Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday Night High School Football Thunder

We usually have to wait until Friday to get things going, but Week 3 of the High School Football Schedule gets going tonight, and a couple games are doozies.

Biddeford Tigers (2-0) at Kennebunk Rams (0-2) 7PM
Joe Rafferty's Rams will have another tough road as they host the Biddeford Tigers tonight. Biddeford, lead by RB Nick Gagne, scored all 3 TD's for the Tigers in their 21-14 win over Massabesic last week, should have little trouble with Kennebunk. Tigers QB Tyler Audie also poses a threat with his ability to run a pass. The Rams are a hard nosed group, shown by shutting out Noble last week, but just don't match up depth wise with Biddeford. 

PREDICTION - Biddeford 34 Kennbunk 6

Westbrook Blue Blazes (0-2) at Portland Bulldogs (0-2) 7PM
Westbook is fresh of a 34-22 loss to South Portland, but opened many eyes. Westbrook was not expected to give South Portland much of a game, but took a 22-21 lead late in the 3rd. Westbrook's Manny Vincent was a one man wrecking crew, running for 130 plus yards with a TD on offense and returned a 40 yard interception for another score on defense. South Portland's QB Tommy Ellis took over the rest of the way to hand Westbrook the loss. Portland's 0-2 is much more of a mystery as SR Imadhi Zagon was supposed to lead his troops toward a playoff birth. A week 1 tough loss to Deering and a trouncing by Bonny Eagle leaves Portland wondering what kind of team they have. if Westbrook plays the way they did against South Portland, portland will be looking down the barrel of an 0-3 start.

PREDICTION - Westbrook 31 Portland 24

Sanford Redskins (2-0) at Scarborough Red Storm (1-1) 7PM 
The Scarborough Red Storm were thought to be ready for the next step this season, and all plans seemed to be in motion after a gritty 33-29 win over Massabesic in the opener. Last weeks 33-7 drubbing by powerhouse Thornton Academy may allow questions to creep in. Turnovers were the name of the game for the Red Storm as 2 big fumbles and an interception in the Red Zone squashed any thoughts of of a comeback. The Redskins are panning out quite nicely thank you. SR RB Shawn Goodrich (236 yrds in 1st 2 games) has this offense running like a charm. With Sanford blasting it's way to a playoff birth and Scarborough looking to right the ship, this could be the game of the night. 

PREDICTION - Sanford 22 Scarborough 19

Bonny Eagle Scots (2-0) at Deering Rams (2-0) 7PM
This could be the game that defines where each team is headed. Deering, behind QB Jaime Ross, manhandled Gorham 41-6 last week. Ross and his crew "upset" Portland on opening day, so they are staring at going 3-0 to start the season. Standing in the way is a stout Bonny Eagle team. Scots coach Kevin Cooper has his team running on all cylinders with a combined 91 points for and 20 against in the 1st 2 games of the season. The offense lead by SR QB Matt Rollins, seems poised to take the Scots on another Championship run. They were a Windham Eagles miracle 2 point conversion from maing a run last year, possibly giving them the focus and push needed to regain the crown this year. 

PREDICTION - Bonny Eagle 36 Deering 24

Traip Academy Rangers (2-0) at Yarmouth Clippers (2-0) 7PM
PREDICTION - Yarmouth 21 Traip 6
FINAL SCORE - Yarmouth 46 - 7

Make sure to follow along on Twitter for live updated scores. if you are at the games, Tweet along, just add the hashtag #mbrscores 

Jeff Schools

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