(Note: All games begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday except where otherwise indicated)

(Note: All games begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday except where otherwise indicated)


Lovejoy at Sherman


What: District 13-4A


Where: Bearcat Stadium


Records: Lovejoy 4-3, 2-2; Sherman 3-4, 2-2


Radio: KMAD 102.5 FM; www.sportsgram.net


Series: Lovejoy leads 1-0


Last year: Lovejoy won 35-27


Last week: Lovejoy beat Denison 56-42; Sherman beat Royse City 41-17


Players to watch: Lovejoy: QB Bowman Sells, WR Chochy Luce; Sherman: RB Tre’ Mask, WR/DB Ja’Quay Pough


Update: The winner in this matchup will take the driver’s seat in the 13-4A battle for a playoff berth … The SHS student council is leading a "Pink Out" at Bearcat Stadium for breast cancer awareness … Sells, who was out 5 weeks with a broken collarbone, returned last week to the Leopards and threw for 226 yards and 4 TDs.


Wylie at Denison


What: District 13-4A


Where: Munson Stadium


Records: Wylie 4-3, 3-1; Denison 4-3, 3-1


Radio: KMKT 93.1 FM; KFCD 990 AM


Series: Tied 2-2


Last year: Wylie won 50-33


Last week: Wylie beat McKinney North 38-24; Denison lost to Lovejoy 56-42


Players to watch: Wylie: QB Carsen Cook, WR Kameron Kelly; Denison: RB Denard Whitfield, QB Devon Blanton


Update: A win by Denison would put the Jackets in good shape to win the 13-4A championship … Their past meetings include a 24-8 Wylie win in the 2003 playoffs … Wylie can clinch a playoff berth with a win and losses by Lovejoy and McKinney North, although a North loss to Greenville is unlikely.


Royse City at Wylie East


What: District 13-4A


Where: Wylie Stadium


Records: Royse City 1-6, 1-3; Wylie East 4-3, 3-1


Radio: www.tsrnsports.com


Series: Wylie East leads 1-0


Last year: Wylie East won 56-14


Last week: Royse City lost to Sherman 41-17; Wylie East beat Greenville 48-6


Players to watch: Royse City: RB Alex Ramsey, WR Jake Glisch; Wylie East: QB Garrett McCain, WR Jared Wyatt


Update: Royse City had four plays of 40 or more yards from scrimmage against Sherman … McCain has passed for 14 TDs on the year with only 2 interceptions … Wylie East’s playoff fate will be decided by its final 2 games against McKinney North and Lovejoy.


Greenville at McKinney North


What: District 13-4A


Where: Ron Poe Stadium


Records: Greenville 0-7, 0-4; McKinney North 3-4, 2-2


Radio: KGVL 1400 AM


Series: Greenville leads 2-1


Last year: McKinney North won 31-6


Last week: Greenville lost to Wylie East 48-6; McKinney North lost to Wylie 38-24


Players to watch: Greenville: RB Tyler Matthews, WR Spencer Gilbert II; McKinney North: RB Ronald Jones, WR Tre Sanders


Update: North is tied with Sherman and Lovejoy for fourth place in the 13-4A standings and must win in order to stay even with the winner between the other two … Greenville’s losing streak now stands at 37 games … Jones had another big night in the Bulldogs’ loss to Wylie with 160 yards and 2 TDs to raise his season scoring total to 22.


Aubrey at Celina


What: District 10-3A


Where: Bobcat Field


Records: Aubrey 2-5, 1-0; Celina 8-0, 2-0


Radio: www.homeofthebobcats.com


Series: Celina leads 28-1


Last year: Celina won 39-20


Last week: Aubrey was idle; Celina beat Frisco Lone Star 45-10


Players to watch: Celina: QB Nathan Elliott, WR/DB Cash Conder; Aubrey: QB Cole Cannon, RB Daniel Longhenry


Update: Class 3A No. 8-ranked Celina plays its second and final home game of the season … The Bobcats last week clinched their 20th consecutive postseason berth … Aubrey is coming off an upset win over Lone Star 2 weeks ago in which Cannon and Longhenry combined for 253 rushing yards.


