Click the tab below to see Greg Lee's North Idaho high school football picks this week.
I couldn’t expect two perfect weeks in a row. It was back to
the usual percentage as I went 7-4. I'm 39-13 overall (.750).
Lewiston at Coeur d’Alene:
This is the 5A Inland Empire League opener for both teams. After what Sandpoint
did to Lewiston last week – winning 36-0 at Lewiston – it’s obvious
the Bengals have some problems. It’s namely in trying to defend the run. The
Bulldogs ran the Bengals silly. So I expect Lewiston will get a big dose of Vikings
running back Zach Keiser. Sandpoint’s ballcontrol attack kept Lewiston quarterback Justin Podrabsky off the
field. Anyway, it should be a long night Friday for Lewiston. CdA 38, Lewiston 14.
PostFalls at Central Valley:
Even if the Trojans were at full strength, they’d have difficulty with the
Greater Spokane League-leading Bears. Considering that running back Marcus
Colbert and quarterback Matt Lickfold will be held out so they’re healthy for a
key league game the following week against Lewiston,
PostFalls will have its hands full. CV 28,
LakeCity at Vallivue: The Falcons
are 4-1 and are just two points from being undefeated. The Timberwolves are
coming off a big win over PostFalls. LC will likely be
flat and that will be compounded by the long trip to the Boise area. Vallivue 35, LC 13.
Raymond (Alberta) at Sandpoint:
The visitors from Canada
are ranked No. 1 in their province. Sandpoint is among the best 4A teams in Idaho. Sandpoint 30,
Lakeland at Ontario (Ore.):
The Hawks need to play with their 4A Inland Empire League against Moscow coming up next
week. Ontario 27, Lakeland 13.
Bonners Ferry at Timberlake: The Badgers came up just short at PriestRiver,
which came up way short two weeks ago against Timberlake. Begin fitting the
Tigers for the Intermountain League crown. Timberlake 42, BF 7.
PriestRiver at Kellogg: The Spartans
stay in the chase for second place. PR 27, Kellogg 13.
St. Maries at Orofino: The Maniacs stay in the chase for second
place. Orofino 30, St. Maries 13.
Kootenai at Lakeside: The No. 1-ranked Warriors had to rally to
beat Lakeside in the first round of league
play (50-48). Kootenai shouldn’t have any difficulties this time. Kootenai 50, Lakeside 26.
Clark Fork at Mullan: The Wampus Cats showed signs of life last
week in a big win over Lakeside. The Tigers
stay in the chase for the second 1A Division II playoff berth. Mullan 42, CF
Wallace at Garfield-Palouse: The difference here could be numbers. Wallace has
more players – and most likely more athletes – than the Vikings, who recently
dropped from to eight-man football. Wallace 36, Gar-Pal 26.