RRV football

Hugo senior quarterback William King III (10) scrambles as he looks to make a play at home against Okemah.

The Red River Valley football season nears the halfway point of regular season play with several key district matchups at 7:30 tonight.

The No. 5-ranked Paris Wildcats of Class 4A, Division I hit the road for the fourth time this year in a blockbuster district opener at state-ranked Melissa, while the North Lamar Panthers will also hit the road to open district play at Anna.

Meanwhile, the Prairiland Patriots are looking to bounce back from back-to-back losses at Clarksville and at home against Rivercrest. The Patriots will open the district slate at home against Cooper, last year’s district champions who are aiming to end its three-game losing streak.

Meanwhile, Chisum is looking to build off its big win at Clarksville with a home game against district foe Whitewright.

The No. 19-ranked Rivercrest Rebels will continue non-district play at Maud, and the No. 21-ranked Honey Grove Warriors of Class 2A aim to remain perfect with a non-district game at home against Clarksville to celebrate homecoming night. The Blue Tigers look to get back above .500.

In other RRV action, the Detroit Eagles look to rebound at home against Cumby, while the Hugo Buffaloes try to win their second game in a row at 7 tonight at home against Antlers.

Geoff Heppes is sports editor for The Paris News. He can be reached at 903-785-6967 or at geoff.heppes@theparisnews.com.

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