Re: High School Football 2019
Date: October 28, 2019 06:05PM
Recap of how I did:
Nova fan Wrote:
> My picks against these spreads:
> parentof2 - week 9 Wrote:
> > Not very many intriguing games this week. I
> > a lot of these games will be blowouts. We’ll
> > see, though...
> > 1. Herndon @ Yorktown (-35)
> As I said, I don't like saying that a group of
> kids is bad, and 35 points is usually the line
> that I draw. However, McLean beat Herndon by more
> than 35 and, as good of a season that McLean has
> had, they aren't a good as Yorktown. Yorktown
> wins and covers.
Correct winner and correct against the spread
> > 2. Lake Braddock (-24) @ Fairfax
> I have a hunch about this game. I'll take Lake
> Braddock to win, but not cover.
Correct winner, but incorrectly predicted that LB wouldn't cover. Fairfax was really bad last year, and I didn't expect much this year. I was pleasantly surprised by their early performances, but the back half of their schedule is just too much. That will be the case this week as well.
> > 3. Lee @ Marshall (-24)
> Marshall should be made about the last two weeks,
> and will take it out on a Lee squad that lost to
> TJ. Marshall wins and covers.
Correct winner and against the spread.
> > 4. McLean @ South Lakes (-14)
> > - McLean with a chance here to show us they are
> > the verge of being relevant again!
> Relevant? No. They've just moved out of
> laughingstock territory. South Lakes will be too
> much for them, and now that South Lakes got
> surprised by Langley, they aren't going to sleep
> on anyone again. South Lakes wins and cover.
Correct winner and correct against the spread.
> > 5. Mount Vernon (-24) @ Hayfield
> > - Wanted to make the spread higher…
> I had trouble believing Hayfield was bad, but now
> I'm a believer. Also, Mt. Vernon is really good.
> Mt. Vernon wins and covers.
Correct winner and correct against the spread.
> > 6. Oakton @ Chantilly (-24)
> > - The Chargers beat the teams that are no
> I really want Oakton to win this game for at least
> two reasons. One, due to Chantilly's loudmouth
> fans. Second, and Oakton win is better for the
> playoff hopes of my team. But I don't think
> Oakton will pull it out. I'll take Chantilly to
> win, but not cover.
Correct winner, but unfortunately, Chantilly also covered. It's unfortunate because that's a point against me, but, even worse, it's material for their loudmouth fans.
> > 7. Park View @ Thomas Jefferson (-3)
> > - Haven’t been doing TJ spreads because they
> > play a lot of home school teams, and teams I
> > never heard of. They have had a good year,
> > Are the eligible for the playoffs?
> My policy is to not pick in games involving TJ.
> I'm taking a pass on this one.
> > 8. Robinson @ South County (-21)
> > - The Rams will have to play very physical if
> > want to keep it close in this one.
> Physical, or dirty? I think South County is
> better than Lake Braddock, and Lake Braddock did
> handle Robo. South County wins and covers.
Correct winner and correct against the spread. South County is, IMO, the best team in Patriot. Robo is in the bottom half of their district.
> > 9. Stone Bridge (-21) @ Briar Woods
> > - Briar Woods isn’t bad. SB is too much to
> > handle, though. They probably already have
> > Highland Springs on their mind…
> > 10. Stuart (-14) @ Edison
> Stuart wins and covers.
Got the winner right, but not the spread. It's hard to figure National teams. Stuart likely will eke into the playoffs because Robo, Woodson and Fairfax will knock each other out, but if my team were in the playoffs, I'd love to draw them.
> > 11. Wakefield @ Falls Church (-21)
> Falls Church beats Marshall, but barely ekes by
> Edison, whom they should have destroyed. That
> tells me that I shouldn't ever give points if I am
> taking Falls Church. Falls Church wins, doesn't
I picked the favorite to win, but not cover. They lost. So I count that as picking the wrong team but getting it right against the spread. What I said about Stuart applies to Falls Church as well.
> > 12. Washington-Lee @ Langley (-6)
> > - Toss-up here. I think Langley gets it done in
> > close game.
> Langley has been schizophrenic this year, but W-L
> has been consistently dismal. That's enough for
> me to take Langley and give 6 points.
Blew this one big time.
> > 13. West Potomac @ T.C. Williams (-7)
> > - Game of the week. Love this match up. T.C.
> > looking for their 5th win in a row.
> This one might be the hardest one. West Po is
> fighting for a playoff spot, and they did give Mt.
> Vernon a decent game. I'm going to take West
> Potomac to win outright.
Incorrect winner predicted, but right against the spread. I did say this would be the hardest one, and I was right.
> > 14. West Springfield (-17) @ Woodson
> West Springfield wins and covers. I'll renew my
> prediction that Woodson won't win another game
> this season.
Could West Springfield have been shaving points here? That can be the only explaination why they barely covered against Woodson. But I got both right.
> > 15. Westfield (-28) @ Centreville
> > - If anyone knows how to slow WF down, it’s
> > Coach Shields. Just too much talent on the
> > Bulldogs side of the ball. Centreville to miss
> > playoffs?
> In the past, there is no way that I would have
> taken Westfield in this particular game if I had
> to give this many points. But Centreville doesn't
> seem like they are what they used to be, so, with
> fingers crossed, I'll take Westfield to win and
Correct winner, wrong against the spread.