Kaz's Fearless Forecast
Last updated 9/22/2020 at 9:36pm
WEST ORANGE-STARK over HAMSHIRE-FANNETT—The Mustangs are fresh off a very impressive 70-0 blowout over former state champion Newton and are ready to open District 11-4A-II play at Hamshire-Fannett Friday night. The Longhorns also begin league competition on a winning note, nipping Splendora 34-30 last week. The ‘Stangs might have changed the name of their defense, but it still puts those zeroes on scoreboard under any name.
LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE over HOUSTON KINKAID—The Battlin’ Bears nearly spoiled Woodville’s homecoming last Friday night as they were driving for the tying touchdown late in the game only to suffer an interception by the talented Eagles, who edged out a 14-6 win. The Bears hit the road for Houston the take on Kinkaid and hopefully will even their record at 1-1 before opening district 10-4A-I competition in two weeks.
SILSBEE over ORANGEFIELD—The Bobcats were rewarded for moving up to Class 4A with a murderous district schedule that includes state-ranked Silsbee Tigers up in the Piney Woods. The ‘Cats handily disposed of long-time nemesis Buna 34-0 while the Tigers were throttled by former state champion Pleasant Grove 46-14. This game will be closer than most people think.
JASPER over VIDOR—This game will be Vidor’s final one before district play begins in two weeks. The Bulldogs are tough at home but they had better play mistake-free because the Pirate’s ground game could make it difficult to catch up if Jasper gives up some early scores.
HIGH SCHOOL—Beaumont West Brook over Beaumont United, Port Neches-Groves over Port Arthur Memorial, Nederland over Huntsville, Liberty over Hardin-Jefferson, Brazosport over Lumberton, Tarkington over Anahuac, Woodville over Buna, East Chambers over Hardin, Anderson-Shiro over Warren, Hemphill over Corrigan-Camden, Newton over Kountze, West Hardin over High Island, Overton over Colmesneil, Cushing over West Sabine, Tenaha over Lovelady, Grapeland over Burkeville, Evadale over Frost, Northside over Beaumont Legacy Christian, Beaumont Kelly over Cypress Christian.
COLLEGE—South Alabama over UAB (Thursday); UTSA over Middle Tennessee State (Friday); Oklahoma over Kansas State, Florida over Ole Miss, Notre Dame over Wake Forest, Auburn over Kentucky, UCF over East Carolina, Louisiana-Lafayette over Georgia Southern, Pittsburgh over Louisville, Syracuse over Georgia Tech, Georgia State over Charlotte, Appalachian State over Campbell, Liberty over Florida International, TCU over Iowa State, LSU over Mississippi State, Texas over Texas Tech, Cincinnati over Army, Oklahoma State over West Virginia, Louisiana-Monroe over UTEP, Arkansas State over Tulsa, Georgia over Arkansas, Duke over Virginia, Boston College over Texas State, Florida Atlantic over South Florida, Alabama over Missouri, Houston over North Texas, Louisiana Tech over Houston Baptist, Southern Mississippi over Tulane, SMU over Stephen F. Austin, Texas A&M over Vanderbilt, Miami over Florida State, Tennessee over South Carolina, Baylor over Kansas, Virginia Tech over North Carolina State, BYU over Troy.
PRO PICKS—Jacksonville over Miami (Thursday Night); Pittsburgh over Houston, Tennessee over Minnesota, Philadelphia over Cincinnati, Atlanta over Chicago, Cleveland over Washington, New England over Las Vegas, LA Rams over Buffalo, San Francisco over NY Giants, Indianapolis over NY Jets, LA Chargers over Carolina, Tampa Bay over Denver, Arizona over Detroit, Seattle over Dallas, New Orleans over Green Bay (All Sunday); Baltimore over Kansas City (Monday Night).