The Gunter Tigers made a statement in the Bi-District round, shutting out Grand Saline 66-0.
In the Area Round the competition drastically increases, they will face undefeated, defending state champion Waskom.
Gunter Head Coach Jake Fiesel says his players are well aware that they're facing the reigning champs and they're not intimidated.
"They had a great football team last year, and we had a good football team last year," Fiesel said. "That was last year. this is this year, and we're just excited to be where we are right now, and hopefully we'll go out and play some good football Friday Night."
The game is set to begin at 7:30 Friday evening at Mt. Pleasant High School.