The two biggest pop-out stars in the first month of the season will be on the same field on Friday.
They play the same position and share the same last name.
Mountain Pointe junior Paul Lucas and Chandler sophomore Chase Lucas are not related, but they could very well be connected when the two teams square off at Austin Field.
Both players have supplied their respective offenses with big plays and the Lucas who gets loose the most just might sway the game in his team’s direction.
Chandler’s Lucas has 34 carries for 244 yards with five touchdowns with 11 catches for 171 yards and two scores along with two kickoffs for 32 yards.
“At this point as a sophomore, I don't think we've ever had a better player at running back,” said Chandler coach Shaun Aguano, who added Oklahoma is coming to see Lucas on Thursday. “We thought he would wait until his junior year to get some varsity experience. The day before (the season) we made an executive decision that he was going to start. I don't think anybody can take that job anymore. He's a special guy.”
The Pride’s Lucas has 13 carries for 202 yards with five touchdowns, one catch for 10 yards and one 45-yard punt return for a score.
“He really is electric,” Pride coach Norris Vaughan said.
Friday’s game should be as well, especially when the ball is in the hands of a Lucas.
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