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Week 7 Predictions

Don’t kid yourself, Week 7 has a lot of great matchups. But this week is all about the Madison vs. Lenape Valley showdown!

Friday Night Games

Mount Olive (4-2) @ High Point (0-6)
George Muha: HIgh Point looks bounce back from their 49-0 loss to Sparta. Meanwhile Mt. Olive’s defense is starting to be a turnover machine. Look for Justin “Boom Boom” Mancini and Easy-E’s Trevor Bouye to combine for 22 tackles, a fumble recovery and an INT in the win.
PICK: Mount Olive 30-8
Brian Kenney: Mount Olive is going to roll over High Point. It won’t be pretty.
PICK: MO: 42-7

Morris Catholic (0-6) @ Hopatcong (3-3)
George Muha: Hopatcong’s Ryan Clark for Homecoming King and the victor in this one…that’s who I’m voting for.
PICK: Hopatcong 25-10
Brian Kenney: Hopatcong has had a mediocre season thus far but they are not going to have a problem with Morris Catholic thanks to Ryan Clark this Friday night.
PICK: H 35-13

Jefferson (4-2) @ Hackettstown (3-3)
George Muha: Jefferson took some humbling lumps last week against Madison. Look for Big Dan Brown and company to play shut down D in the win.
PICK: J-Town 21-7
Brian Kenney: Jefferson is going to squeak by in this one. Hackettstown has played hot and cold all year and its going to be a cold night in Hackettstown thus Friday despite Mr. Wickkiser’s efforts.
PICK: Jefferson: 28-14

Kinnelon (4-2) @ Pequannock (2-4)
George Muha: Pequannock’s two game win streak gives the Golden Panthers some good momentum. But to make it three weeks in a row, they’ll really need to Foukas (I know, I know…its getting old, but I just can’t help it! I’m sure this kid hates us by now.). Kinnelon’s Troy “Polamalu” Andretta and Cristian Graupe Fruit will prove to be the difference in the trenches.
PICK: Kinnelon 35-14
Brian Kenney: Pequannock is on a roll but the buck will stop with Kinnelon this week. It should be a good one because Pequannock is at home. But Kinnelon will win it on their last possession.
PICK: Kin 21-13

Madison (5-0) @ Lenape Valley (6-0)
George Muha: In case you haven’t seen Madison, let me frame it up for you. Good-Win is like a feather dancing on top of dandelions as he zig zags around opposing defenses and kickoff teams. As you watch him, your mind drifts off to a happy place where warm music plays in the background and little elves serve you cheese and grapes. Just as you are about to lie down for your massage, Shone “R-Train” Register gets the ball and smashes through your dream world like a bowling ball knocking defenders into the gutter for a strike. Picture those two scenarios over and over while the score climbs close to 50 points and that is pretty much like watching a Madison game. Lenape Valley, on the other hand, is like watching the New England Patriots efficiently march down the field series after series. Plus they have this linebacker named Jimmy Braun who hits so violently that his steel face mask needs to be replaced every week. Lenape…Madison…Madison…Lenape…The Streak…Legendary Coach Smolyn…The Rose City…The Sign Guy…Drip Coffee…Who will win? Nobody knows. The biggest question is…will Madison’s 30 game win streak end this Friday Night? I say…no.
PICK: Madison 24-21 (The Streak stays in tact)
Brian Kenney: Game if the week? More like Game of the Year! Lenape has home field advantage but Justin Good-Win isn’t going to let up now. Madison is firing on all cylinders and may be on their way to another state championship.
PICK: Dodgers 34-21

Sparta (5-1) @ Montville (2-4)
George Muha: Montville’s Booker “T. Washington” McLean and Jake “The Snake” Drexl have the ability to create a lot of points in the passing game. But they’ll having a hard time navigating around Christian “Crazy” Glew. Look Johnny “Money” Coleman to seal the deal with his foot.
PICK: Sparta 34-14
Brian Kenney: Sparta shouldn’t have that much of a problem with Montville this week. Look for Codie Aromando to take the second half off again.
PICK: Sparta 27-12

Whippany Park (2-4) @ North Warren (4-2)
George Muha: I love how scrappy Nick “Walkman Falkman and the Stefanelli Bros are for the Wildcats. In the end, I think North Warren’s Trent “Gene” Simmons and Greg “El Dante” Galante pull out the victory. But not without The Whip taking out a pound of the Pats flesh.
PICK: North Warren 30-21
Brian Kenney: North Warren’s home field advantage will be the deciding factor here. Yes, the 12th Man will help but their defense keep Whippany Park’s offense in check. Look for Greg Galante to get another couple if sacks in this one.
PICK: NW 14-6

Parsippany Hills (4-2) @ West Morris (4-2)
George Muha: This is an intriguing matchup. It’s basically the John “Guts” Gutowsky vs. the Tyler “Phil” Simms show. I believe Par Hills pulls out the victory. But I have a sneaky suspicion that Wolfpack coach Kevin Hennelly has something up his sleeve.
PICK: Par Hills 28-21
Brian Kenney: This is another great game. Par Hills is at a slight disadvantage playing on the road but let’s not forget about their QB Tyler Simms who will make the difference.
PICK: Par Hills 28-20

Randolph (5-1) @ Roxbury (5-1)
George Muha: There is nothing like playing football in the Black Hole (aka the Gaels home field on a Friday night). Both these teams match up really well but I’m going with the home team. Holy Cross bound Kyle Young will give Donny “Fancy” Panciello a break and win this one with his arm for the Gaels.
PICK: Rox 42-38
Brian Kenney: Randolph and Roxbury another great game, wow! I would be shocked if Roxbury loses.
PICK: Rox 35-28

