Category: Rocky Ford Meloneers

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

2019 State Football Quarterfinal Host Scenerios (8-Man thru 2A)

8-Man

MatchupMethodHome Team
#1 Sedgwick County vs. #8 MerinoCoin FlipSedgwick County
#1 Sedgwick County vs. #9 West Grand Home GamesWest Grand
#8 Merino vs. #16 Elbert Home GamesElbert
#9 West Grand vs. #16 ElbertCoin FlipElbert
#4 Vail Christian vs. #5 Dayspring Christian Coin FlipDayspring Christian
#4 Vail Christian vs. #12 RangelyHome GamesRangely
#5 Dayspring Christian vs. #13 Dove CreekHome GamesDove Creek
#12 Rangely vs. #13 Dove CreekCoin FlipRangely
#3 Fowler vs. #6 Mancos Coin FlipMancos
#3 Fowler vs. #11 CalicheHome GamesCaliche
#11 Caliche vs. #14 Simla Coin FlipSimla
#6 Mancos vs. #14 Simla Home GamesSimla
#2 Pikes Peak Christian vs. #7 SanfordCoin FlipPikes Peak Christian
#2 Pikes Peak Christian vs. #10 Holly Home GamesHolly
#7 Sanford vs. #15 Sargent Home Games Sargent
#10 Holly vs. #15 Sargent Coin FlioSargent

1A

MatchupMethodHome Team
#1 Strasburg vs. #8 Highland Higher SeedStrasburg
#1 Strasburg vs. #9 HotchkissHome GamesHotchkiss
#8 Highland vs. #16 Manual Home GamesManual
#9 Hotchkiss vs. #16 ManualHigher SeedHotchkiss
#4 Meeker vs. #5 CentauriHigher SeedMeeker
#4 Meeker vs. #12 Flatirons Academy Home GamesFlatirons Academy
#5 Centauri vs. #13 Buena Vista Home GamesBuena Vista
#12 Flatirons Academy vs. #13 Buena Vista Higher Seed Flatirons Academy
#3 Limon vs. #6 Florence Higher SeedLimon
#3 Limon vs. #11 WrayHome GamesWray
#6 Florence vs. #14 Rye Home Games Rye
#11 Wray vs. #14 RyeHigher SeedWray
#2 Holyoke vs. #7 CSCSHigher SeedHolyoke
#2 Holyoke vs. #10 Yuma Home GamesYuma
#7 CSCS vs. #15 Rocky Ford Home GamesRocky Ford
#10 Yuma vs. #15 Rocky Ford Higher SeedYuma

2A

Matchup MethodHome Team
#1 Rifle vs. #8 TCAHigher SeedRifle
#1 Rifle vs. #9 Basalt Home Games Basalt
#8 TCA vs. #16 Englewood Home GamesEnglewood
#9 Basalt vs. #16 Englewood Higher SeedBasalt
#4 Delta vs. #5 Faith ChristianHigher SeedDelta
#4 Delta vs. #12 ElizabethHome GamesElizabeth
#5 Faith Christian vs. #13 Pagosa SpringsHome GamesPagosa Springs
#12 Elizabeth vs. #13 Pagosa Springs Higher SeedElizabeth
#2 Sterling vs. #7 Lamar Higher SeedSterling
#2 Sterling vs. #10 Eaton Home GamesEaton
#7 Lamar vs. #15 Moffat County Home GamesMoffat County
#10 Eaton vs. #15 Moffat County Higher SeedEaton
#3 Resurrection Christian vs. #6 Platte ValleyHigher SeedResurrection Christian
#3 Resurrection Christian vs. #11 Bennett Home GamesBennett
#6 Platte Valley vs. #14 La Junta Home GamesLa Junta
#11 Bennett vs. #14 La Junta Higher SeedBennett

