Texas high school playoffs are here, in case you haven't heard. As the UIL Bi-District and TAPPS Area rounds open up, there are 100 games to pick through, which includes the two deep-dive previews with Waxahachie Life over Palestine and Euless Trinity topping Arlington Lamar.
Through 284 games this year, my prediction record stands at 206-78 (.725) after a 40-8 (.833) record last week. In this space, we're going to pick the other 99 games on this weekend's calendar involving DFW teams. Another week like last week would put my over that 75 percent correct on the year.
6A Bi-District Picks
Flower Mound over Keller
DeSoto over Dallas Skyline
Arlington Martin over San Angelo Central
Southlake Carroll over Lewisville
Duncanville over South Grand Prairie
Allen over Sachse
Rockwall over Killeen Harker Heights
Prosper over Wylie
Mesquite over Killeen Shoemaker
Arlington over Richland
Denton Guyer over Hebron
Cedar Hill over Richardson Pearce
Arlington Bowie over Weatherford
Flower Mound Marcus over Keller Central
Mansfield Summit over Lake Highlands
Lakeview Centennial over Jesuit
McKinney over Naaman Forest
::shoulder slump:: It was a 16-8 week last week, and the overall record stands at 115-48 (.701). To get to the 75 percent prediction record, I have to go 79-17, which is 82.3 percent correct a week or around 20-4. In other words, it probably isn't happening.
Below are the 21 other games of note that I'll try my best at predicting a winner for in addition to the deeper-dive games: Lewisville rolling past Irving; Martin just getting by Arlington in a 6A Top 10 matchup; Shelton beating Grace Prep at the Ford Center.