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Week 6: High school football media picks and fan picks

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Perfect Week 5 record boosts Marini to top

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 11:29 pm

Every week various members of the local media will predict the winners of prep football games. This year we have added a new dimension to the picks: The fans' vote from our online poll.

TOM DAVIS, News-Sentinel sports editor

Last week: 9-1, Overall: 39-11

Snider over North Side - My pre-season selection of the Panthers to win the SAC was ingenius!

South Adams over Adams Central - Starfires own this series.

Leo over Heritage - I'm just interested to see if Pats can stay within 20.

Bluffton over Southern Wells - Tigers have to regroup after emotional loss.

Northrop over Fenton (IL) - Bruins will be better rested than road warriors.

Indianapolis Tech over South Side - Tech is a solid program and at home.

Bishop Luers over Concordia Lutheran - The brief Steve Keefer-era begins on high note.

New Haven over Columbia City - Bulldogs go on road and win easily.

Carroll over Bellmont - Braves will make this interesting though.

Lakeland over Eastside - Blazers better not go and mess up next week's match-up of Lakers and Fairfield.

GLENN MARINI, WANE-TV sports director

Last week: 10-0, Overall: 40-10

Snider over North Side – Special teams could play a big role in this one at the end.

South Adams over Adams Central – Starfires have won four straight against Jets.

Leo at Heritage – Patriots are good, but not on Leo's level yet.

Bluffton over Southern Wells – Raiders' 2 wins come against winless teams.

Northrop over Fenton (IL) – That's a 5+ hour drive according to Google.

Indianapolis Tech over South Side – South Side making strides, hope they can surprise me.

Bishop Luers over Concordia Lutheran – Distractions not a factor after ball is snapped.

New Haven over Columbia City – Eagles up and down, Bulldogs consistent.

Carroll over Bellmont – Dinan's club gutted one out last week, can do it again.

Lakeland over Eastside – Lakers are No. 9 in 3A for a reason.

JOE WHELAN, WANE-TV weekend sports anchor

Last week: 9-1, Overall: 35-15

North Side over Snider – Call it a hunch, but the Redskins may have enough weapons to sneak a few past the Panthers dominant defense.

Adams Central over South Adams – In a coin toss game, the Patriots offense has been a bit better this season – give them the edge.

Leo over Heritage – Lions are simply too strong and playing at home makes them an even tougher draw.

Bluffton over Southern Wells – Give Bluffton the edge at home.

Northrop over Fenton (IL) – The Bruins may have finally found the rhythm they've been searching for.

Indianapolis Tech over South Side – Tech can put up some points and the Archers have had trouble slowing down offenses this year.

Bishop Luers over Concordia Lutheran – Knights certainly have a rallying point to play for this week and will come out fast.

New Haven over Columbia City – Bulldogs continue to impress and should win comfortably.

Carroll over Bellmont – Braves offense is a little too one-dimensional to overcome a stingy Chargers D.

Lakeland at Eastside – The Lakers could be the class of the NECC this season.

THE PIG, News-Sentinel football expert

Last week: 10-0, Overall: 38-12

Snider over North Side - Panthers will make less mistakes, dominate in the trenches

Adams Central over South Adams - Who expected these two teams to be winless in ACAC entering week six?

Leo over Heritage - Wishful thinking believing this one will be that close.

Bluffton over Southern Wells - Break up the Tigers!

Northrop over Fenton (IL) - Bruins vs. Bison? Will this game be on Animal Planet?

Indianapolis Tech over South Side - Archers could not slow down Tech offense last year. More of the same.

Bishop Luers over Concordia Lutheran - Do the Knights regroup, or completely fall apart?

Columbia City over New Haven - Eagles have been less than impressive so far, but get big win.

Carroll over Bellmont - Chargers pick up a win on the road.

Lakeland over Eastside - NECC should just fast-forward to Week nine showdown between Lakeland and 'Busco.

THE FANS, News-Sentinel Fan Pick 'Em Poll

Snider: 74.8 percent over North Side: 25.2 percent

Adams Central: 59.6 percent over South Adams: 40.4 percent

Leo: 75.44 percent over Heritage: 24.56 percent

Bluftton: 80.0 percent over Southern Wells: 20.0 percent

Northrop: 91.07 percent over Fenton (Ill.): 8.93 percent

South Side: 52.81 percent over Indianapolis Tech: 47.19 percent

Bishop Luers: 76.07 percent over Concordia: 23.93 percent

New Haven: 80.95 percent over Columbia City: 19.05 percent

Carroll: 72.14 percent over Bellmont: 27.86 percent

Lakeland: 67.05 percent over Eastside: 32.95 percent