It’s official: I’m in a funk.
There’s no other definition for it. For the second straight week, Sam Adams has picked up a game. Now my seemingly formidable four-game lead has shrunk to two. I’m at 26-10 and Sam is 24-12.
What do I do? For starters I should stop overthinking each game. And it probably wouldn’t hurt to just throw the names of each team in a hat to pick the winners. Considering how it’s gone the last two weeks, I probably wouldn’t have fared worse picking blind.
We have identical picks this week so no ground will be lost or gained.
All games are Friday and kickoff at 7 p.m. unless noted otherwise.
West Valley at Cheney
Lee: . Lakeland beat WV 31-7 but lost 21-10 to Cheney. That’s all I need to know. Cheney 29, WV 7.
Adams: The Blackhaws have been getting my vote in the Power Rankings the last couple of weeks so it’s time to put my money where my mouth is. Cheney 28, WV 17.
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague at Reardan
Lee: LRS is the team to beat until proven otherwise. LRS 26, Reardan 19.
Adams: This could be the game of the year for both teams (besides a state championship game). LRS 21, Reardan 14.
Ferris vs. Mead, Albi, 7:30
Lee: The Saxons will have their hands full, but Jalen Hicks will have another big game. Ferris 23, Mead 21.
Adams: The Saxons’ potential is tantalizing and their inconsistency is maddening. The Saxons’ biggest enemy is themselves. If they can somehow find a way to do the little things and not read the headlines, they can put together a nice run to end the season. Ferris 24, Mead 14.
Lewis and Clark at University
Lee: This could go down to the wire. Lewis and Clark 28, Univeersity 27.
Adams: Don’t look now but the surprising Tigers have won three in a row after an 0-3 start. Look for LC to keep rolling. Lewis and Clark 35, University 21.
Central Valley at Gonzaga Prep
Lee: The Bullpups have a better defense, and defense wins games this time of the year. G-Prep 32, CV 17.
Adams: TG-Prep will make a big statement about where it stands among league teams. G-Prep 28, CV 20.
Lake City at Coeur d’Alene
Lee: . LC has a nice balance of run and pass and CdA has leaned heavily on the pass. This should be a donnybrook. CdA 30, LC 24.
Adams: While Lake City has certainly closed the gap between last year and this year, my gut still tells me that the Vikings will prevail – though the teams could very well end up playing again in the postseason. Coeur d’Alene 28, Lake City 24.
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