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‘Jimmy’ vs Sod, ‘Jimmy’ vs Massey; Sod is Good!

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Sod Buzzard is much smarter than the computer! My crystal ball was unclear on half the games against Sod and his familiarity of the Central and South Central teams. We finished even at 4-4. However, I had a typo in the Harding County game that cost me going 5-3. I did go 1-0 against the Massey Ratings this week. Monday playoff predictions will be coming out soon.

JB=’Jimmy the Buzzard’
Sod=Sod Buzzard
PD=Point Difference

11A
Todd County at Little Wound
Sod: Little Wound 28 Todd County 8; PD 20
JB: Little Wound 30 Todd County 12; PD 18
Final: Little Wound 13 Todd County 12; PD 1
Advantage Jimmy the Buzzard

11B
Mobridge-Pollock at Bennett County
Sod: Mobridge-Pollock 45 Bennett County 0; PD 45
JB: Mobridge-Pollock 48 Bennett County 12; PD 36
Final: Mobridge 59 Bennett County 16; PD 43
Advantage Sod Buzzard

Stanley County at Winner
Sod: Winner 30 Stanley County 14; PD 20
JB: Winner 34 Stanley County 19; PD 15
Final Winner 24 Stanley County 0; PD 24
Advantage Sod Buzzard

9AA
Philip at Eureka/Bowdle
Sod: Eureka/Bowdle 28 Philip 20; PD 8
JB: Eureka/Bowdle 34 Philip 24; PD 10
Final Philip 10 Eureka/Bowdle 0; PD (10)
Advantage Sod Buzzard

Gregory at Viborg-Hurley
Sod: Gregory 38 Viborg-Hurley 34 PD 4
JB: Viborg-Hurley 38 Gregory 26; PD 12
Final: Viborg-Hurley 48 Gregory 17; Head to head
Advantage Jimmy the Buzzard

White River at Leola-Fredrick
Sod: Leola-Fredrick 26 White River 20; PD 6
JB: Leola-Fredrick 34 White River 22; PD 12
Final: Leola-Fredrick 34 White River 12; PD 22
Advantage Jimmy the Buzzard

9A
Kadoka at Harding County
Sod: Harding County 52 Kadoka 0; PD 52
JB: Harding County 53 Kadoka 6; PD 53
Final Harding County 53 Kadoka 0; PD 53
Advantage Sod Buzzard

9B
Wolsey-Wessington at Colome
Sod: Colome 32 Wolsey-Wessington 6; PD 26
JB: Colome 42 Wolsey-Wessington 12; PD 30
Final Colome 52 Wolsey-Wessington 0; PD 52
Advantage Jimmy the Buzzard

‘Jimmy the Buzzard’ vs Massey Ratings
MR=Massey Ratings
JB=’Jimmy the Buzzard’
PD=Point Difference
10-8 MR; 1-0
10-15 JB; 9-2
10-21 JB; 4-1
10-26 JB; 1-0
11AA
#9 Sturgis (4-5) (46.556) at #8 Pierre (6-3) (49.667) 7:00 pm CT
MR: Sturgis 22 Pierre 3; PD 19
JB: Sturgis 21 Pierre 24:PD 3
Final: Sturgis 12 Pierre 39; Head to head
Advantage Jimmy the Buzzard

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Jimmy vs Sod; Playoff Predictions

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

I picked one game to go head to head with the Massey Ratings and the rest of the games will be head to head with the famous Sod Buzzard. He has much more expertise than I in the “Pheasant Belt”. Here goes.
Predictions for 10-26-10; First round playoffs
JB=’Jimmy the Buzzard’
Sod=Sod Buzzard
PD=Point Difference

11A
Todd County at Little Wound
Sod: Little Wound 28 Todd County 8; PD 20
JB: Little Wound 30 Todd County 12; PD 18

11B
Mobridge-Pollock at Bennett County
Sod: Mobridge-Pollock 45 Bennett County 0; PD 45
JB: Mobridge-Pollock 48 Bennett County 12; PD 36

