While last week might not have gone according to plan for the Lone Grove Longhorns, they still have plenty to play for this season.
While last week might not have gone according to plan for the Lone Grove Longhorns, they still have plenty to play for this season. The No. 4 Sulphur Bulldogs managed to hand the Longhorns their first loss of the season by a score of 49-26 at Calvin Agee Field, but all is not lost for LGHS. At 7 p.m. Thursday night in Marlow, the Longhorns can take the next step towards a possible return to the playoffs as they make the trip to take on the Outlaws. Lone Grove is currently 5-1 on the season with a 2-1 district record, while Marlow is 3-3 on the season with an identical 2-1 district record. The Longhorns currently occupy the third spot in district 3A-2, which right now would guarantee them a place in the playoffs. More importantly, a victory would help them stay in contention for a possible first round playoff game at home, as Plainview and Sulphur meet this week to determine first place in the district standings. “Marlow is a very solid and disciplined football team,” Lone Grove coach Brad O’Steen said. “The short week hasn’t had much of a change for us schedule wise. We had a short practice on Sunday afternoon and that’s helped keep us in a routine this week.” Last week Marlow had its own struggles against Plainview, as the Outlaws fell 42-14 at Plainview Stadium. When these two teams met last year at Lone Grove it was the Outlaws winning 26-0. However, the last time Lone Grove made the trip to Marlow in 2015, the Longhorns won that game by a score of 28-19.