H.S Football Predictions: The Press Pass Sports team predicts week 2 Texas Panhandle games


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The Bushland Falcons lineup for the coin toss before their game at Childress last week. [Mackenzie Teal/ Press Pass Sports]


Class 6A-5A

Friday’s games

Tascosa (1-0) vs. Amarillo High (0-1), 7:30 p.m. 

The 63rd meeting of this epic AISD rivalry has many story lines. But the bottom line is Tascosa made that incredible state semifinal run last year, however, in week 2 lost to AHS. Adding to the bottom line is the Sandies opened their 2019 season last week in eye-opening fashion. Like nobody could believe AHS lost to Frenship 31-0. Both schools want to prove something in this one. … Tascosa 35, AHS 14.

Canyon (1-0) vs. Randall (1-0), 7 p.m.

Crazy these schedule makers sticking us with the CISD and AISD rivalries on the same night. The Bro will be electric  as Randall and Canyon each took care of business last week starting 2019 with wins. This one is Hmmm? Can Canyon stop Randall’s running game? Can Randall stop Canyon’s passing game?. … Canyon 24, Randall 20.

Palo Duro (0-1) at Plainview (0-1), 7 p.m. 

The winner of this one secures much-needed momentum and confidence after frustrating opening season losses last week. Palo Duro was hurt with early turnovers and wound up giving up 50 to Canyon last week. I see the Dons coming in this one ticked off and ready to clean up those mistakes. … Palo Duro 31, Plainview 17.

— Lance Lahnert

Last week: 2-3 (.400)

Season: 3-3 (.500)

Class 4A-3A

Midland Greenwood (1-0) at Hereford (1-0), 7 p.m. Both teams are coming off impressive wins in their respective openers. If the Whitefaces control the line of scrimmage like they did against Caprock, they’ll be hard to stop. … Hereford 27, Midland Greenwood 21.

Lubbock Estacado (1-0) at Pampa (1-0), 7 p.m. The Harvesters will need to bring their A game with a very salty Matadors team rolling in. Pampa’s offense is going to have to put up points to compensate for the Estacado speed. … Estacado 42, Pampa 26.

Borger (0-1) at Lubbock High (0-1), 7:30 p.m. The Bulldogs gave rival Pampa everything they wanted and more. On the other hand, the Westerners struggled with Seminole. … Borger 30, Lubbock High 20.

Dalhart (1-0) at Bushland (1-0), 7 p.m. The Falcons will want to clean up some play after clinging to a victory against Childress. The Golden Wolves will get a good gage to see where they’re at as a team. … Bushland 34, Dalhart 22.

Childress (0-1) at Perryton (0-1), 7 p.m. This is always one of the funner matchups of former district rivals of years past. Both struggled, yet showed progression in their season openers. Go with the Bobcats in a slugfest. … Childress 19, Perryton 12.

River Road (0-1) at Canadian (1-0), 7 p.m. It wasn’t the season opener the No. 3-ranked Wildcats had in mind last week, and this isn’t the River Road of old. Canadian wins, but not in a route. … Canadian 31, River Road 16.

Sanford-Fritch (0-1) at Spearman (1-0), 7 p.m. Homecoming was a success for the Lynx last week against Memphis. The Eagles want to bounce back from a rough road trip at Slaton. … Spearman 28, Sanford-Fritch 13.

—Kale Steed

Last week: 7-0 (.1000)

Season: 7-0 (.1000)

Class 2A

Friday’s games

West Texas High (0-1) at Stratford (1-0), 7 p.m.

The Comanches put up a dog fight against 3A powerhouse Canadian in last week’s loss. Watch for the Elks’ ground attack in an attempt to hold the ball from a fast-paced spread offense who is very capable of explosive plays. … West Texas High 28, Stratford 21

Panhandle (1-0) at Memphis (0-1), 7 p.m.

The Cyclones struggled defensively against Spearman. Look for the Panthers to have another outstanding week with three rushers already surpassing 150+ yards on the ground. … Panhandle 55, Memphis 20.

