High School Football

The first-round football outlook

Langham Creek could be a sleeper. Photo by Jerry Baker

Originally appeared on Vype.com.

Ding… Ding…

It’s Round 1 of the Texas High School Playoffs as the road to AT&T Stadium begins now. It’s a 6-week march to Jerry World and several Houston-area programs have dreams of playing on the biggest stage in Texas.

So let’s get the fearless predictions underway. The first-round has a few interesting match ups, but most games will go to the district champs.

There will be that one or two upsets and no team wants to fall victim of looking ahead.

CLASS 6A

DI

REGION III

No. 18 Cypress Ranch vs Bellaire

Ranch has too many playmakers for Cards to account for

Mustangs by 17

No. 1 Katy vs Travis

Travis offense will be GROUNDED

Katy by 24

No. 8 Atascocita vs Pasadena Memorial

Eagles soar over run-oriented Memorial

Atascocita by 21

No. 15 Hastings vs No. 20 Dickinson

Toughest Round 1 Matchup

Bears just get by 4 points

No. 7 Lamar vs Cy Falls

Can Goodwin outgun DIs of Lamar?

Lamar by 14

No. 6 Ridge Point vs No. 12 Cinco Ranch

Panthers are total package; Kuithe’s out

RP by 14

No. 17 Deer Park vs No. 14 North Shore

North Shore D too tough

‘Stangs by 10

No. 13 Clear Springs vs Pearland

Rematch of Last Year’s Oiler Upset?

Not this year, Springs by 17

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CLASS 6A

DI

REGION II

Horn vs Oak Ridge

War Eagles had quick start, then sputtered

Horn by 10

No. 16 Klein Oak vs Aldine Davis

Oak is Peaking on Defense

Panthers by 21

No. 5 The Woodlands vs Rockwall

Can they get back to State Title Game?

Starts Now – Highlanders by 17

No. 9 Spring vs Klein

The District Originals

Spring by 10

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CLASS 6A

DII

REGION III

No. 3 Cy-Fair vs Westside

Bobcats look like regional favs

Fair by 21

No. 19 Strake Jesuit vs Hightower

Crusaders a surprise?

Jesuit by 7

Summer Creek vs La Porte

SC has athletes everywhere

Creek by 3

Dawson vs Friendswood

Another battle down south

Dawson by 3

Heights vs No. 11 Langham Creek

Lobos O too much

Creek by 24

No. 10 Bush vs Katy Taylor

Broncos are legit

Bush by 21

South Houston vs Kingwood

Hmmmm. Head-scratcher

‘Stangs in a tight one

Clear Lake vs George Ranch

Both teams are Up and Down all Season

Lake by 10

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CLASS 6A

DII

REGION II

No. 2 Klein Collins vs Dekaney

Collins on a mission

Tigers by 28

No. 4 Westfield vs Stratford

Mustangs are too Physical

Westfield by 12

CLASS 5A

DI

REGION III

No. 8 Magnolia vs Cedar Park

Bulldogs must make stops

Cedar Park by 21

No. 9 Porter vs Nederland

SETX squad is tough

Nederland by 10

No. 1 Manvel vs Madison

Mavs can score at will

Manvel by 30

No. 6 Magnolia West vs Rouse

Mag West has surprise season

Can’t hold on, falls by 3

Port Arthur Memorial vs Kingwood Park

Titans have overcome Harvey

PAM by 21

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CLASS 5A

DI

REGION IV 

No. 2 Angleton vs Highlands

Wildcats can reach state

Angleton by 28

No. 10 Foster vs Burbank

Falcons are playoff ready

Foster by 13

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CLASS 5A

DII

REGION III

No. 4 New Caney vs Vidor

SETX hasn’t seen this offense

Eagles by 14

No. 3 FB Marshall vs Houston Sterling

Buffs are super-fast

Marshall by 28

Port Neches vs No. 5 Crosby

Great game with Great Crown

PNG by 3

No. 7 Waltrip vs Texas City

Stings will Sting

Texas City by 14

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CLASS 5A

DII

REGION IV

Terry vs Houston

Rangers are athletic; must be two-dimensional

Terry by 1

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