Stanley County at Winner
Sod: Winner 30 Stanley County 14; PD 20
JB: Winner 34 Stanley County 19; PD 15

9AA
Philip at Eureka/Bowdle
Sod: Eureka/Bowdle 28 Philip 20; PD 8
JB: Eureka/Bowdle 34 Philip 24; PD 10

Gregory at Viborg-Hurley
Sod: Gregory 38 Viborg-Hurley 34 PD 4
JB: Viborg-Hurley 38 Gregory 26; PD 12

White River at Leola-Fredrick
Sod: Leola-Fredrick 26 White River 20; PD 6
JB: Leola-Fredrick 34 White River 22; PD 12

9A
Kadoka at Harding County
Sod: Harding County 52 Kadoka 0; PD 52
JB: Harding County 53 Kadoka 6; PD 53

9B
Wolsey-Wessington at Colome
Sod: Colome 32 Wolsey-Wessington 6; PD 26
JB: Colome 42 Wolsey-Wessington 12; PD 30

Jimmy the Buzzard vs Massey Ratings
MR=Massey Ratings
JB=’Jimmy the Buzzard’
PD=Point Difference

11AA
#9 Sturgis (4-5) (46.556) at #8 Pierre (6-3) (49.667) 7:00 pm CT
MR: Sturgis 22 Pierre 3; PD 19
JB: Sturgis 21 Pierre 24:PD 3

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Jimmy the Buzzard Misses One Prediction; 4-1

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Four wins and one loss, not bad? Sturgis gave up a late touchdown to ruin a perfect record. Also, my prediction of a Stevens victory outright proved true. Massey had Central winning by 12 pts.

Jimmy the Buzzard’s(JB) record against the Massey Ratings(MR);
10-8 MR; 1-0
10-15 JB; 9-2
10-21 JB; 4-1 

Last weeks results:

MR: RCC 18 vs. RCS 6; PD 12 RCC
JB: RCC 24 vs. RCS 26; PD (14) RCS
Final: RCS 35 RCC 7 PD (28)
Advantage: Jimmy the Buzzard

MR: STM 31 at Belle Fourche 13; PD 18
JB: STM 28 at Belle Fourche 14; PD 14
Final: STM 21 Belle Fourche 27; PD (6)  
Advantage: Jimmy the Buzzard

MR: Custer 34 at Hill City 3; PD 31
JB: Custer 46 at Hill City 12; PD 34
Final: Custer 53 Hill City 0; PD 53
Advantage: Jimmy the Buzzard

MR: Spearfish 14 at Sturgis 35; PD 21
JB: Spearfish 12 at Sturgis 40; PD 28
Final: Spearfish 20 Sturgis 41; PD 21
Advantage: Massey Ratings

MR: Hot Springs 40 at Douglas 9; PD 31
JB: Hot Springs 54 at Douglas 0; PD 54
Final: Hot Springs 59 Douglas 0; PD 59
Adavantage: Jimmy the Buzzard

Playoff predictions are up next!

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Is it Okay to Laugh at the Refs?

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

 

Many fans like to make fun of the kind folks who make it possible for our kids to be in sports. I predict, without using my crystal ball, many people like to see our officials fall down. This photo is of a DAC10 Official trying to get out of the way when he apparently slipped and fell while trying to avoid being run over? Next time you see an official fall, don’t laugh because these kind people make it possible for our children to play the games.

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Rivalry Week ‘Jimmy the Buzzard’ Predictions

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Predictions for 10-21-10; ‘Rivalry week’

MR: Massey Ratings
JM: Jimmy the Buzzard
PD: Point Difference

MR: RCC 18 vs. RCS 6; PD 12 RCC
JB: RCC 24 vs. RCS 26; PD 14 RCS
Will Stevens be able to overcome a tough loss at Washington this past week? Physically the Raiders were manhandled. I’m not sure how well they will recover emotionally but the crystal ball is showing the Raiders bouncing back with a come from behind win over the Cobblers. Central has struggled all year in getting a meaningful win and the Raiders have recently been hampered with injuries. Could this be the one win that could save the Cobblers season while handing the Raider Nation a disappointing loss?

