How do you like me now coach? Captain Kirk leads da’ Hawgs
They looked like the ‘Hawgs of old. The offensive line of the ‘Skins skinned ‘em alive.
Captain Kirk picked apart the defense and those bad old Raiders learned about smash mouth football the old fashioned way.
It was as close to a perfect game as a defense could pull off and even with a couple of offensive turnovers on silly fumbles, the Raiders had no chance against a lockdown defense.
Mighty Marty’s seen ‘em come and go, but this year’s Redskins defense is shaping up to be a Super Bowl quality team. Coupled with an offense in over drive and the NFC can look out for dem Hawgs.
That’s right, The Big Basso profundo is saying it right here and now: The ‘Skins are looking better than they have in years. Even Dan Snyder’s ugly suits and short man mentality can’t stop this team.
As for local high school action, Marty loved the Bullis and Q.O. matchup last week, and really looks forward to the Northwest and Good Counsel game this week.
Marty’s blazing away with a 55- 12 record this year. So let’s see what’s up this week:
Good Counsel 35
Marty loves seeing public and private schools mix it up. In some states they even compete for a unified state title. We don’t do that here in Maryland, but this is pretty close. Both schools have had better teams, but this will be one for the record books – as exciting as last week’s Bulli and Q.O. matchup, but the Falcons will ultimately laugh last.
This looks to be closer than most think – but Marty’s not taking the bait. Churchill in a dust-up.
Marty hates picking these types of games. Both teams have turnstiles in their defending end zones to keep down the traffic since they have no defense. With a combined 244 points against for both teams and only 32 points scored by very tepid offenses, you could flip a coin. There’s good. There’s mediocre – and there’s that.
The battle of the country boys, but those corn-fed Swarmin’ Hornets will be puttin’ the sting on their country cousins from Poolesville.
Seneca Valley 28
Seneca Valley avenged themselves nicely against Watkins Mill last week. They might have a small letdown, but Blake will keep ‘em honest.
The High n’ Mighty cigar smoker thinks this is going to be a good game between two up-and-coming powerhouses in the country. Blair has the leg up with experience which gives them the nod.
The Coyotes are smartin’ from last week’s tough loss to Springbrook. Meanwhile Gaithersburg hasn’t won a game yet this year – and won’t do so well this week either.
Richard Montgomery 35
Walter Johnson 21
Here’s another game featuring two surprisingly decent football teams. Marty can’t remember the last time he said that about any Walter Johnson team – but having said it he’s going to stick with it – but he still doesn’t think they’ll win.
Quince Orchard 55
The only thing that will keep this game from using the running clock in the second half is if the clock breaks and the referees forget how to keep time on the field. – which Marty isn’t entirely ruling out.
Paint Branch 28
Springbrook checks in after upstaging Clarkburg last year which gives them hope. Paint Branch is in the first half of the season, so Marty gives them the edge for at least another week.
Watkins Mill 28
Watkins Mill will have no trouble being home in time to watch reruns of “The Apprentice.”
Sherwood is an enigma. Sure, they’ll good, but just how good are they? Marty has his suspicions they’re good enough to go deeply into the playoffs, but they’ll not be tested this week by a Wheaton team still struggling with embracing mediocrity.
The battle of the preppy frat boys ends with someone getting pantsed and someone else getting grounded. Wootton does the pantsing and Whitman turns in its ceremonial alligator shirts for wife beaters.
Marty is so used to picking against Avalon he just can’t help himself. The numbers are on his side. This is a program built on the supposition that it’s better to lose than win as long as you look good doing it. You don’t.
Georgetown Prep 35
Riverdale Baptist 10
The Catholic boys from Prep come off their bye week with a chance to destroy Riverdale. They will.
St. Christopher’s 10
St. Christopher medals aside, Landon ain’t no lost cause.