2019 1A State Football Schedule/Results

First Round (November 9) *Higher Seed Hosts*

Game 1: #1 Strasburg Indians (9-0) def. #16 Manual Thunderbolts (4-5): 50-0

Game 2: #8 Highland Huskies (6-3) def. #9 Hotchkiss Bulldogs (7-2): 14-7

Game 3: #4 Meeker Cowboys (8-1) def. #13 Buena Vista Demons (6-3): 34-20

Game 4: #5 Centauri Falcons (8-1) def. #12 Flatirons Academy Bison (6-3): 28-21

Game 5: #3 Limon Badgers (7-2) def. #14 Rye Thunderbolts (6-3): 40-6

Game 6: #11 Wray Eagles (5-4) def. #6 Florence Huskies (8-1): 13-10

Game 7: #2 Holyoke Dragons (9-0) def. #15 Rocky Ford Meloneers (6-3): 57-6

Game 8: #7 CSCS Lions (7-2) def. #10 Yuma Indians (6-3): 17-14

Quarterfinals (November 16) *Home Team In Bold*

Game 9: #1 Strasburg Indians (10-0) def. #8 Highland Huskies (7-3): 28-0

Game 10: #5 Centauri Falcons (9-1) def. #4 Meeker Cowboys (9-1): 41-6

Game 11: #3 Limon Badgers (8-2) def. #11 Wray Eagles (6-4): 41-14

Game 12: #2 Holyoke Dragons (10-0) def. #7 CSCS Lions (8-2): 27-0

Semifinals (November 23) *Home Team In Bold*

Game 13: #1 Strasburg Indians (11-0) def. #5 Centauri Falcons (10-1): 14-7

Game 14: #3 Limon Badgers (9-2) def.#2 Holyoke Dragons (11-0): 15-7

ChaMpionship (November 30) *Home Team in Bold*

Game 15: #1 Strasburg Indians (12-0) vs. #3 Limon Badgers (10-2): 1pm

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”.


HIGH SCHOOL

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

NCAA

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

NFL

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

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 

Friday Pick ‘Em (October 11)

We finally got someone to play along with us! Staring this week Jim Robinson, yes he’s related to me…he’s my dad, is going to be joining us. So my record will reset back to 0-0, and we’ll see who is the better picker. Here’s this weeks “Friday Pick ‘Em”


High School

Elizabeth Cardinals (4-1, 1-0) @ #8 La Junta Tigers (4-1, 1-0)

  • Tiger Stadium (La Junta, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): La Junta leads 3-0
  • Last Game: October 5, 2018 @ Elizabeth (La Junta 40-7)
  • Last Week: Elizabeth- def. Manitou Springs, La Junta- def. Woodland Park
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Elizabeth and TCA are La Junta’s only competition in the Tri-Peaks, Tigers win here and head into the Whistle Game with some momentum. La Junta 28-7
    • Jim: La Junta has a tough one last week and came out with the W. I see them doing the same at home this week. La Junta 21-14.

Ellicott ThUnderhawkS (0-5, 0-1) @ Rocky Ford Meloneers (2-3, 1-0)

  • Melon Field (Rocky Ford, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Rocky Ford leads 4-3
  • Last Game: October 6, 2018 @ Ellicott (Rocky Ford 45-0)
  • Last Week: Ellicott- lost to Peyton, Rocky Ford- def Crowley County 
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Rocky Ford got its first Crimson Helmet trophy last week. This week is homecoming for the Meloneers, they send the home crowd home happy. Rocky Ford 46-0.
    • Jim: It’s homecoming week in Rocky. They came alive with a big win last week. I see them continuing their winning ways. Rocky Ford 21-7.

Crowley County ChArgers (1-4, 0-1) @ TRinidad Miners (0-5, 0-1)

  • Trinidad High School (Trinidad, CO) *Saturday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Crowley County leads 3-0
  • Last Game: October 6, 2018 @ Crowley County (Crowley County by Forfeit)
  • Last Week: Crowley County- lost to Rocky Ford, Trinidad- lost to John Mall
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Both teams are struggling this year. Trinidad is struggling just a little bit more. Crowley County 42-10 
    • Jim: Crowley County had a tough battle last week. Trinidad is struggling with injuries this year. Crowley County 21-6

Wiley Panthers (0-5, 0-3) @ #2 Fowler Grizzlies (5-0, 2-0)

  • Vibber Field (Fowler, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Fowler leads 5-2
  • Last Game: October 5, 2018 @ Wiley (Fowler 54-14)
  • Last Week: Wiley- lost to Las Animas, Fowler- def Hoehne 
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Simple one here, Grizzlies are just to good. Fowler 54-6.
    • Jim: Wiley has been struggling this year and Fowler has been dominating. I see the same trend continuing. Fowler 60-0.

