Games This Week

LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE over HUFFMAN—An upset victory for the Bears on this regular season finale would be a great confidence-booster for the upcoming state playoffs that begin next week.

ORANGEFIELD over HAMSHIRE-FANNETT—The Bobcats enjoyed their well-deserved bye week to get rid of some of the bumps and bruises from the first nine games. They should approach this final home game against the Longhorns like they were the opening playoff opponent.

BRIDGE CITY over SPLENDORA—The Cards need to finish a rather dismal season on a bright note, giving them something on which to build to get ready for a winning season next year.

PORT NECHES-GROVES over VIDOR—The Indians are probably not very happy campers after suffering that overtime loss to Central Saturday afternoon and are ready to take out their frustration on the visiting Pirates Friday night at The Reservation.

CROCKETT over DEWEYVILLE—If the Pirates didn’t know what kind of a difficult district they were put in, they certainly are aware of it now. A big upset win is just what the doctor ordered.

ORANGE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN over LAKE JACKSON BRAZOSPORT CHRISTIAN—The Lions captured their fourth straight victory Friday night when they crushed Conroe Covenant Christian 68-23. They are ready to end the regular season with their fifth win in a row but must do it on the road Friday night.

LAMAR over CENTRAL ARKANSAS—A road victory Saturday would assure the Cardinals of their first winning season in many moons. Both teams have only two losses in Southland Conference play and are still in the hunt for the loop crown.

McNEESE STATE over STEPHEN F. AUSTIN—The Cowboys are still in a three-way tie for the SLC lead and can’t afford another loss if they expect to get a playoff bid in a couple of weeks. Remember, the Lumberjacks beat Sam Houston State and the Bearkats put one on the Cowboys, so this game on Louis Bonnette Field in Lake Charles Saturday night is a very important contest.

HIGH SCHOOL—Baytown Goose Creek Memorial over Beaumont Ozen (Thurs.); Hardin-Jefferson over Liberty, Galena Park North Shore over Port Arthur Memorial, Beaumont Central over Baytown Lee, Nederland over Lumberton, Jasper over Silsbee, Anahuac over Kountze, Buna over Hardin, East Chambers over Kirbyville, Woodville over Warren, Newton over Hemphill, West Sabine over Shelbyville, Lovelady over Hull-Daisetta, Groveton over West Hardin, Colmesneil over Burkeville, Evadale over Sabine Pass, Beaumont Kelly over Tomball Concordia Lutheran, League City Bay Area Christian over Beaumont Legacy Christian, Brenham over Houston Spring Woods, Crosby over C.E. King, Dayton over Porter, Kingwood Park over Barbers Hill, Oakhurst over Madisonville, Tarkington over Diboll, Shepherd over Huntington; High Island over Buckholts (Sat.).

COLLEGE—Ohio over Buffalo and Northern Illinois over Ball State (both today-Wed.) Grambling State over Mississippi Valley State and Clemson over Wake Forest(both Thurs.); Memphis over Temple and Utah State over Wyoming (both Fri.); Northwestern State over Abilene Christian, Southeastern Louisiana over Houston Baptist, Sam Houston State over Incarnate Word, Alabama State over Jackson State, Alcorn State over Alabama A&M, Arkansas-Pine Bluff over Prairie View, Southern over Texas Southern, Tulsa over SMU, Houston over Tulane, Connecticut over Army, TCU over Kansas State, Oklahoma over Baylor, Iowa State over Kansas, West Virginia over Texas, Rice over UTSA, Louisiana Tech over UAB, Old Dominion over Florida International, Western Kentucky over UTEP, Florida Atlantic over North Texas, Marshall over Southern Miss, Georgia over Kentucky, Ole Miss over Presbyterian, Auburn over Texas A&M, Mississippi State over Tennessee-Martin, Florida over Vanderbilt, Alabama over LSU, Florida State over Virginia, Oregon over Utah, Arizona State over Notre Dame, Michigan State over Ohio State, Arizona over Colorado, Clemson over Wake Forest, Duke over Syracuse, UCLA over Washington, Penn State over Indiana, Iowa over Minnesota, Northwestern over Michigan, Georgia Tech over North Carolina State, Wisconsin over Purdue, Louisiana-Monroe over Appalachian State, Oregon State over Washington State, Air Force over UNLV, San Diego State over Idaho, Georgia Southern over Texas State, Boise State over New Mexico, Colorado state over Hawaii, Louisiana-Lafayette over New Mexico State, Fresno State over San Jose State, Arkansas State over South Alabama, Boston College over Louisville.

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