Bonham at Melissa


What: District 12-3A


Where: Cardinal Stadium


Records: Bonham 3-5, 1-1; Melissa 6-1, 1-0


Radio: KFYN 1420 AM; www.kfyn1420.com; mcn.melissaisd.org


Series: Melissa leads 1-0


Last year: Melissa won 34-7


Last week: Bonham beat Anna 34-19; Melissa beat Community 56-28


Players to watch: Bonham: QB/DB Dra Smith, WR Greg Moses; Melissa: QB Taylor McGehee, WR J.C. Cottrell


Update: Melissa would clinch a playoff berth with a win … The Warriors rushed for a season-best 338 yards, with Smith gaining 174 against Anna … McGehee is 37 yards short of the 1,000-yard passing mark.


Princeton at Anna


What: District 12-3A


Where: Coyote Stadium


Records: Princeton 7-0, 1-0; Anna 2-6, 1-1


Series: Anna leads 11-9-2


Last year: Princeton won 59-28


Last week: Princeton was idle; Anna lost to Bonham 34-19


Players to watch: Princeton: WR Jakari Dillard, QB Jourdan Blake; Anna: RB Isaac Armijo, QB Ty Chapman


Update: The winner of this game will clinch a playoff berth … Armijo, a sophomore, is second in the area in scoring and needs 74 more rushing yards to reach 1,000 on the year … Princeton is attempting to post an 8-0 record for the second consecutive year.


Pilot Point at Whitesboro


What: District 5-2A (I)


Where: Bearcat Stadium


Records: Pilot Point 6-2, 4-0; Whitesboro 6-1, 3-0


Series: Pilot Point leads 24-11-3


Last year: Whitesboro won 46-34


Last week: Pilot Point beat Paradise 50-2; Whitesboro beat Bowie 43-7


Players to watch: Pilot Point: WR/DB DaCoven Bailey, RB Tristan Jurecka; Whitesboro: RB/DB Collin Kilcrease, FL/DB Cody Ford


Update: Eddie Gill can pass L.M. Combs (38-28-5 between 1932-36 and 1942-46) as Whitesboro’s all-time winningest coach … Whitesboro hasn’t won 3 straight against Pilot Point since winning 5 in a row between 1931-35 … Pilot Point clinched a playoff berth last week, while Whitesboro can do the same with a win Friday.


Callisburg at Paradise


What: District 5-2A (I)


Where: Panther Stadium


Records: Callisburg 5-2, 1-2; Paradise 1-6, 1-2


Radio: KPFC 89.1/91.9 FM


Series: Callisburg leads 12-7


Last year: Callisburg won 44-18


Last week: Callisburg beat Ponder 27-13; Paradise lost to Pilot Point 50-2


Players to watch: Callisburg: QB Rheyce Childress, RB Eli Hollandsworth; Paradise: QB/DB Dillon Meadows, RB/DB Tanner Valentine


Update: Callisburg and Paradise are presently tied for the fourth and final 5-2A playoff spot … Hollandsworth, part of a stable of solid Wildcat backs, had 112 yards and 3 TDs in Callisburg’s win last week … Paradise was held to just 11 net rushing yards by Pilot Point and suffered 5 turnovers.


Howe at Commerce


What: District 6-2A (I)


Where: Memorial Stadium


Records: Howe 2-5, 0-3; Commerce 1-6, 0-3


Radio: KETR 88.9 FM


Series: Commerce leads 1-0


Last year: Commerce won 46-0


Last week: Howe lost to Caddo Mills 12-7; Commerce lost to Pottsboro 20-6


Players to watch: Howe: RB Anthony Hawthorne, WR Randle Nix; Commerce: QB Sam Wells, WR D’Lance Sharp


Update: Howe is marking its 700th game all-time … The Bulldogs and Tigers are battling to escape the district cellar … Howe’s defense was stout against high-powered Caddo Mills, limiting the Foxes to 226 total yards before giving up the lead with 1:17 left in the game.


