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Regional Finals: High school football media and fan picks

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Davis bringing up the rear

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 3:36 am

TOM DAVIS, News-Sentinel sports editor

Last week: 4-2

Overall: 84-32

Carroll over Merrillville – If Chargers can win at Penn, how tough can the Pirates be?

Snider over Fishers – Panthers rep the city well, just like Carroll and Heritage have.

Concord over Bishop Dwenger – Saints had a nice post-season run to salvage pride in season.

Heritage over Mishawaka Marian – Stop the run, Patriots will throw. And vice versa.

Bishop Luers over Tipton – This one will be closer than year's past, but same result.

GLENN MARINI, WANE-TV sports director

Last week: 4-2

Overall: 91-25

Carroll over Merrillville – Chargers playing at the top of their game at the right time.

Snider over Fishers – Panthers have been steady all season.

Concord over Bishop Dwenger – Will be closer than many people think.

Heritage over Mishawaka Marian – Patriots are hottest 3A team in the state right now.

Bishop Luers over Tipton – Never bet against Luers in the tournament. Ever.

JOE WHELAN, WANE-TV weekend sports anchor

Last week: 5-1

Overall: 87-29

Carroll over Merrillville – The Chargers are beginning to look like a team of destiny at this point.

Snider over Fishers – The Panthers aren't going to be stopped at home.

Concord over Bishop Dwenger – The Saints have had a nice postseason run, but it gets tripped up by Concord.

Heritage over Mishawaka Marian – Is there a hotter team than the Patriots right now?

Bishop Luers over Tipton – The Knights just get it done in the playoffs.

THE PIG, News-Sentinel football expert

Last week: 5-1

Overall: 87-29

Merrillville over Carroll - A toss-up game, tie goes to the home team.

Snider over Fishers - Panthers are beat up, but will find a way to win.

Bishop Dwenger over Concord - The Pig feels the Saints are improving with every week.

Heritage over Mishawaka Marian - Let down game after the win over Jimtown? Don't bet on it.

Bishop Luers over Tipton - Could be the Knights' toughest challenge of the entire tournament.

THE FANS, News-Sentinel online polls

Carroll: 78.10 percent over Merrillville: 21.90 percent

Snider: 81.37 percent over Fishers: 18.63 percent

Concord: 63.00 percent over Bishop Dwenger: 37.00 percent

Heritage3: 86.67 percent over Mishawaka Marian: 13.33 percent

Bishop Luers: 82.11 percnet over Tipton: 17.89 percent