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Roscoeâ€™s football team currently sits atop the District 7-1A, Division II standings after a 47-6 win over Baird in its opener last week at Roscoe.
But for the Plowboys to improve their record to 2-0, they must find a way to beat a Cross Plains team tonight on its home turf.
And while Roscoe is 2-2 this season â€” matching its total wins for the past two seasons â€” the team is 0-2 on the road so far.
Tonightâ€™s winner likely will be in a three-way tie for the lead with Albany and Hamlin, who both will be heavily favored to win their games against Gorman and Ranger, respectively. Cross Plains, which was the districtâ€™s No. 3 playoff team last year, beat Gorman 47-13 in its district opener while Hamlin beat Roby 48-18 and Albany â€” ranked No. 10 in Class 1A â€” blanked Ranger 51-0.
Cross Plains beat Roscoe 27-12 last season, but will faced an improved Plowboys team that has one of the Big Countryâ€™s best quarterback-receiving combos in Cutter Davila and Shelton Toliver.
Davila has completed 81 of 149 passes for 1,079 yards and 12 touchdowns, with Toliver catching 38 of those passes for 429 yards and nine scores.
Cross Plains counters with a strong running game, including two players who have rushed for over 200 yards this season.
Blackwell (5-0) â€” which is currently ranked No. 12 in Six-Man Division II â€” and Highland (2-3) play separate foes this weekend before facing each other next Friday in Blackwell.
Blackwell faces Veribest (2-3) in its homecoming tilt tonight, while Highland travels to Lueders-Avoca (4-1) on Saturday. Highland has won two straight games after an 0-3 start.