Area Round Playoff Games This Week
KAZ’S FEARLESS FORECAST
WEST ORANGE-STARK (9-0) over MEXIA (6-5) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Moorhead Stadium in Conroe—The Mustangs have been on a roll for the past 2 ½ years, winning 13 straight playoff games and 36 games in a row and are working hard to extend both of those streaks. The Black Cats should give the Mustangs their first stern test in over a month, but the ‘Stangs will prevail.
HOUSTON Manvel (10-0) over NEDERLAND (8-2) 4 p.m. Friday at NRG Stadium in Houston.
PORT NECHES-GROVES (9-1) over TEXAS CITY (5-5) 8 p.m. Friday at NRG Stadium in Houston.
PORT ARTHUR MEMORIAL (8-1) over GALVESTON BALL (6-4) 4 p.m. Friday at Challenger Stadium in Webster.
SILSBEE (6-4) over BAY CITY (7-3) 6 p.m. Friday at Turner Stadium in Humble.
JASPER (8-2) over CELINA (8-3) 4 p.m. Friday at Bruce Field in Athens.
TEAGUE (9-2) over EAST CHAMBERS (6-3) 7 p.m. Friday at Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah.
NEWTON (10-0) over RICE (7-4) 3 p.m. Friday at Driskell Stadium in Crockett.
WOODVILLE (9-1) over ROCKDALE (8-3) 7 p.m. Friday at Pridgeon Stadium in Houston.
OTHER PLAYOFF GAMES OF INTEREST—Magnolia West (9-1) over Temple (8-3), Fort Bend Marshall (8-2) over New Caney (8-2), Carthage (11-0) over Freeport-Brazosport (8-3), Sealy (6-4) over Henderson (9-2), Kilgore (8-3) over El Campo (8-2), Waco La Vega (11-0) over Kingsville King (7-4), China Spring (8-3) over Somerset (9-2), Salado (10-1) over Liberty (8-2), Fairfield (6-5) over Bellville (6-5), Madisonville (10-1) over Lorena (5-6), Wimberley (10-1) over Sinton (8-2), Cuero (10-0) over Crystal City (9-2), Franklin (9-2) over La Marque (6-5), West (9-2) over Hitchcock (7-3), West Rusk (9-1) over Buffalo (10-1), Clifton (9-2) over Garrison (6-5), Bogata Rivercrest (11-0) over Lovelady (7-4), Big Sandy (10-1) over Centerville (8-3), San Augustine (11-0) over Wolfe City (9-2), Cumby (7-4) over Grapeland (7-4), Bremond (10-1) over Timpson (9-2), Tenaha (11-0) over Dallas Gateway (4-7).
COLLEGE—Mississippi State over Ole Miss and Alabama State over Cheyney (both Thursday); Miami over Pittsburgh, Ohio over Buffalo, Central Florida over South Florida, Troy over Texas State, Western Kentucky over Florida International, Virginia Tech over Virginia, Northern Illinois over Central Michigan, Toledo over Western Michigan, Iowa over Nebraska, TCU over Baylor, Navy over Houston, Missouri over Arkansas, Texas over Texas Tech, San Diego State over New Mexico and UCLA over California (all Friday); Syracuse over Boston College, Michigan State over Rutgers, Memphis over East Carolina, Florida State over Florida, Georgia over Georgia Tech, Kentucky over Louisville, UAB over UTEP, Wake Forest over Duke, Georgia State over Appalachian State, Florida Atlantic over Charlotte, Southern Mississippi over Marshall, North Texas over Rice, Arkansas State over Louisiana-Monroe, Middle Tennessee State over Old Dominion, Alabama over Auburn, North Carolina State over North Carolina, Penn State over Maryland, Tennessee over Vanderbilt, Louisiana-Lafayette over Georgia Southern, Grambling State over Southern, Clemson over South Carolina, Texas A&M over LSU, Louisiana Tech over UTSA, Cincinnati over Connecticut, Ohio State over Michigan, Kansas State over Iowa State, Wisconsin over Minnesota, Northwestern over Illinois, Tulane over SMU, Oklahoma State over Kansas State, North Texas over Rice, Oklahoma over West Virginia, Tulsa over Temple, UNLV over Nevada,
Boise State over Fresno State, New Mexico State over Idaho, Arizona State over Arizona, Wyoming over San Jose State, Oregon over Oregon State, Notre Dame over Stanford, Washington State over Washington , BYU over Hawaii, Colorado over Utah, Utah State over Air Force.
FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SUBDIVISION PLAYOFFS—Furman over Elon, New Hampshire over Central Connecticut State, Stony Brook over Lehigh, Samford over Kennesaw State, Nicholls State over South Dakota, Weber State over Western Illinois, Northern Iowa over Monmouth, Northern Arizona over San Diego.
PRO PICKS—Minnesota over Detroit, Dallas over LA Chargers and Washington over NY Giants (all Thursday); Pittsburgh over Green Bay, Tennessee over Indianapolis, Carolina over NY Jets, Cincinnati over Cleveland, Atlanta over Tampa Bay, New England over Miami, Kansas City over Buffalo, Philadelphia over Chicago, Seattle over San Francisco, Jacksonville over Arizona, Oakland over Denver, New Orleans over LA Rams (all Sunday); Baltimore over Houston (Monday Night).