Games This Week

WEST ORANGE-STARK over BEAUMONT CENTRAL—This is the third straight week the Mustangs are tackling a big Class 4A school and should be the third straight impressive victory for the ‘Stangs IF they continue to move the football consistently on offense and the Chain-Gang Defense keeps getting better with each game.

BRIDGE CITY over BEAUMONT KELLY—The best thing the Football Doctor could prescribe to a team that has been strummed in its first two games is a victory to get it back on track. But it won’t be easy and the Redbirds must work very hard this week to change that trend. Hopefully this prescription will work.

NEWTON over ORANGEFIELD—There’s a reason the Eagles are one of the top three Class 2A teams in the State of Texas and the Bobcats will have a ring-side seat to see exactly why. But playing these extremely tough teams early in the season should help when district play rolls around later this month.

VIDOR over CLEAR BROOK—Although the Wolverines posted a 4-7 record last season they did make the 2011 state playoffs and are picked to finish third this year in District 24-5A. The Pirates need to continue to unleash their potent offense, play tough defensively and they should be 3-0 at this time next week.

DEWEYVILLE over SAN AUGUSTINE—The opponents are getting tougher each week, but the Pirates seem to be getting more experienced with each contest. The home field advantage may pay off for the Pirates in this game Friday night.

ORANGE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN over BELLVILLE FAITH ACADEMY—This will be the first home game of the season for the Lions and they should play well in front of a friendly Saturday night crowd.

VINTON over OBERLIN—This Thursday night game at Oberlin will be the Lions’ third this season as they try to remain undefeated. Vinton posted victories over Iota (42-14) and South Cameron (31-0). Head Coach Tarius Davis has a young team that is learning how to win very quickly.

HAWAII over LAMAR—The Cardinals will be making a tremendously long trip hoping to keep the Rainbow Warriors winless this season. The Big Red looked much better Saturday in their 31-0 win over Prairie View, but this opponent is much saltier than their last foe.

McNEESE STATE over WEBER STATE—The Cowboys also are taking their longest trip of the season as they try to protect their perfect 2-0 record. In fact, their impressive 27-21 victory over Middle Tennessee State two weeks ago vaulted them into the Small College Top 25 ranking for the first time this season.

HIGH SCHOOL—East Chambers over Hamshire-Fannett, Hardin-Jefferson over Tarkington, Silsbee over Lumberton, Buna over Liberty, Port Arthur Memorial over Houston Westside, Humble Summer Creek over PNG, Angleton over Nederland, Jasper over Kirbyville, Woodville over Corrigan-Camden, Kountze over Trinity, West Sabine over West Hardin, Warren over Burkeville, Evadale over League City Christian, Anahuac over Danbury, Groveton over Hull-Daisetta, High Island over Sugar Land Prep, La Marque over Coldspring, Sealy over Cleveland, Huffman over Galena Park, Splendora over Huntington, Barbers Hill over Crosby, Dayton over New Caney, La Porte over Clear Springs, Beaumont Legacy over Houston Lutheran North, Galveston O’Connell over Sabine Pass; Stephenville over Beaumont Ozen and Houston Lamar (both Sat.).

COLLEGE—South Florida over Rutgers and Southeastern Louisiana over Tennessee-Martin (Thurs.),Washington State over UNLV (Fri.), San Diego State over North Dakota, Baylor over Sam Houston State, Montana State over Stephen F. Austin, Georgia State over UT-San Antonio, TCU over Kansas, Texas over Ole Miss, Texas Tech over New Mexico, Kansas State over North Texas, Oklahoma State over Louisiana-Lafayette, Tulsa over Nicholls State, Nevada over Northwestern State, Central Arkansas over Bacone, Akron over Morgan State, Alabama over Arkansas, Alabama A&M over Prairie View, Grambling State over Alabama State, Alcorn State over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Arizona over South Carolina State, Missouri over Arizona State, Nebraska over Arkansas State, Army over Northern Illinois, Auburn over Louisiana-Monroe, Indiana over Ball State, Boise State over Miami, O., Northwestern over Boston College, Toledo over Bowling Green, BYU over Utah, Ohio State over California, Central Florida over Florida International, Cincinnati over Delaware State, Clemson over Furman, Colorado over Fresno State, Colorado State over San Jose State, Connecticut over Maryland, Duke over North Carolina Central, Southern Miss over East Carolina, Purdue over Eastern Michigan, Florida over Tennessee, Georgia over Florida Atlantic,  Florida State over Wake Forest, UCLA over Houston, Louisiana Tech over Rice, Texas A&M over SMU, UTEP over New Mexico State, Georgia Tech over Virginia, LSU over Idaho, Illinois over Charleston Southern, Iowa over Northern Iowa, Iowa State over Western Illinois, Jackson State over Texas Southern, Buffalo over Kent State, Kentucky over Western Kentucky, North Carolina over Louisville, Ohio over Marshall, Michigan over Massachusetts, Middle Tennessee over Memphis, Miami over Bethune-Cookman, Michigan State over Notre Dame, Minnesota over Western Michigan, Mississippi State over Troy, Penn State over Navy, North Carolina State over South Alabama, Oregon over Tennessee Tech, Virginia Tech over Pittsburgh, South Carolina over UAB, USC over Stanford, Syracuse over Stony Brook, Wisconsin over Utah State, Vanderbilt over Presbyterian, Washington over Portland State, West Virginia over James Madison, Wyoming over Cal Poly.

PRO PICKS—Green Bay over Chicago (Thurs.), Houston over Jacksonville, Dallas over Seattle, NY Giants over Tampa Bay, New Orleans over Carolina, New England over Arizona, Minnesota over Indianapolis, Baltimore over Philadelphia, Buffalo over Kansas City, Cincinnati over Cleveland, Oakland over Miami, Washington over St. Louis, San Diego over Tennessee, San Francisco over Detroit, Pittsburgh over NY Jets, Atlanta over Denver (Monday Night).