Friday Football Feast: Nashua North a solid pick over Bishop Guertin
They call them 50/50 balls for a reason, right?
As great as it felt up in Milford to be patted on the back for my brilliant call of Souhegan’s upset over the unbeaten Spartans, it took less than minutes to come tumbling back to earth as Nashua North rendered my prediction of a South shocker useless.
That and the Trinity stunner over Campbell – a pick nobody had – left the big fella at a pathetic 4-2 for the week, 31-7 on the year.
Side note here: After serious contemplation, I am going to admit, without a shadow of a doubt, that I am officially addicted to the Milford High concession stand’s halftime cheeseburger. But I digress. Back to work, Longo.
Game of the Week
Bishop Guertin at Nashua North: Another Friday night and, weather permitting, another super packed house at Stellos.
That is a great thing for the kids, high school football and the community in general.
Bishop Guertin finds itself in desperation mode or does it? The Cards finish with three of the softer touches in the East, after this one.
Sweep those and six wins will all but assure a playoff spot.
Still, this is North-Guertin, an intra-Nashua battle, and that means emotion-filled football.
This will be a football game until very late.
However, any thoughts of a Guertin upset pick were swiped away with the news of Joey Lupo’s injury.
Titans 29, Cards 12
And the Rest
Keene at Merrimack: Dot the Is and cross the Ts and the Tribe walks away quite content.
No shocker here.
T’Hawks 34, B’Birds 7
Nashua South at Winnacunnet: The Panthers can do themselves and the rest of the West Conference a favor here against the boys from Hampton Beach.
If South wasn’t angry enough about the loss to North last week, the ride down Route 101 on the Friday night of Columbus Day Weekend will certainly make the Nashuans a tad salty.
Panthers 31, Warriors 17
Alvirne at Manchester West: Two words, schedule strength. The Broncos appear to worked out the few kinks that remained and appear ready for a November run.
Alvirne has to deal with West’s ground game and should. Hey Dobek and Keegan, we’re counting on you here.
Broncos 28, Knights 12
Milford at Kennett: Milford suddenly can’t stop a nosebleed. That’s troubling, especially for a team with such high playoff aspirations.
I’m relying on the strength of the South to make this pick. The North is just 1-4 in crossover games this year, folks. Consider that a trend.
Spartans 44, Eagles 40
Pelham at Souhegan: Honestly, I’ve waffled on this pick all week. It’s like the Super Bowl. Every year, I change my mind like six times.
My heart says Sabers. But my head?
Pythons 26, Sabers 24
Hollis Brookline at Sanborn: Not going to lie, the sure-to-be muddy track in Kingston won’t help the Cavaliers. Still, HB is just too explosive.
Air Wimmer 35, Indians 14
Kearsarge at Campbell: Timing is everything. And having to travel to Campbell on a Saturday night, after a Cougar loss to Trinity?
That’s awful timing.
Home Cougars 46, Away Cougars 12
Contact Hector Longo at 594-1253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.