CREST CHARGERS vs ASHBROOK GREENWAVE
MY PICK: CREST CHARGERS
The Crest Chargers appear to have things rolling in their favor winning 3 consecutive improving their record to (4-2). This week they will be on the road against a tough Ashbrook Greenwave (3-3) team trying to get back on track after losing big to South Point 35-13, last week. The constant for Crest has been on the defensive side of the ball. To the stronger defense goes the victory.
SHELBY GOLDEN LIONS vs CHASE TROJANS
MY PICK: SHELBY GOLDEN LIONS
The Golden Lions experienced a humbling defeat last week shutout 25-0 to South Pointe. Though the scores tells one story those who follow high school football understood the up hill battle that Coach Ware and the Golden Lions took on against South Pointe (Rock Hill, SC). South Pointe and their tradition of football and talent from bottom to top of theroster was just too much to overcome. This week it will be back to business and a short memory on the road against the Chase Trojans.
MT ISLAND RAPTORS vs CHERRYVILLE IRONMEN
MY PICK: MOUNTAIN ISLAND RAPTORS
After a tough one point loss last week to the to the Community School of Davidson, 34-33 the Ironmen will be back at home against a very tough Mountain Island team. The (2-4) Ironmen will have to come out with a much better effort on defense to keep this game in reach. So far on the season the Ironmen have given up 197 points to their opponents, and that stats does not match well with Mt Island who on average scores a fraction under 40 points per game.
EAST LINCOLN MUSTANGS vs NORTH LINCOLN KNIGHTS
MY PICK: NORTH LINCOLN KNIGHTS
It will be a short transit for the East Lincoln Mustangs from Denver to Pumpkin Center for Friday nights match up against the North Lincoln Knights. The Mustangs still continue to struggle on the offensive side averaging 13 points per contest, but the defense has been stellar holding all opponents to only 70 points on the year. That type of defensive effort will be needed against the high scoring offense of North Lincoln, averaging 40 points per game.
OTHER AREA CONFERENCE GAMES
(MY PICKS IN BOLD)
Union Academy @ Bessemer City
East Gaston @ South Point
Forestview @ North Gaston
Kings Mountain @ Hunter Huss
Highland Tech @ Pine Lake Prep
Bandys @ Lincolnton
East Rutherford @ RS Central
CS of Davidson @ T.Jefferson
Lake Norman Chater @ Maiden
STUART CRAMER STORM vs BURNS BULLDOGS
MY PICK: BURNS BULLDOGS
It has been a rough two week span for the Bulldogs and Storm. Stuart Cramer, in the past two weeks against the Cleveland County (Kings Mountain, Crest), had equaled two consecutive losses. Burns Bulldogs in the past two weeks versus Gaston County teams (Ashbrook, Hunter Huss) has also resulted in two consecutive losses. The (1-5) Bulldogs at home should be enough of an edge to complete the three game sweep for Cleveland County teams versus Stuart Cramer.
WEST LINCOLN REBELS vs NEWTON CONOVER RED DEVILS
MY PICK: NEWTON CONOVER RED DEVILS
The (5-1) Newton-Conover Red Devils will be home against a tough (3-3) West Lincoln Rebel team that loves to push the Red Devils to the limits every time they match up against one another. This years Red Devils, unlike last year, added a defensive element to an offensive attack that loves to visit the end zone. They have already surmounted 240 points on season while only allowing 71 total points. This has the potential to turn into a shoot out, but the edge will favor the Devils pushing to 3 consecutive wins.
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