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H.S. Football predictions for the Texas Panhandle


Perryton cheerleaders lead the Rangers on the field against Pampa last Friday at Harvesters Field. [David Erickson/ For Press Pass Sports]


Class 5A

Thursday games

Dumas (4-1) at Caprock (1-1), 7 p.m. Dumas had the week off pissed over a rare loss;

Caprock riding Big Mo from Randall win showing its sauce.

A lot of orange will be on this field,

I’m seeing the Demons with the W and looking healed. … Dumas 21, The Rock 13.


Palo Duro (0-2) at Pampa (6-0), 7 p.m. This is a COVID game scheduled late last week;

Defending Pampa’s prolific offense is not for the meek.

Last week Palo Duro had Plainview on the ropes;

This week Pampa losing for the first time? Nopes. … Pampa 50, Palo Duro 21


Friday games

Odessa Permian (2-0) vs. Tascosa (1-1), 7 p.m. at Buffalo Stadium. Friday Nights Lights itself arrives at home of the Buffs;

Tascosa’s nondistrict schedule continues with no cream puffs.

The Rebs are hungry after the loss to Lee;

Can Mojo stop the option run? That will be the key. … Tascosa 35, Mojo 31


Randall (1-1) at Amarillo High (1-1), 7 p.m.

Here it is The Battle of Bell Street;

Randall losing that way to Caprock last week was no treat;

AHS lost its starting QB (injury) last week and still won,

The Sandies 2020 home opener will be their moment in the sun. … Amarillo High 38, Randall 21.

— Lance Lahnert

Last week: 2-2 (.500)

Season: 6-2 (.750)


Class 4A

Canyon (5-0) at Andrews (5-1), 7 p.m. Andrews is cranking out 46 points a game;

No TDs allowed in four games is Canyon’s D fame;

Last year Andrews spoiled Canyon’s season;

Canyon will remain undefeated for that reason. … Canyon 31, Andrews 21


SA Lake View (4-2) at Hereford (2-3), 7 p.m. The Herd has a strong tradition at home;

But Lake View offense this year can roam.

This one is a toughie to pick,

The Lake View offense will click. … Lake View 45, Hereford 20


Borger (0-6, 0-0) at Levelland (1-5, 0-0), 7 p.m. This is a District 2-4A DII opener in Lobo Land;

One win between the two isn’t so grand.

Levelland has played the tougher schedule to date;

The difference will be Levelland’s offense. No debate. … Levelland 28, Borger 14


Perryton (0-4) vs. Alpine (3-2), 6 p.m. at Sundown. Perryton’s previous opponents are a combined 18-4.

Not an excuse, but nothing to ignore.

These schools 522 miles apart so for sure a neutral site;

Ever-improving Perryton will take its first W bite. ... Perryton 21, Alpine 17

Last week: 3-0 (.1000)

Season: 19-3 (.863)


Class 3A

Muleshoe (2-3, 0-0) at Bushland (3-2, 0-0), 7 p.m. Bushland brought home a nice win last week over Estacado in dominating fashion. Muleshoe is improved from a year ago but the Falcons have too much offense. ... Bushland 42, Muleshoe 17


River Road (3-3, 0-0) at Littlefield (1-4, 0-0), 7 p.m. River Road has turned its season around with back-to-back wins just in time for district. ... River Road 32, Littlefield 20


Canadian (4-1, 1-0) at Highland Park (1-5, 1-1), 7 p.m. The No. 1-ranked Wildcats haven’t lost a district game since 2012, and I don’t see it happening Friday. Make it 39 straight district victories for Canadian. ... Canadian 48, Highland Park 14.


