PUTTING IT ON THE LINE: Picking Heart of Texas high school football games, NCAA college football games in Texas, as well as the Cowboys & the Texans
Opening the 2021 Texas high school football season last week, THE SPORTS BUZZ Gridiron Gurus pick’ems panel, picked a slate of 15 high school football games across the Heart of Texas region with some mixed results. This week, we add a selection of 12 Texas college football games to the picks sheet along with 18 high school matchups before adding the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans in next week.
Joining THE SPORTS BUZZ Gridiron Gurus pick’ems panel this season will be Toney Rogers, a local business owner in the Heart of Texas, while Don Nicholas, Field Representative for U.S. Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25), Meridian Yellowjacket football head coach Wade Morton and The Sports Buzz’ Brett Voss return from last year.
As a veteran of more than 40 years on pick’em panels, Brett (12-3) came out on top during the first week of exclusively selecting high school winners with Wade (11-4) nipping at his heels. Unfortunately for Don (9-6), his two sleeper picks went the wrong way for him as Class 3A, Division II’s top-ranked Franklin slipped by Class 3A, DI’s eighth-ranked Lorena, 27-20, and Covington blanked Iredell, 45-0. As the newcomer to the pick’ems panel, Toney took his lumps bringing up the rear, but he did so with a respectable 8-7 winning record.
Rogers, owner of Armadillo Prints, NeTex Entertainment Agency as well as T-3 Business Consulting & Marketing, has served as an announcer for various high school to professional sporting events for several years, such as being the Voice of Crawford Lady Pirate Softball and announcing for UBU Bodybuilding Expos, while serving as Marketing Director for the Waco Tornado indoor football team and Marketing Director for North Texas Falcons Pro Football Team.
In addition to being involved in the entertainment industry for more than 40 years as a professional musician and a booking agent, Rogers has also been involved in several community organizations such as Clifton Park Board President, Legacy Park Board, Entertainment Director for Clifton’s Fallfest, CISD Advisory Board and a member of Lions Club of Bosque County.
Join us every Thursday throughout the 2021 football season as THE SPORTS BUZZ Gridiron Gurus pick their winners for a select group of the week’s high school games, your favorite college teams from the NCAA Div. I, Div. II and Div. III, as well as the state’s two NFL teams, the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans.
Be sure to make your picks as well!
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