MR: STM 31 at Belle Fourche 13; PD 18
JB: STM 28 at Belle Fourche 14; PD 14
St. Thomas more was stung hard at Belle Fourche for the Conference Championship a year ago (37-3). Belle Fourche was stung hard a couple weeks later in the playoffs at home against the upset minded Cavaliers (28-16). No love lost between these two programs. STM has stayed on top while the Broncs have struggled winning games this year. I do think this game will be within two touchdowns and closer than what the Massey Ratings are calling for. Does Belle have a chance to upset the Cavaliers?

MR: Custer 34 at Hill City 3; PD 31
JB: Custer 46 at Hill City 12; PD 34
My crystal ball is showing a very successful ‘wildcat offense’ run by the Wildcats. The Rangers will be getting a heavy dose of Brandon Smith and Luke Roddy. This game could get ugly early? Will the famous Head Basketball Coach Blake Gardner be on hand for this game?

MR: Spearfish 14 at Sturgis 35; PD 21
JB: Spearfish 12 at Sturgis 40; PD 28
Both teams are coming in off tough losses and looking to bounce back before the playoffs start. The Scoopers will have no trouble here and may be without Clint Wilson?

MR: Hot Springs 40 at Douglas 9; PD 31
JB: Hot Springs 54 at Douglas 0; PD 54
Hot Springs puts and end to a long season for the Patriots.  For all you popcorn lovers, hopefully this one doesn’t get shut down by half? Douglas concessions have really good popcorn.

Playoff predictions coming next week.

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Crystal Ball Shines; Better Results for ‘Jimmy the Buzzard’

Monday, October 18th, 2010

After an embarrassing first week prediction, I bounced back against the nationally known Massey Ratings. However I did miss two games. The Thorpes traveled to Box Elder and put a thumping on the Patriots. Massey and I had the Patriots winning that game but I missed the difference in the outcome by a couple more points. Lead Deadwood played Custer very close the previous week and had me believing they could compete with Hot Springs, but the Bison stomped the Gold Diggers 52-0 and the Massey Ratings nipped me by a point.

MR: Massey Ratings
JB: Jimmy the Buzzard
PD: Point Difference

Jimmy the Buzzard’s record against the Massey Ratings;
10-8 MR; 1-0
10-15 JB; 9-2

Last Week’s Results

MR: Pine Ridge 26 at Douglas 28; PD 2
JB: Pine Ridge 22 at Douglas 26; PD 4
Final Score: Pine Ridge 39 Douglas 7; PD (32)
Advantage Massey Ratings

MR: SFR 31 at RCC 10; PD 21
JB: SFR 42 at RCC 18; PD 24
Final Score: SFR 42 RCC 10; PD 32
Advantage Jimmy the Buzzard

MR: RCS 0 at SFW 38; PD 38
JB: RCS 7 at SFW 46; PD 39
Final Score: RCS 54 SFW 6; PD 48
Advantage Jimmy the Buzzard

MR: Spearfish 17 at SFL 43; PD 26
JB: Spearfish13 at SFL 47; PD 34
Final Score: Spearfish 7 SFL 55; PD 48
Advantage Jimmy the Buzzard

MR: Belle Fourche 20 at Custer 10; PD 10
JB: Belle Fourche 28 at Custer 22; PD 6
Final Score Belle Fourche 14 Custer 9; PD 5
Advantage Jimmy the Buzzard

MR: Todd County 5 at Bennett County 10; PD 5
JB: Todd County 12 at Bennett County 42; PD 30
Final Score: Todd County 7 Bennett County 47; PD 40
Advantage Jimmy the Buzzard

MR: Hill City 1 at St. Thomas More 53; PD 52
JB: Hill City 0 at St. Thomas More 54; PD 54
Final Score: Hill City 6 St. Thomas More 60; PD 54
Advantage Jimmy the Buzzard

