The Lorena Leopards are 4-0 to start district play, but they'll be taking on the equally unbeaten Fairfield Eagles.
Coaches talk all the time about winning their three seasons: pre-district, district, and post season. Leopards head coach Ray Biles knows his team can't afford to look ahead due to their record.
"If you're going to have a third season you better take care of this one. Everyone in the state right now is 0-0. Nobody has an advantage over anybody else. We're all starting with a clean slate. Those other four games are good for experience and hopefully a little bit of confidence but in the big picture they don't matter a whole lot right now. We've gotta take care of our business in September and October."
The Leopards punishing ground game hasn't scored less than 30 points in a game this season. Couple that with a defense that's allowed fewer points each week and you get a team ripe for a postseason run. Still, Lorena knows its battles with Fairfield are always tough so they're thankful this one is at home.
"We're pretty excited you know?" said senior defensive back Cade Michna, "Being at home where we have our home stands. It's going to be a great game for us to start off district."
The matchup to watch in this game is Lorena's offensive line versus Fairfield's front seven. The Leopards are built on running so they'll have to control the line of scrimmage.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Lorena Friday night.
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