TOM DAVIS, News-Sentinel sports editor
Last week: 7-3
Heritage over Garrett - Patriots learned lessons of overlooking Railroaders a week ago.
Bluffton over Eastern - Comets haven't beaten good (or average) team all year.
South Adams over Northfield - Norse have three wins over teams with two wins combined.
Carroll over Homestead - Chargers fans reveling in this season versus Sparty.
East Noble over NorthWood - No one is beating Knights - in Kendallville.
Bellmont over Whitko - Braves aren't real good, but are good enough.
Bishop Dwenger over Northridge - Tough road test for Saints, but they pass it - barely.
Bishop Luers over West Noble - At some point, pride has to become involved with Knights.
Churubusco over Eastside - Eagles snap two-game skid - barely.
Leo over Wawasee - Lions have outscored 4A opponents 86-6 this year.
THE PIG, News-Sentinel football expert
Last week: 8-2
Heritage over Garrett - This week, Patriots get off to quick start, down Garrett comfortably.
Bluffton over Eastern - Tigers have lost three straight, but get a sectional win on the road.
Northfield over South Adams - Starfires have not won since early September.
Carroll over Homestead - No one is playing better right now than the Chargers.
East Noble over NorthWood - Knights' defense has been impressive last three weeks.
Whitko over Bellmont - Bellmont has struggled to slow down good teams offensively.
Bishop Dwenger over Northridge - No easy opponent for the Saints to open sectional play.
Bishop Luers over West Noble - This has to be the week, right?
Churubusco over Eastside - Time for Eagles to respond after two-game losing skid.
Leo over Wawasee - Lions better not look ahead, Warriors are tough.
GLEN MARINI, WANE-TV sports director
Last week: 7-3
Heritage over Garrett - This one will feel like deja vu all over again.
Bluffton over Eastern - Tigers better prepared than Comets for playoffs.
South Adams over Northfield - Like Bluffton, Starfires had tougher body of work.
Carroll over Homestead - Teams headed in opposite directions.
East Noble over NorthWood - Knights tough to figure out, but are plenty dangerous in Kendallville.
Bellmont over Whitko - Braves seem to turn in on when they play 3A teams in the postseason.
Bishop Dwenger over Northridge - Saints have track record of getting things done in the playoffs.
Bishop Luers over West Noble - I just can't imagine a world where Luers goes 0-for-the-season.
Churubusco over Eastside - Eagles will get back to their winning ways after two tough losses.
Leo over Wawasee - I would not take the Warriors for granted in this battle.
JOE WHELAN, WANE-TV weekend sports anchor
Last week: 6-4
Heritage over Garrett – Patriots make it two in a row over Railroaders.
Bluffton over Eastern – Tigers have four wins to Eastern's two.
South Adams over Northfield – SA beat Bluffton this season, Northfield didn't.
Carroll over Homestead – Chargers' offense can't be stopped lately.
East Noble over NorthWood – Knights are going to be tough for anyone to beat..
Bellmont over Whitko – Bellmont has played tougher schedule.
Bishop Dwenger over Northridge – Tough game, but Saints will step it up in playoffs.
Bishop Luers over West Noble – Luers has played tougher schedule.
Churubusco over Eastside – Eagles have already beaten them once..
Leo over Wawasee – Lions stay undefeated even though Warriors fight hard.