Queb's Picks: Pios looking for revenge
The 2013 Nortre Dame Pioneers are looking to do something they haven’t done since 2009 - beat Parkview Baptist.
The Pios and the Eagles have squared off seven times since 2001 with Parkview holding a slight 4-3 lead in the series.
The Eagles have won the last three contests, their most recent victory being 42-7 thrashing in last year’s Class 3A title game. They also knocked off the Pioneers 31-6 in the regional round in 2011 and took a 17-0 victory in a semifinal matchup in 2010.
Needless to say, revenge is on the mind of the Pios, especially the seniors who have yet to be on the winning side against the Eagles.
And this just might be their year.
I expect a fairly close game and believe that the Pios will end the streak and move on to the next round.
The starters will more than likely play the entire game, and much like the Eagles did last year, don’t be surprised if the Pios punch in a late score or two just for good measure.
Yes, Parkview, we haven’t forgotten the passes in the fourth quarter last year when the game was already on ice.
Now, before we go any further, I have to touch on last week’s contest winners:
My old friend Larry McAtee took home the top honors and Dougle LaCombe was second after beating out three other players by virtue of the tiebreaker. All five contestants missed five games.
I finished one game behind the leaders with six losses.
Now on to the rest of the picks:
As much as it pains me, I have to take Karr over Crowley High. There’s not a team around here that I would take over Karr.
I’m also taking the Church Point Bears over Donaldsonville, Jennings over Westlake, Richwood over Kaplan, West Feliciana over Amite, Vinton over Rosepine, LaSalle over Montgomery, East Beauregard over White Castle, University over Teurlings, St. Thomas More over Evangel, Scottlandville over Rummel, Catholic of New Iberia over Northlake Christian, New Iberia over Zachary and Breaux Bridge over DeRidder.
In the college ranks, I’m taking Baylor over Oklahoma State, Missouri over Ole Miss, Wisconsin over Minnesota, LSU over Texas A&M and Arizona State over UCLA.