Football Feast: Big fella’s picks bring curse in reverse

I have to admit it. Alvirne High football coach Tarek Rothe pleaded Thursday afternoon.

“Feel free to pick St. Thomas,” he told this reporter.

I have to admit it. Alvirne High football coach Tarek Rothe pleaded Thursday afternoon.

“Feel free to pick St. Thomas,” he told this reporter.

And therein lies the overall lack of trust or respect for the big fella’s prognosticative power.

A 2-2 playoff-opening weekend would was not exactly what we were looking for, running the mark to 53-21 on the season as state semifinals weekend comes upon us.

I will say this. I feel exceptionally confident this week with my grasp on the games. I’m a gamer, and it’s crunch time.

So here we go.

Alvirne at St. Thomas: I’m not the only one who doubted Alvirne could knock off Milford last week. The crack Broncos’ groundskeeping crew began prepping the home turf for the long winter ahead. And why not? Alvirne football teams don’t play deep into November, right?

Well, aerated and all, the field was in use this week as the Broncos got back to work with St. Thomas’ wide-open passing game on their minds.

Look, Alvirne hasn’t handled spread passing attacks that well this fall, losing to both St. Thomas and Hollis Brookline.

The Broncos are about to buck the trend. I just get a solid vibe that the boys from Hudson are on a special ride.

Alvirne 33, Saints 30. (Sorry Tarek!)

Souhegan at Plymouth: Cat fight brewing in this one (Bob vs. Saber). The Bobcats simply own this month, especially at home. Plymouth has a better home-field advantage than the Patriots. And as the lady once said, “All good things