Western Buckeye League Prediction Contest, Week 2

Nash

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(1-0) Van Wert at Celina (0-1)
(0-1) Bath at Shawnee (0-1)
(1-0) St. Marys at Defiance (1-0)
(1-0) Elida at Kenton (0-1)
(0-1) O-G at Wapak (0-1)

Game of the week: Well, only one game is between teams with winning records this week. Many people might be more interested in O-G/Wapak, as both played playoff veteran teams last week, but I'm not sure if anyone had more graduation losses than O-G from last year. I still wouldn't be surprised if it was more competitive than SM/Defiance.

Last week was a very easy week. For the first time since 2013 there was a perfect Week 1 record of 10-0, as both Cavman96 and jonmoxon were flawless. In a Week 1 that had the most entries (26) since 2015 (33), 12 people also only missed one game. I should also note that CougarDad52 would've been 10-0 if not for picking a huge upset win of Celina over defending state champ Versailles. Several others went 8-2 or 7-3, with just one person, snoopdog3, finishing only 6-4. There have been plenty of years when I can remember a number of 6-4 and even 5-5/4-6 records. Defending contest champion NoHomer10 definitely had the most picks from the norm, picking just one WBL team - Van Wert - to win. Let me also say this has to be the only prediction contest ever, with 2 people with 3-digit numbers in their names that start with 93. By the way let me know if I screwed up your record.

The consensus went 9-1, with Defiance being the only loss in the selections. I'm maybe a little surprised that only 7 people picked O-G, as good as the Titans have been recently, even with major losses from last year. There were 4 unanimous picks - Bath, Kenton, and Wapak to lose, and Van Wert to win. Two or three people went out on a limb to take Celina to win, Elida to lose, and St. Marys to lose. There were no games that were almost even, maybe Shawnee, but that pick, along with Defiance and O-G, were the only matchups without a huge favorite.
New Bremen 26-0 over Bath
Versailles 24-2 over Celina
napoleon 18-8 over Defiance
Elida 23-3 over Spencerville
Coldwater 26-0 over Kenton
Eastwood 19-7 over O-G
LCC 15-11 over Shawnee
St. Marys 24-2 over London
Van Wert 26-0 over Bryan
Marion Local 26-0 over Wapak

Standings:
1.
10-0 Cavman96
10-0 jonmoxon

3.
9-1 937Football
9-1 BirdDog10
9-1 Clase8821
9-1 CougarDad52
9-1 CR22
9-1 fvapaches05
9-1 hermonboone22
9-1 dhsdog06
9-1 LICKING COUNTY FAN
9-1 Old_School
9-1 OSUOSU
9-1 StateChampion2012

15.
8-2 *67
8-2 auscon
8-2 buckeye1689
8-2 Nash
8-2 ShoelessJoe
8-2 tucson

21.
7-3 933York
7-3 Blazer
7-3 CYO C Team
7-3 NoHomer10
7-3 TiGgEr3

26.
6-4 snoopdog3
 

937Football

Active member
(1-0) Van Wert at Celina (0-1)
(0-1) Bath at Shawnee (0-1)
(1-0) St. Marys at Defiance (1-0)
(1-0) Elida at Kenton (0-1)
(0-1) O-G at Wapak (0-1)
 

Old_School

New member
(1-0) Van Wert at Celina (0-1)
(0-1) Bath at Shawnee (0-1)
(1-0) St. Marys
at Defiance (1-0)
(1-0) Elida at Kenton (0-1)
(0-1) O-G at Wapak (0-1)
 

CougarFan4Life

New member
(1-0) Van Wert at Celina (0-1)
(0-1) Bath at Shawnee (0-1)
(1-0) St. Marys at Defiance (1-0)
(1-0) Elida at Kenton (0-1)
(0-1) O-G at Wapak (0-1)
 

hermonboone22

Active member
(1-0) Van Wert at Celina (0-1)
(0-1) Bath at Shawnee (0-1)
(1-0) St. Marys
at Defiance (1-0)
(1-0) Elida at Kenton (0-1)
(0-1) O-G at Wapak (0-1)
 

CougarDad52

Active member
(1-0) Van Wert at Celina (0-1) - Yep 🏈
(0-1) Bath at Shawnee (0-1) - This could look like a pitchers duel. ⚾
(1-0) St. Marys at Defiance (1-0) - I can't bet against the Riders. Cougar Nation will buy the beer Defiance, if you can pull the upset. 🍻
(1-0) Elida at Kenton (0-1) - Can Kenton actually get a score that they score this week? 🤷‍♂️
(0-1) O-G at Wapak (0-1) - Going with the home team. This should/could be a great game from two good programs. 🤜🤛
 

CR22

Member
(1-0) Van Wert at Celina (0-1)
(0-1) Bath at Shawnee (0-1)
(1-0) St. Marys
at Defiance (1-0)
(1-0) Elida at Kenton (0-1)
(0-1) O-G at Wapak (0-1)
 

ShoelessJoe

Active member
Van Wert - Appear to be real deal again this year.
Shawnee - Going with home team.
St. Marys - Good measuring stick to see how much improved Defiance is.
Elida - Hard to believe Kenton is not better.
Wapak - Home team and OG lost a lot from last year.
 

Nash

Active member
Van Wert should have no problem yet again.
Shawnee - not sure on this one but I guess Shawnee lost by fewer points last week.
St. Marys - Defiance's goal should be to keep this in the 35-21 range maybe? Since last beating St. Marys in 2013 Defiance has been outscored 336-39.
Elida - Very rarely has Elida been an upper level WBL team and Kenton a lower half team.
Wapak - it might not be all that close either.
 
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