Kaz’s Fearless Forecast
Games This Week
WEST ORANGE-STARK (11-0) over WEST COLUMBIA (8-3), 6 p.m. Friday at Ray Maddry Stadium in Channelview—The Roughnecks earned the right to meet the Mustangs with an impressive 31-6 bidistrict victory over Houston Kashmere. Head Coach Randy Lynch will work on slowing down the Mustangs’ offense and how to score on them while eating his turkey this week.
DEWEYVILLE (8-2) over ELYSIAN FIELDS (7-3), 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Abe Martin Stadium in Lufkin—The Pirates enjoyed the bye week and used it to help heal some of the bumps and bruises from the regular season and spent some of the extra time getting ready for this huge Class 2A Division II Area playoff game.
ORANGE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN (9-2) over LAKE JACKSON BRAZOSPORT—The Lions started slowly in their playoff game Saturday and trailed San Antonio Castle Hills First Baptist during most of the first half, going into the locker room at the intermission holding a slender 20-19 lead. But the Lions exploded in the second half and cruised to a 77-43 victory. The Lions, who defeated their next playoff opponent 72-59 in the regular season, will need to play four good quarters this week if they want to extend the 2012 TAPPS football season.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS: Class 5A Division I Area—Lufkin (8-3) over Pflugerville (8-3); Longview (8-3) over Dallas Jesuit (9-2); LaPorte (10-1) over Bush (10-1); Manvel (10-1) over Dulles (7-4).
Class 4A, Division I Regional—Nederland (10-1) over Pflugerville Connally (8-3); Humble Summer Creek (11-0) over Georgetown (11-0). Division II Area—Crosby (8-3) over Manor (8-3); Barbers Hill (8-3) over Elgin (7-4); Marshall (11-0) over Texas City (9-2).
Class 3A, Division I Regional—Silsbee (9-2) over Stafford (6-5); Division II Area—Navasota (11-0) over Jasper (9-2); Lorena (9-2) over Fairfield (8-3); La Marque (10-1) over Coldspring (9-2); Wimberley (8-3) over Bellville (8-3).
Class 2A, Division I Area—Newton (10-0) over Teague (8-3), East Chambers (9-2) over Franklin (8-2); Cameron Yoe (11-0) over Marion (6-5); Crawford (10-1) over Arp (8-2); Refugio (11-0) over Rogers (9-2).
Class 1A, Division I Area—Alto (9-2) over Hull-Daisetta (7-3); San Augustine (8-2) over Axtell (6-5); West Sabine (9-2) over Mart (8-2); Joaquin (10-0) over Bosqueville (10-1).
COLLEGE—Texas over TCU, Alabama State over Tuskegee (All Thurs.); LSU over Arkansas, Nebraska over Iowa, Kent State over Ohio, Arizona State over Arizona, Ball State over Miami, O., Bowling Green over Buffalo, Central Michigan over Massachusetts, Cincinnati over South Florida, Utah over Colorado, East Carolina over Marshall, Northern Illinois over Eastern Michigan, LSU over Arkansas, Syracuse over Temple, Washington over Washington State (All Friday); Baylor over Texas Tech, Texas A&M over Missouri, Western Kentucky over North Texas, UT-San Antonio over Texas State, Houston over Tulane, UTEP over Rice, Tulsa over SMU, Fresno State over Air Force, Alabama over Auburn, North Carolina State over Boston College, BYU over New Mexico State, Central Florida over UAB, Clemson over South Carolina, Colorado State over New Mexico, Miami over Duke, Florida over Florida State, Louisiana-Monroe over Florida International, Georgia over Georgia Tech, Southern over Grambling State, UNLV over Hawaii, Utah State over Idaho, Northwestern over Illinois, Purdue over Indiana, West Virginia over Iowa State, Tennessee over Kentucky, Louisiana-Lafayette over South Alabama, Louisiana Tech over San Jose State, Louisville over Connecticut, North Carolina over Maryland, Memphis over Southern Miss, Ohio State over Michigan, Notre Dame over Southern Cal, Oklahoma over Oklahoma State, UCLA over Stanford, Rutgers over Pittsburgh, Middle Tennessee State over Troy, Michigan State over Minnesota, Ole Miss over Mississippi State, Oregon over Oregon State, Penn State over Wisconsin, San Diego State over Wyoming, Vanderbilt over Wake Forest.
PRO PICKS—Houston over Detroit, Dallas over Washington, New England over NY Jets (all Thurs); Denver over Kansas City, Minnesota over Chicago, Cincinnati over Oakland, Cleveland over Pittsburgh, Indianapolis over Buffalo, Jacksonville over Tennessee, Atlanta over Tampa Bay, Seattle over Miami, Baltimore over San Diego, Arizona over St. Louis, New Orleans over San Francisco, Green Bay over NY Giants, Carolina over Philadelphia (Monday Night).