Fearless Forecaster is inching ever closer to his coveted 80 percent season goal.
FF was 17-4 last week in his picks and is now 123-33 on the season. If you round up, Fearless is now at 79 percent.
Fearless’ confidants told him he should pick Andale over Buhler, but he didn’t heed the advice. And he picked against both local colleges on homecoming weekend, but the McPherson College Bulldogs and Bethany Swedes scored impressive wins over quality opponents to send the alums home happy. And his pick of Kansas State to upset TCU was nothing more than a soggy Roman Candle, as the Wildcats sputtered without quarterback Jesse Ertz and got flogged by 20.
• AVCTL DIVISION III •
McPherson 35, Wamego 14 — The Bullpups will face the best offense they have seen since Week 1.
Winfield 14, Ulysses 6 — The Vikings are improving while it’s a down year for Ulysses.
Augusta 28, Andover Central 21 — Fearless turned in Andover Central, then scratched it out. He might regret it.
Maize South 32, Rose Hill 6 — The Mavericks are steaming toward an 8-1 regular season.
Buhler 48, El Dorado 14 — Buhler is going to be hopping mad this week after being shut down last week by Andale.
Andale 60, Circle 0 — Andale should be undefeated at the end of the regular season.
Last week — 5-1. Season — 29-4
• AREA •
Moundridge 20, Medicine Lodge 13 — Had Mason Dyck not broken his arm, the Wildcats would have breezed.
Little River 62, Ellinwood 18 – Little River is headed for postseason play.
Christ Prep Academy 12, Inman 6 — The Teutons simply are too beat up as injuries have plagued them.
Hesston 38, Southeast of Saline 20 — The Swathers and Marion will meet for the district title next week.
Canton-Galva 48, Goessel 38 — There should be no shortage of points.
Smoky Valley 35, Chapman 7 — Solid. The only way to describe the Vikings.
Last week — 5-0. Season — 28-10.
• KCAC •
Friends 38, McPherson College 35 — A lot of bad things seem to happen to Mac in Wichita.
Bethany 37, Southwestern 28 — The Moundbuilders have improved, but Bethany has too much on the line to be looking ahead.
Tabor 33, Kansas Wesleyan 31 — Should be a classic in Hillsboro.
Saint Mary 45, Ottawa 42 — This will be an old-fashioned shootout.
Sterling 49, Bethel 7 — Breather game for the Warriors.
Last week — 3-2. Season 29-11.
• BIG 12 •
TCU 63, Kansas 7 — Fearless’ sure-fire pick every week — a KU loss.
Oklahoma 45, Kansas State 31 — Not quite sure what has happened to the Wildcats. Had such high hopes at the start of the year.
West Virginia 42, Baylor 38 — Hard to believe Baylor has been that bad.
Oklahoma State 45, Texas 37 — Don’t be surprised if this score gets flipped.
Iowa State 38, Texas Tech 34 — Fearless is rolling with the Cyclones. Texas Tech generally has trouble on the road.
Last week — 4-1. Season — 37-8.