For the first time in program history, the East Union Urchins are one game away from playing for the 2A Football State Championship.
The only obstacle standing in their way?
The 9-2 Calhoun City Wildcats.
After beginning the season with losses on the road to Choctaw County and at home versus North Panola, the Wildcats, led by head coach MD Jennings, have rattled off nine straight victories, including a 30-14 victory last week over the East Webster Wolverines.
As for the Urchins, they sit 10-1 on the season under first-year head coach Todd Lott. After losing to East Webster 42-20 early in the season without starting quarterback Rett Johnson, East Union has won eight straight games, which includes a nail-biting 26-22 victory last week over the Northside Gators.
Both teams on offense are going to receive most of their production with a run-heavy scheme. The Wildcats will be led by Jaylen Artberry while the Urchins count heavily on Colton Plunk to get the job done.
Both defenses are led by playmakers with high motors all over the field, such as Hayden Roberts for East Union and JB Edwards with East Webster.
The Wildcats are 11-7 in North Half games, but the Urchins will be making their first appearance.
Game time is set for 7:00 on Friday at Calhoun City.