Note: All games are non-district and begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise indicated.
Mount Pleasant at Sherman
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Bearcat Stadium
Broadcast: KMAD 102.5 FM
Records: Mount Pleasant 1-1; Sherman 1-1
Last week: Mount Pleasant beat North Lamar 21-17; Sherman beat Frisco Liberty 39-14
Series: Sherman leads 4-1
Last year: Sherman won 42-14
Players to watch: Mount Pleasant: WR KJ Cannon, DE Buddy McGill; Sherman: QB Blaise Bentsen, DB Ben Cross
Notable: Bentsen was 20-of-27 passing for 349 yards and four touchdowns in his second start for Sherman…Cross had an interception last week against the Redhawks, one of four turnovers forced by the Bearcats….Mount Pleasant has scored three touchdowns in each of its games so far this season.
Abilene Wylie at Denison
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Munson Stadium
Broadcast: KMKT 93.1 FM
Records: Abilene Wylie 2-0; Denison 2-0
Last week: Abilene Wylie beat Lubbock Monterey 42-17; Denison beat Frisco 21-10
Series: Abilene Wylie leads 1-0
Last year: Abilene Wylie won 28-14
Players to watch: Abilene Wylie: RB Cason Grant, DL Ryan Hamar; Denison: WR Dalton Souther, DL Bralynn Ramsey
Notable: Denison is off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2008 and Wylie, which is ranked No. 8 in this week’s Class 4A Associated Press poll, is off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2012…Denison scored both its offensive touchdowns last week in the fourth quarter, including Souther’s 67-yard TD catch, to pull out the win…Abilene Wylie quarterback Sam King missed the second half of last week’s win over Monterey with an injury.
Bridgeport at Gainesville
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Leopard Stadium
Broadcast: KGAF 1580 AM
Records: Bridgeport 0-2; Gainesville 1-1
Last week: Bridgeport lost against Burkburnett 21-20; Gainesville beat Iowa Park 45-41
Series: Bridgeport leads 5-4
Last year: Bridgeport won 14-11
Players to watch: Bridgeport: QB Jadon Maddux, DB Steele Pena; Gainesville: RB Calion Baker, DB Jacoby McBath
Notable: Gainesville’s victory over Iowa Park has already matched its win total from 2016…Baker had 29 carries for 287 yards and four touchdowns last week. It was his second straight game with at least 300 yards from scrimmage…Bridgeport fell to Burkburnett on a two-point conversion with 4:39 left in the game.
Argyle at Celina
Where: Bobcat Stadium
Records: Argyle 2-0; Celina 1-1
Last week: Argyle beat La Grange 70-0; Celina lost against Argyle Liberty Christian 10-9
Series: Argyle lead 5-4
Last year: Argyle won 43-14
Players to watch: Argyle: QB John Copeland, DE Kaden Roberts; Celina: RB Ryan Nebeker, LB Jake Vest
Notable: Argyle enters the game ranked No. 4 in the Class 4A poll while Celina dropped from seventh to 11th after losing against Liberty Christian…Celina’s loss last week the first against Liberty Christian in 20 years…The Eagles have allowed just one touchdown in their last seven quarters.
Anna at Van Alstyne
Where: Panther Stadium
Records: Anna 1-1; Van Alstyne 2-0
Last week: Anna beat Callisburg 21-6; Van Alstyne beat Bonham 49-27
Series: Van Alstyne leads 33-8
Last year: Anna won 31-12
Players to watch: Anna: QB Keelan Crosby, LB King Oke; Van Alstyne: RB Tanner Jones, LB Sam Rimpel;
Notable: Anna snapped a three-game losing streak in the rivalry last season….Jones stepped into the lineup following Scott Taylor’s ACL injury and ran for 148 yards on 24 carries in the win over Bonham…Crosby had a 60-yard punt return for a TD in last week’s victory against Callisburg.
