Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Night Lights Predictions!

Week 1 of the Playoffs, well except for Class B West that likes to play 9 weeks, so here we go with our Playoff Picks

#1 Lawrence vs #8 Brunswick 7PM @Fairfield
Jeff - Lawrence is just too tough a team both on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. Lawrence has allowed less than 100 2nd half yards TOTAL in the last 2 games combine. With Shaun Carroll, Spencer Carey and Blair Blaisdell running with power and finesse, Lawrence should control from the start. Lawrence 32 - 16

Matty- Lawrence best team in the state. Period. They win 33-6.

Final Score: Brunswick 14 Lawrence 13

#4 Lewiston vs #5 Messalonskee 7PM @Lewiston
Jeff - Haven't seen either team play, but from reports, 2 teams evenly matched. Lewiston dropped a turnover laden game to EL last week, while Messalonskee was held to 35 yrds in the 2nd half against Lawrence in a 19 - 6 loss. two teams looking to make a mark, but Lewiston rebounds 29 - 13.

Matty- Lewiston played a terrible football game against their rival last week. I can see that spilling over into this week in a game where they are pretty evenly matched. Messalonskee did hold Lawrence to 19 points earlier this year, so I'll take the road team. Messalonskee 23 Lewiston 15

Final Score: Lewiston 42 Messalonskee 13

#3 Cony vs # 6 Mt. Blue 7PM @Cony
Jeff - Luke Dunklee..nuff said for Cony. He has scored 24 TD and has over 1000 yards passing and 1000 yards rushing this season. Mt Blue counters with a deep receiving corps with Jordan Whitney at the helm, so the Cougars can match point for point. Mt. Blue won the 1st meeting this season 27 - 19, but I think Cony has grown more since that game. Cony 34 - 27

Matty- Cony finally living up to the pre-season hype, and is looking to avenge early season loss. They will. 28 -16.

Final Score: Mt Blue 20 Cony 12

#2 Bangor vs #7 Edward Little 7PM @Bangor
Jeff - Bangor got Josiah Hartley back last week, but QB/DB Joe Seccareccia aggravated a shoulder injury. All indications are that Joe will play, but at what capacity. EL is on a 4 game tear including a stunning 26 - 7 dominating win over Lewiston. Teven Conlon rushed for over 175 yards against lewiston, expect more of the same against Bangor. Here is my upset special, EL catches Bangor at the right time, Edward Little 27-20

Matty- Letdown game for EL here, as I think their season was made last week with a win over the arch rivals. Dave Sterling has done an excellent job in rough circumstances, but Bangor is too deep to fall here, so Bangor 26 EL 13.

Final Score: Bangor 16 Edward Little 0

#1 Cheverus vs #8 Windham 12:30PM Saturday @Cheverus
Jeff - Rumors abound Cheverus will be without key pieces due to suspensions for breaking team rules. If true, Cheverus vaunted attack on offense and defense will be tested. Windham enters a very different team than they started with. Windham QB Cody Laberge has grown as the season went along, but not sure enough to overcome Cheverus. Peter Gwilym, Spencer Cooke and Evan Jendresko provide unmatched 2 way play for Cheverus, see Cheverus in a blow out 45-17

Matty- A rematch of last year's Western A Final, which was played in horrible rainy conditions. Windham found their stride midway through the season, much like they did in 2008 when they lost to Thornton in the Western semi's. Not sure how badly suspensions will hurt Cheverus, but if any key pieces are missing, Windham has enough to keep it close. Matt Perkins will not hesitate to take risks against John Wolfgram's Stags, knowing he really has nothing to lose. Cheverus 21 Windham 19

Final Score: Saturday at 12:30 PM

#4 Biddeford vs #5 Scarborough 1PM Saturday @Biddeford
Jeff - Biddeford has had some big wins along the way, but maybe none bigger than the 27-22 win over TA in front of over 4000 people at Waterhouse Field. Scarborough boasts a solid offense lead by Sr QB Jack Adams. Adams was huge in the early season 21 -9 thrashing of Biddeford. The Tigers are another team hurt by suspensions, most notably QB Tyler Audie. Nick Leblonde gets the nod in Audie's absence. I don't believe Biddeford can overcome the loss of key players, Scarborough 23-16

Matty- Not much to add here, Scarborough rolls over short-handed Biddeford 27-13.

Final Score: Saturday at 1:00 PM

#3 Deering vs # 6 Thornton Academy 7PM @Deering
Jeff - TA has been on a downward trend the last few weeks while Deering, even in losses, seems to improve their overall game. Deerings QB Jamie Ross should lead his team to a big victory again this year, Deering 36-19.

