The playoffs still feel a wee bit down the line, but there are only eight quarters of football left before it gets real and the postseason begins.

That’s not a lot of time to fix mistakes.

Thankfully for Blitz, he makes very few mistakes. Week 7 wasn’t as kind to him as the previous two Fridays, but we live and learn.

After all, Blitz only has two weeks before he needs to be peaking as well.

LAST WEEK: 16-4 (.800)

OVERALL: 121-24 (.834)

CONCORDIA AT CARROLL. Blitz is as guilty as anyone penciling in Carroll as the SAC champs already. The Chargers are close, needing a win over a squad it beat by 62 points last year to capture their first-ever outright SAC crown. BLITZ SAYS CARROLL BY 33.

BISHOP LUERS AT SOUTH SIDE. Kudos to Kolin Jolas, the senior who leads Bishop Luers in tackles and tackles for loss through seven weeks. Never a dude who has gotten a lot of praise, but a steady player who has put in the work to maximize his potential. BLITZ SAYS BISHOP LUERS BY 22.

NORTH SIDE AT NORTHROP. The Legends enter this week winners of four-straight games. The last time that happened? 2013. That just so happens to be the last season in which North finished with a winning record, something that is assured with a dub over the Bruins. BLITZ SAYS NORTH SIDE BY 19.

SNIDER AT BISHOP DWENGER. Last time these two teams met, the Saints owned Snider in all facets in a 22-point rout in the sectional championship last year. Safe to say that the Panthers haven’t forgotten. Snider is an all-result, no-flash squad that continues to fly under the radar in the 5A north. BLITZ SAYS SNIDER BY 12.

HOMESTEAD AT WAYNE. We expected the Generals to be more competitive this fall. At the beginning of the season, this is a game Blitz looked at as potentially a Wayne victory. Now? The defense just gives up too many points. Homestead’s longest losing streak since 1994 will end at four. BLITZ SAYS HOMESTEAD BY 9.

BELLMONT AT DEKALB. Over/under Tegan Irk 350 yards passing? Give Blitz the over. BLITZ SAYS DEKALB BY 30.

EAST NOBLE AT NEW HAVEN. This one is intriguing. New Haven has the tools to beat East Noble, but can it overcome the edge in depth? The Bulldogs fed Mylan Graham time and again last week, but the bigger story was the defense pitching a shutout. That may give New Haven the jumpstart it needs to knock off a good team like East Noble. Then again, maybe not. BLITZ SAYS EAST NOBLE BY 4.

LEO AT COLUMBIA CITY. Look, Blitz is rooting for Columbia City here. It’s nothing personal, just that he wants a huge Week 9 showdown to decide a conference championship. SAC? Wrapped up. ACAC? Done. NECC? Decided this week. That leaves the NE8. CC v Norwell next Friday for the league crown? Let’s see it. Go Eagles! BLITZ SAYS COLUMBIA CITY BY 2.

NORWELL AT HUNTINGTON NORTH. Can’t imagine the grind that Norwell defense had to go through this after surrendering an astronomical 14 points last Friday. What a complete collapse! But seriously, how good are you when allowing a squad to break double digits on you for the first time all season is a prime talking point? BLITZ SAYS NORWELL BY 31.

LAPEL AT JAY COUNTY. Lapel already knocked off one ACAC foe in Heritage. How about another? BLITZ SAYS LAPEL BY 5.

BLUFFTON AT ADAMS CENTRAL. The last time Bluffton knocked off Adams Central was 2009. It was Michael Mosser’s first season as head coach. The Flying Jets lost seven games that year, which sounds as foreign as “Blitz used to be a pig.” BLITZ SAYS ADAMS CENTRAL BY 36.

SOUTHERN WELLS AT HERITAGE. Good people are easy to root for. Coach Casey Kolkman is good people. The ACAC battle between AC, South Adams and Heritage next year is going to be entertaining. BLITZ SAYS HERITAGE BY 40.

WOODLAN AT SOUTH ADAMS. The Warriors have been very good at squads that do not effectively stretch the field offensively, squads like Jay County and Central Noble. South Adams does that very well, which presents a problem in Blitz’s mind. BLITZ SAYS SOUTH ADAMS BY 9.

ANGOLA AT GARRETT. Awesome job by the Railroaders last week to get a win. You never want to see a team go winless, particularly a squad with Chris DePew at the helm. Can Garrett make it two in a row? Well…BLITZ SAYS ANGOLA BY 16.

CHURUBUSCO AT WEST NOBLE. Which team can run the ball better? That is really what this game is going to come down to. The Eagles get the nod in the experience department, but West Noble is underrated and you could argue, still a year away. BLITZ SAYS WEST NOBLE BY 1.

EASTSIDE AT CENTRAL NOBLE. The Blazers can clinch the small division of the NECC with a road win. Lose and things get interesting. Central Noble just hasn’t been able to hang with teams that aren’t in the league cellar. BLITZ SAYS EASTSIDE BY 23.

LAKELAND AT FAIRFIELD. Remember that 4-0 start by Fairfield? That was fun. BLITZ SAYS LAKELAND BY 8.


GOSHEN AT WARSAW. Goshen barely beat winless Plymouth by one point last week. This appears to be another week in which Warsaw looks so good we consider it dangerous in Sectional 2. Blitz has to be honest, he isn’t sure yet if the Tigers are or not. BLITZ SAYS WARSAW BY 24.

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