There are 48 regular season games to pick this year and the chances of a 75 percent prediction record is slim-to-none. It would require a 45-3 record the last two weeks of the year, and I'm 100% sure I'll get more than three wrong this week. I went 19-5 last week, which is 79.2 percent right, missing big time on DeSoto beating Mansfield Summit, Dallas Carter beating Dallas Hutchins and Dunne knocking off Lynch.
Below are the 22 other games of note that I'll try my best at predicting a winner for in addition to the deeper-dive games for Thursday and Friday:
Keller Central clinching a playoff spot and eliminating Keller Timber Creek; Prestonwood bouncing back and beating Bishop Lynch at home.
The first two games are Thursday night matchups; the next 19 are Friday night games; last one is Saturday. There are a lot of playoff implications in these games as well, so hold onto you butts, because here...we...go. Week 10 picks!
Grapevine (5-3, 2-2) vs. #2 Denton Ryan (8-0, 5-0)
Ryan is in. There's no doubt about that. Grapevine has work to do. It is in fourth right now and owns the tie-breaker over Denton, which is a game. Grapevine can clinch with a win and a Heritage win or a Denton loss. However, it'll have to wait a week as Ryan rolls here at home.
Last week was rough, going 15-9 (62.5%) and pretty much ending any shot of going 75 percent on the season. I have to go 64-12 the last regular season weeks (or 21.3 wins per week) to get there - it's obviously not happening. Now the goal is just to get back to 70 percent on the year. My overall record is 130-58 (.692) through eight weeks.
Below are the 22 other games of note that I'll try my best at predicting a winner for in addition to the deeper-dive games in 7-6A:
DeSoto downing Mansfield Summit; Cedar Hill defeating South Grand Prairie.
Lakeview Centennial (5-2, 3-1) vs. Sachse (5-2, 3-1)
Everyone is beating each other up in 10-6A. It's a four-way tie (all at 3-1) for first with Centennial at the top holding the tie-breaker over Wylie, which holds the tie-breaker over Sachse and Rowlett, and Naaman Forest is in 5th at 2-2. Sachse was the pick to win district, so we'll roll with the 'Stangs here.