KAZ’S FEARLESS FORECAST
Playoff Games This Week
WEST ORANGE-STARK (9-4)) over SILSBEE (9-4) 7:30 P.M. Friday in New Caney—This is another meeting of two teams that faced each other during the regular season, in fact they finished first and second in the final District 10-4A-II standings. The Mustangs got to the Class 4A Regional Finals by nipping undefeated Jasper 21-14 while the Tigers cruised past Giddings 38-21. WO-S needed a last-minute field goal to subdue Silsbee during the regular season and both teams have gotten better since then. We’ll find out how much better Friday in New Caney. The winner will play in the state semifinals next week against the winner between Cuero (12-1) and Geronimo Navarro (10-2).
NEWTON (12-0) over DAINGERFIELD (9-3) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Abe Martin Stadium in Lufkin—The Eagles have quite a winning streak going and should extend it Friday night in Lufkin. Newton advanced by blowing out Troup 69-14 while Daingerfield did the same thing to Corrigan-Camden 62-0. The winner will play the winner between East Bernard (12-1) and El Matan Tidehaven (7-6).
OTHER PLAYOFF GAMES OF INTEREST
Beaumont West Brook (12-2) over Cy Creek (8-5), East Chambers (12-1) over Grandview (11-2), Tenaha (10-3) over San Augustine (11-2), Southlake Carroll (13-0) over Duncanville (12-0), Allen (13-0) over Waco Midway (11-1), Galena Park North Shore (13-0) over Cypress-Fairbanks (11-2), Lake Travis (12-1) over Converse Judson (12-0), Houston Westfield (12-1) over Longview (13-0), Austin Westlake (12-1) over Northside Brandeis (11-2), Shadow Creek (13-0) over Fort Bend Foster (9-4), Fort Bend Marshall (13-0) over Huntsville (12-1), Corpus Christi Calallen (12-1) over Port Lavaca Calhoun (10-3), Argyle (13-0) over Waco La Vega (11-2), Carthage (13-0) over Henderson (9-4), Cuero (12-1) over Geronimo Navarro (10-2), Edna (12-1) over Yoakum (11-2), East Bernard (12-1) over El Matan Tidehaven (7-6), Mason (13-0) over Refugio (11-2), Muenster (12-1) over Mart (12-1).
COLLEGE—Army over Navy.
PRO PICKS—Tennessee over Jacksonville (Thursday Night); Houston over Indianapolis, Kansas City over Baltimore, Cleveland over Carolina (Upset Special), Green Bay over Atlanta, New Orleans over Tampa Bay, Buffalo over NY Jets, New England over Miami, Washington over NY Giants, Denver over San Francisco, LA Chargers over Cincinnati, Arizona over Detroit, Dallas over Philadelphia, Pittsburgh over Oakland, LA Rams over Chicago (all Sunday); Seattle over Minnesota (Monday Night).