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By Joe Kazmar
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Kaz's Fearless Forecast

 

Last updated 11/8/2022 at 4:27pm

High School Bi-District Playoff Games This Week

BELLVILLE (10-0) over WEST ORANGE-STARK (5-5)—7:30 p.m. Friday at Splendora—In a normal year these won-loss records would be reversed. But this season has been anything but normal for the Mustangs. It looks like a One-And-Done for the ‘Stangs unless they can come up with a “miracle upset”.

LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE (6-4) over KILGORE (7-3)—7 p.m. Friday at Abe Martin Stadium in Lufkin—The Battlin’ Bears must really battle to upset this opponent. They must reach back into their bag of tricks from last year’s great playoff run to make it to the next round. But I feel like they can!!!

ORANGEFIELD (8-2) over SHEPHERD (5-5) –7 p.m. Thursday at Sheldon ISD Stadium—The Bobcats were a very creditable team in Class 4A, so it’s not a huge surprise that they ran through District 10-3A as undefeated league champions after dropping down to 3A. But it’s the playoffs and anything can happen. Head Coach Josh Smalley will make sure nothing happens but another Bobcat victory.

VIDOR (6-4) over LINDALE (6-4)—Although the Pirates aren’t the district champs this year, it looks like they could advance further in the state playoffs in 2022.

DEWEYVILLE (7-3) over Tenaha (5-5) --7 p.m. Friday at Eagle Stadium in Woodville—Normally this would be categorized as an upset in previous years and could very well be that again Friday night. But the Pirates have been playing good football and should go to the next round if that continues.

NEW MEXICO STATE over LAMAR—The Cards are reaching out to another Division I opponent and should give them a good run for the big money they should get, but it looks like another loss for Lamar. However, an upset is not out of the question.

McNEESE STATE over HOUSTON CHRISTIAN—The Cowboys have been playing better football the second half of the season than at the beginning and could very well be formulating a mini-winning streak.

Other Playoff Games of Interest to Southeast Texas—Lumberton (9-1) over Palestine (4-5), Diboll (7-3) over Buna (4-6), Newton (9-1) over Hughes Springs (3-7), Brookshire Royal (9-1) over Hamshire-Fannett (7-3), Woodville (9-2) over East Chambers (7-3), Hemphill (9-1) over Waskom (5-4), Price-Carlisle (9-1) over Evadale (3-7), Anahuac (8-2) over Palestine Westwood (5-5), Port Arthur Memorial (8-2) over McKinney North (5-5), Jasper (7-3) over Sealy (6-4), Port Neches-Groves (8-2) over Montgomery (3-7), Barbers Hill (7-3) over Forney (7-3), Silsbee (10-0) over West Columbia (5-5), Tyler Chapel Hill (8-2) over Livingston (4-6).

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

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

 

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