Vega (1-0) at Boys Ranch (0-1), 7 p.m

It’s the 54th meeting of the historic Oldham County Championship. The Vega Longhorns will be led to victory over a struggling Roughriders squad by dual-threat quarterback Carson Kirkland. A win for Vega adds to the Longhorns’ 28-24-1 record in the rivalry. … Vega 47, Boys Ranch 12.

Wheeler (1-0) vs. Hamlin (1-0), 7 p.m. Fair Park Stadium, Childress

Could we be seeing a Class 2A Region II playoff preview in Childress? The Mustangs were sharp last week against Trinity Christian. Hamlin made a late playoff serge in 2018 and have started off the new season in a superb fashion, beating Anson handily. Expect a great game. … Hamlin 44, Wheeler 34.

Wellington (1-0) at Fredrick, Okla., (1-0), 7 p.m.

The Skyrockets wiped that bitter taste of an early exit from the playoffs out of their mouth with a 44-0 blowout at Clayton, N.M. The victory was Wellington head coach Greg Proffitt’s first of what he hopes is many. Let’s say he makes it two in a row Friday night. … Wellington 42, Fredrick, Okla. 14.

Sunray (0-1) at Gruver (1-0), 7 p.m.

The Greyhounds didn’t seem to miss a beat in their season opener, beating Texhoma, Okla. 61-19. Sunray, however, didn’t fair well getting drubbed by rival Stratford, 63-7 loss. Greyhounds QB and Oklahoma commit Jalin Conyers will have another big night in this one. … Gruver 56, Sunray 18. 

Clarendon (1-0) at Highland Park (1-0), 7 p.m.

The Hornets are oozing with confidence since finding win column last week at Booker. The competition stiffens this week with a very sound Clarendon Broncos team visiting Hornets Stadium. … Clarendon 35, Highland Park 18.

Friona (1-0) at Bovina (1-0), 7 p.m.

The Chieftains were the talk of week 1, throttling Farwell 61-6. Now it’s Bovina’s turn to see if they can slow down the mighty Chieftains. If Friona gets the run game going, look out. … Friona 42, Bovina 16.

Crosbyton (0-1) at Farwell (0-1), 7 p.m.

These two teams are looking for must-needed wins to get the wheels turning. Both were embarrassed last week, losing by a combined 124-6 deficit. Luckily, it’s a long season and a chance to get better week to week. … Farwell 23, Crosbyton 8.

Dimmitt (0-1) at Olton (0-1), 7 p.m.

The Bobcats travel to Olton Friday in search of their first win of the 2019 season. The Mustangs are also in need of that first W.. Olton takes this one. … Olton 28, Dimmitt 18

Bo Dickinson 

Last Week: 6-1 (.857)

Season: 6-2 (.750)

Class 1A

Friday’s games

Claude (1-0) at Valley (1-0), 7:30 p.m. Both teams rolled in Week 1 combining to win by a combined score of 106-6. Expect a high scoring affair, but the home team should take this one. … Valley 78, Claude 48.

White Deer (1-0) at Paducah (1-0), 7:30 p.m. The Bucks made a leap from No. 3 to No. 1 according to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.. White Deer continues to test themselves this season with one of the toughest schedules in Six-man. The Bucks defense is the difference in this one. … White Deer 72, Paducah 50.

McLean (1-0) at Groom (1-0), 7:30 p.m. McLean dropped a spot to No. 3 despite a convincing win over Blum in Jayton. Expect them to try and make a statement this week. On the other hand, Groom has a lot to prove. Either way, the Tigers win. … McLean 62, Groom 16.

Lefors (1-0) at Miami (1-0), 7:30 p.m. If Miami wants to make it in District 1-1A Division I, they’re going to have to start here. This is a game they’d have to play their absolute best in to get through. Lefors is a tough matchup. … Lefors 58, Miami 42.

Nazareth (0-0) at Ropes (1-0), 7:30 p.m. Nazareth’s first game of the season was cancelled due to lightning. Expect the Swifts to come out slow, but finish strong. … Nazareth 75, Ropes 62.

—Tommy King

Last week: 6-1 (.857)

Season: 7-1 (.875)


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