Just a few weeks ago, the coaching staff of MacArthur had a chance to go watch tonight's foe Ardmore in action.
What they saw then didn't impress.
However, when the team's face off tonight in Cameron Stadium with a 7 p.m. kickoff, the Highlanders will see a team who has improved since that game.
"We went and watched them Week 4 and were not impressed at all with them," Mac head coach Brett Manning said. "I didn't think they were very good at all, but you can tell on video they have got a lot better. They played Del City to 12 points, they played Duncan to 14 points. I think they have good coaches and will be really good in the future."
With only one starter back from the team the Highlanders knocked out of the state semifinals last season, it was going to be obvious that Ardmore was going to struggle. The Tigers opened 2-4 in their first six games with one of those wins coming against OKC Southeast (21-12). Since then, the Tigers have won three straight against the bottom of the district and have been improving.