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Vic vs. Odom Pick’em: High School Football Playoffs Second Round

Milan’s Carson Pruitt (3) throws the ball against Lewis County during a first round game of the Class 2A playoffs at Lewis County on Nov. 3, 2023.

If you are heading to Las Vegas, take Peabody football coach Shane Jacobs with you.

Never bet against Jacobs, especially when it comes to the playoffs.

Since taking over the Golden Tide, Jacobs is 9-0 in first round playoff games.

Last week, Jacobs took his Peabody team on the road to undefeated Loretto and pulled off the biggest win of the first round.

The Golden Tide hasn’t lost a first round playoff game since 2011 when they lost to Booker T. Washington.

Now the road gets tougher this week with a trip to Riverside, but I wouldn’t put money against Peabody.

I would put money on me continuing to be Victor Parkins. Haha!

I added one game to my lead over Parkins in the football pick’em contest. I went 12-3, while Parkins went 11-4.

We both missed Station Camp beating South Gibson and Peabody beating Loretto. I also missed Millington over Crockett County, while Parkins missed Eagleville over West Carroll and Ripley over Sheffield.

I am now 143-36 (.799 winning percentage), while Parkins is 138-41 (.771).

But now let’s talk playoffs:

Milan (9-2) at Huntingdon (10-1) (2A second round)

This will be the eighth time that the Dawg and Pony Show will be played in the postseason. In four of those meetings, the team that lost the regular season matchup won in the playoffs.

Odom’s Pick: Huntingdon 21, Milan 17

Vic’s Pick: Milan 28, Huntingdon 27

Peabody (5-6) at Riverside (9-2) (2A second round)

Both teams are different from when they met in Week 3 with Riverside winning 42-10. Peabody knocked off an undefeated team last week, but do the Golden Tide have enough to pull off another upset?

Odom’s Pick: Riverside 35, Peabody 17

Vic’s Pick: Riverside 42, Peabody 10

Best of the West

Class 1A

Middle College (7-4) at Dresden (11-0)

Odom’s Pick: Dresden

Vic’s Pick: Dresden

Union City (8-3) at MASE (9-1)

Odom’s Pick: Union City

Vic’s Pick: MASE

Collinwood (7-3) at McKenzie (10-1)

Odom’s Pick: McKenzie

Vic’s Pick: McKenzie

Class 3A

Westview (7-4) at Dyersburg (11-0)

Odom’s Pick: Dyersburg

Vic’s Pick: Dyersburg

Ripley (7-4) at Covington (9-2)

Odom’s Pick: Covington

Vic’s Pick: Covington

Class 4A

Marshall County (9-2) at Hardin County (11-0)

Odom’s Pick: Marshall County

Vic’s Pick: Marshall County

Millington (9-2) at Haywood (9-2)

Odom’s Pick: Haywood

Vic’s Pick: Millington

Dyer County (6-5) at Melrose (8-3)

Odom’s Pick: Melrose

Vic’s Pick: Melrose

Class 5A

Hendersonville (8-3) at Henry County (10-1)

Odom’s Pick: Henry County

Vic’s Pick: Henry County

Division II-AA

USJ (7-4) at CPA (10-1)

Odom’s Pick: CPA

Vic’s Pick: CPA

Division II-A

Nashville Christian (5-6) at TCA (8-2)

Odom’s Pick: TCA

Vic’s Pick: TCA

Jackson Christian (10-1) at Columbia Academy (7-3)

Odom’s Pick: Columbia Academy

Vic’s Pick: Columbia Academy

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