Summer vacation is over and it’s time for my favorite part of the year…high school football season. Welcome to season 6 of Pike’s Picks over the past 5 seasons I have picked over 600 games with over a 90% success rate. How will I do this year? To find out lets go to our game of the week.
Our game of the Week features the Pirates (Pirates) of Page High School as they take on the War Eagles (Eagles) of Davie County. Both teams come into the season as title contenders as well as ranked in the top 6 in the Triad. Page is predicted to have one of the best offenses in the state while Davie County will rely strongly on their tough defense. Who will start the season off with a win?
Pike’s Pick – The Pirates (PIRATES) Clip the War Eagles (Eagles) in a good one 31 – 21.
Mt Airy over Starmount 45 – 3 (SWOOSH)
Reidsville over McMichael – 56 - 7
Dudley over Carver 42 - 14
North Davidson over Thomasville – 31 - 17
East Forysth over Reynolds – 35 - 10
Northwest Guilford over Smith – 42 - 6
Southern Guilford over Eastern Guilford – 24 - 17
Western Guilford over Morehead – 38 - 3
Randleman over Southwestern Randolph – 49 – 7
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This is what it has all come down to, this is what all the training, all the two-a-day practices are for, this is what makes all the sweat, the pain, and the hard work worth it.A chance to be forever known as the best, a chance to be State Champions.Four Triad teams have the chance to become champions this weekend and to find out who will bring home the titles let’s go to the match-ups.
The Eastern Alamance Eagles are back in the State Title game for the 2nd year in a row and they are out for revenge. Last year they lost to West Rowan by a touchdown and face them again this year. Can Eastern Alamance avenge last year’s loss and bring home the title? Pike's Picks - Eastern Alamancebeats West Rowan for the title 24 - 20.
The Carver Yellow Jackets take onTarboro Highas they try to win their first title since 2002. Can the Yellowjackets and first year Head Coach Melvin Palmer bring home the goods? Pike's Picks: Carver over Tarboro 28 - 21.
The only people that thought the Davie County War Eagles could win a state title this year, was the Davie County War Eagles.And after a 5 and 6 regular season, even the War Eagles had to doubt their own chances. However they have gotten hot at the right time and are 4 quarters away from the completion of a dream season. Can they do it? Pike's Picks: Davie County wins one for the underdogs as they beat Hillside High 21 –18.
The Northern Guilford Nighthawks (Falcon) have been picked to lose in their last 3 playoff games and nothing has changed for the state championship game. Can they pull off another upset? Pike's Picks:I picked the Northern Guilford Nighthawks to win a state title at the beginning of the year and I have not changed my mind.Northern Guilford beats Crest35 – 23.
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4 local teams have made it to the state semifinals and are one game away from a state championship. To see who will play, next week in the state championships, let's go to the match-ups!
The most surprising team of the year is the Davie County War Eagles. They barely made the playoffs with a record of 5 - 6 but have gotten hot at the right time of the year. Can Davie County keep the dream alive or will the clock strike midnight on this Cinderella team. Pike's Picks - Davie County's strong playoff run ends, as they lose to Porter Ridge 28 - 17.
The Northern Guilford Nighthawks were one of my early picks to win a state title. They are averaging over 35 points per game in the playoffs. Can they continue on to the state title? Pike's Pick - Northern beats J.B Hunt 31 - 27.
Let's go to the ultra fast lighting round
Carver upsets undefeated Lincolnton 28 - 24
And finally Eastern Alamance's defense helps them to a victory over Havelock 34 - 24
Welcome to the 2nd Round of the State Playoffs. Last week I was able to correctly predict 9 out of 12 games as over 20 triad teams
have come one step closer to the title. Who will move on and whose season will end tonight, to find out let's go to the matchups.
Our game of the week features the Ragsdales Tigers as they host the Bison of High Point Central. Central is coming off a huge upset over Smith last week. While the Tigers are trying to beat Central for the 2nd time this year. Can High Point Central avenge a seven point loss to Ragsdale from a few weeks ago. Or will Ragsdale move on to the next round?
Pike's Picks - Ragsdale wins a close one 31 - 27.
Let's go to the lightning round.
Cummings over Lexington 27 - 17 Mount Tabor over Davie County 35 - 24 Richmond County over Northwest Guilford 30 - 21 Butler over Page 45 - 28 Lakewood over North Stokes 24 - 12 Mount Airy over Albermarle 28 - 24 Thomasville over Carver 21 - 17 Cedar Ridge over Randleman 34 - 20 Eastern Alamance over Mount Pleasant 35 - 14 Northern Guilford over Greys Creek 42 - 21 Northeast over South Johnston 24 - 17
Welcome to a special edition of Pike's Playoff Picks. Tonight starts the march to what could be a State title for several of our local high school teams. With over 40 area schools in the playoffs theirs a chance we could have several win the whole thing in their various divisions. Without further adieu let's go to the matchups.
Our game of the week features the 9 and 2 Page Pirates as they host the 8 and 3 Titans of West Forsyth. It's unusual for two teams with great regular season records to meet in the first round, but that makes for a better matchup. Page scored over 420 points this season, while West Forsyth scored nearly 30 points per game. Which team will move on to the next round of the State Playoffs. Pike's Picks. The Pirates make the Titans walk the plank as they sail on to the next round 35 - 17.
Let's go to the lightning round!
Mt. Airy over Central Tech 42 - 7 Starmount over East Rutherford 45 - 10 Carver over West Davidson 38 - 14 Thomasville over Jordan Matthews 32 - 24 Reidsville over Randleman 28 - 20 Eastern Alamance over Rockingham County 31 - 10 Grays Creek over Asheboro 48 - 13 Charlotte Catholic over Southwestern Randolph 31 - 17 Hillside over Southeast Guilford 52 - 14 Mount Tabor over Southwest Guilford 35 - 21 North Davidson over Davie County 30 - 20
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