Last week, the Prediction Machine went 10-2 on playoffs games in the Kansas City area, and at 84% for the season.
Grain Valley at Platte County
First matchup was an 18-17 nailbiter. But let's simplify this - Platte County. At home. In the Playoffs.
Winner: Platte County
Desmet at Raymore-Peculiar
Everyone has this as Desmet rolling, and perhaps so if Ray-Pec had to travel across the state. But its the Spartans coming west, and going with the home team with just a little of everything adding up to a great team win.
Staley vs Raytown
Certainly the most intrigue in that a) someone won the district besides Fort Osage b) can someone beat Staley in Class 5 besides Fort. Why not...
Savannah vs Odessa
No one touching Bulldogs until the state final. Maybe not even then.
Summit Christian Academy at Lathrop
Blue Valley at Olathe North
The big game of the night by name value, and hardest to pick. BV playing well, so is Olathe North - the preseason favorite from the East. Should pick the EKL, but Bruce IV shows why he's Player of the Year.
Winner: Olathe North
Mill Valley at St. Thomas Aquinas
If there's one team that's Aquinas' kryptonite, its Mill Valley. Jags stayed within a score with a chance to tie late earlier this year in a 7-point loss. This time, Saints will be ready for third straight title game trip.
Winner: St. Thomas Aquinas
Bishop Miege at Paola
This game has been lurking for about three years, with the valiant efforts of Paola AD Jeff Hines to change rulings for Kansas classifications. In the end, won't matter on the field. Unless there is a classification change, this is speedbump towards another title in the Miege 12-peat of Class 4A football.
Winner: Why bother... okay, Miege