Postseason football Pick 6: Greg Lee and Sam Adams pick this week’s top games
The list of area high school football teams still playing is getting slimmer.
We’ll continue picking games as long as we have a handful of teams alive.
KHQ/SWX sports director Sam Adams and yours truly both went 5-1 last week. That means Adams didn’t pick up any ground.
I’m within three-hundredths of a point of picking games at a .700 rate.
In Idaho, Coeur d’Alene is playing in the State 5A championship game for a fourth straight year, and the Vikings are within reach of a third state title in that span. In Washington, I see at least four area teams advancing to the semifinals.
Last week: Adams 5-1 (44-22 overall), Lee 5-1 (46-20)
Shadle Park vs. Kamiakin
(Saturday, Lampson Stadium, 2)
Lee: Shadle 34-24. If there’s a team capable of blowing out the other it’s Shadle. Adams: Shadle 35-17. Is a win against Kamiakin an upset? I don’t think so.
CdA vs. Highland (Pocatello)
(Friday, Kibbie Dome, 7)
Lee: CdA 27-24. The Vikings have much motivation. They want to win for their coach, their injured leader (Gunnar Amos) and gain a measure of revenge from their earlier loss at Highland.
Adams: CdA 24-17. The Viks won’t storm out to a big lead like they did last time, but their defense is going to come through this time.
LRS vs. Colfax
(Friday, Cheney, 7)
Lee: LRS 40-7. Lind-Ritzville/Sprague is at 22 straight wins. This is a mismatch.
Adams: LRS 44-21. LRS has busted everyone this year, and its red-hot play should continue.
Reardan vs. Adna
(Saturday, Centralia, 1)
Lee: Reardan 21-20. The Indians’ defense must be the difference.
Adams: Adna 34-21. Unless Reardan can play a clean game – which is becoming harder and harder to do as the weather changes – I see Adna prevailing.
Touchet vs. Wilbur-Creston
(Saturday, West Valley, 4)
Lee: W-C 49-45. I’m going with the underdog pick, the Wildcats.
Adams: Touchet 22-20. Touchet limited Colton to a mind-boggling 14 points back in October. This time of year I’ll take the defensive-minded team.
Freeman vs. Royal
(Saturday, Moses Lake, 1)
Lee: Freeman 27-20. A win would be a big breakthrough for a league that’s not looked at as tough. Freeman will get that statement victory.
Adams: Freeman 28-24. I’m giving Freeman at least one more week.