McClave CaRdinals (2-3, 2-0) @ Las Animas TrOjans (1-4, 1-2)

  • Jack LaSalle Field (Las Animas, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): McClave leads 5-0
  • Last Game: October 5, 2018 @ McClave (McClave 50-0)
  • Last Week: McClave- def Springfield, Las Animas- def Wiley 
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: It’s been a while since we’ve seen McClave struggle like we have this year. Las Animas is in a struggle too. It’s a close one but the Cardinals prevail. McClave 35-20. 
    • Jim: Las Animas has been struggling this year. Both teams are coming of a win last week, but I see McClave continues their streak. McClave 42-14.

Calhan BullDogs (3-2, 1-1) @ Swink Lions (2-3, 1-0)

  • Swink High School (Swink, CO) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Calhan leads 1-0
  • Last Game: October 6, 2018 @ Calhan (Calhan 62-16)
  • Last Week: Calhan- def Simla, Swink- lost to Elbert 
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Swink lost to a good Elbert team. Calhan is good, just not quite as good. It’s a close one but the Lions come out on top 35-28
    • Jim: This is going to be one of those who has the ball last wins. Both teams are coming off hard fought games with Swink losing and Calhan winning. Calhan 30-24

Manzanola BObcats (3-3) @ Mountain Valley Indians (2-3)

  • Mountain Valley High School (Saguache, CO) *Friday 3pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Mountain Valley leads 2-1
  • Last Game: October 5, 2018 @ Manzanola (Mountain Valley 41-14)
  • Last Week: Manzanola- def Miami-Yoder, Mountain Valley- Bye
  • Predictions
    • Randy: Manzanola has to hit the road this week. It’ll be a tough one for the Bobcats. The Indians run away with this one. Mountain Valley 63-20
    • Jim: Manzanola travels to the chilly mountains. I see the cold holding them back. Mountain Valley 40-30.

NCAA

Colorado Buffaloes (3-2, 1-1) @ #13 Oregon ducks (4-1, 2-0)

  • Autzen Stadium (Eugene, OR) *Friday 8pm*
  • Series: Oregon leads 12-9
  • Last Game: September 24, 2016 @ Oregon (Colorado 41-38)
  • Last Week: Colorado- lost to Arizona, Oregon- def California
  • Predictions
    • Randy: Oregon is just to much for Colorado. Ducks are firing on all cylinders. Oregon 49-10
    • Jim: CU has shown a flash of a dominate team all year. But I don’t see them withholding the Ducks this week in a good battle. Oregon 21-14.

COlorado State Rams (1-5, 0-2) @ New Mexico LoBos (2-3, 0-1)

  • Dreamstyle Stadium (Albuquerque, NM) *Friday 6:00pm*
  • Series: Colorado State leads 41-25
  • Last Game: October 13, 2018 @ Colorado State (Colorado State 20-18)
  • Last Week: Colorado State- lost to San Diego State, New Mexico- lost to San Jose State
  • Predictions
    • Randy: The Rams were close last weekend in Cali. They haven’t won since the first week of September. They pull it out here. Colorado State 21-10
    • Jim: Battle for the bottom of the Mountain West Mountain Division. But I don’t see Colorado State coming out of the slump. Lobos 21-10.

Fresno State Bulldogs (2-2, 0-0) @ Air Force Falcons (3-2, 1-1)

  • Falcon Stadium (Colorado Springs, CO) *Saturday 5pm*
  • Series: Air Force leads 6-3
  • Last Game: October 28, 2016 @ Fresno State (Air Force 31-21)
  • Last Week: Fresno State- Bye, Air Force- lost to Navy
  • Predictions
    • Randy: Fresno State is catching Air Force at the wrong time. The Falcons are coming off a loss to Navy, that doesn’t sit well with them. Air Force 35-7
    • Jim: Air Force still has the offense that can either win the game or lose the game. I see the offense winning it this week. Air Force 40-14.

