After breaking out the Halloween totes, my wife and I dug out a few pieces from past costumes to conform to a 1980s music-scene motif.
I’ve been a 1980s rocker for our church’s trunk or treat on Wednesday, an employee lunch on Thursday and trick-or-treat Thursday evening.
It’s Friday, and I’m still in a 1980s groove.
Using ’80s hair bands as a theme this week, let’s make some Week 11 predictions.
Week 11 picks
•Bath County 24, Nicholas County 20. It appears I’m the lone wolf in picking the Wildcats this week. That’s OK. I can live on the “Wild Side” (Motley Crue).
•Johnson Central 34, Belfry 24. Johnson Central fans are saying “All I Want All I Need” (Whitesnake) is a state title, but how about an undefeated regular season for now?
•East Carter 38, Boyd County 14. The Raiders have gotten accustomed to winning. After a loss to Russell, they carry a “We’re Not Gonna Take It” (Twisted Sister) attitude into this contest.
•Fairview 26, Lewis County 18. Lewis County is trying to avoid “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak” (Def Leppard) of a winless season, but the Eagles don’t oblige.
•Fleming County 30, Harrison County 16. The Panthers “Jump” (Van Halen) on the Thorobreds early with their playmakers.
•Ironton 40, Portsmouth 20. These two rivals will never have to say “I Remember You” (Skid Row). They’ve met 123 times.
•Magoffin County 33, Morgan County 18. Since I think the Hornets will prevail, how about a W.A.S.P. song? The Hornets catch the Cougars “Sleeping.”
•Greenup County 36, Mason County 28. The Musketeers are seemingly “Livin’ on a Prayer” (Bon Jovi) lately, but a win in Maysville helps restore confidence.
•LCA 22, Paintsville 16. The Tigers fall short to an outstanding team, but they “Don’t Go Away Mad” (Motley Crue) because a potentially promising postseason looms.
•Raceland 34, Lawrence County 14. Raceland’s speedy receivers tell the Bulldogs, you can’t “Lay Your Hands on Me” (Bon Jovi).
•Montgomery County 28, Rowan County 24. I went “Round and Round” (Ratt), arguing with myself over this pick. Ultimately, the Indians’ high strength of schedule has prepared them well enough to get the nod here.
•Ashland 23, Spring Valley 20. “Come On Feel The Noise” (Quiet Riot) is appropriate because spectators may be able to physically feel the noise produced by jarring hits in this sure-to-be slobberknocker between a pair of 8-1 teams.
•Russell 28, West Carter 7. The Comets are a solid team, but “Running With The Devil” (Van Halen) is difficult. The Red Devils churned out three 100-plus-yard individual rushing performances against East Carter.
•Nicholas County at Bath County: WKCA 94.7 FM
•Johnson Central at Belfry: WSIP 98.9 FM
•Boyd County at East Carter: koolhits1057.com
•Lewis County at Fairview: WKKS 104.9 FM, koolhits1057.com, WGOH 100.9 FM
•Harrison County at Fleming County: WFLE 95.1 FM
•Portsmouth at Ironton: WIRO 1230 AM
•Greenup County at Mason County: koolhits1057.com
•LCA at Paintsville: WKLW 94.7 FM
•Lawrence County at Raceland: koolhits1057.com
•Montgomery County at Rowan County: WQXX 106.1 FM
•Ashland at Spring Valley: WBVB 97.1 FM
•Russell at West Carter: koolhits1057.com
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