Swami Waves Goodbye To Regular Season
By Space Coast Daily // November 9, 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, FLORIDA – As the All-Knowing Swami breathes a sigh of relief, the regular prep football season comes to an end this week. He looks to close out the year on a high note and run the table in Week 11.
“I tune in to the wavelengths from many resources,” Swami said. “Sometimes they work out and sometimes they let me down and last week I stumbled in picking Viera to lose. I’m happy they won their first game of the year, but disappointed I missed that one game.”
So as the All-Knowing Swami counts down to the playoffs, this will be last truly busy week for the 2012 season for him in predicting the outcome of all of the games.
“It’s been a tremendously long and yet a very successful season,” Swami said. “Can’t wait to see what happens in the playoffs, but to get there, we have to play this final week of regular-season games.”
Here’s what Swami envisions as happening in Week 11:
** VIERA AT TITUSVILLE — The Terriers are at home and looking to close out a disappointing season that began with a lot of promise. Next year’s jobs could be on the line and son expect a big effort from Titusville. The Viera Hawks have momentum after winning last week for the first time this season. Swami says the key to this game is Viera’s defensive backfield and their ability to defend the pass.
SWAMI SEZ: TITUSVILLE by 11
** PALM BAY AT TREASURE COAST – The Pirates will take it easy after clinching a playoff berth with a road win last week against Heritage and are awaiting a home playoff matchup next week against South Fork. Titans quarterback quarterback Willie Micco has been on fire of late and could have field day against Palm Bay’s second-string defense.
SWAMI SEZ: TREASURE COAST by 6
** HERITAGE AT MCC – Two good teams both playoff-bound will hook up in what will be a very entertaining game to watch. Heritage’s size will present some size problems for the Hustlers and MCC quarterback Brandon Ziarno will be trying to escape the Panthers pass rush all night long.
SWAMI SEZ: HERITAGE by 13
** BAYSIDE AT APOPKA – The Bears are ready to shut it down until spring after a punishing year. Apopka shouldn’t be too overconfident though and expect BEars’ coach Derek Smith to try and pull all all the stops in an attempt to close out the season with a victory. Bears QB Lucious Jackson could throw the ball 40 or more times aganst Apopka, which would be annew Bayside record.
SWAMI SEZ: APOPKA by 7
** MELBOURNE AT MERRITT ISLAND – The Bulldogs defense is tenacious, but has been known to wilt as it becomes tired. Mustangs are primed to win and learned a great deal over the course of the season. This could be the biggest mismatch of the night if Merritt Island quarterback Nic Smith comes out throwing early.
SWAMI SEZ: MERRITT ISLAND by 20
** FLORIDA AIR AT CHRIST’S CHURCH – A long bus ride up to Jacksonville will result give the Falcons plenty of opportunity to think about all the missed opportunities they have had this year. It will be the final game for Florida Air’s seniors and they will help lead Florida Air to a win tonight, making for a happier bus ride home down I-95.
SWAMI SEZ: FLORIDA AIR by 24
** OCALA CHRISTIAN AT MI CHRISTIAN – Both squads are eager to get in over and done with and launch basketball practice. Swami gives the edge to Merritt Island Christian because they are playing at home.
SWAMI SEZ: MERRITT ISLAND CHRISTIAN by 10
** JUPITER CHRISTIAN AT HOLY TRINITY – This is the final time that Holy Trinity seniors can contribute to a Tigers’ victory. Look for Holy Trinity coach Mark Ainsley to throw more than usual and run some plays the Tigers might not normally employ in games against stronger opponents.
SWAMI SEZ: HOLY TRINITY By 30
** ROCKLEDGE AT COCOA – The annual Barbecue Bowl has always provided some great games to watch and this year’s matchup will do the same. At least for a half, but by the time the third quarter starts, Cocoa’s three-headed monster of Antwan Lee, Tarean Folston and Lorenzo Pratt will have worn down the Raiders and make things very unpleasant for the visitors.
SWAMI SEZ: COCOA by 15
** COCOA BEACH AT SATELLITE —Each team may still be playing for a bowl berth and so this one will be a test of Cocoa Beach’s noted passing attack with QB David Dessent against Satellite’s staunch defense, led by Grady Kable. Whoever is leading at the end of three quarters is going to be put to the test down the stretch.
SWAMI SEZ: COCOA BEACH by 10
Last Week: 11-1
Season To Date: 106-12
Win Percentage: 89.8 Percent