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Week 10 High School Football - Previews and Predictions

POSTED November 18, 2010
BY Patrick Tiscia
Twitter: @PatrickTiscia


The Gilbert offense about to take a snap. (Photo: Timothy W. Gaffney)

GILBERT/NORTHWESTERN AT AVON

DAY AND TIME: Saturday, Noon

LOCATION: Avon High School

RECORDS: Gilbert/Northwestern 6-2; Avon 8-1

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Gilbert/Northwestern 44, Canton 14; Avon 38, Coventry 13

TISCIA'S PICK: Avon 23, Gilbert 19. The Yellowjackets need to win their final two games if they hope to reach the state playoffs and face their toughest opponent yet in Avon. Avon has won eight in a row after losing its season-opener to Hyde and sports a 4-0 record at home. Turnovers were a major problem for the Yellowjackets in their two losses and if they can avoid them on Saturday, they'll have a shot at the upset.

LEWIS MILLS AT OLD SAYBROOK

DAY AND TIME: Saturday, 1 p.m.

LOCATION: Old Saybrook High School

RECORDS: Lewis Mills 1-7; Old Saybrook 2-6

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Cromwell 62, Lewis Mills 21; Valley Regional 48, Lewis Mills 0

TISCIA'S PICK: Old Saybrook 21, Lewis Mills 12. It's been a rough go as of late for the Spartans with the infamous brawl with North Branford that led to two forfeits and a blowout loss to Cromwell last week. Old Saybrook is an opponent that they can hang with and it'll be interesting to see if they're in this game late.

MORGAN AT WOLCOTT TECH

DAY AND TIME: Saturday, 1 p.m.

LOCATION: Wolcott Tech High School

RECORDS: Wolcott Tech 0-8; Morgan 3-5

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Cromwell 53, Wolcott Tech 26; Morgan 32, SMSA 6

TISCIA'S PICK: Morgan 30, Wolcott Tech 18. It's hard to say any team at 0-8 is looking ahead to another game, but you can't blame the Wildcats if they are. Their Thanksgiving eve matchup with Lewis Mills will be their best chance to record their first-ever varsity win on the field.

GRANBY AT HOUSATONIC/WAMOGO

DAY AND TIME: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Housatonic Valley Regional High School

RECORDS: Housatonic/Wamogo 4-4; Granby 0-8

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Housatonic 22, Stafford 8; Ellington 38, Granby 6

TISCIA'S PICK: Housatonic/Wamogo 27, Granby 6. Deron Bayer has done one of the best coaching jobs in the state, leading the Mountaineers, a team small in numbers, to one win away from at least a .500 season. No reason to believe this team will be looking ahead to their Thanksgiving battle with Gilbert.






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