Monday, October 22, 2007

Fearless Dilettante Football Predictions - Playoff Edition

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!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I remember in the mid-'70's when the Wrightstown Raiders played St. Mary's Grade, Appleton in football at KofC Field. The score was 55-0 and they broke Tim Fountain's collarbone. In an unrelated note, I believe Rick Knapp had his driver's license then too.

Some things never change.

Anonymous said...

Rick Knapp ... wow. Dedrick, Plank, Gmenier .. OH NO ...

Doesn't Wrightstown get some kids from the powerhouse otherwise known as St. Francis in Hollandtown?

You all remember that grade school cheer ... "California oranges, Texas cactus, we play St. Francis in Hollandtown just for practice ...

Anonymous said...

XHS 30, Wrightstown 13.

The Ghosts of the Wrightstown Raiders have been avenged.

Anonymous said...

I always thought the cheer went..."California Oranges, Wisconsin taxes, we're playing St. Mary's just for practice..."

Anonymous said...

Hollandtown St Francis, Darboy Holy Angels, New London Most Precious Blood, Kaukauna St Al's, Freedom St Nicks, St Mary's Greenville...What were the other schools in the "Hick School" Catholic Boys League? The "Hookster" want to know...

Mark said...

The Hookster? Man, hadn't thought about that guy in years! Wonder if the Hookster ended up marrying "Baffled," the cute l'il blond that set her cap for O'Connell. Seemed like a lot of cute l'il blonds set their cap for Okie for some reason.

Anonymous said...

St. Peter and Paul of Hortonville, St. John of Sherwood, Sacred Heart of Oshkosh were often pre-season fodder for the CBL.