MR: Lead Deadwood 9 at Hot Springs 28; PD 19
JB: Lead Deadwood 14 at Hot Springs 32; PD 18
Final Score: Lead Deadwood 0 Hot Springs 52; PD 52
Advantage Massey Ratings

MR: Little Wound 34 at St. Francis 4; PD 30
JB: Little Wound 53 at St. Francis 0; PD 53
Final Score: Little Wound 49 St. Francis 0; PD 49
Advantage Jimmy the Buzzard

MR: Red Cloud 20 at Crow Creek 22; PD 2
JB: Red Cloud 18 at Crow Creek 30; PD 12
Final Score: Red Cloud 14 Crow Creek22; PD 8
Advantage Jimmy the Buzzard

MR: Winner 26 at Miller 7; PD 19
JB: Winner 34 at Miller 12; PD 22
Final Score: Winner 38 at Miller 12; PD 26
Advantage Jimmy the Buzzard

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Jimmy the Buzzard Predictions…….Will There be an Upset?

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

My crystal ball is showing there will be no upsets this week. However, I am coming up with some different scores than that of the Massey Ratings. So for this week, I will give you my score versus the Massey Ratings score. Thanks for those who have commented on my last post. I will consider your insight. Here goes……….

Massey Ratings=MR
‘Jimmy the Buzzard’ =JB
Point Difference=PD

MR: Pine Ridge 26 at DOUGLAS 28; PD=2
JB: Pine Ridge 22 at DOUGLAS 26; PD=4
Here we are with two games left in the regular season and the Douglas Patriots will be winning their first game of the year. Pine Ridge comes in to play against a young AA opponent that has struggled mightily scoring points. Some have felt Douglas might be the worst AA football team in AA history? How could they be favored to beat the number five 11A team in power points? Coach Magic will have his Patriots fired up for this ‘once in a season’ opportunity. Will the Patriots carry current assistant and former Head Coach Dave Broadie off the field in celebration? Watch this game live on the Buzzard Friday night.

MR: SF ROOSEVELT31 at  Rapid City Central 10; PD=21
JB: SF ROOSEVELT42 at Rapid City Central 18; PD=24
The Cobblers are hosting a Roosevelt squad coming off a dominating win over the Scoopers last week. If Coach Pikula can get the ground game going, his young Cobblers could keep this one close. The Rough Riders have developed a potent offense and will be difficult to stop.

MR: Rapid City Stevens 0 at SF WASHINGTON 38; PD=38
JB: Rapid City Stevens 7 at SF WASHINGTON 46; PD=39
The Warriors have a team full of DIV I talent and have rolled through the season undefeated. Coach ‘Ferdi’, who has done an outstanding job with this Raiders team, will have a very difficult task stopping the Washington run game. Stevens is missing some key players to injury and will find it difficult to keep this Warrior team out of the end zone.

MR: Spearfish 17 at SF LINCOLN43; PD=26
JB: Spearfish 13 at SF LINCOLN 47; PD=34
The Spartans are struggling! They have played with a lot of heart this year but are too short on talent. Lincoln will have no trouble here. Spearfish has good soccer though.

MR: BELLE FOURCHE 20 at Custer 10; PD=10
JB: BELLE FOURCHE 28 at Custer 22; PD=6
I think the Wildcats can keep this game close? In fact, this is the one game on the card I felt the Massey Ratings could be on the wrong side? However, I too think Belle will be able to pull this out in the end. Should be an exciting game in Kitty Town. Also, this game has big BHC implications. A Custer upset could leave the Broncs at home for the playoffs. When was the last time Belle didn’t make the playoffs?

MR: Todd County 5 at BENNETT COUNTY 10; PD=5
JB: Todd County 12 at BENNETT COUNTY 42; PD=30
Bennett County has been playing well as of late. I am predicting BC to shut down the Falcons air attack. Should be a sleeper by half?

MR: Hill City 1 at ST. THOMAS MORE 53; PD=52
JB: Hill City 0 at ST. THOMAS MORE 54; PD=54
Why are these two teams playing? Come on Bob Lowery, do everybody a favor. I hope the Rangers and Cavaliers walk away with no injuries. Will Sullivan play his JV or will this one be over by half?

