(Note: All games begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday.)

(Note: All games begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday.)


Royse City at Denison


What: District 13-4A


Where: Munson Stadium


Records: Royse City 1-4, 1-1; Denison 3-2, 2-0


Radio: KMKT 93.1 FM; www.tsrnsports.com


Series: Tied 2-2


Last year: Denison won 34-21


Last week: Royse City lost to McKinney North 42-13; Denison beat Sherman 42-34


Players to watch: Royse City: QB Jackson Watts, WR Jake Glisch; Denison: RB Denard Whitfield, QB Devon Blanton


Update: The Yellow Jackets are all alone in first place in the 13-4A standings, with Royse City in a 6-way tie at 1-1 … Whitfield rushed for 202 yards and 2 game-sealing TDs to beat Sherman for the first time since 2009 … Watts kept 31 times for 145 yards and both of the Bulldogs’ TDs last week.


Sherman at Wylie East


What: District 13-4A


Where: Wylie Stadium


Records: Sherman 2-3, 1-1; Wylie East 2-3, 1-1


Radio: KMAD 102.5 FM


Series: Sherman leads 1-0


Last year: Sherman won 49-38


Last week: Sherman lost to Denison 42-24; Wylie East beat Wylie 35-28


Players to watch: Sherman: RB Tre’ Mask, WR/DB Ja’Quay Pough; Wylie East: QB Garrett McCain, WR Jared Wyatt


Update: Coach Gary Kinne will be back on the sideline for Sherman after last week’s one-game UIL suspension … Kevon Mack’s 12-yard run with 3:28 left, set up by a deep pass from McCain to Wyatt, won the game for Wylie East after the Raiders blew a 21-point second-quarter lead … Friday is Wylie East’s homecoming.


Wylie at Greenville


What: District 13-4A


Where: T.A. "Cotton" Ford Stadium


Records: Wylie 2-3, 1-1; Greenville 0-5, 0-2


Radio: KGVL 1400 AM; KFCD 990 AM


Series: Greenville leads 4-2


Last year: Wylie won 50-7


Last week: Wylie lost to Wylie East 35-28; Greenville lost to Lovejoy 48-7


Players to watch: Wylie: QB Kameron Kelly, RB Jason Rone; Greenville: RB Tyler Matthews, WR Spencer Gilbert II


Update: Wylie East rallied from a 20-point halftime deficit to take a 1-point lead over its crosstown rival on Kelly’s run with 4:55 left … Matthews gained 126 yards on 20 carries in a bright spot for Greenville … The Lions’ losing streak now stands at 35 games.


Lovejoy at McKinney North


What: District 13-4A


Where: Ron Poe Stadium


Records: Lovejoy 3-2, 1-1; McKinney North 2-3, 1-1


Radio: KLAK 97.5 FM; www.sportsgram.net


Series: Lovejoy leads 1-0


Last year: Lovejoy won 24-17


Last week: Lovejoy beat Greenville 48-7; McKinney North beat Royse City 42-13


Players to watch: Lovejoy: RB Dan Sefcik, WR Chochy Luce; McKinney North: RB Ronald Jones, QB Ben Dutze


Update: The Leopards have never lost more than one district game per year in the 5-year history of their varsity program … North had 2 rushers over 100 yards, Jones and Trey Smith … Lovejoy QB Dakota Michaels had his best showing in place of injured starter Bowman Sells, completing 14-of-20 for 223 yards and 2 TDs.


Gainesville at Decatur


What: District 9-3A


Where: Eagle Stadium


Records: Gainesville 5-0, 0-0; Decatur 4-2, 0-0


Radio: KGAF 1580 AM


Series: Gainesville leads 11-6


Last year: Gainesville won 42-21


Last week: Gainesville beat Vernon 27-18; Decatur lost to Alvarado 31-27


Players to watch: Gainesville: RB Adam Berryman, FL/DB Jonathan Mendez; Decatur: QB Grayson Muehlstein, WR Cain Lowe


Update: The Leopards received 8 votes in this week’s Associated Press Class 3A poll to tie at 12th with West Orange-Stark … Berryman carried 30 times for 157 yards and scored 3 TDs against Vernon … Decatur gave up 343 yards on 58 attempts on the ground in its loss to Alvarado.


Carr. Ranchview at Celina


What: District 10-3A


Where: Bobcat Field


Records: Ranchview 4-2, 0-0; Celina 6-0, 0-0


Radio: www.homeofthebobcats.com


Series: Celina leads 3-0


Last year: Celina won 52-11


Last week: Ranchview lost to Wichita Falls Hirschi 33-32 (Thu.); Celina beat Dallas Roosevelt 63-7 (Thu.)


Players to watch: Ranchview: QB Keidrien Wadley, WR Tyreon McDade; Celina: QB Nathan Elliott, WR Collin Schmid


Update: Celina swapped places with Fairfield in the AP 3A poll, dropping from No. 7 to No. 8 … Elliott has taken over as the area’s leading passer with 1,084 yards and 16 TDs … Ranchview failed to add extra points on 4 TDs, leading to the loss to Hirschi … Friday is Celina’s homecoming and its first home game in 11 months.


