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THE PIG'S PICKS: Week 5

The Pigskin Prophet
The Pigskin Prophet
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:14 pm

WARNING: The following may be disturbing to young readers and swine lovers worldwide.

It is 2017, yet we are still fighting the same battles our ancestors did.

Centuries ago, natives and settlers alike needed food. They hunted because it was a need, not a want. Pigs by the millions were slaughtered so that humans could survive.

We were the fodder that helped this country become great.

We learned to adapt to our new role.

Unfortunately, this is still a thing, but for very different, and selfish, reasons.

According to sources close to The Pig, Friday will see a hog roast held at Angola High School as part of its Homecoming festivities.

The reason?

Through the first four weeks of this season, The Pig has picked against the Hornets four times.
Angola is 4-0.

Proving The Pig wrong time after time should be enough. To most, it would be. But not these uncivilized maniacs in Angola. Nope. Instead, they will roast one of this swine's likely distant relatives purely to prove a point. To attempt to scare The Pig into picking the Hornets.

The Pig will not, nor will he ever be, intimidated.

Last week: 15-4

Overall: 60-20

SNIDER VS. HOMESTEAD. Kind of a big game. The Pig thinks this one is decided by the Snider defense and how well it plays against Jiya Wright. The quarterback has been insanely good thus far in 2017, but has not faced a defense the caliber of Snider. Can Wright make enough plays outside the pocket for the Spartans to pull off the upset? The Pig doesn't think so. THE PIG SAYS SNIDER BY 7. 

CARROLL AT BISHOP DWENGER. Chargers QB Jack Miguel threw seven touchdown passes last week, looking much improved from his first two weeks. Can he do it against a solid defense? We shall see. THE PIG SAYS CARROLL BY 4.

CONCORDIA AT NORTHROP. Are the Cadets as good as they were last year? The last few weeks have been very telling. The dominance of Luers last week was darn impressive. Concordia keeps it going...THE PIG SAYS CONCORDIA BY 8.

BISHOP LUERS AT NORTH SIDE. The Knights' 10 points in the last two weeks is the lowest two-game total for the program since 2013. Should be a get-right week for Coach Kyle Lindsay's team. THE PIG SAYS BISHOP LUERS BY 23.

SOUTH SIDE AT WAYNE. Junior Devonair Kelsaw has accounted for 631 all-purpose yards in the first month of the season for the Generals. That's pretty good. THE PIG SAYS WAYNE BY 21.

DEKALB AT COLUMBIA CITY. The Eagles have won three straight for the first time in three years. The Pig likes a good success story. Coach Brett Fox has it going on. THE PIG SAYS COLUMBIA CITY BY 4.

HUNTINGTON NORTH AT BELLMONT. The Vikings have scored 22 points in four games. That is...not good. THE PIG SAYS BELLMONT BY 2.

LEO AT EAST NOBLE. This would have been a bigger game if Leo hadn't lost a sizable lead last week to New Haven. That said, this is one of the big games of the NE8 this season. Will be a great atmosphere as well. THE PIG SAYS EAST NOBLE BY 3.

NORWELL AT NEW HAVEN. Prior to last week's 35-33 victory over Leo, New Haven had not won a game decided by four points or less since 2012. In the recent past, Bulldogs teams had trouble when facing adversity. Not this year...THE PIG SAYS NEW HAVEN BY 34.

BLUFFTON AT JAY COUNTY. The Patriots surrendered 70 points last week, the most in a game in 11 years. Not only will Bluffton not score 70 this week, but the Patriots will win! THE PIG SAYS JAY COUNTY BY 23.

HERITAGE AT ADAMS CENTRAL. Angry from a one-point loss to Lapel in Week 3, the Flying Jets dropped 70 on Jay County last week. Michael Mosser is an offensive dynamo! THE PIG SAYS ADAMS CENTRAL BY 28.

SOUTH ADAMS AT WES-DEL.
The Starfires have not been 5-0 to start a season since 2000. Coach Grant Moser's team reaches that mark on Friday night. THE PIG SAYS SOUTH ADAMS BY 15. 

WOODLAN AT SOUTHERN WELLS. The Pig is running out of things to say about Woodlan. The Warriors need to play some teams that will challenge them posthaste. That should start in a week or two. THE PIG SAYS WOODLAN BY 45.

CENTRAL NOBLE AT FREMONT. Fourth straight win for the Cougars? Oh, it's happening. THE PIG SAYS CENTRAL NOBLE BY 13.

CHURUBUSCO AT PRAIRIE HEIGHTS. The Eagles went 2-0 in the pivotal stretch against Garrett and Eastside the past two weeks. With five winnable games to end the regular season, 'Busco has a shot at 9-0. THE PIG SAYS CHURUBUSCO BY 41.

GARRETT AT EASTSIDE. The Blazers are just 2-2, but competitive losses to Woodlan and Eastside are nothing to be ashamed of. This would could go either way, but The Pig got a free t-shirt from Railroaders fans when he visited earlier this season. Sucking up helps. THE PIG SAYS GARRETT BY 2.

LAKELAND AT ANGOLA. The Hornets have three straight victories over Lakeland in the series. That's good and all, but The Pig cannot pick unbeaten Angola, he just can't. Why? Refer to the beginning of this story...THE PIG SAYS LAKELAND BY 1.

WEST NOBLE AT FAIRFIELD. Can anyone keep up with Angola and Garrett in the NECC Big School Division? Probably not, but these two teams will try. THE PIG SAYS WEST NOBLE BY 4.

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