Texas high school football playoffs are often referred to as the second season. Everything starts anew and nothing that happened in the regular season matters.

The only thing that counts now is the opponent who lines up opposite you. It’s do or die football and it’s winner take all.

The Eldorado Eagles got a taste of that last year, now they are back and looking for more as they take on the Haskell Indians for the Bi-District Championship at San Angelo Stadium on Friday, November 15th.

The Eagles claimed their first outright district title since 2012 when they defeated the Christoval Cougars 14-7 last Friday at Larry Mitchel Stadium. As

the first place team from District 8-2A, Eldorado will face the Indians, the fourth place team from District 7-2A.

The Eagles come into the game with a 9-1 record, having outscored their 10 regular season opponents by a combined score of 433-107. Their only loss came in the second week of the season when they fell 26-20 to the Winters Blizzards. Among the Eagles’ nine wins this season was a 35-14 victory over Haskell at Blizzards Stadium in Winters on October 3rd.

It was the second time the two teams had met in less than a year. Eldorado lost to the Indians 26-20 in the Bi-District round last season.

Eldorado and Haskell ended up on one another’s regular season schedule after each had a district foe move down from the ranks of 11-man football teams to compete in six-man football. In Eldorado’s case, it was Irion County that dropped down and out of District 8-2A. For Haskell, it was the Baird Bears who left District 7-2A.

When asked if he expected to see anything different from the Indians on Friday, Eagles Head Coach Michael Johnson said, “I’m sure they will have some tweaks, but they are going to do what they are going to do. We have to do a great job of shutting down their ground game and playing great in the secondary.”

Haskell comes into the game with a 3-7 record in the regular season and 1-3 record in district play. They have been outscored this season by a combined score of 366-203.

Meanwhile, the Eagles are riding an eight-game winning streak, and finished the regular season ranked #9 in Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Editor’s Poll.

Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 15th at San Angelo Stadium in San Angelo. Eldorado will be the home team. Eagles fans are encouraged to sit in the stands on the west side of the field. Everyone is encouraged to make the trip to support the Eagles. Remember to wear your green and be LOUD!