Nebraska Prep Sports picks of the week for October 10. We missed getting our games and picks on-line last week but we are back this week for a big week of picks.
Be sure to check the District point standings (on this site) and see where your team(s) stand for making the playoffs. If we get the message boards and chat room working correctly we want "your" input and comments on the outlook of district races.
Now this weeks picks ……..
***Lincoln East at Lincoln Northeast
Comments : Lincoln Northeast suffered a loss to North Platte last week in district action. Lincoln East defeated Lincoln High in district play. This game is important to both teams in positioning for playoff action. A second loss by Northeast could give the Rockets little room to error the rest of the season.
*** The pick …… Lincoln Northeast 21-19 ** UPSET SPECIAL **
*** Columbus at North Platte
Comments: Both teams are 1-0 in district play after last week. North Platte still has doubters around the state. Danny Woodhead is the headliner at running back and Defensive back but North Platte has enough talent to be playing in the state championship game again. Columbus is solid and will be ready for the challenge this week.
*** the pick ….. North Platte 35-20
*** Omaha Creighton Prep at Papillion-LaVista
Comments : Prep is 1-0 in district play after last weeks win over Omaha Westside. Pap.-LV is 0-0 and playing their first district game. In Class A district 4 there are 4 teams that are deserving of playoff action but someone may not qualify so wins are very important.
*** the pick …. Omaha Creighton Prep 21-11
*** Omaha Central at Millard West
Comments : Omaha Central has a great deal of talent and several players are attracting Division 1 attention. The wins have not been there so far this year and a strong district showing maybe necessary to qualify for the playoffs. Millard West has shown a strong defense and a competent offense so far this season. It will be a great game for fans to watch.
*** the pick …. Omaha Central 23-16 *** UPSET SPECIAL ***
*** Gretna at Omaha Skutt
Comments : The featured game in Class B this week. Both teams are 1-0 in district play. Gretna is undefeated on the season and Skutt is 4-1 with their only loss to No. 1 Omaha Roncalli.
*** the pick …. Omaha Skutt 14-13 *** UPSET SPECIAL #3 ***
*** Chadron at Ogallala
Comments : Chadron is undefeated on the season but has not been rated until the past week due to strength of schedule. Ogallala is currently 4-1 having lost to No. 2 rated McCook.
*** the pick …. Ogallala 28-10
*** McCook at York
Comments : A non-district game where both teams are undefeated at 5-0. McCook has shown that they have missed last years players but that they have other talented players that are ready to step up do the job. York is having a breakout year and hopes to keep moving forwarded this week. It will be a big step.
*** the pick …. McCook 28-14
*** Wayne at Pierce
Comments : Pierce must not look ahead to matchup with Norfolk Catholic next week. Wayne needs to re-gain their focus and do the little things to pull out the win. This could be a very interesting game.
*** the pick …. Pierce 35-21
*** Aquinas at Wahoo Bishop Neumann
Comments : In this game it will be the matchup of two very solid lines. The game will turn on a turnover. Bishop Neumann has better depth and experience playing under pressure.
*** the pick … Bishop Neumann 18-10
*** Lawrence-Nelson at Sutton
Comments : Lawrence-Nelson has already suffered two losses and another loss will likely leave them out of the playoff picture. Sutton also must win as they still must play Sandy Creek in district action. Someone may not make the playoffs.
*** the pick … Sutton 6-3
*** North Platte St. Patrick at Grant
Comments : North Platte SP could put some space between themselves and other district foes with a win. But Grant could get back into the picture with a win.
*** the pick … North Platte SP 42-28
*** Howells at Humphrey St. Francis
Comments : Both teams are undefeated on the season. This will be the largest roadblock remaining for Howells on their way towards another undefeated season before the playoffs. If you want to watch two very good 8-man teams this would be a good choice.
*** the pick … Howells 14-13
*** Greeley-Wolbach at Shelby
Comments : Shelby is 4-1 and 3-0 in district play. Greeley-Wolbach is 5-0 and 3-0 in district action. The winner takes a big step towards playoff action.
*** the pick … Greeley-Wolbach 28-20
*** Potter-Dix at Wallace
Comments : In a non-district game Wallace must keep their momentnum up. Potter-Dix is capable of shaking up the playoff picture. Both teams have shown good line play and skill players able to move the sticks.
*** the pick … Wallace 45-40
*** Orchard at Lynch
Comments : Both teams are 3-0 in district action. Orchard is undefeated (5-0) while Lynch is currently 4-1 on the season. Both teams currently have a 2 game lead on other district competition. Neither team wants to see how the playoff wildcards figure out this season.
*** the pick … Orchard 33-28
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