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Thursday, September 07, 2017 12:01 am



Trash. Absolute trash.

The Pig struggled in Week 3, continuing a trend that has plagued him thus far this season.
Some prognosticators would get down on themselves, maybe even get out of the business and go work at an amusement park guessing people's weight and birthday.

But The Pig is not a quitter. He hasn't been doing this for 20-plus years only to waddle away when things get tough.

No sir.
After a few days of guilt eating and sobbing into a hay-filled pillow, it's time to get back out there and prove to many that The Pig can still carry his weight in the soothsaying game.

Here we go:

Last week: 12-6

Overall: 45-16

CONCORDIA AT BISHOP LUERS. Ouch, what was that last week Luers? Losing to Homestead is one thing. Losing to Homestead by 44 points is quite another. But it's time to bounce back. The Cadets have beaten Luers two straight times. The last time Concordia won three straight in the series? Never. THE PIG SAYS BISHOP LUERS BY 13.

NORTH SIDE AT WAYNE. Who has thrown for the most yards in the SAC behind Homestead's Jiya Wright? Try Brandan Young of Wayne, who has amassed 614 yards through the air in three games. He should add to that total considerably on Friday. THE PIG SAYS WAYNE BY 18.

NORTHROP AT CARROLL. One of these weeks, Northrop is going to win a game that no one expects. It may be this year. It may be next year. But it's coming. However, it won't be this week...THE PIG SAYS CARROLL BY 15.

SOUTH SIDE AT SNIDER. You know you're good when people question why you beat a solid Class 3A team by only 17 points. A 24-7 victory over Concordia last week did not wow The Pig like the first two weeks, but 3-0 is 3-0. Make that 4-0...THE PIG SAYS SNIDER BY 42.

HOMESTEAD AT BISHOP DWENGER. How crazy good has Jiya Wright been? Through the first three games, the Homestead senior QB has already amassed 1,039 yards of total offense — 768 passing and 271 rushing. That's stupid good. THE PIG SAYS HOMESTEAD BY 2.

BELLMONT AT NORWELL. The Braves have suffered heartbreak each of the last two weeks, with close losses in dramatic fashion to South Adams and Columbia City. Coach Marty Ballard's team needs a win in the worst way. They get it Friday. THE PIG SAYS BELLMONT BY 6.

COLUMBIA CITY AT HUNTINGTON NORTH. Weeks 1-3 have been brutal for HN, which opened against Marion, Eastbrook and East Noble, teams a combined 8-1. The Pig has to think the Vikings are better than what we have seen thus far, right? Maybe? THE PIG SAYS HUNTINGTON NORTH BY 4.

EAST NOBLE AT DEKALB. Speaking of teams that started the year with three straight toughies, the Barons are 0-3 after battling undefeateds Angola and New Haven and one-loss Garrett. It doesn't get any easier with the Knights coming to town. THE PIG SAYS EAST NOBLE BY 34.

NEW HAVEN AT LEO. Can a league title be won in Week 4? No, but it can be lost. Consider this game an eliminator of sorts. The winner likely battles East Noble for the NE8 crown. The loser? Well, it maybe it still has a shot at the league championship...actually, The Pig says no it doesn't. THE PIG SAYS NEW HAVEN BY 5.

ADAMS CENTRAL AT JAY COUNTY. Holton Hill has thrown for 461 yards and has a 7:1 touchdown/interception ratio through three games for Jay County. The Flying Jets haven't lost three straight games since 2014. THE PIG SAYS JAY COUNTY BY 8.

BLUFFTON AT WOODLAN. Are the Warriors going to get bored with crushing everyone like they did last year? They better not. Bigger challenges await...at some point. THE PIG SAYS WOODLAN BY 42.

HERITAGE AT SOUTH ADAMS. Always known as a pass-heavy offense (sarcasm), South Adams has been slinging it all over so far this season. Sophomore Nic Stuber has thrown for 523 yards and seven touchdowns to help the Starfires to a 3-0 start. Heritage has beaten South Adams as recently as two years ago. Won't happen this season. THE PIG SAYS SOUTH ADAMS BY 11.

SOUTHERN WELLS AT PARK TUDOR. Park Tudor may be 0-3, but it has played some solid teams and not been embarrassed. The Raiders have been unable to find much offense at all outside dropping 33 on Fremont in Week 1. THE PIG SAYS PARK TUDOR BY 16.

ANGOLA AT WEST NOBLE. Three picks. Three losses. That's The Pig's track record with Angola this year. On the flip, the Hornets are reaping the rewards. Sometimes, you have to stick with what works...THE PIG SAYS WEST NOBLE BY 3.

COVENANT CHRISTIAN AT FREMONT. So apparently, not only does Covenant Christian have a football team, it's also 3-0 with wins over Rock Creek Academy, Oldenburg Academy and Dugger Union. Still reading? Why? THE PIG SAYS COVENANT CHRISTIAN BY 1.

EASTSIDE AT CHURUBUSCO. Can the Eagles take the confidence gained by last week's victory over Garrett and apply it this week in a game that likely will decide who wins the NECC Small Division? That's the question that The Pig is paid big (in lamb chops) to know. THE PIG SAYS CHURUBUSCO BY 2.

FAIRFIELD AT NILES (MICH.). The Pig knows nothing about Niles other than it is in Michigan. There's your analysis. THE PIG SAYS NILES BY 11.

GARRETT AT LAKELAND. Did you know that the last six Garrett losses dating back to 2015 have all come at home? Of course you didn't, which is why The Pig is here to educate. THE PIG SAYS GARRETT BY 14.

PRAIRIE HEIGHTS AT CENTRAL NOBLE. The Pig is out of witty things to write. This one will be ugly anyway. THE PIG SAYS CENTRAL NOBLE BY 39.


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