Super Bowl LVIII picks from area standouts

Published 6:05 pm Sunday, February 11, 2024

Super Bowl LVIII will feature a showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 11, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 49ers (14-5) are the No. 1-seeded team out of the NFC, and the Chiefs (14-6) are the No. 3 seed out of the AFC, as well as the defending Super Bowl champions.

Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m., and the game will be broadcast on CBS.

Below are predictions on who will win the big game from the head coaches and two standout players of five different area high school varsity football teams.

FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL

Head Coach Lamont Hill

1.) Who is your pick to win Super Bowl LVIII?

Kansas City

2.) Why do you think that team will win?

The defense for Kansas City has stepped up its level of play in the postseason. The offensive line will determine the game, establishing the run will be key for the Chiefs.

3.) What do you predict to be the final score?

Chiefs 27, 49ers 10

Senior WR/DB Chaevon Torrance

1.) Who is your pick to win Super Bowl LVIII?

KC

2.) Why do you think that team will win?

Because Patrick Mahomes is too dynamic of a player and will be able to make plays with both his feet and his arm giving KC the edge.

3.) What do you predict to be the final score?

Chiefs 24, 49ers 21

Senior WR Kaden Bailey

1.) Who is your pick to win Super Bowl LVIII?

KC

2.) Why do you think that team will win?

Patrick Mahomes hasn’t lost to many opposing QBs, and if Purdy is to win, he is going to have to make some big plays for his team to be successful.

3.) What do you predict to be the final score?

Chiefs 28, 49ers 14

SOUTHAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL

Head Coach Travis Parker

1.) Who is your pick to win Super Bowl LVIII?

Kansas City Chiefs

2.) Why do you think that team will win?

The big play ability of the Chiefs’ QB Mahomes. I believe their players will be more comfortable playing in the BIG GAME than the 49ers players. The Chiefs just know how to win the BIG GAMES.

3.) What do you predict to be the final score?

Chiefs 34, 49ers 24

Junior WR/PR Steven McClenny

1.) Who is your pick to win Super Bowl LVIII?

49ers

2.) Why do you think that team will win?

I think the 49ers will win because I feel like they have more weapons then the Chiefs.

3.) What do you predict to be the final score?

49ers 31, Chiefs 27

Senior P Aaron Braid

1.) Who is your pick to win Super Bowl LVIII?

Kansas City Chiefs

2.) Why do you think that team will win?

I believe the Kansas City Chiefs will clinch the 2024 Super Bowl due to their exceptional team chemistry, strategic coaching and the unmatched skill of key players like Patrick Mahomes, creating a winning formula that sets them apart from the competition.

3.) What do you predict to be the final score?

Chiefs 27, 49ers 14

SOUTHAMPTON ACADEMY

Head Coach Cole Heiderich

1.) Who is your pick to win Super Bowl LVIII?

I’ll pick the 49ers just to change it up a little bit. 

2.) Why do you think that team will win?

The 49ers have a great culture and coach. Too many potential distractions for the Chiefs (T-Swift).

3.) What do you predict to be the final score?

49ers 34, Chiefs 28

Sophomore RB/CB/KR Ethan Webb

1.) Who is your pick to win Super Bowl LVIII?

Kansas City Chiefs

2.) Why do you think that team will win?

I think they are going to win because of how unpredictable their offense is.

3.) What do you predict to be the final score?

Chiefs 42, 49ers 27

Sophomore LB/C Ashton Whitehead

1.) Who is your pick to win Super Bowl LVIII?

Kansas City Chiefs

2.) Why do you think that team will win?

I think they will win because they have the best quarterback in the world, Patrick Mahomes, who has proven that he can lead his team to victory in big moments like the playoffs. They also have arguably the best tight end ever in Travis Kelce along with an outstanding defense, and some young breakout players.

3.) What do you predict to be the final score?

Chiefs 30, 49ers 27

WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL

Head Coach Benjamin DuBois

1.) Who is your pick to win Super Bowl LVIII?

San Francisco 49ers

2.) Why do you think that team will win?

They are my my favorite team and this year the most complete team. They had some letdowns this year, but they keep moving towards their goal.

3.) What do you predict to be the final score?

49ers 25, Chiefs 14

Senior WR/CB Jamari King

1.) Who is your pick to win Super Bowl LVIII?

49ers

2.) Why do you think that team will win?

The 49ers got the better team and want revenge from the previous year they made it and got beat.

3.) What do you predict to be the final score?

49ers 31, Chiefs 20

Senior DL/OL Demond Smith

1.) Who is your pick to win Super Bowl LVIII?

Chiefs

2.) Why do you think that team will win?

I think they will win because of the experience and leadership of Patrick Mahomes.

3.) What do you predict to be the final score?

Chiefs 23, 49ers 20

ISLE OF WIGHT ACADEMY

Head Coach Dale Chapman

1.) Who is your pick to win Super Bowl LVIII?

Kansas City Chiefs

2.) Why do you think that team will win?

You gotta go with the team that has been there before, great defense and a seasoned quarterback with big-game experience.

3.) What do you predict to be the final score?

Chiefs 35, 49ers 27

Senior OL/DL Aden Brock

1.) Who is your pick to win Super Bowl LVIII?

Kansas City Chiefs

2.) Why do you think that team will win?

They’ve got a good team with a strong quarterback and receiver/TE core. Plus they’ve been in the Super Bowl conversation every year for years.

3.) What do you predict to be the final score?

Chiefs 35, 49ers 30

Junior QB/DB Jason Chapman

1.) Who is your pick to win Super Bowl LVIII?

49ers

2.) Why do you think that team will win?

The 49ers have a good defense and a great offensive coordinator. The defense has some marquee players that can disrupt any offense.

3.) What do you predict to be the final score?

49ers 35, Chiefs 21