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It's go-time for Eagles in final non-district test against Odessa

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ABILENE, Texas - Thursday couldn't come sooner for the AHS Eagles, as an eager group gets back after it, opening week 4 of the regular season in need a victory.

AHS is trying to avoid entering district 3-6A play next week with a winless record, and tonight that final test comes at home against Odessa High.

Coming into tonight, Abilene High continues to focus on itself, coming into a match-up tonight with their old little southwest conference rival - another obstacle that AHS must prove it can fight through and execute if they are to make a run at a district title.

Odessa High has won 12 of the last 13 games against the Eagles, however. But AHS holds the all-time series lead in what will be the 80 th meeting between the two tonight.

And unlike the Warbirds, the Bronchos come in hot, nearly 3-0 if it wasn't for a blocked field goal last week.

But the toughest stretch of games may be behind Abilene high, as Del Van Cox and his group hone in on fixing areas that will help his team put a complete game together.

"Defensively, you have to make sure you take advantage of opportunities that you get," said Coach Cox. "And then on offense, you have to make sure you take care of the ball in situations like that."

And they must do so on a night they desperately need something good to come out of.

"It's our last tune-up game before our district play so we've got to make some things start clicking," Cox explained. So I told them you've got to learn from it all and you have to make sure you maintain your focus and good things will happen."

AHS and Odessa High kick-off from Shotwell tonight at 7 p.m.

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