The District 4-5A race is setting up for a wild finish going into the playoffs, with a logjam of teams at the top. Fort Worth ISD teams Eastern Hills (3-1), North Side (2-1) and O.D. Wyatt (2-1) each have only one district loss and are chasing undefeated Northwest (4-0).
That makes the clash between North Side and Wyatt Friday night at Farrington Field huge, with the winner sitting 3-1 with only two district games left. The Chaparrals claimed a big win in this matchup last season at Clark Stadium.
Eastern Hills is in action Thursday night at Clark Stadium against Southwest (1-2), which would be back in the mix with a win. Also in 4-5A, Polytechnic hosts its homecoming against Carter-Riverside at Handley Field Friday night.
In a collision of 2-1 squads, Dunbar can claim sole possession of second in 6-4A with a Friday night victory over Castleberry at Clark Stadium. The Wildcats are looking to bounce back at last week’s tough loss to district-leading Kennedale.
In 3-5A, Arlington Heights (2-3) hopes to build on the momentum of last week’s win with a tough trip to Crowley (5-1) Friday night.
Thursday, October 24
4-5A: Eastern Hills vs. Southwest, Clark Stadium, 7 p.m.
6-4A: Diamond Hill-Jarvis vs. Kennedale, Handley Field, 7 p.m.
Friday, October 25
6-4A: Dunbar vs. Castleberry, Clark Stadium, 7 p.m.
4-5A: North Side vs. O. D. Wyatt, Farrington Field, 7 p.m.
4-5A: Carter-Riverside vs. Polytechnic (homecoming), Handley Field, 7 p.m.
3-5A: South Hills vs. Boswell, Boswell Pioneer Stadium, 7 p.m.
3-5A: Arlington Heights vs. Crowley, Crowley Eagle Stadium, 7 p.m.
4-6A: Paschal vs. Arlington Bowie, Arlington Wilemon Field, 7 p.m.
4-6A: Trimble Technical vs. Arlington Martin, UTA Maverick Stadium, 7 p.m.
6-4A: Western Hills vs. Lake Worth, Lake Worth Kittrell Stadium, 7:30 p.m.