Week 3 (9.19.2014) Predictions
Last week: 2-3
Where Mike will be this week: St. James at De Soto
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Mill Valley (0-2) at Derby (1-1), The Jaguars travel to see the defending 6A champs tonight. If Mill Valley loses tonight, it won't be the worst thing. All these games that lead up to district play will help prepare the Jaguars. Who would have that 0-3 might be a good thing?
Derby 37, MVHS 24
SM East (2-0) at SM Northwest (1-1) The Cougars led by as many as 24 against SM North last week, and needed a field goal by Jonathan Killeen to win the game. SMNW won't have the 34-point outburst this week like it did last week. SM East has outscored its opponents 88-10. I see this one going a lot like week one against Blue Valley.
SM East 56, SM Northwest 7
SM North (0-2) at SM West (0-2) Will Schneider willed SM North from 31-8 deficit to take a 32-31 lead with 74 seconds left against SM Northwest last week only to see it slip away. The losing streak will end this season — I guarantee that — and it might come sooner than against Wyandotte in Week 7. For the sake of predictions, I have SMW winning, but I can see it going either way.
SM West 21, SM North 20
St. James (2-0) at De Soto (1-1) SJA has been cruising along so far this season. It'll be nice to see them in person for the first time since 7-on-7 this summer.
St. James 35, De Soto 7
Bonner Springs (1-1) vs. Basehor-Linwood (2-0) The Braves have had kicking issues this season and they went for two after every score last week. Chanute loaded the box last week forcing BSHS and Conner Byers to beat it with the pass...they did. Byers threw five touchdowns. The Braves defense will see the pistol formation again, something it saw against Eudora in Week 1. After watching film and seeing it, they should be a little more prepared. The Rod Stallbaumer era is off to a nice start at BLHS, but haven't defeated anybody convincingly. The Chieftain's Justin Nutter will be at this one.
Bonner Springs 34, Basehor-Linwood 28
Saturday Maranatha (0-2) at Christ Prep (2-1) A 2 p.m., matinee played at Olathe Northwest, the Eagles are seeking their first win as a KSHSAA football squad. Last week against Northeast-Arma, MCA turned the ball over too many times in cold, wet conditions. Game-time temperature should be 85 degrees with the rain holding off.
Christ Prep 45, Maranatha 24