It's the final week of TAPPS and there are three more weeks of UIL picks to be made. Last week was a 25-9 performance that keeps me away from that 75 percent season threshold.
I'm currently 357-123 on the year (.744) with 18 total games this week. Below are the 14 remaining picks after picking Aledo to edge past Ennis in a touch 5A Regional Final showdown; Denton Ryan torching Colleyville Heritage; Denton Guyer avoiding the upset from Amarillo Tascosa; and Rockwall getting to state with a tough win over Prosper.
To get to 75% on the year with two weeks remaining after, I have to go at least 17-1, and we all know that is not happening.
Duncanville (13-0) vs. Southlake Carroll (13-0)
Surprisingly, Duncanville is the underdog in this matchup. In the same round last year, Duncanville defeated Southlake by 44 points, which leads me to believe they will be somewhere in the middle. Southlake has had a great year and would not be shocked if they did win, but until Duncanville loses, I will ride with them until then.
We are on to next one - UIL Regional Semifinals (Regional Finals for 1A) and TAPPS State Semifinals. After this week, there will be three weeks left of the Texas high school football season and then we'll get to barge right into the middle of high school basketball.
But before all of that, let's recap things a bit for the season picks. Last week was just OK going 44-17, and that was after a couples teams used pulled off some ridiculous comeback wins or fell way short of what I thought might happen. For the week that was a .721 clip and puts me at 332-114 on the year, which is .744 - just below that coveted .750.
So here we go with the 28 other picks of the week on top of the deeper dives with
Duncanville besting Arlington Martin; Highland Park exacting revenge on Frisco Lone Star; Texarkana Pleasant Grove handling Sunnyvale; Colleyville Heritage squeezing by Birdville in a rematch from a district loss; TC-Cedar Hill knocking off Grapevine Faith; Parish Episcopal knocking out Houston St. Thomas.
6A Regional Semifinals Picks
Southlake Carroll over Midland Lee
Rockwall over Klein Oak
The Woodlands over Prosper
Denton Guyer over Arlington
Flower Mound Marcus over Amarillo Tascosa
Klein Collins over Dallas Jesuit