Athens Review, Athens, Texas

November 8, 2012

11/8 THIS WEEK'S AREA FOOTBALL GAMES

Jayson Larson
The Athens Review

ATHENS — ATHENS (3-6, 2-2) at BROWNSBORO (5-4, 2-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday, Bear Stadium

LAST YEAR’S MEETING: Brownsboro 32, Athens 30 (OT)

LAST WEEK: Athens 42, Mineola 13; Canton 35, Brownsboro 13

HARRIS RANKINGS: Athens is No. 90 in Class 3A with a Power Rating of 201. Brownsboro is No. 91 in Class 3A with a Power Rating of 201.

HARRIS SAYS: Too close to call

NEXT WEEK: The winner of this game will advance to the Class 3A state playoffs. The loser’s season will end.



MABANK (1-8, 0-4) at MINEOLA (3-6, 0-4)

7:30 p.m. Friday, Meredith Memorial Yellowjacket Stadium

LAST YEAR’S MEETING: Did not play

LAST WEEK: Van 49, Mabank 7; Athens 42, Mineola 13

HARRIS RANKINGS: Mabank is No. 155 in Class 3A with a Power Rating of 180. Mineola is No. 128 in Class 3A with a Power Rating of 190.

HARRIS SAYS: Mineola by 15

NEXT WEEK: The season ends Friday for both teams.



LONE OAK (6-3, 3-2) at EUSTACE (5-4, 4-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday, Bulldog Stadium

LAST YEAR’S MEETING: Did not play

LAST WEEK: Lone Oak 60, Grand Saline 14; Eustace was off.

HARRIS RANKINGS: Lone Oak is No. 51 in Class 2A Division I with a Power Rating of 199. Eustace is No. 50 in Class 2A Division I with a Power Rating of 199.

HARRIS SAYS: Too close to call

NEXT WEEK: A Eustace win or a loss of 14 points or less with qualify the Bulldogs for the playoffs.



MALAKOFF (7-2, 3-2) at WINNSBORO (6-3, 5-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday, Red Raider Stadium

LAST YEAR’S MEETING: Did not play

LAST WEEK: Malakoff 28, Quitman 14; Winnsboro 58, Kemp 28

HARRIS RANKINGS: Malakoff is No. 32 in Class 2A Division I with a Power Rating of 207. Winnsboro is No. 22 in Class 2A Division I with a Power Rating of 214.

HARRIS SAYS: Winnsboro by 11

NEXT WEEK: Malakoff has already clinched a playoff spot and will begin the postseason next week.



KEMP (0-9, 0-5) at GRAND SALINE (1-8, 0-5)

7:30 p.m. Friday, Indian Memorial Stadium

LAST YEAR’S MEETING: Did not play

LAST WEEK: Winnsboro 58, Kemp 28; Lone Oak 60, Grand Saline 14

HARRIS RANKINGS: Kemp is No. 102 in Class 2A Division I with a Power Rating of 165. Grand Saline is No. 98 in Class 2A Division I with a Power Rating of 169.

HARRIS SAYS: Grand Saline by 4

NEXT WEEK: The season ends Friday for both teams.



ITASCA (1-8, 0-4) at CROSS ROADS (1-8, 0-4)

7:30 p.m. Friday, Bobcat Stadium

LAST YEAR’S MEETING: Did not play

LAST WEEK: Kerens 35, Itasca 14; Cayuga 49, Cross Roads 14

HARRIS RANKINGS: Itasca is No. 80 in Class 1A Division I with a Power Rating of 148. Cross Roads is No. 81 in Class 1A Division I with a Power Rating of 147.

HARRIS SAYS: Too close to call

NEXT WEEK: The season ends Friday for both teams.



KARNACK (2-5, 0-2) at TRINIDAD (6-3, 1-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday, Trojan Field

LAST YEAR’S MEETING: Trinidad 71, Karnack 26

LAST WEEK: Milford 62, Karnack 0; Trinidad 53, Calvert 39

SIXMANFOOTBALL.COM RANKINGS: Karnack is No. 57 in Six-Man Division II with a Power Rating of 134. Trinidad is No. 11 in Six-Man Division II with a Power Rating of 259.

SIXMANFOOTBALL.COM SAYS: Trinidad by 45

NEXT WEEK: Trinidad advances to the Six-Man state playoffs with a victory. A loss would end the Trojans’ season.