VAN ALSTYNE, TX - District 5-3A DI is one of the most competitive districts in Texoma. This Friday night the reigning champions from Van Alstyne will take on the undefeated Pottsboro Cardinals in a battle of who could possibly take home the title in 2019
"The last two years, Pottsboro has had a better record than us but I think it just really doesn't matter when it comes to game time. You know, both teams are prepared" said Van Alstyne senior, Cam Montgomery.
"We knew before the season even started that we were going to have to beat Van Alstyne in order to win a district championship. They're defending district champs and we definitely had it circled on our calendar that it was going to be a big game for us" said Pottsboro head coach Matt Poe.
The Panthers are struggling to get this season off to the start they were hoping as they're 2 and 3 this year but a win against Pottsboro could be a huge boost for them.
"Getting the first district win last week gave us a little bit of confidence but you know we've just been inconsistent so far. We had a really, really good week of practice leading up to last week so we have confidence thinking that if we can do that again during practice this week we can have a good game on Friday" said Van Alstyne Head Coach Mikeal Miller.
"I definitely think there is room for improvement you know? I don't think we've played our best football yet. We've been very up and down so we can definitely get better" said Van Alstyne Senior Cam Montgomery.
Pottsboro seems to be unstoppable. Two weeks ago against Aubrey they tied the school record for points scored and then they broke it last week in a 63 to 14 win over Commerce.
"We just keep working on the little things, just trying to get better every day. We're still not where we want to be by any means so we're working on the little things to get better every day and just take baby steps as we go" said Pottsboro head coach, Matt Poe.
"Head work every day, all the time. Just getting after it" said Pottsboro quarterback, Braden Plyler.
And come Friday night, nothing else matters besides these two teams.
"Those records go out the window. It's just whoever shows up that night and executes well is going to come out on top" said Van Alstyne coach Mikeal Miller.