November 16, 2012

Chris Whitfield: Will the real Cats please stand up?

TUNNEL HILL — In the psychic world, I have to be up there with any seer on the pages of the National Enquirer. I’m better than Zoltar from the movie “Big.” When it comes to seeing the future, I am on par with Nostradamus, and I don’t even hide my predictions in cryptic little quatrains which could have multiple meanings.

No, dear reader, I tell you exactly what is going to happen and it happens.

Now, I am not one to brag, but ...

Who told you last week’s Northwest Whitfield-Gilmer game was going to go into overtime — and that the Bobcats would win? Who gave you almost the exact score (minus an extra point for the Indians) of the Coosa-Murray County game?

If these high school football games were on the big board in Vegas, I would own the city by now.

The Guru of Gridiron Guessing was 10-2 last week, with those Lions from Christian Heritage getting slayed by the Christians from King’s Ridge and Heritage-Catoosa dropping a meaningless game to Johnson-Gainesville my only stumbles in a week where it was win-or-go-home for a lot of teams. I told you who was going to win, and I told you who was going to go home. For the year, your Prep Pigskin Prognosticator is 83-22, which means I would probably be hosting a playoff game this week rather than having to go through a metal detector on my way to the press box tonight.

Get ready to hold your arms out and empty your pockets of any loose change, Catamounts fans.

It’s time for the playoffs, dear ones, so come with me as we make another leap into the postseason.

n Game of the Week — Dalton vs. Carver-Atlanta at Lakewood Stadium: The last time I was at Lakewood, I got down on one knee to propose to my wife when Dave Matthews started playing “Crash.”

Oh, wait a minute, that was Lakewood Amphitheater. Well, doesn’t matter — they’re right beside each other.

Anyway, the Cats and Panthers renew their rivalry after nearly a half century. The last game between the two ended with Dalton coming home with its only football state championship, the 1967 Class 2A title, after a 14-12 victory at Gray Stadium.

I am here to tell you straight up that tonight could end with another happy ride home for the boys in Red and White.

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