Did Notre Dame’s quarterback nailing a Louisville dancer in the nose with a football remind anyone else of “The Brady Bunch?”
“Oh, my nose!” Marcia Brady exclaimed in one of the 117 episodes produced by the five-season show.
That sitcom debuted exactly 50 years ago today, which is reason enough to use several of its episode titles throughout this weekly predictions column.
Week 3 Picks
•Ashland 34, George Washington 20. “Everyone Can’t Be George Washington” (Season 4, Episode 12) meaning that not every Patriots team is going to be as formidable year-in and year-out. However, it’s still an esteemed program, and Ashland’s defense will need to put together a couple of timely stops in order to pull away.
•Lawrence County 36, Boyd County 14. Just two games into the year, Boyd County fans, coaches and players may have been posing themselves the question, “The Show Must Go On?” (Season 4, Episode 7). Yes, it must, the Lions have decided, and, yes, it will continue to do so — and with promise. The Lions will compete closely with the Bulldogs for a half as they continue to improve, but Lawrence County will ultimately pull away.
•Montgomery County 34, Greenup County 30. A “Quarterback Sneak” (Season 5, Episode 9) is becoming more of an option for QB Eli Sammons and the Musketeers, but Montgomery County musters up just enough offense to counter the dual-threat attack.
•Ironton 22, Russell 14. It’s been a “Coming Out Party” (Season 2, Episode 17) for both teams so far in the early going, but something has to give. The Fighting Tigers use a relentless rushing attack to eventually create pathways amid a tightly bonded Russell defense to prevail.
•East Carter 42, Morgan County 8. The Raiders are “Going, Going … Steady” (Season 2, Episode 5) as they march to another large-margin victory.
•Fairview 24, Nicholas County 22. East Carter brought “The Honeymoon” period for first-year coach Daniel Armstrong and the Eagles to an abrupt stop in Week 1, but the Eagles use their athleticism to come out off Carlisle with a hard-fought win.
•Pikeville 26, Paintsville 14. As they say, “You Can’t Win ’Em All” (Season 4, Episode 22). With a convincing defeat of Lawrence County and a surprising win over Beechwood, one might have thought the Tigers could, but Pikeville has other Friday-night results in mind.
•Raceland 24, Rowan County 16. “Kelly’s Kids” (Season 5, Episode 14) have fared well so far, as coach Kelly Ford and the Vikings are off to their first 2-0 start since 2011. Even without quarterback Jake Heighton, though, Raceland is still quite a hurdle to clear. The Rams are tough enough and fast enough to outlast Rowan County in Morehead.
•West Carter 42, Lewis County 12. A “Fright Night” (Season 4, Episode 6) of a year continues for Lewis County as the Comets’ experience shines.
Tonight’s radio coverage:
•George Washington at Ashland: WBVB 97.1-FM
•Lawrence Co. at Boyd Co.: WKYH 99.3-FM, koolhits1057.com
•Montgomery Co. at Greenup Co.: koolhits1057.com
•Russell at Ironton: koolhits1057.com
•Pikeville at Paintsville: WKLW 94.7-FM
•Bath Co. at Powell Co.: WKCA 97.7-FM
•Raceland at Rowan Co.: koolhits1057.com, WQXX 106.1-FM
•Lewis Co. at West Carter: WUGO 99.7-FM
Reach AARON SNYDER at firstname.lastname@example.org or (606) 326-2664. Follow @DIndependentQB on Twitter.