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Guru cashes in with best hand for biggest pot

Guru cashes in with best hand for biggest pot

Blackjack!
Unless there’s an unforeseen joker in the deck, the Hitman — the surest of all bets and sideline soothsaying’s slickest shuffler — is on the verge of hitting 21 in a unique game in which he is the ultimate big winner.
With two consecutive decades worth of bluffing his way to an .800 percentage in calling winners and losers, the practically-perfect prep pigskin prognosticator is once more on the verge of producing that familiar trump card for a 21st straight season.
Gambling against game’s greatest gridiron guru has again proven to be an unwise high stakes wager this season, what with fabulous Friday football forecast’s current 179-36 (.832) rate of producing winning hands.
And though there’s always a possibility of going bust in the final two weeks — as in all games of chance — the awesome all-knowing augur is more likely to rake in more loot from those who dare to bet against him.
Already counting his pile of chips, the sly sage calls all-in with this week’s picks.
See you at the game.
WEST CARROLL AT UNION CITY — While the War Eagles would’ve been the perfect sacrificial lamb for UC’s homecoming, they’ll essentially serve the same purpose in making Senior Night a pleasant memory for the Tornado Class of 2008. If only they were all this easy. — UNION CITY.
OBION CENTRAL AT HAYWOOD — Another week, another big, strong, talented foe for the Rebels, who should win the Red Badge of Courage Award if nothing else for enduring a murderous schedule. Unfortunately for OC, this chapter will read much the same as the previous eight. — HAYWOOD.
SOUTH FULTON AT GLEASON — The combination of SF showing some life last week and Gleason either still reveling in its upset of Bruceton or looking ahead to next Friday and Union City gives the Redmen a fighting chance. The prospect of locking up a winning season for the first time in 12 years, though, should trump any of those incentives and/or distractions for — GLEASON.
FULTON CITY AT LONE OAK — All scoreboard bulbs need to be in good working order for this intriguing matchup of state-ranked unbeatens as the Bulldogs are averaging 42 points-per-game, while LO is scoring at a 53 ppg clip. And though a charter member of the Fulton City bandwagon, this may be the only time this year the Bulldog arsenal will be outgunned. — LONE OAK.
DYER CO. AT DYERSBURG — While the Choctaws’ bought-and-paid-for offense has been well worth the big dollar fee charged by Troy State offensive guru Tony Franklin, DC would be best served not to get into a high-scoring track meet with Darren Bowling’s speedy big-play Trojans. — DYERSBURG.
GREENFIELD AT BRUCETON — Whatever brain cramp Bruceton head coach Tim Gilmer had last week when he elected to throw the ball with his club inside the 10 and Mr. Football finalist Chad Jordan in the backfield likely has been treated with the proper medication. The fallout will likely be multiple heavy doses of Jordan that’ll be tough for G’field to swallow. — BRUCETON.
In other games, it’ll be — McKenzie over Lake Co., Ripley over Covington, Crockett Co. over Jackson South Side, Milan over Dresden, USJ over Gibson Co., Westview over Humboldt, Jackson Christian over Trenton, Adamsville over Halls, Camden over Stewart Co., Huntingdon over Riverside, McNairy Co. over Fayette Academy, Chester Co. over Middleton, Lexington over Trinity Christian Academy, Henry Co. over Jackson North Side, Brighton over Liberty, Caldwell Co. over Crittenden Co., Calloway Co. over Fulton Co. and Marshall Co. over Mayfield.

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