Brad Keith: Sports Editor

There was Jevan Snead's plunge in 2004, and the Kody Spano to Hunter Hendershot bomb in 2006.

What, I wonder, lies ahead in tonight's match-up?

In a battle such as this, any given play could be the one we all talk about until this time next year.

There's not much separation between the football programs at Aledo and Stephenville.

When asked about the similarities adding to the rivalry between the two powers, Stephenville Head Coach Chad Morris said, “I think it does. We're certainly dealing with the same caliber athletes.

The match-up of those talented student-athletes has caught the attention of the media all around the region.

The game will be delay-broadcasted at 11 p.m. on KTXA/Channel 21 as The High School Edge Game of the Week. Newspaper and radio outlets are scurrying to provide the most in-depth coverage possible for the state's biggest game this Friday.

So how will it come out?

I foresee Cody Davis finding a way to limit the big plays of Cole Loftin. If that takes place, the Jackets are armed with all the necessary weapons to hold off the Bearcats.

Give me the Jackets in yet another classic, 24-21.