We were righter than we thought about Keller

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So here yours truly was, bravely proclaiming the hype of Keller throughout the summer. I wasn’t afraid to call the Indians the surprise team of 2013.

Then, when it came to making last week’s selections, I didn’t believe my own hype when I didn’t pick the Indians against a credible Mansfield team. Not only did the Indians win, they played impressively. This team is going to be good.

Fortunately, that was the only miss of the weekend. So as we move into the third and final non-district game – everybody is off next weekend – let’s see what the prognosticator has in mind. What’s nice is that all of our games are on Friday. Good group of games.

Last week: 7-1

Season: 12-3

Burleson Centennial (0-2) at Byron Nelson (2-0), 7:30 p.m. Northwest ISD Stadium, Justin: A very efficient performance from Brian Polk’s Bobcats last week when they won convincingly at Frisco. Courtney Miles is turning into a nice running back. Burleson Centennial is having trouble stopping people.

Prediction: Byron Nelson 26, Centennial 18

Carrollton Creekview (2-0) at Keller Timber Creek (0-2), 7:30 p.m. Keller ISD Athletic Complex, Keller: Granted, the Mustangs haven’t been challenged by their non-district schedule of Saginaw Chisholm Trail and Saginaw, but they have scored 88 points in those two games. The Falcons are really having trouble scoring. They may score more here but not enough.

Prediction: Creekview 28, Timber Creek 24

Colleyville Heritage (0-2) at Flower Mound (1-1), 7:30 p.m. Jaguar Stadium, Flower Mound: This becomes very important game for the Panthers. Lose this one, followed by the District 6-5A opener Euless Trinity, and you could be looking at 0-4. Colleyville Heritage has to get some plays from the quarterback position. Flower Mound can score.

Prediction: Flower Mound 31, Colleyville Heritage 20

Justin Northwest (2-0) at Midlothian (2-0), 7:30 p.m., Panther Stadium, Midlothian: Well, we’re going to find out a lot about this Texans team facing a very athletic group in the Panthers. Now, Midlothian has beaten up Keller Timber Creek and Waxahachie. Northwest has beaten up Grand Prairie and Grapevine.

Prediction: Midlothian 33, Northwest 28

Keller (2-0) at Hurst L.D. Bell (2-0), 7:30 p.m. Pennington Field, Bedford: Two teams that are pretty solid but want to deal with this test. The Blue Raiders have started quickly, tallying 88 points. Keller needs to control the clock. I think Dalton Mills has a big game.

Prediction: Keller 35, L.D. Bell 30

Keller Central (1-1) at Arlington Lamar (1-1), 7:30 p.m. Cravens Field, Arlington: One thing you can count on with the Chargers is that they are going to grind it out with you and make you play ugly. The Vikings are a decent team and should make the playoffs. Two touchdowns may be enough.

Prediction: Arlington Lamar 28, Keller Central 10

Keller Fossil Ridge (2-0) at Hebron (1-1), 7:30 p.m. Hawk Stadium, Carrollton: This may be the best game on Friday’s card. The Panthers have been impressive and played well defensively. The Hawks feature all-world safety Jamal Adams. It’s the Hawks home opener. I’d love to pick the Panthers but just can’t do it.

Prediction: Hebron 27, Fossil Ridge 17

Sachse (2-0) at Grapevine (0-2), 7:30 p.m. Mustang-Panther Stadium, Grapevine: Well, this game couldn’t come at a worse time for the Mustangs because Sachse features a very talented dual-threat quarterback Kent Myers, who has accumulated 738 rushing and passing yards in his first two games. Grapevine has already surrendered 45 and 49 points.

Prediction: Sachse 56, Grapevine 19

Carroll (1-1) vs. Temple (1-1), 7:30 p.m. Floyd Casey Stadium, Waco: Nice rebound win by the Dragons, who beat up Midland Lee bad last week. Temple’s offense is high powered with 2015 Baylor commit QB Chad President. But the Wildcats have also surrendered 40+ points in their first two games. Carroll likes that trend.

Prediction: Carroll 49, Temple 30

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