importfromil
Trying to help out amped0808, plus I have time and I'm in the mood.

badgerfan15 is our defending champion, having held off thecrackerjack with a 58-12 performance to win by .00044 over crackerjack's 53-11 (due to crackerjack missing Week 6 picks). Unless we come up with some different point system, it's the same as usual: correct pick = 1 point, incorrect pick = 0 points, we're picking both the C-North and C-South.

Feel free to edit your picks to your heart's content, but whatever's on at 7:00pm is the official pick.

Week 1 Games (last year's records in parenthesis)

-- Clinton (6-4) at Cambridge (10-2)
-- Belleville (3-7) at Deerfield (6-4)
-- Luther Prep (1-8) at Jefferson (8-3)
-- Winnebago Lutheran (7-4) at Lakeside Lutheran (4-5)
-- McFarland (5-5) at Lodi (11-2)
-- Lake Mills (3-7) at Marshall (10-2)
-- Edgerton (4-5) at New Glarus/Monticello (3-6)
-- Wisconsin Heights (2-7) at Parkview (0-9)
-- Westfield (2-7) at Poynette (9-2)
-- Columbus (7-3) at Ripon (1-8)
-- Pardeeville (4-6) at Waterloo (8-3)
I'm not saying some things the WIAA does are wrong, ... I'm just saying, "I find it weird."
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ash22themagnificent
My picks:

Cambridge
Deerfield
Jefferson
Lakeside Lutheran
Lodi
Marshall
NG-M
Parkview
Poynette
Columbus
Waterloo
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wihsfootball
Clinton
Deerfield
Jefferson
Lakeside
Lodi
Lake mills
New garlus
Park view
Poynette
Columbus
Waterloo
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card80fan
Cambridge
Deerfield
Jefferson ( In a close game )
Winnebago Lutheran
Lodi
Lake Mills
NGM
Parkview
Westfield
Columbus
Pardeeville
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cettt
I'll Play this year:

Cambridge
Deerfield
Jefferson
Lakeside Lutheran
Lodi
Lake Mills
New Glarus/Monticello
Parkview
Poynette
Columbus
Waterloo
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importfromil
My current picks:

Clinton at Cambridge - this one is tough to call. Lots of questions on both sides, but unquestionably the home team not having it star RB will be a major factor. Clinton does return Jordan Jones (66 carries, 494 yards) at RB and Cole Ciochon on defense. If Cambridge can get decent QB play and guys step up, maybe they have enough to pull this one out - but I think this week, it's a learning experience for the hosts. Cougars by 2.

Belleville at Deerfield - last year, the Wildcats had a pretty solid offensive tandem; the problem was defense. This year? Not nearly the offensive presence ... and the hosts had a rebuilding year last year and were still 6-4. Demons by 34.

Luther Prep at Jefferson - This won't be the Luther Prep team of the last few years; however, that's not enough this week. It may be closer than I'm thinking right now; if this were in Watertown, I might have it in single digits. Eagles by 16.

Winnebago Lutheran at Lakeside Lutheran - if not for the addition of Austin DeNoyer, I'd probably go with the visitors in a complete rout. As it is, WL brings back a ton of guys who still have a year after this one to shine. Vikings by 21.

McFarland at Lodi - first test of the Lodi offense; is it all on Kuehn, or are there other pieces there to take the load off if/when needed? Someone might want to start a count of how many times the Lodi defense forces a 3-and-out; it's going to be a large number by season's end. Blue Devils by 42.

Lake Mills at Marshall - the Cardinals were hit hard by graduation; their opponents ... not so much. If Lake Mills can execute (which was a problem last year), people will be shocked at the final score. L-Cats by 25.

Edgerton at New Glarus/Monticello - One team was hit hard by graduation; the other is looking to make a run at the conference title and win a game or two in the playoffs. This won't be close. Glarner Knights by 42.

Wisconsin Heights at Parkview - Heights is a young team with thin numbers, and Parkview has been generally terrible - but does bring back its two top rushers from last year. Give me experience where it's there, especially when that team is at home. Vikings by 14.

Westfield at Poynette - it's been a long time since the Pumas struggled through a year. This one will be a struggle, having largely emptied the cupboards due to graduation. The Pioneers have question marks, but bring a handful of pieces back - and, aren't going into the season with a new head coach. Pioneers by 7.

