Several area football teams enter tonight still searching for their first victory of the year.
A month into the season, Harker Heights, Gatesville and Florence are each 0-4 and looking to end the skids.
The Knights, who are 0-2 in District 12-6A, host Killeen (1-3, 1-1) on the heels of the Kangaroos’ first taste of victory after beating Copperas Cove 37-34 last week.
In Gatesville, the Hornets put their 16-game win streak against visiting Lampasas (3-1) on the line.
The Badgers beat La Vernia 48-28 last week to avenge a playoff loss to the Bears in the 2018 area round, but they have not defeated Gatesville since 1980.
Florence has scored seven or fewer points three times this season, including a 56-7 loss to Academy last week, but the Buffaloes could see more offense tonight, traveling to play winless Johnson City LBJ.
Locally, Ellison (1-3, 1-1) intends to build on the momentum created last week after narrowly falling to Waco Midway in double overtime as it plays at Copperas Cove, where the Bulldawgs (1-3, 0-2) hope to collect their first district win.
Salado rounds out the evening’s action by taking its 3-1 record to Class 4A, Division II No. 2 Waco Connally (4-0).
Each game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Ellison travels to Copperas Cove, where sole possession of third place in the district standings will be on the line. Each team enters with a 5-2 record.
In other District 12-6A action, Belton (6-1) will look to bounce back from its first district loss at Shoemaker. The Lady Grey Wolves (4-3) are fifth in the district standings — one game behind the Lady Eagles and Lady Bulldawgs.
With matching 1-6 district records, Killeen travels to Harker Heights with the winner claiming sole possession of seventh place.
All three matches start at 5:30 p.m.
Elsewhere, Lampasas hosts Salado at 6 p.m. in each team’s District 27-4A opener, while Florence travels to play Johnson City LBJ at 6 p.m.