Pick 4 Update

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High school football playoffs are now underway (yes, the playoffs DO start before Halloween again this year) and we’ll have the most comprehensive previews and predictions on all of this weekend’s opening round District XI playoff games on Thursday’s “SportsTalk” program.  We’ll have some big-time names in terms of high school football head coaches in Eastern Pennsylvania to give their insights and opinions on ALL of this weekend’s playoff games…tune in to this week’s show to find out who’s breaking down this weekend’s matchups!

As we begin a playoff run I just wanted to keep everyone updated on the latest “Pick 4” contest standings–where your favorite RCN personalities select who they think will win the weekend’s most competitive games…

1-tie)  Tony Cocca     28-8

1-tie)  Chris Michael     28-8

3)  Keith Groller      27-9

4)  Gary Laubach     25-11

5)  John Leone     24-23

John Leone (who many people know is a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan) has channelled his inner Johnny Manziel by rapidly plummeting in the standings–after sharing the leader position just a few short weeks ago, he’s hit rock bottom by falling into last place.

What will the final results be? Will “Speedy” Leone get out of the basement?  And who will be our “grand loser” for this year’s event? Remember, whoever finishes with the worst record has to run a lap around a local high school track…on camera!

Stay tuned for the exciting finish over the next few weeks.

Now, here’s this week’s “Pick 4” predictions … 

The “PICK 4” Saucon Valley vs.
Central Catholic
Easton vs.
Emmaus vs.
Fordham vs.
Gary Laubach  Central Catholic Northampton Freedom Lafayette
Tony Cocca  Central Catholic Northampton Freedom Lafayette
Keith Groller  Central Catholic Easton Freedom Fordham
John Leone  Central Catholic Easton Freedom Lafayette
Chris Michael Central Catholic Easton Freedom Fordham

Keep following along each week here at “The Shop” for our predictions ahead of the weekend’s high school action and be sure to check out the “fan voting” section of RCN-TV’s games each week here on our website to let your opinions be known as well!

Now, for this week’s high school football polls for District XI teams…

“Big” Schools Poll

1)  Nazareth

2)  Freedom

3)  Parkland

4)  Northampton

5)  Emmaus

“Small” Schools Poll

1)   Northwestern

2)  Central Catholic

3)  Bethlehem Catholic

4)  Notre Dame

 Check back each week here at “The Shop” to see if your favorite teams make our list!


Chris Michael About Chris Michael

Chris handles play-by-play for RCN sports events, including baseball, football & basketball games and produces/hosts the station’s 60-minute live call-in show. Among Chris’s other responsibilities include reporting on local news & sports stories, conducting “Take 5” interviews with community and political leaders, producing commercials, voiceovers and promos; and generating blog entries and videos on the internet. Click here to listen to the weekly Sports Talk podcast.

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