That’s the best way to explain my picks from last week. For the first time this season I posted a sub-.500 set of picks. I’d chalk it up to Section 1 being so wide open this season, but you know what they say about excuses…
The playoffs don’t start until May 15, but plenty of the best teams in the area are meeting up this week.
So, without further ado, the final set of games of the week predictions for the regular season.
Overall record: 14-9-2
North Rockland at Suffern, 4:15 p.m.
Pick: Suffern, 14-13. The rematch of the big Rockland County showdown. The Red Raiders jumped out to a 5-0 lead to start the game. I’m not sure they’ll be able to pull that off again.
Yorktown at Hackley, 4:30 p.m.
Pick: Yorktown, 13-10. Both teams are having very strong seasons. Hackley (11-0) has steamrolled through the New York Ivy League. The Huskers (12-1) only loss came in their season opener. Yorktown wins the battle of public vs. private. Fun fact: Hackley’s only loss last season came against the only Section 1 opponent they faced, Rye. Coincidently the Garnets won the Class C sectional title.
Putnam Valley at Somers, 4:30 p.m.
Pick: Somers, 14-12. Rematch of the thriller from last month. Somers seems to be all over the board in terms of their resume. Putnam Valley has been extremely consistent, going 11-2. Still, with the league title on the line, the Tuskers get the win.
Suffern at Yorktown, 6 p.m.
Pick: Yorktown, 13-12. Mounties struggled to win draws against North Rockland. The Red Raiders struggled to win draws against Yorktown. Take that for what it’s worth. When two teams appear to be this close you have to give advantage to the home team.
Scarsdale at Mamaroneck, 12:30 p.m.
Pick: Scarsdale, 11-10. If both teams win their games earlier in the week this will essentially be a league championship game. Scarsdale takes the title from the reigning league champions.