ABILENE HIGH (5-2, 2-1) AT HALTOM CITY HALTOM (6-0, 2-0)
7:30 p.m. Friday at Birdville Fine Arts/Athletics Complex, North Richland Hills
What it means: A win by Haltom would keep the Buffalos alone atop the District 3-6A standings as the league’s only undefeated team, while an AHS victory would put the Eagles in a tie with as many as three other teams for the district’s top spot. This matchup, the fifth between these schools, features 3-6A’s best offense (Haltom, 51.3 points per game) and best defense (AHS, 16.4 points allowed per game). The Eagles hold a 3-1 edge in this series, with the lone loss coming last year in a 36-35 thriller at Shotwell Stadium.