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Week 8 football picks

10/13/2011

Ok guys, here are the football picks for Week 9. You won't see No. 6 Mount Carmel at No. 5 St. Rita listed below, and that's because I'm saving that particular preview/prediction for tomorrow so we can go a little more in-depth with it.

Week 8 Picks

No. 1 Maine South (7-0) at Waukegan (3-4)

Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

At this point, Maine South is just tuning up.

MAINE SOUTH 49, WAUKEGAN 6

York (5-2) at Glenbard West (7-0)

Saturday, 1 p.m.

York is a team that can actually put some pressure on the Glenbard West defense.

GLENBARD WEST 22, YORK 10

Joliet Central (0-7) at No. 3 Lincoln-Way East (7-0)

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

LWE's passing attack should have this game out of reach by the middle of the second quarter.

LINCOLN-WAY EAST 44, JOLIET CENTRAL 0

No. 4 Loyola (7-0) at Brother Rice (5-2)

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

I think the Walker "brothers" keep this one close to the end.

LOYOLA 24, BROTHER RICE 22

Hinsdale South (4-3) at No. 7 Downers Grove South (7-0)

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Hinsdale South is improving, but Downers Grove South is just more cohesive right now.

DOWNERS GROVE SOUTH 31, HINSDALE SOUTH 13

McHenry (3-4) at No. 8 Prairie Ridge (7-0)

Friday, 7 p.m.

After last week's comeback against Jacobs, Prairie Ridge has the look of a champion. And champions don't lose this game.

PRAIRIE RIDGE 48, MCHENRY 12

No. 9 Bolingbrook (6-1) at Lincoln-Way Central (1-6)

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

The Bolingbrook defense is for real. Senior LB Antonio Morrison is a beast. That's enough to win this one.

BOLINGBROOK 29, LINCOLN-WAY CENTRAL 8

Rich South (3-4) at No. 10 Crete-Monee (7-0)

Friday, 6 p.m.

I think Crete-Monee opens up the offense early and runs away by halftime.

CRETE-MONEE 41, RICH SOUTH 15

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