Note: All games are non-district and begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise indicated.
Denison at Frisco
When: 7 p.m. tonight
Where: Memorial Stadium
Broadcast: KMKT 93.1 FM
Records: Denison 1-0; Frisco 0-1
Last week: Denison beat TCA-Addison 28-24; Frisco lost against Frisco Centennial 31-21
Series: Denison leads 5-1
Last year: Frisco won 34-21
Players to watch: Denison: RB Ty McFail, DE Logan Wagner; Frisco: QB Carter Yates, DB Dylan Horton
Notable: This is the first of two Thursday night games this season for Denison. They face Frisco Heritage at Memorial in two weeks…McFail had a TD catch and TD run against TCA, the first offensive scores of his career…Frisco averaged 6.4 yards per carry in the loss against Centennial.
Sherman at Frisco Liberty
When: 7 p.m. tonight
Where: Ford Center at The Star
Broadcast: KMAD 102.5 FM
Records: Sherman 0-1; Liberty 0-1
Last week: Sherman lost against Sulphur Springs 42-21; Liberty lost against Frisco Wakeland 51-17
Series: Sherman leads 3-0
Last year: Sherman won 31-28
Players to watch: Sherman: WR Ladarren Sewell, LB Jalyn Cotton; Liberty: QB Mitchell Miller, DB Danny Marroquin
Notable: This will be the Bearcats’ first trip to The Star, and their first indoor game since a 2010 area-round playoff game against West Mesquite at what is now AT&T Stadium…Sherman won last year’s matchup by running for 420 yards and scoring twice in the final 11 minutes to rally from a 28-17 deficit…Liberty trailed Wakeland, 35-3, at half-time of their District 13-5A opener.
Gainesville at Iowa Park
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Hawk Stadium
Broadcast: KGAF 1580 AM
Records: Gainesville 0-1; Iowa Park 1-0
Last week: Gainesville lost against Pottsboro 35-33; Iowa Park beat Burkburnett 49-21
Series: Iowa Park leads 10-8
Last year: Iowa Park won 53-26
Players to watch: Gainesville: QB Draylon Franklin, DB Josh Kemp; Iowa Park: QB Trent Green, DE Steven Morrow
Notable: Franklin was 21-of-29 for 453 yards and five touchdowns with an interception in the season-opener…Gainesville’s James Polk and Iowa Park’s Aubrey Sims coached together at Kennedale a decade ago, and Polk served as Sims’ defensive coordinator at Snyder in 2013…Iowa Park scored 28 points in the first quarter against Burkburnett.
Callisburg at Anna
Where: Coyote Stadium
Broadcast: KPFC 89.3 / 91.9 FM
Records: Callisburg 0-1; Anna 0-1
Last week: Callisburg lost against S&S 28-25; Anna lost against Whitesboro 7-6 in overtime
Series: Callisburg leads 2-1
Last year: Anna won 33-0
Players to watch: Callisburg: RB Brandon Hutson, DL Tanner Chambers; Anna: RB Abner Dubar, DE Joisiah Ivery
Notable: Hutson ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns on six carries in the season-opener…Anna went for a two-point conversion and the win in overtime against Whitesboro after the Bearcats started the extra period with a TD…Someone will end a losing streak dating back to last season. Callisburg has lost seven straight and Anna has lost five in a row.
Lake Worth at Melissa
Where: Cardinal Stadium
Records: Lake Worth 0-1; Melissa 0-1
Last week: Lake Worth lost against Boyd 26-23; Melissa lost against Liberty Christian 21-14
Series: Melissa leads 1-0
Last year: Melissa won 55-7
Players to watch: Lake Worth: QB Monta Kimble, DL Isaiah Jackson; Melissa: WR Tate Whittington, DB Ja’Bray Young
Notable: Melissa’s comeback against Liberty Christian came up just short in the final minutes…The Cardinals lost their season-opener for the fourth time in five seasons…Lake Worth gave up two touchdowns in the fourth quarter last week to lose its season-opener.
