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By Joe Kazmar
For the Record 

Kaz's Fearless Forecast


Last updated 8/31/2021 at 8:22pm

Games This Week

WEST ORANGE-STARK over LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE—To get their only points of the game on the opening kickoff created a huge concern for the Mustangs’ coaching staff in their weather-shortened 14-6 loss at Nederland Friday night. As a result, the coaches will make it a tough week of practice on the team. And the team will make it a tough night on the visiting LC-M Battlin’ Bears Friday night at Dan Hooks Stadium in West Orange.

BRIDGE CITY over TARKINGTON—It’s always great to open the season with a resounding victory—especially on the road—which should make things much better for the Cardinals for their home opener Friday night.

WOODVILLE OVER ORANGEFIELD—The Eagles were outscored by another talented group of Eagles last week at Newton and will try to take out their frustrations on the visiting Bobcats Friday night. But don’t sell the ‘Cats short, they are more than capable of staging a huge upset.

VIDOR over BELLAIRE EPISCOPAL—The Pirates came out on top in their scoring match with Silsbee last week and should be able to handle this foe much better defensively.

DEWEYVILLE over CUSHING—The Pirates looked mighty powerful in their road win at West Hardin last week and should keep their winning streak alive at home Friday night if they don’t get over-confident.

LAMAR over NORTH AMERICAN UNIVERSITY—The Cardinals have been working real hard lining up their offense and defense for this opening game at Provost-Umphrey Stadium Saturday and should have the home fans feeling good when the final gun sounds.

McNEESE STATE over WEST FLORIDA—Hopefully the Cowboys won’t be looking ahead to next week’s big game at LSU and take care of business in this home opener at Cowboy Stadium.

HIGH SCHOOL—PN-G over Beaumont United, Beaumont West Brook over Tomball Memorial, Port Arthur Memorial over Barbers Hill, Nederland over Houston Austin, Coldspring over Lumberton, Silsbee over Jasper, Houston Wheatley over Hamshire-Fannett, East Chambers over Hardin-Jefferson, Liberty over Madisonville, Hemphill over Buna, Shepherd over Kirbyville, West Hardin over Kountze, Newton over Diboll, Warren over Evadale.

COLLEGE—Rutgers over Temple, Central Florida over Boise State, Appalachian State over East Carolina, North Carolina State over South Florida, Tennessee over Bowling Green and Ohio State over Minnesota (all Thursday); North Carolina over Virginia Tech, Wake Forest over Old Dominion, Duke over Charlotte and Northwestern over Michigan State (all Friday); Michigan over Western Michigan, Army over Georgia State, Kansas State over Stanford, Kentucky over Louisiana-Monroe, Oklahoma over Tulane, Wisconsin over Penn State, Arkansas over Rice, Oregon over Fresno State, West Virginia over Maryland, Iowa over Indiana, Cincinnati over Miami, O., Marshall over Navy, Alabama over Miami, Pittsburgh over Massachusetts, Missouri over Central Michigan, Mississippi State over Louisiana Tech, Texas over Louisiana-Lafayette, Southern Cal over San Jose State, Purdue over Oregon State, Texas Tech over Houston, Baylor over Texas State, Syracuse over Ohio, Auburn over Akron, Illinois over UTSA, Florida over Florida Atlantic, Georgia Tech over Northern Illinois, Clemson over Georgia, Southern Miss over Southern Alabama, Texas A&M over Kent State, LSU over UCLA, BYU over Arizona, California over Nevada, San Diego State over New Mexico State and Washington State over Utah State (all Sat.); Notre Dame over Florida State (Sunday); Ole Miss over Louisville (Monday).


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