Xzay Basham runs up the middle during a previous game this season.

The Commerce Tiger football team will fight for a district victory at home Friday night against the Lone Oak Buffaloes.

The Tigers, now 1-4 for the season and 0-1 in district following a 63-14 defeat at the hands of the Pottsboro Cardinals last week.

The Buffaloes are currently 1-3 on the season and are coming off of a bye week. Last season, Lone Oak finished 4-6 but still managed a playoff berth, falling in the first round to Kemp.

The Buffaloes have had a recent run of success, making the playoffs in eight of the previous nine seasons, including an ongoing seven-year streak of playoff appearances.

Commerce has had trouble in recent years against Lone Oak, facing the Buffaloes in the last three seasons and losing all three games, including a 52-45 shootout last season.

The Commerce Tigers will face the Lone Oak Buffaloes on Oct. 4 at Memorial Stadium in Commerce. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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