Week 3: HS football scores from the future UPDATED

Update:

The Massey formula went 19-6 (.760) in Week 3, a bit better than the first two weeks. I have the impression that the formula gets better as the season goes along. We’ll see.

Original post:

Each week, we take a look at the score projections by the Massey Ratings contained at the USA Today high school football site (link here). Over the first two weeks of the season, the projected scores have picked the winner in 37 of 52 games (.712).

There are a couple Thursday games this week, so we posted those first.

Thursday

Lafayette 28, Oxford 14 (Oxford won 19-0)

Saltillo 28, Baldwyn 13 (Saltillo 40-7)

Friday

Walnut 42, Alcorn Central 20 (Walnut, 21-14)

Amory 26, Aberdeen 20 (Aberdeen won 27-22)

Belmont 28, Tishomingo County 16 (Tish County won 23-21)

Falkner 14, Benton County 0 (Falkner, 50-0)

Bruce 48, Coffeeville 7 (Bruce, 49-12)

Corinth 20, Booneville 14 (Corinth, 22-16 … correct margin)

North Pontotoc 42, East Oktibbeha 10 (North Pontotoc, 52-13)

East Union 41, Biggersville 14 (East Union, 52-50)

Mooreville 42, Hatley 14 (Mooreville, 40-20)

West Tallahatchie 22, Holly Springs 20 (game postponed)

Houston 36, Okolona 6 (Houston, 45-8)

Smithville 30, H.W. Byers 7 (Smithville 21-10)

Marshall Academy 42, Immanuel 7 (Marshall Academy 48-0)

Indianola Academy 24, Oak Hill 14 (Indianola, 36-20)

Hamilton 24, Kossuth 23 (Kossuth, 35-27)

Itawamba AHS 42, Nettleton 14 (Itawamba 35-9)

New Albany 24, Pontotoc 20 (New Albany 21-14)

Ripley 41, South Pontotoc 19 (Ripley, 36-7)

Tupelo 19, Starkville 14 (Starkville won, 28-0)

Starkville Academy 21, Magnolia Heights 13 (Magnolia Heights won, 25-14)

Calhoun City 22, Water Valley 20 (Water Valley won, 38-21)

East Webster 34, Weir 7 (East Webster, 41-0)

West Point 26, Columbus 21 (West Point, 26-19 … very close)

Shannon 42, West Lowndes 14 (Shannon, 55-0)

New Site (0-1) at Mantachie (0-2), no prediction (Mantachie, 47-26)

Marvell Academy (2-0) at Calhoun Academy (2-0), no prediction (Calhoun, 48-6)