Jim Sánchez/ Conexión San Ángelo

SAN ANGELO – Twas the night before Halloween and all through the districts, football teams are hoping losses won't be added to their statistics. Victories within reach for teams who care, in hopes of a district title soon will be there.

When the Chiefs, Bobcats, and other area high school football teams kick-off their games, weather on this pre-Halloween night will be ghoulishly cold, cloudy, with temperatures in the mid-50s and a 50% chance of thunderstorms.

The Lakeview Chiefs (1-1) host the Plainview Bulldogs (0-2); while both teams are 3-5 on the season, more importantly the team that wins this district game, will solidify their chances of going to the playoffs. A loss would be the "kiss-of-death" and all but close the coffin on their district playoff hopes.
In the other District 5-A games, the Lubbock Cooper Pirates play at the Abilene Cooper Cougars; kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

The Central Bobcats will need to be cautious of the sign, "Haunting Ahead", as it applies to their upcoming road warrior trip traveling west to play the Midland Lee Rebels. The Cats (2-1) face a dangerous Rebels team (2-1) which will want to post a RIP tombstone on CHS' district title chances. Both teams are tied for second place behind district leader, Permian Panthers (3-0). The Central-Midland Lee game kick-offs from Midland Grande Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
In other District 6-A games, the Odessa Bronchos play the Permian Panthers at Ratliff Stadium. And the Midland Bulldogs play in Abilene against the Eagles; all games start at 7:30 p.m.