No. 8 Howard (11-1) at Wise (12-0)
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Coaches: Bruce Strunk, Howard; DaLawn Parrish, Wise
Outlook: The Lions, aiming for their first state title since 1974, face the toughest opponent in the state tournament and they know something about Wise. The Pumas defeated them, 55-6, in last year's championship game. Parrish, a former Lions player, has Wise riding a 26-game win streak and ranked No. 2 in the state poll behind No. 1 DeMatha. After losing their top running back, sophomore Devin Dawkins (1,833 yards, 22 touchdowns) to a broken collarbone last week,...