Friday Pick ‘Em (November 1)

A huge lead for Jim as we head into the final weekend of the regular season in 8-Man thru 2A. Rocky Ford has made the playoffs, La Junta needs a win to make the field.

Here’s how the points look:

  • Jim- 46 points
  • Triple R- 34 points

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


LA JUNTA TIGERS (4-5, 1-3) @ Manitou Springs Mustangs (2-6, 0-4)

  • Manitou Springs High School (Manitou Springs, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Tied 7-7
  • Last Game: October 26, 2018 @ La Junta (La Junta 33-6)
  • Last Week: La Junta- lost to TCA, Manitou Springs- lost to Lamar
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: La Junta is a bubble team entering the week. If they make the playoffs they won’t be seeded higher than 13, they need to win this to get in. La Junta 37-7
    • Jim: Well La Junta didn’t have the year we were hoping, but they finish strong. La Junta 30-0

ROCKY FORD MELONEERS (5-3, 4-0) @ John Mall Panthers (3-5, 2-2)

  • John Mall High School (Walsenburg, CO) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Rocky Ford leads 9-4
  • Last Game: October 27, 2018 @ Rocky Ford (Rocky Ford 48-10
  • Last Week: Rocky Ford- def Trinidad, John Mall- def Ellicott
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: The Meloneers are going to the playoffs for the first time since 2010, I was a sophomore in High School. They look to improve their position this week. Rocky Ford 32-12
    • Jim: Rocky’s offense is clicking on all cylinders. That continues on the way to the playoffs. Rocky Ford 35 -12

CROWLEY COUNTY CHARGERS (4-4, 3-1) @ Ellicott Thunderhawks (0-8, 0-4)

  • Ellicott High School (Ellicott, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Crowley County leads 5-0
  • Last Game: October 25, 2018 @ Crowley County (Crowley County 55-0)
  • Last Week: Crowley County- def Peyton, Ellicott- lost to John Mall
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Might be the first time in a while that we don’t see Crowley in the playoffs. If they don’t make it, they finish the season on a high note. Crowley County 47-7
    • Jim: Ellicott has been struggling with injury and lack of offense. Crowley County 35-6

Las Animas Trojans (1-7, 1-4) @ #2 FOWLER GRIZZLIES (8-0, 5-0)

  • Vibber Field (Fowler, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Fowler leads 5-0
  • Last Game: October 26, 2018 @ Las Animas (Fowler 44-0)
  • Last Week: Las Animas- lost to Simla, Fowler- def Springfield
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Fowler has one more week to make a case for the #1 Seed in the upcoming playoffs. They make that statement. Fowler 60-0
    • Jim: Fowler’s been on a tear this year no reason to stop now. Fowler 50-6

Front Range Christian Falcons (5-3) @ SWINK LIONS (3-5)

  • Swink High School (Swink, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Front Range Christian leads 1-0
  • Last Game: October 27, 2018 @ Front Range Christian (Front Range Christian 46-0)
  • Last Week: Front Range Christian- def Dayspring Christian, Swink- lost to Pikes Peak Christian 
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Swink has a slim chance to make the playoffs, but that means there is still a chance. A win helps their case. UPSET ALERT in the Valley. Swink 28-20
    • Jim: Swink just cant find a steady drive.  Front Range Christian 21-6


COLORADO BUFFALOES (3-5, 1-4) @ UCLA Bruins (3-5, 3-2)

  • Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA) *Saturday 7pm*
  • Series: UCLA leads 10-4
  • Last Game: September 28, 2018 @ Colorado (Colorado 38-16)
  • Last Week: Colorado- lost to USC, UCLA- def Arizona State 
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: UCLA has a chance to win their division, a win here would help their case. They get it done. UCLA 36-28
    • Jim: Another game were both teams just cant finish. Colorado finishes this one. Colorado 35-17

Army Black KnighTs (3-5) @ AIR FORCE FALCONS (6-2)

  • Falcon Stadium (Colorado Springs, CO) *Saturday 1:30pm*
  • Series: Air Force leads 36-16
  • Last Game: November 32018 @ Army (Army 17-14)
  • Last Week: Army- lost to San Jose State, Air Force- def Utah State
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Air Force lost the 1st game in the CIC series to Navy. It’s always close when there two service academies meet. Air Force pulls out of the fight this time. Air Force 31-20
    • Jim: As much as this Army dog hates to say it there is just no way Army can contain Air Force. Air Force 35-12

UNLV Rebels (2-6, 0-4) @ Colorado State Rams (3-5, 2-2)

  • Canvas Stadium (Fort Collins, CO) *Saturday 1:30pm*
  • Series: Colorado State leads 16-6
  • Last Game: October 22, 2016 @ UNLV (Colorado State 42-23)
  • Last Week: UNLV- lost to San Diego State, Colorado State- def Fresno State
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Both teams having below average seasons. Rams take the win at home. Colorado State 42-28
    • Jim: Both teams are struggling this year.  Colorado State 21-14

#13 CSU-PUEBLO THUNDERWOLVES (7-1, 6-1) @ Fort Lewis Skyhawks

  • Ray Dennison Memorial Stadium (Durango, CO) Saturday 12pm*
  • Series (Since 2008): Colorado State-Pueblo leads 9-2
  • Last Game: October 27, 2018 @ Colorado State-Pueblo (Colorado State-Pueblo 39-0)
  • Last Week: CSU-Pueblo- def Adams State, Fort Lewis- lost to Western State
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: The Pack sit at #4 in the region headed into this matchup. The top-4 host a first round playoff game. They solidify their place. Colorado State-Pueblo 56-14
    • Jim: Not much to say on this one CSU continues to roll. Colorado State-Pueblo 40-14


Cleveland Browns (2-5) @ DENVER BRONCOS (2-6)

  • Empower Field at Mile High (Denver, CO) *Sunday 2:25pm*
  • Series: Denver leads 20-6
  • Last Game: December 15, 2018 @ Denver (Cleveland 17-16)
  • Last Week: Cleveland- lost to New England, Denver- lost to Indianapolis
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Denver needs a win, in the worst way possible. The Broncos are finally on the other end of a close game. Denver 20-17
    • Jim: Tough pick here but with Flacco out, and a back up in, the D cant do it all.   Cleveland 7-0

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