Re: High School Football 2022
Date: November 06, 2022 10:02PM
Review of my picks
parentof2 - wk 10 results Wrote:
> 1. Centreville (-21) @ Westfield
> - Centreville won and covered, 35-7. Seems to be a
> lot of talk on here about this game. They could
> very well see each other again this year.
Correctly picked Centreville to both win and cover.
> 2. Edison @ Hayfield (-14)
> - Hayfield won 21-14, good come from behind
> victory for the Hawks who have not lost to Edison
> since 1989.
Correctly picked Hayfield to win. Also correctly picked Hayfield not to cover. Correct straight up and against the spread.
> 3. Herndon (-7) @ Marshall
> - Marshall won 22-21. This one surprised me quite
> a bit. Looks like when Herndon is the favorite
> they lose. However, I definitely did not see them
> losing to Marshall.
I took Herndon to both win and cover, so I got both of those wrong.
> 4. Lake Braddock @ South County (-5)
> - The Stallions won and covered, 33-24.
I took Lake Braddock to win outright, so I got both parts of that wrong. Did someone mention that their head coach has a knack for choking in big games? I should have taken that into account.
> 5. Langley (-24) @ McLean
> - Langley won 43-6. That's 4 wins in a row now for
> the sneaky good Saxons.
Correctly picked Langley to both win and cover.
> 6. Madison (-15) @ Chantilly
> - Madison won and covered, 34-7. Madison reallyy
> turned things around after starting 0-3.
Correctly picked Madison to both win and to cover.
> 7. Oakton @ South Lakes (-21)
> - South Lakes blanked Oakton, 55-0.
Correctly picked South Lakes to both win and to cover.
> 8. Robinson (-10) @ West Potomac
> - The Rams were victorious over the Wolverines,
Correctly picked Robo to both win and cover. Robo scored more points than I would have expected from them. As for West Potomac, this loss officially knocked them out of the playoffs. I wonder if they were scoreboard watching, and hoping that Woodson could shock the world and beat TCW, thereby allowing them to back into the playoffs. If you're counting on THAT for your playoff hopes, then you have no hope. Although this loss officially eliminated West Potomac, I think this was an expected result, and I think the real cause of West Po missing the playoffs was their choke last week against West Springfield.
> 9. Stone Bridge (-20) @ Independence.
> - Stone Bridge won big, 56-7. That's 4 losses in a
> row for Indy who went from being 6-0 and hosting a
> playoff game to 6-4 and having to go on the road
> this week.
Correctly picked Stone Bridge to both win and cover.
> 10. Stuart (-21) @ Lee
> - Stuart won 33-14, failing to cover. Good little
> 2 game win streak for JEB to end the year.
Took Stuart to win, but I thought they would cover. Right straight up, wrong against the spread. I thought Stuart could score more against Lee. I have to think they allowed a lot of their sophomores to play in the second half.
> 11. West Springfield @ Fairfax (-14)
> - Fairfax won 55-30. Although I did not watch, I
> expected this one to be closer. Did anyone see
> this game?
Correctly picked Fairfax to both win and to cover. However, for three quarters, this game was a real barnburner, and it didn't look like Fairfax would cover (and it wasn't clear that they would win outright). By the way, thank goodness for the Max Preps play by play. I wanted to watch this game on NFHS, but, once again, their camera was not functional. This has happened a lot this season, and this problem needs to be fixed.
> 12. Woodson @ T.C. Williams (-28)
> - T.C. won and covered, 49-14. WTW was outscored
> 352 to 27 in their last 6 games. Yikes...
Correctly picked TCW to both win and cover. By winning, TCW (a) clinched a playoff berth, (b) knocked West Potomac out of the playoffs, and (c) avoided the shame of losing to Woodson.
> 13. Yorktown (-17) @ Washington-Lee
> - Yorktown wins bragging rights for Arlington
> County with their 27-0 win. The Patriots' defense
> has pitched 3 consecutive shutouts.
I picked Yorktown to win, but not to cover, so I'm right straight up, but wrong against the spread. Frankly, I thought W-L would put up more of a fight. It's too bad for W-L. Arlington isn't that big, and they have to share that space with Yorktown and spend an entire offseason in that confined space hearing how Yorktown beat them, yet again.
Side Note: Mt. Vernon played Falls Church this weekend. Mt. Vernon won 35-25. There was no "spread" for this game, but I would have picked Mt. Vernon to win. I don't know if this was intentional or an oversight, though I don't think many people minded (or even noticed) this omission.