Stephen Decatur at Kent County – Friday, Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Shawn Yonker (19-6): If Decatur were able to pull off this one it would make their season even better. But banking on Kent to drop a second straight at home is tough. Kent County 24-17.
Ryan Marshall (24-8): The Seahawks haven’t been able to find the offense lately. Teams have keyed in on the run game. That’s what happens when you play good teams like Kent Island and North Caroline. This one is closer but Decatur loses a third straight. Kent County, 35-28.
Justin Odendhal (22-6): Kent County was stunned while Decatur was demolished, Trojans won’t lose at home. Kent County, 26-13.
Mitchell Northam (23-9): Decatur’s offense and defense has struggled in the past few weeks, but after a week of film and rest I think they will get back on track in Worton. Stephen Decatur, 31-18.
North Caroline at Parkside – Friday, Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Yonker: There is just something about those north teams and North Caroline has plenty of weapons. Tough for the Rams offense to keep up. North Caroline 32-27.
Marshall: Parkside will certainly have to key on David Bailey, who scored five touchdowns against Decatur. There’s no shame in losing at Queen Anne’s but to be contenders, the Rams need to win a game like this. However, Bailey will be too much. North Caroline, 42-35.
Odendhal: Even though the Rams offense is stellar it won’t be able to cover up holes in the defense against high-powered North Caroline. North Caroline, 42-24.
Northam: North Caroline has proven to be the best of the Bayside. While Parkside’s offense is powerful, they will still be overmatched by the Bulldogs. North Caroline, 56-29.
James M. Bennett at Kent Island – Friday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
Yonker: Tough task for the Clippers despite the 4-1 record. The offense will make too many mistakes in this one. Kent Island 48-14.
Marshall: The Clippers record is good but that has been mostly against lower competition. A win against the Bucs in Kent Island would be huge. I think Bennett can keep it close at half but Kent Island pulls away late. Kent Island, 35-14.
Odendhal: Clippers have a solid 4-1 record but haven’t played a team like Kent Island since being blown out 51-7 in Centreville. Kent Island, 54-10.
Northam: Just another case of a south team being out-manned and outmatched by a north team. Kent Island, 36-24.
Delmar at Lake Forest – Saturday, Oct. 10, 12 p.m.
Yonker: Delmar at Lake Forest. This is not your father’s Wildcats. Battered at Laurel on Monday, they now hit the road at 0-4. Make it 0-5. Lake Forest 24-21.
Marshall: Lake Forest has had a wacky season with two wins by a combined three points and two losses by a combined nine points. It was a big letdown for Delmar after losing to rival Laurel, and I think they pick up its first win of the season. Delmar, 21-20.
Odendhal: Delmar is in panic mode after dropping its fourth straight and now will face the solid Spartans on their homecoming. Lake Forest, 35-17.
Northam: The Spartans will be motivated for homecoming, and after four straight losses, I’m not sure what motivates Delmar to get a win. Lake Forest, 34-21.
Caesar Rodney at Sussex Tech – Saturday, Oct. 10, 12 p.m.
Yonker: Based on the early results I cant pick against Sussex Tech until they give me a reason to. Ravens roll. Sussex Tech 42-12.
Marshall: Sussex Tech continues to grow as a team. They’ve had offensive wins and defensive battles and are still 4-0. With CR’s new coaching staff, the Ravens will be heavily favored. Sussex Tech, 35-14.
Odendhal: As long as the Ravens come out firing like all four games so far they will have no problem handling the Riders with a lead. Sussex Tech, 42-17.
Northam: Ravens are rolling, and should continue to do so against the Riders. Sussex Tech, 39-14.
Cape Henlopen at Sussex Central – Saturday, Oct. 10, 12 p.m.
Yonker: Lets be honest, I don’t know these teams well. Regardless, I’m going with the Vikings. Cape 27-17.
Marshall: Bill Collick will be telling his Vikings not to sleep on Central. Despite three straight losses, the Knights are very capable at handing the Vikings their second loss. These two teams like to approach the game the same way – be physical and run the ball. Even away from home, Cape has the advantage. Cape Henlopen, 24-21.
Odendhal: This game will be tight through three but I expect the Vikings depth to be too strong for the Golden Knights in the fourth. Cape Henlopen, 21-7.
Northam: Central is in desperate need of a win, and Cape Henlopen remains a tough team to play. However, with a home field advantage, this could be a game where Central bounces back. Sussex Central, 20-16.
Washington at Wicomico – Monday, Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m.
Yonker: Wi-Hi needs a win and Washington is just the team they want to see. The Jags just fell to Hancock — one of the states other smallest schools with football. Wicomico 23-12.
Marshall: Wi-Hi’s killer schedule finally ends. They should beat the Jaguars, who only have one win. That was against Snow Hill and Wi-Hi is better than the Eagles. Wicomico, 35-7.
Odendhal: The Tribe finally gets its first win of the season on this latest edition of Monday Night Bayside Football, well-earned after five long weeks. Wicomico, 23-10.
Northam: This is one of those circle games for Wi-Hi. Circle game meaning that, they circled this as a sure win when the schedule was released. Wicomico, 28-8.
On the air: Listen to Ryan Marshall on the Bayside Blitz with Mike Bradley each Friday at 8:25 a.m. on WGMD-FM (92.7) and live on wgmd.com.