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Pick 6: Greg Lee and Sam Adams select this week’s top football games

Thu., Nov. 14, 2013, midnight

I won’t play up the fact that I have a two-game lead going into the playoffs.

I’m not that kind of guy. But in case you haven’t heard I have a two-game lead going into the playoffs.

It’s taken me 60 games to pick 41 correct. Not the percentage I want but it’s better than the other guy.

So we dive headlong into the playoffs this week with some interesting matchups.

Not the least of which pits Mt. Spokane and Shadle Park in a rematch at Joe Albi Stadium on Friday.

So here we go.

Last week: Adams 3-3 (39-21 overall), Lee 4-2 (41-19)

DeSales at LRS

(Friday, 7 p.m.)

Lee: LRS 26-13. DeSales is a perennial playoff qualifier, but lacks the weapons to keep pace with Lind-Ritzville Sprague

Adams: LRS 42-24. The Broncos won’t be busted out of the 2B playoffs. Not this week anyway.

River View vs. Freeman

(Saturday, Gonzaga Prep, 1 p.m.)

Lee: Freeman 34-14. Freeman shouldn’t have any problem advancing to the quarterfinals behind running back tandem Max Laib and Marcus Goldbach.

Adams: Freeman 37-28. This will be Freeman’s biggest test to date.

Riverside at Royal

(Friday, 7 p.m.)

Lee: Royal 25-18. Royal has been a 1A state power. Riverside is making its first playoff appearance in 11 years.

Adams: Riverside 24-17. Color me impressed. Riverside has rolled off five straight wins, and I think they’ll avoid the Royal Treatment in the postseason.

Othello at East Valley

(Saturday, 1 p.m.)

Lee: EV 27-13. I see the Knights’ offensive weapons flourishing.

Adams: Othello 41-29. The Knights can ill afford another slow start Saturday.

Capital (Boise) at CdA

(Friday, 7 p.m.)

Lee: CdA 30-27. CdA is without senior QB Gunnar Amos, but has plenty of other weapons to carry the load.

Adams: CdA 35-28. Losing Amos in their playoff opener could be devastating, but CdA can still pull out a couple more wins.

Mt. Spokane vs. Shadle Park

(Friday, Albi, 6 p.m.)

Lee: Shadle 42-21. Mt. Spokane, while playing well since the regular-season loss to Shadle, hasn’t improved enough to beat the Highlanders.

Adams: Shadle 52-45. The Wildcats have scored 34 or more points in each of their last four games. But Mt. Spokane may need 50-plus points to hang in there.


 

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