It was an interesting result last week. Since Onalaska and Aquinas soccer played to a 0-0 tie after two overtimes, I’m claiming a tie on my record. So, instead of going 1-2 for the second straight week, I went 1-1-1 to put my overall record at 5-3-1. Here’s how it happened:
1. My pick: Onalaska soccer def. Aquinas 2-1. Actual result: Onalaska and Aquinas finish in 0-0 tie.
2. My pick: BRF football def. Arcadia 35-27. Acutal result: BRF def. Arcadia 27-18
3. My pick: G-E-T football def. West Salem 27-14. Actual result: West Salem def. G-E-T 21-14
After seeing many of these teams now for at least a month, I’m confident I can do better this week. Just watch, I’m hitting my stride with these upcoming picks.
1. Girls Golf – Tomah wins MVC Championship at Trempealeau Mountain
I often say golf is the hardest sport to pick an individual winner, since being such a mental game, even the best player can have an off day. Likewise, with a lot of luck involved as well, players with less skill can shoot lights out. But, with a couple of stalwart players, including MVC leader Dana Wagner and Danielle Ducklow (who shot an impressive 36 at Hiawatha on Monday despite cold and breezy conditions), it’s hard to think Tomah won’t be heading into Regionals (also at Hiawatha) as the Conference Champions.
2. Football – BRF def. G-E-T 18-15
I vowed not to pick against the Tigers in an earlier post, and I won’t this week. Keep in mind they are playing a G-E-T squad who are likely to be playing angry after suffering their first loss to West Salem last week. I see this one being a brawl until the end out in Galesville, but after all is said and done, Jordan Millis will find the endzone a couple more times and BRF will be going home happy.
3. Football – Necedah def. Hillsboro 35-28
Both teams have shown they have a nose for the endzone this year. Hillsboro has scored no fewer than 36 points this season, while Necedah’s scored at least 27. Hillsboro may still be undefeated, but their strength of schedule thus far has left something to be desired. Necedah’s only loss came at Bangor in a week two high-scoring thriller. Given the fact the Cardinals top two rushers (Kris Manning, Eugene Crabtree) have combined for more than 1100 yards in four weeks, my prediction is Bangor will be the only team still perfect in the Scenic Bluffs.