DC Picks: Vikings, Commodores will continue to roll
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, 1:16 a.m.
It was another successful, yet unspectacular week for DC Picks. Week 3 was marked with nice wins, but DC Picks had high hopes for Connellsville in its game against Hempfield. Unfortunately, things didn't unfold for the Falcons the way DC Picks had hoped, but there's always next week. With that in mind, here are the picks for Week 4.
Seneca Valley (2-1) at Connellsville (0-3)
After watching the Falcons struggle with mistakes in their loss to Hempfield, DC Picks wonders what could have been had those mistakes been kept to a minimum. But DC Picks and the rest of us will never know. What DC Picks does know is that Connellsville has to cut down on the turnovers and limit the big plays by the opponent. However, even if Connellsville plays a near-flawless game this week, it might not be enough to take down a strong Raiders squad.
Seneca Valley, 28-21
Charleroi (0-3, 0-3) at Mt. Pleasant (3-0, 3-0)
DC Picks can't believe the offensive depth the Vikings possess. It seems like every player on the field is capable of scoring for Mt. Pleasant at any given time. Mt. Pleasant appears to be a team on a mission, and Charleroi figures to be just another speed bump. DC Picks doesn't see Mt. Pleasant losing this game, or any game in the near future.
Mt. Pleasant, 38-7
Southmoreland (0-3) at Ford City (1-2)
This is one of those games where DC Picks is at a loss. He admits his knowledge of Ford City is limited considering that teams in his local area rarely play the Sabers. But DC Picks took note of the fact that the Sabers are giving up only about 18 points per game. The Scotties, on the other hand, are surrendering an average of 45 points per game. Those aren't good numbers for the Scotties. Both teams average about 14 points per game. DC Picks has got to give the edge to Ford City, especially at home.
Ford City, 34-20
West Greene (1-2, 1-2) at Frazier (2-1, 2-1)
A couple of weeks ago, DC Picks got a first-hand look at Frazier's high-powered offense, and he came away impressed. When you can put up big point totals in Class A, you've always got a chance to win. DC Picks expects the Commodores to be in position to put up a big number again this week, and following that logic, DC Picks will be sticking with the Commodores.
Mapletown (1-2, 0-2) at Geibel (0-3, 0-2)
DC Picks believes the Gators have endured more than their fair share of misery. From blowout losses to the uncertainly of whether the team will have enough players to field a team, things just haven't been easy. Geibel will get a boost from playing in its home opener Saturday, and DC Picks expects a vocal and supportive group of parents and fans. But it's difficult to think the Gators will pull the upset.
Hampton (1-2) at Laurel Highlands (0-3)
Things appear to be a bit unsettled for the Mustangs. There hasn't been a ton of offense, and the defense continues to give up points. Hampton has had a few rough patches, but the Talbots are coming off a big win against Greensburg Salem. DC Picks expects the Talbots to leave Fayette County with a .500 record. The Mustangs will have to wait for the first win.
Uniontown (1-2, 1-2) at Ringgold (2-1, 2-1)
These teams have weapons, but to DC Picks, it seems as though the Rams have got everything figured out when it comes to offense. Uniontown likely will have to play a perfect game to stay with the Rams, and considering Ringgold is the home team looking to stay in the playoff mix in the Big 9 Conference, it's difficult to go with the Red Raiders in this one.
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