Jim vs. David in another round of prep football picks

  • Updated: November 1, 2013 - 12:38 AM

Finally, it’s-win-and-you’re-in night. Friday night’s football games determine which teams advance to next week’s state tournament, which begins with quarterfinal games. Staff writers Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque found six games to predict. Check out coverage of each on the Football Hub online, mnfoothub.com, and in Saturday’s newspaper.

Minnetonka (6-3) at Maple Grove (9-0), 7 p.m.
Jim says:
A tight victory over Edina in the quarterfinals ended a three-game losing streak and re-energized the Skippers’ season. They won’t be awed by Maple Grove’s gaudy record. Pick: Minnetonka 28, Maple Grove 20.
David says: Minnetonka might have won this game last year with a better rushing attack. And running the ball is the Crimson’s strength this season. Pick: Maple Grove 24, Minnetonka 21.

Cretin-Derham Hall (7-2)
at Lakeville North (7-2), 7 p.m.
Jim says:
With five shutouts, Lakeville North’s defense is its foundation. And what wins championships again? Pick: Lakeville North 17, Cretin-Derham Hall 7.
David says: The Raiders are a different team with a healthy Blake Banham running the ball and Eli Wright catching it. Pick: Cretin-Derham Hall 21, Lakeville North 17.

Prior Lake (7-2) at Osseo (8-1), 7 p.m.
Jim says:
Few things have impressed me more this season than Osseo’s fast-and-furious defense. The Orioles aren’t big, but they swarm and rarely miss tackles. Pick: Osseo 27, Prior Lake 22.
David says: Prior Lake’s tough running game ensures a third consecutive trip to the state tournament. That means Osseo’s drought extends to 20 years. Pick: Prior Lake 17, Osseo 10.

St. Michael-Albertville (8-1) at Rogers (9-0), 7 p.m.
Jim says:
Rogers needed overtime to defeat the Knights 38-37 on Oct. 16. Behind playmakers Gunnar Bloom and Nate Weber, the Royals will win again. Pick: Rogers 42, St. Michael-Albertville 26.
David says: Rogers should win this game but, let’s face it, either way one of the top Class 5A teams this season will be out of the state tournament early. Pick: Rogers 28, St. Michael-
Albertville 21.

Mankato West (8-1) at Chaska (9-0), 7 p.m.
Jim says:
This is the biggest game Chaska has played in years. Mankato West has made a habit of getting at least this far. Experience makes the difference. Pick: Mankato West 35, Chaska 25.
David says: Covering Chaska’s first two games this season made me a believer in these guys. The Hawks’ option offense is as good as it gets and lives to play another game. Pick: Chaska 30, Mankato West 27.

