HS Football Week 8 Pick Em

Week 8 of the high school football season is upon us and the 640 Hurricane team is here to tell you what to expect from a full slate of games. Each week you will get picks from our top “experts” from both Kevin’s Other Show and The Coach Kokell Show. This week’s picks will be made by Elliot “EL” Brownstein (The Coach Kokell Show, @ElliotB718), Stephen Diener (Kevin’s Other Show, @sdiener86) and Chris Kokell (The Coach Kokell Show, @RealCoachK). Disclosure: Kokell is the defensive coordinator for Jensen Beach.

Last Week’s Picks:

Kokell (Coach Kokell Show) stays in first with a 15-5 record this week. He is now 116-24 on the season. E.L. (Coach Kokell Show) went a solid 15-5 for the 2nd straight week and is still in second place with a record of 99-41.  Diener (Kevin’s Other Show) finished 14-6 bringing his season total to 87-53 on the season.


This Week’s Games:

John I. Leonard at Atlantic

Stephen Diener: Atlantic

Elliot “EL” Brownstein: Atlantic

Kokell: Atlantic
“I’m at a loss for words that they are having John I play Atlantic, Park Vista and Boca Raton in a 7 day span. Terrible! I guess player safety only matters when it is convenient.” -Kokell

“Only good thing about this Thursday night game is the fact that everyone will get to leave earlier than later.”-EL


Boynton Beach at Glades Central

Diener: Glades Central

EL: Glades Central

Kokell: Glades Central

“Statement game for the Raiders. Big scoring here.”- Kokell

“You don’t just waltz into the muck and walk out with a victory. Not so fast my friend.” -Diener

“Glades has had the band end of a couple beat downs but I can’t put faith in a Boynton team that hasn’t won since Oct. of last year.” -EL


Forest Hill at Dwyer

Diener: Dwyer

EL: Dwyer

Kokell: Dwyer

“There isn’t a better coach in our area than Jude Blessington. Unfortunately, there isn’t a deeper more talented team than Dwyer. Close first half, Panthers pull away late.” -Kokell

This is going to be a good game. Forest Hill has a chance to say ‘Despite our weak schedule we are legit contenders.’

But I can’t go against the facts, and that is Dwyer is hell of a good football program.” -EL


John Carroll at Village Academy

Diener: Village

EL: John Carrol

Kokell: John Carroll

“John Carroll likes to score points. Hope they do the right thing and cut it off when this game gets out of hand.”- Kokell

“Savion Baker had 326 yds for John Carrol against Pine Crest, I predict he will have another big game against Village Academy who only scored their first point in week 6.” -EL


Lake Worth at Boca Raton

Diener: Boca Raton

EL: Boca Raton

Kokell: Boca Raton

“This is going to be a hard fought battle but I think Pratt’s experience puts Boca over the top. Result may flip next year though as the Trojans keep getting better.” -Kokell

“Boca Raton has hit a hard slump but facing Lake Worth, who has literally scored 6 points every game except twice. Boca easily wins.” -EL


Olympic Heights at Palm Beach Lakes

Diener: PB Lakes

EL: PB Lakes

Kokell: Olympic Heights

“Think FSU-Miami with this one. Chippy hard fought close game. Tempers will flare but at the end of the game its all a football family.” -Kokell

“Tough one here as both teams are good against bad opponents and bad against good opponents. Both teams coming off a win. I’ll give it to home team.” -EL


Park Vista at Spanish River

Diener: Park Vista

EL: Park Vista

Kokell: Park Vista

“Park Vista 42-0. Dodds will slow game down and run out clock once the Cobras are up 28.” -Kokell


Seminole Ridge at Palm Beach Central

Diener: Seminole Ridge

EL: Palm Beach Central

Kokell: Palm Beach Central

“The Broncos show off the county how good they are with a two score win against a very good and well coached Seminole Ridge team.”- Kokell

