Nov. 23—Whitesboro has dominated its first two playoff opponents this season, but the Bearcats' next opponent may be seeking revenge.
The Whitesboro football team will face district foe Paradise in the regional semifinals Friday at 2 p.m. at Prosper ISD Children's Health Stadium.
Whitesboro (10-1) defeated Paradise 18-7 at Bearcat Stadium Oct. 28.
Paradise (10-2) had never reached the third round prior to this season, but the Panthers will look to match what Whitesboro accomplished last season by reaching the regional final despite a third-place district finish.
Whitesboro coach Cody Fagan said the Bearcats are confident, but not necessarily because of a previous result.
"I think it's just confidence in our preparation," Fagan said. "Our kids understand that was a month ago. We've played a lot of football, they've played a lot of football since then. We've got to be able to just stay confident in what we do, prepare ourselves to go out and have a great game and earn the right to be confident Friday by our preparation this week."
The first time these teams played was on a cold, rainy night. The Bearcats prevailed in a defensive struggle in which all scoring happened in the second quarter.