Friday, October 22, 1999

CINCINNATI FOOTBALL PICKS


By Dave Schutte

       

Lakota East (5-3) vs. Lakota West (6-2)
        • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today.

        • WHERE: Galbreath Field, Kings Island Drive, Kings Mills.

        • WHAT TO WATCH: For Lakota West, at least a share of the Greater Miami Conference championship is on the line.

        West is led by its defense, which has held league opponents to 89 points.

        Sophomore running back Mike Lovell is the major offensive threat, rushing for 638 yards on 92 carries while quarterback Aaron York has completed 29-of-70 passes for 393 yards.

        For East, quarterback Mike Koehler has rushed for 293 yards and passed for 355 yards, completing 31-of-63.

        • PICK: Lakota West

Winton Woods (5-3) vs. Harrison (5-3)
        • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today.

        • WHERE: Harrison Stadium, 9860 West Road, Harrison.

        • WHAT TO WATCH: Although the outcome will not affect the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division, Harrison needs a victory to remain alive for a Division II playoff spot.

        Both squads are coming off 35-0 losses. Winton Woods fell to Turpin while Harrison lost to Mason.

        Both teams prefer rushing with Harrison relying on sophomore tailback Charlie Key (1,192 yards, 182 carries).

        Winton Woods has more speed but Harrison's size will be too much for the Warriors in the trenches.

        • PICK: Harrison.

Madeira (7-1) vs. Finneytown (6-2)
        • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today

        • WHERE: Finneytown Stadium, 8916 Fontainebleau, Finneytown.

        • WHAT TO WATCH: Madeira needs a win to keep its Cincinnati Hills League title hopes alive.

        If the Mustangs defeat Finneytown and Indian Hill upsets league leading Wyoming on Saturday, the three teams (Indian Hill, Wyoming and Madeira) would tie.

        Senior quarterback Tim Dooley is Madeira's major threat, connecting on 42-of-81 passes for 923 yards.

        The Wildcats have an excellent running attack led by Jason Heard (913 yards, 153 carries). Finneytown's capable of the upset but it would take a perfect game to down the Mustangs.

        • Pick: Madeira.

Indian Hill (7-1) vs. Wyoming (8-0)
        • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

        • WHERE: Wyoming Stadium, 106 Pendery Ave., Wyoming.

        • WHAT TO WATCH: This is the biggest game of the season for Indian Hill. If the Braves knock off Wyoming, they would share the Cincinnati Hills League title with the Cowboys and possibly Madeira, if the Mustangs defeat Finneytown.

        Indian Hill is led by an outstanding running attack built around Jeremy Hamilton (752 yards, 144 carries). Wyoming counters with running backs David Dupee (1,324 yards, 181 carries) and P.J. Pope.

        Indian Hill's defense is the key. If the Braves can stop the run and force Wyoming to throw, they could pull the upset.

        • PICK: Indian Hill.

Other games
        • Colerain over Princeton

        • Fairfield over Hamilton

        • Lima over Middletown

        • Sycamore over Milford

        • Batavia over Clermont Northeastern

        • New Richmond over Bethel Tate

        • Hillsboro over Western Brown

        • Edgewood over Talawanda

        • Northwest over Amelia

        • Anderson over Turpin

        • Mason over Glen Este

        • Wilmington over Goshen

        • Kings over Loveland

        • Lebanon over Norwood

        • Ross over Little Miami

        • CCD over New Miami

        • CHCA over Lockland

        • Landmark Christian over Summit

        • Deer Park over Reading

        • Mariemont over Taylor

        • Walnut Hills over Aiken

        • Hughes over Woodward

        • Western Hills over Mount Healthy

        • Withrow over Taft

        • La Salle over Purcell Marian

        • Moeller over Roger Bacon

        • Oak Hills over McNicholas

        • St. Ignatius over St. Xavier

        • Badin over Dayton Meadowdale

        • Last Week: 23-9 Season: 155-55.

       



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