TOM DAVIS, News-Sentinel Sports Editor
Last week: 5-5
Lakeland over Concordia Lutheran – Cadets are hot, but Lakers are hotter.
Columbus Hartley over Bishop Luers – Knights don't travel well.
Northrop over Wayne – Do you ever really know with the Bruins?
North Side at South Side – South Side improving, but not enough.
Bluffton over Adams Central – Back in the day maybe the Jets had a chance.
Leo over Garrett – Great game. Will be close.
Woodlan over South Adams – Warriors getting to be very competitive.
Churubusco over Fairfield – Falcons have owned this series of late, but not tonight.
Carroll over Columbia City – Chargers roll just like East Noble did.
New Haven over East Noble – Bulldog defense will be the key.
GLENN MARINI, WANE-TV Sports Director
Last week: 8-2
Lakeland over Concordia Lutheran – Lakers beat Cadets by 19 last year in FW.
Columbus Hartley over Bishop Luers – Last trip to Ohio didn't go so well.
Northrop over Wayne – Bruins hard to figure out, but should beat Generals.
North Side over South Side – Archers improving, just not enough.
Bluffton over Adams Central – Tigers having a solid season at 5-2.
Garrett over Leo – Lions have gotten a scare in last two games.
Woodlan over South Adams – Warriors have played Leo & Garrett close.
Churubusco over Fairfield – Eagles will bounce back after Culver loss.
Carroll over Columbia City – Chargers solid in all aspects of the game.
New Haven over East Noble – Bulldogs have the better D in this one.
JOE WHELAN, WANE-TV Weekend Sports Anchor
Last week: 8-2
Lakeland over Concordia Lutheran – Close call, but the Lakers should be fired up to take down an SAC team.
Columbus Hartley over Bishop Luers – This is a tough one for the Knights who travel to face a top 25 team from Ohio.
Northrop over Wayne – The Bruins offense is simply too much for Wayne to slow down.
Adams Central over Bluffton – The Patriots have righted the ship after a three-game skid.
Leo over Garrett – The Lions have looked vulnerable at times and Garrett is at home – but I think Leo pulls out a close one.
Woodlan over South Adams – The Starfires just haven't been able to score this season, the Warriors have shown at least some pop.
Churubusco over Fairfield – The Eagles are going to be fired up after losing a non-conference tilt last Friday.
Carroll over Columbia City – Drue Tranquill will be a handful for Eagles if he plays as well as he did last week against Homestead.
New Haven over East Noble – the Bulldogs win at home setting up a monster showdown with Homestead.
THE PIG, News-Sentinel football expert
Last week: 6-4
Lakeland over Concordia Lutheran - NECC teams should not be beating up on SAC teams, but the Lakers will do just that.
Columbus Hartley over Bishop Luers - Another long drive for a Knights loss.
Northrop defeats Wayne. Bruins rebound after disappointing loss.
North Side over South Side - Totem Pole game will be closer than expected with Redskins reeling.
Adams Central over Bluffton - Tigers brought back down to earth in rout last week.
Garrett over Leo - Your upset special. It's time the Lions go down in the ACAC.
South Adams over Woodlan - Warriors put up a fight against Leo last week, but won't get over the hump.
Churubusco over Fairfield - Back to the NECC = back to winning for the Eagles.
Carroll over Columbia City - Most underachieving team this season is Columbia City.
East Noble over New Haven - The Pig has been calling this for weeks and is sticking to it.
THE FANS, News-Sentinel online poll results
Last week: 6-4
Concordia Lutheran: 54.55 percent over Lakeland: 45.45 percent
Bishop Luers: 66.36 percent over Columbus Hartley: 33.64 percent
Northrop: 89.80 percent over Wayne: 10.20 percent
North Side: 91.35 percent over South Side: 8.65 percent
Bluffton: 62.37 percent over Adams Central: 37.63 percent
Leo: 66.39 percent over Garrett: 33.61 percent
Woodlan: 71.74 percent over South Adams: 28.26 percent
Churubusco: 89.42 percent over Fairfield: 10.58 percent
Carroll: 91.53 percent over Columbia City: 8.47 percent
New Haven: 53.45 percent over East Noble: 46.55 percent