Kaz’s Fearless Forecast
Games This Week
WEST ORANGE-STARK over GIDDINGS—This has always been a tough foe for the Mustangs over the years, but this year a team will have to stop senior tailback Britton Lindsey to get past the ‘Stangs. WO-S started a win streak for new head coach Cornel Thompson that they will be reluctant to relinquish. Giddings lost a heart-breaker to Class 4A Elgin 30-29 last week and will be ready for the Mustangs at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.
LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE over LUMBERTON—The Bears are undefeated in their first three games, but starting this weekend EVERY team in District 20-4A is undefeated and has had two weeks to get ready for Friday’s league openers. The playoff picture looks wide open and it starts this week.
BRIDGE CITY over STAFFORD—The Cardinals will be facing a Stafford team that thrashed their last visiting team, Houston Scarborough, 55-2 Friday night and will be looking for another rout. Let’s hope the Redbirds can cool them off a bit.
VIDOR over NEDERLAND—The Bulldogs got plenty of help from the men in the striped shirts the last time an Orange County team crossed the Neches River. Let’s see what they can do on their own this time.
DEWEYVILLE over HULL-DAISETTA—After having an unexpected open date last week, the Pirates are more than ready to put their undefeated record on the line for anybody. However, H-D will be a much more formidable foe than last week’s scheduled opponent, Burkeville.
ORANGE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN over BAYTOWN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY—The way the Lions have ravaged their last two opponents makes them a big favorite against whoever is next on the schedule. After all they whipped last year’s state champions by 20 points Friday and are ready to continue their plight Saturday.
MCNEESE STATE over SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA—This will be the Southland Conference lid-lifter for the Cowboys, who are eager to get back into the playoff picture again by capturing the conference title. It all starts Saturday night on Louis Bonnette Field in Lake Charles.
HIGH SCHOOL—Beaumont Central over Beaumont Ozen, Livingston over PNG, Beaumont Kelly over Hamshire-Fannett, Diboll over Hardin-Jefferson, Silsbee over Jasper, East Chambers over Woodville, Hardin over Kountze, Anahuac over Warren, Newton over Buna, Port Arthur Memorial over South Houston, Beaumont West Brook over Tyler Lee, West Hardin over Evadale, Beaumont Legacy over Burkeville, Groveton over West Sabine, Kirbyville over Willis Point, Lufkin over Conroe, Katy over Seven Lakes, Brenham over Magnolia West, Barbers Hill over Dayton, Cleveland over Shepherd, Coldspring over Tarkington, Liberty over Huffman.
COLLEGE—Cincinnati over North Carolina State (Thurs.), Central Florida over BYU (Fri.), New Mexico over Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin over Texas State, Arkansas State over Central Arkansas, Nicholls State over Northwestern State, Baylor over Rice, Texas A&M over Oklahoma State, Texas Tech over Nevada, Miami over Kansas State, Oklahoma over Missouri, Ohio State over Colorado, Duke over Tulane, South Florida over UTEP, Penn State over Eastern Michigan, SMU over Memphis, Georgia over Ole Miss, Virginia Tech over Marshall, Alabama over Arkansas, Washington over California, LSU over West Virginia, Michigan over San Diego State, Georgia Tech over North Carolina, Florida over Kentucky, Notre Dame over Pittsburgh, Clemson over Florida State, Connecticut over Buffalo, UCLA over Oregon State, South Carolina over Vanderbilt, Mississippi State over Louisiana Tech, Virginia over Southern Miss, Nebraska over Wyoming, Boise State over Tulsa, Oregon over Arizona, Arizona State over USC, Auburn over Florida Atlantic, Air Force over Tennessee State, Akron over VMI, Grambling State over Alabama A&M, Jackson State over Alabama State, Texas Southern over Alcorn State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff over Clark Atlanta, Army over Ball State, Bowling Green over Miami, O., Michigan State over Central Michigan, Colorado State over Utah State, East Carolina over UAB, Florida International over Louisiana-Lafayette, Fresno State over Idaho, Hawaii over UC-Davis, Illinois over Western Michigan, Indiana over North Texas, Iowa over Louisiana-Monroe, South Alabama over Kent State, Maryland over Temple, Troy over Middle Tennessee, Minnesota over North Dakota State, New Mexico State over San Jose State, Northern Illinois over Cal Poly, Rutgers over Ohio, Syracuse over Toledo, UNLV over Southern Utah, Wisconsin over South Dakota.
PRO PICKS—Houston over New Orleans, Baltimore over St. Louis, New England over Buffalo, Cincinnati over San Francisco, Cleveland over Miami, Tennessee over Denver, Pittsburgh over Indianapolis, Carolina over Jacksonville, San Diego over Kansas City, NY Jets over Oakland, Arizona over Seattle, Atlanta over Tampa Bay, Green Bay over Chicago, Detroit over Minnesota, Philadelphia over NY Giants, Dallas over Washington (Monday Night).