#17 CSU-Pueblo ThUnderwolves (4-1, 3-1) @ New MExIco Highlands Cowboys (0-4, 0-4)

  • Sanchez Family Stadium (Las Vegas, NM) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2008): CSU-Pueblo leads 11-0
  • Last Game: October 6, 2018 @ CSU-Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo 48-3)
  • Last Week: CSU-Pueblo- def South Dakota Mines, New Mexico Highlands- lost to Colorado Mines
  • Predictions
    • Randy: It all comes down to who has the better chili. It’s a no doubter, Pueblo for the win. CSU-Pueblo 54-10
    • Jim: Not much to say here except, “Let’s Go Wolves”. CSU-Pueblo 35-6.

nfl

TENNESSEE Titans (2-3) @ Denver BroncoS (1-4)

  • Empower Stadium at Mile High (Denver, CO) *Sunday 2:25pm*
  • Series: Tennessee leads 22-15-1
  • Last Game: December 11, 2016 @ Tennessee (Tennessee 13-10)
  • Last Week: Tennessee- lost to Buffalo, Denver- def San Diego
  • Predictions
    • Randy: My reverse psychology worked last week. But I’m going with picking the Broncos this week. Denver 24-10
    • Jim: Both teams have the offense to move the ball. I see this one coming down to who has the defense that will show up. Denver 21-14.

Friday Pick ‘Em (October 4)

Great week of picks last week, besides that Bronco game, but we’re going to act like that didn’t happen. Here’s this weeks “Friday Pick ‘Em”.


OVERALL RECORD: 20-13

LAST WEEK’S RECORD: 10-1

HIGH SCHOOL

Woodland Park Panthers (3-1) @ #8 LA JUNTA TIGERS (3-1)

  •  Tiger Stadium (La Junta, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): La Junta leads 1-0
  • Last Game: September 28, 2018 @ Woodland Park (La Junta 40-0)
  • Last Week: Woodland Park- def. Battle Mountain, La Junta- def Raton
  • Prediction: Last year it was so foggy you couldn’t see the action. This year it’ll be cold. Tigers all the way. La Junta 36-24

ROCKY FORD MELONEERS (1-3) @ Crowley County Chargers (1-3)

  • Charger Field (Ordway, CO) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Crowley County leads 10-5
  • Last Game: September 28, 2018 @ Rocky Ford (Crowley County 42-8)
  • Last Week: Rocky Ford def Monte Vista, Crowley County- Bye
  • Prediction: It’s a rivalry game that’s been dominated by Crowley. Rocky wins their first Crimson Helmet trophy. Rocky Ford 26-16.

#2 FOWLER GRIZZLIES (4-0) @ HOEhne Farmers (2-2)

  • Hoehne High School (Hoehne, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Hoehne leads 12–1
  • Last Game: September 28, 2018 @ Fowler (Hoehne 44-0)
  • Last Week: Fowler- def Holly, Hoehne- def Las Animas
  • Prediction: Game of the night….Fowler finishes on top. Fowler 56-21

Elbert BulldOgs (3-1) @ SWINK LIONS (2-2)

  • Swink High School (Swink, CO) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Custer County leads 3-2
  • Last Game: October 7, 2005 @ Swink (Swink 55-16)
  • Last Week: Elbert- def Denver Christian, Swink- def Custer County
  • Prediction: I’ll make this one quick. Swink pulls the upset. Swink 45-30.

LAS ANIMAS TROJANS (0-4) @ Wiley Panthers (0-4)

  • Wiley High School (Wiley, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Wiley leads 4-1
  • Last Game: September 28, 2018 @ Las Animas (Las Animas 48-20)
  • Last Week: Las Animas- lost to Hoehne, Wiley- lost to Springfield
  • Prediction: Someone gets their first win this week. The Panthers are that team. Wiley 35-14

CHERAW WOLVERINES (3-2) @ #9 Granada Bobcats (4-1)

  • Granada High School (Granada, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Granada leads 1-0
  • Last Game: September 28, 2018 @ Cheraw (Granada 61-20)
  • Last Week: Cheraw- lost to Kit Carson, Granada- lost to Cheyenne Wells
  • Prediction: It’ll be a good one in Granada tonight. Bobcats come out on top. Granada 65-34

Miami Yoder Buffaloes @ MANZANOLA BOBCATS (2-3)

  • Manzanola High School (Manzanola, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): First Meeting
  • Last Week: Manzanola- def Primero
  • Prediction: Easy, Bobcats win. Manzanola 60-0

NCAA:

#18 CSU-PUEBLO THUNDERWOLVES (3-1) @ South Dakota Mines Hardrockers (1-3)

