A 14-0 victory over Baird this past week did more than just end a long Roscoe losing streak that stretched back to the end of the 2010 season. It also put the Plowboys (1-3 overall) in the top half of the District 7-1A, Division II standings.
Now that Roscoe has finally tasted success, coach Jonathan Haseloffâ€™s team hopes to build on it and gets to do so tonight when it hosts Cross Plains (1-0, 2-2). The Buffaloes are also coming off a win after their 26-0 victory over Gorman last Friday.
Todayâ€™s winner will be in no worse than a tie for first place with five games left to play. Preseason favorites Albany and Hamlin are also off to 1-0 starts in the district.
Highland is also trying to stay on a winning roll. Coach Jeff Sheltonâ€™s Hornets (3-2) bring a three-game winning streak into Saturdayâ€™s home game with Lueders-Avoca (2-3) after this past weekâ€™s thrilling, end-of-the-game 30-25 win over previously-unbeaten Trent.
The winning TD came on Ron Covingtonâ€™s 12-yard run as time expired and made Highland one of only two schools, along with Ira, in District 7 Six-Man with a winning record.
Blackwell (2-3) will try to get back in the win column and, like Roscoe and Highland, also celebrate its homecoming when it plays Saturday against 0-5 Moran. Blackwell has been on the short end of back-to-back close games the past two weeks with Trent (44-50) and Blanket (44-52) after having leads over both teams in the fourth quarter.
Still, Blackwell has alrea-dy doubled its win total of a year ago, and only one team in its district has a better record so far. Blackwell and Highland will be playing their last games before facing each other next week at Highland.