Games This Week

WEST ORANGE-STARK over HAMSHIRE-FANNETT— This is the start of District 21-3A competition and the reason the Mustangs challenged all those tough teams the last four weeks. The Longhorns have also been playing some pretty good football the past month and should be as ready as the state-ranked ‘Stangs appear to be.

LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE over LIVINGSTON—The third time was the charm for the Battlin’ Bears as they broke into the win column against a very formidable opponent. Things won’t get any easier from this point on, so the Bears need the same mindset for the District 20-4A schedule that they had for Coldspring.

BRIDGE CITY over BUNA—Hopefully the week off will be as beneficial for the Redbirds as it was for the Bears when they travel to play the Cougars Friday night and introduce them to District 21-3A warfare.

VIDOR over NEDERLAND—The winner of this battle at Pirate Stadium Friday night could very well be the District 20-4A champion when the dust settles in early November. The Pirates have steam-rolled every opponent they have faced, but the Bulldogs definitely will be their toughest task so far this season.

SILSBEE over ORANGEFIELD—The Tigers are a good opponent to catch at home, especially after the Bobcats registered a huge initial victory last week. If winning is contagious, the Bobcats hope last week was the beginning of an epidemic.

HULL-DAISETTA over DEWEYVILLE—The Pirates will have their hands full at home Friday night with these scrappy Bobcats. Hopefully the open week gave them a chance to heal the bumps and bruises associated with weekly games and will give them a chance to pull off an upset in front of the home fans.

ORANGE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN over BRAZOSPORT CHRISTIAN-The Lions lost a heart-breaker last week and are ready to get back to their winning ways Friday night at Brazosport.

KINDER over VINTON—The Lions were surprised in the district opener last week by Pickering 21-7 and will travel to meet an opponent that is just as salty Friday night. The 3-1 Yellow Jackets were ambushed last week by the Welsh Greyhounds and will want to take out their frustrations on the 2-2 Lions.

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA over LAMAR—The Lions rallied last week in the second half to overtake McNeese State 25-24 in the Southland Conference opener and will be ready for the Cardinals Saturday afternoon in Beaumont.

McNEESE STATE over NORTHWESTERN STATE—The Cowboys let one slip away Saturday night in Hammond and know that another Southland Conference loss will eliminate any chance of them making the post-season playoffs.

HIGH SCHOOL—Port Neches-Groves over Lumberton, Beaumont Ozen over Beaumont Central, Port Arthur Memorial over Deer Park, Newton over Warren, East Chambers over Woodville, Anahuac over Kirbyville, Hardin over Kountze, West Hardin over Evadale, Sabine Pass over Beaumont Legacy, Kinkaid over Beaumont Kelly, High Island over Huntsville Alpha Omega,  LaPorte over Baytown Sterling, North Shore over Channelview, A&M Consolidated over Lufkin, Humble Summer Creek over Crosby, Dayton over C.E. King, Humble over New Caney Porter, Kingwood Park over Barbers Hill, Cleveland over Tarkington, Coldspring over Shepherd, Splendora over Liberty, La Marque over Houston St. Pius.

COLLEGE—Stanford over Washington (Thurs.); BYU over Hawaii (Fri.); Central Arkansas over Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston State over Texas Southern, West Virginia over Baylor, TCU over SMU, North Texas over Florida Atlantic, Texas over Oklahoma State, Texas Tech over Iowa State, Texas A&M over Arkansas, Houston over Rice, UTEP over East Carolina, Nevada over Texas State, New Mexico State over UT-San Antonio, Prairie View over Jackson State, Air Force over Colorado State, Miami, O. over Akron, Alabama over Ole Miss, Grambling over Alabama A&M, Alabama State over Alcorn State, Arizona over Oregon State, Arizona State over California, Tennessee State over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Western Kentucky over Arkansas State, Army over Stony Brook, Ball State over Kent State, Boise State over New Mexico, Clemson over Boston College, Bowling Green over Rhode Island, Brigham Young over Hawaii, Connecticut over Buffalo, Missouri over Central Florida, Northern Illinois over Central Michigan, Virginia Tech over Cincinnati, UCLA over Colorado, Wake Forest over Duke, Louisiana-Lafayette over Florida International, Florida State over South Florida, Fresno State over San Diego State, Georgia over Tennessee, Georgia Tech over Middle Tennessee State, North Carolina over Idaho, Penn State over Illinois, Northwestern over Indiana, Iowa over Minnesota, South Carolina over Kentucky, LSU over Towson, Louisiana-Monroe over Tulane, Louisiana Tech over Virginia, Louisville over Southern Miss, Purdue over Marshall, Ohio over Massachusetts, Miami over North Carolina State, Ohio State over Michigan State, San Jose State over Navy, Nebraska over Wisconsin, Oregon over Washington State, Florida A&M over Southern, Western Michigan over Toledo, Troy over South Alabama, Tulsa over UAB, Utah State over UNLV.

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