Columbus at Ripon - the last time these two schools met in Ripon, the Tigers ripped the Cardinals 63-6 en route to a D4 title. This time ... won't be anything like that - it'll be more like when they used to play every year. Cardinals by 28.

Pardeeville at Waterloo - the Bulldogs lost a number of key players to graduation; Waterloo lost a few as well, but not nearly as many. The last two years have been blowouts; this year might be as well. Pirates by 35.
I'm not saying some things the WIAA does are wrong, ... I'm just saying, "I find it weird."
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amped0808
-- Clinton (6-4) at Cambridge (10-2): Two teams with question marks.....I'll take the home team.

-- Belleville (3-7) at Deerfield (6-4): If Belleville wants to climb up in the Cap South, they have to win games against solid teams.

-- Luther Prep (1-8) at Jefferson (8-3): Prove it to me Prep that you are ready to break out of the Cap North cellar.

-- Winnebago Lutheran (7-4) at Lakeside Lutheran (4-5): Prolly the battle for #2 in the WELS pecking order in the state (behind WISCO).

-- McFarland (5-5) at Lodi (11-2): Bleu Devils should win this comfortably.

-- Lake Mills (3-7) at Marshall (10-2): Cards should have no problem here.

-- Edgerton (4-5) at New Glarus/Monticello (3-6): RVN teams tend to be solid but not all that overbearing.

-- Wisconsin Heights (2-7) at Parkview (0-9): On a hunch.

-- Westfield (2-7) at Poynette (9-2): I think the Pumas should handle an a former conference foe.

-- Columbus (7-3) at Ripon (1-8): A renewal of a interesting rivalry. Ripon's program has fallen on some hard times. Columbus has their program going in the right direction.

-- Pardeeville (4-6) at Waterloo (8-3): For some reason Trailways Large teams tend to struggle in non-conference play.
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-- Clinton (6-4) at Cambridge (10-2)
-- Belleville (3-7) at Deerfield (6-4)
-- Luther Prep (1-8) at Jefferson (8-3)
-- Winnebago Lutheran (7-4) at Lakeside Lutheran (4-5)
-- McFarland (5-5) at Lodi (11-2)
-- Lake Mills (3-7) at Marshall (10-2)
-- Edgerton (4-5) at New Glarus/Monticello (3-6)
-- Wisconsin Heights (2-7) at Parkview (0-9)
-- Westfield (2-7) at Poynette (9-2)
-- Columbus (7-3) at Ripon (1-8)
-- Pardeeville (4-6) at Waterloo (8-3)
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whfan202
Clinton (6-4) at Cambridge (10-2) - We'll see how much Owens means to Cambridge right off... but I think they can win this one.

Belleville (3-7) at Deerfield (6-4) - Not sold on Belleville just yet.

Luther Prep (1-8) at Jefferson (8-3) - Same goes for WLP... they'll score more, though.

Winnebago Lutheran (7-4) at Lakeside Lutheran (4-5) - A. DeNoyer may give Kuehn a run for his money as best RB in the North, methinks.

McFarland (5-5) at Lodi (11-2) - Speaking of Kuehn, his Blue Devils should roll.

Lake Mills (3-7) at Marshall (10-2) - Bucking the trend because Marshall made a rather deep run and these unproven guys got valuable extra reps as a result.

Edgerton (4-5) at New Glarus/Monticello (3-6) - NGM is gonna be awfully good this year.

Wisconsin Heights (2-7)
at Parkview (0-9) - A hunch, based on alma mater pride.

Westfield (2-7) at Poynette (9-2)- Kind of a litmus test for the Pumas.

Columbus (7-3) at Ripon (1-8) - Won't be real close.

Pardeeville (4-6) at Waterloo (8-3) - Same as above.
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bcushing
Clinton at Cambridge- going to be a tough three games without Owens but they still have plenty of talent on the roster to pull this game out. It's their home field and they are looking to make another statement this year. Bluejays by 14.

Belleville at Deerfield- I heard Deerfield gave Marshall problems in the scrimmage don't know if it says much but I don't see Belleville doing much this year they lost a lot of their key guys. Deerfield by 10.

Luther Prep at Jefferson- I don't know a lot about these two teams from what I have seen in earlier posts Prep might not be too bad this year but then again Jefferson is always tough. Jefferson by 14.

