Last week, I broke my long-standing rule about picking against Buford. It was a pick I came to regret and a mistake I won’t make again. So look for Buford to beat St. Pius in the Class AAA final and win the ninth state championship in school history. Also expect Sandy Creek and Calhoun to continue their dynasties. Norcross, Gainesville and Eagle’s Landing Christian will pick up their first state titles, and Emanuel County Institute will end Dooly County’s run and collect its second championship in six years.
Congratulations go out to Ron Clark of Marietta, who was last week’s winner in the High School Football Pickoff contest. Clark was the only contestant to correctly pick 12 of the 14 semifinal games and earn 24 points. Remember that this is the final week of the season, and each correct pick is worth five points. Click here to participate in this week’s contest.
THE WEEKEND PREDICTIONS
Last week: 11-3 (.786); Playoffs: 135-43 (.758); Overall: 1,655-364 (.819)
CLASS A (Public)
Emanuel Co. Institute##Dooly Co.
CLASS A (Private)
Eagle’s Landing Christian##Prince Avenue Christian