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Friday, October 14, 2011
Round 3: Friday football pick 'em

By David Auguste

Commitments to their football teams kept Taylor Walcott and Steven Long from making predictions for this week's games. Don't fret, they should be back next week. In their absence we'll put together an abbreviated version of Friday football pick em. Here are the top three games for this weekend's action with the expected winner in bold.

No. 6 Jesuit (4-2) at Aloha (2-4)
Thomas Tyner and Sheldon Prince are likely to skip this game with injuries which means Aloha's losing streak will continue. Without the duo, the defending state champs just don't have enough weapons to hang with Jesuit. Look for big games from A.J. Glass and Nicholas Rothstein, again.

No. 1 Sheldon (6-0) at Roseburg (5-1)
ESPNHS All-State QB Dillon Miller has Sheldon's offense rolling. He has completed better than 70 percent of his throws and has passed for nearly 1,600 yards and 18 scores.

Southridge (3-3) at Sunset (4-2)
Sunset has dropped its last two contests after beginning the year at 4-0. The losing skid comes to a halt tonight.

Here's some quick highlights from last night's games.
No. 9 West Linn posted a big win for the second straight week, sending Lakeridge to its second straight loss, 31-26. Senior Mason Finnerty piled up 228 yards and three scores to set up a first-place duel with No. 2 Lake Oswego next week.

Central Catholic appears to have rounded back into form after clinching its fourth straight win last night. QBs Aiden Wilder and Ben Cook combined for four TDs in a 37-13 defeat of Gresham.

Grant captured its first league victory and Nathan Halverson recorded his first pick of the season in the Generals' 28-14 defeat of Redmond.