“We go out and we just go play and things happen,” Frederick coach Hugh Farmer said. “A lot of times, people look at you bad, but the kids have played hard.
“We've had a lot of kids — second- and third-team guys — go out and score. Some of those games get out of hand, but it's hard to tell those kids not to score.”
Frederick runs a Mike Leach-style air raid offense.
Farmer said his team's offensive boost this year — the Bombers scored 549 points in last year's 10-2 season — comes with his team learning the offense.
“We're doing the same thing we've done since I've been here, and kids are getting better and better at it,” Farmer said. “A lot of the stuff we do is just predicated on what the defense does and it takes awhile to learn that.”
Both teams are within reach of the national scoring record of 903 points scored by Albemarle (N.C.) in 16 games in 2001. Last season, Refugio (Texas) scored 891 points in a 15-game schedule.
If both win this week, the two highest-scoring teams in state history will face off at Boone Pickens Stadium for the state title.