I’m recently retired from coaching after 23 years. I’m going to try my hand at predicting the weekly winners-6 games a week for 9 weeks provided everyone makes it through the season. I hope no one gets offended by these picks considering I’m still friends with most of these coaches…
WEEK 1 PICKS
First of all let’s wish best of luck to our 6 teams traveling to games this Friday night. Hopefully it’s not on Zum…
Winners underlined and in bold
Game of the week:
Glenelg at Atholton. This is where I’ll be Friday night for opening week action. I went back and forth with this pick but I have to give Atholton the benefit of the doubt after the success they’ve had the past 2 seasons. They have lost a ton of production from the QB and RB positions so we shall see if they can reload. Coach Bell is working hard with the Glads, and they return a lot of players, but I don’t know if they have the athletes to knock off A town.
Marriotts Ridge at Long Reach-Coach Willis and company should roll here even after losing the largest human ever to play in Howard County.
Wilde Lake at Mount Hebron-Even though the Lake lost the first HOCO PSU commit since Maybin, (coincidentally a MtH grad) they should still have enough to handle a Peperone-less Hebron squad. Coach Frederick (coincidentally a WL grad)has been building a solid program in Viking land, but WL’s defensive scheme is second to none. 😜
Centennial at Reservoir- Looking ahead schedule wise, Resi could potentially start the season 3-0. If you look at their off season videos, they’ve won the national championship already. Anyway, here’s hoping Centennial makes it through the season so everyone gets their full 9 games.
Oakland Mills at Howard - Howard may be in for a good ride this year-They should start off strong against a scrappy OM squad.
River Hill at Hammond- Good early season matchup for the Hawks. Not much more to say on this one-everyone knows how it should go.
Best of Luck to all teams!