This Friday we officially cross the mid-way point of the regular season.
Hard to believe, isn’t it?
What isn’t hard to believe is how Blitz has brought his ‘A’ game over the past few weeks in his predictions. He has whiffed on a few, but most of his picks have come to fruition.
That’s why you’re here, right? For a semi-intelligent cartoon animal to tell you who is going to win some high school football games?
Only the best for Blitz’s people.
Last week: 17-3 (.850)
Overall: 71-16 (.816)
BISHOP DWENGER AT CARROLL. The Saints have won three of the last four meetings but were thumped by 19 points a year ago. This has the feeling of last year, with too much Chargers firepower and not enough on the Bishop Dwenger side to keep up. This one must remain low scoring for the Saints to have a shot. BLITZ SAYS CARROLL BY 9.
NORTH SIDE AT BISHOP LUERS. This one is tricky. The Legends SHOULD have no problem going down Clinton St. and getting a dub at Luersfield. But with Brauntae Johnson’s availability a question mark and North’s propensity for slow starts, this one could be close. North wins, but the Knights make it a fight. BLITZ SAYS NORTH SIDE BY 8.
NORTHROP AT CONCORDIA. Another one in the SAC that could go either way. This one comes down to turnovers, of which both squads have had issues with. If Concordia protects the ball, it wins on its home field. But that’s a big if. BLITZ SAYS NORTHROP BY 4.
WAYNE AT SOUTH SIDE. Generals, run Lamarion Nelson until his legs falls off. Then, reattach them with duct tape, send him back out and run some more. BLITZ SAYS WAYNE BY 8.
HOMESTEAD AT SNIDER. Blitz was underwhelmed by the offensive attack of Homestead last week in a loss to Dwenger. Brett Fuchs is as advertised, but there lacks a certain explosiveness on that side of the ball for the Spartans that we are accustomed to seeing. Snider should roll. BLITZ SAYS SNIDER BY 13.
BELLMONT AT HUNTINGTON NORTH. One thinks it hasn’t been a very pleasant week of practice for the Vikings after getting owned at Columbia City in Week 4. Playing a squad that has scored one touchdown all season is a good remedy. BLITZ SAYS HUNTINGTON NORTH BY 31.
COLUMBIA CITY AT DEKALB. We continue to wait for the Barons to break out and pick up a signature win in 2022. A defense allowing 31 points per game isn’t helping the situation. Columbia City has looked very good, but just how good are they? Blitz loves Coach Fox, but this bear doesn’t play favorites. Your upset of the week. BLITZ SAYS DEKALB BY 1.
EAST NOBLE AT LEO. How soon folks forget. The Lions get one win on the road at New Haven and all of a sudden they want to be the talk of OTH again. Look, you handle business with East Noble and there will be some additional love headed your way. East Noble has looked good, but who has it beaten? BLITZ SAYS LEO BY 2.
NEW HAVEN AT NORWELL. Last week was the Bulldogs’ chance to show that it was a real threat in the NE8. They failed. Now they have to go to Ossian to face a team that is tied for second in the state in points allowed (1.75 per game). BLITZ SAYS NORWELL BY 16.
ADAMS CENTRAL AT HERITAGE. Blitz was way too harsh in his prediction last week in taking the Patriots to lose by 22. That was unfair for a squad that has shown considerable growth through the first month of the season. Time to show some respect. BLITZ SAYS ADAMS CENTRAL BY 21.
JAY COUNTY AT BLUFFTON. Since being shut out in Week 1, Bluffton is averaging 34.6 points per game while going 2-1. Against the two teams Jay County has played actually have a win this season, the Pats are allowing 41 ppg. Not good. BLITZ SAYS BLUFFTON BY 20.
MONROE CENTRAL AT SOUTH ADAMS. Both teams are coming off disappointing losses, with the Starfires knocked off by Heritage and the Golden Bears shut out for the first time since 2015. Both are hungry. Only one squad gets to eat. BLITZ SAYS SOUTH ADAMS BY 11.
ANGOLA AT LAKELAND. Freshman QB Brayden Holbrook’s finest moment of his young career came last week with a long TD pass late to beat Garrett. There will be bigger moments ahead, but Angola will make things rough for the rookie signalcaller at times this week. BLITZ SAYS ANGOLA BY 3.
EASTSIDE AT GARRETT. The Blazers are going to run the football. Can Garrett stop the run? Blitz hasn’t seen much evidence of that through the first four weeks. That’s bad news. BLITZ SAYS EASTSIDE BY 21.
FAIRFIELD AT WEST NOBLE. A huge showdown in the NECC Big Division. The Falcons have only completed three passes all year, yet are averaging over 300 yards on the ground. West Noble needs to stop the option run, simple right? Not so much. BLITZ SAYS FAIRFIELD BY 6.
FREMONT AT CENTRAL NOBLE. Coach Hayden Kilgore’s team broke into the win column in 2022 with a dub last week. Let’s make it two in a row for the Cougs. BLITZ SAYS CENTRAL NOBLE BY 10.
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS AT CHURUBUSCO. The Eagles didn’t play well at Eastside last week. They couldn’t execute offensively and they had trouble slowing down the Blazers’ rushing attack. It’s a get-right game for Coach Paul Sade’s squad. BLITZ SAYS CHURUBUSCO BY 18.
WARSAW AT NORTHWOOD. A battle of unbeatens in the Northern Lakes. Warsaw has mauled every team it has played, but the collective record of those squads is a measly 3-13. Then again, the Panthers have only beaten one team, East Noble, that currently has a winning record. NorthWood is going to attack vertically, a prime test for the Tigers. BLITZ SAYS NORTHWOOD BY 2.
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Northwood has not beaten a team with a winning record. Last I looked East Noble was 3-1.