The return of the Bustos is nigh.....
Whatever you do, don't say my name in front of a mirror three times, because I'll suddenly appear. And then it'll get really weird.
Cudahy at Racine St. Catherine's - The Cud was young last year and should have a few more seniors keeping it together on the field this year. I think the score closes a bit, but still qualifying as a "blowout"
Union Grove at Greenfield - The Hawks numbers seem a bit down this year, so that doesn't bode well for their outlook. UG has seemed like a team on the up as of recent.
Greendale at Lake Geneva Badger - Panthers have a smaller team in numbers, but okay in size. They battled injuries to key players all last year, but still found their way to the 3rd level; that invariably led to greater depth this year as the younger guys got put in the regular rotation, gaining considerable experience. Defensive secondary was their weak spot last year, and I think that continues, but still improved. I don't even know who the QB will be yet, or the main RB. I'm certain Wooden will be a beast, and on the field alot this year (iirc, he played on everything but kickoff last season).
Haven't heard much of LGB, just that they lost a lot. Still, a big school with a long tradition, methinks the panthers have their hands full.
Whitnall at Martin Luther - Whitnall lost a lot of skill, but I don't think it's enough to bridge last year's gap.
Milwaukee Lutheran at Kewaskum - ML lost a stud QB, and that'll affect them considerably. Kew reloads and goes.
Brown Deer at Sheboygan Falls - Going against the grain on this one. BD hasn't been strong in a while, but are prone to good years once in a while. SF seems to have gained some consistency, but their great record the past couple years hasn't translated to deep playoff runs/Big NC wins.
Burlington at South Milwaukee - SM's lack of significant improvement last season doesn't give me much confidence here. Burlington can be hit or miss too, but their misses aren't as far off the mark.
Milwaukee King at Shorewood/Messmer - If King had a stellar year last year, it'd be harder to pick messwood here. But without the excitement to keep building and attracting talent to King, I think they falter further than the popehounds.
Pius XI at Racine Park - Pius had some talent last year...returning talent who weren't quite ready yet. Unfortunately, certainly not enough to steal a win against a down park. Wanted to pick them, couldn't stick to it.
Milwaukee Riverside at Pewaukee - I think this might be a bit of a down year for the Pirates, while Riverside looked pretty decent in their scrimmage. I say Riverside gets some scores, but not enough to win.
Plymouth at New Berlin Eisenhower - Ike graduated a great class. I think the first game with is a bit of a wake-up call for the Lions against a usually strong Panther program.
Elkhorn at New Berlin West - NBW was a strong team last year, that should have at least won one more game last year than they did...and by that, I mean they basically did, but a blown call took a W from them against GD last year.
Oak Creek at Wisconsin Lutheran - Wisco stumbled badly last year. I don't see a huge enough jump in talent to make them competitive here.
West Allis Central at Kenosha Tremper - Thought WAC underachieved last year...as did Tremper. But I don't see this as a close game.