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 Lehi @ Northridge (boys), Bountiful @ Viewmont (boys), Skyline @ Olympus (girls) and Alta @ Juan Diego (girls) games. A little bit of something for everyone. Paul Walker has taken the lead after going 3-0 last week and comes in at 20-8. Bradford Davis and Tim Haslam are tied at 19-9. Friend of the site, Jeff Brzoska, who has been playing along via the comments stands at 19-9. Don’t forget to leave your predictions in the comments below.
Boys: Lehi @ Northridge (4/30)
Bradford Davis: Lehi wins 16-12
This is an important game for playoff seeding and the Pioneers will use that to play as a team and get the win.
Paul Walker: Northridge wins 11-9
The Knights are playing well right now. They are scoring more often and allowing less points that the Cowboys and will win this match-up
Tim Haslam: Northridge wins 12-6
Northridge will feed of the hometown crowd and get the key win with playoff implications on the line.
Boys: Bountiful @ Viewmont (4/30)
Bradford Davis: Bountiful wins 15-13
This should be a really good game. Viewmont is going to come out swinging with their quick give-and-go’s. Bountiful is going to rely on dominating at face off and offensive pressure from the attack. Should be a great game. Braves will come away with a win.
Paul Walker: Bountiful wins 12-10
The Braves know how to score points, lots of points. The Vikings will be good competition, but will not be able to overcome Bountiful’s offense.
Tim Haslam: Bountiful wins 12-8
The Braves offense is too potent this year to let this game slip by. The Vikings will hang tough for most of the game but overall the Braves will get the best of their rival.
Girls: Skyline @ Olympus (5/1)
Bradford Davis: Olympus wins 9-7
Another great rivalry. The Skyline-Olympus rivalry is one of the best in the state, and I think that will carry over to the field this Thursday. Both teams are already playing very similar, and I think that will come to a head in this game. I’ve got to chalk this one up to the home team.
Paul Walker: Olympus wins 9-8 in OT
Skyline is good, but not quite as good as they were last year. Olympus is playing a bit better right now and will take the win in overtime.
Tim Haslam: Skyline wins 10-8
I’m going to go with the Eagles in this one. They have a ton of momentum after their last few games: an overtime win over Jordan and hanging within four goals of Park City.
Girls: Alta @ Juan Diego (5/1)
Bradford Davis: Juan Diego wins 13-10
The Soaring Eagle have been the surprise team this season and have been tough to beat which is why they’ll get the victory here.
Paul Walker: Juan Diego wins 10-9 in Sudden Death
This is going to be a close match-up and will be a fight to the finish. Juan Diego girls have home field advantage and will win this one.
Tim Haslam: Alta wins 10-8
I need to make up some ground on Bradford and Paul so I’m going with the Hawks on this one who will want to win to get a better playoff seed.
|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|
|7: Olympus @ Judge (B)||Olympus||Olympus|
|7: Pleasant Grove @ Viewmont (B)||Viewmont||Viewmont|
|7: Jordan @ Skyline (G)||Skyline|