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Games This Weekend

JASPER over WEST ORANGE-STARK—The Bulldogs have an unblemished record in District 9-4A while the Mustangs are struggling just to have a possible shot at the state playoffs as the No. 4 seed. This situation will probably be intact when this contest concludes in the Piney Woods Friday night.

LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE over SPLENDORA—The Battlin’ Bears faced a high-scoring Livingston Lions team last week and shut them down methodically. They had better not look past Friday’s opponent and be thinking about next week’s big game at Lumberton.

BRIDGE CITY over HARDIN-JEFFERSON—This is one of the few District 9-4A games in which the Cardinals are playing a team of equal caliber. It’s a home game and their supporters deserve to see a well-played contest that results in a Redbird victory.

VIDOR over LIVINGSTON—The Pirates suffered a tough loss last week at Lumberton and should bounce back into the win column this week. But the Lions are capable of lighting the scoreboard often, so the Pirates better throw some defense at them.

DEWEYVILLE over HULL-DAISETTA—The Pirates had a tough time subduing Colmesneil last week and things will not be any easier this week, except Friday night’s game will be in the friendly confines of Pirates Stadium in Deweyville.

LAMAR over PRAIRIE VIEW A&M---This may be the Cardinals only shot at a victory this season. Fortunately, they have had two weeks to prepare for this home game at Provost-Umphrey Stadium in Beaumont. And there’s a good chance this first taste of victory could be contagious.

NICHOLLS STATE over McNEESE STATE---The Colonels used to give the Cowboys all they could handle when the Pokes were a good team. With only one win to show for 2022 so far, they are not a good team. This game is in Thibodaux Saturday where the Cowboys have always had trouble winning. That trend continues.

HIGH SCHOOL---Summer Creek over Beaumont United, Kingwood over Beaumont West Brook. Port Arthur Memorial over Baytown Lee, Galena Park North Shore over Nederland, Port Neches-Groves over Santa Fe, Silsbee over Hamshire-Fannett, Lumberton over Huffman, Newton over Kountze, Hemphill over Warren, Woodville over Crockett, Anahuac over Buna, Kirbyville over Hardin, East Chambers over Tarkington, Evadale over Colmesneil, Chester over Burkeville, High Island over Leverrette’s Chapel, Lovelady over Sabine Pass, St. John XXIII over Beaumont Kelly.

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

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


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