The anticipated showdown between No. 1-ranked Hanover, a team on a 43-game winning streak, and No. 2-ranked Axtell, a team that has won five straight, kicks off a three-week district battle for the top seed going into the playoffs.
Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Friday at Hanover. Frankfort, the third undefeated team in the district and current front runner at 4-0, is at Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton for a 7 p.m. start Friday in a non-district game. The FHS Wildcats don’t enter the fray until next week’s game at Axtell.