Thursday, November 4, 2010

First-round playoff picks

For the second straight week, Kovak's fearless prognostications went 4-2 to make the regular season record a slightly above average 40-14 or a .741 win-percentage. In a bold move, prognostications ventured outside the high school sports world and into the political realm where a win was predicted for Tom Corbett as the Governor-elect of Pennsylvania.

It was a tough call for prognostications, who thinks Democratic candidate Dan Onorato bears a resemblance to Beth-Center head coach Ed Woods.

This week, rather than pick a small handful of games, we're picking all the first-round playoff contests (home team in CAPS).

Class AAAA
PITTSBURGH CENTRAL CATHOLIC over Pine-Richland, Erie McDowell over GATEWAY, MCKEESPORT over Bethel Park, NORTH ALLEGHENY over Peters Township, MT. LEBANON over Plum, WOODLAND HILLS over Norwin, NORTH HILLS over Penn-Trafford, UPPER ST. CLAIR over Penn Hills

Class AAA
MONTOUR over West Mifflin, BELLE VERNON over Indiana, MARS over Hollidaysburg, WEST ALLEGHENY over Trinity, THOMAS JEFFERSON over Highlands, Hopewell over FRANKLIN REGIONAL, RINGGOLD over Central Valley, KNOCH over Greensburg-Salem

Class AA
ALIQUIPPA over Shady Side Academy, Beaver over DEER LAKES, East Allegheny over FORD CITY, SETON-LA SALLE over Mt. Pleasant, GREENSBURG CENTRAL CATHOLIC over Keystone Oaks, BEAVER FALLS over Steel Valley, SOUTH FAYETTE over Ellwood City, Freeport over JEANNETTE

Class A
CLAIRTON over Carmichaels, BISHOP CANEVIN over Fort Cherry, MONESSEN over Chartiers-Houston, SPRINGDALE over Western Beaver, ROCHESTER over California, BETH-CENTER over Cornell, AVONWORTH over Brentwood, STO-ROX over North Catholic


Anonymous said...

not one upset? wow, my dog could have picked it this way!

mike_kovak said...

That's one helluva dog. If you can get video, I'll post it here.

I just don't see many upsets happening, though I did pick a few lower seeds in Class AA.

Anonymous said...

Trinity's healthy there gonna give WA a run for there money..

mike_kovak said...

Agreed. I expect a competitive game.

Anonymous said...

Any word on Mike Caputo? Will he play vs the Hillers?

Anonymous said...

Ringgold.. One and done

Joey Niklas said...

Congrats to all of the Blackhills teams tonight. Brentwood gave Avonworth all that they could handle tonight. Fort Cherry has nothing to be ashamed of as well. Great game there Mo Town. Giving up 1 total yard heading into halftime... Amazing. How bout this food for thought, the Tri County has more teams left than the Big 7 heading into the 2nd round. The Eastern proved its strength tonight by advancing all 4 teams even though they struggled along the way. The Eastern is definitely the best conference this season but not as strong as I thought it was.

My picks for next week... Clairton over Canevin... Monessen over Springdale... Rochy over Beth Center... Avonworth over N. Catholic