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Tom Robinson’s high school football predictions: Season recap

By Tom Robinson,

This normally wound be the time for predicting the outcome of the weekend’s high school football games, but when the final three District 2 teams were eliminated last week it brought an end to the season and the predictions here.

So, instead, we’ll use this time to recap the season’s predictions.


The season-long competition with The Rick’s Picks at our partner website, came to an end with the predictions here remaining on top, completing a wire-to-wire win.

Last week’s predictions were 6-3 (66.7 percent) to end the playoffs at 42-8 (84.0 percent) and the season as a whole at 181-40 (81.9 percent).

The Rick’s picks were 3-6 (33.3 percent) in the final week to finish the playoffs at 37-13 (74.0 percent) and the season as a whole at 170-52 (76.6 percent).

There were more than just game predictions along the way.

Half of the state final matchups predicted at the start of state play – Mount Lebanon over St. Joseph’s Prep in Class 6A; Central Valley over Wyomissing in 3A; and Farrell over Southern Columbia in 2A remain a possibility heading into this weekend’s semifinals. In all, 8 of the 12 teams I predicted to reach the final are one win away from doing so.

All six district or subregional titles and all but two of the runner-up spots went to teams I predicted before the season even started.

Before that, four of the seven regular-season division championships went as a predicted with two of the other three won by teams I predicted to finish second.

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