  • O’Harra Stadium (Rapid City, SD) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2008): CSU-Pueblo leads 3-0
  • Last Game: September 29, 2018 @ CSU-Pue blo (CSU-Pueblo 41-14)
  • Last Week: CSU-Pueblo- def Texas A&M Commerce, South Dakota Mines- lost to Dixie State
  • Prediction: All Pack in Pueblo. CSU-Pueblo 42-7

AIR FORCE FALCONS (3-1) @ Navy Midshipmen (3-1)

  • Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Annapolis, MD) *Saturday 1:30pm*
  • Series: Air Force leads 30-21
  • Last Game: October 6, 2018 @ Air Force (Air Force 35-7)
  • Last Week: Air Force- def San Jose State, Navy- lost to Memphis
  • Prediction: Air Force flys to victory….see what I did there? Air Force 42-21

AriZona Wildcats (3-1) @ COLORADO Buffaloes (3-1)

  • Folsom Field (Boulder, CO) *Saturday 2:30pm*
  • Series: Colorado leads 14-7
  • Last Game: November 2, 2018 @ Arizona (Arizona 42-34)
  • Last Week: Arizona- def UCLA, Colorado- Bye
  • Prediction: Buffaloes get a PAC-12 win. Colorado 35-10

San Diego State Aztecs (3-1) COLORADO STATE RAMS (1-4)

  • Canvas Stadium (Fort Collins, CO) *Saturday 8:00pm*
  • Series: San Diego State leads 20-14
  • Last Game: November 26, 2016 @ San Diego State (Colorado State 63-31)
  • Last Week: San Diego State- Bye, Colorado State- post to Utah State
  • Prediction: The Rams have had a rough go so far. It continues at home. San Diego State 35-7

NFL:

DENVER BRONCOS (0-4) @ Los Angeles Chargers (2-2)

  • Dignity Health Sports Park (Carson, CA) *Sunday 2:05pm*
  • Series: Denver leads 66-52-1
  • Last Game: December 30, 2018 @ Denver (Los Angeles 23-9)
  • Last Week: Denver- lost to Jacksonville, Los Angeles- def Miami
  • Prediction: Pains me to do this, maybe it’ll cause some good luck. Chargers take the win. Los Angeles 35-21

Friday….Well Thursday Pick ‘Em (September 26)

Took a week off from the game after a horrible week of picks. Here’s this week’s edition of the “Friday Pick ‘Em”…yes I know it’s Thursday but  for naming purposes.


OVERALL RECORD: 10-12

LAST WEEK’S RECORD: 3-8

High School

RaTon Tigers (3-2) @ #8 La Junta Tigers (2-1)

  •  Tiger Stadium (La Junta, CO) *Thursday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): La Junta leads 4-1
  • Last Game: August 24, 2018 @ Raton (La Junta 47-0)
  • Last Week: Raton- def. Escalante, La Junta- def Kent Denver
  • Prediction: Its a no-brainer, Tigers win. Ok let me clarify…La Junta Tigers win. 47-7

Monte Vista Pirates (0-3) @ Rocky Ford Meloneers (0-3)

  • Melon Field (Rocky Ford, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Monte Vista leads 2-0
  • Last Game: September 21, 2018 @ Monte Vista (Monte Vista 46-22)
  • Last Week: Monte Vista lost to Florence, Rocky Ford- lost to Rye
  • Prediction: Both teams enter struggling in the early season. Rocky Ford looked great last week against Rye. Meloneers pick up the win here. Rocky Ford 42-6.

#2 Fowler GRIZZLIES (3-0) @ Holly Wildcats (2-2)

  • Holly High School (Holly, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Tied 2-2
  • Last Game: September 21, 2018 @ Fowler (Fowler 29-28)
  • Last Week: Fowler- Bye, Holly- def Las Animas
  • Prediction: Simple…Fowler keeps on winning. Grizzlies 56-16

SwiNk LIons (1-2) @ Custer County Bobcats (2-2)

  • Custer County High School (Westcliffe, CO) *Thursday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Custer County leads 3-2
  • Last Game: September 21, 2018 @ Swink (Custer County 50-0)
  • Last Week: Swink- Bye, Custer County- lost to Simla
  • Prediction: Coming off the bye week the Lions even the series with the Bobcats. Swink 54-27

Hoehne Farmers (1-2) @ Las Animas Trojans (0-3)

