The Odem Owls are looking to prove they belong with the big boys of Class 3A when they face the Boling Bulldogs in a rematch of last year's region semifinals.
The Owls' normally potent offense was shut down in a 28-20 loss to the Bulldogs last year in the same round. Odem got on the board early in that game, but then not again until late with a couple of quick scores in the final minutes.
Senior quarterback Michael Everett will be looking to extend his storied career with the Owls. Everett is fifth on Texas' all-time passing touchdown list as he looks to lead the Owls back to the region final, the same round Odem last found themselves in back in Everett's sophomore year in 2014.
Odem faces Boling Friday at 7 PM at Port Lavaca's Sandcrab Stadium.