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Top TenThe Top Ten teams in the Stars and Stripes' Pacific high school football ratings, with records through Oct. 12, points and last week’s rating, as compiled by Dave Ornauer. Ratings are based on teams' win-loss records, quality of wins, strength of roster, schedule and leagues, point differential and team and individual statistics. Maximum rating is 500 points: Record Pts Pvs 1, Kadena 5-0 472 1 2, Father Duenas, Guam 7-0 460 2 3, Nile C. Kinnick 2-1 448 3 4, Matthew C. Perry 5-0 440 4 5, George Washington, Guam 6-1 432 5 6, Zama 3-0 420 6 7, Humphreys 1-1 412 7 (tie) Guam High 6-2 412 8 9, Simon Sanchez, Guam 4-3 392 9 10, Osan 2-1 388 10

Week 9 Fearless ForecastFriday

Division IKinnick at Kadena, 6 p.m. – Here’s how this works: Panthers win, they host. Red Devils win by 20-plus and win out the rest of the way, it goes to points. … Panthers 18, Red Devils 15.American School In Japan at Humphreys, 6 p.m. – Both teams still have a very long outside shot at a playoff berth, but they each need to win and get a lot of help. … Blackhawks 12, Mustangs 6.

Division IIRobert D. Edgren at Zama, 7 p.m. – First game on the Trojans’ true home field and another step toward a return to the D-II title game. … Trojans 17, Eagles 9.

Guam playoffsSimon Sanchez vs. Father Duenas at Mangilao, 7 p.m. – Just a bump in the road here as the Friars go for consecutive win No. 48 and title No. 5. … Friars 22, Sharks 10.Saturday

Division IIPerry at Osan, 6 p.m. – Here’s how this works: Samurai win and the Cougars are dethroned. Cougars win? The whole race gets thrown wide open. … Samurai 14, Cougars 12.Daegu at Yokota, 1 p.m. – Two teams playing for pride, and the home team gets the edge here. … Panthers 10, Warriors 7.

Guam playoffsGuam at George Washington, 7 p.m. – An IFL semifinal has been the bane of the Panthers’ existence two of the last three years. Make it three of four. … Geckos 15, Panthers 11.

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Dave Ornauer has been employed by or assigned to Stars and Stripes Pacific almost continuously since March 5, 1981. He covers interservice and high school sports at DODEA-Pacific schools and manages the Pacific Storm Tracker.
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