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H.S. Football Predictions for the Texas Panhandle


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

Bidistrict

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

Bidistrict

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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