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Game Day Guide: Lamar vs. Martin

10/31/2016, 7:45pm CDT
By Sam Thomas

Vikings and Warriors square off to decide final playoff spot

The Lamar Vikings play host to the Martin Warriors this Thursday night at Cravens Field. Kickoff is set for 7:00 PM. Check out everything you need to know for the game this week below. 

Gold Out and Spirit Tunnel

Thursday night is your chance to show your Viking spirit! Wear gold to the game for our annual Gold Out night, and be sure to welcome the team to Cravens Field for the last time in 2016 with the Viking Spirit Tunnel starting at 7:15 PM. Line up from the locker room doors to the field entrance and cheer on the Vikes as they take the field.  

Chick-fil-A Arlington Bowl 

The North Collins Chick-fil-A (location Here) is hosting the annual Chick-fil-A Arlington Bowl! Be sure to eat at Chick-fil-A this Wednesday anytime between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM and turn in your receipt to support the Lamar Vikings Football Booster Club and stick around after the game as representatives from Chick-fil-A present the Arlington Bowl trophy to the winning team. 

Elementary School Night Ticket Discount

We are offering free tickets to elementary students with the purchase of an adult ticket. Click on the link Here and enter the promo code 'VikingElementaryNight' to receive your discount. 

In N Out Tailgate 

The Lamar Viking choir will be hosting a tailgate outside of the east doors of the high school starting at 5:00 PM on Thursday night. They will be serving In-N-Out burgers for $8.

Varsity Game Preview 

7:00 PM, Thursday

Cravens Field

THE SERIES: The Vikings lead the series 19-11-2, although Martin has won eight of the last 10. Lamar owns a 14-12-1 edge at Cravens Field.

THE STAKES: Heading into Thursday night’s matchup, Martin holds a 4-2 record in District 4-6A while Lamar stands at 3-3. With a Lamar win, both teams will be at 4-3 with no games remaining, and the Vikings will hold the head-to-head tiebreaker. If Martin wins, Lamar will be eliminated from playoff contention. Barring upset results in the other district games, the winner of the Lamar-Martin game will earn the fourth and final playoff spot for the district.   

LAST WEEK: Lamar stayed in the playoff chase with a 48-9 pounding of Paschal. Martin moved into a tie for second place in District 4-6A after routing Arlington High, 51-21.

Chance Fuller threw six touchdown passes versus Paschal, one shy of the school record set two years ago by Shane Buechele versus Weatherford.

          Most Touchdown Passes in a game, AISD history

          7- Shane Buechele, Lamar vs. Weatherford, 10/31/2014

          6- Jamal Turner, Sam Houston vs. Granbury, 9/5/2008

          6- Deric Davis, Bowie vs. Mansfield Summit, 11/5/2009

          6- Tony James, Bowie vs. Dallas Jesuit, 8/29/2014

          6- Chance Fuller, Lamar vs. Paschal, 10/27/2016

BATTLE FOR THE ENDZONE: All eyes will be on the field when Martin has the ball Thursday night. Lamar leads the district and ranks sixth in the DFW area in scoring defense, allowing only 18.4 points per game. On the other side of the ball, Martin leads the district and ranks seventh in DFW in scoring offense, averaging 40.3 points per game.

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