Hernandez pitched the first perfect game in the 35-year history of the Seattle Mariners, while I authored a perfect week in picking high school football games.
If you ask me, both are astonishing feats.
I went 7-0 last week to up my season total to 14-3 for a winning percentage of .823. I guess I should stop now while I’m above my season goal of .800.
For the second straight week, there was a schedule mishap as Homer did not travel to Barrow to face the Whalers as the schedule had indicated.
Oh, well. I was perfect, nonetheless.
Hernandez lost his bid at a second perfect game on Tuesday. Here is my attempt to remain perfect in Week 3.
Ketchikan (0-2) at Thunder Mountain (1-1) — The Falcons are flying right now and will pick up their second conference win in as many weeks ... FALCONS 35, KINGS 12.
Monroe (2-0) at Sitka (1-1) — Monroe pads its record against a Southeast Conference team ... RAMS 27, WOLVES 7.
Eielson (2-0) at Valdez (0-2) — Eielson will continue to be the state’s top mid-small school team after this week ... RAVENS 56, BUCCANEERS 0.
Nikiski (1-1) at Houston (1-1) — The highlight of Houston’s season might have been a Week 1 win and a stint as the No. 2 team in the state. This one goes the way of the ... BULLDOGS 28, HAWKS 14.
Seward (0-2) at Thunder Mountain JV — Really, do I have to pick this game? This will be the game to ruin my perfect week ... FALCONS JV 24, SEAHAWKS 17.
Homer (0-1) at Kenai (0-2) — Kenai hasn’t looked good in its two losses to large school teams to begin the season. This week the Kardinals are facing a Northern Lights Conference team and should get untracked ... KARDINALS 32, MARINERS 24.
Soldotna (1-1) at Skyview (0-2) — Soldotna got back on track with a 70-0 victory over Ketchikan last week. It should be more of the same this week against a cross-town rival ... STARS 56, PANTHERS 0.
Kodiak (2-0) at Palmer (2-0) — Kodiak has had a nice start to the season, but having to face large-school No. 2 Palmer, a team playing on its new artificial turf field for the first time, is not going to be an easy task ... MOOSE 28, BEARS 14.
Contact Mirror writer Derek Clarkston at sports@kodiak