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
On to round two as the UIL Area and TAPPS Regional rounds open up, there are 61 games to pick through, which includes the five deep-dive previews highlighting Argyle over Stephenville again; Aledo over Royse City; Denton Guyer beating Cedar Hill again; Duncanville topping Flower Mound; Red Oak avenging its only loss of the year to Braswell.
Through 385 games this year, I am close to my 75% prediction clip thanks to an 82-19 (.812) pick 'em record last week. To be at 75% or better after this week, I have to go 47-14, which seems feasible but playoffs are an interesting beast to predict.
So here we go with the 56 other picks of the week.
6A Area Picks
Midland Lee over Arlington Lamar
Southlake Carroll over DeSoto
Arlington Martin over Odessa Permian
Allen over Rockwall
Prosper over Mesquite
El Paso Americas over Arlington
Amarillo Tascosa over Arlington Bowie
Flower Mound Marcus over Lake Highlands
Longview over Jesuit
Waco Midway over McKinney