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Title on the line as Panthers host rival LBJ

November 3, 2016 GMT

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United South is hoping to party like its 1999 Thursday at the SAC. The No. 11 Panthers can clinch at least a share of their first district title of the millennium as they close out the regular season against rival LBJ.

The Panthers (7-2, 5-1 District 29-6A) are attempting to win a title for the first time since sharing it in 1999. They are tied with No. 10 Del Rio (8-1, 5-1) for first place but lost the tiebreaker when they suffered their only loss two weeks ago against the Rams. Win or lose Thursday, United South will be the biggest fan of Eagle Pass come Friday as it hosts Del Rio. If the Panthers and Eagles win, USHS takes the outright title. If United South and Del Rio both fall, the possibility still exists of a four-way tie for first along with United and Southwest.

However, before worrying about any scenarios the Panthers must contend with LBJ. The Wolves (1-8, 1-5) are riding high coming off their first victory with a 20-19 win over South San. United South rolled 26-13 in last year’s meeting but LBJ won in a 14-0 shutout in 2014.

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