Friday Pick ‘Em (October 18)

A great week of picks for us both last week. To make it more interesting and fun we’ve decided to do a point system instead of record. Here’s how it works:

  • 1 point- Correct Pick
  • 1 point- Within 10 points of overall score
  • 2 points- Within 5 points of overall score
  • 5 points- Correct score

I currently have the lead from last week. Here’s how the points look:

  • Triple R-14 points
  • Jim- 12 points

Here’s another edition of the “Friday Pick ‘Em”.


HIGH SCHOOL

La Junta Tigers (4-2, 1-1) @ LamaR Savages (4-2, 1-1)

  • Savage Stadium (Lamar, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Lamar leads 10-5
  • Last Game: October 12, 2018 @ La Junta (La Junta 34-21)
  • Last Week: La Junta- lost to Elizabeth, Lamar- def. Woodland Park
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: La Junta lost a tough one last week to Elizabeth. It’s the Whistle Game, which the Tigers have won for the last 4 years. The Whistle stays with them for a 5th. La Junta 35-21.
    • Jim: This is going to be the battle of the valley this week. Both teams have been up and down Lamar 21-14

Rocky Ford MeloneerS (3-3, 2-0) @ Peyton Panthers (4-2, 2-0)

  • Peyton High School (Peyton, CO) *Thursday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Peyton leads 1-0
  • Last Game: October 12, 2018 @ Rocky Ford (Peyton 36-6)
  • Last Week: Rocky Ford- def Ellicott, Peyton- def John Mall 
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: It’s a game that may decide the Santa Fe League. Both teams come in hot. Upset Alert in this one, the Panther fire burns out. Rocky Ford 30-26
    • Jim: Both teams are having decent seasons. It continues for Peyton in a close one. Peyton 7-0.

John Mall Panthers (2-4, 1-1)  @ CROWLEY COUNTY CHARGERS (1-4, 0-1)

  •  Charger Field (Ordway, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Crowley County leads 12-1
  • Last Game: October 12, 2018 @ John Mall (Crowley County 40-0)
  • Last Week: Crowley County- def Trinidad, John Mall- lost to Peyton
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Crowley picked up a road win last week. They’re back at home against a struggling Panther team. We see the Charger football we’re use to. Crowley County 26-6
    • Jim: CC has struggled this year. John Mall 28-7

#2 FOWLER GRIZZLIES (6-0, 3-0) @ McClave Cardinals (3-4, 3-1)

  • McClave High School (McClave, CO) *Thursday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): McClave leads 2-1
  • Last Game: October 12, 2018 @ Fowler (Fowler 40-24)
  • Last Week: Fowler- def Wiley, McClave- def Las Animas 
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Grizzlies are on a roll. Fowler 35-6.
    • Jim: Not much to say about this one. Fowler continues to roll. Fowler 40-10

LAS ANIMAS TROJANS (1-5, 1-3) @ Springfield Longhorns (1-5, 1-2)

  • Springfield High School (Springfield, CO) *Saturday 2pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Springfield leads 5-0
  • Last Game: October 13, 2018 @ Las Animas  (Springfield 48-22)
  • Last Week: Las Animas- lost to McClave, Springfield- Bye
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: It’s been a tough one for the Trojans this year. It ends Saturday. Las Animas 28-12
    • Jim: Another tough choice here. Flip a coin. Springfield 30-20

SiMla Cubs (3-3, 1-2) @ SWINK LIONS (3-3, 2-0)

  • Swink High School (Swink, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Simla leads 5-2
  • Last Game: October 12, 2018 @ Simla (Simla 63-16)
  • Last Week: Simla- Bye, Swink- def Calhan 
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Swink goes to 3-0 in the league. It’s a close one. Swink 35-30
    • Jim: 2 .500 teams look to battle it out. Both teams match up well but the Lions edge this one out. Swink 21-14

La Veta RedskinS (1-6, 0-2) @ MANZANOLA Bobcats (3-4, 1-1)

  • Manzanola High School (Manzanola, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): La Veta leads 8-4
  • Last Game: October 12, 2018 @ Manzanola (Mountain Valley 41-14)
  • Last Week: La Veta- def Cripple Creek-Victor, Manzanola- lost to Mountain Valley 
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Manzanola has one more game to make a case for the playoffs. They get it done. Manzanola 45-13.
    • Jim: La Veta has struggled all year Manzy lost a tough one last week. Manzy rebounds. Manzanola 50-10

#4 Cheyenne Wells Tigers (6-1, 3-1) @ Cheraw Wolverines (3-4, 0-3)

  • Cheraw High School (Cheraw, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Cheyenne Wells leads 4-1
  • Last Game: October 12, 2018 @ Cheyenne Wells (Cheyenne Wells 52-24)
  • Last Week: Cheyenne Wells- def Eads, Cheraw- lost to Kiowa
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Unfortunately for Cheraw, Cheyenne Wells is in a roll. Cheyenne Wells 53-6
    • Jim: Cheraw just hasn’t found the dominate offense of past. Cheyenne Wells 60-20

NCAA

COLORADO BUFFALOES (3-3, 1-2) @ Washington State Cougars (3-3, 0-3)

  • Martin Stadium (Pullman, Wa) *Saturday 5pm*
  • Series: Tied 6-6
  • Last Game: November 10, 2018 @ Colorado (Washington State 31-7)
  • Last Week: Colorado- lost to Oregon, Washington State- lost to Arizona State
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Colorado pulls ahead late in the game and in the series. Colorado 28-21
    • Jim: Colorado has shown some flair this year. Don’t think they’ll show it this week.   Washington State 35-14

AIR FORCE FALCONS (4-2, 2-1) @ Hawaii RAINBOW Warriors (4-2, 1-1)

  • Aloha Stadium (Honolulu, HI) *Saturday 9pm*
  • Series: Air Force leads 13-7
  • Last Game: October 22, 2016 @ Air Force (Hawaii 34-27)
  • Last Week: Air Force- def Fresno State, Hawaii- lost to Boise State
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Air Force is clicking at the right time. Air Force 35-20
    • Jim: Mountain West battle here. As much as it hurts I see Air Force flying on in a close one. Air Force 21-20

Colorado Mesa Mavericks (3-3, 3-2) @ #17 CSU-PUEBLO THUNDERWOLVES (5-1, 4-1)

  • Meta & Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl (Pueblo, CO) Saturday 2pm*
  • Series (Since 2008): CSU-Pueblo leads 8-3
  • Last Game: October 13, 2018 @ Colorado Mesa (CSU-Pueblo 36-14)
  • Last Week: Colorado Mesa- def Fort Lewis, CSU-Pueblo- def New Mexico Highlands
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Pick against the Pack, at the tot homecoming none the less? Are you crazy? CSU-Pueblo 38-10
    • Jim: CSU has been having a great season, if continues. CSU-Pueblo 30-15

NFL

Kansas City Chiefs (4-2) @ DENVER BRONCOS (2-4)

  • Empower Stadium at Mile High (Denver, CO) *Thursday 6:20pm*
  • Series: Kansas City leads 64-55
  • Last Game: October 282018 @ Kansas City (Kansas City 30-23)
  • Last Week: Kansas City- lost to Houston, Denver- def Tennessee
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Mahomes is hobbled. Denver picks up the home win. Denver 27-24
    • Jim: Denver had a nice win last week against the Titans, but it wasn’t as dominate as the score showed. Kansas City lost in a big way, but just don’t think Denver can repeat last week’s performance. Kansas City 32-7 

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