Kaz’s Fearless Forecast
Games This Week
WEST ORANGE-STARK (8-0) over COLDSPRING (5-2) 6 P.M. Sat. at Deer Park—The undefeated and No. 3-ranked Mustangs rolled over the Trojans 51-14 in the opening round last year and shouldn’t have any more trouble with this bidistrict foe as they did last year at this time.
ANAHUAC over DEWEYVILLE—The Pirates are finishing their regular season against the top team in District 23-2A, the undefeated Anahuac Panthers. It would be a great momentum builder if the Pirates could pull of this upset on the road.
MCNEESE STATE over NORTHWESTERN STATE—The Cowboys appear to be back on track after suffering a couple of setbacks earlier this fall in Southland Conference play. But the Demons have always given the Pokes plenty of trouble over the years, especially up in Natchitoches.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS—Class 5A (Div. II)–LaPorte (5-2) over Port Arthur Memorial (3-5); Beaumont West Brook (8-1) over Pasadena Memorial (4-5).
Class 4A (Div. I)—Nederland (4-4) over Houston C. E. King (7-2); Beaumont Central (6-3) over North Forest (6-3); (Div. II)—Lumberton (8-1) over Crosby (5-4).
Class 3A (Div. I)—Silsbee (5-4) over Huffman (5-3); Tyler Chapel Hill (8-1) over Jasper (4-5); (Div. II)—Cleveland (9-0) over Hardin-Jefferson (4-5).
Class 2A (Div. I)—Kirbyville (9-0) over Corrigan-Camden (8-1); (Div. II)—Newton (6-3) over Buffalo (6-3); New Waverly (8-0) over San Augustine (5-4).
TAPPS—Fort Worth Nolan (7-3) over Beaumont Kelly (2-5).
Regular Season –Buna over East Chambers, Kountze over Warren, West Hardin over Burkeville, Chester over Colmesneil, Hull-Daisetta over High Island, Evadale over Sabine Pass.
COLLEGE—Ball State over Miami, O. (Tues.), Temple over Kent State, Central Michigan over Northern Illinois (both Wed.), Buffalo over Akron, Miami over Virginia Tech, Wyoming over UNLV (all Thurs.), Cincinnati over Louisville (Fri.), Sam Houston State over Southeastern Louisiana, Central Arkansas over Stephen F. Austin, Texas State over Nicholls State, Texas over Kansas, Texas A&M over Baylor, Oklahoma over Texas Tech, Oklahoma State over Colorado, Nebraska over Kansas State, Missouri over Iowa State, Penn State over Indiana, Iowa over Purdue, Michigan over Northwestern, Wisconsin over Minnesota, Wake Forest over North Carolina State, Clemson over Duke, North Carolina over Maryland, Notre Dame over Navy, Connecticut over Syracuse, Alabama over Mississippi State, Vanderbilt over Kentucky, Colorado State over New Mexico, Western Michigan over Toledo, Louisiana Tech over Utah State, East Carolina over Southern Mississippi, UAB over Tulane, California over Oregon State, Oregon over Arizona, UCLA over Washington, Georgia over Auburn, Air Force over BYU, Florida over South Carolina, San Jose State over Nevada, Marshall over Central Florida, Boise State over Idaho, Tulsa over Houston, Fresno State over New Mexico State, USC over Stanford, South Florida over Rutgers, Boston College over Florida State, Ohio State over Illinois, Utah over San Diego State, UTEP over SMU, Arizona State over Washington State, Western Kentucky over Middle Tennessee State, Louisiana-Lafayette over Florida Atlantic, Ole Miss over Louisiana-Monroe.
PRO PICKS—New England over NY Jets (Thurs. Night), Atlanta over Denver, Miami over Oakland, Baltimore over NY Giants, Indianapolis over Houston, Tennessee over Jacksonville, Green Bay over Chicago, Philadelphia over Cincinnati, Kansas City over New Orleans, Carolina over Detroit, Minnesota over Tampa Bay, San Francisco over St. Louis, Arizona over Seattle, Pittsburgh over San Diego, Dallas over Washington, Buffalo over Cleveland (Monday Night).