Scribe picks Mac to nip Ike, claim city crown
Last year, we set the bar high. We wanted to make picks the public could trust in and feel good about. We rewarded the readers' faith with a scintillating .833 winning percentage. That's getting five out of every six picks correct.
We did that for 15 weeks.
This year has been somewhat . . . lacking. We're currently sitting at .738 on the season. We're getting fewer than three out of every four games right. Hopefully, readers will stick with us and give us the benefit of the doubt. If not, we understand.
As Week 3 of the high school football season rolls around, this is usually the final week of intracity play. This year it's not and that's a good thing. It leaves more drama for late in the season.
Or, the suspense could end if the city happens to be won tomorrow when MacArthur and Eisenhower meet at Cameron Stadium.
With a win, the Highlanders (2-0) win the Generals' Trophy for the first time since 2011, something that was set up thanks to a 35-33 classic win over Lawton High last week. Eisenhower is sitting at 1-1 this season but has looked drastically improved from recent seasons. The Eagles have been impressive and a win tomorrow would put them in contention for their first city title since 2006.
One thing is for sure, points will be scored in high numbers. Both teams are averaging 39 points per game. At least one of our fellow writers thinks it will be a defensive struggle. We politely and respectfully disagree. This has shootout written all over it.
We could be talked into any crazy offensive scenario. Bentley Bross and Will Collins combine for eight touchdown passes? Sure. Davon Finkley carries the ball 35 times (after 37 last week)? Why not?