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Week 5 (10.2-3.2014) Predictions

Last week: 4-2

Season: 15-8

Where Mike will be this week: SM North vs. Olathe Northwest; Bonner Springs at Piper

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Thursday SM North (0-4) at Olathe Northwest (2-2) The Indians are coming off a 17-point loss to Olathe East last week, but they held a 14-13 lead at one point in the fourth quarter. It's homecoming tonight, so that might be some extra motivation to stop the losing streak, which stands at 23 games.

Olathe Northwest 28, SM North 14

Friday Mill Valley (1-3) at Staley (Mo). (4-2), The Jaguars got a huge first win last week, winning by 66 points. All yards were gained on the ground as Logan Koch, who returned after missing Week 3 at Derby, didn't throw a pass. Staley will provide a much more difficult challenge like Weeks 1-3 instead of what the Jaguars faced last week against Southwest (Mo.).

Staley 38, Mill Valley 27

SM Northwest (1-3) vs. Olathe East (3-1) Despite the rough start to the season, the Cougars are dealing with some injuries to starting quarterback Clay Droulliard and running back Deron Lowe. SM Northwest limped into the playoffs last year with a 2-1 record in district play and the same can happen this year as it plays SM West (1-3), SM South (1-3) and Blue Valley North (0-4).

Olathe East 45, SM Northwest 10

St. James (3-1) vs. Lincoln Prep (Mo.) (4-2) Don't let Lincoln Preps' record fool you. The Tigers, while athletic, play in the Interscholastic League, which isn't the strongest in the area. St. James should cruise the next two weeks before heading into district play.

St. James 37, Lincoln Prep 13

Bonner Springs (3-1) at Piper (4-0) A huge match-up with Piper as these two sit atop the Kaw Valley League as the only two remaining undefeated teams in league play. Last year, BSHS won 42-6 at home, but that shouldn't be the case tomorrow night. This one could come down to who has the ball last with less than two minutes to play.

Bonner Springs 21, Piper 20

Maranatha (0-4) vs. Doniphan West (0-4) This one will be played at Blue Valley West High. Maranatha is struggling to put points on the board (8.75 a game) and keep opponents off (31.25 a game). The Eagles are also dealing with a limited roster. However, Doniphan West is having a just as difficult a time (32.5 points allowed per game, 5 points scored per game). Will this be the week Maranatha gets it done?

Maranatha 14, Doniphan West 3

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