Full schedules & scores

Pick 6: Ferris over G-Prep in tight one

I suspect that KHQ/SWX sports director Sam Adams fell victim to an infection last week.

It’s the same infection yours truly contracted the first week of the season, and I continued to be plagued by it last week.

Nothing like a .500 week to show how painfully average you performed.

We’ll try to break out of the funk this week. Remember, our predictions are solely for our entertainment only. No wagering is allowed – if you value your money.

I have a long way to go to bring my overall average above my career batting average, .700. Thankfully we have eight more weeks in the regular season remaining and at least a couple of playoff weeks.

I’m not pushing the panic button but I have a finger poised near it.

Last week: Adams 3-3 (8-4 overall), Lee 3-3 (6-6) 

North Central vs. Rogers

(Friday, Joe Albi Stadium, 5 p.m.)

Lee: NC 29-20. Best opportunity for a win for both teams. NC’s skill players trump Pirates’ run game.

Adams: NC 21-19. This is going to be one physical game. This might be the most tightly contested game in the area this week.

Lakeland at Cheney

(Friday, 7 p.m.)

Lee: Lakeland 24-21. This is a toss up. Two quality teams. Just a hunch.

Adams: Cheney 28-21. Since allowing two first quarter touchdowns against Lewiston, Lakeland’s defense has been phenomenal, allowing just a total of 16 points in its last seven quarters. But the Hawks will get a big test against a Cheney team that has scored 72 points in two wins.

Pullman at Moscow

(Friday, 7 p.m.)

Lee: Moscow 27-22. I love the subplot here – Akey (Jack) vs. Petrino (Mason). One will be more Jacked than the other.

Adams: Pullman 42-35. The Greyhounds have at times looked great and at times not so great. They’ll bounce back Friday.

Shadle Park at University

(Friday, 7 p.m.)

Lee: Shadle 36-14. This was a shootout last year. It won’t be this time.

Adams: U-Hi 35-28. The Titans picked off Brett Rypien four times last year. And they grow the grass high at U-Hi and that could slow down the Highlanders’ receivers.

Post Falls at East Valley

(Friday, 7 p.m.)

Lee: Post Falls 30-18. Trojans post second straight win, building momentum toward league opener against Lake City.

Adams: EV 28-14. The Knights were held to 16 points last week, their lowest output since October, 2010. Something tells me this dynamic offense will bounce back.

Ferris at Gonzaga Prep

(Friday, 7 p.m.)

Lee: Ferris 17-14. Third straight week Ferris is in a showdown game. This will be a defensive knucklebuster.

Adams: Ferris 34-28. If their opener, the Saxon D shut down Central Valley’s running game. In Week 2, they put the clamps on Shadle’s aerial assault. Now comes the toughest challenge yet – G-Prep’s veer attack which has rushed for 710 yards in two games. If Ferris can score a couple of quick touchdowns – and that could be a big “if” – I like its chances.