With league play beginning in area conferences this Friday, we are entering into the thick of the regular season.

Who will begin to emerge in their respective leagues? Who will bounce back from a shaky start in the non-conference?

Allow Blitz to keep you informed on what to expect this Friday.

Last week: 23-3 (.884)

Overall: 45-10 (.818)

CARROLL AT SOUTH SIDE. A breather for the Chargers after two weeks of showdowns with 6A powerhouses. The Archers have only scored a total of six points over the last three matchups with Carroll. BLITZ SAYS CARROLL BY 37.

BISHOP LUERS AT NORTHROP. Neither of these teams have looked particularly good through the first two weeks. Neither have had the luxury of playing a pushover either. This one is closer than people think. BLITZ SAYS BISHOP LUERS BY 5.

NORTH SIDE AT BISHOP DWENGER. Another SAC showdown between a pair of teams off to disappointing starts to the season. Will Brauntae Johnson play this week? That’s the hope. It may be just what the Legends need to turn things around. BLITZ SAYS NORTH SIDE BY 8.

SNIDER AT CONCORDIA LUTHERAN. Scecina and Eastbrook both ran roughshod over Concordia’s defense. Expect more of the same from the Panthers. BLITZ SAYS SNIDER BY 28.

HOMESTEAD AT WAYNE. Is Homestead better than its 0-2 record indicates? Is Wayne as good as its 2-0 record? We will get some answers in this one. BLITZ SAYS WAYNE BY 2.

COLUMBIA CITY AT BELLMONT. We continue to be impressed with Columbia City, despite the fact that it has yet to play a team close to matching up with them. BLITZ SAYS COLUMBIA CITY BY 31.

DEKALB AT NEW HAVEN. While the passing game has been solid for New Haven, it is the rushing attack that has led the way through the first two weeks. Aaden Lytle has been exceptional behind center for the Barons. This is the first real test for the New Haven defense. BLITZ SAYS NEW HAVEN BY 9.

HUNTINGTON NORTH AT EAST NOBLE. Even in defeat last week, East Noble showed it can move the ball against a stingy defense like Snider. That’s troublesome news for the Vikings. BLITZ SAYS EAST NOBLE BY 15.

LEO AT NORWELL. Remember last year when the Knights shut out Leo 27-0 in Week 3? Times change. BLITZ SAYS LEO BY 18.

BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN AT ADAMS CENTRAL. Maybe in five years Blitz is writing about what a showdown this will be between a pair of 1A titans. Maybe. BLITZ SAYS ADAMS CENTRAL BY 52.

JAY COUNTY AT SOUTHERN WELLS. Could Jay County be a factor in the ACAC? Perhaps we are glossing over a road victory at Huntington North last week a bit too much. This is the last gimme game of the regular season for the Pats. The schedule gets difficult in Week 4 and beyond. BLITZ SAYS JAY COUNTY BY 33.

SOUTH ADAMS AT BLUFFTON. Is the Bluffton offense as good as it has looked through two weeks? Is the South Adams defense as good as it has looked through two weeks? The Starfires have won seven straight games in this series. Expect a lot of fireworks in this one, with Coach Kunks’ squad ending the series skid. BLITZ SAYS BLUFFTON BY 6.

WOODLAN AT HERITAGE. In two games, senior QB Kobe Meyer has accounted for 690 yards and 10 touchdowns for Heritage. Slowing him down will be Woodlan’s biggest challenge in this one. BLITZ SAYS HERITAGE BY 7.

CENTRAL NOBLE AT FAIRFIELD. The Cougars defense has struggled to get stops against West Noble and Woodlan through the first two weeks. It now has to contend with Fairfield’s option attack. Tough. BLITZ SAYS FAIRFIELD BY 15.

CHURUBUSCO AT GARRETT. Two teams that are allowing a combined 97 points per game. The competition has been stiff for both. This one is important for the Railroaders considering the schedule upcoming – Lakeland, Eastside, West Noble, Fairfield, Angola. Sheesh. BLITZ SAYS GARRETT BY 11.

FREMONT AT NORTH CENTRAL (OH). North Central is off to a 1-1 start with a rout of Woodmore in Week 1 followed by a loss to Parkway in Week 2. What’s that mean for this matchup? Blitz isn’t going to lie, he has no idea. BLITZ SAYS NORTH CENTRAL (OH) BY 18.

JOHN GLENN AT ANGOLA. Hawkins Hasselman has been phenomenal, even with some growing pains, for the Hornets through the first two weeks. The sophomore has been dynamic in losses to DeKalb and Leo. Angola will break into the win column this week. BLITZ SAYS ANGOLA BY 12.

LAKELAND AT PRAIRIE HEIGHTS. The Lakers’ leading passer is a sophomore (Brayden Holbrook), its leading rusher is a sophomore (Sean Conley) and one of its most dynamic receivers is a sophomore (Keyan Arroyo). BLITZ SAYS LAKELAND BY 17.

WEST NOBLE AT EASTSIDE. The Blazers have the recent NECC success, but West Noble may be the most complete squad in the entire league in 2023. BLITZ SAYS WEST NOBLE BY 8.

WARSAW AT PLYMOUTH. Coach Bart Curtis’s team won last week with a safety and a pair of field goals. It will find the end zone often in Friday’s road matchup. BLITZ SAYS WARSAW BY 23.

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