Arlington Voice Week 5 High School Football Preview

Lamar Vikings (2-2, 1-0) at Arlington Colts (3-1, 0-1)

THE SERIES: The Vikings lead the series, 22-18-1, although Arlington High has won three of the last four. The teams have split the 14 games at Maverick Stadium, although Lamar hasn’t beaten the Colts there since 2006. Lamar won at Cravens Field last year, 41-24 (pictured above).
LAST WEEK: Lamar brushed aside North Crowley, 41-7, while Arlington High fell from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 38-28 loss to Martin.
OFF THE SCHNEID: Arlington High hasn’t been 0-2 in district play since 2007.
THE VIKING-COLT SERIES:

1971 Arlington, 55-7 (Mem)
1972 Arlington, 7-6 (Mem)
1973 Lamar, 42-9 (Mem)
1974 Lamar, 14-6 (Wile)
1975 Arlington, 14-3 (Crav)
1976 Arlington, 20-16 (Crav)
1977 Lamar, 41-6 (Crav)
1985 Arlington, 17-7 (Mav)
1986 Lamar, 7-0 (Crav)
1987 Arlington, 42-21 (Mav)
1988 Arlington, 24-21 (Mav)
1989 Lamar, 21-13 (Crav)
1990 Lamar, 26-14 (Crav)
1991 Lamar, 52-7 (Mav)
1999 Lamar, 35-0 (Crav)
2000 Lamar, 35-17 (Mav)
2001 Arlington, 9-7 (Crav)
2002 Arlington, 21-16 (Mav)
2003 Lamar, 21-3 (Crav)
2004 Lamar, 34-28 (Mav)
2005 Arlington, 31-7 (Crav)
1978 Lamar, 17-13 (Crav)
1979 Arlington, 13-10 (Crav)
1980 Lamar, 24-6 (Crav)
1981 Arlington, 31-6 (Crav)
1982 Arlington, 24-17 (Mav)
1983 Lamar, 17-14 (Mav)
1984 TIE, 10-10 (Crav)
1992 Lamar, 30-7 (Crav)
1993 Arlington, 21-7 (Mav)
1994 Arlington, 26-7 (Crav)
1995 Lamar, 60-10 (Crav)
1996 Lamar, 42-10 (Mav)
1997 Lamar, 52-15 (Crav)
1998 Lamar, 29-26 (Mav)
2006 Lamar, 35-23 (Mav)
2007 Lamar, 30-28 (Crav)
2008 Arlington, 50-40 (Crav)
2009 Arlington, 56-7 (Mav)
2010 Arlington, 35-7 (Crav)
2011 Lamar, 41-24 (Crav)

 

Fort Worth Paschal Panthers (2-2, 0-1) at Bowie Volunteers (3-1, 1-0)

THE SERIES: Bowie leads the series, 4-2, including the only previous meeting at Wilemon Field.
LAST WEEK: Bowie routed Weatherford, 55-3, the fourth-biggest margin of victory in school history, while the Panthers were blanked by Sam Houston, 35-0.
TOOTHLESS CATS: Paschal has now lost 16 consecutive district games, dating back three years. The Panthers beat North Crowley, 40-21, on Oct. 22, 2009.
THE VOLUNTEER-PANTHER SERIES:

1992 Paschal, 12-10 (Farrington)
1993 Bowie, 35-8 (Cravens)
2002 Paschal, 21-16 (Farrington)
2003 Bowie, 55-7 (Maverick)
2010 Bowie, 56-13 (Handley)
2011 Bowie, 69-7 (Wilemon)

 

North Crowley Panthers (0-4, 0-1) at Sam Houston Texans (2-2, 1-0)

THE SERIES: The series is tied at 1-1, with each team winning on their own home field.
LAST WEEK: Sam Houston shut out Fort Worth Paschal, 35-0, earning the Texans their first shut out in nine years. Sam Houston also blanked Paschal, 62-0, on Oct. 17, 2003. North Crowley was mauled by Lamar, 41-7.
LAST YEAR: The Texans haven’t forgotten last year’s game, when the Panthers poured 29 fourth quarter points on the scoreboard in a 75-28 victory. The 75 points were the most ever allowed by Sam Houston, and the second-most in AISD history.
A LONG 20 YEARS: Sam Houston has not been 2-0 in district play since 1992.
THE TEXAN-PANTHER SERIES:

2010 Sam Houston, 46-43 (Wilemon)
2011 North Crowley, 75-28 (Crowley)

 

Weatherford Kangaroos (1-3, 0-1) at Martin Warriors (2-2, 1-0)

THE SERIES: The Warriors lead the series, 7-1, and have won both meetings at Cravens Field. Weatherford has never won a game at Cravens Field.
LAST WEEK: Martin overcame six turnovers and stopped Arlington, 38-28, while the Kangaroos were hammered by Bowie, 55-3.
THE WARRIOR-KANGAROO SERIES:

1988 Martin, 20-10 (Weatherford)
1989 Martin, 13-3 (Maverick)
1990 Weatherford, 14-10 (Maverick)
1991 Martin, 35-28 (Weatherford)
1996 Martin, 35-6 (Cravens)
1997 Martin, 31-12 (Weatherford)
2010 Martin, 54-0 (Weatherford)
2011 Martin, 57-7 (Cravens)

 

Juan Seguin Cougars (1-3, 0-1) at Mansfield Summit Jaguars (0-4, 0-1)

THE SERIES: Summit leads the Catfight Series, 2-0. This will be the first meeting at R.L. Anderson Stadium.
LAST WEEK: It was not a good week for the Seguin and Summit defenses. Seguin battled
Ennis well, but came up on the short end of a 55-35 score. Summit, which is 0-4 for the first time in school history, got into a scoring duel with Waxahachie, but lost, 64-57.
BAD NEWS: One of these teams will be going the wrong direction on Friday night. Seguin hasn’t been 0-2 in district play since 2007, while Summit hasn’t experienced that fate since 2008.
THE COUGAR-JAGUAR SERIES:

2010 Summit, 23-14 (Wilemon)
2011 Summit, 35-18 (Newsom)

(Photo courtesy: Steve Hamm/DallasNews.com)