It's time for USA South conference play, and all eight teams will be vying for that elusive conference championship. While I think that Huntingdon is still the favorite to take the title, The rest of the field features some teams that may seriously contend....and yes, I am counting Ferrum among them.
As of right now, I would say that Maryville has the best chance to challenge the Hawks, but LaGrange, North Carolina Wesleyan, Ferrum and Averett could also play a role in the final standings.
Keeping that in mind, here are my predictions for this weeks conference games:
Maryville @ Methodist
# 15 Huntingdon @ N.C. Wesleyan
Averett @ LaGrange
Ferrum @ Greensboro
Pay attention to the Huntingdon at N.C. Wesleyan game. This is quite an important game, and while I think the Hawks will prevail, don't think for a minute that the Battling Bishops cannot hold their own. While I think it is too much to expect an upset, it is not impossible at all. An upset would throw the conference race into chaos, right from the start.
Averett @ LaGrange could be another close contest, and will tell a lot about these two teams.
Ferrum and Maryville will likely win their respective games, and I think by a wide margin.
It should be a great weekend for football......Go Panthers!