Highland Park, 7 p.m.
The Scots skated through their first seven games of the season last year before close wins over Royse City and Rockwall were followed by a season-ending loss to Rockwall-Heath for the district championship.
The Scots ended up going three rounds deep in the playoffs before falling to Waco Midway 41-36. The Scots will still be led by Luke Woodley under center after the incoming senior threw for 3,746 yards with a fantastic touchdown:interception ratio of 7:1. The Scots are never just full of major Division I talent, but always reload with similar players and never see much dropoff anywhere, making them a model of consistency. Woodley loses his top two threats offensively in running back Bryan Dickenson and wide receiver Austin Mai to graduation, but it never matters as the Scots always have one of the area's top offenses. So get down to Scotland Yard and see who will step into those roles in 2009.
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Midlothian, 5:30 p.m.
Having just finished 3-7 in 2008, the Panthers have a lot to improve on, and it all starts on Wednesday. The Panthers lose most of their offensive production in receiver Dylan Fowler and quarterback Bryce Petty, who signed a letter of intent with Baylor.
Mesquite Poteet, 5:30 p.m.
The Pirates went just 1-9 last season and were outscored in district play by a score of 223-70 and were shut out twice in district games. They were a young team but obviously have not anywhere else to go but up.