Queb's Picks: Prep rivalry highlights Week 3 matchups
It’s not Michigan vs. Ohio State.
Or Texas vs. Oklahoma.
It’s not even Army vs. Navy.
But in Southwest Louisiana, one would be hard pressed to find a bigger prep rivalry than Notre Dame vs. Teurlings.
It’s a matchup that dates back to 1975 with the Pios dominating the series a 27-11.
The Pios owned a 6-game winning streak in the series prior to last season. But that was snapped when the Rebels finally hit the win column, 14-10.
This year’s matchup, will take place Friday at Gardiner Memorial Stadium, shapes up as another classic matchup and it highlights this week’s Crowley Post-Signal Football Contest which is in it’s third week of the season.
Brent Theunissen of Rayne was last week’s winner of the contest, missing just two games out of 19. Jeff Bourgeois took home runnnerup honors by virtue of the tiebreaker after dropping three games. He edged out Mike Rougeau and Easton J. LaCombe, who also missed three games.
Once again, I finished with six losses to fall in the middle of the pack.
But that was last week. Looking ahead to Week 4, this is how I see ‘em:
Starting with the prep Game of the Week, I’m sticking with the Pioneers over the Rebels.
Coach Cook’s Pios seem to be up to the challenge each and every week and this week will be no different. Last week the Pios pulled off a nail bitter despite missing a number of key players due to injury. This week, the Pios will be near full strength and that spells trouble for the Rebels, who are coming off an impressive victory over 5A New Iberia Senior High.
I’m also taking the Crowley Gents to walk away from Prairie Rhonde with a sound victory over Northwest.
The Gents have gutted out two huge victories to start the season and they seem to be getting better and better with each week.
If the Gents can avoid a letdown following last week’s emotional 22-21 victory over Westlake, they should win this one going away.
I’m also taking Rayne in what should be a fairly easy game against a rebuilding Abbeville squad and I like Church Point over Cecilia.
Unfortunately, I have to go against Iota in the Bulldogs’ matchup with Lake Arthur. The Bulldogs have struggled the first two weeks and until they can put a win on the board, it will be hard for me to pick them again.
In another big game, I’m taking Acadiana over defending 5A champion Rummel. I had my questions about the Rams, but after seeing them play Neville to a one-touchdown game last week, the answer is clear: they’re pretty darn good!
In other prep games I’m taking Beau Chene over Port Barre, Wossman over Richwood, St. Thomas More over Carencro, St. Martinville over Eunice, Breaux Bridge over Comeaux, New Iberia over Westgate, Sam Houston over Westlake and Catholic of New Iberia over Patterson.
In the college ranks, I’m going to go ahead and take Akron over Louisiana Lafayette.
My (Michigan) Wolverines’ inability to cover the pass last week made the Zips look like world beaters. I must say, Akron’s quarterback was impressive and if Akron plays like it did last week, the Cajuns could be in trouble.
In other college games I’m taking BYU over Utah, Maryland over West Virginia, Florida over Tennessee and Travis Webb’s Syracuse Orangemen over Tulane.