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Concordia, Carroll set to do battle

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 8:34 am

TOM DAVIS, News-Sentinel sports editor

Overall: 0-0

Heritage over Leo - Patriots still not over being jobbed in football.

Woodlan over Garrett - Warriors fast start recalling Mosher-Ball days of glory.

New Haven over Blackhawk - A pair of Division I recruits due battle. The senior wins.

Concordia Lutheran over Carroll - The Cadets never get the respect they deserve.

Northrop over East Noble - Bruins focused and on a mission.

Homestead over Warsaw - I'll “Gamble” on Sparty.

Canterbury over Eastside - Cavs get this one, but Blazers will be good eventually under new coach.

Wayne over Lakewood Park - Mitchell X Mitchell = Generals win.

Mishawaka Marian over Bishop Luers - Maybe best 1-on-1 match-up in state this weekend.

Penn over North Side - Long road trip against solid team.

REGGIE HAYES, News-Sentinel columnist

Overall: 0-0

Leo over Heritage - This is a good way to get ACAC blood boiling. Go with the home team.

Woodlan over Garrett - Work-in-progress Warriors showing strides on defense.

New Haven over Blackhawk - Bulldogs have the makings of an area powerhouse.

Concordia Lutheran over Carroll - The Cadets could be the best example of pure “team” around.

Northrop over East Noble - Knights always put up a fight, but the great Scotts prevail.

Homestead over Warsaw - These teams are trying to find their way early. Should be close.

Canterbury over Eastside - Scott Kreiger's transition from girls to boys coaching fun to watch.

Wayne over Lakewood Park - The Generals have too much firepower for Lakewood Park.

Mishawaka Marian over Bishop Luers - It's always difficult to open the season with a long road trip.

North Side over Penn - The Redskins will have their hands full with Al Rhodes' team.

DON CONVERSET, News-Sentinel assistant sports editor

Overall: 0-0

Heritage over Leo - Patriots can keep up with Lions' run 'n gun style.

Woodlan over Garrett - David Randall's team has won two in a row already.

New Haven over Blackhawk Christian - Bulldogs have too much firepower for Braves.

Concordia Lutheran over Carroll - Cadets are one of best teams in northeast Indiana.

Northrop over East Noble - Bruins routed Knights in 2012 sectional, they'll do it again.

Homestead over Warsaw - Spartans are strong again this season.

Canterbury over Eastside - Blazers are improving, but not enough to beat Cavaliers yet.

Wayne over Lakewood Park Christian - Mitchell brothers will be too much for Panthers.

Bishop Luers over Mishawaka Marian - Blackmon Jr. vs. Jackson will be great match-up.

North Side over Penn - Redskins win third straight game on the road.

JUSTIN KENNY, News-Sentinel prep basketball expert

Overall: 0-0

Leo over Heritage - Lions begin ACAC play with a victory.

Woodlan over Garrett - First three-game winning streak for the Warriors since 2004.

New Haven over Blackhawk - V.J. Beachem opens his senior campaign with a big splash.

Concordia Lutheran over Carroll - Cadets not getting enough respect, that will change.

Northrop over East Noble - Can Brenton Scott continue his high-scoring ways?

Homestead over Warsaw - Spartans still learning to play without Zach Terrell.

Canterbury over Eastside - Cavaliers in midst of three-game road swing to begin season.

Wayne over Lakewood Park - Generals aiming for second-straight 3-0 start.

Bishop Luers over Mishawaka Marian - How healthy can James Blackmon Jr. be?

Penn over North Side - Redskins begin year with six straight road games.

THE FANS, News-Sentinel online polls

Overall: 0-0

Leo: 70.37 percent over Heritage: 29.63 percent

Garrett: 56.0 percent over Woodlan: 44.0 percent

New Haven: 93.1 percent over Blackhawk Christian: 6.9 percent

Concordia Lutheran: 72.0 percent over Carroll 28.0 percent

Northrop: 96.55 percent over East Noble: 3.45 percent

Homestead: 82.76 percent over Warsaw: 17.24 percent

Canterbury: 96.15 percent over Eastside: 3.85 percent

Wayne: 73.08 percent over Lakewood Park: 26.92 percent

Bishop Luers: 66.67 percent over Mishawaka Marian: 33.33 percent

North Side: 69.23 percent over Penn 30.77 percent