With just two weeks left in the regular season and the sectional draw looming this Sunday, a lot of attention is starting to move towards the approaching playoffs.
But we still have some bit games on the slate over the final two Fridays before we enter the elimination portion of the season.
Let’s get to it, Blitz’s Week 8 picks.
Last week: 16-4 (.800)
Overall: 108-33 (.765)
CARROLL AT CONCORDIA LUTHERAN. Looking to keep the door open for a shot at at least a portion of the SAC championship, the Chargers hit the road winners of six straight. As long as the offense is humming, the defense shouldn’t have any trouble getting enough stops for a comfortable victory. BLITZ SAYS CARROLL BY 22.
BISHOP DWENGER AT SNIDER. Was the Saints’ play last week against their rival proof that this team has turned the corner? Or merely a one-week mirage? The biggest game in the SAC this week has plenty of storylines. Here is the top one – Can Dwenger’s offense score enough to get a big road win? BLITZ SAYS SNIDER BY 3.
NORTHROP AT NORTH SIDE. A game that almost wasn’t. The Legends have battled Covid issues this week, to the point that Northrop had already lined up a back-up game in the event that North couldn’t go. While some personnel will be out, the Legends are ready to go. This feels like a game the Bruins SHOULD win with North shorthanded, but… BLITZ SAYS NORTH SIDE BY 5.
SOUTH SIDE AT BISHOP LUERS. What can Blitz say to make this matchup exciting? BLITZ SAYS BISHOP LUERS BY 33.
WAYNE AT HOMESTEAD. The Spartans are 4-0 since 2019 in games immediately following a loss. Make that 5-0. BLITZ SAYS HOMESTEAD BY 20.
COLUMBIA CITY AT LEO. Make no mistake, the Eagles have been competitive in recent years with the Lions. But does Columbia City have the physical toughness up front to be a serious threat to knock off Leo? BLITZ SAYS LEO BY 16.
DEKALB AT BELLMONT. The Braves have to win sometime, right? BLITZ SAYS BELLMONT BY 2.
HUNTINGTON NORTH AT NORWELL. The Knights just continue to roll. Back to back shutouts entering Friday showcases the strength of the defense. While a third blanking won’t happen against the Vikings, it should be an easy W. BLITZ SAYS NORWELL BY 21.
NEW HAVEN AT EAST NOBLE. Might the Bulldogs have a shot in this one? A narrow win in Week 7 over Columbia City could be the jumpstart East Noble needed to get back on track. However, this is a confident group from New Haven coming in. Defense makes some plays for the Knights here. BLITZ SAYS EAST NOBLE BY 10.
ADAMS CENTRAL AT BLUFFTON. Since Aug. 27, the Flying Jets have given up 14 points…total. Think about that for a second. BLITZ SAYS ADAMS CENTRAL BY 24.
HERITAGE AT SOUTHERN WELLS. It will be another field day for a Patriots run game that can truly put up some big-time numbers against outmatched defenses. BLITZ SAYS HERITAGE BY 22.
JAY COUNTY AT LAPEL. The Bulldogs have a 1,000-yard rusher in Tyler Dollar and a 1,000-yard passer in Brennan Stow. Too much offensive firepower for the Pats to handle. BLITZ SAYS LAPEL BY 19.
SOUTH ADAMS AT WOODLAN. Coach Mike Smith is doing some good things with the Warriors in his second year, but the gap between them and South Adams is still sizable. BLITZ SAYS SOUTH ADAMS BY 14.
CENTRAL NOBLE AT EASTSIDE. A lot of eyes in the NECC will be on this one. It lost a bit of the hype when Central Noble lost last week, but it is still a huge matchup. Eastside is just too strong here. BLITZ SAYS EASTSIDE BY 16.
FAIRFIELD AT LAKELAND. The NECC Big School Division Championship Game. The division has been a mess all year, with no team currently having an overall winning record. That said, Lakeland has been the most ‘complete’ team in the division. Go with the Lakers. BLITZ SAYS LAKELAND BY 4.
FREMONT AT PRAIRIE HEIGHTS. These two teams have combined to score 18 total points in division play this year. What does that mean? An offensive shootout on Friday! BLITZ SAYS FREMONT BY 7.
GARRETT AT ANGOLA. Injuries have completely derailed Angola over the past several weeks. That said, neither of these teams are peaking at the right time, with three-game losing streaks for both. Let’s go with the home team here. BLITZ SAYS ANGOLA BY 3.
WEST NOBLE AT CHURUBUSCO. Hunter Bianski now has 21 tackles for loss this season and an astounding 82 for his career with ‘Busco. A kid that gets largely unnoticed in Fort Wayne. BLITZ SAYS CHURUBUSCO BY 13.
NORTHWOOD AT WARSAW. A year ago, Warsaw lost at NorthWood by a single point late in the season. Feels like revenge in the air. BLITZ SAYS WARSAW BY 9.
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