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Game Preview: Lamar at South Grand Prairie

08/30/2016, 6:00pm CDT
By Keven Costlow

Vikings and Warriors face off in non-district matchup

Lamar Vikings (0-1) at South Grand Prairie Warriors (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday, Grand Prairie’s Gopher-Warrior Bowl

THE SERIES: Lamar leads the series, 11-9, although the Warriors have won the last six. The Vikings also enjoy a 6-4 edge at the Gopher-Warrior Bowl.

LAST WEEK: Lamar was outscored by Keller Fossil Ridge, 41-31, last week, while South Grand Prairie edged Arlington High, 22-20.

RIGHTING THE SHIP: Lamar hasn’t been 0-2 since 2011. The Vikings opened that season with losses to South Grand Prairie, Mansfield Timberview and Flower Mound Marcus before rallying to make the playoffs.

THE VIKING-WARRIOR SERIES:

1972  Lamar, 26-13 (Memorial)

1973  Lamar, 42-7 (Gopher Bowl)

1976  SGP, 15-14 (Cravens)

1977  Lamar, 24-7 (Gopher Bowl)

1978  Lamar, 40-6 (Cravens)

1979  Lamar, 9-0 (Gopher Bowl)

1980  Lamar, 31-16 (Cravens)

1981  Lamar, 37-18 (Gopher Bowl)

1984  SGP, 13-10 (Maverick)

1985  SGP, 7-3 (Gopher Bowl)

1990  Lamar, 35-6 (Cravens)

1991  Lamar, 17-16 (Gopher Bowl)

1996  Lamar, 10-7 (Cravens)

1997  Lamar, 24-14 (Gopher Bowl)

1997  SGP, 18-14 (Ownby)

1999  SGP, 21-7 (Gopher Bowl)

2010  SGP, 38-30 (Cravens)

2011  SGP, 26-24 (Gopher-Warrior)

2012  SGP, 54-34 (Gopher-Warrior)

2013  SGP, 38-31 (Cravens)

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