Matty- Thornton due for a big win, and from what I saw from Deering last week, this is a good spot for them to get it. Thornton 38 Deering 35.

Final Score: Deering 56 Thornton 18

#2 Bonny Eagle vs #7 South Portland 7PM @Bonny Eagle
Jeff - South Portland needed a win to get in last week. Joey DiBiase and company ran roughshot over Portland to make the #7 seed. Things might have not worked out better for South Portland, as they face a team that they are all to familiar with, Bonny Eagle. over the last 2 seasons, South Portland seems to match up nicely with Bonny Eagle. This season it took a last second TD for Bonny Eagle to beat SP, and last season, SP broke the Scots 15 game winning streak. Not sure SP can pull off another miracle, as Bonny Eagle's defense is unheralded and very talented. Bonny Eagle 35-27

Matty- Bonny Eagle seems to have re-focused since their loss to Cheverus, and although it won't please the constituents in District 7, the Scots win here over Schoolsy's alma mater, 36-24.

Final Score: Bonny Eagle 32 South Portland 0

#1 Leavitt vs #8 Morse 7PM @Leavitt
Jeff - Leavitt 43 - 8, nuff said.
Matty- Leavitt 58 Morse 0. I am going to this game tonight, if you see me and mention this post, I'll give you a fist bump.

Final Score: Leavitt 52 Morse 8

#4 Camden Hills vs #5 Belfast 7PM @Camden
Jeff - These two teams met last week for the right to home field advantage, Camden taking the win. look for more closeness this week. Camden Hills 22-19
Matty- Belfast 17-16

Final Score: Belfast 50 Camden Hills 0

#3 Gardiner vs #6 MDI 7PM@Gardiner
Jeff - Gardiner 35- 12
Matty- Gardiner 31-16

Final Score: Gardiner 43 MDI 22

#2 Hampden vs #7 Waterville 7PM @Hampden
Jeff-Hampden took care of Waterville in their last meeting 21-20, so expect another tight game. Hampden 24-21
Matty- Waterville 24-21

Final Score: Hampden 28 Waterville 14

Playing Week 9 regular Season

#1 Stearns vs #8 Orono 7PM @Stearns
Jeff- These Red Riots of Orono have no shot against a tough Stearns team. The Minutemen are the only Eastern Class C team to break a Top 10 this season. Stearns 37-12
Matty- To paraphrase Bob Kraft, "Stearns Rules". 43-6

Final Score: Stearns 54 Orono 8

#4 Bucksport vs #5 Foxcroft 7PM @ Bucksport
Jeff - Bucksport takes down reigning Class C East Champ Foxcroft, 27-13
Matty- Foxcroft 23-19

Final Score: Foxcroft 14 Bucksport 6

#3 MCI vs #6 Calais 7PM @ MCI
Jeff - UPSET ALERT! Calais 28-23
Matty- MCI 31 Calais 28

Final Score: MCI 30 Calais 16

#2 John Bapst vs #7 Rockland 7PM @John Bapst
Jeff - Bapst big 37 - 12
Matty- Bapst 35 Rockland 21

Final Score:

#1 Yarmouth vs #8 Maranacook 7PM @Yarmouth
Jeff - Yarmouth boasts a monstrous offense, scoring over 500 pints this year. Maranacook squeaked in because of a win over Livermore, Yarmouth 55-19
Matty- Yarmouth is a machine. 48-12.

Final Score:Yarmouth 54 Maranacook 6

#4 Traip vs #5 Oak Hill 1PM Saturday @Traip
Jeff- I will attempt to reverse my curse with Oak Hill. I like their defense too much, Oak Hill 27-19
Matty- The curse of Jeff continues. Traip 26 Oak Hill 24

Final Score: Saturday at 1 PM

#3 Winthrop vs #6 Dirigo 7PM @Wintrop
Jeff- Winthrop will knock off reining state champs Dirigo 22-13
Matty- The Cougars don't have enough to upset the Ramblers. Winthrop 24 Dirigo 15.

Final Score: Winthrop 40 Dirigo 6

#2 Lisbon vs #7 Jay 1:30PM Saturday @Lisbon
Jeff - Jay is coming off an emotional loss to Livermore, and I think their season ends this week. Lisbon 36-9
Matty- Quite possibly Jay's last football game ever. I expect a spirited effort here, but Lisbon's better. Lisbon 28 Jay 20

Final Score: Saturday at 1:30 PM



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