H.S Football Predictions: The Press Pass Sports team predicts Week 11 Texas Panhandle games


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The Tascosa Rebels take the field during a game earlier this season. [Trevor Fleeman/ Press Pass Sports]

Thursday’s games

Class 5A

Tascosa (8-1, 4-0) vs. Lubbock Coronado (5-4, 4-1), 7 p.m., Lowrey Field at PlainsCapital Park, Lubbock

A Tascosa win is worth the whole district enchilada in 2-5A,

Something the Rebs haven’t done since ’88, hey, hey.

Coronado has a share of the title on its mind,

That pot of gold vs. No. 4 Tascosa will be tough to find.

No upset here, the Rebs are loaded all over the place,

Tascosa celebrates, then, clear eyes on the playoff race. … Tascosa 42, Lubbock Coronado 17

Class 1A

Follett (9-0, 3-0) at Hedley (8-1, 1-1), 7 p.m. The Owls have a lot on the line in their last game of the season. It’s unfortunate it all comes down to the Panthers being the final obstacle. Follett is on another level this season. … Follett 48, Hedley 7

Friday’s games

Class 5A

Palo Duro (5-4, 1-3) vs. Lubbock Monterey (3-6, 1-4), 7 p.m.

PD’s first year under Coach Mims has been a treat,

The Dons in the playoff hunt until last week’s beat.

Monterey is also out of the playoff hunt,

But neither will take this one lightly and punt.

The Dons have to stop the run to beat Monterey,

But that’s not the Dons strength, sorry to say. … Monterey 34, Palo Duro 24

Caprock (3-6, 2-3) at Lubbock High (1-8, 0-5), 7 p.m., Lowrey Field at PlainsCapital Park, Lubbock

The Rock rolled into the playoffs last week beating PD,

What a night by Carrasco, five touchdowns running free.

Lubbock High has been outscored 276-19 in district play,

So Caprock has a chance for a sunshiny day.

If the Horns don’t fumble or throws picks,

I’m afraid Lubbock High will take its licks. … Caprock 44, Lubbock 7

Randall (5-4, 2-2) at Lubbock Cooper (8-1, 4-0), 7 p.m.

The Raiders have lost two in a row,

Meanwhile, Cooper continues to put on a show.

Randall can ensure the No. 3 playoff seed with a win,

Cooper goes for a district title – again.

Randall has seen these Pirates many times before,

Still, Burd and Co. will find scoring a chore. …Cooper 42, Randall 24

Abilene Wylie (3-6, 1-3) at Plainview (0-4, 1-8), 7 p.m.

A Toilet Bowl game to end the season,

I want to pick Plainvew, but give me a reason. … Wylie 34, Plainview 28


Wichita Falls Rider (8-1, 3-1) vs. Wichita Falls High (2-6, 2-2), 7 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Wichita Falls

We have rivalry time in The Falls,

Not much of a game, powerful Rider mauls.

Rider 48, Old High 17

— Lance Lahnert

Last week: 6-0 (1.000)

Season: 36-8 (.818)

Class 4A

Dumas (6-2, 2-0) at Pampa (6-3, 0-2), 7 p.m.

Dumas is looking for a fifth straight unbeaten district season as coach Aaron Dunnam is 11-0 in district play in his four seasons at the school after taking over for his brother Chad, now at Amarillo High. The Demons appear to have hit their stride after shutting down Canyon’s offense last week. Pampa, meanwhile has struggled mightily defensively in two district games. That recipe adds up to a 19th straight district win for the Demons. … Dumas 42, Pampa 20

Hereford (6-3, 1-1) at Canyon (7-2, 1-1), 7 p.m.

This one is as clear-cut as can be in determining playoff seeding – winner claims district’s No. 2 seed, the loser is No. 3. Both teams put up huge offensive numbers against Pampa but Hereford carries in some momentum from doing it more recently while Canyon was shut out in the first half in losing to district No. 1 seed Dumas, ending a seven-game winning streak. Otherwise, Canyon’s been more consistent all season and is at home, so go with the Eagles to soar to victory. … Canyon 38, Hereford 28

Borger (3-6, 1-2) at Perryton (2-7, 1-2), 7 p.m.

Like Hereford-Canyon, this one is for playoff positioning, with the winner taking the district’s No. 3 seed and the loser No. 4. Both teams have been looking for consistency all season, but Perryton appears to have made more progress since the beginning of district play. Add to the fact the Rangers are playing at home to close the regular season on Senior Night, and that makes them a solid favorite. … Perryton 34, Borger 13

Seminole (4-5, 2-1) at Levelland (1-8, 0-3), 7 p.m.

This game carries no meaning in the standings, since Seminole is assured the district’s No. 2 seed in its first season under former Pampa coach Greg Poynor, and Levelland is guaranteed to miss the playoffs. Levelland did show some fight in losing to unbeaten district champion Lubbock Estacado last week and is playing for pride at home to close the season, but it won’t be enough to win. … Seminole 31, Levelland 20

— Lee Passmore

Last week: 1-3 (.250)

Season: 35-10 (.777)

Class 3A

River Road (5-4, 1-2) at Dalhart (2-7, 1-2), 7 p.m.

