High School Football

First-round high school football pick ’em for North Texas

For the next month, there won’t be anything more exciting on the high school calendar than the football playoffs. To be decided is which teams reach AT&T Stadium on Dec. 14-17 for the UIL state championships.

It all starts this week with bi-district games.

Some area teams have it easy in their first-round matchups, while others will have serious work to do to keep their seasons alive.

Last week’s picks went 39-4, not a bad way to end the regular season. On the year, picks are 289-96 for a .751 winning percentage. Let’s see if the same rate applies in the playoffs.

Here are the predictions from Tarrant County-area teams in Class 6A and 5A:

(predicted winners in bold)

Class 6A

Division I Region I

Midland vs. El Paso El Dorado

Arlington Bowie vs. Keller Central

Plano East vs. Hebron

Killeen Harker Heights vs. Duncanville

EP Franklin vs. San Angelo Central

Keller Timber Creek vs. Arlington Martin

Euless Trinity vs. Allen

South Grand Prairie vs. Belton

Class 6A Division II Region I

Wolfforth Frenship vs. EP Americas

Arlington vs. Abilene

Wylie vs. Southlake Carroll

Killeen vs. DeSoto

EP Montwood vs. Amarillo Tascosa

Keller Fossil Ridge vs. Mansfield

Trophy Club Nelson vs. Denton Guyer

Cedar Hill vs. Waco Midway

Class 5A Division I Region I

EP Eastlake vs. EP Andress

Lubbock Monterey vs. Amarillo

Denton Ryan vs. White Settlement Brewer

Fort Worth South Hills vs. Richland

EP Chapin vs. EP Del Valle

Lubbock Coronado vs. Amarillo Caprock

Justin Northwest vs. Denton

Colleyville Heritage vs. FW Arlington Heights

Class 5A Division I Region II

Crowley vs. Mansfield Lake Ridge

Dallas Samuell vs. Dallas Molina

Frisco Independence vs. McKinney North

Highland Park vs. Mount Pleasant

Mansfield Legacy vs. Cleburne

Dallas Adams vs. Dallas Spruce

Prosper vs. Frisco Wakeland

Texarkana Texas vs. West Mesquite

Class 5A Division II Region I

EP Bowie vs. EP Parkland

Dumas vs. Abilene Cooper

Denison vs. Saginaw Boswell

Canutillo vs. EP Burges

Canyon vs. Lubbock Cooper

FW Wyatt vs. FW Dunbar

Aledo vs. Wichita Falls Rider

Grapevine vs. FW Southwest

Class 5A Division II Region II

Burleson Centennial vs. Mansfield Timberview

Dallas South Oak Cliff vs. Seagoville

Frisco Lone Star vs. Little Elm

Mesquite Poteet vs. Sulphur Springs

Lancaster vs. Arlington Seguin

Dallas Wilson vs. Dallas Kimball

The Colony vs. Frisco

Marshall vs. Wylie East


Last week: 39-4

Season: 289-96, .751 winning percentage

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