Kaz's Fearless Forecast
Last updated 11/16/2021 at 5:08pm
High School Playoff Games This Weekend
WEST ORANGE-STARK (9-1) over JASPER (6-4) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Beaumont ISD Memorial Stadium (The Butch) in Beaumont-The Mustangs outclassed La Marque so much (49-0) that the second half was played with a running clock. Jasper is not the same powerful team of the past and had to scramble to get past Waco Connally (23-20) just to get to play the 'Stangs. This game could be close, but don't bet on it.
LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE (9-2) over WEST COLUMBIA (6-4) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Maddry Memorial Stadium in Channelview-The Battlin' Bears have a much better season record while their opponents were the fourth seed in their district. But WC pummeled No.1 seed North Forest 65-18 last week, so they can't be all bad. LC-M must continue to do what they have been doing and should get to the next round of the state playoffs.
McNEESE STATE over NORTHWESTERN STATE-The Cowboys are hoping to finish the season with a win over the Demons Saturday night in Lake Charles after whipping winless Houston Baptist 44-3 Saturday.
OTHER PLAYOFF GAMES OF INTEREST TO AREA-Montgomery (10-0) over Port Neches Groves (7-4), Barbers Hill (6-5) over A&M Consolidated (9-2), Carthage (10-0) over Hamshire-Fannett (8-3), Crosby (9-2) over Marshall (8-3), Hallettsville (9-2) over Diboll (8-3), East Chambers (8-3) over Little River Academy (10-1), Lorena (9-2) over Woodville (7-3), Columbus (9-2) over Anahuac (9-2), Newton (9-2) over DeKalb (8-3), Wortham (6-5) over West Sabine (4-6), Evadale (8-2) over Bremond (5-6), Shiner (11-0) over Three Rivers (7-4), Refugio (11-0) over Flatonia (6-4), Holland (9-2) over Shelbyville (7-4), Timpson (9-0) over Thorndale (8-3), Daingerfield (9-2) over Elysian Fields (9-2), West Rusk (11-0) over New Waverly (9-2), El Campo (10-1) over Lindale (7-4), China Spring (11-0) over Sealy (8-3), Bellville (11-0) over Rusk (9-2), Texarkana Texas High (11-0) over Texas City (10-1), Houston C.E. King (9-2) over Alvin Shadow Creek (9-2), Katy (11-0) over Houston Stratford (10-1), Galena Park North Shore (10-1) over Clear Springs (7-4).
COLLEGE-Ball State over Central Michigan, Buffalo over Northern Illinois (both Today); Nicholls State over Southeastern Louisiana. Louisville over Duke (both Thursday); Louisiana Tech over Southern Mississippi, Air Force over Nevada, Washington State over Arizona, Houston over Memphis (all Friday); Georgia over Charleston Southern, Alabama over Arkansas, Oregon over Utah, Ohio State over Michigan State, Cincinnati over SMU, Michigan over Maryland, Oklahoma over Iowa State, Notre Dame over Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State over Texas Tech, Texas A&M over Prairie View, Clemson over Wake Forest (Upset Special), Baylor over Kansas State, BYU over Georgia Southern, Ole Miss over Vanderbilt, North Carolina State over Syracuse, Auburn over South Carolina, Wisconsin over Nebraska, Purdue over Northwestern, Iowa over Illinois, Pittsburgh over Virginia, San Diego State over UNLV, UTSA over UAB, Liberty over Louisiana-Lafayette, Western Kentucky over Florida Atlantic, Kent State over Akron, Kentucky over New Mexico State, Penn State over Rutgers, Tulane over South Florida, West Virginia over Texas, Mississippi State over Tennessee State, Army over Massachusetts, North Carolina over Wofford, Coastal Carolina over Texas State, Georgia State over Arkansas State, Sam Houston State over Abilene Christian, Incarnate Word over Houston Baptist, Washington over Colorado, Appalachian State over Troy, Navy over East Carolina, Minnesota over Indiana, Marshall over Charlotte, Middle Tennessee State over Old Dominion, Florida over Missouri, TCU over Kansas, Rice over UTEP, Tulsa over Temple, UCLA over USC, Central Florida over Connecticut, North Texas over Florida International, Tennessee over South Alabama, Virginia Tech over Miami, Utah State over Wyoming, LSU over Louisiana-Monroe, Boise State over New Mexico, Arizona State over Oregon State, Hawaii over Colorado State (all Saturday).
PRO PICKS-New England over Atlanta (Thursday Night); Tennessee over Houston, Baltimore over Chicago, Cleveland over Detroit, Green Bay over Minnesota, Buffalo over Indianapolis, Miami over NY Jets, Philadelphia over New Orleans, San Francisco over Jacksonville, Carolina over Washington, Cincinnati over Las Vegas, Arizona over Seattle, Dallas over Kansas City (Upset Special), LA Chargers over Pittsburgh (all Sunday); Tampa Bay over NY Giants (Monday Night). Bye week for Denver, LA Rams.