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Hitting the final week with playoff fever

Published November 21. 2012 05:04PM

The final week of Grid Picks is among us and with a couple of Turkey Day games and high school playoffs on this week's slate there is still hope for this writer to finish in third place.

After finishing lower the last couple of years, I'll consider that a victory.

So before I get all tuned in to the upcoming basketball, wrestling and swimming season, it's time to give the crystal ball one more big try so here goes:

PHILLIPSBURG VS. EASTON - The Stateliners will cross the river to do battle with the Red Rovers in one of the longest Thanksgiving Day rivalries around. I'm sticking with the PA team...Easton, 21-14.

EAST STROUDSBURG SOUTH AT STROUDSBURG - It always seems like the underdog or team that wins the regular season meeting loses this one. I'm bucking the trend here and sticking with...Stroudsburg, 21-18.

NORTHAMPTON AT CATASAUQUA - Question here is will the real Rough Riders show up after being stunned by Pen Argyl in the District 11 Championship...Catasauqua, 28-7.

PARKLAND AT DELAWARE VALLEY - Trojans lost a close one when these two teams met in the first week of the season. Not this time...Parkland, 28-27.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC VS. ABINGTON HEIGHTS - Going to gamble on this one and pick against the Vikings...Abington Heights, 20-16.

WYOMING AREA VS. PEN ARGYL - The Green Knights are on a high right now after knocking off two undefeated teams in a row. This week, they misfire...Wyoming Area, 24-21.

WILLIAMS VALLEY VS. BRISTOL - The Vikings are a roll and it continues...Williams Valley, 32-0.

NESHAMINY AT COATESVILLE - I'm just going to flip the coin here...Coatesville, 24-21.

SPRING-FORD AT PENNRIDGE - Don't have many sources down in District 1 so by looking at results of both of these teams, I'll pick...Pennridge, 21-18.

UNIVERSITY PREP VS. SELINSGROVE - I think the Preppers are a bit favored here, but I have to go with the Seals...Selinsgrove, 28-21.

WEST CHESTER HENDERSON VS. INTERBORO - Henderson is loaded. Not sure about Interboro....West Chester Henderson, 8-7.

BERMUDIAN SPRINGS VS. WYOMISSING - My District 3 guru tells me that Wyomissing is definitely the team to beat in this one...Wyomissing, 21-6.

MOUNT CARMEL AT DANVILLE - My sidekicks seem to be leaning toward the Red Tornadoes. I like...Danville, 18-14.

STEELTON-HIGHSPIRE VS. DELONE CATHOLIC - Back to District 3 and there was some hesitation on this one, but I picked...Steelton-Highspire, 19-14.

SOUTHERN COLUMBIA AT DUNMORE - The Bucks stop here. The Tigers roar...Southern Columbia, 32-14.

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