Bonham at Pottsboro
Where: Jim Henderson Memorial Stadium
Broadcast: KZRC 96.1 FM; KFYN 95.7 FM/1420 AM
Records: Bonham 1-1; Pottsboro 1-1
Last week: Bonham lost against Van Alstyne 49-27; Pottsboro lost against Gunter 26-0
Series: Bonham leads 9-4
Last year: Pottsboro won 42-24
Players to watch: Bonham: WR Trevor Hartwell, DB Sadarrion Ball; Pottsboro: WR Ross Hendrix, LB Sam Bevers
Notable: Hartwell had four catches for 91 yards and two touchdowns last week against Van Alstyne…The Cardinals held Gunter to its lowest point total during its 18-game winning streak….Pottsboro was shut out last week for the first time in 91 games, dating back to the 2009 season.
Melissa at Life Waxahachie
Where: Mustang Stadium
Records: Melissa 1-1; Life Waxahachie 0-2
Last week: Melissa beat Lake Worth 55-14; Life Waxahachie lost against Wichita Falls Hirschi 56-0;
Series: Melissa leads 1-0
Last year: Melissa won 44-7
Players to watch: Melissa: QB Brendon Lewis, DL Tyson Owen; Life Waxahachie: QB Everett Pulliam, DL Reuel Barrett
Notable: Lewis was 17-of-24 for 193 yards and three touchdowns and added five carries for 75 yards and a TD…Melissa scored four times in the first quarter and three times in the fourth against Lake Worth…Life Waxahachie finished with negative 17 yards last week against Hirschi, including 23 carries that lost 12 yards, and fumbled four times.
Pilot Point at Aubrey
Where: Chaparral Stadium
Records: Pilot Point 1-1; Aubrey 1-1
Last week: Pilot Point lost against Muenster 42-0; Aubrey lost against Whitesboro 20-7
Series: Pilot Point leads 31-5-1
Last year: Aubrey won 48-43
Players to watch: Pilot Point: QB Jacob Pitts, DB Reagan Gochis; Aubrey: RB Pablo Vera, DE Jacan Farmer
Notable: Aubrey is trying to win back-to-back games against the Bearcats for just the second time (2011-12)…Pilot Point managed just four first downs against Muenster…Aubrey has played the first two games of the season without Washington State commit Gatlin Grisso, who is sidelined by a hamstring injury.
Gunter at Whitesboro
Where: Bearcat Stadium
Broadcast: www.whitesboroisd.org; www.cjsportsent.com
Records: Gunter 2-0; Whitesboro 2-0
Last week: Gunter beat Pottsboro 26-0; Whitesboro beat Aubrey 20-7
Series: Whitesboro leads 6-5-1
Last year: Gunter won 27-17
Players to watch: Gunter: QB Daylan Bower, DL Colton Schmitz; Whitesboro: WR Noah Greisen, DL Colt Wolf;
Notable: Before last week, the only other time Gunter had shut out Pottsboro came in 1972…Gunter is seeking its 19th straight victory, which would be the third-longest active streak in the state behind Bremond (49) and West Orange-Stark (29)…Whitesboro has allowed just 13 points through two games this season.
Howe at Muenster
Where: Hornet Stadium
Records: Howe 0-2; Muenster 2-0
Last week: Howe lost against Bowie 37-14; Muenster beat Pilot Point 42-0
Series: Howe leads 1-0
Last year: Howe won 37-31
Players to watch: Howe: QB Cirby Coheley, DE Cameron Blesi; Muenster: QB Parker McGrew, DB Clay Stevens;
Notable: Coheley threw for 78 yards and a touchdown and ran for 44 yards in last week’s loss…The Bulldogs are looking to avoid their first 0-3 start since the 2005 season.…Muenster enters the game ranked No. 5 in the Class 2A Associated Press poll.
Callisburg at Cooper
Where: Bulldog Stadium
Broadcast: KPFC 89.3 / 91.9 FM
Records: Callisburg 0-2; Cooper 0-2;
Last week: Callisburg lost against Anna 21-6; Cooper lost against Emory Rains 26-12
Series: Callisburg leads 1-0
Last year: Callisburg won 42-8
Players to watch: Callisburg: RB Elijah Parker, DB Cameryn Crisp; Cooper: RB Brayden Toon, DL Tyler Hollon
Notable: Callisburg is trying to avoid an 0-3 start for the first time since the 2011 season…The Wildcats are also trying to snap an eight-game losing streak dating back to last season…Cooper was within a touchdown until Rains scored with 5:50 remaining to seal the victory.
