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By Joe Kazmar
For the Record 

Kaz'z Fearless Forecast


Last updated 9/20/2022 at 1:38pm

Games This Weekend

SILSBEE over WEST ORANGE-STARK—The defense that spurred the Mustangs on to win 18 straight district championships and has been one of the top models in the State of Texas for more than 40 years under Dan Hooks and Cornel Thompson, appears to be on vacation this year as it couldn’t stop the area’s best Class 3A team in the final minutes last week, so how can we expect it to even slow down our area’s best 4A team Friday night??

ORANGEFIELD over BUNA—The Bobcats head to Friday night’s District 10-3A lid-lifter after being soundly thrashed by a good Woodville team while the Coogs enjoyed plastering 75 points on the board against Kountze to indoctrinate their new head coach. But the games are for real now and the ‘Cats are ready to rumble.

HAMSHIRE-FANNETT over BRIDGE CITY—Everybody’s District 9-4A record is 0-0 going into this week’s action and the Cards would like nothing more than to start off with a nice victory. But they will have to play error-free football for this upset to occur. I’m rooting for this pick to be all wet.

VIDOR over TRINITY CHRISTIAN—The Pirates got that elusive first victory last week against Lake Charles St. Louis and would love to go into their bye next week on a two-game winning streak. But they must continue to play sound football to do it.

DEWEYVILLE over CHILTON—I don’t know a thing about this opponent, but the Pirates need this win before District 12-2A starts in two weeks.

NORTHWESTERN STATE over LAMAR—The Cardinals are still searching for their first victory of the season and their trip to Natchitoches could end the losing streak, but only if the Redbirds show a lot more offense than in the three losses. Remember, their opponent is the Demons and plan to demonize this Saturday visitor.

MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE over McNEESE STATE—The Cowboys are in the same boat as Lamar, searching desperately for that initial triumph of the season. The Cowboys are scoring points, but are surrendering too many.

HIGH SCHOOL—Galena Park North Shore over Beaumont United, Summer Creek over Beaumont West Brook, Port Arthur Memorial over Baytown Sterling (Thurs.), Fort Bend Willowridge over Nederland, Fort Bend Marshall over Port Neches-Groves, Jasper over Liberty, Columbus over Huffman, Newton over Warren, Lumberton over Tatum, Anderson-Shiro over Kountze, Diboll over Woodville, Anahuac over Hardin, East Chambers over Kirbyville, Evadale over Northside Home School, Calvert over Burkeville, High Island over Bracken Christian, Chester over Emery/Weiner, KIPP Generations over Sabine Pass.

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

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


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