Queb's Picks: Road gets tougher for area teams in Week 2
It’s Week 2 of the 2013 prep football season and for most teams, that means a tougher game on tap.
From old rivalries to new matchups, each of the five local teams will have their hands full tonight.
Speaking of tough slates, things will also be a little more challenging for the Crowley Post-Signal’s Football Contest participants.
Well, at least I think so.
Of course, I thought the same last week, but a handful of prognosticators proved me wrong.
Joseph Lormand, Elliott Dore and Ed Dartez each missed just four games with Lormand winning the top prize after hitting the tiebreaker on the nose. Dore was second, missing the tiebreaker by just four points while Dartez…..well, he just gets a pat on the back. Sorry Buddy.
We also have our first boobie prize, which goes to the contestant that finishes last with double digit losses. I didn’t think we would have one this early but K.P. Gibson proved me wrong. But hey, he did get nine correct.
As far myself, I was two games off the leaders with six losses.
Hopefully, we can all do a little bit better job this week.
Now on with the picks.
On the prep scene, I am again going with all of the locals to come out with victories.
Notre Dame will really be put to the test this week by Breaux Bridge. The Tigers are coming off a Week 1 loss and I’m sure they will be more than ready for this rivalry matchup. However, I’m still taking the Pios.
Crowley High will also have a bit tougher challenge this week in Westlake. But the Gents have been steadily improving and I think this will be the start of a nice little winning streak for them.
Iota, Rayne and Church Point all have tough games as well, but I think this is the week Acadia Parish posts a 5-0 record.
In other prep games I’m taking Jennings over Eunice, Cecilia over Beau Chene, New Iberia over Teurlings, Wossman over Carroll, Westminster over Port Barre, Ville Platte over Basile and Parkview Baptist over Broadmoor.
In the college ranks, I’m going to stick with Louisiana-Lafayette one more week despite two dismal performances. However, they aren’t playing Arkansas or Kansas St. - this week it’s only Nicholls.
In the games featuring SEC teams, I’m taking Ole Miss over Texas and South Carolina over Vanderbilt. Tennessee, however, will not be so lucky. I’m taking Oregon’s fast-paced offense in a rout.
The game of the week, I think, will not be much of a game. I’m taking Alabama to roll past Texas A&M in a fairly easy manner. Johnny Football won’t have much trash to talk during this one, at least not from a standing position.
In other games I’m taking Nebraska over UCLA in a close one and Washington over Illinois.