Gordon is as established as a six-man football program can get, having won multiple state titles in the 1990s.

Lingleville, on the other hand, is about as green as a program could be, entering just its second season after the program was dormant for more than four decades.

That difference showed Friday when the Longhorns dominated Lingleville in both teams' final preseason scrimmage.

"Gordon is good," said Lingleville head coach Justin Del Bosque, whose club scrimmaged 10th-ranked Cherokee last week. "I don't know if they're better than Cherokee, but they're faster."

Lingleville was without running backs Chris Carter, Ernesto Nava and Nery Suarez. Carter and Nava are expected back for Saturday's season opener against Stephenville Faith homeschool in Bluff Dale, while Suarez could miss two more weeks, Del Bosque said.

The coach is looking forward to being in game situations.

"Getting back into that real live action is always exciting," he said. "The scrimmages are in controlled environments and never go exactly how games do.

"Hopefully we're in shape and ready to go. I know the kids were pretty disappointed about the way we played (against Gordon), so they should be ready to get back out there and prove themselves."

Lingleville opens against Stephenville Faith next Saturday at Bluff Dale.