WHITESBORO — While one Bearcats football season came to an end on Friday, another was just getting started.

WHITESBORO — While one Bearcats football season came to an end on Friday, another was just getting started.


"I get to enjoy it for about three minutes then I’m off to look at film of Caddo Mills," Whitesboro head coach Eddie Gill after his team finished off Boyd, 43-0, to clinch the District 6-2A (I).


It was the first time the Bearcats won sole possession of a district title after sharing the crown with Callisburg last season.


"I think it had a lot to do with [how we played] it. Last year we had a co-district championship, we didn’t want any blemish," Gill said. "I’m proud of the kids. I’m proud of the community. Our boys played well tonight and finished what they started."


Whitesboro (9-1, 6-0) looks to achieve another first, a playoff victory, when it faces Caddo Mills in a Class 2A Division I Region II bi-district game at Frisco’s Memorial Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.


Boyd (4-6, 4-2), which was trying to force a three-way tie with Whitesboro and Pilot Point for first place, will open the playoffs against Van Alstyne.


Cody Ford and Collin Kilcrease led a Bearcats offense that scored early and often, finding the end zone three times in the first quarter and five times in the first half.


Kilcrease started the scoring just under three minutes into the game with a four-yard touchdown run. He added a 15-yard score late in the second quarter. Kilcrease, inching ever-so-close to the school’s rushing record, collected 86 yards on 12 carries.


"That’s secondary for him, I guarantee you. Everybody and their dog is keying in on him," Gill about. "But it opens up other things."


Ford not only ran for three touchdowns but also intercepted Clay Barnett in the second half, allowing Whitesboro to take possession and run out the clock. Ford registered runs of 20 yards or more on four of his six carries, totaling 169 yards on the ground.


As for the Whitesboro defense, Jake Dyer had a sack and Kasey Misenheimer recovered a fumble as the Bearcats continued their dominance in district action. The Whitesboro defense, which also scored a safety when Barnett missed a snap deep in his own end zone, allowed just four touchdowns (31 points) in their final seven regular season games.


"We got back to what we do best, we knew that number 25 [Fino Cardona] is a great running back," Gill said. "We knew we couldn’t let him get a head of steam, so we stunt a whole bunch."


Cardona finished with just 60 yards on 19 carries as Whitesboro completed its fourth shutout of the season.