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Pigskin Picks: Week 12

November 21st, 2014 at 1:37 pm by chrischancellor
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This is not the most difficult week for picks — at least on paper — with the exception of the local NFL game. Similar to most, I expect a low-scoring game that could be decided by a deep touchdown pass to speedy Cardinals’ rookie John Brown. Or, I can envision a scenario where Drew Stanton throws an interception that is returned for a touchdown. Given Stanton’s accuracy issues — and the Seahawks’ secondary — I view the latter scenario as more likely. In the college ranks, Oregon State at Washington will be interesting because the loser will be thrust into a must-win scenario the following week in a rivalry game to achieve bowl eligibility. Not exactly an ideal scenario for either the Beavers or Huskies.

With that said, here are our picks for Week 12:
(Local high-school game)
Peninsula @ Bellevue
Chris: Bellevue 41, Peninsula 28
Dannie: Bellevue 31, Peninsula 21

Washington State @ Arizona State
Chris: Arizona State 42, Washington State 24
Dannie: Arizona State 45, Washington State 17

Oregon State @ Washington
Chris: Washington 24, Oregon State 20
Dannie: Washington 38, Oregon State 32

Arizona @ Seattle
Chris: Seattle 13, Arizona 10
Dannie: Arizona 21, Seattle 17

(Weekly Sunday Night Game)
Dallas @ New York Giants
Chris: Dallas 27, New York 13
Dannie: Dallas 27, New York 21

Last week: Dannie 4-1, Chris 3-2
Season: Chris 34-21, Dannie 29-26

Pigskin Picks: Week 11

November 14th, 2014 at 12:38 pm by chrischancellor
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Upset wins by Shelton and Washington State hurt us last week, but we rebounded by correctly picking UCLA against Washington and both NFL games.

With that said, here are our picks for Week 11:
(Local high-school game)
Oak Harbor @ Peninsula
Chris: Peninsula 27, Oak Harbor 20
Dannie: Peninsula 34, Oak Harbor 17

Washington @ Arizona
Chris: Arizona 42, Washington 24
Dannie: Arizona 28, Washington 20

(Biggest national college game)
Mississippi State @ Alabama
Chris: Mississippi State 31, Alabama 27
Dannie: Alabama 27, Mississippi State 23

Seattle @ Kansas City
Chris: Kansas City 28, Seattle 24
Dannie: Kansas City 17, Seattle 14

(Weekly Sunday Night Game)
New England @ Indianapolis
Chris: Indianapolis 35, New England 31
Dannie: Indianapolis 30, New England 27

Last week: Chris 3-2, Dannie 3-2
Season: Chris 31-19, Dannie 25-25

Pigskin Picks: Week 10

November 7th, 2014 at 1:16 pm by chrischancellor
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The Northwest games this week are interesting for a variety of reasons. South Kitsap will look to end its season on a positive note. Washington State will attempt to avoid a last-place finish in the Pac-12 North with a win at Oregon State. Washington only needs one more win to secure bowl eligibility, but a win against UCLA would only enhance the Huskies’ postseason destination. As for the Seahawks, they need a win against the struggling Giants to position themselves for a stretch run that features difficult road games at Kansas City and Philadelphia along with five tough divisional contests remaining. The least compelling game of the weekend might be the Sunday night match that features slumping Chicago at Green Bay.

With that said, here are our picks for Week 10:
South Kitsap @ Shelton
Chris: South Kitsap 16, Shelton 7
Dannie: South Kitsap 27, Shelton 7

Washington State @ Oregon State
Chris: Oregon State 41, Washington State 27
Dannie: Oregon State 31, Washington State 20

UCLA @ Washington
Chris: UCLA 28, Washington 23
Dannie: UCLA 27, Washington 25

New York Giants @ Seattle
Chris: Seattle 27, New York Giants 10
Dannie: Seattle 24, New York Giants 17

(Weekly Sunday Night Game)
Chicago @ Green Bay
Chris: Green Bay 31, Chicago 10
Dannie: Green Bay 27, Chicago 13

Last week: Chris 4-1, Dannie 3-2
Season: Chris 28-17, Dannie 22-23

Pigskin Picks: Week 9

October 30th, 2014 at 1:52 pm by chrischancellor
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Outside of the Seahawks game — we both expect Seattle to dominate that contest — this is a difficult week for picks. Can Washington’s defense contain Colorado’s high-powered offense led by Bellarmine Prep graduate Sefo Liufau? Can South Kitsap earn its first road win since September with a playoff berth on the line? And the toughest selection might be the Sunday night rivalry game between Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

With that said, here are our picks for Week 9:
South Kitsap @ Timberline
Chris: Timberline 28, South Kitsap 24
Dannie: Timberline 28, South Kitsap 24

Washington @ Colorado
Chris: Washington 28, Colorado 27
Dannie: Colorado 31, Washington 21

USC @ Washington State
Chris: USC 38, Washington State 28
Dannie: USC 45, Washington State 7

Oakland @ Seattle
Chris: Seattle 24, Oakland 10
Dannie: Seattle 35, Oakland 17

(Weekly Sunday Night Game)
Baltimore @ Pittsburgh
Chris: Baltimore 31, Pittsburgh 27
Dannie: Baltimore 21, Pittsburgh 17

Last week: Chris 4-1, Dannie 2-3
Season: Chris 24-16, Dannie 19-21

Pigskin Picks: Week 8

October 24th, 2014 at 1:46 pm by chrischancellor
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All four state teams we examine from the high school to professional levels are looking to bounce back from losses. Will they? We are more confident in some than others.