Bonham at Princeton


What: District 12-3A


Where: Jackie Hendricks Stadium


Records: Bonham 2-4, 0-0; Princeton 6-0, 0-0


Radio: KFYN 1420 AM; www.kfyn1420.com


Series: Bonham leads 18-6-1


Last year: Princeton won 33-25


Last week: Bonham lost to Quinlan Ford 21-19; Princeton beat Wills Point 56-14


Players to watch: Bonham: QB Dra Smith, WR Greg Moses; Princeton: WR Jakari Dillard, QB Jourdan Blake


Update: The Warriors are looking to snap a 4-game losing streak after opening the season at 2-0 … Smith had TD runs of 90 and 5 yards and caught a 10-yard TD pass from Moses for Bonham last week … Princeton went undefeated in non-district play for the second year in a row.


Community at Anna


What: District 12-3A


Where: Coyote Stadium


Records: Community 2-4, 0-0; Anna 1-5, 0-0


Series: Anna leads 11-7


Last year: Anna won 42-13


Last week: Community lost to Emory Rains 40-28; Anna lost to Ferris 49-29


Players to watch: Community: QB Jordan Graham, RB/DB Collin Croft; Anna: RB Isaac Armijo, QB Ty Chapman


Update: With 5 teams battling over 4 playoff berths, this game is crucial for both teams’ postseason hopes … The Coyotes drew first blood on a Joseph Lopez 95-yard kickoff return to start the game before Ferris reeled off 28 consecutive points … Community is looking to snap a 10-game losing streak in district play.


Pilot Point at Ponder


What: District 5-2A (I)


Where: Ponder ISD Stadium


Records: Pilot Point 4-2, 2-0; Ponder 2-4, 0-2


Series: Pilot Point leads 1-0


Last year: Pilot Point won 26-7


Last week: Pilot Point beat Boyd 40-14; Ponder lost to Bowie 35-24


Players to watch: Pilot Point: QB Travis Garrett, WR/DB DaCoven Bailey; Ponder: QB Brady Anderson, RB Trey Dunlap


Update: Bailey leads Texomaland with 6 TD receptions after adding 2 more in Friday’s game … The Bearcats took to the air against Boyd, with Garrett finishing with 4 TD passes … A 104-yard interception return for a TD gave Ponder a short-lived 24-21 lead to start the third quarter.


Callisburg at Boyd


What: District 5-2A (I)


Where: Yellowjacket Stadium


Records: Callisburg 4-1, 0-1; Boyd 1-5, 1-1


Radio: KPFC 89.1/91.9 FM


Series: Boyd leads 10-2


Last year: Callisburg won 48-46


Last week: Callisburg was idle; Boyd lost to Pilot Point 40-14


Players to watch: Callisburg: RB Mason Langthorn, QB Rheyce Childress; Boyd: RB Fino Cardona, QB Clay Burnett


Update: Callisburg’s win against Boyd a year ago was their first against the Yellowjackets since 1976 … The Wildcats had a bye following their first loss of the year against Pilot Point 2 weeks ago … Cardona, who had burned Pilot Point the year before, was limited to 91 rushing yards and one TD last week.


Howe at Farmersville


What: District 6-2A (I)


Where: Farmer Stadium


Records: Howe 2-3, 0-1; Farmersville 3-3, 1-1


Series: Farmersville leads 7-2


Last year: Farmersville won 46-29


Last week: Howe was idle; Farmersville lost to Pottsboro 24-17


Players to watch: Howe: RB Anthony Hawthorne, QB Joaquin Lopez; Farmersville: RB Darrin Pennington, QB Cole Anderson


Update: Howe is looking to snap a 9-quarter shutout streak going back to Week 2, the first time since 2004 that the Bulldogs have been blanked back-to-back … The Farmers committed only one turnover against Pottsboro, but it was costly as it tied the game in the third quarter.


Pottsboro at Caddo Mills


What: District 6-2A (I)


Where: Ed Locker Stadium


Records: Pottsboro 5-1, 2-0; Caddo Mills 2-4, 1-1


Radio: KZRC 96.1 FM


Series: Pottsboro leads 3-1


Last year: Pottsboro won 28-20


Last week: Pottsboro beat Farmersville 24-17; Caddo Mills beat Sunnyvale 41-40 (OT)


Players to watch: Pottsboro: WR Kory Waller, RB Thaddeus Flinn; Caddo Mills: QB Erik Richards, RB David Chandler


Update: Waller, who caught the eventual game-winning TD last week, leads the area with 532 receiving yards … The Cardinals extended their district winning streak to 15 and have exceeded the old mark of 13, which was set from 1981-83 and snapped by a 17-7 loss to S&S … The Foxes prevailed in OT on a missed Sunnyvale PAT and a made one on Caddo Mills’ ensuing possession.


