October 3, 1997
Dunbar (1-3) atNo. 6 Poly (2-0)When: Today, 3: 30Outlook: A loss for Dunbar likely would force the Poets to miss the playoffs for the first time in coach Stanley Mitchell's five-year tenure. Under Mitchell (43-10 career), the Poets have reached the state semifinals four times and won two state titles. Poly coach Augie Waibel, going after career victory No. 276, is 1-3 against Mitchell's teams, including last year's 20-14 double-overtime loss. Poly comes off last week's 15-14 win over No. 11 Patterson, and Dunbar, ranked No. 6 in the preseason, lost, 20-18, to No. 14 City.