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SAN ANGELO-In West Texas, where football is king on Friday nights, a District 3-6A champ will be crowned tonight. It's the 2.0 rematch between the Central High Bobcats and the Odessa Permian Panthers that promises to be an epic classic. The Panthers have been waiting for this rematch since a year ago when they lost at their house, Ratliff Stadium, 39-21. Based on recent history, it could be an offensive explosion of offensive fireworks. Entering tonight's district title, Cats vs Panthers, Central is averaging 46-points per game and Odessa Permian's scoring at a 50-points per game clip. While the Panthers are ranked 10th in the state and have scored 483 points, the Bobcats aren't doing too shabby either from an offensive standpoint, particularly at the quarterback position. Central's Brennen Wooten, leads the district in passing as he has thrown for 2,713 yards, 26 touchdowns against only 7 interceptions.

On the defensive side, the Panthers' defense is allowing only 8.1 points per game while the "sic em Cats" defense has held their opponents to an average of 21-per game.

 Bobcats Head Coach Brent Davis was asked whether it would be a defensive stand-off or an offensive game.
"We're two totally different styles of offense, as we are more of a throwing team, whereas they are more of a veer, running team, setting up the pass off of that," Davis said. "It will probably come down to who makes the least mistakes and special teams play."

 When the Bobcats step on the field of San Angelo Stadium this evening for the 7:30 p.m. kick-off, it will be as the two-time defending champions; they won their first title in 2013 against the Midland Lee Rebels.