As it is often said “It’s not how you start, but how you finish.”

As it is often said “It’s not how you start, but how you finish.”

For several area teams this saying could begin to hold true this week as district play begins.

The Marietta Indians have struggled throughout their first three games of the year, failing to score in any of them.

Despite getting plenty of turnovers on the defensive end, Marietta has yet to capitalize on the other end.

At 7 p.m. Friday night in Comanche, Marietta will get its chance to get on the board in a big way as it takes on the Indians.

Comanche currently sits at 2-1 on the season, after allowing just six points total against Healdton and Walters.

CHS was blanked in its opening game of the season against Frederick, but has since rebounded, including a 23-0 victory last week.

Last season when these two teams met up at McClain Stadium, it was Comanche coming away with a narrow 21-19 victory.

Marietta is trying to avoid its first 0-4 start to the season since 2014, when the Indians lost their first five games of the season. 

Davis (0-3) at Kingston (2-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday

Speaking of avoiding losing streaks, that’s exactly what the Davis Wolves are trying to avoid extending Friday night.

Davis is currently in the midst of one of its worst starts to the season in many years, as the Wolves will try and break into the win column at 7:30 p.m. Friday night on the road against Kingston.

Last year it was the Redskins who broke the Wolves historic run of district titles as they claimed the District 2A-8 championship. 

Kingston was also the first team to win at Wolf Field last season as the Redskins claimed a 48-21 victory. 

Last week the Wolves endured a tough time in the rain as they were defeated by Heritage Hall by a score of 14-3, while Kingston saw their two-game winning streak to start the season halted by a 37-15 defeat on the road against Sperry. 

Kingston has been tough to play at home this season as the Redskins have allowed just 21 points in their only two games played on their home field. 

Fox (0-2) vs. Tipton (0-2), 7 p.m. Friday

While there are currently five winless teams in District C-2, there will be one less after Friday night.

Both the Fox Foxes and Tipton Tigers will be looking to not only earn their first win of the season, but more importantly, a first district win when these two squads collide at the Fox Den.

Last week neither of these teams were able to take the field due to rainy conditions.

Fox was scheduled to have a home game against Wilson, but it was canceled, while Tipton’s game against Snyder also suffered the same fate.

Last season when these teams met up at Tipton, it was a 44-14 defeat for Fox.