Kaz’s Fearless Forecast
Games This Week
WEST ORANGE-STARK (8-3) over COLUMBUS (5-6) Fri. 7:30 p.m. at Moorhead Stadium in Conroe—It took the Mustangs a little time and a great big scare to get rolling against Cleveland last week. But when it all came together, the ‘Stangs were almost unstoppable. The Columbus Cardinals will have an extra day of rest and hopefully they will need it.
VIDOR (9-2) over MONTGOMERY Fri. 7:30 p.m. at Thorne Stadium in Aldine—The Pirates are doing something they haven’t done in nearly 50 years every time they win and advance in the state playoffs. Let’s hope they continue to play great football and continue their climb in this Area Round contest.
MCNEESE over LAMAR—The Cards are coming up with some big games as this season comes to a close. Neither team is satisfied with their results this season and will both be playing to end the season on a successful note in this 6 p.m. game at Provost-Umphrey Stadium in Beaumont Saturday.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS (Area)—Port Arthur Memorial (10-1) over Clear Springs (8-3), Nederland (10-1) over Houston Stratford, Brenham (11-0) over Beaumont Ozen (6-5), East Chambers (8-2) over Malakoff (9-2), Newton (8-2) over Crockett, Evadale (6-4) over Bruni (7-4), Beaumont Kelly (8-3) over Addison Trinity Christian (6-5); (Others)—Angleton over Houston Wheatley, Houston Dawson over Houston Reagan, La Marque over Houston Sharpstown, Dayton over Magnolia West, Houston Manvel over Houston Yates, Tyler Chapel Hill over Waco La Vega, Huffman over Navasota, Waco Robinson over Bullard, Lorena over Rusk, Coldspring over Bellville, Wimberley over Gonzales, Gilmer Harmony over Marlin, Tatum over Cameron Yoe, Corrigan-Camden over Centerville, Franklin over San Augustine, Lexington over New Waverly, Refugio over Three Rivers, Tenaha over Bremond.
COLLEGE—Western Michigan over Miami, O. and Ohio over Bowling Green (both Today-Wed.), Virginia Tech over North Carolina, Marshall over Memphis, Southeastern Louisiana over Nicholls State and Southern Miss over UAB (all Thurs.), Oklahoma State over Iowa State and Toledo over Central Michigan (both Fri.), Sam Houston State over Texas State, Stephen F. Austin over Northwestern State, Oklahoma over Baylor, Texas over Kansas State, Texas A&M over Kansas, Missouri over Texas Tech, Houston over SMU, Rice over Tulane, Tulsa over UTEP, TCU over Colorado State, North Texas over Western Kentucky, Alabama A&M over Prairie View, Texas Southern over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, UTSA over Minot State, Northwestern over Minnesota, Wisconsin over Illinois, Iowa over Purdue, Michigan State over Indiana. Connecticut over Louisville, Georgia Tech over Duke, Wake Forest over Maryland, Florida State over Virginia, Clemson over North Carolina State, Georgia over Kentucky, Vanderbilt over Tennessee, Temple over Army, Wyoming over New Mexico, BYU over New Mexico State, Utah over Washington State, LSU over Ole Miss, Washington over Oregon State, Arizona State over Arizona, Stanford over California, Michigan over Nebraska, UCLA over Colorado, Central Florida over East Carolina, Ohio State over Penn State, Cincinnati over Rutgers, Notre Dame over Boston College, Navy over San Jose State, Nevada over Louisiana Tech, Air Force over UNLV, Arkansas over Mississippi State, Miami over South Florida, Oregon over USC, Boise State over San Diego State, Hawaii over Fresno State, Buffalo over Akron, Alabama over Georgia Southern, Jackson State over Alcorn Stat e, Arkansas State over Middle Tennessee State, Auburn over Samford, Eastern Michigan over Kent State, Florida over Furman, Troy over Florida Atlantic, Florida International over Louisiana-Monroe, Utah State over Idaho, South Carolina over The Citadel.
PRO PICKS—NY Jets over Denver (Thurs.), Green Bay over Tampa
Bay, Detroit over Carolina, Jacksonville over Cleveland, Miami over Buffalo, Seattle over St. Louis, Atlanta over Tennessee, Oakland over Minnesota, Dallas over Washington, Baltimore over Cincinnati, San Francisco over Arizona, Chicago over San Diego, NY Giants over Philadelphia, New England over Kansas City (Monday Night). Bye Week for Houston, Indianapolis, New Orleans and Pittsburgh.