Big apologies for the week two lapse! Life's priority list was not kind to ol GridIron and his picks. The dust has settled and it is time to "go to work"!
Friday, September 25th
Earl Marriot (AAA) at Clarence Fulton
Marriot is stuggling mightily in 09 and their freshman year at AAA ball will likely be unkind. This said, their trip to Vernon to lock horns with the Maroons ought to play out well.
Gridiron's Pick: Marriot by 14.
Norkam at Salmon Arm (AAA)
Salmon Arm has a good squad this year and will be too much for Norkam to handle. Gridiron's Pick: The Golds roll by 28
Valleyview at Mt. Douglas
The Vikings are outmatched in just about every area I can think of in this game. Tenth grade running back sensation Terrel Davis of the Rams will have a field day against the Valleyview Defense and the Rams will be throwing the ball at will.
Gridiron's Pick: Mt. Douglas by 40
Saturday September 26th
Mt. Baker at Penticton (Tier 2)
Friday, September 25th
Handsworth at John Barsby
This is shaping up to be a very key game in the Coastal Conference with the winner having the inside track to a playoff berth and the loser facing an uphill battle getting into the post-seson dance. Barsby is at home and Handsworth has a ferry trip to deal with. Both sqads are coming off of impressive victories last weekend.
Gridiron's Pick: Barsby by 4
Windsor at Frank Hurt
Windsor has by the scheduling Gods come across an opening three weeks of cupcake games. Frank Hurt will be a further tune-up for the surging Dukes headed into a tough as nails October schedule.
Gridiron's Pick: Windsor by 44
Abbottsford Collegiate at Hugh Boyd
Hugh Boyd will again play the whole roster as they get important reps in headed into the October smash mouth contests ahead. Abbottsford looks to improve week to week and will certainly be given a litmus test of their progress to date vs the Trojans.
Gridiron's Pick: Boyd by 36
Pitt Meadows at Rick Hansen
If there is going to be an upset this week, it is going to be this game. Pitt roasted the West Van AAA squad last week and there has been some muttering on the net about Hansen underachieving thus far. I think Hansen gets better each week as a product of their coaching style. Pitt has some dandy athletes.
Gridiron's Pick: Hansen by three!
Sands at Mission
Sands likes to play smashmouth ball..Mission is all about finesse. Rock-em-Sock-em rules.
Gridiron's Pick: Sands by 18
Saturday, September 26th
Belmont at Timberline
Belmont played a six point game vs Barsby for the first half last week. Belmont has stud athletes and lots of em. Their game will only get better. Belmont will win by a good score.
Gridiron's Pick: Belmont by 14
Ballenas at South Delta
Langley at Seaquam
Seaquam's juggernaut on the ground will face a big, tough Langley roster. Time to see if Langley has turned the corner to being competitive in the upper echelons of the league. I won't believe it til I see it.
Gridiron's Pick: Seaquam by 24