Fearless a day early because of playoffs

By Steve Sell
October 24, 2018

It may be too little, too late for Fearless Forecaster.

Our picker rebounded slightly last week with a 13-2 record, missing on Bethany as he picked it to defeat Saint Mary, while he also went with Avila, which had its game won with Ottawa before fumbling with less than 2:00 to play and the Eagles returned it for a touchdown for a stunning victory.

Fearless crept up to 125-41 for 75 percent, but time is running out. Unless he goes perfect just about the rest of the way, he’s not going to meet his coveted 80 percent goal.

It’s a Wednesday edition of Fearless this week because some of the area schools playing on Thursday.

• AVCTL DIVISION III •

• McPherson 63, Independence 0 — FF's alma mater, unfortunately, won’t put up much of a fight.

• Buhler 35, Winfield 21 — The teams just met last week and the Crusaders were a 28-21 winner. They should win by a few more this time.

• Andover Central 28, Augusta 7 — The Jags are a sleeper in the 4A playoffs because of the tough regular-season schedule they play.

• Coffeyville 27, El Dorado 7 — The ‘Ville moves on to the second round.

• Goddard 52, Circle 7 — The Lions may be the second-best team in Class 4A West. They’re on the opposite side of the bracket from McPherson High.

• Last week — 3-0. Season — 28-5.

• AREA •

• Smoky Valley 28, Cheney 7 — The Vikings improve to 9-0.

• Wichita Collegiate 42, Hesston 35 — The regular-season game that turned the pick in Collegiate’s favor is that it defeated Mulvane, a good 4A team.

• Canton-Galva 46, Lebo 20 — That Eagle juggernaut just keeps on rolling. Being on the East side of the bracket should help C-G since the 8-Man power is in the West.

• Hodgeman County 35, Moundridge 14 — The Wildcats’ season comes to an end as the Longhorns are solid.

• Little River 38, Spearville 32 — Maybe the best game of the night. The teams have a combined three losses.

• Inman 20, Stanton County 19 — Going to be a tough one for the Teutons without injured standout Matt Ramey.

• Last week — 5-0. Season — 37-7.

• KCAC •

• Tabor 38, McPherson College 31 — The Bulldogs just can’t seem to figure out the road puzzle. 

• Avila 37, Bethany 28 — Which Bethany team is going to show up? The Swede team of 2 weeks ago would have beaten Saint Mary last week.

• Kansas Wesleyan 69, Bethel 21 — The Coyotes continue their season-long domination.

• Friends 31, Saint Mary 27 — The Falcons had a week to prepare and get healthy.

• Southwestern 45, Ottawa 42 — Upset special. Southwestern is playing really good football right now.

• Last week — 3-2. Season — 27-14.

• BIG 12 •

• West Virginia 41, Baylor 24 — The Mountaineers have had 2 weeks of seething since their loss at Iowa State.

• Iowa State 34, Texas Tech 27 — The Cyclones have turned it around since a slow start and are always a tough out in Ames.

• TCU 45, Kansas 17 — The hour glass is running out on KU coach David Beaty.

• Oklahoma 49, Kansas State 38 — That Sooner offense is breathtaking. But the Sooners’ defense will get dented by Alex Barnes.

• Texas 30, Oklahoma State 24 — The Longhorns stay on top in the Big 12.

• Last week — 2-0. Season — 33-15.


Close