Blitz continues to get ever closer to that elusive undefeated week of predictions.
In Week 6, it was his belief that Heritage could go on the long road trip and knock off Lapel that kept him from an unblemished night. Perhaps a bit ill-advised, he thought the Patriots were ready to get a notable road win.
Blitz was wrong.
But we don’t think about the past here at Outside the Huddle, but rather the future, and the possibility of a perfect Week 7.
Let’s get it.
Last week: 18-1 (.947)
Overall: 105-20 (.840)
CARROLL AT HOMESTEAD. There has been some buzz about who may or may not be available for the Spartans on Friday. For Blitz, none of it matters. Even a full-strength Homestead team lacks the consistency to knock off its rival this year. BLITZ SAYS CARROLL BY 12.
BISHOP DWENGER AT BISHOP LUERS. The Knights ended a five-game losing skid against its rival last year with an exciting three-point victory. This one could go either way, with both teams having its fair share of triumphs and struggles. The QB spot is going to decide this one. Who makes more plays with less turnovers, Braxton Bermes or Charlie Stanski? BLITZ SAYS BISHOP DWENGER BY 2.
NORTHROP AT SNIDER. Ending a long losing streak to the Panthers would be a great first-year accomplishment for Northrop coach Quentin Bowen. Unfortunately, the Bruins have not proven they can consistently stop the run, something that Snider will take advantage of to great effect. BLITZ SAYS SNIDER BY 22.
SOUTH SIDE AT NORTH SIDE. Battlin’ for the Totem Pole for going on a century now, North v. South is the OG of Fort Wayne football rivalries. South Side is allowing north of 40 points per game, the primary reason why it hasn’t been able to compete against the better SAC teams this year. The Archers will hang around for longer than folks think, but the Legends prevail. BLITZ SAYS NORTH SIDE BY 15.
WAYNE AT CONCORDIA. Junior Ajani Washington is as advertised, but he has been supplemented by a few sophomores in Noah Trent and Khalyn Williams-Thomas who have shown promise for the future as well. Expect a big game from this group. BLITZ SAYS CONCORDIA LUTHERAN BY 4.
BELLMONT AT NEW HAVEN. What is the remedy to bounce back after two consecutive blowout losses? A home date with Bellmont. Cures all ills. BLITZ SAYS NEW HAVEN BY 34.
COLUMBIA CITY AT EAST NOBLE. Here we are in Week 7 and Blitz still isn’t sure how good the Eagles are. Are they as good as Norwell? Are they better than Leo? Can they beat East Noble for the first time since 2010? All good queries. Let’s start with the latter. BLITZ SAYS COLUMBIA CITY BY 3.
DEKALB AT NORWELL. Tegan Irk has 189 pass attempts this season with just one interception. Couple that with 16 passing touchdowns and the DeKalb QB has been stellar. Problem is, the Barons cannot stop anyone on defense, particularly against good teams. BLITZ SAYS NORWELL BY 26.
HUNTINGTON NORTH AT LEO. The Vikings have scored a total of nine points in the last three matchups with Leo. Huntington North’s powerful running game should allow it to reach double digits this time around, but compete for the dub? Nah. BLITZ SAYS LEO BY 20.
CULVER ACADEMY AT WOODLAN. Don’t judge Culver entirely on its 1-5 record, as it played undefeated teams Hanover Central and North Judson as well as Brebeuf. That said, the Eagles are an incredibly young squad whose better days are ahead of em. BLITZ SAYS WOODLAN BY 16.
HERITAGE AT BLUFFTON. Both of these teams have looked good at times this year, with Bluffton in particular looking strong in recent weeks on defense. If the Tigers can frustrate quarterback Kobe Meyer in the passing and rushing games, Bluffton should make it four straight victories. BLITZ SAYS BLUFFTON BY 7.
SOUTH ADAMS AT JAY COUNTY. Jay County just doesn’t have the ability get enough stops defensively. The matchups that South Adams can take advantage of are too numerous. BLITZ SAYS SOUTH ADAMS BY 21.
SOUTHERN WELLS AT ADAMS CENTRAL. Blitz has nothing nice to say about this matchup. BLITZ SAYS ADAMS CENTRAL BY 48.
ANGOLA AT MISHAWAKA MARIAN. An interesting road test for the Hornets, who were blanked at home by Marian a year ago. Angola’s defense has been exceptional during the current three-game winning streak that has put the team in prime position in the NECC Big Division. This one will be closer than last year. BLITZ SAYS MISHAWAKA MARIAN BY 2.
BREMEN AT PRAIRIE HEIGHTS. The problem for Heights is that it has not been able to score points outside of a Week 1 rout of Whitko. Bremen’s Reece Greene is a defensive menace at the safety spot. BLITZ SAYS BREMEN BY 15.
CENTRAL NOBLE AT CHURUBUSCO. The Eagles are undefeated at home and haven’t given up a point on their home field since Week 2. BLITZ SAYS CHURUBUSCO BY 9.
FREMONT AT EASTSIDE. Coach Todd Mason’s squad is averaging 309 yards rushing per game. Blitz could see that average going up after Friday. BLITZ SAYS EASTSIDE BY 23.
GARRETT AT FAIRFIELD. Will Carter Kitson return to the field for Fairfield? That will be crucial for the Falcons down the stretch. BLITZ SAYS FAIRFIELD BY 17.
WEST NOBLE AT LAKELAND. Two of the more difficult teams to predict this season. Blitz likes Lakeland at home. Probably not the right call. BLITZ SAYS LAKELAND BY 2.
WARSAW AT WAWASEE. The Tigers need some positive vibes after two straight blowout defeats. A visit to one-win Wawasee will do the trick. BLITZ SAYS WARSAW BY 22.
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