It was not a good week for Blitz last week.
In fact, it was the worst week of picks this season for your fuzzy friend.
Blitz may joke around, but he takes his predictions very seriously. If you cannot trust a cartoon animal for accurate high school football prognostications, who can you trust?
So this week, we are hitting reset and ready to tackle the second half of the year with some actual success in picks.
Last week: A vomit-inducing 12-7 (.631)
Overall: 77-25 (.754)
CARROLL AT SOUTH SIDE. The Chargers wrap up four road games in five weeks with a visit to the Archers, a team that last beat Carroll way back in 2007. It will be another stellar statistical week for Jeff Becker. BLITZ SAYS CARROLL BY 30.
BISHOP DWENGER AT CONCORDIA LUTHERAN. While the Cadets are no slouch, this is a matchup that the Saints needed, a highly-favorable matchup after two rough weeks and Bishop Luers looming in Week 7. KJ Tippmann and the run game has a field day in this one. And just in case, the Saints last lost three straight games in 2014. BLITZ SAYS BISHOP DWENGER BY 21.
NORTHROP AT BISHOP LUERS. Entering this Friday, Carson Clark is 478 yards away from James Knapke’s all-time school and SAC passing record of 5,983 career yards. Can he break it against the Bruins? That’s a lot of yards…BLITZ SAYS BISHOP LUERS BY 20 AND CLARK BREAKS THE RECORD NEXT WEEK AGAINST BISHOP DWENGER.
WAYNE AT SNIDER. This is arguably the most intriguing SAC game of the week. Snider appears to have turned the corner, but Wayne is an exceptional team running the football. The problem has been a defense that is allowing 30 points per game. If the Generals can step up on D and force a few turnovers, this one could be closer than many think. BLITZ SAYS SNIDER BY 13.
HOMESTEAD AT NORTH SIDE. A trap game for the Spartans prior to the rivalry matchup with Carroll in Week 7? North is 1-4 but has the talent and moxie to show out, lock in and knock off Homestead. A defense that has allowed 34 or more points in four of five games must be better if this one is to be close. BLITZ SAYS HOMESTEAD BY 16.
BELLMONT AT LEO. Letdown game after an emotional win over East Noble last week? No chance. BLITZ SAYS LEO BY 36.
COLUMBIA CITY AT NEW HAVEN. Thus begins the traditional late-season schedule for the Eagles that includes the top teams in the NE8. While New Haven isn’t among that field this year, it does sport an offense that, if not respected, can hit you with some big plays. Bulldogs need a win, can they get it Friday? BLITZ SAYS COLUMBIA CITY BY 7.
DEKALB AT HUNTINGTON NORTH. Which team runs the ball better than the other? That’s what this one will come down to. BLITZ SAYS HUNTINGTON NORTH BY 9.
EAST NOBLE AT NORWELL. The Ossian Knights laid an egg against Leo earlier this year. Have they regrouped and ready to give the Kendallville Knights a contest? Being on the receiving end of a fired-up EN team after a loss is not a good place to be. BLITZ SAYS EAST NOBLE BY 17.
JAY COUNTY AT WOODLAN. Possibly the most competitive ACAC game this week. Both have put up yards and points in bunches at times. But two straight wins in convincing fashion have Coach Mike Smith’s Warriors looking promising. BLITZ SAYS WOODLAN BY 5.
SOUTH ADAMS AT ADAMS CENTRAL. What’s the phrase? “Turnabout is fair play”? The Flying Jets bowed to the Starfires the last two seasons as kings of the ACAC. That ends on Friday. Expect AC to come out fired up and energized to dominate from the opening snap. South Adams needs a lot to go right to hang around in this one. BLITZ SAYS ADAMS CENTRAL BY 22.
SOUTHERN WELLS AT BLUFFTON. What is going on at Bluffton? Four straight defeats after a season-opening win at Northfield and a defense allowing 28 points per game. This should be a get-right week, but Blitz thought the same the last few weeks with games against Woodlan and Jay County. BLITZ SAYS BLUFFTON BY 29.
TRI-COUNTY AT HERITAGE. The Patriots have scored a total of six points in their four losses. Now, those foes have been South Adams, AC, Eastside and Norwell, so maybe we should be a tad more kind. A winless Tri-County team is the perfect foe for Heritage to get win No. 2. BLITZ SAYS HERITAGE BY 20.
ANGOLA AT FAIRFIELD. Blitz truly has no idea what to expect out of either of these teams week to week. Both should be better. Angola has been dealing with injuries, while Fairfield has a lot of inexperience on the field. A toss-up. BLITZ SAYS FAIRFIELD BY 2.
CENTRAL NOBLE AT LAKELAND. Can the Cougs make it 6-for-6 to begin the season? At this point, who is Blitz to say no? BLITZ SAYS CENTRAL NOBLE BY 11.
EASTSIDE AT PRAIRIE HEIGHTS. The Blazers have won 11 straight in the series, including shutouts in the last two matchups. BLITZ SAYS EASTSIDE BY 44.
FREMONT AT CHURUBUSCO. The two teams that have beaten ‘Busco – Columbia City and Eastside – are a combined 9-1. BLITZ SAYS CHURUBUSCO BY 21.
WEST NOBLE AT GARRETT. This one could be back and forth as both are looking for an edge in the NECC Big School division. In the end, Trey Richards makes a play, on offense or defense…or both. BLITZ SAYS GARRETT BY 8.
WARSAW AT GOSHEN. The Tigers have not lost to Goshen since 2007. That’s a long time. BLITZ SAYS WARSAW BY 25.
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