Wisconsin high school playoffs start tomorrow, so I have to pick the Xavier game early. Here ya go.
Wrightstown 31, Xavier 24. This was the team that knocked my beloved Hawks out last year and it wasn't close. This year I'm hoping it will be closer, but I' m afraid the short trip home will seem very long indeed. Hope I'm wrong.
ACTUAL RESULT: XAVIER 30, WRIGHTSTOWN 13. Xavier gets its revenge. Next up, Denmark. Or is it Luxemburg? Or Brussels? Or Lichtenstein? I'm never sure with all those place name eastern Wisconsin towns.
Oops - I picked up the paper and realized that Minnesota starts tonight, too. Mighty Irondale gets the bye, so....
Mounds View 41, Centennial 17. In about 5 years, all the little kids who are moving up into the Centennial school district will start kicking everyone's butt. But not now. This should be easy and will likely earn the Mustangs a rematch against always-dangerous Stillwater. Meanwhile, if things go according to Hoyle, Irondale will get White Bear Lake (Go Bears) in the next round.
ACTUAL RESULT: MOUNDS VIEW 21, CENTENNIAL 14. Not too impressive, but the Mustangs advance. Mounds View gets Roseville next, while Irondale gets White Bear Lake (Go Bears).
More picks later in the week!