The home team kept me from perfection in Week 4.

I went 6-1 last week to run my season total to 25-7.

My only loss was when I picked Kodiak to take care of business against Thunder Mountain. I was only a couple fumbles away from getting that one right.

There are some key conference games in Week 5, so let’s get right to it.

Ketchikan (0-4) at Valdez (0-4) — This is a nonconference affair with a pair of winless teams, yawn ... KINGS 7, BUCCANEERS 6.

Sitka (1-2) at Homer (1-2) — Homer is lucky it draws Sitka after absorbing a 20-point loss to Soldotna last week. The Mariners right the ship this week ... MARINERS 35, WOLVES 7.

Thunder Mountain (3-1) at Skyview (0-4) — Thunder Mountain registered a big win last week against Kodiak and should continue the winning way this week against another Northern Lights Conference foe ... FALCONS 28, PANTHERS 14.

Seward (1-3) at Barrow (2-1) — Barrow picked up a win over Valdez last week and will defend its home turf again this week ... WHALERS 45, SEAHAWKS 7.

Eielson (3-0) at Nikiski (3-1) — This is the game of the week in the mid-small school conferences. The contest between two state-ranked teams should decide who wins the Greatland Conference. Eielson is the top-ranked mid-small school team and will remain the top team after this one on the Kenai Peninsula ... RAVENS 27, BULLDOGS 24.

Houston (2-2) at Soldotna (3-1) — Houston got a much-needed win last week against struggling Skyview, while Soldotna rolled over Homer. A Soldotna win almost ensures the Stars get in the playoffs ... STARS 56, HAWKS 10.

Kodiak (2-2) at Kenai (0-4) — Kenai might be winless on the season, but don’t overlook the Kardinals heading into Northern Lights Conference play.

This is Kodiak’s third consecutive road game, and just like the first two it will end in defeat ... KARDINALS 21, BEARS 14.

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