Friday Pick ‘Em (September 10, 2021)

Week 2 was a much better week for us as we went 3 for 3 on picks. A 5-game slate of #ArkValleyFootball is coming your way this weekend, so let’s dig right in. Here’s this week’s Friday Pick ‘Em


Friday Pick ‘Em

Record: 5-4

Last Week: 3-0

6-Man

Walsh Eagles (1-1) @ Cheraw Wolverines (1-1)

Series (Since 2004): Walsh 5-2

Last Game: 10/23/2020 Cheraw 54-24

Last Week: Walsh defeated Cotopaxi 24-18, Cheraw defeated Mountain Valley 55-18

Players to Watch: Leyton Jones (Sophomore, Walsh), Tim Provost (Freshmen, Cheraw)

Prediction: Cheraw is riding high coming into this game, Walsh…the same. Both with big wins last week to get back to .500, but in this one its all Wolverines. Cheraw 52-34.

 

8-Man

#8 Fowler Grizzlies (1-0) @ Akron Rams (2-0)

Series (Since 2004): Akron 5-3

Last Game: 9/13/2019 Fowler 52-6

Last Week: Akron defeated #9 Holly 36-30

Players to Watch: Erick Hernandez (Junior, Fowler), Ryan McCaffrey (Sophomore, Akron)

Prediction: Perennial playoff teams meet once again, Akron comes in off an upset win while Fowler had two weeks to prepare. It’s going to be a slugfest. Fowler 35-28

 

LAs Animas Trojans (0-1) @ Sargent Farmers (1-1)

Series (Since 2004): Sargent 5-1

Last Game: 9/11/2009 Lost 28-8

Last Week: Las Animas lost to Swink 52-14, Sargent defeated Springfield 24-18

Players to Watch: Caden Morlan (Senior, Las Animas), Tyler Chapman (Freshmen, Sargent)

Prediction: 12 years to the date and these two teams meet again. Last time was in the 11-man ranks, now its 8-man. Small town homecoming action coming your way. Sargent rolls 45-7

 

1A

Rocky Ford Meloneers (0-1) @ Rye Thunderbolts (1-1)

Series (Since 2004): Rye 8-5

Last Game: 9/20/2019

Last Week: Rye lost to #8 Holyoke 41-9

Players to Watch: Luis Sarmiento (Senior, Rocky Ford), Dylan Hurne (Sophomore, Rye)

Prediction: A rivalry renewed. Rocky Ford has two weeks to prepare, but Rye is always solid. Thunderbolts 28-7.

 

2A

Alamosa Mean Moose (1-1) @ La Junta Tigers (1-1)

Series (Since 2004): La Junta 9-3

Last Game: 10/30/2020 La Junta 42-12

Last Week: Alamosa defeated 1A Monte Vista 32-14, La Junta defeated Pagosa Springs 46-0

Players to Watch: Kasey Jones (Junior, Alamosa), Luke Garner (Sophomore, La Junta)

Prediction: For the past 11 years these teams have met (twice in 2015). La Junta has the upper hand in the series, and they have the upper hand in this game. Tigers 35-7

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