Games This Week

WEST ORANGE-STARK over LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE—If
LC-M’s Friday night’s 21-7 victory over Woodville was considered an upset, then what
would a win over the Mustangs be called. The Mustangs were fortunate to escape
Bulldog Stadium Friday night with a 21-20 win over Nederland. They found out first-
hand how three straight turnovers can affect a game—like 20 unanswered Nederland
points—and will have to be much more careful against these hungry Battlin’ Bears.
ORANGEFIELD over LIVINGSTON—The Bobcats had better be finished
celebrating their huge win over KIPP because this week’s opponent is 1,000 % better.
But if the ‘Cats continue to play the same offense and defense as they did Friday night,
they should be undefeated after two games.
JASPER over BRIDGE CITY—The one advantage the Cardinals have in this
matchup is they have a game under their belts while the visiting Bulldogs’ game last
week was canceled due to inclement weather. The Redbirds will have to play sound
football to avoid an 0-2 start.
DEWEYVILLE over COLMESNEIL—The Pirates should treat their fans to a
victory in their first game at home this season.
LAMAR over MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE—The Cards got the 2019
season started on the right foot with their stunning victory over Bethel. But this game at
Provost-Umphrey Field in Beaumont will be much more difficult to remain undefeated.
OKLAHOMA STATE over McNEESE STATE—The Cowboys will be
favored in this game ONLY because that’s the mascot of both teams. OSU had a tough
start against Oregon State and may take it out on my Cowboys from Lake Charles, who
squeezed past Southern 34-28. This game is what I refer to as a “sacrificial lamb” game
where a big payday is given to the visitors just for showing up!!
HIGH SCHOOL—Nederland over Beaumont United (Thursday); Port Arthur
Memorial over Houston Madison, Strake Jesuit over Beaumont West Brook, Huntsville
over Port Neches-Groves, Lumberton over Kirbyville, Newton over Silsbee, Hamshire-
Fannett over Kountze, Buna over Hemphill, Evadale over Warren, New Waverly over
Hardin, West Hardin over Hull-Daisetta, Beaumont Kelly over Beaumont Legacy
Christian, High Island over Emery-Weiner, Lutheran North over Sabine Pass, East
Chambers over Hardin-Jefferson (Sat.).
COLLEGE—Central Arkansas over Austin-Peay, Southeastern Louisiana over
Bethune-Cookman, Abilene Christian over Arizona Christian, Texas Southern over
Incarnate Word, Houston Baptist over Texas Wesleyan, Northwestern State over
Midwestern State, Stephen F. Austin over Tarleton State, Sam Houston State over
Oklahoma Panhandle State, Clemson over Texas A&M, Alabama over New Mexico
State, Georgia over Murray State, Oklahoma over South Dakota, LSU over Texas,
Michigan over Army, Florida over Tennessee-Martin, Oregon over Nevada, Washington
over California, Utah over Northern Illinois, Penn State over Buffalo, Auburn over
Tulane, Central Florida over Florida Atlantic, Michigan State over Western Michigan,
Wisconsin over Central Michigan, Iowa over Rutgers, Syracuse over Maryland,
Washington State over Northern Colorado, Nebraska over Colorado, Stanford over USC.

PRO PICKS— Minnesota over Atlanta (Thursday); Chicago over Green Bay,
Philadelphia over Washington, NY Jets over Buffalo, Baltimore over Miami, Tampa Bay
over San Francisco, Kansas City over Jacksonville, Cleveland over Tennessee, LA Rams
over Carolina, Arizona over Detroit, Seattle over Cincinnati, San Diego over
Indianapolis, Dallas over NY Giants, New England over Pittsburgh (all Sunday); New
Orleans over Houston, Oakland over Denver (both Monday night).