The last Lawrence High-Olathe North football game determined the Sunflower League champion.
Back on Sept. 11, LHS beat the Eagles, 3-0, in overtime. The Lions went undefeated and won the league title; O-North finished with just one league loss.
This time around, a bigger title looms the Class 6A state championship.
Top-ranked Lawrence (9-0) and No. 4 Olathe North (8-1) meet in a state quarterfinal game tonight.
Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Haskell Stadium. It'll be telecast live on cable channel 6.
This will be the third straight quarterfinal meeting between the two schools and fifth in seven years. LHS is 4-0 against the Eagles in the playoffs.
Against five common Sunflower League foes, LHS scored 224 points and allowed 52. Olathe North scored 175 and allowed 42.
"We're not crying wolf," Lawrence coach Dick Purdy said. "We're saying the way it is. They're a good football team."
The winner will advance to the state semifinals against the winner of tonight's Shawnee Mission South-SM North game.
Today also is the day that Cimarron Evans, an LHS senior, was slated to have anterior cruciate ligament surgery. Evans, a regular on the Lions' special teams and a defensive lineman, injured a leg in Lawrence's 54-13 homecoming victory over Leavenworth on Oct. 23.