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Guru on trail of .800 scent to lead trail

Guru on trail of .800 scent to lead trail

If you’re not the lead dog, the view never changes.

The Hitman, far and away the hallowed head hound of the prep prognostication pack, is once more enjoying the scenery and hot on the scent of another .800 trail.

The sensational sideline soothsayer’s sniffer has long picked up the smell of success at better than an 8-out-of-10 clip, and appears ready to bag that limit for a 21st consecutive season what with this season’s current 136-29 (.824) mark and five straight weeks of retrieving winners at .800 or better.

With the annual season for hunting such big game entering the final month, the pure-bred pigskin prophet points, then moves in for the kill for another limit while reminding the rest of the kennel his age-old motto.

If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay on the porch.

See you at the game.

SOUTH FULTON AT UNION CITY — Though they’ll be awarded no official title belt, the Tornadoes can claim the unofficial Obion County championship if they either beat SF into submission or the Redmen are counted out. Both have wrestled with much-publicized defensive shortcomings all season long, and while this isn’t necessarily a grudge match, each club will likely employ a no-holds-barred approach to avoid being put down for the one-two-three. And while not, in fact, ready for a return to main-event status, the Tornadoes do appear to be the more likely of the two to tag-team their opposition with superior special teams and a big-play offense and have their hand raised in victory when the final bell sounds. — UNION CITY.

DYER CO. AT OBION CENTRAL — The Rebels’ plight unfortunately is beginning to sound like a broken record. DC is an unexpected addition to Central’s lengthy play list of top-flight opponents, and the likelihood of another long sad song in the aftermath of this one is a real possibility. And while the melody of that wore-out tune is far-too-familiar in the land of Troy, here’s hoping that the words change when it comes to the often-repeated chorus. Keeping up the beat(ings) — DYER CO.

McKENZIE AT GREENFIELD — These two Region 7-1A frontrunners get a jump on everybody else in a marquee matchup tonight with the Yellowjackets to be either anointed as contenders or relegated to pretender status. While not necessarily sure that the Rebels aren’t a tad bit overrated, it is certain that until otherwise noted, they’re the cream of the crop in this year’s harvest. — McKENZIE.

USJ AT WESTVIEW — Star Bruin quarterback Bill Hardegree, meet the rugged Charger front seven and their battle-tested secondary. And you may pick up any skin torn from your knees and elbows and left on the UT Martin stadium turf on your way off the field. — WESTVIEW.

BRUCETON AT LAKE CO. — If Chad Jordan has rested up from running over and dragging around Union City’s defense, he’ll likely lug the Falcons around for at least a couple hundred yards and three or four scores. — BRUCETON.

In other games, it’ll be — Gleason over West Carroll, Haywood over Covington, Ripley over Crockett Co., Dyersburg over Bolivar, Gibson Co. over Dresden, Milan over Jackson Christian School, Adamsville over Waverly, Camden over Houston Co., Huntingdon over Stewart Co., Donelson Christian Academy over Fayette Academy, Heath over Halls, Manassas over Memphis Northside, Trinity Christian Academy over Chester Co., Hardin Co. over Lexington, Jackson North Side over Jackson Central-Merry, Munford over Liberty, McNairy Co. over Hillcrest, Murray over Fulton Co., and Mayfield over Calloway Co.

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