5 Best Bets: Week 6

We are officially halfway through the regular season. The 2019 campaign has been as unpredictable as any in recent memory. Right when we think we have a grasp on a team, they go out and have a performance we were not expecting. With the second half starting the sense of urgency will be extremely high this week. There isn’t a better time, because the showdowns for Week 6 are as good as they’ve been all year. Here are the games to lookout for in this week’s 5 Best Bets.

No. 14 Lakota East at No.4 Fairfield
If you still aren’t a believer of Fairfield, what games have you been watching? Going to a hostile Lakota West environment and dominating a hot Firebird squad 33-7 was one of the most impressive wins from any team all season. The Indians’ defense has been overlooked all season. They have given up less than 14 points in four of their five games. Jutahn McClain is one of the best football players in the country, and gaining over 100 yards on the ground per game has become an expectation. Lakota East is coming off a tough, last-second 28-24 loss against Princeton. The Thunderhawks blew a 14-point lead and took their first loss since Week 1. It’s pretty simple here; East has to play a near flawless game if they want any chance to win. Keep the Fairfield offense off the field by dominating time of possession and keeping drives alive will be their path to victory. The Indians are rolling right now, and there is no reason to believe Week 6 will be any different.

No. 17 Hamilton at No. 15 Mason
What a difference a few weeks makes with these teams. At the beginning of the season Hamilton was getting all the praise after a 2-0 start. Mason lost their first three games and almost everyone buried them, but they have since reeled off two straight wins and look like a different team. The change for the Comets has been the defense. They surrendered more than 20 points in all three loses, and have only given up 21 points total on their two-game winning streak. Hamilton has lost two of their last three games, and their defense has struggled to stop anyone. Mason has everything set up to get back to .500 on the season.

Talawanda at No. 10 Harrison
How about Talawanda? Yes, they are coming off a bad loss, but still stand at 4-1 and have been a nice surprise this season. Their defense has only given up more than 20 points one time. Although the loss to Little Miami was a setback, the team most now refocus. Now, they get the monster that is Harrison. Offense, defense, and special teams are all clicking for the Wildcats. The defense has yet to allow more than 10 points through five weeks. Connor Kinnett has been distributing the ball to a plethora of weapons, and RB Cam Hering has been a model of consistency all year. Don’t be shocked if it’s two straight bad losses for Talawanda.

Purcell Marian at Roger Bacon
Roger Bacon has yet to play a close game this year. Luckily for them they have been on the winning side of four of their five games. The offense has been hit or miss, but mostly they’ve been hitting, scoring 30 plus in three of the five contests. Purcell Marian has struggled mightily in recent weeks after starting the year 2-0. The offense and defense have both been nonexistent, which has resulted in three straight blowouts. All signs point to Roger Bacon handling business here.

McNicholas at Fenwick
Here is a nice GCL Coed matchup to watch. Both teams have been relatively inconsistent all year. McNicholas looked solid early on against inferior competition. Although the two high level teams they played resulted in losses. Fenwick hasn’t been able to gain any traction. They have been going back and forth with their play all year. If Fenwick wants any chance, the defense has to show signs of life. In their three losses, they gave up 28, 42, and 48. The two wins, only 13 combined points allowed.


GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 2 Elder at No. 1 St. Xavier
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Here are some other games for teams ranked inside the Blitz 5 Top 25:

#12 Sycamore at #3 Colerain
#5 Winton Woods at Christian Brothers (MO)
#7 La Salle at Moeller
#9 Lakota West at Oak Hills
#11 Turpin at Walnut Hills
#13 Princeton at Middletown
#18 Anderson at Milford
Madeira at #19 Wyoming
#21 Ross at Edgewood
#22 Little Miami at Northwest
#23 Franklin at Preble Shawnee
#24 Clinton-Massie at Goshen

Boone County at #6 Covington Catholic
#25 Conner at #16 Highlands

Connersville at #8 East Central

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