Friday Pick ‘Em (November 8th)

High School Playoffs are upon us, Jim has the lead but Randy has narrowed it down.

Here’s how the points look:

  • Jim- 53 points
  • Triple R- 48 oints

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


HIGH SCHOOL

#15 LA JUNTA TIGERS (5-5) @ #3 Resurrection Christian Cougars (8-1)

  • Severance High School (Severance, CO) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): First Meeting
  • Last Game: First Meeting
  • Last Week: La Junta- def. Manitou Springs, Resurrection Christian- def. Prospect Ridge
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Playoff time, Tigers looking to keep their season going. It’s going to be a cold one Saturday. Think this benefits La Junta. Tigers move on, La Junta 14-7
    • Jim: La Junta had a dominate game last week but this week they have a tough cookie to face. I just don’t see them handling Resurrection. Resurrection Christian 30-7.

#15 ROCKY FORD MELONEERS (6-3) @ #2 Holyoke Dragons (9-0)

  • Holyoke High School (Holyoke, CO) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): First Meeting
  • Last Game: First Meeting
  • Last Week: Rocky Ford- def John Mall, Holyoke- def Limon
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: The Meloneers are back in the playoffs for the first time in 9 years. They lost a player before the season started. His number was 15, the Meloneers enter as the 15 seed. Coincidence? I think not, UPSET ALERT. Meloneers 21-14
    • Jim: Rocky has a balanced attack, but they drew a bad draw for the first Round. Holyoke 20-6

#14 Simla Cubs (5-3) @ #3 FOWLER GRIZZLIES (9-0)

  • Vibber Field (Fowler, CO) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Simla leads 6-4
  • Last Game: October 13, 2017 @ Simla (Fowler 40-14)
  • Last Week: Simla- Bye, Fowler- def Springfield
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Fowler is on a roll, their at home. Nothing stops them here. Fowler 56-0
    • Jim: Fowler is on a ride to the ship game. Doesn’t stop here. Fowler 50-18

NCAA

Stanford (4-4, 3-3) @ COLORADO BUFFALOES (3-6, 1-5)

  • Folsom Field (Boulder, CO) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series: Stanford leads 6-4
  • Last Game: October 22, 2016 @ Stanford (Colorado 10-5)
  • Last Week: Stanford- Bye, Colorado- lost to UCLA
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: The Cardinal come in fresh off a bye. Their rested and they win. Stanford 35-10
    • Jim: This should be a great game. Both teams need a win in the worst way. Colorado 31-21

Black Hills State Yellow Jackets (2-7, 2-7) #13 CSU-PUEBLO THUNDERWOLVES (8-1, 7-1)

  • Neta & Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl
  • Series (Since 2008): Colorado State-Pueblo leads 7-0
  • Last Game: November 3, 2018 @ Black Hills State (Colorado State-Pueblo 59-6)
  • Last Week: Black Hills State- lost to Western Colorado, CSU-Pueblo- def Fort Lewis
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: A win here has to put the Pack in the playoffs. Their running high and they run all over the Yellow Jackets. CSU-Pueblo 45-10
    • Jim: CSU is playing like a well oiled machine. Black Hills isn’t. CSU-Pueblo 40-10

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