Bye week-filled Friday highlights a few key match-ups
ABILENE, Texas - High school football week 6 is an interesting one with a good majority of 11-man programs on their bye week, but there are still a few quality games on the docket this first Friday night of October. Colorado City (4-1) vs. Reagan County Owls (3-2): How about out in Big Lake? The Colorado City wolves are making a statement this season after struggling in 2016. The Wolves are sitting at 4-1 on the year, with some key wins in the non-district portion of the season. A big help in their efforts, is the return of two key playmakers to Dan Gainey's bunch - back from injury last season. So far, it's helping the Wolves prove to be district contenders after a huge win last week over Iraan. If Colorado City can get it done this Friday against the Owls, consider them to be a heavy favorite in the district season. Seymour (5-0) vs. Hawley (3-2): Our KTXS "Football Friday Night" game of the week is a big final non-district clash of class 2A powers. Seymour, hasn't been challenged much this season, riding into Hawley on a 5-0 record. But Hawley may have a trick up its sleeve this week (Keep on a look out in Friday's 6pm newscast). The Bearcats have responded well so far in 2017 after the injury to 4 th year starting quarterback Quay Stokes, and hope to get to the district season off a big upset win. Abilene High (1-4) vs. Keller Fossil Ridge (5-0) *-district 3-6A: Speaking of an upset, boy we're not used to saying that about Abilene High in district 3-6A, but the Eagles are in a must-win situation in district game number two, to keep alive in the district race. After a heartbreaking loss to Haltom at home, AHS knows they have the tools to get the job done with Andrew Ezzell leading talented weapons Mo Moise, Raekwon Millsap, and Wes Berry. But it's all about getting the consistency to close a game out. Time for the Warbirds to step-up and avoid going 0-2 in district play, as they take on the underdog role for what seems like the rest of the season. No rest for the wicked here in the Big Country, as week 6 kicks-off Friday night.