Playoff Games This Week

WEST ORANGE-STARK (8-0) over BROOKSHIRE ROYAL (1-7) 7 p.m. Thursday at Stallworth Stadium in Baytown—The Mustangs have played Brookshire Royal and in Stallworth Stadium before with huge success which should continue as the ‘Stangs roll to their 36th straight victory.

LITTLE CYPRESS-MARICEVILLE (4-4) over KILGORE (7-3) 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Abe Martin Stadium in Lufkin—The Bears will have to play tighter defense in the playoffs if they expect to advance to the next round. Offensively, they seem sound and should be able to play with any team.

BELLVILLE (5-5) over ORANGEFIELD (4-4) 6 p.m. Saturday at Texas Drive Stadium in Houston—I’ve been wrong more times than right guessing the fate of the Bobcats this season. Let’s just hope these odds keep rolling and the ‘Cats pull off a nifty upset.

NEW CANEY (7-2) over VIDOR (5-3) 7 p.m. Friday at Galena Park ISD Stadium in Galena Park—The Pirates have the unfortunate chore of taking on the district champion. The Pirates have played the tough teams really close and if they can do that Friday night they could still be playing Thanksgiving weekend.

SAN AUGUSTINE (7-2) over DEWEYVILLE (3-6) 7 p.m. Friday at The Butch Stadium in Beaumont—The Pirates finished fourth in their district and will have to meet tough San Augustine in the opening round of the state playoffs. They need to play their best game of the season to overtake San Augustine.

MCNEESE STATE over LAMAR—The Cowboys come to Beaumont where their success has not been too good over the years, And the Cardinals are on a mini-winning streak of sorts. Both team’s records need to be thrown out the window as these two rivals clash in the season’s finale. The Cowboys are hoping that a victory will land them a berth in the post-season playoffs.

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS—Longview (9-1) over Beaumont West Brook (7-2), Port Neches-Groves (8-1) over Crosby (9-1), Port Arthur Memorial (7-1) over Kingwood Park (5-3), Nederland (7-2) over Porter (7-3), Silsbee (5-4) over Center 3-7), Madisonville (9-1) over Hardin-Jefferson (2-5), Jasper (7-2) over Atlanta (3-7), Newton (9-1) over Arp (4-5), Woodville (8-1) over Hempstead (4-5), Lufkin (8-2) over Rockwall-Heath (6-4), Carthage (10-0) over Huffman (4-4), Henderson (8-2) over Navasota (6-3), Liberty (7-2) over Shepherd (6-3), Buna (6-2) over East Chambers (5-3), Coldspring (6-3) over La Marque (5-5), West Rusk (8-1) over Corrigan-Camden (5-5), Elysian Fields (7-3)  over Garrison (5-5), Waskom (6-4) over Hemphill (6-3), (High Island over Tioga.

COLLEGE—Toledo over Bowling Green, Miami, O. over Eastern Michigan, and Northern Illinois over Western Michigan (all today); Buffalo over Kent State and South Florida over Tulsa (both Thursday); Western Kentucky over Middle Tennessee State and New Mexico over UNLV (both Friday), Indiana over Rutgers, Georgia over Kentucky, East Carolina over Cincinnati, Georgia Tech over Duke, Virginia Tech over Pittsburgh, Central Florida over Temple, Wake Forest over North Carolina State, Louisville over Syracuse, Northwestern over Syracuse, Michigan State over Maryland, Texas over West Virginia, Oklahoma over Kansas, Wyoming over Fresno State, Boise State over Air Force, Utah State over Hawaii, Old Dominion over Rice, Southern Mississippi over Charlotte, BYU over Massachusetts, Louisiana Tech over UTEP, South Alabama over Georgia Southern, Texas Tech over TCU, Iowa over Purdue, Oregon over Arizona, Ohio State over Illinois, Florida over UAB, Arizona State over Oregon State, Memphis over SMU, Miami over Virginia, Iowa State over Baylor, Mississippi State over Arkansas, Missouri over Vanderbilt, Washington over Utah, Auburn over Louisiana-Monroe, Oklahoma State over Kansas State, Colorado State over San Jose State, Penn State over Nebraska, LSU over Tennessee, Notre Dame over Navy, Houston over Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette over New Mexico State, Coastal Carolina over Idaho, Army over North Texas, Arkansas State over Texas State, Florida Atlantic over Florida International, Boston College over Connecticut, Marshall over UTSA, Texas A&M over Ole Miss, Wisconsin over Michigan, USC over UCLA, Stanford over California, San Diego State over Nevada.

PRO PICKS—Pittsburgh over Tennessee (Thursday Night); Houston over Arizona, Green Bay over Baltimore, Tampa Bay over Miami, New Orleans over Washington, Jacksonville over Cleveland, Detroit over Chicago, Minnesota over LA Rams, Kansas City over NY Giants, LA Chargers over Buffalo, New England over Oakland, Denver over Cincinnati, Philadelphia over Dallas (all Sunday); Seattle over Atlanta (Monday Night). Bye week for Carolina, Indianapolis, NY Jets and San Francisco.