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Friday, October 7, 2011
Week 4 football preview and picks

By By Mike Grimala

There are no monster matchups this week, so no need to bore you with a long, drawn-out intro. I know why you're here — you want the picks. So let's jump right into it.

Week 4 Picks

No. 1 Masuk (3-0) at Barlow (1-2)
Friday, 3 p.m.
Masuk's low point total so far this season is 49, and I don't see them going any lower against a 1-2 Barlow squad.
Masuk 55, Barlow 6

Amity (1-3) at No. 2 Xavier (4-0)
Thursday, 7 p.m.
The easiest game of the week to pick, since it was played yesterday. Anyway, I see Ryan Jacobucci catching a pair of touchdown passes in an easy win.
Xavier 49, Amity 6
*Note: Amity drilled a late PAT to make it 49-7, so the "prediction" was off by a point. Still nailed everything else, though.

Ledyard (2-0) at No. 7 New London (2-0)
Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Ledyard is a quality team, but I think New London's defense will make at least one big play (INT return, 4th-down stop, etc) to turn this game.
New London 20, Ledyard 10

Hartford Public (3-0) at Windsor (3-0)
Friday, 7 p.m.
I think Hartford Public can control the clock with junior RB Shyquan Manguel grinding it out, but in the end Windsor has too many offensive weapons.
Windsor 28, Hartford Public 20

Want to make your own picks (or call me out on mine)? Hit me on Twitter (@ESPNHSGrimala).