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.
Each week, including the bigger breakdowns that will be published, we'll predict 24 notable games based on highly scientific research methodologies.
Or off gut instinct. Or flip a coin. Throw darts a board. Whatever strikes our fancy is how we'll handle this.
For a reminder, last week's results were 13-7 - a 65 percent clip, and that includes going 2-1 in the bigger breakdowns. Not good, but not bad.
Week 2: Here we go!