Collinsville at S&S
Where: Ram Stadium
Records: Collinsville 2-0; S&S 2-0
Last week: Collinsville beat Era 49-21; S&S beat Tom Bean 28-14
Series: S&S leads 19-17
Last year: S&S won 41-14
Players to watch: Collinsville: RB Garrett Vannoy, DL Jon Carrillo; S&S: WR Cole Sloan, LB Wyatt Brown
Notable: Vannoy became the second Pirate with three rushing touchdowns in a game this season, joining Trey Shelby’s effort in the season-opener….S&S forced four turnovers (2 fumbles, 2 interceptions) in the victory against Tom Bean last week…The Rams are trying to win their fifth straight game against the Pirates.
Paris Chisum at Bells
Where: Panther Stadium
Broadcast: KLOW 98.9 FM
Records: Chisum 1-1; Bells 2-0
Last week: Chisum beat Honey Grove 42-12; Bells beat Chico 56-20
Series: Chisum leads 7-2
Last year: Bells won 7-3
Players to watch: Chisum: QB Luke Chalaire, DL Kalen Reeves; Bells: WR/RB Eli Strickland, DB Stephen Hinds
Notable: The Panthers will try to beat Chisum for the third straight meeting…Bells has scored at least 50 points in each of its first two games this season…The Panthers produced nearly 600 yards of offense last week against Chico, including 509 through the air.
Tom Bean at Whitewright
Where: Tiger Stadium
Records: Tom Bean 0-2; Whitewright 1-1
Last week: Tom Bean lost against S&S 28-14; Whitewright beat Blue Ridge 41-27;
Series: Whitewright leads 30-13
Last year: Whitewright won 37-15
Players to watch: Tom Bean: WR Zach Lusk, DL Jaxon Cantu; Whitewright: RB Dylan Cordell, LB Seth Williams
Notable: Whitewright had a pair of 100-yard rushers last week in the win against Blue Ridge (Cordell had 19 carries for 161 yards and a TD and Neal Taylor had 15 carries for 134 yards for 2 TDs)…Lusk had three catches for 106 yards against S&S last Friday…These Highway 11 rivals have met every season since 1990.
Celeste at Leonard
Where: Tiger Stadium
Records: Celeste 2-0; Leonard 1-1
Last week: Celeste beat Boles 35-20; Leonard beat Commerce 50-48 in overtime
Series: Leonard leads 41-16-5
Last year: Leonard won 47-7
Players to watch: Celeste: QB Logan Franklin, DL Clinton McCoy; Leonard: RB J.J. Brian, LB Hunter Reed
Notable: Brian had 24 carries for 244 yards and three touchdowns plus the deciding points on the conversion in overtime….Leonard then stopped a two-point conversion to beat Commerce in OT last week…The Blue Devils are sitting at 2-0 after a winless 0-10 campaign in 2016.
Honey Grove at Blue Ridge
Where: Tiger Stadium
Records: Honey Grove 1-1; Blue Ridge 1-1
Last week: Honey Grove lost against Paris Chisum 42-12; Blue Ridge lost against Whitewright 41-27
Series: Honey Grove leads 6-3
Last year: Blue Ridge won 19-14
Players to watch: Honey Grove: QB Ben Patrick, LB Devin Fulbright; Blue Ridge: RB Garrett Mathers, DB Eric Nunez
Notable: Blue Ridge has won three in a row in a series once dominated by Honey Grove … Patrick threw for a touchdown and ran for a score in the loss to Chisum last week…Mathers came up with 105 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries against Whitewright last Friday.
