Kaz’s Fearless Forecast
Games This Week
LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE over CANEY CREEK—Don’t know too much about the Battlin’ Bears’ opponent this week, but LCM is on a roll, doing what it takes to win when the going gets tough. The winning streak should continue.
BRIDGE CITY over BEAUMONT KELLY—After the Cardinals’ offense was pretty much stymied by the Vidor defense Saturday night, the Big Red should rebound against a pretty salty Bulldog team that held on to put away East Chambers 42-38. But the Cards will have to crank up their offense if they expect to give the home crowd something about which to cheer.
ORANGEFIELD over WOODVILLE—This Eagles team should be as good as the Buna team that ambushed the Bobcats 21-14 last weekend. Woodville is coming off a 32-19 win over Shepherd but must travel to Bobcat Stadium where Orangefield is undefeated so far this season.
VIDOR over KIRBYVILLE—The Pirates have had two impressive wins over a good Texas High team and the gritty Bridge City Cardinals. The Wildcats have had a tough time so far this season, losing to Coldspring and Newton and are ready to beat somebody. The Pirates must play another good game to make sure that doesn’t happen.
DEWEYVILLE over WARREN—The Pirates have posted a pair of victories over two Class A schools and will have to step it up a couple notches to play a school their own size. The Warriors were blanked 35-0 last week by Groveton and should be on the warpath when they visit Pirate Stadium Friday.
SOUTH ALABAMA over LAMAR—The Cards looked real good shutting out Texas College, a NAIA team, Saturday night. But the fun and games are over and the Big Red will be facing a real competitive opponent this week at South Alabama, which opened the 2011 season with a victory.
HIGH SCHOOL—Buna over Hamshire-Fannett, Silsbee over Lumberton, Anahuac over Hardin-Jefferson, Beaumont Central over Galveston Ball, Nederland over
Barbers Hill, Port Neches-Groves over Texas City, Beaumont West Brook over Eisenhower, Jasper over Houston Worthing, Kountze over Tarkington, Newton over Corrigan-Camden, Hardin over West Hardin, West Sabine over San Augustine, Beaumont Legacy over High Island, Galveston O’Connell over Sabine Pass, Lufkin over Nacogdoches, Brenham over Houston Lamar, Livingston over Houston Washington, Brookshire Royal over Cleveland, Coldspring over Crockett, Shepherd over Diboll, Splendora over Huntington; Houston Texas Christian over Orange Community Christian, Port Arthur Memorial over Alice, Huffman over Kingwood Park and Sam Houston over Beaumont Ozen (all Sat.).
COLLEGE—Oklahoma State over Arizona (Thurs.), Arizona State over Missouri and Louisville over Florida International (both Fri.), Western Michigan over Nicholls State, Stephen F. Austin over Northern Iowa, Louisiana Tech over Central Arkansas, Southeastern Louisiana over Savannah State, LSU over Northwestern State, Wisconsin over Oregon State, Iowa over Iowa State, Kentucky over Central Michigan, San Diego State over Army, Ohio State over Toledo, Mississippi State over Auburn, North Carolina over Rutgers, Northern Illinois over Kansas, Tennessee over Cincinnati, Tulsa over Tulane, Virginia Tech over East Carolina, Minnesota over New Mexico State, Washington over Hawaii, Oregon over Nevada, California over Colorado, Stanford over Duke, Alabama over Penn State, TCU over Air Force, North Carolina State over Wake Forest, Rice over Purdue, South Carolina over Georgia, Nebraska over Fresno State, Virginia over Indiana, Texas over BYU, Florida over UAB, South Florida over Ball State, Arkansas over New Mexico, Washington State over UNLV, Connecticut over Vanderbilt, USC over Utah, Central Florida over Boston College, Michigan over Notre Dame, UCLA over San Jose State, Michigan State over Florida Atlantic, Arkansas State over Memphis, Houston over North Texas, Navy over Western Kentucky, Georgia Tech over Middle Tennessee.
PRO PICKS—Green Bay over New Orleans (Thurs.), Baltimore over Pittsburgh, Detroit over Tampa Bay, Atlanta over Chicago, Kansas City over Buffalo, Houston over Indianapolis, Philadelphia over St. Louis, Cleveland over Cincinnati, Jacksonville over Tennessee, NY Giants over Washington, Arizona over Carolina, San Francisco over Seattle, San Diego over Minnesota, NY Jets over Dallas, New England over Miami and Denver over Oakland (both Monday Night).