WEBB CITY, Mo--Week eight of the high school football season is here.
And believe it or not, next week is the last regular season games before the new playoff system kicks into gear.
Friday night there were a handful of big time battles.
KOLR 10's Nick Carboni is in Webb City where the 7-0 Cardinals will host the 7-0 Ozark Tigers in our game of the week.
The Ozark Tigers are 7-0 ranked seventh in Class 5 and sit first in their district standings.
Perhaps no other team is more prepared this year t take on Webb City and it's famed winning streak
Last week Ozark dismantled its rival Nixa 41-21 to improve to 7-0.
Congratulations Tigers now you get to play Webb City.
The Cardinals have won 88 straight regular season games, a streak that goes back to the fall of 2003 when this year's Tiger seniors were in elementary school.
"I was in third grade somewhere getting ready go trick or treating or something," said Ozark center Cameron Glenn.
Webb City has also won their last 37 games, the fourth longest active winning streak in the country.
"It's a long streak I guess you could say, but that's not going to mean nothing for us," said Ozark running back Cody Lindsay. "We're going to play like every game we have."
Last year, Ozark put a scare in to the Cardinals working a 7-7 halftime tie.
But three second-half turnovers came back to haunt the Tigers in a 38-14 loss.
"That's probably one of the biggest things about them is that they're very opportunistic," said Ozark coach Mark Bliss. "Every game we've broken down on them, if they get a turnover, they turn turnovers in to points. You can't afford to do that."
Ozark concedes it'll have to play near perfect football to pull off the upset.
Glenn: "Assignment football is what I call it. You've got to be on assignment. You can't worry about doing somebody else's job. You've got to do your job and your only and the rest will take care of itself."
Second-year head coach Mark Bliss calls it "fun pressure" -- a swing for the fences type mentality.
"This game has got to be one of those games where you wake up the next morning and you hurt worse than you've ever hurt before because you laid it all on the line. But it'll be in a good cause," said Glenn.
Webb City of course is a 10-time state champion, winning the last two Class 4 state titles.
In addition to their overall winning streak of 37 games and regular-season streak of 88, the Cardinals have won 53 of their last 54 and 77 of their last 79.