Pottsboro at Van Alstyne


What: District 6-2A (I)


Where: Panther Stadium


Records: Pottsboro 7-1, 4-0; Van Alstyne 4-3, 2-1


Radio: KZRC 96.1 FM


Series: Pottsboro leads 13-7


Last year: Pottsboro won 54-21


Last week: Pottsboro beat Commerce 20-6; Van Alstyne lost to Sunnyvale 28-21


Players to watch: Pottsboro: WR Kory Waller, RB Thaddeus Flinn; Van Alstyne: QB Alex Phillips, OL/DL Connor Mayes


Update: Pottsboro clinched a playoff berth with last week’s win … Van Alstyne’s Phillips is 31 rushing yards short of the 1,000 mark … Waller had 61 receiving yards and a TD last week to maintain the area lead in both categories.


Leonard at Gunter


What: District 7-2A (II)


Where: Tiger Stadium


Records: Leonard 6-1, 2-0; Gunter 6-1, 2-0


Radio: www.kfyn1420.com


Series: Gunter leads 9-0


Last year: Gunter won 28-17


Last week: Leonard beat Bells 62-14; Gunter beat Tom Bean 41-7


Players to watch: Leonard: RB Solomon Titus, QB/DB Justin Bennett; Gunter: RB/DB Garrett Hunter, WR Rhett Taylor


Update: The winner of this game will clinch a playoff berth provided S&S defeats Bells … Leonard’s Titus averages an impressive 11.5 yards per carry and has rushed for 13 TDs on the year … Likewise, Hunter topped 1,000 yards on the year last week with a 211-yard outing against Tom Bean.


Tom Bean at Whitewright


What: District 7-2A (II)


Where: Tiger Stadium


Records: Tom Bean 3-4, 0-2; Whitewright 0-7, 0-2


Series: Whitewright leads 24-12-1


Last year: Tom Bean won 50-22


Last week: Tom Bean lost to Gunter 41-7; Whitewright lost to S&S 58-6


Players to watch: Tom Bean: QB Hunter Book, RB Devyn Jackson; Whitewright: QB Jefferson Ballard, WR Austin Powell


Update: Tom Bean and Whitewright are currently tied with Bells for the fourth and final playoff berth in 7-2A … The Tomcats had some success through the air against Gunter as Book completed 14 passes for 207 yards, including a TD to Jackson which gave Tom Bean a 7-0 second-quarter lead.


S&S at Bells


What: District 7-2A (II)


Where: Panther Stadium


Records: S&S 7-0, 2-0; Bells 1-6, 0-2


Series: Bells leads 13-12


Last year: S&S won 45-0


Last week: S&S beat Whitewright 58-6; Bells lost to Leonard 62-14


Players to watch: S&S: RB/LB Willie Winborne, FL/DB Trenton Nolan; Bells: QB Noah Straw, WR/DB Chris Hall


Update: S&S can clinch a playoff berth, only the second in school history, with a win … The Rams can also match the 1966 club as the only S&S teams ever to start a year 8-0 … Straw accounted for both of Bells’ scores last week on runs of 90 and 16 yards en route to 206 total.


Chico at Collinsville


What: District 7-A (I)


Where: Dragon Field


Records: Chico 4-3, 0-2; Collinsville 5-2, 2-0


Series: Collinsville leads 3-0


Last year: Collinsville won 48-14


Last week: Chico lost to Lindsay 41-7; Collinsville beat Trenton 49-0


Players to watch: Chico: WR Matt Carter, LB Darrion Riggs; Collinsville: RB/DB John Lewis, QB/DB Connor Daley


Update: Collinsville’s Danny David marks his 100th game as a head coach … The Pirates can clinch a playoff berth with a win … Chico followed last year’s loss to Collinsville with 2 victories to snap a 32-game district losing streak.


