Through the third week of the regular season, the Wilson Eagles and the Fox Foxes are trending in completely opposite directions.
While the Eagles have been flying high with a 3-0 start to the campaign, the Foxes have struggled out of the gate and currently sit at 0-2.
These two teams will reacquaint themselves with one another at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at the Fox Den, as they each look to gain some momentum heading into district play.
Last week the Eagles ran wild at Skinny Stewart Stadium as they registered 50-plus points for the second game in a row in a 52-6 victory over Thackerville.
The Foxes were unlucky however in their 32-0 defeat against Snyder as they produced multiple takeaways on defence, but weren’t able to cash in on offense.
Fox has only scored six points through two games this season. They  were defeated 52-6 in their season opener against the Velma-Alma Comets.
Despite the strong start to the season, Wilson head coach Kenny Ridley added he’s found plenty of things his squad needs to work on this week against the Foxes.
“Although we had a large margin of victory last week against Thackerville, we had way too many penalties and mental mistakes,” Ridley said. “Our goal this week is to improve our self-discipline and play better mentally.
“Fox is a very well coached and athletic team,” Ridley added. “They are going to be our biggest challenge this season so far. Their quarterback is very dynamic and he has some athletic receivers as well. We’ve got our work cut out for us and we need to come ready to play.”
Blain and Hawk Anderson will be looking to make an impact on the defensive side of the ball this week after accounting for multiple fumble recoveries last week against the Cyclones.
In order for Fox to be successful, they will have to slow down Eagles quarterback Logan Schaaf, who has shown he is just as dangerous with his arm as he is with his legs.
Last week Schaaf carved up the Wildcats with his rushing abilities, accounting for 10 carries for a total of 212 yards.
Shane Honea put a strong rushing performance last week as well, finishing with three carries for 103 yards.
Wilson managed to rack up 356 yards of total offense while holding Thackerville to just 181 yards for the game.
Last season when these two teams played in Wilson, it was the Eagles coming away with a comfortable 56-28 victory over the Foxes.
Following this contest, the Eagles will be off next week, while the Foxes will play host to Tipton.