As the season winds down, there are more and more key match-ups as teams fight for playoffs spots. We’ve broken down some of the best match-ups this week. We predict the scores for the Olympus @ Judges (boys), Pleasant Grove @ Viewmont (boys) and Jordan @ Skyline (girls) games. A little bit of something for everyone. Bradford Davis remains in the lead at 18-7. Paul Walker and Tim Haslam are now tied at 17-8. Friend of the site, Jeff Brzoska, who has been playing along via the comments, went 3-1 last week and stands at 19-6. Don’t forget to leave your predictions in the comments below.
Boys: Olympus @ Judge (4/25)
Bradford Davis: Judge wins 11-9
Both teams are very talented and have many stand out players. I’ve got to give the win to Judge though. Olympus will rely on the great vision of Bridger Fisher. Judge has home field advantage, and great players like Gabe Rechsteiner and Doug Gosselin. I think the Bulldogs are going to have the edge over the Titans.
Paul Walker: Olympus wins 10-9
Both teams have had their ups and downs this season. They have only matched up against one team in common – Herriman. Olympus beat Herriman in OT and Judge was beat by Herriman soundly. The game will be close, but the Titans have what it takes this season to take home the win.
Tim Haslam: Olympus wins 12-6
The Titans will take home a victory if they can stay out of the penalty box and shut down Rechsteiner and Gosselin.
Boys: Pleasant Grove @ Viewmont (4/25)
Bradford Davis: Viewmont wins 15-13
Battle of the Vikings. Viewmont is looking really good. I have been very impressed with their passing and their players finding space. With injuries a thing of the past, Viewmont is ready for the challenge of PG. Matt Cena and Connor Clay will thrive with a full team.
Paul Walker: Viewmont wins 12-10
Pleasant Grove is coming off a solid win against Olympus. Viewmont, on the other hand, did not defeat the Titans. This was, however, Pleasant Grove’s first and only win while Viewmont has 5 wins. Look to Viewmont for the win, but Pleasant Grove will put up a fight.
Tim Haslam: Pleasant Grove wins 9-8
I think the Vikings from Pleasant Grove will build on their momentum from the Olympus win and get the upper hand in a close game.
Girls: Jordan @ Skyline (4/25)
Bradford Davis: Jordan wins 12-10
This was a tough one for me. I went back and forth on this one, but ultimately determined that Jordan will top Skyline. The Beetdiggers will rely on Mikayla Parker and Whitney Sieverts for offensive pressure and Sasha McKee between the pipes on the D. Jordan will want to keep an eye on Skylines’ Annie Stevens however. She has had some great games in the past and performs well under pressure.
Paul Walker: Skyline wins 9-8
Returning champs Skyline are having another good season with just two losses. Jordan has also played well this season, but haven’t quite played at the level of Skyline this season.
Tim Haslam: Jordan wins 14-11
The Beetdiggers will come out on top in a great battle. McKee in the goal is the difference in this game.
|Bradford Davis||Paul Walker||Tim Haslam|
|1: Corner Canyon @ Juan Diego (B)||Corner Canyon||Corner Canyon|
|1: Sky View @ Roy (B)||Sky View||Sky View||Sky View|
|1: Utah @ Oregon (M)||Oregon||Oregon|
|1: Bingham @ Park City (G)||Park City||Park City||Park City|
|2: Lehi @ East (B)||East||East|
|2: Corner Canyon @ Bountiful (B)||Corner Canyon||Corner Canyon|
|2: Jordan @ Riverton (G)||Riverton||Riverton|
|2: Utah v. UVU (M)||Utah||Utah||Utah|
|2: Westminster @ BYU (M)||BYU||BYU||BYU|
|3: Juan Diego @ American Fork (G)||Juan Diego||Juan Diego|
|3: Bonneville @ Sky View (B)||Sky View||Sky View|
|3: Skyline @ Herriman (B)||Skyline||Skyline|
|3: Brighton @ Corner Canyon (B)||Brighton||Brighton|
|4: Herriman @ Davis (B)||Herriman||Herriman|
|4: Park City @ Juan Diego (B)||Juan Diego||Juan Diego|
|4: Riverton @ Alta (G)|
|4: Jordan @ Park City (G)||Park City||Park City||Park City|
|5: Riverton @ Juan Diego (G)||Riverton||Riverton|
|5: Sky View @ Syracuse (B)||Sky View||Sky View|
|5: Palo Verde @ Juan Diego (B)||Palo Verde||Palo Verde||Palo Verde|
|5: Wateford @ Bingham (B)||Waterford|
|6: Timpview @ Woods Cross (B)||Woods Cross||Woods Cross||Woods Cross|
|6: Roy @ Woods Cross (G)||Woods Cross|
|6: Syracuse @ Bonneville (B)||Syracuse||Syracuse|
|6: UVU @ Utah State (M)||Utah State|