Should be an interesting matchup on Friday night between Franklin and El Dorado in a huge District 1-6A showdown. Franklin is 4-0 in district, while El Dorado is 3-1.
Both teams feature high power offenses and are dangerous in the run and pass games. El Dorado's only loss was a 50-42 loss to Coronado and in that game, the Aztecs were up 28-7 in the second quarter.
El Dorado will have to establish the run game early and will have to try and use its speed to its advantage. Franklin's defense is improved this year but has still been prone to giving up the big plays.
Franklin will also have to establish the run early and try to keep that El Dorado offense off the field. The Cougars' only loss was to Mayfield early in the season by seven points.
This will be a very close game and the diffrence could very well be which team turns the ball over at a key time or a special teams plays at some point.
There is so much on the line in this game. A win by Franklin gives them one more step towards an unbeaten district season, whlie a win by El Dorado ties the two teams for first.
Franklin has been steady all season and many figured the Cougars would be in the hunt for the title. El Dorado always has talent but this year it had to replace several key players from last year's team, but the team has progressed week by week and has had a real nice year.
Friday's game has the potential to be one of the best in the city all season long and I figure it will come down to the wire.