All-Knowing Swami Zeroes In On Perfection
By Space Coast Daily // October 25, 2012
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 • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – For three consecutive weeks, the All-Knowing Swami has come close to being perfect in picking prep football games, dropping just one prediction in each of Weeks 6, 7 and 8.
With the regular season is coming to an end in two weeks, Swami still insists his crystal ball will tap into a perfect week of prep prognostications.
“As one of my favorite coaches Bum Phillips used to say, and I paraphrase,” Swami said, “Two weeks ago we knocked on the door. Last week we beat on it. This week we’re going to kick it in.'”
Sporting a sparkling 88.6 percent rate in choosing winners, Swami may just put it all together in choosing correctly this time.
Here are the Swami’s selections for Week 9:
** MERRITT ISLAND AT SPACE COAST — The Mustangs are smoldering and building momentum for the postseason. Space Coast is trying to play out the schedule and looking to keep their heads above water while starting fresh next year. Mustangs QB Nic Smith is going to find a lot to his liking with the Vipers defense.
SWAMI SEZ: MERRITT ISLAND by 32
** MERRITT ISLAND CHRISTIAN AT LIFE ACADEMY – Cougars vs. Lions promises to be a lop-sided affair. Life Academy is 1-5 in a down season, whicle Merritt Island Christian can even its record at 4-4 with a road win. Coach David Nevad of the Cougars is liking his squad’s resiliency and that will be the case again this week.
SWAMI SEZ: MI CHRISTIAN by 14
** MELBOURNE AT HERITAGE – Key Class 6A, District 13 showdown. Heritage aims to remain unbeaten and faces a stern test in the defense-minded Bulldogs. Melbourne QB Sterling Munich will find it tough to throw long on the Panthers secondary. And Heritage will find it tough to run against Melbourne’s swarming defensive schemes. Ball control will play a factor in the final outcome of this matchup. The crystal ball has informed Swami that Heritage will dominate time of possession and that will help the Panthers’ cause.
SWAMI SEZ: HERITAGE by 28
** JAX POTTER’S HOUSE AT COCOA – A mismatch in every sense of the word. By the second quarter the offense of 0-5 Potter’s House will be facing the third-string Cocoa defense. The big question is how much of margin Cocoa will win by.
SWAMI SEZ: COCOA by 48
** BAYSIDE AT PALM BAY – The Bears have never beaten rival Palm Bay. It’s crunch time for teams with postseason aspirations and the Pirates are loaded with seniors who are determined to make it happen. Bayside fell just short a week ago to Heritage and plays better when facing adversity. The odds are long for the Bears this week having to play at Palm Bay, but expect a competitive game that may go down to the final possession.
SWAMI SEZ: PALM BAY by 16
** VIERA AT MCC– Two teams going in different directions. The Hawks have struggled to earn a win, while the Hustlers are seeking improvement and pointing toward eking out a district playoff berth. Expect a wild, high-scoring game that will keep scorekeepers busy all night.
SWAMI SEZ: MCC by 10
**ST. EDWARDS AT FLORIDA AIR – Last week’s loss at Trinity Christian is in the past for the 4-3 Falcons. St. Edwards also is 4-3, but will be a better foe for FAA. Swami sees defense — lots of it– and plenty of firepower from the Falcons. The game could be a blowout in favor of the home team, or the Pirates could surprise and give home FAA a run for their money.
SWAMI SEZ: ST. EDWARD’S by 5
** SATELLITE AT TITUSVILLE – What started as a promising year for the Terriers has gone downhill quickly. Titusville is 2-5 and will host the 3-4 Scorpions in what may prove to be one of the best games of the weekend to watch. Satellite’s offense has been better lately and their special teams play is excellent. And when it comes to defense, the stats say the Scorps are among the best in Brevard this season. But the Terriers home-field will help.
SWAMI SEZ: TITUSVILLE by 1
** EAU GALLIE AT COCOA BEACH – The Commodores haven’t seen a team throw as much as the Minutemen do all year. It’s hard to say how Eau Gallie’s secondary will respond, but Cocoa Beach’s QB David Dessent will come up firing away, looking for a host of targets. The Commodores have the size to compete with Cocoa Beach, but will be pressed to stay with the Minutemen in scoring points.
SWAMI SEZ: COCOA BEACH by 21
** ROCKLEDGE AT ASTRONAUT – Both squads need a win to keep on track for district playoff berths. Astronaut’s offense was reliable and solid up until facing Merritt Island last week. Brandon Wright of the War Eagles is a threat to score every time he carries the ball. Rockledge is starting to play with urgency and senior QB Alex Adler has been superb of late in picking apart defenses. His task will be much steeper this week as Astronaut hopes to regroup against the Raiders.
SWAMI SEZ: ROCKLEDGE by 7
** HOLY TRINITY AT BISHOP MCLAUGHLIN – This is a no-brainer. Holy Tirnity has been playing inspired football against everybody but First Academy. Bishop McLaughlin is 5-3 but no match for the Tigers. With Hurricane Sandy lurking nearby, it’s a good thing this game will be played in Spring Hill. Expect lots of points on the board for Holy Trinity as Bishop McLaughlin’s defense is rather pourous.
SWAMI SEZ: HOLY TRINITY by 40
Last Week: 10-1
Season To Date: 86-11
Win Percentage: 88.6 Percent