Trenton at Blue Ridge


What: District 7-A (I)


Where: Tiger Stadium


Records: Trenton 0-7, 0-2; Blue Ridge 1-6, 0-2


Series: Blue Ridge leads 1-0


Last year: Blue Ridge won 46-7


Last week: Trenton lost to Collinsville 49-0; Blue Ridge lost to Valley View 43-22


Players to watch: Trenton: WR Kyle Wylie, QB Nik Sambrano; Blue Ridge: QB Ty Agan, WR Brevin Wiggins


Update: Blue Ridge’s air attack continues to be a bright spot for the team, with Agan passing for 283 yards and Wiggins catching 5 passes for 181 … Trenton, which has been blanked in 5 straight games, got 130 combined yards from Sambrano under center last week.


Honey Grove at Celeste


What: District 8-A (I)


Where: Blue Devil Stadium


Records: Honey Grove 2-5, 0-1; Celeste 4-3, 1-1


Series: Honey Grove leads 10-2


Last year: Honey Grove won 56-7


Last week: Honey Grove beat Tyler All Saints 42-36; Celeste lost to Wolfe City 27-26


Players to watch: Honey Grove: QB/DB Jeremy Patt, RB Ross McElroy; Celeste: LB Colton Smith, RB Zach Brumfield


Update: Honey Grove has won 7 in a row since the last Celeste win in their series in 2001 … The Blue Devils can clinch a playoff berth by virtue of owning the tiebreaker over both Honey Grove (if Celeste wins) and Boles.


Wolfe City at Simms Bowie


What: District 8-A (I)


Where: Pirate Stadium


Records: Wolfe City 4-3, 1-0; Simms Bowie 4-3, 1-0


Series: Wolfe City leads 1-0


Last year: Wolfe City won 17-14


Last week: Wolfe City beat Celeste 27-26; Simms Bowie beat Boles 28-22


Players to watch: Wolfe City: QB Brandon Fisk, RB Justin Wilkinson; Simms Bowie: RB/LB Cody Adams, QB Colton May


Update: The Wolves pulled out a thriller last week when Celeste missed a go-ahead FG attempt with 1:06 remaining … The Pirates, meanwhile, were on the other side of the coin as they gave up Boles’ game-winning TD with 17 seconds left that broke a 22-all tie.


Savoy at Tioga


What: Non-district


When: 2 p.m. Saturday


Where: Bulldog Stadium


Records: Savoy 3-3; Tioga 4-3


Series: First meeting


Last week: Savoy beat Lewisville Lakeland 62-12; Tioga was idle


Players to watch: Savoy: QB Chase Lowery, RB Adam Musser; Tioga: n/a


Update: This game was added to the schedule after Savoy suffered two opponent cancellations … Tioga is playing its first varsity season since 1949 as an independent and will possibly join Savoy in a 6-man district next season.


Fannindel at Fruitvale


What: District 15-6M (I)


Where: Bobcat Field


Records: Fannindel 8-0, 2-0; Fruitvale 4-3, 1-0


Series: Fannindel leads 5-2


Last year: Fannindel won 89-56


Last week: Fannindel beat Bloomburg 50-0; Fruitvale beat Leverett’s Chapel 26-22


Players to watch: Fannindel: RB Stephen Lock, WR/DB Quincy Cuba; Fruitvale: RB Dustin Earl, WR Eric Lane


Update: Fannindel is off to its best start since 1947, before the Ladonia-Pecan Gap consolidation, when the Ladonia Rattlers finished a 9-0 regular season and finished 10-1 … Next week’s home contest against Leverett’s Chapel will finalize the playoff picture in the district.