Pick up six: Cardinals seek sixth straight win in VMS Game of the Week

Since dropping their season opener to Mission Veterans, the Harlingen Cardinals have been red hot and are currently riding a five-game win streak. Big Red will look to make it six in a row when they host Weslaco East on Friday in the Valley Morning Star’s Game of the Week.

Harlingen enters this week’s game fresh off a 24-7 win against Weslaco High. Senior quarterback Daniel Ramirez led the way by passing for 240 yards and three touchdowns.

But while the Cards (5-1, 3-0) have been riding high as of late, the injury-depleted Wildcats ( 3-3, 1-2) are on a two-game losing skid having lost back-to-back District 32-6A contests to San Benito and Los Fresnos.

HAWKS VS. HOUNDS

San Benito and Harlingen South are two football programs that are going in exact opposite directions. While the Hounds (6-0, 3-0) enter Friday’s Week 8 game undefeated, the Hawks (1-5, 0-3) have dropped their last five straight. The Hounds come into this week’s meeting direct off a 49-21 big win over Brownsville Rivera while the Hawks lost to Brownsville Hanna 21-17 despite taking an early 14-0 advantage.

COLLISION COURSE

The undefeated Raymondville Bearkats and red-hot Rio Hondo Bobcats will face off next week in a game that could very well determine the District 16-4A Division II title. But before the Kats (6-0, 1-0) and Cats (4-1, 1-0) meet up in Rio Hondo a week from Friday, the two have dates with different opponents this week. The Bearkats, fresh off a 38-10 win at CC West Oso, host the Progreso Red Ants on Friday. Meanwhile, the Bobcats, who beat up on Port Isabel last week, are at West Oso this weekend.

WEEK 8

Mission at McAllen Rowe

PSJA at Edinburg

Edinburg Vela at PSJA Memorial

Valley View at Laredo Cigarroa

Donna at Porter

La Joya at McAllen Memorial

McAllen at LJ Juarez-Lincoln

PSJA Southwest vs. PSJA North

Edinburg North vs. Economedes

Harlingen South at San Benito

Weslaco East at Harlingen

Los Fresnos at Hanna

Rivera at Weslaco

Sharyland vs. Sharyland Pioneer

RGC at Laredo Nixon

Laredo Martin at Roma

Pace at Donna North

Mercedes at Edcouch-Elsa

La Feria at Kingsville King

Grulla at Zapata

Orange Grove at Port Isabel

Progreso at Raymondville

Rio Hondo at West Oso

Lyford at Bishop

Santa Gertrudis at Santa Rosa

Monte Alto at Hebbronville

Santa Maria at Three Rivers

St. Joseph at MMA

Bro. Veterans vs. Lopez