Winnebago Lutheran at Lakeside Lutheran- If LL's stud back can make a run at player of the year in the conference then I'm going to take the Capitol Conferece team in this one. LL by 7.

McFarland at Lodi- Lodi was a great team last year and return their star running back. Also on the defensive side they return a good inside backer they are the team to beat in the conference this year. Lodi with a running clock.

Lake Mills at Marshall- Marshall has lost a lot of their key guys in Deforest, Eggers, Schwenn and Haefner it's going to be interesting to see how they do but Lake Mills has Moen back and the younger Dunkleberger who is flashy and started as a freshman last year. Cards are going to have a rough year L-Cats by 14.

Edgerton at NGM- NGM returns their QB who has a lot of experience and they were young last year. They put up a decent fight against Marshall with a young team with very little experience and they have size on the line. They will be be a scary good team who will surprise some people this year. NGM by 21

Wisconsin Heights at Parkview- taking the young team with little numbers this year...because why not. Heights by 7

Columbus at Ripon- shocked they didn't get past the first round last year but Columbus is mean and hungry for another shot. Cards by 14.

Pardeeville at Waterloo- Waterloo has Gallitz back at QB returning Utz who is 6'5 300 pounds and has gotten stronger and faster but with Links and Buss gone it could be a different story. I feel Gallitz had put in the time and effort in the offseason and it will all pay off. They also have Meyer coming back as well. Loooooooo by 21.
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bcushing
I must have skipped the Westfield and Poynette game anyways the Pumas lost a lot last year and they have a new coach which means possibly a whole new offense I like Westfield this year by 14.
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capcon
Clinton at Cambridge- Cambridge by 17
Belleville at Deerfield- Deerfield by 14
Luther Prep at Jefferson- Jefferson by 14
Winnebago at Lakeside- Winnebago by 7
McFarland at Lodi- Lodi by 35
Lake Mills at Marshall- Lake Mills by 7 (shocker of the week). Don't sleep on the L-Cats
Edgerton at New Glarus- New Glarus by 10
WI Heights at Parkview- Parkview by 7 in a sloppy game
Westfield at Poynette- Poynette by 28
Columbus at Ripon- Columbus by 28
Pardeeville at Waterloo- Waterloo by 28
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importfromil
Deerfield beats Belleville 37-14.

Saw that Lodi's top rusher was Nellen with 24 carries, 136 yards, 3 TD's and the Blue Devils were a total 46-216 on the ground - but after Kuehn scored to get things started, Nellen had the other 3. Just a case where McFarland focused on the big RB and the Blue Devils turned to someone else to ease the pressure, or something else?
I'm not saying some things the WIAA does are wrong, ... I'm just saying, "I find it weird."
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Standings after Week 1

Thanks to the Luther Prep-Jefferson game, no one will have dreams of going undefeated this year. That was further cemented by the NG/M-Edgerton game for everyone except amped0808, who was the only person to take Edgerton; unfortunately, that didn't result in a weekly win for amped. That would go to cettt, who hit the other 9 games to take the early lead.

1. cettt: 9-2
T2. ash22themaginificent: 8-3
T2. wihsfootball: 8-3
T2. capcon: 8-3
T5. amped0808: 7-4
T5. card80fan: 7-4
T5. thecrackerjack: 7-4
T5. bcushing: 7-4
T9. importfromil: 6-5
T9. whfan202: 6-5

If I missed anything, note corrections as needed - otherwise, I'll set up the Week 2 Pick 'Em tomorrow night.
I'm not saying some things the WIAA does are wrong, ... I'm just saying, "I find it weird."
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importfromil wrote:
Standings after Week 1

Thanks to the Luther Prep-Jefferson game, no one will have dreams of going undefeated this year. That was further cemented by the NG/M-Edgerton game for everyone except amped0808, who was the only person to take Edgerton; unfortunately, that didn't result in a weekly win for amped. That would go to cettt, who hit the other 9 games to take the early lead.

1. cettt: 9-2
T2. ash22themaginificent: 8-3
T2. wihsfootball: 8-3
T2. capcon: 8-3
T5. amped0808: 7-4
T5. card80fan: 7-4
T5. thecrackerjack: 7-4
T5. bcushing: 7-4
T9. importfromil: 6-5
T9. whfan202: 6-5

If I missed anything, note corrections as needed - otherwise, I'll set up the Week 2 Pick 'Em tomorrow night.


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