Warrior Weekly: Postseason closing in for Wayland teams

WSPN’s Charlie Moore recaps Super Bowl LIII.

WSPN’s Charlie Moore recaps Super Bowl LIII.

Duncan Stephenson

WHS Sports:

The football finished their regular season at 3-4, good enough for the 8th seed in the playoffs. They will play at Marblehead this Friday at seven p.m. Boys’ soccer is 9-3-2 and looks to end their regular season schedule on a high note before heading into the postseason. They will once again contend for a state title. Girls’ soccer plays Hamilton-Wenham this Thursday.

College Sports:

We’re getting to the point in the college football season where teams are revealing their true identity. For example, Alabama is, once again, the favorite to win it all. Until they prove otherwise, the ‘Tide should be the nation’s #1. Even though their secondary has been shaky, their front seven is so dominant that it doesn’t matter; they can stop the run with six in the box and rush the passer with only bringing four. Alabama aside, my pick to win it all is Michigan. I love their balance on offense. Wilton Speight has been a pleasant surprise as quarterback, and if any team can go toe to toe with ‘Bama in the trenches, it’s the Wolverines. In addition, they have arguably the best playmaker in the country in LB/S Jabrill Peppers, who is a return specialist who even gets touches at RB and WR.

Professional Sports:

With their win over the Steelers on Sunday, the Patriots sit at 6-1, the best record in the AFC. I can personally guarantee that if New England secures the #1 seed going into the playoffs, they will play in the Super Bowl. No one in the AFC is beating the Brady and Belichick duo in Foxborough come January. In the NFC, things are a bit jumbled at the moment. The Cowboys sit on top at 5-1, but I have trouble believing they will be able to keep up this pace. The Vikings looked up, up until this week, losing in Philadelphia. As of now, I’ll take New England vs. Seattle in Super Bowl 51.