NFL Picks

The 2021-22 NFL season will kick off on Thursday night when Dallas visits defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay for the season opener. .

As always, this should be an exciting season.

I like both teams that made it to the Super Bowl last year to have big campaigns again this time around.

Tampa Bay returns most of their lineup with the ageless Tom Brady leading the offensive attack.

Kansas City with offensive stars Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce should again be the team to beat in the AFC.

There are also plenty of other contenders this season including Buffalo, Green Bay, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Cleveland.

I think we end up where we left off last season with Tamps Bay and Kansas City playing for all the marbles in the biggest game of the season.

This year though, I am picking Kansas City to reverse the outcome with a 34-31 win over the Bucs.

My predicted finishes:

AFC East: Buffalo, Miami, New England, New York

AFC North: Cleveland, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati

AFC South: Tennessee, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Houston

AFC West: Kansas City, Denver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas

NFC East: Washington, Dallas Philadelphia, New York

NFC North: Green Bay, Minnesota, Chicago, Detroit

NFC South: Tampa Bay, Carolina, Atlanta, New Orleans

NFC West: San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Arizona

AFC Championship: Kansas City 30, Buffalo 24

NFC Championship: Tampa Bay 27, Green Bay 24

Super Bowl: Kansas City 34, Tampa Bay 31

PV At Home on Friday

The Park View HS varsity football team enjoyed its bye this past week and will welcome Colonial Heights HS on Friday night for its home opener.

The Dragons topped the Colonials 14-6 when they last met during the 2019 season. Park View is 6-4 against the Colonials over the last 10 meetings.

The Dragons, after a 60-0 win over Bluestone in its opener will come in at 1-0 on the season while the Colonials will come in at 0-1 after falling 16-12 to New Kent in its opener.

Bulldogs Roll on Friday

The Brunswick High School varsity football team scored on the opening kickoff and cruised past Bluestone HS 46-0 on Friday night in Skipwith.

Brunswick coach Darrell Owens said his team made some youthful mistakes in the first half but he thought his team played much better defensibly in the second half.

Senior Jaheim Hicks had a great opening game scoring three touchdowns on a kickoff return, a punt return and a receiving score to total 206 all-purpose yards in the victory.

The Bulldogs will now prepare for their home opener on Friday when they play host to Central of Lunenburg HS.

Friday Night High School Football Scores

Brunswick 46 Bluestone 0

Brunswick Academy 62 Richmond Christian 54

Sussex 2 Lancaster 0

Surry 36 Bruton 14

New Kent 16 Colonial Heights 12

King & Queen 52 Windsor 8

Lakeland 20 Southampton 0

Nottoway 42 Greensville 16

Kenston Forest 48 Randolph-Macon 0

Tri-Rivers District Football Standings

Park View 0-0 1-0

Brunswick 0-0 1-0

Surry 0-0 1-0

Sussex 0-0 1-1

Franklin 0-0 0-0

Windsor 0-0 0-1

Greensville 0-0 0-1

Southampton 0-0 0-1