Taylor (Pierson) 34, FSDB 28. Not off to a good start. 0-1.
NEASE 35, Arlington CD 0. That’s better. 1-1.
ORANGE PARK 21, Terry Parker 6. Almost feeling back to where I belong. 2-1.
RIBAULT 18, Paxon 7. Closer than I expected, Paxon is getting close. 3-1.
COLUMBIA 56, Lee 10. I expected a Columbia game like this one. 4-1.
ST. AUGUSTINE 49, Creekside 14. So far, not too bad. 5-1.
(These games were also played Thursday, I had these with my Friday picks)
WESTSIDE 31, Wolfson 0. I had Westside decisively in this one. I did. Trust me. 6-1.
RAINES 40, West Nassau 14. Also had Raines decisively. These two held to form at least, and I would tell you if I was wrong. 7-1.
Game of the week: Gaaaaaaaah! I thought it would be a tossup. Mandarin jumped out to an early lead and made it stand up. Clearly, the Mustangs are not who they once were. Question is, what happened to Sandalwood that made it not what it once was? Mandarin could very well be a playoff team now, and hats off to the Mustangs coaches and players for that. On the other hand, it’s yet another Game of the Week miss. Teams are going to start tweeting me to not pick their game for GOTW, and if I do, to pick the other team.
So we’re 7-2 going into tonight’s games…assuming no more wackadoodle scheduling (Sheesh, just because Duval kids are off today doesn’t mean games can’t be scheduled in Duval on Friday night. It just means they aren’t).
Here’s what I have:
Bolles at Andrew Jackson — Bolles, big.
Atlantic Coast at Fleming Island — Tossup. Edge AC but only because coming off a bye week, and Fleming is coming off an emotional win on the road over Fletcher.
Baker County at Stanton — Baker, big.
Matanzas at Bartram Trail — Bartram, decisive.
Bishop Kenny at Yulee — Hornets stay close but Crusaders will win in the end. Edge Kenny.
Palatka at Clay — Clay, decisive.
Duval Charter at Christ’s Church — Charter, decisive.
Ed White at Middleburg — White, decisive.
Episcopal at St. Petersburg Catholic — I’ll go with the home team in a tossup. Edge SPC.
First Coast at West Port — Should be big but I will go FC decisive.
Buchholz at Fletcher. Can’t see Sens losing at home two weeks in a row. Fletcher, decisive.
Keystone Heights at Interlachen — Heights, big.
Ponte Vedra at Pedro Menendez — Almost completely impossible to pick. I will take the Falcons by a nose in a tossup. Edge Menendez.
University Christian at Eagle’s View — I still think UC has the chops to take this one. Christians decisive.