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Friday, October 3, 2008

Week 6 predictions

I planned on having these picks done yesterday so since I’m late I threw in a few bonus picks this week. Like every week in the high school ranks, it should be an interesting one. I had my first losing week of the season last week so hopefully I can rebound this week.

Oxford (4-1, 4-1 Flint Metro) at Lapeer East (3-2, 3-2 Flint Metro) —
This should be a great game. East likely can’t afford another loss and the Wildcats need a win to stay in the Flint Metro race. Pick: Oxford
Lakeland (4-1, 3-0 KLAA North) at Waterford Mott (3-2, 1-2 KLAA North) — The Eagles can’t afford to fall in a trap and overlook Mott after a big win over Walled Lake Western. Pick Lakeland
Waterford Kettering (3-2, 2-1 KLAA North) at Walled Lake Western (3-2, 2-1 KLAA North) — The Captains, who host Lakeland in Week 7, can stay in the league race with a win, but I don’t see the Warriors dropping this one. Pick: Western
Walled Lake Central (1-4, 1-2 KLAA North) at Walled Lake Northern (1-4, 0-3 KLAA North) — Neither team has a good record, but this is still a rivalry game. Pick: Central
Novi (4-1, 3-0 KLAA Central) at Livonia Stevenson (4-1, 3-0 KLAA Central) —
A battle for the first KLAA Central title. The Wildcats need to get an early lead to win this one. Pick: Stevenson
South Lyon East (0-5) at South Lyon (1-4) — The first of many South Lyon cross-town showdowns. East isn’t ready to beat the original. Pick: South Lyon
Madison Heights Lamphere (3-2, 2-1 MAC Bronze) at Madison Heights Madison (4-1, 2-1 MAC Silver) — Both are in their respective league races, but all that gets put on hold for this rivalry showdown. Pick: Madison
Bloomfield Hills Lahser (4-1, 4-0 OAA Blue) at Auburn Hills Avondale (4-1, 3-1 OAA Blue) —
The Knights have two big OAA Blue games in a row, this week against Avondale and next week against Ferndale. A pair of wins and the title is all but theirs. Pick: Lahser
Lake Orion (4-1, 4-0 OAA Red) at Troy (4-1, 3-1 OAA Red) — If the Colts win here, the OAA Red race gets a lot more interesting. Pick: Lake Orion
Southfield-Lathrup (3-2, 3-2 OAA Red) at West Bloomfield (2-3, 1-3 OAA Red) — The Lakers have had some tough losses this season, they need a win here to keep their playoff hopes alive. Pick: West Bloomfield
Stoney Creek (2-3, 1-3 OAA White) at Birmingham Groves (2-3, 2-2 OAA White) —
One team’s playoff hopes will get crushed. Pick: Stoney Creek
Farmington Hills Harrison (4-1, 3-1 OAA White) at Farmington (2-3, 2-3 OAA White) — It’s likely been a while since the Hawks lost this rivalry game. Pick: Harrison

Birmingham Brother Rice (3-2, 1-1 CL Cental) vs. Warren De La Salle (5-0, 2-0 CL Central) at Warren Fitzgerald — The Pilots all but clinch the Central Division title with a win. If the Warriors win there could be a three-way tie for first. Pick: Brother Rice
Madison Heights Bishop Foley (4-1, 3-0 CL Intersectional 1) at Dearborn Divine Child (3-2, 1-0 CL Central) — The Ventures can raise some eyebrows with a win here. Pick: Divine Child
Novi Detroit Catholic Central (2-2, 0-2 CL Central) at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (3-2, 2-1 CL Central) — It’s been a rough two weeks for the Shamrocks. A loss here would put either team in a tough position of having to win out in the final three weeks. Pick: St. Mary’s
Royal Oak Shrine (5-0, 2-0 Intersectional 2) at Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes (3-2, 1-1 Intersectional 2) — The Knights showed a Canadian team they mean business last week, the Lakers should be a tougher test. Pick: Shrine

Last week: 5-7; Season record: 37-21, .637 winning percentage



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