PERK’S PICKS FOR WEEK 10 OF THE 2017 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Predictions for the Southern Piedmont, South Fork, Southwestern and Big South Conferences
Last week I predicted 13 out of 15 winners for an 86% average. Through the first nine weeks I’ve picked 125 of 157 winners for a 79% average. My maximum point differential is 40 points even if I think a team will win by more than 40 (my ‘mercy rule’). Overall records are listed first and conference records are listed second.
2017 SOUTHERN PIEDMONT 1A
Bessemer City and Thomas Jefferson Academy will clash this week for outright first place in the conference. Mountain Island Charter who is still not out of the running for a share of the title will host Pine Lake Prep. Elsewhere the winner of the Community School of Davidson/Union Academy game will still be in the hunt as a long shot. Finally the Highland Tech/Cherryville game has two teams that are still looking for their first conference win.
Community School of Davidson (2-5, 2-2) at Union Academy (5-3, 2-2): Union Academy by 23.
Highland Tech (2-6, 0-4) at Cherryville (2-6, 0-4): Cherryville by 9.
Pine Lake Prep (3-5, 1-3) at Mountain Island Charter (6-2, 3-1): MIC by 28.
Thomas Jefferson (8-0, 4-0) at Bessemer City (8-0, 4-0): Bessemer City by 2.
2017 SOUTH FORK 2A
The “BIG” game in South Fork Conference this week has Maiden knocking heads with East Lincoln because the loser will fall out of a tie with Newton-Conover for the top spot in the conference. It looks like Lincolnton has found their groove after a great performance against West Lincoln last week and they should continue their winning ways this week. The Bandys/West Lincoln looks like a game should be competitive, close contest this week.
East Lincoln (5-3, 4-0) at Maiden (8-0, 4-0): Maiden by 10.
Lake Norman Charter (3-5, 0-4) at Lincolnton (3-5, 2-2): Lincolnton by 21.
North Lincoln (2-6, 1-3) at Newton-Conover (7-1, 4-0): Newton-Conover by 24.
West Lincoln (3-5, 1-3) at Bandys (2-6, 0-4): West Lincoln by 7.
2017 SOUTHWESTERN 2A
Shelby and South Point continued to roll through the conference slate last week and should do the same this week as they await their head to head season finale. East Gaston and East Rutherford are knotted up in the third spot and Chase and R-S Central are still looking for their first conference win.
Chase (1-7, 0-2) at East Rutherford (5-3, 1-1): East Rutherford by 32.
Shelby (7-1, 2-0) at East Gaston (2-6, 1-1): Shelby by 40.
South Point (8-0, 2-0) at R-S Central (3-5, 0-2): South Point by 40.
2017 BIG SOUTH 3A
Kings Mountain is the lone leader of the Big South after Crest stumbled against Hunter Huss last week and the Mounties should hold on to that spot for this week. Hunter Huss sits alone at the number two spot by virtue of last week’s win over Crest who went from a first place tie to third place in the standings. The most competitive game in the Big South this week looks to be the contest between Ashbrook and Stuart Cramer. I expect the Storm to give the Greenwave a battle but the Greenies should come out on top.
Ashbrook (3-5, 2-2) at Stuart Cramer (5-3, 2-2): Ashbrook by 7.
Burns (1-7, 0-4) at Kings Mountain (7-1, 4-0): Kings Mountain by 38.
Crest (5-3, 3-1) at North Gaston (2-6, 0-4): Crest by 28.
Hunter Huss (5-3, 3-1) at Forestview (3-5, 2-2): Hunter Huss by 17.