Third-round playoff predictions

We’re two weeks into the playoffs and we’ve had a lot of good performances and a couple upsets. What we haven’t had is one of those memorable classics. Like a Munday-Windthorst from last season. Or Graham-Snyder in OT two years ago. The 2009 playoffs might have been the most exciting in recent memory as far…

Lots of impressive wins over weekend

While there were a couple causalities, several area teams made it through the second round of the playoffs unscathed this weekend. There were a lot of impressive wins. It’s hard to figure out who had the most impressive. Was it Graham, which scored touchdowns on its first six possessions (often with long drives) against a Glen…

Latest Wichita Falls area pairings

We’ve still got a couple six-man teams playing Saturday and Munday’s next game needs a time. Plus, there’s a heck of a matchup involving No. 2 Abilene Wylie and No. 3 Stephenville next Friday night in Wichita Falls. Wish I could see that myself. This WEEK CLASS 4A DIVISION II AREA Rider 31, Fort Worth Southwest…

Carter: Mark It Eight

“Mark it Eight” Richard Carter Had things gone better, some of us would be preparing to see Morrissey this week. Alas, we had to “settle” for Jimmie Dale Gilmore last Thursday and Friday at the Museum of Art at Midwestern State University. Needless to say, it was an interesting turn of events. Gilmore is an…

Latest second-round playoff pairings

Here are this week’s playoff results and almost all of next week’s second-round pairings: THIS WEEK CLASS 4A DIVISION II BI-DISTRICT Rider 44, FW Dunbar 26 CLASS 3A DIVISION I BI-DISTRICT Kennedale 68, Burkburnett 0 CLASS 3A DIVISION II BI-DISTRICT Vernon 55, Springtown 28 Graham 44, Lake Worth 7 CLASS 2A DIVISION II BI-DISTRICT Tolar…

Playoff predicton time

I’ve spent the better part of the past couple days talking to 15 area coaches about their playoff matchups. I could be very wrong about this, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there are a whole lot of blowouts this week. Of course, it’s always hard to tell when examining a team that hasn’t played…

WF area playoff pairings

CLASS 4A DIVISION II Rider (8-2) at Fort Worth Dunbar (5-5), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Clark Stadium CLASS 3A DIVISION I Burkburnett (2-8) vs. Kennedale (8-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Denton’s Collins Stadium CLASS 3A DIVISION II Vernon (8-2) vs. Springtown (6-4), 7 p.m. Friday, Memorial Stadium Graham (9-1) vs. Lake Worth (5-5), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Mineral…

Carter: Texas Singer Songwriters

Texas Singer Songwriters Richard Carter   If you are into the Texas singer songwriter thing, and you really should be if you are not, I can recommend a free program next Thursday and Friday. Both start at the Museum of Art and Midwestern State University. The first show at 7 p.m. Thursday is a roundtable…

We’ve got one more week to go

My calculator has been tucked away in my drawer. I haven’t had to scribble out in-depth playoff scenarios or call district chairs to get official tiebreaker rules. Heading into Week 10, every single 11-man school we cover at the newspaper is either in the playoffs or out. It’s pretty crazy. Don’t remember having a tamer…

Week 9 predictions

It’s not the best schedule this week for the three WFISD teams in regards to competitive matchups. Rider should whip Denton pretty good. Denton Guyer should do the same to WFHS. And while Hirschi is playing better of late, I think the Huskies will be in over their heads against Graham. It’s not just me,…