With the Martin football team at 6-0 in District 4-6A and trailed by Lamar (5-1) and Bowie (4-2) in second and third, the real drama in the final week of the regular season should be whether Arlington or Weatherford, both at 3-3, will claim the fourth and final playoff spot.
The Kangaroos, however, lose the tiebreaker to Arlington if it comes down to their district face-off, which was a 50-15 win for the Colts on Sept. 25.
The season finale matchup also favors Arlington, which hosts winless Fort Worth Paschal at 7 p.m. Thursday at Maverick Stadium. Weatherford, on the other hand, travels to Bowie at the same time, playing at Wilemon Field.
Martin will try to cap its perfect district run visiting North Crowley (2-4) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Fort Worth’s Panther Stadium.
Sam Houston has a chance to shake up the standings a bit if it can pull off its second district win at Lamar, 7 p.m. Thursday at Cravens Field.
The losing streak ran to four for Seguin last Thursday with a 39-7 loss to Lancaster. It doesn’t get any easier for the Cougars (1-5 in 14-5A) as they host undefeated Mansfield Lake Ridge at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Wilemon for their finale.
The bi-district round of the volleyball playoffs was set to begin Monday. Up first for district champion Lamar is Odessa Permian, a 6 p.m. Tuesday game at Abilene Christian. Third-place Martin was scheduled to play San Angelo Central at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Eastland, while fourth-place Arlington was set for Abilene at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, playing at Brock.
Bowie and Sam Houston finished their district schedules last week with 1-12 records. Seguin wrapped 14-5A play with a 3-11 record.
Stephen English: firstname.lastname@example.org, @sbenglish74