By Bob Kowalski
Mansfield and Summit high schools renew their football rivalries this weekend with the teams starting their seasons in opposite directions.
The Tigers and Jaguars meet at 7 p.m., Friday at Vernon Newsom Stadium, 3700 E. Broad St. Tickets are available online only, at www.ticketspicket.com. No tickets are available on-site.
Summit (1-0) opened with a convincing 33-6 victory over Lake Ridge at Newsom Stadium on Oct. 2, scoring the final 21 points in the second half to break open a 12-6 game.
Mansfield (0-2) has traveled to Arlington twice this season, coming away with two defeats at the hands of Arlington ISD schools. After a season-opening 37-7 loss to Arlington High, the Tigers lost a nail-biter, 29-22, to Arlington Bowie on Oct. 1.
Once again this week, the Tigers are the visitors despite the blocks-long trip from the high school down Broad Street to Newsom Stadium. This year is Summit’s chance to play host. The Jaguars have won the past two meetings, including last season’s 27-17 victory over the Tigers.
Elsewhere in the Mansfield ISD, Timberview (1-0) travels to meet Flower Mound (2-0) at 7 p.m., Friday at Flower Mound High School, 3411 Peters Colony Road. The Wolves started their season with a 28-14 win over Lake Ridge, powered by two fourth-quarter touchdowns, but were idle last week. Their scheduled game against Red Oak was canceled because of pandemic concerns in the Red Oak ISD.
Legacy was due to face North Crowley (1-1) Friday at Panther Stadium, but the game was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns at North Crowley. The Broncos fell to VR Eaton, 17-7 last week after opening its season with a dominating 31-17 win over Byron Nelson.
Lake Ridge (0-3) fell 56-20 on the road against Denton Guyer on Thursday night.
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