H.S. Football predictions for the Texas Panhandle


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The Dumas Demons make their way onto the field against Stephenville earlier this season. [John Moore/ Press Pass Sports]

Class 5A

Thursday’s game

Lub. Monterey (2-3, 1-1) at Caprock (1-4, 0-1), 7 p.m. This one likely determines a future playoff spot;

After a bye week Caprock is hungry and rested a lot.

Monterey proved last week it can play some D,

But so can The Rock, so we shall see. … Monterey 28, Caprock 17

Friday games

Amarillo High (4-1, 2-0) vs. Tascosa (4-1, 2-0) This is one of the top rivalries Amarillo has ever seen;

Game number 64 looks to be nothing close to routine.

AHS has beaten the Rebs the last two years,

The Rebs are going to play angry, I fears. … Tascosa 34, Amarillo High 24

Lub. Coronado (5-0 1-0) vs. Lubbock High  (0-2, 2-4), 7 p.m.

Look at the records of these two from The Hub City;

And yes, those records means this one won’t be pretty.

Of course, Coronado and QB Robertson can score galore;

But good gosh the Mustangs are playing D, Lubbock is done for. … Coronado 63, Lubbock High 7

Randall (2-4, 0-2) at Plainview (2-3, 0-1), 7 p.m Randall is desperate to keep alive the playoff dream;

Plainview is in the same boat as this Raiders team.

Randall’s four losses are by a total of 15 points;

Somehow, someway, Randall wins and doesn’t disappoints. … Randall 28, Plainview 17

Wichita Falls Rider (5-1, 2-0) at Lubbock Cooper (5-1, 2-0). … Postponed due to COVID-19.

Wichita Falls High (2-2, 1-1) at Abilene Wylie (2-1, 1-0), 7 p.m.

Old High is riding ol’ Mo from nipping Randall last week;

Wylie is a football team far from meek.

Things could get a little crazy on the scoreboard.

Me pick against Wylie at home? Good Lord. … Wylie 42, Old High 41

Class 4A

Pampa (8-1, 1-1) at Dumas (8-1, 2-0), 7 p.m.

Dumas proved last week it’s the team to beat in 3-4A;

The Demons home winning streak is 13, hey, hey, hey!

Pampa is banged up but still has eyes on a share of the crown;

However, Dumas is about to let their fans frown. … Dumas 31, Pampa 10

Canyon (7-1, 1-1) at Hereford (3-5, 0-2), 7 p.m. Canyon is in no mood to mess around after the Dumas loss.

But the Whitefaces want a win for DeLozier, their boss.

The Eagles defense will take care of this one;

Yes, I’m afraid it will be plenty to none. … Canyon 31, Hereford 0

Perryton (3-5, 2-1) at Borger (1-8, 1-2), 7 p.m.

Perryton and Coach Hab has clinched a playoff berth;

Playoffs? We know Borger would move Heaven and Earth;

A Borger upset and it’s in;

Man, but Perryton wants to enter the playoffs with a grin. … Perryton 24, Borger 13

Levelland (2-7, 1-2) at Seminole (3-6, 1-2), 7 p.m.

Lookee what we have here.

Winner is the playoffs, loser might be hunting deer.

Seminole can fling it around and has been showing some clout;

Meanwhile, Levelland has had its ups and downs, no doubt. … Seminole 30, Levelland 28.

— Lance Lahnert


Last week:  4-1  (.800)

Season: 15-3 (.833)


Last week: 3-1 (.750)

Season: 26-7 (.787)

Class 3A

Dalhart (6-3, 2-1) at River Road (4-5, 1-2), 7 p.m. The Wildcats can still get into the playoffs despite a loss to Dalhart, but a victory could help so much with their seeding. A Golden Wolves win secures them the No. 2-seed behind Bushland. … Dalhart 34, River Road 23

Littlefield (2-6, 1-2) at Muleshoe (2-6, 0-3), 7 p.m. Both teams need this game desperately for their playoff lives. The Wildcats just seem to be playing a little stronger at the moment. … Littlefield 28, Muleshoe 12

