Friday (Well Thursday) Pick ‘Em (September 16, 2021)

Another off week for us in Week 3 of the season, we carry a .500 record into Week 4. But on the upside we have a full slate of 7 games this week for you. And for the first time in a while we have no ranked teams from the Arkansas Valley. So let’s get to it, here is this week’s Friday…wait its Thursday…Pick ‘Em


FRIDAY PICK ‘EM

Record: 7-7

Last Week: 2-3

6-MAN

Cheraw Wolverines (2-1) @ Kit Carson Wildcats (0-3)

Series (Since 2004): Kit Carson 13-0

Last Game: 9/26/2019 Kit Carson 61-20

Last Week: Cheraw defeated Walsh 46-12, Kit Carson lost to #2 Cheyenne Wells 69-6

Players to Watch: Cade Phillips (Junior, Cheraw), Danial Arnold (Senior, Kit Carson)

Prediction: Cheraw has not won a game against Kit Carson in the last 13 attempts. Kit Carson is having an off year. The Wolverines end the streak this week. Cheraw 56-6.

 

8-MAN

Wiley Panthers (0-0) @ Crowley County Chargers (1-1)

Series (Since 2004): First Meeting

Last Game: First Meeting

Last Week: Both teams with off weeks

Players to Watch: Riley Comer (Senior, Wiley), Tach Brewer (Senior, Crowley County)

Prediction: Wiley was struck with tragedy last week as they lost 4 of their own in an auto accident. So they have a little extra something behind them to get them going….Upset Alert in Ordway. Wiley 35-22

 

Fowler Grizzlies (1-1) @ McClave Cardinals (2-0)

Series (Since 2004): Fowler 3-2

Last Game: 10/30/2020 Fowler 66-0

Last Week: Fowler lost to #9 Akron 41-0, McClave defeated Dolores Huerta 56-26

Players to Watch: Jake Manchego (Junior, Fowler), Aiden Martinez (Junior, McClave)

Prediction: Fowler had a wake up call last week with the blowout loss to Akron, and McClave comes in undefeated. It’s a battle and slugfest in Southeast Colorado. Fowler 35-28

 

Hoehne Farmers (1-1) @ LAs Animas Trojans (1-1)

Series (Since 2004): Hoehne 3-1

Last Game: 4/23/2021 Hoehne 58-0

Last Week: Las Animas defeated Sargent 20-6

Players to Watch: Dario Vezzani (Junior, Hoehne), Markus Vigil (Senior, Las Animas)

Prediction: This is the second meeting between these two this calendar year as they both played in the spring. Hoehne had the upper hand then and it stays that way. Farmer 45-21

 

Dolores Huerta Scorpions (1-1) @ Swink Lions (1-1)

Series (Since 2004): Swink 1-0

Last Game: 10/24/2020 Swink 22-16

Last Week: Dolores Huerta lost to McClave 56-26

Players to Watch: Alejandro Lopez (Senior, Dolores Huerta), Garlon Guerin (Junior, Swink)

Prediction: Last time these two got together it was a fight for the win. This time I expect nothing less. Swink 35-28

1A

Colorado SPrings Christian Lions (0-2) @ Rocky Ford Meloneers (0-2)

Series (Since 2004): CSCS 3-0

Last Game: 10/30/2020 CSCS 49-0

Last Week: Rocky Ford lost to Rye 15-6

Players to Watch: Caleb Smith (Senior, CSCS), Luis Sarmiento (Senior, Rocky Ford)

Prediction: Rocky Ford. Melon Field. Homecoming. Need I say more? Meloneers 21-14

 

2A

La JUnta Tigers (1-2) @ Salida Spartans (0-3)

Series (Since 2004): La Junta 4-2

Last Game: 11/10/2018 La Junta 20-0

Last Week: La Junta lost to Alamosa 42-6, Salida lost to Manitou Springs 10-6

Players to Watch: Jeremiah Martinez (Junior, La Junta), Brewer Matthews (Senior, Salida)

Prediction: The last time these two met it was in the playoffs 3 years ago. They met again this week with both teams having down years. Tigers roll 35-14

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