Childress (5-1, 1-1) at Dimmitt (0-6, 0-2), 7 p.m. If Childress clicks like it did last week this could be short night in Dimmitt. ... Childress 45, Dimmitt 12


Tulia (4-2, 1-1) at Friona (4-1, 1-0), 7 p.m. This is the key game In District 3-3A Division II on Friday. The winner is on the fast track toward a playoff spot while the loser will have work to do. ... Friona 35, Tulia 21


Class 2A

Boys Ranch (0-4, 0-0) at Farwell (4-1, 0-0), 7 p.m. There’s not much buzz around the Steers but there should be. This is a dangerous team heading into District 1-2A Division I play. ... Farwell 40, Boys Ranch 12


Sanford-Fritch (0-5, 0-0) at West Texas High (2-3, 0-0), 7 p.m. The Cruz brothers have the ability to put on a show anytime they step on the turf for the Comanches. Can Fritch keep up? ... WT High 42, Sanford-Fritch 18


Sudan (3-3, 0-0) at Bovina (1-4, 0-0), 7 p.m. Don’t let the Mustangs record fool you. Injuries and a tough nondistrict schedule hampered Bovina. Leader and QB Cole Emery is back ready to make noise. ... Bovina 27, Sudan 26.


Vega (4-2, 0-0) at Gruver (1-5, 0-0), 7 p.m. The Longhorns are feeling confident heading into district after a huge win at Clarendon. It’s not the Greyhounds best year, but don’t expect a let down from the Horns. ... Vega 36, Gruver 14


Clarendon (5-1, 0-0) at Memphis (3-3, 0-0), 7 p.m. Despite a loss last week to Vega the Broncos are still a team to keep a serious eye on in District 4-2A District II. ... Clarenon 35, Memphis 14.


Shamrock (4-2, 0-0) at Wellington (5-0, 0-0), 7 p.m. Wellington opens its district schedule playing great football against struggling Shamrock. ... Wellington 45, Shamrock 16.


Ballinger (4-1) vs. Sunray (4-2), 7 p.m. at Lubbock Cooper. This game was added earlier in the week after the Bobcats were suppose to open district with Booker. The Kiowas had to cancel with COVID-19 concerns but luckily Ballinger was able to step up. ... Ballinger 27, Sunray 18.

— Kale Steed

Last week: 10-3 (.769)

Season: 73-17 (.811)


Class 1A

Thursday’s game

Springlake-Earth (2-2) at Groom (5-1), 7 p.m. ​Groom could be on upset alert in this contest, as the Wolverines continue to figure out Six-man football. Earth gave White Deer a scare, but the Tigers offense can outlast the best of them. ... Groom 67, Springlake Earth 60


Friday games

McLean (2-4, 0-0) at Valley (4-0, 0-0), 7 p.m. ​The Patriots have continued their success even after a two week break. Expect them to stay undefeated this week against McLean. ... Valley 55, McLean 22


Claude (2-4, 0-0) at White Deer (4-2, 0-0), 7 p.m. ​This is the start of a tough district. The Bucks need to pick themselves up after a loss last week. ... White Deer 58, Claude 24


Nazareth (3-3, 0-0) at Petersburg (3-3, 0-0), 7 p.m. ​The Swifts are riding high after upsetting White Deer in Week 6, but they cannot overlook this Petersburg team. The Nazareth defense will be the difference maker. ... Nazareth 62, Petersburg 35


Follett (6-0, 0-0) at Lefors (0-5, 0-0), 7 p.m. ​The Panthers are in it for blood this year. They’ve been to the top and to the bottom in recent years and are ready to be back in the mix for a state championship. It starts Friday night in Lefors. ... Follett 72, Lefors 44


Darrouzett (0-5, 0-0) at Hedley (3-3, 0-0), 7 p.m. ​The Owls snapped a three-game losing skid last week, and are now looking at an opening for a playoff spot. A win Friday has them going in the right direction. ... Hedley 57, Darrouzett 22


Saturday’s game

Wildorado (5-1) vs. Chillicothe (2-2), 1 p.m. at Claude. The Mustangs are staying hot heading into their final nondistrict game. The Eagles should give them a nice tune up to prepare for the district season. ... Wildorado 63, Chillicothe 44

— Tommy King

Last Week 8-1 (.888)

Season 34-9 (.791)

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