H.S. Football Predictions for the Texas Panhandle


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Amarillo High opens the Class 5A bidistrict round in El Paso to face El Dorado on Friday. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]

Thursday’s game

Class 2A Division II

State semifinals

Wellington (13-0), vs Windthorst (13-1), 4 p.m. Thursday, Leo Brittain Field Lions Stadium, Vernon: This is a Region II third round rematch from a year ago where the Skyrockets handled the Trojans. A lot has changed in a year, look for to be a competitive for quarter physical slugfest. … Wellington 32, Windthorst 20.

Friday games

Class 3A Division II

State semifinals

Canadian (13-1) vs. Gunter (13-1), 7 p.m. Anthony Field Wildcats Stadium, Abilene Christian University: It doesn’t get any better than this fifth straight state semifinal between two powerhouses. This is a game worthy of AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Expect a dandy. … Canadian 27, Gunter 20

— Kale Steed

Last week: 2-0(1.000)

Season: 153-29 (.838)

Class 4A Division I

State semifinals

Canyon (12-1) vs. Argyle (14-0), 7:30 p.m., Anthony Field Wildcats Stadium, Abilene Christian University, Abilene: Goodness gracious what do we have here,

A state semifinal game, oh my dear.

When it comes to No. 1 Argyle, few think Canyon has a chance.

The giant will fall to Canyon’s ball-hawking D, says Lance. … Canyon 24, Argyle 22 

Class 5A Division I


El Paso Chapin (2-4) at Tascosa (7-2), noon, Dick Bivins Stadium: The 5A playoffs have arrived for the Rebs and Coach Plunk.

The opponent 2-4 El Paso Chapin, so many believe a Tascosa slam dunk.

Indeed, The Rebs will roll in this one at home,

That Tascosa triple option will find holes and roam. … Tascosa 45, Chapin 18

Amarillo High (6-3) at El Paso El Dorado (1-3), 2 p.m. Socorro Athletic Complex, El Paso: Crazy, crazy and more crazy in that no fans allowed;

Still, these Sandies will make their parents proud.

AHS has had two weeks to prepare for this one,

That time, and dominating defensive front, mean El Dorado is done. … Amarillo High 48, El Dorado 14

Class 5A Division II


Randall (4-5) at Fort Worth Southwest (7-2), 6 p.m., Clark Stadium, Fort Worth: If records mean anything Randall is toast,

But wait a second, before thinking Southwest in a coast.

Two years ago Randall stood in these same shoes,

And we know what happened, the Raiders with good news. … Randall 31, FW Southwest 21

— Lance Lahnert

Class 5A

Last week:  2-1 (.666)

Season:  29-5 (.852)

Class 4A

Last week: 1-0 (1.000)

Season: 39-9 (.812)

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