Week 7 Predictions
Bloomington North (3-3) at Columbus East (3-3): From 2012-2017, these two teams opened their seasons against one another with the Olympians winning all six games. Prior to that, they last played in 1998 which is the last time you can find a Cougar win. In total, East leads the series 12-4. As for tomorrow night, East’s winning streak is in jeopardy. While I cannot tell you firsthand what Bloomington North has personnel-wise, I have to believe they aren’t lacking in size and skill. They may not be the biggest or the most athletic, but any bit of either is enough to give East’s offense problems. Last week is a prime example of why East needs to put up points to be successful. As a matter of fact, East is 1-19 since 2007 when they score less than 20 points. East’s defense is good but I don’t think the offense will do their part. Bloomington North wins.
Floyd Central (3-3, 2-1 HHC) at Bedford North Lawrence (3-3, 3-1 HHC): The Highlanders have won four straight against the Stars and lead the all-time series 29-23. It’ll be interesting to see how Floyd Central performs in this game after such a huge win last week. Will they be level-headed and not take BNL for granted? I believe their approach to this game will decide the winner. Considering how they’ve performed thus far, it’s hard to go against them now. Floyd Central is my pick.
Jennings County (1-5, 0-3 HHC) at Seymour (3-3, 3-1 HHC): Of all the HHC rivalries, it doesn’t get any more lopsided than this one. The Owls hold a 46-10 advantage and have won seven straight in the series. The Panthers haven’t even won two in a row against them since the 70s. There isn’t much to say here as I expect it to be a bloodbath. Seymour wins big.
New Albany (1-5, 1-2 HHC) at Jeffersonville (1-4, 0-3 HHC): Another rivalry game, although this one is much better, as the Red Devils lead the series 41-36-2. The teams have traded wins the last four games and I wouldn’t be surprised if that continues this year. Jeff finally got in the win column last week after stifling Silver Creek and now they have a good chance of getting into the HHC win column this week. For the Bulldogs, this game is their best shot at picking up a second conference win. However, if Jeff stays poised and disciplined then they should be fine. I’m taking Jeff.