Games This Week

WEST ORANGE-STARK over SILSBEE—The Mustangs’ offense has been lethargic to say the least, but they have been winning games with their Chain Gang defense and special teams. Look for the ‘Stangs to do whatever is necessary to down the Tigers Friday night in Silsbee.

LIVINGSTON over LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE—The Battlin’ Bears not only are facing one of the better teams in District 20-4A but also are playing on the road. An upset victory certainly would throw the playoff picture into a turmoil and even give the Bears a shot at playing in the post-season.

BRIDGE CITY over HAMSHIRE-FANNETT—The Cards need to take care of business at home Friday night and good things should happen when playoff time rolls around.

ORANGEFIELD over HARDIN-JEFFERSON—H-J has been having a tough season and has probably earmarked the Bobcats as a chance for a victory. The ‘Cats still are hopeful of getting into the state playoffs and a victory in Sour Lake Friday will keep that dream alive.

PORT NECHES-GROVES over VIDOR—One of the toughest places for any team to play is at The Reservation, especially when it is trying to remain eligible for the state playoffs. The Indians have been playing well, but so have the Pirates. This game Friday night should let everyone see what they are made of.

CORRIGAN-CAMDEN over DEWEYVILLE—The Pirates keep running into tough opponents and this week is no different. An upset victory would be a big feather in their caps.

SAM HOUSTON STATE over LAMAR—The competition keeps getting stiffer as the season progresses and this week the Cards will be facing the team that probably will win the Southland Conference championship. Hopefully the Bearkats will take the Redbirds lightly and get ambushed.

MCNEESE over STEPHEN F. AUSTIN—Hopefully the Cowboys will recover from that butt-kicking (38-14) they took in front of the home crowd in Lake Charles last weekend.

ORANGE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN over TOMBALL CHRISTIAN HOME SCHOOL—The Lions are more than ready to get back into the win column and take out their frustrations on these visitors in a game that kicks off 2 p.m. Saturday at Lions Stadium.

HIGH SCHOOL—Channelview over Beaumont West Brook, East Chambers over Buna (both Thurs.), Port Arthur Memorial over La Porte, Beaumont Central over Lumberton, Nederland over Beaumont Ozen, Kirbyville over Diboll, Woodville over Kountze, Hardin over Warren, Newton over Anahuac, West Hardin over Colmesneil, High Island over Sabine Pass, Beaumont Kelly over Houston St. Thomas, Beaumont Legacy over The Woodlands Christian, Evadale over Cypress Christian, Katy over Strake Jesuit, Lufkin over Kingwood, North Shore over Baytown Sterling, Brenham over Magnolia, Barbers Hill over Goose Creek Memorial, Cleveland over Liberty, Splendora over Tarkington, Coldspring over Huffman.

COLLEGE—Pittsburgh over Connecticut (Wed.), Miami over Virginia and Houston over Rice (both Thurs.), TCU over BYU (Fri.), Texas State over Northwestern State, Georgia State over UTSA, Central Arkansas over Southeastern Louisiana, Oklahoma State over Baylor, Texas over Kansas, Texas A&M over Missouri, Texas Tech over Iowa State, Oklahoma over Kansas State, Tulsa over SMU, Arkansas State over North Texas, Jackson State over Prairie View, Southern Miss over UTEP, Texas Southern over Mississippi Valley State, Mississippi State over Kentucky, Marshall over UAB, Central Michigan over Akron, Western Michigan over Ball State, North Carolina over Wake Forest, Florida State over North Carolina State, Clemson over Georgia Tech, Iowa over Minnesota, Nebraska over Michigan State, Northwestern over Indiana, Michigan over Purdue, Penn State over Illinois, Virginia Tech over Duke, West Virginia over Rutgers, Syracuse over Louisville, Maryland over Boston College, Auburn over Ole Miss, Arkansas over Vanderbilt, Bowling Green over Kent State, Air Force over New Mexico, Arizona State over Colorado, East Carolina over Tulane, Miami, O. over Buffalo, Notre Dame over Navy, Georgia over Florida, Louisiana Tech over San Jose State, Central Florida over Memphis, Hawaii over Idaho, Colorado State over UNLV, Utah over Oregon State, California over UCLA, Washington over Arizona, Oregon over Washington State, South Carolina over Tennessee, Wisconsin over Ohio State, Stanford over USC, Nevada over New Mexico State, San Diego State over Wyoming, Western Kentucky over Louisiana-Monroe, Middle Tennessee State over Louisiana-Lafayette, Alabama State over Alabama A&M, Southern over Alcorn State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff over Grambling State, Army over Fordham.

PRO PICKS—Houston over Jacksonville, Tennessee over Indianapolis, Minnesota over Carolina, Detroit over Denver, San Francisco over Cleveland, Pittsburgh over New England, New Orleans over St. Louis, NY Giants over Miami, Baltimore over Arizona, Buffalo over Washington, Cincinnati over Seattle, Dallas over Philadelphia, Kansas City over san Diego (Monday Night). Bye Week for Atlanta, Chicago, Green Bay, NY Jets, Oakland and Tampa Bay.