KAZ’S FEARLESS FORECAST
WEST ORANGE-STARK over HAMSHIRE-FANNETT—The Mustangs just got through two weeks against very formidable opponents and played very well late in the game when it counted the most. A letdown this week in the District 12-4A-II opener would not be abnormal. But Head Coach Cornel Thompson is aware of this situation and won’t let it happen. Mustangs chalk up consecutive win No. 32.
SILSBEE over LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE—The Battlin’ Bears have the home field advantage for this District 10-4A-I opener, but that might be the only plus they have against this very talented opponent.
BRIDGE CITY over CLEVELAND—The Cardinals will find out real quickly if playing the likes or playoff-bound West Orange-Stark, Newton and Jasper got them ready to successfully defend their league title. Hopefully it has!!
LIBERTY over ORANGEFIELD—The Panthers were in a rebuilding mode last season and paid the price for it. But Liberty comes into F.L McClain Stadium with a 4-1 record and should give the Bobcats all they can handle, and more.
VIDOR over LUMBERTON—The Pirates lost a heart-breaker to Nederland last week 28-21 and should take their wrath out on the Raiders Friday night.
GROVETON over DEWEYVILLE-Both teams have had two weeks to prepare for each other and begin District 12-2A-I play with a clean slate. Hopefully the Prates are better than their 1-3 record indicates.
COVENANT CHRISTIAN over ORANGE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN—It looks like the hard-luck times will continue for the Lions.
LAMAR over INCARNATE WORD—Hopefully the week off did the Redbirds some good and they are ready to start winning in Southland Conference.
HIGH SCHOOL—Beaumont West Brook over The Woodlands (Thursday); Port Arthur Memorial over Port Neches-Groves, Nederland over Beaumont Central, Jasper over Rusk, Buna over Kountze, Kirbyville over Coldspring, Woodville over Trinity, Anahuac over Hitchcock, LaMarque over Hardin, East Chambers over Hempstead, Lovelady over West Sabine, Evadale over Hull-Daisetta, Newton over Crockett, Centerville over West Hardin, Sabine Pass over Burkeville, Pope John XXIII over Beaumont Kelly, Beaumont Legacy Christian over Magnolia Legacy Prep Christian, High Island over Apple Springs.
COLLEGE–Troy over South Alabama (Today-Wed.); Louisiana-Lafayette over Texas State (Thursday); Clemson over Syracuse and Washington State over California (Both Friday); Central Arkansas over Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston State over Northwestern State, Nicholls State over Abilene Christian, Southeastern Louisiana over Houston Baptist, Temple over Connecticut, Army over Eastern Michigan, North Carolina State over Pittsburgh, Texas Tech over West Virginia, Northern Illinois over Buffalo, Mississippi State over BYU, Tennessee over South Carolina, Louisville over Boston College, Florida State over Duke, Marshall over Old Dominion, Alcorn State over Prairie View A&M, Auburn over LSU, Miami over Georgia Tech, Maryland over Northwestern, Ole Miss over Vanderbilt, North Carolina over Virginia, Navy over Memphis, Mississippi Valley State over Alabama A&M, Western Kentucky over Charlotte, Louisiana-Monroe over Georgia State, New Mexico State over Georgia Southern, Middle Tennessee State over UAB, Central Florida over East Carolina, Texas A&M over Florida, Florida International over Tulane, Jackson State over Tuskegee, Southern Miss over UTEP, Alabama over Arkansas, South Florida over Cincinnati, Georgia over Missouri, Iowa State over Kansas, Michigan over Indiana, Rutgers over Illinois, TCU over Kansas State, Akron over Western Michigan, Miami, O. over Kent State, Bowling Green over Ohio, Wisconsin over Purdue, Toledo over Central Michigan, Ohio State over Nebraska, Michigan State over Minnesota, Alabama state over Texas Southern, Oklahoma State over Baylor, Arkansas-Pine Bluff over Central State, Oklahoma over Texas, Houston over Tulsa, UTSA over North Texas, Arkansas State over Coastal Carolina, Air Force over UNLV, Oregon State over Colorado, Utah State over Wyoming, Appalachian State over Idaho, Utah over Southern Cal, UCLA over Arizona, Fresno State over New Mexico, Colorado State over Nevada, San Diego State over Boise State, Washington over Arizona State, Stanford over Oregon, Hawaii over San Jose State.
PRO PICKS—Carolina over Philadelphia (Thursday Night); Houston over Cleveland, Green Bay over Minnesota, New Orleans over Detroit, Atlanta over Miami, New England over NY Jets, Baltimore over Chicago, Washington over San Francisco, Tampa Bay over Arizona, Jacksonville over LA Rams, Oakland over LA Chargers, Kansas City over Pittsburgh, Denver over NY Giants; Tennessee over Indianapolis (Monday Night). Bye Week for Buffalo, Cincinnati, Seattle and Dallas.