It could have been a much rougher week than it turned out. Both Sam Adams and I were staring at 2-4 efforts before we got some late help from Pullman and University. In Pullman’s case it was triple overtime. In U-Hi’s case how about the last play? We didn’t differ on any games last week so yours truly takes a one-game lead into the postseason. In the Great Northern League’s case, those teams conclude regular-season play this week. We’ll extend this as long as we have six area teams alive. The GSL should fare well this time around, too. Last week: Adams 4-2 (36-18 overall), Lee 4-2 (37-17)
Skyview at Lakeland
Lee: Skyview 36-17. Skyview scores a lot and Lakeland’s defense will be stretched.
Adams: Lakeland 20-13. Lakeland is the ultimate blue-collar, bring-your-lunch- pail-to-school team. I smell an upset.
Timberline at Coeur d’Alene
(Friday, 7 p.m.)
Lee: CdA 44-14. Gunnar Amos returns at quarterback for CdA, which should make a strong statement as it pursue a third state title in the last four years.
Adams: CdA 42-21. The Viks will have no problem with Timberline.
Colville at Pullman
(Friday, 7 p.m.)
Lee: Pullman 30-13. The only way Colville wins this game is if points are in the teens.
Adams: Pullman 22-21. Pullman will cap off wild, wacky season with wild, wacky win.
Mt. Spokane vs. Southridge
(Friday, Lampson Stadium, 5 p.m.)
Lee: Mt. Spokane 28-20. Reportedly Mt. Spokane QB Stu Stiles is injured. If he plays the Suns won’t slow the Wildcats down.
Adams: Mt. Spokane 21-14. Look for the Wildcats to eat up large chunks of time on drives and gut out a win.
Gonzaga Prep vs. Chiawana
(Friday, Edgar Brown Stadium, 7 p.m.)
Lee: Chiawana 31-24. The Bullpups have their share of weapons, but their defense will be stretched to the limit.
Adams: G-Prep 35-28. The Bullpups will pull off the upset on the road.
Richland vs. Ferris
(Friday, Albi, 5:30 p.m.)
Lee: Ferris 28-21. The Saxons could win comfortably if they find consistency in air.
Adams: Ferris 28-17. Richland throws the ball well. Ferris defends it even better.