Sometimes a bear’s intelligence is well hidden.
Take last week for example.
Coming off a very good sectional semifinal week, Blitz felt confident enough in his prognostication skill that he would roll through the sectional titles in picking winners.
How easy it is to fall off the wagon.
But make no mistake, this bear is still wise beyond his years, and will surely redeem himself this time around.
If anything, he has finally learned not to doubt the SAC.
Last week: 3-4 (.428)
Overall: 166-45 (.786)
HOMESTEAD AT WESTFIELD. Ah yes, the round of the playoffs that seemingly always dooms our area 6A powers. The Shamrocks have given up just six points over the last four games, including three straight shutouts. Now, Homestead’s offense will present a greater challenge than that of Fishers, Noblesville and Franklin Central, but this will be the best defense the Spartans have faced all year, faced by junior Popeye Williams, who has an offer from Alabama. Goodness. BLITZ SAYS WESTFIELD BY 9.
BISHOP DWENGER AT ZIONSVILLE. The Eagles are well-rested having advanced last week due to McCutcheon having to withdraw from the tournament. That coupled with the lessons learned in fighting through a tough Hoosier Crossroads schedule will give Zionsville some positive vibes heading into kickoff. But Bishop Dwenger is a better football team in all three facets of the game, which usually leads to a win…convincingly. BLITZ SAYS BISHOP DWENGER BY 15.
MARION AT EAST NOBLE. The Giants have rushed for over 3,000 yards this season. East Noble just shut out a team (Leo) that earned 10 victories largely through its run game. So, what gives on Friday? As long as the Knights prevent Marion’s stud running backs from rushing roughshod over them, all indications here point to a comfortable East Noble win. BLITZ SAYS EAST NOBLE BY 16.
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN AT BISHOP CHATARD. While the Cadets’ schedule has prepared them for the majority of 3A foes, Chatard may be the exception. The defending state champion and current 3A No. 1 team has one loss this season, to a Cathedral squad that has a college-esque roster. Quarterback Carter St. John, running back Matthew Coons and wide receiver Thomas Coleman may be the best at their respective positions that Concordia has faced all year. That’s not a good sign. BLITZ SAYS BISHOP CHATARD BY 20.
BISHOP LUERS AT TIPTON. Both teams’ quarterbacks have been playing exceptional football, with Carson Clark having thrown 16 TDs without an INT over the last five games and Sam Edwards of Tipton having zero picks since Week 1. Which of these two signal callers make the plays when it counts? Blitz gives the edge to the Knights here, with Brody Glenn poised to have another big night. BLITZ SAYS BISHOP LUERS BY 4.
SOUTH ADAMS AT SOUTHWOOD. One of just two matchups in the state of Indiana this week pitting two undefeated teams against each other. Southwood has not seen a quarterback (James Arnold) or a run defense the caliber of South Adams. Meanwhile, the Starfires have not played a team with as much team speed as the Knights are able to deploy. This one will be closer than some in our area think, but South Adams gets it done. BLITZ SAYS SOUTH ADAMS BY 8.