Only four weeks remain in the regular season for high school football, and the true contenders start to separate from the pretenders.
Last week wasn’t great; Tarrant County-area picks went just 25-11 with a few upsets thrown into the mix.
In Week 8, Thursday features rivalry games in Keller Central and Keller, and Hurst L.D. Bell and Euless Trinity. Saginaw Boswell visits Justin Northwest in 6-5A in a battle of undefeated district teams.
Maybe the biggest game of the year is Friday night, when 6-0 teams Grapevine and Richland meet in what could decide the District 8-5A title.
We liked road teams in Week 7, but it’s all about home field this week; in the 33 games, 25 home teams will find a way to win.
(winners in bold)
Keller Central vs. Keller
Hurst L.D. Bell vs. Euless Trinity
FW Southwest vs. FW Trimble Tech
Red Oak vs. Mansfield Summit
Saginaw Boswell vs. Justin Northwest
FW Arlington Heights vs. FW North Side
Birdville vs. FW Eastern Hills
Azle vs. Saginaw
Saginaw Chisholm Trail vs. Brewer
FW Western Hills vs. FW South Hills
Haltom vs. Keller Timber Creek
Weatherford vs. Abilene
Arlington vs. Arlington Bowie
Arlington Sam Houston vs. Arlington Martin
Arlington Lamar vs. Mansfield
North Crowley vs. FW Paschal
Benbrook vs. Glen Rose
Godley vs. Waxahachie Life
Lewisville vs. Trophy Club Nelson
Southlake Carroll vs. FM Marcus
FW Polytechnic vs. Colleyville Heritage
Grapevine vs. Richland
Arlington Seguin vs. Cleburne
Burleson vs. Burleson Centennial
Midlothian vs. Mansfield Lake Ridge
Mansfield Timberview vs. Lancaster
Mansfield Legacy vs. Waxahachie
FW Diamond Hill-Jarvis vs. Kennedale
FW Castleberry vs. Lake Worth
Granbury vs. Everman
FW Carter-Riverside vs. FW Dunbar
Joshua vs. Crowley
FW YMLA vs. FW Wyatt
Aledo vs. Haslet Eaton