Kaz’s Fearless Forecast
Games This Week
WEST ORANGE-STARK over LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE—
This can be called a cross-town rivalry or whatever you want, but the facts are that the Mustangs can win by as many points as they choose. Hopefully Battlin’ Bear pride will help make it a decent game to watch. There will be no home-field advantage in this one.
BRIDGE CITY over HOUSTON NORTH FOREST—Don’t know much about the Cardinals’ Friday night opponent, but if last week’s 56-15 trouncing of Hamshire-Fannett was any indication, the Big Red should coast to victory No. 2 of the season.
ORANGEFIELD over KIRBYVILLE—If the Bobcats don’t let last week’s big win over Buna given them the “big head”, they should be able to travel up to Kirbyville and come back with a big upset victory, because not many are picking the Bobcats to win.
DEWEYVILLE over BURKEVILLE—The Pirates had a relatively easy time subduing Colmesneil at home last week, but they had better be ready for a much sterner test at Burkeville Friday night. The game will begin three straight road contests and should give the Pirates a much better idea of what kind of team they have when they return back to Pirate Stadium.
VIDOR over PASADENA MEMORIAL (Thurs.)—The Pirates may have underestimated Barbers Hill’s talent level last week, but they should be much more prepared for this trip to Pasadena tomorrow night.
BRYAN ALLEN over ORANGE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN—The Lions had to go two overtime periods to get by Spring Providence last week and will have to play better to come up with this road victory Friday night.
LAMAR over COASTAL CAROLINA—The Cardinals will have to get their offense cranked up early if they expect to get a jump on this quality opponent. Defensively, the Big Red should be okay, but they need to put some points on the scoreboard early Saturday night at Provost-Umphrey Stadium in Beaumont.
MCNEESE STATE over TARLETON STATE—The Cowboys should pick up right where they left off last season with an easy opening-season victory on Louis Bonnette Field at Cowboy Stadium in Lake Charles Saturday night.
HIGH SCHOOL—Lumberton over Hamshire-Fannett, Hardin-Jefferson over Buna, Port Arthur Memorial over Houston Westside, Nederland over Dayton, Port Neches-Groves over Goose Creek Memorial, Beaumont West Brook over Beaumont Ozen, Beaumont Central over Katy Watkins (Sat.), East Chambers over Tarkington, Kountze over Beaumont Kelly, Galveston O’Connell over Sabine Pass, Newton over Silsbee, Warren over Evadale, Madisonville over Woodville, Danbury over Anahuac, Hardin over Huntington, Hull-Daisetta over West Hardin, West Sabine over Beckville, High Island over Katy Faith West, Lutheran North over Beaumont Legacy.
COLLEGE—Tennessee over Appalachian State, Central Arkansas over Houston Baptist, Central Michigan over Presbyterian, Louisville over Charlotte, Cincinnati over Tennessee-Martin, Indiana over Florida International, UNLV over Jackson State, Minnesota over Oregon State, North Carolina State over William & Mary, Rice over Western Kentucky, South Carolina over Vanderbilt, Wake Forest over Tulane, Utah over Southern Utah, (All Thurs.); Temple over Army, Toledo over Arkansas State, Ball State over Georgia State, Baylor over Northwestern State, Buffalo over Albany, Colorado over Colorado State, Eastern Michigan over Mississippi Valley State, Stanford over Kansas State, Michigan State over Furman, Nevada over Cal Poly, Washington over Rutgers, Syracuse over Colgate, (All Fri.); Air Force over Abilene Christian, Akron over VMI, Alabama over USC, Middle Tennessee over Alabama A&M, UT San Antonio over Alabama State, BYU over Arizona, Arizona State over Northern Arizona, Arkansas over Louisiana Tech, Clemson over Auburn, Boise State over Louisiana-Lafayette, Georgia Tech over Boston College, Ohio State over Bowling Green, Central Florida over South Carolina State, Duke over North Carolina Central, East Carolina over Western Carolina, Florida over Massachusetts, Florida Atlantic over Southern Illinois, Nebraska over Fresno State, Georgia over North Carolina, Grambling State over Lynchburg, Michigan over Hawaii, Oklahoma over Houston, Idaho over Montana State, Illinois over Murray State, Incarnate Word over Texas A&M-Kingsville, Iowa over Miami, O., Iowa State over Northern Iowa, Kansas over Rhode Island, Penn State over Kent State, Kentucky over Southern Mississippi, Louisiana-Monroe over Southern, LSU over Wisconsin, Marshall over Morgan State, Maryland over Howard, Memphis over Southeast Missouri State, Miami over Florida A&M, New Mexico over South Dakota, UTEP over New Mexico State, SMU over North Texas, Northern Illinois over Wyoming, Northwestern over Western Michigan, Ohio over Texas State, Oklahoma State over Southeastern Louisiana, Oregon over California-Davis, Pittsburgh over Villanova, Purdue over Eastern Kentucky, Sam Houston State over Oklahoma Panhandle State, San Diego State over New Hampshire, Tulsa over San Jose State, Mississippi State over South Alabama, South Florida over Towson, Texas Tech over Stephen F. Austin, Texas A&M over UCLA, TCU over South Dakota State, Troy over Austin-Peay, Virginia over Richmond, Virginia Tech over Liberty, Washington State over Eastern Washington, Florida State over Ole Miss, West Virginia over Missouri, Navy over Fordham (All Sat.); Notre Dame over Texas, Texas Southern over Prairie View A&M (both Sunday); Florida State over Ole Miss (Mon.).