Thursday, November 3, 2011
Building for the future, Duluth's Wildcats picked to win and finish .500.
Every week, I pick high school football games that are played in Patch coverage areas from Cumming to Stone Mountain. Check out this week's predictions, then let us know how you think your team will fare in the comment box below ... if you dare. Last week’s best picks: West Forsyth 30, Roswell 14 (actual score, West Forsyth 35, Roswell 14); Tucker 54, Lithonia 7 (actual score, Tucker 50, Lithonia 7). Last week’s worst picks: Lambert 24, Rome 20 (actual score, Rome 16, Lambert 0); Parkview 28, Archer 17 (actual score, Archer 40, Parkview 16). Last week's record: 18-6. Overall record: 181-48-1. Are you ready for another round of picks? Duluth at Mill Creek: A 2-0 start for the Duluth Wildcats (4-5) has turned into a season of unrealized …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Duluth's chances for making the playoffs would be helped with an upset of North Gwinnett.
Every week, I pick high school football games that are played in Patch coverage areas from Cumming to Stone Mountain. Check out this week's predictions, then let us know how you think your team will fare in the comment box below ... if you dare. Last week’s best picks: King’s Ridge 21, Mount Pisgah 20 (actual score, King’s Ridge 20, Mount Pisgah 14, OT); Tucker 50, Redan 10 (actual score, Tucker 54, Redan 7). Last week’s worst picks: Forsyth Central 28, Creekview 27 (actual score, Creekview 27, Forsyth Central 17); Parkview 21, Brookwood 20 (actual score, Brookwood 23, Parkview 19). Last week's record: 20-2. Overall record: 163-42-1. Are you ready for another round of picks? North Gwinnett at Duluth: Next week’s home showdown with …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Are you interested in adding to our high school football coverage? We've got a place for you.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Who knows your high school football team better than you? Somebody based in another county or zip code? Of course not. That’s why Patch wants to tap into your football passion this year. Throughout the high school football season, you can help us build the best coverage of your favorite team on Duluth Patch, the website that’s all about your community. Patch is looking for your contributions — game reports, comments, photos and videos — in our efforts to provide “Every Game. Every Score. Every Friday.” It’s easy to join our team to cover your team: Comment: Check out Duluth Patch and tell us your impressions of the game, players and scene, or even critique the performance of the opposing team’s band. Don’t be shy. Tell us what you think. …
Will I be a jinx or a lucky charm for your team this week?
I’ll never forget the exchange of conversations I had with a Gwinnett County football coach several years ago when I worked for a pictures-and-words outfit out of Atlanta (I think they’re in Dunwoody now). “Scott,” the coach said of the weekly high school football prediction column I wrote: “Don’t pick us this week. You jinxed us last time.” Sure enough, that happened, although I wouldn’t call it a jinx. I picked his team to win the week before against an inferior team, and the coach’s team played spectacularly awful and lost. His team’s inability to hold onto the ball had more to do with it than what I wrote. OK, I said to the coach. Why not? It was an important game, and I could be the bad guy and pick against his team. Result? His team …