Week 6 (10.10.2014) Predictions
Last week: 4-2
Where Mike will be this week: SM Northwest at Olathe Northwest
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Note: No pick for SM North/Olathe North as the game happened on Thursday. Olathe North won 41-14
Mill Valley (1-4) vs. Lansing (2-3), We'll finally figure out what kind of team the Jaguars are after this one. A win shows they beat the teams that are supposed to beat, and that their schedule has been ridiculously difficult. A loss shows that it's a down year for them, and it'll be an uphill battle in district play. It's homecoming tonight, so that should provide some extra motivation.
Mill Valley 38, Lansing 20
SM Northwest (2-3) at Olathe Northwest (3-2) Cougars played some really good ball last week against Olathe East. Duron Lowe and Sam Sullivan combined for 301 yards and four touchdowns. SM Northwest will need a repeat of that, or something close to it, to make it two wins in a row. Olathe Northwest likes to run the ball too.
SM Northwest 35, Olathe Northwest 28
St. James (4-1) at Field-Kindley (2-3) It's going to be a long night for St. James as they head down to Coffeyville, but it'll be worth it when they come back with a victory. The Thunder have been good all year, and are in great shape for a playoff run.
St. James 31, Field-Kindley 10
Bonner Springs (4-1) vs. Tonganoxie (1-4) Braves coach Lucas Aslin was named the Kansas City Chiefs Kansas Coach of the Week after defeating Piper last week. Like St. James, Bonner Springs is playing very good football right now. Makes me think the Thunder and Braves, and not Mill Valley, will be heading to the playoffs. This should be a quick game, as Tonganoxie's lone win came last week against Bishop Ward, 19-18. Yikes. Ward has been down for a few years, so that result is not a good one. Chieftains have no size, no speed and no depth. Not a recipe for success.
Bonner Springs 63, Tonganoxie 6
Maranatha (0-5) at Troy (4-1) Troy can put up some numbers, as it hung 64 on Jefferson County North — a team MCA will see Oct. 17 — last week. Maranatha can give up some numbers. I'm starting to see a trend in 2A, that teams have very good records or very poor records. There's hardly an in-between. It seems there's some growing pains still for the Eagles as they transitioned to KSHSAA this season. Last year, they played a predominately JV schedule.
Troy 54, Maranatha 6