DALLAS – Welcome to 4 to Watch, where each week we break down four of the biggest high school football games in DFW.
This is the end of the regular season. We are looking at severe weather for Friday night. Because of this, many games have been postponed to Thursday night.
Midlothian (9-0) vs. Red Oak (8-1)
One of Thursday’s games will be 5A, Division 1 Midlothian vs. 8-1 Red Oak with District 4 title on the line.
It’s been a historic year for Midlothian with their best start since 1984. The Panthers score in all sorts of ways with three-star wide receiver Bryant Wesco having 13 touchdowns and rushing for nearly 295 yards per game.
Red Oak also scores a lot of points, just under 48 per game.
This game could easily go down to the wire.
LD Bell (6-3) vs Euless Trinity (3-6)
Game #2 will be another Thursday kickoff: LD Bell vs. Euless Trinity. They are both 3-and-3 in their district.
It’s like a playoff game before the playoffs because whichever team loses is out.
If Trinity wins, the Trojans enter.
LD Bell must beat Trinity and have Weatherford lose in order to enter.
It’s amazing that Trinity is even in a place to make the playoffs. The Trojans started 0-5 but have won three of their last four to earn this win-and-go situation.
Frisco Emerson (8-1) vs. Frisco Independence (8-1)
For game #3, we go to Frisco ISD and two schools in 5A, division 2.
Frisco Independence will take on Frisco Emerson Thursday night at The Star.
Both of these teams are 4-1 on the year in the district. Their only losses each come at Argyle.
Never heard of Emerson Mavericks before? Well, this is their first year of varsity football, and they’re 8-and-1. They are headed for the playoffs. And if they can beat Independence, they will be entered as a two seed.
South Oak Cliff (6-3) vs. Woodrow Wilson (5-4)
And for game #4, we’ll squeeze in a game still scheduled for Friday. In 5A, Division 2, District 6: It’s South Oak Cliff at Woodrow Wilson.
KOS is 5-0 in the district, but so is Wilson. The winner will claim the District 6 title.
It’s been a nice comeback for the Golden Bears after an 0-3 start to the fall, reeling off six straight wins. Perhaps, there is more magic in the tank for the defending state champions.