Arlington Lamar Vikings (7-1, 4-1 in District 4-6A) at Weatherford Kangaroos (5-3, 3-2 in District 4-6A) Preview
▪ When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
▪ Players to watch: Lamar - QB Shane Buechele, CB Madre Harper. Weatherford - LB Zach Mohr, DL Leo Garcia.
▪ Outlook: Weatherford has won more games this season than the past two combined, and now the Kangaroos find themselves envisioning their first postseason appearance since 2007. Lamar is looking at a seventh straight playoff berth. In his third season, head coach Weldon Nelms' defense has developed into one of the best in a long time at Weatherford, with last week's 14-0 win over Arlington Sam Houston being the first for the Roos since they blanked Paschal 70-0 in the fourth game of 2006.
The Vikings are as balanced as it gets on offense, averaging 215 rushing yards and 205 passing yards. Buechele has almost 2,000 yards of total offense (1,474 passing, 17 TD, 3 int.; 496, 5 TD rushing). Lamar leads the all-time series 11-0, including last year's 68-14 victory. - Richard Allen