Roger Brown's Grid Picks: Going with an upset at Lancer Park
September 20. 2018 11:10PM
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.
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.
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.
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