Another 5-1 record last week upped Kovak's fearless prognostications to a 32-10 overall mark and a .762 win percentage.
South Fayette (7-0) at Seton-La Salle (7-0)
FSN cameras will be at Chartiers Valley High School to televise this game on tape delay following the conclusion of the Pittsburgh Penguins' postgame show. It's the only matchup of unbeaten teams in the WPIAL this week and features two contrasting offenses. Seton-La Salle relies on running back Kevin Hart, while South Fayette quarterback Christian Brumbaugh is playing his best football the last few weeks. South Fayette, 28-20.
Chartiers Valley (3-4) at West Mifflin (3-4)
The winner could finish third in the Big Eight Conference but most likely locks up fourth place. Chartiers Valley is a better team than it was early in the season when quarterback Wayne Capers was lost for the season. The Colts' 21 points against Thomas Jefferson is all that needs to be know. Chartiers Valley, 27-20.
Franklin Regional (6-1) at Ringgold (7-0)
Not even Joe Montana guided Ringgold to a 7-0 start, a first in Rams history. Franklin Regional has been very businesslike in building a six-game win streak since a season-opening loss to Plum. Ringgold is scoring points at a rapid rate and hasn't allowed more than a touchdown since Week 3. The pick says Ringgold locks up the Keystone Conference championship ... Ringgold 28-14.
West Allegheny (6-1) at Montour (7-0)
With all due respect to Franklin Regional and Ringgold, the winner of this game is looking at a possible No. 1 seed in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. West Allegheny just keeps winning without Mike Caputo and the Indians are getting more impressive in doing so. Montour hasn't been tested much this year but, when it is, the Spartans find different ways to win. Smells like an upset. West Allegheny, 28-26.
Greensburg Central Catholic (7-0) at East Allegheny (5-2)
GCC hasn't lost but the Centurions have looked anything but impressive in narrow seven-point wins over Mt. Pleasant and Mohawk in two of the last three games. East Allegheny scored 13 more points than GCC did against Mt. Pleasant but the Wildcats lost that game. Until someone actually beats GCC, it's not wise to pick against them. Greensburg Central Catholic, 14-7.
California (4-3) at Frazier (4-3)
The winner of this game might not be a winner if it finished fourth in the Tri-County South Conference and has to travel to Rochester or Clairton for a first-round playoff game. California can finish third thanks to a win over Carmichaels. Frazier is coming off a tough overtime loss to the Mikes. Both teams have plenty to play for, but the Trojans have a little extra incentive. California, 35-28.