Before the 2015 season began, we circled Oct. 9 on our calendars as one of the biggest dates of the year. And we've finally made it.

On this week's podcast, our Clint Buckley and Mike Graham discuss a bevy of crucial matchups taking place this Friday -- games that could ultimately decide district championships.

Can Marshall challenge longtime rival Longview for District 15-5A supremacy? How will John Tyler vs. Lufkin shake up the 16-5A race? Will the 7-4A Division I opener between Paris and Liberty-Eylau ultimately decide the league crown?

Plus, will 8-4A D-I come down to Van vs. Athens once more? Who has the edge this week when bitter rivals Carthage and Henderson hook up in the 9-4A D-I opener? And finally, will defending state finalist and top-ranked Mineola be challenged by White Oak in 8-3A D-I?

We break it all down here.

If you have any questions or comments for us, find Clint or Mike on Twitter — @ClintBuckley@Mike_ETSN, or @etsnfm.

Thanks for listening!