With two district games remaining, the Fox Foxes are in position to write their own destiny as it pertains to the postseason.

With two district games remaining, the Fox Foxes are in position to write their own destiny as it pertains to the postseason.

Four wins in a row have taken the Foxes on the verge of hosting a first round playoff game, but a pair of obstacles stand in the way of that becoming a reality. 

The first step in securing this goal happens at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Fox Den, when the Foxes take on Maysville.

As it stands, the Foxes are 5-3 overall and 4-1 in district C-2, which is tied with Mountain View-Gotebo for second place. 

The five victories this season is the same amount of wins the Foxes have had over the last two seasons combined. 

Maysville though is lurking just behind at 3-5 overall and 2-2 in district play.

A victory for Maysville Friday night will put them right back in the hunt for a top two spot in the playoffs, while a victory for the Foxes will set up a showdown next week for the No. 2 playoff seeding.

“Maysville is a pretty good football team,” Fox coach Brent Phelps said. 

“They have good quickness, but I believe we match up against them pretty good. This week’s game is similar to a playoff game because it is so important for us to play well and come away with a win. The next few days of practice and preparation are very important for us.”

Fox has found its rhythm offensively the last four weeks after dropping its district opener against Tipton, which extended a then three-game losing streak. 

No opponent has scored more than 14 points against the Foxes the last four weeks, while Fox has eclipsed the 50 point mark three times in the span.

Last week the Foxes cruised to a comfortable Thursday night victory against Corn Bible by a score of 54-6, while Maysville struggled against district leader Tipton, falling 50-6. 

Last year when these two teams met in Maysville, it was Fox on the wrong end of a 50-0 defeat. 

When Maysville last visited the Fox Den in 2016, the Warriors came away with a 45-0 victory.

”We have been playing a lot better,” Phelps said. “We have been competing against teams more our size for one thing. Another is that we are very close to being back to 100% healthy. We are finally getting to full strength for the first time in quite a while.” 

“These next two games are crucial, and they are against two solid football teams,” Phelps added. “We need to win out in order to assure ourselves of a home playoff game.”

Fox will be on the road next week against Mountain View-Gotebo in the regular season finale.