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Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at 3:30 PM
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I HAVE BEEN making “grid picks” for more than 40 years, and I have never run into anything like the Meadville-DuBois game that grabbed national attention on nearly every level on Friday, Sept. 11. If someone would’ve told me that DuBois scored 90 points, I would’ve been extremely happy, because in my Sept. 2 picks, I had the Beavers winning 42-40.

However, Meadville rolled to an amazing 107-90 victory, and I ended up with one of the most unbelievable incorrect picks in my selection history. For the record, I did have the Bulldogs-Beavers match rated as the second-best game of the weekend to keep an eye on. There were numerous staggering statistics on the night. One that caught my eye was the fact *just 30 points were tallied in the fourth period after an incredible 60 markers were put up on the extremely busy scoreboard that amazing evening in DuBois. I’m sure the two teams were totally exhausted by the final stanza.

For the record:

Week 1

High Schools: 17-3; Colleges: 12-2

Week 2

High Schools: 15-7; Colleges: 9-0

Season: Overall: 53-12

Week 3

Sharpsville22 REYNOLDS 14
FARRELL 34 West Middlesex 24
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 44 Youngsville 12
Cochranton 18 MAPLEWOOD 16
IROQUOIS 22 Eisenhower 12
Union City 12 SAEGERTOWN 8
Hickory 33 CORRY 26
Greenville 32 WARREN 20
Slippery Rock 28 GROVE CITY 14
Sharon 38 TITUSVILLE 18
FAIRVIEW 26 Seneca 20
Northwestern 24 MERCYHURST PREP 16
CONNEAUT 42 DuBois 24
Oil City 24 FRANKLIN 22
WILMINGTON 26 East Liverpool 24
Central Tech 48 Strong Vincent 22
General McLane 45 EAST 14
TOP 3 GAMES
3. Meadville 77 BRADFORD 20 – Everyone in the country wants to see the Bulldogs now.
2. Harbor Creek 22 NORTH EAST 20 – Nothing like a rivalry!
1. McDOWELL 24 Cathedral Prep 21 – Speaking of rivalries, the Trojans will be tough to beat if they cut down on turnovers.
COLLEGES
Gannon 31 KUTZTOWN 27
BLOOMSBURG 28 Mercyhurst 27
EAST STROUDSBURG 21 Edinboro 20
Clemson 31 LOUISVILLE 24
Georgia Tech 38 NOTRE DAME 28
PENN STATE 24 Rutgers 21
DUKE 27 Northwestern 24
KENTUCKY 21 Florida 20
IOWA 20 Pittbsurgh 17
UCLA 34 Brigham Young 28
PROS
STEELERS 27 49ers 17
Titans 28 BROWNS 13
BILLS 31 Patriots 28
WEEK 4
Cambridge Springs 22 EISENHOWER 14
COCHRANTON 42 Saegertown 12
Iroquois 38 UNION CITY 14
Maplewood 28 YOUNGSVILLE 12
SHARON 34 Corry 24
HICKORY 35 Warren 16
SLIPPERY ROCK 34 Titusville 16
Mercyhurst Prep 22 GIRARD 18
NORTHWESTERN 26 North East 20
McDOWELL 44 East 14
Reynolds 26 FRANKLIN 20
Cathedral Prep 48 DuBOIS 28
Olean 30 BRADFORD 20
GENERAL McLANE 38 Oil City 22
Conneaut 46 STRONG VINCENT 14
TOP 3 GAMES
3. SENECA 18 Fort LeBoeuf 14 – Big game for two evenly-matched teams.
2. HARBOR CREEK 22 Fairview 21 – Good game that could be decided in
final seconds.
3. MEADVILLE 55 Central Tech 52 – This could be the game of the year, and if you like the forward pass: STAY HOME!
COLLEGES
GANNON 34 Clarion 24
MERCYHURST 34 IUP 24
California 27 EDINBORO 17
ARIZONA 28 UCLA 24
OREGON 38 Utah 27
MICHIGAN 24 Brigham Young 23
Georgia Tech 28 DUKE 27
Tennessee 30 FLORIDA 24
NOTRE DAME 31 UMASS 17
PENN STATE 28 San Diego State 13
PROS
BROWNS 21 Raiders 20
STEELERS 30 RAMS 21
Bills 24 DOLPHINS 17

James R. LeCorchick can be contacted at JRLSportsReport@gmail.com, and you can follow him on Twitter @JRLSports.

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