Celina at Argyle Liberty Christian
Where: Bowles Stadium
Records: Celina 1-0; Liberty Christian 1-0
Last week: Celina beat Princeton 34-26; Liberty Christian beat Melissa 21-14
Series: Celina leads 10-1
Last year: Celina won 55-43
Players to watch: Celina: QB Noah Ross, LB Nathan Campbell; Liberty Christian: QB Grant Galvean, LB Kade Johnson
Notable: Ismael Ortiz led the Bobcats with 28 carries for 165 yards and two touchdowns in the season-opener…Celina is No. 7 in this week’s Class 4A Associated Press statewide poll…Liberty Christian held on against Melissa after the Cardinals scored with 43 seconds left to get within a touchdown.
Van Alstyne at Bonham
Where: Warrior Stadium
Broadcast: KFYN 95.7 FM / 1420 AM
Records: Van Alstyne 1-0; Bonham 1-0
Last week: Van Alstyne beat Wilmer-Hutchins 50-18; Bonham beat Ferris 54-19
Series: Van Alstyne leads 10-6
Last year: Van Alstyne won 34-21
Players to watch: Van Alstyne: RB Scott Taylor, DB Dalton Hill; Bonham: RB Hayden Stevenson, LB Izaiah Epps
Notable: Both running backs had big season debuts – Stevenson had eight carries for 185 yards and three touchdowns while Taylor had 18 carries for 172 yards and four TDs…All 10 of Van Alstyne’s wins in the series have come since 2004…Bonham won its season-opener for the first time since 2012.
Aubrey at Whitesboro
Where: Bearcat Stadium
Records: Aubrey 1-0; Whitesboro 1-0
Last week: Aubrey beat Bowie 44-0; Whitesboro beat Anna 7-6 in overtime
Series: Whitesboro leads 8-3
Last year: Whitesboro won 29-20, (OT)
Players to watch: Aubrey: QB Taylor Swarbrick, DE Kaleb Wiseman; Whitesboro: RB Weston Hickman, DB Bradley Klingler
Notable: Whitesboro played its fourth straight opener against Anna in which the outcome was decided by less than a TD … The Bearcats have won five meetings in a row against the Chaps … Aubrey running back Gaitlin Grisso, a Washington State commit, has been sidelined with a hamstring injury and did not play last week.
Pottsboro at Gunter
Where: Tiger Stadium
Broadcast: KZRC 96.1 FM; www.cjsportsent.com
Records: Pottsboro 1-0; Gunter 1-0
Last week: Pottsboro beat Gainesville 35-33; Gunter beat Howe 50-12
Series: Gunter leads 8-5
Last year: Gunter won 37-21
Players to watch: Pottsboro: RB Will Cates, DL Blake Poe; Gunter: RB Dylan Jantz, LB Zach Lowe
Notable: The last 13 Pottsboro victories have seen the Cardinals score at least 30 points…Defending 3A Division II state champion Gunter puts a 17-game winning streak on the line … The Tigers sit at No. 3 and the Cardinals are tied for 16th in this week’s Class 3A Associated Press statewide poll.
Howe at Bowie
Where: Jackrabbit Stadium
Records: Howe 0-1; Bowie 0-1
Last week: Howe lost against Gunter 50-12; Bowie lost against Aubrey 44-0
Series: Howe leads 1-0
Last year: Howe won 38-13
Players to watch: Howe: RB Mason Riggs, DB Cade Courtney; Bowie: QB Matthew Wallace, LB Dillon Swaim
Notable: Freshman quarterback Cirby Coheley threw 14 passes in the loss against Gunter. The Bulldogs had only 32 pass attempts for all of 2016…Howe will be looking to avoid its first 0-2 start since the 2005 season…Bowie managed just 142 yards, including 33 carries for 76 yards, in its shutout loss to Aubrey.
Muenster at Pilot Point
Where: Massey Stadium
Records: Muenster 1-0; Pilot Point 1-0
Last week: Muenster beat Valley View 58-14; Pilot Point beat Krum 35-14
Series: Pilot Point leads 12-10-1
Last year: Muenster won 35-12
Players to watch: Muenster: FB Casey Stevens, LB CT Trubenbach; Pilot Point: RB Ty Hellman, LB David Colmenero
Notable: Danny David became the first Pilot Point head coach to win his program debut since the second stint of his former coach, G.A. Moore, in 2002…Reagan Gochis had a 77-yard kickoff return for a TD against Krum…Muenster is ranked No. 6 in this week’s Class 2A Associated Press statewide poll.
