Two longtime rivals, the Wildcats and Paris, are getting together Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in Paris. Both teams come in with a 1-1 record. Paris lost on week one at Terrell and then they rallied to win in dramatic fashion last week against Pleasant Grove. The Wildcats have a home win over Sherman and a loss to Seminole Ridge, Florida last week at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Stadium at Disney World in Orlando, Florida in the school’s longest road trip ever. The two teams have not played since the 2013 season. The Wildcats won that one 43-9. Wildcats Coach Greg Owens has a 6-2 record against Paris as head coach for his alma mater. Meanwhile a Lamar County native son is the head coach at Paris. Coach Steven Hohenberger, a North Lamar grad, is in his fourth year as coach of Paris. We’ll bring you all the action of the Wildcats and Paris game live on KSST radio. We will also videotape the game for replay on Channel 18 TV on Suddenlink Cable Sunday night at 8 p.m. and Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
It’s also a big game day for the Lady Cats’ volleyball team as they open district play on the road Friday afternoon against one of the district’s best teams, Hallsville. The Lady Cats finished in third place in district play last year due to two district losses each to Longview and Hallsville. Longview left the district and they are in Class 6A. Hallsville remains as a huge district obstacle for the Lady Cats. The Lady Cats are 21-7 this season and they have won seven matches in a row. They’ll play the early 4:30 p.m. game on this football Friday. Lady Cats JV and freshmen teams’ games will follow after the varsity match.