Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Exit Music: For a Film

This week I chose the song "Exit Music: For a Film" by Radiohead as my song of the week. I did so because the Bottineau Braves heard the somber exit music as they lost 40-20 in the Class AA playoffs this past Saturday.

I also covered District 11 volleyball where the Newburg-Westhope Eagles fell points short of advancing to regions and the Bottineau Stars won their second consecutive district title.

Finally I made it to a few Dakota College at Bottineau Region XIII volleyball games. The Ladyjacks played some of their best volleyball and came away with a third place finish.

I had a pretty solid week again for NFL picks in week 8. I went 10-3 including upset picks of Minnesota over Carolina and Kansas City over San Diego. I am now 84-42 for the season. Following week 9 I will re-evaluate my playoff predictions and formulate some new ones.

My NFL picks for week 9:

Chiefs over Dolphins
Texans over Browns
Falcons over Colts
Cowboys over Seahawks
49ers over Redskins
Bills over Jets
Saints over Buccaneers
Bengals over Titans
Broncos over Raiders
Patriots over Giants
Packers over Chargers
Rams over Cardinals
Steelers over Ravens
Eagles over Bears

Here are pictures from all the playoffs this past weekend:

Presenting the football trophy is...Preston Kath of Wahpeton.

Matt Bowers gallops past a Wahpeton defender for a score in the first quarter.

Junior lineman Dalton Sivertson high fives students as he is introduced before last Saturday's game.

Braves senior Justin McCloud scoots past a Wahpeton lineman last Saturday in Bottineau.

McCloud delivers a pass toward Harrison Aide last Saturday.

Aide yells as he returns a punt.

Bowers looks for running room in the second half.

Junior Jeremiah Aberle sacks Kath in the second quarter.

Senior Jackson Bernstein wraps up Zayne Medhaug while Mark LaCroix looks to give a big hit.

Aide goes up to get a McCloud pass in the second half.

The Newburg-Westhope Eagles celebrate after Bailey Tofteland ends the game against Sawyer last Friday in the district tourney.

Eagles junior Hadlee Schell gets one of several kills in a win over Sawyer. Schell was named to the All-District 11 team.

Eagles freshman Molly Lodoen sets up a teammate last Friday against Sawyer.

Ladyjacks freshman Jordyn Sondrol receives a Gogebic serve last Saturday.

DCB freshman Jackie Miller bumps it to a teammate last Friday against Bismarck State.

Eagles senior captain Taylor Kersten lofts a set for a teammate.

Bottineau's Whitney Page partially blocks a Drake-Anamoose shot last Friday in a win.

Ashleigh Aufforth goes up and gets a big time block against the Raiders last Friday in the district tournament.

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