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.
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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