Connally facing a defending state champ in Area round playoff game

LACY LAKEVIEW, Texas The Connally Cadets play in the Area round of the playoffs Friday afternoon and they're facing a team that won a state title last year.

The Cadets face Pleasant Grove up in Royse City in an afternoon showdown. Connally has already won 8 games this season and they'll need one of their best efforts of the year to make it nine wins this week.

Shane Connally and his players know they are facing a physical team that likes to run the football. So defensively the front seven will have to be very good. That's been a strength for Connally so far this season on defense.