Week 8 Presents Challenge For Swami’s Predictions
By Space Coast Daily // October 18, 2012
Quest For Perfection
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 – When it comes to the All-Knowing Swami, few, if any, are capable of coming close to pulling off near-perfect predictions of outcomes of high school football games in back-to-back weeks.
But that’s exactly what the all-Knowing Swami has done.
In Week 6, the Swami was 12-1 and last week he was 11-1, dropping only the Mainland at Palm Bay game.
And for those counting, that’s unlike those wanna-be prognosticators of other local media outlets who only guess the outcome of three or four not-so-difficult games each week in order to keep their win percentage high.
The All-Knowing Swami continues to search his crystal ball starting each evening at midnight for the most reliable and accurate predictions found on the Space Coast.
His back-to-back weeks of coming close to perfection has only motivated him to achieve a perfect score before the end of the year.
“This is not an exact science, but I have a direct hotline to the Great Beyond,” the Swami said. “What I do is not for the faint-of-heart or rank amateurs, this is major mysticism at work and takes extreme powers of concentration and a willingness to go back go the crystal ball multiple times to receive the most current and up-to-date information. My goal is to get them all right and I will certainly do that soon.”
Without further ado, here’s how the All-Knowing Swami envisions this week’s prep football game outcomes:
** PALM BAY AT EAU GALLIE — The Commodores are fresh off a win and the Pirates are coming off a tough loss to Mainland. This is supposed to be a rubber stamp win for Palm Bay, but the ever-improving Eau Gallie defense may have something to say about that. Can anyone though recall the last time Eau Gallie defeated Palm Bay in football? Swami likes the Pirates chances on Thursday night.
SWAMI SEZ: PALM BAY by 12
** HERITAGE AT BAYSIDE – This one promises to be very entertaining. Bayside is hot, having won their last two games, but Heritage is hotter, having won their first seven games of the season for the first time in school history. Bayside quarterback Lucious McKay presents a host of challenges for the Heritage defense, yet somehow Swami thinks the Panthers will find a way to choke off long Bears gains through the air. So Swami believes this will come down to a matchup of running games and the better one will triumph.
SWAMI SEZ: HERITAGE by 2
** FLORIDA AIR AT TRINITY CHRISTIAN – The Falcons are on a roll and very dangerous right now. FAA is 4-2 as are the Trinity Christian Eagles, who have the home field advantage by playing in Deltona. Whichever team plays better defense will win this one, as both offenses can put put points on the scoreboard. Swami advises Trinity Christian to avoid throwing in the direction of FAA’s Ryan Riemer though, as the senior defensive back may just pick one off and run it back for a TD.
SWAMI SEZ: FLORIDA AIR by 13
** SPACE COAST AT SATELLITE – Coming off a huge win over visiting Arnold, the Scorpions will find a much easier game against the Vipers. Nick Rittenhouse will have a great game for Space Coast, but Grady Kable and his Scorp teammates on defense will ultimately shut Rittenhouse down. Pay attention to Satellite’s kicking game too. It’s much better than it was at the start of the year. The crystal ball sees three letters will figure prominently in this one — Y, D, O. Could that be Satellite’s Brad Ydo?
SWAMI SEZ: SATELLITE by 14
** FIRST ACADEMY AT HOLY TRINITY– The Royals of First Academy are playoff-bound at 7-0 and might be overlooking the Tigers. With the game played at Holy Trinity, plenty of fans will pack into the “Jungle” to watch this one. At 6-1 and with a week of rest behind them, Holy Trinity is seeking to pull off an upset and boost their own hopes to reach the postseason. Swami finds that a difficult task, at least this week.
SWAMI SEZ: FIRST ACADEMY by 17
** PORT ST. LUCIE AT VIERA – The Jaguars are 1-5 and fell narrowly a week ago to Sebastian River. Viera is 0-6, yet is going to win a few games before the year ends. Won’t happen this week though as Port St. Lucie’s defense is motivated and inspired. Senior defensive end Jimmy Smiley leads the Jaguars in tackles and sacks. Last year Viera lost 23-0 to Port St. Lucie and Swami forsees a similar type of result in 2012.
SWAMI SEZ: PORT ST. LUCIE by 24
** JONES AT COCOA – The Tigers traveled all the way to New Jersey last Saturday and came away with a win over one of the best teams in that region of the nation. Cocoa coach John Wilkinson knows that Jones will be hungry for revenge after losing at home to Cocoa 28-7 last year. It’s time to make a bid for the district title for the Tigers and Swami thinks Cocoa will be up to the challenge this week, although it will be a hard-hitting and exciting game to watch.
SWAMI SEZ: COCOA by 13
** TITUSVILLE AT ROCKLEDGE – The Raiders have enjoyed a great week of practice in preparing to face the Terriers. The Rockledge defense is percolating and expecting to load up on some major takeaways against Titusville. Swami thinks the game will be won on the ground and Rockledge features one of Brevard’s best runners this season in senior Richard Carter.
SWAMI SEZ: ROCKLEDGE by 21
** MERRITT ISLAND AT ASTRONAUT – This could be the most exciting contest among all prep games this week. Coach Jeff McLean will certainly come in with a plan to break down the Astronaut defense which has been extraordinarily stingy in the past few games. Astronaut’s offense has been reliable once the War Eagles put the ball in the hands of Brandon Wright, whose specialty is breaking off at least one long gain of 50-play or more yards in each game in 2012. This will be a close, down-to-the-wire game. Swami likes the War Eagles ability to defend though but that might not make a difference.
SWAMI SEZ: MERRITT ISLAND by 13
** MI CHRISTIAN AT SEFFNER CHRISTIAN– Each squad is 3-3, but each of these teams is going in a different direction. Seffner Christian won its first three games of the year, only to be defeated in its last three. The Cougars of Merritt Island Christian lost their first three games, but have now won their last three. Swami will need everything he can muster to get this one right. But sophomore QB Caleb Morgan of the Cougars has been hot of late and that may help lift MIC to a win.
SWAMI SEZ: SEFFNER CHRISTIAN by 1
** LAKE HIGHLAND PREP AT COCOA BEACH – With a week off following a devastating 47-10 loss to Cocoa, Coach Tony Piccalo is confident the Minutemen will be loose and ready to rock against the visiting Highlanders. Expect plenty of throws from David Dessent to Boone Lewis, but Cocoa Beach’s defense will have to try to regroup and rebound with a big game against Lake Highland Prep.
SWAMI SEZ: COCOA BEACH by 25
Last Week: 11-1
Season To Date: 76-10
Win Percentage: 88.3 Percent