Friday, September 10, 1999

OHIO FOOTBALL PICKS


By Dave Schutte

       

COLERAIN (2-0) vs. MILFORD (1-1)
        • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today

        • WHERE: Milford High School, 1 Eagles Way, Milford.

        • WHAT TO WATCH: A victory over Anderson last week is a sign Milford may be ready to compete in the Greater Miami Conference.

        The Eagles are led by quarterback Adam Meranda (14-for-24 137 yards, one TD) and wide receiver Ryan DeBra (four catches).

        Colerain has allowed just two touchdowns this year. Adam Greber leads the offense with 282 yards rushing.

        • PICK: Colerain

INDIAN HILL (2-0) vs. MADEIRA (2-0)
        • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

        • WHERE: Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive, Madeira.

        • WHAT TO WATCH: This may be the most entertaining game of the weekend.

        Madeira is an excellent passing team as quarterback Tim Dooley and receiver Bret Underwood have combined for six completions in two games.

        Indian Hill counters with junior halfbacks Price McLane and Jeremy Hamilton, both breakaway runners who will be tough to contain.

        • PICK: Indian Hill

FAIRFIELD (1-1) vs. SYCAMORE (2-0)
        • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today

        • WHERE: Sycamore Stadium, Cooper Road, Blue Ash.

        • WHAT TO WATCH: This matchup features two of the best offenses in the Greater Miami Conference.

        Coming off a 25-24 loss to Piqua, Fairfield's offense is led by tailback Earl Haynes (374 yards rushing) and quarterback Todd Bridge (18-for-34, 204 yards) the key players.

        Fairfield has the better defense but no one has been able to stop the Aviator offense. Flip a coin in this one.

        • Pick: Sycamore.

McNICHOLAS (2-0) vs. LOVELAND (1-1)
        • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today.

        • WHERE: Loveland High School, 1 Tiger Trail, Loveland.

        • WHAT TO WATCH: Another non-conference game tough to predict.

        McNicholas has played an easier schedule, beating Western Brown and Glen Este with Loveland defeating Northwest but losing to Miamisburg.

        Bryan Cupito has taken over at quarterback for his brother, Brad, at McNicholas. Bryan is 18-for-28 and 310 yards in two games. Joe Polaneczky (five catches, 131 yards) is his top receiver.

        • PICK: McNicholas.

KINGS (1-1) vs. LEBANON (2-0)
        • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today

        • WHERE: Lebanon High School, 160 Miller Road, Lebanon.

        • WHAT TO WATCH: These rivals tied for the Fort Ancient Valley Conference title in 1998.

        Based on the first two games, the defending Division II state champion Lebanon is again potent on offense but young on defense.

        The Warriors return tailback Nick Singleton with Casey Abrams stepping in at quarterback to adequately fill the shoes of the departed Brady Merchant.

        • PICK: Lebanon

OTHER GAMES
        • Amelia over Glen Este

        • Winton Woods over Anderson

        • Harrison over Northwest

        • Turpin over Mason

        • Mount Healthy over Withrow

        • Woodward over Taft

        • CCD over North College Hill

        • Deer Park over Taylor

        • Edgewood over Springboro

        • Elder over Western Hills

        • Moeller over Indianapolis Roncalli

        • Indianapolis Cathedral over St. Xavier

        • Hamilton over Lakota East

        • Lima over Lakota West

        • Princeton over Middletown

        • La Salle over Boone County

        • Norwood over Western Brown

        • Batavia over Clinton Massie

        • Springboro over Little Miami

        • Landmark Ch. over Clermont Northeastern

        • Last Week: 21-7, Season: 37-14.

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