Fearless sees Bullpups staying perfect

By Steve Sell
September 27, 2018

There have been a lot of locks for Fearless Forecaster in the last few years, games he can count on to pad his record.

He can always count on a Buhler win (except when they were playing the Bullpups) and a Circle loss.

So Fearless was chagrined last week when the Crusaders were defeated by Mulvane, while Circle won only its second game out of the last 60 or so when it stunned Rose Hill.

Toss in El Dorado losing when FF picked it to win and he was just 3-3 in AVCTL Division III games after being 11-1 through 3 weeks.

Our picker finished 17-5 and is now 73-21 on the year for 78 percent, but he needs one of those one- or two-loss weeks to get back to a comfortable percentage.

• AVCTL D-III •

• McPherson 35, Buhler 14 — Crusader emotion will keep the game close for a while, but the Bullpups’ big-play offense will be too much.

• Winfield 20, Augusta 14 — The Vikings pick up their second win of the year.

• El Dorado 14, Circle 7 — Circle winning two in a row? Now that would really be an upset.

• Last week — 3-3. Season — 14-4.

• McPHERSON AREA •

• Little River 38, Pratt-Skyline 12 — The Redskins bounce back in a big way.

• Moundridge 32, Macksville 26 — The Wildcats get past the .500 mark at 3-2.

• Ell-Saline 42, Inman 21 — The Teutons are riding a 3-1 start, but Ell-Saline is a handful.

• Halstead 28, Hesston 21 — The Swathers’ defense needs to step up for them to pull off the win.

• Canton-Galva 64, Peabody 28 — Four in a row for the high-scoring Eagles.

• Smoky Valley 42, Clay Center  0 — Running clock will come into play.

• Last week — 4-1. Season — 19-3.

• KCAC •

• McPherson College 42, Friends 35 — The Bulldogs simply have more offensive weapons to fire.

• Kansas Wesleyan 72, Bethany 24 — Given how bitter this rivalry is, I’d be surprised if Wesleyan doesn’t keep its foot on the gas the entire game.

• Avila 52, Southwestern 42 — Gotta' keep riding Avila until it loses.

• Tabor 31, Ottawa 21— Still not sure what to make of Tabor yet. It barely squeaked by Bethel last week, but the Threshers are going to give everybody trouble despite their record.

• Sterling 40, Saint Mary 37 — Sterling apparently isn’t what it’s been the last few years. Saint Mary is another tough team to figure.

• Last week —5-0. Season — 16-5.

Bethel is open.

• BIG 12 •

• Oklahoma State 61, Kansas 31 — The warm, fuzzy feeling of a two-game winning streak is over for the Jayhawks.

• Kansas State 31, Texas 30 — This is the game that turns around the Wildcats’ season.

• West Virginia 49, Texas Tech 42 — If the Red Raiders win this one, they’re legit.

• Oklahoma 43, Baylor 21 — Time for Oklahoma to revert to its dominant ways after two weeks of hum-drum games.

• TCU 27, Iowa State 24— Huge game for both teams.

• Last week — 5-1. Season — 24-9.


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