With just three weeks to play in the regular season for high school football, teams have figured out by now if they have a chance at the playoffs. KSAN's Sarah Pilla has reports from three area teams that are still in the mix.
The Ozona Lions are currently sitting in fourth place in district 14-1A. They'll need to place in the top three if they want to make it to playoffs and it all comes down to their final three games of the season. Although they fell to the fourth ranked Mason Punchers last week, head coach Ed Perez feels good about the direction the Lions are going in at this stage of the year with Harper, Junction, and Brackett left on the schedule.
ED PEREZ: Athletic Director & Head Football Coach: "I feel confident, I feel real good with the way our team is coming together, last week was a really good game for us even though we lost we did a lot of good things and we started to prove to ourselves exactly how good we could be."
The sixth ranked Sonora Broncos are undefeated in district and trail Crane by one game for first place. Although they made it to playoffs last year, Head Coach Craten Philips is making it known that going to playoffs isn't good enough, this team wants to be district champion. They face Reagan County, Stanton, and Crane for the remaining three games this regular season.
CRATEN PHILLIPS: Athletic Director & Head Football Coach: "District championship is still the big deal around here and that's a goal for us. You know we have team goals making the playoffs certainly is a big deal, being the district champion is a source of pride. last year we didn't get that we did get into the playoffs but we didn't get that title."
The Lake View Chiefs have already won more games this year than their last three seasons combined. With their district road win versus Plainview last week coach Kuhlmann talks about the impact an outcome like that had on his team.
DOUG KUHLMANN: Head Football Coach: "Coming out with a victory in that game was very important, it was a confidence booster and it gave us the ability to go into district 1-1 and really now we're tied at second place."
Sarah Pilla: "The hunt for the playoffs moves ahead as week 8 of Friday Night football continues tomorrow. Inside the Game will have all your results from around the Concho Valley directly after the 10:00 news and I will be live at San Angelo Stadium as Lake View hosts Lubbock High. Reporting from the KSAN Studio, I'm Sarah Pilla."
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