Week 5 picks…real quick…went 3-0 last night after an 18-5 record last week. So we’re 21-5, feeling pretty good about our football selections and, with that…here we go…
Arlington CD (0-2) at Providence (4-0). Providence, big.
Good game with GOTW potential: Atlantic Coast (3-1) at First Coast (4-0). First Coast, decisive. If AC can hang, it will really help its confidence.
Baldwin (1-3) at Mandarin (3-1). Mandarin, decisive.
Bishop Snyder (2-2) at Hilliard (1-2). Bishop Snyder, edge. Another game Cardinals have to win.
Bolles (3-1) at Vanguard (2-1). Vanguard’s pretty good…why aren’t they better at wrestling? Bolles, edge, though.
Bradford (0-4) at Palatka (1-2). Palatka, decisive.
Chiefland (2-2) at West Nassau (2-2). Must-win for Warriors again. Tossup. West Nassau, edge.
Clay (4-0) at Oakleaf (4-0). GOTW potential for sure, but I don’t do GOTW’s for teams 2 weeks in a row. Tossup. Clay, edge, but I could be wrong, easily.
Creekside (1-3) at Fletcher (2-1). Nease was one thing, the Senators something else entirely. Fletcher, decisive.
Englewood (1-3, 0-1) at Columbia (3-1, 1-0). Ouch. Columbia, big.
Menendez (1-2) at Fernandina Beach (1-3). Season might effectively come to an end for the loser of this game. Tossup. Edge Fernandina, but only as the hometeam in this long drive of a rivalry game.
Orange Park (0-3, 0-0) at Ed White (3-1, 1-0). Another ouch. White, big.
Parker (0-4, 0-1) at Lee (4-0, 1-0). Wow. Lee 5-0? Yes. Lee, big.
Paxon (2-1, 1-0) at Bishop Kenny (2-0, 1-0). Golden Eagles up against it this week. Kenny, decisive.
Raines (2-2) at Cocoa (2-1). Any letdowns? Not this week. Raines, edge.
Ribault (2-1, 1-0) at Stanton (0-3, 0-1). Not good for the Blue Devils. Ribault, decisive.
Ridgeview (3-1) at Fleming Island (1-3). Clay County rivalry finds Eagles reeling. A 1-4 start for Fleming? Signs point to yes. Ridgeview, decisive.
St. Augustine (4-0) at Ponte Vedra (2-2). Jackets on a roll. St. Augustine, decisive.
Trinity Prep (3-1) at Episcopal (3-0). Eagles look good. Not THE Trinity, either. Episcopal, edge.
Wolfson (0-3, 0-1) at Yulee (2-1, 0-1). Long trip for the Wolfson group. Yulee, decisive.
Game of the Week: Westside (1-3, 1-0) at Baker County (1-3, 0-1). I’m thinking Westside…unless Baker’s CeCe Jefferson goes off like the Jefferson in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Think somebody in Baker sledgehammered his car? Doubtful, kids these days don’t know that movie. Tossup. Edge, Westside. But what a game to repeat a movie montage! Watch Jefferson go over the Wolverine offensive line, leaping at the quarterback…that would be awesome.