Thursday, October 11, 2012

Week 8 Oakland County Football Picks

Last Week's Record 10-2    Season Record 73-23

Clarkston at Lake Orion
Easily this game will be the best game on tap for the weekend. There are too many key match-ups to list in this game, and it could come down to a number of different match-ups to decide the game. But the difference here will be Clarkston running back Ian Eriksen and the Clarkston offensive line who have been brilliant all season long and could make give Clarkston the slightest of edges.
Clarkston 31, Lake Orion 28 in 2 OT

Madison Heights Madison at Madison Heights Lamphere
Nine straight playoff berths for the Eagles who continue to prove every year that they are the real deal. Playmakers everywhere on offense and a solid defense are what will lead Madison to a win this week.
Madison 28, Lamphere 21

Hazel Park at Birmingham Seaholm
Yet another difficult challenge for the Seaholm defense which has proven to be tough enough to slow down Avondale and do just enough to outlast a very good Lahser squad. With the offense taking a noticeable step forward as of late paired with one of the best defenses in the county, the Maples should have just enough to top Hazel Park.
Seaholm 31, Hazel Park 24

Walled Lake Northern at Hartland
The Knights have outscored their opponents 222-52 in their last five games and will be facing an improved and unbeaten Hartland squad. This won't be an easy win for Northern, but there might not be a hotter team in the state, and that should translate into Northern's first ever conference crown.
Northern 42, Hartland 28

Walled Lake Western at Grand Blanc
The Warriors have playmakers just about everywhere on offense and defense which should make life tough for Grand Blanc. But the Bobcats are in a do-or-die situation having already lost three times this season.
Western 31, Grand Blanc 28

Lakeland at Howell
It's been a few years since the Eagles have clinched a playoff berth, but that should change on Friday night behind Anthony Waite, Dalton Christie and Co. Look for a big game from the Lakeland defense as well led by one of the most underrated defensive backs in the county, Beau Wilhelm.
Lakeland 21, Howell 7

Bloomfield Hills Lahser at Auburn Hills Avondale
A battle of two high-powered offenses, Avondale can score in a hurry, but there might not be a more complete offense in the OAA Blue than Lahser, who has one of the better QB-RB duos with Spencer McCourt and Nate Emery.
Lahser 45, Avondale 42

Oak Park at Oxford
This has the makings of a trap game for Oak Park who has continued to squeak out wins over quality opponents, most recently over Harrison. But the Knights continue to find ways to win and until that changes, it's not a good idea to pick against Coach Carter and Co.
Oak Park 35, Oxford 28

Farmington Hills Harrison at Farmington
Speaking of trap games, that could be the case in this game for the Falcons. With Harrison in desperate need of a win to clinch a playoff spot, the Hawks will need to play their best game of the year in order to slow a powerful Farmington ground attack, and that might not even be enough.
Farmington 17, Harrison 14 in OT

Southfield at Southfield Lathrup
The Blue Jays are another team that is in need of a win in a big way. After a rough loss to Rochester Adams, Southfield is now in a win-or-go-home situation and chances are quarterback Tre Walton won't let the playoff hopes die this week.
Southfield 42, Lathrup 21

Rochester at Stoney Creek
Both teams have had nice bounce back seasons this year, but with Stoney Creek needing to win-out in order to assure itself a playoff spot, the Cougars will be more than ready to go on Friday.
Stoney Creek 24, Rochester 17

Novi Detroit Catholic Central at Orchard Lake St. Mary's
Plain and simple, I won't be picking against the Eaglets any time soon. St. Mary's proved me wrong with back-to-back wins over Cass Tech and Brother Rice and will once again look to best a team from a higher division on Friday.
OLSM 35, Catholic Central 24

Ortonville-Brandon at Holly
It's been a bit of a disappointing season for both squads, but by the end of the night, the season will look just a little bit better for the Bronchos.
Holly 38, Brandon 28

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