Sunday, October 21, 2012

Week 8

AA Varsity Week 8

Week Seven In Review
Sundevils pitchfork Barsby at home in a gridiron brawl, Hurricanes sputter into a tropical depression, Whalers harpoon the Royals en route to posting another big W , Timberwolves tree the Panthers, Dukes reign supreme on North Shore, Marauders get er done, Lakers awash in victory, Kelley Road runs to victory, Eagles claw past Islanders, Vikings raid Clansmen, Roadrunners run wild, Seahawks pounce on Crusaders and so it went this past weekend. 

The top 5 is certainly shaken-up and the playoff picture only got more interesting as a result.

Week 7 Scores

Seaquam 35 Holy Cross 17
Mission 49 Langley 7
Kelly Road 16 Duchess Park 0
South Delta 16 John Barsby 6
Pitt Meadows 21 Rick Hansen 8
Ballenas 33 Handsworth 14
Windsor 49 Argyle 0
Hugh Boyd 29 Eric Hamber 0
Robert Bateman 42 Abbotsford 14
Carson Graham 15 Nanaimo District 8
Kalamalka 33 Westsyde 0
Nechako Valley 66 Correlieu 7 

GI’s Top Five

1. Mission Roadrunners
2. South Delta Sundevils
3. John Barsby Bulldogs
4. Ballenas Whalers
5. Robert Bateman Timberwolves


Gridiron’s Week 8 Picks

Friday, 26 October

Handsworth @ Nanaimo: Handsworth played a surprisingly good first half vs Ballenas.  Now the Royals make the trip to Nanaimo to play a scrappy NDSS squad.  There ought to be some great banging going on this Friday in this close match-up.  The passing edge goes to Handsworth.  If the Islander crew gets healthy, they will give their full measure.  GI's Pick: Royals by 6

Robert Bateman @ Langley: This will be a physical game for awhile and then Bateman will pull away on the strength of their ground game and team speed.  GI's Pick: Bateman by 21

Frank Hurt @ Windsor:  Windsor is better in every aspect of the game.  GI's Pick: Dukes by 30

Argyle @ Carson Graham: The Eagles will win this game handily as they outmatch their opponents in terms of athletes and football moxy.  GI's Pick: Eagles by 28

Belmont @ Hugh Boyd: Belmont is ascendant, Boyd is as well, but not as dramatically.  I think Belmont matches up well across the board with the Trojans and all things even, probably are playing a bit more consistently of late.  GI's Pick: Belmont by 4

Barsby @ Ballenas: Number one in the West comes down to the 2012 Border Battle Game to be played at Merle Logan Field in Nanaimo.  The Whalers are red hot and undefeated in AA competition this year.  Barsby is one nasty hornet's nest headed into this game.  In a word, it is going to be epic.  The Whalers can do it all on offense and have a very physical defense.  Barsby is playing tough defense and offensively, well they have to look in the mirror and get better than they were last weekend. Special teams are going to be huge! Practices at both fields ought to be dialed in.  GI's Pick: Barsby by 7 

Abbottsford Collegiate @ Pitt Meadows: My, my a difference a year makes.  Pitt has really come on strong in 2012 and the program must be vibrating after this past week's big upset win over Hansen.  Too much size and speed for the Panthers to handle, not to mention momentum.  GI's Pick: Pitt by 14

Saturday, 27 October

South Kamloops @ Mt. Baker:  The Wild are in over their heads in this one.  A timely snow storm might slow things down a bit for SKS, but this should be a big win for the Titans.  GI's Pick: Titans by 28

Seaquam @ Eric Hamber: Two more weeks left Hamber, some good post-season JV Ball
and then 2012 is a wrap.  Find your positives and congrats on making it the distance!  Next year will be better because of the foundation laid by this year's squad.  Seaquam will load up Lego's stats in this one.  GI's Pick: Seaquam by 45
Mission @ Rick Hansen: Some lustre has been taken off of this game based on Hansen's recent defeat at the hands of the Marauders.  Still, this could be a big rebound game for the Hurricanes.  However the blue and gold do bounce, it won't be high enough in the face of the lazer speed and precision that the Roadrunners are going to bring to the table.  Weins, Horton and co. are going to be too much.  GI's Pick: Roadrunners by 23

Holy Cross @ South Delta: The Sundevils are coming off of a milestone game vs Barsby and are rolling on all cylinders.  This team is complete and hitting their stride at exactly the right time in the season.  Cross is outmatched at every position on the field athletically.  GI's Pick: South Delta by 28 plus.

AA Junior Varsity Week 8

Week In Review

The cream has really begun to rise in the JV ranks this past week.  The hottest team out there may be the number 3 ranked Mission Roadrunners.  The table is set for some decisive week 8 games. 

GI's Top 5

1. Abbottsford Collegiate Panthers
2. Robert Bateman Timberwolves
3. Mission Roadrunners
4. Carson Graham Eagles
5. Belmont Bulldogs

Honourable Mention: SKS Titans, PGSS Polars, NDSS Islanders, Hugh Boyd Trojans, John Barsby Bulldogs

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

frank hurt isnt playing windsor this friday thye are playing timberline on saturday