High School Football

Week 8 high school football pick ’em

Keller Central football team takes the field before at game at Keller ISD Stadium.
Keller Central football team takes the field before at game at Keller ISD Stadium. Special to the Star-Telegram

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

Last week: 25-11

Season: 169-66, .719 winning percentage