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Prep football: Sectional championship week media picks

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Marini continues to be 'The Man'

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 10:22 pm

TOM DAVIS, News-Sentinel sports editor

Last week: 7-3

Overall: 80-30

Carmel over Carroll – Greyhounds take away Tranquill brothers - to a degree - and the Chargers won't be electric.

North Side over Snider – History has to be altered at some point and Panthers' reign ceases Friday.

Bishop Dwenger over East Noble – Catholic team playing on a bishop-blessed field? Way too much for Knights to overcome.

New Haven over Norwell – Bulldogs won't be upset again, even by the scalding-hot Knights.

Concordia Lutheran over Bishop Luers – Cadet offense, scratch that, defense proves dominant.

Bremen over Woodlan – Balanced Lion offense proves better than one-dimensional Warriors.

South Adams over Southwood – Tougher league has prepared Starfires for this upset.

THE PIG, News-Sentinel football expert

Last week: 6-4

Overall: 74-36

Carmel over Carroll - Chargers put up a better fight than many expect.

Snider over North Side - Everything points to a Redskins victory here, but The Pig just isn't buying it ... yet.

Bishop Dwenger over East Noble - East Noble on the turf at Saint Francis? Good. But the Saints are no slouch either, and are peaking.

New Haven over Norwell - Magical second-half run for the Knights ends.

Concordia Lutheran over Bishop Luers - Knights have looked better last two weeks, but Cadets have looked impressive for months.

Woodlan over Bremen - Jaylin Bennett makes the Warriors go, but more weapons than many think at coach Sherwood Haydock's disposal.

Southwood over South Adams - Can the Starfires score enough to contend with Southwood? The Pig says no.

GLENN MARINI, WANE-TV sports director

Last week: 8-2

Overall: 82-28

Carmel over Carroll – I'm one of the few who think Carroll will make this a game.

North Side over Snider – 'Skins won 27-13 in Week 6, and neither team has changed much.

Bishop Dwenger over East Noble – EN's losses bother me more than Dwenger's.

New Haven over Norwell – This one will come down to big plays. Hogue and Vasquez make big plays look easy.

Concordia Lutheran over Bishop Luers – Morrison to Minich becoming a lethal combination.

Bremen over Woodlan – Bennett has impressed, but so did Bremen last week against Busco.

Southwood over South Adams – Starfires pulled one out last week, but doing it again may be tough task.

JOE WHELAN, WANE-TV weekend sports anchor

Last week: 8-2

Overall: 79-31

Carmel over Carroll - The Chargers finally meet their match.

Snider over North Side - The Panthers exact a little revenge.

Dwenger over East Noble - The Saints are hitting their playoff stride.

New Haven over Norwell - The Bulldogs offense is simply too much for the Knights.

Concordia over Luers - There's no answer for David Morrison.

Bremen over Woodlan - The Warriors fall on the road.

Southwood over South Adams - The Starfires run out of steam.