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Friday night is the big Homecoming game in Lake Highlands, Texas, and game attendees can expect to get their money’s worth. Dallas Morning News sportswriter Joseph Hoyt was laying bets in September that Jesuit would win District 7-6A and the Wildcats would run a close second, but that was before returning quarterback Mitch Coulson passed, ran and generally willed his way to four victories for LHHS.

Both teams are 1-0 in district play after Jesuit beat Pearce 55-34 and the Wildcats defeated Irving MacArthur 44-19 last week. Jesuit lost to powerhouses Flower Mound Marcus and Rockwall in great prep for district play, and LHHS is undefeated after outscoring 4 opponents 177-84.

Hoyt still predicts Lake Highlands will come up short Friday night, and he isn’t alone. DFW media were split 7-2 in choosing the Rangers, with only NBC 5’s Pat Doney and DMN’s Tess DeMeyer calling it for the Wildcats, God love ‘em.

The 50-year Homecoming of the Class of 1970 and the first reunion of the Class of 2010 have been postponed because of the pandemic. The game begins at 7 at Wildcat Stadium, and tickets may be ordered online here. Four tickets may be purchased, and all seating is general admission. Masks are required.