Eastland vs. Bangs – The Mavs and Dragons are very closely matched. On paper this game is a tossup. The intangibles go to the Mavs and there has been a extra week to get rested, as well as focused. There will be a huge Eastland crowd in Clyde. Mavs roar into playoffs and win by 14.
Breckenridge vs. Ballinger – This should be a three-alarm barn burner. Two programs filled with winning traditions. Ballinger has found ways to win all year long and on paper seem to be the favorite. But the edge for hard nose football goes to the Bucks. In a smash mouth, knock down drag out, the Bucks win by 2.
Ranger vs. Dawson – Ranger will face a lot of speed in Dawson. They have some key wins against some really good teams. On the other hand they took a severe beating from Bremond whose program is over rated. I would like to think the Dawgs pull off the upset, but reality says otherwise. Ranger falls by 21.
Gorman vs. Chilton – The last couple of games the Panthers have stepped up a couple of notches. This included a unexpected win against Meridian as well as a really good showing against a talented Baird team. This week they fight but fall by 24.
Strawn vs. Jayton – The Jaybirds have been on a roll as of late. But they have lost most games against any decent competition. The game will be on the turf at Trent and should draw a large crowd. I see a blow out coming as the Hounds explode like days of old. Strawn destroys the Birds like a blast of buckshot. Hounds howl, win by 35