Perfection proves elusive for high school football prognosticator

The big fella sits in total pout mode. Yep, again.

Another 7-1 week. So close. Well not really, this time I was two scores away from perfection. But hey we drift into the final third of the regular season still hungry but often perplexed at 38-8.

Game of the Week

Hollis Brookline at Souhegan: This is the perplexing part of the slate.

I have no idea if 4-2 Hollis locks down a playoff spot with a win or if 3-3 Souhegan moves into the fourth spot with a home victory. Somebody do the math and email me (hlongo@nashuatelegraph.com) with it after the game, I beg of you.

How do you guess at what might happen Friday night at “The House that Jelly Built?”

You know I’m a big distributive property of math guy. Pelham crushed Hollis Brookline. Souhegan drilled Pelham. So, Souhegan pings Hollis Brookline, right?

Not so fast, folks. You know I love me some Cavaliers offense with the Wimmer Twins rocking things. However, I have yet to see a high school football team stop the “Fake jet sweep to Trey, Lohnes keeper up the gut” play. (I wonder if that’s how it’s called in the huddle.).

Yes, folks, I am at a point of cluelessness. Some might note I’ve been there for decades (for proof, Google “Hector Longo Bye Bye Brady” but I digress).

So, I’ll play the hunch. Souhegan makes up for last year.

Sabers 38, Cavs 35.

And the rest

Keene at Nashua North: Often myopically, I look at these long road trips and commiserate with the local squad. Can you imagine playing for Keene in this tough campaign and having to make these regular, little bus jaunts down Route 101 on Friday night?

North 36, Keene 6 (Remember Dante, Tom King is watching you!)

Merrimack at Concord: I simply can’t get a decent read on the T’hawks. I know there is talent in the lineup. They make a ton of mistakes. Time to shore things up and lock it down. Basically a win-and-your-in for the Tomahawks, at least by my math. Got to figure that is enough incentive here. Merrimack 33, Tide 17.

Inter-Lakes at Campbell: This is getting a tad awkward. One team doesn’t belong on the same field. Cougars make it 18 straight wins, 42-0.

Nashua South at Goffstown: Upset alert. Upset alert. South shows a modicum of pride, which is a great sign for the future with all these youngsters. Panthers 19, G’town 14.

Milford at Sanborn: Bloom is off the Sanborn rose. Spartans can smell it. That’s a formula for victory. Milford 31, Sanborn 14.

Alvirne at John Stark: My theory that the true strength in Division II lies in the North gets tested here. More Longo-based bulletin board material for Tarek’s troops. The General 29, Broncos 19.

Bishop Guertin at Bedford: The Cards, with “TK” stickers on the back of their helmets, grab their slingshots and take on Goliath. The stones sail incomplete. Bulldogs 40, BG 0.