  • Jack LaSalle Field (Las Animas, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Tied 1-1
  • Last Game: September 21, 2018 @ Hoehne (Hoehne 44-14)
  • Last Week: Hoehne- def Springfield, Las Animas- lost to Holly
  • Prediction: Unfortunately the Trojans run into a tough Farmer team this week. Farmers win. Hoehne 56-6

Cheraw Wolverines (3-1) @ #1 Kit Carson Wildcats (4-0)

  • Kit Carson High School (Kit Carson, CO) *Thursday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Kit Carson leads 12-0
  • Last Game: September 21, 2018 @ Cheraw (Kit Carson 60-0)
  • Last Week: Cheraw- def La Veta, Kit Carson- def Eads
  • Prediction: Cheraw has had a great season thus far. This week just isn’t their week though. Kit Carson 66-13

Manzanola Bobcats (1-3) @ PriMero BullDogs (0-3)

  • Primero High School (Weston, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Manzanola leads 5-1
  • Last Game: September 21, 2018 @ Manzanola (Manzanola 62-0)
  • Last Week: Manzanola- lost to Branson/Kim, Primero- lost to Sierra Grande
  • Prediction: Manzanola has controlled this series. That doesn’t change this week. Manzanola 54-0

NCAA:

#11 Texas A&M Commerce Lions (2-0) @ #20 CSU-Pueblo ThUnderwolves (2-1)

  • Neta & Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl (Pueblo, CO) *Saturday 6pm*
  • Series (Since 2008): CSU-Pueblo leads 1-0
  • Last Game: September 22, 2018 @ Texas A&M Commerce (CSU-Pueblo 23-13)
  • Last Week: Texas A&M Commerce- def Eastern New Mexico, CSU-Pueblo- lost to Colorado Mines
  • Prediction: The Pack lost their home opener last week. They come out firing and take down the Lions. CSU-Pueblo 42-10

San Jose State SpartAns (2-1) @ Air Force Falcons (2-1)

  • Falcon Stadium (Colorado Springs, CO) *Friday 6pm*
  • Series: Air Force leads 3-1
  • Last Game: November 19, 2016 @ San Jose State (Air Force 41-38)
  • Last Week: San Jose State- def Arkansas, Air Force- lost to Boise State
  • Prediction: Air Force lost to a tough Boise State team last week. The Falcons have shown signs of being great. This week is a great one for them. Air Force 35-10

Colorado State Rams (1-3) @ Utah State Aggies (2-1)

  • Romney Stadium (Logan, UT) *Saturday 5:30pm*
  • Series: Colorado State leads 39-34
  • Last Game: November 17, 2018 @ Colorado State (Utah State 29-24)
  • Last Week: Colorado State- lost to Toledo, Utah State- def San Diego State
  • Prediction: Colorado State has had a rough go this year. It continues in Utah. Utah State 45-21

NFL:

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) @ Denver Broncos (0-3)

  • Empower Field at Mile High (Denver, CO) *Sunday 2:25pm*
  • Series: Tied 5-5
  • Last Game: December 4, 2016 @ Jacksonville (Denver 20-10)
  • Last Week: Jacksonville- def Tennessee, Denver- lost to Green Bay
  • Prediction: Denver just can’t seem to catch a break. They catch it this week. Denver 28-14

Friday Pick ‘Em (September 13)

Had an average week last week on our picks. But that’s in the past here’s a new edition of the “Friday Pick ‘Em”:


Overall Record: 7-4

Last Week’s Record: 7-4

HiGh School

Alamosa Mean Moose (1-0) @ #2 La JUnta Tigers (1-0)

  • Tiger Stadium (La Junta, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): La Junta leads 7-2
  • Last Game: September 7, 2018 @ Alamosa (La Junta 34-0)
  • Last Week: Alamosa- def. Monte Vista, La Junta- def. Pagosa Springs
  • Prediction: It’s the home opener for the defending 2A Champs, who haven’t lost a home game since October 17, 2014, that’s 27 straight. Put all my money on the Tigers. La Junta 42-7

Crowley County Chargers (1-1) @ #1 LiMon badgers (1-0)

