COALGATE, OK - "You know it is a big game, we are both 2-0 so obviously whoever wins will have a leg up in district play," said Kingston head coach Tommy Bare.
In the extremely competitive District 8 in 2A every game is a big one, but both teams have had Friday night's game circled on their calendars for quite some time.
"It is very important. I think Kingston will be the toughest opponent we have faced up until now," said Coalgate head coach Rob Green.
With a combined record of 9-1 coming into Friday night both coaches have a ton of respect for one others teams.
"They have an outstanding ball club the senior class has been starting since they were freshman. Coach Green over there does a great job of getting them going and they are about 50-50 run pass offensively. They have a great quarterback, a great running back, a great receiver and big offensive linemen," said Coach Bare.
"They play defense and run the football, which is a little different from what they have done in the past. They have thrown the ball around a little bit more, but they fly around defensively and they run downhill," said Coach Green.
"We know they are going to be good and they are going to put up a fight so we just are going to come out and have a god week of practice and it will be a good game to watch," said Coalgate senior quarterback Austin Lambert.
"They have big weapons at the quarterback, running back and receiver positions like Coach Bare said. If we shut them down I think we will be pretty good," said Kingston senior running back Garrette Voyles.
While both teams will face one of their toughest tests of 2018, who wins Friday night will be more about sticking to their identity rather than making too many adjustments.
"We have to bring our A game. I tell the kids you are going to get the A game from the team we are playing so we better bring ours and they have done that so far. We are in good shape so we are hoping we can keep taking care of the Kingston Redskins and continue the roll," said Coach Bare.