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PUTTING IT ON THE LINE: Picking Texas high school Class 6A & 5A State Championship games, as well as the NFL Divisional Playoff matchups

We may be getting close to the end of the 2020 football season, but we definitely have a busy weekend in store at the high school and professional levels.

As we head toward the final few weeks of the 2020 football seasons, THE SPORTS BUZZ Gridiron Gurus will continue picking the Class 6A and 5A high school football State Championship games at AT&T Stadium in Arlington this week, as well as the NFL Divisional playoff games.

This season, THE SPORTS BUZZ Gridiron Gurus pick’ems panel consists of newcomer Don Nicholas, Field Representative for U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25), while Meridian Yellowjacket football head coach Wade Morton, The Sports Buzz  photographer David Harding and The Sports Buzz’ Brett Voss return from last year.

For the record, it appears battle for the Gridiron Guru bragging rights might go down to the wire with Wade enjoying a two-game lead over Brett, and an almost insurmountable seven-game lead over David. Although Don has already been eliminated from catching Wade, he has picked as well as anyone on the panel down the stretch after a slow start in his first season of prognosticating.

Without a doubt, Wade has been nearly perfect throughout the high school playoffs to come from behind, surpass David as the early leader, and then build his lead. Last week proved to be no exception as Wade selected seven of the eight State Semifinal games correctly.

In the NFL playoffs, the top seeds will be hosting Divisional round games Saturday and Sunday with all of the home teams — Green Bay and New Orleans in the NFC, along with Buffalo and defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City in the AFC — favored to win. But on any given Friday, Saturday or Sunday, particularly this time of the season, anything can happen.                                                                              

Join us every Thursday throughout the rest of the 2020 football season as THE SPORTS BUZZ Gridiron Gurus pick their winners for the week’s high school playoff games, as well as the NFL playoffs through Super Bowl LV.

Be sure to make your picks as well!

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