S&S at Tom Bean
Where: Tomcat Stadium
Records: S&S 1-0; Tom Bean 0-1
Last week: S&S beat Callisburg 28-25; Tom Bean lost against Lindsay 43-0
Series: Tom Bean leads 15-12
Last year: S&S won 38-8
Players to watch: S&S: RB Chazz Maxey, DB Ruri Aguilar; Tom Bean: RB Blakeston Jones, DL Alec Narro
Notable: The Rams have won four straight in the rivalry…Maxey had 20 carries for 110 yards and two touchdowns to help S&S edge Callisburg…The Tomcats dropped their opening game for the eighth time in nine seasons and were shutout in an opener for the first time since 2007, also against Lindsay. The last season-opening shutout against a different opponent is Bells in 1983.
Blue Ridge at Whitewright
Where: Tiger Stadium
Records: Blue Ridge 1-0; Whitewright 0-1
Last week: Blue Ridge beat Detroit 34-12; Whitewright lost against Bremond 47-14
Series: Whitewright leads 6-1
Last year: Whitewright won 27-14
Players to watch: Blue Ridge: QB Tyson Walters, LB Brody Wiggins; Whitewright: RB Dylan Pitt, DB Dylan Cordell
Notable: Walters was 10-of-15 for 189 yards and four touchdowns – three to Joel Linn – in his Blue Ridge debut…Blue Ridge’s only win against Whitewright was in 1989 (12-6) … Whitewright is looking to avoid its first 0-2 start since 2013.
Leonard at Commerce
Where: Memorial Stadium
Broadcast: KETR 88.9 FM
Records: Leonard 0-1; Commerce 0-1
Last week: Leonard lost to Community 27-13; Commerce lost against Lone Oak 49-27
Series: Commerce leads 9-4-2
Last year: Leonard won 48-14
Players to watch: Leonard: WR Michael Shulze, LB Tanner Young; Commerce: RB Isaiah Askew, DB Jacorion Savage
Notable: Community scored 20 of its points in the second half to beat the Tigers last week…Leonard is looking to avoid its first 0-2 start since 2010…Askew scored three of Commerce’s four touchdowns in the season-opener (two rushing, one receiving).
Honey Grove at Chisum
Where: Mustang Stadium
Broadcast: KLOW 98.9 FM
Records: Honey Grove 1-0; Chisum 0-1
Last week: Honey Grove beat Trenton 37-0; Chisum lost against Rivercrest 53-15
Series: Honey Grove leads 18-9
Last year: Chisum won 35-0
Players to watch: Honey Grove: WR Keaton Thompson, LB Aaron Nelson; Chisum: WR Dakota Ellis, DB Brycen Chadwick
Notable: Trel Pruitt led Honey Grove with 20 carries for 117 yards and a touchdown in its victory last week…The Warriors shut out Trenton for the second year in a row. It is the first of back-to-back opening shutouts by the program since doing it to Paris Chisum in 2000-01…Honey Grove and Chisum have played each other every season since 1990.
Chico at Bells
Where: Panther Field
Records: Chico 1-0; Bells 1-0
Last week: Chico beat Perrin-Whitt 53-13; Bells beat Era 54-8
Series: Bells leads 3-0
Last year: Bells won 54-18
Players to watch: Chico: QB Jerod Blanks, DL Brodie Fitzgerald; Bells: QB Bryan Ponder, DL Christian Smith
Notable: Ponder was 27-of-41 for 366 yards and six touchdowns with an interception in the season-opening victory over Era…Bells scored at least 50 points for the eighth time in its last 23 games. From 1994-2014 it score at least 50 points just four times…Chico outscored Perrin-Whitt 39-0 after the first quarter to blow open its victory.
