Every year since they first made the playoffs as a six-man football team, Oakwood has advanced farther in the playoffs than they did the year before.
In 2010, the Panthers were one-and-done, while he team made it into the second round last year.
Now, Oakwood is hoping to continue that trend as it opens up the state playoffs Friday in Fruitvale against Fannindel.
Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Fruitvale’s Bobcat Stadium (Travis Road at 4th, Fruitvale, Texas 75127).
Oakwood seems to be peaking at just the right time. The Panthers have won four-straight, and over that span are averaging almost 70 points per game.
They’ve been just as strong defensively, giving up less than 28 points per game in that span.
The Panthers secured their third-straight district title Friday, topping previously unbeaten Apple Springs with ease, 76-28.
Fannindel comes into the game off of a bye. Prior to that, the Falcons fell, 60-14, to Leverett’s Chapel in a de-facto district title game.
Before the loss to Leverett’s Chapel, however, the Falcons had won four-straight.
On the year, Fannindel is averaging a little more than 46 points per game, while giving up around 30.