Canadian (8-1, 5-0) at Childress (7-1, 4-1), 7 p.m. A fantastic rivalry that has blossomed over the past five years rekindles at Fair Park Stadium in Childress on Friday night. No. 1 Canadian is going for a seventh straight outright district title. The Bobcats would love nothing more than to pull the upset. … Canadian 35, Childress 20

Spearman (8-1, 4-1) at Tulia (4-5, 1-4), 7 p.m. The Lynx wrap up the regular season in style on the road. … Spearman 44, Tulia 12

Highland Park (2-7, 2-3) at Friona (5-4, 2-3), 7 p.m. It’s a simple scenario. The winner is headed to the Class 3A Division II playoffs, while the loser heads to basketball season. … Friona 36, Highland Park 14

Class 2A

Sanford-Fritch (1-8, 1-4) at Panhandle (7-2, 4-0), 7 p.m. The Panthers are playing some really good football at the right time. … Panhandle 54, Sanford-Fritch 13

Farwell (7-2, 3-1) at Olton (6-3, 3-1), 7 p.m. This should be a heck of a ball game. Despite a loss to Panhandle, the Steers know what it takes to win. The Mustangs are another squad playing extremely well. The winner clinches the No. 2-seed out of the district with a W. … Farwell 30, Olton 24

WT High (3-6, 1-3) at Boys Ranch (0-9, 0-4), 7 p.m. The Comanches are postseason bound with a victory. … WT High 46, Boys Ranch 8

Sunray (5-4, 2-1) at Vega (7-2, 3-0), 7 p.m. Can the Longhorns get geared up after an emotional win against Stratford. They’ll need to if they want to claim the outright District 3-2A Division II crown. … Vega 38, Sunray 20

Stratford (4-5, 2-1) at Booker (2-6, 0-3), 7 p.m. The Elks are a tough team to beat when November rolls around. A victory against the Kiowas will assure Stratford the No. 2-seed out of the district. … Stratford 48, Booker 13

Wheeler (8-1, 3-0) at Wellington (8-0, 3-0), 7 p.m. For the second year in a row it’s a battle for the outright district championship. The No. 3-ranked Skyrockets are trying for an unbeaten regular season, as the No. 5 Mustangs look to keep their momentum rolling. … Wellington 30, Wheeler 18

Shamrock (5-4, 1-2) at Clarendon (6-3, 1-2), 7 p.m. The winner claims the No. 3-seed, while the loser takes the fourth and final playoff spot. … Clarendon 27, Shamrock 18

— Kale Steed

Last week: 9-4 (.692)

Season: 115-23 (.833)

Class 1A

Thursday’s game

Nazareth (5-5, 2-2) vs. Roby (5-4), 7 p.m. Lorenzo forfeited on Nazareth in the regular season finale, so Swifts head coach Steven Moore quickly picked up Roby for a good game to end the season on. … Nazareth 67, Roby 42

Friday games

White Deer (6-3, 2-1) at McLean (3-6, 1-2) 7 p.m. ​The Bucks have made a huge turnaround in the second half of the season. Last year this was a sought after game that the Tigers won, but this year the story is much different. …White Deer 72, McLean 28

Happy (8-1, 3-0) at Claude (2-7, 0-3) 7 p.m. ​The Cowboys will be riding high into the playoffs. … Happy 67, Claude 20

Springlake-Earth (5-3, 3-0) at Kress (4-5, 1-2) 7 p.m. ​This game could be closer than some think. The Wolverines have to come out prepared to play or the Kangaroos could jump on them. … Springlake-Earth 78, Kress 64

Miami (5-4, 2-1) at Darrouzett (0-8, 0-3) 7 p.m. ​In his first season at Miami head coach Clint Linman has lead his Warriors to a playoff berth, and will put the cap on great season Thursday night. … Miami 64, Darrouzett 20

Groom (8-1, 2-0) at Wildorado (8-1, 2-0) 7 p.m. ​In one of the most hyped district titles games of the year, its a matchup of the up and comers and the seasoned vets. Wildorado puts up a fight, but the Tigers offense seals the victory. … Groom 61, Wildorado 30

— Tommy King

Last Week: 5-0 (1.000)

Season: 67-11 (.859)

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