Luxemburg-Casco hopes to catch West De Pere by surprise on Friday. (Doug Ritchay/WLUK)
Week 3 Forecast, Game Picks(FOX 11 Top 11 rankings in parentheses)GameTime Game of the WeekLuxemburg-Casco (2-0) at (4) West De Pere (2-0): The Spartans have opened the season with wins over Seymour (28-21) and Denmark (28-14), two teams that figure to make a run for the postseason. Now, they get West De Pere, a team that is thinking a deep run in the postseason. L-C has never beaten West De Pere and this is final meeting between the teams in Bay Conference play as next year L-C leaves the league in conference realignment. Will L-C finally bring down the Phantoms?For What It's Worth: L-C has scored 28 points in each of its first two games and West De Pere is averaging 52.2 points per game. L-C needs this game to stay in the 20s. Prediction: West De Pere 35, Lux-Casco 7.(3) Menasha (1-0) at Denmark (1-1): Bluejays have won easily the first two weeks, while Denmark is trying to bounce back after a loss to Lux-Casco.FWIW: Bluejays have scored more than 40 points in each of its first two games.Pick: Menasha.(6) Xavier (2-0) at Little Chute (2-0): Early-season Eastern Valley showdown between rivals who won't be in the same conference after this season.FWIW: Xavier has scored 40 or more points in each game while Little Chute has allowed 12 total points.Pick: Xavier.Freedom (1-1) at (10) Waupaca (2-0): Freedom recorded an impressive 21-0 win at Winneconne last week, while the Comets have been rolling. This will be Waupaca's first test and Freedom is no pushover.FWIW: Freedom is playing its third road game in a row because it's field is not ready. It's used to the road so maybe a trip to Waupaca is no big deal.Pick: Waupaca.Green Bay Southwest (1-1) at (2) Ashwaubenon (2-0): Southwest coming off a big win over Sheboygan North, but now has to figure a way to score against a defense that has allowed seven points over its last six quarters.FWIW: This Ashwaubenon's only home game through its first five weeks.Pick: Ashwaubenon.Also(5) Bay Port (2-0) at Pulaski (1-1): Pirates offense has been torrid to start season and that should continue.De Pere (0-2) at Green Bay East (0-2): Redbirds lost quarterback Emmett Kulick for seaso but somehow figure out a way to get a win.Southern Door (2-0) at Wrightstown (1-1): Big early-season O-P Large game and look for Tigers to hold off Eagles.Roncalli (2-0) at Brillion (0-2): Jets flying high and that will continue. Appleton East (0-2) at Kaukauna (0-2): East has not looked good early and Kaukauna has been competitive, so this one goes to the Ghosts.Oshkosh West (1-1) at Neenah (2-0): Rockets off to a great start and that will continue.Last week: 10-1.
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