Kickoff at Perdue Field is set for 7:30pm.
The Wildcats are 8-3 following last week's 42-15 win over Murray in the first round. Meanwhile, Heath snapped a seven-game playoff losing streak that dated back to 1995 with a 20-7 upset of Caldwell County in Princeton. The Pirates are 5-6.
Here are some other tibits about Friday's game:
- Trigg County is looking to win their second straight district title for the third time in school history (1971-72 and 2000-01).
- Heath last won a district title in 1992 in Class 1A.
- Coming into this year, Heath had dropped 13 of their last 14 playoff games. Until winning in Princeton last week, their last postseason victory on the road came in 1993 over Crittenden County.
- Trigg County and Heath have met just once in the playoffs -- a 6-3 Trigg win at Heath in 1989.
- The Wildcats are taking the same playoff path as the 1989 team that advanced to the Class 1A championship game. The Wildcats beat Murray and Heath in the regular season and again in the first two rounds of the playoffs in 1989.
- It's been a good six days for Heath running back Chad Wright. Last Friday, he rushed 47 times for 274 yards and a score to lead the Pirates past Caldwell County in the first round of the playoffs. On Wednesday, he signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Kentucky. Wright is considered one of the best high school outfielders in the state and will join his brother Brock Wright on the UK baseball team.
- Wright is Heath's all-time leading rusher and has 2,066 yards and 19 touchdowns this year. He averages 8.4 yards every time he touches the football. He's caught a touchdown and thrown for one this year as well.
- Trigg County has two running backs closing in on 1,000 yards for the season. Brandon Bridges needs just 17 yards to reach the mark for the second straight season. Scotty Mayes needs 92 yards to reach 1,000 yards for the first time.
- Wildcat quarterback Donald Bush has thrown for 1,160 yards and 16 touchdowns this year. His completion percentage is 56.2%. He has thrown one interception in 151 attempts.
- Scotty Mayes is now the team's leading receiver with 18 catches for 276 yards. Antonio Grubbs and Will Stagner each have 17 catches, and Devin Stewart has 16 catches.
- Devin Stewart leads the Wildcats with five interceptions. Two have been returned for touchdowns.
- John Reinick has kicked 47 extra points this year, already second most in a season. The record is 52 by Kyle Waldrup in 2001.
- Trigg County has a 20-15 career playoff record.
- Heath has an 18-17 career postseason record.
- The Wildcats have won seven straight home playoff games dating back to 2000.
- Trigg County is 42-14 all-time against teams from McCracken County.
- Trigg leads the all-time series with Heath 13-9, including a 5-6 record at Perdue Field. Heath last beat Trigg County in 1988, a span of nine straight games.
- Had the old playoff format been in effect for this year, Trigg County would have traveled to Fort Campbell this week.
Airtime Friday is 6:03pm with the SEC Football Report. The Tailgate Party begins at 6:20pm, and High School Football Gamenight begins at 6:45pm. Kickoff is 7:30pm. The game can be heard online at www.wkdzradio.com.