This week in Pigskin Picks we shall dub the "week of the upsets" as no bracket except for one had anything less than three mistakes and a majority of the entries missed at least five games. Sal Jauregui missed only two and is this week's winner, while the tie-break score was just 23 points between the Seahawks and Giants. Kris McGill was second place missing three with a score of 36.
FORT WAYNE— The Squaws' best chance to nab a win so far in a frustrating season slipped away late in Tuesday night's contest at Blackhawk Christian as four free throws from Mariah Moonen sealed the deal in a 49-43 loss to the Braves in overtime.
Bellmont trailed 15-11 after period one, then watched Blackhawk go on an 8-2 run to lead 23-13 before coach Andy Heim called for a timeout. When the Squaws emerged from the pep talk, they rallied off 11 straight points to end the half down just one at 23-22.
BERNE— The Lady Starfires of South Adams outscored the Warriors of Wes Del 32-3 in the first quarter to set up a convincing 69-18 win on Monday night at the Stardome.
From the opening tip, the Stars proved to be the juggernaut in this matchup as they collected nine steals and forced 15 first quarter turnovers in the opening eight minutes alone.
PORTLAND— The Starfire boys basketball team braved the snows while most of the region postponed on Saturday night falling big to Jay County on the road 61-32.
Jay County, the up and coming ACAC squad, got a taste from the smallest conference school in SA taking a 17-10 lead after one quarter and never looking back en route to a 3-1 start to their season. The Stars fell to 2-3 on the year with the loss.
Due to weather and road conditions, the basketball game has been postponed Saturday night. The DDD will try to coordinate when this game will be replayed and resume broadcasting that night tentatively. Sorry for the inconvenience.
FORT WAYNE— Free throws down the stretch made the difference for Canterbury in a home win against Adams Central Friday night, 58-53.
Although the non-conference game is usually a good one between the Cavaliers and the Jets, the contest Friday held more meaning as Canterbury has joined the ranks of class 2A and could be a potential sectional opponent for the Starfires and Central later.
Adams Central and rival South Adams split 10 matches Thursday at the Central P.E. gym, and the Jets took four forfeits from Barry Humble's Starfires in a 51-27 ACAC victory.
The win puts the Jets, rated No. 1 in Class A, at 1-1 in dual meets, both ACAC contests, while the Starfires, No. 4 in Class A, fell to 2-5 overall and 0-2 in the conference. Both teams will participate in the Coaches Association State Team Tourney next month.
Coaches, athletic directors, and principals met up with the media at the Back 40 Junction on Wednesday afternoon to draw for the 91st annual ACAC tournament slated once again to have its semi-finals at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne.
Bluffton will be the team everyone has their eyes on this season on the boys side as the returning champions from last year's season with coach Bill Leising returning to the helm once again this season.
A young Bellmont squad scored three falls and four tech falls en route to a convincing 48-19 win over New Haven in an NHC dual Tuesday night at the Teepee.
The win puts the Braves, who sported four freshman and five sophomores in the lineup, at 2-0 in league play and 5-2 overall. New Haven, under first year coach Jimmy Linn, slipped to 1-2.
Tonight the Braves entertain the Bulldogs at the Teepee in a clash of NHC opponents on the mat. The broadcast will begin approximately 15 minutes before the start of the varsity match. To view the contest, click on the link below, then log in with a username and password. Enjoy the free service and the match.