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.
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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.
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