Last week, the Prediction Machine went 41-4 in playoff predictions, with an 84% success rate over the last 6 years.
Blue Springs at Ft. Zumalt West
Long trip for the Wildcats, and Blue Springs will need it to be a defensive game. For fun, going with Blue Springs though.
Winner: Blue Springs
Blue Springs South at Troy Buchanan
Jaguars playing well at the right time. And strength of schedule for Kansas City schools should play out.
Winner: Blue Springs South
Rockhurst at Liberty North
Severino vs Jones. The long-time power vs the upstart Eagles. But Liberty North not fearing anyone.
Winner: Liberty North
Raymore-Peculiar at Park Hill
Somehow in previous battle, Park Hill won, 13-10, without scoring an offensive point. Last week, Trojans mustered 8 total points. While be another defensive grind, will take more offense than that.
Truman at Fort Osage
Indians shouldn't have any trouble here.
Winner: Fort Osage
William Chrisman at Raytown
Blue Jays should've learned from last year's first-round slip and win this one.
Oak Park at Staley
Falcons rested up and ready for another long playoff run.
Park Hill South at North Kansas City
Either team can win this one, and Panthers more diversified on offense. But NKC may have a trickle bit more on defense.
Winner: North Kansas City
Harrisonville at Warrensburg
The Wildcats struggled early, but have overcome rugged early schedule and coaching change for a run at districts. Chance for Warrensburg to take another district title with a senior cast though.
Grandview vs Grain Valley
Winner of this game likely wins the district. Played to a 6-3 tussle last time. Will take the home team.
Winner: Grain Valley
Excelsior Springs vs Lincoln Prep
Winner: Lincoln Prep
Smithville at Platte County
Since PC's 15-0 win over Smithville a month ago, Pirates just 2-2 since. All that said, let's keep it simple. Platte County at home in the playoffs.
Winner: Platte County
Boonville at Odessa
No problem for Bulldogs.
Southern Boone at Center
St. Joe Benton at Chillicothe
Knob Noster at Summit Christian
Winner: Summit Christian
Blue Valley North at Gardner-Edgerton
Same Blazer team back that lost in this exact spot to BV North a year ago. This time, G-E has different outcome.
Blue Valley at Olathe East
Also another game played last year and Olathe East won. BV should have that on mind in an even battle.
Winner: Blue Valley
Wyandotte at Olathe North
Great season for the Bulldogs. Even better one for Olathe North.
Winner: Olathe North
BV West at SM Northwest
SM Northwest high flying offense has been grounded in matchups against solid defenses, and BV West has just that. Can Jags offense score enough vs the Cougars though?
Winner: BV West
Free State at Manhattan
West has a bundle of 1-loss teams matching up, but Free State should prevail in a tight one.
Winner: Free State
Lawrence at Topeka
Game of the night in Kansas on name brand value. Winner should run out to face Derby in the 6A semifinal.
Shawnee Heights at De Soto
De Soto should enjoy another easy win before the gettin' gets tough.
Winner: De Soto
Olathe West at Mill Valley
Owls have enjoyed strong success in playoffs in their short tenure. But it's the 5A playoffs, and its Mill Valley's turf then.
Winner: Mill Valley
St. James Academy vs St. Thomas Aquinas
Thunder play to level of competition and should rise up for this one. But...
Winner: St. Thomas Aquinas
BV Southwest vs Schlagle
Battle tested in EKL won out last week vs Washington, and should again.
Spring Hill at Tonganoxie
Chieftains should roll again.
Bonner Springs at Bishop Miege
Why even have the Class 4A playoffs?
Winner: Bishop Miege
Piper at Paola
Panthers coast again
Louisburg at Chanute
Frontier League prevails
Kissing up? Picked EKL over Sunflower in all but one matchup. Picked Blue Valley, Mill Valley and BV West, as well as BV Southwest to win. Need to do some simple math and that 810 Varsity was 3-1 in predictions of EKL vs Sunflower.