This will be a seeding matchup in District 2-3A Division I. The winner grabs third place, while the loser takes the fourth and final playoff spot. … River Road 34, Dalhart 22

Muleshoe (4-5, 2-1) at Littlefield (3-6, 0-3), 7 p.m.

The Mules are locked in for the No. 2-seed in District 2-3A Division I. The goal will be to get out of Littlefield with a win, and healthy. … Muleshoe 40, Littlefield 20

Childress (8-0, 5-0) at Canadian (7-2, 4-1), 7 p.m.

Is this the year the Bobcats dethrone the Wildcats as District 3-3A Division II champions? Childress is hungry to make it happen, and can get coach Jason Sims his 100th career victory. It won’t be easy, but the Bobcats get it done. … Childress 38, Canadian 21

Tulia (6-3, 3-2) at Spearman (5-4, 2-3), 7 p.m.

The winner heads to the playoffs, the loser goes to basketball. … Tulia 34, Spearman 21

Friona (7-2, 3-2) at Highland Park (0-9, 0-5), 7 p.m.

The Chieftains head into the playoffs with a lot of momentum on their side. … Friona 48, Highland Park 6

Class 2A

Panhandle (4-5, 4-0) at Sanford-Fritch (4-5, 3-1), 7 p.m.

The Panthers take the outright District 1-2A Division I title with a win. However, the Eagles can throw a kink into things with a victory. … Panhandle 42, Fritch 26

Olton (6-3, 2-2) at Farwell (7-2, 3-1), 7 p.m.

If the Steers secondary can contain the Mustangs passing game, Farwell should take care of business. … Farwell 29, Olton 18

Boys Ranch (1-8, 0-4) at WT High (0-9, 0-4), 7 p.m.

The Roughriders end a much improved season on a high-note. … Boys Ranch 35, WT High 12

Sudan (2-7, 2-1) at New Home (6-3, 3-0), 7 p.m.

All of sudden the Hornets have found their buzz, but a District 2-2A Division II championship is too important to the Leopards to pass this game up. … New Home 23, Sudan 13

Ropes (5-3, 0-3) at Smyer (0-9, 0-3), 7 p.m.

The scenario is simple. Winner goes to the playoffs, while the loser goes home. … Ropes 20, Smyer 9

Booker (1-7, 0-3) at Stratford (8-1, 3-0), 7 p.m.

Nobody is playing better football than the Elks heading into the postseason. … Stratford 50, Booker 7

Vega (6-3, 1-2) at Sunray (4-5, 1-2), 7 p.m.

The Longhorns can clinch the No. 3-seed out of District 3-2A Division II with a win. … Vega 43, Sunray 18

Clarendon (8-1, 3-0) at Shamrock (7-2, 2-1), 7 p.m.

The Broncos can wrap up an outright District 4-2A Division II title with a road win. Don’t expect the Irish to go down without a fight with plenty to play for. … Clarendon 29, Shamrock 21

Wellington (5-3, 2-1) at Wheeler (4-5, 1-2), 7 p.m.

A win for the Skyrockets puts them in great shape for a playoff push. … Wellington 45, Wheeler 13

— Kale Steed

Last week: 11-3 (.785)

Season: 121-31 (.801)

Class 1A

McLean (5-4, 1-2) at White Deer (2-7, 1-2) 7 p.m.

Both of these teams have been powerhouse names in past, but this game has no extra incentives other than bragging rights. Give me the Bucks pulling out the close win. … White Deer 68, McLean 62

Claude (2-7, 0-3) at Happy (6-3, 2-1) 7 p.m. The Cowboys will get some extra momentum heading into the playoffs with a win to cap off their final game of the season at home. Claude has made strides in 2021, but Happy is far and above. … Happy 50, Claude 14

Kress (5-4, 2-1) at Springlake-Earth (8-1, 3-0) 7 p.m.

Springlake-Earth secures the the District 2-1A Division I championship with a victory, but the Kangaroos will be more than happy to play spoiler. Kress hangs around, but it will be the Wolverines in the end. … Earth 82, Kress 70

Darrouzett (1-8, 0-3) at Miami (4-5, 2-1), 7 p.m.

The Warriors will enjoy having a .500 record heading into the playoffs after a slow start to their season. … Miami 56, Darrouzett 12

Wildorado (8-1, 3-0) at Groom (6-3, 3-0), 7:30 p.m.

It all comes down to these two teams once again for the District 2-1A Division II crown. After two very different seasons than years past, I think we see a common sight of the Tigers coming out as district champs. … Groom 60, Wildorado 20

Silverton (2-7, 0-2) at Hart (1-8, 0-2), 7:30 p.m.

Who comes out of this one with their first district win in the final game of the regular season. Give me the Owls in a knock down drag out defensive battle. … Silverton 38, Hart 34

— Tommy King

Last Week: 7-0 (1.000)

Season: 68-13 (.840)

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