Benilde-St. Margaret’s (7-2)
at DeLaSalle (8-1), 7 p.m.
Jim says: The Islanders’ talent overflows at receiver, in a gritty leader in QB Billy Hart and an elite-level runner in Chris Williams. That’s simply too many weapons for the Red Knights to contain all night long. Pick: DeLaSalle 31, Benilde-St. Margaret’s 20.
David says: Expect fewer explosive scoring plays and a closer result than the 35-14 Islanders’ victory the last time these teams met. But DeLaSalle at home gets my vote. Pick: DeLaSalle 24, Benilde-
St. Margaret’s 14.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Toronto 1 Bottom 7th Inning
NY Yankees 2
Washington 2 Top 9th Inning
Miami 0
NY Mets 6 Bottom 6th Inning
Atlanta 2
Boston 3 Bottom 6th Inning
Baltimore 1
Milwaukee 0 Bottom 7th Inning
Pittsburgh 1
Chicago WSox 9 Top 6th Inning
Tampa Bay 0
Cleveland 2 Top 5th Inning
Minnesota 1
Detroit 1 Top 4th Inning
Kansas City 2
Seattle 1 Top 5th Inning
Houston 1
Los Angeles 4 Bottom 3rd Inning
Chicago Cubs 1
Texas - N. Tepesch 2:35 PM
LA Angels - C. Rasmus
Philadelphia - A. Burnett 3:05 PM
Oakland - S. Kazmir
San Francisco - R. Vogelsong 3:10 PM
San Diego - I. Kennedy
Arizona - W. Miley 3:10 PM
Colorado - C. Bergman
Cincinnati - A. Simon 7:05 PM
St. Louis - L. Lynn
San Diego 20 4th Qtr 10:06
Buffalo 10
Dallas 27 4th Qtr 6:13
St. Louis 24
Washington 27 3rd Qtr 2:04
Philadelphia 27
Houston 10 4th Qtr 9:45
NY Giants 20
Minnesota 9 4th Qtr 9:39
New Orleans 20
Tennessee 0 4th Qtr 9:12
Cincinnati 33
Baltimore 17 4th Qtr 8:10
Cleveland 21
Green Bay 7 4th Qtr 9:00
Detroit 19
Indianapolis 30 4th Qtr 12:13
Jacksonville 3
Oakland 9 4th Qtr 7:57
New England 13
San Francisco 3:05 PM
Arizona
Denver 3:25 PM
Seattle
Kansas City 3:25 PM
Miami
Pittsburgh 7:30 PM
Carolina
Chicago 9/22/14 7:30 PM
NY Jets
NY Giants 9/25/14 7:25 PM
Washington
Columbus 4 3rd Prd 12:13
Carolina 2
Buffalo 4:00 PM
Washington
St. Louis 5:30 PM
Columbus
Calgary 7:00 PM
Edmonton
Edmonton 7:00 PM
Calgary
Old Dominion 45 FINAL
Rice 42
Troy 0 FINAL
(12) Georgia 66
Georgia Tech 27 FINAL
Virginia Tech 24
Eastern Mich 14 FINAL
(9) Michigan State 73
Iowa 24 FINAL
Pittsburgh 20
Bowling Green 17 FINAL
(19) Wisconsin 68
Maryland 34 FINAL
Syracuse 20
Tulane 13 FINAL
Duke 47
Hawaii 12 FINAL
Colorado 21
Marshall 48 FINAL
Akron 17
North Carolina 41 FINAL
(23) East Carolina 70
Army 21 FINAL
Wake Forest 24
Virginia 33 FINAL
(20) BYU 41
(6) Texas A&M 58 FINAL
SMU 6
Rutgers 31 FINAL
Navy 24
Central Mich 10 FINAL
Kansas 24
Utah 26 FINAL
Michigan 10
Florida 21 FINAL
(3) Alabama 42
Louisville 34 FINAL
FIU 3
Fla Atlantic 19 FINAL
Wyoming 20
Indiana 31 FINAL
Missouri 27
San Jose St 7 FINAL
Minnesota 24
Texas State 35 FINAL
Illinois 42
Massachusetts 7 FINAL
Penn State 48
Georgia State 14 FINAL
Washington 45
Appalachian St 20 FINAL
Southern Miss 21
(14) Miss State 34 FINAL
(17) LSU 29
Northern Ill 14 FINAL
Arkansas 52
Middle Tennessee 17 FINAL
Memphis 36
