This weekend marks the opening weekend of one of favorite sports seasons, college football. If you read my friend John Marlowe’s column yesterday, you know the Little Giants battle the Albion Britons tomorrow night at 6:00.

The Little Giants come in ranked 14th in the Division Iii football rankings while the Britons made it to the first round of the playoffs last season.

Wabash had perhaps the toughest scrimmage opponent in the Wheaton Thunder last weekend. However, I have a feeling Coach Morel didn’t show much of his arsenal, and he returns plenty of weapons starting with quarterback Connor Rice. The biggest question mark may be at running back. If I know Wabash, they have that guy, or guys, ready to take the reins and grind out another successful season for the Little Giants.

They travel to Wittenberg on September 24 in what promises to have North Coast Athletic Conference ramifications. You know the Tigers have revenge on their mind after last season’s setback to Wabash.

They’ll host the 123rd Monon Bell Classic on November 12 at 1:00. Wabash will look to continue their winnings ways over the Tigers even with the departure of Erik Raeburn.

Looking at the B1G, it appears that the favorite’s are going to come out of the East! That division is loaded with the Buckeyes, Wolverines and Spartans. Also, the Nittany Lions are looking to make noise this season.

As much as it hurts me to say this, I think Coach Harbaugh, and the Wolverines, are still one year away, so I’m picking the team from Columbus to represent the West at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The B1G West is a little less spectacular, but won’t lack competitiveness. I think it’s a two team race with the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Wisconsin Badgers. I look for the Kirk Ferents led Hawkeyes to make it back-to-back B1G championship in Indianapolis.

The NCAA Champion may come from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Don’t get excited Irish fans, they still aren’t a full fledged member yet. I’m looking at Jimbo Fisher’s Florida State Seminoles. Unless of course Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide have their annual say in the championship.

If you’re not doing anything this evening, get out to either Crawfordsville or Southmont High Schools tonight for what are sure to be great games. The Athenians host the 2-0 Western Boone Stars and it’s the annual Civil War as the North Montgomery Chargers invade New Market to face the Mounties.

The Athenians are playing with a lot of confidence right now and look to dim the Stars in both teams Sagamore Conference opener. Western Boone beat Class 5A West Lafayette Harrison last weekend 25-24, so they bring in plenty of confidence as well. Should be a fun night at CHS.

The Chargers are looking to stay undefeated on the season and pick up their first Conference win, while the Mounties look to pick up their first win in Conference and on the season.

North will look to dominate the line of scrimmage, and the clock, while South will hope to get speedster Kyle Nunemaker in open space. Look for it to come down to field possession and perhaps the last team to have the ball may pull out the victory!!