The Kaufman Lions are coming to Gerald Prim Stadium Friday night (November 2) at 7:30 p.m. to take on the Wildcats in a big district game. It’s a battle for second place in district and it’s also Senior Night for 33 Wildcats seniors.
It doesn’t appear that the two schools have ever played before. The Wildcats have made the playoffs. They will be either a #2 or #3 seed. They are 5-1 in district play and 6-1 overall. Kaufman is 4-2 in district play and 5-2 overall. The Lions need a win Friday and losses by Royse City and Ennis to secure a playoff spot.
The Lions head Football Coach is Jeramy Burleson in his third season as Kaufman Head Football Coach. He was a Wildcats assistant under Coach Brad Turner from 2001 through 2006. The Wildcats Head Football Coach is Greg Owens, in his thirteenth year here.
At his weekly media gathering Wednesday (October 31), Coach Owens was asked if Kaufman was the most explosive team in the district and he said they probably were. He compared them to the district’s #1 team Corsicana. Coach Owens said Kaufman’s quarterback may be a better passer than the Corsicana quarterback. He said both teams have skill players who can go the distance when they get the ball. He said both teams have very good offensive lines that allow them to do a lot of things plus skill players who are talented.