Swami Fires Up Crystal Ball For Week 2 Prep Predictions
By Space Coast Daily // September 5, 2012
Major Upset In Works
Editor’s note: The All-Knowing Swami was born into a vagabond family of gypsy fortune-tellers and his first job was passing out towels at practices for the Memphis Showboats of the USFL. Marveling at his psychic talent, he was frequently asked by players to predict the outcome of everything from Pop Warner Pee Wees matchups to the total number of times that Bret Favre would unretire. The All-Knowing Swami has correctly identified the last 29 Super Bowl champions in advance and has been hailed as a master prognosticator by everyone from Jimmy the Greek to Pete Rose. Relocating to Florida in 1987, the Swami practiced the psychic arts in Cassadaga before arriving in Brevard in 1990. He has been following high school football here ever since and will take on all challengers as the undisputed king of making prep predictions.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Admit it. The All-Knowing Swami knocked your socks off last week in predicting the outcome of Week One prep football games, right?
The Swami went 8-3, only losing Cocoa, Astronaut and Viera games, but ready to achieve a perfect score this Friday.
The Ol’ Swami’s got some soul-searching work to do for Week Two because 17 of the 18 Brevard-area prep squads will see action in some tough contests.
Let’s get right to it as the crystal ball is fully prepared and is speaking on a wavelength only the All-Knowing Swami can hear…
*** COCOA BEACH AT VIERA. As Swami sees it, Minutemen are mighty, Hawks are just starting to come into their own. No major injures for either team, will come down to the arm of Cocoa Beach’s David Dessent against the flying feet of Viera’s Cody Dentmon.
COCOA BEACH BY 17
*** BOCA RATON CHRISTIAN AT MERRITT ISLAND CHRISTIAN. Same two squads hooked up last year and Merritt Island Christian came away with a 41-7 win. Swami sees some reason to doubt it will happen again this year, with Boca Raton Christian (1-0) having players bound for college football programs like Willie Cyrus and David Griffey. Cougars will be excited to be playing in their first game of year.
BOCA RATON CHRISTIAN BY 2
*** JACKSONVILLE EPISCOPAL AT ASTRONAUT. No way Randy Hallock allows defeats in first two games of season, let alone each one at home. The War Eagles always make their greatest improvement each season moving from Week to Week Two. That will work if Hallock directs the ball to senior receiver Steven Williams. Episcopal is no slouch coming off a 67-0 season-opening win.
ASTRONAUT BY 1
*** ST. CLOUD AT ROCKLEDGE. The Raiders were impressive on defense last week against Palm Bay, but quarterback play of Alex Adler will have to improve it Rockledge stands a chance against St. Cloud.
ST. CLOUD BY 3
*** HILLSBOROUGH AT COCOA. Hopefully the offense will click from the get-go this time and the passing of Jalen Knowles will find easy open targets all night long. Swami predicts a monster game from Tigers back Tarean Folston.
COCOA BY 14
*** SPACE COAST AT MELBOURNE. And the Space Coast Vipers thought they had their hands full last week against Heritage? Think again. Bulldogs are really coming together and Swami believes this game will be a rout.
MELBOURNE BY 26
*** FORT PIERCE CENTRAL AT PALM BAY. Pirates strong ground game will be tested by dependable line and pursuit of Fort Pierce Central. So what will Palm Bay Coach Dan Burke do? He’ll turn to the air and have quarterback Patrick Fallace throw to Caleb Alves. PALM BAY BY 20
*** TITUSVILLE AT HERITAGE. Terriers have shown strength so far yet so have the Panthers. The squad that plays the best defense will win this one as both offenses will put points on the board.
HERITAGE BY 6
*** BAYSIDE AT FIRST COAST. Tough loss last week against Bolles will fire up Bears. Look for Lucious McKay and Roger Bush of Bayside to go off against First Coast in a big way.
BAYSIDE BY 13
*** MELBOURNE CENTRAL CATHOLIC AT TRINITY PREP. Hustlers never quit in loss to Cocoa Beach and Swami expects more of the same against Trinity Prep. Results might be surprising to some, but not the All-Knowing Swami.
(UPSET SPECIAL) MCC BY 10
*** FLORIDA AIR ACADEMY AT PALM COAST MATANZAS. Odds are long for the Falcons who will be on the road, playing a much larger school and not having played in two weeks. These Falcons have heart and talent though.
FLORIDA AIR BY 14
***EAU GALLIE AT JENSEN BEACH. Commodores look to build upon last week’s victory over Viera, while Jensen Beach seeks first win after opening week defeat. If Eau Gallie can sustain defensive intensity it showed in second half last Friday, the Commodores will take this one.
JENSEN BEACH BY 4
*** HOLY TRINITY AT ORANGEWOOD CHRISTIAN. Tigers have a good feeling about this game and will, likely flex some muscles in a road matchup. Daniel Welch and Johnny Gomez will lead the way for Mark Ainsley’s Tigers.
HOLY TRINITY BY 25
***MERRITT ISLAND AT HARMONY. So much for a rebuilding year. Coach Jeff McLean has the young Mustangs believing in themselves and with a win under their belt, Merritt Island will be a dangerous team on the road this week against Harmony. Remember this name on Friday night for Merritt Island — Nic Smith. Swami says you’ll be hearing a lot about him in weeks to come.
MERRITT ISLAND BY 19
Last Week: 8-3
2012 overall: 8-3
Win Percentage: 72.7