Outlook: Dobson likely needs one more win to assure itself a playoff spot for the first time since 2003.
Mesa may already have clinched a spot, but the Jackrabbits wouldn’t mind adding a couple more wins beginning with the Mustangs.
This is the start of the toughest three-game stretch of the season for Dobson (Westwood and Mountain View close the regular season). Mesa is in the middle of a fourgame stretch (Westwood, Red Mountain, Dobson and Mountain View) that should indicate whether or not the Jackrabbits can make a deep run in the postseason or perhaps just a one-game stay. Containing the other’s rushing attack will be the key for both schools. Dobson is led by Scott Kneisel and Michael Holloway; Mesa by Keelan Johnson.
Mesa at Dobson
Address: 1501 W. Guadalupe Road, Mesa
Records: Mesa 6-1, 1-1; Dobson 5-2, 1-1
Last year’s meeting: Mesa 42, Dobson 12