It was another 17-7 week - the second time in three weeks - with the overall record at 99-41 (.707). To get to the 75 percent prediction record, I have to go 95-23, which is a 80.5 percent clip over the last 118 games to pick.
Below are the 23 other games of note that I'll try my best at predicting a winner for in addition to the deeper-dive game: Birdville with an easy win over Carrollton Creekview.
#9 Frisco Independence (5-0, 2-0) vs. #1 Frisco Lone Star (5-0, 2-0)
Offense. Offense. Offense. Both teams average more than 54 points a game, hold teams to a combine 20 points a game and have each outscored opponents by more than 220 points. I feel sorry for the scoreboard operator at the Ford Center for this one. Lone Star's battled Highland Park this year and won - on the road. Independence's toughest opponent has been Frisco Memorial. Give me Lone Star.
Week 5 nominees:
QB Zach Mundell (Arlington Martin): 15-17 pass, 206 yds, 1 TD; 134 yds, 3 TDs
RB EJ Smith (Dallas Jesuit): 12 rush, 144 yds, 3 TDs
RB Nasir Reynolds (Dallas Hillcrest): 21 rush, 270 yds, 4 TDs
QB Nathan Greek (Argyle Liberty Christian): 25-39 pass, 396 yds, 6 TDs
WR Daniel Calabrese (Colleyville Covenant): 10 rec, 319 yds, 4 TDs
QB Campbell Sullivan (Waxahachie): 24-49 pass, 328 yds, 4 TDs
QB Dillon Markiewicz (McKinney North): 15-22 pass, 330 yds, 3 TDs
WR Cam Smith (Denton Braswell): 8 rec, 181 yds, 2 TDs
RB Shon Coleman (Garland Sachse): 36 rush, 228 yds, 3 TDs
RB Logan Point (Celina): 19 rush, 197 yds, 3 TDs
VOTING ENDS NOON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3.