Dem ‘Hawgs coming off the bye week with Saints on the brain
Mighty Marty takes his lumps when he has to, but not this week. He’s heard some of his ‘Skins fans crowing about Alex Smith and the new offense.
Now Marty has no hard feelings against Alex Smith, and in fact feels like the poor guy has got stuck more times than a pig n’ a poke, but this stuff about him being the savior of the Hawgs is just plain nuts.
The mighty ‘Skins come off a bye week after humiliating Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Puckers in fine fashion.
But that was the mighty “D” that cemented that win.
So the High and Mighty spent bye week with a good Scotch, cigar and watched his favorite QB, Captain Kirk Cousins.
This boy has it all. He has MVP written all over him and if the Vikings can find some defense, this team could win a Super Bowl.
Which Marty thinks would be a fine thing. Why listen to Marty? Why he only went 16-1 last week in a bunch of high school blowouts the likes of which hasn’t been seen since someone tossed a ton of tacks on the Beltway at rush hour.
So listen up folks:
Quince Orchard 35
Paint Branch 34
This is Captain Howdy’s game of the week. Last week between the two teams the scored 135 points and didn’t give up a single point. Man that makes for a irresistible forces meeting immovable objects. You can’t miss. Quince Orchard is tough. True they have to travel to Paint Branch, but it’s beyond mid-season and Paint Branch has to face the tough end of their schedule.
And Marty is always right about Paint Branch. They fold like a cheap suit on a wet Alpaca in the Rockies after midseason. Okay, sometimes they wait until the playoffs. But look for Q.O. to take this one.
Last week Sherwood won in a blow out and so did Blair. Should be an interesting week, but fortune favors the home team.
Riverdale Baptist 27
Bullis on the mend after last week’s tough loss to St. Mary’s Ryken. (Marty was just one point away from a perfect week!) This week they’ll take it out on Riverdale Baptist. Pat Cilento’s bunch doesn’t take losing very easily.
G. Prep 21
Marty still doesn’t like schools that remind him of that green slimy stuff his buddy ate on sandwiches in grade school. Prep has to roll in this FFF-football game.
Good Counsel 21
Marty hates picking against Dan Paro’s boys at prep. But he doesn’t think they have a high enough octane offense after last week to keep up with the boys from D.C.
Seneca Valley 17
Marty almost pulled a Kavanaugh after he saw the score last week. (That means he almost passed out – or went to sleep, you pick). Magruder won in a blowout! Meanwhile the Fred Kim bunch is facing their worst season in years and it probably isn’t going to get better this week.
Northwood got blown out last week by Magruder. Blake has an actual football team so it won’t be better this week.
Of course Marty could be wrong.
But he’ll bet a jimmie cone he isn’t.
Speaking of jimmie cones. Marty will be in attendance as his favorite Swarmin’Hornets add to their win-streak in a home game that’ll be exciting until the second half.
Neither Einstein or Kennedy could score a single point last week. So look at this way, whoever loses will probably do better this week – but maybe not.
Richard Montgomery punished Walter Johnson last week and W.J. contrary to its recent past has an actual ball club. Whitman on the other hand is looking forward to lacrosse.
Marty loves this game and if he had nothing else to do would stay put to watch Northwest go to Churchill to kick some butt.
Poolesville got beat so bad by Damascus, some of the family farms have been put up for sale in shame.
Never fear, the Orange men in Rockville will allow the plowboys to get their honor back rather quickly.
Walter Johnson 35
W.J. is a good solid football team. That spells doom for B-CC.
One of Marty’s weak points is cheering for Gaithersburg. But he also has a soft spot for Wheaton and this week Wheaton gets the nod.
Wootton is an anomaly. They’re good, but not good enough.
Springbrook is no anomaly.
Springbrook is not good enough.
Watkins Mill 35
Winters Mill 17
Marty hates trying to pick these games from teams with names that seem to come from Middle Earth.
Simple fact is Watkins Mill is a very good football team.
Last week they hung 42 on Rockville which doesn’t say a whole lot, but it says enough to Marty.