The Minden High Crimson Tide dropped to 3-5 with a loss to Benton last week, and the Tide most likely will have to get to 5-5 to advance to the LHSAA Class 4A playoffs this season.
That means tonight's game with Huntington at Independence Stadium and next week's game at Northwood are basically must-win games.
The good news is Huntington is just 1-6 on the season. The Raiders defeated Bossier, 28-23 in week one and lost to Northwood, 33-21 last week.
Huntington, as always, has very good talent, and Crimson Tide head coach Spencer Heard knows they won't roll over for the Tide.
"They've got a lot of athletes," he said. "They run a spread-like offense and we're just going to have to put together a good game plan and go over there and try to get a win."
Huntington's offense is led by running back Quindarius Kelly. Kelly was held to just 51 yards on 24 carries last week against Northwood, but earlier this year he had 194 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries against Woodlawn.
Northwood held Huntington to just 148 yards last week, and the Tide would like to do the same.
The Tide defense played well last week against Benton, led by leading tacklers Hutton Leppert (10), Kyler James (6) Marcellous Moses (7) and Gavin Smith (4).
Huntington's defense is giving up an average of 32 points per game.
Expect the trio of Turner Francis, Mikey James and Cameron Elkins to put up big numbers tonight. Also, L'Jarius Sneed made an impact last week in his first game back after missing a couple of games.
Francis passed for 352 yards and two touchdowns against Benton, with James catching 11 for 124 yards, Sneed had nine catches for 138 and two touchdowns. Elkins hauled in five for 73.
Kick-off will be at 7 p.m.