Queb's Picks: Another big week for area teams
If it’s November, it must mean the Notre Dame Pioneers are getting close to wrapping up another district championship.
In fact, the Pios can capture no worse than a share of the District 4-3A football title Friday when they take on the North Vermilion Patriots.
Besides the Patriots, the only other obstacle in the Pios’ way to another league title and another 10-0 regular season are the Kaplan Pirates, who they take on next week.
The Patriots, upset winners over Kaplan a few weeks ago, have a perfect 3-0 record in District 4-3A play.
But, in all honesty, the Patriots have yet to meet the likes of a team as sound as the Pios.
And when they do………
Well, someone may beat the Pios this season, but it won’t be the Patriots.
I like ND in a rout.
Crowley High, meanwhile, is riding a wave of emotion into their District 4-4A showdown against Eunice, a wave generated by a 52-48 come-from-behind victory over Rayne last week.
The Bobcats are tied for the District 4-4A lead with LaGrange – each team with one loss - and this one should be another huge hurdle for the Gents.
However, I am confident the Gents will be up to the task in a close one.
Before we move forward with the rest of this week’s picks, let’s touch on last week’s contest:
Joe Lormand had the hot hand with just three misses to claim top honors for the second time this year while Andy Hebert placed second by virtue of the tiebreaker with four losses.
I also missed four games.
Now on to this weeks picks:
I’m taking Church Point over Ville Platte and Rayne over Beau Chene, both in blowouts.
In other prep action, I’m taking South Beauregard over Iota, Northwest over Port Barre, Iowa over Jennings, Washington Marion over Carroll, Northside over Cecilia, Richwood over Rayville, University over West Feliciana and Kinder over Welsh.
In the college ranks, of course I’m taking Michigan over Michigan State. I’m also picking South Carolina over Mississippi State, Oklahoma State over Texas Tech, Louisiana Lafayette over New Mexico State, Florida State over Miami, Indiana over Minnesota, Georgia over Florida and Auburn over Arkansas.