Era at Collinsville
Where: W.L. Stephenson Athletic Complex
Records: Era 0-1; Collinsville 1-0
Last week: Era lost against Bells 54-8; Collinsville beat Sacred Heart 28-20
Series: Tied 19-19
Last year: Collinsville won 49-0
Players to watch: Era: RB Miguel De Los Santos, DB Bodie Chisum; Collinsville: RB Trey Shelby, LB Raul Castorena
Notable: Shelby ran for 154 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries in the opening victory…The last three Pirate victories in the series have all been by shutout…Era managed 178 yards (141 rushing) against Bells in the season-opener.
Texoma Christian at Trenton
Where: Tiger Stadium
Records: TCS 0-0; Trenton 0-1
Last week: TCS did not play; Trenton lost against Honey Grove 37-0
Series: Trenton leads 1-0
Last year: Trenton won 25-22
Players to watch: TCS: QB Jack Turner, LB Jerry Dodds; Trenton: QB Zachary Fox, DB Bryce Parker
Notable: Texoma Christian spent its opening bye weekend down in the Houston area helping with recovery from Hurricane Harvey…The Tigers managed just 115 yards in their loss against Honey Grove…Trenton has begun the season 0-2 only once since reinstating varsity football in 2012.
FW Diamond Hill-Jarvis at Wolfe City
Where: Don Howard Stadium
Records: Diamond Hill-Jarvis 0-1; Wolfe City 1-0
Last week: Diamond Hill-Jarvis lost against Maypearl 53-6; Wolfe City beat Dallas First Baptist 54-26
Series: Wolfe City leads 1-0
Last year: Wolfe City won 63-0
Players to watch: Diamond Hill-Jarvis: WR Victor Reyes; Wolfe City: QB Jed Cagle, DB Dylan Wilson
Notable: Four different Wolves scored in the season-opening win – Cagle, Wilson, Devonta Brown and Cody Greenway…Greenway led Wolfe City with 10 tackles against First Baptist…Diamond Hill-Jarvis has lost 68 games in a row, the longest active skid in the state.
Tioga at Wylie Prep
When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Uland Stadium
Records: Tioga 1-0; Wylie Prep 1-0
Last week: Tioga beat Saint Jo 74-28; Wylie Prep beat Savoy 52-18
Series: Tioga leads 1-0
Last year: Tioga won 62-45
Players to watch: Tioga: QB Marshall Lease, DB Seth DeLeon; Wylie Prep: QB Gayvn Jarrett, LB Jake Spitaletto
Notable: The 74 points scored in last week’s victory was the most in Tioga history, surpassing the six-man total of 72 against Wichita Christian in 2015…The Bulldogs turned a 36-14 half-time lead into a 60-14 advantage in the third quarter…Wylie Prep will be looking to beat a second-straight District 15-1A (I) opponent.
Trinity Christian at Fannindel
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Indian Field
Records: Trinity Christian 0-0; Fannindel 1-0
Last week: Fannindel beat Tyler Heat 104-57; Trinity Christian did not play
Series: First meeting
Last year: n/a
Players to watch: Trinity Christian n/a; Fannindel: QB Layne Miller, LB Juan Lopez
Notable: The 104 points scored in last week’s victory was the most in Fannindel history, surpassing the six-man total of 89 against Fruitvale in 2012 … It was the second straight season-opening win for the Falcons, which hadn’t been done since 2000-01 … Trinity Christian is a six-man program in Paris that is a part of T-CAL.
Dallas Lakehill at Savoy
Where: Robert F. Hodge Field
Records: Savoy 0-1; Dallas Lakehill 1-0
Last week: Savoy lost against Wylie Prep 52-18; Dallas Lakehill beat Founders Classical 77-50
Series: Dallas Lakehill leads 2-0
Last year: Did not play
Players to watch: Dallas Lakehill: RB Gerard Franklin, DB Harrison Lankford; Savoy: QB Hunter Carrasco, DL Tanner Allen
Notable: The Cardinals lost their season-opener for the fourth time in five seasons … Savoy played THESA, a home-school team that competes in the Texas Association of Independent Athletic Organizations (TAIAO) Division I is this spot last year…Dallas Lakehill went 5-5 in TAPPS action in 2016.