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By Joe Kazmar
For the Record 

Kaz's Fearless Forecast


Last updated 10/5/2021 at 6:24pm

Games This Week

WEST ORANGE-STARK over SILSBEE—After getting off to an unusually slow start this season, the Mustangs appear to be on their usual course at this time of the season. But they will be hosting the Silsbee Tigers, a team a few people (idiots) picked to win District 11-4A-II. The Tigers did beat a former state champion three weeks ago, but were upset by Orangefield in the district opener the following week while basking in their glory.

HUFFMAN over LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE—The Battlin’ Bears pulled off an upset last week by shutting out Jasper and could very well pull off another one in the District 10-4A-I opener Friday night against the undefeated Falcons who are highly ranked in the Houston area polls.

BRIDGE CITY over HARDIN-JEFFERSON—The Hawks are off to a slow start (1-4) and might eye the Cardinals as their only district conquest. The Redbirds would like nothing better than to even both their district and overall records before the home fans Friday night.

ORANGEFIELD over LIBERTY—The Bobcats proved they can win on the road, but the Panthers appear to be a stronger test for the scrappy ‘Cats. Their open date last week should help heal the bumps and bruises and give Orangefield an extra week to prepare for Friday night’s game. A word of warning—don’t look ahead to next week’s big home game against the Mighty Mustangs!!!

VIDOR over SPLENDORA—The Pirates escaped the pre-district schedule unscathed and begin District 10-4A-I play against a team with only one loss. It won’t be easy, but Vidor should come out still undefeated.

DEWEYVILLE over HULL-DAISETTA—The Pirates won only once before Friday’s District 12-2A-II opener and are ready to get down to business defending their district championship. But they must have success on the road.

SAM HOUSTON STATE over LAMAR—The Bearkats edged past rival Stephen F. Austin 21-20 last week and will welcome the Cardinals to their Huntsville home Saturday. They may prove to be unruly hosts.

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA over McNEESE STATE—The Cowboys got trampled by Incarnate Word last week and things won’t be any better when they return home Saturday to host the Lions from Hammond.

HIGH SCHOOL—Port Arthur Memorial over Galveston Ball, Beaumont West Brook over Humble, Friendswood over Beaumont United, Nederland over Texas City, Livingston over Lumberton, Rusk over Jasper, Buna over Hardin, East Chambers over Anahuac, Corrigan-Camden over Kountze, Newton over New Waverly, Evadale over High Island, Crosby over Kingwood Park, New Caney over Cleveland, Baytown Lee over Goose Creek Memorial.

COLLEGE—Coastal Carolina over Arkansas State and Houston over Tulane(Both Thursday); Cincinnati over Temple, Charlotte over Florida International and Arizona State over Stanford (all Friday); Alabama over Texas A&M, Georgia over Auburn, Iowa over Penn State, Texas over Oklahoma (Upset Special), Ole Miss over Arkansas, Notre Dame over Virginia Tech, Florida over Vanderbilt, BYU over Boise State, Michigan over Nebraska, Michigan State over Rutgers, UCLA over Arizona, Baylor over West Virginia, Wake Forest over Syracuse, North Carolina over Florida State, UConn over Massachusetts, UCF over East Carolina, Ohio State over Maryland, Bowling Green over Akron, Toledo over Northern Illinois, Buffalo over Kent state, Georgia Tech over Duke, Western Michigan over Ball State, Liberty over Middle Tennessee State, Louisville over Virginia, Air Force over Wyoming, Marshall over Old Dominion, Colorado State over San Jose State, USC over Utah, Oregon State over Washington State, Tennessee over South Carolina, SMU over Navy, TCU over Texas Tech, Kentucky over LSU, Missouri over North Texas, Texas State over South Alabama, UAB over Florida Atlantic, Tulsa over Memphis, Georgia State over Louisiana-Monroe, Wisconsin over Illinois, Miami, O. over Eastern Michigan, Troy over Georgia Southern, Central Michigan over Ohio, Southern Mississippi over UTEP, UTSA over Western Kentucky, San Diego State over New Mexico, Nevada over New Mexico State.

PRO PICKS—LA Rams over Seattle (Thursday Night); New England over Houston, Pittsburgh over Denver, Atlanta over NY Jets, Carolina over Philadelphia, Minnesota over Detroit, New Orleans over Washington, Tampa Bay over Miami, Tennessee over Jacksonville, Green Bay over Cincinnati, Las Vegas over Chicago, LA Chargers over Cleveland (Upset Special), Dallas over NY Giants, Buffalo over Kansas City (Upset Special) Arizona over San Francisco (All Sunday); Baltimore over Indianapolis.


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