By KEVIN HARRIS
JEFFERSONVILLE – After a productive Week 1 for Old Kev in the football picks, he tries to build off that momentum in Week 2.
Let’s get to Friday’s picks:
SEYMOUR (1-0, 0-0 HHC) AT JEFFERSONVILLE (0-1, 0-0), 7 P.M.
Thanks to running back Kam Fuller, the Red Devils’ 49-28 loss to defending Kentucky state runner-up Pulaski County was not as bad as expected. But this young Jeff team still has lots of growing to do and it does not get any easier against an experience Seymour team.
The Red Devils better hope the Owls are looking a little bit ahead to their huge Hoosier Hills Conference home showdown with Class 5A No. 1 Columbus East next week to keep this one close.
Old Kev’s pick: Seymour 42, Jeff 24.
NEW ALBANY (1-0) AT CLASS 5A NO. 7 CASTLE (1-0), 8 P.M.
The Bulldogs defeated archrival Providence in their season opener last week 34-0. They could have won by more if they did not commit a plethora of penalties for 105 yards. A couple of the infractions negated potential scoring drives.
New Albany cannot afford to make a bunch of penalties against the always formidable Knights. Along with trying to avoid penalties, the Bulldogs must fight off the demons that all Clark-Floyd teams face when they make the dreaded two-hour bus ride down Interstate 64 West to play an Evansville-area school.
Old Kev’s pick: Castle 35, New Albany 21.
PROVIDENCE (0-1) AT FLOYD CENTRAL (0-1), 7 P.M.
It’s pretty simple – Kaden Williams has to have huge games running the ball if the Pioneers are going to win this season.
Last Friday versus New Albany, Williams rushed for only 50 yards. That is just not enough if Providence expects to win Class 2A Sectional 39 this season. The Pioneers’ offensive line has to improve and Providence has to find a way to throw the ball a little bit to make defenses get out of lining up at least eight defenders within the tackle box.
It will not be easier against a veteran Highlander squad that held its own against perennial Kentucky power Louisville Male for more than half of the game last week.
Old Kev’s pick: Floyd Central 24, Providence 13.
Salem 23, Silver Creek 20
Brownstown Central 30, Charlestown 14
Eastern 35, Clarksville 17
Tecumseh 45, Rock Creek 21
Terre Haute South 38, Bedford North Lawrence 19
Columbus East 37, Columbus North 34
Madison 26, South Dearborn 17
Jennings County 22, Greensburg 17
North Harrison 39, Scottsburg 20
Corydon Central 17, Paoli 13
West Washington 38, Crawford County 14
OLD KEV’S RECORD LAST WEEK: 9-1.
OLD KEV’S SEASON RECORD: 9-1.