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Roger Brown's Grid Picks: Going with an upset at Lancer Park

September 20. 2018 11:10PM

Division I


Merrimack at Nashua South, 6:30 p.m.

Division I West is shaping up as a three-team race between Merrimack, Nashua North and Nashua South. Merrimack, 27-21

Pinkerton at Londonderry, 7 p.m.

The Lancers could pull off the upset, but they’ll have to be at their absolute best to do it. Londonderry, 20-17.

Windham at Exeter, 7 p.m.

The Blue Hawks already have two losses. A third may mean no playoffs this season. Exeter, 21-7.

Nashua North at Manchester Central, 7:15 p.m.

This will be a tough test for Central, but an even tougher test for North. Central, 28-14.

Winnacunnet at Dover, 7 p.m.

The Warriors have won 16 in a row, but their last loss came at Dover. Winnacunnet, 33-7.

Portsmouth at Spaulding, 7 p.m.

Each of these teams has allowed 137 points in three games. Portsmouth, 20-14.

Bedford at Manchester Memorial, 7 p.m.

If Londonderry knocks off Pinkerton, Bedford will be poised to take over the No. 1 spot in the Power Poll. Bedford, 49-7.


Concord at Goffstown, 1:30 p.m.

The Crimson Tide’s next three games are against teams that enter the weekend a combined 1-8. remain in the playoff hunt, Concord will likely have to win all three. Concord, 21-13.

Timberlane at Salem, 2 p.m.

After this weekend, the Blue Devils will face Pinkerton, Windham and Winnacunnet in a three-game stretch that will define their season. Salem, 34-14.

Keene at Bishop Guertin, 6:30 p.m.

This is where the Cardinals collect their first win. BG, 27-14.

Division II


Pelham at Merrimack Valley, 6 p.m.

The Pythons win this week’s North-South crossover game. Pelham, 28-7.

Hollis/Brookline at Manchester West, 7 p.m.

Not sure the Blue Knights can match the Cavaliers score for score. Hollis/Brookline, 35-20.

Pembroke at Hanover, 7 p.m.

The Marauders remain unbeaten. Hanover, 36-6.

Alvirne at ConVal, 7 p.m.

The Broncos improve their road record to 3-0. Alvirne, 26-7.

St. Thomas at Milford, 7 p.m.

Can the Spartans hand the Saints their first loss? Milford, 21-20.


Kennett at Plymouth, 2 p.m.

The Bobcats pass another tough test, and extend their winning streak to 19 games. Plymouth, 20-13.

Bow at Gilford/Belmont, 2:30 p.m.

A victory here will give the Falcons a three-game winning streak. Bow, 26-12.

Kingswood at John Stark, 4 p.m.

The Generals get their offense back on track. John Stark, 39-7.

Division III


Campbell at Laconia, 7 p.m.

No upset here. Campbell, 34-14.

Stevens at Somersworth, 7 p.m.

The Cardinals have allowed seven points in three games. The Hilltoppers have scored 12. Stevens, 33-6.


Newport at Hillsboro-Deering/Hopkinton, 1 p.m.

Division III looks like the right fit for the Redhawks. H-D/H, 20-13.

Epping/Newmarket at Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough, 1:30 p.m.

The Blue Devils have been held to six points in their three games. I-L/M, 27-6.

Lebanon at Kearsarge/Mount Royal, 6:30 p.m.

The Raiders put an end to their two-game losing streak. Lebanon, 35-13.

Monadnock at Trinity, 7 p.m.

We’ll learn a lot about the Pioneers on Saturday night. Monadnock, 28-20.

Division IV


Franklin at Fall Mountain, 7 p.m.

This is where the Wildcats begin to build a four-game winning streak. Fall Mountain, 26-20.


Newfound at Winnisquam, 1 p.m.

Bears vs. Bears. Newfound, 27-20.

Farmington/Nute at Mascoma, 2 p.m.

This might be Farmington/Nute’s best chance to end a losing streak that dates back to 2015. Mascoma, 18-12.

Raymond at Bishop Brady, 7 p.m.

Rams get the job done on the road. Raymond, 27-19.


Last week: 26-3 2018 record: 67-16