Re: High School Football 2019
Date: November 05, 2019 12:30AM
My picks here (and thank you for posting spreads and allowing me to play).
parentof2 - week 11 Wrote:
> Rivalry week is upon us! Tons of cross town
> match-ups this week, many of which I think will be
> good, close games. Bad teams usually play their
> rivals close, if you are on the side of the better
> team, you’d better not come out playing lazy. On
> the other hand, good teams like to beat up on
> “the little brother” so to say.
> 1. Annandale @ Mount Vernon (-35)
> - The Atoms have to be mentally defeated after
> getting blown out by Hayfield. MV rolls.
I hate high spreads and usually pick the underdog when I am getting 35 points. However Mt. Vernon is just too good. Annandale doesn't deserve to be winless (they were a missed two point conversion away from beating Woodson, for example). But they are headed for 0-10. Mt. Vernon wins and covers.
> 2. Broad Run @ Stone Bridge (-10)
> - Co-Game of the week. The Battle of Ashburn. Two
> 9-0 teams, this one should be great, for our
> Loudoun neighbors, or anyone willing to take the
> 3. Chantilly @ Westfield (-21)
> - Bulldogs are going to be too much for
Agree. Westfield wins and covers. I wonder if Westfield doesn't cover, whether Chantilly fans will come on here crowing about moral victories? We'll see.
> 4. Edison (-7) @ Lee
> - Franconia Road rivalry game. Lee with 2 straight
> wins to end the season? It’s possible...
Yuck. Lee (who DOES deserve to be winless) pulls off an upset of Falls Church, making this difficult to predict. I guess I'll go with Edison to win and cover.
> 5. Fairfax @ Woodson (-7)
> - Battle of Fairfax. Toss up game here. Fairfax
> might surprise us, even with 5 straight losses
> looming over them.
Not only the battle of Fairfax, but possibly the 8th and final Region C playoff spot is up for grabs. It will take a Robo loss (likely) and a Stuart loss (quite possible), so it could happen. Fairfax has lost five in a row, but I believe Woodson has lost at least four in a row. So that means Fairfax is more "due" for a win. I'm remaining all in on my prediction that Woodson wouldn't win another game this season. Fairfax wins outright, and I'm happy to take 7 points (frankly, I thought the line would be higher, but it doesn't matter).
> 6. Herndon @ South Lakes (-28)
> - They don’t like each other, at all… Herndon
> is levels worse than SL.
They don't like each other, and the rest of us don't like either of them. (Just kidding). Herndon has been awful. South Lakes wins and covers.
> 7. Langley (-7) @ McLean
> - McLean bragging rights on the line.
Really don't have any idea, so since McLean is at home and can get to .500 with a win, and since they haven't beaten Langley in seemingly forever, I'll take McLean to win outright.
> 8. Madison (-14) @ Centreville
> - Does Cville need a win to make the playoffs?
Madison wins and covers. Considering how badly Madison beat Chantilly, and how Chantilly beat Centreville, this line isn't high enough.
> 9. Marshall (-10) @ Wakefield
> - 5th straight win coming up for Wakefield? I
> don’t see it, but I wouldn't be surprised
> either. Given how well Wakefield has played since
> the beginning of October.
I can see it. I'm looking at trends here, and Marshall, though better on paper, has been trending down, and Wakefield has been trending up. I'm taking Wakefield to win outright.
> 10. Robinson @ West Springfield (-10)
> - Does Robinson need a win to make the playoffs?
I was at another game on Friday, but I watched a video feed of the Robo Woodson game, courtesy of Robo's twitter account. I missed most of the first half, but Woodson was up 7-0 at the half, and Woodson scored the first TD of the third, before Robo came roaring back. Woodson had absolute no D Line and couldn't stop ROBO's running game, but Robo's defensive secondary made Woodson's QB look like Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger (prior to his injury) all rolled into one. That's going to be the difference here, as Robo is facing an even better QB. West Springfield wins and covers.
> 11. South County (-7) @ Lake Braddock
> - Co-Game of the week. LB has been waiting for
> this game since the Stallions ended their season
> with 2 victories over them in 2 consecutive weeks.
> They better come out ready and execute, SoCo is
Patriot this year is the big three and the little three, but I think SoCo is the beat of the big three. SoCo wins and covers.
> 12. Stuart (-7) @ Falls Church
> - Another historic rivalry game. The Battle for
> the Bell. Going with JEB in a tight game, given
> the Jags back to back losses to Lee &
It's hard to figure any of the teams in National. Falls Church should be favored and should win, but how do you pick them to win if they lost to Lee. LEE!?!?! Since Stuart needs a win to secure a playoff berth, but Falls Church has theirs wrapped up, I'll take Stuart to win and cover.
> 13. West Potomac (-24) @ Hayfield
> - Hayfield needs to start looking toward next
> year, hopefully they’ll be more competitive.
> Going to be tough playing the same schedule again
> next year, though.
West Potomac could still get into the playoffs with a win and some help (and help will be coming their way from West Springfield). I'll take WestPo to win and cover.
> 14. Yorktown (-35) @ Washington-Lee
Didn't W-L just beat McLean and Langley, both handily? That tells me they've turned their season around. Yorktown is still too good for them, so I'll take Yorktown to win, but they aren't going to cover a 35 point spread.