ARLINGTON, Texas – District 4-5A, containing mostly Arlington ISD schools, has been surprisingly competitive this season.
Teams such as Arlington and Arlington Lamar have silently made moves throughout district play to be in a position to take the district title with one game left in the regular season.
Also in the three-way tie of 5-1 teams is a perennial mainstay Arlington Martin squad which can claim its second district title in as many years with a win over Fort Worth Paschal on Thursday, coupled with an Arlington loss to Arlington Bowie.
Martin already has sealed the Division I No. 1 seed and broke the school record for most wins in a season with nine.
“We’ll try to go out and take care of our business and we’ll be a fan and watch what happens Friday night,” Martin coach Bob Wager said. “Certainly, we would like to repeat as district champion but the prize that comes around Christmas time is what we are looking for.”
Martin is also celebrating its second year sending a player to the Under Armor All-American Game after standout defensive end Devonte Fields was given his All-American jersey Tuesday.