There’s a first time for everything in the world of high school football.

There’s a first time for everything in the world of high school football.

For the No. 4 Plainview Indians, they’ll get their first time playing at home this week.

It will be Military Appreciation Night at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Plainview Stadium, as the Indians will take on the Elgin Owls. 

Elgin will enter this game with a 1-1 record off the heels of a 17-14 defeat to Duncan last week, while the Indians are also 1-1 after going toe-to-toe with Class 4A’s No. 1 Tuttle last week, losing 35-28. 

“We are expecting to have a very competitive game against Elgin,” Plainview coach Joe Price said. “They have a new coach, and they are excited with the new process he has in place. They are playing very hard and executing well in the new system. We will need to play well to come away with a win.”

Last year these two teams were scheduled to meet in Elgin, but the game was rescheduled for Plainview as the Owls Stadium hadn’t finished recent construction.

The end result was a 26-9 victory for the Indians. 

“Normally you see your biggest improvements over the first three games,” Price said. 

“We need to show more consistency in our execution than we did against Tuttle. They are a good team, but we need to work on some of the little things that make you a better team. We’ve been playing pretty well on defense as well as on offense. We just need to work a little harder at some of our tackling techniques and wrapping up.”

This will be Plainview’s final warm-up game before District 3A-2 competition contests begin next week. 

Price hopes his Indians can show great improvement, especially this week against Elgin, for what could be a tough district line-up.

“We want to be rolling after this week and be ready for our district games,” Price said. 

“Getting things looking good with our alignments and with our assignments will be especially important this week. We definitely want to be hitting on all cylinders in this game (against Elgin), and then we hope for that momentum to carry us right into and through our district play.”