November 21, 2013 in Sports

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

Intro By Greg Lee The Spokesman-Review

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.

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