If I am to defend my Football Forecast championship I may need two more weeks in the high school football season. That means, objectivity aside, I will certainly hope for SouthWest Edgecombe to defeat West Craven in the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A playoffs.
You see, the Football Forecast weekly picks end when the last team from The Wilson Daily Times readership area is eliminated. The Cougars are the last team playing and, as it stands now, I trail by two games a certain former sports editor who watched in dismay as I unseated him as the king of the Football Forecast last season. Considering how similar our picks have been on a week-by-week basis, I have serious doubts I can gain three games on the Peerless Prognosticator in one week. My best hope is for a SouthWest victory and at least one more week of the Football Forecast.
After this past week — in which I went 9-3 and the Senior Staff Writer was 10-2 (thanks Wake Forest!) — my overall record is 117-50 to 119-48.
But I vow to not go down without a fight and I'm hoping SouthWest Edgecombe will do the same.