Gunter at Bells


What: District 7-2A (II)


Where: Panther Stadium


Records: Gunter 4-1, 0-0; Bells 1-4, 0-0


Series: Gunter leads 19-14


Last year: Gunter won 53-0


Last week: Both teams were idle


Players to watch: Gunter: RB Garrett Hunter, WR Rhett Taylor; Bells: QB Ethan Sanford, RB Noah Straw


Update: Gunter has won 11 straight over Bells since the Panthers’ last win in the series in 1989 … The Tigers enter 7-2A play having won an impressive 40 of their last 41 district games.


Leonard at Whitewright


What: District 7-2A (II)


Where: Tiger Stadium


Records: Leonard 4-1, 0-0; Whitewright 0-5, 0-0


Radio: www.kfyn1420.com


Series: Whitewright leads 43-18-4


Last year: Leonard won 40-36


Last week: Both teams were idle


Players to watch: Leonard: RB Solomon Titus, QB/DB Justin Bennett; Whitewright: QB Jefferson Ballard, RB Ben Herman


Update: Leonard has won 4 of its last 5 meetings against Whitewright … Leonard enters with a 4-1 record for the third time in 6 seasons … Whitewright needs a victory to avoid its first winless campaign since 1990 … Friday is Whitewright’s homecoming.


Tom Bean at S&S


What: District 7-2A (II)


Where: Ram Stadium


Records: Tom Bean 3-2, 0-0; S&S 5-0, 0-0


Series: Tom Bean leads 15-8


Last year: Tom Bean won 38-35


Last week: Both teams were idle


Players to watch: Tom Bean: RB Daniel Jackson, QB Hunter Book; S&S: RB/LB Willie Winborne, QB Reed Collum


Update: The Rams are 5-0 for the first time in 47 years … Last year, this game decided a playoff berth as the Tomcats ran back a kickoff 84 yards for the winning score after Winborne’s 52-yard TD run put S&S on top in the fourth quarter … The Rams’ most recent win against Tom Bean was in 2007, 28-21.


Trenton at Lindsay


What: District 7-A (I)


Where: Henry B. Schroeder Knight Stadium


Records: Trenton 0-5, 0-0; Lindsay 0-5, 0-0


Series: Lindsay leads 1-0


Last year: Lindsay won 56-0


Last week: Both teams were idle


Players to watch: Trenton: WR Kyle Wylie, QB Kever Wylie; Lindsay: RB/LB Elijah Walker, QB John Haverkamp


Update: The Tigers are still looking for a spark on offense as they average only 113 yards per game and have been shut out in 3 straight games … Preseason district favorite Lindsay is off to its first 0-5 start since 2001.


Blue Ridge at Collinsville


What: District 7-A (I)


Where: W.L. Stephenson Athletic Complex


Records: Blue Ridge 1-4, 0-0; Collinsville 3-2, 0-0


Series: Collinsville leads 17-5


Last year: Collinsville won 43-0


Last week: Blue Ridge was idle; Collinsville beat Wolfe City 48-16


Players to watch: Blue Ridge: QB Ty Agan, WR Dakota Bell; Collinsville: QB/DB John Lewis, RB/DB Connor Daley


Update: Lewis erased a slow season start with a 5-TD, 264-yard performance — mostly in the first half — and has taken over as the area’s leading scorer with 15 total TDs and 106 overall points … Blue Ridge’s defense is allowing 406.4 yards per game on average … The Tigers’ last victory over the Pirates was in 2005.


Wolfe City at Honey Grove


What: District 8-A (I)


Where: Warrior Stadium


Records: Wolfe City 3-3, 0-0; Honey Grove 1-4, 0-0


Series: Honey Grove leads 53-13-3


Last year: Honey Grove won 54-13


Last week: Wolfe City lost to Collinsville 48-16; Honey Grove lost to Maud 58-18


Players to watch: Wolfe City: RB Darrell Wooten, WR Tyler Livingston; Honey Grove: RB Ross McElroy, LB Bobby Newman


Update: The Wolves are looking to snap a 6-year string of losses to the Warriors … Honey Grove needs a victory to avoid its worst season since 1989, when it went 1-9.


Fannindel at Campbell


What: District 15-6M (I)


Where: Indian Field


Records: Fannindel 6-0, 0-0; Campbell 2-4, 0-0


Series: Fannindel leads 1-0


Last year: Fannindel won 52-6


Last week: Fannindel beat Gold-Burg 53-6; Campbell beat Rockwall Heritage 29-28


Players to watch: Fannindel: RB Stephen Lock, WR/DB Quincy Cuba; Campbell: QB Jacob Camp, RB Daniel Mothersell


Update: Fannindel is off to its best start since 1938, when the school was called Ladonia High School and completed an 8-0 season … Camp passed for 64 yards and 2 TDs and Mothersell ran for 62 yards and caught a TD pass as Campbell edged Rockwall Heritage.