A renewed regular-season rivalry between the Flatonia Bulldogs and Shiner Comanches kick off the last round of regular season games for the 2014 season.
The two teams have not played in district since 2011 but did have play date last year in the regional round of the playoffs — Shiner won that game 35-0.
"Flatonia is our most longstanding rival in any sport," Shiner head coach Steven Cerny said. "We are excited about being in the same district again.
Flatonia is 0-4 in district but that fact will not fool the Comanches.
"Flatonia is a good football team," Cerny said. "Their record does not indicate that. I think they could have won almost all of their district games."
The Bulldogs like to run the ball and do so behind an offensive line whose members are 200 pounds or bigger.
Flatonia must keep their offense on the field and not turn the ball over.
"Flatonia has run a lot of special plays and can use their formations to get the defense misaligned, and then they will pop a big play on you," Cerny said.
He said the Flatonia defense brings pressure from their linebackers out of the 4-3 and split formations.
"We will have to make offensive adjustments to their defensive schemes because they can keep you guessing," Cerny said.
Flatonia’s defense will need to be physical and tackle well to slow down the Shiner veer attack.