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THE PIG'S PICKS: Week 3

The Pigskin Prophet predicts the game coming in Week 3 of the high school football season.
The Pigskin Prophet predicts the game coming in Week 3 of the high school football season.
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Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:01 am

Prophesizing is hard.

People like to call members of the prophesy world out when they are wrong, but reality is that this is not a job, but rather an OBLIGATION us wise soothsayers have to pass on our knowledge to the masses.

Now, sometimes the visions we see — whether it be in a crystal ball or in the lukewarm water of a trough in a barn — do not jive with reality.

No infamous foretellers of football are 100 percent right. But over two-plus decades, The Pigskin Prophet has consistently been as accurate as they come. He will continue to work hard (translation: not that hard) to inform, educate and entertain while aiming for excellence.

Just don't expect all the answers. Despite the rumors, The Pigskin Prophet is not God.

Last week: 18-5

Overall: 33-10

BISHOP DWENGER AT SOUTH SIDE. What do we know about the Saints? Well, not much yet. Counting the Archers, Dwenger's opponents are a combined 0-6 entering Week 3. We will learn more about Coach Svarczkopf's team soon enough. THE PIG SAYS BISHOP DWENGER BY 33.

BISHOP LUERS AT HOMESTEAD. The Pig won't dance around the obvious storyline. Jordan Presley broke school rushing records in his first two years at Homestead. Now, Mr. Presley is running all over the field as a Bishop Luers Knight. How do the Spartans contain Presley? THE PIG SAYS BISHOP LUERS BY 2.

CARROLL AT NORTH SIDE. The Chargers are 0-2 for the first time since 2011, although one of those defeats that year ended up being a forfeit victory. Carroll's offense will be fine. That defense though? It needs to improve and soon. THE PIG SAYS CARROLL BY 27.

SNIDER AT CONCORDIA. The last time Snider lost to Concordia? 2006. The last time before that? 1973. THE PIG SAYS SNIDER BY 40.

WAYNE AT NORTHROP. There is no team in the area more desperate for a W than the Generals. Will that lead to more positive play out of Wayne against a team starting a new QB in Bailey Meerzo? Good question...THE PIG SAYS WAYNE BY 1.

COLUMBIA CITY AT BELLMONT. The Eagles scored their most points since 2012 in last week's 48-6 romp of Whitko. Might CC be finding some offense? The two Jacobs of Wigent and Bolt are the key, with 409 rushing yards between them this season. THE PIG SAYS BELLMONT BY 2.

DEKALB AT NEW HAVEN. Friday could be a classic trap game for the Bulldogs. One week after late-game heroics propelled them past Mississinewa, people are already talking about the Week 4 trip to Leo. The Bulldogs may start slow this Friday, but will win going away. THE PIG SAYS NEW HAVEN BY 31.

HUNTINGTON NORTH AT EAST NOBLE. Granted, the Vikings have played 2A No. 1 Eastbrook and 2-0 Marion, but a 84-6 scoring differential is horrendous no matter who you are playing. A brutal start to the season continues for Huntington North...THE PIG SAYS EAST NOBLE BY 42.

LEO AT NORWELL. Congratulations to Norwell coach Josh Gerber, who earned his first-career victory with the Knights last week. His reward? Hosting an angry Lions squad coming off a loss. Yipe. THE PIG SAYS LEO BY 28.

JAY COUNTY AT SOUTHERN WELLS. Per The Pig's prediction, the Patriots made a better accounting of themselves against longtime nemesis Delta last week. Despite the loss, JC has to be confident as a showdown with Adams Central looms in Week 4. But first things first...THE PIG SAYS JAY COUNTY BY 35.

LAPEL AT ADAMS CENTRAL. Consider The Pig surprised that the Flying Jets were picked apart at Eastside last week. Interesting stat of the week: The Flying Jets have not lost back-to-back games since the final two games of the 2014 season. It's true, you can look it up and everything...THE PIG SAYS ADAMS CENTRAL BY 8.

SOUTH ADAMS AT BLUFFTON. We thought the rebuilding of the Starfires' roster would take longer, yet a superb group of underclassmen have stepped up admirably. Can South Adams beat Woodlan again? The Pig doesn't make predictions. Oh wait, yes he does. Let's stick to this week's game for now. THE PIG SAYS SOUTH ADAMS BY 15.

WOODLAN AT HERITAGE. With 451 yards passing and seven TDs against zero interceptions, Justin Durkes has posted a 155.5 QB rating in two games. That's a lot of numbers you didn't ask to know, but The Pig told. THE PIG SAYS WOODLAN BY 44.

CENTRAL NOBLE AT FAIRFIELD. The Falcons got rolled at Class 3A No. 1 NorthWood last week, but most everyone does. Time for a rebound. THE PIG SAYS FAIRFIELD BY 4.

CHURUBUSCO AT GARRETT. Last year, Churubusco felt so good about a one-point loss to Garrett that it laid an egg the next week against Eastside. Coach Paul Sade hopes history does not repeat itself. Both teams can run, but which team can complete a big pass or two when it counts? THE PIG SAYS GARRETT BY 6.

WEST NOBLE AT EASTSIDE. Party time in Ligonier! West Noble is 2-0 for the first time in over a decade. Eastside is a big challenge, with the Blazers perhaps the favorite in the NECC Small School Division. THE PIG SAYS EASTSIDE BY 5.

JIMTOWN AT ANGOLA. Since The Pig is 0-2 in picking against the Hornets this season, he decided to bring in a guest picker. Take it away Mr. A.J. Hart, the man who has been calling out The Pig all season long:

"Andy Thomas and the Hornets are buzzing in the area. With a huge win over Leo (last week) their offense is in full stride. And their defense is a brick wall. The Jimmies are known for their defense, but Angola is hot right now. THE HARTMAN SAYS ANGOLA 27-6."

THE PIG SAYS JIMTOWN BY 3, because he must keep up the trend of picking against Angola. Hey Hornets fans, it's worked hasn't it?

LAKELAND AT PRAIRIE HEIGHTS. Heights has been outscored 102-0 combined so far this year. That's not good. THE PIG SAYS LAKELAND BY 48.

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