Kaz’s Fearless Forecast
Games This Week
WEST ORANGE-STARK over ORANGEFIELD—Both teams began District 9-4A-II play with impressive victories last week which should make for an interesting cross-town rivalry at F.L. McClain Stadium Friday night. The Mustangs’ Chain-Gang Defense should spell the difference in this important contest.
LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE over BRIDGE CITY—This contest could turn into a track meet on the gridiron with both teams very capable of lighting up the scoreboard with vigor. What determines the winner of this game should be the team with the best defense and the one which makes the fewest mistakes.
VIDOR over BAYTOWN GOOSE CREEK MEMORIAL (Thurs.)—The Pirates fell a little short last week against Beaumont Ozen and already are scrambling to secure a playoff spot. A victory Thursday night should keep those playoff hopes alive.
GARRISON over DEWEYVILLE—The Pirates got thumped last week by the high-flying Newton Eagles and must face another top-ranked team from District 11-3A-II.
LAMAR over NORTHWESTERN STATE—The Cardinals had better not take the winless Demons lightly, especially after their bye week. Hopefully their trip to Natchitoches will put the Redbirds in a better position in the Southland Conference standings at this time next week.
McNEESE STATE over CENTRAL ARKANSAS—This will be a battle of the only two unbeaten teams in the Southland Conference. The Cowboys are 5-0 for the season and 3-0 in the SLC while the hosting Bears are 3-2 overall and 3-0 in league play.
HIGH SCHOOL—Beaumont West Brook over Baytown Sterling (Thurs.); Beaumont Central over Beaumont Ozen, Nederland over Port Neches-Groves, LaPorte over Port Arthur Memorial, Lumberton over Baytown Lee, Hamshire-Fannett over Hardin-Jefferson, Silsbee over Splendora, West Hardin over Hull-Daisetta, Newton over Crockett, Warren over Kountze, Houston Stratford over Spring Woods, Brenham over Magnolia, Crosby over Dayton, C.E. King over Humble, Richmond Foster over Lamar Consolidated, Huffman over Cleveland, Shepherd over Tarkington, Coldspring over Diboll, LaMarque over Houston Scarborough, Houston St. Pius X over Beaumont Kelly (all Fri.); Evadale over Colmesneil, Woodville over Anahuac, Kirbyville over Buna, East Chambers over Hardin, Beaumont Legacy Christian over Woodlands Christian Academy (all Sat.).
COLLEGE—Western Kentucky over North Texas, Auburn over Kentucky, Stanford over UCLA (All Thurs.); BYU over Cincinnati, Houston over Tulane, Boise State over Utah State, UNLV over Fresno State (All Fri.); Sam Houston State over Abilene Christian, Houston Baptist over Nicholls State, Southeastern Louisiana over Stephen F. Austin, Ohio State over Penn State, TCU over Iowa, Baylor over West Virginia, Michigan State over Michigan, Utah over Arizona State, Clemson over Boston College, LSU over Florida, Alabama over Texas A&M, Kansas State over Oklahoma, Florida State over Louisville, Northwestern over Iowa, Ole Miss over Memphis, Notre Dame over Southern Cal, Missouri over Georgia, Toledo over Eastern Michigan, Connecticut over South Florida, East Carolina over Tulsa, Temple over Central Florida, Texas Tech over Kansas, Marshall over Florida Atlantic, Florida International over Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State over Louisiana Tech, Old Dominion over Charlotte, Southern Mississippi over UT-San Antonio, South Carolina over Vanderbilt, UNLV over Fresno State, Central Michigan over Buffalo, Georgia Southern over New Mexico State, Ball State over Georgia State, Virginia over Syracuse, Wisconsin over Purdue, North Carolina over Wake Forest, Nevada over Wyoming, Massachusetts over Kent State, Ohio over Western Michigan, Northern Illinois over Miami, O., Air Force over Colorado State, Nebraska over Minnesota, Georgia Tech over Pittsburgh, Miami over Virginia Tech, Indiana over Rutgers, Troy over Idaho, Appalachian State over Louisiana-Monroe, Washington State over Oregon State, Arizona over Colorado, Bowling Green over Akron, New Mexico over Hawaii, San Jose State over San Diego State, Washington over Oregon.
PRO PICKS—Atlanta over New Orleans (Thursday Night); Minnesota over Kansas City, Tennessee over Miami, NY Jets over Washington, Arizona over Pittsburgh, Cincinnati over Buffalo, Chicago over Detroit, Denver over Cleveland, Houston over Jacksonville, Seattle over Carolina, San Francisco over Baltimore, Green Bay over San Diego, New England over Indianapolis; Philadelphia over NY Giants (Monday Night). Bye Week for Dallas, Oakland, St. Louis and Tampa Bay.