“Ridge is probably still thinking about how they have lost 2 straight and aren’t looking forward to this tough PBC team. Ridge makes it 3 straight losses” -EL


Suncoast at Fort Pierce Westwood

Diener: Suncoast

EL: Fort Pierce Westwood

Kokell: Fort Pierce Westwood

“Going to be the Willie Lewis Show! Also excited to see the development of Panthers QB Jonius Watkins.” -Kokell



Wellington at Jupiter

Diener: Wellington


Kokell: Wellington

“Jupiter is better this year but you are going to see and inspired Mark Anthony Richards and a coach in Tom Abel that will pull out all the stops for his kids to finish this season successfully.” -Kokell

“Lock the clock” -EL


West Boca at Royal Palm Beach

Diener: West Boca

EL: West Boca

Kokell: West Boca

One team wins and the other may go winless. Both teams have shown grit and heart this year and deserve that winning feeling. I’m going to take West Boca in a close one.” -Kokell

“I wouldn’t be surprised if this ends in a tie, and that isn’t even a thing (unless weather). Someone must win, WBR I guess…” -EL


West Park Prep at Pahokee

Diener: Pahokee

EL: Pahokee

Kokell: Pahokee

“West Park Prep has a better chance of catching a rabbit then they do of catching Lavonski Williams.”-Kokell

“See reasoning for Glades Central game.” -Diener


American Heritage at Bishop Verot

Diener: American heritage

EL: Bishop Verot

Kokell: Bishop Verot

“Another really tough match up for American Heritage. This one will be closer but the Stallions will fall short.” -Kokell

“Heritage in a close one!” -Diener

“Another tough match for Heritage. East meets West. Can’t see them walking away with a win.” -EL


Calvary Christian at Benjamin

Diener: Benjamin

EL: Benjamin

Kokell: Benjamin

“Elam is playing great football as are many of his teammates. They are a fun team to watch.” -Kokell


Coral Springs Charter at Saint John Paul II Academy

Diener: St. John Paul II

EL: Coral Springs Charter

Kokell: Coral Springs Charter

“After a loss to Pine Crest earlier in the year, CPC has figured it out. They win big in Boca.” -Kokell
King’s Academy at Gulliver Prep

Diener: Kings Academy

EL: Kings Academy

Kokell: Kings Academy

“The Lions are not talked about enough. Time to give them the respect Oxbridge used to get” -Kokell

“I don’t think we are permitted to pick against this dominating team.” -EL


Ransom Everglades at St. Andrew’s

Diener: Ransom Everglades

EL: St. Andrews

Kokell: Ransom Everglades

“This game will be close. Ransom Everglades pulls it out late.” -Kokell


South Fork at Melbourne

Diener: South Fork

EL: Melbourne

Kokell: Melbourne

“Battle of the Bulldogs. Melbourne’s losses have come to some really tough teams. South Fork just doesn’t have the firepower to keep up.” -Kokell
“Bulldog vs Bulldog. As I’m writing this I am praying I am not assigned to this game. It is pretty much equivalent to WBR vs RPB. I have to choose a winner, I’ll pick the home team?” -EL
Jensen Beach at Eau Gallie
Diener: Eau Gallie

EL: Jensen Beach

Kokell: Jensen Beach

“District Game with huge playoff implications so expect me to be exhausted due to lack of sleep during The Coach Kokell Show Saturday 10am on 640 The Hurricane.” -Kokell

“Sorry Coach K!”

“The Jensen Beach Kokell’s travel well” -EL


Inlet Grove at Jupiter Christian

Diener: Inlet Grove

EL: Jupiter Christian

Kokell: Inlet Grove

“It’s week 8 but it’s still hard to figure out who each of these teams are. This week will be very telling.Both teams won against their common opponent of Berean Christian. JC wonn bigger but I’m still taking those pesky Hurricanes in an upset.” -Kokell

“Though getting walloped last week by Glades Day. JC resurrects this week against a weaker opponent.” -EL



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