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Man vs. Machine Challenge

Noland Parry's computerized Power Guide picked up three games on Deseret News prep editor Jody Genessy in last week's high school pick 'ems contest - a feat only accomplished because the Wednesday games threw Genessy for a loop, he claims. Power Guide correctly predicted 32 of 38 games, while Genessy selected 29 winners. In the overall scheme, however, Genessy still holds a commanding six-game lead in their tete-a-tech. Things could swing this week as the two picked different winners in eight of the 42 games between Utah teams.

Parry's power guide to high school football

By Noland Parry

Eighth week of the season

Favored Team Rating Diff. Rating Underdog Genessy's guess

Region 1

Clearfield 57.7 14.9 42.8 DAVIS Clearfield

LAYTON 47.6 4.3 43.3 Viewmont Layton

SKYLINE 76.9 27.2 49.7 Cottonwood Skyline

Region 2

Bingham 51.7 1.6 50.1 T-VILLE Taylorsville

Hunter 55.7 1.2 54.5 GRANGER Hunter

West Jordan 40.7 12.9 27.8 CPPR. HILLS West Jordan

Region 3

ALTA 71.5 17.9 53.6 Hillcrest Alta

Brighton 74.2 43.4 30.8 TIMPANOGOS Brighton

Mtn. View 61.2 11.6 49.6 JORDAN Jordan

Region 4

BONNEVILLE 57.2 18.4 38.8 Sky View Bonneville

BOX ELDER 64.0 10.9 53.1 Weber Weber

FREMONT 47.9 15.0 32.9 Roy Fremont

Mtn. Crest 47.8 3.7 44.1 LOGAN Logan

Region 5

HIGHLAND 84.4 33.5 50.9 Bountiful Highland

JUDGE MEM. 34.8 0.1 34.7 Woods Cross Judge

Olympus 64.1 15.9 48.2 MURRAY Olympus

WEST 54.4 3.1 51.3 Cyprus Cyprus

Region 6

American Fork 58.3 14.9 43.4 PROVO Am. Fork

Spanish Fork 53.1 10.7 42.4 LONE PEAK Spanish Fork

Springville 57.3 8.2 49.1 PL. GROVE Pleasant Grove

Timpview 64.9 19.3 45.6 PAYSON Timpview

Region 7

Bear River 37.4 5.2 32.2 OGDEN Bear River

MORGAN 47.6 6.0 41.6 Ben Lomond Morgan

Tooele 31.2 14.6 16.6 GRANITE Granite

Region 8

DELTA 44.8 14.3 30.5 No. Sanpete Delta

Emery 47.7 28.8 18.9 RICHFIELD Emery

Region 9

Cedar 51.2 21.4 29.8 PINE VIEW Cedar

Dixie 39.6 16.6 23.0 CANYON VIEW Dixie

Snow Canyon 48.9 25.7 23.2 HURRICANE Snow Canyon

Region 10

LEHI 45.9 20.8 25.1 Wasatch Lehi

Uintah 47.0 14.7 32.3 UNION Uintah

Region 11

BEAVER 20.6 23.0 -2.4 Parowan Beaver

KANAB 31.9 39.6 -7.7 So. Sevier Kanab

MILLARD 37.7 25.5 12.2 Milford Millard

North Sevier 19.8 15.0 4.8 ENTERPRISE North Sevier

Region 12

GRANTSVILLE 40.4 28.1 12.3 So. Summit Grantsville

Juab 44.2 17.3 26.9 MANTI Juab

North Summit 19.8 4.2 15.6 GUNNISON Gunnison

Region 13

ALTAMONT 14.8 4.1 10.7 Monticello Altamont

Rich 28.8 27.9 0.9 DUCHESNE Rich

SAN JUAN 37.4 11.5 25.9 Grand San Juan

Nonregion

NORTHRIDGE 50.6 21.1 29.5 Kearns Northridge

Home team in CAPS

1997 by Noland Parry

Last week: Power Guide 32-6 (84.2 percent); Jody Genessy 29-9 (76.3 percent)

Overall: Jody Genessy 217-73 (74.8 percent); Power Guide 211-79 (72.8 percent)