This week I’m doing something a little different. With Sixmania expanding beyond Texas, I decided to start including games from other states. The ranking number for the teams is their place in their own state. For their place in the national rankings, go to http://sixmania.com/rankings/national-rankings-pre-season-2018/
#2 Conecuh Springs Christian vs #4 Clay County Christian
7:00 PM Friday Sept 14 at Conecuh Springs
Conecuh Springs is only a one point favorite, but they will be out to redeem themselves for last week’s 46-0 loss to #1 Victory Millbrook. If my guess is right on this one, they will destroy the spread.
Due to the league schedule, Clay County has only played one game this season and the outcome wasn’t in their favor. They will need to step up their game if they want to come out on top.
#1 Stratton/Liberty vs #4 Peetz
2:00 PM Saturday Sept 15 at Stratton/Liberty
A championship rematch with a 15 point spread? This is a game every sixman fan should want to see. Peetz took home the trophy last year with a 38-28 win over Stratton/Liberty. This time, Stratton/Liberty is the favorite, but as we all know that isn’t a big spread in sixman. It will be interesting to see how this one turns out- it’s my underdog game this week. I’m picking Peetz by six.
#8 Minatare vs #9 Cody-Kilgore
Friday Sept 14 at Minatare
Both teams come into this game at 2-0. Cody-Kilgore has played slightly better opponents, but they barely got by #13 Arthur County. Minatare has handled their opponents easily, but they haven’t faced a top 15 team. Our ranking system has Minatare as a four point favorite, but this is anyone’s game. It should be a good test for both teams.
4. New Mexico
#4 Vaughn vs #5 Springer/Maxwell
7:00 PM Friday Sept 14 @Springer/Maxwell
If you’re starting to see a trend here, you are on the right track. Like the other games I’m recommending, this one is two top 10 teams with very close power rating numbers.
Springer/Maxwell is a two point underdog, but I’m not positive they can keep it that close. Although they have improved since their opening game loss, I don’t think they are ready for Vaughn. Vaughn showed a lot of potential last week against #2 Elida, and if they come into this one healthy they could win by a couple of touchdowns.
#4 Garden City vs #8 Balmorhea
7:30 PM Friday Sept 14 at Garden City
A three point spread between two Texas powerhouses should pique anyone’s interest. Garden City has rolled through their opponents so far this season, but they haven’t faced a highly ranked team. Balmorhea is in the same situation. Both teams have top-tier coaches, but Garden City may be slightly more talented. I’m usually a Balmorhea fan, but I think they come up short in this one, and possibly by a larger spread than predicted.
#6 Guernsey-Sunrise vs #7 Kaycee
7:00 PM Friday Sept 14 at Guernsey-Sunrise
Kaycee’s win streak ended at 30 with their first game of the 2018 season. They have fallen in the rankings every week this season and I think they may continue to fall. Kaycee has won the last two meetings with Guernsey-Sunrise, but expect this year to have a different outcome. The spreads show Guernsey-Sunrise as a five point favorite, and I think they will easily cover that spread.