 9.

HOMESTEAD AT WAYNE. What can the Spartans offense do for an encore after last week? No team has scored less than 27 points against the Generals this year. Sounds like the perfect scenario for Evan Ormsby and Co. BLITZ SAYS HOMESTEAD BY 24.

BELLMONT AT DEKALB. Well, someone is getting their first win of the season in this one. Blitz likes the Barons in this one, a team that has far more proven weapons offensively than Bellmont. BLITZ SAYS DEKALB BY 15.

EAST NOBLE AT NEW HAVEN. Are the Knights back on track after last week’s win over Columbia City? The defense was able to limit one big-time player at QB, can they do it with Jakar Williams? This one could go either way. Should be a fun one. BLITZ SAYS NEW HAVEN BY 2.

LEO AT COLUMBIA CITY. The Eagles failed their first test last week when it came to proving themselves in the NE8. They can rebound on Friday by finding a way to knock off the Lions, who are the favorite to win out and capture a league title. Can Greg Bolt show out under the pressure of a smothering D? BLITZ SAYS LEO BY 5.

NORWELL AT HUNTINGTON NORTH. Could this be a sneaky tough game for the Knights? Huntington North lives and dies by the run, an aspect of the game that Norwell has been able to slow down this year. This one is closer than people expect. BLITZ SAYS NORWELL BY 8.

BLUFFTON AT ADAMS CENTRAL. PPD due to Covid outbreak at Adams Central.

PRAIRIE HEIGHTS AT HERITAGE. PPD due to Covis outbreak at Heritage.

PRAIRIE HEIGHTS AT BLUFFTON. These two teams face off after agreeing to a game less than 24 hours before kickoff. There will be next to no game planning, just skill on skill. In this respect, the Tigers have much more of it. BLITZ SAYS BLUFFTON BY 33.

LAPEL AT JAY COUNTY. The Patriots are winless and have been shut out three times. Lapel’s two losses came to Ritter and Heritage Christian, both very good teams. This is a mismatch. BLITZ SAYS LAPEL BY 41.

PRAIRIE HEIGHTS AT HERITAGE. The Patriots have not won two games in a row since 2016, but this matchup is shaping up nicely for that to happen. For Coach Casey Kolkman to get this team in position to win its third game of the year in his first season is impressive. BLITZ SAYS HERITAGE BY 16.

WOODLAN AT SOUTH ADAMS. This matchup does not look good on paper, nor will it look good on the field. Well, for one team anyway. BLITZ SAYS SOUTH ADAMS BY 32.

ANGOLA AT GARRETT. Questions still abound up in Angola regarding coronavirus. Last week, the Hornets suited up just 24 players at South Bend Clay. The hope is that the depth chart is deeper this week. It may not be needed against the Railroaders, but Eastside looms in Week 9. BLITZ SAYS ANGOLA BY 19.

CHURUBUSCO AT WEST NOBLE. ‘Busco is 3-0 against teams with a losing record and 0-2 with a pair of shutouts against squads that are over .500. West Noble is 0-7. The pick is easy. BLITZ SAYS CHURUBUSCO BY 15.

EASTSIDE AT CENTRAL NOBLE. Some folks think Blitz is picking on Eastside as he picks the Blazers to be on upset watch the last few weeks. It is not that Blitz thinks the team is gonna lose, he just needs something to liven things up. Eastside rebounds after a loss. BLITZ SAYS EASTSIDE BY 15.

LAKELAND AT FAIRFIELD. As the triple option goes, so does Fairfield. BLITZ SAYS FAIRFIELD BY 21.

WARSAW AT NORTHWOOD. The Tigers have won five straight and take on a NorthWood team that is down by traditional standards. That said, this feels like the makings of a trap game. Does Blitz go with his gut or his brain? Gut it is! BLITZ SAYS NORTHWOOD BY 2.

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