Games This Week

WEST ORANGE-STARK over CROSBY–I picked a Mustangs upset victory
last week without realizing they would fumble three times and fall for that age-old hook-
and-ladder play, which was the one Newton used to win the game. The ‘Stangs return
home and will decide Friday night against Crosby whether they are a championship team
or not. I still have faith in them!!
VIDOR over LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE—This inter-county battle
features two teams that appear to be headed in different directions as the hosting Pirates
rebounded nicely from their last-second defeat on opening day while the Bears have been
sliding backward since their opening victory over Woodville. But meeting all these
playoff-bound teams definitely will help the Battlin’ Bears when district play rolls
around.
SILSBEE over BRIDGE CITY—The visiting Tigers came up with a huge win
last week at Nederland and appear to be on their way to another fine season. The
Cardinals are also coming off a big victory over Anahuac and are ready to have a good
season.
DEWEYVILLE over EVADALE—This Pirate win must be categorized as an
upset because Evadale is off to a good start and should be headed for the playoffs in two
months. The Pirates did a good job of chalking up a road win at Kountze last week and
are hoping for another Friday night.
LAMAR over SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA—This Southland Conference
opener should tell the Cardinals exactly where they are headed this season when they
travel to Hammond to meet the Lions, who are stronger than Lamar’s first two foes but
not nearly as strong as the Texas Aggies.
McNEESE STATE over ABILENE CHRISTIAN—The Cowboys have always
had a hard time against this team and Saturday night should be no different. The Pokes
rung up a pair of close victories over Southern and Alcorn State (17-14) and hopefully
will be able to do the same in their opening Southland Conference contest.
HIGH SCHOOL—Orangefield JV over Sabine Pass (Thursday); Jasper over
Livingston, Hamshire-Fannett over Huntington, Huffman over Hardin-Jefferson,
Beaumont Kelly over Kountze, Cushing over Hull-Daisetta, Beaumont Legacy Christian
over Lutheran North, Lumberton over Tomball Concordia, West Hardin over Tomball
Rosehill.
COLLEGE—Houston over Tulane (Thursday); Louisiana Tech over Florida
International and Boise State over Air Force (both Friday); Sam Houston State over
Incarnate Word, Houston Baptist over Northwestern State, Stephen F. Austin over
Nicholls State, Hawaii over Central Arkansas, Boston College over Rutgers, Coastal
Carolina over Massachusetts, Central Florida over Pittsburgh, Temple over Buffalo, New
Hampshire over Rhode Island, Ole Miss over California, LSU over Vanderbilt, Alabama
over Southern Mississippi, Tennessee over Florida, North Carolina over Appalachian
State, Louisville over Florida State, Miami over Central Michigan, Mississippi State over
Kentucky, The Citadel over Charleston Southern, Grambling State over Alabama State,
Alcorn State over Prairie View A&M, East Carolina over William & Mary, North

Carolina State over Ball State, Virginia over Old Dominion, Clemson over Charlotte,
Georgia over Notre Dame, Indiana over Connecticut, Iowa State over Louisiana-Monroe,
Michigan over Wisconsin, Michigan State over Northwestern, Louisiana-Lafayette over
Ohio, Troy over Akron, Kent State over Bowling Green, Ohio State over Miami, O.,
Missouri over South Carolina, Kansas over West Virginia, Nebraska over Illinois, SMU
over TCU, Auburn over Texas A&M, Wyoming over Tulsa, Baylor over Rice, Georgia
State over Texas State, Arkansas State over Southern Illinois, Texas over Oklahoma
State, Arkansas over San Jose State, UTSA over North Texas, Nevada over UTEP, Idaho
over Eastern Washington, Washington over BYU, New Mexico State over New Mexico,
Oregon over Stanford, Arizona State over Colorado, Fresno State over Sacramento State,
Colorado State over Toledo, Washington State over UCLA, San Diego State over Utah
State.
PRO PICKS—Jacksonville over Tennessee (Thursday Night); Dallas over
Miami, Minnesota over Oakland, Buffalo over Cincinnati, Baltimore over Kansas City,
Indianapolis over Atlanta, Detroit over Philadelphia, Green Bay over Denver, New
England over NY Jets, Tampa Bay over NY Giants, Carolina over Arizona, Houston over
LA Chargers, Seattle over New Orleans, San Francisco over Pittsburgh, LA Rams over
Cleveland (All Sunday); Chicago over Washington (Monday Night).