We have reached the halfway point of the regular season. Pretty crazy, right?

We have learned so much over the past month.

SAC doesn’t do well outside of the conference (sorry, not sorry).

There’s actual competition in the ACAC for once.

You shouldn’t kick to Kaden Hurst.

Imagine what we will learn over the second half and into the playoffs. And Blitz is here for it all.

To the picks we go.

Last week: 17-4 (.809)

Overall: 79-17 (.822)

CARROLL AT SNIDER. The big one this week, perhaps the entire season, in northeast Indiana. Carroll has won three straight in the series, fueled by its ability to command the line of scrimmage. But is this Chargers team capable of doing that? Snider has looked like the better team in that respect through four weeks. That’s the difference. BLITZ SAYS SNIDER BY 6.

CONCORDIA LUTHERAN AT BISHOP LUERS. Talk about a team that has found itself, the Knights have won two straight after a pair of blowout defeats to open the season. We tend to forget that squads actually, ya know, get better as the season progresses, particularly young squads like Luers. BLITZ SAYS BISHOP LUERS BY 14.

NORTHROP AT NORTH SIDE. The Legends are back on track after routing Concordia last week. Can they be a player in the SAC the rest of the way? Collectively, these two teams are allowing 72 points per game. BLITZ SAYS NORTH SIDE BY 18 .

WAYNE AT SOUTH SIDE. Two weeks ago we were singing the Generals’ praises. Now we are wondering if and when they can get back on track. A matchup with the Archers is a good elixir. BLITZ SAYS WAYNE BY 28.

HOMESTEAD AT BISHOP DWENGER. An overlooked game on the schedule this week with all the Carroll-Snider hubbub. Blitz still has concerns about the Dwenger offense. It is averaged just 3.3 yards per carry and as a team has just a 45 percent completion percentage. That’s going to hold the Saints back. BLITZ SAYS HOMESTEAD BY 8.

DEKALB AT COLUMBIA CITY. Are the Eagles good or is their undefeated record a byproduct of the 2-14 record of their foes? We will find out…next week. BLITZ SAYS COLUMBIA CITY BY 18.

HUNTINGTON NORTH AT BELLMONT. The Braves have to score, right? They haven’t yet this season. Let’s get it done this week. BLITZ SAYS HUNTINGTON NORTH BY 33.

LEO AT EAST NOBLE. Can Leo bounce back from last week’s tough loss in OT? It’s all about the mindset. Meanwhile, the Knights have the mindset of showing folks just how big of an impact they will make on this year’s NE8 race with their first big league matchup. Can’t break tradition. BLITZ SAYS EAST NOBLE BY 1.

NORWELL AT NEW HAVEN. The Knights’ first six opponents right now have a combined record of 17-7, and one of those is winless Bellmont. In other words, Norwell isn’t as bad as some think. That said, New Haven should handle business. BLITZ SAYS NEW HAVEN BY 23.

BLUFFTON AT JAY COUNTY. The last time the Tigers were 4-0 was back in 2012. They didn’t go 5-0 as Garrett tripped them up. No such worries this time around. BLITZ SAYS BLUFFTON BY 22.

HERITAGE AT ADAMS CENTRAL. Now we’re talkin’. Adams Central faces its first big test of the season with the Patriots coming to down. Heritage’s defense has proven to be stout, but can it be physical enough to match AC’s intensity up front? That’s the question that Blitz feels like he has an answer for. BLITZ SAYS ADAMS CENTRAL BY 11.

SOUTH ADAMS AT MONROE CENTRAL. The Starfires have only scored 21 or more points in a game once over four weeks. First time for that since 2015. Does the SA offense find its way against a Monroe Central team also looking to find itself? BLITZ SAYS MONROE CENTRAL BY 2.

WOODLAN AT SOUTHERN WELLS. Coach Mike Smith’s team has been shut out in back-to-back weeks. Blitz bets his left front paw that doesn’t happen a third time. BLITZ SAYS WOODLAN BY 44.

CENTRAL NOBLE AT FREMONT. Coach Zach Baber got win No. 1 last week. How about back-to-back dubs? BLITZ SAYS CENTRAL NOBLE BY 9.

CHURUBUSCO AT PRAIRIE HEIGHTS. Churubusco is winless through four games for the first time since 2003. The drought ends on Friday, right? It has to. BLITZ SAYS CHURUBUSCO BY 7.

GARRETT AT EASTSIDE. The defense of the Railroaders was very impressive in last week’s win over Lakeland. Can the unit play like that again against a more punishing style of play? BLITZ SAYS EASTSIDE BY 3.

LAKELAND AT ANGOLA. Who had Angola 0-4? Not Blitz. It’s a tough schedule, but the struggles have been real. Now the Hornets have to take on a Lakeland team stinging from its first loss last week? Not ideal. BLITZ SAYS LAKELAND BY 9.

WEST NOBLE AT FAIRFIELD. Another intriguing NECC matchup. No one has been able to slow down West Noble’sa run game so far. Can Fairfield? BLITZ SAYS WEST NOBLE BY 14.

NORTHWOOD AT WARSAW. How are the Tigers 4-0? Allowing just 7.3 points per game is a good place to start. Can they match up with four-star wideout and Georgia commit NiTareon Tuggle and the Panthers? BLITZ SAYS NORTHWOOD BY 2.

BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN AT NORTHWESTERN. Another road trip full of learning lessons for the Braves. BLITZ SAYS NORTHWESTERN BY 21.

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