With that said, here are our picks for Week 8:
Stadium @ South Kitsap
Chris: South Kitsap 20, Stadium 6
Dannie: South Kitsap 27, Stadium 14

Arizona State @ Washington
Chris: Arizona State 28, Washington 20
Dannie: Washington 24, Arizona State 22

Arizona @ Washington State
Chris: Arizona 31, Washington State 28
Dannie: Arizona 45, Washington State 31

Seattle @ Carolina
Chris: Seattle 24, Carolina 17
Dannie: Carolina 27, Seattle 23

(Weekly Sunday Night Game)
Green Bay @ New Orleans
Chris: Green Bay 35, New Orleans 30
Dannie: Green Bay 31, New Orleans 24

Last week: Chris 4-1, Dannie 3-2
Season: Chris 20-15, Dannie 17-18

South Kitsap girls soccer match moved

October 24th, 2014 at 1:07 pm by chrischancellor
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South Kitsap girls soccer coach Julie Cain said Tuesday’s home finale against Gig Harbor has been moved to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Silverdale Stadium because rain has rendered Joe Knowles Field “unplayable.” Cain said all of the regular Senior Night events, which includes a T-shirt giveaway to youth soccer players before match, will continue.

Pigskin Picks: Week 7

October 17th, 2014 at 1:31 pm by chrischancellor
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We are moving toward the end of the high-school football season and South Kitsap plays a much tougher game this week than most anticipated before the season began. Regardless, the outcome won’t have any impact on the Wolves’ playoff prospects as it is a nonleague contest. On Saturday, Washington looks to end a 10-game losing streak against Oregon. With Washington State on a bye week, we also are picking the top national game that features No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 2 Florida State. The Seahawks also are looking to rebound from their surprising 30-23 setback against Dallas when they play Sunday at St. Louis. That precedes what should be an entertaining Sunday night game between San Francisco and Denver.

With that said, here are our picks for Week 7:
South Kitsap @ Emerald Ridge
Chris: Emerald Ridge 31, South Kitsap 10
Dannie: Emerald Ridge 45, South Kitsap 14

Washington @ Oregon
Chris: Oregon 42, Washington 27
Dannie: Oregon 35, Washington 28

Notre Dame @ Florida State
Chris: Florida State 27, Notre Dame 17
Dannie: Notre Dame 31, Florida State 27

Seattle @ St. Louis
Chris: Seattle 17, St. Louis 13
Dannie: Seattle 27, St. Louis 20

(Weekly Sunday Night Game)
San Francisco @ Denver
Chris: Denver 35, San Francisco 24
Dannie: Denver 37, San Francisco 31

Last week: Chris 3-2, Dannie 2-3
Season: Chris 16-14, Dannie 14-16

Pigskin Picks: Week 6

October 10th, 2014 at 12:19 pm by chrischancellor
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Can South Kitsap get back on track? Can either of Washington’s Pac-12 football programs win on the road? And what do we think of the Seahawks’ prospects Sunday against Dallas’ explosive offense? Without further ado, here are our picks:

With that said, here are our picks for Week 6:
South Kitsap @ Bellarmine Prep
Chris: Bellarmine Prep 52, South Kitsap 7
Dannie: Bellarmine Prep 45, South Kitsap 7

Washington State @ Stanford
Chris: Stanford 16, Washington State 14
Dannie: Washington State 31, Stanford 27

Washington @ California
Chris: California 41, Washington 28
Dannie: California 28, Washington 17

Dallas @ Seattle
Chris: Seattle 31, Dallas 14
Dannie: Seattle 24, Dallas 21

(Weekly Sunday Night Game)
New York Giants @ Philadelphia
Chris: Philadelphia 31, New York 20
Dannie: Philadelphia 23, New York 20

Last week: Dannie 3-2, Chris 2-3
Season: Chris 13-12, Dannie 12-13

Pigskin Picks: Week 5

October 3rd, 2014 at 12:00 pm by chrischancellor
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Some intriguing games this week as South Kitsap faces significant challenges the next two weeks against Gig Harbor and at Bellarmine Prep. The Wolves will need to upset at least one to qualify for the playoffs. Washington State also has an opportunity to move into first place in the Pac-12 North with a win against California. Who would have pictured that after the first two weeks of the season?

With that said, here are our picks for Week 5:
Gig Harbor @ South Kitsap
Chris: Gig Harbor 45, South Kitsap 14
Dannie: Gig Harbor 49, South Kitsap 13

California @ Washington State
Chris: Washington State 48, California 38
Dannie: Washington State 35, California 14

Seattle @ Washington
Chris: Seattle 24, Washington 14
Dannie: Seattle 31, Washington 17

(Weekly Sunday Night Game)
Cincinnati @ New England
Chris: Cincinnati 35, New England 28
Dannie: Cincinnati 28, New England 13

(Random college game because Washington has a bye)
Alabama @ Mississippi
Chris: Alabama 34, Mississippi 28
Dannie: Mississippi 31, Alabama 28

Last week: Chris 3-2, Dannie 2-3
Season: Chris 11-9, Dannie 9-11

Live tweeting tonight’s football game

September 26th, 2014 at 2:56 pm by chrischancellor
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Follow me on Twitter @outofwritefield for updates on tonight’s South Kitsap at Yelm football game. I plan to live tweet all football games this season.

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