Friday Pick ‘Em (October 12th, 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:

Manzanola Bobcats @ La Veta Redskins (A-6 South Central)

  • Date & TIme: Friday 7pm
  • Location: La Veta High School
  • Record: Manzanola (4-2, 2-0)     La Veta (3-3, 2-0)
  • Last Week: Manzanola (L 41-13 vs. #10 Mountain Valley)     La Veta (W 60-27 vs. Cripple Creek-Victor)
  • Series (since 2004): La Veta leads 8-3     Manzanola last won in 2014

PICK:  Manzanola has lost two in a row. Its going to be tough to get a win against La Veta. Bobcats lose 3rd straight 58-30.


Fowler Grizzlies @ McClave Cardinals (A-8 Arkansas Valley)

  • Date & TIme: Friday 7pm
  • Location: Fowler High School
  • Record: Fowler (4-2, 2-1)     McClave (3-3, 2-1)
  • Last Week: Fowler (W 54-14 @ Wiley)     McClave (W 50-0 vs. Las Animas)
  • Series (since 2004): McClave leads 5-0

PICK:  Fowler is always been a powerhouse in October. McClave has always been a powerhouse year round. A great one is brewing tonight in Fowler. Grizz come out on top 35-21.


#9 Crowley County Chargers @ John Mall Panthers (1A Santa Fe)

  • Date & TIme: Friday 7pm
  • Location: John Mall High School
  • Record: Crowley County (5-1, 2-0)     John Mall (2-4, 1-1)
  • Last Week: Crowley County (W by forfeit vs. Trinidad)     John Mall (L 46-0 @ #4 Peyton)
  • Series (since 2004): Crowley County leads 11-1.    John Mall only win in series was in 2006

PICK:  Chargers have always dominated the Santa Fe. John Mall has slowly became a force. Crowley’s matchup with Peyton will be for the Santa Fe League title. Chargers win tonight 40-0.


#1 La Junta Tigers vs. Lamar Savages (2A Tri-Peaks)

  • Date & TIme: Friday 7pm
  • Location: La Junta High School
  • Record: La Junta (6-0, 2-0)     Lamar (2-4, 1-1)
  • Last Week: La Junta (W 40-7 @ Elizabeth)     Lamar (W 32-0 vs. Woodland Park)
  • Series (since 2004): Lamar leads 10-4.    La Junta has won last 3 meetings

PICK:  Whistle Game. Lamar. La Junta. It won’t be close though. Tigers claim the Whistle for the 4th straight year, 47-0.


College Football:

Air Force Falcons @ San Diego State Aztecs (Mountain West)

  • Date & TIme: Friday 7pm
  • Location: SDCCU Stadium (San Diego, CA)
  • Record: Air Force (2-3, 0-2)     San Diego State (4-1, 1-0)
  • Last Week: Air Force (W 35-7 vs. Navy)     San Diego State (W 19-13 @ Boise State)
  • Series  Air Force leads 19-16     San Diego State has won last 7 meetings

PICK:  The Falcons pick up a win last week. So did San Diego State. It will be a good one in California. Falcons upset Aztecs 21-14.


#19 Colorado Buffaloes @ USC Trojans (Pac 12)

  • Date & TIme: Saturday 8:30pm
  • Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Record: Colorado (5-0, 2-0)     USC (3-2, 2-1)
  • Last Week: Colorado (W 28-21 vs. Arizona State)     USC had an OPEN WEEK
  • Series: USC leads 12-0

PICK:  The Buffs have not won a game in this series. It ends this week. Buffs win a close one 28-21.


CSU-Fort Collins Rams vs. New Mexico Lobos (Mountain West)

  • Date & TIme: Saturday 2pm
  • Location: Canvas Stadium (Fort Collins, CO)
  • Record: CSU-Fort Collins (2-4, 1-1)     New Mexico (3-2, 1-0)
  • Last Week: CSU-Fort Collins (W 42-30 @ San Jose State)     New Mexico (W 50-14 @ UNLV)
  • Series: CSU-Fort Collins leads 40-25     CSU-Fort Collins has won last 8 meetings

PICK:  Last 8 meetings have gone to the Rams. This year marks the 9th. All CSU in this one, 45-14.


CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves @ Colorado Mesa Mavericks (RMAC)

  • Date & TIme: Saturday 2pm
  • Location: Ralph Stocker Stadium (Grand Junction, CO)
  • Record: CSU-Pueblo (5-1, 4-1)     Colorado Mesa (4-2, 3-2)
  • Last Week: CSU-Pueblo (W 48-3 vs. NM Highlands)     Colorado Mesa (W 31-24 @ Fort Lewis)
  • Series: CSU-Pueblo leads 7-3

PICK:  Pack. Mavs. It doesn’t get any better than this in the RMAC. CSU wins a not so close one 28-7.


National Football League:

Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Rams

  • Date & TIme: Sunday 2:05pm
  • Location: Broncos Stadium @ Mile High (Denver, CO)
  • Record: Denver (2-3)      Los Angeles (5-0)
  • Last Week: Denver (L 34-16 @ New York)     Los Angeles (W 33-31 @ Seattle)
  • Series: Los Angeles leads 8-5.    Los Angeles has won last 3 meetings

PICK:  Vance Joseph is still playing for his job. After last week he is lucky to have one. Broncos win, it’s in Denver so of course they do. Rams get 1st loss of the year. All Denver 35-10.

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