Week 7 Predictions (10.17.2014)
Last week: 4-1
Where Mike will be this week: St. James at Mill Valley
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Mill Valley (2-4) vs. St. James (5-1), I've had this one circled since I learned about the match up. I believe, and I could be wrong, this is the first match up between the two schools in football. The winner of this one will have control of the district, while the loser will have to win the next two to make the playoffs. St. James prides themselves on its defense. They'll have fun trying to stop Logan Koch.
St. James 21, Mill Valley 20
SM Northwest (2-4) at SM West (2-4) It's been a roller coaster season for the Cougars, but it's a new slate. They went to the playoffs last year with a 3-6 record, and they'll most likely head back this season with either a 5-4 record or a 4-5 record. SM South, Blue Valley and SM West come in with a combined 5-13 record. Not a guarantee, but I would be shocked if they aren't playing in November. Duron Lowe rushed for 201 yards two weeks ago and five yards last week. I see him getting back on track tonight with a 100-yard or more effort.
SM Northwest 31, SM West 21
SM North (0-6) vs. Wyandotte (1-5) The 25-game losing streak ends tonight. Not only that, but a two-game winning streak will begin as the Indians will win tonight and then win big next week against Harmon, who lost 83-0 last night to SM East. QB Will Schneider is confident his team is making the playoffs. He told me two weeks ago after a loss to Olathe Northwest.
SM North 42, Wyandotte 27
Bonner Springs (5-1) at Turner (3-3) QB Connor Byers has passed for 1,347 yards and 14 touchdowns. He's rushed for 516 yards and eight TDs. Byers, Koch and Lansing's Krystian Abbott are very good QBs, but get no love for playing in the Kaw Valley League. The Braves should roll tonight, but the following two weeks are going to be brutal. Fortunately for them Mill Valley and St. James are both at home. It's unfortunate that one of these three teams is going to see their season come to an end earlier than expected.
Bonner Springs 42, Turner 17
Maranatha (0-6) at Immaculata (0-6) The Eagles won't be making the 2-1A playoffs, but now they're playing for pride these next three weeks just trying to find a win. It's not going to be easy, but it's possible.
Immaculata 17, Maranatha 10