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Sectional Finals: High school football media and fan picks

Marini maintains margin

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 2:25 am

TOM DAVIS, News-Sentinel sports editor

Last week: 7-3

Overall: 80-30

Carroll over South Bend Adams - 'Tranquil'ity has landed in Huntertown.

Snider over North Side - Penalties won't doom Panthers - this week.

Bishop Dwenger over Norwell - Season will end, but Knights salvaged respect.

Jimtown over Heritage - Could Jimmies be the next state power to succumb to a Fort Wayne-area team?

Churubusco over Bishop Luers - I have to cover this game and I want to get out of there alive.

North Miami over Adams Central - Warrior slot receiver Casey Conley will be a difference maker.

GLENN MARINI, sports director WANE-TV

Last week: 8-2

Overall: 87-23

Carroll over South Bend Adams – Adams pounded by Penn in week 9, Carroll beat Penn on road.

Snider over North Side – Panthers simply rolling, will repeat 17-6 win on Sept. 21

Bishop Dwenger over Norwell – Saints showed they can put it all together in win vs. Col. City.

Jimtown over Heritage – Not confident in this pick at all. Would love to see Pats move on.

Bishop Luers over Churubusco – Will be closer than last year's 34-7 Knights win, but Luers still takes it.

Adams Central over North Miami – ACAC play has toughened Jets up for postseason success.

JOE WHELAN, weekend sports anchor WANE-TV

Last week: 8-2

Overall: 82-28

Carroll over South Bend Adams - Chargers prove they are for real with win over Penn.

Snider over North Side - Panthers are simply too big, too strong and too deep.

Bishop Dwenger over Norwell - It's been a great run for Norwell - but the Saints have the edge here.

Heritage over Jimtown - Call it a hunch, but the Patriots at home have been impressive.

Bishop Luers over Busco - The Knights have been on a roll and I don't see them slowing down.

Adams Central over North Miami - winning on the road is tough, but the Flying Jets have the personnel to do it.

THE PIGSKIN PROPHET, News-Sentinel football expert

Last week: 7-3

Overall: 79-21

Carroll over South Bend Adams - The Pig believes the magical run continues.

Snider over North Side - Redskins will play better, but Snider still wins comfortably.

Bishop Dwenger over Norwell - Who would have predicted a Saints sectional title?

Jimtown over Heritage - Should be a great atmosphere in Monroeville...until the Jimmies win.

Bishop Luers over Churubusco - Eagles' one-dimensional offense will be their undoing.

Adams Central over North Miami - In a repeat of last year, Flying Jets beat Warriors for sectional crown.

THE FANS, News-Sentinel online polls

Carroll: 84.21 percent over South Bend Adams: 15.79 percent

Snider: 80.10 percent over North Side: 19.90 percent

Bishop Dwenger: 58.85 percent over Norwell: 41.15 percent

Heritage: 68.88 percent over Jimtown: 31.12 percent

Bishop Luers: 52.06 percent over Churubusco: 47.94 percent

Adams Central: 84.05 percent over North Miami: 15.95 percent