The 2012 football regular season is down to the final weeks. The LHSAA schools have only two weeks left in their regular season, while Glenbrook (MAIS) ends their regular season this week.
There aren't a number of playoff spots on the line this week, but all the schools will be looking for wins, as they look to close out their seasons on the up swing.
Minden High (0-8 overall, 0-3 in district) took a tough homecoming loss to Huntington last week.
The Tide trailed by just three points with almost two minutes to play. But Huntington scored twice in the final minutes to pull away.
This week the Tide will host the Benton Tigers. Benton is suffering through an unusual down season, as they will come into the Pit with a 3-5 record, 0-2 in District.
The Tigers lost to Woodlawn (30-26) and Northwood (56-21) the last two weeks. Their three wins have come against Sterlington, Southwood and Huntington.
The Tide passing game was effective last week against Huntington, as quarterback Turner Francis threw for 233 yards and two touchdowns.
The Lakeside Warriors (3-5, 0-3) are a beat up bunch. They have fought through injuries all season, and have seen their already low numbers fall even further. The Warriors only dressed 18 players for their Homecoming loss to Homer last week.
But one thing about these Warriors, they haven't given up. Head coach Joey Pesses has said all season that his team fights no matter the score, no matter the situation.
This week the Warriors will travel to Lake Providence to take on the Panthers in their last road game of the year.
Lake Providence (2-6, 1-2) is coming off a 44-12 win over Ferriday last week. Earlier this season they defeated Madison, 22-12.
It all comes down to this week for the Glenbrook Apaches.
The fourth seed from MAIS District 3-A will be on the line when the Apaches host the Claiborne Academy Rebels Friday night in Apache Stadium.
Glenbrook enters the game with a 5-4 record (2-4 in district), while the Rebels sport a 5-5 record (3-3 in district).
The Rebels play tough defense and are giving up an average of just 18 points per game, while the Apaches score at a 45 ppg clip. But the real match-up will be the Apache defense (35 ppg) and the Rebel offense (23 ppg).
It will be win or go home for one of these teams.
The North Webster Knights are one of the hottest football teams in the area, winning five out of their last six games.
But that streak will be on the line this week as the Knights take on the Evangel Eagles.
North Webster (5-3, 2-1) is coming off 51-28 win over North Caddo last week, while the Eagles (6-2, 3-0) is coming off a big 49-41 win over their rival Calvary Baptist.
The Knights have all but wrapped up a 2A playoff spot, but a win over Evangel would make their power points soar.