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

By By Mike Grimala

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

Week 7 Picks

Evanston (4-2) at No. 1 Maine South (6-0)
Thursday, 7 p.m.
The easiest pick of the week, as the game has already been played. Still, I see Maine South RB Paul Preston returning a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown and QB Matt Alviti throwing for 201 yards and running for a pair of TDs in an easy victory.
Maine South 48, Evanston 7
*Update: I was close — Alviti ended up throwing for 202 yards. Nailed everything else though...

No. 2 Glenbard West (6-0) at Addison Trail (6-0)
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Could this be an upset in the making? Addison trail is undefeated (albeit against soft competition) and Glenbard West QB Justice Odom is dealing with a knee injury. I think the Hilltoppers win it on defense anyway.
Glenbard West 30, Addison Trail 6

No. 8 Prairie Ridge (6-0) at Jacobs (6-0)
Friday, 7:15 p.m.
Jacobs has an offense that should be able to stick with Prairie Ridge, but I think the Wolves pull away late with a couple long, grinding drives.
Prairie Ridge 34, Jacobs 14

No. 5 St. Rita (5-1) at Bishop McNamara (5-1)
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Bishop McNamara is solid, but St. Rita has too many weapons on offense, especially in the running game.
St. Rita 31, Bishop McNamara 14

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