In the world of the football district 4A-2, the Madill Wildcats have found life tough thus far this season.

Madill currently sits outside the playoff picture at 0-2 in district play and 1-4 overall on the year.

Friday night at 7:30 p.m., in Harrah, the Wildcats will look to take a first step towards a late season revival as they travel to the OKC metroplex to take on the Panthers in a district contest.

Harrah is coming off a 28-0 defeat at the hands of the Bethany Bronchos last week, while the Wildcats were given a tough night against the Tuttle Tigers at Blake Smiley Stadium.

“We have to take care of the ball on offense and eliminate the mistakes Friday night,” Madill coach Todd Vargas said. “We can’t continue to play behind the chains. Defensively, we have to be able to stop the run, and play better on the edges. Harrah is a well coached team and it’s important we play well this week if we are going to win.”

A win this week could give the Wildcats a chance at a playoff spot, as they play fourth-placed Blanchard at home next week, followed by a road trip against McLoud.

Last season when these two teams met, it was a 40-39 victory for the Wildcats in Madill.