Pick Six: Playoff first round top games
SOLOMON (7-1) VS. MARANATHA (6-2)Marantha is another eight-man newcomer making the most of its move down from the 11-man ranks. After going just 1-8 last year, the Eagles have soared to six wins this season behind a lethal passing game. Senior Brock West is the leading receiver in eight-man football with 58 catches for 1,183 yards and 29 touchdowns, the TD total tying the state record set by McCracken’s Kellye Irvin in 1979. Nate Burdette has thrown for 1,478 yards and 33 touchdowns and Maranatha’s only losses came to undefeated Madison (32-22) and one-loss Burlingame (54-42).