Kaz’s Fearless Forecast
Games This Week
WEST ORANGE –STARK over ORANGEFIELD—This game should favor the Mustangs pretty heavily, but based on the way they played against Hamshire-Fannett last weekend, the Bobcats could pull off the upset quite handily. But Head Coach Cornel Thompson should fix most of the Mustangs’ problems during this week’s practice sessions.
VIDOR over LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE—This should be a knock-down, drag-out between these two Orange County rivals. The Pirates have the home-field advantage and the momentum after coming up with a big win last week against Beaumont Ozen, which was previously-undefeated in District 20-4A.
BRIDGE CITY over SILSBEE—The Tigers barely got by the scrappy Orangefield Bobcats last week at home and may not fare as well in this huge road game. The loser of this game could very well have a problem making the playoffs next month.
GROVETON over DEWEYVILLE—The Pirates face a tough opponent in their attempt to level their District 10-2A Division II record and jump back into the playoff hunt.
ORANGE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN over HUMBLE CHRISTIAN LIFE—The Lions got an unexpected bye last week and should be chomping at the bit to face another quality opponent. This game is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Lions Stadium.
TEXAS STATE over LAMAR—The Cardinals run into another very tough opponent this week and they must travel to San Marcos to face this gritty bunch of Bobcats.
MCNEESE STATE over CENTRAL ARKANSAS—The Cowboys jump back into Southland Conference play after losing to Division I-A Texas State 21-14 in a grueling battle. The winner of this game should grab a hunk of second place in the SLC standings.
HIGH SCHOOL—Port Neches-Groves over Beaumont Ozen, Livingston over Lumberton, Nederland over Beaumont Central, Hamshire-Fannett over Hardin-Jefferson, Beaumont West Brook over North Shore, Jasper over Huntington, Center over Diboll, East Chambers over Anahuac, Buna over Kountze, Newton over Warren, Woodville over Hardin, West Sabine over West Hardin, High Island over Burkeville, Beaumont Kelly over Houston St. Thomas, Beaumont Legacy over Schertz John Paul II, Evadale over Galveston O’Connell, Katy over Mayde Creek, La Porte over Baytown Sterling, Brenham over Montgomery, Barbers Hill over C.E. King, Dayton over Goose Creek Memorial, Coldspring over Cleveland, Huffman over Splendora, Shepherd over Liberty, Port Arthur Memorial over Channelview (Sat.).
COLLEGE—Air Force over San Diego State (Thurs.), Hawaii over San Jose State (Fri.), Sam Houston State over Nicholls State, UC-Davis over UT San Antonio, Northwestern State over Southeastern Louisiana, Baylor over Texas A&M, Texas Tech over Kansas State, Oklahoma over Kansas, Oklahoma State over Texas, Missouri over Iowa State, LSU over Tennessee, Alabama over Ole Miss, Wisconsin over Indiana, Boise State over Colorado State, Stanford over Washington State, Clemson over Maryland, Oregon over Arizona State, Michigan over Michigan State, Georgia Tech over Virginia, Auburn over Florida, South Carolina over Mississippi State, Illinois over Ohio State, Virginia Tech over Wake Forest, Florida State over Duke, Louisiana-Lafayette over North Texas, Marshall over Rice, SMU over Central Florida, UTEP over Tulane, Alabama A&M over Texas Southern, Alabama State over Prairie View, Arkansas-Pine Bluff over Southern, Ohio over Ball State, Toledo over Bowling Green, BYU over Oregon State, Temple over Buffalo, USC over California, Central Michigan over Eastern Michigan, Cincinnati over Louisville, Washington over Colorado, South Florida over Connecticut, East Carolina over Memphis, Western Kentucky over Florida Atlantic, Fresno State over Utah State, Georgia over Vanderbilt, Grambling State over Concordia-Selma, New Mexico State over Idaho, Iowa over Northwestern, Jackson State over Mississippi Valley State, Kent State over Miami, O., Troy over Louisiana-Monroe, North Carolina over Miami, Rutgers over Navy, Nevada over New Mexico, Northern Illinois over Western Michigan, Penn State over Purdue, Utah over Pittsburgh, Tulsa over UAB, UNLV over Wyoming.
PRO PICKS—Baltimore over Houston, Buffalo over NY Giants, Cincinnati over Indianapolis, Oakland over Cleveland, Pittsburgh over Jacksonville, New England over Dallas, Atlanta over Carolina, Chicago over Minnesota, New Orleans over Tampa Bay, Washington over Philadelphia, Green Bay over St. Louis, San Francisco over Detroit, NY Jets over Miami (Monday Night). Denver, Kansas City, San Diego, Tennessee, Arizona and Seattle have bye week.