Friday Pick ‘Em (October 5th, 2018)

Let’s begin to have a little fun here. We’re going to start a new segment  with Ark Valley Sports, the Friday Pick ‘Em. Here’s how it will work:

  • Every Friday i will pick the winners of some football games across the Arkansas Valley, Colorado College Football, and the Denver Broncos
    • Every week I will pick the winners in:
      • (4) High School football games *1 from each classification (A-6, A-8, 1A, 2A)
      • All the College Football games featuring Colorado, Colorado State-Fort Collins, Air Force and Colorado State-Pueblo
      • Denver Bronco Game
    • Every week I will update you on the outcome of the weekend and give you my overall record

If you want to play along just leave your picks in the comments.

Here is this week’s installment of Arkansas Valley Sports Friday Pick ‘Em:

High School Football:

Cheraw Wolverines vs. Edison Eagles (A-6 Non-Conference)

  • Date & TIme: Saturday 7pm
  • Location: Cheraw High School
  • Record: Cheraw (1-3, 0-3)     Edison (2-2, 1-1)
  • Last Week: Cheraw (L 61-20 vs. #9 Granada)     Edison (W 33-14 @ Hanover)
  • Series (since 2004): Edison leads 3-2     Cheraw’s last win in series was in 2007

PICK:  Cheraw has had a rough start to the season. Edison has had an average season. Eagles tame the Wolverines tonight 61-30.


Swink Lions @ Calhan Bulldogs (A-8 Southern)

  • Date & TIme: Saturday 1pm
  • Location: Calhan High School
  • Record: Swink (2-3, 1-1)     Calhan (1-4, 0-2)
  • Last Week: Swink (W 38-0 vs. Miami-Yoder)     Calhan had a BYE
  • Series (since 2004): 1st Meeting

PICK:  Swink picked up the win last week. Calhan has had two weeks to prepare. Get ready for a classic in Calhan. Lions come out on top 35-30.


Rocky Ford Meloneers @ Ellicott Thunderhawks (1A Santa Fe)

  • Date & TIme: Saturday 1:30pm
  • Location: Ellicott High School
  • Record: Rocky Ford (1-4, 0-1)     Ellicott (0-5, 0-1)
  • Last Week: Rocky Ford (L 42-8 vs. #9 Crowley County)     Ellicott (L 42-0 vs. #3 Peyton)
  • Series (since 2004): Tied 3-3

PICK:  Rocky Ford has struggled this year. Ellicott has struggled a little more. The series is tied, the game won’t be. Meloneers take down Thunderhawks 34-6.


#1 La Junta Tigers @ ELizabeth Cardinals (2A Tri-Peaks)

  • Date & TIme: Friday 7pm
  • Location: Elizabeth High School
  • Record: La Junta (5-0, 1-0)     Elizabeth (3-2, 1-0)
  • Last Week: La Junta (W 40-0 @ Woodland Park)     Elizabeth (W 41-0 vs. Manitou Springs)
  • Series (since 2004): La Junta leads 2-0

PICK:  Tigers are #1. Elizabeth is 3-2. Cardinals are having a good year. Tigers are having a better one. Its all La Junta tonight 42-0.


College Football:

Air Force Falcons vs. Navy Midshipmen (Commander-In-Chief Trophy)

  • Date & TIme: Saturday 1:30pm
  • Location: Falcon Stadium (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Record: Air Force (1-3, 0-2)     Navy (2-2, 1-1)
  • Last Week: Air Force (L 28-25 vs. Nevada)     Navy had an OPEN WEEK
  • Series  Air Force leads 29-21     Each team has 2 wins in last 4 meetings

PICK:  The Commander-In-Chief’s trophy. Air Force. Navy. Falcons take down Midshipmen in a close one 21-20


#21 Colorado Buffaloes vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (Pac 12 South)

  • Date & TIme: Saturday 2pm
  • Location: Folsom Field (Boulder, CO)
  • Record: Colorado (4-0, 1-0)     Arizona State (3-2, 1-1)
  • Last Week: Colorado (W 38-16 vs. UCLA)     Arizona State (W 52-24 vs. Oregon State)
  • Series: Arizona State leads 8-1     Teams have split last two meetings

PICK:  Colorado is looking to get off to their best start in school history. Not even if Herm Edwards was playing do the Sun Devils stand a chance. Buffs 28-7


CSU-Fort Collins Rams @ San Jose State Spartans (Mountain West)

  • Date & TIme: Saturday 8:30pm
  • Location: CEFCU Stadium (San Jose, CA)
  • Record: CSU-Fort Collins (1-4, 0-1)     San Jose State (0-4, 1-1)
  • Last Week: CSU-Fort Collins (L 35-19 vs. Illinois State)     San Jose State (L 44-41 vs. Hawaii)
  • Series: CSU-Fort Collins leads 5-4     CSU-Fort Collins has won last 2 meetings

PICK:  A game of struggling Mountian West teams. Neither of these teams will win their division or the confernece. It’s about pride now. Rams take down the Spartan 35-28.


CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. New Mexico Highlands Cowboys (RMAC)

  • Date & TIme: Saturday 6pm
  • Location: Neta & Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl (Pueblo, CO)
  • Record: CSU-Pueblo (4-,1, 3-1)     New Mexico Highlands (2-2, 2-2)
  • Last Week: CSU-Pueblo (W 41-14 vs, SD Mines)     New Mexico Highlands had an OPEN WEEK
  • Series: CSU-Pueblo leads 10-0

PICK:  It’s simple in this one. New Mexico Highlands has yet to win a game in the series. After this game they still won’t have. Pack wins big 60-7.


National Football League:

Denver Broncos @ New York Jets

  • Date & TIme: Sunday 11am
  • Location: Metlife Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey)
  • Record: Denver (2-2, 1-1)     New York (1-3, 0-2)
  • Last Week: Denver (L 27-23 vs. Kansas City     New York (L 31-12 @ Jacksonville)
  • Series  Denver lead 20-15-1    Denver has won last 3 meetings

PICK:  Vance Joseph is possibly playing for his job. Broncos help him keep it, Broncos win 35-14.

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