KAZ’S FEARLESS FORECAST
Games This Week
WEST ORANGE-STARK over SILSBEE—It’s strange that the two teams
picked to be the District 10-4A Div. II champion play in the very first district game.
Silsbee could very well be favored because the Tigers are at home, but the Mustangs have
been working on this game all season long. And the ‘Stangs will pull off this upset.
LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE over BRIDGE CITY—The Battlin’
Bears have the home field advantage in this cross-county District 11-4A Div. I match-up
and have had a bit more success that the Cards during the pre-district schedule. But the
Redbirds seem to get better each week and could pull of the upset in this district opener.
ORANGEFIELD over EAST CHAMBERS—The Bobcats will find out Friday
night just how good they are by winning those first five games. The Bucs are a playoff-
bound team and are favored despite the fact the game will be played at F.L. McClain
VIDOR over SANTA FE—The Pirates have been in every game so far this
season and should handle this foe on its home field. Both of Vidor’s losses have come
late in each game.
SHELBYVILLE over DEWEYVILLE—The Pirates will have their work cut
out against this team that is favored to win this district.
ORANGE COMMINITY CHRISTIAN over HIGH ISLAND—The Lions
have been in every game so far this season, sporting a 1-2-1 record. But this will be a
tough assignment for the Lions Friday night.
SAM HOUSTON STATE over LAMAR—The Cardinals are coming off a
come-from-behind victory over Abilene Christian and will need another super effort to
hang in there against the Bearkats in Huntsville.
McNEESE STATE over CENTRAL ARKANSAS—I’ve been pretty tough on
my alma mater this fall and believe the Cowboys can upset the Bears on their home field
Saturday evening after whipping a good Southeastern Louisiana team last week.
HIGH SCHOOL—Hamshire-Fannett over Hardin-Jefferson, New Caney over
Port Arthur Memorial, Beaumont West Brook over Channelview, Nederland over
Dayton, Huffman over Lumberton, Port Neches-Groves over Crosby, Jasper over
Shepherd, Beaumont United over C.E. King, Newton over Kountze, Woodville over
Buna, Evadale over Legacy Sports Science, Kirbyville over Hardin, Anahuac over
Warren, San Augustine over Hull-Daisetta, West Hardin over Burkeville.
COLLEGE—Appalachian State over Louisiana-Lafayette (Wed.); North
Carolina State over Syracuse and Louisiana-Monroe over Texas State (both Thursday);
Virginia over Miami, Colorado State over New Mexico and Oregon over Colorado (all
Friday); Nicholls over Northwestern State, Southeastern Louisiana over Incarnate Word,
Houston Baptist over Abilene Christian, Memphis over Temple, West Virginia over Iowa
State, Duke over Georgia Tech, Mississippi State over Tennessee, Georgia over South
Carolina, Alabama over Texas A&M, Clemson over Florida State, LSU over Florida,
Oklahoma over Texas, Wisconsin over Michigan State, Notre Dame over USC, Iowa
over Penn State (Upset Special), Washington over Arizona, Boise State over Hawaii,
Utah over Oregon State, Michigan over Illinois, Arizona State over Washington State,
Wake Forest over Louisville, The Citadel over Western Carolina, Marshall over Old
Dominion, Grambling State over Alabama A&M, Jackson State over Alabama State,
Alcorn State over Savannah State, BYU over South Florida, Tulane over Connecticut,
Middle Tennessee over Florida Atlantic, Virginia Tech over Rhode Island, Vanderbilt
over UNLV, Georgia State over Coastal Carolina, Army over Western Kentucky, Florida
International over Charlotte, Louisiana Tech over Massachusetts, Southern Miss over
North Texas, Southern over Prairie View A&M, Arkansas over Kentucky, Maryland over
Purdue, Western Michigan over Miami, O., Indiana over Rutgers, Toledo over Bowling
Green, Ball State over Eastern Michigan, New Mexico State over Central Michigan, Kent
State over Akron, Ohio over Northern Illinois, San Jose State over Nevada, Idaho over
Portland State, Air Force over Fresno State, Utah over Oregon State, Wyoming over San
Diego State, Missouri over Ole Miss, Nebraska over Minnesota, Mississippi Valley State
over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Cincinnati over Houston, Texas Tech over Baylor, UTSA over
UAB, Tulsa over Navy.
PRO PICKS—New England over NY Giants (Thursday); Houston over Kansas
City (Upset Special), Tampa Bay over Carolina, Minnesota over Philadelphia, New
Orleans over Jacksonville, Miami over Washington, Baltimore over Cincinnati, Seattle
over Cleveland, LA Rams over San Francisco, Arizona over Atlanta, Tennessee over
Denver, Dallas over NY Jets, LA Chargers over Pittsburgh (all Sunday); Green Bay over
Detroit (Monday Night). Bye week for Buffalo, Chicago, Indianapolis and Oakland.