Our Week 9 Whataburger Coach of the Week fan vote features two coaches who are poised to stay undefeated in regional play.
Pine Tree's Kerry Lane has led his team to two straight wins over Hallsville and Mount Pleasant by a combined score of 88-32. The Pirates' offense is rolling, averaging 45 points per game. Lane and the Pirates will face Jacksonville, who is 0-2 in the region, Friday night.
Meanwhile, Marshall's Jake Griedl led his team to two consecutive wins of their own against Lindale and Hallsville. It has been an emotional season for the Mavericks, especially after the death of senior Hayden Blalock in September. Through it all, Griedl has been the guiding light for the team.
The Mavericks will face Mount Pleasant, who is also 0-2 in the region, Friday night.
Lane and Griedl will face each other in the final week of the season for a game that could determine the regional title.