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Week 2 picks: LaSpada makes the call

9/16/2011

Well, it's been a great week, but it's time to say goodbye to our guest blogger, Nick LaSpada. But instead of letting this be a sad day, we're going to send him out with a bang. We're picking some of the biggest games from Week 2 of the football season, and the Billerica star QB has some interesting opinions on the top teams.

Once again, LaSpada's picks are in Billerica green.

Springfield Central (0-1) at No. 1 Everett (1-0)

Friday, 7 p.m.

LaSpada's pick: Everett. I'm going with Everett because of the powerful offense. I don't see anyone beating them anytime soon.

Grimala's pick: Everett. I expected more out of Springfield Central in Week 1. Everett should roll here.

No. 2 Duxbury (1-0) at Plymouth North (0-1)

Friday, 7 p.m.

LaSpada's pick: Duxbury. We scrimmaged Plymouth North and we gave them quite a game. They weren't really sure how to adjust to our offense, and Duxbury can throw the ball. So I'm going with Duxbury in this one.

Grimala's pick: Duxbury. Nick has this one pegged — Plymouth North won't be able to compete when Duxbury spreads them out with multiple receivers.

No. 3 BC High (1-0) at DePaul (N.J.)

Saturday, 1 p.m.

LaSpada's pick: BC High. I'm gonna give it to BC High because of what they proved against Brockton.

Grimala's pick: BC High. Full disclosure — I consulted ESPNHS New Jersey writer Brandon Parker for some inside info on DePaul, and he said I could safely pick BC High in this one. Hey Brandon, throw DePaul under the bus much?

No. 5 Andover (1-0) at Gloucester (0-1)

Friday, 7 p.m.

LaSpada's pick: Andover. I know what Andover is all about. They have a lot of starters back, and we'll probably be competing with them for the MVC title.

Grimala's pick: Gloucester. In what will be the biggest upset of the week, I think Gloucester runs the ball at will and forces a couple key turnovers to win a close game.

No. 6 Xaverian (1-0) at Waltham (1-0)

Friday, 7 p.m.

LaSpada's pick: Xaverian. I'm not sure about either of these teams, but Xaverian is always good.

Grimala's pick: Xaverian. Waltham won't roll over, but Xaverian has too many athletes in the passing game.

Billerica (1-0) at Woburn (0-1)

Friday, 7 p.m.

LaSpada's pick: Billerica. I'm gonna give this one to us. I know we have to stop their running back, Chucky Ortiz. Then we'll be all set. But that's easier said than done.

Grimala's pick: Billerica. Could you imagine if LaSpada had picked Woburn? He really dodged a bullet there...

No. 7 Auburn (1-0) at Holliston (1-0)

Friday, 7 p.m.

LaSpada's pick: Auburn. Can't argue with that many wins.

Grimala's pick: Auburn. I think you could line up the Rockets against the 2007 New England Patriots and I'd still pick Auburn. On to the next one...

And that will wrap it up for our very first guest blogger. Thanks to Nick for setting the bar so high and not complaining when we continued to heap homework on him. Hopefully we can trick more elite athletes into doing this throughout the year.

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