H.S. Picks takes vow to excel
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 11:06 p.m.
After enjoying another fine week of correctly picking high school football games, the Tribune-Review's high school football prognosticator, H.S. Picks, decided to go sailing at Twin Lakes Park in Westmoreland County on Saturday.
Picks did a little fishing — with no luck, however — but he did cause a little commotion at a couple's wedding when he accidently flushed a group of ducks while they were exchanging vowels. Picks paddled away quickly, but he does wish them well.
Picks did notice that a Tribune-Review sportswriter was a groomsman, and he was shocked to see him in a suit.
For the second consecutive week, Picks only missed five games. The teams letting him down were Franklin Regional, Monessen, Belle Vernon, Ford City and Greensburg Central Catholic.
But Picks isn't complaining, correctly picking 33 of 38 games — his best week of the season — and improving to an impressive 86-21 mark.
Here are this week's big matchups:
Hempfield at Kiski Area
The big question is how Kiski Area will respond after handing a game to Gateway by allowing two interceptions for scores and two kickoff returns for touchdowns. Hempfield running back Joey DeFloria is coming off a big game. This one should be close.
Kiski Area, 28-27.
Yough at Washington
Both of these teams suffered tough losses Friday: Yough fell to Jeannette and Washington lost superstar running back Shai McKenzie for the season with a knee injury in a win against Charleroi. Which team will bounce back?
Penn-Trafford at McKeesport
These teams are battling to stay unbeaten in the Quad East. Penn-Trafford is coming off an impressive win at Altoona, but can it slow down the McKeesport flexbone offense?
Picks also likes: Apollo-Ridge 28, Leechburg 13; Avonworth 22, West Shamokin 15; Beth-Center 44, Bentworth 14; Blairsville 21, Northern Cambria 15; California 20, Bishop Canevin 14; Carmichaels 36, Vincentian 13; Clairton 27, Monessen 22; Deer Lakes 15, East Allegheny 14; Elizabeth Forward 31, Belle Vernon 14; Franklin Regional 35, Greensburg Salem 10; Frazier 38, West Greene 13; Gateway 27, Altoona 7; Greensburg Central Catholic 21, Waynesburg 17; Hampton 26, Laurel Highlands 14; Hollidaysburg 20, Knoch 14; Homer-Center 26, Purchase Line 14; Indiana 36, Derry 7; Jeannette 40, Brownsville 14; Jefferson-Morgan 35, Avella 14; Kittanning 21, Summit Academy 14; Latrobe 21, Norwin 13; Ligonier Valley 27, Marion Center 14; Mapletown 24, Geibel 12; McKeesport 22, Penn-Trafford 14; Mt. Pleasant 45, Charleroi 12; North Star 33, Saltsburg 20; Penns Manor 27, United 7; Ringgold 27, Uniontown 13; Seneca Valley 34, Connellsville 20; Shady Side Academy 24, Burrell 14; Southmoreland 21, Ford City 14; Valley 22, Freeport 13; West Mifflin 43, Albert Gallatin 14.
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