Local football’s regular season enters its climax
Week 11 of the regular season in high school football in the state of Texas has finally arrived. With the regular season in its finale week, several key 7:30 p.m. match-ups across the board will either mark the end of the year or determine the playoff fate of local teams.
The No. 7-ranked Paris Wildcats will host the top-ranked Argyle Eagles in a heavyweight district finale. Argyle has already all but locked up the district championship, while Paris has continued to trend upward from its two-week hiatus at the beginning of its district schedule. The Wildcats had to forfeit contests against Melissa and Anna due to issues relating to the pandemic, but Paris did not lose any momentum from the times before it was sidelined.
Before being forced to miss its first two district games, Paris was on a tear. The Wildcats were 3-1 and coming off a huge 28-14 win at previously ninth-ranked Midlothian Heritage. Now, Paris looks to defeat the No. 1 Eagles at Wildcat Stadium for the first time in program history.
Meanwhile, the North Lamar Panthers are still searching for their first win of the season. The Panthers have suffered several injuries to key players while fighting through one of the most difficult districts in Class 4A in the entire state. With that, North Lamar will travel to Longview to take on the Spring Hill Panthers.
In other local action, the Chisum Mustangs and Prairiland Patriots will compete in Class 3A action on the gridiron. The Mustangs already locked up the fourth seed in the district with a 36-28 home win over the DeKalb Bears in Week 10. Now, Chisum will hit the road to play against Daingerfield.
Prairiland was already eliminated from postseason contention earlier in the season, but the four-win Patriots will try to end their season on a high note at home against the Hooks Hornets. For more sports coverage, click here.