With the Springtown game behind them, the Lady Rams bring a five-game winning streak into Kennedale for a massive showdown to decide first-place in the district. Tarver said his team is well-aware of the stakes and prepared to turn in their best performance yet.
"It's a little more important this year than it has been in the past," he said. "I don't think, in the past, that we got over that Kennedale mystique. But I honestly believe, this year, this team doesn't believe in that.
"We're 20-5 now and we're rolling. Nobody we've stepped on the field with has had a mystique for us. We've stepped on the field and competed. Iowa Park has had our number for three or four years and we rolled them.
"I expect a good game and sure would like to come out of it on top as the front-runner for the district championship."
First pitch of the big game is set for 7:30 p.m., Friday, at Kennedale's softball complex.