  • Limon High School (Limon, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Limon leads 10-2
  • Last Game: September 8, 2018 @ Crowley County (Limon 40-6)
  • Last Week: Crowley County- lost to Rye, Limon- def. Lamar
  • Prediction: Unfortunately, it’s a rebuilding year for the Chargers. Limon comes to play. Limon 56-13

Lamar Savages (0-1) @ Rocky Ford Meloneers (0-1)

  • Melon Field (Rocky Ford, CO) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Lamar leads 1-0
  • Last Game: September 7, 2018 @ Lamar (Lamar 46-0)
  • Last Week: Lamar- lost to Limon, Rocky Ford- Bye
  • Prediction: Meloneers home opener = Meloneers win. Rocky Ford 42-21

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

  • Akron High School (Akron, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Akron leads 5-2
  • Last Game: September 7, 2018 @ Fowler (Fowler 28-20)
  • Last Week: Fowler- def Sargent, Akron- lost to Holly
  • Prediction: The Grizzlies have a strong team this year. They have to travel which is why this game is going to be close. Fowler 52-45

Swink Lions (1-1) @ #10 Sanford Indians (1-0)

  • Sanford High School (Sanford, CO) *Friday 6pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Sanford leads 3-0
  • Last Game: September 7, 2018 @ Swink (Sanford 66-0)
  • Last Week: Swink- def. Wiley, Sanford- def. McClave
  • Prediction: One word…UPSET! Swink 38-30

Las Animas Trojans (0-1) @ Sangre de Cristo ThUnderbirds (0-1)

  • Sangre de Cristo High School (Mosca, CO) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Las Animas leads 1-0
  • Last Game: September 7, 2018 @ Las Animas (Las Animas 32-26)
  • Last Week: Las Animas- lost to Custer County, Sangre de Cristo- lost to Soroco
  • Prediction: It was a rough one for the Trojans last week at home, they right the ship on the road. Las Animas 38-30

Walsh Eagles (0-2) @ Cheraw Wolverines (2-0)

  • Cheraw High School (Cheraw, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Walsh leads 4-0
  • Last Game: September 7, 2018 @ Walsh (Walsh 49-0)
  • Last Week: Walsh- lost to Flagler/Hi-Plains, Cheraw- def. Edison
  • Prediction: Cheraw is on the right path this year, they keep it going. Cheraw 60-43

NCAA:

Air Force Falcons (1-0) @ Colorado BuffaLoes (2-0)

  • Folsom Field (Boulder, CO) *Saturday 11am*
  • Series: Colorado leads 12-4
  • Last Game: October 5, 1974 @ Air Force (Colorado 28-27)
  • Last Week: Air Force- Bye, Colorado- def. Nebraska
  • Prediction: Another in State rivalry game for Colorado, this one isn’t as big but the Buffs win BIG. Colorado 56-7

Colorado state Rams (1-1) @ Arkansas Razorbacks (1-1)

  • Razorback Stadium (Fayetteville, AR) *Saturday 2pm*
  • Series: Arkansas leads 3-1
  • Last Game: September 8, 2018 @ Colorado State (Colorado State 34-27)
  • Last Week: Colorado State- def. Western Illinois, Arkansas- lost to Ole Miss
  • Prediction: A big time game for the Rams against the SEC. It’s a close one but the Rams gets above .500. Colorado State 45-35.

#9 CSU-Pueblo ThUnderwolves (1-0) @ Chadron State Eagles (0-1)

  • Don Beebe Stadium (Chadron, NE) *Saturday 6pm
  • Series (Since 2008): CSU-Pueblo 10-1
  • Last Game: September 8, 2018 @ CSU-Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo 34-13)
  • Last Week: CSU-Pueblo- def Dixie State, Chadron State- def. Black Hills State
  • Prediction: One more week until the Pack are at the Thunderbowl, they head home 2-0. CSU-Pueblo 56-10

NFL:

Chicago BEars (0-1) @ Denver Broncos (0-1)

  • Empower Field at Mile High (that’s hard to say, it’s just Mile High, always will be) *Sunday  2:25pm*
  • Series: Denver leads 8-7
  • Last Game: November 22, 2015 @ Chicago (Denver 17-16)
  • Last Week: Chicago- lost to Green Bay, Denver- lost to Oakland
  • Prediction: Vic Fangio gets to play his former team. It’s the Broncos Home opener, Empow-, let’s get it straight it’s Mile High will be rocking. Denver 35-10