Even week across the board as panel moves toward finish line
Week Ten of the Pigskin Prognosticators proved to be much like several of the past weeks-just average. No one had a really good week and no one had a really bad week. But even with the log jam in the middle of the field, front runner David Horowitz found a way to put a little distance between himself and the rest of the field.
After many weeks of finding himself in the middle of the Pigskin Pickers pack, David moved into first place a couple of weeks ago, and over the past two weeks has managed to pick up a game each week to pull ever so slightly away from the rest by two full games. That may not seem like much of a lead, but considering how this year has gone, a two game lead is a big deal. David somehow found time while getting his store ready for the big Christmas season to guess his way to a 6-4 week. Even though he lost a close one when West Virginia barely beat Texas by one point, David had a good week picking the college teams, getting four out of five correct including the upset by Purdue over ranked Iowa.
Even with the best record this week, David was sad to see his Redskins get beat by the Falcons. Cheer up David, you are in first place, and Christmas is on the way. I know both make you very happy. David is 53-45-2 for the year.
Clinging to second place for the year is former front runner and Recorder classified advisor, Judy Hall. Judy was in first place all by herself for several weeks, but has slipped back in the past couple of weeks. Judy went 5-5 for week Ten and is now at 51-47-2 for the season. Judy wants to stay close just in case David should stumble, as several past leaders have done this season.
Only three games out of first is Mayor Milt Stowe. As I said last week, Milt has been in the middle of the Prognosticators all year. Once again in Week Ten, the mayor was 5-5. I believe Milt’s game plan is to stay near the front all season and then pounce on the front runner as the season comes to a close. Be careful Mayor not to let too much sunshine get between you and David. Milt is now 50-48-2 for the the first ten weeks.
Also at 5-5 for this past week was former front runner, Gary Gostanian. Gary has been up, down and all around this season. He led the first couple of weeks, dropped into the middle, and then bottomed out in last place. But over the past three weeks, Gary has been on the move upward. Gary is even on the season at 49-49-2.
Continuing his up-anddown cycle is Recorder Editor, Matt Sarr. Matt goes from 9-1 to 1-9 from week to week. But over the past couple of weeks, he has stayed in the middle of the pack. Matt went 4-6 in Week Ten and now stands at 48-50-2 for the season. Matt did have reason to celebrate this past weekend as his daughter Darcy was crowned Miss Porterville. Matt said he would trade a 4 and 6 record any week for his daughter winning. Congratulations Darcy.
Week 11 has some difficult games once again, so who knows how the panel will do this week. But one thing is for sure, they will give it their best.
Until next week, keep rooting for your favorite Prognosticator. Thanks for reading your hometown newspaper and have a blessed week.