MR: Lead Deadwood 9 at HOT SPRINGS 28; PD=19
JB: Lead Deadwood 14 at HOT SPRINGS 32; PD=18
Another big battle in the BHC. The Diggers could use a win here to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Bison run game will be difficult to corral. Harkless right, Harkless left, Harkless right, Harkless left…………… 

MR: LITTLE WOUND 34 at St. Francis 4; PD=30
JB: LITTLE WOUND 53 at St. Francis 0; PD=53
“This one’s over, this one’s over, this one’s over…………” Little Wound is very well coached. Can you say “old school”? Coach Ferguson has the Mustangs in position and working hard.

MR: Red Cloud 20 at CROW CREEK 22; PD=2
JB: Red Cloud 18 at CROW CREEK 30; PD=12
We need the Crusaders in this one but I’m afraid big mouth ER#1 will be throwing this outcome in our face. Red Cloud appears to be in the gym already? Crow Creek on the road will be a tough match-up for the Crusaders.

MR: WINNER 26 at Miller 7; PD=19
JB: WINNER 34 at Miller 12; PD=22
Coach Aaker will not allow his Warriors to be upset late in the year. Winner will climb off the bus after a long haul to play a below average Miller team. Power right and power left all night for Winner Machine.

Post your comments and/or predictions. Will there be an upset this week?

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Poor Advice and Wrong Crystal Ball Results in First Loss!

Monday, October 11th, 2010

 

I asked for some input on my first ‘Jimmy the Buzzard’ prediction last week. What a mistake that was! When predicting High School football games keep the kids out of the process. These young Sturgis Scoopers pictured above didn’t realize that when looking into a crystal ball it will reflect back opposite from left to right. When looking into a normal mirror you will notice a front to back opposite reflection. As you are well aware, Sturgis was handily defeated by SF Roosevelt by a score of 48-6. I trusted the insight received from the Sturgis faithful. Never again will I rush into a prediction. Lesson learned.

This week’s Massey Ratings are very close. Do you see a mistake in any of the following outcomes? Not just the score but in the win/loss column? Let me know your thoughts and then I will be looking into my own crystal ball and making a prediction soon. Have a good week. Playoffs are just around the corner.

Pine Ridge 26 at Douglas 28
SF Roosevelt 31 at  Rapid City Central 10 
Rapid City Stevens 0 at SF Washington 38
Spearfish 17 at SF Lincoln 43
Belle Fourche 20 at Custer 10
Toddy County 5 at Bennett County 10
Hill City 1 at St. Thomas More 53
Lead Deadwood 9 at Hot Springs 28
Little Wound 34 at St. Francis 4
Red Cloud 20 at Crow Creek 22
Winner 26 at Miller 7

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I’m Looking into the Crystal Ball…… I See an Upset…………. Oh Wait, This is No Upset!

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

It’s time to take the Massey Rating to task or not? My first Massey Ratings upset involves an East vs West ‘AA’ game.

The Sturgis Scoopers are getting healthy coming off a solid win over Aberdeen Central last week. Clint Wilson and crew will take a long road trip to Sioux Falls but will be primed and ready for the tough and tested Roosevelt Rough Riders.

Roosevelt (5-1) is holding down the number 2 spot in this weeks power points while Sturgis (3-3) is entering this game at number 8 on the state power point leaders board.

My crystal ball is showing the Scoopers giving the Rough Riders a heavy dose of All-State running back Clint Wilson. Sturgis will keep the Rough Rider offense off the field by grinding it out on the ground before Joey Olson drops one deep over the top of the Roosevelt secondary that may get caught helping too much stopping the run. Roosevelt is very good but are sitting in a ‘ripe for the picking’ spot.

The Massey Computer Ratings have Sioux Falls Roosevelt beating the Sturgis Scoopers by a score of 23-13.

Jimmy the Buzzard prediction:   Scoopers hang on in a close one and upset the Rough Riders 21-20.

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