Fearless picks 'Pups to win finale

By Steve Sell
October 29, 2015

This is the final chance for Fearless Forecaster to reach his coveted 80-percent mark.

Fearless inched yet another percentage point closer this past week by going 14-2 to improve the overall record to 95-25, which is 79 percent — so agonizingly close.

With the high schools ending the regular season tonight and Friday, Fearless needs to hit a home run as these will be his final picks.

His losses last week came in the KCAC, as he didn’t see Sterling upsetting Ottawa, while for a long time he had the Southwestern-Bethel game picked right, before the Threshers made a huge comeback to pull out the victory.

• AVCTL DIVISION III •

• McPherson 34, Hays 20 — Generally when two teams are out of it, the defenses tend to let down. The Bullpups found their passing game last week.

• Buhler 42, Abilene 28 — The Cowboys don’t have enough weapons to stay with the Crusaders in this district showdown of 8-0 teams.

• Augusta 35, Independence 14 – This is for the district championship and if Indy struggled to outlast Winfield, it will have trouble with the Orioles. 8-1 for Augusta, who would have thunk it?

• Andover Central 42, El Dorado 0 — Another long year for the Wildcats.

• Mulvane 36, Rose Hill 6 — The Rockets finish without a win.

Last week — 5-0. Season — 29-4.

• McPHERSON AREA •

• Sedgwick 41, Moundridge 14 — The Wildcats lost four, then won three, now will lose two.

• Medicine Lodge 30, Inman 20 — Big turnaround from last year’s meeting when the Teutons won by 40.

• Solomon 52, Little River 32 — Should be an offensive explosion.

• Ellinwood 49, Canton-Galva 28 — The Eagles hopefully will have more than nine healthy bodies next year.

• Hesston 21, Southeast of Saline 20 — Easily the best game of the night. The Swathers are home for the first round if they win.

• Smoky Valley 20, Chapman 12 — The Vikings are going to grab their third win of the season.

• Last Week — 6-0. Season — 37-8.

• KCAC •

• Tabor 62, McPherson College 7 — A lot of this game depends on how big of a heart Bluejay coach Mike Gardner has. He can name his score.

• Friends 21, Bethany 14 – A matchup of the two most disappointing teams in the KCAC this year.

• Sterling 35, Saint Mary 21 — Don’t look now, but the Warriors are rolling.

• Ottawa 28, Southwestern 7 — Very surprised the Braves stumbled last week.

• Kansas Wesleyan 48, Bethel 14 — The Coyotes stay hot on the heels of Tabor, but at some point need some help if they're to earn a share of the KCAC title.

Last Week — 3-2. Season – 29-13.


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