Here we go.
Win and you keep playing. Lose and you’re done.
Simple as that.
Let’s get at it.
Last week: 13-4 (.764)
Overall: 136-41 (.768)
DEKALB AT WAWASEE. Neither of these teams have been able to stop opposing offenses much, so this could be a shootout in Syracuse. Here is thinking that the Warriors will be able to do more on defense. BLITZ SAYS WAWASEE BY 6.
LEO AT EAST NOBLE. The big one in Sectional 19, if not the entire area this week. Expect a lot different schemes from the Knights this time around to go all out to stop the Leo rushing attack. Eight, nine, even 10 in the box is not out of the question. Last year, East Noble returned the favor after a regular-season defeat. Hey, we all like a little motivation, even the undefeated Lions. BLITZ SAYS EAST NOBLE BY 2.
ANGOLA AT COLUMBIA CITY. Can the second season breathe some life into an Angola team that has won its fewest games in a season since 1995? The Eagles have lost four straight, but should be able to get right at home. BLITZ SAYS COLUMBIA CITY BY 11.
MARION AT WAYNE. Could the Generals make a run for a sectional title? There is definitely the potential there, although Coach Sherwood Haydock does not want to talk about it. He would rather have his team focus on job No. 1, beating a team that advanced to semistate a season ago. The running attack leads the way in a high-scoring shootout. BLITZ SAYS WAYNE BY 4.
SOUTH SIDE AT DELTA. Another SAC team with visions of the playoffs being more kind than the regular season. But where is this Archers team mentally after missing its coach for Week 9? And Delta is no slouch, with sophomore QB Kaiden Bond capable of making big plays with his arm. BLITZ SAYS DELTA BY 9.
JAY COUNTY AT MISSISSINEWA. An evenly-matched game between two teams with similar styles of play. Toughness is key here, particularly when it comes to the Patriots being able to defend the rushing attack of Ole Miss. BLITZ SAYS MISSISSINEWA BY 13.
NEW HAVEN AT HUNTINGTON NORTH. Last week, the Bulldogs put up 57 points on the Vikings, their biggest scoring output in five years. While Coach Kyle Booher’s team won’t hit 57 this week, it will advance to Round 2 with ease. BLITZ SAYS NEW HAVEN BY 22.
LAKELAND AT JOHN GLENN. You don’t pick against a team named after the first American to orbit the Earth. You just don’t. BLITZ SAYS JOHN GLENN BY 7.
WEST NOBLE AT JIMTOWN. Seven straight wins have the Jimmies feeling good entering the postseason. A home game against the outmatched Chargers has them feeling even better. BLITZ SAYS JIMTOWN BY 19.
TIPPECANOE VALLEY AT GARRETT. An undefeated team comes to Garrett in what is a sneaky good matchup in Week 10. The Vikings are good, but the schedule has not exactly been brutal. Could the Railroaders pull a surprise? Blitz is in. BLITZ SAYS GARRETT BY 3.
NORWELL AT MACONAQUAH. Only one team has been able to stop the Norwell and Luke Graft rushing machine all season. And I don’t see Leo anywhere around. BLITZ SAYS NORWELL BY 21
NORTHWESTERN AT CONCORDIA LUTHERAN. As often is the case, Concordia’s record is deceptive because of the regular season schedule. This is still a young team, still learning but they’ve got more than enough here. BLITZ SAYS CONCORDIA BY 14
OAK HILL AT BELLMONT. It was a feel good moment in week 8 to see the Braves win their first game since a fun postseason push in 2018. While Blitz and all of Decatur would like another one of those runs, Oak Hill’s heavy run game is too strong. BLITZ SAYS OAK HILL BY 24
HERITAGE AT PERU. I can’t be the only one to notice that Heritage can be really solid and also struggle a lot. I think who Heritage is this week is more important that who Peru is. This one stays close. BLITZ SAYS PERU BY 3
BLUFFTON AT EASTSIDE. The first step on the road to a rematch with Bishop Luers. BLITZ SAYS EASTSIDE BY 32.
WHITKO AT CENTRAL NOBLE. Whitko has been held in the single digits in points in eight of their nine games. BLITZ SAYS CENTRAL NOBLE BY 18.
FAIRFIELD VS. BISHOP LUERS. The first step on the road to a rematch with Eastside. BLITZ SAYS BISHOP LUERS BY 32.
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS AT WOODLAN. This is an offense in Woodlan that has just too many good players for Heights to hold back. BLITZ SAYS WOODLAN BY 15.
SOUTH ADAMS AT MADISON-GRANT. Will Aidan Wanner be back for the Starfires? We will see him at some point in the sectional, but South Adams won’t need him this week. BLITZ SAYS SOUTH ADAMS BY 20.
SOUTHERN WELLS AT TAYLOR. Someone has to win in a game between teams that are a combined 0-14, right? BLITZ SAYS TAYLOR BY 8.
NORTHFIELD AT FREMONT. This game could be closer than many think, but in the end it is Northfield going away. BLITZ SAYS NORTHFIELD BY 19.
ADAMS CENTRAL AT CHURUBUSCO. The big one in 1A. These two teams have similar styles, but one executes with a lot more precision and strength than the other. This has to be low scoring for Churubusco to have a shot. It stays that way, for awhile. BLITZ SAYS ADAMS CENTRAL BY 15.
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