Utah State 14 FINAL
Arkansas State 21
Miami-Ohio 24 FINAL
Cincinnati 31
Idaho 24 FINAL
Ohio U 36
Ball State 23 FINAL
Toledo 34
(13) So Carolina 48 FINAL
Vanderbilt 34
(4) Oklahoma 45 FINAL
West Virginia 33
Ga Southern 28 FINAL
South Alabama 6
UNLV 14 FINAL
Houston 47
Miami-Florida 31 FINAL
(21) Nebraska 41
New Mexico 38 FINAL
New Mexico St 35
Clemson 17 FINAL
(1) Florida State 23
California 45 FINAL
Arizona 49
San Diego St 7 FINAL
Oregon State 28
(2) Oregon 38 FINAL
Washington St 31
Louisiana 9 FINAL
Boise State 34
Texas Tech 9/25/14 6:30 PM
(24) Oklahoma State
Appalachian St 9/25/14 6:30 PM
Ga Southern
(11) UCLA 9/25/14 9:00 PM
(15) Arizona State
Middle Tennessee 9/26/14 7:00 PM
Old Dominion
Fresno State 9/26/14 7:00 PM
New Mexico
Texas-El Paso 9/27/14 11:00 AM
(25) Kansas State
Tennessee 9/27/14 11:00 AM
(12) Georgia
Vanderbilt 9/27/14 11:00 AM
Kentucky
Wyoming 9/27/14 11:00 AM
(9) Michigan State
Northwestern 9/27/14 11:00 AM
Penn State
TCU 9/27/14 11:00 AM
SMU
Iowa 9/27/14 11:00 AM
Purdue
Tulane 9/27/14 11:00 AM
Rutgers
So Florida 9/27/14 11:00 AM
(19) Wisconsin
Colorado State 9/27/14 11:30 AM
Boston College
Western Mich 9/27/14 11:30 AM
Virginia Tech
Maryland 9/27/14 12:30 PM
Indiana
Akron 9/27/14 12:30 PM
Pittsburgh
Bowling Green 9/27/14 2:00 PM
Massachusetts
Arkansas 9/27/14 2:30 PM
(6) Texas A&M
Kent State 9/27/14 2:30 PM
Virginia
Western Ky 9/27/14 2:30 PM
Navy
Minnesota 9/27/14 2:30 PM
Michigan
Wake Forest 9/27/14 2:30 PM
Louisville
FIU 9/27/14 2:30 PM
UAB
(1) Florida State 9/27/14 2:30 PM
NC State
Miami-Ohio 9/27/14 2:30 PM
Buffalo
Colorado 9/27/14 3:00 PM
California
Louisiana Tech 9/27/14 3:00 PM
(5) Auburn
Texas 9/27/14 3:00 PM
Kansas
Temple 9/27/14 3:00 PM
Connecticut
(16) Stanford 9/27/14 3:15 PM
Washington
TX-San Antonio 9/27/14 4:00 PM
Fla Atlantic
South Alabama 9/27/14 4:00 PM
Idaho
Cincinnati 9/27/14 5:00 PM
(22) Ohio State
Rice 9/27/14 6:00 PM
Southern Miss
Missouri 9/27/14 6:00 PM
(13) So Carolina
Boise State 9/27/14 6:00 PM
Air Force
North Carolina 9/27/14 6:00 PM
Clemson
Central Mich 9/27/14 6:00 PM
Toledo
Troy 9/27/14 6:00 PM
ULM
New Mexico St 9/27/14 6:30 PM
(17) LSU
Memphis 9/27/14 6:30 PM
(10) Ole Miss
Duke 9/27/14 6:30 PM
Miami-Florida
Texas State 9/27/14 7:00 PM
Tulsa
Washington St 9/27/14 7:00 PM
Utah
(8) Notre Dame 9/27/14 7:00 PM
Syracuse
(7) Baylor 9/27/14 7:00 PM
Iowa State
UNLV 9/27/14 7:00 PM
San Diego St
Illinois 9/27/14 8:00 PM
(21) Nebraska
Oregon State 9/27/14 9:30 PM
(18) USC
Nevada 9/27/14 9:30 PM
San Jose St
Chivas USA 0 1st Half 25:00
Toronto FC 0
Toronto 40 FINAL
Brt Columbia 23
Edmonton 23 FINAL
Hamilton 25
Calgary 15 10:33
Montreal 25
Ottawa 3:00 PM
Saskatchewan

ADVERTISEMENT

Advertisement
Golden Gavel by Star Tribune

Countdown to great deals

Bid Sept. 21-29

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Grade the Vikings offense

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close