Sticking with District 4-3A, the Sweetwater Mustangs have a chance to solidify their position as a playoff favorite against Midland Greenwood. The Mustangs are picked to take the 4th and final playoff berth from the district while Greenwood is picked to finish just ahead of Sweetwater in 3rd place. The Rangers return 10 starters from a team that went 3 rounds deep last year. Sweetwater just missed the post-season and feature BCH Sports Player to Watch Keagan Jeffery at quarterback. Jeffery is 1 of 12 starters that are back this year.
Now to District 8-3A, the Brownwood Lions face a team picked to go to the playoffs for the 2nd week in a row. Head coach Chuck Howard's team hosts Liberty Hill at Gordon Wood Stadium in Week 7. The Lions have 12 positions filled with starters from 2012 and are expected to field a strong defense. They will be tested by Liberty Hills strong rushing attack. The Panthers missed the playoffs last year, and they are looking to do better than the 3rd place finish they are predicted to post. Brownwood beat Liberty Hill last year, 32-18, it was part of a 4 game winning streak for the Lions.
Honorable mention for Week 7, the Eastland Mavericks and the Merkel Badgers get together at Badger Stadium in District 4-2A Division 1. Hamilton makes the trip to District 4-2A Division II favorite Cisco. Class A, the Hamlin Pied Pipers host Gorman.