Posted: September 20, 2017
PERK’S PICKS FOR WEEK 6 OF THE 2017 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
This year we’re focusing on the Southern Piedmont 1A, South Fork 2A, Southwestern 2A and Big South 3A Conferences. Last week I predicted 10 out of 15 winners for a 66% average. Through the first five weeks I’ve picked 73 out of 95 winners for a 75% average. My maximum point differential is 40 points even if I think a team will win by more than 40 (my ‘mercy rule’).
2017 SOUTHERN PIEDMONT 1A
Conference action kicks off this Friday in the Southern Piedmont and the key matchup this week will be at Bessemer City where the Yellow Jackets will take on Mountain Island Charter.
Highland Tech at Community School of Davidson: Community School of Davidson by 20.
Mountain Island Charter at Bessemer City: Bessemer City by 6.
Pine Lake Prep @ Union Academy: Union Academy by 6.
Thomas Jefferson @ Cherryville: Thomas Jefferson by 24.
2017 SOUTHFORK 2A
The Southfork Conference will also begin conference play this week and the two biggest games on this week’s slate will be at Maiden and West Lincoln. Maiden takes on Bandys in a rivalry that goes back several decades. West Lincoln will be at home to take on a North Lincoln team that will be looking to make some noise this year in conference play.
Bandys @ Maiden: Maiden by 21.
Lake Norman Charter @ East Lincoln: East Lincoln by 2.
Lincolnton @ Newton-Conover: Newton-Conover by 38.
North Lincoln @ West Lincoln: North Lincoln by 7.
2017 SOUTHWESTERN 2A
Only three Southwestern teams are in action this week before the conference schedule cranks up next week. The highlight game this week will take place across the border when Shelby travels to South Pointe, SC. Can the Golden Lions extend their winning streak or will it end this week. Either way, Shelby will still be one of the favorites to win a state title in North Carolina.
East Gaston, East Rutherford, South Point: OPEN
Brevard @ Chase: Brevard by 10.
Mitchell @ RS Central: Mitchell by 24.
Shelby @ South Pointe, SC: South Pointe, SC by 17.
2017 BIG SOUTH 3A
As the Big South open conference play this week it looks like the Kings Mountain/Stuart Cramer game in Cramerton will this week’s best bet for a good contest. The Ashbrook/Burns game is also shaping up to be a highly contested game.
Ashbrook at Burns: Burns by 6.
Crest at Forestview: Crest by 21.
Hunter Huss @ North Gaston: Huss by 24.
Kings Mountain @ Stuart Cramer: Kings Mountain by 1.