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DC Picks checking out playoff positioning in Week 7

| Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, 1:41 a.m.

DC Picks is coming off another solid effort in Week 6, and just looking at the Week 7 schedule, he can't wait for Friday. The Commodores and Vikings are battling for conference supremacy while the Falcons are fighting for their playoff lives. It should be an interesting week.

McKeesport (6-0, 5-0) at Connellsville (1-5, 1-4)

Last week, DC Picks took the Falcons over Penn-Trafford in a game he knew would be close. Things didn't go Connellsville's way. This week, Connellsville faces the monumental challenge of trying to knock off an undefeated McKeesport team focused on winning the Quad East. The game is in Connellsville, and the Falcons will be desperate. A win would bring the Falcons back into the playoff mix, but DC Picks thinks the task may be a little too great.

McKeesport, 31-21

Mt. Pleasant (6-0, 6-0) at Washington (6-0, 6-0)

This is a game DC Picks doesn't want to miss. The Vikings and Little Prexies have been on this collision course all season, and DC Picks has no doubt this game will determine the Interstate Conference champion. Both teams have their strengths, and both teams are playing well. However, without Shai McKenzie in the backfield, Washington is at a bit of a disadvantage. A mistake or two either way could sway this game, but assuming both teams play to their potential, DC Picks has to go with Mt. Pleasant.

Mt. Pleasant, 17-14

Beth-Center (6-0, 6-0) at Frazier (5-1, 5-1)

It's too bad DC Picks can't be in several places at once because this is just another game in a long list of big contests that he would like to see on Friday. DC Picks believes this game will determine the winner of the Tri-County South. Both teams are playing well, and it figures to be a close one. However, the Commodores are at home and have the confidence they can beat the undefeated Bulldogs. Frazier beat Beth-Center last year, and they'll do so again.

Frazier, 24-20

Brownsville (0-6, 0-5) at Southmoreland (1-5, 1-4)

It was such a tough loss for the Scotties last week against Greensburg Central Catholic. However, DC Picks likes the direction the Southmoreland program is headed and firmly believes it will regroup and take out some frustration on the winless Falcons. Southmoreland still has an outside chance of qualifying for the postseason, but those odds seem long. Still, Southmoreland will battle to victory.

Southmoreland, 35-14

Bentworth (0-6, 0-5) at Geibel (0-6, 0-5)

It's homecoming weekend for the Gators, and DC Picks is confident Geibel will play its best game of the season. Still, Geibel can't beat the numbers game, meaning the Gators lack the roster size to compete with teams — even the ones that are winless.

Bentworth, 30-10

Laurel Highlands (0-6, 0-5) at Albert Gallatin (2-4, 1-4)

This one has DC Picks a little perplexed. Both teams have struggled this season, but both teams likely will show up and give their best effort considering the closeness of the rivalry. All things considered, both teams are trying to build programs, and it seems that the Colonials may be a little bit ahead of the Mustangs in that challenge. Albert Gallatin likely wins this one, but it will be tight.

Albert Gallatin, 21-14

Uniontown (1-5, 1-4) at Trinity (1-5, 1-4)

Let's see if you can follow DC Picks' logic on this one. Earlier this year, the Red Raiders scored their only victory by beating Albert Gallatin. The Colonials, picked up their lone conference win by beating Trinity. With that in mind, it makes sense to DC Picks to take the Red Raiders, even though the game is on the road.

Uniontown, 35-30

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