Chatham (0-6) @ Mendham (0-6)
George Muha: Don’t think this is the Terlet Bowl that you think it is. As crazy as it is, Mendham still has ability to qualify for the State Tourney. Chatham is out for sure. But Mendham is in the worst Section (North 2, Group 4) of all time, where there are only three teams with winning records in it. So a win against Chatham this week, and a win against Motown next week (both of which are possible) could get them in. So this game has more meat on it than who’s playing for a 2013 first round draft pick.
PICK: Mendham 14-8
Brian Kenney: At least one of these teams will walk away with win, they both need one. I think Mendham will prevail in a close one.
PICK: 15-8

Saturday Games

Morristown (1-5) @ Delbarton (5-1)
George Muha: You can usually throw out their records when these two match up. Their cross town rivalry goes way back. But Motown’s got the injury bug this year so Delby’s got the big edge. Delby’s Will Reynolds will keep the Colonial offense wrapped up. While Jonathan “Reliable” Schaible will kick seven extra points (because that’s how many touchdowns the Green Wave will score).
PICK: Delby 49-21
Brian Kenney: I like the rivalry here but its been better in the past. This year Delby will roll. Look for Bickinese to throw 3 TDs in the win.
PICK: 49-14

Pope John (5-1) @ Morris Knolls (2-4)
George Muha: Noah Brown should change his number to 6.5…because that is how many touches it takes him to score a touchdown. Similarly, Sonny “Jurgenson” Abramson should change his number to 11…because that is how many throws it takes him to throw a TD. If Lions can control the ball, this game is theirs for the taking. If they allow Nick “Paddy Cakes” Patterson and Golden Iggles to play shootout football, it won’t be so easy.
PICK: Lions 34-28 (Austin “Powers” Bailey gets 100 yards and 2TDs receiving)
Brian Kenney: Pope John will win, there is no doubt.
PICK: PJ 35-14

Parsippany (0-6) @ Sussex Tech (3-3)
George Muha: Parsippany needs a victory just to give them some sanity this year. But DJ Jazzy Johnson is due for another 5 touchdown game. I think it could happen in this one.
PICK: Sussex Tech 30-8
Brian Kenney: I like Sussex Tech at home. I don’t like Parsippany’s chances anywhere.
PICK: ST 20-0

Vernon (3-3) @ Morris Hills (2-4)
George Muha: If MoHills wants to get serious about getting to the postseason, now’s the time. With their senior leader Eric Turner out for three weeks with a bone bruise, the Scarlet Knights need two wins in a row to reward him with a spot in the State Tournament bracket. But I think Vernon’s Tyler Soltes and company will put a dagger in the Scarlet Knight’s playoff hopes.
PICK: Vernon 34-28
Brian Kenney: The Hills are alive with the sound of an upset. I like them here and I’m not sure why. I just have a feeling.
PICK: Hills 22-17

Hanover Park (4-2) @ Kittatinny (3-3)
George Muha: This game is should be a very good matchup. Kittatinny’s Brook and Potten got the goods. But Hanover Park’s pitbull of a runningback Anthony “Large Mouth” Bassolino keeps the chains moving offensively.
PICK: Hornets 28-21
Brian Kenney: HP did not skip a beat without their injured QB last week but Kittatinny will prove a tougher opponent. I like HPs Jaquill Scott! He is fast as heck. Look for him to break a few.
PICK: HP 28-20

Dover (2-4) @ Newton (1-5)
George Muha: I love that Newton’s Josh Sibblies and Adrian Rodriguez executed a perfect hook-and-ladder play last week! Look for Newton to try the Statue of Liberty play this week. Dover’s George Scalley was Mr. Everything last week, scoring on the ground, through the air and underwater. This week Georgie Porgie Scalley won’t be kissing the girls, but he will be running away…with the win that is.
PICK: Dover 35-14
Brian Kenney: Dover will continue to roll and Mr. Scalley will do everything in said win.
PICK: Tigers 22-13

Butler (5-1) @ Wallkill Valley (2-4)
George Muha: Wallkill is in desperate need of a win this week. Unfortunately Butler’s Heredia and company will be looking to avenge their loss to Mt. Lakes last week. A word of advice to Wallkill, don’t throw to the left cornerback spot. They call it DeLattiboudere Island for a reason.
PICK: Bulldogs 38-20
Brian Kenney: Butler will go down in the Valley and win big.
PICK: Bulldogs 35-8

Boonton (2-4) @ Mountain Lakes (6-0)
George Muha: Lakes is due for a loss…I just don’t seeing it happening this year. Look for Paul “Too Tall” Tarnawski to get a hundred yards receiving while Zoom Zoom Egbuchulam runs for a deuce on the ground.
PICK: Lakes 45-21
Brian Kenney: Zoom Zoom will run all over Boonton in a big win.
PICK: ML 45-12

MoBeard (4-2) @ George School PA (1-6)
George Muha: If George School hasn’t heard of Matty McFaddy yet, they’ll know full well who he is by 4pm on Saturday. Look for the Super Soph to bolt for 150 and 2 TDs on the ground.
PICK: MoBeard 30-10
Brian Kenney: Morristown Beard is like Rutgers playing random schools trying to get victories. I expect their strategy will pay off here.
PICK: MB 21-6

How We Did Last Week

George Muha 15-5 (75%)
Brian Kenney 17-3 (85%)

How We’re Doing This Season

George Muha 88-30 (74.57%)
Brian Kenney 84-34 (71.18%)

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George Muha has been covering high school sports since 2006. He feels high school scholar-athletes are the most important part of the community and highlighting their achievements on the field, in the classroom and within the community is his personal mission.



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