Queb’s Picks: Kernan regains top spot in contest
By Chris Quebedeaux
The Crowley Post-Signal Football Contest is heading into it’s fourth week and last year’s winner - Don Kernan - is already making a push to repeat as champion.
Kernan earned the top prize for the second time this season last week, dropping just two games. He edged out second place finisher Dennis Fontenot, as well as Michael LeJeune, George Perry and Andrew Sarver, on the tiebreaker.
I also missed just two games.
Andrew Hains and Mike West brought up the rear of the entries, each missing nine games.
As it stands now, I am tied with Kernan in the overall standings with just 13 losses followed by Andrew Sarver with 14 and Michael LeJeune with 16. Douglas LaCombe and Jeremy Leckelt have 17 losses each; Easton LaCombe has 18 and Irvin Schexnider, Steven Premeaux, Robert Dartez, Mark Broussard, George Perry and Dennis Fontenot each have 19.
Now, with the standings out of the way, it’s on to this week’s picks:
On the local prep scene, I’m going with Crowley over Peabody in a close one and Notre Dame over St. Louis. I’m also taking Church Point over Rayne and Welsh over Iota.
In other high school games I’m going with Port Barre over Northwest, Abbeville over Beau Chene, Kaplan over North DeSoto, Comeaux over Acadiana, Breaux Bridge over Cecilia, Marksville over Jena, Patterson over St. James, Delcambre over Loreauville, Gueydan over Hamilton Christian and Westgate over Eunice.
In the college ranks, as much as I would love UL-Lafayette to upset Nebraska, it’s not going to happen. The Huskers are coming off a close loss to Virginia Tech and will be ready to make a statement Saturday.
I will, however, take Miami to upset Virginia Tech.
I’m also taking North Carolina over Georgia Tech, Cal over Oregon, LSU over Mississippi State, Alabama over Arkansas, McNeese over Tulane and Louisiana College over Huntington.