Trenton at Rivercrest
Where: Rebel Stadium
Records: Trenton 0-2; Rivercrest 1-0
Last week: Trenton lost against Texoma Christian 30-28 in overtime; Rivercrest was idle
Series: Rivercrest leads 1-0
Last year: Rivercrest won 63-2
Players to watch: Rivercrest: QB Lucah Strickland, LB Garrett Fields; Trenton: WR Hunter Sadler, DB Bryce Parker
Notable: The overtime loss against TCS was the first OT contest in program history for Trenton.….Last week against TCS Sadler had a 50-yard reception, a two-point conversion and an interception on defense…Rivercrest has been off for two weeks since a 53-15 opening week win against Paris Chisum, the seventh time in the last 12 games the Rebels have scored at least 42 points.
Wolfe City at Cumby
Where: Trojan Stadium
Records: Wolfe City 2-0; Cumby 0-2;
Last week: Wolfe City beat FW Diamond Hill-Jarvis 75-7; Cumby lost against Arlington Oakridge 45-0
Series: Wolfe City leads 15-1-1
Last year: Cumby won 26-6
Players to watch: Wolfe City: WR Micah Anderson, DL Eric Fisk; Cumby: RB Tylan Brown, LB Braden Coble
Notable: The 75 points by the Wolves against Diamond Hill-Jarvis was the most scored since a 76-0 victory against Dallas Gateway in 2009…Dylan Wilson scored five times in Wolfe City’s victory – four on the ground and a punt return…Before last season a 0-0 tie in 1931 was the Wolves’ only non-victorious outcome against the Trojans.
Kennedale Fellowship at Texoma Christian
Where: Center Street Park
Records: Fellowship 0-2; TCS 1-0
Last week: Fellowship lost against FW Calvary 40-14; TCS beat Trenton 30-28 in overtime
Series: Kennedale Fellowship leads 1-0
Last year: Kennedale Fellowship won 20-8
Players to watch: Fellowship: QB Matthew Jenson, DB Jordan Hefler; TCS: RB Mathias Coleman, DL Dayne Kelley
Notable: Texoma Christian opened its season by scoring on a two-point conversion in OT to beat Trenton last week…Coleman scored three touchdowns, including a 25-yard reception in overtime….Fellowship is averaging just 10 points per game so far in 2016.
Newcastle at Tioga
Where: Bulldog Field
Records: Newcastle 1-1; Tioga 2-0
Last week: Newcastle beat Guthrie 47-0; Tioga beat Wylie Prep 60-36
Series: Newcastle leads 3-0
Last year: Newcastle won 79-54
Players to watch: Newcastle: QB Lane Brice, LB Jacob McMillan; Tioga: RB Kaleb Scott, DE Javier Rivera
Notable: Tioga is averaging 76 points per game so far this season…Marshall Lodge led the Bulldogs with 14 tackles against Wylie Prep…Newcastle allowed just 43 yards of offense in its shutout victory last week.
Savoy at Rockwall Heritage Christian
Where: Hobart Wisdom Field
Records: Savoy 0-2; Heritage 0-2
Last week: Savoy lost against Dallas Lakehill 58-12; Heritage lost against Avalon 47-46
Series: Heritage leads 3-0
Last year: Heritage won 50-0
Players to watch: Savoy: RB Coby Wilson, DL Trynton Burgess; Heritage: QB Colton Hudgins, DB Lane Pollock
Notable: Savoy has given up at least 50 points in both of its games so far this season…The Cardinals are trying to avoid their third 0-3 start in the past fourth seasons…Heritage was unable to hold on to a third-quarter lead against Avalon last week.
Fannindel at Campbell
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Indian Field
Records: Fannindel 2-0; Campbell 0-1;
Last week: Fannindel beat Trinity Christian 54-6; Campbell lost against Greenville Christian 44-27;
Series: Fannindel leads 3-1
Last year: Campbell beat 57-56 after Fannindel beat Campbell 66-52
Players to watch: Fannindel: RB Dayton Dunbar, DL Bryce Shaffer; Campbell: QB Matthew Morris, LB Danny Harrison
Notable: Fannindel, which is averaging 79 points per game, is trying to start 3-0 for the first time since 2013…This is the first of a home-and-home match-up between Fannindel and Campbell. They play in Ladonia in Campbell…Campbell, whose enrollment exceeds the UIL maximum for 6-man ball, is playing as an “outlaw,” or independent, 6-man school.