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Alto and Carlisle set to battle for top district spot

Being the underdog is nothing new for the Carlisle Indians. 

"We've been the underdog my whole career at Carlisle," said Carlisle junior Cainan Wimberly.  "It doesn't really bother me. You just have to take it one game at a time."

"Coming into the season we were picked to take dead last in our district and we're showing we came to play," said Carilsle senior Ven Goss.  "It motivates to keep going and take it as far we can."

Despite a 5 and 1 record, the Indians will be underdogs again Friday night, hosting the 8th ranked team in the state.  The Alto Yellowjackets come to town with a perfect record.

One of the most impressive teams in Texas this season, the Yellowjackets are averaging nearly 60 points per game.  The Indians have given up a total of 75 points, in their first six games this season.

"They're (Alto) going to get their points," said Wimberly.  "They're good and we can get our points with our X factors. We'll have to see what defense holds up best."

"They say defense wins championships and I believe that strongly," said Alto senior Jyran Shaw.  "You can score on offense. If you can't score then you won't win the game. Whoever has the best defense and stops the run and pass, that's who will win Friday."

First place at Friday night in the Red Zone Game of the Week.

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